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Summary

  1. Double murderer Christopher Halliwell may have had other victims, police say
  2. Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust takes out £20m emergency loan after shock deficit forecast
  3. Somerset CCC hoping to win the county championship for the first time in the club's history
  4. The news, sport and weather for the West of England, on Tuesday, 20 September 2016.

Live Reporting

By David Bailey

All times stated are UK

  1. Good night from Local Live

    Well that was a breathless end to the derby match with two quickfire goals from Bristol Rovers giving them victory over Swindon.

    The match report will be here shortly.

    In the meantime, the weather is looking brighter tomorrow with the risk of a few showers.

    Have good night. We'll back back from 7am with all of your news, sport, travel and weather.

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  2. Swindon 1-0 Bristol Rovers

    At one end, Swindon's Jon Obika's header is kept out by Bristol Rovers' keeper Roos.

    Play breaks to the other end and Ollie Clarke hits the woodwork with Gaffney missing the resulting rebound.

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    Continuing coverage on BBC Wiltshire (103.6 FM) and BBC Radio Bristol (94.9 FM).

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  3. Sad news as penguins die in malaria outbreak at Longleat

    Humboldt penguins

    A "large number" of penguins have died following an outbreak of malaria at Longleat Safari Park.

    Read the full story here.

  4. Half time: Swindon 1-0 Bristol Rovers

    Lloyd Jones' goal is the difference at the break. The game is live on BBC Wiltshire (103.6 FM) and BBC Bristol (94.9 FM).

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  5. Wing walk delight for first-time flyer

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    Video caption: Wing walk plane sailing for first-time flyer

    How's this for a first time aeroplane journey...

    A 76-year-old woman who has never flown before has taken to the air for a charity wing walk.

    Mary Purser, from Worcestershire, performed the stunt to raise money for Childline, at Gloucestershire Airport in Staverton.

    She described the flight as a “really good experience”.  

    Well done Mary!

  6. Somerset stumble after big partnership

    James Hildreth and Chris Rogers

    Chris Rogers and James Hildreth hit centuries before title-chasing Somerset slump to 322-9 on day one against Notts.

    Read the full story here.

  7. Minor injury units to close overnight

    Minor injuries unit sign

    It's been decided that minor injury units in Stroud and Cirencester will close overnight. 

    Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust met this afternoon to look at the future of units at seven hospitals in the county. 

    More than 5,000 people signed a petition against overnight closures, but the trust said they cannot find sufficient staffing for the units overnight and the demand is very low. 

    Stroud and Cirencester's units will now open from 8am to 11pm from November.

  8. Swindon owner Lee Power defends ticket decision

    Swindon's owner Lee Power has been defending his decision to charge again for tonight's rearranged fixture with Bristol Rovers.

    The original game was abandoned in terrible weather three weeks ago.

    Don't forget, you can listen to the game on both BBC Wiltshire (103.6 in Swindon) and BBC Radio Bristol (94.9FM in Bristol).

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    Video caption: Swindon owner Lee Power defends a decision to charge for an abandoned fixture.
  9. A see-saw day for Somerset - including an hour of 'pure disaster'

    Chris Rogers (left)

    Earlier this afternoon, with Somerset batting along nicely at 302-2 against Nottinghamshire, their chances of picking up maximum batting bonus points looked very strong and their dream of a first ever league title was very much alive.

    But, after a woeful collapse which included the loss of five wickets without scoring a single run in reply, they have closed the day on 322-9 - a respectable score in it's own right, but a disastrous one given their position at Tea.

    Now Somerset's chances of passing 350 to earn a fourth batting bonus point look slim, let alone reaching 400 for the maximum on offer of five.

    Their title bid is not dead yet as there is plenty of cricket still to be played between now and Friday, but they may live to regret their performance in an hour of pure disaster.