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Live Reporting

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  1. Good night from your Local Live team in the West.

    Well that's it for today from us.

    We'll be back from 0700 BST tomorrow with all the latest news, travel, weather and sport from across the region.

    But first here's Ian Fergusson with tomorrow's forecast.

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    Video caption: Dry weather on Tuesday and Wednesday gives way to rain on Thursday.
  2. Ryanair customers due to hear about scrapped flights

    Ryanair plane

    Earlier we told you how budget airline Ryanair has published details of flights cancelled up to the end of next month, including two from Bristol.

    They were:

    • Dublin to Bristol – FR508 due to arrive at 2045 this evening
    • Bristol to Dublin – FR509 due to depart at 2110 this evening

    The Dublin-based carrier is shelving up to 50 flights daily over the next six weeks due to the over-allocation of pilots' holidays during a relatively busy period.

    Boss Michael O'Leary said customers whose flights have been cancelled will receive an email by Monday evening.

    This will inform them what flights they can transfer to which will be "hopefully on the same or, at worse, the next day".

    The operator faces a compensation bill of up to 20 million euro (£17.7 million) for the "mess" which has left many passengers stranded, boss Michael O'Leary said.

  3. City players virtual celebrations are a tweet

    Bristol City's players are taking their goal celebrations to a new level. They've been showing off their creative side by taking their efforts online.

    BBC Points West's Alistair Durden has been finding out more:

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    Video caption: Bristol City's players are taking their goal celebrations online
  4. Taunton 16-year-old will represent England

    This 16-year-old pupil of the Castle School in Taunton has been selected to represent her country for the second time.

    We can see why in just a few seconds:

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    Video caption: Karate junior champion Thea Priest has now been selected to represent her country for the second time.
  5. Rock n roll targets bat-wings and six-packs

    Have you signed up for the latest fitness craze yet?

    It's rocking Bristol right now:

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    Video caption: Hannah Hawkey wants to expand her heavy metal workout classes to the West.
  6. Cricket: Myburgh signs new Somerset deal

    Johann Myburgh

    Somerset's Johann Myburgh has signed a new contract to play in limited-overs matches for the county next season.

    The South African batsman played three games in the 2017 One-Day Cup and nine in the T20 Blast, and will be available for both competitions in 2018.

    The 36-year-old has also played three County Championship matches so far this season but will not play in the four-day format next year.

    Click here to read more on the BBC Sport website.

  7. Hundreds of washed-up birds saved

    The Manx Shearwater birds were washed up in Wales, but are being cared for in Taunton.

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    Video caption: Watch: more than 260 Manx shearwaters have been brought to RSPCA West Hatch
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    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset southbound severe disruption, between J23 for A39 and J24 for A38.

    M5 Somerset - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 southbound between J23, A39 (Bridgwater North) and J24, A38 (Bridgwater South), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  9. Man 'deliberately' crashed car 'to kill girl'

    Lady Justice

    A man attempted to murder a schoolgirl by removing her seatbelt and "deliberately" crashing his car, a court has heard.

    Bournemouth Crown Court heard evidence today that Lukasz Jarosz, 35, from Wilton, near Salisbury, was "hysterical" after discovering his wife had killed herself.

    Mr Jarosz is on trial for the attempted murder of the youngster who can not be named. He denies the charge.

    He admitted a second charge of causing serious injury through dangerous driving.

  10. Losing your seat: how does it feel for the staff of an MP?

    Sharon Sugars

    MP Neil Carmichael’s constituency support manager

    Sharon Sugars

    On Inside Out West later, former MPs and their workers will tell us what it's like to lose an election. Here, Sharon Sugars tells us of her experience in Stroud.

    "At that moment when the returning officer calls out the result, everyone in the room knows what I found out just minutes before. Finding yourself on the losing side is really visceral but at the same time sad and heart breaking."

    "I felt sad for the team of great people that I worked with and I felt sad for Neil (Carmichael, the former Conservative MP). The result seemed so wrong and short-sighted and I believe was based on the national campaign and not a reflection of the hard work that we’d all put in since the previous election in 2015."

    Votes counted in Stroud

    "In an instant, and based on a tiny pile of votes cast by less than 1% of the electorate, we’d all lost our jobs and everything that we’d been working on came to an abrupt halt."

    "It’s such a brutal and wasteful process with loss of any continuity and all of the projects that we’d been working on had to stop immediately. Closing down the constituency office was particularly painful, especially as we’d only just relocated to new premises to provide a better experience for constituents."

    "But then that’s democracy and it didn’t just happen to us – but what other system would you choose?"

  11. Six-day strike at primary school called off

    Badocks Wood school

    A planned strike at a Bristol primary school has been averted after crisis talks between union reps, the chair of governors and the council's head of education.

    Badock's Wood in Southmead was rated as inadequate by Ofsted last year.

    Teachers were threatening to strike over a proposal for them to take on extra duties without pay and to be subject to planned monitoring.

    The Bristol member of the NASUWT teaching union, Wendy Exton, said today's talks had been "really positive".

    She said: "They took on board our concerns and resolved all the issues we had."

    The strike, which was planned for Wednesday, has been postponed.

    The primary school has been asked to comment.

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    Severe accident: A4 Bristol eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A4 Bristol eastbound severe accident, between Emery Road and A4175 Durley Hill.

    A4 Bristol - One lane closed, very slow traffic and long delays on A4 Bath Road outbound in Brislington between the Emery Road junction and Hicks Gate Roundabout, because of an accident. Travel time is 35 minutes. Congestion to Three Lamps Junction.

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

  13. M5 open again

    The M5 northbound is now completely reopen between junctions 16 and 14, following the serious incident in South Gloucestershire at the weekend..

    Both carriageways between junction 16 (Filton and Thornbury) and junction 14 (Dursley) were closed following the incident at 2.30pm on Saturday.

    The southbound carriageway was reopened fully on Sunday and lanes 2 and 3 northbound reopened just after 9pm last night, but continued police investigations meant one lane remained closed, between junction 15 (the Almondsbury interchange) and junction 14, until 5pm this afternoon,

    Rob Llewellyn, Highways England network operations manager for the South West, said: “We continue to provide support to police colleagues in their investigation and our thoughts are very much with the families and friends of all those involved in this tragic incident."

    Ariel shot of M5 crash site
  14. Two Ryanair flights cancelled at Bristol Airport

    Bristol Airport

    Two flights operated by Ryanair out of Bristol Airport have been cancelled.

    They are:

    • Dublin to Bristol – FR508 due to arrive at 2045 this evening
    • Bristol to Dublin – FR509 due to depart at 2110 this evening

    They appear in a list of cancelled flights published earlier after the airline admitted it had "messed up" the planning of pilot holidays.

    Its chief executive Michael O'Leary said most people would still be able to fly on the same day.

    If not, they would be moved to flights the day before or the day after and the airline would meet its obligations over compensation.

  15. 'Cold and shivering' polecat rescued from drain


    A polecat had a "lucky escape" after getting stuck in a drain at a sewage works near Taunton.

    It's believed the animal had been down the 15ft-deep shaft for more than 24 hours when the RSPCA were called.

    "Workers had left a long plank down overnight hoping he would make his way out but I think he was too weak to do this," Clara Scully from the charity said.

    Quote Message: I was unable to go down into the manhole as the weather was wet and windy. The polecat was sat on the ledge cold and shivering so I called the fire service who did a brilliant job helping to rescue him. They arrived promptly, got a long ladder into the hole and coaxed him into the carrier and pulled him up. from Clara Scully RSPCA
    Clara ScullyRSPCA

    The animal is recuperating at RSPCA West Hatch and will be released back into the wild when fit again.

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    Severe accident: M5 Bristol southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Bristol - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M5 Avonmouth Bridge 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

  17. The firm that breaks the planning rules

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    Video caption: Watch more: Property developer 'breaks the rules' - part II

    More on our Inside Out West programme tonight that asks whether council planning departments are doing enough to protect communities from over-development.

    The BBC has been investigating a property developer that breaks the rules with many of the buildings it puts up.

    See more on Inside Out West tonight at 7:30pm on BBC One in the West, or afterwards on the BBC iPlayer.

  18. Knife-point post office robber sought: do you know this man?

    Police e-fit

    A knife-point robber is being sought by police in Taunton, who have issued this e-fit of the man they want to find.

    Someone fitting his description pushed his way into a secure cashier area of Henlade Post Office in Taunton, on Wednesday 9 August.

    A member of staff was threatened before their attacker took a quantity of cash.The man then made off on foot, turning left towards Ilminster Road. He is described as about 6ft 2ins tall, with a beard said to be as if he hadn’t shaved for a few days, and ‘blotchy’ skin. He wore a hat with flaps over the ears and dark-coloured gloves and a dark-coloured cardigan. Anyone who recognises the man from this description or the e-fit is asked to get in touch with the police by calling 101 and quoting reference 5217181819. Alternatively ring the Crimestoppers helpline on 0800 555 111 where you can speak anonymously.