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  1. Goodnight from us and have a great weekend

    That's all from BBC Local Live for this week.

    We'll be back with more live news, sport, travel and weather updates from 7am on Monday.

    Until then have a great weekend. Here's the weather forecast:

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    Video caption: Weather forecast: West of England for 15 September 2017
  2. Clubs ready for new Women's Premier 15s

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    Video caption: Women's Super Rugby: Clubs ready for new domestic rugby union competition

    A brand new women's rugby competition gets underway this weekend as the sport's popularity continues to grow.

    The Premier 15s competition will feature two West Country clubs.

    BBC Points West meets Bristol Ladies and top-flight newcomers Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC as they prepare for the new competition.

  3. Appeal to help find missing 14-year-old girl

    Phoebe Sheldon

    Avon and Somerset police are appealing for help to find a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for several days.

    Phoebe Sheldon was last seen in Highbridge at around 9.15am on Tuesday 12 September.

    Police say they are concerned for her welfare.

    Phoebe is white and has dark hair and blue eyes.

    She has links to the Highbridge, Burnham-on-Sea and Burrowbridge areas, while she could also be in Birmingham.

    Anyone who sees Phoebe is asked to call 999 and provide the call handler with the reference 5217206529.

  4. Meningitis: Bristol cases 'may not be linked'

    It is not yet known if two confirmed cases of meningitis and a third suspected case in the Bristol area are linked.

    Those affected are all under the age of 25 and one person does have links with 18-year-old George Zographou - who died from the disease last month.

    George's parents have said while they're devastated to hear there are more confirmed cases of Meningitis B, they are pleased the signs and symptoms have been recognised in time.

    Professor Adam Finn, a paediatrician at Bristol Children's Hospital, said it was a "small number of cases" and Public Health England doctors have not said "whether they are linked or not".

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    Video caption: Professor Adam Finn, a paediatrician at Bristol Children's Hospital
  5. Council gives back £3m energy funding

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    Image caption: Warm Up Bristol was set up to carry out energy-saving upgrades to homes including loft and cavity wall insulation

    A council is returning £3.3m of funding to the government following a failed home improvement scheme.

    Warm Up Bristol has been beset by problems since opening in 2014 when it was awarded more than £7m Green Deal funding.

    Two firms contracted to carry out the improvements went into administration, leaving hundreds of households with unfinished work.

    Bristol City Council said it had launched an investigation.

    Click here for the full story.

  6. Somerset's Waller signs new contract

    Max Waller

    Somerset spinner Max Waller has signed a new one-year contract with the county until the end of the 2018 season.

    The 29-year-old made his Somerset debut in 2009 and is a regular member of the side in white-ball cricket.

    "Max is a popular figure at the club and his performances in 2017 have once again been excellent," chief executive Lee Cooper told the club website.

    Waller added: "Having been here since the age of 11, Somerset will always have a special place in my heart."

  7. Stuffed 'BBC drama dog' sells for £500

    A taxidermy stuffed dog which appeared as a deceased pet in the BBC's TV series All Creatures Great and Small, has sold at auction for £100 over estimate.

    Morwenna died in 1985 at the age of 14 and was stuffed and mounted in a sleeping position.

    Before her death, the English setter made several appearances on the small screen including playing a dead dog on an operating table in the BBC vet drama.

    The setter, which was being used as a "burglar deterrent" by its owner, was sold at auction in Gloucestershire for £500.

    English setter Morwenna
  8. 'Mincer' threat as waste plant rejected

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    Image caption: Developers had earmarked land off Thornhill Road for the proposed facility

    A developer's lawyer threatened to put a council "through the mincer" if plans for a waste-to-energy plant were rejected.

    There had been widespread opposition to the incinerator near South Marston, Swindon, with thousands of people signing a petition against it.

    Residents near the site claim the plant could pose health risks, something developers Rolton Killbride deny.

    The proposals were unanimously rejected by Swindon borough councillors.

    Read the full story here.

  9. Sea Fury returns to Yeovilton

    There were celebrations today as an historic plane which crash-landed three years ago returned home to Yeovilton.

    The Sea Fury was taking part in an Air Show in Cornwall when the engine failed.

    The pilot managed to escape unhurt - but the aircraft was badly damaged.

    And it's taken three years and a big fundraising campaign to get it back in the sky.

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    Video caption: Celebrations as an historic plane which crash-landed 3 years ago returned to Yeovilton
  10. Best man's musical wedding speech

    Writing a best man's speech isn't the easiest thing to get right. So why not sing the speech instead?

    Wayne Beecham is a lecturer at Filton College. He was the best man at a recent wedding when he performed a theatrical extravaganza that took three weeks to write.

    The song was uploaded to Facebook by the couple's wedding photographer and Wayne ended up going viral on the internet.

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    Video caption: Watch: Wayne Beecham decided to sing his best man's speech at a wedding.
  11. Chilean gang jailed for burglaries

    Three members of a Chilean gang - arrested in Bristol - have been sentenced to a combined 21 years in prison for a string of burglaries.

    Julio Galdamez-Rodriguez, 20, Luis Rojas, 35, and Francisco Montecinos, 32, pleaded guilty to 14 burglaries in Oxfordshire, London, West Sussex, Cardiff and Monmouthshire,

    They took place between 7 April and 27 June this year.

    The three men were told they would face deportation.

    Click here for the full story.

    Luis Rojas, Julio Galdamez-Rodriguez, Francisco Montecinos
    Image caption: Luis Rojas, Julio Galdamez-Rodriguez, Francisco Montecinos
  12. Badger culling under way in 21 areas

    Badger culling has begun in 21 areas across England as part of efforts to tackle tuberculosis in cattle.

    The scheme was expanded this year to 11 new areas including Wiltshire and Somerset, and could see up to 33,000 badgers killed.

    The government claims culling badgers will curb TB in cattle and said it was committed to the culling trials.

    Opponents say culling is inhumane and vaccinating badgers would be more effective in preventing TB's spread.

    Click here for the full story.

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  13. MP warns of 'hard Brexit risk' to Airbus

    Airbus A380

    A Bristol MP is warning that the plane maker Airbus could leave the UK in the event of a hard Brexit, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

    Labour's Darren Jones, said if the company moved it could mean 4,000 jobs would go at Filton.

    Mr Jones said if Brexit "causes delays, risks and blockages for business" Airbus would "have to consider moving".

    The company said its UK sites remain "highly competitive".

    Click here for the full story.

  14. Forest Green Rovers keeper cleared after 'spit' allegation

    Bradley Collins

    Forest Green keeper Bradley Collins has been "cleared of any wrongdoing" by the Football Association after an incident during Tuesday's game against Lincoln.

    On-loan Collins, 20, had been accused of spitting at Lincoln defender Sean Raggett by Imps manager Danny Cowley.

    Click here for the full story.

  15. Man rescued after 20ft fall on to rocks

    A man has been rescued by Clevedon Coastguard after falling off a 20ft ladder this morning.

    The injured man was found on the rocks between Birnbeck and Anchor Head by a team of volunteers.

    Helped by the emergency services, the man was transferred to an ambulance by the rescue team.

    He was taken to Southmead Hospital where he is being treated for shoulder and back pain.

    Man rescued after 20ft fall on to rocks
  16. Viv meets the man who helped her to hear again 20 years ago

    Viv Green was given the ability to hear again after being implanted with a cochlear implant 20 years ago.

    Now she's met up with her surgeon again - she says since the procedure she hasn't looked back.

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    Video caption: Watch: Life changing cochlear implants helped Viv 20 years ago, today she meets her surgeon again
  17. Sea Fury returns three years after crash landing

    The aircraft crash landed at Culdrose Air Day in Cornwall, in 2014.
    Image caption: The aircraft crash landed at Culdrose Air Day in Cornwall, in 2014.

    The Sea Fury, an historic navy aircraft, will make the return home flight to Yeovilton today, three years after crash landing at an air show.

    The piston-engine single-seat fighter aircraft crash landed at Culdrose Air Day in Cornwall, in 2014.

    Since then it has been painstakingly rebuilt.

    Let us know if you see it arrive at Yeovilton this afternoon.

  18. What are the symptoms of meningitis?

    Meningitis can be difficult to spot because the symptoms are similar to common illnesses such as the flu or a hangover.

    Teenagers are the second most at-risk group for contracting meningitis, after babies and toddlers.

    Symptoms can include:

    • fever, cold hands and feet
    • refusing food and vomiting
    • drowsy and floppy
    • pale, blotchy skin
    • rapid breathing
    • stiff neck
    • moaning cry

    Click here for further information about signs and symptoms and the different vaccines available.

    Meningitis bacteria
  19. Bristol evacuation 'not linked to events in London'

    Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed that they have found what they believe to be more hazardous substances at a house in Bedminster in Bristol.

    People in neighbouring properties in Hastings Close have been asked to leave.

    The bomb squad have been called to the scene, and the Royal Engineers have been asked to help with the search of the property as they have specialist skills.

    Police expect to advise people that they can return to their homes this evening.

    Police say the discovery is not linked to events in London today and is not believed to be related to organised terrorism.

    Two men were hurt in the original incident on September 8. One remains in hospital.

  20. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Bristol southbound

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    M5 Bristol southbound severe accident, between J18A for M49 and J19 for A369.

    M5 Bristol - One lane blocked and very slow traffic on M5 southbound between J18a M49 and J19, A369 (Portishead), because of an accident.

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