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  1. News, sport, weather and travel from across the West of England on Friday 2 June, 2017

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  1. Good night from Local Live

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    Video caption: Good night from Local Live

    That's all from us here at Local Live for another week.

    We'll be back from 7am on Monday with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the West Country.

    Have a great weekend. Here's Ian Fergusson with the weather forecast.

  2. Wiltshire pair will attend Manchester attack benefit concert

    Two friends from Trowbridge who were caught up in the Manchester terror attack have decided they will go to Sunday's benefit concert in the city.

    Jack Scanlon and Zara Robson-Rodriguez were left mentally and physically scarred by the blast.

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    Video caption: Two friends caught in the Manchester attack decide they'll go to Sunday's benefit concert
  3. Fans arrive in the West ahead of Champions League final tomorrow

    The West has a distinctly continental flavour this weekend, as thousands of football fans from Spain and Italy descend on our region ahead of the big European final in Cardiff tomorrow.

    Extra trains and coaches are being laid on, and with every bed taken in the Welsh capital, hoteliers here are hoping to take full advantage.

    One fan - Alfredo Duro - has decided to beat transport problems by walking from Madrid to Cardiff.

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    Video caption: Fans arrive in the West ahead of the Champions League final tomorrow
  4. Charles and Diana letters to be auctioned off

    Princess Diana and Prince Charles

    A candid letter written by the Prince of Wales days after his separation from Princess Diana is to be auctioned off.

    It reveals his hopes of being appreciated "after I am dead" and how "awful" it had been living through "all the misinterpretation and the flak".

    The letter, which was sent to interior designer Dudley Poplak, is to be sold in June.

    In total, six lots will be auctioned at Dominic Winter Auctioneers in Cirencester.

    Click here to read more.

  5. Coroner says further hospital weekend deaths 'possible'

    Cheltenham General Hospital

    Further deaths could occur at hospitals unless changes are made to the way patients are cared for at nights during weekends, a coroner has said.

    An inquest heard Steven Amos died after surgery in Gloucestershire in 2016.

    His condition deteriorated over a weekend and he was not seen by a senior doctor until the Monday morning.

    Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said it was "confident" it had processes in place to "effectively escalate concerns".

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  6. Appeal to find good samaritan

    Gloucestershire Police are appealing for a Good Samaritan called Keith to come forward after he scared off an offender who was attacking a woman.

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  7. Burglary at NHS Blood and Transplant base affects donors

    Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses and information after thieves broke into the NHS Blood and Transplant base at Brassmills Enterprise Centre, Bath.

    The burglary happened overnight Tuesday 30 to Wednesday 31 May. Food and money was taken.

    A spokesman said the break-in also meant that 48 people who had given up their time to donate blood were unable to do so.

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  8. Animals attract the crowds at Royal Bath and West Show

    The Royal Bath and West Show ends tomorrow.

    And as every year the animals are always one of the most popular attractions.

    Whether you're a lover of pigs, horses, cows or goats there's always a veritable menagerie of cute farmyard creatures on show.

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    Video caption: The animals are always one of the most popular attractions
  9. Tiger death zoo 'fixed safety concerns'

    Rosa King

    Safety concerns raised several years ago at a zoo where a tiger killed a keeper were fully addressed, the licensing authority has said.

    Rosa King, 34, died at Hamerton Zoo Park in Cambridgeshire on Monday.

    The findings of a 2012 inspection report highlighting damaged fencing and concerns over "escape protocol" were widely reported after her death.

    However, the local council confirmed its recommendations were "fully complied with".

    Ms King, whose family home is in Chippenham, Wiltshire, had worked at the zoo for 14 years.

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    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset northbound severe disruption, at J23 for A39.

    M5 Somerset - M5 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J23, A39 (Bridgwater North), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  11. Most wanted man 'spotted in Geneva'

    Mark Acklom

    One of Britain's most wanted fugitives, thought to have been at large in Spain, has apparently been photographed in Geneva.

    Mark Acklom, 43, who allegedly posed as an MI6 agent to con a divorcee from Gloucestershire out of her £850,000 life savings, disappeared in 2012.

    Carolyn Woods alleged Mr Acklom posed as an MI6 agent and conned her into "lending" him her savings during a year-long romance in Bath.

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  12. Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

    Teddy Sheringham

    Ian Dennis

    BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporter

    Former England striker Teddy Sheringham holds talks with the League Two club about their managerial vacancy.

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  13. Swindon Town set to appoint former England striker as manager

    Swindon Town

    Swindon Town are set to appoint former Tottenham and Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham as their new manager.

    BBC Radio 5 live's senior football reporter Ian Dennis says Sheringham will be the replacement for Luke Williams, who resigned last month.

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    Severe congestion: M5 Bristol southbound

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    M5 Bristol southbound severe congestion, between J15 for M4 and J20 for B3133.

    M5 Bristol - Stop-start traffic on M5 southbound between J15, M4 (Almondsbury Interchange) and J20, B3133 (Clevedon). Travel time is one hour.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  15. Latest reaction: Police to monitor drivers' behaviour around cyclists

    Earlier we told you that motorists who drive too close to cyclists as they overtake are being targeted by Avon and Somerset Police officers on bikes today.

    And the issue has provoked quite a bit of debate on the BBC Points West Facebook Page.

    Here are some of the latest posts on the scheme.

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  16. Football fan walks from Madrid to Cardiff for Champions League final

    A Spanish football fan who is walking from Madrid to Cardiff for the Champions League final has got as far as Bristol.

    Alfredo Duro says Real Madrid is "his life".

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    Video caption: A Spanish journalist is walking form Madrid to Cardiff for the UEFA Champions League final
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    Severe accident: M4 Wiltshire eastbound

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    M4 Wiltshire eastbound severe accident, between J16 for A3102 and J15 for A346 Marlborough Road.

    M4 Wiltshire - Very slow traffic and a lane closed on M4 eastbound between J16, A3102 (Swindon West) and J15, A346 (Swindon East), because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  18. Police target drivers who get too close to cyclists

    Drivers are being warned they could be prosecuted if they get too close to bicycles when overtaking - following a surge in complaints from cyclists.

    Officers from Avon and Somerset Police say they're receiving more than 50 reports of so-called "close passes" every month.

    They're taking to two wheels themselves in a covert operation to catch inconsiderate drivers.

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    Video caption: Police target drivers getting too close to cyclists
  19. Michal Kisiel remanded after escaping from custody while in hospital

    Michal Kisiel

    A prisoner who went on the run while being treated for a head injury has appeared before magistrates.

    Michal Kisiel, 30, is charged with escaping lawful custody, common assault and threatening an individual with a bladed article.

    He was arrested on Wednesday after he was seen in Nunton, Wiltshire, some five miles from Salisbury Hospital.

    Kisiel, originally from Poland, was remanded in custody to appear before the city's crown court on 6 July.

    Kisiel, who is also known as Michal Kisier, who lived in Luton, is serving a five-year sentence at HMP Erlestoke near Devizes.