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Marathon man on winning Pride of Britain Award

Ben Smith came into the studio to talk about his achievement - including winning a Pride of Britain Award Credit: ITV News

Ben Smith from Portishead, who completed 401 marathons in 401 days has been named ITV Fundraiser of the Year at the Pride of Britain Awards.

We invited him into the ITV Westcountry studio where he told our presenters Ian Axton and Kylie Pentelow he was finding it hard to sleep following his epic challenge.

He also said the Pride of Britain Awards ceremony was amazing and he got to meet some of his heroes.

West athlete announces her retirement at just 20

A North Somerset gymnast who helped Team GB women finish fifth in the all-round competition has announced her retirement.

Ruby Harrold showed poise and strength during her uneven bars routine, but has decided to finish her career as an elite gymnast in favour of university.

Ruby Harrold performs during women's gymnastic qualifications in Rio Credit: PA

The 20-year-old, who trains at Portishead, will head to Louisiana State University this September - a move she has put off for three years.

I'm looking forward to starting a new chapter in my life in college gymnastics, but leaving what I know behind will be hard.

Special thankyou to all the girls in the GB squad. You've helped make the tough times manageable and the great times unforgettable.

– Ruby Harrold

RUBY HARROLD - A PROFILE

20-year-old Ruby is a seasoned performer.

At the 2016 British Championships she won beam and bars bronze before going to Bern for the European Championships and helping the team take silver.

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Woman dies after being pulled from Portishead marina

The woman was brought to waiting paramedics on the shore. Credit: Portishead Coastguard / Facebook

A woman has died in hospital after falling into Portishead marina.

Coastguard were called out to rescue the unconscious woman who had fallen in to the marina last night (18 February).

The team joined other emergency services who helped bring the woman to waiting paramedics on the shore. They attempted resuscitation and brought her to hospital, where she later died.

Enquiries are ongoing as to how the woman came to be in the water. Credit: ITV News

Unconscious woman pulled from Portishead marina

Multiple emergency services attended the scene. Credit: Portishead Coastguard / Facebook

Portishead Coastguard were called out to an unconscious woman who had fallen in to the marina.

The team joined other emergency services who helped bring the woman to waiting paramedics on the shore who attempted resuscitation.

The woman was transferred to hospital with paramedics still working on her.

Thoughts and prayers are with her family.

– Portishead Coastguard / Facebook
The woman was brought to waiting paramedics on the shore. Credit: Portishead Coastguard / Facebook

Many people took to social media to find out the cause of the emergency services' heavy presence in the area.

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