By Brendon Mitchell
By Brendon Mitchell
By James Law
That's it from us here at BBC Local Live in the West.
We hope you all have a Happy New Year - and we'll be with you again in 2018.
It looks like it'll be wet and windy at times over the weekend.
Here's Ian Fergusson with the weather forecast.
Bath prop Beno Obano has been called up to England training for the first time.
Obano, 23, is part of a 34-man training squad named by England boss Eddie Jones for a two-day camp in Brighton starting on 1 January.
Some 500m of gas pipes in the Rodbourne Road area of Swindon are being replaced next month.
Old metal pipes will be taken out and new plastic pipes installed in the scheme that is expected to last six weeks.
Wales & West Utilities said traffic lights will be used to manage traffic on the junction of Rodbourne Road, Park Lane, Dean Street and Church Place.
Quote Message: Our work in the area is essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses in the area and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. We have worked closely with Swindon Borough Council to plan the best way to complete our work while keeping disruption to a minimum. Working in areas like this is never easy but we will work as safely and as quickly as possible to make sure that we get the job done with minimal disruption for local people. from Mick Gallavin Wales & West Utilities programme controller for the area
Bath Rugby play their final fixture of the year this evening, when they host rivals Wasps in The Premiership.
They're hoping to bounce back from losing their last two league games, but face tough opposition with Wasps two places above them in the table.
Kick off is at 7:45pm
You can follow the match by text and BBC Radio Bristol commentary by tapping here.
People willing to open their homes to vulnerable teenagers are being asked to come forward and help a Bristol charity.
Nightstop needs spare rooms to provide short term accommodation and prevent homelessness.
It looks like it's going to be a changeable weekend and often windy - with some rain on the way from tonight.
Here's Ian Fergusson with all the details.
M4 Bristol westbound severe disruption, between J19 for M32 and J20 for M5.
M4 Bristol - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M4 westbound between J19, M32 (Bristol) and J20, M5 (Almondsbury Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle.
To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time
Personal items, never seen before by the public, have been bought by the ss Great Britain for a new museum in Bristol telling the story of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
They'll form part of 'Being Brunel' which is due to open next to the ship at the end of March.
It'll celebrate his life and his engineering achievements.
The Trust behind the project says the exhibits it has recently bought at auction explain the influence Brunels' father had on his life and work.
Refuse collectors in Gloucestershire say they are going to try their hardest to remove waste and recycling from across the county after problems caused by the recent cold weather.
Icy conditions in Cheltenham meant collections were suspended on Thursday when one of the crews slipped and hit his head.
Meanwhile Forest Green will complete the signing of defender Alex Whittle from National League North side York City next week.
The 24-year-old joins Rovers on a free transfer when the window opens on Tuesday.
He'll be eligible to play against Port Vale on 6 January.
Drivers could face £100 fines instead of warning letters for ignoring smart motorway lane closures after road-side cameras were installed in a trial.
Smart motorways operate variable speed limits and can open the hard shoulder to traffic to reduce congestion.
Highways England expects penalties to be introduced from March for "dangerous" drivers ignoring red X signs on overhead gantries.
Road-side cameras to detect lane violations are now being tested.
Smart motorways are a feature of congested sections of motorway around the country - including Avon and Somerset.
About 80,000 warning letters have been issued to drivers who have broken smart motorway rules since December 2016.
Read more here
Forest Green Rovers took meat pies and burgers off the menu and replaced them with vegan options.
A Bristol woman faced a miserable Christmas Day after burglars stole her turkey, presents and TV - on Christmas Eve.
But the police officers called to her home in Henleaze to investigate were so moved by her plight they decided to help out.
One of the officers from Avon and Somerset Police loaned her a TV from their own home, while another contacted a local supermarket who donated a turkey.
Her car was also stolen, and has since been found abandoned in Shirehampton.
There's an appeal for more people in Gloucestershire to make giving blood one of their New Year's resolutions.
NHS Blood and Transplant says it wants to see more donors registering in 2018.
Last year 2,500 people signed up but the organisation says it particularly wants to hear from people from black and Asian communities.