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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates from across the West of England on Monday 22 May.

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  1. Goodnight - looks like it could be sunny again tomorrow

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    Video caption: Weather for evening May 22

    That's it for today from your Local Live team in the West.

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

    Here's Ian Fergusson to see us out with tomorrow's forecast.

  2. 'His vulnerability made him a target'

    Two teenagers have been found guilty of murdering a vulnerable man in Gloucester.

    Paul Pass was abused and killed at his own flat last October. His friend was also put through a terrifying ordeal and seriously assaulted.

    The killers were part of a drug dealing gang from outside the area who took over Paul's home before the attack.

    Our Gloucestershire reporter Steve Knibbs has been following the case and provides this heartbreaking account of Paul's last hours...

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    Video caption: Paul Pass was abused and killed at his own flat last year by a gang who took over his home
  3. 'Well that's the kiss of death!' - Chris Beardshaw reacts to a compliment from Alan Titchmarsh

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    Video caption: Not-so-fantastic Mr Fox makes mark on Chelsea Flower Show entry from Chris Beardshaw.

    It's the eve of the Chelsea Flower show, but there has been something of a setback for six-time gold winner Chris Beardshaw.

    The TV gardener from Gloucestershire has had to rebuild part of his entry after there was an expected visitor during the night - an urban fox which took too much of a liking to his flowers.

    Alan Titchmarsh is still impressed and reckons the garden is a firm favourite to take the top prize.

    But it doesn't look like Chris is that pleased with the endorsement...

  4. Quaker tapestry made by 4,000 people in 15 countries goes on show

    It was started 30 years ago, but now a tapestry which captures Quaker history across the centuries has gone on show in Taunton.

    The 77 intricate panels were woven by 4,000 people aged 3-93 from 15 different countries in a community project that showcases momentous events in woven form.

    Some sewers contributed whole panels and others only a stitch but the finished product showcases everything from the Industrial Revolution to the abolition of slavery.

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    Video caption: The Quaker Tapestry was made by 4,000 people in 15 countries
  5. Council to 'hold meetings' on Bristol harbourside safety

    Safety signs at Bristol's waterfront

    Bristol City Council is responsible for safety around Bristol's waterfront.

    It said it is holding meetings this week to discuss safety, in the wake of the death of Jason Gurgul and others over the last few months.

    Quote Message: [The council has] recently completed extra safety measures such as moving some life rings, clearing foliage, improving visibility of quayside ladders. from Bristol City Council
    Bristol City Council
  6. Nine charged with using drones to fly drugs and weapons into prisons

    Two women and seven men have appeared in court charged with conspiring to use drones to fly drugs, weapons and other contraband into several UK jails.

    They are accused of supplying the banned goods to inmates at Winson Green prison in Birmingham, as well as HMP Hewell, Worcestershire, HMP Stoke Heath, Shropshire, and HMP Featherstone, near Wolverhampton.

    They each face five counts of conspiring to supply prohibited items into prisons between July 2015 and January 2017.

    Among those appearing at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Monday was Sanjay Patel, 37, of Bush Court, Cheltenham.

    The case has been adjourned until June 23.

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  7. 'Everyone needs to be aware' - dead man's family campaign for better waterside safety

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    Video caption: Family and friends of Jason Gurgul call for more safety measures to be put in place.

    The family of a man whose body was found in Bristol's Floating Harbour is calling for more safety measures to be put in place.

    Jason Gurgul, who was 33 and had two children, disappeared on a night out with friends earlier this month.

    Today, friends and family gathered at the waterside to call for more to be done to prevent further deaths.

  8. 'It's very nice!' - Marcus Trescothick on scoring his 50th century for Somerset

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    Video caption: Marcus Trescothick on becoming Somerset CCC's top century scorer

    But the question remains: can he become the club's all-time top run scorer?

  9. Police praise Asian community for helping bring the killer of Paul Pass to justice

    Quote Message: Initially we didn't realise other people were present in that flat [at the time of the murder] and that only came to our attention because of help from the Asian community. They became aware through relatives that some of these lads were involved and they came to the police station and offered to help. We have continued to have their support and I admire them for having the foresight to see that the right thing to do was that. from DCI Julie Mackay
    DCI Julie Mackay
  10. Will Brexit affect Bath general election vote?

    With two-and-a-half weeks to go until the general election, experts say Brexit will have a big impact on the way people vote in Bath.

    After longstanding Liberal Democrat Don Foster stood down at the last general election the city elected Conservative Ben Howlett as MP.

    But in the EU referendum last year Bath voted overwhelmingly to remain.

    Now people have to chose between the pro-EU Lib Dems or hard Brexit Tories. It's thought to be a tight race.

    Gary Weisberg sells flowers in Bath and is pro-Brexit. He says the fall in the pound has cost him but he doesn't think Bath will lose visitors.

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    Video caption: Experts say Brexit will impact on the way people vote in Bath in the general election
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    Severe disruption: M4 Wiltshire westbound

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    M4 Wiltshire westbound severe disruption, at J17 for A350.

    M4 Wiltshire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J17, A350 (Chippenham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  12. Paul Pass murder a case of 'slavery and torture'

    From left, Bilal Moosajee, Abdulmalik Adua and Rezwan Islam
    Image caption: From left, Bilal Moosajee, Abdulmalik Adua and Rezwan Islam

    The Gloucestershire Police detective who led the investigation into the murder of Paul Pass says the case was one of modern-day slavery and torture.

    She said she was struck by the "violence of the attack and the vulnerability of the victim", adding: "Clearly it was brutal and no-one deserves to die like that."

    Quote Message: I think this is a case of slavery. I think Paul was a slave. The way his flat was used, the way he was paid with scraps of drugs to allow that to happen. The torture they suffered during that half an hour; what they were made to endure, there is no other way than describing it as torture. from DCI Julie Mackay Gloucestershire Police
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  13. Police warning to trespassers after Flying Scotsman tour

    Timetables for the Flying Scotsman will no longer be put online and police will be stepping up patrols to combat fans trespassing along the route.

    The engine's journey from Gloucester to Bristol was delayed by almost an hour on Friday after about 50 people trespassed on the line near Cam and Dursley.

    Today British Transport Police said: "It is incredibly disappointing that despite repeated warnings, people chose to risk their lives and the lives of others by going onto the railway tracks to view the Flying Scotsman.

    "We understand that people are excited, but the railway is a hazardous environment and trespassers endanger their safety and that of others.

    "The disruption caused to trains as a result of the trespass over the weekend meant that many people were affected by the actions of the trespassers."

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  14. Bristol council offers meaty response to Vegfest rent complaints

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    Bristol City Council has responded to Vegfest organiser Tim Barford, who said a 200% rent increase from the authority was forcing the event from the city.

    A spokesman said the council worked closely with organisers to "support them in scaling events to what is affordable and achievable".

    But costs including rent, staff, statutory licensing fees and safeguarding council land, as well as emergency services support and crowd management, had to be taken into account.

    Quote Message: Vegfest has grown year-on-year and the larger the event has become so the cost to host it has increased. We recognise that in addition to the extra costs, due to the size of the event, our own price increases have had an impact on event organisers. While we understand that affordability is a big factor for event organisers, we too must operate a competitive charging policy to sustain such a busy annual calendar of events and avoid passing a burden on to local taxpayers. from Bristol City Council
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  15. Man to brave -110 degrees in wingsuit challenge

    A wingsuit jumper is hoping to become the fastest person to travel without the use of powered technology.

    Fraser Corsan, who trains in Salisbury, Wiltshire, is in California for the first of two attempts.

    He aims to glide for 20 miles at a speed of 250 miles an hour.

    He'll jump this evening from a height of more than 40,000 feet, wearing a special suit, an oxygen mask and heated gloves.

    We'll bring you updates on his attempt later on.

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    Video caption: Salisbury man aiming to raise £1 million for SSAFA
  16. Paul Pass was 'ruthlessly exploited and brutally killed'

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    More from DCI Julie Mackay on the murder of Paul Pass in Gloucester.

    Quote Message: We should be very clear that Paul Pass was a vulnerable drug user who was ruthlessly exploited and brutally killed by serious and organised criminals who had no hesitation in resorting to extreme violence. Paul's friends wanted to reclaim his flat because they realised he was being taken advantage of. What they didn't realise was the lengths to which the people they stole from with were willing to go and the consequences it would bring. from DCI Julie Mackay
    DCI Julie Mackay

    Watch the interview later on Points West at 6:30pm on BBC One.