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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates from across the West of England on Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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  1. More on Stonehenge tomorrow - that's all from us for tonight

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    Video caption: Weather: "Rain's becoming widespread overnight," says Sara Thornton

    We'll be back with more live updates from across the West of England tomorrow from 7am.

    Plus, after a good breakfast, we'll have the energy to extract more detail from the latest Stonehenge report.

    If you can't sleep, you can find the full document by clicking here.

  2. Report calls for Stonehenge tunnel to be reconsidered

    Stonehenge

    Further weight has been added to calls for a proposed highways tunnel project near Stonehenge to be reconsidered.

    In a report following a World Heritage Centre/ICOMOS Advisory visit to the site, "misgivings" about the proposal have been expressed, saying the tunnel is "highly likely to bring adverse impacts to a range of archaeological monuments on its course".

    Recommendations include that an alternative idea to build a bypass above ground to the south of the site not be ruled out, and that a tunnel longer than the proposed 1.8-mile (2.9 km) one be considered.

    The busy A303 currently passes within a few hundred metres of the ancient monument in Wiltshire, and Highways England has said a tunnel will cut congestion and improve journey times.

    Campaigners say a shorter tunnel will have an adverse impact on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the wider site.

  3. Former Bath rugby player on his battle to walk again

    Ed Jackson

    In April rugby player Ed Jackson's life was changed forever.

    The former Bath player had just finished lunch at a family barbecue near Bath.

    But one "freak" moment later - as he dived into the shallow end of a pool thinking it was the deep end - left the 28-year-old with a broken neck.

    Jackson was told at the time he may not walk again, but after 13 weeks of gruelling recovery and rehabilitation, he will now be allowed to go home.

    Click here to read the full story.

  4. Bristol arts venues lose out on funding

    Arnolfini

    Two arts venues in Bristol are among several to lose out on Arts Council England funding.

    Arts Council chair Sir Nicholas Serota announced a new funding deal for 2018-2022.

    The Arnolfini gallery is the biggest casualty among the 24 organisations that were funded last time, but were unsuccessful this time, however the Arts Council said its £750,000 would be ringfenced for visual arts in the city.

    It was also announced Bristol Museums has had its annual grant cut by £236,412 per year.

    Click here to read the full story.

  5. Football: Swindon Town FC start pre-season training

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    Video caption: Watch: New manager David Flitcroft wasted no time putting his mark on the squad

    Some of Swindon Town's players were at Beversbrook Sports Facility in Calne today as they began their pre-season training.

    New manager David Flitcroft was excited to get out with the squad and see the players in action.

  6. Wildlife thriving on Somerset marshes

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    Video caption: Watch: Mike Dilger explores a wildlife success story in Somerset

    Conservationists have reported a record number of one species of bird in a part of Somerset.

    Ten years ago there was only one pair of bitterns, but now there are 46 across the area's marshes.

    The success story is partly down to a recent change of landscape on the Steart Marshes near Bridgwater.

    Mike Dilger has been looking at how the creation of a number of nature reserves in the county is benefiting wildlife.

  7. Cricket: Second day at Hove suffers washout

    Hove

    Sussex's hopes of putting visitors Gloucestershire under pressure are put on hold, with the second day at Hove washed out.

    Click here to read the full story.

  8. ME - 'A lot of people assume it's not a real thing'

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    Video caption: Watch: "Sometimes I feel quite lonely," said Isla

    "A significant number" of those caring for children with ME have been accused of fabricating their child's illness, a survey has found.

    Action for ME, which is based in Keynsham, said one in five respondents had had a safeguarding referral to a child protection team made against them.

    Its chief executive said children and their carers faced a "double whammy" of diagnosis and not being believed.

    NHS England has been asked to comment.

  9. Plans for a new public space in Frome

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    Video caption: Watch: See an artist's impression of how the work could look

    Residents in Frome are being asked to have their say on designs for a new public square in the centre of the town.

    A section of land next to the Cheese and Grain has been earmarked for redevelopment with an idea being to use it for public events.

  10. Football: New deal for Yeovil assistant

    Terry Skiverton

    Yeovil Town assistant manager Terry Skiverton has signed an extended contract for a further season with the League Two club.

    The 42-year-old former Glovers player and manager has been Yeovil boss Darren Way's number two since December 2015.

    Click here to read the full story.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire southbound

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    M5 Gloucestershire southbound severe disruption, at J11A for A417 Gloucester.

    M5 Gloucestershire - M5 lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J11a, A417 (Gloucester), because of a broken down lorry and recovery work. Traffic is coping well.

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

  12. Ex-Robin gives England the lead

    Tammy Abraham

    Tammy Abraham, who scored 26 goals on loan at Bristol City last season, has put England 2-1 up against Germany in the Euro under-21 semi-final.

    Click here to follow the match on the BBC Sport website.

  13. ME parents 'accused of fabrication'

    Tired girl

    A "significant number" of those caring for children with ME have been accused of fabricating their child's illness, a survey has found.

    The charity Action for ME, based in Keynsham, said a safeguarding referral to a child protection team had been made against one in five respondents.

    Its chief executive said children and their carers faced the "double whammy" of an ME diagnosis and not being believed about their condition.

    Read the full story here.

  14. A selection of local newspaper headlines

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    Here are some of the stories making the headlines this evening:

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    Severe accident: M4 Wiltshire westbound

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    M4 Wiltshire westbound severe accident, between J16 for A3102 and J17 for A350.

    M4 Wiltshire - Lane blocked on M4 westbound between J16, A3102 (Swindon West) and J17, A350 (Chippenham), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  16. Gravestone barbecue 'just sick'

    Gravestones in Devizes

    Here's some comments in reaction to the story about homeless people in Devizes using a gravestone as base for a barbecue.

    Amy-Louise Plumb said: "Regardless if you're homeless, there's more respectful places to camp out."

    Jeanette Flippence called it "just sick", and Marion Lake said it was "terrible that some people do not respect places of rest".

    While Christine Farley said it was "absolutely disgusting and very disrespectful to the dead", and added "the church should clean up and leave it clean".

  17. Can Tammy help England to victory?

    Tammy Abraham

    Can Tammy Abraham carry his Robins form into today's England v Germany match?

    The 19-year-old striker, who scored a whopping 26 goals on loan for Bristol City last season, will start for England in the the semi-finals of the Under-21s European Championships.

    The match kicks off at 5pm and you can follow the action on the BBC Sport website.

  18. Howzat! for a record cricket score?

    Jamie Lait

    This is Jamie Lait - cricketer and record breaker.

    The 25-year-old scored a massive 259 not out at the weekend for Chedworth Cricket Club in Gloucestershire.

    The club captain hit an amazing 27 fours and a remarkable 17 sixes on his way to the tally - which is a club record.

    He said: “It was a day you dream of. Looking back, I’m not even sure how it all happened. It was one of those days when I kept managing to find the gaps.”

  19. Reaction: Tombstone barbecue 'disgraceful and disrespectful'

    The graveyard in Devizes

    People have been responding on social media to our earlier story about a 200-year-old tombstone in Devizes being used for a barbecue by homeless people.

    On BBC Wiltshire's Facebook page, the majority of people thought what happened was wrong.

    Marie O'shaughnessy said it was "disgraceful and disrespectful" while Mandy King said it was "absolutely disgusting".

    Jon Hares described it as "disgusting - no excuse for that mess" and Marion Lake said "it's terrible that some people do not respect places of rest."

    However Victoria Harvey said she "would be quite happy to think someone would use my grave as a party venue one day, that's pretty cool".