Police have seized £2.6 million worth of Class A drugs as part of a major investigation into the supply of drugs to the South West.
The 66 kilos of cocaine were discovered by officers during the arrest of a 50-year-old man from Yate, South Gloucestershire.
He's being questioned by detectives in Holland on suspicion of international drugs trafficking and money laundering.
These arrests send a strong message to anyone who thinks they can bring Class A drugs onto the streets of the south west that no matter where they are in the world we will pursue you and bring you to justice.
Working side-by-side with our partners we are certain we have prevented what is an extremely large amount of cocaine destined to be brought back to the UK from being sold to communities across the Avon and Somerset force area.
However, our efforts will not stop here. Our determination to disrupt the supply and distribution of all drugs coming into the region remains resolute and we will continue to act on any intelligence we receive.
Our communities deserve to live without the fear of crime and the negative impact of drugs and we are committed to working with our partners across the world as well as those locally to tackle the problem of drugs.
Police have closed down an illegal rave gathering on a disused piece of industrial land in the Hallen area of South Gloucestershire.
They received a number of complaints about noise and loud music. It's thought 1,000 revellers gathered to celebrate Halloween last night. The party was closed down by Police this lunchtime.
"If we are aware in advance about a potential event the law allows us to take action to close it down and seize whatever music equipment is on site before it gets fully underway.
However, if it has already started and there are a large number of people on the site, an assessment has to be made whether safe and proportionate action can be taken at that moment.
We understand that for those affected by the noise these events can be very frustrating, particularly if it disturbs their sleep, and we don't underestimate the impact such events can have.
Throughout the night we continued to monitor the event, preventing others accessing the site and containing those that were already there in the area.
By 12.30pm we had shut down the event and have since reported a number of people for summons and they will be prosecuted in due course."
A woman from South Gloucestershire who fell downstairs while sleepwalking has been told she will be paralysed for life.
Kate Sell broke her back in the accident at her home in Chipping Sodbury in June. She had hoped to regain movement below her chest, but her spinal cord has been severed.
She's adjusting to life in a wheelchair at a spinal unit in Wiltshire.
The head teacher of a school in South Gloucestershire has resigned.
Winterbourne International Academy was hit by a series of strikes in September after teachers walked out over workloads and pay.
Trustees of the school say Beverley Martin will leave at the end of October.
A man arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in the River Avon has been released on bail. A woman who was also arrested has been released without charge.
The body of the man, who was in his 20s, was recovered in Hanham near Bristol by the police's underwater search team on Wednesday 30 September.
Further strike action by teachers at a school in South Gloucestershire has been called off following talks.
Staff at the Winterbourne International Academy walked out for three days in a dispute over work loads and pay.
Unions say several issues have now been resolved at a meeting with managers and trustees.
Further strike action by teachers at Winterbourne International Academy in South Gloucestershire has been called off following talks.
A three-day walk-out was planned for next week, Unions say several issues were resolved at a meeting with managers and trustees.
The NUT and NASUWT teachers’ union members have voted to accept the settlement offered by the Ridings Federation management. This means the school will be open next week - pending acceptance and delivery of the agreed terms.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents of Winterbourne International Academy for their support, patience and forbearance during an understandably challenging period
Further strike action by teachers at Winterbourne International Academy in South Gloucestershire is expected to be called off following talks.
Unions say several issues were resolved at last night's meeting with managers and trustees. Staff will now be asked to suspend a planned three-day walk-out next week.
Further strike action by teachers at an academy school in South Gloucestershire is expected to be called off following talks tonight.
Winterbourne International Academy was today closed to pupils for a third day today in a dispute over workloads and performance measures - a second strike in as many weeks.
But after meeting managers and trustees this evening, unions have told ITV News several issues have been resolved. Tomorrow, more than 100 members of staff will be ask to suspend three planned days of strikes next week.
'Productive discussions took place today and several issues which were problematic have been resolved.
"These will now be put to union members at a meeting on Friday morning.
"We are hopeful that this will allow us to suspend action next week whilst further talks on the details of the final settlement are held."A further statement will be issued so parents are clear on Monday what will be happening next week."
Unions representing striking teachers at a secondary school in South Gloucestershire are holding talks with management tonight.
Three further days of walk-outs are planned at Winterbourne International Academy next week if issues over workload and performance measures aren't resolved.
Parents of students are being invited to a public meeting with teachers next Monday evening.
In a letter to parents teachers apologised for not giving them more information about the reasons behind the strike.
"We are striking on the basis of workload and performance management, which we feel has a direct and detrimental effect on the education of your children. It is our working conditions that are the learning conditions of your children, and they remain at the very heart of this dispute."