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Jogger attacked on Clifton Downs in Bristol

The woman was attacked just before midnight on Clifton Downs. Credit: ITV News

Police are investigating after an alleged indecent assault on a jogger who was running on Clifton Downs.

The woman was in the area just before midnight on Wednesday and had stopped running to use her phone, when a man jumped out of the bushes and tried to grab her.

This is the fifth attack on the Downs reported to the police in the last three months, however officers do not believe this incident to be connected to the other four.


Bank holiday rail strike called off

First Great Western expects to run its full advertised timetable. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The planned rail strike on bank holiday Monday has been cancelled after the TSSA and RMT unions received a new pay offer from Network Rail.

The industrial action has been called off pending the outcome of a meeting with Network Rail representatives next week.

Hallen Football Club to fold after council closes ground

Hallen has used the ground for more than 40 years. Credit: ITV News

An amateur football club near Bristol says it will have to fold after being "evicted" from the ground it has used for more than 40 years.

Hallen Football Club, who play in the Toolstation Premier and have several junior teams, say Almondsbury Parish Council is closing The Hallen Centre, which is used by the whole community.

The council said it has provided support to the club, but the centre could not be made financially viable.

It's easy to say we're not viable, but at the end of the day it's for the people and parishioners of Hallen. And yes there's people out there who probably don't live in the parish of Almonsbury, but they are children. They are there and they are enjoying their sports.

– Frank Fairman, Hallen FC Vice-Chairman

Almost two hundred mourners remember teenage speedboat crash victim

The Emily Gardner Memorial Fund is being set up to honour the teenager.

Almost two hundred mourners were at Gloucester Cathedral today for the funeral of a teenager who in died in a speedboat crash in Devon.

14-year-old Emily Gardner was killed when the boat she was in capsized in Brixham harbour on Saturday May 2nd.

A police investigation found Emily's life jacket became caught when she was thrown overboard in Brixham harbour.

Many of Emily's school friends attended the service. Credit: ITV News

Many of Emily's friends from Chosen Hill School in Gloucester attended the service, and donations were made to a memorial fund in her name.

Family members release doves outside the church to honour the "happy, smiley, bubbly, lively" teenager.

Emily Gardner's mother releasing a dove in her memory. Credit: ITV News
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