Live updates


RNLI warns 'boats could have their keels ripped off' at Minehead harbour

Minehead Harbour Credit: ITV News

The RNLI is warning that Minehead harbour is becoming dangerous because thousands of tons of stones have been washed into the entrance.

Yachts are likely to lose their keels unless the stone is removed and mud will build up behind it. The lifeguard have already had to rescue one man who became stuck.

The ridge has been built by the prevailing tides which push hundreds of tons of pebbles along the coast each year. It's a problem which isn't going to go away.

The RNLI say West Somerset Council has made the problem worse at the harbour by dumping pebbles in the wrong place:

"We believe it is a real hazard to shipping now and it should either be removed or marked on the charts. Our big worry is what happens if it's here next summer and we get visiting yachts coming in who won't know it is here, will try to sail across it, when the tide appears to be in and are going to end up having their keels ripped off."


Tanis Bandhari murder: accused changes plea to guilty

Tanis Bhandari Credit: Irving of Exeter

One of two men accused of the murder of Plymouth man Tanis Bhandari has changed his plea to guilty.

Tanis Bhandari died after he was attacked while leaving a pub in Tamerton Foliot in the early hours of New Year's Day this year.

Ryan Williams had denied murder along with Donald Pemberton. Williams has now admitted the offence, along with four other charges.- three counts of wounding with intent and one of ABH.

His co-defendant Donald Pemberton denies all charges.


Load more updates