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  1. Private cremation for Novichok poisoning victim

    Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley

    The funeral of Novichok poisoning victim Dawn Sturgess is taking place later today in a family ceremony at Salisbury Crematorium.

    Ms Sturgess from Salisbury died earlier this month after coming into contact with the nerve agent.

    Her boyfriend Charlie Rowley found it and gave it to her, thinking it was a bottle of perfume.

    He was seriously ill in hospital but has recovered enough to be released.

  2. Injured scaffolder's 'remarkable recovery'

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    Video caption: Injured scaffolder Jamie Mines's 'remarkable recovery'

    Jamie Mines, from Frome, lost both his hands, along with his right leg and left foot, after suffering an electric shock at work in Swindon in December 2016.

    Mr Mines was placed in an induced coma and missed his first Christmas with his five-month-old twins Isabella and Savannah.

    Fast forward just over a year-and-a-half and he has been taking of his remarkable progress from living independently to getting his driving licence back.

  3. Devon travel: Crashes on B3212 Dunsford and A386 Bideford

    BBC Radio Devon

    • At Dunsford, there are reports the B3212 is partially blocked due to an accident at Farrant's Hill
    • In Bideford, the A386 New Road is partially blocked at Bideford Long Bridge due to an accident
    • On the A3022 Brixham Road near Paignton, there are reports traffic lights have failed at the junction of Kingsway Avenue
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  4. Temporary reprieve for sports club

    Entrance to sports club

    A sports and social club in Bristol, threatened with closure, has been given a reprieve until next year.

    Members of the Bristol Civil Service Sports Club in Horfield were worried they'd have to close at the end of September, after the organisation that runs it started consulting on whether it should be kept.

    They've now been told they have until at least the end of April to produce a business plan to show the club can be viable.

    It means the teams which use the pitches can now look forward to their winter fixtures.

  5. Citizens' jury to decide site of new hospital

    Lydney Hospital

    A panel of local people in the Forest of Dean will sit on a special citizens' jury this week to discuss the location of a new hospital.

    The decision to close both the Dilke and Lydney community hospitals was taken in January.

    The group will make a recommendation on whether the new £11m hospital should be built in Cinderford, Coleford or Lydney.

    Campaigners against the hospital closures are mounting a legal challenge to try and reverse the decision.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Somerset southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset southbound severe accident, before J25 for A358.

    M5 Somerset - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M5 southbound before J25, A358 (Taunton), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A37 Somerset southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A37 Somerset southbound severe accident, from Church Lane to Hooper's Lane.

    A37 Somerset - A37 Dorchester Road in Yeovil blocked southbound from the Church Lane junction to the Hooper's Lane junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles including two lorries, one of which has jacknifed.

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

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    Severe accident: A44 Gloucestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A44 Gloucestershire both ways severe accident, between A424 and B4081.

    A44 Gloucestershire - A44 in Troopers Lodge closed in both directions between the A424 junction and the B4081 junction, because of a serious accident.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M49 Bristol both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M49 Bristol both ways severe disruption, between M4 and M5.

    M49 Bristol - One lane closed on M49 in both directions between M4 in Gloucestershire and M5 in City of Bristol, because of flooding.

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

  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M49 Bristol southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M49 Bristol southbound severe disruption, between M4 J22 and M5 J18.

    M49 Bristol - One lane closed on M49 southbound between M4 J22 in Gloucestershire and M5 J18 in City of Bristol, because of flooding. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M4 Bristol eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Bristol eastbound severe disruption, at J19 for M32 J19.

    M4 Bristol - M4 in Gloucestershire lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic eastbound at J19, M32 (Bristol), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Gloucestershire southbound severe disruption, from J14 for B4509 Thornbury to Js15,16 M4 J20.

    M5 Gloucestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 southbound from J14, B4509 (Thornbury) to Js15,16 (Almondsbury Interchange), because of an incident.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M48 Gloucestershire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M48 Gloucestershire both ways severe disruption, between J1 for A403 and J2 for A466.

    M48 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M48 Severn Bridge in both directions in Monmouthshire between J1, A403 (Aust) and J2, A466 (Chepstow), because of strong winds. Matrix sign set to 40 mph.

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

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    Severe accident: M4 Bristol eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Bristol eastbound severe accident, at J19 for M32 J19.

    M4 Bristol - M4 in Gloucestershire lane closed on exit slip road eastbound at J19, M32 (Bristol), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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