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Avon & Somerset's new Chief Constable Andy Marsh to start work today

The new Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police Andy Marsh. Credit: ITV News

The new Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police begins his stint in the role today.

Andy Marsh is the fourth man in four years to take control of the force. He replaces Nick Gargan who was suspended last year and found guilty of eight counts of misconduct.

Marsh is also making British policing history as his wife, Nikki Watson, is part of his senior team.

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RNLI saved hundreds of lives in South West during 2015

The RNLI has released figures which show it saved hundreds of lives over the past year around the region's coastline.

145 people were saved lifeboat crews and lifeguards while more than 1500 were rescued by lifeboats, nearly 13,000 received emergency help on South West beaches. The busiest lifeboat stations were Plymouth and Falmouth.

Francesca Carpenter reports.

Controversial Hinkley Point decision delayed again

A decision on a planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset has been delayed again.

An artist's impression of the how the new Hinkley Point C station will look Credit: PA

The French energy firm EDF has yet to make a final announcement on whether it will go ahead with the £18billion project, despite securing investment from China last year.

A meeting due to take place today has been cancelled. The board was due to meet in Paris to decide this afternoon but the meeting's been cancelled.

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