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Two more arrested in Shaun James murder case

Shaun James died in 2002

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the death of Shaun James in 2002.

A 53-year-old, from Cheltenham, and a 46-year-old from Cinderford, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and currently remain in custody.

They join two Cinderford men, aged 63 and 51, who were arrested and bailed yesterday on the same charges.


Man diagnosed with lung cancer after being told to take Ibuprofen

Chris Rowe was told for months that he just had a cough. Credit: ITV News West Country

A young father from Gloucester has found out he is dying from lung cancer - despite being told by his doctor that it was just a virus.

31-year-old Chris Rowe, a previously healthy non-smoker, had an irritating cough for six months. Going to his GP four or five times, he was told over and over again to just take some Ibuprofen - even after he started coughing up blood.

Chris eventually looked up his symptoms on the internet, called 111 and went to hospital, where weeks of scans and tests revealed he has terminal cancer. He and his pregnant wife Kate, who are expecting a baby boy in June, are now trying to alert other young people to the risks of getting the disease.

Chris worked as a self-employed plasterer, but has since had to give up working. His friends have launched an appeal called Fight for Chris to help the struggling family, and to pay for any pioneering treatment which might become available. So far they have raised almost £14,000.

Chris and Kate's baby is due in June. Credit: ITV News West Country

Chris and Kate are urging anyone with a persistent, long-running cough to insist they are checked for lung cancer. Anyone with concerns can get further advice from the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, who support sufferers and provide an online checklist of signs and symptoms.

Pensioner camped out for royal birth has bed stolen

Ready for anything: Terry Hutt outside St Mary's Hospital. Credit: ITV News West Country

A die-hard royalist pensioner camped outside a London hospital for the royal birth was left out in the cold after his bed was stolen.

79-year-old Terry Hutt from Weston-super-Mare had to spend a freezing night in the cold after his special Union-Jack-themed camp bed was stolen during a trip to the bathroom.

However Mr Hutt, who spent 13 days on a bench in 2013 to greet the arrival of Prince George, says a kind policeman bought him eight cups of tea to keep him warm. He has also now been bought a new bed.

The royal family fan says he is still determined to stay outside St Mary's Hospital until the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth - and says he has inside information that it won't be long now.

He hopes the baby will arrive on April 30th - his 80th birthday.


Train named after Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis

Michael Eavis founded the world-famous Glastonbury Festival. Credit: First Great Western

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has had a train named after him at Paddington Station today.

The ceremony in London saw Mr Eavis' name and the Glastonbury logo put on a First Great Western train, which will run between London, Wales and the South West.

Extra trains will be getting festival-goers to Glastonbury this year - including this one. Credit: First Great Western

One of its stops is Castle Cary, the nearest station to the festival's site in Somerset. Fifty extra trains will be travelling this route during this year's event in June - the 45th year the festival has run.

Act confirmed for this year include Kanye West, the Foo Fighters and Motörhead.

Jay-Z performing at Glastonbury in 2008. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

'Two weeks to save the country': Clegg's stark warning during Filton visit

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was speaking at Airbus in Filton. Credit: ITV News West Country

With just over a fortnight to go until the election, Nick Clegg was back campaigning in the West yesterday

The leader of the Liberal Democrats visited the Airbus factory in Filton, meeting apprentices, learning about their work - and also warning of what he called "two weeks to save the country" from a right-wing threat.

The Deputy Prime Minister also once again dismissed a recent opinion poll suggesting his party could get wiped out in the region. He will be back campaigning in the Bristol area next week.

Rock star Brian May campaigns for 'Common Decency' in the West

Brian May talks to Ian and Kylie about his mission.

Brian May, Queen guitarist, astrophysicist, badger cull activist, has been on the campaign trail in the West. But he's for people, not politics.

The 67-year-old rock legend has been trying to convince people to use their vote - but in a way that he says would makes democracy work for us all. His Common Decency campaign says voting should be about individual politicians, rather than party politics.

He popped into the studio yesterday to explain how it works...

BREAKING: Two arrested in Shaun James murder case

Shaun James was killed in 2002.

Two men from Cinderford, Forest of Dean have been arrested in connection with the death of Shaun James.

The two men, aged 63 and 51 were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder this morning and are currently in police custody.

Shaun James was 32 when he was run over in Steam Mills Road, Cinderford, on the evening of December 15th, 2002.

Police who investigated the case at the time believed the incident was a hit-and-run, but were unable to identify the driver. His death has since been reclassified as a murder.

We’re clearly at a critical stage in the investigation but it’s crucial people still call us with any information they have about Shaun’s death. The community response has been fantastic but we still need people to come forward and help us.

Our neighbourhood engagement vehicle will be in Cinderford today if people want to go and speak to a local officer.

– Detective Chief Inspector Steve Porter, Gloucestershire Police
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