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Summary

  1. Updates from across the West of England on Friday 24 February 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight from the Local Live team

    Foo Fighters

    We hope you've enjoyed our coverage of the Foo Fighter's much anticipated Glastonbury Festival announcement this evening.

    The band announced they will play the Pyramid Stage on Saturday, 24 June  during a secret show for fans in Frome, Somerset - their first in 18 months.

    Festival organiser Michael Eavis introduced them on stage, confirming they were playing.

    Singer and guitarist Dave Grohl said: "So, who knew? How did you know? You just can't keep a... secret any more."

    We'll be back again from 7am on Monday, have a great weekend until then.

    Before we go, here's the latest weather with Ian Fergusson. 

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    Video caption: Watch: Here's a look at this weekend's weather with Ian Fergusson
  2. New lock keepers wanted for Kennet and Avon Canal

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    Video caption: Watch: Canal and River Trust on the hunt for new lock keepers

    Volunteers to keep the tradition of lock-keeping alive on the Kennet and Avon Canal are being sought. 

    The Canal and River Trust said it needs more help operating locks and dealing with visitors on the 87-mile stretch of water in Wiltshire.

    The charity said the offer was open to anyone over the age of 18 and it would provide training.

  3. Sapling of 300-year-old tree planted

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    Video caption: Watch: The old walnut tree was destroyed in a storm

    A sapling germinated from a much-loved walnut tree in Swindon which was destroyed by a storm have been planted this afternoon. 

    The 300-year-old tree had pride of place overlooking the lake at the town's Lydiard Park but was brought down in a storm in 2013. 

    Local gardener Mike Critchley had collected some of its walnuts with his son, today he planted the young tree by the site of the original.  

  4. Wasps v Gloucester: Team news

    Joe Simpson

    Gloucester make two changes, with Lewis Ludlow coming in for Ross Moriarty, who is on Six Nations duty with Wales.

    Salesi Ma'afu, forced off injured during the win over Saracens, is replaced by Paul Doran-Jones.

  5. Could beavers be reintroduced in the Forest?

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    Video caption: Watch: The Forestry Commission is exploring the possibility

    Beavers have been absent from the Forest of Dean for 400 years - but there's a chance they could be reintroduced to help control flooding. 

    The Forestry Commission is looking at options for natural flood management near Lydbrook and it's understood that could involve beavers.

  6. Yarnold fourth after first day at Worlds

    Lizzie Yarnold's first run leaves her sitting in fourth position going into the last day of the Skeleton World Championships in Konigssee, Germany.

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    Video caption: Watch: Lizzie Yarnold fourth in Skeleton World Championships after first day in Germany
  7. Foo Fighters in Frome: Lots of love for the Foo's Glasto announcement

    It's fair to say most fans are pretty happy these rockers are performing at Worthy Farm later this year, and it's a thumbs up for how they went about telling everyone with a secret gig at the Cheese and Grain in Frome.

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  8. Foo Fighters in Frome: Questions over which night they'll headline Glasto

    A few minutes ago, the Foo Fighters announced they would indeed be the headline act at Glastonbury Festival this year - although there seems to be a little confusion as to whether they'll be taking to the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday or the Sunday night.

    Michael Eavis said "Saturday 25th June", but the 25th is a Sunday, not a Saturday...so the speculation continues.

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  9. Breaking Foo Fighters in Frome: Michael Eavis announces Glastonbury headliners

    Foo Fighters and Michael and Emily Eavis

    After much speculation and excitement, one of the biggest rock bands in the world has begun its gig in Somerset.

    Some 700 fans have got tickets to see the live show at the Cheese and Grain - and it's also being live-streamed here  for fans who weren't lucky enough to get a ticket.

    As anticipated, this is one big stunt to let everyone know that they will be headlining Glastonbury Festival this year.

    The live stream began with a video showing them being taken to the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm by Michael and Emily Eavis in a brief skit.

    The Foo Fighters were told the stage wasn't ready but there was a great local venue down the road, which they could check to see if it was free for them to play.

    This crossed to the live stream inside the Cheese and Grain where they were introduced by Michael Eavis as the headline act for the festival.

    Dave Grohl
  10. Injecting some fun into a trip to Ikea

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    Video caption: Watch: Alistair Colley from Chippenham planned his prank a year ago

    Furniture shopping isn't everyone's idea of a good time. 

    Here's how a dad from Chippenham has made his visit to IKEA a little more interesting, using his wedding photographs.

  11. Toddler shooting sentence: Parent's reaction

    A Bristol man who shot a crying toddler in the head with an air rifle has been jailed for two years at Bristol Crown Court. 

    Jordan Walters left 18-month-old Harry Studley with lifelong injuries when he fired at him last July.

    During sentencing, Judge Julian Lambert said: "Only the resolution of Harry in his fight for life and the brilliance of the surgical team saved him. 

    "But for your grossly irresponsible behaviour, Harry Studley would today be a bouncing little boy with unlimited expectations ahead of him in life." 

    The judge also said Harry is showing symptoms of epilepsy and has badly impaired vision "and will so suffer for life".

    His parents, Ed Studley and Amy Allen spoke to our Home Affairs Correspondent Charlotte Callen.

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    Video caption: Watch: Ed Studley and Amy Allen speak after Jordan Walters was jailed for shooting their son with an air rifle
  12. Newcastle United v Bristol City: Team news

    Aleksandar Mitrovic

    Bristol City are still without striker Tammy Abraham, so Matty Taylor and Milan Djuric could continue up front.

    But head coach Lee Johnson may choose to make changes after his side lost 2-0 at home to Fulham on Wednesday.

  13. Estate agent fined £200k after woman fell down well

    An estate agents has been fined £200,000 after a house hunter fell down a 30ft foot well in a garden of a property she was being shown around. 

    She suffered head injuries and still has post-traumatic stress disorder after the fall in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, in April last year. 

    Swindon Magistrates heard how the woman had stepped onto a wooden board which gave way and she was trapped down the well, submerged in water, for an hour.

    An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found Strakers in Devizes had been warned about the well and the board didn't look safe. 

    Strakers admitted breaching Health and Safety laws. 

    
          The woman fell down the well in the garden of a property in Malmesbury
  14. Foo Fighters in Frome: At the scene

    Clinton Rogers

    BBC Points West reporter

    Foo Fighters gig at Cheese and Grain

    It's the worst kept secret ever - the Foo Fighters, who are one of the most popular rock bands in the world, have been rumoured to be playing here at the Cheese and Grain in Frome for a couple of days.

    But if it was a secret, it's not anymore because one of the band's guitarists, Pat Smear - even I remember him from his days with Nirvana - was here signing autographs for about 50 people. There's great excitement among the small crowd as you might imagine.

    It's long been rumoured they may also be playing Glastonbury this year. They were meant to be heading there a few years ago but the lead singer broke his leg and they've been trying to rearrange ever since.

    We think, and a lot of people think, they're using this is a PR stunt to announce to the world they will be headlining the festival.

    Foo Fighters in Frome
  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A370 Somerset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A370 Somerset both ways severe accident, between B3140 Brent Road and Eastertown.

    A370 Somerset - A370 Bridgwater Road in East Brent closed and slow traffic in both directions between the B3140 Brent Road junction and the Eastertown junction, because of an accident involving two cars.

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

  16. Bristol v Bath: Team news

    Jonathan Joseph

    Bottom-of-the-table Bristol make eight changes to the team that lost at Leicester Tigers last week.

    Former Wales international Gavin Henson starts at fly-half for the first time since October after injury.

    Bath can call on the services of Jonathan Joseph after the centre was left out of the England squad for the Six Nations game against Italy.

    Scrum-half Kahn Fotuali'i and flanker Francois Louw both miss out because of suspension.