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Bristol West top of 'Revoke Article 50' petition

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Bristol West tops the list of most signatures from constituents in a petition to revoke article 50 and remain in the EU.

More than three million people have signed the petition nationwide, with nearly 9,000 people from the Bristol West constituency signing the petition to stop Brexit.

Bristol West has been under Labour control since 2015 when Thangam Debbonaire defeated incumbent Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Williams.

Strange smell prompts a surge in complaints

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Environment Agency

The Environment Agency says it's received 90 complaints in the last six months about a strange smell.

People living in Lyde Green, South Gloucestershire first started to report a smell last year.

The Environment Agency says its unlikely to be caused by a local landfill site or an abbatoir.

It's described as egg-like and the Environment Agency are investigating the source.

Bristol nursery locks toys away for a month
The toys have been replaced toys with cardboard, tins and train tickets in an attempt to encourage play.
Bloodhound will race 'as soon as possible'
The Bloodhound supersonic car is back, under new management and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record.
Bloodhound car project relaunched
The Bloodhound supersonic car is back, under new management and preparing to renew its pursuit of the land speed record.

Thrombectomy could help hundreds of stroke patients

Stroke blood supply
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Hundreds of stroke patients could benefit from the 24/7 thrombectomy service, soon to be provided by Southmead Hospital.

Offering the service around the clock will mean thrombectomies will be carried out on stroke patients within an optimum six-hour window.

It would provide the service to patients from across the South and West, as well as south Wales, and become a regional training centre for doctors.

Of the 7,000 patients suffering strokes in the region each year, around 700 would benefit from this intervention. Extending the service throughout the night would mean an estimated 233 of those patients could be operated on, whereas currently they would miss out.

Dr Justin PearsonSpecialist lead consultant for strokes at Southmead Hospital
Anne Brokenbrow, 104, 'arrested' for being an upstanding citizen
Anne Brokenbrow has never done anything wrong in her life but wanted to see what it was like to be arrested.

No action over alleged 'sex on coach' couple

BBC Radio Devon

Police say are taking no action against a man and a woman who were arrested following claims they were having sex on a coach in public.

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The National Express bus had been travelling along the M5 near Cullompton on 4 March when officers were called.

The pair, a 29-year-old Bristol man and a 32-year-old woman from Barnstaple, were arrested on suspicion of an act of outraging public decency.

Devon and Cornwall Police said CCTV from the bus was "inconclusive, so, therefore, no further policing action will be taken into this matter".

Stroke patients to get 24/7 blood clot treatment

A potentially life-saving treatment for stroke patients is soon to be offered around the clock.

Southmead Hospital in Bristol will be the first outside London to offer the thrombectomy service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The procedure removes blood clots in the brain and is used as an alternative to clot-busting drugs in urgent cases.

More than 230 stroke patients a year could avoid life-long damage or death with faster treatment, doctors say.

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Mouse helps keep shed squeaky clean
When screws and bits of metal started appearing in a bird feed container an infrared camera helped solve the mystery.

Severe disruption: M32 Bristol northbound

BBC News Travel

M32 Bristol northbound severe disruption, from J3 for A4320 Easton Way to J2 for B4469 Muller Road.

M32 Bristol - One lane closed on M32 northbound in City of Bristol from J3, A4320 (St Pauls) to J2, B4469 (Eastville), because of emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A4018 Bristol westbound

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A4018 Bristol westbound severe disruption, between A4 Anchor Road and B4051 Queens Road.

A4018 Bristol - A4018 Park Street in Bristol City Centre blocked and stationary traffic westbound between the A4 Anchor Road junction and the B4051 Queens Road junction, because of a demonstration.

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

Severe disruption: A38 Bristol both ways

BBC News Travel

A38 Bristol both ways severe disruption, around B4053.

A38 Bristol - A38 St Augustine's Parade in St Augustines blocked, long delays and stationary traffic around the B4053 junction, because of a demonstration.

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

Bath council declares a climate emergency
We speak to activists in Bath and North East Somerset as the council declares a climate emergency.

Severe disruption: A4018 Bristol both ways

BBC News Travel

A4018 Bristol both ways severe disruption, between A4 Anchor Road and B4051 Queens Road.

A4018 Bristol - A4018 Park Street in Bristol City Centre blocked and stationary traffic in both directions between the A4 Anchor Road junction and the B4051 Queens Road junction, because of a demonstration.

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

Father's body to be flown home

Jason Gapper
Gapper family

A Bristol family, who’ve had to pay £7,000 to repatriate a loved one, are urging others to ensure they’re covered under travel insurance.

Jason Gapper - a 33-year-old father from Bradley Stoke - died after falling into a river during a weekend away in Belgium last month.

Because he didn’t take out a policy, his relatives were faced with all the costs of bringing his body home.

A huge fundraising effort by family and friends means they can finally lay him to rest.

'An important part of our social history'

Watch: History of tattooing celebrated

The history of tattooing in the UK is being celebrated at a new exhibition in Bristol.

Organisers say they hope the display at the M Shed will dispel some of the myths and preconceptions surrounding the artform.

It will feature more than 400 original artworks, photographs and artefacts.

Derryth Ridge, one of the co-curators, says she hopes visitors will learn unexpected facts about tattooing.

Severe disruption: M32 Bristol southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M32 Bristol - M32 lane blocked on exit slip road and slow traffic inbound at J3, A4320 (St Pauls), because of a broken down lorry.

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

Highest traces of drug in Bristol

Watch: Finding traces of cocaine in Bristol pubs

Bristol has recorded the highest trace rates of cocaine in its waste water among dozens of European cities.

Scientists tested for the chemical produced by the human body after taking the drug.

It is the highest ever rate recorded in a European city since a study began in 2011.