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Radio station made four more calls to hospital

Mel Greig arrives at today's inquest Credit: ITV News

An Australian radio station which made a prank call to nurses treating the Duchess of Cambridge during her first pregnancy made four further calls to the hospital, an inquest heard today.

Jacintha Saldanha, 46, from Bristol was found dead in her nursing accommodation shortly after staff were tricked into revealing details of Kate's stay at London's King Edward VII Hospital in December 2012. Kate was being treated for acute morning sickness at the time.

One of the DJs who made the prank call, Mel Greig, voluntarily attended the inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Her representative told the hearing that she was prepared to give evidence if it would assist the family.

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Chard sex offender jailed for six and a half years

Nigel Bargery has been jailed for six and a half years Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

A 54-year-old man from Chard has been jailed for six-and-a-half years for carrying out a series of sexual offences against two girls and possessing more than 2,500 indecent images of children.

Nigel Stephen Bargery, of Langdon Close, admitted a series of offences and was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court earlier today

The sexual offences were committed against two girls between October 2011 and August 2013, at properties in Taunton and Bridgwater. They were first reported to police in late summer 2013.

Nigel Bargery is a manipulative and devious offender.

“He abused these two girls over a lengthy spell of time and manipulated situations to make sure he had time alone with them.

“When he was arrested, his car and home address were searched and a number of computers were seized.

“They were examined by our High-Tech Crime Unit and were found to contain more than 2,500 indecent images of children, some at the highest level of seriousness.

“Although he didn’t admit to the sexual offences in interview, he entered guilty pleas at court demonstrating the strength of evidence against him.

“I’d like to praise the victims for showing tremendous strength in speaking about the abuse they’ve suffered and I’m glad they have been spared the ordeal of giving evidence in court.”

– Det Con Darren Lipscomb

Hoax DJ is in court at Saldanha inquest

Mel Greig, the Australia DJ in attending the inquest in London Credit: Southern Cross Austereo Sydney/AAP/Press Association Images

Mel Greig, one of the Australian DJ's involved in the prank phone to the King Edward the 7th Hospital in London pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles is at the inquest of Bristol nurse Jacintha Saldanha in London. The inquest is expected to last two days. Before her arrival at the court she tweeted that she would answer any questions that the Saldanha family may have.

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Inquest into death of nurse who was prank called

The funeral service of nurse Jacintha Saldanha at her hometown Shirva, near Mangalore in southwest India in 2012. Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The inquest begins today into the death of a nurse from Bristol who died after taking a hoax call at the hospital caring for the Duchess of Cambridge during her first pregnancy.

Jacintha Saldanha was found dead in her living quarters three days after two Australian DJs Micheal Christian and Mel Greig called King Edward the 7th Hospital in London pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles. The inquest is expected to last two days.

Snipers at Bristol airport as NATO heads of state arrive

Snipers on the roof at Bristol airport as NATO heads of state arrive Credit: ITV West Country/David Woodland

There has been a strong security presence at Bristol airport ahead of the NATO Summit which begins today.

Heads of state have been arriving this morning, including President of the EU Commission Jose Barraso.

President of the EU Commission Jose Barroso Credit: ITV West Country/David Woodland
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Credit: ITV West Country/David Woodland
Hungary's president arrives with his delegation Credit: ITV West Country/David Woodland
Polish President arrives Credit: ITV West Country/David Woodland

Security at Bristol Airport as NATO heads of state arrive

Security at Bristol Airport as NATO heads of state arrive Credit: ITV West Country/David Woodland

Bristol Airport prepares to welcome heads of state to the West for the NATO Summit which begins at the Celtic Manor Resort near Newport today.

Vice Lord lieutenant's tells itv 'to imagine I am Her Majesty The Queen' Credit: ITV West Country/David Woodland

The Vice Lord lieutenant's tells ITV 'to imagine I am Her Majesty The Queen'.

It is his job to represent the monarch when greeting Heads of State at Bristol airport this morning.

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