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  1. Updates: Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare on Monday, 21 March 2016

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight from the newsroom

    We're back early tomorrow morning with all the latest news for Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare.

    BBC Radio Bristol's Breakfast with Emma is on the air from 6.30am.

  2. Fine and dry overnight


    Rural ground frost and fog patches possible in the early hours of Tuesday where sufficient cloud breaks occur.

  3. Sea King helicopters fly over the West Country

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    A Royal Navy helicopter dubbed the "Land Rover of the skies" has made its final flypast.

    The Sea King Mk4 has been flying for 36 years with the Commando Helicopter Force, based at RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset.

    Five of the aircraft flew over Portsmouth, Poole, Plymouth, Okehampton, Bristol and Glastonbury.

    The fleet will be decommissioned at the end of the month.

  4. Fashion's 100 objects exhibition in Bath


    From bustles to body-con dresses, an exhibition telling the history of fashion in 100 outfits has opened in Bath.

    The Museum of Fashion has picked the "star" outfits showing how fashion has evolved from the 1600s to the present.

    Manager Rosemary Harden picks out the key outfits from the exhibition which runs until January 2017.

  5. Bristol City: Director of football Keith Burt departs Ashton Gate

    Keith Burt (centre of picture wearing blue)

    Director of football Keith Burt and academy manager Paul Groves have left Championship side Bristol City.

    Burt, who previously spent seven years as Nottingham Forest's head of recruitment, arrived at Ashton Gate in 2013 during Sean O'Driscoll's tenure as head coach.

  6. Four tonnes of soot to be removed from Severn rail tunnel

    Severn Tunnel drilling work

    As part of the £40m work to electrify the London to south Wales railway line more than four tonnes of soot is due to be removed from the Severn Tunnel. 

    Although trains will run as normal for most of the time there will be a six-week closure from 12 September to 21 October - you can find out more here.

    Severn Tunnel electrification
  7. Mosque attack: Four to be sentenced after guilty pleas

    Three have pleaded guilty to an attack on a mosque in Totterdown, Bristol, in January.

    Alison Bennett, Mark Bennett and Angelina Swales pleaded guilty earlier at Bristol Crown Court. Another man, Kevin Crehan, pleaded guilty to religiously aggravated public order offences at a previous hearing.

    The four are due to be sentenced at a later date.

    The attack saw a bacon sandwich thrown at the building with visitors being verbally abused.

    Jamia Mosque
  8. Autism-only school set to open in September

    A specialist school in south Bristol is set to open this September for autistic pupils aged between four and 13.

    Venturer's Academy will initially have 49 pupils and over the next two years the hope is to increase this number to 84, for pupils aged from four to 16.

    Parent Deborah Guatieri from Hengrove says she is delighted as it takes all the anxiety away for her 11-year-old son Leon's education.

    Deborah Guatieri with son Leon
  9. Your Sea King pictures from their last flight over the West

    Sea King helicopters

    You've been emailing us your Sea King pictures. 

    From top left and clockwise, Abbeywood flypast by Mark O'Grady; Portishead Sophie Simmonds - though I'm not sure someone approved of the noise they were making, and Eddie Staynings spotted them over the rooftops in Southmead.

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  10. BreakingGuilty pleas following mosque bacon sandwich attack

    Three people have pleaded guilty to an attack on a mosque in Bristol in January.

    Bacon sandwiches were thrown at the Jamia Mosque, Totterdown, and visitors were verbally abused, police said.

    Alison Bennett, 46, and Mark Bennett, 48, both of Spruce Way, Patchway; and Angelina Margaret Swales, 31, of West Town Avenue, Brislington pleaded guilty to religiously aggravated public order offences. 

  11. Sea King squadron spotted over north Bristol

    Sea Kings

    Well done to Steve Priday who spotted the squadron of Sea Kings over north Bristol.

    The aircraft is being decommissioned at the end of this month so to mark the event, five set off from the naval base at Yeovilton in Somerset earlier today.  

    If you've seen them why not email us at

  12. Bristol through the lens of Instagram fans

    Bristol24/7 reports about a group of photographers who use the Instagram app to showcase their work which shows off the colourful and quirky side of the city.

  13. Sea King helicopters fly over the skies of Bristol

    Almost time to look up to the sky! It's the final flypast of the famous Sea King helicopter over Bristol.

    The aircraft is being decommissioned at the end of this month so to mark the event, five Sea Kings set off from the naval base at Yeovilton in Somerset earlier today.

    You should be able to see them in some parts of Bristol at about 1.50pm - so why not send in your photos? Get in touch via FacebookTwitter or Email

    Sea King
  14. CCTV images hope in solving Mangotsfield sex attack

    CCTV images have been released of a man who could have vital information about a woman who was attacked in the Mangotsfield area of Bristol on 27 February.

    She was picked up in a cab, which already had a male passenger sat in the front seat, from the Shell Garage of the city end of the M32 at 1.30am.

    She was dropped off and was walking along Burley Grove when she was grabbed by an unknown man from behind who subjected her to a serious sexual assault.

    Mangotsfield serious sexual assault
  15. Take a look inside a Sea King helicopter

    The sound of the Sea King flying overhead is unmistakable. But we won't be hearing it for much longer over Bristol.

    The farewell tour sees the Royal Navy helicopter fly over Bristol today before it goes out of service at the end of the month. They're being replaced by the Merlin.

    Here, BBC Points West reporter Clinton Rogers takes a tour inside the famous workhorse.

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  16. Travelling a bit too light on Bristol's trains

    Forgetful passengers could be reunited with their lost wallets, gloves and cuddly toys at Network Rail's lost property department at Bristol Temple Meads.

    The huge collection is made up of items recovered from trains between Penzance and London.

    The question is whether you remember to collect your forgotten possessions within three months before they're given to charity.

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  17. Budding thespians recite Shakespeare's Henry V

    Once more unto the acting breach, dear friends....

    You've been showing us your bard skills, as BBC Radio Bristol celebrates the life and work of the world's most famous playwright. 

    On 23 April it will be the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare so in the run up to this anniversary the station will be exploring his impact and connections with the West and why his work is so popular.

    We asked you to recite a few lines of Henry V - some of you it seems have got some real talent!

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  18. Black pupils' education performance tackled in Bristol

    Bristol school

    How can teachers spot black pupils that need extra support with their education? Some schools are using data analysis to spot children that need more help.

    Marie-Annick Gournet, an education expert from the University of the West of England, said: "In terms of cultural factors, we have consistently had a clash of discord between the student's experience at home and in their environment and what's going on at school."

    She added that integrating the two elements so schools understand what a child's home life is like would also help matters.