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Bristol's Lee Haskins becomes World Champion

Lee Haskins celebrates beating Ryosuke Iwasa to win the Interim IBF World Bantamweight Title Credit: Paul Harding/PA

Bristol's Lee Haskins has beaten Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa and become the new IBF Interim bantamweight champion of the world.

The sell-out home crowd got behind Haskins as he beat the Japanese champion after just six rounds at the Action Indoor Sports Arena in Whitchurch.

Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa will go home disappointed after suffering only his second professional defeat. But Haskins - who has won every other major title - was confident he could add the IBF belt to his collection.

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PICTURES: Flash floods damage major Bristol route

A viewer sent these shots in of flash floods on the A37 Wells Road through Whitchurch Credit: Kyle Hawkins
The dry ground meant there was nowhere for the water to drain Credit: Kyle Hawkins
A foot of water settled on the viaduct in just one hour. Vehicles had to use the pavement to get across Credit: Kyle Hawkins
It seems water seeped under the tarmac, raising the road surface and causing cracks Credit: Kyle Hawkins
The damage left after the water dispersed Credit: Kyle Hawkins

Horseworld to expand

Animal being cared for at Horseworld/ITV Westcountry

One of Bristol's oldest charities is hoping to build a new 5 million pound visitor centre. HorseWorld, based in Whitchurch, will need to sell off some of its land for housing to pay for the centre.

They're looking to gain permission for an anticipated 80 to 90 new homes, including the complete refurbishment of its listed buildings into homes.

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New £5m visitor centre wanted for HorseWorld

One of Bristol's oldest charities is hoping to build a new £5m visitor centre. HorseWorld, based in Whitchurch, will need to sell off some of its existing land for housing to pay for the centre.

They're looking to gain permission for an anticipated 80 to 90 new homes, including the complete refurbishment of its listed buildings into homes.