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Summary

  1. Police say they have had 10 sightings from the public of missing nurse Anna Lewis
  2. Snow falls in some parts of the West of England
  3. The first video of a baby gorilla born at Bristol Zoo has been released - both doing well
  4. Bath scientists develop technique which could make getting vital medicines to remote areas easier
  5. Exmoor pony centre 'under threat'
  6. Council to sign off £650,000 study into Bristol Airport transport links
  7. Live news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the West of England on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Sunny spells with showers for Wednesday

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    Video caption: Watch: Ian Fergusson with the weather forecast

    Well that's all for tonight from us.

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

    Just time to leave you with tonight's weather forecast, and it looks like we're going to get some sunshine and showers on Wednesday.

    Here's Ian Fergusson with the details.

  2. A look inside the UK's biggest school uniform wholesalers

    Bet you didn't know the largest British wholesaler for school uniforms is based in Trowbridge...

    Blue Max Banner supplies 10,000 schools and their machines can embroider eight garments at a time.

    But how? Have a little look for some factory magic!

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    Video caption: Warch: School uniforms being embroidered - eight at a time
  3. Flower show could move after more than 150 years

    Taunton Flower Show

    It looks like Taunton Flower Show is to move from the site it's been held at since 1851.

    Organisers say they need to find a new venue after Taunton Deane Borough Council decided to charge them for the use of Vivary Park.

    The annual show is said to be the oldest event of its kind in Britain.

    The event's Jim Lewis said: "We understand the council’s financial constraints but it is simply not economic for us to accommodate a five-figure charge within an already tight budget."

    This year's show will be held at Vivary Park as normal, at the beginning of August.

  4. Missing nurse Anna Lewis: Search continues

    Anna Lewis

    Police have been searching open areas in north and central Bristol in the hunt for a student nurse, who hasn't been seen for nearly two weeks.

    Here's what we know:

    • Anna Lewis, 27, is a trainee nurse living in Fishponds in Bristol.
    • She is studying at the University of the West of England, and was working at Southmead Hospital on a placement. 
    • She was last seen on CCTV leaving the hospital on Thursday 13 April.
    • Ms Lewis was reported missing by her family last Friday.
    • Police have said her disappearance is out of character and they are growing concerned for her welfare.
    • Today police announced that specialist officers will be searching in north and central Bristol.
    • Det Insp Roger Doxsey told our reporter Scott Ellis there have been 10 sightings reported since the campaign to find her began. 
  5. Shoe-perb London Marathon run for charity

    Only a few more shoe puns, we promise....

    He's a real life superhero from Wiltshire. In fact, he's shoe-perman...

    Martin Pearce completed the London Marathon dressed as a shoe.

    He did it all to raise money for Children's Hospice South West and is giving his medal away to one very special girl.

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    Video caption: Martin Pearce completed the London Marathon dressed as a shoe.
  6. MP calls for refugee minister

    The UK should introduce a minister for refugees, according to a parliamentary group headed by Bristol West's Labour MP Thangham Debonnaire. 

    An eight-month inquiry says refugees are welcomed well in the UK, but more could be done. 

    Ms Debonnaire explained how a new refugee minister could help resolve the current two-tier system.  

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    Video caption: Watch: Thangham Debonnaire on introducing a minister for refugees
  7. Guide dog is airline's most frequent flyer

    Joey the guide dog with his owner Jan Gibson

    Some dogs are good at catching balls. This one's talent is catching planes!

    A guide dog from Wiltshire has been named as easyJet's most frequent flyer - after taking his 35th flight.

    Joey the guide dog mainly flies between London and Cyprus with his owner Jan Gibson from Swindon.

    She said: "The crew and passengers often fuss over Joey and take photos as it's not often you get to see a dog on a plane."

    EasyJet does not allow animals on its flights, apart from guide and assistance dogs.

    Peter Duffy from easyJet said: "With 35 flights under his collar, he must be one of the most travelled dogs in the country."

    Read the full story here.

  8. Exmoor Pony Centre could close

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    Video caption: Watch: Pony centre needs £20,000 to keep going

    The trust which runs the Exmoor Pony Centre near Dulverton says it needs £20,000 to keep going.

    The centre promotes and protects the animals which roam freely on the moors. 

    It opened in 2006 and has attracted more than 50,000 visitors, while some 300 moor-bred foals have been saved.

    Staff say they will struggle to stay open beyond August if they don't raise the cash, and have started a fundraising campaign.

  9. Player cited after Gloucester's Rugby Euro cup semi final

    Jone Qovu Nailiko

    A French rugby player is facing a disciplinary hearing after an incident in the European Challenge Cup semi-final between Gloucester and La Rochelle at the weekend. 

    The Cherry and Whites' Richard Hibbard was allegedly struck by La Rochelle's Jone Qovu Nailiko in 45th minute of the match.

    The EPCR, the governing body of club rugby in Europe, has confirmed it has received a citing complaint, and a disciplinary hearing will take place tomorrow.

    Gloucester won the game, and will face Stade Francais in the final at Murrayfield on 12 May.

  10. Snow and hail in the West: Another picture

    This was the scene in Cam, Gloucestershire, this afternoon as hail turned the lawns white.

    "Roll on summer," said John Wilkes who sent us the photo.

    We agree. Big coat back out again today ....

    Hail in Cam
  11. BreakingTour of Britain heading for the Cotswolds

    Tour of Britain

    The penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain will end in the centre of Cheltenham, it's been revealed.

    Some of the world's top professional cyclists will race through the Cotswolds on Saturday 9th September - for the 7th stage of the race.

    En route they'll take in Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Winchcombe, and a King of the Mountains climb on Cleeve Hill.

    You can get full details on the Tour of Britain website.

  12. Vixens' boss aims for Ashton Gate return

    Willie Kirk

    Head coach Willie Kirk wants Bristol City Women to play more games at Ashton Gate, after playing there on Saturday for their first league match of 2017 in a rare double header with City's men.

    Kirk's Vixens lost 3-1 to Reading in Women's Super League One Summer Series, kicking off an hour after the end of Bristol City and Barnsley's Championship meeting.

    Click here to read the full story.

  13. Missing nurse latest: Why the police are so worried

    Police have been explaining why they are becoming concerned for the welfare of a student nurse from Bristol, who went missing earlier this month.

    Specialist officers are searching open areas in north and central Bristol in the hunt for Anna Lewis, 27, was last seen on CCTV leaving Southmead Hospital on 13 April.

    Det Insp Roger Doxsey from  Avon and Somerset Police explained why they were now becoming worried.

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    Video caption: Watch: Det Insp Roger Doxsey on the search for Anna Lewis
  14. Snow in the West: More of your pics

    You've been sending us your snow photos on the Points West Facebook page.

    Fiona says her kids managed to have a snowball fight in Axbridge, Somerset.

    Snow in Axbridge

    And Mandy sent this photo from Weston where more snow has settled. Well - a small dusting, anyway!

    Snow in Weston
  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A419 Wiltshire southbound

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    A419 Wiltshire southbound severe accident, between A4259 Marlborough Road and M4 J15 affecting A4312 Oxford Road.

    A419 Wiltshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A419 Marlborough Road southbound in Swindon between Commonhead interchange and Swindon East, because of an accident. Congestion to White Hart Roundabout.

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

  16. 'About 10 sightings' of missing student nurse Anna Lewis

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    Video caption: Watch: Det Insp Roger Doxsey on the search for Anna Lewis

    Back now to missing student nurse Anna Lewis.

    Our reporter Scott Ellis has been talking to Det Insp Roger Doxsey. He says there have been 10 sightings reported since the campaign began to find her.

    Anna, 27, was last seen on CCTV leaving Southmead Hospital on 13 April.

    Specialist officers are searching open areas in north and central Bristol as police continue to hunt for a student nurse who went missing earlier this month.  

  17. Snow in the West: Weston sand sculpture goes all white

    Here's the scenes on the beach at Weston. There's just been a hail downpour in Bristol city centre too.

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