A new cabinet member for early years, children and youth has been appointed at Bath and North East Somerset Council after the resignation of the authority's deputy leader Councillor Nathan Hartley.
His Liberal Democrat colleague Councillor Dine Romero, who is the deputy mayor of Bath and who represents Southdown, will replace him at the cabinet table.
Mr Hartley quit the cabinet after being caught drink-driving. No announcement has yet been made as to who will become number two to leader Councillor Paul Crossley.
An historic saddle used by Queen Elizabeth I and once owned by writer Miles Kington, who joked it held a bizarre and terrible curse, is expected to fetch more than £10,000 at auction.
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The emerald green quilted saddlecloth, used by the Virgin Queen on a Royal visit to Bristol in 1574, will go under the hammer at auctioneer Dreweatts' sale of militaria at Donnington Priory near Newbury on September 26.
Mr Kington, a celebrated columnist who wrote for The Times, The Independent and Punch, lived at Limpley Stoke, and died from cancer four years ago, aged 66.
A man who died in a picnic area just off the A46 north of Bath has been named as 44-year-old Paul Lowe, from Winterbourne, in South Gloucestershire.
Police who were called to the Tormarton site last month had arrested another man on suspicion of murder, but the investigation ended when it was confirmed Mr Lowe had died of natural causes.
The developers behind contentious proposals to extend the Tesco Express store and build six new homes in Weston High Street are organising a public meeting next week.
The meeting will be held at the All Saints Centre in High Street, Weston at 7.30pm on Wednesday.