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'Potentially significant' sighting of fugitive Mark Acklom reported

Mark Acklom and his wife Maria Rodriguez. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Avon and Somerset Police have said there has been a potential sighting of fugitive Mark Acklom in Europe.

They say they are now working with partner law enforcement agencies to track him and his wife, Maria Rodriguez, down.

Acklom is a wanted fraduster, accused of duping a Bath woman out of £850,000.



Bath City FC name Jerry Gill as new manager

Gill is a former Bath City player. Credit: Bath City FC

Bath City FC has named Jerry Gill as the club's new manager.

Gill is a former City player. He gained promotion to the Premier League with Birmingham City as a player, and coached the Under-18s and Under-23s at Norwich and Under-18s at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Chairman Nick Blofeld describes Gill as a "very talented coach".

Now is the right time for him to step up to first team management with our strong, experienced squad. We’re really looking forward to him joining us and building on our strong league position.

– Nick Blofeld, Chairman, Bath City FC

Gill says he is "delighted" to re-join Bath City as manager.

The Club have always had a big place in my heart and it’s great to get the chance to manage the team here. I’m confident that I can use my knowledge and experience to help develop the team and will also look to strengthen the squad a little and build on the firm foundations that already exist here.

– Jerry Gill

The club says there are no other changes in the coaching team.

Bath Abbey holds church court to decide fate of pews

The abbey is removing the pews next year to carry out repair works on the floor. Credit: ITV West Country

Bath Abbey is holding a church court to decide the future of its Victorian pews.

The abbey is removing the pews next year to carry out repair works on the floor, however they do not want to put them back permanently.

The Abbey argues that the church was built as a big empty space and the building will be made more flexible and improve access for all.

However, The Victorian Society believes their removal would have an extremely detrimental effect.

The small benefits of removing these historic pews in no way justifies the substantial harm it would cause this highly significant historical building.

– The Victorian Society

Bath Christmas market set to expand

This year's market is expected to have 30 more chalets than last year. Credit: ITV West Country

Bath's Christmas Market has announced it is expanding this year.

There will be 30 more chalets at the festive event compared to last year, taking the total to 200.

Organisers say the site will also be spread over more streets to ease overcrowding.

The event is expected to bring an extra £21million to Bath's economy.

The Christmas market will open on the 23rd of November.

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