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  1. Updates for the West of England on Tuesday, 14 March 2017

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  1. That's all for tonight folks!

    Time to wrap up here on Local Live for the West of England. We'll be back tomorrow from 7am bringing you all of the latest updates.

    See what the weather has in store overnight and for tomorrow - the second day of the Cheltenham Festival - with Ian Fergusson.

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    Video caption: Watch: A mostly dry night with some drizzle in the west of the region
  2. Cheltenham 2017: Gold Cup jockey Lizzie Kelly on being accepted in horse racing

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    Video caption: Watch: "I had to do more to fit in and look right"

    Lizzie Kelly speaks about becoming accepted in horse racing, ahead of becoming the first female Gold Cup jockey in 33 years. 

  3. Four parish councils club together to keep bus service running

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    Video caption: Watch: The number 10 service between Porlock and Minehead is to be subsidised by four councils

    They'll subsidise the number 10 service between Porlock and Minehead in Somerset with an injection of more than £13,000.  

    It comes as a new report shows the scale of cuts to rural buses , with over £9.6m in funding slashed since 2010 in the West of England.

  4. West winners at coveted wedding awards

    A cake with cream icing and decorative leaves

    A bakery in Gloucestershire has won an award for its wedding cakes.

    The Vanilla Pod Bakery in Cheltenham scooped Best Wedding Cake Company at the 2017 UK Wedding Awards.

    Two Bath venues also picked up awards, the Assembly Rooms for Best City Venue and The Roman Baths and Pump Room for Best Historic Venue.

    Cripps Barn, just outside Cirencester in Gloucestershire, also got a mention as Editor's Choice.

    Caroline Hendry, editor of, said there are many reasons she picked the venue.

    Quote Message: The 18th-century Cotswold barn is just so beautiful – with its flagstone floors, rustic beams and spectacular open fireplace, I can’t imagine a more perfect place to start married life. The team at Cripps Barn are also second to none and make every wedding at their venue special." from Caroline Hendry Editor,
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    The Roman Baths in Bath
  5. Cheltenham: Henderson's Altior win takes pressure off

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    Video caption: Listen: Nicky Henderson on the win

    Nicky Henderson says getting his first 2017 Cheltenham winner is big for the yard. 

    Altior was the firm favourite for the Arkle chase and he came home in first.

  6. City's river 'is a serial killer'

    Henry Burke

    The father of a student who drowned in the River Avon in Bath has called the stretch of water a "serial killer" after his son became the 10th person to die in seven years.

    Henry Burke, 19, from Ripon, North Yorkshire, left Zero Zero nightclub on 24 November after bouncers refused him entry as he "appeared drunk".

    His father, Paul Burke, said: "If the river was a human being, it would be Bath's biggest serial killer."

    An inquest concluded the student's death was accidental .

  7. Football: Four of our teams playing tonight

    Seats in a football ground

    Four of our sides are in action tonight, kick off at 7.45pm.

    League One

    • Bury v Bristol Rovers
    • Swindon Town v Sheffield United  

    League Two

    • Exeter City v Cheltenham Town

    National League

    • Sutton United v Forest Green Rovers

    Tune in to your local BBC radio station for commentary or find score updates on the BBC Sport website .

  8. Clarity at last on redactions in controversial incinerator contract

    A decision has been made on what parts of a controversial contract to build an incinerator in Gloucestershire should be revealed. 

    The Urbaser Balfour Beatty contract was released under Freedom of Information rules but parts were redacted. 

    However, a version released by Gloucestershire County Council contained an easy way to reveal the full unredacted details. 

    The council was told it needed to publish the contract in full but now the the Information Tribunal has upheld parts of the county council's appeal to keep some parts private.  

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    Video caption: Listen: County Council Chief Executive Pete Bungard speaks to BBC Radio Gloucestershire