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  1. News, sport, weather and travel across the West of England on Monday, 3 July 2017.

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  1. Goodnight from Local Live

    We'll be back again tomorrow from 7am-10pm with all the news, sport, travel and weather from across the West of England.

    Here's Sarah Thornton with the weather.

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    Video caption: BBC weather forecast for the West of England with Sara Thornton
  2. Anti-Hinkley campaigner thinks project will be 'scrapped'

    The new nuclear power station being built at Hinkley Point in Somerset could cost £1.5bn more than expected.

    But the government has insisted French power company EDF - and not the taxpayer - will have to pick up the bill.

    Roy Pumfrey from the Stop Hinkley Campaign told BBC reporter Clinton Rogers he thinks the project is going to be "scrapped".

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    Video caption: Roy Pumfrey from the Stop Hinkley Campaign thinks the project will be scrapped
  3. Father inflicted 'fatal and terrible' injuries on baby

    Aya Parker

    Lee Parker has admitted murdering his six-month-old baby daughter, Aya, on Christmas Day 2016.

    Bristol Crown Court heard her skull was fractured in several places, with one fracture being 8cm long.

    Richard Smith QC, prosecuting, said the injuries were consistent with Aya's head being hit against the bathroom door or wall but she also had a fractured jaw from an earlier injury that day.

    He said Parker had been drinking wine all afternoon and had consumed cocaine and cannabis within the previous 24 hours leading up to her death.

    Parker will be sentenced tomorrow.

  4. Traffic flowing on the M4 again

    M4 looking east
    Image caption: M4 looking east
  5. Hinkley Point to cost nearly 10% more than expected

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    Video caption: Watch: BBC correspondent Clinton Rogers on Hinkley Point

    BBC correspondent Clinton Rogers explains why EDF has added £1.5bn to the cost of building the Somerset nuclear plant.

    French energy supplier EDF has estimated that the cost of completing the new Hinkley Point nuclear plant will be nearly 10% more than expected.

    The company, which is the project's main backer, said the total cost of the power station was likely to rise by £1.5bn to £19.6bn.

    Hinkley Point C would be the UK's first new nuclear plant for decades, but has been beset with budget problems.

    Click here to read more.

  6. M4 delays around J20-21

    M4 delays
    M4 delays
  7. Stroud MP appointed as shadow rural affairs minister

    David Drew

    The MP for Stroud, David Drew, has been appointed as shadow farming and rural affairs minister.

    Mr Drew was re-elected last month, having previously lost his seat to Conservative MP Neil Carmichael in 2010.

  8. 25 wickets fall on day one at Cheltenham

    Liam Norwell

    Glamorgan finished an extraordinary day one on 59-5 in their second innings, 35 runs ahead of Gloucestershire, after 25 wickets crashed at Cheltenham.

    They collapsed for a second time against Liam Norwell (3-14) after conceding a deficit of 24.

    Aneurin Donald's 39 was the top score in Glamorgan's first-innings 117, David Payne claiming 3-37.

    Read the full story here.

  9. McLaren supercar destroyed in crash

    Burnt out car

    A McLaren A570S sports car was reduced to a twisted, burned-out wreck after it struck a building and burst into flames.

    The driver and passenger escaped with only minor injuries following the crash at Heywood, near Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

    Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue were called to the site on Westbury Road just before 6:30am on Sunday.

    Crews found the occupants had made it out of the burning sports car, which was stuck beneath a collapsed wall.

    Click here to read more.

  10. Father of meningitis victim backs vaccine campaign

    Parents in the West who have lost children to meningitis have backed a campaign by Stroud-based charity Meningitis Now.

    It wants all 17-and-18-year-olds, particularly those about to start university, to get vaccinated.

    Paul Gentry's daughter Izzy died in May last year. He said the disease "can kill within hours".

    Izzy Gentry
    Image caption: Izzy Gentry, 16, was in the middle of exams when she was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary in May last year

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    Video caption: Paul Gentry whose daughter Izzy died of meningitis backs vaccine appeal
  11. Somerset respond after Plunkett spell

    Liam Plunkett

    Somerset fought back with three Yorkshire wickets late on the first day, after Liam Plunkett's 4-73 had put the Tykes on top at Scarborough.

    Having opted to bat first, the visitors promptly slipped to 67-4 after Plunkett combined with Tim Bresnan (2-43) to tear through the top order.

    Only Adam Hose (62) passed 50, while last man Tim Groenewald hit 41 off 24 balls to drag Somerset to 268 all out.

    Read the full story here.

  12. Meningitis W: Grieving mum thought it affected 'babies and young children'

    A campaign to persuade students to get vaccinated against meningitis has been by launched by parents who have lost children to the infection.

    Grieving parents, along with Stroud charity Meningitis Now, want young people to have the jab to protect against meningitis W in particular - a sometimes deadly strain that is on the rise.

    Steve and Karen Pegler, from Wotton-under-Edge, lost their 18-year-old son Chris in 2010.

    "I just thought it was babies and young children until this happened, three weeks after his 18th birthday," said Mrs Pegler.

    "I don't want anyone else to go through what we've gone through.

    "It's just devastating and you just miss that person so much."

    Signs and symptoms of meningitis
    Image caption: Signs and symptoms of meningitis
  13. Suspected fuel thief 'killed by accomplice'

    Court artist's sketch of Shakrul Islam
    Image caption: Shakrul Islam is on trial for the manslaughter of Kyle Clarke

    A suspected fuel thief was run over and killed by his accomplice on a petrol station forecourt, a court has heard.

    Shakrul Islam, 31, is on trial for the manslaughter of Kyle Clarke, who died after being caught under the car's wheels in Bristol in January.

    The city's crown court heard non-driver Mr Islam got behind the wheel when a petrol station employee attempted to stop Mr Clarke.

    Read the full story here.

  14. Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg - an unlikely social media star

    Jacob Rees-Mogg

    Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Conservative MP for North East Somerset has become an unlikely cult figure on social media.

    The eccentric Eton- and Oxford-educated backbencher not only has dozens of Facebook pages devoted to him but is now more popular on Instagram than Theresa May.

    The MP admits he is surprised by his newfound popularity but as a "late convert to social media" it's "turned out to be great fun".

    Click here to read more.

  15. Couple paint their house to look like a castle

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    Video caption: Couple from Weston paint their house to look like a castle

    A house in Weston-super-Mare is attracting the attention of the neighbours, after its owners had the back of it painted to look like a medieval castle.

    Jayne Townley described her family as liking things that are "a bit weird and wacky".

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M50 Gloucestershire eastbound

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    M50 Gloucestershire eastbound severe disruption, between J2 for A417 and J1 for A38.

    M50 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M50 eastbound between J2, A417 (Ledbury) and J1, A38 (Tewkesbury), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  17. MP warns service cuts could lead to Grenfell type fire in Bristol

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    Video caption: WATCH: MP Kerry McCarthy in the House of Commons

    Labour MP Kerry McCarthy has warned the government that Bristol could face a fire disaster similar to that of Grenfell Tower in west London as a result of cuts to the city's services.

    The Bristol East MP told the Commons that reductions to the Avon Fire Authority's budget and Avon and Somerset Police had gone too far.

    Home Office Minister Nick Hurd said the budget settlement for the city was "fair".

  18. Great bustards thriving in Wiltshire once again

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    Video caption: The great bustard is back in Wiltshire

    The wild population of great bustards in the UK is on the point of becoming self-sustaining for the first time since the bird became extinct in 1832.

    Since 2004, the Great Bustard Group has released hundreds of chicks on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. Soon, they expect the population will be robust enough to survive on its own.

  19. Cystic fibrosis sufferer calls for new drug to be made available

    A cystic fibrosis sufferer from Swindon is calling on the government to make a new drug, which could ease his condition, available on the NHS.

    Daniel Bodio is one of 11,000 people in the UK who has the condition, which makes it difficult to breathe.

    Daniel described the situation as "massively frustrating" as so many other countries have the drug.

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    Video caption: Daniel Bodio describes situation as "massively frustrating".