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  1. Goodnight from Local Live

    Well that's all from your Local Live team in the West of England today. 

    Join us from 7.00am tomorrow for all the latest news, travel, weather and sport from across the region. 

    So to the all-important weather. Here's Ian Fergusson with a warm and humid forecast for Thursday...   

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  2. Watch out for possible downpours on Thursday and Friday

    Thunderbolts and lightning?

    Maybe ... Ian will have the forecast for the next few days shortly.

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  3. National Star College at 50: Skydiving supergran


    This is "supergran" Kathleen Ellerker.

    She did her first skydive a year ago and has planned another for July, when she'll be 85 years old.

    Her daughter works for the National Star College and Kathleen told Anna King, live on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, that she had been given a tour of the "amazing" facilities and decided she wanted to help them fund-raise.

    Quote Message: This is the first 85-year-old skydiver we've ever had, so we're absolutely delighted she's doing it. I'm not brave enough - supergran has put me to shame. Fundraising has been so crucial to National Star over the last 50 years. from Gill Henry Head of Fundraising, National Star
    Gill HenryHead of Fundraising, National Star
  4. Erectile dysfunction op no longer offered in West hospital

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    Video caption: Watch: An anonymous sufferer shares his experience

    Men whose sex lives have been affected by erectile dysfunction following prostate surgery are now unable to get corrective surgery in Bristol. 

    Ten years ago Southmead Hospital was carrying out about 30 operations a year.

    But recently less than five operations have taken place because the local NHS is turning down applications for funding.

    Erectile dysfunction is a rare, but potentially devastating complication, which can occur following the removal of all or part of the prostate gland. 

    NHS England says men must now travel to designated centres, yet to be set up, in London.

  5. Archive footage: Canal bridgekeeper who can't swim!

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    Video caption: Watch: Archive footage from 1978

    This is a really interesting look into the past to a canal bridgekeeper who, amazingly, can't swim!

    We've dug it out as part of BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Great Gloucestershire Boat Trip which continues this week. The old BBC film explored the Gloucester to Sharpness Canal. 

    The Day Out: Sharpness programme was shown in 1978 on the BBC in the West of England. 

    Ivor Prosser was the longest serving bridgekeeper on the canal, at Sellars Bridge near Quedgeley, and at the time of filming he'd been in charge of the bridge for 33 years.  

  6. National Star College at 50: 'Three things I like the most'

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    Video caption: Watch: Alisha William shares three things she likes the most about college life

    A college for people with physical and learning difficulties is celebrating its 50th anniversary today. 

    The National Star College, at Ullenwood, has been teaching students since 1967.

    Alisha Williams, 19, is in her first year at the college and lists dancing and her friends among the things she likes the most about college life.

  7. Body identified as missing man Jeremy Gibbs

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    A body found in a field off Bramble Drive in Bristol on Monday has been formally identified as that of missing man Jeremy Gibbs. 

    A post-mortem examination has been carried out and Avon and Somerset Police confirmed the 46-year-old's death is not being treated as suspicious.

    Mr Gibbs' family have been informed and his death has been referred to the Coroner’s Office.

  8. National Star College at 50: A radio role for 'DJ Dan'

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    Video caption: Watch: Dan Mai speaks to Anna King live on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

    Dan Mai - who's in his last year at the National Star College - has a dream of becoming a DJ.

    Earlier he was interviewed live on BBC Radio Gloucestershire and took the chance from presenter Anna King to introduce a song live on air.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A46 Gloucestershire both ways

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    A46 Gloucestershire both ways severe accident, between M4 J18 Bath and A420.

    A46 Gloucestershire - A46 blocked and queuing traffic between Bath in Tormarton and Cold Ashton Roundabout in Cold Ashton, because of an accident.

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

  10. Salisbury Festival cancelled in 2018


    The annual Salisbury International Arts Festival will not take place in 2018.

    It has been cancelled to allow a three-way business merger between Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and festival organisers to take place. 

    All three organisations say they are "committed to a future where we will continue to produce and present world class arts for the people of Salisbury and Wiltshire".

    A spokesman confirmed the festival will return in 2019.

  11. Klinger and Liddle lead Glos to victory

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    Michael Klinger's ton and Chris Liddle's 5-36 help Gloucestershire beat Kent to keep alive their One-Day Cup qualification hopes.

    Read more about the match here.

  12. 'What's Your Story?' - Some top tips for filmmaking

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    Video caption: Watch: Ciara Hillyer shares her top tips for making videos

    BBC Points West is launching its 'What's your story?' project today to encourage 16-30-year-old filmmakers to share their work.

    Ciara from Bristol says her first video is the one she's most proud of.

  13. Suspended coffee taking off in Bristol

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    Video caption: Watch: Suspended coffee scheme in action in Bristol

    Did you get a coffee on the way home tonight? Or maybe you like to get one on the way into work in the morning?

    If so, then you might be interested to know that several cafes and bars in Bristol are now offering "suspended coffees".

    The international scheme allows customers to buy an extra coffee for someone who cannot afford to pay for their own.

    Jennifer Best of Poco Tapas Bar in Stokes Croft said the scheme has been very popular and "it makes people feel good".

  14. Terminally ill drummer writes song for 'marvellous' NHS staff

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    Video caption: Watch: Jimmy Copley is releasing a song to thank the staff who have been caring for him

    A drummer from Bathford who has just weeks to live has written a song for the medical staff who have fought to save his life.

    Jimmy Copley was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2015 and has become friends with the staff caring for him.

    The father-of-two has played for music greats including Eric Clapton, Paul Weller, Tears for Fears and the Pretenders.

    He has enlisted the help of some famous friends as a way of saying thank you to staff on the haematology wards in Bath and Bristol. 

  15. Alan Archibald linked with Swindon manager job

    Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald

    Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald is on a shortlist of candidates for the Swindon Town vacancy.

    The English League One club are looking to replace Luke Williams who left the Wiltshire outfit last week after they were relegated.

    Archibald has impressed The Robins owner/chairman Lee Power in guiding Thistle to a top six finish in the Premiership this season.

    Partick Thistle say they have yet to receive an approach.

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  16. Police 'building up picture' of Chippenham murder

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    Video caption: Watch: Det Insp Jeremy Carter of Wiltshire Police on investigation

    A murder investigation is continuing in Chippenham this afternoon after the death of a man in the early hours. 

    A 38-year-old man died after being found with serious injuries following an alleged assault on London Road. 

    Det Insp Jeremy Carter of Wiltshire Police said officers are 'building up a picture' of the incident and are questioning a 22-year-old man on suspicion of murder. 

  17. Dale Vince: Forest Green promotion 'inevitable'

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    Owner Dale Vince believes Forest Green Rovers are destined for the Football League - even if they lose Sunday's National League promotion final.

    Forest Green face Tranmere at Wembley, a year after losing to Grimsby in the final, with Vince certain his side will eventually be promoted.

    "It's just a question of when. If it doesn't happen this Sunday, we'll have another shot next year.

    "It's part of the long-term vision for the club," the 55-year-old said.

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  18. Road to remain closed while murder investigation continues

    London Road in Chippenham will remain closed until further notice while Wiltshire Police investigates the death of a 38-year-old man.

    Officers want anyone who may have witnessed an assault in the area at around midnight to contact the force.  

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