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  1. Goodnight from Local Live

    We'll be back again on Monday morning at 06:00 BST with all the news, sport, weather and travel from across the West Country.

    Here's Ian with your weather forecast for the weekend - looks like it's going to be mild and rainy.

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    Video caption: Weather evening 09/03/2018
  2. Magpie treasure discovered behind fireplace

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    Image caption: The bracelet has the words 'Councell, Thornbury, Bristol' on it.

    Builders working on a house in Bracknell have discovered a magpie nest with some treasure in it.

    The bracelet, engraved with the words 'Councell, Thornbury, Bristol', is dated 1944.

    The story was shared on Facebook by homeowner Liz Rumble who would like to track down the owner.

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    Image caption: The bracelet was discovered in a magpie nest behind an old fireplace.
  3. Eric Clapton guitar fetches £25k at auction

    A guitar formerly owned by rock star Eric Clapton has been sold for £25,000 at an auction house in Wiltshire.

    It was originally sold in New York by the musician to raise funds for his drug and alcohol rehab centre.

    He used the guitar - a 1978 Guild D55NT - when writing and recording music.

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    Quote Message: It was a fabulous sale that far exceeded our expectations. We knew we'd get a lot of interest in the Clapton guitar, but nowhere near this level. from Luke Hobbs Auctioneer, Gardiner Houlgate auctions, Corsham
    Luke HobbsAuctioneer, Gardiner Houlgate auctions, Corsham
  4. 'Dancing keeps me interested', says Joyce, 98

    Joyce Harper is teaching ballet at the age of 98 - and says she wants to carry on dancing until she's 100-years old.

    Joyce has been teaching ballet in Henleaze since 1946. She says it kept her happy in the dark days after the war.

    Now she teaches small groups of children how to dance, but especially how to enjoy the feeling of learning something they enjoy.

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    Video caption: Watch: Joyce Harper says she wants to dance until she's 100 years old.
  5. Fifty arrested in police 'crackdown'

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    Around 50 people wanted by the police have been arrested in the Avon and Somerset force area following a "day of action".

    Those who had failed to attend court or were wanted by the force were targeted by police on Thursday.

    Avon and Somerset Police said it had given "unsuspecting offenders a surprise wake-up call" as officers knocked on doors and executed arrests.

    A spokesman for the police, said: "those apprehended in the crackdown will now be placed before the courts."

  6. Isabella, 10, is youngest ever ambassador for golf

    A schoolgirl from Bristol has been named as the youngest ever Young Ambassador by England Golf.

    It means she'll be helping to get other young people into the game.

    Ten-year-old Isabella Bleaken - who goes to Westonbirt School in Gloucestershire - says she wants to "give something back to golf".

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    Video caption: Watch: Reporter Andy Howard acted as Isabella's caddy for the day.
  7. Accident prone fundraiser in MRI scanner campaign

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    An accident prone Somerset man is pitching in to raise some of the £1m needed for a third MRI scanner at Musgrove Park Hospital, after making use of the equipment.

    Jeremy Minchin was flown back from Kathmandu to use the scanner after almost dying following a dramatic paragliding accident in 2011.

    More recently, he was thrown from and subsequently trampled on by a horse in November.

    He says given the amount of use he's had from scanners it seemed "entirely logical, natural and sensible" to do what he could to help.

  8. Stonehenge: 'It was the coming together that was important'

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    Video caption: Stonehenge stones thought to have been moved through community efforts.

    Some archaeologists now believe that the act of building Stonehenge - and coming together to adapt its structure over time - may have been as important to prehistoric people as the rituals that took place within the stone circle.

  9. Russian spy: Salisbury attack 'put people off coming to city'

    For the last week, the eyes of the world have been firmly planted on Salisbury.

    Since former Russian spy Sergai Skripal and his daughter Yulia were both found unconscious on a bench near the Maltings Shopping Centre on Sunday afternoon, the city has been at the forefront of national and international news.

    But Susie Mason, from local interior accessories shop, Casa Fina, says it has put "some people off coming into the city".

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    Video caption: Salisbury attack 'has put people off coming into city'
  10. New Stonehenge 'celebration' theory tested

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    Image caption: English Heritage will be hosting an 'experimental archaeology' weekend to raise a replica stone

    Archaeologists believe that while the building of Stonehenge was certainly arduous, it may also have been an important celebration in itself.

    Experts have long been trying to work out why the people who built the monument chose to bring bluestones from South Wales instead of constructing it entirely out of local materials.

    They now believe that the building of the stone circle was just as important to Neolithic people as worshiping in it after it was finished.

    English Heritage said it believes the new theory explains why they weren't in a hurry to finish it.

    They'll be testing the theory over the weekend by inviting volunteers to come and try and move a replica stone at the Wiltshire site.

    Quote Message: There have been various experiments with moving stones in the past, but what’s so exciting about this project is that it gives everyday visitors the chance to step into the shoes of the people who brought the stones here and erected them thousands of years ago, and in the place where that happened. from Susan Greaney Historian, English Heritage
    Susan GreaneyHistorian, English Heritage