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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates from across the West of England on Friday, 23 June 2017

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  1. Good night from Local Live

    Glastonbury Festival 2017

    As the sun sets at Glastonbury... that's all from us for another week.

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

    Have a great weekend. Here's Ian Fergusson with the weather forecast.

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    Video caption: Weekend weather: West of England
  2. Shrubsole positive about England chances

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    Video caption: Women's World Cup 2017: Anya Shrubsole positive about England chances

    England vice-captain Anya Shrubsole feels England are in with "as good a chance as anyone" of Women's World Cup success.

    BBC Points West's Alistair Durden visits the Bath-born bowler at the National Performance Centre in Loughborough before the 2017 competition, which starts on Saturday.

    Read more here

  3. Council to build more homes in Bristol

    Ground marked for housing

    More council houses are to be built by Bristol city council.

    They'll be built in Ashton Vale. 130 new homes are planned for the site.

    Over 50 will be council houses, while the rest will be sold to fund other developments around the city.

  4. Depp sorry for Trump assassination 'joke'

    Johnny Depp at Glastonbury on Thursday

    Actor Johnny Depp has apologised for remarks he made about US President Donald Trump in a speech at the Glastonbury Festival.

    Depp told People magazine it was in "poor taste", did not "come out as intended" and was only meant to amuse.

    Depp had asked the crowd: "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"

    Trump supporters condemned the actor and the White House described his comments as "sad".

    Click here to read more.

  5. Beckham snapped at McDonald's drive-thru in Chippenham

    David Beckham has stunned locals by joining the drive-thru queue at a McDonald's in Wiltshire.

    The football icon was in Pilton officially opening a housing development with Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis.

    He was grabbed in Chippenham for a selfie by "star struck" Philip Moulton.

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  6. Revealed: How Chard inventor's X-rays astounded medical world

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    Video caption: Watch: How a near neighbour of a prosthetic limb pioneer astounded the medical world

    Paralympic swimmer Kate Grey has been discovering the West's links to the revolution in prosthetic limbs.

    Here, she discovers how James Gifford - an army colonel, owner of prosperous lace mill and neighbour of prosthetic pioneer James Gilligahm - discovered the use of X-rays to see inside the body.

    From his studio, Gifford's first X-ray images astounded the medical world.

    Watch the full story on Invented in the West Country on BBC One at 7:30pm.

  7. Glastonbury's 'a marathon not a sprint'

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    Video caption: Watch: Ice lollies, shampoo and a good air bed are a few of the tops offered from revellers

    Revellers at Glastonbury give us their top tips for getting by at Worthy Farm.

  8. Two tiny turtles hatched in Bristol

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    Video caption: Watch: Two of the rarest turtles in the world have hatched at Bristol Zoo Gardens

    They may be no bigger than a matchbox, but two new arrivals at Bristol Zoo Gardens are VIPs as they're some of the rarest turtles in the world.

    The Bourret's Vietnamese box turtle species is critically endangered.

    The pair are currently being looked after by zookeepers but once they're big enough they'll join the other turtles at the zoo.

  9. David Beckham: 'I'm 42 and this is my first music festival'

    David Beckham says he's excited and "slightly nervous" about his visit to Glastonbury - his first ever music festival.

    He's at the site with his son Brooklyn, but says he won't be camping in a tent.

    Earlier the pair officially opened a social housing project built on land donated by Michael Eavis.

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    Video caption: Watch: David Beckham says Glastonbury is his first ever music festival
  10. Sex game death man guilty of manslaughter

    Kevin Adams

    A man whose sexual partner died after he left him tied up with a gas mask on his face has been found guilty of manslaughter.

    Dohoon Kim, 36, was found dead on the bedroom floor after meeting friend Kevin Adams, 52, at Mr Adams' home in Swindon for sex in June 2015.

    Bristol Crown Court heard the pair had taken drugs before engaging in "extreme" sexual activity.

    Adams was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter.

    Click here to read more.

    Kevin Adams
    Image caption: Kevin Adams leaving Bristol Crown Court after being convicted of the manslaughter of his sexual partner who he left tied up with a gas mask around his face.
  11. Demolition work begins at RUH

    Demolition work has started at the Royal United Hospital in Bath to make way for a new £16m outpatient centre.

    The Old Pharmacy Building at the front of the hospital and the former Blue Badge car park are being cleared, ready for construction to begin in September.

    Along with a hydrotherapy pool, gym and therapeutic garden the purpose-built centre will also include new clinical areas to "improve the patient experience".

    It's expected to be completed by spring 2019.

    Royal United Hospital in Bath
  12. Beards of Glastonbury

    Those of a nervous disposition may wish to look away now.

    But it seems that the glitter beard trend has morphed - and we now have the glitter-moustache-and-bell combo, as well as the full-on green-beard-with-flowers-in look.

    Pognophiles unite.

    A man with a beard
    Man with beard
  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A4176 Bristol both ways

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    A4176 Bristol both ways severe accident, between Clifton Down and A4 Portway.

    A4176 Bristol - A4176 Bridge Valley Road in Clifton blocked and very slow traffic in both directions between the Clifton Down junction and the A4 Portway junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: M49 Bristol southbound

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    M49 Bristol southbound severe accident, between M4 J22 and M5 J18A.

    M49 Bristol - One lane closed on M49 southbound between M4 J22 and M5 J18a, because of an accident involving two vehicles. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. 'Cowardly' intruders target elderly woman

    Police tape

    Police are appealing for witnesses after two people broke into the home of an elderly woman as she lay in bed upstairs.

    They got into the house in Lawrence Weston in Bristol last night by smashing a patio window with a paving slab.

    They then searched the property in Rockingham Gardens - including the bedroom she was lying in.

    They stole a black jigsaw carrying case.

    Police are now carrying out additional patrols in the area to reassure residents.

    Quote Message: This was a cowardly and targeted crime on a vulnerable woman and our focus is to catch these offenders as soon as possible. Although the victim was unharmed, she was understandably left in a state of shock and distress. Someone in the community is sure to have knowledge about this offence and I'd urge them to examine their conscience and pass on any useful information. from Detective Constable Martyn Stanleigh Avon and Somerset Police
    Detective Constable Martyn StanleighAvon and Somerset Police
  16. Taunton busy for England vs South Africa

    The England vs South Africa match is under way in Taunton.

    It's the first time England will have played at the County Ground in 34 years.

    As you can see here, the town is certainly celebrating.

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    Video caption: Watch: It is the first time England will play at the County Ground in 34 years
  17. Unused fire HQ a 'scandalous waste'

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    Video caption: Watch: Tam McFarlane said the building was a "waste of taxpayers' money"

    Fire union officials say an empty fire control centre needs to be filled to prevent more public money being wasted.

    The unoccupied building in Taunton has now cost more than £16m in charges.

    It was one of nine planned regional centres, but computer problems led to the project being scrapped in 2010 and it was never opened.

    Tam McFarlane, from the Devon and Somerset Fire Brigades Union, called it a "scandalous waste of taxpayers' money".

    Read more here

  18. Beckham at Glastonbury

    David Beckham with Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis

    Yesterday it was Johnny Depp - today's it's David Beckham who has been spotted in and around Glastonbury.

    As Glasto 2017 kicks-off, Beckham joined its founder Michael Eavis and Eavis' grandsons Noah and George to dig some dirt and officially open a social housing project.

    Built on land donated by Eavis, Maggie’s Farm is a development of affordable homes near Pilton.

    The properties are to be rented out to local families and workers at Worthy Farm in the months leading up to the festival.

    David Beckham watches Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis plant a tree with his grandsons Noah and George
    Image caption: David Beckham watches Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis plant a tree with Eavis' grandsons Noah and George
  19. How to make a carrot kazoo

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    Video caption: Vegetable Orchestra plays Glastonbury

    Yes, really.

    As well as that top tip on making instruments from your groceries, you can also listen to a veritable vegetable orchestra playing Freak Out - just click above.

    Brings a whole new meaning to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Blind Melon and Smashing Pumpkins.

    Only at Glastonbury, eh?

  20. Travellers move in to Stockwood after ditch to prevent them is delayed

    Travellers have moved onto fields off a residential road in the Stockwood area of Bristol.

    Up to 25 caravans are reported to have arrived at the site next to Craydon Road.

    It's the fourth time travellers have taken over the fields in the last two years.

    Work to install a ditch to prevent travellers from entering the site was due to begin next week.

    Craydon Road, Bristol