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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel updates from across the West of England on Monday, 27 June 2016

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Good night for now, we're back in the morning

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    That's all from BBC Local Live for the West Country for today.

    We're back tomorrow from 7am.

    For the remainder of Monday it will be a dry and clear night with the winds falling light. 

    It will be a fairly cool night in rural areas.  

    After a bright start to Tuesday cloud and rain will arrive from the west through the morning. 

    Becoming windy, especially across western coasts. 

    Drier, brighter conditions developing by the evening.  

  2. County Championship: Myburgh and Hildreth hit hundreds for Somerset

    James Hildreth

    Centuries from Johann Myburgh and James Hildreth helped Somerset to a huge lead against Hampshire on day two of their County Championship match.

    They shared a third-wicket stand of 167 at The Ageas Bowl before Myburgh, in his first four-day appearance of the summer, was dismissed by leg-spinner Mason Crane for 110.

    Hildreth was out lbw for 152 to seamer Ryan McLaren (5-104) as Somerset declared on 474-8 - a lead of 255.

    Hampshire then closed on 18-1.

    Somerset in control as pair hit tons

    James Hildreth

    Somerset earn a big first-innings' lead over Hampshire thanks to centuries from Johann Myburgh and James Hildreth.

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  3. County Championship: Neil Dexter hits ton against Gloucestershire

    Neil Dexter

    Neil Dexter hit his second Championship century for Leicestershire on day one against Gloucestershire at Grace Road.

    The 31-year-old reached three figures off 237 balls to lead their recovery after losing both openers cheaply.

    Mark Cosgrove (54) shared a stand of 101 and passed 500 runs for the season in the process as the home side closed on 252-7, with Dexter 107 not out.

    Kieran Noema-Barnett (3-42) and David Payne (2-59) were the pick of a tight Gloucestershire attack.

    Dexter hits ton against Gloucestershire

    Neil Dexter

    Neil Dexter's 107 not out steers Leicestershire to 252-7 on day one against Gloucestershire at Grace Road.

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  4. Glastonbury over for another year

    People leaving Glastonbury Festival

    And just like that Glastonbury Festival is over for another year.

    The mud was miserable but spirits weren't dampened, as each of headliners lived up to their billing.

    Hyper-organised music fans are already registering for Glastonbury 2017 tickets. 

    The first tickets will go on sale this autumn and will only be available to people who have already registered.

    But enough about next year, we haven't gotten over this year yet.

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    Video caption: Glastonbury Festival 2016 montage
  5. 'I was just one chocolate bar away from a heart attack', Bristol mum says

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    Video caption: Hali Jafari from Westbury-on-Trym lost half her body weight

    Hali Jafari from Westbury-on-Trym lost half her body weight after being told she had "the cholesterol of a 70-year-old" despite being under 30.

    Three years ago she tipped the scales at 22 stone and was a size 26 - now Hali describes herself as a "healthy size 10-12".

    "My children are very proud of me and my youngest looks at photos of me beforehand and says 'who's that mummy?'"

    "I've had many people walk past me because they don't recognise me - and when I remind them - they say how well I look."

  6. Glastonbury on track for lowest ever crime rate

    Crowds at Glastonbury Festival

    Glastonbury Festival is on course for a record low level of crime and arrests. 

    The 2015 festival saw the best ever crime rates for the festival at Worthy Farm and this year is poised for even lower figures. 

    There had been 40 arrests by 10am on Monday, compared with 72 in 2015, and 186 reported crimes, compared with 242 last year, Avon and Somerset Police said. 

    Some 114 of the reported crimes this year were thefts from tents. 

  7. Birthday cards sent in 1946 never made their destination

    Birthday cards sent in 1946

    Can we finally deliver these cards 70 years after they were sent?

    The cards, addressed to a Peggy Vowles in Street, were sent in 1946.

    One is signed Vi & Les and the other Cynthia. 

    An American student got in touch with BBC Radio Somerset after he found them in a second-hand shop in Winchester.  

  8. MP Ben Howlett: 'Rubbish in Bath has to stop'

    Rubbish in Bath

    Rubbish strewn across the streets from split bin bags on collection day is discouraging tourists from visiting Bath, according to the city's MP Ben Howlett.

    He's launched a campaign called Bag it Better to encourage people to put waste in appropriate bags overnight.

    “We cannot continue to just blame seagulls or the council for the mess," the Conservative said.

    "The vast majority of residents and businesses bag their waste responsibly, but a small number clearly need to improve their bagging and place it out in the morning, not evening, to help address this problem," he added.

  9. Charlton sign Ajose from Swindon

    Nicky Ajose

    Charlton Athletic have signed striker Nicky Ajose from fellow League One side Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee.

    The 24-year-old, who scored 25 goals in 40 appearances for the Robins last season, has agreed a three-year deal with the Addicks.

    "Nicky is a fantastic addition," Charlton boss Russell Slade told the club website.

    "He's a proven goalscorer, is very strong in the box and has got a great work ethic as well."

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    Nicky Ajose

    Charlton Athletic sign striker Nicky Ajose from fellow League One side Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee.

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  10. Hundreds attend pro EU protest in Bristol

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    Video caption: Pro EU rally in Bristol

    Hundreds of people are gathering in Bristol for a pro EU rally.

    It comes after 62% of people in the city voted to stay in the EU in last week's referendum.

    Organisers say the rally is to show solidarity for all European citizens living in the West Country and migrant asylum seekers and refugees.

    Starting at College Green, the group will march through the city centre and along to Castle Park.

  11. IPCC continues to investigate death of man in police custody

    Aerial shot of Stowfield Business Park
    Image caption: Aerial shot of Stowfield Business Park

    Investigations are continuing following the death of a man while in police custody in Gloucestershire.

    Officers went to the Stowfield Business Park late on Wednesday night following a call from members of staff. 

    They detained the man before an ambulance was called but the man was declared dead at the scene just after midnight.  

    A post-mortem examination was inconclusive and further tests are being carried out.

  12. Back to reality for Glastonbury festival-goers

    The worst-ever mud failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of music lovers at Glastonbury Festival.

    And as the festival-goers embark on their long bus/train/car journeys home, it's safe to say most of you are already having withdrawal symptoms!

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  13. Who once lived in the shadows of Stonehenge?

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    Many may think Stonehenge is the biggest and most important Neolithic henge in Britain, but that's not the case.

    Marden Henge is the largest and is based between the iconic stone circle and Avebury. 

    It no longer has any stones but is said to be one of Britain's least understood ancient sites. 

    Until now that is.

    A month-long archaeological dig is now under way to look at areas that in the past have hardly been touched.

    Neolithic experts believe the exploration could transform our understanding of the Stone Age people who lived there 4,500 years ago.

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  14. One of the "vilest men in Britain" convicted of child abuse offences

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    Video caption: Douglas Slade guilty of six serious sexual offences and seven counts of indecent assault

    A paedophile who preyed on underage boys in Bristol has been found guilty of 13 child abuse offences.

    Douglas Slade, 75, systematically groomed boys over three decades in the 60s, 70s and 80s. 

    He also helped run a network for fellow paedophiles to exchange information on child abuse. 

    Slade was found guilty at Bristol Crown Court of six serious sexual offences and seven counts of indecent assault  

    His friend Christopher Skeaping, 72,  was also found guilty of indecently assaulting underage boys.

    He will be sentenced on Friday.

    Andrew Plant reports.

  15. BreakingWest Coast steam train 'near miss' firm and driver sentenced

    Tangmere locomotive

    A train driver and a steam train operator have been sentenced over a near miss in which a locomotive stopped across a busy main line railway junction in Wiltshire.

    Safety equipment had been bypassed on the Tangmere locomotive which meant it passed a signal at danger in Royal Wootton Basset earlier this year.

    An express train from London had passed through less than one minute earlier

    West Coast Railways has been fined £200,000 plus £64,000 costs on health and safety charges.

    Driver Melvyn Cox has received a four month sentence suspended for 18 months and must carry out 80 hours unpaid work.

  16. Rubbish clear up at Glastonbury Festival

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    Video caption: The litter pick at the Glastonbury Festival

    The morning after the night before.

    Teams of litter pickers have begun the mammoth task of clearing up all the rubbish left behind at Glastonbury Festival.

  17. Gloucester centre Henry Trinder sidelined after knee surgery

    Henry Trinder

    Gloucester Rugby and England Saxons centre Henry Trinder has been ruled out of action "for the foreseeable future" after undergoing knee surgery.

    The 27-year-old injured the same right knee in February 2015, on his first start for five months after hamstring and shoulder problems.

    Trinder played 14 games last season, scoring four tries. But he suffered the latest injury towards the end of it and has now had to undergo another operation.

  18. EU referendum pollcards found dumped outside count

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    Video caption: Council apologises after poll cards found dumped outside Thornbury Leisure Centre

    Hundreds of polling cards containing the personal details of voters have been found outside one of the counts for the EU referendum.

    They were only cleared up from Thornbury Leisure Centre car park after BBC Points West notified South Gloucestershire Council.

    The council has apologised but insisted none of the information is confidential.

  19. Glastonbury Festival - the muddiest yet?

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    Video caption: Car pulled from Glastonbury Festival

    Many people have left Glastonbury Festival by now but some vehicles are still having trouble getting through the mud.

    Festival organisers say about a quarter of vehicles are still in the public car parks but the exits are flowing well.

    Tractors and 4x4 vehicles are being used to tow stuck cars and vans out.

    Nick Stokes, from the charity Wessex 4x4 Response told BBC Somerset this is the busiest and muddiest year he's ever known.

  20. Lorry driver given community order after causing woman's death

    Teresa O'Regan

    A truck driver from Cheltenham who was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving has been sentenced at Bristol Crown Court. 

    Alan Cole knocked down 72-year-old Teresa O'Regan with his refuse wagon as she walked her dogs in Norton in November 2014. 

    He's been given a 12 month community order, will have to do 60 hours of unpaid work and banned from driving for 12 months. 

    Cole's also been ordered to pay £200 in court costs and a victim surcharge of £60.