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Terrorist from Devon who tried to blow up restaurant in Exeter dies

A young British terrorist who tried to blow up a restaurant with a homemade nail bomb after he was groomed by extremists online has died in prison.

30 year old Nicky Reilly carried three glass bottles packed with explosives into the Giraffe restaurant in Exeter, Devon, in May 2008.

Nicky Reilly, home grown terrorist who tried to blow up an Exeter restaurant dies Credit: PA News

He was the only person injured when he accidentally set off one of the devices in the toilets.

It is thought he was serving a jail term in Broadmoor. News of his death has been confirmed by his family.

Bristol to Brussels: Wednesday's cancelled flights

Flights to Brussels from Bristol Airport have been cancelled following yesterday's explosions in the Belgian capital which killed at least 34 people.

Security remains on high alert at the terminal building after the UK's own terror threat was raised yesterday.

For now the following flights are listed as cancelled on the Bristol airport website - passengers are advised to check for updates before they travel:


  • 06:05 Flight number SN 2056 - cancelled
  • 10:40 Flight number SN 2058 - cancelled
  • 17:30 Flight number SN 2060 - cancelled


  • 10:05 Flight number SN 2055 - cancelled
  • 17:00 Flight number SN 2057 - cancelled
  • 21:35 Flight number SN 2059 - cancelled


Somerset school under fire for cancelling trips to Europe over terrorism fears

A school in Somerset has come under fire from parents after cancelling trips to France and Germany next July because of the risk of terrorism on the continent.

Kingsmead School in Wiveliscombe was due to take 60 eleven and twelve year olds on the annual trip to help them learn French and German.

They're now looking for an alternative in England. Our Somerset correspondent, David Woodland, has this exclusive report.

Bristol's Muslim community organise vigil for victims of Paris attacks

A minutes silence was held across the South West.

The Muslim community in Bristol have organised a candle-lit vigil for all faiths and backgrounds this evening, to show solidarity with the victims of the Paris attacks.

6pm, November 17
College Green, Bristol
Open to people of all faiths and political backgrounds

The city's Mayor George Ferguson and other political leaders are expected to attend.

It's after the management and Imaam's of Easton Jamia Masjid, Bristol's biggest mosque, released a statement saying they have been shocked and saddened by the attacks on innocent people in France.

We strongly condemn the terrorist atrocities in France, these sickening crimes are an attack against all of humanity.

As a local Muslim place of worship we send our condolences from our local community and congregation to the people of France.

During this very dark hour they will see compassion and solidarity from around the world.


Bristol's tribute: British victim of Paris terror attack had worked at Colston Hall

A British rock fan who died in the Paris attacks had worked at Bristol venue Colston Hall on a number of occasions.

36-year-old Nick Alexander, who has been described as a "devoted man" who was "everybody's best friend", was selling merchandise in the Bataclan concert hall on Friday night when he was one of more than 80 people believed to have been killed in the attack.

Nick Alexander had worked in Bristol's Colston Hall a number of times Credit: Family

[Nick] always had a smile on his face and had a great sense of humour. Nick had a good rapport with the staff at Colston Hall and was always straight-forward and professional.

He will be sadly missed across the industry.

– Colston Hall statement


'The staff at Bristol Music Trust would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of those killed and injured in the recent Paris attacks.

Particularly we pay our respects to Nick Alexander, who was murdered at Bataclan Concert Hall on Friday night.

Nick had been coming to Colston Hall for many years, working on merchandise for a variety of bands and artists.

He always had a smile on his face and had a great sense of humour. Nick had a good rapport with the staff at Colston Hall and was always straight-forward and professional. He will be sadly missed across the industry.

Our thoughts are with his family.'

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