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  1. Updates for Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare on Wednesday, 6 April 2016

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Sunny spells with the odd April shower

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The cloud will continue to break this afternoon with some sunny spells with the risk of the odd rogue shower.

These will increase throught this evening with the possibility of some heavy and thundery bursts.

We're back tomorrow from 7am but don't forget BBC Radio Bristol is hosting the second of its Bristol mayoral debates at 9am. 

There will be more details here on how you can get involved first thing.

Neil Warnock speaks out... and you tell us what you think

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It was a hard-fought one-all draw last night at Ashton Gate. 

But it's Rotherham manager Neil Warnock's post-match comments that are attracting attention.  

You've been telling us what you think on our Facebook page.

Brian Binding says Warnock is known for his "outrageous views". 

"It's ironic he should say Johnson wrote something outrageous. The pot calling the kettle black." - something Sandra Isom agrees with.

Paul Curtis writes: "Warnock is a top wind up merchant....no one takes him seriously."

While Andy Gait said: "I'm no City fan, but this is nothing more than asking for the fans to be the 12th man and to get behind the team, Dodgy bit of political spin from Warnock there."

Herron leaving Bath Rugby for Ulster

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"He has undoubted potential, an array of skills and line-breaking ability."

That's how Ulster director of rugby Les Kiss has described fly-half Brett Herron, after the former England Under-18 international was signed from Bath.

The 20-year-old made his debut for Bath United in 2014 but did not break into the first-team squad.

Dogs and microchips: the law

From today owners who haven't had their dogs microchipped could face a fine up to £500.

The chip is implanted between a dog's shoulder blades in a procedure which takes a few minutes.

The BBC has visited one of the city's vets to see one owner get his dog microchipped.

Do your know these men? CCTV shows trio searching house as owners slept upstairs

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Hapless burglars have been caught stealing property from a house in Emersons Green - while the owners slept upstairs.

Police say two of the men can be seen in the covert footage and are appealing for anyone who recognises them to come forward.

A number of electrical items, including three laptops, a handbag, wallets and a set of car keys were stolen during the burglary which happened at 3am on Friday, 25 March .   

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Bristol CIty's new stand praised... 'but can we have some hot showers please'

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Despite the off-pitch row between Rotherham manager Neil Warnock and Bristol City's Lee Johnson, the Millers boss was really impressed by City's "fantastic" new stand.

"That was really brilliant for me, I could hear everything I shouted on and they could hear me - usually I get drowned [out] at Bristol," he said.

"I just hope they can put some hot showers in dressing room when they finish the stand".

I've never had a hot shower yet when I've been here for 10 years. I could get a sponsor for them if they want to put them in the away dressing room.

Can you stack cups as fast as this Bristol lad can?

Eleven-year-old Finn Browne from Bristol has come 10th in the World Sport Stacking Championships in his age category in Germany. 

He took up the sport around a year ago, which involves stacking plastic cups in specific sequences, as quickly as possible. 

He came in to the BBC Radio Bristol studios this morning to show Emma Britton how it's done.

Press victims 'betrayed' by law delay

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Victims of press intrusion have accused the government of breaking its promise over regulation.  

The group, which includes Bristol's Christopher Jefferies, says a delay in bringing into law a key part of the Royal Charter agreement is a "betrayal".  

Mr Jefferies was wrongly arrested during the investigation into the murder of Jo Yeates in Bristol in 2010.

The change was one of the commitments made after the Leveson Inquiry into press standards and was passed by MPs.

Bristol to Bath railway works: 10,000 tonnes of new ballast being laid

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This is one of the reasons why trains can't run between Bristol and Bath this week.

Spare a thought for all the railway workers toiling round the clock.

Have a look at Southmead's new adventure playground

Southmead's The Ranch playground was badly damaged in an arson attack last June.

Now after a lot of work it's ready to re-open and we're told it's bigger and better than before.

The BBC got an exclusive preview of the park in Doncaster Road by some of the children who will use it.

Fire
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The playground known as The Ranch opened in Southmead about 60 years ago. At the time of the fire many people were seen crying in the street.

Neil Warnock says Lee Johnson a 'disgrace' over intimidation comments

"Like father like son" - the words of Rotherham manager Neil Warnock who was none too happy with Bristol City manager Lee Johnson.

In the build up to last night's match, Lee had told the Bristol Post his players needed to win "whether we do it through aggression, good football or intimidation".

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After the game, Neil Warnock, brandishing a copy of the newspaper, told BBC Radio Sheffield that his comments were a "disgrace" and accused him of "inciting" the crowd.

Warnock has a history with City and especially Lee's father, Gary, who previously managed the Robins. Back in 2009, when at Crystal Palace, Warnock's side had a goal controversially disallowed leading Warnock to accusing City of "cheating".

The two sides drew last night's match 1-1.

Southmead Hospital emergency care rating improves - but could still do better

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Southmead Hospital's A&E department is improving, according to the health watchdog.

They say it is now rated as "good" after two previous inspections said the department was "inadequate".

But in its report, the Care Quality Commission said the North Bristol NHS Trust still needed to reduce delays there, free up more beds and store patient records more securely.

Good morning - showers this morning, sunshine later

Good morning!

It might be raining now - but it is going to be nice later on. The forecast says "prolonged sunny spells" this afternoon.

Weather view at 9am
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