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Met Office issues fog warning for the West

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of fog affecting Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire.

It will come into force from 7pm tonight and last until 10am tomorrow, Tuesday 25 November.

Freezing fog is predicted tonight, which will reduce visibility and make driving more dangerous Credit: PA

Patchy fog is expected to form soon after dark tonight and then will become quite widespread and locally dense. It will freeze during the evening, reducing visibility to less than 100m in places.

It is likely to persist through tomorrow's rush hour but may begin to disperse as cloud increases from the south.

Transport could be disrupted so commuters should be prepared.

Health workers picket the BRI in Bristol

Health workers and ambulance staff across the region have been taking part in a four hour strike in a long-running dispute over pay.

They walked out between 7am and 11am today and will be working to rule for the rest of the month.

Health staff picket the Bristol Royal Infirmary as part of the national action Credit: ITV News
Staff are calling for a 1% pay increase, which the Government says it can't afford Credit: ITV News


The People's Millions

Voting has started in this year's People's Millions competition Credit: ITV News West Country

Lines are now open for day one of voting in The People’s Millions competition. Today in the West Country FAB Keynsham goes head to head with Space 2 Play.

A grant of up to £50,000 is up for grabs for the winner. The other project is still in with a chance of winning National Lottery cash if it gets the highest number of runner-up votes.

Details of how to vote here for terms see here

The People’s Millions is a long-running collaboration between ITV and the Big Lottery Fund. We want to help projects that capture the public’s imagination, inspire local people to get involved and to make a lasting difference to those in their area through improvements to the neighbourhood.

Health workers on four-hour strike this morning

Health workers and ambulance staff across the region are taking part in a four hour strike today.

Members of the GMB and Unison unions will walk out between 7am and 11 am in an ongoing dispute over pay.

They will also refuse to do any unpaid overtime until the end of the month.

Health workers went on strike last month too. Credit: PA


Full statement from Max Lewis's family

Max Lewis, 19, died in the collision shortly before 3pm on Saturday 15 November 2014 on Forest Lane when a red Citroen Saxo he was travelling in collided with a white Renault Master van.

Max’s family would like to thank all his friends for their very kind love and support since he was killed last Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately we are not yet able to set a date for Max’s funeral, but as soon as we can we will let everyone know.

The vigil, flowers and tributes for Max at the crash site over the last few days has been amazing. We are so touched, it has been overwhelming. Our hearts are broken but it is lovely to know that he had so many friends and was so loved by you all.

We want everyone to be safe and the Police and Highways Agency will be moving the tributes very soon. We would like to say that people who would like to be together or bring their tributes and flowers, are very welcome to go to the fields at Max’s fathers house, Baldham, Seend.

– Family statement

An 18 year-old man and a 25 year-old man - both from Melksham - were arrested on Thursday 20 November on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

They have since been bailed to return to Melksham police station on a date in January 2015.

The driver of the Saxo - a 22 year old man from Melksham - was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Max Lewis. Credit: Family photograph
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