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Heritage Open Days celebrate 20th anniverary

Inside Bristol's Redcliffe Caves this morning Credit: ITV News West Country

Dozens of venues across the region are opening their doors to the public today. Its the 20th anniversary of Heritage Open Days which allow free access to areas not normally accessible to visitors.

Visitors enjoying life underground at Redcliffe Caves Credit: ITV News West Country


Woman charged with murder over Swindon house fire

Michael Redpath died in hospital after being rescued from the fire in Swindon Credit: Wiltshire Police

A 29 year old woman has been charged with murder, after a man died in a fire in Swindon.

Patricia Hindle, who was 29, has been charged with the murder of 62 year old Michael Redpath.

She will appear before magistrates in Swindon on Saturday.

Police were called to the blaze in Albion Street on Wednesday night, where it was believed a man was still inside the building.

The man was rescued by firefighters but later died in hospital as a result of his injuries.

A post mortem took place on Thursday and the coroner gave the cause of death as inhalation of smoke and burns.

And the Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year in the West is...Jamie McDonald

Jamie McDonald ran across Canada for a year Credit: ITV News

After running across Canada for a year to raise money for charity, Jamie McDonald from Gloucestershire, has been chosen as the West's Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year.

He'll now go to through the national finals in London where Carol Vorderman will present the Pride of Britain awards later in the year.

This was the moment he found out:

Woman questioned on suspicion of murder after Swindon fire

Police have been given more time to question a woman on suspicion of the murder of a man who died after a fire in Swindon.

The victim, a 62-year-old named locally as Michael Redpath, died in hospital after a fire in Albion Street on Wednesday. A 29-year-old woman was arrested soon after. Police have until tomorrow morning to charge or release her.


Mother from Weston super Mare shortlisted for 'Fundraiser of the Year'

A mother from Weston Super Mare whose daughter died of cancer four years ago has been shortlisted for this year's Pride of Britain "Fundraiser of the Year Award".

Mary Collard passed away just 6 months after she was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer - since then her mother has spent every spare hour raising money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust. Katie Rowlett went to meet her.

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