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Bath Half Marathon cancelled due to the snow

The Bath Half Marathon has been cancelled due to the snow.

The race was due to take place on Sunday.

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Runners are being offered a refund on their entry fees as organisers said there was no hope of rescheduling.

Sadly, it is not possible to simply postpone the race to a future date. A big 'closed road' participation event such as ours can't be easily re-scheduled, it is not like re-booking a spectator event in a fixed venue.

– Andrew Taylor, Race Director


Bath's Lizzie Yarnold wins gold at Winter Olympics

Lizzie Yarnold Credit: PA

Bath's Lizzie Yarnold has won gold in the skeleton at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, while teammate Laura Deas - who also trains in Bath - took the bronze.

It makes Lizzy Yarnold the first British athlete to successfully defend her Olympic title.

It's also the first time two Team GB athletes have been in the top three in the same event at the Winter Olympics.

Student death no longer being treated as criminal investigation

Alex Green died at Southmead Hopsital last year. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The death of University of Bath student Alex Green is no longer being treated as a criminal investigation.

Alex, 22, was found unconscious at a bus stop in Westmoreland Road, off Lower Bristol Road in Bath, in the early hours of Saturday 30 September last year.

He died at Southmead Hospital three days later from internal head injuries.

Following an exhaustive inquiry, we’ve reached the stage where we’re no longer treating Alex’s death as a criminal act.

His family have been updated on this development.

We’ll continue to carry out enquiries on behalf of the Coroner’s Office.

I’d like to thank the public and the media for their help with our previous appeals and our sympathies remain very much with Alex’s family.

– Lead officer DI Dom Graham


Police appeal to find missing 14-year-old

Lucy Carter was last seen on the 22nd January. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police are appealing for help to find missing 14-year-old girl Lucy Carter.

Lucy went missing from Wellow, near Bath between 10pm on 22 January and 7am on 23rd January.

She is white, 5ft 5ins, medium build and has long brown hair.

Police urge people to call 111 if they see the teenager.

Bath could be getting a tram network

Bath could be getting a new tram network under plans due to be discussed by councillors later.

Four routes are being looked at to tackle the World Heritage City's chronic traffic problem.

One of the corridors being considered is the Bristol to Bath cycle route.

The trams will be powered by a mix of batteries and overhead electric lines.

We want to know if you think Bath needs a tram network, vote below...

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