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BBC Points West reports on the Clevedon Crypto concerns

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Thousands of people living in Clevedon will have to keep boiling their water throughout the weekend after a potentially dangerous parasite was found in the supply.

Schools were closed and shops sold out of bottled water today after it was announced Cryptosporidium had been found.

It was first discovered on Wednesday afternoon but it wasn't until 24 hours later that members of the public were told.

Appeal over man wanted for making threats to kill

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Avon and Somerset Police said the incident happened on New Year’s Day in Hartcliffe, Bristol.

"He’s described as white, 5ft 10ins, of proportionate build, with blue eyes, shaven receding grey hair and a small scar on his upper lip," a force spokesperson added.

The history behind some of Bristol's pubs

Cambridge Arms
Bristol Archives
The Cambridge Arms

The list of eight pubs in Bristol that have been given protection from planning development offer some interesting notes from history.

Councillor Nicola Beech said many of the pubs on the list are "hidden gems".

  • The Avonmouth Tavern was designed by the eccentric architect Frederick Bligh Bond, who owned a pet lemur
  • A blue plaque has been put on the wall of The George Inn as it was where the Masonic Lodge of Jehosaphat first met in 1791
  • The Three Crowns in Blackswarth Road closed suddenly in October but has also been listed due to a community campaign to reopen it. The pub dates back to the Reign of William IV

Matt Weeks, new manager of The Cambridge Arms, said he hopes being on the list will help him understand more of the history of the pub and where it came from.

Queen's Head
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The Queen's Head
George Inn
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The George Inn
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Gloucester secure a European Challenge Cup quarter-final place, scoring six tries in their Pool Three win over Agen.

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Wiltshire MP against decision to close mental health crisis beds

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Robert Buckland, the South Swindon MP, says plans to temporarily close mental health beds in Swindon and Salisbury should be scrapped.

NHS England has confirmed the crisis beds at Sandalwood Court in Swindon and Fountain Way in Salisbury will be replaced for a year by spaces in Devizes, while a permanent plan is finalised.

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The MP for South Swindon says the consultation process has been mismanaged.

Council compiles list of city's protected pubs

Highbury Vaults
The Highbury Vaults is one of the pubs on the list

Eight pubs in Bristol have been put on a list to protect them from future planning developments.

The buildings on the list, which are of historical interest, include The Merchant’s Arms on Stapleton Road, The George in Shirehampton and Highbury Vaults on Cotham Hill.

Councillor Nicola Beech said closures are an issue across Bristol as pubs are "an established feature of many communities".

She said they are often architecturally distinctive, or historically important in their own right.

"This is a celebration of some of the city’s most interesting examples,” she added.

The entries were nominated by the public and then assessed by an independent panel.

Nomadic 'Pavement Poet' travels the world

Watch: See Danny Rowland, from Swindon, in action

For the past five years Danny Rowland has travelled the world writing thousands of poems on pavements.

Originally from Swindon, he's been in every English county, plus Scotland, Wales, France, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands and Spain.

On a visit to Oxford he said he thinks his poetry is more accessible than that found in books, and his work appeals to young people.

Pair who ran three brothels jailed

Christina Motta (left) and Martin Cheetham
Avon and Somerset Police

Two people have been jailed after admitting running brothels in Bristol, Oxford and Milton Keynes.

Martin Cheetham and Christina Motta, both from Milton Keynes, pleaded guilty to running brothels and controlling prostitution for gain between November 2015 and April 2016.

Appearing at Bristol Crown Court, Motta, 35, was jailed for 18 months while Cheetham, 42, was sentenced to 12 months.

Police said the pair made more than £24,000 in four months.

Police federation 'hugely disappointed' at chief constable exit

The news of Mike Veales expected exit from Wiltshire Police to become the new chief constable of Cleveland Police has been met with a strong reaction from the police federation in Wiltshire:

Mike Veale was one of the best chief constables of my 17 years at Wiltshire Police. Cleveland’s gain is Wiltshire’s loss. Hugely disappointed in the PCC, it is extraordinary that the PCC in Cleveland can see to appoint Mike Veale as chief but our own could not.

David IbbottChair, Wiltshire Police Federation

Why was Mike Veale's contract not renewed?

Dan O'Brien

Political reporter, BBC Wiltshire

Mike Veale's contract as Wiltshire Police's chief constable expires this Summer.

The Police and Crime Commissioner's (PCC) office tells me "informal discussions were ongoing" before Mr Veale took up the job offer from Cleveland Police.

Big questions remain as to why Angus Macpherson, the Wiltshire PCC, didn't crack on as he's now lost his chief with no obvious successor.

Several sources are furious at this apparently avoidable move.

Publicly, the chief is wishing everyone well and the PCC is wishing him luck.

Sources close to the force tell me there's been much frustration behind the scenes.

As recently as last week, the PCC was sent a letter by four Wiltshire MPs - a letter I've seen a copy of - urging him to "move swiftly to end the uncertainty and extend his contract" and not let Operation Conifer publicity lead to force losing him.

They'll be angry with the PCC.

In this letter the MPs praised the Wiltshire Police performance and efficiency ratings since Mr Veale took over.

But the hunt for a new chief now begins.

Non of this, of course, can be separated from the Edward Heath sex abuse investigation, Operation Conifer, for which Mr Veale consistently defended the need to take allegations seriously but which lead to huge public criticism of the supposed 'witch hunt'.

The fact Mr Veale is moving on to run another force, and not being 'retired off' as perhaps some would have thought, does bring into question why he shouldn't have kept his job in Wiltshire, as is clearly seen as still capable of running a force with its share of challenges.

'Difficult decision' for police chief

Mike Veale
Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police has confirmed Chief Constable Mike Veale has accepted the transfer to Cleveland Police, subject to approval.

It has been a very difficult decision to make, after serving here in Wiltshire for 13 years and the wider West Country for almost 34 years. However, I feel it is the right time for a new challenge and it is for that reason that I plan to make this move. I would like to publicly thank my officers and staff for their unwavering support for me during my tenure as Wiltshire Police chief constable.

Mike VealeChief Constable, Wiltshire Police

Police chief 'put forward an exciting and compelling vision'

Mike Veale

Mike Veale has been named as the preferred candidate to be Cleveland Police's new chief constable.

Mr Veale has led Wiltshire Police since June 2015.

Barry Coppinger, Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner, proposed the new appointment following an interview, although his decision has to be approved by the Police and Crime Panel which meets on 23 January.

Mike has enjoyed a distinguished policing career with extensive experience as a chief police officer including several years in the rank of chief constable. He has faced extremely difficult and complex policing challenges and has never shied away from taking tough decisions in the best interests of justice. In interview, Mike put forward an exciting and compelling vision for the future of policing in Cleveland and how he would work with public and partners to deliver this vision.

Barry CoppingerPolice and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland

BreakingWiltshire Police chief is to quit

Mike Veale, the chief constable of Wiltshire Police, has been named as the preferred candidate for the vacant chief's position with Cleveland Police.

If selected by the Police and Crime Panel, which meets on 23rd January, he will leave Wiltshire and move to Middlesbrough.

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