Three homes have been evacuated in Frenchay after a fire involving a van, which was carrying an acetylene cylinder. Fire crews were called to Frenchay Park Road this morning and have put out the fire but are cooling the gas cylinder and using thermal imagery to check for hot spots.
An area of 100m around the van was cordoned off and the houses evacuated in case the cylinder exploded. Six people had to leave their homes. Begbrook Lane has also been closed. The cordon will remain until firefighters are satisfied that there is no longer any risk.
Plans to almost double the number of homes in a Parish near Bristol will be discussed by residents this evening. North Bristol NHS Trust is downsizing Frenchay Hospital and moving some services to a new 'super hospital' in Southmead in 2014.
There are outline plans to replace hospital buildings with 550 homes.
A public meeting tonight will discuss how it will affect the village.
Frenchay Hospital near Bristol is to become a specialist centre for treating children with epilepsy.
It will be one of four in the country and help a quarter of all children in the UK with the condition. The hospital will carry out surgery on young patients whose epilepsy is resistant to drugs and also research the illness.
A coroner has ruled that a failure by hospital staff to treat a 16 year old girl properly, may have contributed to her death.
Rebecca Broxton was at Flax Bourton Coroner's Court, and reports on the inquest into the death of a 16 year old girl. Diana Moore died at Frenchay Hopital in Bristol six years ago. It's taken until now for her mother to find out exactly what happened.