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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather from across the West of England on Monday 12 June 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight from Local Live

    That's it from your Local Live team.

    We'll be back again tomorrow from 7am-10pm with all your news, sport, weather and travel updates.

    We'll leave you with the weather forecast for the next few days.

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    Video caption: Weather late LoL 12/6
  2. Stroud's Labour MP, David Drew, talks about returning to office

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    Video caption: Mr Drew was the Labour MP for Stroud from 1997 to 2010.

    Some MPs are returning to old jobs, as it were. Labour's David Drew represented Stroud from 1997 to 2010.

    Since then, he's completed a PhD and was vice-chair of Forest Green Rovers, from which he's now stood down.

    He says since he lost his seat in 2010, there have been quite a few changes at Westminster for MPs.

    The process of swearing in the MPs begins on Wednesday, when they will take an oath, before the ceremonial state opening of parliament next week.

  3. Strawberry fields forever... or at least until August

    Strawberries

    Fruit farmers in Gloucestershire are extending the growing time for strawberries to coincide with the school holidays.

    Growers are planting 60-day crops that will fruit through to late August and make it easier for parents to take their children strawberry picking during the school holidays.

    They say it'll mean people can fill their punnets right up until the kids go back to school.

  4. Police in Bath appeal for witnesses after 27-year-old man attacked

    Walcot Street, Bath
    Image caption: The attack happened on Walcot Street

    The man was assaulted on Walcot Street in the early hours of Saturday, May 27, and suffered an injury to his eye.

    A police spokesman said: "The incident happened sometime between 2am and 3am on Saturday, 27 May on Walcot Street.

    "The 27-year-old victim sustained an injury to his eye in the incident.

    "Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5217118613."

  5. New Bath MP, Wera Hobhouse spends first full day in Parliament

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    Video caption: Wera Hobhouse won the Bath seat from the Conservatives.

    Another new MP in the Westcountry is Bath MP, Wera Hobhouse.

    She was formerly a Lib Dem councillor in Rochdale and she moved to Britain from Germany in 1990.

    Her career also included being an artist, specialising in oil paintings so this new post is very different:

  6. Slimbridge's crane pair hatch their first chick

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    A nature reserve in Gloucestershire is celebrating after its resident crane couple hatched their first ever chick.

    Although there have been a number of failed attempts in recent years, these photos sent by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge show the little chick looks healthy and is becoming more adventurous.

    Ruby and Bart were hand-reared in 2010 and released as part of the Great Crane Project, which reintroduced nearly 100 cranes across the West Country.

    Staff are now hoping the couple's second egg will also hatch successfully.

    The photos were taken from Hogarth Hide.

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  7. New Labour MP for Bristol North West spends first full day in Parliament

    Some of the new MPs from across the West will be sworn in later this week.

    Darren Jones has been elected at his second time of trying for the Bristol North West seat.

    Mr Jones grew up on a council estate in Lawrence Weston but went on to become a technology lawyer.

    He told BBC Points West that he's looking forward to getting stuck in.

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    Video caption: Darren Jones is looking forward to getting stuck into his new job.
  8. Another truck has got stuck in Bruton

  9. Teacher banned over sex chat with teen

    Isambard Community School, Swindon

    A music teacher who asked a 13-year-old girl to send an "explicit" picture of herself has been banned from teaching.

    A discplinary panel heard Nathan Jones, 34, made the request during a Skype conversation with "child A".

    He was suspended from Isambard Community School, Swindon, in March 2015 and later dismissed for gross misconduct, despite resigning.

    Read the full story here.

  10. Somerset cricketer on playing for England at the county ground

    Somerset cricketer Craig Overton has been called up to join the England T20 squad.

    He could be playing in front of his home crowd in Taunton soon:

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    Video caption: Craig Overton's reaction to playing in Taunton as part of the England squad.
  11. Somerset man's suicide: Family's call for help 'ignored'

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    Video caption: A Somerset man was not provided with appropriate support, a report finds.

    A report into the death of a Somerset man who suffered a serious brain injury in a road accident says he was let down by numerous agencies for more than 20 years.

    In the end Dave Alsbury - referred to as 'Tom' in the formal report - took his own life in 2014.

    His family say their repeated cries for help were ignored.

    Our reporter Clinton Rogers spoke to Dave's sister, Alyson Norman.

  12. Somerset cricketer is called up to the England T20 squad

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    Video caption: Craig Overton has been called up to England's T20 squad.

    Somerset cricketer, Craig Overton has been called up for the England T20 squad.

    He will be joining Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tom Curran, and Mason Crane for their three-match Twenty20 series against South Africa.

  13. Brothers hoping to hire new cider mill workers

    Brothers cider bottling-line

    The new owners of the Shepton Mallet Cider Mill say they want to continue bringing in new staff after saving the site from closure.

    The Showering family, who own drinks firm Brothers, bought the site from Dublin-based C&C Group in October last year. But were only able to save 24 jobs at the time.

    They've since expanded, taken on additional local workers - and say their success will be great for the town.

  14. £100k data breach fine 'will seriously impact' Glos City Council coffers

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    Gloucester City Council says a £100k fine over its data breach will have a "serious and detrimental impact on its finances".

    The council was fined by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after a cyber attack accessed 30,000 council emails containing sensitive information.

    Managing director of the council, Jon McGinty, said: "There is insufficient evidence to show that the hacking event took place after the council became aware of the existence of the potential vulnerability.

    "The council believes that the penalty issued by the ICO will have a serious and detrimental impact on its finances, and the services that we will be able to provide to the residents of Gloucester in the future.

    "The council has invested more than £1m over the past three years to further improve its IT security and remains vigilant to the threats that all businesses face on a daily basis."

    The council is also considering whether to appeal the fine.

  15. Gloucestershire bat out the day to draw with Nottinghamshire

    Graeme van Buuren

    Graeme van Buuren scores 88 not out as Gloucestershire bat out the day to draw with Nottinghamshire.

    Read the full story here.

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Bristol westbound

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    M4 Bristol westbound severe disruption, between J19 for M32 and J20 for M5.

    M4 Bristol - One lane closed and slow traffic on M4 westbound between J19, M32 (Bristol) and J20, M5 (Almondsbury Interchange), because of a broken down car.

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

  17. Strongman with cerebral palsy shows off his strength

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    Video caption: Gary Clarke pulled a tea truck at the Ilminster Midsummer Experience.

    Meet Gary Clarke from Ilminster.

    He has cerebral palsy. But he hasn't let that stop him beoming a strongman.

    Here he is pulling a vintage tea truck up a slope at the Ilminster Midsummer Experience.

  18. Somerset's Craig Overton named in England squad for Twenty20

    Craig Overton

    Somerset all-rounder Craig Overton has been named in the England squad for the Twenty20 series against South Africa.

    He will replace Durham seamer Mark Wood in the squad after the first match.

    The three-match series starts in Southampton on 21 June.

    Click here to read the full story.

  19. Father relives 'harrowing' yacht search

    James Male, Andrew Bridge, Steve Warren, Paul Goslin

    The father of one of four men who died when a yacht capsized in the Atlantic has described to a court the moment he learnt his son was lost at sea.

    James Male and crewmates Andrew Bridge, Steve Warren and Paul Goslin died when the Cheeki Rafiki capsized in May 2014.

    Graham Male described the discovery of the yacht and life raft as "harrowing".

    Yacht manager Douglas Innes, who is accused of failing to get the vessel checked, denies four counts of manslaughter by gross negligence.

  20. Yorkshire beat Somerset in thriller

    Adam Lyth

    Somerset are still without a County Championship win this season after Yorkshire pull off a dramatic three-run win at Taunton.

    Read the full story here.