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  1. Updates for Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare for Thursday, 5 May 2016

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All times stated are UK

Warm weather promised in Bee Tucker's forecast

Before we go, here's a quick look at the weather for the next few days with Bee Tucker.

We'll be back at 6am tomorrow to bring you all the latest election results from around the West region.

A look at the weather for the next three days with Bee Tucker.

Water fountain for keeps in Bristol's Millennium Square

Here's some good news for thirsty Bristolians on a sunny day like this - the water fountain in Millennium Square is here to stay.

Millennium Square water fountain
Bristol Water

Bristol Water installed the fountain as part of the Bristol Green Capital partnership last May - to help cut down on the amount of plastic bottles going to landfill.

The fountain was damaged after a fire in October but has now been fixed, just in time for the sunny weather we're enjoying at the moment.

Missing Bristol teen 'in company of older man'

Aniesa Arshad
Avon and Somerset Police

Extra information has been released by the police about the missing 14-year-old Bristol teenager, Aniesa Arshad.

She was last seen by her mum at 6.40am yesterday morning at their home in Easton.

Police believe Aniesa might be in the company of an older man and they're keen to identify and speak to this individual.

Avon and Somerset Police added they had no reason to believe Aniesa has any intention of leaving the country.

Pitch invasion warning to Bristol Rovers fans

Stay off the pitch fans - Bristol Rovers has been given a reminder from the FA about supporters' behaviour.

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Heads up on heavy traffic in the Clevedon area

A warning if you're planning to travel along the M5 near Portishead and Clevedon - there's some heavy traffic there.

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Cash machines targeted in Winterbourne

Winterbourne ATM, 5 May 2016

Two cash machines in Winterbourne were targeted in the early hours of this morning, police have confirmed.

They were the ones 50m apart in the Dragon Road area and cash was taken. 

A car was seen leaving the area shortly after the attack at about 3.30am.

It's the sixth such raid to happen in Bristol and Somerset this year. 

Last month thieves struck at a cashpoint in Shirehampton, causing damage to the post office as you can see in the photo below.

Shirehampton Post Office

BBC extends coverage of Badminton Horse Trials

BBC Sport has agreed a new deal to extend its coverage of the Badminton Horse Trials up until 2020.  

Badminton Horse Trials - Day One (4th May)
Getty Images

Portbury Wharf nature reserve could be run by council

North Somerset Council is set to take over the ownership and upkeep of the Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve in Portishead a year after announcing its intentions.

They say the lengthy delay was down to legal issues surrounding the management firm that ran the site.

Residents had paid a levy towards the £75,000-a-year upkeep.   

Conservative leader of the council, Nigel Ashton said the firm's £400,000 reserve will be used to maintain the land for the next 10 years.

Portbury Wharf nature reserve, Portishead
Avon Wildlife Trust

You can read more about the background to this story here.

Bristol Rugby ticket sales soaring

Looks like everyone's looking forward to Bristol Rugby's play-off against Bedford Blues this weekend!

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Police and crime commissioner election guide

Police and crime commissioner elections are taking place across the country today.

Here's a quick guide on how to vote for the next Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner from our politics editor, Paul Barltrop.

Your guide to voting in today's police and crime commissioner elections.

Bristol slave trader and philanthropist debated at uni

A debate into the legacy of the Bristol slaver trader and philanthropist Edward Colston is being held later tonight at The Station.

It's being hosted by Bristol University and everyone is welcome to join in the discussions.

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Portbury Wharf nature reserve could be in council hands

A nature reserve in Portishead is set to be run by the council after a year-long investigation into its future upkeep.

The maintenance of Portbury Wharf was paid for by a residents' levy collected by a management firm.

The firm collected £75,000 a year and had built up a reserve of £400,000, enough to pay for the upkeep for the next 10 years.

Speaking about the levy on BBC Radio Bristol Conservative leader Nigel Ashton said: "Where people are being asked to pay in perpetuity something they don't own or control it's bound to go wrong at some stage."

Nigel Ashton, leader of North Somerset Council (Conservative)

Appeal made over missing Bristol teenager

Have you seen this missing teenager from the Easton area of Bristol?

She's called Aniesa Arshad and she's 14 years old.

She was last seen by her mum at around 6.40am yesterday morning.

Police say she didn’t attend school and hasn’t been seen since.

Aniesa Arshad
Avon and Somerset Police

Celebrations held in Bath for Ethiopian emperor

Haile Selassie

People in Bath are marking the 80th anniversary of the arrival of an Ethiopian emperor to the city. 

Emperor Haile Selassie was exiled from his own country in the 1930's and spent around four years at Fairfield House in Bath. 

Tonight one of his descendants will join others to mark the anniversary.

Voting guide if you're heading to the polls

It's been dubbed 'Super Thursday' with elections taking place for local councils, mayors and police and crime commissioners - there are also votes being cast for Scottish Parliament, National Assembly of Wales, the Northern Ireland Assembly.

If you do plan to vote, these voting guides from Bristol City Council should help.

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Badminton Horse Trials getting under way later

Zara Tindall

The action begins later at the Badminton Horse Trials, one of the biggest equestrian events of the year.

The competition was established in South Gloucestershire in the 1940s. 

Among those competing is Zara Tindall, who's hoping to secure her place in the Olympics team for Rio this summer.

Off to the pub or church to vote?

Where are you off to vote today? Perhaps your local pub, church or community hall.

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Trending local newspaper stories on social media

Bristol man in US for leukaemia treatment

A seriously ill man from Bristol is due to start cancer treatment in the United States today.

The specialist treatment was funded by a huge online campaign which raised £400,000.

We've been sent this picture of Mike Brandon who has a rare form of leukaemia. 

His wife, Kate, has thanked everyone who donated.

Mike Brandon

Good morning: It's warming up in Bristol, Bath and Weston

Welcome to Local Live for Bristol, Bath and Weston. We'll have the latest news and information here.

It's polling day across the region with the police and crime commissioner, local councillors and Bristol's mayor being voted on.

Outside, it's a lovely day. And it's going to be even warmer than yesterday. Where was this sunshine over the Bank Holiday, eh?

Weather map