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Final VW Kombi camper delivered to UK

The iconic vehicles have yet to be painted Credit: ITV News West Country

A company in South Gloucestershire that converts camper vans has just taken delivery of the final ever VW Kombi camper vans to be imported into the UK.

The manufacturers of the iconic vehicles are closing their factory in Brazil for good. 99 unpainted vans, have arrived at Danbury's in Yate, where they will be converted.


Family 'very concerned' for missing Yate man

William Davies. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are trying to trace a a man missing from his home in Yate since Saturday morning (23 November). William Davies is 6 feet 2", and went out wearing a navy Sherpa hat with earflaps, dark trousers, a navy coat and brown shoes.

Avon & Somerset Police would like anyone with information to contact them on 101, quoting reference number MP4116/13.

Demand for food bank doubles

A food bank in South Gloucestershire has told ITV News West Country the number of people coming to it for help has doubled since the start of the school holidays.

The centre in Yate believes people are struggling with rising food and energy bills.

They say it is having an impact on people from all walks of life.

It comes on the day a survey reveals more than half of adults are struggling to pay their bills and debt repayments.

The above video is of Bob Vernon who is the Food bank manager in Yate.


Princess Anne to open Yate International Academy

Princess Anne. Credit: John Walton/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Princess Anne will officially open the Yate International Academy campus today. Her Royal Highness will be shown around the academy - which specialises in science, sport and health - and be given demonstrations by the students. It opened in September last year.

Police continue search for missing man and daughter

11 month old Brooke has been missing with her father since yesterday. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are still searching for a man and his 11 month old daughter who went missing in Yate yesterday.

James Dean disappeared with his baby daughter Brooke from an address in the area.

Detective Inspector Jill Kells said: "We've been working around the clock to try and find James and Brooke and we will continue with that search."I would urge James to come home or at the very least call us to let us know that both you and Brooke are safe and well."

South Gloucestershire Police are concerned for their welfare and urge anyone with information to contact them on 101.

James Dean and his daughter were last seen at Tesco in Yate. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Sharing knowledge between generations

The gap between old and young was brought a little closer today with a special get-together in South Gloucestershire.

Local MP, and Pensions Minister, Steve Webb joined pensioners and teenagers as they swapped stories.

It was part of 'Older Person's Day', focusing on the way skills and experiences can be shared between generations.

Jonty Messer reports:


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