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  1. News, sport and weather for the West of England on Friday, 12 May 2017

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  1. And with that, it's good night from the Local Live team

    That's the end of another week. Before we go, here's a look at how the weekend's weather is looking. 

    Saturday will be mostly dry and Sunday will see sunny spells with a few showers. 

    We'll be back as usual on Monday at 7am with the news, travel, sport and weather. See you then...  

  2. All over: Gloucester 17-25 Stade Francais

    The try from Ross Moriarty is converted, but the final whistle goes, and it's glory for the French side.

  3. BreakingGoing down with a fight: Gloucester 15-25 Stade Francais

    Gloucester score! With just 90 seconds to go, they are unlikely to mount a famous comeback, but at least they will get the final word...

  4. BreakingTry: Gloucester 10-22 Stade Francais

    And that should be that... with nine minutes left, the French go over for another try. 

  5. Try: Gloucester 10-15 Stade Francais

    Uh oh, the French take the lead. From 10-0 down they have come back with, now, 15 unanswered points.

    Nervous times for the Cherry and Whites...

    Follow the live action here...

  6. Still 10-10 at Murrayfield...

    Who's going to win this, then? Are Stade Francais set for a fifth European final loss out of five? Or will Gloucester end the season trophyless?

    You can get involved via #bbcrugby on Twitter.

  7. Half time: Gloucester pegged back by Stade Francais

    Jonny May scores

    They're level at the break at 10-10 after an intense first 40 minutes.

    Jonny May ran all of 60m to open to the scoring for the Cherry and Whites, before Sergio Parisse touched over from three yards to get the French side on terms.  

    We've also had the "fight of the season" between, well, almost everyone on the pitch. 

  8. Bristol litter vigilante told to stop

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    Video caption: Watch: Out on the streets with Bristol's litter vigilante

    A litter vigilante, who's been patrolling the streets of Bristol picking up rubbish for almost 10 years, says he's been told to stop by the local waste company. 

    William Burnett says he does it to make the city a safer place. 

    However, Bristol Waste said it is unsafe as he does not have protective gloves and could get hurt.

  9. BreakingTry: Gloucester 5-0 Stade Francais

    An interception try! Gloucester lead!  

    Follow the live action here...

  10. Game of Thrones star on new Somerset flooding film

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    Video caption: Watch: Ellie Kendrick on The Levelling

    The clear-up after devastating floods which hit the Somerset Levels three years ago is the backdrop to a new film, The Levelling. 

    The film's star is Game of Thrones actress Ellie Kendrick. 

    She said it was "very different" to filming Game of Thrones, and she "got pretty handy with her wellies".

  11. Can Gloucester lift the European Challenge Cup?

    Gloucester lifted the European Challenge Cup in 2015, after previous success in 2006
    Image caption: Gloucester lifted the European Challenge Cup in 2015, after previous success in 2006

    Gloucester make three changes to the side that won their European Challenge Cup semi-final at La Rochelle as they face Stade Francais in Friday's final.

    Centre Matt Scott, wing Charlie Sharples and back row Lewis Ludlow come in for Henry Trinder, David Halaifonua and Jacob Rowan respectively.

    But they change six from Saturday's loss to Exeter in their final Premiership game of the season.

    Victory would see the Cherry and Whites lift the trophy for the third time.

    Kick off is at 8pm and you can follow the action live here...

  12. One-Day Cup: Adam Hose scores century as Somerset beat Gloucestershire

    Adam Hose scored his maiden one-day hundred
    Image caption: Adam Hose scored his maiden one-day hundred

    One-Day Cup South Group leaders Somerset beat Gloucestershire by 81 runs to secure a fifth win in six.

    In a rain-reduced game of 46 overs per side, a 93-ball unbeaten 101 from Adam Hose and Jim Allenby's 90 off 110 balls helped Somerset post 294-6.

    Chasing a revised target of 297, the hosts slipped to 62-4 with Craig Overton (2-39) amongst the wickets.

    Jack Taylor's explosive 68 stemmed the flow of wickets, but Gloucestershire fell short and were all out for 215.

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  13. Somerset celebrates its nurses in style

    They've been celebrating International Nurses Day in Somerset in real style. 

    Doctors, nurses and other medical staff at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton downed tools for a few minutes to stage a flashmob, a quick dance... in front of some rather astonished onlookers!

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    Video caption: Doctors and nurses at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital down tools to stage flashmob dance
  14. Guide dog up for national award

    Quest the guide dog

    A Swindon man and his guide dog have been shortlisted for an award. 

    Jez Fletcher and his dog Quest are off to the national Guide Dogs Annual Award next week and have a chance of winning the Beyond the Call of Duty prize. 

    Due to his work as an experienced senior child protection manager, Jez often has to travel the country and Quest is always found by his side.

    Quest has become so much more than a guide dog, he has a calming presence with children and parents, meaning hostile situations are defused and it is easier for Jez to do his job.

  15. Somerset beat Gloucestershire in One-Day Cup derby

    Gloucestershire v Somerset

    Adam Hose scored an unbeaten century - his first for Somerset - as his side beat Gloucestershire by 81 runs in the Royal London One Day Cup. 

    Set 297 to win in 46 overs, Jack Taylor hit a quickfire 68 before getting caught. Gloucestershire were all out for 215.

  16. A look inside Shepton Mallet Prison

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    Video caption: Watch: Inside Shepton Mallet prison

    The former Shepton Mallet Prison is to be converted into homes, a cafe and a heritage centre.

    However, before the redevelopment begins, visitors are being invited to tour the historic building.

    The prison was once home to the Kray Twins, and was the oldest of its kind in the country before it closed in 2013.

  17. Memorial sculpture for horse-mad teenager to be unveiled

    A Swindon sculptor has created a special tribute for a horse-mad teenager who died last month.

    Leah Hook, from Stroud, loved to help at Barton End Stables near her home, and staff and riders have arranged for a special tribute to be erected there in her honour tomorrow.

    Ben Lee has built the sculpture for the 16-year-old, a winged horse made out of horseshoes.

    Ben with the winged horse sculpture
  18. The moment Gus the giraffe was born at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

    There's been a new arrival at Noah's Ark Zoo farm in Wraxall!

    Eight-year-old giraffe Genny has given birth to a new calf, Gus.

    Watch the moment the new baby giraffe was born and took its first shaky steps...

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    Video caption: Watch: Baby giraffe being born
  19. Body found in river believed to be missing Isaac Morris

    Isaac Morris

    The body of a man recovered from the River Avon in Bristol this morning is believed to be missing man Isaac Morris, police say.

    Isaac, 25, was reported missing last Friday.

    Avon and Somerset Police say that formal identification has not yet taken place.

    They add his family have been informed and the death is not being treated as suspicious.