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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates for the West of England on Monday

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  1. Here's a look at the weather as we say goodnight

    Thanks for joining us today.

    We'll leave you with Alina who has the latest forecast.

    We're back from 0700 in what looks like a rather grey morning.

    See you then.

    G'night!

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    Video caption: Weather with Alina.
  2. Watch: Woman falls in Bristol docks

    Boat owner Ray Cross has his home moored in the floating harbour in Bristol.

    He wants as many people as possible to see this CCTV footage to show the dangers of being around the harbourside late at night.

    The footage shows the pontoon near to Lloyds Amphitheatre which has a security gate around it.

    The woman in the film was rescued quickly and was unhurt.

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    Video caption: CCTV captures the moment a woman falls in
  3. New road in Taunton opens - finally

    The Northern Inner Distributor Road is millions of pounds over budget and years late. But it's finally opening tomorrow.

    It will provide a new link from Priory Avenue to Staplegrove Road in Taunton and, according to councilors, unlock valuable development land and tackle congestion in the town.

    Cllr John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “This is a key project for Taunton which will unlock the Firepool site for development and help to ease congestion across the town.

    “The economic and travel time benefits are important for all of us and I hope the town’s motorists will find this a real improvement.

    “The delays have been frustrating but I’m very pleased to share the long-awaited news that the road will be opening tomorrow. Many thanks for your patience.”

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    Video caption: The Northern Inner Distributor Road opens in Taunton
  4. BMW car workers accept new pension plan

    BMW factory in Swindon
    Image caption: Last month, Unite threatened more strikes after a previous offer was rejected

    BMW car workers in Swindon have accepted a revised pensions deal which includes payments which are three times as generous as originally planned, and with more flexibility.

    The company's initial proposals led to four walkouts and brought car production to a halt.

    More than 80% of Unite members who make Mini and Rolls Royce cars backed the new offer.

  5. From the classroom to Cape Town without the price tag

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    Image caption: Seeing the world through a smartphone in a cardboard box headset.

    Pupils from Royal Wootton Bassett Academy have been to Venezuela to see the Angel Falls, then a Hawaiian volcano, before a trip up Table Mountain in Cape Town. Well, sort of.

    The school has been enjoying 'active learning' which involves exploring the world using special kit - a smartphone in a cardboard headset.

    It's made by technology giant Google which has also lent the gadgets to the school.

    With less money to take school trips - this way they see the world without the price tag.

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    Severe disruption: A303 Wiltshire both ways

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    A303 Wiltshire both ways severe disruption, between A36 Deptford and A350.

    A303 Wiltshire - A303 closed in both directions between Deptford and the A350 junction, because of some smoke blowing across the road.

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

  7. PC charged with assault after man Tasered in Bristol

    Judah Adunbi
    Image caption: Judah Adunbi

    A police officer has been charged with common assault after a race relations group founder was Tasered.

    Avon and Somerset PC Claire Boddie, 47, is set to appear before Taunton magistrates on 14 August.

    The force referred itself to the police watchdog after Judah Adunbi, 63, was Tasered in Bristol on 14 January.

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) sent evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service, which said it is in the public interest to charge.

    Read the full story here.

  8. Man on a mission to catalogue war graves

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    Video caption: Man on a mission to catalogue war graves

    Mark Newton is travelling the country on a mobility scooter, cataloguing all the war graves and memorials in the UK.

    He is working with the Imperial War Museum to document them all, and has now arrived in Gloucestershire.

    The cemetery at St Michael's Church in Bishop's Cleeve was one of his destinations over the weekend.

  9. New scheme to make rural homes easier to find

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    Video caption: New scheme to make rural homes easier to locate using a sat nav device.

    A new system to help emergency services find isolated rural properties faster is being introduced in the Forest of Dean.

    The system simply assigns a single letter - dubbed a "hashpoint" - to each property.

    When combined with the postcode, it can accurately pinpoint any registered property on a mobile device or sat nav device.

    The idea was developed by the husband of a local GP who found it difficult to find some homes while on call.

    If successful, the free scheme could be rolled out around Gloucestershire.

  10. Cricket: Cox career-best leads Worcs recovery against Glos

    Ben Cox

    A career-best 124 from wicketkeeper Ben Cox helped Worcestershire recover from a precarious position on day two against Gloucestershire.

    The visitors had slumped to 69-4 in reply to Gloucestershire's 383 all out at Cheltenham, before Cox and George Rhodes (52) shared a stand of 141.

    Read the full story here.

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    Severe disruption: A350 Wiltshire both ways

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    A350 Wiltshire both ways severe disruption, around A303.

    A350 Wiltshire - A350 in Chicklade closed around the A303 junction, because of a building fire.

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

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    Severe disruption: A303 Wiltshire westbound

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    A303 Wiltshire westbound severe disruption, between A36 Deptford and A350.

    A303 Wiltshire - A303 closed and stationary traffic westbound between Deptford and the A350 junction in The Green, because of a building fire.

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

  13. Woman in a serious condition following collision in Clifton

    Police accident sign

    A woman who was hit by a taxi in Bristol last month is now in a life-threatening condition in hospital, police have said.

    Avon and Somerset Police said it happened in St Pauls Road, Clifton on 10 June.

    The 79-year-old woman suffered head injuries and was taken to the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

    She is now in a life-threatening condition in Southampton General Hospital, a spokesman said.

    Any witnesses to the incident are being asked to contact police.

  14. Wiltshire Police appeal for information after 16-year-old stabbed in Swindon

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    The 16-year-old victim was stabbed in the chest on Saturday and sustained serious injuries.

    He is now in a 'stable' condition.

    Another 16-year-old is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of causing Grievous Bodily Harm.

  15. Heavy traffic M4 westbound around J19

    Slow moving traffic on the M4 westbound
    Image caption: Slow moving traffic on the M4 westbound
  16. Watch: the Bristol Belle inflated 50 years after her first flight

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    Video caption: Watch: the Bristol Belle was inflated to mark 50 years since she first flew.

    In 1967, a team of balloonists - including Bristol's Don Cameron - introduced the sport of hot air ballooning to the UK.

    They made the first successful flight in the Bristol Belle from RAF Weston-on-the-Green in Oxford.

    Although there are too many holes in it for the Belle to fly now, it was inflated to mark the 50th anniversary of that first flight.

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    Severe accident: M4 Bristol westbound

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    M4 Bristol westbound severe accident, at J20 for M5 affecting J19 for M32.

    M4 Bristol - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic westbound at J20, M5 (Almondsbury Interchange), because of an accident and recovery work. Congestion to J19, M32 (Bristol).

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