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Mother and child from Somerset missing

Rebecca Minnock and her son have not been seen since Tuesday. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police are appealing for help to find a mother and child from Somerset who have gone missing.

Rebecca Minnock, known as Becky, and her son Ethan were last seen on Tuesday near Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Somerset.

Concern is growing for the welfare of the 35-year-old mum, who has dark hair and is of medium build, and three-year-old Ethan, who is blond and blue-eyed.

Police have asked anyone who uses public transport in particular to keep a lookout for the two.


Patient questioned his medicine levels before dying of overdose

Joshua Gafney died at home in 2012. Credit: SWNS

A court has heard how a young psychiatric patient asked his mother why he'd been given so much medicine, two hours before he died of an overdose.

Nurse Amanda Young is on trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 22-year-old Joshua Gafney from Yeovil, a charge she denies.

Tina Marren, Joshua's mother, was visibly shaking as she told the court that she'd said to her son "she's a nurse, she knows what she's doing".

She went on to say that he'd gone to bed early, telling her the medicine was making him tired, and that he died within two hours.

During cross-examination by defence, Mrs Marren said she wasn't always present when nurses came to give Joshua his medicine in days prior to death. She said she wasn't sure what amounts Joshua was given on those days, and that he didn't comment on it to her.

The trial continues.

Amanda Young arriving at court today. She has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter by gross negligence. Credit: ITV News

10-year-old singer from Somerset wows on BGT

Gracie Wickens-Sweet will perform in the show's live semi-finals tonight. Credit: ITV

An 10-year-old girl from Somerset has been wowing the judges on Britain's Got Talent, and will be performing in tonight's live semi-finals in front of millions.

Gracie Wickens-Sweet from Brent Knoll, described as "fantastic" by the judges, got a standing ovation from the crowd for her performance of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Her next challenge will be to make it through to the show's live finals.

The South West has also been cheering on 11-year-old South Gloucestershire dancer Eloise Stroud, who made a splash with dance troupe Groove Thing. The talented youngsters missed out on a place in the final, but still have a chance to be chosen as a wild card.

Family of patient killed by medication overdose to give evidence

Joshua Gafney died at home in 2012. Credit: SWNS

The family of Joshua Gafney are due to give evidence in the trial of a nurse accused of his death.

Amanda Young, 40, is accused of manslaughter by gross negligence, after administering a quantity of a powerful anti-psychotic drug to the 22-year-old at his home in Yeovil in 2012.


Royal Bath and West Show opens today

The Duchess of Cornwall at the Show in a past year. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Gates for the 153rd Bath and West show have opened, with thousands expected at the Shepton Mallet showground over the next four days.

More than 4,000 livestock are at what organisers call "England's biggest celebration of rural life", along with 500 traders. However there won't be a high profile political visitor today, as the event coincides with the Queen's Speech for the new Government.

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