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Live Reporting

By Jonathan Holmes

All times stated are UK

  1. Ask Sue Mountstevens: Bullying

    Theresa from Ashton Vale says her 13-year-old son has been "severely bullied" at school during the past 18 months.

    She said many bullying incident forms had been filed by the school but she wants to know who's responsible for acting on the forms.

    "Bullying won't just be solved as a police or council issue," Sue replies.

    "In some schools we've introduced a form of restorative justice where the perpetrators and victims are brought together to talk together and explain the impact."

  2. Ask Sue Mountstevens: Officer numbers

    BBC Radio Bristol presenter John Darvall asks - against a background of cuts are we going to see more police officers on the beat?

    "We are going to try and maintain the same number over the next four years," replies Ms Mountstevens.

    "But the caveat is how much money is the government going to cut?

    "If the economy tanks... there will still be further cuts to public sector and the police will be hit as hard as anyone else."

  3. Ask Sue Mountstevens: Middle lane hogs

    Tony from Almondsbury wants to know why "middle lane hogs" on the motorway aren't being prosecuted.

    Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens responds, live on BBC Radio Bristol: "There will never be enough police to police every car on the motorway.

    "It's difficult because you've got to see them [in the act].

    "Roads policing is a priority, it comes under the section of crimes that matter."

  4. Ask Sue Mountstevens: Racial abuse

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    PCC Sue Mountstevens and Chief Constable Andy Marsh have written an open letter to reassure the community it will do what it can to stamp out hate crime "in any form".

    "There's a real fear out there that this [verbal abuse] could lead to an assault," she said.

    "It will not be tolerated and people will be brought to justice."

    Sue Mountstevens is currently taking questions live on BBC Radio Bristol.

  5. Your local newspaper headlines around the West Country

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    Here's a look at the main stories being covered in some of our local newspapers:

  6. Got any questions about policing?

    Sue Mountstevens

    Avon and Somerset's Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens joins John Darvall on BBC Radio Bristol at 9am.

    You can put your question to Sue by calling 0345 900 6949 or by tweeting @bbcrb.

    We'll be bringing you a selection of her answers here on BBC Local Live.

    You can listen to the debate live on 94.9 or 104.6 FM or via the Radio Bristol website, and afterwards on the iPlayer. 

  7. "There could have been 40 extra deaths"

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    Video caption: Bristol Drugs Project chief exec talks about deaths from drug overdoses

    A sharp rise in the number of deaths from heroin overdoses in Bristol has been reversed because of a new rescue medicine, according to Bristol Drugs Project.

    The drug Naloxone reverses the effects of opiates, meaning someone in a coma will start breathing normally again. 

    The project says there were no deaths in April and May this year. Last year there was 65 deaths across the whole year. 

    Maggie Telfer, chief executive, says more addicts could have died if Naloxone hadn't been available.

  8. A chance to see the new F-35B fighter jet

    If you didn't quite get your fix of aircraft after RNAS Yeovilton's Air Day, then take a look at last night's The One Show where you can see the world's most advanced fighter jet, the F-35B.

    You need to scroll in to 19'30" to see the report.

    It has been flown in for the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, on the Gloucestershire Wiltshire border, which begins on Friday where, no doubt, it's going to be main attraction.

  9. Schools to close due to teachers' strike

    Many schools in England are closed or face disruption today as members of the National Union of Teachers stage a one-day strike over school funding.

    The NUT says school budgets are not keeping pace with rising costs and there is also concern about pay and workloads.

    The union will also be staging regional marches and rallies in support of the strike - with a large strike planned on College Green in Bristol.

    On last night's BBC Points West, Laura Jones offered this regional picture...

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    Video caption: Many schools in England could be closed or face disruption due to strike action.
  10. Your BBC local radio headlines around the West Country

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    Here's a selection of stories that your BBC Local Radio stations are covering this morning:

    • A union official has told BBC Somerset he has serious concerns over Leonardo Helicopters' future in Yeovil, following the vote to leave the EU
    • An Amesbury man's in a coma after an accident in Chippenham while he trained for a charity bike ride
    • A school in the Cotswolds for pupils with complex learning problems has suddenly closed down
    • The Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset has joined the force's Police and Crime Commissioner to condemn what they call a "troublesome increase" in hate crime
  11. Good morning and welcome to Tuesday

    It's pretty cloudy here in Taunton but it will clear up here and across the region later one.

    The good news is that the humidity is going to ease off later on today as well.

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    Video caption: A cloudy drizzly start to Tuesday but it will warm up later.

    We'll be here til 10pm today bringing you the news and sport for the West Country. 

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