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  1. News, sport, weather and travel for the West of England on Friday 26 May.

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  1. Goodnight from us

    That's all from Local Live for today. Thanks for joining us on this sunny day.

    We'll be back from 7am on Tuesday with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the West Country.

    Enjoy your bank holiday and don't forget to keep an eye on the weather.

    Here's Ian Fergusson with the forecast.

    G'night!

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    Video caption: Here's the weather with Ian Fergusson
  2. Still busy on the M5 southbound...

    M5 J16-17
    Image caption: M5 J16-17
  3. YouTube star 'Funky Farmer' on the realities of rural life

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    Video caption: Watch: Richard Cornock broadcasts to the world from Tytherington.

    Richard Cornock broadcasts to the world from his farm in Tytherington, South Gloucestershire.

    Millions of people have watched his films, which he hopes will show the world what it's really like being a farmer in the 21st century - from the joys of putting cows out to grass in spring, to the tragedies of TB.

  4. Sacrifices made to get armed police on Wiltshire's streets

    Wiltshire's Assistant Chief Constable has admitte sacrifices have been made to get armed police out on the county's streets.

    In an interview with BBC Wiltshire, Keir Pritchard said he's cancelled non-urgent work and training to put more armed officers on the streets of Swindon and Salisbury.

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    Video caption: ;Listen: Wiltshire's Assistant Chief Constable admits sacrifices were made to get armed police out
  5. Cheltenham Town's Manager signs new contract

    Gary Johnson
    Image caption: Gary Johnson will be at the club for another two years.

    Cheltenham Town Football Club manager Gary Johnson has signed for a further two years with the club.

    The 61-year-old, who's recently recovered from heart surgery, has been Cheltenham boss since April 2015.

    CTFC Chairman Paul Baker says:

    Quote Message: I'm delighted, it's great to get it all sorted. There's a very exciting future ahead for CTFC. from Paul Baker CTFC Chairman
    Paul BakerCTFC Chairman
  6. Still very busy on the M5

    M5 J18
    Image caption: M5 J18
  7. Wiltshire couple caught in terror attack

    Friends from Trowbridge who were caught up in the Manchester bombing have spoken of the terrifying moment they were hit by shrapnel.

    Jack Scanlon and Zara Robson-Rodriguez say the sights and sounds of that night will never leave them.

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    Video caption: Friends from Trowbridge tell how they were caught up in the Manchester bombing
  8. Armed officers will be deployed to the Tall Ships festival in Gloucester

    Armed Police
    Image caption: Armed Police have been deployed across the country this week.

    Armed police officers will be on patrol in Gloucester city and Cheltenham town centre over the Bank Holiday weekend, including at the the Tall Ships festival.

    But Police stress that the decision is not based on any change in intelligence or threat for the West Country, but because they want to make firearms officers more visible to provide public reassurance.

    Quote Message: “We understand it is a worrying time for the public. However, we are hoping the presence of armed officers in our city and town centres will reassure the public. The feedback we have been getting from the public has been really positive and we ask if you see our officers over the weekend, please go and talk to them and ask them any questions you may have. from Julian Moss Assistant Chief Constable, Gloucestershire Police
    Julian MossAssistant Chief Constable, Gloucestershire Police
  9. F1: Jenson Button 'struggled' on his first day in the 2017 car.

    Jenson Button returned to the F1 circuit yesterday to drive for McLaren this weekend.

    The 'Frome Flyer' said it was a "bit of a struggle to find my feet" on his practice session in Monaco.

    The 2009 world champion and Frome native retired from F1 in 2016.

    He's back for one weekend covering for Fernando Alonso who's driving in the Indy 500.

    Break a leg JB!

    Jenson Button
    Image caption: Jenson's fans are excited to see him race at Monaco's famous circuit.
  10. Still very congested on the M5 south

    M5 J16-17
    Image caption: M5 J16-17
  11. Tall ships sail to Gloucester

    Tall ships

    Some more photos of the tall ships on their way to Gloucester for this weekend's Tall Ships Festival.

    The vessels sailed up the Gloucester to Sharpness canal on a beautiful summer's day.

    They were captured on camera by John Wilkes.

    Tall ships
    Tall ships
  12. Possibly the warmest day this year, but a yellow warning for the weekend

    Sunny day in field
    Image caption: Taken this afternoon near Cirencester, Glos
    Quote Message: Today could be the warmest day of the year so far and It’ll be another warm, humid night - you may be awoken by some thunderstorms. We might see frequent lightning from some of these, but they’ll clear away during the morning to leave the rest of Saturday dry and warm. Later on Sunday and overnight into Monday, there’s a risk of further heavy and potentially disruptive downpours, torrential in places. A Met Office warning has been issued, so keep across the forecast as detail becomes clearer. from Ian Fergusson BBC West forecaster
    Ian FergussonBBC West forecaster
  13. Notts in charge against Gloucestershire CCC

    Michael Lumb

    Centuries from Michael Lumb and Cheteshwar Pujara put Nottinghamshire in command against Gloucestershire today.

    Pujara & Lumb tons put Notts in charge

    Michael Lumb

    Centuries from Michael Lumb and Cheteshwar Pujara put Nottinghamshire in command against Gloucestershire.

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  14. M5 south remains very congested

    M5 J18-J17
    Image caption: M5 J18-J17
    M5 J16-J17
    Image caption: M5 J16-J17
  15. Leach takes 6-78 as wickets tumble

    Jack Leach

    Left-arm spinner Jack Leach takes 6-78 to help Somerset gain the upper hand against Hampshire on day one at Taunton.

    Leach takes 6-78 as wickets tumble

    Jack Leach

    Left-arm spinner Jack Leach takes 6-78 to help Somerset gain the upper hand against Hampshire on day one at Taunton.

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  16. From grain barn to BBC Springwatch TV gallery!

    It might feel like summer today, but the BBC's Springwatch programme is getting ready to return to our screens.

    This year it's a little closer to home for us as it's coming from the Cotswolds.

    BBC Points West reporter Andy Howard has spent the day on set.

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  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Bristol westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Bristol westbound severe disruption, between J19 for M32 and J20 for M5 affecting J18 for A46 Bath.

    M4 Bristol - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M4 westbound between J19, M32 (Bristol) and J20, M5 (Almondsbury Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J18, A46 (Bath).

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

  18. Wild Place Project welcomes three giraffes

    The Wild Place Project has welcomed three giraffes to its attraction.

    The graceful mammals travelled from Holland and Germany and are moving into a new £1.1m home.

    Two of the giraffes have been named Tom and Gerry, the third name will be chosen by the public.

    Visitors have already seen the new residents enjoying the sunshine.

    Three giraffe
    Image caption: The giraffes travelled for two days to get to the Wild Place Project in Bristol.
  19. Heavy congestion on the M5 southbound approaching J18

    J18 M5 southbound
    Image caption: Approaching J18 M5 southbound is experiencing heavy congestion.