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Police investigate fatal fire in Weston-Super-Mare

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Avon Fire & Rescue Service is carrying out a joint investigation with Avon and Somerset Police following a fire in Worle in which a man died.

Three fire engines from Weston-super-Mare Fire Station were called to deal with an incident at a flat in Becket Road.

Four firefighters in breathing apparatus searched the flat and found the body of a man inside.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Families of abused pupils apply for compensation

The families of children abused by their teacher at a school in North Somerset have applied to the local council for compensation.

Primary school teacher Nigel Leat was jailed indefinitely last year after he was convicted of abusing five girls, hile he worked at Hillside First School in Worle. Some were as young as six years old.

Claims have been received in relation to the Leat case and they are being handled by the council's insurers.

– Nick Yates, North Somerset Council

The head teacher in charge of the school when the abuse took place, Christopher Hood, has been banned from teaching indefinitely.

Former head teacher banned from teaching

The former head teacher of a Primary School in North Somerset where pupils were abused by another member of staff has been banned from teaching.

Christopher Hood was in charge of Hillside First School in Worle, where teacher Nigel Leat abused children as young as six for up to 14 years.

Hood was warned of the abuse ten times. A professional conduct panel said he failed in his responsibilities and banned him from teaching indefinitely.

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