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  1. Live news, sport, weather and travel updates for the West of England on Tuesday

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  1. Tomorrow's weather map - warm and sunny

    Today's weather was pretty grim for most of us with big downpours of rain.

    The good news is that the summer returns tomorrow, with dry and bright weather for most, with top temperatures of 22 degrees.

    We'll be back from 7am tomorrow morning with all the latest. See you then!

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    Video caption: After the recent downpours, summer returns tomorrow with a warm day. Alina Jenkins has the full forecast.
  2. Bee plan will 'get city buzzing'

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    Video caption: Watch: Making our cities better for bees.

    A new scheme to help bees in our cities is to launch in Bristol.

    The Urban Buzz project aims to create spaces in the city that are "great for bees" by planting pollinator species.

  3. £60 million centre set up to build low-emission cars

    Car design

    Emersons Green will soon become a world leader in the development of low-emission vehicles, thanks to a £60 million centre that will be built at the Bristol and Bath Science Park.

    Construction of the snappily titled Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems will begin next summer.

    The University of Bath, which is behind the project, hopes it will eventually support 1,900 jobs.

  4. Football's coming gnome - the craze sweeping through Bristol football

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    Video caption: Bizarrely enough, Bristol Rovers are expecting to sell out of their new gnomes.

    Forget football shirts, miniature gnomes are this season's must-have for football fans.

    Bristol Rovers have launched a new gnome, and they're proving so popular that they are flying off the shelves.

    But controversy is afoot, as rival team Bristol City also have their own brand of gnome. Let's hope there isn't some kind of gnome derby to decide which one is best!

  5. Home wanted for 50,000 inherited marbles

    Marble collection

    A Wiltshire man who inherited tens of thousands of marbles is trying to find a new home for the vast collection.

    Paul Treacy took possession of more than 50,000 marbles after his friend Russell Nixon was killed in an alleged attack in Chippenham in May.

    Mr Treacy said: "He always said he wanted it to go to a children's charity, but he was a hoarder and didn't like letting go of things."

    He is now appealing for a charity or a hospice to take on the marble hoard.

    Read more about the story here

  6. Avon & Somerset Police target 'cuckoo' drug dealers

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    Video caption: The police have targeted dealers who force their way into the homes of vulnerable people in Bridgwater.

    As many as 100 police officers carried out dawn raids in Bridgwater this morning to target "cuckoo" drug dealers.

    They force their way into vulnerable people's homes and turn them into drug dens dealing heroin and crack cocaine.

    Often the cuckoo houses are linked to drug networks in larger cities, like London.

  7. Minehead Community Hospital reopens ward following recruitment drive

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    Video caption: The reopened ward was closed only six months ago because of staff shortages.

    This ward at Minehead Community Hospital was shut six months ago because managers couldn't find enough nurses to staff it.

    But, following a recruitment drive, five members of staff have been hired or returned following leave, and now they can finally welcome inpatients again.

  8. Starry starry night: 10-year-old boy wins Christmas stamp competition

    ‘Santa’ design by Ted Lewis-Clark, aged 10, from Frome, Somerset.

    A schoolboy from Somerset has won a competition to design one of this year's Christmas stamps for Royal Mail.

    This drawing, by Ted Lewis-Clark, aged 10, from Frome, was chosen from more than 200,000 entries.

    It was chosen by his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

    The stamps go on sale from 7 November and will be available online.

  9. Suicide teenager 'failed by agencies'

    Sophia Legg

    Mental health services failed a teenage girl who had suicidal thoughts, her family has said following an inquest into her death.

    Sophia Legg's family was told there was a six-month waiting list for therapy despite an urgent GP referral for help.

    The inquest coroner in Taunton recorded a conclusion the 14-year-old had taken her own life by hanging.

    Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said it had apologised to the family and improvements had been made.

    Read more about the story here

  10. Watch: Take a tour of Taunton's newest road

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    Video caption: Highlights of the Northern Inner Distributor Road.

    A long-awaited road finally opened in Taunton today.

    Funding for the £21m Northern Inner Distributor Road was announced in 2009. But its completion has faced various delays.

    The road is a new link between the east and west of the town via Priory Avenue and Staplegrove Road.

    Somerset County Council says it will help cut congestion and open up development opportunities at Firepool.

  11. Bath Preservation Trust welcomes park and ride decision

    Park and ride sites
    Image caption: The two preferred park and ride sites were either side of Mill Lane at Bathampton Meadows

    One of the opponents of the rejected project to build a park and ride at Bathampton Meadows says it was the "right decision" to abandon the plan.

    The Bath Preservation Trust said they regretted that so much time and money had gone into the scheme, which they claim "would have brought so few benefits".

    In a statement, they said:

    Quote Message: This reasoning [from Banes Council] fails to take into account the substantial harm to the green belt and the setting of the World Heritage Site which Bath Preservation Trust, the National Trust, Historic England and others have consistently drawn to the Council’s attention. We will be happy to work with the Council and others on schemes which focus on the outcome of car use reduction in and around Bath, in particular by improvements in public transport and use of other existing major roads such as the A350 and the A420, as the only way to reduce the congestion problems in the City Centre. from Bath Preservation Trust spokesperson
    Bath Preservation Trust spokesperson
  12. Points West at 60 - a look back at Bristol's 600th birthday as a county

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    Video caption: On this day in 1973, the city marked 600 years since it was granted county status.

    "We have conceded to our beloved burgesses of our town of Bristol and to their heirs and successors in perpetuity that the town of Bristol with its suburbs and precincts shall henceforth be separate from the counties of Gloucester and Somerset"

    ...so wrote Edward III in 1373. He granted a charter to Bristol making it a county in its own right.

    As part of Points West's 60th anniversary, they have been looking back at notable stories over the years. Here is how Bristol celebrated that 600th county birthday.

  13. Two people held in Burnham-on-Sea murder inquiry

    Churchill Close in Burnham-on-Sea

    Two people have been arrested over the death of a 40-year-old man in Somerset.

    The victim's body was found just before midnight at a house in Churchill Close, in Burnham-on-Sea, on Monday.

    He is yet to be formally identified but his next of kin have been informed. Inquiries are under way to establish the cause of death but police are treating his death as murder.

    A 43-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are being questioned.

    Det Ch Insp, James Riccio, said the force was doing "everything possible to determine how the man died".

    "We're treating the death as murder due to the injuries the man received," he said.

  14. Football: New deal for Forest Green captain Noble

    Liam Noble

    Forest Green Rovers captain Liam Noble has signed a new contract with the League Two club until 2020.

    The 26-year-old had been the subject of bids from former club Notts County, where he spent two seasons before his 2016 move to Forest Green.

    The Gloucestershire club's owner Dale Vince had said that they may report Notts to the Football Association regarding their pursuit of Noble.

    Magpies owner Alan Hardy said his club acted "professionally and diligently".

  15. BreakingBody found in Glos hospital toilet believed to be 32-year-old local man

    Police have confirmed that the body discovered in a toilet at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital yesterday is believed to be that of a 32-year-old Gloucester man who was a patient at the hospital.

    The circumstances of the man’s death are being treated as non-suspicious.

    The death has also been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission due to a recent call from the hospitals trust to police reporting concern for the welfare of the man involved.

  16. Bath park-and-ride plan shelved on 'road safety grounds'

    Mill Lane
    Image caption: Site B is to the west of Mill Lane, while site F to the east

    Plans for a controversial park-and-ride to the east of Bath have been shelved "primarily on road safety grounds".

    Bath and North East Somerset Council had shortlisted two sites close to the A4, but a "huge public outcry" followed that decision.

    It said it would now look at a raft of "joined up transport improvements".

    Council leader Tim Warren said the eastern park-and-ride had been "challenging" but said ultimately it must put the safety of road user first.

    Read the full story here.

  17. Football: Striker Wiltshire leaves Yeovil Ladies

    Sarah Wiltshire

    Wales international striker Sarah Wiltshire has left Women's Super League One club Yeovil Town Ladies.

    Based in Hertfordshire, the 26-year-old - who scored 27 goals in 45 WSL games for Yeovil - had been travelling long distances to attend training sessions.

    Read the full story here.

  18. Cricket: Rain ruins day three at Cheltenham

    Will Tavare

    Only 70 minutes of play were possible on day three of the Division Two game between Gloucestershire and Worcestershire because of rain.

    In the 15.3 overs that were bowled, the hosts progressed from their overnight second-innings score of 20-0 to 62-1.

    Read the full story here.

  19. Major road opens after years of delays

    Closed road

    A multi-million pound road scheme to ease congestion in Taunton has opened more than two years behind schedule.

    The mile-long Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) now links the east of the town with the west.

    It was estimated in January that technical issues involving a bridge increased the cost of the £21m project by a further £10m.

    The council is in a legal dispute with the contractor Carillion about the extra costs and who should pay.

    Read the full story here.