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  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates across the West of England on Thursday, July 13 2017

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  1. Goodnight - more updates from 7am

    Thanks for being with us today. There will be updates on the plane crash in Brimslade on the BBC News website, and here from 7am tomorrow morning.

    In the meantime here's tomorrow's weather forecast:

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    Video caption: Watch: The weather with Alina Jenkins
  2. Wiltshire plane crash: More pictures from the scene

    Investigations are beginning at the scene of the light aircraft crash at Brimslade near Marlborough.

    Fire engines and a field
    A field where a plane has crashed
  3. Wiltshire plane crash: Police Investigation Unit arrives

    The BBC's Steven Clements, who is at the scene, says not much can be seen because the crash site is hidden by the tall crops in the field.

    But he says scorched crops can be seen where the plane came down.

    A police investigations vehicle has just arrived at the scene.

  4. Wiltshire plane crash: What we know so far

    Here's a roundup of all the information we have so far on the light aircraft crash in Wiltshire.

    • Around 6:30pm this evening, Wiltshire Police received a call about a light aircraft that had crashed in a field in Brimslade, south of Wiltshire.
    • Wiltshire Police, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue and South Western Ambulance Service attended.
    • Dorset Fire & Rescue sent four appliances to the site, as some crops surrounding the plane were alight.
    • The Air Accident Investigation Branch will now investigate the crash.
    • There is no information about any casualties.
  5. Plane crash: Wiltshire Police issue statement

    Wiltshire Police have confirmed that they received a call around 6:30pm earlier today saying that a light aircraft had crashed in Brimslade, near Marlborough.

    A spokesperson said:

    Quote Message: Police officers, ambulance and the fire & rescue service are in attendance at the scene, as well as representatives from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch who will lead the investigation into the incident. Work is ongoing at the scene. We currently have no further information in relation to casualties at this time. Anyone who witnessed the incident should call police on 101. from Wiltshire Police Spokesperson
    Wiltshire Police Spokesperson
  6. Plane crash: photo from the scene

    Fire engines in a field

    Dorset Fire and Rescue are still on the scene of the light aircraft crash in Wiltshire.

    A spokesman from the Air Accident Investigation Branch said:

    Quote Message: We are aware of this incident at a site near Malborough in Wiltshire and an AAIB team is investigating. from AAIB Spokesperson
    AAIB Spokesperson
  7. Light aircraft crash: more details

    Local people report hearing fire engines going to the site.

    Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service confirmed they sent four appliances to the scene, and said the field surrounding the plane is alight.

  8. BreakingLight aircraft crash in Wiltshire

    We're getting reports that a light aircraft has come down in Brimslade, just south of Marlborough.

    Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service confirmed they sent four appliances to the scene, and the field surrounding the plane is alight.

    More as we get it.

  9. Fighting back against HIV

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    Video caption: Meet the fitness instructor fighting back against HIV

    Becky Mitchell from Horfield in Bristol was diagnosed with HIV five years ago. Her boyfriend had the virus but didn't tell her.

    She was a healthy, active person before the diagnosis. Instead of stopping, she threw herself into fitness and now runs her own personal training business.

    Becky says she wants to inspire others who are HIV positive that they can lead a normal active life.

  10. Farmer falls foul of funding for 'secret bunker'

    Tim Daw

    A Wiltshire farmer says he's fallen foul of having a secret World War Two bunker on his land.

    Tim Daw, who farms near Marlborough, says the formerly secret bunker has now been spotted in aerial photos by Defra.

    And he's discovered he's been over-claiming subsidy payments for years due to him claiming for the area of land the building occupies.

    Tim says the pillbox was previously a military secret and therefore didn't appear on any maps.

    Click here to listen to the whole saga on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today.

  11. 'No guarantee' when Weston A&E will reopen

    The head of Weston General Hospital says he can't guarantee when the emergency department will reopen after being shut overnight due to a lack of staff.

    It's just over a week since the temporary closure began - meaning urgent cases now have to travel to either Bristol or Taunton.

    Now unions are worried shortages of doctors across the NHS may mean its doors are shut at night for good.

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    Video caption: Watch: Reporter Scott Ellis has the latest information
  12. Murder victim died from single stab wound

    Churchill Close in Burnham-on-Sea

    A man whose body was discovered at a house in Somerset died from a single stab wound, police said.

    The victim, named as Joseph Pearce, 40, was found by emergency crews following reports of an assault at Churchill Close, in Burnham-on-Sea, on Monday.

    Two men, aged 21 and 43, arrested on suspicion of murder remain in custody, Avon and Somerset Police said.

    A 54-year-old woman has been released while inquiries continue and three others were released without charge.

    Read more about the story here.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Gloucestershire northbound severe disruption, between J12 for B4008 Quedgeley and J11A for A417 Gloucester.

    M5 Gloucestershire - Very slow traffic and one lane blocked on M5 northbound between J12, B4008 (Quedgeley) and J11a, A417 (Gloucester), because of a broken down lorry.

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

  14. Thunderbirds are go!

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    Video caption: Watch: Tom was taking a flight with the USAF's 'Thunderbirds' display team

    Now this is definitely a flight with a view.

    McFly's Tom Fletcher was visiting RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire today, and he took a trip with the 'Thunderbirds'.

    He was filmed inside the cockpit during his flight and we can see it here, courtesy of AF Thunderbirds.

    But be warned, the twists and turns might make some of us a bit queasy!

  15. Twenty-one people "admitted elsewhere" during A&E closure

    It's been revealed that 21 people had to be admitted elsewhere during the first five nights that the emergency department at Weston General was closed.

    That's an average of more than 4 per night. The move has been made by the NHS Trust because of a lack of staff and will be reviewed in the future.

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    Video caption: Watch: Reporter Scott Ellis at Weston General
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    Severe accident: A36 Somerset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A36 Somerset both ways severe accident, between B3099 Marsh Road and A361.

    A36 Somerset - A36 in Standerwick closed and slow traffic in both directions between the B3099 Marsh Road junction and the A361 junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  17. Jack Russell recovering after being shot in the face

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    Video caption: Watch: The RSPCA have seen a rise in animals just like Molly attacked with air-rifles in the UK.

    Molly was shot in the face at point-blank range with a shotgun, leaving her with dozens of pellets embedded below her skin.

    She was found in Backwell before being taken to the RSCPA shelter in Bristol. She is now recovering in intensive care.

  18. The house that time forgot

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    Video caption: Watch: The house has stood empty since 1979

    A house in Wiltshire that's stood empty since 1979 is being auctioned off later.

    The semi in Warminster boasts a single bedroom and a bathroom adjoining a "minimalist" kitchen.

    Despite its poor condition, Sean Hayward from Bristol and West Auctions says they've had a lot of interest.

  19. BreakingEmployers of electric shock victim to be prosecuted

    Jamie Mines

    The employers of a Frome man who suffered a severe electric shock will be prosecuted.

    Jamie Mines had his right leg, both hands and left foot amputated as a result of the injuries he received. Well-wishers donated tens of thousands of pounds to help his rehabilitation.

    In a statement, the Health and Safety Executive said:

    Quote Message: [We are] prosecuting Boundary Scaffolding Limited and its director Jonathon Lee Griffith-Clack under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. This follows an investigation into an electric shock suffered by a worker at the Kendrick Industrial Estate, Swindon, on 19 December 2016. The defendants are due at Swindon Magistrates’ Court on 20 September 2017. from Health and Safety Executive spokesperson
    Health and Safety Executive spokesperson