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Christmas tree blocks motorway

As the Christmas clean up gets underway, some people appear to have taken drastic measures to dispose of their decorations.

Highways England tweeted out this picture of a Christmas tree blocking the M5 between Clevedon and Bath.

Two lanes had to be closed until the tree was removed from the carriageway:

Credit: Highways England

13 year old girl missing after setting off to meet a friend

Have you seen Eleanor Pine? Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

A 13 year old girl has gone missing in Somerset after setting off to meet a friend.

Eleanor Pine left her home address in Clevedon at 12 noon yesterday (3 August) to get a bus to Portishead to meet a friend.

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  • 5ft 4ins tall
  • curvy build
  • last seen wearing a black sports bomber jacket, black leggings, white Nike trainers and carrying a handbag

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Vote Leave Battle Bus pulls into Clevedon

The Vote Leave Battle Bus has pulled into Clevedon this morning to campaign for a Brexit vote on Thursday's referendum.

Vote Leave Battle Bus Credit: ITV West Country

And to prove his loyalty to the cause, Dr Liam Fox, MP for North Somerset, filled in his ballot paper proving his leave vote.

He was joined by John Whittingdale, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Penny Mordaunt campaigning in Clevedon, and leafleting with local activists.

Dr Liam Fox votes leave Credit: ITV West Country
Vote Leave Battle Bus Credit: ITV West Country

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Historic pier gets £75,000 grant

146-year-old Clevedon Pier is the only Grade 1 listed pier in the country Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA

Clevedon Pier will get an extra £75,000 in Government grants to help maintain and repair the historic structure.

The landmark, the only Grade I-listed pier in the country, was one of just eight projects to win a share of £800,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund.

The money will go towards essential renovation work.

Memories of the Queen - Dying girl becomes princess for a day

The Queen becomes the country's longest serving monarch today - breaking the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

We've been looking back at your memories - Louisa Harrington from Clevedon became "princess for a day" at Buckingham Palace just before she died.

Louisa was a guest of honour of the Queen's Coronation anniversary celebrations in 2003.

Briohny Williams has been speaking to her family:

You can own part of 'the most beautiful pier in England'

146-year-old Clevedon Pier is the only Grade 1 listed pier in the country. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

You can now own shares in a West Country landmark: Somerset's 150-year-old Clevedon Pier.

The only Grade 1 listed pier in the country, once described by former Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman as "the most beautiful pier in England", is now part of a community share offer.

The trustees are hoping to raise £350,000 to help pay for new visitor facilities, which are currently being built.

Man in his 80s rescues man in his 90s from fire

A man in 90s has been helped from his smoke-filled home in Clevedon by a neighbour aged in his 80s after a kitchen fire earlier today, 24 December.

It’s believed the neighbour saw smoke coming from the house in Highdale Avenue. When he realised the man was inside, he went in to bring him out.

An off-duty firefighter who also lived nearby arrived shortly afterwards to help. Two fire crews from Clevedon put the flames out. The house was badly damaged by heat and smoke.

The occupant and his neighbour were treated by paramedics at the scene after breathing in smoke.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service has praised the bravery of the neighbour but warns people not to enter properties on fire.

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