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.
A lifeboat crewman was forced to jump into the Bristol Channel to rescue a man whose yacht had run aground.
The man got into difficulty on Sunday afternoon in the strong winds off Clevedon beach.
When crews arrived, there was only one metre of water around the yacht so a crew member had to get out and swim to it to tow it out of danger.
It soon became clear that yacht was in serious danger of being turned on to its side. It was clear that the yacht was now crashing down directly on the sea bed. The volunteer crew had to work quickly and professionally to decide the best way to assist the person on the yacht. This was going to be a tricky manoeuvre for the volunteers.
The yacht was towed to Portishead Marina where it was handed over to the Portishead Coastguards.
ITV's hit drama Broadchurch has had tremendous success at the TV BAFTAS.
Broadchurch, which was filmed in West Bay in Dorset and Clevedon in North Somerset, won three awards at last night's ceremony.
Olivia Colman was named best leading actress, David Bradley best supporting actor and the show won best drama series.
Police have pulled the body of a middle-aged man out of the water in Clevedon.
The body was discovered in a ditch on Strode Road by a member of the public. Avon and Somerset police continue to investigate. The death is not being treated as suspicious.
Underwater police search teams are carrying out an investigation in Clevedon after the discovery of a body in a ditch.
Emergency services were called to Strode Road in Clevedon after being alerted by a member of the public.
Avon & Somerset Police have launched an investigation and the body is due to be recovered this afternoon. The death is being treated as unexplained.
Officers are on scene in Clevedon after a body was found in a rhyne. An investigation is underway to establish what has happened.
A body has been found in a ditch in Clevedon.
Emergency services are at the scene.
Officers from Avon & Somerset Police have launched an investigation.
Boy band One Direction have been talking about their video shoot on Clevedon Pier.
Ellie Barker reports:-
Boy band One Direction have given their first interview about their video shoot on Clevedon Pier.
The stars caused hysteria amongst fans when they filmed for their music video, "You and I" at the famous landmark in March.
We'll be showing the interview on ITV News West Country at 6pm
One lane is blocked on the M5 northbound between J20 B3133 (Clevedon) and J19 A369 (Portishead).
A single vehicle accident has blocked lane one (of four) approaching the split level section.
Avon and Somerset Police have denied that One Direction will be filming in Shepton Mallet tomorrow.
The boy band have been in Somerset recently - last week in Clevedon where they filmed part of their latest music video on the town's pier.
On Twitter the Avon and Somerset force said rumours that the music stars are planning to be in the region again are untrue.