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Live Reporting

By Jonathan Holmes

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight, we'll be back tomorrow morning from 7

    It's been a busy day here in the West, we'll be back tomorrow from 7am with all the reaction to the publication of the Chilcot report, which could have big implications for people across our area.

    For now, here's a great photo of tonight's sunset which was taken by Len Copland this evening in Somerset.

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  2. Four riders from the West are off to the Rio Olympics

    We'll have a lot of local representation when it comes to the next Olympic games in Rio.

    Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester, both based in Gloucestershire, will be hoping to emulate their gold medal success in London. Three-day eventer William Fox-Pitt will be heading to his fifth games alongside Kitty King, he says he is excited to be taking part...

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    Video caption: William Fox-Pitt says he is excited for the Rio Olympics
  3. The romantic Orangutan living in Bristol Museum's vaults

    Although Bristol Museum has many animal displays, there are some things which they can't show because there just isn't enough space.

    Bonnie and Ben from the museum tell the story of Henry the Orangutan. He used to live at Bristol Zoo, but became a rather special exhibit when he died...

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    Video caption: This is the story of Henry the orangutan from Bristol Zoo - What an old romantic.
  4. Remember when the ss Great Britain came home?

    It's 46 years to the day since Isambard Kingdom Brunel's ss Great Britain was towed back to Bristol underneath one of his other great creations - the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

    Thousands of people crowded the banks of the River Avon to watch the Great Britain return to the place she was launched from in 1843.  

    The ship was retired in the 1880s and later scuttled in the Falkland Islands in the 1930s but a huge fundraising campaign saw her brought home.

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  5. Smaller bin but weekly collections on the cards for South Gloucestershire

    If you live in South Gloucestershire, your black bin could soon get a lot smaller - 40% smaller.

    The council wants to shrink the size of the bins but increase the frequency of collections - up to weekly from fortnightly at the moment. The plans will be discussed by the council tomorrow.

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    Video caption: Bins in South Gloucestershire could be getting smaller
  6. Uncertainty over the future of Swindon's libraries

    Earlier, it was announced that 11 libraries in Swindon could see staff withdrawn, something which campaigners are concerned about.

    Local councillor Mary Martin said she wants a better service as part of the cost reduction plans, and that 85% of Swindon residents would be within two miles of a library.

    But Sarah Church from Save Swindon Libraries told BBC Points West that there is too much uncertainty about what will happen to the staff currently working in other libraries across the town.

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    Video caption: There's concern over the future of library staffing in Swindon.
  7. How do those human statues stand still for so long?

    Stay still ... very, very still. Now, think you can do that outside for hours on end?

    That is just what Izabela Radcliffe - a human statue performer - does on the streets of Bath.

    Originally from Poland, she moved to Bristol four years ago and told BBC Radio Bristol's John Darvall about her unusual job.

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    Video caption: Human statue reveals all
  8. Gloucestershire wheelchair fencer qualifies for Rio 2016

    Forest of Dean wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver has just been announced in the Paralympics GB team for Rio.

    Piers Gilliver

    He told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: "I’m so happy. It is a dream come true. It is something we’ve worked so hard for so it is a really amazing feeling.

    It’s been really difficult trying to find my own funding and I was lucky enough to get some UK Sport funding, that helped hugely."

    Quote Message: I was totally inspired by London 2012, the atmosphere was really incredible and I knew I had to give everything I could to get my spot for Rio from Piers Gilliver ParalympicsGB Fencer
    Piers GilliverParalympicsGB Fencer
  9. A quick march out of Germany for Wiltshire

    They may currently be in Paderborn, Germany, but soon 5th Batallion The Rifles will be setting up camp in Bulford near Salisbury.

    Part of the preparations to leave involved a final parade - with an unusual ending ...

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    Video caption: 5 Rifles prepare to move to Wiltshire
  10. Liam Fox: no regrets in Tory leadership contest

    Liam Fox

    The North Somerset MP Liam Fox has said in an email to his supporters that he doesn't regret running to be the next leader of the Conservative Party.

    Quote Message: I felt it was vital to stress the importance of national security in this debate and the need for a clear path to our exit from the European Union. I hope I have achieved both these objectives.

    Theresa May picked up 165 votes and remains the frontrunner to take over leadership of the party.

  11. Lee Tomlin signs: Johnson claims 'statement of intent' from board

    Here's what Bristol City boss Lee Johnson has to say about the Lee Johnson signing...

    "We’re delighted to welcome Lee back to Ashton Gate. Credit has to go to the Board for their efforts in getting this deal done.

    "I believe we’ve signed the most talented player at Championship level in terms of ability. He was fantastic for us last season and I believe his best football is ahead of him.

    "He does things every day in training that make you smile – you think how on earth has he done that?

    Lee Tomlin
    Quote Message: Hopefully it’s a statement of intent. It shows the kind of football we want to play.

    "I’m sure everyone will be pleased with it and, who knows, it might just bring a few more supporters through the turnstiles into the new-look Ashton Gate, increasing our already superb fanbase.”  

  12. BreakingLee Tomlin signs for Bristol City

    Loan star Lee Tomlin has signed for Bristol City for an undisclosed fee from Premier League side AFC Bournemouth.

  13. Bath foot discovery: what the police are saying

    After the discovery of a second human foot in Weston Park in Bath, police forensic teams are once again combing the area.

    Avon and Somerset Police are linking the discoveries because the latest foot shares "physical similarities" with the first one.

    Police decided that it was probably a teaching aid used in teaching back in May.

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    Video caption: Laura Jones reports from Bath on the discovery of the latest human foot
  14. Not quite squirrel-proof...

    These photos were sent to us by Richie Bennett from Chippenham of a squirrel which had tried to break past his "squirrel-proof" bird feeder, but didn't do a very good job.

    The squirrel
    The squirrel

    You've no need to worry, thankfully he escaped - though presumably with fewer nuts than he was hoping for...

  15. BreakingNorth Somerset MP Liam Fox out of the Conservative Party leadership contest

    The Home Secretary, Theresa May has won the most votes in the opening round of the Conservative party leadership election in Britain. 

    North Somerset MP and former Defence Secretary Liam Fox polled the least votes and is automatically eliminated from the next ballot on Thursday.

    Liam Fox
  16. Yeovil MP eases concerns over the future of the Westlands site

    There are concerns over the future of the Yeovil factory of helicopter manufacturer Leonardo, which used to be called Augusta Westland. 

    The owners of the company didn't want Britain to vote to leave the EU, and now the Unite union says the company could lose a major contract to supply 50 Apache helicopters to the British military.

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    Video caption: Concerns from Unite over the future of the Leonardo site.

    But the Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh told BBC Points West that Leonardo is still in the running for this latest contract...

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    Video caption: Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh says Leonardo hasn't yet lost the Apache contract.
  17. School funding cuts are 'detrimental to children', claims union

    Teachers at the Beaufort Academy in Gloucester walked out earlier out as part of action by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) over funding.

    Jamelia Harris is an English teacher at the Gloucester School...

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    Video caption: Jamelia Harris teaches English at Beaufort Academy in Gloucester

    Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said the strike was "unnecessary" and "harmful".  

    The NUT Gloucestershire secretary John Penberthy said that the NUT only took strike action when absolutely necessary.

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    Video caption: NUT Gloucestershire secretary John Penberthy on teachers' strike
  18. Swindon library cuts: local councillor wants 'better service' as part of plans

    BBC Wiltshire has been speaking to Mary Martin, the cabinet member for communities on Swindon Borough Council, about the planned library closures across the town.

    Some 11 libraries could see staff withdrawn, with funding kept for the Central, West Swindon, North Swindon and Highworth libraries - though they could see a reduction in the number of hours they are open.

    Mary Martin

    Speaking to Ian Longdon, she said that 85% of Swindon residents would be within two miles of a library, and that looking at the numbers of people who would be affected was a "pessimistic" view.

    There will be an impact on the number of people who work for Swindon libraries, but that will only be known when the plans return to cabinet in December.

    She also didn't want to speculate on any possible redundancy packages for staff that could leave the service.

  19. E.coli outbreak: Public Health England hunting for source of outbreak

    More than 100 people are now ill from an E.coli outbreak across South West England.

    Here's what Dr Isabel Oliver, director of Public Health England's field epidemiology service, has to say...

    "To assist with this investigation to help us find the source, we have convened a national outbreak control team who will also ensure all necessary control measures are put in place."


    "Currently, the source of the outbreak is not confirmed and this remains under investigation.

    "However, our preliminary investigations have indicated that several of the affected individuals ate salad items including rocket prior to becoming unwell.

    Quote Message: "At this stage we are not ruling out other food items as a potential source."
  20. BreakingMore than 100 people ill after salad E.coli outbreak

    More than 100 people have now been infected with E.coli that may be linked to eating mixed salad leaves.

    Public Health England said it was investigating an outbreak of E.coli O157, which has so far affected 109 people, and said it had put in place "heightened surveillance".

    The majority of people affected are from South West England with many from Bristol, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

    When we last reported on the outbreak only around 30 had been ill.