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Banksy's Dismaland tickets: date for next sale announced

Tickets for the Dismaland exhibition sold out in hours last week Credit: ITV News

Organisers have announced when the next batch of tickets for Banksy's Dismaland will go on sale.

The tickets for the Weston-super-Mare theme park will become available on Wednesday.

Sales will begin at 10am and are for tickets for 8th-15th September.

Tickets in the last batch sold out within hours.

Police investigate "unexplained death" of man found outside pub in Clifton

Police are investigating the unexplained death of a man in the Clifton area of Bristol.

A member of the public found the body of a young man in Gordon Road, near The Richmond pub, at around 6.45 this morning.

It's thought the man may have been the victim of a hit and run.

Det Supt Carolyn Belafonte said: “We have evidence which suggests the man may have been involved in a collision and we're focussing our inquiry on locating the vehicle involved.

“I’m appealing to anyone who was in the Clifton area in the early hours of this morning, specifically the area around Gordon Road which is close to the Students’ Union building, to call us if they saw or heard anything suspicious.

“We’re still trying to inform the man’s next of kin so we’re not able to give out any more details about him at this stage.”


Body of man found outside Bristol pub

Police are investigating the death of a man who is believed to be the victim of a hit-and-run after his body was found outside a pub.

Emergency services were called to the Richmond Pub in Clifton, Bristol, at 6.45am, just yards from the University of Bristol's student union.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "We were called at 6.45am today by a member of the public after a man's body was find in Gordon Road, Clifton."

Police say they are treating it as unexplained.

Next ticket sale announced for Banksy's Dismaland

Not such glum news! More ticket's will be available on 2nd September Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images

The date for the release of the next batch of Dismaland tickets has been announced.

Last week the site crashed because of high demand, and then, when tickets were made available, they were sold out within 90 minutes.

Now, it's been confirmed that Banksy fans can purchase tickets to the Weston-super-Mare exhibition from 10am on Wednesday.

Here's a link to the website -

Bristol MP says call for Gargan to resign is 'witch hunt'

Charlotte Leslie is the MP for Bristol North West. She has criticised the calls for Nick Gargan to resign. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Another MP has condemned the process that's led to Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Nick Gargan being asked to resign.

Mr Gargan was told to step down after an independent panel found him guilty of eight counts of misconduct. But Charlotte Leslie has joined fellow MP Ian Liddell-Grainger in saying the process smacks of "a witch hunt devoid of real facts".

Nick Gargan was found guilty of eight charges of misconduct, though not of the gross misconduct charges he originally faced. Credit: PA


Badger cull to be extended to Dorset

The government has announced there is to be a badger cull in Dorset this year. Credit: Ben Birchall / PA Wire

The South West's controversial badger cull is to be extended to Dorset.

Several farmers had applied for a licence to kill the animals, which are thought to infect cattle with bovine TB.

The government says extending the cull is part of a long-term strategy to beat the disease - but protestors argue that existing culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire (which are to be repeated this year) are ineffective and fail to meet their targets.

“England has the highest incidence of TB in Europe and that is why we are taking strong action to deliver our 25-year strategy to eradicate the disease and protect the future of our dairy and beef industries.

“This includes strengthening cattle testing and movement controls, vaccinating badgers in the buffer zone around high-risk areas, and culling badgers where the disease is rife.

“Our approach of dealing with the disease in cattle and wildlife has worked overseas and is supported by leading vets.”

– Farming Minister George Eustice

A wildlife charity which is strongly against the cull has recently awarded a grant to a badger vaccination programme in Dorset.

Brian May taking part in an anti-badger-cull protest in Bristol. Credit: PA

Earlier this week an animal welfare charity - founded by Queen guitarist Brian May - threatened legal action if the badger cull goes ahead for a third year.

Banksy puts the music into his Bemusement Park

DJ Yoda is among artists performing at the former Tropicana tonight Credit: PA

The first live music event will be held at Banksy's Dismaland exhibition in Weston-super-Mare tonight.

Peanut Butter Wolf, DJ Yoda and Breakbeat Lou will be performing while visitors see the work of more than 50 artists at the former Tropicana site on the seafront.

There will be music or comedy every Friday night during the five week exhibition at the Bristol artist's so-called Bemusement Park.

Music and art will be on offer to visitors to Banksy's Dismaland tonight Credit: PA

First Great Western workers due to walk out tonight

A three-day rail strike is due to start from midnight tonight. Credit: PA

First Great Western rail staff will be walking out from midnight tonight - marking the beginning of a three day strike.

Members of the RMT union say the company have failed to guarantee that jobs will be protected when new high-speed trains are introduced in 2017.

Passengers are being urged to check their travel plans.

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