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Man pleads guilty to causing Bristol motorcyclist death

Melanie Miles was killed in a crash on Bath Road. Credit: Facebook

A man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a 42-year-old motorcyclist, following a crash on Bristol's A4 Bath Road.

Melanie Miles died from her injuries at the scene of the crash on June 15. Friends described her as "a wonderful lady".

29-year-old Sam Bailey admitted causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by driving whilst uninsured and drink driving at Bristol Crown Court today.

Bailey remains in custody, and is due to be sentenced on July 24th. He will also be sentenced for two counts of drug possession, including cocaine, which are not related to the Bath Road incident.


Ashton Gate's 60-year-old Williams Stand demolished today

The final part of the 60-year-old Williams Stand is demolished today. Credit: ITV News

The final part of demolishing the Williams Stand at Ashton Gate stadium in Bristol takes place today.

Taking down the 60-year-old stand is part of the £45 million transformation of the stadium, the home of Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby.

An 11,000 seater stand will take its place.

Bristol City's players report for pre-season training

Bristol City's players stretching at the Failand training ground. Credit: ITV News West Country

Bristol City's players returned to training today.

The League One champions are yet to sign any new players. Manager Steve Cotterill is looking to buy at least one new striker, especially with Kieran Agard set to be out for six weeks with a knee injury.

Cotterill wasn't doing any interviews with the press. He's one of the early front-runners for the vacant Leicester City job. Sky Bet currently has Cotterill as 7/2 second favourite.

The players were put through their paces on the hottest day of the year, but are looking forward to playing in the Championship:


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