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Summary

  1. Updates for Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare on Monday, 16 May 2016

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. More cloud bubbling up this afternoon

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    Video caption: Expect more cloud bubbling up this afternoon but it'll stay mostly dry, says Holly Green.

    To cap off Local Live for another day, here's BBC Weather's Holly Green with the latest forecast.

    We'll be back again at 7am tomorrow.

  2. Bloodhound Diary: Riding four 'gyroscopes'

    It's being built in Bristol, don't you know?

    Bloodhound Diary: Riding four 'gyroscopes'

    Artist impression of Bloodhound car

    Andy Green describes the effects that four rapidly spinning wheels will have on the handling of his 1,000mph Bloodhound supersonic car.

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  3. Bristol in bright lights: filming locations on the up in the city

    How much did Bristol make from filming last year? £16.7m apparently. 

    That's according to the Bristol Film Office which has released figures for 2015-16 showing there was a 65% increase in location filming days in the city.

    Composite image of Poldark and Doctor Who

    To name a few shows filmed here...

    • Doctor Who 
    • Poldark 
    • The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies
    • Wolf Hall
    • Trollied
    • Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures

    Bristol Film Office said it issued 370 filming permits and hosted a total of 943 location filming days - 65% more than 2014-15.

    Spokeswoman Natalie Moore said: "Bristol has an enduring reputation as a popular filming destination, with its iconic landmarks and breadth of locations; we continue to attract high end productions. 

    "Although recent years have seen a trend in period set production in the city, this year saw more modern productions also choosing to shoot in Bristol, utilising the abundance of striking urban locations and cityscapes, contributing to the increased number of location filming days."

  4. Should bicycles on trains need a reservation?

    Bicycles at a railway station

    For some trying to get their bicycles onto some Great Western Railway services, the rules they are a-changing.

    Basically those travelling between the west and London on high speed trains must reserve a space by 18:00 BST the day before travelling.

    Fair enough? Here's some of the comments left on BBC Points West's Facebook page:

    Pete Spain posted: "What a ridiculous thing to say: 'Dan Paines, from GWR, said: "It's getting more and more of a problem as more and more people bring their bikes on'. This is not a 'problem' but should be regarded as a welcome development which the country ought to support."

    Matt Reeve said: "Better racking and more space allocation to keep up with demand would be a better solution than requiring a daily user to reserve a space for their journey."

    Andrew Cockerill: "Bicycles take up a HUGE amount of room in a railway carriage so why not have to reserve a space? Remember that folding bikes are just treated as luggage so just get one of those instead for commuting.

    And Dean Sullivan said: "Anything to make money......"

  5. Newspaper editors leave following takeover

    Newspapers being printed

    The editors of two of our local newspapers have stepped down following a take-over. 

    The Bath Chronicle and the Bristol-based Western Daily Press have lost their bosses following Trinity Mirror's takeover of the Local World papers. 

    Mike Norton, who's editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror for the region, said "Both editors are moving on and the papers' futures are secure and completely unaffected. 

    "Both will have new editors. The editors' departures will have no impact on jobs."

  6. Listen live to the cricket online

    George Hankin

    Day two of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club's four-day match against Glamorgan is under way at Nevil Road in Bristol.

    Glamorgan had the edge on Sunday, despite teenager George Hankins celebrating his first half-century.

    "Things are going well for me at the moment," he said.

    You can hear live commentary online or follow the live scorecard.

  7. In pictures: The young man of Hoy

    Last Friday we celebrated the achievement of 10-year-old Ollie Buckle, from Flax Bourton, who became the youngest person to climb The Old Man of Hoy.

    Well now we have pictures! 

    Ollie Buckle on the Old Man of Hoy
    Image caption: Ollie, who began climbing seven years ago, said he was "amazed" and "felt like he could do anything"
    Ollie Buckle on the Old Man of Hoy
    Image caption: Ollie raised more than £2,700 for charity by completing the climb. The previous record was held by Leo Houlding who scaled it when he was 11
    Ben and Ollie Buckle on the Old Man of Hoy
    Image caption: Ollie made the 450ft (140m) ascent with his father, Ben Buckle, and a professional guide
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  9. Lee Haskins: 'I want to be a big name'

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    Video caption: Lee Haskins says he wants to be "a big name" following the successful defence of his title

    Lee Haskins retained his IBF world bantamweight title with victory over Ivan Morales at the weekend.

    The 32-year-old from Bristol beat the 24-year-old Mexican on points and now wants an all-British title fight with former IBF champion Stuart Hall, who lost to Haskins in 2012.

    You can see more from Lee this evening as he'll be on the BBC Points West sofa after 6.30pm.

  10. New trailer safety guidance after Freddie's death

    You may recall hearing about the tragic death of three-year-old Freddie Hussey, who was killed by a runaway trailer in Bedminster two years ago.

    His parents - Scott and Donna - have had some good news after years of campaigning for improved safety.

    Freddie Hussey

    According to the couple's MP, Karin Smyth, new trailer safety guidance has been issued by the government. 

    Steps taken include heightening awareness of trailer roadworthiness, a new video about trailer safety checks and discussion around an imminent review of driver sentencing where trailers are involved.

  11. The croquet world is watching Bath

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    Video caption: Stars of croquet world descend on Bath for championships

    The world's best croquet players have descended on Bath for an international tournament. 

    Twenty teams are taking part in the 2016 Golf Croquet World Team Championships, from places like Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Spain and even as far afield as Australia.

    Tune in to BBC Radio Bristol at 8.50am or BBC Points West at 6.30pm to find out more.

  12. Quite a pleasant forecast for the day

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    Video caption: Quite a pleasant day ahead, forecasts BBC Weather's Holly Green.

    It should be "quite a pleasant day ahead" says BBC Weather's Holly Green. Mostly dry with some sunshine for most of us.

  13. First visit to Old Trafford - and he had to pick Sunday ...

    Spare a thought for Sam Stride this morning. He's a Bristolian and a supporter of Manchester United.

    Well Sam has never made the three-hour 170-mile journey to see them play at Old Trafford ...but guess which day he chose to change that? Yesterday!

    Security guards outside Old Trafford

    On Sunday, Man Utd's final game of the season was abandoned before it had even started after a dummy bomb used in a security exercise caused the stadium to be evacuated.

    "Unbelievable," he said. "This is the first time I have been to Old Trafford to see a game. My mate and I have known each other for 63 years and we travelled up from Bristol together. 

    "We sat in the Stretford End for about five seconds before they asked us to leave. It's very disappointing."

  14. Monday, you're back, so soon!

    Boris Johnson

    (That's Boris Johnson by the way, who was in Bristol over the weekend. Something to do with the EU Referendum.)

    Anyway, take a deep breath, have a stretch and let's begin. 

    This is BBC Local Live, bringing you updates throughout the day from Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare.

    You're welcome.