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Bristol woman wins insurance battle over Thai assault

Megan Ogden was assaulted on the first night of her holiday in Thailand Credit: ITV News

A holidaymaker from Bristol who was hospitalised after being assaulted in Thailand has won an eight-month battle with her insurance company, which initially refused to meet her claim.

Nat West told Megan Ogden she could have carried on with her holiday, despite needing dental treatment and stitches.

Megan and two friends were attacked in their hotel room on the first night of a three-week trip to the Far East. The attacker was never caught.


Man and woman re-arrested over Bruton hit and run

84-year-old David Hick was on his way to the shops with his dogs when he was killed

Police investigating the death of a pensioner in a hit and run in Bruton in Somerset have re-arrested a 46-year-old man and 31-year-old woman from Somerset.

84-year-old David Hick died after the crash in Cole Road on 14 October.

Police say the man and woman have been released on police bail pending further enquiries and so the Crown Prosecution Service can be consulted over prosecution advice for them and a second man - from the London area - who was previously arrested.

They also want the driver of a dark coloured new-style VW Golf to come forward. It was driving along Cole Road just before the collision at 8.23pm, travelling from the direction of Sexey’s School towards the town centre.

Researchers probe Somerset WW1 memorial mystery

Thorne's name, as it appears on the Yeovil war memorial. Credit: ITV News

Researchers in Somerset are trying to solve the mystery of a man whose name appears on the war memorial in Yeovil.

They know he ('T. Thorne') died in World War One but all other information was thought to have been lost.

Now a photograph has be found and they are hoping, with the public's help, to build up the story of who he was.

We've got one part of the puzzle because we know his name and what he looks like. It's just finding those other people that fit in the background who can make the connections. We have a face of him in the photograph, but we want to see what was he like as a person? Does anyone know him? So we can remember him as fully as we can.

– Joseph Lewis, Community Heritage Access Centre
Thorn (second from left) in the newly-discovered photograph. Credit: ITV News

HMS Somerset arrives in Avonmouth this morning

HMS Somerset will sail into Avonmouth this morning. The 133-metre frigate will dock for four days and celebrate its twentieth birthday with a reception this evening.

Students from the region will be welcomed aboard and given a unique insight into life in the Navy. Members of the ship's crew will also be involved in Remembrance Day events across the county.

HMS Somerset on a previous visit to Avonmouth. Credit: PA

Special events to mark Bristol Poppy Day today

Poppies in production. Credit: PA

Special events will be taking place around Bristol for the city's Poppy Day today.

Volunteers will set up across the city to sell poppies for the Royal British Legion.

Olive Cook, the oldest known poppy collector will be a special guest, along with the last surviving crew member of the Dambuster raids - Johnny Johnson.


Vulnerable Gloucestershire schoolboy goes missing

A 14-year-old schoolboy from Coln House Special School, Fairford, has gone missing.

Rhys Dando was last seen at 1pm today as he walked out of school.

Rhys is described as white, well built (stocky) with short brown hair and was wearing a Navy blue Coln House top, black trousers but no shoes.

He is regarded as vulnerable.

If anyone spots Rhys or has seen him today, they are asked to contact Gloucestershire Police via or 999 (as their 101 number isn't working at the moment), quoting incident no. 250 of 05/11/14.

Fred West's only survivor speaks out after 20 years

It is twenty years since the arrest of Fred and Rosemary West and the start of one of the biggest mass-murder cases this country has seen.

In 1994, police began digging in the garden of 25, Cromwell Street in Gloucester and went on to discover 12 sets of human remains in various locations.

Now the only living survivor to escape from the couple has spoken about her experience as part of a new documentary.

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