Bristol and Weston move described as a "big step" to solving overnight closure of Weston A&E.Read more
|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|John Penrose||Votes 29,982||header_vote_share 53.1||Net percentage change in seats +5.2|
|Timothy Taylor||Votes 18,438||header_vote_share 32.7||Net percentage change in seats +14.4|
|Mike Bell||Votes 5,175||header_vote_share 9.2||Net percentage change in seats -1.3|
|Helen Hims||Votes 1,932||header_vote_share 3.4||Net percentage change in seats -14.4|
|Suneil Basu||Votes 888||header_vote_share 1.6||Net percentage change in seats -3.4|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and CON majority
A proposal to allow property owners to increase the height of buildings without seeking planning permission, from Weston-super-Mare's MP, has drawn praise from the Chancellor in his budget.
John Penrose was thanked in the budget speech for his "ideas on how to tackle the challenge of the housing market".
He had written to the Chancellor outlining the "Build Up Not Out" scheme as a way of easing housing pressures.
His proposal has been backed by four of the UK's largest social housing providers.
It is unclear whether the scheme will become part of the government's new housing plans.
For all those travelling to the South West this evening...
Women over 35 would not be eligible for fertility treatment on the NHS in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, under new proposals.
The local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) are asking for people's views on plans to halve the number of couples they offer treatment to, to save NHS money.
The CCGs suggest changing the age criteria - from women aged 18 up to the age of 40 - to a five-year age "window" between 30 and 35.
Professor Simon Fishel pioneered IVF in the UK, when he enabled the first test-tube baby to be born. He says the proposals go against decades of battles.
A primary school teacher from Weston-super-Mare, who watched a live stream of a six-year-old boy being raped, has been jailed.
Wayne Brookes joined 45 other paedophiles online to watch the abuse being streamed live from America.
Bristol Crown Court heard he also used the site to watch a recording of a six-month-old baby being abused.
Brookes, 43, admitted four charges of making indecent images of children and was jailed for 20 months.
A&E departments in South Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset will start 'clinical streaming' in the next few months.
With 60,000 patients in the area unnecessarily seeking A & E care last year, the departments have been under immense pressure.
The pilot for the sifting scheme was stopped after a patient was sent to see a Brisdoc GP instead of A&E and died after a blood clot was missed.
Following the death of Bristol man Dave Birtwhistle, the system has been changed and an A&E doctor or nurse will direct patients to where they should be treated and will also take a full set of observations to assist the decision.
The new system will be in place in the Autumn.
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Change compared with 2010