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- Two men to be sentenced today over death of Wiltshire teenager
- New lead in search for missing DJ Derek
- UWE study aims to support children born with cleft palate
- Students in Bristol will have the chance to hire a bike for just £50 a year
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The family of a missing musician from Swindon are to stage a walk tomorrow to mark a week since he disappeared. Paul Griffiths hasn't been seen since leaving the Priory Hospital in Bristol where he had checked himself in after suffering from serious anxiety.
Mr Griffiths, 60, from Clifton Street in Swindon, was last seen at 11.30am last Tuesday morning on Heath House Lane in the Stapleton area of Bristol.
“We have conducted several lines of enquiry since Paul was reported missing and we have carried out extensive searches in the area local to where he was last seen.
“I am really keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Paul last Tuesday morning on or around Heath House Lane, Bristol, or in the local area since that time."
Former soldier and endurance athlete Mike Buss described how his life collapsed around the time of his arrest on suspicion of fraud. He had tried to take his own life, by overdosing on pills and slashing his wrists before his arrest.
He said he was innocent, and he felt there was a campaign against him in Swindon.
In the witness box, he told the jury: "I just feel totally insulted. It's not just any old charity but charities that are close to me. I was a soldier. I still consider myself a soldier. I needed support. I am disgusted with the way people have found me guilty before I was even charged."
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The Rugby World Cup Fanzone in Gloucester will close this Sunday, after England's failure to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament
Other factors were taken into consideration, however after discussions with local residents and businesses the city council has decided not to extend the Fanzone in the docks beyond the final pool game.
Meanwhile the Exeter Fanzone is to stay open, despite the England exit.
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Fire services in Wiltshire and Dorset warn police will be told about a number of hoax calls that they've received this weekend from children.
They say all calls are recorded and details are passed on to police officers.
Quite a few hoax calls by children across Dorset and Wiltshire this weekend. All calls are recorded and details passed to the Police...
Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious accident on the A30 Sherborne Causeway this afternoon (3 October).
There was a collision between a motorcycle and a car close to the Blackmore filling station - the rider of the motorcycle and a pillion passenger were both serious injured and were airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.
Police say their injuries are life-threatening.
The road has been closed between Lox Lane and Cherry Orchard Lane while emergency services deal with the incident - it's expected to be closed for some time to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.
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