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  1. Richard Wigglesworth and Sean Maitland celebrate

    Saracens run in six tries as they book their place in the Premiership play-offs with a comfortable victory over Bath.

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  2. West weather: A dry night with clear spells

    A dry night with clear spells becoming widespread for a time.

    However, areas of mist, fog and low cloud are likely to form later on.

    Minimum temperature: 2 to 5°C.

    Sara Thornton has the latest forecast.

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    Video caption: West weather 13 April
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    Video caption: Keynsham's Former Cadbury's Factory Becomes a Retirement Village.

    The former Cadbury's factory in Keynsham was officially opened as a luxury retirement village today by the Princess Royal.

  4. Children in care at 'unprecedented levels'

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    County Hall

    Hundreds of children across Gloucestershire are being placed in child protection plans at “unprecedented levels”.

    The rise has triggered an increase in pressure on dealing with complex and high risk assessments and visiting progress plans for children.

    In a meeting at Gloucestershire County Council the rise of children being subject to special protection schemes was laid out, revealing 670 under 18-year-olds received allocations.

    The figure is an increase of 35% as of 7 March from the same time period last year.

  5. Keynsham's former Cadbury's factory becomes a retirement village.

    The former Cadbury's factory in Keynsham has been officially reopened as a luxury retirement village.

    The iconic plant closed in 2011 and has been redeveloped into what's being called The Chocolate Quarter, incorporating a care home, cinema and restaurants.

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    Video caption: Watch: The former chocolate factory was officially opened as a luxury retirement village today by the Princess Royal
  6. School funding is confirmed

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Pupil

    Schools in Somerset will have more money to spend per pupil this year, but some will see their overall funding allocation fall.

    Somerset County Council has published a list of the funding which every state school in the county will receive for 2018/19, and how much that works out for each individual pupil.

    The county's share of the national education budget has risen by more than 3%. This is in light of more than 400 additional new pupils joining the school system in the past 12 months, and changes in the way that funding is calculated.

    But while most schools will see some increase in funding, some have actually seen their allocation reduced. The council has welcomed the rise in funding, but said that its schools remain historically "low funded" and that it will continue to lobby for further increases.

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    Severe accident: M32 Bristol southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M32 Bristol southbound severe accident, between J2 for A432 and J3 for A4320 Easton Way.

    M32 Bristol - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M32 inbound between J2, A432 (Eastville) and J3, A4320 (St Pauls), because of an accident.

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

  8. Gritters put on ice - until next winter

    North Somerset Council says it's had one of its busiest winters coping with road conditions in cold weather.

    The council says gritters were called out 118 times, compared to 40 last winter.

    But with temperatures set to rise next week, they've now been stored away.

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  9. Church school 'no longer viable, either financially or educationally'

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Camerton Church School

    A school with just seven pupils and one teacher is to close.

    A meeting of Bath and North East Somerset Council was told, while it was a sad day, Camerton Church School was "no longer viable, either financially or educationally".

    The children from different year groups were being taught in a single class but are now at their new school in nearby Shoscombe.

    The council's cabinet was told "the simple fact is the school has not been able to get enough pupils in" and that there isn't any new housing planned for the area.

  10. Amateur photographer creates stunning time lapse of Bristol

    Just look at these amazing shots of Bristol.

    It took Xavier Legros two years to create the time lapse of the city.

    We think it's worth every minute.

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    Video caption: Watch: This timelapse film shows beautiful Bristol at its best