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By Daniel Garrett

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  1. Your look at tomorrow's weather in the West

    There will be a few clouds but it will remain mostly dry around the region tomorrow. 

    The odd shower may appear however. 

    BBC Points West weatherman Ian Fergusson has the lowdown.

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    Video caption: There will be a few clouds but it will remain mostly dry tomorrow.

    That's all from Local Live for today - we'll be back from 7am for live updates from across the West of England.

  2. Memorial for Gloucestershire skydiver

    David Reader

    A special memorial is to be held for a skydiver from Gloucestershire who died during a jump in the French Alps.

    David Reader, 25, who worked for an indoor skydiving company in Norway was tragically killed 10 days ago when his parachute failed to open.

    His family has organised a private memorial in Newnham this weekend.

  3. 'It's not even like they're my legs anymore'

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    Video caption: A woman mauled by two dogs at a boarding kennel has returned home from hospital.

    A woman mauled by two dogs at a boarding kennel in Cadbury Heath has returned home from hospital after having skin grafts on her legs.

    Donna Croft said: "It's not even like they're my legs anymore. I'm an active person. I'm always out doing something. I just don't feel like the same person anymore."

    South Gloucestershire Council is investigating the attack but the dogs' owner has refused to have the animals destroyed.

  4. 'Fantastic' says octogenarian wing walker

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    Video caption: 'Fantastic' says octogenarian wing walker John Brown

    An octogenarian who wing walked for his 80th birthday described the experience as "fantastic", and said he "wouldn't have missed that for the world".

    John Brown's son Peter said he was pleased his father had achieved his ambition, and granddaughter Hayley Lee added that she was really proud of him.

  5. IPCC probe into police contact with Bristol death fall man

    Police cordon

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has begun an investigation into the circumstances leading up to the death of a man who fell from a building in Easton, Bristol, on Tuesday.

    The incident happened at Rawnsley House on Goodhind Street at about 11:50 BST.

    A probe is under way to establish the circumstances of the contact Avon and Somerset Police had with the man prior to his death.

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  6. HALF TIME: Bristol Rovers 0-2 Bolton Wanderers

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport, West of England

    If Bristol Rovers win tonight, it'll be their 11th consecutive home victory, beating a record that has stood since 1935 (which they equalled by beating Oxford on Sunday).

    If they lose, it'll be a first home defeat since 24 November 2015. 

    And if they draw, well, they’d have extended their unbeaten home run to 17 games in all competitions.

    Half-time score: Bristol Rovers 0-2 Bolton Wanderers

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  7. University staff and students raise money to build African classrooms

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    Video caption: Montage of performances by Project Zulu's children's choir

    A University of the West of England project that uses music to help fund schools in South Africa has been expanded. 

    Children's choirs have been performing in the UK to raise money to build new classrooms. 

    Project Zulu has now grown to include six primaries in the township Madadeni.

  8. Preview: Bristol Rovers v Bolton Wanderers

    Bristol Rovers' Chris Lines (left) and manager Darrell Clarke

    Bristol Rovers take on Bolton Wanderers at home tonight in League One.

    Tune in to BBC Radio Bristol for live build-up and coverage - 94.9FM, 104.6FM, 103.6FM and on Digital.

    The match kicks off at 19:45 BST.

  9. Swindon Town fan has banning order rejected

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    Video caption: A Swindon Town football fan is free to attend matches after a banning order was rejected.

    A Swindon Town football fan is free to attend matches after a banning order against him was rejected by a magistrate.

    Aaron Frayling - whose name was on a police database after admitting disorder three years ago - was stopped at Bristol Airport in June and told he couldn't travel to the Euro 2016 games in Paris with his friends to watch the matches in the Fan Zone. 

    It took a magistrate at Chippenham Law Courts less than five minutes to dismiss the claim.

    Amanda Jacks, from the Football Supporters Federation, said she believes police forces need to narrow down their targeting of people they want to stop.

  10. Pub to raise money for Bulgaria death man's family

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    Video caption: The Swiss Chalet pub in Swindon are fundraising for the family of a man who died abroad.

    A pub in Swindon is fundraising for the family of a man who died abroad. 

    The body of 29-year-old Michael Doyle has been flown home from Bulgaria, but his family are facing a huge medical bill. 

    Now a two-day fundraising event is being planned at the Swiss Chalet pub in Gorse Hill.

  11. Swindon parish council decision - Dan explains

    Dan O'Brien

    Political reporter, BBC Wiltshire

    A map showing the proposed parish boundary changes
    Image caption: A map showing the proposed parish boundary changes

    Like many councils, Swindon Borough is grappling with how to deal with government spending cuts. By 2020, it expects at least 80% of its budget to be sucked up by the costs of social care for vulnerable adults and children.

    And like many councils, it is trying to get the smaller Parish Councils - which don't have any restrictions on the amount they raise taxes by - to help out by taking over services like grass cutting, street cleaning, grounds maintenance, community centres, and even some libraries.

    But Swindon is taking that idea a step further - setting up four brand new parish councils in areas where none previous existed, explicitly for the purpose of running these services.

    One would cover the distinct area of West Swindon, two would cover vast areas vaguely described as 'Central Swindon', and one would encompass the South including Old Town and Wichelstowe.

    The opposition parties and many of the town's resident associations are angry about it for two main reasons. Firstly, it opens the door to potentially considerable tax rises. Secondly, the feeling that these new parishes are being imposed on people who've never asked for them without getting any real say.

    But the message from the Conservative administration is clear: funding cuts mean the status quo isn't an option, so either we get parishes to cut the grass in future, or the grass simply won't get cut.

  12. Happy birthday to Swindon's wing walking octogenarian

    He's done it!

    John Brown, from Swindon, has celebrated his 80th birthday with a wing walk over the Cotswold countryside near Cirencester.

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    Video caption: Octogenarian John Brown celebrates birthday with a wing-walk

    He strapped himself to the 1940's bi-plane partly to celebrate his milestone birthday, but also in memory of his wife Thelma who died a few years ago.

  13. Will Swindon get four new parish councils?

    Composite image showing proposed parish councl boundary changes around central Swindon
    Image caption: Current and proposed - this image illustrates the proposed parish councl boundary changes around central Swindon

    A cabinet decision's expected tonight over controversial plans to create four brand new parish councils around the central Swindon area.

    The idea is that the new councils would take over services which could otherwise fall victim to government spending cuts.

    BBC Wiltshire's political reporter Dan O'Brien is at tonight's Cabinet meeting (6pm) and you can follow his updates on Twitter (@DanOB1986).

  14. Somerset CCC reach semi-finals

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport, West region

    It is a big margin of victory for Somerset against a solid Worcestershire side - who won the cup in 2007 - and keeps alive the dream of a first one-day-format competition title for Somerset since 1979.

    Sri Lankan star Mahela Jayawardene is Somerset's hero today, reaching a century from just 99 balls to set up a terrific win.

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