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Toll lodge on Bath bridge 'significantly damaged' by accident

The lodge was damaged by a vehicle colliding with it early this morning. Credit: Rosie Marteau

The toll lodge on Cleveland Bridge in Bath is significantly damaged after an accident early this morning.

The A36 Bathwick Street is closed in both directions.

Authorities say a single vehicle was involved and it collided with several bollards and a nearby building.

Bath & North East Somerset Council say highways engineers hope to reopen one lane over the bridge with temporary traffic signals at lunchtime.

These are expected to remain in place throughout this evenings rush hour.

Traffic is very heavy and drivers are advised to the avoid this route.

The council say that despite the incident the bridge is still structurally sound.

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Terror attack witness: vehicle was 'tearing down' busy Barcelona district

A young woman from Bath has told ITV West Country the atmosphere in Barcelona following a recent terror attack has left the city "eery" and "very unsettling".

Anna Freeman recently moved to Barcelona from London, and lives "20 seconds away" from where a vehicle mowed down locals and tourists, killing 13 and injuring more than 100.

Her housemate was at the scene of the attack, on Las Ramblas, where he saw the van "tearing down" along the pavement, although he managed to run to safety, he saw "bodies laying on the ground" and "people in panic":

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10-feet-high wall collapses on man in Corston village

The injured man might have been working on the wall when it collapsed. Credit: ITV West Country

A man has been injured after a 10-feet-high wall fell on him near Bath.

Emergency crews were called to Wells Road in the village of Corston just before 10am this morning, Wednesday 9 August.

The man is believed to have been working on the wall when it partially collapsed.

He has been taken to the Royal United Hospital with a chest injury.

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