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£180,000 cannabis factory found in Bath

The entire house in High Street, Twerton had been converted into a cannabis farm. 300 plants with a street value of £180,000 were seized.

Police were called on Tuesday evening after a neighbour thought a burglary was taking place.

Two men were seen running away from the back of the house and jumping over the garden gate. They have not yet been found.

Police seized up to 300 plants at a house in High Street, Twerton. Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

“This is a significant discovery, thanks to local intelligence. Because of that we have taken out of circulation a very large amount of cannabis.”

– PC Adge Secker

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Rubbish piles up across Bath as recycling workers strike

Bath's recycling and food waste collections have been severely disrupted over the last week as workers go on strike.

Rubbish has been piling up outside homes across the city as Bath and North East Somerset Council struggle to clear the backlog.

The council have been putting on extra crews and say progress is being made:

We are doing our utmost but it will take time to resolve this difficult situation, which is not of our making. We appreciate that residents are being inconvenienced, so we thank you for your patience and for continuing to recycle.

– Councillor Martin Veal
Recycling waiting for collection in Odd Down, Bath. Credit: ITV West Country

Only half of collections are currently taking place and despite extra crews being diverted rubbish is now piling up.

In an unusual move the council is now asking whether members of the public want to join the clear up operation on a short term paid basis.

The recycling workers are striking two days a week Credit: ITV News

The workers are striking in a dispute over pay with their contractor Kier and has been ongoing since the 31 December.

They are currently taking industrial action 2 days a week - forming a picket line outside Kier's headquarters.

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