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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates on Wednesday, 21 June 2017

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  1. It's going to be cooler tomorrow

    That's it from us here at BBC Local Live on the longest day - and the hottest in June for 40 years!

    It's going to be cooler and fresher tomorrow, with even the chance of some showers.

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

    We leave you with Ian Fergusson and all the weather details.

    Good night!

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    Video caption: Watch: The weather forecast with Ian Fergusson
  2. New home for Bristol fertility centre?

    Fertility services at Southmead Hospital in Bristol are to be transferred to a new provider, the NHS has confirmed.

    The centre has seen a fall in patients since the number of free IVF cycles were rationed.

    Local clinical commissioning groups will now only fund one cycle of IVF - when the government regulator NICE recommend three.

    It's meant that doctors are mainly seeing couples who are paying for treatment.

    The Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group is now trying to find another provider. Bath's Fertility Centre is the only other registered one in the West.

    Nick Sharp is medical director there.

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    Video caption: Watch: Nick Sharp, medical director of Bath Fertility Clinic
  3. The longest day ends

    The Summer Solstice has come to an end at sunset: 21:26 BST in Wiltshire.

    Thirteen thousand people watched the sunrise at Stonehenge 16 hours and 34 minutes ago, on the longest day of the year.

    Sun worshippers and Soltice celebrators had a rare chance to get up close to the monument for the annual event.

    Armed police were on patrol, and extra security measures were put in place following the recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.

    But Wiltshire Police said the event passed peacefully, with only seven "mostly drug-related" arrests.

    Sun worshippers greet the sun at Stonehenge
    Image caption: 13,000 people watched the sunrise at Stonehenge
    Sonehenge
    Stonehenge Solstice celebrations
    Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
  4. Music fans getting settled in for Glastonbury Festival

    It's been a tough old day for music fans heading to Glastonbury Festival with all this blistering heat.

    But judging by these photos, it seems like several thousand people have pitched their tents successfully and can now relax and enjoy themselves.

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    Glastonbury 2017
    Glastonbury Festival 2017
  5. Iron Age roundhouse build is completed

    A group of veterans have completed this splendid looking Iron Age roundhouse, at Tedworth House in Wiltshire.

    The Help for Heroes Recovery Centre, in Tidworth, has been running the project, which aims to help service personnel and veterans improve their physical and mental well-being.

    The project began nearly two years ago and earlier today they celebrated their hard work, with what else? A themed party in fancy dress... in this heat!

    We love the final result:

    Iron Age Roundhouse
    Quote Message: For my well-being it’s been absolutely fantastic. The roundhouse has given me an anchor – every month I know I’ll be visiting with my peers; I’ll be with people who mentor me. It’s been an absolutely brilliant way of moving forward.” from Alan Day Veteran
    Alan DayVeteran
  6. Who was the greatest Glastonbury headliner of all time?

    Thom Yorke of Radiohead

    Glasto has been graced with extraordinary headline acts from the start - but who was the best of them all? (Cue the debates in the office)

    Was it Glam-rock for you or Britpop? Perhaps even hip-hop?

    Here's a selection of great sets for your consideration, from T. Rex and a Cadillac, through to Suzanne Vega in a bulletproof vest, via Radiohead, JAY-Z then his wife Beyoncé with an unexpected guest...

    ...not to mention Adele just last year.

    Over to you to rank the best headliners in order.

    JAY-Z

    Let's see if this year's top dogs Radiohead, the Foos and/or Ed can produce equally legendary performances this time around.

    While we're on the subject, here's the full Glasto lineup for this year too.

  7. IVF mum 'angry' at fertility service change

    Fertility services at Southmead Hospital in Bristol are to be transferred to a new provider, the NHS has confirmed.

    They say not enough NHS patients are using the service because local clinical commissioning groups will now only fund one cycle of IVF: it means 60% of patients have to pay for their own treatment.

    Health correspondent Matthew Hill has been speaking to Paula McShane, who had to raise the money to pay for treatment herself.

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    Video caption: Watch: Paula McShane tells her story

    A spokesman for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCGs denied claims in the local media that the move would mean patients could be forced to travel outside the region.

    He added the process of assessing bids was under way and the new provider could be in place from December.

  8. Your local newspaper headlines this evening

    Newspaper and tablet

    Here's a look at the stories some of your local papers are covering this evening:

    Bristol Post: Dozens collapse at Glastonbury on hottest day in festival's history

    Bath Chronicle: Man in his 60s dies after collapsing at Bath address

    Wiltshire Times: All change at the top at county hall

    Stroud News and Journal: £3.5 million grant paves way for new Lidl store in Stroud

  9. Demo held in Bristol to show support for Grenfell Tower victims

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    Video caption: Watch: Some 200 people march through Bristol to show solidarity with the Grenfell Tower victims.

    Some 200 people have marched in Bristol this evening to protest against cuts to public services and to show their support to the Grenfell Tower victims.

    The march made its way through Broadmead and finished at Castle Park.

  10. Glastonbury Festival: your tweets

    About 200,000 people have been making their way to Worthy Farm today, after the gates opened earlier on today.

    Here are a selection of your tweets - including someone who wanted to buy some ice cream at a local supermarket:

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  11. Festival goers trying stay cool at Worthy Farm

    It's over 30C, you've finally pitched your tent, now it's time to get a well-earned break from all that sunshine - we like the parasols, but a trestle table will do just as well: #Glastonbury Stay cool festival-goers!

    Glastonbury 2017
    Glastonbury Festival 2017
    Glastonbury Festival 2017
    Glastonbury Festival 2017
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    Severe disruption: A38 Bristol both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A38 Bristol both ways severe disruption, between A4018 College Green and B4051 St Augustine's Place.

    A38 Bristol - A38 St Augustines Parade in Bristol City Centre blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the A4018 College Green junction and the B4051 St Augustine's Place junction, because of demonstration.

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

  13. Glastonbury crowds suffer on hottest day

    Bag searches amid heightened security this year

    Dozens of festival-goers have been treated by paramedics amid record temperatures and tighter security.

    South Western Ambulance Service (SWAS) said 38 people had been treated by paramedics by 14:30 BST on Wednesday, the majority for heat-related problems.

    Thousands of people are arriving for the festival amid record temperatures and tighter security.

    The gates opened at 08:00. More than 200,000 people are expected at the event at Worthy Farm in Somerset over the week-end.

  14. Southmead: IVF centre treatment to be transferred

    Southmead Hospital Bristol
    Image caption: Southmead Hospital provides treatment for thousands of couples a year

    Fertility services at Southmead Hospital in Bristol are to be transferred to a new provider, the NHS has confirmed.

    The problem is not enough NHS patients are going through its doors because local clinical commissioning groups will now only fund one cycle of IVF: it means 60% of patients have to pay for their own treatment.

    A spokesman for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCGs denied claims in the local media that the move would mean patients could be forced to travel outside the region.

    He added the process of assessing bids was under way and the new provider could be in place from December.

    There are around 3000 frozen eggs and other samples that have to, by law, be stored for up to 10 years at the facility, which any new provider would also expected to safeguard.

    Quote Message: The proposed location of services will be taken into account when assessing bids by prospective providers as we would not want patients to travel any further than is necessary for treatment. from Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCGs spokesman
    Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCGs spokesman
  15. Now this is true hot-desking!

    What's your solution to working in the Westcountry heat? This is Hannah Taylor in central Bristol. Loving the potted plant detail Hannah! Thanks for the spot @BeckySumerling

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    Quote Message: The new way to hot desk. Alfresco working never felt so good. Got breeze, got tea, got shade and smiles from passers-by. from Hannah Taylor
    Hannah Taylor
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    Severe accident: M5 Bristol northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Bristol northbound severe accident, between J15 for M4 and J14 for B4509 Thornbury.

    M5 Bristol - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M5 northbound between J15, M4 (Almondsbury Interchange) and J14, B4509 (Thornbury), because of an accident.

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

  17. Increased security at Glastonbury

    The gates to the Glastonbury Festival 2017 have opened with increased security checks.

    People queued all night to be the first in, after having cars and bags searched following the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.

    Points West Home Affairs Correspondent Charlotte Callen describes here what's being done to keep people safe.

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    Video caption: Watch: The gates to the Glastonbury Festival 2017 have opened with increased security checks.
  18. A Friday feast is in prospect for cricket fans.

    Forget Glastonbury: international cricket is coming to another part of Somerset later this week.

    The England vs South Africa T20 match at Taunton on Friday is sold out.

    Locals should be aware that roads will be closed around Somerset's ground in the run up to and during the match.

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    Video caption: Roads will be closed as England play South Africa on Friday