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

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  1. And it's goodnight from us

    Thanks for being with us today for BBC Local Live in the West.

    Here's how tomorrow's weather is shaping up, it's going to be rather mild again with temperatures reaching 11C in some parts - perhaps it's best to leave those scarves at home.

    We'll be back tomorrow morning from 7am.

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    Video caption: Watch: temperatures will remain mild tomorrow, with highs of 11 degrees.
  2. Bristol City 0-1 Brentford

    Tammy Abraham

    Brentford win successive games for the second time in the Championship this season as they edge past Bristol City.

  3. Happy birthday to Gloucestershire's oldest wind turbine

    It's now 20 years since a wind turbine was installed in Nympsfield in Gloucestershire. The planning process to get the turbine installed took five years, battling concerns about the landscape, bird deaths and even a lack of TV reception.

    The turbine that Dale Vince installed is now part of an eco-friendly power company worth more than £50m.

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    Video caption: Watch: Dale Vince's first wind turbine is now 20 years old.
  4. How to celebrate Christmas in 1891

    Christmas in the Victorian era was quite a bit different to what we experience now. 

    Tyntesfield House near Bristol has hired actors to show visitors what Christmas was like more than a century ago, so we sent Andy Howard along to give it a go.

    Unfortunately he wasn't quite up to scratch...

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    Video caption: Watch: we sent Andy Howard to have a go at celebrating Christmas as a Victorian.
  5. Somerset marine convicted of murder could be released on bail

    The wife of a jailed Royal Marine serving a life sentence for murdering a wounded Afghan insurgent says she is hopeful he may be home by the end of the week.

    Alexander Blackman's case has been referred to a court of appeal and on Friday his legal team will apply for bail. 

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    Video caption: Al Blackman's wife is "cautiously optimistic" he may be home soon
  6. Ben Hooper battling difficulties in Atlantic swim bid

    A Gloucestershire man attempting to become the first person to swim the Atlantic Ocean has spoken of the enormous difficulties he is battling to overcome.

    Ben Hooper is hoping to raise £1m for charity by swimming 2,000 miles from Dakar in Senegal, to Brazil.

    He started the challenge in November, and has so far lost two stone in weight, despite consuming 120,000 calories a day.

    Quote Message: This is no party. On a daily basis I'm stung by sea lice and minor jellies, a 10ft shark followed us, dorado-type fish biting me, fatigued completely, and my right arm, chest and leg is yet to recover fully from the Portuguese man o' war incident that left me fighting for my life. from Ben Hooper Atlantic swimmer
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    Video caption: Ben Hooper
  7. 2,000 people join BBC Radio Bristol's carol concert

    Colston Hall in Bristol was packed to the rafters last night for BBC Radio Bristol and the Bristol Post's annual Christmas celebration. 

    Joining the Radio Bristol presenters was the Bristol Male Voice Choir, the Gurt Lush Choir, Bristol Man Chorus and Bold Brass from Clevedon, organist Eric Tyson and singer/songwriter Isobel Holly.

    Highlights from the concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol on Christmas Eve at 5pm, and Christmas Day at 9am.

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    Choir photo
  8. Gloucestershire chef steaming ahead in Masterchef

    Gloucestershire chef Wayne Sullivan has made it to the semi-final of BBC One's Masterchef.

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    Wayne has more than 20 year's experience in the kitchen, and he works at the Old Stocks Inn in Stow-on-the-Wold.  

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    Video caption: Gloucestershire Chef makes it to the semi final of Masterchef.
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    Severe disruption: A38 Gloucestershire both ways

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    A38 Gloucestershire both ways severe disruption, near M50 J1.

    A38 Gloucestershire - A38 in Twyning blocked near Tewkesbury, because of a vehicle fire. Approach with care.

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  10. What's next for all these payphones in the West?

    Do you still use your phone box? BT says it is planning to remove 14,000 across the country, since it appears nobody is using them any more.

    The company wants to remove 93 in South Gloucestershire, 50 in Banes, 36 in Bristol and 38 in North Somerset.

    Red phone boxes first appeared on our streets in 1924. They were designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, who also designed Battersea Power Station.

    But latest figures from the telecoms firm show only a handful use the iconic boxes now. 

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    Video caption: Hundreds of pay phones could be closed down by BT in the West Country.
  11. BreakingSecond man arrested following Swindon fire murder

    Police investigating the murder of Andraya Lyons following a fire at a house in Drew Street, Swindon, have arrested a second man. 

    The 36-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. He is in police custody at Gablecross police station.

    Anthony Porter has already been charged with murder following the fire.

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    Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire northbound

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    M5 Gloucestershire northbound severe disruption, between J12 for B4008 Quedgeley and J11A for A417 Gloucester.

    M5 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M5 northbound between J12, B4008 (Quedgeley) and J11a, A417 (Gloucester), because of a broken down vehicle.

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  13. Tea bag angel appears at Gloucester Cathedral

    This may be the most British Christmas decoration ever, as it's made entirely out of tea bags. The angel has been made by artist Suzanne Horne.

    On her Facebook page, Suzanne says that tea is "a popular drink the world over and often the first thing to bring people together in times of hardship. It is...an appropriate way to think about and help others in need."

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    Video caption: Tea Bag Angel.
  14. Swindon Museum and Art Gallery plans unveiled

    There's no denying that this would be a striking design if it is built. 

    Plans for Swindon's new museum and art gallerry have been unveiled, with space for four galleries, events spaces and a café. 

    The new building will sit next to the Wyvern Theatre.

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    Video caption: Swindon Museum plans unveiled
  15. Watch out Bristol City and Brentford fans - motorway closure alert!

    Going to the Bristol City v Brentford match tonight? Then pay attention if you are going home via the M32. 

    As part of ongoing Metrobus works in Bristol, the route will be closed between 9pm and 6am for roadworks. 

    The northbound - or outbound - stretch between J1 and J2 will be closed to all traffic later. 

    Both Bristol City and Brentford have said this will affect fans travelling from their match at Ashton Gate. 

    A full list of closures this week can be seen on the TravelWest website.

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  16. A very Victorian Christmas at Tyntesfield House

    Tyntesfield House in North Somerset is turning the clock back, to allow visitors to experience what Christmas was like for the house's original residents.

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    Points West's Andy Howard went to take a look round the house earlier today.

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    Video caption: Andy Howard at Tyntesfield
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    Severe disruption: M4 Bristol eastbound

    BBC Travel

    M4 Bristol eastbound severe disruption, between J22 for M49 and J21 for M48.

    M4 Bristol - One lane closed on M4 eastbound between J22 M49 and J21 M48, because of a broken down vehicle.

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  18. Nurseries to close following 'force feed' claims

    Redroofs nursery

    Two nurseries under investigation by Ofsted - after the owner was accused of force-feeding a special needs child - are to close.

    Redroofs Nursery, which has branches in St George in Bristol and Warmley, South Gloucestershire, was temporarily closed by Ofsted after a member of staff complained.

    Directors Roger and Lesley Bates appealed but the suspension was upheld by the Care Standards Tribunal. The couple are retiring after 37 years of running the nurseries. 

    The nursery's registration was suspended after a tribunal but the suspension was due to expire this Thursday.  

    In a statement, Ofsted have said:

    "Any investigation Ofsted complete is in relation to whether the requirements of registration are met. As the registrations for Redroofs Nursery have been resigned, our investigation has ceased."

  19. Somerset parents going for the Christmas number 1 spot

    Move over Simon Cowell and co. These Somerset parents have recorded a Christmas song to raise money for North Cadbury Prinmary School, which is in dire need of a new classroom...and a compost toilet.

    A Farmyard Fable tells the story of a farmer who creeps into his own barn late one night to find the animals partying.

    The parents wrote the song after they won a session in a recording studio as part of a competition.

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    Video caption: Made In Camelot is raising money for a school
  20. Teenager dies after being hit by car

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    A teenage girl has died and another is in hospital after being hit by a car as they walked along a Taunton street. 

    The girl was a pupil at Taunton School, who said in a statement that they are in a "state of devastation and shock".

    The crash happened at 21:15 GMT on Monday on Greenway Road. Police are appealing for witnesses. 

    The 16-year-old and her friend were taken to Musgrove Park Hospital but she died on Tuesday morning. 

    A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.