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Summary

  1. Updates for Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare for Monday, 25 April 2016

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Traffic jam solutions for Bath put forward

Two reports looking into what can be done to solve traffic problems in Bath have been released by the local council.

They cover topics like a controversial new park and ride east of Bath at Bathampton Meadows and a new link road between the A46 and A36.

You can read about them here, and they'll be debated by the cabinet on Wednesday, 4 May.

Bathampton Meadows, Bath
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That's it for today's live page for Bristol, Bath and Weston - we'll be back again at 7am tomorrow.

If you want to share any news with us, why not email us, or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.

Naval ship sweeps into Bristol dockside

Windy weather in the region caused a small naval ship to bump into the dockside at the Cumberland Basin today.

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Bristol Rovers latest: 'Let's have no fear'

Darrell Clarke
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Bristol Rovers boss Darrell Clarke has urged his players to play with 'no fear' as they try to win promotion.

Rovers are up to fourth in League Two, one point off the automatic promotion places with two matches remaining, after beating Exeter on Saturday.

"No games are easy at this part of the season. Players are playing for their futures," Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol.

"Let's enjoy it. Let's not have the fear-factor. You just keep going."

Unusual use for vinegar in Bristol...

While there are lots of homemade ways of getting rid of pesky weeds - some of them could be a little more pungent than others.

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Murder accused in court over rugby star's death

Lauren Jeska
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A champion fell-runner has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a former England and Bristol rugby star. 

Ralph Knibbs played more than 400 times for Bristol in the 1980s and 90s. 

He was stabbed at the UK Athletics offices in Birmingham last month. 

Lauren Jeska, 41, (pictured) was remanded in custody until a further hearing in June.

Dockside cranes are opened up to the public

Cranes outside the M-Shed this weekend were open for the public.

How about this for a top view of Bristol?

If you missed this weekend, fear not there are more dates when they'll open up again.

We took a ride on one of the cranes at the M Shed to get a bird's eye of Bristol

Bristol Mayor debate: Candidates are quizzed

Bristol Cathedral Choir School was the setting yesterday for a TV debate involving six of the candidates standing to become the mayor of Bristol. 

In the run up to the election BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Points West will be speaking to all 13 candidates.

You can watch the programme tonight on the BBC News Channel at 11:15pm and on BBC One tomorrow, Tuesday, (10:45pm). 

Bristol Decides
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St George's Day celebrations: Your views

Revellers gathered in London to mark St George's Day on Saturday but here in Bristol no celebrations were organised by Bristol City Council - a decision which has been criticised.

This is what you've been posting on the BBC Points West Facebook page:

Mark Jackson wrote: "So did any of the moaners apply for permission to do something or rather than doing something are they just moaning AFTER the event?!"

Dawn Harries said: "Most definitely!!! I had the only flag up in my road, we should of ALL celebrated being English. They have a year to do better!!!"

And Daisy Farmer said: "Hanham high street always celebrates and have flags on all the shop fronts flying."

St George's Day, London 23 April 2016
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Pogo man bounces out of the record books

A Bristol man who pogo jumped the fastest-ever marathon has been stripped of his world record. 

Jack Sexty thought he'd bounced all 26.2 miles of the Great Manchester Marathon two years ago. 

A Bristol man is stripped of his World Record for completing a pogo-marathon

But UK Athletics say the course that year was 80 metres short and have invalidated all of the results. 

But not all is lost - he still has this world record from last year - for the most consecutive bounces

Bristol's Old Vic theatre coin 'tickets' arrive

Bristol Old Vic coins
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Bristol's Old Vic has taken delivery of some special coins marking the 250th anniversary of the theatre.

The special gold and silver 'tickets' have been shaped as coins to mimic the ones that were given to the original founders more than two centuries ago, allowing them free entry to all theatre performances.

They're being sold to raise money for the multi-million pound redevelopment and more than 40 have already been bought.

As you can see they look stunning but you'll need around £50,000 for each one.

Bath's open air pool revamp plans unveiled

If you're a keen swimmer living in Bath you may want to see the revamped plans for Cleveland Pools.

The lido is the oldest in the UK and the Cleveland Pools Trust now wants to raise £5.2m to restore it to its former glory and they want to hear your views.

Cleveland Pools
Cleveland Pools

Canal boat cruisers: Your comments

BBC Radio Bristol has been speaking to people who feel they'll be affected by a new clampdown on rules by the Canal and River Trust.

Continuous cruiser licences require canal boat owners to move up to 20 miles in a year.

But as some bend the rules to stay roughly in the same place, the trust says it's taking action to stop overcrowding.

Canal boat
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You've been sharing your views on BBC Radio Bristol's Facebook page:

John Millard wrote: "Probably something to do with the people who live along the canals in expensive houses complaining to the canals and rivers trust."

Fanny Gorman said: "If the law hasn't changed in 21 years and folk have been following that law, for CRT to change their "guidelines" and take folk to court on those grounds...... it's unlawful."

Finally Angie Wilcox told us: "Why?! Just leave them alone!"

What do you think? You can email, or post us a message via Facebook or Twitter.

Arnos Vale Cemetery weekend fundraiser success

A fundraiser to protect Arnos Vale cemetery raised nearly £8,000 on Saturday night.

As the sum is being match-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, a total of £15,000 will go into the coffers.

All of the entertainment acts chosen for the fundraiser had family ties to the cemetery or had played there before, such as the Totterdown Chango Drummers.

Totterdown Chango Drummers
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Trending local newspaper stories on social media

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Here's a look at stories from the local papers from Bristol, Bath and Weston that you've sharing on social media:

Bristol Post:Bristol school issues alert over masked man 'following and grabbing children'

Bath Chronicle:Bristol skips St George's Day celebrations as city is 'too multicultural'

Bristol Post:£50,000 raised for five-year-old Bristol boy suffering from rare cancer

Makeover plans for Cleveland Pools in Bath

Plans to restore the country's oldest open air swimming pool in Bath are to be revealed later. 

The Cleveland Pools shut 30 years ago - but a community group's working to return them to their Georgian glory.

A public consultation on the designs is also being launched today. 

Cleveland Pools, Bath
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Incredible Edible founder nominated for food award

We asked you to nominate people you knew who deserved to be recognised as a food hero.

The BBC Radio Bristol Food Hero Award is part of the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2016 and aims to find someone who has made a difference to the food in people’s lives.

We spoke to Sara Venn, founder of Incredible Edible Bristol and one of the food hero finalists.

BBC Radio Bristol meets one of the nominees for the Bristol Food Hero Awards.

Canal boat mooring worry for families

Families living on the Kennet and Avon Canal say they're worried a clampdown on canal boat licences by the Canal and River Trust will force them to give up their way of life.

Many people use continuous cruiser licences which requires them to move up to 20 miles in a year.

But some bend the rules in order to stay in roughly the same place. Now the trust is taking action, saying it's to stop overcrowding.

Families who live on canals are worried about how guidelines are being applied

Good morning: Cloudy start with chance of sun later

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

A bit of a cloudy start with a risk of some showers but there's hopefully going to be some sunshine this afternoon.

The breeze will make things feel cool with a maximum temperature of 10-12C.

Weather map
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