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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates from across the West of England on Tuesday 28 February 2017

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  1. That's it for today - prepare for a wet morning

    Weather map for the West

    That's it from BBC Local Live for the West of England - we'll be back online with more live updates from 7am tomorrow.

    And it looks like it's going to be a pretty wet morning across the region.

  2. Moon tourists likely to use 'free return trajectory'

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    Video caption: Watch: Libby Jackson explains the likely journey

    A tourist mission to the Moon is being planned for late 2018.

    It's "very exciting" according to Libby Jackson, from Keynsham, who is the human space flight manager for the Wiltshire-based UK Space Agency.

    She says the flight would probably use a "free return trajectory" which means using the Moon's gravity to loop around it and make it back to Earth.

    She says the two wealthy tourists booked on the first flight to the Moon since 1972 could pave the way for the masses to eventually experience space travel.

  3. Football: The full-time scores are (almost all) in

    Jonathan Kodija
    Image caption: Jonathan Kodija, who was sold by City last year, scored Villa's first goal

    Championship

    League One

    League Two

    Vanorama Conference

    • Tranmere Rovers v Forest Green Rovers  postponed
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  4. Moon flight safety a 'huge challenge'

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    Video caption: Watch: Libby Jackson explains how safe space travel is for tourists

    It's been reported that US private rocket company SpaceX has taken bookings from two private citizens to be sent around the Moon .

    Libby Jackson, from Keynsham, is the human space flight manager for the Wiltshire-based UK Space Agency and spoke about the news on BBC Breakfast.

    She says the 300,000 mile journey would take about a week and says there are always risks with space flight.

  5. Rugby: Bath sign Bristol hooker Brooker

    Chris Brooker

    Bath have signed Bristol hooker Chris Brooker on loan until the end of the season .

    The 30-year-old, who had a spell with Bath between 2006 and 2010, has made seven appearances this season.

    Director of rugby Todd Blackadder said: "We're really pleased to have been able to bring someone who has as much experience as Chris in."

  6. Poaching gangs 'on the rise' on Exmoor

    Red deer

    Rangers on Exmoor claim there has been an increase in the number of red deer being killed illegally. 

    Exmoor National Park Authority has reported a growing number of poaching groups going out at night.

    Avon and Somerset Police say they take poaching seriously and their local team on Exmoor is very much aware of the issues.

    Quote Message: In certain circumstances there's anywhere between four to eight deer getting taken off site. There's threats to farmers, threats to landowners, gates are left open and then you're left with livestock left out in the open at night. We've had gates driven through, we even found a couple of weeks ago a deer that was butchered on the moor, and this is going into the food chain. from Richard Eales Exmoor National Park Authority
    Richard EalesExmoor National Park Authority
  7. Football: Five games and two goals scored at half-time

    
          Gary O'Neil of Bristol City evades Andre Green of Aston Villa

    Championship

    League One

    League Two

    Vanorama Conference

    • Forest Green's away game at Tranmere Rovers postponed .
  8. Dyson to turn airfield into tech campus

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    Video caption: Watch: "We've grown so fast over the last four years," said Sir James

    Wiltshire-based firm Dyson has bought Hullavington airfield to turn it into a multi-million pound research and development centre. 

    The airfield is a 517-acre site, near to the company's headquarters in Malmesbury, and will be its third site in the UK. 

    It's hoped staff will be able to move into the old hangars by the end of year. 

  9. Explorer collects 'special' knighthood from Buckingham Palace

    David Hempleman-Adams receives award from Prince William

    Wiltshire explorer Sir David Hempleman-Adams, 60, collected his knighthood from Prince William at Buckingham Palace earlier today. 

    The Knight Commander of the Victorian Order is a special award from the Queen. 

    Sir David Hempleman-Adams

    Sir David, from Box, said: "It was a personal gift from the Queen - so being in Buckingham Palace, it just felt a tremendous honour." 

    The honour is in recognition of his services to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme.

  10. London-to-Bristol taxi ride error blamed on customer

    The journey receipt

    Uber has refunded a £467 taxi fee after a London customer was driven 280 miles to Bristol by mistake.

    Aaron Wray, 18, was trying to get to Croydon from Brixton on Sunday but the journey - which should've taken 30 minutes - went via the West Country and lasted more than five hours.

    Uber has said the mistake was definitely Aaron's.

    "We've tried to contact the rider, but our systems show they set an address in Bristol as their destination," a spokesperson told BBC's Newsbeat.

    "When they arrived and it became clear this was an error, the driver returned to London to drop them off in Croydon."

  11. Driving ban footballer fined £3,000

    Islam Feruz

    Footballer Islam Feruz has been fined £3,000 after driving an £80,000 Porsche while disqualified.

    The 21-year-old, who is currently on loan at Swindon Town from Chelsea, appeared at Glasgow's Justice of the Peace Court to be sentenced for the driving offences he admitted last month.

    He also pleaded guilty to driving in Nelson Street, Glasgow, without any insurance on 9 September, 2015.

    His not guilty plea to telling police he was someone else was accepted.

  12. Football: Five teams from the West playing later

    A general view of Villa Park Stadium

    Five sides from the West are in league action tonight - all kicking off at 7.45pm.

    Tune in to your BBC local radio stations for commentary and updates, or follow text updates on the BBC Sport website .

    Championship

    League One

    League Two

    Vanorama Conference

  13. Remembering 60 years of flipping pancakes

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    Video caption: Watch: Archive footage of pancake day events across the West

    BBC Points West, which is celebrating its 60th birthday this year, has raided its archives on pancake day. 

    Are you one of the runners in the 1959 Wrington pancake race? Is that you with a frying pan in Gloucester in 1982?

  14. More Dyson jobs promised for the West

    Sir James Dyson

    Inventor Sir James Dyson has announced plans for a new research and development centre at Hullavington in Wiltshire.

    The billionaire who invented the Dyson vacuum cleaner brand wants to expand his UK operation.

    Hullavington Campus

    The centre will be located on a 517-acre former Ministry of Defence site near Dyson's Malmesbury HQ.

    Click here if you would like to read more.

    Quote Message: After 25 years of UK growth, and continuing expansion globally, we are fast outgrowing our Malmesbury Campus. The 517-acre Hullavington Campus is an investment for our future, creating a global hub for our research and development endeavours. It will enable us to continue creating world-class products and jobs right here in the Cotswolds. from Sir James Dyson
    Sir James Dyson
  15. Flood warnings for two areas on the Somerset coast

    Flood map

    Two flood warnings are in place on the Somerset coast.  

    More information can be found on the government's flood warning map by clicking here .

    Both warnings relate to Dunster and Porlock Weir. 

    The warning advises "overtopping and onshore flooding may occur as a result of high water levels combined with strong winds. The time of the forecast high water is 8.15pm".

  16. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A3094 Wiltshire both ways

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    A3094 Wiltshire both ways severe accident, between Saxon Road and Montague Road.

    A3094 Wiltshire - A3094 Netherhampton Road in Salisbury closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Saxon Road junction and the Montague Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  17. Shotgun killing in 1990 to be reviewed by police

    Tony Alliss

    Detectives are to review the killing of a man 27 years ago.

    Tony Alliss died in July 1990 in woodland near Stroud following a long-running boundary dispute with his neighbours. Two men were accused of his murder but the trial collapsed. 

    Now police say they will look at the case again, to see if there's any new evidence that could lead to a re-investigation.

    Brother Bob Alliss believes forensic evidence uncovered by the family "raises questions" about what was heard at the trial. 

    Click here if you want to read more. 

  18. Travel: A303 shut near Ilminster following lorry and car crash

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    Highways England say the single carriageway section was closed in both directions following an incident at 2pm involving an HGV and a car.

    It's expected to be shut for several hours.

    • Westbound diversion = via the A358 at Horton Cross, with traffic joining the A30 towards Upottery before rejoining the A303. 
    • Eastbound diversion = Traffic is advised to follow the reverse of the above (A30 and A358 before rejoining the A303 at Horton Cross)