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19th century Bath hovel to be restored

A hovel on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal near Bath that dates back to the 19th Century is to be restored.

The original purpose of the miniature building remains a unknown. Some claim it was used to store munitions in World War Two, while others saying it was a toll office.

The Canal and River Trust hope to have the project finished by next month.


Next phase of repairs begin on Kelston Road

Work to fix damaged Kelston Road continues as huge piling rig is installed

The huge piling rig is up and running alongside the damaged part of Kelston Rd.

It will drill the concrete foundations into the ground - up to 15 metres below the damaged road in an effort to provide better protection after part of the ground subsided.

Meanwhile, Mike Watts who runs the toll road running alongside Kelston Rd says he has hit the 100,000 car mark raising around £180,000 of the £300,000 he needs to break even.

Melanie Hall detectives ask CPS for decision on charges

Melanie Hall, who was murdered in 1996 Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Detectives investigating the murder of the Bath woman Melanie Hall in 1996 have now asked the Crown Prosecution Service for a decision on whether to charge a suspect.

A 45-year-old man, who was arrested at his home in the city last November on suspicion of murder, has today been further bailed until the beginning of December while the CPS considers the evidence against him.

Melanie Hall was 25 when she was last seen at a nightclub in Bath city centre. Her remains were found on a motorway slip road in South Gloucestershire on October 5, 2009.


Funeral of Sam Amin at Bath Abbey this morning

The scene outside Bath Abbey this morning Credit: ITV News West Country

Friends and family of Sam Amin have begun arriving at Bath Abbey ahead of the 18 year olds funeral. Sam went missing following a night out in the city on Sept 12. His body was recovered from the River Avon on Sept 16th. People attending the service have been asked to wear bright colours to celebrate Sam's life.

Friends of Sam Amin have begun taking their seats inside Bath Abbey ahead of the 18 year olds funeral. Credit: ITV News West Country
The cortège will be led by a cadet drumming band of which Sam was a member. Credit: ITV News West Country

Olympic silver medallist to open new £1.2m boathouse

Olympic silver medallist Alex Partridge will perform the official opening at 1.30pm. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive

A newly completed £1.2 million boathouse facility for rowers from Bristol and Bath is being officially opened this lunchtime.

The new facility in Saltford is a joint project between the University of Bristol, Avon County Rowing Club and Monkton Combe School in Bath.

The opening ceremony will feature a row past of boats from local clubs, followed by the official opening by Alex Partridge - an Old Monktonian and Olympic silver and bronze medallist.

Crowds gather ready for the row past at Salford rowing club opening. Credit: ITV News / Laura Makin-Isherwood
The opening ceremony features a row past of boats from local clubs. Credit: ITV News / Laura Makin-Isherwood
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