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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates from across the West of England on Monday 5 June, 2017.

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  1. Goodnight from the Local Live team

    That's it from Local Live for today. We'll be back again tomorrow from 7am with news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the West.

    We leave you with a look at tomorrow's weather forecast with Ian Fergusson.

    It looks like we're getting all the weather options, with sunny spells, blustery showers, hail and possibly thunder.

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    Video caption: Further rain continuing this evening, before it gradually clears away.
  2. Zoo death tiger will not be put down

    Rosa King
    Image caption: Ms King, whose family home is in Chippenham, Wiltshire, studied for a diploma in animal care at Wiltshire College

    The tiger that killed a keeper at a Cambridgeshire zoo will not be put down, the park has confirmed.

    Rosa King, 34, died at Hamerton Zoo Park on 29 May.

    "After extensive consultation with the staff at the zoo, we have decided not to put down the tiger. This decision has been fully supported by Rosa's family," park owners said.

    An inquest into how Ms King died has not yet taken place and an investigation is still under way.

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  3. London terror attack: Imam fears for safety of Muslims

    The latest terror attack in London has sent shock waves through Muslim communities in the West.

    One Gloucester Imam has joined 130 others across the country in refusing to perform the Islamic funeral prayer for the London terror attackers.

    Imam Hassan said he was shocked and horrified by the events of Saturday night, and it's left him fearing for the safety of Muslims and himself.

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    Video caption: Imam Hassan said he was shocked and horrified by the events of Saturday night.
  4. 'Hero' cat wakes mother to save her baby daughter from choking

    Sophie Hellyer with her daughter April, 22 months, from Melksham, Wiltshire and their pet cat Pixie

    A "quick-thinking cat" is in line for an award after saving the life of a choking baby by waking up the girl's parents.

    Pixie alerted Sophie Hellyer when her 15-month-old daughter April began coughing up fruit at their home in Melksham, Wiltshire.

    The rescue cat jumped onto the couple's bed to wake them before frantically running to and from April’s room to raise the alarm.

    Pixie is one of 15 cats vying for the title of National Cat of the Year in this year's Cats Protection National Cat Awards.

    Quote Message: I was confused and couldn’t understand what Pixie was doing so followed her, and as soon as I saw April I could see she was choking. I yelled for Mike who patted her hard on the back and dislodged the fruit. It was incredible and we are just so thankful that Pixie was there. She’s our hero.” from Sophie Hellyer Pixie's owner
    Sophie HellyerPixie's owner
  5. Watch: Drug dealer smashes into police car

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    Video caption: Watch: Dashcam footage shows the moment a fleeing drug dealer smashed into a police car.

    Dashcam footage showing the moment a fleeing drug dealer smashed into a police car, has been released by Wiltshire Police.

    Leroy Harding, 30, crashed into two police cars after a patrol vehicle tried to stop his Renault Clio in Melksham last September.

    In a second incident while on bail, he was clocked doing speeds of more than 100mph with only three wheels as officers pursued him along the A350.

    PC Joe Shanklin, said: "Having crashed with the police car that I was driving, Harding continued to drive with a flagrant disregard for the law.

    "It was extremely fortunate that on both occasions nobody was injured as a result of his mindless and selfish actions."

    Harding, of Moorfields Road, Bath, was jailed for five years after pleading guilty to two charges of dangerous driving and possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

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    Leroy Harding
  6. Watch: Tribute to Wallace and Gromit actor Peter Sallis

    Peter Sallis, the Wallace and Gromit actor, has died aged 96.

    The actor was in his 70s, when his nasal Yorkshire tones became World famous thanks to the animator Nick Park.

    Wallace and Gromit won three Oscars and Sallis often spoke about how glad he was to have such success late in life.

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    Video caption: Peter Sallis: Wallace and Gromit actor dies aged 96
  7. How to survive on the streets: 'It's all about safety'

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    Video caption: An ex-homeless Bristol man describes life on the streets.

    A former homeless man from Bristol, whose life has been turned around, describes how he used to survive on the streets.

  8. Nick Park: 'He was always my first and only choice for Wallace'

    Nick Park with Wallace and Gromit

    Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park has continued to speak about Peter Sallis, the voice of Wallace in the Oscar-winning film series Wallace and Gromit, describing him as a "unique character".

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    Quote Message: I'm so sad, but feel so grateful and privileged to have known and worked with Peter over so many years. He was always my first and only choice for Wallace. Working with him was always a delight and I will miss his wry, unpredictable humour and silliness - that started the moment he greeted you at the door, and didn't stop when the mic was switched off. Peter had naturally funny bones and was a great storyteller and raconteur off stage too and would keep us amused for hours. from Nick Park Aardman Animations
    Nick ParkAardman Animations
  9. Train station reopens after 57 years

    Work has ground to a halt on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway - but on purpose.

    The Hayles Abbey Halt, which closed in 1960, has been painstakingly restored by volunteers from the heritage railway.

    The special request stop is just a small platform and a tin waiting room, but today it was officially re-opened.

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    Video caption: Formal opening of Hayles Abbey Halt on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
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    Severe accident: M4 Bristol eastbound

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    M4 Bristol eastbound severe accident, between J20 for M5 and J19 for M32.

    M4 Bristol - Two lanes closed on M4 eastbound between J20, M5 (Almondsbury Interchange) and J19, M32 (Bristol), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Police say they are investigating Banksy vote offer

    Secretive artist Banksy has offered fans a free print if they vote against the Conservatives.

    The political graffitist posted on his website offering a print to voters in six Bristol area constituencies.

    The move could land him in legal trouble, with Avon and Somerset police this evening confirming they are investigating.

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  12. Nick Park tribute to voice of Wallace, Peter Sallis: 'An absolute honour to have known him'

    Peter Sallis was the voice of Wallace
    Image caption: Peter Sallis was the voice of Wallace

    More from Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park on the death of Peter Sallis, the voice of Wallace.

    He said that Peter's "oversized vowels and endearing performance" had helped him fashion Wallace from the beginning.

    Quote Message: The way he first said 'We've forgotten the Crackers Gromit' and 'Cracking toast Gromit' or just 'Cheeeese!' soon lead to Wallace's enormous 'coat-hanger mouth'. They don't come along very often like Peter Sallis - he was a unique character, on and off screen, and an absolute honour to have known him. from Nick Park Aardman Animations
    Nick ParkAardman Animations
  13. Wallace and Gromit creator pays tribute to voice of Wallace - Peter Sallis

    Peter Sallis

    Nick Park, the Bristol-based cerator of Wallace and Gromit, has paid tribute to Peter Sallis - the voice of Wallace - who has died at the age of 96.

    The actor was the longest-serving cast member on Last of the Summer Wine before finding success late in life as the voice of the cheese-loving character in the Oscar-winning animated series.

    Mr Park said the actor "could make the simplest incident sound hilarious" just by the way he said it.

    "I’m so blessed and fortunate that he had the generosity of spirit to help out a poor film school student back in the early 1980s - when neither of us had any idea what Wallace and Gromit might become," he said.

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    Severe accident: A38 Somerset both ways

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    A38 Somerset both ways severe accident, between A371 Sidcot Lane and Broadway.

    A38 Somerset - A38 Bristol Road in Winscombe closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the A371 Sidcot Lane junction and the Broadway junction, because of an accident.

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

  15. Watch: Living with 'butterfly skin'

    A Swindon woman who has suffered from a rare skin disorder since birth says she doesn't "let it get in the way" of what she wants to do.

    Heather Skerry has recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB), which means her 'butterfly skin' blisters and tears at the slightest friction.

    There are about 5,000 people in the UK living with EB.

    The 26-year-old, who says she's had no skin on her back for 19 years, is hoping to raise awareness for the EB charity Debra.

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    Video caption: Helen Skerry from Swindon has had rare skin condition all her life
  16. Ex-police boss denies sexual touching

    Gary Davies

    An ex-police boss pushed his groin against a woman on a busy train, a court has heard.

    The woman told Bristol Crown Court how Gary Davies walked past several passengers to get to her in a busy carriage before rubbing up against her.

    His defence team said the touching, on a train between Taunton and Bristol, happened due to overcrowded carriages.

    A former chief superintendent, Mr Davies, 54, of Shoreditch Road, Taunton, denies five counts of sexual assault against three women.

    Click here to read more.

  17. Sand sculpture tribute to victims of London and Manchester attacks

    Weston Sand Sculpture Festival

    A giant sand heart memorial has been created in Weston-super-Mare as a tribute to the victims of the London and Manchester terror attacks.

    The five-tonne tribute was chosen after organisers of the town's annual festival put out an appeal on Twitter and Facebook for replacement ideas for a sculpture that had collapsed.

    Alec Messchaert, project organiser, said: “Now, following the London terror attacks, it seems more fitting than ever to show unity, love and support.”

    The sculpture will remain in place until the end of the festival in October and visitors are being invited to pay their respects by leaving flowers.

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  18. Prominent farmer dies in work accident

    Derek Mead
    Image caption: Derek Mead was also behind the campaign to re-open Weston-super-Mare's Tropicana swimming pool

    Tributes have been paid to a prominent farmer and businessman who was killed in an accident on his farm.

    Sixth-generation dairy farmer Derek Mead, 72, employed about 300 staff across the Mead Group.

    A family statement said Mr Mead was killed in a "tragic accident" on Sunday afternoon "doing what he loved".

    He was reportedly involved in a freak accident involving a dog and a tractor at his farm in Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare.

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  19. Endangered warty pigs born at Bristol Zoo

    Two of four warty pigs born at Bristol Zoo

    Four warty pigs have been born at Bristol Zoo.

    The piglets - which have not been sexed or named - have spent their first day in their outside paddock.

    This is the second litter for their mum Polly whose first was in December 2015.

    Sarah Gedman, from the zoo, said: "The piglets are striped for camouflage at this age but the stripes will fade with time until they turn into perfect miniatures of their parents."

    In the wild, only two populations of Visayan warty pigs exist on two islands in the central Philippines.

    Warty pigs born at Bristol Zoo
  20. Sun protection needed for city's homeless

    An appeal to protect Bristol's homeless from the hot sun has been launched by a community group.

    Keep Bristol Warm is better known for providing warm clothing through the winter months.

    Now it's asking people to help protect the homeless from sun burns and dehydration this summer.

    The volunteer-led collective is looking for donations of bottles of water, sun cream, lip balm and wet wipes to keep the city's street dwellers "hydrated and protected".

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