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Summary

  1. Updates for Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare on Monday, 11 April 2016

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

More rain on the way

Weather map
BBC

It will be a mostly cloudy afternoon with further outbreaks of rain which will be heavy at times. 

The rain will ease by the evening, leaving some clear spells following on overnight. This could lead to a few mist or fog patches forming in the early hours, especially in rural spots near Chew Valley Lake.

BBC Local Live is back on Tuesday from 7am.

Easton pub shooting: Missing Peugeot found in Montpelier

Jolly Roger pub
BBC

A red Peugeot 206 officers had been trying to find after a shooting outside a Bristol pub has been found in the Montpelier area of Bristol.

Police were called to the Jolly Roger pub in Easton on Saturday after the 34-year-old victim was shot in the shoulder.  

A 17-year-old boy continues to be questioned by police 

A 29-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy, who were also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, have been released on bail.

Bristol mum's petition to bring home autistic son reaches 63,000

A mother's campaign to bring home her autistic son who is being treated 300 miles away has grown significantly.  

In the past month 63,000 people have signed a petition in support of Adele Hanlon, from Bristol, whose son was diagnosed with ADHD and dyspraxia.

Eddie, 16, is being detained in Newcastle under the Mental Health Act as there are no specialist care beds available closer to home.

NHS England has said it cannot comment on individual cases.

Dead man from Hotwells to be formally identified later

Police car outside the flat
BBC

The body of a man found in Bristol is expected to be revealed later.

Police made the discovery after they were called to a flat on Hotwell Road on Friday. 

A second man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of murder. 

He has now been released without charge and police say they're no longer treating the death as suspicious.

Young Bristol City fan Oskar Pycroft shortlisted for Football League award

A young Bristol City football fan with cerebral palsy has been shortlisted for the Football League's supporter of the year award.

Oskar Pycroft, eight, never misses a home match and his bedroom is festooned in club merchandise and memorabilia.

Last year fans of the club, and rivals Bristol Rovers, helped raise £57,000 for an operation to enable him to walk.

In January, Oskar took his first steps at Ashton Gate at the Championship tie between City and Preston North End.

Dozens turn out along the River Severn to watch four-star bore

It's spring tide time so the water was already high at the weekend, but the wave wasn't quite as powerful as many expected 

But the spectacle was enjoyed by those in the water, and the crowds lining the banks of the River Severn.

Whiteladies cinema 'could open next month'

Interior of the Whiteladies cinema
Bristol24/7

The new Everyman Cinema on Whiteladies Road is due to open as early as next month, Bristol247 reports.

'Paperwork problems' caused earlier rail delay

Rail signal at green
Alamy

Last minute delays to the re-opening of the Bristol to Bath railway line have been blamed on the paperwork needed to ensure the ensure the signalling was "absolutely safe".

Network Rail admitted it had "cut it a bit fine" but said it would not compromise on safety.

If it comes down to an issue of safety we can't compromise. If it's a choice between delays or running people on an unsafe line there's no choice at all.

The Bristol to Bath railway had been closed for nine days as part of the electrification work on the London Paddington to south Wales line.

It was finally handed back to train operators at two minutes to six.

Heavy traffic blamed for Bristol bus delays

Bristol: Delays of between 20-40 minutes most areas particularly if heading toward Centre from Park St, Anchor Rd & North Somerset area SDM

Please expect delays of up to 20 minutes for all Bristol City Centre services due to heavy traffic.

In your local papers

Land Rover owners advised to beef up security

Land Rovers owners are being advised to fit extra security to their vehicles following a spate of thefts

The Defender model went out of production earlier this year and police says that makes them more desirable. Currently one is being stolen every two weeks - often from farms.

Supt Mike Prior said many people didn't realise the value just because they are old and covered in mud.

"But to the thief they are a goldmine - the parts are really expensive to buy and they can make a lot of money out of it."

D-Day veteran Verdun Hayes had wanted to skydive since he was 90

A great-grandfather has celebrated his 100th birthday with a skydive from 10,000ft (3,000m).

D-Day veteran Verdun Hayes made the jump at Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton, Devon, to raise money for the North Devon Hospice.

The centenarian, who has wanted to skydive since he was 90 years old, is thought to have become the UK's oldest skydiver.

Mr Verdun said: "It was first class, really beautiful."

Pictures courtesy of SkydiveBuzz.

Bristol City 'must keep going' despite being 10 points clear of relegation zone

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson says it's important his players "keep going" - even though the club is nearly safe from relegation.

Lee Tomlin (right) was awarded City's first goal by the referee after the match.
Rex Features

City's 4-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday, coupled by MK Dons 4-0 home defeat against Rotherham - means City are 18th in the Championship, 10 points clear of the bottom three.

Johnson said the club "needed another win at least", he said.

"We need to set the tone for now as well as next season".    

GWR: Railway line was handed back an hour late

Great Western Railway says the railway line between Bristol and Bath was handed back an hour late following a week-long closure for engineering work.

The firm said as a result of the late finishing of the engineering work it had to divert one train around the closure. A spokesman promised to "get to the bottom of it".

Train on Bristol to Bath railway line
BBC

Network Rail had shut the track as part of a wider scheme to prepare the route for electrification. 

Good morning - Bath to Bristol railway line back operating

Morning everybody!

You'll be pleased to hear that the engineering work on the railway line between Bath and Bristol has been finished - just.

The line was "handed back" 5.58am and services are now operating with a few small delays.

Railway line between Bristol and Bath
BBC