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Bath's Lib Dem prospective candidate pulls out of 2017 election

Jay Risbridger was the Liberal Democrat's parliamentary candidate for Bath. Credit: @JayRisbridger

The Liberal Democrats prospective candidate for the Bath Constituency in June's election has pulled out.

Jay Risbridger runs a business in the area and the party says he is finding new premises and cannot focus on both.

Bath is a high profile target seat for the Liberal Democrats. In the Last election in 2015 Ben Howlett won the seat for the Conservatives - before that it had been Lib Dem since 1992.

The announcement comes just a day after Daisy Benson withdrew herself as Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesperson for Yeovil - citing personal reasons.

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Fire breaks out in Bath city centre

The fire broke out in the home above a restaurant just before 1pm onCharles Street. Credit: Joan Sharp

A flat fire has broken out in Bath, closing many roads in the centre of the city.

The fire broke out in the home above a restaurant just before 1pm, closing Charles Street and Monmouth Place to drivers.

First Bus says its services have been affected - and warned delays would hit journeys.

Credit: Joan Sharp

Man victim of racial attack in Bath

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Credit: PA Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 21-year-old man was assaulted in Bath on Sunday 2nd April.

A man and woman attacked him near a cashpoint outside Sainsbury's in Kingsmead Square at around 11pm.

The victim was racially abused and suffered injuries to his face during the incident.

Officers would like anyone who may have any information to get in touch.

  • Call PC Ross Cudd on 101 - ref: 5217072839

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Smoke over Bath as firefighters tackle centre blaze

Manvers Street has been closed off Credit: Sam Bradley

Firefighters have been tackling a burning building in the centre of Bath.

It's believed the fire started shortly before 2pm in a top floor flat.

Police closed off Manvers Street and smoke could be seen above the city.

Firecrews from Bath, Hicksgate, Kingswood (Yate) and Bedminster all attended.

Emergency services say the incident is ongoing.

Firefighters over the roof tops. Credit: @BathStagShop

Smoke drifted over the pitch as Bath Rugby took on Brie at the Rec.

Pierrepont street blocked by fire crews. Credit: @BathStagShop
The view from a city centre shop. Credit: @BathStagShop
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