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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel across the West of England on Monday, 12 September 2016

Live Reporting

By Daniel Garrett

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight from Local Live - we're back in the morning

    It's goodnight from us here in the West. We hope you've enjoyed reading the news from across the region on our BBC Local Live page today.

    The team will be back from 7am tomorrow morning with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    And talking of the weather, here's a look at the forecast with Ian Fergusson.

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    Video caption: It's goodnight from us here at Local Live in the West.
  2. Three charged after derby game disorder

    Kassam Stadium
    Image caption: More than 11.000 supporters were at the Kassam Stadium for the game

    Three men have been charged following disorder outside Oxford United's Kassam Stadium for the team's derby with Swindon Town.

    Mark Gee, 24, from Melksham, Wiltshire, was charged with one count of throwing a firework on Botley Road, Oxford.

    Stuart Greener, 25, from Bowerhill, Wiltshire, and another unnamed man were arrested and charged with public order offences.

    All three have been bailed and will appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court at later dates.

  3. Cooking for the BBC One period drama Poldark

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    Video caption: Watch: Genevieve Taylor explains how she makes food for the hit BBC show.

    If Ross Poldark isn't enough to keep your attention you may notice some of the detail that goes into dressing the sets for the lavish period drama.

    All of the food you see on screen has been made by Genevieve Taylor, a food stylist from Brislington in Bristol. 

    Although some of it is real, a lot is actually fake - pies are created by covering sweet tins in pastry for example.  

  4. Andy Lewis: Gold medal is "an awesome dream"

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    Video caption: Triathlete Andy Lewis from Gloucestershire won a Gold medal in the Paralympics.

    Triathlete Andy Lewis from Lydney in Gloucestershire won a gold medal in the Paralympics in Rio at the weekend. 

    Andy lost his leg in 1999 after being run over by a lorry. 

    Speaking live on Points West he described his medal win as an "awesome dream", and said he did it for the friends and family who supported him. 

  5. Lee Tomlin: Bristol City striker fined and warned over disciplinary record

    Lee Tomlin

    Bristol City's Lee Tomlin has been warned by head coach Lee Johnson that he could lose his place in the side if he picks up a suspension.

    The 27-year-old collected his fourth booking of the season during Saturday's 2-2 Championship draw at Rotherham.

    Tomlin will be forced to serve an automatic one-match ban if another yellow card comes his way.

    "He's our player like our Gascoigne or Zidane. There's a fine line between insanity and genius," said Johnson.

  6. Nuclear research hub opens at university

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    Video caption: A hub for nuclear research has been launched at the University of Bristol.

    A hub for nuclear research has been launched at the University of Bristol.

    It has been created in response to a national shortage of people entering the profession.

    By sharing information, specialist equipment, and established links with nuclear companies, the team behind it hopes innovation will not be in short supply.  

  7. Could Jordanian food be on the menu at Bristol Rovers?

    "Why not?", said Bristol Rovers new millionaire owner Wael Al Qadi - although he did concede some of the dishes were rather heavy - and perhaps the players shouldn't eat them

    BBC Inside Out West reporter Andy Howard travelled to Jordan where he met Wael. You can see the full interview at 7.30pm on BBC One West or afterwards on the BBC iPlayer.

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    Video caption: Meet the new millionaire owner of Bristol Rovers .
  8. Wiltshire woman among two dead in Cambridgeshire crash

    Two people, including a woman from Wiltshire, have been killed in a crash in Cambridgeshire.

    Claire Bakhtiar, who was 38, and of Mills Road Mews in Salisbury, died at the scene, when the car she was driving collided with another vehicle. 

    It happened on the A1198 in Bassingbourn on Saturday.  A nine-year-old boy later died of his injuries in hospital. 

    Scene of the crash in Cambridgeshire
  9. Bull loose on M5 shot by police

    Police cordon

    A bull which was running loose on the M5 between Taunton and Bridgwater earlier has been shot dead by police.

    It was being transported in a trailer with two cows when the vehicle towing it was involved in a collision.

    The motorway was closed temporarily while police attempted to recapture the animal.

    A spokesman said the injured bull was eventually shot by a firearms officer to protect public safety and for animal welfare.

  10. Making the headlines in your local newspapers

    In the papers

    Swindon Advertiser: Soil 'likely' to have come from field where Becky buried, Halliwell trial hears

    Gloucestershire Live: Travellers in Cheltenham 'called photographer a pervert then chased him in vans'

    Weston Mercury: Tropicana Funland a ‘great addition’ to Weston-super-Mare

    Bristol24/7:Off-duty doctor saves man assaulted at 24-hr shop

  11. Glastonbury Festival: 'No plans to move for fallow year'

    Glastonbury Festival site

    Glastonbury organisers have said they will not hold an event at another site during its "fallow" year in 2018.

    There had been speculation the festival could be held elsewhere following remarks made earlier this year by founder Michael Eavis.

    Eavis previously said he "didn't really want to have a year without a festival", and claimed the event could be held somewhere else in 2017 or 2018.

    Tickets for next year's event go on sale in October, it has been confirmed.

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  12. Swindon Half-Marathon cancelled

    Half-Marathon starting line

    This year's Swindon Half-Marathon, which was set for 16 October, has been cancelled due to a lack of funds.

    Despite a fund-raising campaign, organisers said there was still a shortfall of £25,000 which made the staging of the event unviable.

    Event director Katie Taylor-Neale said: "It is with much regret that we have had to make the decision to cancel Swindon Half Marathon 2016. 

    "Unfortunately we have been unable to secure the financial support that we need in order to run the day safely and legally." 

    Registered runners will receive refunds and people are being asked to visit the event website for full details of the cancellation.

  13. The day Bristol City won the league trophy

    More than 30 years ago on 24 May 1986, Bristol City FC beat Bolton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium to win the 1986 Football League Trophy Final, known as the Freight Rover Trophy.

    BBC Radio Bristol's Geoff Twentyman is asking fans to share their memories of that momentous day on Sound of the City tonight from 6pm.

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  14. Pupils gear up for Channel swim

    Channel swimmers

    Students, staff and parents from Taunton School in Somerset are getting ready for the challenge of a lifetime on Friday.

    They're due to swim across the English Channel in a charity relay race. 

    The team warmed up for the challenge over the weekend by taking part in the Lyme Splash in Dorset, swimming for two miles from the sea in Lyme Regis to Charmouth beach.  

  15. Cheltenham travellers move on

    Swindon Village playing fields

    Most of the travellers, who set up camp on Swindon Village Playing Fields in Cheltenham, have now moved on, police say. 

    Officers went to the site after getting several calls from the public at the weekend. Up to ten caravans, transit vans and quad bikes were reported to be on the fields. 

  16. Balloonist gets ready for world's oldest balloon race

    Bristol balloonist Clive Bailey is gearing up for the Gordon Bennett Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship, dating back to 1906. 

    He'll be hoping for better luck this time, after turbulence forced him to pull out part way through the race in 2013. 

    This year's event starts in Germany on Thursday.

    Balloonists
  17. Man has serious head injuries following street attack

    A man is in a serious but stable condition in hospital, after being attacked in Gloucester 

    The 38-year-old was assaulted in the Cromwell Street area of the city at around 10pm on Saturday night. 

    A CCTV image has been released of two women who may have seen what happened.

    CCTV image of two women
  18. Homecoming for Olympian Jazz Carlin

    Double Olympic silver medallist Jazz Carlin is returning to her old swimming club in Swindon today to show off her medals and inspire the next generation of talent. 

    The swimmer, who was born in the town and now trains in Bath, clinched a silver in both the 400m and 800m freestyle competitions at Rio.

    Jazz Carlin