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  1. A look at some of the West's more unusual polling stations

    It's election day and that means hundreds of these polling stations have appeared across the West.

    Polling stations are often in schools or libraries, but abbeys and even a garage are being used.

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    Video caption: Watch: a garage and the oldest polling station in the country are all being used.
  2. Fox cub killing 'not an act of cruelty'

    Fox cub

    Students who filmed themselves killing an injured fox cub and then posted the footage on social media will be disciplined, their college has said.

    The cub was hit by a vehicle close to Hartpury College in Gloucestershire.

    One of the students, who was training to be a gamekeeper, dispatched the cub with a knife on Monday to prevent it from suffering, police said.

    The act of killing was not cruel but sharing the footage on Snapchat was "unacceptable", the college said.

    An online petition calling for the students involved to be excluded from the college has attracted more than 2,500 signatures to date.

    Read more about the story here.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset northbound

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    M5 Somerset northbound severe disruption, between J22 for A38 and J21 for A370.

    M5 Somerset - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M5 northbound between J22, A38 (Burnham-On-Sea) and J21, A370 (Weston-Super-Mare), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. M5 crash causing delays on A370 in Congresbury

    Queues on the A370 going north in Congresbury
  5. Hartpury College cancels open day

    Hartpury College sign

    Hartpury College has cancelled an open day on its farming campus this weekend, with a spokesman saying they have taken the decision "for safety reasons".

    It comes days after allegations that some of its students may have been in activities involving animal cruelty.

    The video above was circulated online showing a fox cub being killed with a knife.

    It later emerged that the fox was involved in a road accident and a Hartpury student killed the animal to end its suffering.

    Quote Message: Officers are satisfied that it was not an act of animal cruelty. The fox had been struck in a collision and the student, who is training to be a gamekeeper, acted to dispatch the animal to end its suffering. We would remind people on social media not to post offensive or malicious comments related to this story. from Gloucestershire Constabulary
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  6. M5 queues continue with a two-hour delay

    Delays on the M5 northbound are now approaching two hours, after a collision involving a horsebox and another vehicle between J21 and J20.

    Police say the horsebox is lying on its side at the side of the motorway with a horse inside. It's injured, they add, and are working to free it.

    Highways England says the queues are 6.5 miles in length.

    Only one lane is open past the accident. Avoid it if you're able!

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  7. Long queues forming on M5

    The M5 is slow around J21 at Weston-super-Mare after an earlier accident.

    If you're travelling north, this is what the queue currently looks like.

    It'll add an estimated 1 hour 20 minutes to your journey, but the queues disappear at J20 near Clevedon.

  8. Prehistoric structures near Stonehenge 800 years older than thought

    Crop marks reveal archaeology
    Image caption: It is believed the timber circles were deliberately burned to make huge rings of fire

    Two prehistoric wooden structures close to Stonehenge are 800 years older than previously thought, scientists have revealed.

    The circles, which may have been used for festivals or rituals at West Kennet near Avebury, are now believed to have been built around 3300BC.

    Professor Alex Bayliss said finding "palisades of this time is completely unprecedented in British archaeology".

    Click here to read more.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Somerset northbound

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    M5 Somerset northbound severe accident, between J21 for A370 and J20 for B3133.

    M5 Somerset - Very slow traffic and long delays on M5 northbound between J21, A370 (Weston-Super-Mare) and J20, B3133 (Clevedon), because of an accident involving an overturned horsebox earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  10. Cobblers sign Waters from Cheltenham

    Billy Waters

    League One side Northampton Town have signed striker Billy Waters from Cheltenham Town for an undisclosed fee.

    The 22-year-old, who scored 16 goals for the League Two Robins last season, has signed a three-year contract.

    He started his career at Crewe and has made 93 appearances since joining Cheltenham in July 2015.

    "He was a key target for us and we feel he will provide a good balance to the other strikers we have at the club," said Northampton boss Justin Edinburgh.

  11. Points West 60: Polling in the past

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    Video caption: Watch: Polling in the past

    It's election day, so we thought we'd look back to when the West went to the polls in years gone by.

    Throughout 2017 we're sharing highlights from the archives as BBC Points West marks its 60th birthday.

  12. Capsized yacht boss accused over deaths

    James Male, Andrew Bridge, Steve Warren, Paul Goslin

    A company boss on trial over the deaths of four sailors when a yacht capsized had been cutting costs, a court heard.

    James Male, Andrew Bridge, Steve Warren and Paul Goslin died when Cheeki Rafiki, the yacht they were sailing, capsized in the North Atlantic.

    Prosecutors at Winchester Crown Court said yacht manager Douglas Innes failed to get it checked ahead of its trip.

    Mr Innes, of Stormforce Coaching, denies four counts of manslaughter by gross negligence.

    Skipper Mr Bridge, 22, from Farnham in Surrey, Mr Male, 22, from Romsey, Hampshire, Mr Warren, 52, from Bridgwater in Somerset and Mr Goslin, 56, from West Camel in Somerset, died after the yacht lost its keel more than 700 miles from Nova Scotia in Canada.

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    Capsized yacht boss accused over deaths

    James Male, Andrew Bridge, Steve Warren, Paul Goslin

    The four Cheeki Rafiki yacht crewmen died when it capsized more than 700 miles from Nova Scotia.

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  13. Wiltshire mum saves her drowning little boy

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    Video caption: Watch: Tina Schafroth relives the moment she thought her son had drowned

    Wiltshire mum Tina Schafroth has been reliving the moment she thought her 13-month-old son George had drowned.

    George fell, head first, into a water trough last weekend. Thankfully, Tina had been on a first aid course and saved his life.

    She's convinced that had she not gone on the course, George wouldn't be here today.

  14. West of England's Festival of Nature kicks off

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    Video caption: Just relax: drone footage captures the beauty of the River Avon.

    A two-week long event celebrating nature is beginning today to highlight the beauty of wildlife and what can be done to help protect it.

    As part of this year's Festival of Nature organisers have set themselves a rather large task - to record 1,000 different species within 24 hours at the National Trust's Bushey Norwood site later in the month.

    The festival will begin in Bristol and follow along the River Avon through Keynsham and into Bath with various events and workshops.

    To tie in with the river theme, organisers have a campervan for screenings about the River Avon and the habitat it provides for wildlife - including this rather relaxing piece of drone footage.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M32 Bristol northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M32 Bristol northbound severe disruption, between J3 for A4320 Easton Way and J2 for A432.

    M32 Bristol - Two lanes closed and heavy traffic on M32 outbound between J3, A4320 (St Pauls) and J2, A432 (Eastville), because of debris on the road.

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

  16. Springwatch attracts visitors to Sherborne


    The BBC's Springwatch programme has attracted extra visitors to the National Trust site where it's being filmed.

    Staff at the Sherborne Park Estate in Gloucestershire said more people have been visiting Lodge Park and walking around the estate, as a result of the programme, which began a three-week stint of broadcasting last week..

    The National Trust has recruited more than 20 new volunteers to help out, running guided walks and sharing information about the landscape and its wildlife.