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  1. Goodnight from us and have a great weekend

    That's it from BBC Local Live for the West of England at the end of a long, fascinating and surprising election results day.

    Who knows what may happen over the weekend in Westminster, but we'll be back with live news, sport, weather and travel updates on Monday.

    Here's Ian Fergusson to close with the weekend weather forecast.

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    Video caption: BBC West weather forecast with Ian Fergusson
  2. Analysis of West general election results

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    Video caption: WATCH: Analysis by BBC West political editor Paul Barltrop

    BBC political editor Paul Barltrop assesses the results across the West.

  3. Young carer recognised on Songs of Praise

    Archie with his Mum and David Grant

    An 11-year-old who cares for his mum will feature on the BBC's Songs of Praise this Sunday.

    Archie, from Devizes, looks after his mum Sue who has fibromyalgia. He has to fit his school work around doing many of the household chores. They receive support from the young carers charity Spurgeons.

    Songs of Praise presenter David Grant filmed with Archie at home and in their local church, along with Liz Purling from the organisation.

    Archie said: "It was really exciting but they had to keep doing things over and over again. It was really fun because it was really chatty."

    Filming for Songs of Praise
  4. How Corbyn got the young to vote

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    Video caption: WATCH: Young voters on Corbyn's campaign and policies

    Young people across the West explain why Jeremy Corbyn's campaign and policies got them voting.

  5. Newly elected Labour MP 'didn't think he'd win'

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    Video caption: WATCH: New MP for Bristol North West praises Corbyn campaign

    New Labour MP Darren Jones talks about his surprise after ousting Tory MP Charlotte Leslie in Bristol North West.

    He told BBC reporter Robin Markwell he "really didn't think I'd win".

  6. Roderick fifty leads Glos recovery

    Gareth Roderick

    Gareth Roderick's unbeaten 88 helps Gloucestershire recover from 77-4 to reach 256-7 on day one against Nottinghamshire.

    Click here to read more.

  7. Baby gorilla's name chosen after online vote

    Baby gorilla and mother

    A baby gorilla born at Bristol Zoo has been named Ayana after hundreds of people took part in an online vote.

    The Western lowland gorilla was born on 22 April to mum Touni and silverback gorilla dad Jock.

    Ayana, which means pretty flower in Ethiopian, brings the number of gorillas at Bristol Zoo to eight.

    Baby gorilla and mother
  8. Sidebottom fights back as Somerset stumble

    Ryan Sidebottom

    Yorkshire recover from being bowled out for 202 at Taunton as Ryan Sidebottom removes Somerset's top three.

    Click here to read more.

  9. Somerset snowboarder re-selected to represent Great Britain

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    Video caption: Paul Moralee is from the Blackdowns and went to college in Taunton

    Paul Moralee is from the Blackdown Hills and went to college in Taunton.

    He is working his way towards the 2018 Winter Olympics.

  10. Street art at Festival of Nature for first time


    Street art will feature at this weekend's Festival of Nature for the first time.

    Urban artist Andy Council has created two "community-inspired art boards".

    Festival organisers said one side of the wall installation would "explore our connection to nature" and the other side "nature’s relationship in turn to us".

    Click to find out what's happening in Bristol, Bath and Keynsham.

  11. Nuclear bunker cannabis gang plead guilty

    Cannabis factory

    Three men have admitted running a large cannabis factory in a former nuclear bunker in Wiltshire.

    More then 4,000 cannabis plants - enough to produce £2m of drugs each year - were seized in a raid on RGHQ Chilmark in February.

    Martin Fillery, 45, Plamen Nguyen, 27, and Ross Winter, 30, pleaded guilty at Salisbury Crown Court to conspiracy to produce class B drugs and abstracting electricity.

    They will be be sentenced on 11 August.

    Click here to read more.

    Cannabis factory
  12. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: Bad Brexit negotiations could leave Britain 'suffering for generations to come'

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    Video caption: Watch: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown on why Conservative vote suffered nationally

    Cotswolds Conservative MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown retained his seat, securing a majority of 25,499 and taking 60.6% of the vote.

    He said he believed there were a number of reasons why the Tories did so badly at the ballot boxes nationally.

  13. General election result: more of your reactions

    Election graphic

    You've been reacting throughout the day on social media to the general election results.

    These are some of the comments posted on the BBC Points West Facebook Page.

    Quote Message: Kiss goodbye to the free NHS and small class sizes in schools. To all the Tory voters, don't be crying to me when you got to pay for your healthcare in the next few years! from Liz Rayner
    Liz Rayner
    Quote Message: Seriously ashamed to live in the SW. from Katie Robertson
    Katie Robertson
    Quote Message: Thank God Tories are back in. from Oliver Webber
    Oliver Webber
    Quote Message: The poor will get poorer and the rich will get richer. from Vicky Woodward
    Vicky Woodward
  14. Prime minister 'on the back foot'

    Dr Sophie Whiting from Bath University's politics department said Theresa May's decision to call a snap election has backfired on her.

    Quote Message: She needed a safe campaign so the basic intent was 'don't mess this up'. It looked like a safe bet, but as the campaign has gone on it's undermined the 'strong and stable' image that they wanted to portray. A lot of their policies they've done U-turns on. Theresa May has been on the back foot a lot of the time. from Dr Sophie Whiting University of Bath's Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies
    Dr Sophie WhitingUniversity of Bath's Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies
  15. Tessa Munt: Tory minority government will be 'chaotic'

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    Video caption: Watch: Tessa Munt on Tory minority government

    Lib Dem candidate for Wells, and former MP for the constituency, Tessa Munt, failed to claim back her set from the Conservative's James Heappey despite increasing her share of the vote.

    She said she thought a Conservative minority government would have its problems.

  16. A look back at the general election in the West

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    Video caption: Watch: The election in the West

    It's all over - for now. The polls have closed and the votes have been counted.

    Here we take a look back at some highlights from an eventful general election in the West country.

  17. Woman dies in Royal Wootton Bassett house fire

    An elderly woman has died in a house fire in Royal Wootton Bassett.

    Crews from the town and nearby Swindon and Westlea were called out to a property in Brynards Hill in the early hours of Friday morning.

    A 70 year old woman died in the fire in one of the first floor bedrooms.

    A man, thought to be her husband, was safely outside when firefighters arrived.

    An investigation has been launched.

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  18. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Bristol southbound

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    M5 Bristol southbound severe disruption, between J19 for A369 and J20 for B3133 affecting J15 for M4.

    M5 Bristol - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M5 southbound between J19, A369 (Portishead) and J20, B3133 (Clevedon), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J15, M4 (Almondsbury Interchange).

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

  19. BreakingA370 near Congresbury closed after pedestrian dies

    Plice road sign

    A man has died after he was hit by a car on the A370 near Congresbury.

    Avon and Somerset Police has closed the road between Junction 21 of the M5 and the junction of Bristol Road/Smallway in the centre of Congresbury while the incident is investigated.

    Highways England said queues are forming in both directions on the M5 in the area. It advises drivers to seek an alternative route where possible or to leave extra time for their journey.