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    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M5 Somerset - Two lanes closed on M5 northbound from J24, A38 (Bridgwater South) to J23, A39 (Bridgwater North), because of a vehicle on fire.

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

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    Severe disruption: M48 Monmouthshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M48 Monmouthshire eastbound severe disruption, between J2 for A466 Wye Valley Link Road and J1 for B4461.

    M48 Monmouthshire - One lane closed on M48 Severn Bridge eastbound between J2, A466 (Chepstow) and J1, B4461 (Aust), because of a shed load. Diversion in operation - M4 Prince of Wales Bridge.

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

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    Severe disruption: M5 Bristol northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Bristol northbound severe disruption, from J16 for A38 Gloucester Road to J15 for M4 J20.

    M5 Bristol - One lane closed and it's slow on M5 northbound in Gloucestershire from J16, A38 (Aztec West) to J15, M4 J20 (Almondsbury Interchange), because of a lorry that's broken down.

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

  4. Seven-year-old in bid for national Top Trumps crown

    Aimee Begley

    A schoolgirl from Weston-super-Mare has earned her place in the UK Top Trump Championships next weekend in Nottingham.

    Seven-year-old Aimee Begley won several heats, and also had to design her own set to get this far.

    She'll be facing 12 other players in the finals, and will be the youngest entrant.

    Aimee told the BBC she was "nervous", but hopes she will win the competition.

  5. Photographer wins top prize for a second time

    Niamh Hughes

    BBC Ouch

    A huge congratulations to Oliver Hellowell who has won My Perspective - the Down’s Syndrome Association International Photography competition - for the second time.

    The 22-year-old impressed the judges, yet again with his image of a Blue Tit in the snow:

    A Blue Tit perching on a snowy branch
    Image caption: Oliver Hellowell's prize winning photograph

    Of the image, Oliver says: “Me and my dad go out and find interesting logs and things to put outside the hide in the garden for the birds to land on. We got this really cool bit with fungus and moss and bits on it. We had some snow and my mum loves blue tits and they look so cute in the snow I got this one for her.”

    The Somerset native is no stranger to the camera. Oliver has been posting his snaps on Facebook for around 6 years and has amassed over 66,000 followers along the way.

    Oliver Hellowell takes some photographs with a large lens
    Image caption: Oliver Hellowell takes some photographs with a large lens

    He caught our attention back in 2014, where he showed us exactly how far his work has travelled. Check out this video.

    Now in its 10th Year, My Perspective offers young people with Down’s syndrome a chance to showcase their talents to industry professionals.

  6. Appeal launched to bring Vader balloon to Bristol

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    Organisers of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta are hoping to be one with the force if this balloon makes it to Bristol.

    They've launched a crowdfunding appeal for £10,000 to bring a Darth Vader balloon to this year's fiesta.

    Originally constructed in Bristol by Cameron Balloons, the Vader head has never flown in the city.

  7. Goats grazing in Bristol? No kidding


    A herd of goats has been introduced to a park in Bristol to help protect a World War Two monument.

    The goats are on the Stoke Park Estate for the week, to control vegetation that could otherwise damage the anti-aircraft gun battery.

    People will still be able to walk through the estate while the goats are grazing - but are being asked not to approach, chase or feed them - and to keep dogs on a lead at all times.

    The goats will be cared for by community urban farming project, Street Goat

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  8. Behind the scenes as the magic happens

    Workers at the Unfairground

    Around 200,000 festival-goers will start to descend on Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset today for the world's largest music festival.

    BBC Somerset reporter Andy Bennett has been on site since Monday watching the finishing touches being made to the spectacle.

    As ever, issues like consumerism, wastefulness and the unfairness in society will be on the agenda.

    The Unfairground is the site for music "warped fairground side shows and iconic sculptural madness".

    Workers put finishing touches to Glastonbury
  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M5 Bristol northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Bristol northbound severe accident, from J15 for M4 J20 to J14 for B4509 Thornbury.

    M5 Bristol - One lane closed and queues on M5 northbound in Gloucestershire from J15, M4 J20 (Almondsbury Interchange) to J14, B4509 (Thornbury), because of an accident involving.

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

  10. Man arrested after three men wounded in Bristol city centre

    Broad Quay, Bristol

    A man has been arrested after an incident in Bristol city centre, in which three men were injured.

    Avon and Somerset Police said an investigation into "a section 18 wounding" had been launched after it happened in Broad Quay at about 3:40am.

    Two of the injured men are being treated in hospital.

    A 20-year-old sustained facial injuries and an 18-year-old sustained more serious injuries which are not believed to be life-changing, police said.

    The third man, a 30-year-old from Winterbourne, was arrested and treated in hospital for injuries to his hand.

    He has now been released back to police custody.

    An area has been cordoned off while forensic teams carry out an investigation.