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Rugby World Cup trophy greeted by Roman soldiers

Former Bath player and Rugby World Cup winner Mark Regan poses with the trophy. Credit: ITV West Country

Former Bath player and Rugby World Cup winner Mark Regan has been leading the Webb Ellis Cup across the North West.

This morning it was greeted by traditional Roman soldiers at Hadrian's Wall to mark 50 days until the start of the tournament.

Mark Regan told ITV News West Country that "excitement is building" for the event and he is "throughly looking forward" to England playing at Twickenham.

This morning the trophy was greeted by traditional Roman soldiers at Hadrian's Wall. Credit: ITV West Country

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Thieves steal war medals from elderly couple

The World War II Defence Medal is among those stolen. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

An elderly couple from the Forest of Dean say they've been left shaken after thieves broke into their home and stole war medals and cash.

The break-in happened in the village of Brockweir on Monday 27 July, while the couple were out.

The medals are from World War II and include the Burma Star, Defence Medal and War Medal.

Has anyone offered these medals for sale? Credit: Gloucestershire Police

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Tesco bans small cartons of Ribena

Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A soft drink made in the Forest of Dean will no longer be sold by a major supermarket following concerns about child obesity.

Lunch-box sized cartons of Ribena, which is bottled in Coleford, have been banned by Tesco because of its sugar content.

The supermarket giant will continue to sell no-added sugar versions and cordial bottles.

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