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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates for the West of England on Monday, 16 October 2017

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  1. Goodnight from us - we'll be back tomorrow at 7am

    That's it from BBC Local Live for the West of England - we'll be back online with more live updates from 7am tomorrow.

    In the meantime here's tomorrow's forecast with Ian Fergusson.

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    Video caption: BBC West weather forecast with Ian Fergusson
  2. BreakingTaunton Carnival will go ahead this weekend

    Carnival float

    Organisers have confirmed that Taunton Carnival will go ahead this weekend.

    They've said they will be calling all entries to "go over health and safety" after an accident in Chard, on Saturday, where a woman was seriously injured.

  3. Gloucestershire photographer's images from 1970s Moss Side

    Moss Side in 1972
    Image caption: Children play on the street in Manchester's Moss Side in 1972

    Moss Side in Manchester has long been associated with drugs, gangs and violence.

    But a collection of rarely seen images paints a very different picture of one of the city's most notorious neighbourhoods.

    When Daniel Meadows moved to the city in 1970, he had a less than complimentary view of it.

    It was a sharp awakening for the aspiring photographer, who recalls having a "protected, sheltered childhood" in Gloucestershire.

    "By the time I was 18, I was exploding with curiosity about the world and I found myself in Manchester - I might as well have landed on the moon really," he said.

  4. Police officers guilty of misconduct after cell death

    New custody suites in Bridgwater, Somerset

    Three police officers have been found guilty of misconduct over the death of a man in police custody in Somerset.

    David Fournier D'Albe, 40, was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in 2014 but died in custody two days later.

    PC Stephen Brawley, PC Ian Bartlett and PC Nick White were accused of failing to tell medical staff he had hit his head in a cell, although it was found they did not contribute to the death.

    The Avon and Somerset Police officers were cleared of gross misconduct.

  5. How the West's teams fared in FA Cup draw

    FA Cup graphic

    So how did the West's teams come out of the hat for the first round of the FA Cup?

    Cheltenham Town v Maidstone United/Enfield Town

    Forest Green Rovers v Macclesfield Town

    Gateshead v Bath City/Chelmsford City

    Notts County v Bristol Rovers

    Yeovil Town v Southend United

  6. Meeting to decide if carnival will go ahead on Saturday

    Incident at Chard Carnival
    Image caption: The incident happened near Tesco on Tapstone Road at about 10pm on Saturday

    A meeting is being held this evening to decide whether Taunton Carnival will go ahead this weekend.

    It's after an accident at the Chard procession on Saturday, which left a woman seriously injured after she fell under a float.

    The injured woman is said to be in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

  7. England's best and worst motorway service stations named

    Motorway sign

    Neither synonymous with glamour nor a byword for luxury, England's best motorway service stations have been unveiled after a comprehensive survey... but the services from hell are named and shamed too.

    Transport Focus conducted the study of 112 pit-stops - with Gloucester Services north and southbound on M5 in Gloucestershire coming fourth best.

    In compiling the list, the travel watchdog questioned 8,700 customers on key factors including staffing, food and the all-important lavatories.

  8. Emile Cilliers trial: Wife 'violently thrown around' in parachute fall

    Victoria and Emile Cilliers
    Image caption: Emile Cilliers denies attempting to murder Victoria Cilliers in April 2015

    A woman, whose husband is accused of attempting to kill her by tampering with her parachute, was "violently thrown around" as she spiralled to the ground after her reserve parachute failed.

    Emile Cilliers, 37, denies attempting to murder his former Army officer wife.

    Justin "Kenny" Everett, a former member of the Royal Artillery parachute display team known as the Black Knights, said he was working as the drop zone controller at the time of the fall.

    He said: "She seemed normal, she didn't seem any different."

    The trial at Winchester Crown Court continues.

    Quote Message: The reserve parachute was spiralling with only one side attached and the person underneath the parachute was being violently thrown around. I dialled 999 straight away, I knew there would be a serious injury so I tried to get an air ambulance on scene as quickly as possible. from Justin "Kenny" Everett
    Justin "Kenny" Everett
  9. How a London suburb inspired Clinton's daughter's name

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    Video caption: Hillary Clinton was at the Cheltenham Literature Festival to discuss her memoir

    Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was one of the guests at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

    She was there to discuss her memoir and the background to last year's US election campaign..

    Mrs Clinton began her talk by discussing her appreciation for the UK, and revealed how her daughter was named after a certain area of London she visited many years ago.

  10. Accused husband 'skilled parachute packer'

    Emile Cilliers

    A man accused of trying to kill his wife by sabotaging her parachute was a "skilled packer" and "knew what he was doing", a court has heard.

    Victoria Cilliers, 40, suffered multiple injuries in a 4,000ft fall at Netheravon Airfield, Wiltshire in 2015.

    Emile Cilliers, 37, denies attempting to murder his former Army officer wife.

    Winchester Crown Court heard Mr Cilliers was a qualified main parachute packer and had been on an advanced reserve packing course in October 2012.

  11. Bristol emergency control HQ opens

    A new emergency control centre for Bristol has been unveiled today by the city council.

    Operators also control traffic and try to tackle congestion, using 700 CCTV cameras across Bristol.

    It would act as a control centre in the event of an emergency.

    Bristol CCTV emergency control centre
  12. Bath add back Wilson on short-term deal

    James Wilson

    Bath have signed versatile back James Wilson on a three-month contract.

    The 34-year-old former Northampton Saints and Bedford Blues man has also played for Super Rugby sides Highlanders and Chiefs.

    Wilson spent five years with Saints until last season, playing 95 times.

  13. Donald Trumpkin and co pop up in Chew Valley

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    Video caption: Hundreds of scarecrows have been put up in the Chew Valley.

    As far as scarecrows go, Donald Trump and Baymax aren't what you'd usually see in a field.

    They are though two of hundreds of scarecrows which have popped up in villages around the Chew Valley, to raise money for The Harvey Hext Trust.

    The trust is named after a young boy from Winford who died from an aggressive form of cancer.

    The scarecrows have become an annual fixture raising money for the charity in his name.

  14. Police appeal for witnesses to Stokes incident

    Ben Stokes

    Police have renewed their appeal for two men who they believe may be key witnesses to the incident for which cricketer Ben Stokes was arrested.

    The England all-rounder, 26, was arrested on 26 September on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm following an incident near a Bristol nightclub.

    Stokes was released without charge but remains under investigation after claims of an early-hours brawl.

    He will make his explanation public when the time is right, his agent says.

  15. MP calls on Channel 4 to tune into Bristol

    Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy is banging the drum for Bristol, calling on Channel 4 to relocate its HQ to her city.

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  16. Hitachi 'very sorry' for delayed high-speed train

    Hitachi says it's "very sorry and disappointed" that the first high-speed passenger train from Bristol was delayed by 41 minutes.

    Managing director Karen Boswell also apologised for an "air conditioning issue which resulted in water entering the carriage".

    In a video apology on Twitter, she said: "This was not to a standard that Hitachi expects and is known for. We can and will do better.

    "Our depot teams are as a matter of priority investigating the root causes of today’s technical issues, and we will ensure that these are corrected as quickly as possible."

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  17. Share of European Union staff leaving NHS rises

    Hospital ward

    The proportion of EU nationals leaving jobs in the NHS is rising, while the share of those joining is shrinking.

    The BBC analysed NHS Digital figures, which showed the trend in England over the past two-and-a-half years.

    Parts of the country where EU staff leaving increased the most includes Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

    Health experts say the UK's decision to leave the European Union in June 2016 was behind the trend.

    The Department of Health says new language requirements for EU nurses may have played a part.

  18. Fire coach company stripped of licence

    Avalon coach on fire

    Glastonbury-based Avalon Coaches in Somerset will no longer operate from the end of 2017, following a public inquiry.

    The South West Traffic Commissioner's decision came just weeks after Somerset County Council stripped the firm of its school buses contract.

    The traffic commissioner described inspection facilities at the firm as "almost Dickensian".

  19. 'Smoke smell' forces flights to land

    Easyjet flight

    A number of flights to Bristol and other UK airports have been forced to land or divert following reports of "smoke smells".

    Fire crews were called to a landing at Liverpool's John Lennon Airport, but found "no signs of a fire".

    The airport said the smells appeared to be connected with "atmospheric conditions".

    Precautionary landings have been reported from flights travelling to Dublin, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool and Jersey.