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Wellington monument to be lit up in honour of Waterloo

The Wellington Monument can be seen from quite a distance in the daylight - tonight it will also be seen in the dark Credit: ITV News

New lights will be switched on tonight to illuminate the Wellington Monument in Somerset.

It's 200 years today since the Duke of Wellington won his most famous victory, defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.

The monument will be lit up at ten o'clock tonight to mark the bicentenary.

People have talked to us and said, wouldn't it be nice if you could light the monument again.

We thought this is the perfect opportunity, let's see what we can do and we've made it happen.

It is great news for the monument and it means that those lights will be there to mark other special occasions as well and hopefully raise the profile of the monument too.

– Helen Sharp, National Trust

Pay to park glitch in Somerset

Teething problems mean a new phone and pay system due to come into force today in parts of Somerset is not working.

The phone and pay app for smartphones was due to be operational in Taunton and Wellington. Somerset County Council says the company responsible is trying to fix it.

In the meantime motorists can call 01823 210302 to pay and this will also activate the app.

Elderly pedestrian killed in crash in Somerset

Phyllis Krasickyj died in the crash on the A38 yesterday evening Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

An 82-year-old pedestrian has died after being hit by a car in Wellington yesterday (Tuesday).

Phyllis Krasickyj, from West Buckland, died as a result of her injuries following the crash near the Blackbird Inn, on the A38 near West Buckland. It happened shortly after 5.30pm.

The car involved was a Citroen C3 Picasso travelling in the direction of Taunton. The driver stopped at the scene at spoke to police.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened.


Body found by police hunting for missing 80 year old woman

Ann Grisman had been missing since Friday Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The body of a woman has been found by police searching for missing Ann Grisman.

Ann, who was 80, had been missing since Friday after going on a shopping trip to Taunton.

The discovery was made this morning in the Wellington area by a member of the public.

Police say her death is not being treated as suspicious.

The search for missing Ann continues

80 year old Ann Grisman has been missing since Friday 28 November Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police in Somerset are continuing to search for 80-year-old Ann Grisman who has been missing since Friday 28 November.

She was staying with relatives in Wellington - and was last seen in nearby Nynehead on Sunday 30 November.

Officers have been looking for her near the River Tone at Nynehead.

I'm told that Ann likes walking, she walks very fast, she isn't from this area so I'm just wondering whether she might be confused as to where she is but it does give me some hope that she is fit and well and in our area somewhere.

– Det Ch Insp Marie Wright, Avon & Somerset Police

Daughter joins search for missing 80-year-old woman

Police officers searching the area by the River Tone at Nynehead Credit: ITV News

The daughter of an 80-year-old woman who's been missing since Friday has joined police searching for her mother.

Ann Grisman was seen in the village of Nynehead near Wellington yesterday and officers have been searching the area in the hope of finding her. They are also asking people nearby to check their sheds and garages in case she has found shelter there.

Her daughter, Sue Kemp, is extremely concerned.

Well obviously I'm very worried now because she'll have been outdoors for three nights. She's 80 so... She's just been wandering around. I don't know how she's managed to keep going out in the dark, in the cold. I know it's not that cold but to somebody who's 80 it is going to be cold.

– Sue Kemp, Daughter
A poster has been produced asking for people's help in finding Ann Grisman Credit: ITV News

Search for missing 80 year old switches to Nynehead

Ann Grisman pictured last Friday Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The search for missing Somerset woman Ann Grisman has been refocussed on the village of Nynehead, near Wellington after reports of her being seen there following a shopping trip to Taunton.

The 80 year old went missing on Friday and police know that she arrived in Wellington by taxi with three other people and got out of the vehicle in the Waitrose car park. However, it is now thought that she did not get back into the taxi, contrary to earlier reports.

Ann is described as a white woman, aged 80, about 5ft 4ins tall with silver coloured hair. She wears glasses and when she went missing was wearing a red coat and red handbag.

A CCTV still of Ann shows her on the day she went missing. She did not have her medication with her.

Police are asking anyone who lives in Nynehead or the surrounding area to check garden outbuildings, sheds or garages.

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