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Live Reporting

By Hayley Mortimer

All times stated are UK

  1. Is summer over already? Rain is on the way...

    Ian Fergusson is back from his holidays and as you can see from the tan, he managed to take the good weather with him.

    He's back on the roof with our forecast tonight.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast on Monday July 25

    That's all from Local Live. We'll will be back from 7am with news, sport and weather for the West country.

  2. What’s it like to be tasered?

    A new taser scrutiny committee has been set up by Avon & Somerset Police.

    We've taken a look at what it’s like to be on the receiving end of a taser (no journalists were injured in the making of this video).

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    Video caption: A new taser scrutiny committee has been set up by Avon & Somerset Police.
  3. Coach crash: Thousands raised for severely injured pupil

    A fundraising campaign has been started to help the parents of Bournside School pupil Sophie Herbert, who was seriously injured in Saturday's coach crash in France.

    Donations have topped £5,000 in less than a day.

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    Video caption: Fundraising campaign after France coach crash

    Most of the pupils from the school in Cheltenham have now returned home. Two teenagers remain in hospital in Besançon, near the border with Switzerland.

    The driver of a coach has told investigators he came off the road while looking for his sunglasses.

    But prosecutors are investigating whether he fell asleep at the wheel. 

  4. The Johnson Cup: Father and son clash at West country derby

    The fans may be watching Cheltenham take on Bristol City in tonight's pre-season friendly but there's a another competition taking place on the sidelines.

    That's because the match also pits Gary Johnson against his son Lee in the battle of the managers. Currently Lee's side are leading 2-0. 

    The pair have even got their own cup for the occasion, the Johnson Cup, and before the game they were already fighting to get their hands on it.

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    Video caption: Gary and Lee Johnson inject their own rivalry into tonight's derby
  5. Paedophile Information Exchange supporter jailed for abuse

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    Image caption: Christopher Skeaping (right) stood trial at Bristol Crown Court with Douglas Slade (left)

    A man with links to a group which campaigned for sex with children to be decriminalised has been jailed for assaulting a teenager.

    Christopher Skeaping, 72, was jailed for five years after being convicted of one count of indecently assaulting a 15-year-old boy in the 1980s.

    Bristol Crown Court heard the former racing driver was involved with Paedophile Action for Liberation, which later became the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).

    Skeaping stood trial alongside Douglas Slade, 75, an early member of PIE who ran a helpline for child sex abusers from his parents' home in Bristol. Slade was jailed for 24 years for 13 child sex offences.  

  6. Bristol company breaks hot air balloon world record

    Workers at Cameron Balloons in Bedminster have been celebrating today after breaking yet another aviation world record. 

    Russian Orthodox priest Fedor Konyukhov dodged lightning storms in one of their hallmark silver balloons to fly round the world faster than anyone else.  

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    Video caption: Sixty-five-year-old Fedor Konyukhov has piloted his way to a world record.

    For Camerons this is their third successful round the world balloon.

    Brian Jones from Somerset was the first pilot to fly round the world with co-pilot Bertrand Piccard. 

    That was in 1999 and took 15 days.

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    Video caption: Brian Jones also flew around the world in a balloon and congratulated Fedor.
  7. Cheltenham MP demands coach crash answers

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    Video caption: Cheltenham MP demands coach crash answers

    Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk says the parents of those injured in a coach crash in France want to find out what happened as quickly as possible.Two children from the town's Bournside School remain in hospital near to the Swiss border, one in a life-threatening condition.

    The driver of the coach has told investigators he came off the road while looking for his sunglasses but prosecutors are investigating whether he fell asleep.  

  8. Forest Green Rovers sign 6ft 8 goalkeeper

    Simon Lefebvre will make his first appearance for FGR in tonight’s pre-season friendly at Slimbridge.  

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  9. Release the hounds...Gromit is back in Bristol!

    A collection of everyone's favourite doggy sculptures has been unleashed in Bristol for a special exhibition.

    The statues are back in the city for the first time since appearing on the Gromit arts trail in 2013, which attracted over a million visitors to the city.    

    They go on show from today until September at The Grand Appeal's shop in The Mall at Cribbs Causeway. 

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    Video caption: 18 of the original Gromit sculptures are on show at Cribbs Causeway.
  10. Iron Duke: Rebuilding history piece by piece

    Earlier we told you that work was starting today on installing a recently restored 19th Century rubber rolling machine.

    Well the first parts of the Iron Duke are now in place at the site where it operated for 120 years.

    The machine has been sat in a store cupboard in Bristol for more than 40 years and will soon be fully rebuilt in Bradford-on-Avon.

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    Video caption: The Iron Duke will return to its former home in Bradford-on-Avon.
  11. Delays on A417 after hay bales catch fire

    A trailer full of hay bales has caught fire on the A417 in Gloucestershire.

    The fire service will be on the scene for several hours and are advising drivers to avoid the area if possible.

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  12. First pictures of train damaged in Cheltenham

    Here's the first picture of the freight train which was was forced to stop in Cheltenham after reports the driver had been shot at.

    British Transport Police said the cab window shattered and they are investigating if it was caused by a pellet or slingshot. No injuries were reported. 

    The train has now been moved and the line near to Swindon Village reopened.

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  13. A look behind the scenes at Olympic Games preparation

    Portishead's Ruby Harrold is currently preparing for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, this video was filmed last week and shows the lengths she goes to in her quest for Olympic glory.

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    Video caption: Ruby trained for the Olympics at the Academy of Gymnastics in Portishead.
  14. London to Paris charity bike ride: Nephew steps up

    Fourteen-year-old Ollie Lewis has returned home after taking the place of his uncle in a 180 mile charity bike ride in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

    Mark Lewis from Amesbury lost control of his bike while training and has been in a coma for the last three months.

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    Image caption: Ollie riding for charity

    Mark's brother John helped organise a team of 40 cyclists including his nephew Ollie. They set off from London last Thursday and arrived back yesterday evening. 

    The team raised £30,000, double what they expected.

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    Image caption: The team raised £30,000 in total
  15. Cheltenham train damage: Delays on Cross Country Trains but line now open

    Cross Country Trains are experiencing delays after a freight train was 'shot at' in Cheltenham.

    Network Rail says the train came to a stop at 4.27pm near to Swindon Village because of a smashed windscreen.

    No one was hurt and the line reopened just after 5pm.

    Other trains are now running as normal.

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  16. BreakingSevere delays after 'shots fired' at Cheltenham train

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    Armed police have been called to a level crossing in Cheltenham after reports of shots fired at a freight train approaching the town.

    It happened at the Windyridge Road junction near Swindon Village.

    Gloucestershire Police said they were called at 4.45pm by British Transport Police who said the driver's window had been shot at and was completely shattered.

    Traffic is heavy in the area due to barriers at the crossing remaining down.

  17. Somerset man inherits share of £80k from long lost cousin

    Have you ever wondered what happened to relatives you haven't seen for decades?

    One man from Somerset found he was an heir to a share of £80,000 left by a long lost cousin he'd spent 10 years trying to find. 

    Michael Hobbs, from Frome, says he would have loved to have met his cousin.

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    Video caption: Michael Hobbs has discovered he is an heir to a £80,000 legacy from his long lost cousin
  18. The Johnson Cup: Cheltenham Town vs Bristol City

    There's a Johnson family reunion tonight in a pre-season friendly. 

    Dad Gary is preparing his side Cheltenham Town for life in League Two, while son Lee is gearing-up for his first full season in charge of Bristol City having kept them in the Championship. 

    The two have faced each other before when in charge of Yeovil and Oldham.

    And there's an important trophy to play for...

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