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Man admits hit and run in Bath

Jake Gilmore was killed in a hit and run
Jake Gilmore was killed in a hit and run

A man has pleaded guilty to a hit and run incident in Bath which killed a teenage cyclist. 53 year old Raymond Isherwood of Bennett Street admitted to knocking over and killing 19 year old Jake Gilmore in Midland Bridge Road last November. He pleaded guilty to 4 charges including causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop. He'll be sentenced next month.

Kelston toll road needs more motorists to break even

The man behind the private toll road between Bristol and Bath says he needs more motorists to use it so he can break even.

Mike Watts is spending more than £300,000 on the road across a field while the Highways Agency repairs a nearby A-road that closed after a landslip last winter.

The road opened two weeks ago. And while the take-up has been good, Mr Watts says he needs more cars on it.

Robert Murphy reports:

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Kelston Toll Road installs new signs

New signs are being installed directing motorists to the unofficial toll road at Kelston near Bath after the owner of the land said that not enough people were using the route to cover his costs.

Two charged after Bath assault leaves man critical

Avon and Somerset Police have charged two men in connection with an assault incident which happened at The Weir Lounge, in Bath, on Wednesday night. The victim is in a critical condition in hospital.

Ashley Dyte, 23, of Poolemead Road, Bath, has been charged with one count of GBH without intent, one count of GBH with intent and one count of affray. He has been remanded in custody to appear before Bath Magistrates’ Court this morning (Thursday).

Andrew Robert Dyte, 23, of Poolemead Road, Bath, has been charged with affray. He has also been remanded in custody to appear before Bath Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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Man 'critical' after Bath nightclub attack

A 23 year-old man is critically ill in hospital after being attacked at a nightclub in Bath. He sustained serious head injuries in the assault last night at the Weir Lounge in Spring Gardens Road.

The victim was taken to Bristol's Southmead Hospital where he's said to be in a critical but stable condition. Two men, both in their 20s and from the Bath area, have been arrested. They're being questioned on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. Police are appealing for witnesses.

Full report on by-pass open between Bath and Bristol

A by-pass has opened this morning built between Bath and Bristol by a local businessman. Mike Watts is charging motorists £2 a time to use the 365-metre diversion round a blockage on the A361, an important commuter route between Bath and Bristol. A section of the road near Kelston has been closed since February, when it started to collapse after heavy rain. Repairs have only just begun and will take till Christmas.

Watch our report with Bob Constantine below:

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