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South Glos Charlie Lenehan thankful to fans

Charlie Lenehan from Britain's Got Talent duo Bars and Melody says they under estimated how many people would come to their single signing. He told Good Morning Britain that around 3 thousand fans a day have been turning up and they only had 8 hundred copies of the single to give out.

"We're meant to be there for about 2 hours but we end up spending 4 or 5 hours signing. We're just really thankful to all the fans for supporting us even when we can't meet them properly and sign the CDs because there's none left."

– Charlie Lenehan


A third gold for Claudia Fragapane in Glasgow

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Bristol's Claudia Fragapane with her Gold after victory in the women's vault in Glasgow. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Bristol's Claudia Fragapane added a third gold medal to her Commonwealth Games collection as she won the women's vault at the SSE Hydro this afternoon.

Claudia had already won the all around gold medal last night and was a member of the England team which won the team competition..


Tour of Britain comes to the South West

The popularity of cycling has never been greater and today came news that the sport's biggest race in the country is heading West. The Tour of Britain will pass through Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, start one stage in Bath and finish another in Bristol.

As many a million people are expected to line the route, providing an extra ten million pounds to the local ecomony. Our Bristol Correspondent Richard Payne's took to his bike for a taste of what's to come.

This July among the top ten sunniest on record

A man relaxes on a bench in the mid-morning sun by Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol.
A man relaxes on a bench in the mid-morning sun by Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA

This July is set to finish amongst the top ten warmest and sunniest in records dating back to 1910, according to early Met Office statistics.

Figures so far show the national average temperature to be 16.3C, which is 1.2C above the average.

The highest temperature recorded in the South West was in East Filton, when the temperature reached 28.3C on 24th July.

West Country double in women's gymnastics

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Gymnast Claudia Fragapane, who is from Portishead, won gold in the women's individual all-around event Credit: PA

There has been more West country success at the Commonwealth games. In gymnastics, Portishead's Claudia Fragapane won gold in the women's individual all-around event.

Ruby Harrold from Bristol claimed silver and Hannah Whelan bronze as England filled every step on the podium.

England gymnasts Ruby Harrold, Claudia Fragapane & Hannah Whelan
England gymnasts Ruby Harrold (silver), Claudia Fragapane (gold) and Hannah Whelan (bronze) claimed every step on the podium on Thursday night Credit: PA
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