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11-year-old boy missing from Weston-super-Mare

Leroy Drake has been missing since Thursday evening. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

An 11-year-old boy has gone missing from his home in Weston-super-Mare.

Leroy Drake was last seen yesterday evening at about 5.30pm in the garden of his home in the Worle area of the town.

When last seen he was wearing a green t-shirt with a red patch pocket and navy blue shorts.

Police are particularly concerned as he is not dressed for the wet weather and have asked anyone on public transport in particular to keep a lookout for him.

Leroy, you’re not in any trouble, everyone just wants to know that you are safe. Please call home or ring the police yourself to let us know you are OK.

– Leroy Drake's family


School girl on her bike dies after she is hit by a car

A seven-year-old girl has died after she was hit by a car while out on her bike.

The crash happened shortly before 3pm this afternoon between RAF Locking and The Helicopter Museum on the A371.

The little girl died at the scene.

The stretch of road is likely to remain closed for sometime, and police are appealing for witnesses.

Pensioner camped out for princess misses her arrival

Terry Hutt outside St Mary's Hospital in London. Credit: ITV News West Country

A die-hard royalist pensioner who spent weeks outside a London hospital for the royal birth missed it - the news was announced while he was in the loo.

Terry Hutt from Weston-super-Mare slept on a bench, weathered the elements and even survived having his bed stolen so that he could be there for the arrival of Princes Charlotte.

But he popped to the bathroom just before the moment of truth - and heard the screams of celebration while changing into his Union Jack suit. He ran back outside, suit in hand, to join the rest of the crowd. The fortnight Terry Hutt spent out in the cold included his 80th birthday. And though he missed out on his hope of sharing a birthday with the princess (by just two days), he did get a chocolate cake and birthday note from Kensington Palace.

The proud monarchist will soon be returning the thought - Mr Hutt is already packing up a parcel to send the proud parents with gifts for the little princess.

His first job, though, is to get some sleep.

I needed to have a rest, so after two weeks on my bench I came back to my dear wife and family.

"Being there was like a full-time job. When Kate went into labour, it was so busy with cameras during the night and into the morning."

""I have known William and the family for years and I always get a thrill out of seeing the new babies.

"We need babies to keep the family going as the more of them there are, the better it will be."

– Terry Hutt

Two teenagers are arrested following Weston-super-Mare fire

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a major fire which broke out in a seafront building at Weston-super-Mare.

A 16-year-old man, and 17-year old man, remain in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of arson.

Crime Scene Investigators are working with fire and rescue service investigators to establish the cause of the fire.

Firefighters expected to be there most of the night

Firefighters dealing with a fire on Weston-super-Mare seafront are expected to remain at the scene for much of the night.

8 fire engines and 2 turntable ladders have been tackling the blaze at a flat on Beach Road. It's now under control, although crews are assessing the safety of the building before searching the premises.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway and is expected to continue tomorrow.


Major fire breaks out on seafront at Weston-super-Mare

A major fire has broken out in a building on the seafront at Weston-super-Mare.

8 fire engines and a turntable ladder are tackling the blaze, which began in a flat on Beach Road. Another turntable ladder is on its way. It's not yet known if anyone is inside.

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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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