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Teenage cyclist dies after collision

Tributes have been paid to a teenage boy who died after a collision with a car in Gloucestershire.

Louis Eldridge, 14, suffered fatal injuries in the accident with a Volkswagen Polo on Station Road, Wanswell, Berkeley at about 7.35pm on Friday evening.

He was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol but died on Saturday night, Gloucestershire Police said.

Members of Sharpness and District Youth Club will be making a collection in memory of Louis, who they described as "full of beans".

Sad news this evening to hear of the death of Louis Eldridge, who whilst not a regular at Sharpness Youth Club, did attend on many occasions. He always came across as a young man full of beans and I'm sure will be sadly missed by all who know him.

– Sharpness & District youth club spokesperson

Louis was a student at Rednock School in Dursley. The school paid tribute in a statement on it's website and said pupils will be offered counselling.

A Gloucestershire Police spokesman said:

The 14-year-old boy involved in the collision in Berkeley on Friday night sadly died in hospital yesterday evening. The coroner has been informed and our collision investigation continues.

– Gloucestershire Police spokesman


Britain's oldest bed is in Berkeley!

A recent search to find Britain's oldest bed has found the winner in Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire.

The bed's more than 400 years old, and and has been slept in by 15 generations of the same aristocratic family.

But, as Tanya Mercer's been finding out, the bed is just a small part of the castle's rich and sometimes gruesome history:

Berkeley boilers removed from power station

Boilers being removed from Berkeley last year Credit: ITV West Country

The final ten boilers from the Magnox Power Station at Berkeley in Gloucestershire have been removed successfully. Its the latest stage of the decommissioning of the site.

The first five boilers were sent off site early last year and have now been smelted, with 92-95per cent being recycled. In total the removal of the 15 boilers means that 4,665 tonnes of legacy waste have been removed from the site.

Measured end to end, the 15 boilers would reach the top of Cleeve Hill, the highest point in Gloucestershire.

Police release CCTV of burglary suspect

Burglary suspect Credit: CCTV/Gloucestershire Police

Police have released CCTV images of two men who they would like to speak to in relation to a burglary at a house in Berkeley.

The incident happened at a house on Leaze Close between 8.30pm and 8.45pm on Friday December 07.

It is believed that the two men entered the house through a door at the side of the house and took jewellery, bank cards and a television.


Slow progress for power station boilers

The 5 boilers are 21 metres long and 5 metres in diameter Credit: ITV West

The boilers from the now decommissioned nuclear power station in Berkeley are facing a number of obstacles as they make their way to Sharpness docks. In total 5 boilers, weighing around 300 tonnes will have to make the trip.

90% of the metal from the boilers will be put back into the market for re-use Credit: ITV West
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