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Roman Baths during WW1

During the great war life in the west changed for all of those left behind. Many of our stately homes became field hospitals, the so called 'land army' took to the region's farms, and jobs previously only available for men were opened up to women for the first time. And tourism continued to play a part in the region with many soldiers, and in fact the King of England, visiting the Roman Baths in Bath for a spot of relaxation and to experience the healing properties of the water. Watch our report with Jonty Messer:

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Hundreds take part in Bristol "Peace March for Palestine"

Hundreds take part in Bristol
Hundreds take part in Bristol Credit: ITV News West Country
The march made it's way from Easton to College Green
The march made it's way from Easton to College Green Credit: ITV News West Country

Around 500 people took to the streets of Bristol city centre this afternoon in protest over the conflict in the Middle East. The so-called Peace March for Palestine stopped traffic as it made its way from Easton to College Green. It was the latest march organised by the Stop the War Coalition.

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Grandmother on death row 'remains in jeopardy'

The Supreme Court has said Lindsay Sandiford, the grandmother on death row in Bali, "remains in jeopardy" and is in "urgent need of legal help".

Lindsay Sandiford during her first trial
Lindsay Sandiford during her first trial Credit: Reuters

The 57-year-old from Cheltenham has lost a battle at the UK's highest court over the lawfulness of a Government policy not to provide funding for legal representation to Britons facing capital charges abroad.

Five Supreme Court justices in London unanimously dismissed a challenge by Sandiford, who was convicted last year of trafficking drugs into Bali and sentenced to death by firing squad.

The Supreme Court called on the Government to carry out an urgent review of whether funding for legal representation can be given in the case.

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Grandmother in Bali prison loses court funding battle

Lindsay Sandiford will be sentenced to death by firing squad in Bali.
Lindsay Sandiford will be sentenced to death by firing squad in Bali. Credit: PA

Grandmother Lindsay Sandiford, who is on death row in Indonesia for trafficking drugs to Bali, has lost her latest battle at the UK's highest court to get funding to fight her case.

Sandiford, 57, from Cheltenham, Gloucester, was sentenced to death by firing squad after being arrested in May 2012 for smuggling 4.8kg (10.6lb) of cocaine worth £1.6 million from Bangkok.

She claimed she was forced to transport the drugs to protect her children, whose safety was at stake.

An appeal against her sentence was rejected but she is continuing to fight her case.

However, she is currently without legal representation and tried to challenge the lawfulness of a Government policy not to provide funding for Britons facing capital charges abroad.

But today five judges in the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed her case ruling the policy was lawful even in death penalty cases.

Shaman 'shows no remorse' over death of Bristol teenager

A Colombian shaman is showing no remorse and taking no responsibility for the death of a teenager from Bristol who drank a hallucinogen during a tribal ritual. The body of Henry Miller, 19, was found last week after he and other foreigners attended a ceremony led by shaman Guillermo Mavisoy.

Mr Mavisoy said it was common to vomit and become ill while consuming the concoction called yage. But he said he had never seen anyone die during the decades he has been serving the herbal concoction made from the namesake vine and other plants native to the Amazon rainforest.

Henry Miller's body was found last week dumped near Mr Mavisoy's modest home after he and other foreigners attended a ceremony led by the shaman. The authorities have yet to determine the cause of death but say the 19-year-old fell ill during the ritual

"When it's time to die, you die. You can take the safest pill in the world and you can die. It doesn't matter if you have lots of money when the time has come."

– Guillermo Mavisoy, Colombian shaman
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