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  1. FULL TIME: Yeovil Town 0 - Manchester United 4
  2. Live news, sport, travel and weather updates for the West of England on Friday

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Famara Diedhiou celebrates opening the scoring for Bristol City

Famara Diedhiou scores one and sets up the other as 10-man Bristol City end a seven-game winless streak against QPR.

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Alexis Sanchez

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Manchester United comfortably see off League Two Yeovil to make the FA Cup fifth round.

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Disappointment, but heads held high, at Huish Park

It wasn't to be for Yeovil Town, as they took on Manchester United's giants at Huish Park tonight.

But the pundits and commentary all said they had performed well.

"It was a win-win situation for Yeovil" said Alan Shearer after the game.

"Yeovil showed enough spirit to suggest they'll stay up", commented Jermaine Jenas, former Tottenham midfielder on 5 Live.

All of the match commentary and analysis here.

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'Stoma friendly' toilets in Salisbury

Salisbury has become the first stoma-friendly city in the UK, according to the city council.

Around one in 500 people in the UK live with a stoma and need a stoma bag to collect bodily waste through an opening made in the side of the abdomen.

To cater to their needs, Salisbury City Council has fitted its accessible toilet cubicles with a bin, shelf and a hook on the door.

A council spokesperson, said people with a stoma face discrimination "because the condition is hidden" but they do "have additional needs when using the toilet".

Clare Matthews, from Colostomy UK, said the modifications will "make a huge difference to people’s lives".

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‘Not all disabilities are visible’ #Stomafriendly stickers have also been placed on toilet doors to raise awareness

Mild and cloudy weekend ahead

Clear spells and light winds are forecast for this evening, turning chilly overnight for a time, before cloud increases.

Saturday's looking wet and windy at first with some heavy downpours but by mid to late afternoon the rain will clear making way for some sunny spells .

Sunday's expected to be mild, windy and quite cloudy.

Mild and cloudy weekend ahead

Yeovil 0-4 Manchester United (FT)

It's all over at Huish Park, and disappointment for Yeovil Town.

Read all of the commentary, as the drama unfolded, plus post-match analysis here.

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Rugby: Gloucester 43-20 Ospreys (FT)

Full Time at Kingsholm, and Gloucester have won.

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Yeovil 0-3 Manchester United

Yeovil concede a third just before full-time.

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A big night for Yeovil's new signing

Alex Fisher, a Yeovil man who drove down from Motherwell today and only met Darren Way and his new team-mates an hour before kick-off, was brought on the the pitch in the second half of the game against Manchester United.

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Old ammunition store raid finds £1.4k cannabis farm

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A cannabis factory has been found at an old ammunition store near Bath, Avon and Somerset Police have said.

Around 275 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £138,000 were seized in a raid on the store in Ston Easton.

A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession and production of a class B drug, and has been released under investigation.

A search at a second address found a further 100 plants with an estimated street value of £50,000, police said.

Neighbourhood PC Stuart Ball said it was a "significant find".

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Yeovil 0-2 Manchester United

Another goal conceded by the home side at Huish Park.

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Yeovil 0-1 Manchester United

The second half is underway at Huish Park.

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Yeovil 0-1 Man Utd

Tom Garry BBC Sport at Huish Park

Yeovil Town fans' spirits have been dampened a little by Marcus Rashford's goal.

Yeovil have never scored a goal against Manchester United. This is their fourth meeting.

You can just imagine the reaction here if they find a goal tonight.

There's still hope. They held them off for forty minutes: "Yeovil did themselves justice" said Gary Linekar.

A team talk is required here: half time.

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Rugby: Gloucester 12-7 Ospreys (HT)

It's half time in the Anglo-Welsh Cup at Kingsholm.

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Yeovil Town 0:1 Manchester United

Yeovil concede just before half time.

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Slapstick Festival in Bristol

If you've ever wanted to learn the art of clowning around, Bristol is the place to learn it this weekend.

The Vanilla Brothers are sharing tips at the Slapstick Festival in Bristol:

The Vanilla Brothers are sharing tips at the Slapstick Festival.

Positive start for the Glovers

Excitement and respect in the commentary box

"The quintessential Cup match" is what Gary Linekar called it, as he started his commentary at Huish Park tonight.

He is joined by pundits Ian Wright and Alan Shearer, who commented on the Glovers' manager's extraordinary reputation and his determination to take a leading role in football after a near-fatal car crash in 2008:

"I think it tells you a lot about his character - winning or losing matches shouldn't mean that much to him, but it does."

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Yeovil 0-0 Man Utd

Tom Garry

BBC Sport at Huish Park

It's a complete sellout at Huish Park, which is a rare event. The stadium would erupt if the Somerset side could find the first goal.

Yeovil v Man Utd not long until kick-off: What the managers say

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Yeovil Town manager Darren Way: "Sometimes people don't dream big enough. We have worked extremely hard against all the odds to get this opportunity. What I don't want my players to do is waste it.

"If we get a result this will be the biggest story ever in Yeovil's history."

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Alexis Sanchez:"We got one of the best attacking players in the world and he's very important for us because we want the best possible players.

"Alexis changed from a fantastic club to a giant club and [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan changed for a fantastic club, so it was a great deal for everybody."

Head-to-head

  • Manchester United have won their three previous meetings with Yeovil Town, all in the FA Cup, by an aggregate score of 13-0.
  • Yeovil Town are the lowest ranked side left in the competition, sitting 21st in League Two.
  • The Glovers have beaten top-flight opposition before, eliminating Sunderland in the fourth round in 1949.
  • However, they have since lost nine consecutive FA Cup games against top-flight sides, failing to score in seven of them.
  • They have the joint-second worst defence in League Two with Forest Green Rovers, conceding 50 goals. Only Chesterfield have let in more.

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'It was life or death' - Yeovil boss on his horrific crash

Watch: Darren Way speaks to BBC Sport's Mark Clemmit

Yeovil Town have come a long way, but their manager has had a long personal journey as well.

BBC Sport's Mark Clemmit sits down with Yeovil Town boss Darren Way as he remembers the day he almost died in a serious car crash in 2008.

Rear more: 'I'm fortunate to be alive' - the Yeovil boss looking to embarrass Man Utd

Watch Yeovil Town v Manchester United in the FA Cup live on BBC One, Online and on the BBC Sport app from 19:30 GMT.

Yeovil v Man Utd: It's nearly kick-off time

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After all the build-up the waiting is almost over - now it's time to see how Yeovil perform against Manchester United.

The FA Cup fourth round tie at Huish Park kicks off at 7:55pm.

Can the underdogs knock the 12-times winners out? We'll find out soon.

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Great and the good at Huish Park

A sense of excitement is mounting at Huish Park, less than an hour ahead of kick-off.

The great and the good have arrived: obviously the Manchester United team players, their birth-day boy manager, Mourinho, and some of the BBC's most illustrious sports commentators.

Here's a flavour:

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Levi Douglas looks on during an Anglo-Welsh Cup game against Leicester

Bath lock Levi Douglas signs an undisclosed-length contract extension with the Premiership club.

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'Slapstick is 21st Century comedy'

Watch: 'Slapstick is 21st Century comedy'

Bristol's Slapstick Festival is taking place this weekend.

The annual celebration of silent comedy brings guest comedians, experts and film historians together in a celebration of classic silent and visual comedy.

The festival's director Chris Daniels explains why slapstick comedy is still so popular.

Mason Way, 11, predicts a 1-1 draw for Yeovil Town

Watch: Manager's son says "my dad is the ultimate one"

We've been talking to the Glovers' manager Darren Way, and his 11-year-old son Mason ahead of the big FA Cup match between Yeovil Town and Manchester United tonight.

Darren has strong links with Manchester United after the Red Devils played in a match to help him after he was seriously injured in a car crash.

Dog walkers may be asked to register to use parks

Commercial dog walkers in Swindon may be asked to register with the council to use the town's parks.

Swindon Borough Council said it has had a number of complaints about "uncontrolled dogs in large groups" in the town's open spaces.

Under the proposal, dog walking businesses would be asked to sign up to the scheme and abide by a code of conduct in public places.

Residents can have their say on the proposal via the council’s website.

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Fantastic archive footage shared by YTFC

Yeovil Town are enjoying the lead-up to tonight's game.

IN an interview on the team's website: Sam Surridge says the Glovers will need to up their game to get a positive result from their Emirates FA Cup meeting with Manchester United.

Manager Darren Way "has told the players a replay at Old Trafford is the minimum aim".

Watch Yeovil Town v Manchester United in the FA Cup live on BBC One or online on BBC Sport or the app from 19:30 GMT.

Meanwhile, we spotted this fantastic archive footage of the underdogs' history:

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Football: Tonight's big match a big earner for Yeovil Town

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Tonight's FA Cup clash between Manchester United and Yeovil Town has sold out and a crowd of over 9,000 is expected at Huish Park.

The match will be shown live on BBC One and the television rights income for Yeovil Town will be £144,000.

Definitely a big chunk for them, yes. Very significant pay day, regardless of the scoreline.

Additionally, the club will also get 45 per cent of the total gate money. Selling 9000 tickets at around £25-35 could earn the team between £100,000 and £140,000.

On top of this there will be added revenues from the sale of match programmes, food, drink and merchandise -- along with corporate hospitality packages, advertising sales and sponsorship.

The economy of the wider town should also benefit from fans eating out, drinking and staying in hotels.

So, although the people of Yeovil will be hoping their team gets a win or draw, the club - and the town - should be quids-in whatever the final score.

Tune in to BBC One or watch via the BBC Sport online or on the app later.

Reducing your drinking is easier said than done - new study

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Have you given up alcohol for January?

Very few drinkers, who plan to cut their alcohol consumption, actually manage to make good on their promises, according to a new study by the University of Bristol.

Staff from Bristol Medical School assessed data on the drinking patterns of nearly 3,000 drinkers.

They wanted to find out whether peoples’ motivations to reduce intake did result in reduced alcohol consumption -- and found very few were drinking less six months later.

Dr Frank de Vocht, Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health Research, said: "Sadly, although people start with good intentions, our results suggest that something more is required for those intentions to make a difference."

Dr de Vocht suggests that signing up to a structured programme, such as the Dry January campaign, may prove more successful than relying on willpower alone.

Nick Park: 'What if cavemen invented football?'

Watch: Nick Park talks about the new Aardman film Early Man

The latest animated film from Bristol studio Aardman is out in cinemas today.

Early Man tells the story of a "plucky caveman who sets off to unite his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day".

Director Nick Park - who also brought us Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run - explained where the idea for the movie came from.

St Peter's Hospice nurses allowing Steve to die at home

Without the help of St Peter's Hospice, Steve would spend his last days in hospital.

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He is living with multiple organ failure, and relies on nurses from St Peter's Hospice as he nears the end of his life.

Without this home nursing, he would be confined to a hospital bed.

The charity has launched their "room to care" appeal, aiming to raise £1 million to allow it to care for 6,000 patients over the next 20 years.

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Wiltshire Police chief constable's contract was not renewed because he was under investigation, it is revealed.

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Yeovil prepares for the big match: make your travel plans

Manchester United's players have arrived in Yeovil ahead of their FA Cup clash with Yeovil Town tonight.

As the town prepares for the big match, plans are in place to make sure things run smoothly off the pitch.

Somerset County Council’s highways team is working with the football club and the police to keep traffic on the roads moving freely.

They say major roadworks are taking place in the area, and they are taking steps to reduce their impact on the match.

  • Temporary signs will be in place to direct traffic for the match
  • YTFC have arranged additional supporter parking
  • Temporary measures will be in place to enable match traffic to leave the event as quickly as possible
  • The council will try to ensure that inconsiderate parking in surrounding residential areas is kept to a minimum.

Live traffic updates will be provided via the Travel Somerset website, social media channels, and BBC Somerset.

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Elderly woman conned out of £6,000

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An 85-year-old woman has been duped out of £6,000 by a conman.

Gloucestershire Police said the woman from Cheltenham was targeted by a man pretending to be a police officer from Scotland Yard, who claimed her bank card had been cloned.

She was asked to withdraw cash from her bank account, and to avoid suspicion, to tell the bank clerk it was to buy a new car.

The money was then collected by a woman - was is described as being tall, slim and black with long black hair tied back tightly.

She was wearing a black Puffa type jacket, black leggings and boots and big, gold hooped ear-rings.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the woman in the Hales Road area of Cheltenham to get in touch.

It is the latest in a series of such incidents recently.

An 86-year-old woman in Gloucester had £5,000 taken in similar circumstances earlier this month.

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Missing girl from Bath, safe and well

Alex Fisher

League Two side Yeovil sign Motherwell striker Alex Fisher on a free transfer and Southampton's Ryan Seager on loan.

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Aardman's latest film out today

The latest Aardman feature film, made in Bristol - Early Man - is out TODAY in the U.K.

The Bristol film-makers have released behind-the-scenes footage of when the actors behind the main characters' voices - Eddie Redmayne and Maisie Williams - visited the animation studios to meet their plasticine avatars:

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