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Three arrested after alleged armed robbery

Three arrested after suspected armed robbery Credit: Google Maps

Three people have been arrested following an armed robbery in Radstock on Thursday night. Police say two men entered the McColls newsagents on Fortescue Road shortly after 10:30pm. They allegedly threatened the two shop assistants and stole a quantity of cash and stamps. Police say both men were carrying knives and were both wearing masks.

Two men, both aged 23, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery. A 33 year old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with this incident. All three currently remain in police custody.

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Police search for missing 15 year old girl

Kelly Keen Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

A 15 year old girl has gone missing from Radstock.

Kelly Keen was last seen leaving her home at around 7.45pm on Tuesday 22 March. She could be in the Radstock or Midsomer Norton area.

Description:

  • white
  • about 5ft 1in
  • medium build
  • long blonde hair
  • last seen wearing dark clothing

We’re concerned for Kelly’s welfare so are keen to find her as soon as possible.

– Avon & Somerset Police

Kelly could be in the Radstock or Midsomer Norton area.

If you’ve seen her please call 999 and quote reference 5216062249.

If you have information about where she may be, please call 101 and quote the same reference number.

Writhlington student elected to UK Youth Parliament

Deputy MYP George Aylett (third from left) and MYP Edward Joseph (fourth from left) Credit: Cllr Nathan Hartley

A 16-year-old student from Writhlington School in Radstock has been elected to represent young people across Bath and North East Somerset.

5,702 young people took part in the Youth Parliament elections and the votes were counted last night.

Edward Joseph got 1,360 votes and was elected the authority's Member of Youth Parliament while George Aylett from Ralph Allen School, who got 1,157, is his deputy.

The count underway last night at the Guildhall Credit: Cllr Nathan Hartley

Edward will serve for a year and his role will include organising local events and running campaigns. He'll also attend the UK Youth Parliament and take part in a Commons Debate.

Teenager's cancer went undiagnosed for years

The family of a teenager who died after her cancer went undiagnosed for almost two years spoke today of the tragedy.

Natasha Simmonds from Radstock near Bath, was seen by medics 24 times in the last year of her life, but no one spotted she had cancer and a tumour until it was too late. When she was finally diagnosed she had just 11 days to live. David Woodland reports.

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40th anniversary of the end of coal mining in Somerset

Miners working in the Somerset coalfield Credit: ITV News West Country

It's 40 years since the last coalpit in Somerset closed.

Former miners and their families are meeting in Radstock today to mark the anniversary.

The annual reunion is taking place at Radstock Museum, which celebrates the history of the Somerset coalfield.

Exhibits there reveal how hard - and dangerous - the life of a miner was in the 1900s.

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