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Pensioner camped out for royal birth has bed stolen

Ready for anything: Terry Hutt outside St Mary's Hospital. Credit: ITV News West Country

A die-hard royalist pensioner camped outside a London hospital for the royal birth was left out in the cold after his bed was stolen.

79-year-old Terry Hutt from Weston-super-Mare had to spend a freezing night in the cold after his special Union-Jack-themed camp bed was stolen during a trip to the bathroom.

However Mr Hutt, who spent 13 days on a bench in 2013 to greet the arrival of Prince George, says a kind policeman bought him eight cups of tea to keep him warm. He has also now been bought a new bed.

The royal family fan says he is still determined to stay outside St Mary's Hospital until the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth - and says he has inside information that it won't be long now.

He hopes the baby will arrive on April 30th - his 80th birthday.

Weston pensioner prepares for royal baby

Taking no chances: Terry Hutt outside St Mary's Hospital Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Royalist Terry Hutt is ready to spend as long as 12 days outside the London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth.

Mr Hutt, who is 79 and lives in Weston-super-Mare, previously spent 13 days on a bench outside the hospital in 2013 to greet the arrival of Prince George.

It's thought the Duchess could go into labour within the next fortnight and give birth at St Mary's Hospital. Mr Hutt is hoping the baby will arrive on April 30th - his 80th birthday.

Terry Hutt speaks about his preparations for the royal birth.

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Beach huts at Weston-super-Mare go on sale

24 brand new beach huts for Weston-super-Mare will be sold at auction online today.

If the huts prove to be popular the council could build up to 125 on the seafront. Each hut will be leased for a year at a time and there's no set price.

Each hut will be leased for a year at a time and there's no set price Credit: ITV News
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Sand sculpture event opens in Weston-super-Mare

Sand sculpture event celebrates 10th anniversary

The Weston-super-Mare sand sculpture competition is celebrating it's 10th anniversary.

To mark the event they will be revisiting some of the best sculptures over the last decade including King Kong which featured in the 2006 event.

A huge sand birthday cake will also be included in the event.

Sand sculpture event celebrates 10th anniversary
Sand sculpture event celebrates 10th anniversary
Sand sculpture event celebrates 10th anniversary
Sand sculpture event celebrates 10th anniversary
Sand sculpture event celebrates 10th anniversary
Sand sculpture event celebrates 10th anniversary

Shakespeare helps Somerset estate to find its voice

One of William Shakespeare's plays has being used to help deal with some tough issues on the Bournville Estate in Weston-super-Mare.

Local people have produced and performed an updated version, examining anti-social behaviour and the choices people make. People taking part say it helps give an idea of what housing estates are like. Jonty Messer reports:

Red Arrows confirmed for Weston-super-Mare

The Red Arrows are to appear on two days over Weston Credit: Carl Court/Press Association Images

The Red Arrows are to perform on both days at this year's Weston Air Festival on Saturday and Sunday June 21 and 22.

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will perform a precision flying display featuring their trademark formations, close-passes and dynamic loops and rolls.

To mark the team’s important role as a global ambassador for the United Kingdom and Royal Air Force, the Red Arrows will be sporting a new Union flag inspired tailfin design at this year’s event.

Today's announcement follows the confirmation that the mighty Avro Vulcan Bomber will appear on the Sunday of the festival.

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Man who died in Weston-super-Mare crash is named

Officers tape off the area where Mr Alom was found dying. Credit: ITV News

Police have named the man who died in a road traffic collision in Weston-super-Mare town centre on Wednesday afternoon.

Syful Alom, 31, from Weston-super-Mare, died from his injuries following the collision in Cambridge Place near the town's High Street.

A 41-year-old man arrested after the crash has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Weston-super-Mare braces itself for high tides

Temporary defences, known as a Dutch Dam, have been raised in Weston-super-Mare to protect the town from the onslaught Credit: ITV News

Communities along the Bristol Channel are bracing themselves for the highest spring tides in decades this weekend.

50 feet high tides - the highest seen for 20 years - are expected in Weston-super-Mare from this morning. Forecasters are warning of the possibility of coastal flooding and North Somerset Council's emergency teams have been put on standby.

We've got good sea defences in Weston-super-Mare. We have a Dutch dam, which is a dam that we put up manually, and we've also got a gate which we shut and that creates a watertight seal.

And that stops the water from pouring onto the road if the weather gets that bad.

– John Flannigan, North Somerset Council

Man arrested over fatal crash in Weston-super-Mare

Police seal off the area near Weston-super-Mare High Street where the man was found dying Credit: ITV News

A 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal road traffic collision in Weston-super-Mare yesterday afternoon (18 February).

He is being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody at this time.

A man with serious injuries was found by a passer-by in an alleyway known as Cambridge Place between North Street and High Street at approximately 4.50pm yesterday. He later died as a result of his injuries.

Did you see the crash that killed a man in Weston?

Police in Weston-super-Mare have sealed off the area where a man was found dying Credit: ITV News

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal crash in Weston-super-Mare in which the driver failed to stop.

A man was found by a passer-by in an alleyway near the High Street just before 5pm yesterday, Wednesday 18 February, but died from his injuries.

Officers have been investigating in the area and would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened.

Officers tape off the area near Weston High Street where the man was found Credit: ITV News
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