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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel across the West of England on Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Live Reporting

By Daniel Garrett

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight from BBC Local Live in the West

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    Video caption: Goodnight from Local Live in the West

    As the balmy Indian summer continues, it looks like being another humid and warm day tomorrow. 

    Ian Fergusson has the latest forecast.We'll be back tomorrow from 7am with the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the West of England.  

  2. Making babies without eggs may be possible, say Bath scientists

    Scientists at the University of Bath say early experiments suggest it may one day be possible to make babies without using eggs.

    They have succeeded in creating healthy baby mice by tricking sperm into believing they were fertilising normal eggs.

    The researchers say their findings could, in the distant future, mean women can be removed from the baby-making process.

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  3. Crooked coroner's crimes driven by 'pure greed'

    A victim of a "crooked coroner" has written a book about how his family were ripped off by someone they thought they could trust. 

    Ian Goodwin had £200,000 stolen from the estate of his late father by Alan Crickmore, who was a solicitor and the coroner in Gloucestershire. 

    Crickmore was jailed in 2013 for stealing £2m from clients at his solicitors practice. 

    Mr Goodwin told Points West, Crickmore's crimes were driven by "pure greed". 

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    Video caption: Crooked coroner's crimes driven by 'pure greed'
  4. Dog-swimming session at Cotswolds lido

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    Video caption: Dog owners from across the West visited Chipping Norton's lido for a dog swimming session.

    If your swimming stroke is more doggy paddle than breast stroke there's a pool in the Cotswolds where you'll feel right at home. 

    Owners from across the West descended on the lido at Chipping Norton as it celebrated the end of the season by opening up to owners and their dogs. 

    The idea is now catching on across the country with nearby Cheltenham Lido doing the same in a few weeks time. 

    We sent our reporter Fiona Lamdin, along with her dog for a dip.

  5. Christopher Halliwell: 'They will lock me up and throw away the key'

    The jury has been shown clips of a former Swindon taxi driver being interviewed under arrest for the murder of Becky Godden.

    Christopher Halliwell, 52,  denies murdering her.

    In one exchange, Mr Halliwell tells police if he's convicted, "they will lock me up and throw away the key".

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    Video caption: In the trial of Christopher Halliwell the jury have been shown a police interview.
  6. Boundary changes make "eminent sense"

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    Video caption: Watch: South West Wiltshire MP Andrew Murrison discusses boundary changes.

    Planned government constituency boundary changes could see a MP lost in the Wiltshire and Dorset area. 

    Instead, a new cross border seat of Warminster and Shaftsbury would be created.

    The MP for South West Wiltshire, Andrew Murrison said although it would "cut his constituency by half" he believes the move would make "eminent sense". 

  7. The evening headlines from your local newspapers

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    Bristol Post: Police divers recover a body from the Floating Harbour in Bristol

    Gloucestershire Gazette: Police in Thornbury hunting for men after indecent comments made towards teenagers

    Swindon Advertiser: Halliwell told officers he would 'resolve the matter' of Becky murder, court hears

    Somerset Live: Images show skill of pilot rescuing boy from Glastonbury Tor

  8. Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City

    Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Barry Bannan

    Sheffield Wednesday midfielder David Jones is available again after serving a one-match suspension.

    Barry Bannan is expected to feature despite being substituted with a groin injury in the Owls' 2-1 win over Wigan.

    Bristol City's Hordur Magnusson and Callum O'Dowda are likely to be in the squad despite picking up knocks in the 2-2 draw with Rotherham.

    Midfielder Korey Smith could also feature for the first time this season after recovering from an ankle injury.

    Listen to a pre-match build-up then live commentary on BBC Radio Bristol from 7pm.

  9. Robot demonstrations taking place at Bristol's Watershed

    Scientists have been showing off the latest in robot technology at the Watershed today. 

    It's part of a conference exploring what will happen as robots start to move out of the laboratory and into our homes.

    One of the ideas on display is a "tele-operated" robot, which can be controlled from a distance and mimics the movements of the person controlling them.

    Dr Paul Bremner from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory explains how it works.

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    Video caption: Scientists in Bristol have been showing off the latest robot technology
  10. Watch: The boy king remembered in Gloucester exhibition

    Just days after a procession through the streets of Gloucester, marking the 800th anniversary of the coronation of Henry III at the city's cathedral, a new exhibition in honour of the boy king is now starting.

    It runs at Gloucester City Museum from today until the end of January.

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    Video caption: Boy King remembered in Gloucester exhibition
  11. Christopher Halliwell police interviews shown in court

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    Video caption: Clip of Christopher Halliwell shown to jury today in court.

    A court has been shown police interviews with the suspect in the murder of a Swindon woman who disappeared 13 years ago. 

    Becky Godden was working as a prostitute when she vanished just after new year in 2003. 

    Christopher Halliwell was interviewed ten years later on suspicion of her murder - which he denies.

    He is already serving a life sentence for killing Sian O’Callaghan in the town in 2011. 

  12. Current boundary system an "injustice" for voters

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    Video caption: Watch: Chris Skidmore says the current system is an "injustice" for some voters.

    The government has published proposals on the areas that form our parliamentary seats, with the overall aim of reducing the number of MPs from 533 to 501 in England.

    Conservative Constitution Minister, Chris Skidmore who is in charge of the proposals, said: "We cannot continue with the historic injustice of allowing such unequal representation."

  13. Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking in Gloucester

    Painswick Road, Gloucester
    Image caption: Eyewitnesses have spoken of a number of large items, including mattresses, being removed from the property

    A 54-year-old man has been arrested by police in Gloucester on suspicion of human trafficking.

    Gloucestershire Police said it made the arrest at a property on Painswick Road late on Monday evening.

    A force spokesman said the man remains in custody while inquiries continue at the address.

  14. Lorry hits bridge in Corston

    Lorry hitting a bridge

    A lorry hit a bridge in Corston in Wiltshire earlier today. 

    The photos were taken at 12:20pm by Daniel Ritchings who was driving to work.

    We're told the driver of the lorry was uninjured, but the road has been closed in both directions while a structural assessment takes place.

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  15. Police cordon in place at Bristol harbour

    Police tape in place at Bristol harbour
    Image caption: Police were called at 3:30am to reports of someone in the water

    Police have cordoned-off part of Bristol harbour after a man's body was found in the water.

    Avon & Somerset Police said it received reports of a man entering the water at Welsh Back in the early hours of this morning.

    Police officers are searching the area.