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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates from the West of England on Monday, 26 June 2017

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Goodnight from us - we'll be back tomorrow at 7am

That's it from BBC Local Live for the West of England - we'll be back online with more live updates from 7am tomorrow.

Here's Sara Thornton with Tuesday's weather forecast:

Watch: "Rain and cool conditions by the end of the week" says Sara Thornton
Luke Wright

Luke Wright's first County Championship century since September 2015 puts Sussex in command against Gloucestershire.

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Norway honours British WW2 veteran with medal

Ken Foster
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A Norwegian Medal of Honour has been awarded to a former Royal Navy seaman from Wiltshire.

Ken Foster, now 92 and from Trowbridge, served as a telegraphist on HMS Viceroy, which sunk U-boats in the North Sea.

The ship also played a key role in freeing Norwegian towns from the Nazis.

Mr Foster said the honour was "out of the blue" and "after all these years, you don't expect it".

Ken Foster
Ken Foster

I know that all the others I kept in contact with have gone, sadly, but when I receive that medal I'll be thinking that this is on behalf of them as well.

Ken Foster
Ken Foster presented with medal
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Honorary Consul Nigel Fletcher presented the medal on behalf of the Norwegian Embassy at Trowbridge town hall

Melksham schools criticised by Ofsted

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Questions are being asked about the standard of education in Melksham, after six out of seven schools recently visited by Ofsted were told they're not good enough.

In the past fortnight, six different schools in the town have been told they don't meet government standards.

Two have been rated "inadequate" and have been put into special measures.

All the schools are run by the Academy Trust of Melksham which says it's addressing the issues raised in the reports.

Craig Overton

Hampshire collapse from 84-0 before declaring on 211-9 as Somerset's bowlers take control on day one at Southampton.

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Two arrests after £1m raid on jewellers

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Two men, aged 25 and 22, are being held by police following a robbery in Bristol earlier today.

"Four men on two motorcycles used axes and sledgehammers to smash the windows at Grey Harris jewellers in Princess Victoria Street at around 12.50pm", Avon and Somerset Police said.

The force is appealing for help from anyone who may have witnessed the incident in Clifton Village.

Ex-Archbishop Lord Carey resigns after child abuse review

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The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has resigned from his last remaining formal role in the church after a review into child abuse.

Lord Carey was criticised in a review of the church's handling of abuse carried out by Bishop Peter Ball, former bishop of Lewes and Gloucester, who was jailed in 2015 for historical offences against young men.

Read more here.

I have met with Lord Carey following the Archbishop's letter to him. In light of Dame Moira Gibb's review into the Peter Ball case, Lord Carey has resigned from his role as honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Oxford. Lord Carey has accepted the criticisms made of him in the Gibb review and has apologised to the victims of Peter Ball.

Dr Steven CroftThe Bishop of Oxford, the Right Reverend

Carer jailed for stealing from 102-year-old

Julie Sayles
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A "merciless" carer who stole nearly £290,000 from a 102-year-old woman has been jailed for nine years.

Julie Sayles, 59, from Bridlington in East Yorkshire, bought two houses with money she took from a bank account she shared with Edith Negus.

She was found guilty of six charges at Hull Crown Court, including fraud by abuse of position.

One of the properties she bought was in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, and the other in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

'Lessons learned' as Temple Gate work starts

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The mayor of Bristol insists planners have learned lessons to ensure roadworks at a major junction in the city will not cause traffic gridlock.

Work on removing the Temple Circus roundabout near Temple Meads station has started.

Marvin Rees said the work will bring "greater simplicity" to the road network.

Drivers going through the area said they expected traffic "chaos" as a result.

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Football: Swindon bring in midfielder James Dunne

James Dunne
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Swindon Town have signed midfielder James Dunne after he was released by Cambridge United.

The 27-year-old former Arsenal trainee made 42 appearances for the U's last season.

Dunne, who is Swindon's second summer signing, has also had spells with Exeter, Stevenage and Portsmouth.

"I spoke to the gaffer last week and what he plans to do with the club is what attracted me here," he told the club website.

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Rook of love - 'a brilliant, lovely story'

Russell Crow can't fly and has crooked feet, but he loves Helen:

Watch: How Helen and her disabled rook became buddies

Here's a selection of reponses to the video posted on Facebook:

  • Dave Dunlop: "Brilliant! What a lovely story. So pleased to hear that he has such a wonderful home."
  • Gayathri Hiremath: "They are the most intelligent birds, I feed them every morning, and each bird is a character, they wait patiently in front of my house till I feed them,(they love boiled eggs)"
  • Judith Wilson: "We once went to Muncaster castle in the Lakes and spent ages being entertained by a rook who could count and copied everything we did, it watched our son drawing in the sand with a stick and copied him. We spent so long with the bird we never did see the castle."
  • Amanda Wilkerson: "They are very intelligent. I found one hurt lying on the ground when I was young and it was rather young, took it home and nursed it back to health. He'd go everywhere with me, I would just hold my arm out and he'd come land on it; Bicycle rides, walks... he'd sit on my shoulder or the handle bars
  • Caroline Blackburn: "Big fan of Russell Crow 😍 xxxxx handsome and clever boy 😘"
  • Dan Gregory: "Aw bless you bird lady and Russell"
  • Amber Amber: "That's disgusting 😂😂 give me goosebumps xx"

Glastonbury 2017: 12 things we learned

Mark Savage

Music reporter

Glastonbury Festival 2017
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Mud-free and musically diverse, this year's Glastonbury was one of the best in recent memory.

With the likes of Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and the Beckhams on site too, was is it also the starriest Glasto ever?

And does Katy Perry really not recognize the Scottish flag?

Here are some of the things we spotted along the way.

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Alternatively - here are another 15 things we didn't see coming.

What do you mean it always rains at Glastonbury?

Severe accident: A3102 Wiltshire both ways

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A3102 Wiltshire both ways severe accident, between Whitehill Lane and Rope Yard affecting B4042.

A3102 Wiltshire - A3102 High Street in Wootton Bassett closed and very slow traffic between the Whitehill Lane junction and the Rope Yard junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - Bus 55 via New Road. Congestion to the B4042 junction and to the Breach Lane junction.

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

Calls for by-law to stop public feeding Forest boar

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People living in the Forest of Dean want legislation to stop visitors feeding wild boar.

A conference was held to discuss how to tackle the problem - suggestions ranged from boar-proof bins to making feeding them illegal.

An estimated 1,500 wild boars are now roaming free in the Forest of Dean, according to analysis by the Forestry Commission.

In the autumn when you've got the windfall apples, we should find a way of clearing them up so they're not a food resource for the boar. All of that helps to start resolving some of these problems.

Kevin StannardDeputy surveyor, Forest of Dean

Severe accident: M5 Bristol southbound

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M5 Bristol southbound severe accident, between J17 for A4018 and J18A for M49.

M5 Bristol - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M5 southbound between J17, A4018 (Cribbs Causeway) and J18a M49, because of a shed load and an accident involving a car and lorry.

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

Football: Yeovil Town sign Luton midfielder Jake Gray

Jake Gray
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Yeovil Town have signed Luton Town midfielder Jake Gray for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal.

Gray, 21, scored four goals in 28 appearances for the Hatters in 2016-17 but was transfer-listed at the end of the season.

He started his career with Crystal Palace before joining Luton in August 2016.

Boss Darren Way told the club website: "He played in some very big games last season and was a consistent performer."

Man jailed over sex game gas mask death

Kevin Adams
Wiltshire Police

A man has been jailed for two years after his partner died following drug-fuelled "extreme" sexual activity.

Kevin Adams, 54, fell asleep after leaving Dohoon Kim tied up with a gas mask on his face in his Swindon home in June 2015.

He was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter after a jury decided Adams had not checked on Mr Kim's condition.

Jailing Adams, a judge said he could not "lose sight of the fact a life was lost".

Severe accident: A356 Somerset both ways

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A356 Somerset both ways severe accident, between Ashlands Road and Market Square.

A356 Somerset - A356 Broadshard Road in Crewkerne blocked and slow traffic in both directions between the Ashlands Road junction and the Market Square junction, because of an accident.

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

Giving the police a helping hand

Mounted police were quickly on the scene of a crime in Newent, Gloucestershire earlier.

But a passer-by had to hold the horse while the officer went about his duty for 45 minutes.

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Fox cub killing: Students face no criminal action

Hartpury College
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Students at Hartpury College who filmed themselves killing an injured fox cub and then posted the footage on social media will face no criminal charges.

Gloucestershire Police said it had carried out a full investigation with the RPSCA and had submitted a file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for consideration.

"Based on the evidence provided the CPS has decided no further action should be taken against those involved," a police spokesman said.

Severe accident: A368 Somerset both ways

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A368 Somerset both ways severe accident, between Bonhill Road and A37.

A368 Somerset - A368 The Street in Bishop Sutton closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Bonhill Road junction and Chelwood Roundabout, because of an accident involving a car and pedestrian. Diversion in operation - signed.

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

Lord Carey resigns after abuse criticism

Lord Carey
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The former Archbishop of Canterbury has resigned from his last formal role in the church after a review into historical child sex abuse.

Lord Carey was criticised in an independent review of the church's handling of abuse carried out by Bishop Peter Ball, 85.

Ball, former bishop of Lewes and Gloucester, was jailed in 2015 for two years and eight months after admitting sex offences against 18 teenagers and young men between the 1970s and 1990s.

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The year Hollywood invaded Glastonbury

Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton
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What a weekend. Pitt-y it's all over.

So Worthy Farm was the place to be seen this weekend.

As well as top musical talent, acting superstars like Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton (above), Johnny Depp and Game of Thrones' Kit Harington were all in the house... well field to be precise, as was model/actress Cara Delevingne (below), Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie and their crew.

Perhaps that's why the rain held off. It wouldn't dare rain on a field full of beautiful rich people.

The Beckhams were spotted in position at the side of the stage for most of the weekend too.

Read more and view our picture gallery here.

Cara Delevingne (centre) with the cast of BBC comedy People Just Do Nothing.
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Strike a pose

Clifton Village road closed after smash-and-grab raid

Four thieves on two motorbikes have stolen jewellery in a smash-and-grab raid in Clifton Village in Bristol this lunchtime.

The four used weapons to smash the window of Grey Harris and Co just before 1pm.

Princess Victoria Street, where the raid took place, is currently closed while the police investigate.

Detectives are keen for anyone who may have filmed it to get in touch so they can look at the footage.

Police outside jewellers
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Damage to jewellers
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BreakingMotorbike ram raid thieves strike jewellers

Platform upgrades will allow longer trains at station

Temple Meads sign
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Two platforms at Bristol Temple Meads railway station are to be extended so they can take the latest generation of trains.

The new diesel-electric trains are longer than the existing High Speed Trains (HST) so will require additional platform length to allow passengers to get on and off the trains safely.

Great Western Railway said services will not run from platforms 13 and 15 on the four Sundays between 30 July and 20 August.

It advised passengers who would normally travel from those platforms to arrive early to check station noticeboards.

So why won't there be a Glastonbury Festival in 2018?

Glastonbury clean up begins
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It's all to do with allowing the land to rest, to recuperate and to not become totally destroyed by being over "worked", according to Chris Hitchings at BBC Springwatch.

The practice is known as holding a fallow year, which allows the land and the wildlife living on it to succeed and thrive without human interference.

You may have seen this in countryside near you, where farmers leave fields empty of crops.

How the sun is generating more than just electricity

The recent hot weather has been a big boost for the West's solar energy sector.

One of Bristol's newest solar farms is at Lawrence Weston which is run as a community co-operative.

Rob Rabinowitz from Mongoose Energy says using this piece of swampy land between two motorways will generate £2m of profits to be ploughed back into local charities.

Bristol's newest solar park is at Lawrence Weston, a community co-operative.

Katy Perry's dancing security guard was covering someone's break

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More from Glastonbury and if you managed to watch any of Katy Perry's early evening performance on Saturday, you might recall one lucky security guard getting a chance to boogie with the pop star.

Katy enjoyed it so much she even tweeted it.

Well, that man's name is Darren from Yeovil and he was apparently just covering someone's toilet break.

Listen to his interview with Chris Evans below.

Darren from Yeovil on his Glastonbury experience dancing with Katy Perry.

Harry Potter and the abbey

Lacock Abbey was a location for the first two films

It's now 20 years since the release of the first Harry Potter book - The Philosopher's Stone.

The J.K. Rowling series was quickly adapted for the big screen, with Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire being used as a set.

Severe accident: A303 Wiltshire eastbound

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A303 Wiltshire eastbound severe accident, between A350 and A36 Deptford affecting B3095 Chetcombe Road.

A303 Wiltshire - A303 closed, queuing traffic and long delays eastbound between the A350 junction in Chicklade and Deptford, because of accident investigation work. Diversion in operation - traffic to follow the A350 through Longbridge Deverill and then join the A36 towards Deptford. Congestion to Mere.

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

Navy barber hangs up clippers after 38 years and 152k haircuts

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A Royal Navy barber has hung up his clippers and scissors after 38 years in the business.

When Richard Eagan arrived at RNAS Yeovilton he charged 70p for short back and sides - now it's £7.75.

Richard admitted he used YouTube "to keep up with the times" and "all the latest hairdressing trends", but added he still had to stay within the regulations.

He now plans to spend more time on the golf courses of Fuerteventura.

EDF still reviewing Hinkley Point costs

The new plant is planned to be built next to two existing facilities
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The new plant is planned to be built next to two existing facilities

The French state-owned power company EDF has responded to reports that its Hinkley C project was facing cost overruns by sayin it is still reviewing costs and schedules.

Le Monde newspaper reported over the weekend the nuclear power plant would have a budget overrun of between 1-3 billion euros and its construction could be delayed by two years.

"As indicated in the 2016 annual financial report, a full review of the costs and schedule of the Hinkley Point C project is in progress following the financial investment decision and in accordance with the project company's rules of governance"

EDF statement

Delays in Wiltshire on A303

#Wiltshire There are long delays on #A303 nr #Winterbourne_Stoke due to 2 separate collisions affecting both carriageway. Please plan ahead.

.@wiltshirepolice operating a 'stop and go' system due to a multi vehicle RTC #A303 both ways btwn #A36 + #A303 near #WinterbourneStoke

Clearing up the pyramid stage

BBC Somerset took this brilliant timelapse footage of the clean-up taking place between shows over the weekend.

The morning after the night before! A MASSIVE team clean-up after a day which saw @foofighters headline the Pyrami… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Glastonbury 2017: Great clean-up now under way

Rubbish
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Hours after the music finishes the bin lorries move in and the great litter pick begins.

Making the headlines in the West's newspapers

The long journey home: Tune in for Glastonbury 2017 travel updates

You can tune in to @worthyfm (87.7 FM) and follow @TravelSomerset for travel updates.

Severe congestion: A303 Wiltshire westbound

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A303 Wiltshire westbound severe congestion, between A360 and A36 Deptford affecting A345 Countess Road.

A303 Wiltshire - Very slow traffic and long delays on A303 westbound between Longbarrow roundabout and Deptford. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to Countess Roundabout.

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