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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates from across the West of England on Monday 6 March 2017

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You'll need the ice-scraper tomorrow...

...it's going to be a chilly start to Tuesday with a mixed bag of sunshine and showers for the rest of the week.

Here's Sara Thornton with the forecast.

And it's goodnight from us at Local Live.

We'll be back at 7am tomorrow with all the latest news, travel and sport from across the West Country.

Weather forecast

Phoebe Willis death: Nurse struck off due to 'gross failures'

Phoebe Willis
Willis family

A nurse who fitted a feeding tube to a 10-year-old girl who later died has been struck off.

Phoebe Willis died at Weston General Hospital in August 2012 two days after having a tube replaced.

Carrie-Anne Nash, 34, from North Somerset, admitted that due to impaired judgment her actions contributed to Phoebe's death.

A Nursing and Midwifery Council Panel said there were "multiple gross failures" in her standard of care.

It concluded a striking-off order was the most "appropriate and proportionate sanction".

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Trapped deer: doe is likely to be pregnant

One of two deer trapped on allotments in Stapleton, Bristol is likely to be pregnant.

Conservationist Steve England said the doe's anxiety will increase as she comes closer to giving birth.

He plans to help allotment-holders move the deer into a horsebox so that they can be taken off the site safely, but this goes against the advice of the council and the RSPCA.

Trapped deer
Stapeleton allotment-holders

BreakingAnd it's goodbye for Gloucester's rugby coach

Head coach Laurie Fisher has parted company with Gloucester Rugby.

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Crimewatch appeal over £180k online romance fraud

Police have issued an appeal on tonight's Crimewatch asking for information about this woman.

Known under various aliases, including Christy Dunn, Martha Cameron and Miranda Stinson, she is wanted in connection with fraud.

A 43-year-old man from Manchester was conned out of more than £180,000 by a woman he first met through a dating website in February 2014. 

Det Con Simon Da Costa said: “Within 10 months of them meeting online, the offender made multiple requests to the victim for money.

“The victim was manipulated into giving this money firstly by the promise of a relationship, then emotional blackmail and the promise of the return of his money, and finally by threats. 

"Some of this money was paid into accounts with links to Bristol."

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New brewery plan for Bath Ales in Warmley

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St Austell Brewery

A new brewery is to be built at the headquarters of Bath Ales due to a multi-million pound investment by its Cornish owner, St Austell Brewery. 

The Hare Brewery at Warmley will open next Spring with more capacity to brew continental style lagers. 

James Staughton, chief executive of St Austell Brewery, said the investment was proof of its "long-term significant investment" in its brands.

The brewery will also have new bottling and canning facilities in the future. 

Bath Ales owns 11 pubs and has a brewery near its headquarters in Warmley. 

It was bought by St Austell in July on the pledge that Bath Ales would get the benefit of new investment.

The BBC understands the existing brewery will be replaced with the new plant.

Stonehenge tunnel: Highways England to work with all parties

Following criticism of the A303 Stonehenge scheme consultation by Icomos, Highways England gave the following statement:

"The consultation gave everyone the chance to have their say on the proposed options.

"Highways England will carefully read every piece of feedback from all interested parties.

“We will continue to work closely with key organisations within the World Heritage site, as we continue to find the best solution possible to protect Stonehenge, improve journeys for drivers and help address rat running on local roads."

Operation planned to rescue deer from allotment

Allotment holders near Bristol say they're planning to try to help two deer that have become trapped on their plots to escape.

They have been running amok in the Stapleton allotments, after contractors working on the nearby Metrobus route accidentally fenced them in. 

Conservationist Steve England says they need to be moved to save them running in front of a vehicle.

A rescue operation is underway to move two deer on from an allotment

Bristol City v Norwich: Crunch time for Lee Johnson's men

It's less than 24 hours until Bristol City's crunch match against Norwich in the Championship.

City are third from bottom and staring the possibility of relegation in the face. 

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson said the side is "desperate to get that win that makes us feel better".

"Probably going into this game as the underdog is not a bad place for Bristol City to be because we always perform quite well in that type of scenario," he added.

"It is in our hands. We have seen how quickly football changes and, this time next week, we hope to have two wins under our belt."

Read more here .

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Gritters are going out: watch out overnight

Devereux on Fisher's Gloucester Rugby future

The future of Gloucester head coach Laurie Fisher remains in doubt, after his Twitter post following Saturday's dramatic  30-27 defeat by Harlequins  at Kingsholm.

Fisher is part of the coaching team that works under director of rugby David Humphreys.

Former Gloucester number eight Simon Devereux told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"What it shows is how deeply upset Laurie was, at what happened on Saturday. 

"It is questionable whether social media is the best place to express that but t he is just extremely disappointed.

"There is emotion attached to it and obviously there's a contract running until the end of next year. 

"The position is not unrecoverable but it's put the club in a difficult position.

"The management will have to look at it objectively."

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Stonehenge tunnel plans 'do not appreciate' impact on archaeology

The Icomos report is also critical of the "inconsistent" parameters which have been used to measure the archaeological impact of the plans on the ancient monument.

It said the current routes lack "any analysis or appreciation of the irreversible impacts on archaeology and on archaeological associations and alignments".

"For the proposed tunnel option it is crucial to acknowledge that it would be imposed on an area rich in archaeology, with known sites and a high potential for revealing undiscovered sites, where preference should always be preservation in situ, in line with national guidance from Historic England."

The busy A303 currently passes within a few hundred metres of Stonehenge.

The tunnel forms part of a £2bn government scheme to upgrade all remaining sections of the road between the M3 and M5.

Stonehenge
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Bath's dirty secret: scale of air pollution revealed

Bath may be famous for its Georgian architecture and Roman remains. But for residents, the city is better-known for its congestion and pollution.

Air quality there regularly exceeds safe limits set by the World Health Organization and sometimes even DEFRA’s less stringent benchmark. 

Inside Out West is asking two Bath inhabitants to monitor their own air quality as they go about their everyday lives.

You can see the full report on Inside Out tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One  and afterwards on the iPlayer  .  

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UKIP MEP: BBC ambushed me over wind farm

Earlier we told you how UKIP MEP William Dartmouth denied involvement in a Yorkshire wind farm in a 2014 BBC interview.

Here's his response: "Had I been given proper notice of your intention to ask me about this, all this could have been made clear, but, as it was, the interviewer broke BBC Guidelines in order to ambush me - and we were at cross purposes.  

"In conclusion, during the period of time you have referred to, there are and were no wind turbines on the land.  

"I did not own the land when asked on the programme in 2014 nor do I own the land now. 

"I had no financial interest in the unsuccessful application made in 2014 for installing wind turbines and in fact lodged my opposition to the application." 

William Dartmouth
BBC

Four people stabbed in mass brawl

Two people have been released on police bail after a fight outside a nightclub in Bristol. 

It happened by Analog nightclub on Queen's Road in the early hours of Saturday. 

Four people were stabbed.  Police are appealing for witnesses.

Two people have been released on police bail after a fight outside a nightclub in Bristol

Icomos calls for further consultation on Stonehenge tunnel

Earlier we told you that heritage advisers Icomos have criticised plans for a road tunnel past Stonehenge (4.00pm post).

Their report raises concerns at how the consultation process has been organised and claims that the proposals focus on two "near identical" options while alternative sites where a longer tunnel would have been feasible have been discounted.

The group also questioned why the proposed length of the tunnel appears to be based on cost rather than cultural heritage considerations

Stonehenge tunnel plans
BBC

Icomos-UK strongly suggests that further consultations be held that explore options for a longer tunnel and also comparative routes to the south of the World Heritage Site, with an equal and consistent methodology and scoring being applied for all route options, and one that recognises that WHS status is at least equal to that of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and arguably of much greater significance.

Icomos statement

BreakingFormer hospitals chief jailed for lying about qualifications

Hamish Marshall

BBC Spotlight

The former chairman of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has been jailed for two years after lying about his qualifications which helped him earn £1m from three senior roles in health services in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

Andrewes
BBC

Jon Andrewes, 63, from Totnes, ran St Margaret's Hospice in Somerset after exaggerating his qualifications and experience before taking charge of the Truro-based Trust in July 2015. He resigned a year later citing "personal health reasons".

His CV contained false claims about his academic and professional background including that he had worked at the Home Office. He was, in fact, a probation officer at the time.

Andrewes admitted obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception when he secured a job at the St Margaret's Hospice in Somerset in 2004, and two counts of fraud.

These related to making misleading statements before he was appointed as chairman of the Torbay Care Trust in 2007 and of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust in 2015.

Breaking World heritage advisors 'firmly object' to Stonehenge tunnel plan

A controversial plan for a road tunnel past Stonehenge has been criticised by world heritage experts.

The International Council on Mouments and Sites (Icomos), which advises Unesco on World Heritage site status, has "firmly" objected to the proposal for a the 1.8-mile (2.9 km) dual-carriageway tunnel.

In a report seen by the BBC, the organisation cited “substantial negative and irreversible” damage to the surrounding area.

public consultation  to assess the views of drivers and residents ended yesterday.

More soon.

Lorries drive past Stonehenge
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Travel: Accident on M4 between Chippenham and Swindon

Honda apprenticeship spaces to double with new scheme


          A silver Honda civic drives past a large Honda sign at the Swindon plant
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The number of apprenticeships available at Honda's Swindon factory is set to double with the launch of a second scheme.

The plant, which is the global production hub for the new Civic model, already offers spaces for applicants wanting to learn Technical Engineering.

From September 2017 a new programme, called the Toolmaking Trailblazer Apprenticeship, will "develop Tool and Die Maintenance Technicians that will be responsible for maintaining the specialist tooling that is in use throughout the site".

We’re incredibly excited to be introducing the new Toolmaking Trailblazer Apprenticeship this year. It is brilliant to see such a high number of applications and these candidates will be joining extremely rewarding programmes at a very exciting time for Honda.

Jason Smith Director, Honda of the UK Manufacturing

Relegation a 'disaster' for Bristol City

Gary O'Neil
Rex Features

Relegation to League One would be a "disaster" for Bristol City, midfielder Gary O'Neil has said .

The Robins are 22nd in the Championship, one point below 21st-placed Wolves, after winning just one of their past 16 league games.

Asked if finishing fourth-from-bottom would be a success, O'Neil, 33, told BBC Radio Bristol: "Yes, it would be.

"It would still be a bad season, from the start, but from where we are now, fourth-bottom would be good enough."

Man's disappearance 'out of character'

Abdulkadir Mahamoud
Avon and Somerset Police

Concerns are growing over the disappearance of a Bristol man who has been missing for more than a week.

Abdulkadir Mahamoud, 29, was last seen on Friday 24th February after leaving his home in Easton.

Avon and Somerset Police have said his disappearance is out of character and they are concerned about his welfare.

A social media post written by police about his disappearance was retweeted by the  Harry Potter author, JK Rowling  on Sunday evening.

Leaked Glastonbury line-up 'not accurate'

Glastonbury
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This year's Glastonbury festival runs from 21 to 25 June

Glastonbury Festival says a website which appears to show this year's line-up is "definitely not accurate".

Clashfinder, which is publically edited, seemingly confirmed Ed Sheeran as a headliner as well as hundreds of other names for the festival.

The site tells users "most of it [the listing] will be wild fantasy until the line-up is released".

Glastonbury has told BBC's Newsbeat: "The line-up posted on that fan site is definitely not accurate." 

A vast collection of handmade puppets

Watch: Pelham Puppets were based in Marlborough

When Peter Beavan was 10 years old, in the 1970s, he was given a Pelham Puppet as a gift.

To say the string toys became a passion would be an understatement.

Peter now owns about 500 of the handmade puppets and is writing a biography of the creator, Bob Pelham.

Cat flap car key thefts on the rise

Watch: Cat flaps are being used by thieves to steal keys to high-value cars

Thieves are "resorting to fishing through cat flaps" to steal car keys and digital fobs, police have said. 

They said domestic burglaries - including car key thefts - had risen by 36% across Avon and Somerset in the past two years, with high-value cars on driveways being the main target. 

Det Chief Insp Dom Graham said: "With the increase in security devices, it's impossible to steal a car unless you've got the keys or the digital key fob." 

In 2016, 5,685 domestic burglaries were reported compared to 4,174 in 2014.

History boy leading charge on Cheltenham

Cornelius Lysaght

BBC horse racing correspondent

Petit Mouchoir
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Henry de Bromhead's ancestry is a colourful one, featuring a secretary to Marie Antoinette, who joined the last Queen of France in meeting a grizzly end under the guillotine's blade.

Also on the family tree is Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead VC, one of the survivors of the unlikely defeat of Zulu warriors by outnumbered British soldiers at Rorke's Drift in 1879 - he was played by Michael Caine in the famous film, Zulu.

It's a story that would surely satisfy producers of the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? programme, taking us from France to the UK before ending up - via southern Africa - in the calmer landscape of Ireland's County Waterford.

And in 2017, De Bromhead, 44, is due to make his own piece of history by saddling the strongest team of big-race hopefuls he's ever sent to the Cheltenham Festival.  

Click here if you'd like to read more from Cornelius.

How accessible is Bristol's nightlife?

Watch: How accessible is Bristol's nightlife?

Chloe Ball-Hopkins has never been out with her friends because as a wheelchair user she worries bars and taxis will be inaccessible.

We tag along on her first night out in Bristol.

Watch the full film on Inside Out West at 7.30pm on BBC One or via the BBC iPlayer .

Severe accident: M5 Gloucestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Gloucestershire southbound severe accident, between J11 for A40 Golden Valley Bypass Gloucester and J11A for A417 Gloucester affecting J10 for A4019.

M5 Gloucestershire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M5 southbound between J11, A40 (Gloucester) and J11a, A417 (Gloucester), because of an accident involving a car and a motorbike. Congestion to J10, A4019 (Cheltenham).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Leaked Glasto lineup is FAKE news everybody. FAKE news

Glastonbury Festival
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document  purporting to show the full Glastonbury lineup for 2017 was leaked this morning online causing much furore on social media.

It appeared to place both Diana Ross and Bee Gee Barry Gibb in the Sunday afternoon legends slot on the Pyramid Stage, as well as confirming Ed Sheeran, Lorde, Kraftwerk and today's aforementioned Alt-J and Liam G.

Diana Ross
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But before you all get your highlighter pens out and start arguing about who goes where when, for how long and why... festival organiser Emily Eavis has since put the kibosh on the rumours.

She's declaring it to be (in true Donald Trump stylee) #fakenews.

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Don't believe the hype people...don't, don't, don't believe the hype.

Still though, fake or not that 'leaked' lineup did look amazing. Right?

@emilyeavis shame! The other stage on the Friday looked pretty special

@emilyeavis @GlastoFest Don't you dare put Kaiser Chiefs on just before the Foo Fighters.

@emilyeavis some people will believe anything. Even if it says it's fantasy right at the top of the page!

@emilyeavis @GlastoFest thought as much as the line up looked pretty good 😂

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Politician's wind farm involvement 'smacks of hypocrisy'

Watch: "It smacks of hypocrisy," says Molly Scott Cato MEP (Green)

A UKIP MEP for the South West has been accused of hypocrisy and lying over his involvement in a wind farm project. 

In a 2014 television interview, William Dartmouth had denied knowing that land in Yorkshire he'd given to a relative was being lined up to take wind turbines. 

But it has now emerged he'd been personally involved in negotiations over the project for several years beforehand.

Molly Scott Cato, MEP for the Green Party in the South West, said we should expect higher standards from our elected politicians.

Electoral fraud complaint received by police

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BBC

An allegation of electoral fraud in Bristol has been received by police.

It has been claimed senior officers at Bristol City Council deliberately misled councillors prior to last year's Mayoral election, in an attempt to influence the outcome. 

A report last month said councillors unwittingly passed a budget in 2016 that failed to include provision for a £29m deficit.

The council said it was aware of a complaint raised with police and it would fully cooperate with an investigation should one be forthcoming.

Concern growing over missing 22-year-old

Poet Alfred Fagon's family travel from Canada to pay respects

Watch: Alfred Fagon's family talk about his legacy

Playwright, poet and actor Alfred Fagon was the first black person to have a statue put up in his honour in Bristol.

Thirty years after his death, his family have travelled from Canada to see the memorial in St Pauls for the first time.

Watch more on BBC Inside Out (West) tonight at 7.30pm or afterwards on the BBC iPlayer .

Car and motorcycle crash - no serious injuries

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The crash happened on the A3259 in West Monkton, near Taunton, at 8.45am. 

"Fire crews made the vehicles safe and rendered first aid to the motorcyclist prior to the arrival of Ambulance," the fire service said.

World premiere of music inspired by Roald Dahl story

Watch: The music's based on the Roald Dahl story 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me'

A Roald Dahl children's book has been set to music and premiered at Bath Abbey to the delight of the author's family. 

'The Pelicantata' is a classical piece based on the story 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me'. 

The music was composed by Peter Ash who turned Charlie and the Chocolate factory into a successful opera.

It was commissioned by Stroud Choral Society which performed the work alongside the town's Minpins Children's Choir, the Bristol Ensemble with Sir Tony Robinson as a narrator.

Missing for 10 days - police appeal for help to find Abdulkadir Mahamoud

Rugby: Cherry and White fans react to Laurie Fisher's possible resignation

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@LordLaurie58 this should've been a great journey but you've been let down by others. Thank you so much for your hard work. All the best

@LordLaurie58 how is rolling over in last ten minutes your responsibility? Overconfident without closing has been an issue for a decade.

Severe disruption: M4 Wiltshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Wiltshire westbound severe disruption, between J16 for A3102 and J17 for A350.

M4 Wiltshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 westbound between J16, A3102 (Swindon West) and J17, A350 (Chippenham), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

BBC local radio headlines across the West


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BBC Radio Bristol - Police say they are looking into allegations of electoral fraud. It's claimed senior officers at Bristol City Council deliberately misled councillors prior to last years Mayoral election - in an attempt to influence the outcome.

BBC Radio Gloucestershire - The future of Laurie Fisher, head coach at Gloucester Rugby, is still uncertain after seeming to resign on social media.

BBC Somerset - A project to support people in their own homes using local so-called 'village agents' says it can save the state as much as £31,000 per client.

BBC Wiltshire - The BBC has discovered a UKIP MEP for the South West lied publicly about his part in a proposed wind farm.