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Summary

  1. As it happened across the West of England on Friday, 24 June 2016

Live Reporting

By Ian Parker

All times stated are UK

  1. 'Toilet technicians' on patrol at Glastonbury

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    Video caption: 'Toilet technicians' on patrol at Glastonbury

    That's all from BBC Local Live for the West Country on the day the citizens of the UK voted to leave the European Union.

    We're back on Monday from 7am.

    Just before we go spare a thought for the team who are responsible for keeping the infamous Glastonbury loos clean.

    BBC Points West's Fiona Lamdin reports.

  2. Brexit: PM behaved in a 'enormously dignified' way, says West MP

    Jacob Rees-Mogg is a longstanding Eurosceptic and one of the front runners in the Leave campaign. 

    The Conservative MP for North East Somerset called the EU Referendum "the most important night in modern British history". 

    Speaking to BBC Points West he said he admired the work David Cameron had done as prime minister in everything "other than Europe"...

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    Video caption: Brexit: PM behaved in a 'enormously dignified' way
  3. Lowest crime rate at Glastonbury so far...

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    Image caption: This year officers have been presenting a friendly face to the public and asking campers to pose for selfies with them as part of a competition.

    Police are hoping this year's festival remains on track for the lowest ever crime rate in the event's history.

    Just 12 arrests have been made since the festival's gate opened on Wednesday - that figure was 31 at this point in 2015.

    Avon and Somerset Police said the majority of arrests were for drug use, while most of the crimes reported were for theft.

    Last year, Glastonbury Festival's crime rate was the lowest ever with just 75 arrests and 246 reported crimes overall.

  4. Go George!

    Five years ago a motorbike crash left George Pas paralysed from the chest down.

    Tomorrow he'll be attempting to 'cycle' the length of a marathon, using only his hands and arms.

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    Video caption: George Pas will attempt to cycle a marathon 5 years after a crash left him paralysed
  5. Good news, the West's motorways are back to normal

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    Following this afternoon's congestion on the M5 near Taunton motorists can breathe a welcome sigh of relief.

    For several hours the queues in Somerset stretched all the way from Wellington to Bridgwater.

    And later on the M4 motorists faced delays of up to 40 minutes heading west between junctions 18 and 19.

    Both motorways are now flowing freely.

  6. IPCC investigation after man dies in Lydbrook

    A police car's bonnet

    An investigation is under way after a man died in police custody in Gloucestershire.

    Officers were called to the Stowfield Business Park in Lydbrook at around 11pm on Wednesday.

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission said the man was in his 50s. He has not been formally named.

    It is understood the man died at the scene. Police have urged anyone with information to come forward.

    Force investigated over man's death

    A police car's bonnet

    An investigation is launched after a man dies at a Gloucestershire business park while in police custody.

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  7. EU referendum result: 'A fantastic day'

    We caught up with some farmers in Somerset who're delighted with today's result.

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    Video caption: Some connected with the farming community are celebrating the vote to leave the EU.

    At Frome Livestock Market, many told the BBC that leaving the EU was the only way to safeguard Britain's agricultural future. 

    They said decisions made in Brussels left them at a financial disadvantage.

  8. EU referendum result: Glastonbury speaks

    "We're not happy" ..."pretty miserable" ..."we'll survive like we always do" ..."very annoyed".

    That's the views of some at Worthy Farm who spoke to 5 Live's Colin Paterson earlier.

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    Video caption: Glastonbury goers told 5 live's Colin Paterson their views on the EU referendum result.
  9. Timeline: The unsolved murder of Melanie Hall

    Melanie Hall
  10. Labour leader pulls out of Glastonbury gig after EU referendum result

    Jeremy Corbyn

    The Glastonbury Festival has tweeted that Jeremy Corbyn will no longer be visiting Worthy Farm as he needs to focus on "much bigger issues facing the country".

    He had been due to address music fans in the Left Field area, the line-up for which is organised by singer and activist Billy Bragg.

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    Left Field mixes "pop and politics" and he would have been given a platform to discuss issues including social justice, the economy, gender and "and the possibilities for genuine change".  

  11. Bristol City's Reid signs extended deal

    Bobby Reid

    Bristol City midfielder Bobby Reid has signed a new two-year deal at the club, with the option of a further year.  

    The 23-year-old, who came through the Championship side's youth system, has played 71 senior matches for City, including 30 appearances last season.

    He extended his previous deal until 2017 as recently as April, but could now stay with the Robins until 2019.

  12. If you are travelling north on the M5 in Somerset you need to read this...

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    Image caption: Traffic is particularly heavy on all approaches to junction 25 for Taunton

    An earlier accident on the M5 in Somerset is causing long tailbacks northbound from junction 26 to the Bridgwater turnoff.

    Highways England says two lanes have now re-opened and is appealing for drivers to stay in their vehicles as two lanes around the accident site, just to the north of Taunton, have re-opened.

    Traffic in the immediate area is said to be busy and best avoided if possible.

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  13. EU referendum result: Brexit MP says 'keep calm and carry on'

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    Video caption: Charlotte Leslie MP urges voters to work together for the UK's future.

    The Bristol North West MP, Charlotte Leslie, told the BBC she favoured Leave over staying in the EU.

    She described Brexit as "the better of two types of risk" and said now was the time to "keep calm" and carry on.

    Ms Leslie also urged voters to now work together to secure the UK's future.

  14. Man arrested on suspicion of Melanie Hall's murder

    Melanie Hall

    Police say the 45-year-old man was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of the murder of Melanie Hall.

    He remains in custody for questioning and Melanie's parents have been told of the development.

    Melanie was last seen at the former Cadillacs nightclub in Walcot Street, Bath, in the early hours of 9 June, 1996. 

    Her remains were found in vegetation near the Thornbury junction of the M5 in 2009.

  15. 'Extraordinary display of democracy'

    Chippenham's MP Michelle Donelan has described the past 24 hours as "seismic" for the country's future.

    "The decision on our European Union membership was a very important and difficult decision... and an extraordinary display of democracy," the Conservative said.

    Michelle Donelan
    Quote Message: I believed in giving the European Union one last shot. After a passionate campaign, we need to come together and ensure that we secure the best possible deal for the UK outside of the European Union. from Michelle Donelan
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  16. BreakingMan arrested on suspicion of the murder of Melanie Hall

  17. Who's celebrating the referendum result in the West and who's not...

    Thirteen of our 19 council areas in the West voted "Leave", including all of Wiltshire and most of Somerset. 

    Points West's political editor Paul Barltrop has this roundup of last night's events and the reaction so far today...

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    Video caption: Who is celebrating the referendum result in the West of England, and who is not.