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Summary

  1. Updates for Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare on Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Weather: 'More cloud pushing in tonight'

There could be a touch of frost overnight, according to Holly Green.

Make the most of the Spring sunshine as it doesn't feature much in the weather forecast for the next few days.

There could even be a touch of frost overnight for some, according to Holly Green.

That's it for Local Live for today. We'll be back from 7am tomorrow. 

'Hospital botched investigation into death of man'

The Bath Chronicle is reporting a Coroner's conclusion that the Royal United Hospital "misinterpreted" scientific results in its inquiry into the death of a man from Legionnaire's disease.

Bath Chronicle screengrab
Bath Chronicle

Hospital begins extreme morning sickness service

A new unit to help pregnant women with extreme morning sickness opens in Bristol.

Pregnant women in Bristol suffering with extreme morning sickness can now benefit from a new service at St Michael's Hospital. 

The unit will treat those suffering from the condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum, which causes vomiting and persistent nausea and can require hospital care.

Sally Stacey, senior staff nurse, said it can be a very unpleasant time and hopes the new service will reduce stress by offering a comfortable environment for treatment, away from a busy ward.

Stoke Lane diversion: The route

Drivers won't be able to use the northbound section of Stoke Lane while MetroBus work is carried out.

Drivers face a year-long diversion while a stretch of Stoke Lane in Frenchay is shut to allow MetroBus preparation work to take place.

The diversion is more than three times the length of the northbound section which is being closed.

Marathon to return...NEXT year

The Bristol and Bath Marathon will be returning to the race calendar for a second time, but not until 2017.

The Bristol and Bath Marathon 2015 winner
GO2 Events

Some 6,500 runners took part in the inaugural run last year, which shut the roads along a 26.2 mile course between the two cities.

Jamie Warren, from event organiser GO2, said: “Due to the number of major events requiring road closures in the Bristol area this year, we have agreed with Bristol City Council that the event will not take place in 2016 but have confirmed a provisional date for the second installment of the Bristol + Bath Marathon in 2017."

Deep freeze descends on woollen city

It's about to get very chilly in woollen Bristol, a replica of the city knitted by hundreds of volunteers.

Briswool - the giant woollen version of the city, knitted by hundreds of volunteers - is heading for the freezer. 

The collection of hot air balloons, famous buildings and felt foxes is being chilled to stop any possible insect infestations ahead of an exhibition next month.

You can read more here.

Oh boy - 'nude female cleaner wanted'

The noticeboard advert
BBC

An advert for a "nude female cleaner" has appeared on a public noticeboard in Kingswood, near Bristol.

The noticeboard
BBC

Interested women are told, via the advert, they would be paid more than £20 per hour and would be needed for two hours per week.

The noticeboard
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Today's weather: 'A lovely bright day but turning hazy'

'A lovely bright day but turning hazy' says BBC Weather's Holly Green.

A glance at your local papers

Bristol snooker star Judd Trump: 'I just need to relax'

Bristol snooker player Judd Trump begins his quest for the World Championship title this afternoon in Sheffield. 

Trump made it to the final in 2011 and takes on Chinese opponent Liang Wenbo in the first round. 

Judd Trump says he 'just need to relax' as his World Championship bid begins.

He comes into the tournament in good form having won the China Open earlier in the month.

'I knew my son was dead' - Michael Graydon's family on Monaco search

Jane Graydon recalls the search for her son Michael who went missing in Monaco.

Michael Graydon, 29, disappeared during a visit to Monaco for a boxing match. 

An international search was launched but his body was found a fortnight later; the experts assuming he had fallen through a hole in a wall whilst walking up some steps in the dark.

As part of BBC Radio Bristol's Missing week, his mother Jane recalls how the events unfolded.

Bristol Decides: We want your questions for mayoral debate

What would you change in Bristol? Parking? Better transport? Social housing?

A debate is being organised by the BBC and the Bristol Post and we'd love to know what you'd like asked. 

We'll publish some of the questions here today, and we'll use some of the best ones at the debate on Sunday. Ask your question via Facebook or email it to us.

You'll be able to watch Bristol Decides next Tuesday at 10.45pm on BBC One and see if your question makes it.

View across south Bristol
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What does it look like inside a Victorian brick sewer?

This video shows work being carried out on a sewer pipe which was built underneath York Place in Clifton, Bristol, in around 1870.

A brick sewer pipe dating back to 1870 has been preserved due to a renovation project.

After being cleaned up, Wessex Water inserted a 200-metre long lining through the sewer which was then baked in place at a temperature of 90C. 

It should preserve the sewer for 200 years.

Airport Parking: Drop-off price rise

For drivers who like longer than 10 minutes to drop off or collect passengers at Bristol Airport, the price is soon going up.

Airport drop-off parking fees are going up for those who like longer than 10 minutes.

It currently costs £1 to park for up to 20 minutes in the Drop Off and Pick Up zone, but from 26 April you'll get half that time for the same money. 

If you want longer, between 10-20 minutes will cost £3. If you stay for between 40 and 60 minutes it'll cost £20 and over an hour will cost you £50.

What do you think of the charges? Let us know via email | Facebook | Twitter

Bristol City 2-3 Derby County: Boss 'angry' after loss

"I'm disappointed with the result and angry at the performance" - Lee Johnson's verdict on Tuesday's result.

Lee Johnson
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Some 15,341 people were at Ashton Gate to see Derby County come from behind to beat Bristol City 2-3 last night.

Manager Johnson said: "We were naive tonight and didn't communicate as well as we needed to. 

"The players gave everything and the problem was our quality, not our attitude."

Read the match report here.

Top stories on BBC Radio Bristol

  • Concerns are growing about plans to make Stoke Lane in Bristol - which links the UWE and Frenchay - one way only for more than a year to allow for work on the city's metrobus project
  • A British tourist with links to Bristol who disappeared in Peru nearly two weeks ago has been found dead. The body of Harry Greaves was discovered in a deep crevice in the Andes mountains
  • The singer Lulu will be in Bath tonight at Komedia for the penultimate concert of her solo tour. Joining her on stage will be local members of the Military Wives choirs

Emma Britton has more on Breakfast until 9am, on Digital, 94.9FM, 104.6FM or via the BBC iPlayer.

Emma Britton
BBC

Good morning! It's sunny out today

Good morning. We'll have the latest news and information for Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare.

It's a lovely start to the day but it's likely to turn increasingly hazy as the day goes on. Highs of 16C.

Henleaze in Bristol
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