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  1. Updates from across the West of England on Monday, 20 June 2016

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  1. A dry and pleasant day in store tomorrow

    If you're planning on getting up bright and early for the summer solstice celebrations at Stonehenge you'll be pleased to hear that tomorrow's weather is looking rather nice.

    Here's Ian Fergusson with the weather forecast:

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    Video caption: Ian Fergusson has the weather for the West

    Well that's all from us at Local Live in the West - we're back tomorrow from 7am. 

  2. Summer solstice alcohol ban at Stonehenge

    If you were thinking about taking a beer with you to watch the sunset at Stonehenge tonight think again...

    Alcohol has been banned from the summer solstice celebrations for the first time, English Heritage say it's to prevent anti-social behaviour and drive down clear-up costs.

    There's also a new £15 charge to park at the site.

    But neither of the new rules appear to be putting people off with thousands descending on Stonehenge in the last few hours.

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  3. Biker seriously injured in hit and run in Lechlade

    Swindon's Great Western Hospital

    A 66-year-old biker has been knocked off his motorcycle in a hit and run in Lechlade.

    The collision happened on the A361 at around 11.45am on Sunday and the victim was airlifted to Swindon's Great Western hospital with a collapsed lung and broken ribs.

    Police said the blue Renault, which had a loud exhaust, was seen driving off at speed along Hambridge Lane after colliding with the motorcyclist, who was travelling in the opposite direction.

  4. BreakingGlastonbury Festival injury update

    A man with severe burns has been airlifted from the festival site to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

  5. Medals of 'one of the most remarkable men' in war history go on display

    The Victoria Cross that was won by a commander of the Gloustershire regiment in the battle of the Somme has gone on display for the first time.

    It's part of an exhibition of Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart's medals at the Soldiers of Gloucestershire museum.

    He's famed for his multiple escapes from death including being shot in several places, surviving two plane crashes and tunneling out of a prisoner of war camp.

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    Video caption: Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart's medals are going on display for the first time
  6. Air ambulance lands at Glastonbury

    We're getting reports that someone has been badly injured in an accident at the Glastonbury festival site. 

    Our friends in Somerset tweeted this picture of an air ambulance at the scene. We'll bring you more as we get it.

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  7. Bristol Rovers' Gosling signs new deal

    Jake Gosling

    Bristol Rovers midfielder Jake Gosling has signed a new contract with the League One club.

    The 22-year-old, who joined Rovers in 2014, was part of the squad that won a second consecutive promotion last season.

    "It was an easy decision to extend my stay with Bristol Rovers because the club and supporters are terrific," Gosling told Rovers' club website.

  8. Nicholson 'won't lose sleep' over Rio snub

    Andrew Nicholson

    Wiltshire-based rider Andrew Nicholson says he "won't be losing any sleep" over comments from the New Zealand Eventing team's high performance coach Erik Duvander, who has said Nicholson is "not selectable" for the Rio Olympics.

    Three-time Olympic medalist Nicholson broke his neck last year but has recovered to win a three-star event at Bramham earlier in June and achieve two top-ten finishes at his first four-star event in Germany.

    He had hoped to appear at his seventh Olympic Games but told BBC Wiltshire: "If it's not to be, it's not to be. I won't be losing any sleep over it.

    "The trouble I've had from them (the New Zealand high performance team) over the last 18 months has not been helpful to me. I wouldn't give them the time of day. 

    "They haven't shown respect for what I've done for them over the years - I've pretty much fallen totally out with them."

  9. Swindon Calais volunteers pledge to try again

    A group from Swindon who were planning to give aid to refugees at the so-called Jungle at Calais have pledged to try again, after being stopped from getting on a ferry at Dover at the weekend.

    Members of the People's Assembly have told the BBC they're writing to the British and French governments to ask for a refund on their tickets which they say were worth around £8,000.

    They were part of a 250-strong convoy of cars and lorries trying to make their way to France.

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    Video caption: Swindon aid group refused entry to France
  10. Sneak peek at BBC Radio Bristol's EU Referendum debate

    Here's a behind the scenes look at BBC Radio Bristol's EU debate which is being recorded for broadcast on Wednesday morning from 9am. 

    The panel about to face the audience's questions are Liz Bilney, Molly Scott Cato, Stephen Perry and William Dartmouth.

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  11. Euro 2016: Where are you watching England vs Slovakia?

    They're expecting over a thousand people at Ashton Gate in Bristol this evening to watch England's Euro 2016 game against Slovakia.

    But can we expect scenes like this again?

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    Video caption: Fans erupt into cheers as England score the winning goal against Wales

    Bristol City claim to have the biggest indoor pub screen in the country. 

    Kick off is at 8pm so it should be getting busy about now.

  12. Somerset teenager 'could die within months' unless money is raised for transplant

    The family of a teenager from Frome are trying to raise around £100,000 to fund a second bone marrow transplant to treat his rare form of leukaemia. 

    He was given a transplant from his brother but the disease came back.  

    NHS bosses decided not to fund another treatment for 13-year-old Daryl despite his consultant at the Bristol Royal Infirmary recommending it. 

    Daryl and his mum Sam have been speaking to the BBC.

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    In a statement, NHS England said: "These are difficult decisions, which is why they're taken by clinicians and experts on the basis of evidence on which treatments are effective."

  13. Don't forget your parking money at Stonehenge tonight...

    Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on Stonehenge for the annual summer solstice celebrations later. 

    Although the event is free, this is the first year English Heritage has introduced parking charges. 

    It said the £15 charge per vehicle will encourage people to car-share and help cover the cost of managing the event.

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    Video caption: English Heritage will allow people to access the monument field from seven o'clock tonight

    And we've had an update from our friends at BBC Wiltshire already:

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  14. New business venture? It's got a windmill, a rocket and some holes...

    Crazy golf course

    A crazy golf course on the seafront of Weston-super-Mare has been put up for sale.

    The seasonal business is operated by a vendor but property website Rightmove says the site may lend itself to an alternative use subject to planning permission.

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    Would you like to own a crazy golf course of your own, or have you played at this one and want it to stay? Email us your thoughts.

  15. Ben Condon death: Hospital didn't explain why staff wanted to delete comments

    A report following the death of an eight-week-old baby found Bristol Children's Hospital missed several chances to engage, failed to share important findings and delayed complaint investigations.

    Ben Condon died in April last year. His parents, Allyn and Jenny Condon, have repeatedly raised questions about his treatment and how their complaints were dealt with.

    At one point a recorded meeting was held between the hospital and Ben's parents. After the parents left the room senior staff admitted the family were "absolutely right" and had "a point", and then asked if their comments could be removed from the recording.

    The Condon's heard what was said because they had also been recording the meeting on their mobile phone. This was left recording when they left the room. 

    You can hear their recording below, the people speaking are a senior manager and Dr Margaret Schindler, a consultant from intensive care who did not treat Ben.

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    Video caption: Hospital apologies for handling of baby Ben Condon's death

    A report said University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust didn't properly investigate the Condon's concerns and lost sight of the fact that this was a grieving family who simply wanted answers.

    The trust also didn't properly explain why senior staff were talking about deleting this recording.

    The hospital says that was a serious error but not a cover up and has apologised to the family.

  16. Rare Strawberry Moon coincides with Solstice

    Stonehenge

    This year's Summer Solstice coincides with a Strawberry Moon - a full moon which marks the start of the strawberry season. 

    It's a rare phenomenon - the two have not coincided for almost 50 years.

    Thousands of people will gather at Stonehenge later to mark the occasion - sunset tonight is at 9:26pm and sunrise tomorrow will be at 4:52am.

    We couldn't talk solstice, though, without looking back on some of the antics at the stones over the years. Get a load of the purple chap....

    People celebrating after dark at the annual Summer Solstice held at Stonehenge in 2012
    People celebrating at the annual Summer Solstice held at Stonehenge in 2012
  17. Former NHS boss to be charged with fraud

    Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

    Five people are to be charged with a number of fraud offences committed against Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundations Trust, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.

    One of the accused, Royston Dyke, was a senior manager within Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

    Mr Dyke was responsible for overseeing project managers engaged in the Trust's estate works.

    All five defendants will appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on 11 August.

  18. Somerset man named 2016 Paper Aeroplane champ

    Somerset has a new world champion!

    Congratulations to Sam Clement who is the 2016 Paper Aeroplane World Champion.

    Scores of people turned out in Burnham-on-Sea's High Street for the second annual competition. 

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    Video caption: Congratulations to Sam Clement who is the new Paper Aeroplane World Champion
  19. Braveheart the hedgehog released after strimming incident

    Braveheart the hedgehog

    An injured hedgehog - named Braveheart by rescuers -  is being released into the wild today after being nursed back to health.

    It was rescued by staff at the Help a Hedgehog Hospital in Gloucestershire who thought he'd have to be put down after being cut by a hedge strimmer. 

    Gardeners are being warned to be on the look out for hedgehogs waking from hibernation before using bladed tools.