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BREAKING: Aircraft crash lands in Gloucestershire

A man has been taken to hospital by air ambulance after a light aircraft crash landed at Kemble Airfield, Gloucestershire. Great Western Air Ambulance were called to the scene at around 3pm.

A light aircraft did appear to have crash-landed, and had suffered subsequent fire damage. The male pilot, aged 48, was still conscious at the time of the helicopter’s arrival.

GWAAC medical staff anaesthetised the patient ahead of transport to Frenchay Hospital in the Wiltshire Air Ambulance aircraft.

– Great Western Air Ambulance Charity


Alcohol could be responsible for thousands of hospital admissions

Almost a thousand adults in Bristol took part in the study. Credit: Katie Collins/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A study held at Bristol Royal Infirmary has found alcohol may be involved in up to 640 thousand hospital admissions in England and Wales a year. Almost a thousand adults in Bristol took part in the study.

Around 1 in 5 patients said they had drunk up to 50 units of alcohol before coming in to the emergency department.


Hospital to benefit from latest equipment

New X-ray machine in hospital
The new hospital replaces outdated facilities at Bristol General Hospital Credit: ITV West

Planning permission for the hospital was granted in 2008. Work on the new building began in March 2010 and it's due to open to the public at the end of the month. The hospital is part of the Hengrove Park Regeneration Project that will include a new Skills Academy, a sports and leisure centre.

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