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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Bristol northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Bristol northbound severe accident, from J19 for A369 Martcombe Road to J18 for M49.

    M5 Bristol - One lane closed and queues on M5 northbound in Somerset from J19, A369 (Portishead) to J18 M49, because of an accident.

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

  2. Boy assaulted after crash in Weston-super-Mare

    Picture of incident on the road

    Police are investigating an assault on a boy after reports of a road traffic collision.

    Avon and Somerset Police were called to Merton Drive in Weston-Super-Mare at 18:50 BST on 6 June following reports of an accident.

    When they arrived officers then dealt with a public order incident.

    Picture of Merton Drive

    A spokeswoman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "We understand people within the local community are feeling frustrated.

    "We would like to make people aware that we believe a group of travellers who were previously located on Heron’s Moor School playing fields are no longer in North Somerset."

    The spokeswoman also said they are aware of videos and pictures of the incident circulating on social media and have asked members of the public with any evidence to call 101 and quote reference number AS-20190606-0888.

  3. Pedestrian and biker injured in collision near ITV studios

    A4 Bath Road near ITV Studios

    A biker and pedestrian have been hurt in collision which happened along the Bath road in Bristol on Wednesday evening.

    It involved a pedestrian and a motorcyclist riding a blue and yellow motorbike and happened just before 11.50pm on the A4 Bath Road, near the ITV West Country studios, Avon and Somerset Police said.

    The road reopened at until about 5am on Thursday 6 June after emergency services dealt with the incident.

    Both the rider and pedestrian remain in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

  4. Bereaved fathers team up

    Sands, Bristol

    A new football team has been set up for bereaved fathers in the West.

    Sands United Bristol FC held its first training session this week in Clifton.

    The players are all men who've lost a child during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

    The team started off the session by gathering together for a moment's silence to remember their babies

  5. Lovely jubbly! Only Fools and Horses props go under the hammer

    Del Boy's cap and ring
    Script from Only Fools And Horses

    Memorabilia from the popular comedy show Only Fools and Horses is going under the hammer at East Bristol Auction House today.

    Items include a script from the episode Heroes and Villains, and Del Boy's cap & ring, which has an estimate of £1,500-£2,500.

    Prop from Only Fools and Horses

    Additionally, a cheque used in the 1996 finale is expected to sell for at least £5,000.

    The auctioneers say they have received interest from all over the UK.

  6. Incinerator plans end up in court

    Incinerator under construction

    Campaigners against a planned waste incinerator in Gloucestershire will today have their case heard at the High Court.

    Community R4C believes the contract for the Javelin Park facility in Gloucester, near junction 12 of the M5, was unlawfully awarded.

    A preliminary hearing begins today at Bristol High Court.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A303 Wiltshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A303 Wiltshire both ways severe accident, from A36 to A350.

    A303 Wiltshire - A303 closed in both directions from the A36 junction to the A350 junction, because of an accident.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M48 Gloucestershire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M48 Gloucestershire westbound severe disruption, from J1 for B4461 to J2 for A466 Wye Valley Link Road.

    M48 Gloucestershire - Stationary on M48 westbound from J1, B4461 (Aust) to J2, A466 (Chepstow), because of a temporary closure and horses on the road.

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

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    Severe accident: A36 Wiltshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A36 Wiltshire both ways severe accident, between A303 interchange and A30 Minster Street.

    A36 Wiltshire - A36 closed between the A303 interchange junction in Wylye and St Peter Fugglestone Roundabout in Wilton, because of an accident.

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

  10. Taunton animal rescue appealing for sheets and blankets

    The RSPCA in one part of Somerset is asking for your old towels and sheets.

    West Hatch Wildlife Centre near Taunton uses them for bedding, and this is their busiest time of year.

    They need large towels, double and king sheets and duvet covers.

  11. Aviva to lose nearly 2000 jobs

    The Insurance firm Aviva has announced it will cut around 1,800 jobs over the next three years.

    The firm has a major UK office in Stoke Gifford, Bristol, with nine further offices across the country.

    The company says the job losses are part of efforts to save £300m but that it will try to keep redundancies to a minimum.

    To read more on this story, click here.

  12. Bee observatory giving visitors a view into the hive

    A bee by flowers

    A bee observatory, where visitors can watch honey bees through glass panes inserted into their hives, has opened.

    The bee walk is at Oak Brook Community Farm in Stroud.

    Christian Gruetzmacher, who created the observatory, said: "I have very high expectations of the bee observatory being a public visitor space."

    Mr Gruetzmacher said it means an end to protective clothing and hopes artists will feel encouraged to visit the space and "enjoy the bees".

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Bristol westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Bristol westbound severe disruption, from J22 for M49 to J23 for M48.

    M4 Bristol - One lane closed and it's heavy on M4 Prince of Wales Bridge westbound from J22 M49 in Gloucestershire to J23 M48 in Monmouthshire, because of a break down.

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