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Medieval pub badly damaged by fire

The New Inn pub was built in 1450. Credit: ITV News

One of Gloucester's oldest pubs has been badly damaged by fire overnight.

The New Inn pub on Northgate street was built in 1450 with a timber frame.

50 guests who were staying in the pub's accommodation had to be evacuated in the early hours of the morning.

10 fire engines tackled the fire which is believed to have started in the store room and caused damage to 20 per cent of the grade 1 listed building.

It is believed the blaze broke out at around 1am and one crew has stayed on the scene for the morning.

The city's Northgate and Southgate streets remain closed while investigators examine the pub and determine the cause of the fire.

WWII device found in Gloucester

Gloucestershire Police have been called to reports that a World War II device. Credit: PA

Gloucestershire Police have been called to reports that a World War II device had been found at a building site on St Ann Way in Gloucester.

The item was found in a site which is directly behind the Sainsbury's supermarket.

St Ann Way and the supermarket car park have been cordoned off and members of the public are asked to avoid the area.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit (EOD) has been informed.

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