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Bath's Amy Williams gets engaged after 12-week romance

Amy Williams and new fiance Craig Ham
Amy Williams and new fiance Craig Ham Credit: Hello! Magazine

Bath's skeleton bob champion Amy Williams has got engaged to her boyfriend after just 12 weeks.

She met Soldier Craig Ham on the dating website Tinder. The 31-year-old Olympic Gold Medalist told Hello! Magazine that she had given up looking for love in her home town of Bath.

For me, Bath is such a small city, everyone knows everyone. So you don’t meet new people. I had reached the conclusion that I was just going to be happy on my own.

– Amy Williams

Trains disrupted between Bristol and Bath

Keynsham train station
All services between Bath and Bristol have resumed after a train hit a person at Keynsham Credit: ITV News file picture

There are delays of up to 20 minutes on First Great Western and South West services between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa after a person was hit by train at Keynsham earlier.

The line has now reopened but knock-on delays are likely until 12:30pm

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Man arrested on suspicion arson after mast fire

The mast was set alight in January 2013
The mast was set alight in January 2013 Credit: ITV News West Country

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of arson following a fire at a phone mast in Bath.

The fire in January last year caused hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage. Thousands of homes experienced TV, radio and mobile signal disruption. A 30 year old man remains in custody.

The damage affected TVs, radios and mobile phones
The damage affected TVs, radios and mobile phones Credit: ITV News West Country

Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis win silver and bronze

Despite a good result, Jamieson could not hide his disappointment at not winning gold
Despite a good result, Jamieson could not hide his disappointment at not winning gold Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Bath duo Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis won silver and bronze respectively in the men's 200 metres breaststroke.

Jamieson was beaten by Ross Murdoch who took broke the British record.

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The West Country's wonderful countryside

These pictures were taken last night by two of the ITV News West Country team out and about in Somerset.

Backwell Lake
Swans and geese enjoy the evening sun at Backwell Lake in North Somerset Credit: ITV News/Nigel Turner
Backwell Lake
Bullrushes around Backwell Lake provide a shady spot for a bit of bird watching Credit: ITV News West Country
Vernham Woods, Englishcombe
The view to Vernham Woods and beyond to Englishcombe near Bath Credit: ITV News/Ruth Wishart
Scottish thistles
A few thistles growing along the Wansdyke ancient monument in Bath in tribute to the Commonwealth Games in Scotland Credit: ITV News/Ruth Wishart

Campaigners call for an elected Mayor in B&NES

A meeting's being held tonight, 23 July, to promote a campaign for an elected mayor in Bath and North East Somerset, similar to the one in Bristol.

A petition has been started which, if it attracts 6,900 names of voters in the area, will trigger a referendum on the issue.

Supporters are meeting at the BRLSI in Queen Square in Bath at 7pm to discuss the campaign.

Entrance to Bath Guildhall
The campaigners feel there should be an elected mayor in control of B&NES Council, which meets at the Guildhall in Bath Credit: ITV News West Country

New Primark opens in Bath this morning

The new Primark replaces BHS in the city centre
The new Primark replaces BHS in the city centre Credit: ITV News West Country

Hundreds of shoppers are expected to queue up outside a new Primark, which will open in Bath this morning. The discount clothing chain announced it was taking over the former BHS site last year, and has spent 6 months refurbishing the shop. The new shop will create 320 new jobs in the area.

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