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Summary

  1. Cyclist seriously injured in hit and run in Bristol
  2. South Bristol students talk about why the area has such low admissions to universities
  3. Stonehenge tunnel would be 'a scar on landscape', says farmer who owns land
  4. First concrete poured at Hinkley C as building work for nuclear power plant ramps up
  5. CTFC boss Gary Johnson's back, two weeks after heart surgery
  6. Cheltenham Science Festival line-up announced
  7. Bourton-on-the-Water school pupil, 12, becomes youngest Oxford organist
  8. Live news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the West of England on Friday, 31 March 2017

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  1. Good night - live page returns on Monday

    We've come to the end of our news and sport updates on Local Live for today.

    Our BBC live page team will be back on Monday morning from 7am - we'll have story updates over the weekend on your local news pages on the BBC News website.

    Before we go, here's a look at the forecast with Ian Fergusson.

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    Video caption: It looks like a mix of sunshine and showers this weekend.
  2. Wroughton WW1 soldier remembered in memorial service

    A World War One soldier who was awarded the Victoria Cross is to be honoured with a special memorial stone in Wroughton on Sunday.

    William Gosling served with 3rd Wessex Brigade, Royal Field Artillery as a battery sergeant stationed near Arras.

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    Video caption: Former Wroughton winner to be honoured with memorial stone on Sunday
  3. Gloucester Road hit and run: key facts

    More on the Gloucester Road hit and run in Bristol - here's the key facts from the police:

    • The incident took place at approximately 3.25pm between Rudthrope Road and Filton Avenue
    • The vehicle involved is believed to be a dark coloured Vauxhall Astra which is thought to be less than six years old
    • The car may have minimal damage along the nearside
    • Gloucester Road was closed for four hours following the collision to allow for evidence to be gathered
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  4. Former Somerset land girl is the subject of a new play

    No Finer Life is by Graham Harvey, who lives on Exmoor and writes for The Archers.  

    The subject of his play is a 92-year-old Somerset woman who served as a land girl during the Second World War.

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    Video caption: 'No Finer Life' is by an Exmoor man who writes for The Archers
  5. Arrest made in high value gold thefts in Wiltshire

    A 22-year-old man from Semington has been arrested in connection with a series of High Value Gold burglaries across Wiltshire, police have said.

    The police force has been working with its neighbouring police forces in Avon and Somerset and Thames Valley where similar burglaries have taken place.

    Det Sgt Anthony King, Wiltshire Police, said: "We've made a number of arrests in the past few weeks as a direct result of proactive and intelligence led policing, and with work ongoing we are confident of more positive action in the very near future."

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  6. Local people filling the gaps left by council cuts

    Meet Porlock's Guerrilla Odd Job Squad. 

    The volunteers are keeping their village in Exmoor National Park looking good by doing jobs which they say their local councils can't afford to do anymore.

    The "guerillas" meet once a month to do everything from street sweeping and painting railings to clearing hedges and streams.  

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    Video caption: Watch: The volunteers are keeping their village looking good
  7. Bath v CA Brive: Team news

    Nathan Charles

    Australia hooker Nathan Charles will make his Bath debut in Saturday's European Challenge Cup quarter-final against Brive at the Recreation Ground .

    Charles, who joined the Premiership club  on a deal until the end of the season  on 15 March, recently had a spell with French Top 14 side Clermont.

    Co-captain Rhys Priestland returns after injury to start at fly-half.

    Hooker Joe Graham, who recently arrived from Rotherham, could make his Bath debut from the replacements bench.

    Bath, who have 16 senior first-team players unavailable for selection, reached the last eight by topping Pool 4, while French Top 14 club Brive won Pool 3.

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  9. Urban goat project a success in its first year

    Inside Out West has been following a radical urban goat farming project for the last 12 months. 

    Streetgoat collectively looks after the goats which are kept on an allotment in St George, they're being used to graze overgrown plots and bring them back into use.

    The group has built a milking parlour and fenced the site, they share milking duties and the milk and goat meat too.

    Catch up with the whole programme on the iPlayer here .

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    Video caption: Watch: Inside Out West spent a year with these urban goat farmers in St George
  10. Boss Gary Johnson back at Whaddon Road

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    Video caption: Listen: Gary Johnson says he should be fit enough to watch tomorrow's game

    Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson says he's fit enough to return to Whaddon Road after his heart bypass. 

    He has missed the last four games - all of which were defeats for The Robins.

    The boss told Mark Cummings on BBC Radio Gloucestershire that he's "pretty sure" he'll be at the game on Saturday against Morecambe, and will sit in the stands with his wife.

  11. High-volume water pump coming to the Somerset Levels

    High volume pump

    A high-volume pump is being tested on the Somerset Levels next week in preparation for any future major flooding events.

    The 12-tonne machine can pump 1,650 litres of water a second - the same as filling 12 bathtubs a second, the Environment Agency says.

    It will be moved from its base in Bawdrip to the North Drain Pumping Station where it will be set up and switched on.

    Soldiers who have already received training in deploying flood barriers have been invited to see the pump in action and learn how it works.

    The Environment Agency’s new Incident Command Unit (ICU) will also be on-site streaming live images of the exercise back to the agency’s Bridgwater incident room.

    Quote Message: Preparing and practising pump deployment helps to ensure we act more quickly and effectively. It’s also an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills so people can confidently operate this type of heavy machinery nationwide, with the help of the military and other groups. from Robbie Williams Operations manager, Environment Agency
    Robbie Williams Operations manager, Environment Agency
  12. Gloucester Road reopened after hit and run

    Glos Road hit and run

    A busy road in Bristol has reopened after a cyclist was seriously injured in a hit and run on Friday afternoon.

    Police are appealing for eyewitnesses who were in the vicinity of Gloucester Road between Rudthrope Road and Filton Avenue between 4pm and 4.15pm.

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  13. Bristol hit and run forces road closure

    A cyclist has been seriously injured after a hit and run involving a car on Gloucester Road in Bristol.

    The incident happened earlier on Friday along Gloucester Road between Rudthrope Road and Filton Avenue.

    The car failed to stop and made off from the scene. The injured cyclist has got serious injuries and is in life-threatening condition, police said. 

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    Glod Road hit and run
    A38 hit and run (31/03/17)
  14. Meet the Metro Mayor candidates: Darren Hall (Green)

    Darren Hall

    Darren Hall has worked in the Home Office as a regional crime and drugs manager, and as head of organisational development he advised the Government Office of the South West. 

    Darren believes that the role of the mayor is to drive practical, positive change and ensure Bristol and Bath have a prosperous, long-term future. 

    “Our region is home to top quality jobs in design, technology, finance and legal sectors but we have to make sure they are fit for the future, as well as offering opportunities for all those that aren’t currently part of that success story," he says. 

    Jonathan Bartley, the co-leader of Green Party says that Darren has "an impressive knowledge of the West of England region, understanding the challenges around housing, transport and sustainability that this role will need to tackle".

  15. Brentford v Bristol City: Team news

    Andreas Bjelland

    Brentford centre-half Andreas Bjelland could be included after missing four games with a hamstring injury.

    Midfielder Alan Judge is closing in on a return after a year out with a broken leg, but is not yet match fit.

    Bristol City could name the same side that beat third-placed Huddersfield Town 4-0 last time out.

    Bosnia striker Milan Djuric remains sidelined after hernia surgery but could return for Lee Johnson's side within the next two weeks.

  16. Three school friends reunited more than 60 years on

    BBC Wiltshire had reunited three school friends after more than 60 years.

    Keith from Bratton thought he recognised the voice and name of one of the station's guests, Paul from North Bradley, so the radio team got them on the phone together.

    That interview was heard by Bob from Chippenham who called the radio station to say he also went to school with Paul and Keith and hadn't seem either of them since.

    Breakfast presenter Ben Prater arranged a catch up with the three men at their old school, Trowbridge Boys High School or John of Gaunt as it's now known. 

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    Video caption: Watch: Three school chums reunited by BBC Wiltshire after more than 60 years
  17. Meet the Metro Mayor candidates: Tim Bowles (Conservative)

    Tim Bowles

    Tim Bowles has combined his business career with work as a local councillor in South Gloucestershire over the last fourteen years. 

    He says that he wants to use his skills, experience and determination to "make our region even better". 

    "We need a strong local voice to champion our region, we need a mayor who can work with our government, local MPs and Councillors to get things done instead of using the role to score political points," he says. 

    Prime Minister Theresa May has spoken in support of Tim, sayings: "Tim knows the local area well, he cares about it, and he has the knowledge and experience to make it even better."  

  18. South Bristol pupils explain why uni isn't for them

    South Bristol has the second lowest rates for 18 year olds going to university in the whole of England. 

    Just 18 per cent of teens in the constituency applied for a place at university by the January deadline - according to figures from the universities admissions service UCAS. 

    And, across the south west as a whole, fewer teenagers apply to university than in any other region.  

    These students told BBC Points West why university wasn't always an option:

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    Video caption: A look at why south Bristol's teenagers aren't applying to go to university.