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Weston Hospital training staff in case of chemical emergency

The exercise will involve 6 fire engines from Avon Fire and Rescue Credit: ITV News

Weston General Hospital is holding a training exercise today to make sure staff are properly prepared in the event of a major chemical incident.

The exercise will involve 6 fire engines from Avon Fire and Rescue, but will not disrupt the running of the hospital.

Patients are advised to attend their appointments as normal, while visiting hours remain the same as well.


Cameron surprises family by saying yes to selfie

Cameron takes a selfie with first time voter and his family. Credit: ITV West Country

First time voter Dan Atkins got more than he bargained for when he went to meet the Prime Minister in his home village of Norton-sub-Hamdon.

The 19 year old asked David Cameron for a selfie and was surprised when he said yes.

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Cameron: the West Country is critical in the election

David Cameron says voters in the West Country could make the difference in whether the Conservatives or another party form a government after the general election.

He's been outlining his plans for the first 100 days after the election at a rally near Yeovil. He says it's one of 23 key seats he needs to keep his party in power. He's targeting other seats in the region too.

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Cameron: Economy is issue at heart of campaign

David Cameron has said the economy is the issue at the heart of the campaign as he continued on the election trial with a speech in Norton-sub-Hamdon in Somerset.

Mr Cameron set out the Conservatives' programme for government in its first 100 days if it is re-elected to power and said Labour should not be given a second chance with the country's finances.


Four bailed in Shaun James murder case

Shaun James was 32 when he was run over in Steam Mills Road in Cinderford on the evening of December 15 2002. Credit: Family

Four men arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Cinderford 12 years ago have been released on bail.

Shaun James was run over in December 2002. Police who investigated the case at the time believed the incident was a hit-and-run, but it has since been reclassified as a murder. Two men arrested on Thursday, and a further two arrested on Friday - all from Gloucestershire - have been released on bail until May.

Funeral of mother stabbed to death protecting her children takes place

Lisa Winn was stabbed to death in her home Credit: Family

The funeral of a mum-of-five stabbed to death while trying to protect her children has taken place today.

Lisa Winn was found dead at her home in Glastonbury on February 26.

50-year-old Neil Winn was arrested the same day and charged with her murder. He has appeared at Exeter Crown Court where he was remanded in custody. He will enter a plea at Bristol Crown on June 22.

Mum was a caring, loving, beautiful and brave person. She loved us all, always putting us first and before herself.

And tragically, she lost her life while trying to protect us.

Today, we said our final goodbye and we now appeal to you to respect our privacy and allow us to grieve in peace.

– Lisa's five children
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