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  1. Updates from across the West of England on Thursday, 8 December 2016.

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  1. Have a good night - it'll be a mild one, weather-wise

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    Video caption: Aisling Creevey with the late weather for the West

    That's it from us for tonight - we'll be back with more live news, sport, travel and weather from 7am tomorrow.

  2. Lee Johnson extends Bristol City deal

    Lee Johnson

    Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson has signed a new contract to stay with the Championship club until 2020.

    The 35-year-old started his managerial career with Oldham in 2013 before moving to Oakwell with Barnsley in 2015 and then onto Ashton Gate in February.

    His previous contract was set to end at the end of the 2018-19 season.

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  3. Embroidery kit created of the Great Flood of 1607

    In 1607, much of Somerset was flooded - possibly by a tsunami. The event is now a part of Somerset's history and one Somerton resident has used this as inspiration for an embroidered creation. 

    Mary Stirling wanted to raise money for charity so has designed a needlepoint kit, which can be bought to produce a cushion cover, depicting a scene from The Great Flood.

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    Video caption: The kit is raising money for the Somerset Community Foundation
  4. Cheltenham woman to undergo stem cell procedure

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    Video caption: A woman awaiting her 3rd liver transplant is to undergo a pioneering procedure

    A woman from Cheltenham who is awaiting her third liver transplant is to undergo a pioneering stem cell procedure to try to save her life - and give her a chance of becoming a mother.

    Alex Keel has chronic liver disease which can often be cured through a transplant. 

    But two donor organs have so far proved unsuccessful and doctors say it's unlikely she'll be offered a fourth if her next one fails.

    Doctors at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital are now considering pioneering treatment to teach her body to protect a new organ, which would mean her hopes of starting a family may be realised.

  5. Fly-tipping leads to waste warning in Wiltshire

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    Video caption: Waste disposal warning follows an increase in fly tipping

    There are warnings about checking people who say they can dispose of your waste after an increase in fly-tipping. 

    Wiltshire Council is warning members of the public that they're also liable if someone picks up their unwanted things but then just dumps them somewhere. 

    BBC Points West's Will Glennon has been to a furniture project in Chippenham that regularly finds waste dumped outside its door.

  6. What if Bristol had only 100 residents?

    How diverse might Bristol look if only 100 people lived in the area?

    We've been crunching numbers from the Census and Public Health England and here's the result:

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    Video caption: What would Bristol look like if it were 100 people?
  7. Salisbury Cathedral's Christmas tree is put in place

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    Video caption: Salisbury Cathedral's 32ft Christmas was put in place this morning.

    Salisbury Cathedral's 32ft Christmas tree, one of the biggest cut Christmas trees in Wiltshire, was winched into place earlier today.

    it was then prepared for hundreds of glass to be hung on it and 1,000 fairy lights.

    Workman putting lights on Christmas tree
    Christmas tree in Salisbury Cathedral