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Twenty six children fall ill as primary school evacuated

Twenty six school children have been treated by paramedics at a primary school following its evacuated after several children started feeling ill. South Gloucestershire Council says carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the potential causes being investigated.

Twenty six children were treated by paramedics after they fell ill at school Credit: ITV West Country

South Western Ambulance Service was called to the school this afternoon after to reports of a 10-year-old feeling unwell. They treated 26 children in total for headaches and nausea. All of the children have since been released from their care and none of them were taken to hospital.

Emergency services are investigating several possible causes, including carbon monoxide poisoning.

School evacuated after children fall ill

A school in South Gloucestershire has been evacuated after several children fell ill during the morning. Emergency services were called to The Manor School in Coalpit Heath just before 2pm this afternoon, including two vehicles from the chemical response unit.

The Manor School in Coalpit Heath has been evacuated this afternoon after a number of children fell ill over the course of the morning. Emergency services are attending the school and parents have been notified. Further updates will be provided when available.

– South Gloucestershire Council


Police phone line opens after GP charged with sex assaults

Wiltshire Police have opened up special phone lines for anyone who has concerns following the news that a GP has been charged with a series of sexual assaults.

Dr Davinder Jeet Bains, 45, is accused of a total of six offences, four of which allegedly took place at the Tinkers Lane Surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, where he worked.

People can contact Wiltshire Police about this matter by calling 0800 092 0410 or (if calling from a mobile) 0207 158 0124. All calls are free. The lines are open from 8am to 10pm.

Legionnaires disease confirmed in Gloucestershire

A case of Legionnaires disease has been confirmed in Gloucestershire. An in patient at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital has been struck down with the disease, according to the local NHS Trust.

The agenda of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust board states it could not exclude the patient having picked up the disease in hospital, but gave no further details. A Trust investigation is ongoing and the Health and Safety Executive has also launched its own investigation.

Protest over asbestos landfill plans

Concerned residents at a previous protest Credit: ITV West

A protest will take place (Thurs) at Chew Valley Lake by campaigners trying to prevent an asbestos landfill site being built. It'll coincide with a re-application to use disused Stowey Quarry for the waste. Protesters argue there's a risk to the water supply but officials says any risk is minimal.


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