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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates from across the West of England on Monday 6 March 2017

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  1. You'll need the ice-scraper tomorrow...

    ...it's going to be a chilly start to Tuesday with a mixed bag of sunshine and showers for the rest of the week.

    Here's Sara Thornton with the forecast.

    And it's goodnight from us at Local Live.

    We'll be back at 7am tomorrow with all the latest news, travel and sport from across the West Country.

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    Video caption: Weather forecast
  2. Phoebe Willis death: Nurse struck off due to 'gross failures'

    Phoebe Willis

    A nurse who fitted a feeding tube to a 10-year-old girl who later died has been struck off.

    Phoebe Willis died at Weston General Hospital in August 2012 two days after having a tube replaced.

    Carrie-Anne Nash, 34, from North Somerset, admitted that due to impaired judgment her actions contributed to Phoebe's death.

    A Nursing and Midwifery Council Panel said there were "multiple gross failures" in her standard of care.

    It concluded a striking-off order was the most "appropriate and proportionate sanction".

    Click here to read more .

  3. Trapped deer: doe is likely to be pregnant

    One of two deer trapped on allotments in Stapleton, Bristol is likely to be pregnant.

    Conservationist Steve England said the doe's anxiety will increase as she comes closer to giving birth.

    He plans to help allotment-holders move the deer into a horsebox so that they can be taken off the site safely, but this goes against the advice of the council and the RSPCA.

    Trapped deer
  4. Crimewatch appeal over £180k online romance fraud

    Police have issued an appeal on tonight's Crimewatch asking for information about this woman.

    Known under various aliases, including Christy Dunn, Martha Cameron and Miranda Stinson, she is wanted in connection with fraud.

    A 43-year-old man from Manchester was conned out of more than £180,000 by a woman he first met through a dating website in February 2014. 

    Det Con Simon Da Costa said: “Within 10 months of them meeting online, the offender made multiple requests to the victim for money.

    “The victim was manipulated into giving this money firstly by the promise of a relationship, then emotional blackmail and the promise of the return of his money, and finally by threats. 

    "Some of this money was paid into accounts with links to Bristol."

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  5. New brewery plan for Bath Ales in Warmley

    Bath Ales/St Austell Brands

    A new brewery is to be built at the headquarters of Bath Ales due to a multi-million pound investment by its Cornish owner, St Austell Brewery. 

    The Hare Brewery at Warmley will open next Spring with more capacity to brew continental style lagers. 

    James Staughton, chief executive of St Austell Brewery, said the investment was proof of its "long-term significant investment" in its brands.

    The brewery will also have new bottling and canning facilities in the future. 

    Bath Ales owns 11 pubs and has a brewery near its headquarters in Warmley. 

    It was bought by St Austell in July on the pledge that Bath Ales would get the benefit of new investment.

    The BBC understands the existing brewery will be replaced with the new plant.

  6. Stonehenge tunnel: Highways England to work with all parties

    Following criticism of the A303 Stonehenge scheme consultation by Icomos, Highways England gave the following statement:

    "The consultation gave everyone the chance to have their say on the proposed options.

    "Highways England will carefully read every piece of feedback from all interested parties.

    “We will continue to work closely with key organisations within the World Heritage site, as we continue to find the best solution possible to protect Stonehenge, improve journeys for drivers and help address rat running on local roads."

  7. Operation planned to rescue deer from allotment

    Allotment holders near Bristol say they're planning to try to help two deer that have become trapped on their plots to escape.

    They have been running amok in the Stapleton allotments, after contractors working on the nearby Metrobus route accidentally fenced them in. 

    Conservationist Steve England says they need to be moved to save them running in front of a vehicle.

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    Video caption: A rescue operation is underway to move two deer on from an allotment
  8. Bristol City v Norwich: Crunch time for Lee Johnson's men

    It's less than 24 hours until Bristol City's crunch match against Norwich in the Championship.

    City are third from bottom and staring the possibility of relegation in the face. 

    Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson said the side is "desperate to get that win that makes us feel better".

    "Probably going into this game as the underdog is not a bad place for Bristol City to be because we always perform quite well in that type of scenario," he added.

    "It is in our hands. We have seen how quickly football changes and, this time next week, we hope to have two wins under our belt."

    Read more here .

    Lee Johnson and John Pemberton
  9. Devereux on Fisher's Gloucester Rugby future

    The future of Gloucester head coach Laurie Fisher remains in doubt, after his Twitter post following Saturday's dramatic  30-27 defeat by Harlequins  at Kingsholm.

    Fisher is part of the coaching team that works under director of rugby David Humphreys.

    Former Gloucester number eight Simon Devereux told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

    "What it shows is how deeply upset Laurie was, at what happened on Saturday. 

    "It is questionable whether social media is the best place to express that but t he is just extremely disappointed.

    "There is emotion attached to it and obviously there's a contract running until the end of next year. 

    "The position is not unrecoverable but it's put the club in a difficult position.

    "The management will have to look at it objectively."

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    Laurie Fisher
  10. Stonehenge tunnel plans 'do not appreciate' impact on archaeology

    The Icomos report is also critical of the "inconsistent" parameters which have been used to measure the archaeological impact of the plans on the ancient monument.

    It said the current routes lack "any analysis or appreciation of the irreversible impacts on archaeology and on archaeological associations and alignments".

    "For the proposed tunnel option it is crucial to acknowledge that it would be imposed on an area rich in archaeology, with known sites and a high potential for revealing undiscovered sites, where preference should always be preservation in situ, in line with national guidance from Historic England."

    The busy A303 currently passes within a few hundred metres of Stonehenge.

    The tunnel forms part of a £2bn government scheme to upgrade all remaining sections of the road between the M3 and M5.

    Stonehenge
  11. Bath's dirty secret: scale of air pollution revealed

    Bath may be famous for its Georgian architecture and Roman remains. But for residents, the city is better-known for its congestion and pollution.

    Air quality there regularly exceeds safe limits set by the World Health Organization and sometimes even DEFRA’s less stringent benchmark. 

    Inside Out West is asking two Bath inhabitants to monitor their own air quality as they go about their everyday lives.

    You can see the full report on Inside Out tonight at 7.30pm on BBC One  and afterwards on the iPlayer  .  

    Air pollution graphic
  12. UKIP MEP: BBC ambushed me over wind farm

    Earlier we told you how UKIP MEP William Dartmouth denied involvement in a Yorkshire wind farm in a 2014 BBC interview.

    Here's his response: "Had I been given proper notice of your intention to ask me about this, all this could have been made clear, but, as it was, the interviewer broke BBC Guidelines in order to ambush me - and we were at cross purposes.  

    "In conclusion, during the period of time you have referred to, there are and were no wind turbines on the land.  

    "I did not own the land when asked on the programme in 2014 nor do I own the land now. 

    "I had no financial interest in the unsuccessful application made in 2014 for installing wind turbines and in fact lodged my opposition to the application." 

    William Dartmouth
  13. Four people stabbed in mass brawl

    Two people have been released on police bail after a fight outside a nightclub in Bristol. 

    It happened by Analog nightclub on Queen's Road in the early hours of Saturday. 

    Four people were stabbed.  Police are appealing for witnesses.

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    Video caption: Two people have been released on police bail after a fight outside a nightclub in Bristol
  14. Icomos calls for further consultation on Stonehenge tunnel

    Earlier we told you that heritage advisers Icomos have criticised plans for a road tunnel past Stonehenge (4.00pm post).

    Their report raises concerns at how the consultation process has been organised and claims that the proposals focus on two "near identical" options while alternative sites where a longer tunnel would have been feasible have been discounted.

    The group also questioned why the proposed length of the tunnel appears to be based on cost rather than cultural heritage considerations

    Stonehenge tunnel plans
    Quote Message: Icomos-UK strongly suggests that further consultations be held that explore options for a longer tunnel and also comparative routes to the south of the World Heritage Site, with an equal and consistent methodology and scoring being applied for all route options, and one that recognises that WHS status is at least equal to that of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and arguably of much greater significance. from Icomos statement
    Icomos statement
  15. BreakingFormer hospitals chief jailed for lying about qualifications

    Hamish Marshall

    BBC Spotlight

    The former chairman of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has been jailed for two years after lying about his qualifications which helped him earn £1m from three senior roles in health services in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

    Andrewes

    Jon Andrewes, 63, from Totnes, ran St Margaret's Hospice in Somerset after exaggerating his qualifications and experience before taking charge of the Truro-based Trust in July 2015. He resigned a year later citing "personal health reasons".

    His CV contained false claims about his academic and professional background including that he had worked at the Home Office. He was, in fact, a probation officer at the time.

    Andrewes admitted obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception when he secured a job at the St Margaret's Hospice in Somerset in 2004, and two counts of fraud.

    These related to making misleading statements before he was appointed as chairman of the Torbay Care Trust in 2007 and of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust in 2015.

  16. Breaking World heritage advisors 'firmly object' to Stonehenge tunnel plan

    A controversial plan for a road tunnel past Stonehenge has been criticised by world heritage experts.

    The International Council on Mouments and Sites (Icomos), which advises Unesco on World Heritage site status, has "firmly" objected to the proposal for a the 1.8-mile (2.9 km) dual-carriageway tunnel.

    In a report seen by the BBC, the organisation cited “substantial negative and irreversible” damage to the surrounding area.

    public consultation  to assess the views of drivers and residents ended yesterday.

    More soon.

    Lorries drive past Stonehenge