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Hundreds expected at Mitzi's funeral

Hundreds expected at Mitzi's funeral Credit: Family

Preparations are being made ahead of the funeral of a 4 year old girl who died in a lorry crash in Bath nearly two weeks ago.

Mitzi Rosanna Steady was walking with her grandmother on Lansdown Lane when they were hit by the runaway lorry. Mitzi's funeral will take place tomorrow at Bath Abbey. Officials there say they have more than a thousand seats and are expecting them to be full.

Mitzi's grandmother is still in a critical condition in hospital.

Three men were also killed.

Health Officials urge people with norovirus to stay at home

Norovirus still affecting our hospitals Credit: ITV News

Health officials across the west country are asking people to stay away from hospitals if they have the norovirus.

Four wards remain closed at the Royal United Hospital in Bath following an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

There's also restricted access to some wards at Yeovil and Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

As everyone knows, the NHS is under great pressure this winter, especially the hospitals. If you experience the symptoms of Norovirus please stay at home and do not go to your GP or hospital for at least 48 hours after the symptoms stop. There is nothing your GP can do while you have the symptoms - just keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

– Trudi Grant, Director of Public Health for Somerset,

We all need to help our hospitals at this time. Norovirus is already affecting them and impacting on health care. Please stay at home while you recover from this unpleasant but short-lived illness and help stop the spread.

– Cllr Christine Lawrence, Somerset County Council

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Money continues to pour in following four-year-old Mitzi's death

Funds have continued to pour in for Mitzi Steady who died in the Bath Lorry Crash Credit: Family

A fundraising page in memory of the four-year-old girl who died in the devastating tipper truck crash in Bath has raised more than 12 times its target.

So far the appeal has received over £12,000 in donations - far more than the original £1,000 aimed for. The parents of the four-year-old have asked people who wish to support them to donate to charity Brake, instead of buying flowers.

Her funeral will take place on Monday at Bath Abbey.

Mitzi Steady was walking with her grandmother on Lansdown Lane when they were hit by a runaway 30-tonne truck on 9 February. Her grandmother remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The truck then toppled over onto a Volvo, killing the three men inside. They were businessman Robert Parker aged 59 from Cwmbran, Western Power director Phillip Allan aged 52 from Swansea and their driver Stephen Vaughan aged 34, also from Swansea.

You can find out more about the campaign here.

Lizzy Yarnold appears at Roman Baths ahead of World Championships

Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold and her Bath-based team appeared at the Roman Baths today, ahead of the upcoming World Championships in Germany.

The reigning Olympic champion, who has just been crowned European Champion, has set her sights on the only major title to elude her after being named in the six man squad.

The strong team also includes Rose McGrandle, who won bronze in Europe.

Funeral of four-year-old who died in Bath lorry crash will be held on Monday

The funeral of Mitzi Steady who died in the Bath lorry crash will be held on Monday Credit: Family

The funeral of the four-year-old girl killed in the Bath lorry crash will be held at Bath Abbey on Monday.

Mitzi Steady was walking with her grandmother on Lansdown Lane when they were hit by a runaway lorry on 9 February. Her grandmother remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The funeral will take place at the Abbey at 1pm.

Since her death funds have been pouring in to a charity page set up in Mitzi's memory, which has so far received more than £11,500 in donations - more than the original £1,000 aimed for.

You can find out more about the campaign here.

All those that knew her or have been touched by her short life in some way are welcome. We would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all those who helped the injured at the scene of the accident and have looked after our family, and the other families involved, since then. We thank you for all of the kind words and donations to date, they give us strength.

– Mitzi Steady's family

Lorry driver and haulage firm boss released on bail after Bath crash

The driver of a tipper truck and his haulage firm boss, which hit and killed four people in Bath including a four-year-old girl, have been released on bail.

The horror crash happened after the 30-tonne truck careered down Lansdown Lane hitting vehicles and pedestrians on Monday 9 February.

The wreckage of the out-of-control tipper truck in Weston in Bath Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

19-year-old Philip Potter was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and manslaughter by gross negligence eight days later.

A 28-year-old man, who ITV News West Country understands is Matthew Gordon - who runs the haulage firm involved - was also arrested for causing manslaughter by gross negligence.

Police say the pair were bailed late on Tuesday evening, pending further inquiries.

Four-year-old Mitzi Steady was run down and killed by the runaway truck. Credit: Family

Four-year-old Mitzi Steady was killed instantly when the truck hit her and her grandmother as they walked down the road. Her grandmother remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The truck then toppled over onto a Volvo, killing the three men inside. They were businessman Robert Parker aged 59 from Cwmbran, Western Power director Phillip Allan aged 52 from Swansea and their driver Stephen Vaughan aged 34, also from Swansea.

Two of the three men killed when the tipper truck crushed their car - Stephen Vaughan and Phillip Allan Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The community has been rallying around following the crash, with a fundraising page set up by Mitzi Steady's parents raising more than £10,500 at the time of writing. Donations will go to road safety charity Brake. You can find out more here.

19-year-old tipper truck driver Philip Potter has been arrested Credit: Facebook

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Man is arrested on suspicion of stealing lead in Bath

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing lead from the Museum of Costume roof, in Bath.

Security staff alerted police after they saw two men acting suspiciously around 4am, and one man was detained close by.

Police recovered a quantity of lead and the man was taken into custody. They are still searching for the other suspect.

Main road into Bath to be closed for eight months

One of Bath's main roads is set to be closed for eight months as part of a £1 million repair scheme.

The Midland Bridge, on the B3118, will see one lane closed as work to restore the 110-year-old structure begins later this month.

The steel bridge, which was built in 1905, links the Lower Bristol Road to the Pinesway gyratory into Bath city centre at Green Park.

During the work vehicles travelling into Bath will be diverted from Pinesway along the Lower Bristol Road and across Churchill Bridge back into Green Park Road. Traffic travelling in the opposite direction will be allowed to enter Pinesway during daylight hours.

The work is expected to be completed by the summer.

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