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Live Reporting

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset northbound severe disruption, from J24 for A38 to J23 for A39.

    M5 Somerset - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J24, A38 (Bridgwater South) to J23, A39 (Bridgwater North), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset southbound severe disruption, from J20 for B3133 Ettlingen Way to J21 for A370.

    M5 Somerset - M5 partially blocked and heavy traffic southbound from J20, B3133 (Clevedon) to J21, A370 (Weston-Super-Mare), because of an obstruction on the road.

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

  3. Firefighters tackle building blaze

    Fire at disused building

    Firefighters have been tackling a derelict building fire in Neston, near Corsham in Wiltshire.

    The fire is thought to have affected an old factory on the outskirts of the village.

    Disused building fire
  4. World's rarest bird gets new home

    Madagascar pochard chicks

    The rarest bird in the world - a species of duck called the Madagascar pochard - has been given a new home in time for the new year.

    An international team of researchers, including conservationists from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge, released 21 of the birds at a lake in the north of Madagascar.

    It is a step towards the recovery of a species that just over a decade ago was thought to be extinct.

    Tap here to read more.

  5. Teenager assaulted in homophobic incident

    Police are investigating a homophobic hate crime on a footpath in Gloucestershire.

    A teenager was walking along Cam Pitch towards the Tesco store in Dursley, near Stroud, when he was attacked by a man at about 14:30 GMT on 14 December.

    Police said the man also made "a homophobic slur" towards the teenager.

    Officers described the man involved in the assault as white, in his 40s and wearing blue jeans and a grey long-sleeved zipped jumper.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.

    Cam Pitch
  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset southbound severe disruption, from J24 for A38 to J25 for A358.

    M5 Somerset - Slow traffic on M5 southbound from J24, A38 (Bridgwater South) to J25, A358 (Taunton), because of vehicle having a tyre changed earlier. Congestion to J23 (Bridgwater North). All lanes have been re-opened.

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