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Red Cross International unit to leave Bristol

The British Red Cross in Bristol is saying goodbye to the international warehouse and its staff after 12 years.

The international emergency response unit warehouse is moving to bigger premises in Northamptonshire.

The move will free up space for locally-based Red Cross services, including a larger suite of first aid training rooms.

The Red Cross’s other health and social care and emergency response services remain unaffected.

John Cunningham at the Red Cross warehouse Credit: Red Cross

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Red Cross helps patients get through the snow

The treacherous driving conditions are causing problems for many. The Red Cross has been using four by four vehicles to get through the snow in Somerset so patients can keep vital hospital appointments.

As our Somerset correspondent David Woodland reports, most Red Cross drivers are volunteers and they've had to borrow four-wheel drives to help those who need it most.