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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates from across the West of England on Friday, 20 October 2017

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  1. 'Storm Brian to be the story of the weekend'

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    Video caption: Watch: Ian Fergusson with the full forecast

    That's all from us for today. We'll be back on Monday at 7am with more live news, sport, travel and weather for the West of England.

    Meanwhile, it looks like it could be a wild weekend weather-wise, with strong winds and heavy rain tomorrow as Storm Brian hits the UK. Although it should be more settled on Sunday.

  2. Rhys Priestland

    Former Scarlets fly-half Rhys Priestland kicks all Bath's points in dreadful conditions to boost their European Champions Cup quarter-final hopes.

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  3. Football: Bristol City v Leeds Utd should be a 'cracking' match

    Korey Smith
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    Bristol City midfielder Korey Smith's hamstring injury is not as bad as first feared although he is still set to miss the visit of Leeds on Saturday.

    But Bristol head coach Lee Johnson is still looking forward to a "cracking" match.

    Quote Message: Both teams will go for the win and that will leave spaces and I think it will be a very entertaining game. It should be cracking, almost like a cup tie. They [Leeds] have got weaknesses, like all teams have. They've also go some very good individuals in the top part of the pitch and solid defenders. We haven't really taken a punch on the nose yet. We will get a punch on the nose [eventually] and we have got to be able to deal with that. from Lee Johnson Bristol City head coach
    Lee JohnsonBristol City head coach

    For full match facts click here.

  4. Painted nails campaign will raise awareness of slavery, police say

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    Video caption: Watch: Police have defended the campaign

    Avon and Somerset Police have defended their 'painted nail' campaign saying it will raise awareness of modern slavery and "start a conversation with the public".

    The force received complaints after officers painted their nails and tweeted the photos on Anti-Slavery Day to highlight issues in nail bars.

    Some social media users described the move as an "epic fail" and a waste of the force's time and money.

  5. Cricket: Liddle extends Gloucestershire contract

    Chris Liddle

    Gloucestershire seamer Chris Liddle has signed a one-year extension to his contract for the 2018 season.

    The 33-year-old, who has been with the county for two years, featured across all three formats of the game in 2017.

    The former Leicestershire man has taken 44 wickets in 31 first-class matches so far in his career.

    "Chris put together good performances in all formats, especially in the One-Day Cup," head coach Richard Dawson told Gloucestershire's club website.

  6. Last chance to nominate your BBC West Unsung Hero

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    Video caption: Watch: A short video to whet your appetite

    We're looking for nominations for incredible volunteers who give up their time to encourage people to take part in sport.

    This year the net has been widened to include any physical activity.

    The West winner will attend the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony and is put forward for the national title.

    More details can be found at bbc.co.uk/unsunghero and the deadline for nominations is midnight on Sunday (22nd October).

  7. Nail campaign 'has led to an increase' in modern slavery reports

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    Video caption: Watch: DCI Mark Edgington

    Police have defended their controversial 'painted nail' campaign to raise awareness of modern slavery saying it has led to an increase in reports that they will be "following up".

    The force had complaints after officers painted their nails to highlight modern slavery issues.

    Avon and Somerset Police officers tweeted the photos on Anti-Slavery Day to highlight issues in nail bars.

    Some social media users described the move as an "epic fail" and a waste of the force's time and money.

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    Severe disruption: M5 Bristol both ways

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    M5 Bristol both ways severe disruption, between J15 for M4 and J14 for B4509 Thornbury.

    M5 Bristol - One lane closed on M5 in both directions between J15, M4 (Almondsbury Interchange) and J14, B4509 (Thornbury).

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

  9. For sale - Monarch plane being stored at Cotswold Airport

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    Video caption: Watch: Inside the grounded Airbus A320

    An Airbus A320 has been taken in by Cotswold Airport near Kemble for checks after the airline Monarch ceased trading.

    It was announced earlier this month that the budget airline was to cease trading.

    About 30 Monarch planes are now being stored across the UK and the world, while buyers are found for the aircraft.

    Engineers at Cotswold Airport are required to do weekly, and fortnightly, checks on the A320 to ensure it's in full working order for the next owner.

  10. False rape claim woman 'embroiled in own web of lies'

    Rebecca Palmer

    A woman who falsely claimed she was raped by a soldier has been jailed for five years.

    Rebecca Palmer, 26, from Royal Wootton Bassett, was found guilty of four offences of perverting the course of justice.

    Wiltshire Police said her behaviour had been "completely unacceptable".

    Read the full story here.

    Quote Message: Palmer became completely embroiled in her own web of lies and her appalling behaviour could really have a negative impact on other victims of rape or sexual assault who may choose not to report it to police for fear that they will not be believed. from Spokesperson, Wiltshire Police
    Spokesperson, Wiltshire Police
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    Severe disruption: A303 Wiltshire eastbound

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    A303 Wiltshire eastbound severe disruption, between A36 Deptford and A360.

    A303 Wiltshire - Queuing traffic on A303 eastbound between Deptford in Wylye and Longbarrow roundabout in Winterbourne Stoke, because of an earlier overturned vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  12. M4 crash: More details

    Location of the collision on the M4 this afternoon.

    A man has been taken to hospital after a crash on the M4 in Wiltshire this afternoon.

    Emergency crews were alerted at 3.30pm to an overturned vehicle between junction 16 and junction 17, according to Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

    Fire crews from Westlea and Swindon were sent to the scene.

  13. Travel: Long delays on M4 between junctions 16 and 17

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    Traffic is now being released but there is still serious congestion on the M4 in Wiltshire.

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    Severe disruption: A303 Wiltshire westbound

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    A303 Wiltshire westbound severe disruption, between A360 and A36 Deptford.

    A303 Wiltshire - A303 closed and long delays westbound between Longbarrow roundabout in Winterbourne Stoke and Deptford in Wylye, because of an overturned horsebox.

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