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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates from across the West of England on Wednesday, 22 March 2017.

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  1. Goodnight from Local Live in the West

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    Video caption: That's it for today's coverage on Local Live.

    That's it for today's coverage on BBC Local Live for the West.

    We'll be back from 7am tomorrow with more news, travel, weather and sport updates from across the region.

    Weather-wise, expect it to be rather windy with some rain.

  2. Luke Jenkins death: Family's 'fight for justice'

    Faye Valentine

    The mother of a child who died following heart surgery has described the events leading up to his death, and their fight for justice since then.

    Faye Valentine and Stephen Jenkins' seven-year-old son, Luke, died following heart surgery at Bristol Children's Hospital.

    They have been awarded £100,000 in compensation .

    Quote Message: We were saying 'he's bleeding' - they'd get a doctor to come and look or one of the outreach team to come and look - they just weren't listening to us. They felt we were going on at them but looking back now we weren't and we were right, and if they'd listened to us and had him back in intensive care, he'd still be here now. from Faye Valentine Luke Jenkin's mother
    Faye ValentineLuke Jenkin's mother
  3. Luke Jenkins death: Family receive £100,000 settlement

    Luke Jenkins

    Aside from events in London, the parents of a seven-year-old boy who died following heart surgery at Bristol Children's Hospital have today been awarded £100,000 in compensation. 

    Luke Jenkins, from Cardiff, suffered a cardiac arrest days after an operation at the hospital in March 2012. 

    An NHS Ombudsman identified "missed opportunities in his care" and the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust admitted "failings". 

    The family were awarded the compensation at a hearing in London's High Court.

  4. Wells MP on 'dramatic' attack near Parliament

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    Video caption: Wells MP James Heappey described the moment he was told about the incident in Parliament.

    Wells MP James Heappey described the moment he and his colleagues were told about the terrorist attack in Parliament as "dramatic".

    The Conservative also praised the security effort around Parliament for "containing the incident very efficiently and very effectively".

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    Severe accident: M4 Wiltshire eastbound

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    M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe accident, between J17 for A350 and J16 for A3102.

    M4 Wiltshire - Lane closed on M4 eastbound between J17, A350 (Chippenham) and J16, A3102 (Swindon West), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. MPs remain in Westminster Abbey

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    We've heard from two MPs from the West who are still in Westminster Abbey.

    Michelle Donelan, MP for Chippenham, sent this text message to BBC Wiltshire: 

    "Still in Westminster Abbey, will be for hours, trying to save battery. Has been terrifying for everyone but we are safe now. So awful the poor people who have died and their families. Staff are safe. "

    And Andrew Murrison, MP for South West Wiltshire, said via text:

    "Still in Westminster Abbey. Everyone very patient. Very British. General dismay at lives lost today and admiration of authorities."

  7. Journalists and politicians caught up in terror attack

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    Video caption: West of England journalists and politicians caught up in 'terror' attack in London.

    Four people, including an armed police officer and a man believed to be the attacker, have died in a terrorist incident near the UK's Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard has said .

    One of the victims was among several pedestrians hit by a car on Westminster Bridge, before it crashed.

    At least 20 people were injured, including three other officers.

  8. Police chief 'profoundly saddened'

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    Mike Veale, Wiltshire's chief constable, says it is a tragic day for the UK and a tragic day for the police service.

    He has released a statement following the terror attack in London which has left four people dead and at least 20 people injured.

    Mike Veale
    Quote Message: I, like many others, have watched the horrors unfolding over the last number of hours in our capital city and my heart sank as I began to realise the tragic consequences of this terrible attack on so many innocent people. I am profoundly saddened to hear about the sad and terrible loss of one of our police family who has been killed as a result of this mindless violence. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies go out to all those affected by this terrible incident. from Mike Veale Chief Constable, Wiltshire Police
    Mike VealeChief Constable, Wiltshire Police
  9. London terror attack: School children unaware of circumstances

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    Video caption: Charelle Bond, cleaner Hotwells school

    Hotwells Primary School had a group of children in Westminster when the 'terror' attack happened. 

    Head teacher Catherine Delor said the pupils are not aware of the circumstances and are safely on the coach back to Bristol.

    Quote Message: Our school group were in the vicinity, but not directly caught up in any incidents. Our emergency plans for dealing with unusual events were smoothly put into action in liaison with the police. from Catherine Delor
    Catherine Delor
  10. School groups involved in London lockdown

    Palace of Westminster incident

    Children from the West on school trips to Westminster were put into lockdown as the terror attack unfolded in London. 

    The groups were from Hotwells in Bristol and St John & St Francis Church School in Bridgwater.

    Both primary schools have said everyone is safe and they're trying to get the groups home as soon as possible.

  11. Cotswolds MP part of Parliament evacuation live on air

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    Video caption: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown evacuated live on air.

    The Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown was asked to leave his Westminster office live on air following terror attack.

    The Conservative was being interviewed by BBC Radio Gloucestershire when police told him to leave his office.

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    Severe accident: A370 Somerset eastbound

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    A370 Somerset eastbound severe accident, between Winterstoke Road and Hutton Moor Road.

    A370 Somerset - A370 Herluin Way in Weston-Super-Mare closed and very slow traffic outbound between the Winterstoke Road junction and the Hutton Moor Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  13. Terror attack: 'I tried to stop people coming onto the bridge'

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    Video caption: Terror attack - 'I tried to stop people coming onto the bridge' says Somerset author.

    Author Steve Voake, from Midsomer Norton in Somerset, was walking across Westminster Bridge as the attack unfolded.

    He said he could see two bodies lying on the bridge and one in the water.

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    Severe accident: A419 Wiltshire southbound

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    A419 Wiltshire southbound severe accident, near B4040 Swindon Road.

    A419 Wiltshire - A419 in Cricklade blocked and stationary traffic southbound near the B4040 Swindon Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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