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Summary

  1. Thieves try to rip out Gloucestershire cash machine with a JCB
  2. One man injured after van explodes in Bristol waking people living nearby
  3. More than 6,000 people are caught speeding on the M32 in Bristol in just 15 days
  4. Live news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the West of England on Friday 28 April

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  1. Dry and cloudy with some sunshine

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    Video caption: Watch: Weather for the West with Ian Fergusson

    That's all from us for tonight and this week.

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

    If you're planning something outdoors over the Bank Holiday, you'll need to know what the weather's going to be like, so here's Ian Fergusson with all the details.

  2. Badminton Horse Trials: Guided course tour

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    Video caption: Watch: An exclusive look around the new Badminton Horse Trials course

    Preparations are well underway for this year's Badminton Horse Trials.

    The annual event begins on 3 May in the grounds of the Badminton Estate in South Gloucestershire.

    We've been given a guided tour of the new course by its designer Eric Winter.

  3. Roman baths: Hidden tunnels to go on show

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    Video caption: Watch: The Roman Baths as you've never seen them before.

    The Roman baths in the city of Bath attract over a million visitors each year from all over the world.

    The historic site is famous for the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. 

    But staff are now preparing open up a series of normally hidden tunnels for the first time.

    We've been let underground for a sneaky peak.

  4. A special request for a 105-year-old

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    Video caption: Watch: Mary Hayes was granted her wish of firemen for her birthday.

    What do you get someone who has seen 105 birthdays? 

    Some firemen of course!

    Mary Hayes has been a resident at Ivybank Care Home in Bath since 2010. 

    Every year, she asks for firemen for her birthday, so the home finally granted her wish. 

    A team of off-duty firemen from Avon Fire & Rescue turned up especially to deliver her cake. 

    It's safe to say she was thrilled.

  5. Cash machine raid: Local reaction

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    Video caption: Watch: Reaction to attempted ATM theft in Bourton-on-the-Water

    Police are investigating a ram raid on a cash machine in Bourton-on-the-Water - the third in 17 months. 

    A stolen JCB was used to demolish the building and a man's car was then deliberately crushed as they drove away empty handed. 

    It means tourists who visit the popular village won't be able to withdraw cash during the Bank Holiday weekend.

  6. How school event helped put sex abuser babysitter behind bars

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    Video caption: Girl spoke out after attending an NSPCC event to encourage victims to report abuse

    A court has heard how a mother was handed a note by her 10-year-old daughter explaining she'd been repeatedly abused by her babysitter. 

    She wrote: "I am sorry for not telling, please don't have a go at me." 

    Today, Michael Lee, 20, was jailed at Swindon Crown Court. 

    Justice may never have been served had the girl not attended a special NSPCC event at her school, which encourages victims of abuse to speak out.

  7. MP Jack Lopresti reselected: Reaction

    Jack Lopresti has been reselected to fight the Filton and Bradley Stoke seat for the Conservatives at the general election. 

    A number of local party members had called for a change, unhappy with Mr Lopresti as their candidate. 

    Some petitioned to have their say at a meeting this evening, and were unhappy at not being able to speak.

    Councillor Brian Hopkinson said there was "frustration" some of the criticisms were not addressed but said he wanted for the selection to be "a success".

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    Video caption: Watch: Brian Hopkinson on meeting
  8. Attempted Cotswold ATM theft: More detail

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    A few more details about the attempt to steal an ATM from Lloyds Bank in Bourton-on-the-Water early this morning.

    This is the third ATM to be stolen there in the past 17 months, and the last one in the village, according to police.

    It was due to be taken away in September as Lloyds are due to close the branch.

    The bank has said it's too early to say if they'll replace it before then. 

  9. Conservative MP reselected despite 'smear campaign'

    Jack Lopresti

    Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, Jack Lopresti, has been reselected as the general election candidate for the constituency.

    Party members voted to keep him as their candidate in a meeting this evening.

    Some local party members had campaigned against him following revelations about his private life.

    Mr Lopresti left his wife for fellow MP Andrea Jenkyns, who gave birth to their son in March.

    He had said the "vicious smear campaign" was an "attempt to destroy my character and reputation".

  10. Pioneering 3D printed surgery performed in Wiltshire

    For the first time a hip operation using a 3D printed joint has taken place at Swindon's Great Western Hospital.

    The new technology was used to help 56-year-old Martin Cawsey who badly broke his hip in a motorbike crash as a student - and has suffered extreme pain in the last few years. 

    He says his life has changed in the six weeks since the operation.

    Consultant Adam Brooks carried out the surgery. He admits 3D printed hip replacements are more expensive - but says that they offer his team more options.

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  11. Brighton & Hove Albion v Bristol City preview

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    Bristol City are without striker Aaron Wilbraham (knee) and midfielder Gary O'Neil (hamstring) for their two remaining games this term.

    The Robins have all but secured their survival, six points above the drop.

    They take on already-promoted Brighton on Saturday at 17:30 BST.

    Click here to read the full match preview .

  12. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: M5 Bristol southbound

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    M5 Bristol southbound severe congestion, between J15 for M4 and J20 for B3133.

    M5 Bristol - Long delays and stop-start traffic on M5 southbound between J15, M4 (Almondsbury Interchange) and J20, B3133 (Clevedon). Travel time is 45 minutes.

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

  13. Cash machine raid in Bourton-on-the-Water: What we know so far

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    Video caption: Watch: Cash machine raid in Bourton-on-the-Water

    A gang tried to steal an ATM from a branch of Lloyds Bank in the Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water in the early hours of this morning.

    They used a stolen JCB to ram raid the building, but they were disturbed and left the cash machine behind.

    But they managed to severely damage the historic stone building as they ripped out the cash machine.

  14. The filthiest student home in the West? Or maybe the whole country!

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    A student in Bristol has won a national competition for the dirtiest student house.

    Brittani Cooper, studying at the University of the West of England, entered pictures of the house she shares with her five housemates, two male and three female.

    The 19-year-old has won £500 and a free window blind to stop people seeing into their unhygienic hovel.

    Click here to read more.

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  15. Apology over social care data breach

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    A council has apologised to 14 vulnerable adults whose personal details were published online.

    The data was posted on a procurement website, revealing details such as health conditions and social care needs.

    Gloucestershire County Council said it had "done everything we can" to remove the online material.

    The victims of the breach had been informed and an investigation is under way, the authority added.

    Click here to read the full story.

  16. 6,000 drivers caught speeding on M32 in 15 days

    The 40mph limit is in force on a a mile-and-a-half section between the Avon Ring Road and Eastville junctions
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    Police in Bristol say they are shocked after revealing more than 6,000 drivers have been caught speeding in just 15 days on a stretch of the M32..

    Average speed cameras were installed earlier this month, where work to replace the central reservation was being carried out.

    Click here to find out more.

  17. Sunset on Everest

    Gloucestershire mountaineer Kenton Cool seems to have a pretty good view right now.

    He's currently in the Himalayas on yet another expedition, and has tweeted this stunning photo.

    Kenton holds the British record for the most ascents of Mount Everest - he's climbed the world's highest peak an amazing 12 times so far. 

    Hopefully we'll be reporting a 13th summit soon!

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  18. Tory MP faces calls for deselection

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    A Conservative MP facing deselection by his own party has blamed a "vicious smear campaign" against him following revelations about his private life.

    Jack Lopresti, MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke, said a letter sent to party members calling for a new candidate was part of an "attempt to destroy my character and reputation".

    Click here to read more.