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  1. Updates from across the West of England on Monday, 6 February 2017

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  1. Goodnight from Local Live

    Thanks for joining us today, we'll be back at 7am tomorrow with more news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    Hope to see you then, in the meantime we'll leave you with the forecast from Ian Fergusson.


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    Video caption: Weather with Ian Fergusson
  2. 'Priceless' Bob Marley tapes restored by sound engineer

    Bob Marley still keeps a huge legion of fans, which is why there has been a lot of interest over this latest discovery. 

    A box of waterlogged and damaged reel-to-reel tapes were found in a basement in London and sent to Martin Nichols' Weston-super-Mare sound studio to restore. 

    The work took Martin a whole year as each tape had to be painstakingly cleaned and restored before it was able to be played.  

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    Video caption: Watch: Martin Nichols spent a year working on the rare recordings of Marley.
  3. Trampoline centre offers free sessions to raise charity cash

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    Video caption: Better Extreme Trampoline park celebrates a year at the Link Centre in Swindon

    The Better Extreme Trampoline Park at Swindon’s Link Centre is celebrating its first anniversary by raising money for youth charity SMASH. 

    Instead of payment today's visitors to the centre have been asked to make a donation to the charity which works with youngsters facing difficulties at home, in school or their social environment. 

    They are teamed with a volunteer mentor for a year who provides encouragement, support and guidance. 

  4. New art shop run by adults with learning disabilities

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    Video caption: It's from the people behind Green Days Day Care

    A shop that is being run by adults with learning disabilities has opened on Taunton's High Street.

    The shop offers creations that are created at Green Days, a local day care service, alongside works by local artists.

  5. Schools build rockets to encourage more pupils to think about scientific careers

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    Video caption: Schools build rockets for BBC Terrific Scientific

    Pupils at Kings Junior School in Gloucester have built and launched a rocket as part of a new BBC science project.

    Presenters from programmes including Masterchef, Breakfast and Casualty have also been taking part in the initiative called Terrific Scientific which is trying to encourage more 10-14-year-olds to think about a science-related career. 

    Currently fewer than 15 per cent of that age group have such aspirations so Terrific Scientific is hoping to bring practical science into classrooms.

  6. Former pole dancing champion now in demand to teach others how to do it

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    Video caption: Sarah Scott was crowned 'Miss Pole Dance UK' in 2012

    Sarah Scott was crowned Miss Pole Dance UK in 2012 after becoming interested in pole dancing while doing a course with a friend.

    She now runs a gym near Taunton where she teaches people from around the world how to pole dance.

    Sarah says more and more people now want to try it out as a way of keeping fit.

  7. Metrobus road changes come into force in Bristol

    Have you been for a drive around the city centre today? 

    You may have noticed a lot of changes to the normal layout as work is done to restructure the roads for the new Metrobus.

    Watch our video which shows where the work is happening.

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    Video caption: The old road layouts have gone as part of Metrobus works.
  8. Sister pays tribute to brother killed in nightclub attack

    Jack Mitchell

    Further to the mother of Jack Mitchell paying tribute to her son who died after an assault in a Stroud nightclub, Jack's sister has also spoken out about his death.

    In a post on Facebook, Jasmine Mitchell wrote of the heartbreak of losing a "kind, lovely, handsome" brother and asked people to keep the gossip off the social networking site.

    Quote Message: The pain is indescribable. My big brother, my soldier, my Jack. What happened should never have happened in the first place, no excuses. If anything should come of this, let it be that violence is never the answer... not a bad bone in his body or a bad word to say about anyone. The kind words are appreciated, but please don't put any statuses looking for answers or gossip. Please remember Jack as the most wonderful person in the world. from Jasmine Mitchell Sister of Jack Mitchell
    Jasmine MitchellSister of Jack Mitchell
  9. Tony Robinson calls Stonehenge tunnel plans 'old fashioned'

    Time Team presenter Tony Robinson has criticised plans to build a tunnel past Stonehenge for being "old fashioned"and only protecting part of the ancient site.

    The 70-year-old joined anti-tunnel campaigners to fight the plans, the protest by the Stonehenge Alliance was staged outside a consultation event in London earlier.

    Highways England is holding a public consultation on its plans for putting the A303 into a 1.8-mile (2.9km) dual carriageway tunnel where it passes the ancient stone circle, with the aim of cutting congestion and improving the surroundings.

    Tony Robinson

    English Heritage and the National Trust are backing the plans but opponents are concerned the tunnel would damage the wider archaeology and environment.

    Tony Robinson and other campaigners
    Quote Message: How prehistoric people approached Stonehenge, how they saw the site and how they moved through the landscape was significant. That's a high-class Wiltshire Disneyland experience. Once it's gone, we'll never get that back." from Tony Robinson Time Team presenter
    Tony RobinsonTime Team presenter
  10. Six-month hospital stay for 89-year-old Iris

    An inquiry has been launched after an 89-year-old woman had to spend six months in the Bristol Royal Infirmary as she waited to be found a place in a nursing home. 

    The family of Iris Sibley is angry with her treatment, which coincided with her being diagnosed with dementia.

    Managers at the hospital have apologised but said it's not their fault, blaming a lack of funding for care homes

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    Video caption: Care
  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Bristol eastbound

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    M4 Bristol eastbound severe disruption, between J20 for M5 and J19 for M32 affecting J18A for M49.

    M4 Bristol - Heavy traffic on M4 eastbound between J20, M5 (Almondsbury Interchange) and J19, M32 (Bristol), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion on M5 to J18a M49.

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  12. Breast cancer in father, son and uncle

    After finding a lump in his chest, Giles cooper was diagnosed with breast cancer.

    His dad and his uncle died from breast cancer so he only realised how uncommon it was when he went for a double mastectomy and his anesthetist told him it was 20 years since he'd prepped a man for the operation.

    Less than 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK, compared with 55,000 women according to Cancer Research UK.  

    Two years post-op and Giles is yet to meet another male who's had the disease.

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    Video caption: Breast cancer sufferer third man in family to have disease
  13. Jack Mitchell murder: Arrested man released on bail

    A 28-year-old man from Stroud arrested on suspicion of the murder of Jack Mitchell has been bailed.

    Police were called to The Warehouse nightclub in the town early on Sunday where Jack, 24, was being treated by paramedics. He died as a result of his injuries.

    The nightclub was very busy at the time of the assault, which occurred in the upstairs bar of the premises, and police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

    Jack Mitchell
  14. Butterfly cafe to bring a touch of nature to Bristol

    Nearly £16,000 is being invested in a project that will bring a "caterpillar cafe" to Bristol.

    It's part of an innovative project to reconnect inner-city children with nature, organised by wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation.

    The Munching Caterpillars project will help children learn about butterflies and moths and teach them how to help pollinating insects thrive in an urban environment.  

    A boy with a Marsh Frittilary butterfly
    Quote Message: This is the first time a project like this has come to Bristol. We know that green spaces aren't always accessible to children in towns or cities but this is all about bridging that gap and helping them to engage with nature." from Kate Merry Butterfly Conservation's education officer
    Kate MerryButterfly Conservation's education officer
  15. M4 Junction 16 roadworks postponed

    We told you earlier that the westbound exit slip was due to be closed overnight. 

    Swindon Borough Council has just announced the work has been postponed so the closure will now not happen.

  16. Three men charged after Oxford v Swindon match

    Three of the five people arrested during the disturbances at the Swindon-Oxford match at the weekend have been charged.

    Police say they're reviewing more CCTV and body camera footage and will take action against any other offenders involved in scuffles during yesterday's derby.

    The County ground

    Three Swindon men in their early 20s have been charged with invading the pitch, and two were also charged with a public order offence.

    Meanwhile a 24-year-old man from Abingdon arrested on suspicion assaulting police has been released on bail, as has a 44-year-old man from Aylesbury arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

    About 250 officers from five difference forces were involved in policing yesterday's derby at the County Ground.

  17. M4 junction 16 westbound closed overnight


    Roadworks at junction 16 of the M4 motorway near Swindon are entering a new phase tonight. 

    The roundabout is being upgraded to cope with the increasing volume of traffic, connected to the growth of the Wichelstowe housing development.

    The westbound exit slip will now be closed overnight to get ready for work to start in that area. 

    During the closure, traffic will be diverted via junction 17.