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M4 relief road: The village sick of sitting in traffic
Most people living in the Monmouthshire village of Magor rely on the M4 to get anywhere.

Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire southbound

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M5 Gloucestershire southbound severe disruption, from J12 for B4008 Quedgeley to J13 for A419.

M5 Gloucestershire - M5 partially blocked and it's slow southbound from J12, B4008 (Quedgeley) to J13, A419 (Stroud), because of a break down. Matrix sign set to 40 mph.

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

Thali cafe to close another restaurant

Image of Thali cafe's Southville Branch
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Bristol's popular Indian restaurant Thali has closed another branch.

The Southville branch is the next restaurant from the independent chain to be closed.

The well-known restaurant went into administration in 2018.

It has since closed three out of their five restaurants in the city, and now the branch in North Street has shut up shop.

Its Totterdown restaurant was closed in March 2019 and the Clifton branch was closed in 2018.

'Men don't talk about post-natal issues'

Man suffering from mental health issues
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A new support service has started to help men affected by post-natal depression.

Bluebell's Dads in Mind service in Bath & North East Somerset will be run by Andy Chambers, who volunteered after helping his wife through her post-natal issues that also affected him.

It will offers one-to-one support and monthly gatherings for fathers who have anxiety or a low mood in relation to their roles as parents.

Mr Chambers said:"With dads, there's the attitude of macho culture, that stops them from admitting something is wrong.

"I hope this group will allow men to have frank and honest discussions with our peer group."

A similar support group is already operating in Bristol.

Severe disruption: M5 Bristol southbound

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M5 Bristol southbound severe disruption, at J18 for M49.

M5 Bristol - One lane closed on M5 southbound in City of Bristol at J18 M49, because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M32 Bristol southbound

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M32 Bristol southbound severe disruption, at J3 for A4320 Easton Way.

M32 Bristol - One lane closed and it's slow on M32 inbound in City of Bristol at J3, A4320 (St Pauls), because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: A46 Gloucestershire both ways

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A46 Gloucestershire both ways severe accident, from A420 to M4 J18 Bath.

A46 Gloucestershire - A46 blocked and queues in both directions from Cold Ashton Roundabout in Pennsylvania to Bath in Dodington Ash, because of an accident involving two cars.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Monmouthshire westbound

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M4 Monmouthshire westbound severe disruption, from J23A for A4810 to J24 for A449.

M4 Monmouthshire - One lane closed and queues on M4 westbound from J23a, A4810 (Magor Services) to J24, A449 (Coldra), because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: M32 Bristol southbound

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M32 Bristol southbound severe accident, at J2 for B4058 Stapleton Road.

M32 Bristol - M32 in City of Bristol entry slip road closed southbound at J2, B4058 (Eastville), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Bristol northbound

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

M5 Bristol - One lane closed on M5 northbound in Gloucestershire from J15, M4 J20 (Almondsbury Interchange) to J14, B4509 (Thornbury), because of a car on fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Bristol southbound

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M5 Bristol southbound severe disruption, at J18 for M49.

M5 Bristol - One lane closed and it's slow on M5 southbound in City of Bristol at J18 M49, because of a break down.

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

Severe disruption: M5 Bristol southbound

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M5 Bristol southbound severe disruption, from J18 for M49 to J19 for A369 Martcombe Road.

M5 Bristol - One lane closed and it's slow on M5 southbound in City of Bristol from J18 M49 to J19, A369 (Portishead), because of a break down.

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

Severe accident: A46 Gloucestershire both ways

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A46 Gloucestershire both ways severe accident, at M4 J18 Bath.

A46 Gloucestershire - A46 in Dodington Ash partially blocked and queues in both directions at Bath, because of an accident involving two cars. Police directing traffic.

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

Severe disruption: M32 Bristol northbound

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M32 Bristol northbound severe disruption, from J1 for A4174 to M4 J19.

M32 Bristol - One lane closed and it's slow on M32 northbound in Gloucestershire from J1, A4174 (Hambrook) to M4 J19, Bristol, because of a break down.

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

New school for Warmley

The Government has given approval for a new primary school to be built in Warmley in South Gloucestershire.

It'll be called the Tower Road Academy and it will share the site with the Digi-tech Studio School.

The new free school is one of 22 given approval across the UK in under performing areas.

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Severe disruption: M5 Bristol southbound

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M5 Bristol southbound severe disruption, from J19 for A369 Martcombe Road to J20 for B3133 Ettlingen Way.

M5 Bristol - One lane closed and it's slow on M5 southbound in Somerset from J19, A369 (Portishead) to J20, B3133 (Clevedon), because of a break down.

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

Gwent Police launch crime-fighting Wales weather drone
It has already recorded 38 police incidents, including rural crime and people off-roading vehicles.

Severe disruption: M5 Bristol southbound

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M5 Bristol southbound severe disruption, from J19 for A369 Martcombe Road to J20 for B3133 Ettlingen Way.

M5 Bristol - One lane closed and queues on M5 southbound in Somerset from J19, A369 (Portishead) to J20, B3133 (Clevedon), because of a car that's broken down.

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

Family's struggle to get brain-damaged son home
Kale Turner, left with locked-in syndrome after emergency brain surgery, needs home adaptations.

Severe disruption: M32 Bristol northbound

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M32 Bristol northbound severe disruption, at J2 for B4058 Stapleton Road.

M32 Bristol - Road closed and it's slow on M32 outbound in City of Bristol at J2, B4058 (Eastville), because of emergency repairs. Diversion in operation - via the exit and entry slip roads.

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

Explosive dog training ends at Bristol Airport

Forty dogs from forces across the country have ben taking part in explosive detection training all this week.

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Severe disruption: M4 Bristol westbound

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M4 Bristol westbound severe disruption, between J19 for M32 and J20 for M5 J15.

M4 Bristol - One lane closed and it's slow on M4 westbound in Gloucestershire between J19, M32 (Bristol) and J20, M5 J15 (Almondsbury Interchange), because of a car that's broken down.

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

Solar powered railway project gaining interest

Watch: The potential benefits of the project

A scientist at the University of Bristol is heading up a groundbreaking project to power railways through solar energy.

Riding Sunbeams aims to connect solar farms directly to the rail network.

The idea is now gaining global interest, and a test site is opening next month to see if theory can be turned into reality.

Leo Murray, from 10:10 Climate Action, explains the potential benefits.

Severe accident: M4 Gloucestershire westbound

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M4 Gloucestershire westbound severe accident, at J18 for A46 Bath.

M4 Gloucestershire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road and it's slow westbound at J18, A46 (Bath), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: A3029 Bristol both ways

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A3029 Bristol both ways severe disruption, between Old Dock Cottages and A4 Hotwell Road.

A3029 Bristol - The bridge is due to open at 15:50 on A3029 Junction Swing Bridge in Clifton Wood between the Old Dock Cottages junction and the A4 Hotwell Road junction.

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

Severe congestion: M4 Cardiff eastbound

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M4 Cardiff eastbound severe congestion, from J30 for A4232 Pentwyn Link Road to J26 for A4051.

M4 Cardiff - It's slow on M4 eastbound from J30, A4232 (Cardiff Gate) to J26, A4051 (Malpas Road). Travel time is 45 minutes.

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

Thousands expected at university open day

University of Bristol
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More than 30,000 visitors are expected at the University of Bristol's undergraduate open events over the next two days.

Around 12,000 people have booked to attend the Friday event and 18,000 on Saturday.

The university is warning that roads into the city and around Clifton and the main campus will be much busier than usual on both days.

Free shuttle buses will be in operation with services travelling between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway stations.

Tyndall Avenue, Woodland Road and Priory Road will be closed to general traffic to allow shuttle bus services to operate.

Silent vigil for Grenfell victims two years on

Grenfell Tower
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A silent walk and vigil to remember the people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire will be held in Bristol later.

Friday will mark two years since 72 people died when a blaze broke out in the 24-storey block of flats in North Kensington, west London.

The Bristol4Grenfell group are organising the event to coincide with other vigils around the country.

People will gather at the water fountains at 5pm to hear speakers before leaving for a silent walk to College Green at 6pm.

The group says they want to show their support for the Grenfell United campaign group "who are working so tirelessly not only to see justice for their families and loved ones, but also to prevent such an event from ever happening again".

Police have been told to wait until a public inquiry into the fire has published its final report before they pass evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service to consider any criminal charges.

That might not be until 2022.

Severe disruption: M4 Newport westbound

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M4 Newport westbound severe disruption, at J26 for A4051.

M4 Newport - M4 entry slip road closed westbound at J26, A4051 (Malpas Road), because of flooding.

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

Severe accident: M4 Bristol eastbound

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M4 Bristol eastbound severe accident, at J19 for M32.

M4 Bristol - Queues for four miles on M4 eastbound in Gloucestershire at J19, M32 (Bristol), because of an accident earlier on and earlier debris and diesel on road. Congestion to eastbound M4 J20 (M5 interchange). Travel time is 20 minutes. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Bristol westbound

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M4 Bristol westbound severe disruption, at J19 for M32.

M4 Bristol - Road closed on M4 westbound in Gloucestershire at J19, M32 (Bristol), because of debris on the road and a fuel spillage.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Bristol westbound

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M4 Bristol westbound severe disruption, at J19 for M32.

M4 Bristol - One lane closed on M4 westbound in Gloucestershire at J19, M32 (Bristol), because of debris on the road.

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

Severe disruption: M4 Bristol eastbound

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M4 Bristol eastbound severe disruption, at J19 for M32.

M4 Bristol - One lane closed on M4 eastbound in Gloucestershire at J19, M32 (Bristol), because of debris on the road.

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