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Clevedon Pier re-opens to public after One Direction finish filming.

The ornate Victorian Pier was the backdrop to One Direction's new pop video. Credit: ITV West Country

Clevedon Pier is re-opening to the public after being closed for two days for pop stars One Direction.

Hundreds of fans descended on the town after hearing that Harry Styles and his pals were making a video on the landmark.

The pier's trustees said it was shut to the public due to an exceptional fundraising opportunity.


One Direction in Clevedon - full report

One Direction have been in Clevedon today filming their latest music video.

Rumours of the band's visit spread quickly on social media, and dozens of fans came down to the seafront to try and catch a glimpse of them on the Pier.

They're best known for hits like 'What makes you beautiful' and 'best song ever'. They came to fame on ITV's X Factor


Dogs on leads gets owners hot under the doggie collar

A paw petition against the ban. Credit: ITV News West Country

Dog owners in North Somerset have got their pooches to sign a petition against plans to keep them on a lead.

Dogs can currently run free at Herbert Gardens in Clevedon, but the town council says people have been knocked over, and there are plenty of other places where they can be exercised without leads.

Dog lovers want to let their animals run off the lead. Credit: ITV News West Country

Hundreds expected at meeting on loss of hospital beds

Clevedon Hospital Credit: ITV News West Country

Hundreds of people angry about the possible loss of beds at Clevedon Hospital are expected to attend a public meeting this evening. They are worried that the 18 inpatient beds could be moved to nursing homes, as a more effective way of rehabilitating patients.

They also need to be brought up to modern standards, which could prove costly. The Clinical Commissioning Group for North Somerset says no decisions have been made yet.

Clevedon Community Hospital looks after patients following major surgery at acute hospitals. The Minor Injury Unit has recently been refurbished and is open 365 days a year.

Appeal for former Cam Gears employees

Police in Clevedon are appealing for former employees of the town's former Cam Gears company to get in touch. They hope they maybe able to help with an ongoing investigation.

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who worked at Cam Gears in Clevedon in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The appeal is in connection with an investigation into sexual offences against two boys in the Weston-super-Mare area, dating back to the early 1990s.

I would like to make it clear the firm, which is no longer trading, is not directly involved in this investigation but it is believed people who worked there may have information which could help us progress this inquiry.

"We were approached by a man in September who reported historic sexual offences against him and another victim, which date back to the early 1990s.

"A 71-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this investigation and he is currently on bail until early February."

– Det Con Andy Eastwood

If you worked at Cam Gears between the late 1980s and early 1990s, or know of someone who did, please call Det Con Eastwood via the 24-hour non-emergency number 101.

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