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Micky Bell leaves Weston-super-Mare FC

Micky Bell pictured with Doncaster Rovers manager Paul Dickov. Credit: Simon Galloway/PA Wire

Weston-super-Mare manager Micky Bell has left the club by mutual consent.

A statement on the club's website said: "We would like to thank Micky for his efforts on behalf of the Club."

The Seagulls are currently second from bottom and four points from safety in the Conference South.

Weston had been due to face Whitehawk at the Woodspring Stadium this afternoon but the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Bell's last game was on Tuesday - a 4-1 defeat against League One side Doncaster in the FA Cup.

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Statement from Puxton Park over lone adults ban

Most of the attractions at Puxton Park are geared to under 7s Credit: ITV News

The Managing Director of Puxton Park in North Somerset has issued a statement following a complaint that the attraction has banned single adults without children from entry on child protection grounds.

This has been blown out of all proportion. The main aspect not being reported is that Puxton Park is predominantly an attraction for children aged 0 years to 7 years with 90% of the park dedicated fully to child’s play, which is not suitable for lone adults.

“Some adults may be interested in our falconry department and we offer falconry experience days which are open to all. We have not set out to discriminate against single adults but we take child protection extremely seriously.

We would rather be over zealous when unaccompanied adults visit us armed with cameras than put children at any potential risk. Even schools follow similar policies with regards to the photography of children.

Our members fully support our decisions and we have received nothing but praise for our policy including positive feedback from a Child Protection Specialist, who commended us for our child protection principals.

Within seven years we have only had one complaint about this policy from the gentlemen last week.

At the time of setting the policy the other parks within the area had a similar stance to us. I have spoken to two or three similar client-based parks this morning and they still have the same policy as we do. I’m not going to name names as it’s unprofessional of me to do so.

In light of this coverage we will look at what other parks are doing with their admissions policy, speak to our customers and review.

– Alistair Mead Managing Director of Puxton Park

Man dies after crash on A370 Long Ashton bypass

A 55-year-old man has died after a crash on the A370 near Bristol last night. Credit: Bing maps

A man has died after a crash on the A370 Long Ashton bypass near Bristol.

A BMW Cabriolet left the road at around 10.35pm last night on the Bristol-bound carriageway and collided with a number of trees and a road sign before landing on its roof.

The 55-year-old driver from the Bristol area was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who was travelling along the bypass at the time of the incident.

The road has now re-opened, but traffic is heavy in the area.

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Charity criticises care home abuse sentences

79-year-old Gladys Wright was abused by three men at The Granary in Wraxall in 2012. Credit: ITV News West Country

A charity has written to the Attorney General calling him to review the sentences given to the abusers of a 79-year-old woman in a North Somerset care home.

Gladys Wright suffered the abuse at The Granary in Wraxall. It was captured on a secret camera by her son.

Daniel Baynes was jailed for four months at Bristol Crown Court last Friday. Two other men - Tomasz Gidaszewski and Janusz Salnikow were given community orders.

Action on Elder Abuse say the sentences are too lenient and does not act as a deterrent.

UKIP election posters stolen in North Somerset

These CCTV images were taken on Wednesday May 14 between 4-7.30pm. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police in North Somerset are appealing for information after UKIP political posters were stolen.

They want to speak to three people who were seen with a black and white dog about the theft of the election sign from a fence in Charterhouse near Blagdon.

It was one of a series of seven similar thefts in the area in the run-up to last month’s European elections.

These CCTV images were taken on Wednesday May 14 between 4-7.30pm. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police
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