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  1. Goodnight - that's it from Local Live for this week

    We will be back on Monday morning at 7am - until then we'll leave you with this stunning photo of Coaley in Gloucestershire...

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  2. Weekend weather: cool with some very heavy showers

    Here's your forecast with Ian Ferguson...

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    Video caption: Watch: Weather forecast for the weekend
  3. Finally revealed in full: BBC row over Sooty having a female friend

    A new documentary reveals the full extent of the BBC row more than 50 years ago of popular TV puppet, Sooty, having a girlfriend - Sue. 

    In it, the Gloucestershire man who produced 'The Sooty Show' tells how the then Director General, Hugh Carleton Greene, had to step in and ruled "there must be no touching"...

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    Video caption: Watch: Matthew Corbett and Sooty producer Trevor Hill discuss the furore
  4. Final score: Heavy defeat for Bristol Rugby

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    Not the start to the weekend Bristol Rugby fans were hoping for - their team remain rooted to the bottom of the Premiership after a heavy defeat at home to Saracens.

  5. Horsing around on the ward

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    Video caption: Watch: Lofty on his rounds

    He's not what you'd expect to see doing the rounds at Yeovil District Hospital but Lofty, an American Miniature pony, cheered up staff and patients when he visited earlier today.

  6. Retired artists' Forest of Dean home needs our votes

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    Video caption: Riba Stirling Prize shortlist 2016: The OutHouse, Forest of Dean

    Outhouse is one of six UK buildings to be shortlisted for the 2016 Riba Stirling Prize for architecture.

    While a select line-up of judges will decide the winner, the BBC - in partnership with Riba - is inviting you to vote for your favourite.

    Click here for more information.

  7. Headlines from your BBC local radio stations

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    BBC Radio Bristol: An 81-year-old man has been jailed for 16 years after being convicted of multiple sex offences against children in Bristol in the 1970s.

    BBC Somerset: A father and son from Frome have been telling BBC Somerset how a fire, believed to have been started deliberately, has forced them out of their home.

    BBC Gloucestershire: A Cheltenham drug dealer has been jailed for nearly four years after being caught selling drugs outside a school.

    BBC Wiltshire: Two brothers have admitted breaching environmental laws, after a blaze at one of their waste sites in Swindon lasted two months.

  8. Cider celebrations as Jenson prepares for 300th race

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    Image caption: It's a party we all want to be invited to as Jenson Button prepares for his 300th race

    Frome's Jenson Button is preparing to race in his 300th Grand Prix this weekend at Sepang, Malaysia.

    He will be only the third driver in F1 history to take part in 300 races, with Rubens Barrichello driving in 322 races and Michael Schumacher in 306 races.

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    Image caption: Does this look like your local?

    McLaren have marked the occasion by transforming their hospitality centre in Sepang into a makeshift English country pub called the ‘Dog and Button’ and serving ‘Somerset Scrumper’.

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    Image caption: Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton catch up over a pint
  9. Somerset man jailed over murder plot

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    Image caption: Simon Webber was one of five men convicted

    Five men, including one from Somerset, have been jailed over a plot to kill a man with a sawn-off shotgun. 

    Simon Webber, 32, from Bridgwater, was jailed for 23 years for his part in the conspiracy to murder.

    The victim survived a gunshot wound to the chest but needed surgery following the attack in Suffolk in August 2015.  

    Click here to read the full story.

  10. 'Help me walk again'

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    Video caption: Watch: Nakita Wright has a rare surfing-related condition which has left her paralysed

    Eight-year-old Nakita Wright, from Trowbridge, is one of only 64 people in the world to be diagnosed with Surfers Myelopathy.

    She picked up the condition after falling awkwardly while learning to surf in Portugal. 

    Now her family is hoping to raise £15,000 for specialist treatment to help her walk again.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset southbound

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    M5 Somerset southbound severe disruption, between J26 for A38 and J27 for A361.

    M5 Somerset - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M5 southbound between J26, A38 (Wellington) and J27, A361 (Tiverton), because of a vehicle fire.

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  12. 'It's going to be a cracking game of rugby'

    The words of Andy Robinson, director of rugby at Bristol Rugby who are in Premiership action tonight against Saracens.

    The boss has made three changes to his side after their loss to Exeter, bringing in Jack Tovey, Charlie Amesbury and Samoa prop Anthony Perenise.

    And you can click here to read more and follow live updates once the game kicks off at 7.45pm.

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  13. Headlines from papers across the West

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    Bristol 24/7:Calls for Bristol to be a power plant no-go area

    Gloucestershire Live:Chaos on roads as lorry crashes into traffic lights

    Swindon Advertiser:Council urged to think again about plans to close 25 libraries

    Bath Chronicle:Car collides with wall outside Bath College

    Somerset Live: Surge of people using recycling centres expected before new rules come into force

  14. Meet the superstar skateboarder

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    Video caption: Watch: Schaeffer McLean, 12, in action

    Schaeffer McLean, 12, from Winterbourne is starring in a new short film shot in Bristol. 

    The prodigy has been skateboarding since the age of four.

    Called Whatever the Weather, the film is about a young boy's determination to get out and skateboard whenever he can.

    Makes it look easy, doesn't he?

  15. Theresa May: Why I delayed the Hinkley C decision

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    Video caption: Watch: "I looked at the evidence, I looked at the issues," says Prime Minster Theresa May

    Speaking in an interview with BBC Points West, Prime Minister Theresa May defended the decision to delay the UK's agreement on Hinkley Point C.

    The contract for the £18bn nuclear power station was signed yesterday following an unexpected delay in July.

  16. Have you seen any Asian hornets in the Cotswolds?

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    The National Bee Unit says it's getting reports of Asian hornets being spotted in six different locations in Tetbury. 

    It's since one of the insects was found there earlier this month. 

    Efforts are continuing to track down any hornet nests and destroy them. 

  17. Bristol stage show raises awareness of disability

    Nine role models have been selected from across the South West to take part in Beauty Unseen. 

    The show's taking place at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, this weekend and includes a special costume donated by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. 

    Here's a sneak peek from the dress rehearsal.

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    Video caption: Watch: Dress rehearsal for Beauty Unseen