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Glastonbury Tor undergoes repairs

Repairs will be made to the top of the Tor to repair erosion. Credit: ITV West Country

A helicopter will lift forty tonnes of aggregate to the top of Glastonbury Tor, in order to repair the erosion.

The repairs will be done today, 18 October, and is expected to take around six hours.

The work has been organised by the National Trust, who hope the protective measures will last a number of years.

The erosion is said to have been caused by the thousands of visitors to the hill.

Inquest into man shot dead by police near M5 adjourned

Spencer Ashworth's body was identified by his mother. Credit: SWNS

The inquest into the death of a man who was shot dead by armed police in Portishead has been adjourned to next year, 2018.

29-year-old Spencer Ashworth was shot by Avon and Somerset Police firearms officers on the A369 Portbury Hundred shortly after 9.30am on Wednesday, 27 September.

An inquest into the death of Ashworth, who was a courier driver, was opened and adjourned.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into the circumstances around the shooting is ongoing.

Cricketer James Hildreth to walk 130 miles for Children's Hospice

James Hildreth plays for Somerset County Cricket Club. Credit: PA

Cricketer James Hildreth will be trading in his bat for his walking boots today, 18 October.

The Somerset County Cricket Club batsman will begin a 130mile walk in aid of the Children's Hospice South West.

He will set off from the Little Bridge House in Barnstable, along the South West Coastal Path to Little Harbour in St Austell

He aims to arrive in Cornwall on Saturday, 21 October.


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