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Glos airport company to be prosecuted

A Gloucestershire airport company is being prosecuted on health and safety charges following the death of a fire chief in a gas cylinder explosion.

Kemble Air Services Limited will stand trial on two charges of failing to make suitable and sufficient risk assessments at the former RAF Red Arrows base at Kemble, near Cirencester.

Fire Chief at Kemble airfield Steve Mills died in April 2011 when a giant gas cylinder suddenly discharged as he was moving it.

The force of the gas gushing from the heavyweight cylinder caused it to spin around, hitting 45 year old Mr Mills on the head and killing him instantly.

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Swindon to Kemble railway line due to re-open

Work on the line between Swindon and Kemble Credit: ITV News West Country

The railway line between Swindon and Kemble is due to reopen today. It's been closed for three weeks and will initially re-open as a single line operation. It's part of a £45 million project to electrify the Great Western Main Line.

It's taken 600 staff to create 12 miles of additional track.

Services from Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stroud to London Paddington have all been disrupted because of the works.

Pictured: Redoubling of the Kemble-Swindon line

The new track (right side) from Moredon Bridge, West Swindon. Credit: ITV News/Ed Fielden

The old line should be open from tomorrow (Monday 1 September), and engineering work on the new one will carry on alongside. More details here.

New track has yet to be laid at Purton Crossing. Credit: ITV News/Ed Fielden
Work at Minety Crossing. Credit: ITV News/Ed Fielden
The view south from Oaksey Bridge. Credit: ITV News/Ed Fielden

Full report on Prince Charles' visit to Kemble

Prince Charles took a break from his new duties as a grandfather today to visit Kemble in Gloucestershire.

He was there to open a new garden at the railway station which has been redesigned by a local company after it became derelict.

While he was there - he met a young boy with a name that's proving popular.

Our Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin reports:

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Card for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall

Oliver and Daniel Horne from Cirencester. Credit: ITV News West Country

Oliver and Daniel Horne from Cirencester will present a home-made card to Prince Charlies congratulating him and the Duchess of Cornwall on becoming grandparents to the new Prince George.

The brothers will also hand the Prince of Wales a cuddly toy for the little Prince.

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