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Swan blocks main road in Bath

Drivers trying to negotiate Bath during this morning's rush hour were delayed by a rather unusual intruder.

A swan sat itself down in the middle of the Lower Bristol Road - refusing to budge. Jamie McNeil captured the bizarre moment on his phone at around 8.30am this morning.

Commuters were warned to approach with care:

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Man's body found in field

Bill Rowbrey Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The body of an elderly man from West Somerset has been found in a field on the outskirts of Bath.

Police believe it may be the body of 76-year-old Bill Rowbrey who went missing in the city in the afternoon of Saturday 12th March.

Formal identification has yet to take place.

Runners gear up for the Bath Half

Credit: ITV News

Around 15,000 runners are expected to pound the pavements for the 35th Bath Half Marathon. It is a fast and flat route, said to be suitable for all abilities and one where PBs can be achieved.

The two-lap 13.1 mile course starts and finishes in Great Pulteney Street and straddles both sides of the River Avon.

Sharon Davies will start the race at 11:00 am.

Radio presenter Greg James is taking part in today's race Credit: ITV News

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Couple pulled from River Avon after husband jumps in after wife

A couple in their 60s were swept down the River Avon in Bath today (9 March) after a husband dived into the water to rescue his wife who had fallen in.

They were both swept down the fast-flowing river, all the way down to near Churchill Bridge, before passersby managed to help them from the water.

Couple rescued after falling from barge on River Avon in Bath. Credit: Geoff Kirby / PA

Emergency services were called to the bridge at around 2pm where it appeared a woman had fallen into the water and her husband has then jumped in to rescue her.

The couple have both been taken to hospital suffering from shock and hypothermia.

Appeal after teenagers go missing from Yeovil

Vietnamese teenagers Sen Thi Ngo, known as Sen, and Ngan Ti Nguyen, known as Lil, disappeared in Yeovil Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Two teenagers have gone missing after they failed to turn up at an agreed meeting place following a church event.

Vietnamese teenagers Sen Thi Ngo, known as Sen, and Ngan Ti Nguyen, known as Lil, disappeared in Yeovil on February 27 after visiting a church meeting.

They are thought to have made their way from South Somerset to Bath.

SEN (in the blue coat)

  • 15-year-old
  • 5ft 1ins tall
  • Slight build
  • Long black waist length hair
  • She was wearing black training shoes with green colouring.

LIL (in the dark coat)

  • 16-years-old
  • 5ft 1ins tall
  • Slight build
  • Long black waist length hair
  • She was wearing a black padded coat and black leggings.

It's thought the girls may have travelled to Bath where they have friends but may have since left the city.

Police are urging the girls – or anyone recognising them – to contact them.

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