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Students join staff to protest pensions at universities across the region

Students joined staff at the University of Bath to protest pensions. Credit: ITV News

Students are joining University of Bath staff on campus to protest over plans to change lecturers' pensions.

A week long strike continues at both Bristol and Bath Universities after the University and College Union rejected the latest proposal to resolve the dispute were rejected.

The union plans a further fortnight's action to target at exams and assessment.

Bath Half Marathon cancelled due to the snow

The Bath Half Marathon has been cancelled due to the snow.

The race was due to take place on Sunday.

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Runners are being offered a refund on their entry fees as organisers said there was no hope of rescheduling.

Sadly, it is not possible to simply postpone the race to a future date. A big 'closed road' participation event such as ours can't be easily re-scheduled, it is not like re-booking a spectator event in a fixed venue.

– Andrew Taylor, Race Director


Bath's Lizzie Yarnold wins gold at Winter Olympics

Lizzie Yarnold Credit: PA

Bath's Lizzie Yarnold has won gold in the skeleton at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, while teammate Laura Deas - who also trains in Bath - took the bronze.

It makes Lizzy Yarnold the first British athlete to successfully defend her Olympic title.

It's also the first time two Team GB athletes have been in the top three in the same event at the Winter Olympics.

Student death no longer being treated as criminal investigation

Alex Green died at Southmead Hopsital last year. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The death of University of Bath student Alex Green is no longer being treated as a criminal investigation.

Alex, 22, was found unconscious at a bus stop in Westmoreland Road, off Lower Bristol Road in Bath, in the early hours of Saturday 30 September last year.

He died at Southmead Hospital three days later from internal head injuries.

Following an exhaustive inquiry, we’ve reached the stage where we’re no longer treating Alex’s death as a criminal act.

His family have been updated on this development.

We’ll continue to carry out enquiries on behalf of the Coroner’s Office.

I’d like to thank the public and the media for their help with our previous appeals and our sympathies remain very much with Alex’s family.

– Lead officer DI Dom Graham
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