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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather from across the West on Thursday 15 June 2017.

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight from Local Live

    That's it from us for today - we'll be back again tomorrow from 7am to 10pm with all the news, sport, weather and travel from across the West Country.

    Before we go, here's your evening weather forecast.

    Looks like it'll be nice again tomorrow!

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    Video caption: Weather evening June 15 2017
  2. Elderly psychiatric hospital ward shut over safety concerns

    Callington Road Hospital

    A ward at a Bristol psychiatric hospital has been temporarily shut while an NHS trust "investigates safety-related concerns specific to the ward".

    Fifteen elderly patients in the Laurel Ward at Callington Road Hospital, in Brislington, are being transferred to other units run by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership.

    In a statement, the trust said: "In making the decision to temporarily close the ward we had to balance the necessity to protect safety with the potential impact on wellbeing that a move might cause.

    "While the ward is closed we will accommodate new admissions as far as possible.

    We are working to resolve the situation and reopen Laurel as soon as we are fully satisfied that no safety concerns remain."

  3. BreakingSecond soldier dies after Castlemartin tank incident

    A second soldier from the Wiltshire-based Royal Tank Regiment has died following an incident at a military firing range in Pembrokeshire.

    Both soldiers were injured at Castlemartin yesterday afternoon, defence minister Tobias Ellwood said.

    Two people are still being treated for their injuries.

    Mr Ellwood said: "It is with great sorrow I can confirm the death of a second soldier from the Royal Tank Regiment following yesterday's incident at Castlemartin Ranges."

  4. Fears for wildlife after spate of bird shootings

    Seagull

    An RSPCA inspector fears more animals could be killed or injured after a spate of incidents where birds have been shot by someone using an air rifle.

    Three calls were made in a week to the same industrial estate in Highbridge in Somerset by local residents, who also found gulls that had been shot.

    The RSPCA is now appealing for anyone with information about the person responsible to contact them.

    Quote Message: Unfortunately, we regularly have to deal with injured or dead animals which have been shot by people using air rifles. The injuries caused by such attacks are horrific and often fatal. It is very distressing to think that people take pleasure in causing such horrific injuries to defenseless animals. from Inspector Hayley Lawrence RSPCA
    Inspector Hayley LawrenceRSPCA
  5. 'Islam promotes peace': Inside Bristol's only Muslim faith school

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    Video caption: Staff at Andalusia Academy say that they teach the real meaning of Islam.

    Andalusia Academy has 250 pupils - some come from as far away as Cardiff and Swindon.

    Staff say that they teach the real meaning of Islam and work to prevent children becoming radicalised.

    "Islam promotes peace, it promotes the sanctity of human life," says the assistant head teacher, Rebecca Chowdhury.

  6. Mutilated cow found with face and tongue removed

    Police are appealing for help after a dead cow was found with parts of its face and the tongue removed "with a significant degree of precision".

    The animal was found near Charmy Down, near Bath.

    Police believe the "unusual and distressing incident" happened overnight on 10 or 11 June.

  7. BBC Music Day 2017: I feel good... even in hospital

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    Video caption: Choir sings James Brown classic at Southmead Hospital for BBC Music Day 2017.

    What better tune to sing in hospital to raise patients' spirits?

    The choir sung the James Brown classic I Got You (I Feel Good) at Southmead Hospital for BBC Music Day 2017.

  8. Police hunting armed coffee robber

    CCTV image of man police want to speak to about an armed robbery in Bristol

    Police in Bristol have released CCTV images after a man threatened shop staff with a knife when they tried to stop him stealing jars of coffee.

    A white man in his 30s went into the Co-op store on Two Mile Hill Road at about 9:20pm on Saturday 11 June.

    Officers want to speak to the man pictured in connection with the incident.

  9. Bristol's world-famous Bamboo Club honoured with blue plaque

    The blue plaque unveiled at the site of the world-famous Bamboo Club in Bristol

    One of Bristol's most famous music venues has been honoured with the unveiling of a blue plaque to mark BBC Music Day 2017.

    The Bamboo Club, which became a world-famous blues and reggae club in St Pauls, was the first West Indian nightspot in the city.

    It opened in 1966 and stayed open for 11 years until it burned down in 1977 just days before then Sex Pistols were due to perform.

    The likes of Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley played there, and a crowd gathered this morning to mark the impact it had on music culture in Bristol.

    Crowd gathers to watch unveiling of Bamboo Club blue plaque on BBC Music Day

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    Video caption: Watch: Why the Bamboo Club in St Pauls became a groundbreaking club in St Pauls.
  10. Stonehenge tunnel 'should be reconsidered', Unesco says

    Stonehenge

    A controversial plan to build a tunnel at Stonehenge should be reconsidered, a Unesco report has recommended.

    The report says a short tunnel could damage the World Heritage Site and a bypass above ground, or a longer tunnel should not be ruled out.

    The findings will be presented to the World Heritage Committee next month.

    Click here to read more.

  11. Choir warms up at Southmead Hospital

    Amanda Parr goes behind the scenes at Southmead Hospital as a choir made up of 60 different choirs is performing in the main atrium for BBC Music Day 2017.

    It's based here to highlight how music can improve the health and wellbeing of patients.

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    Video caption: Music as therapy is the theme here for BBC Music Day 2017.
  12. Ammunition ban after Wiltshire regiment soldier dies during training

    Police at Castlemartin Range

    A 48-hour ban has been placed on the use of some live ammunition during an international training exercise after a soldier from a Wiltshire-based regiment died.

    The soldier from the Royal Tank Regiment - based in Tidworth - died earlier today after being injured at Castlemartin Range yesterday.

    Minister for People and Veterans, Tobias Ellwood, said the soldier died with his family "by his bedside" at Morriston Hospital in Swansea.

    Police, who are investigating the incident alongside the Health and Safety Executive and the Ministry of Defence (MoD), said the three other soldiers remained in hospital in a serious condition.

    Click here to read more.

  13. Music is the best medicine at Southmead Hospital

    As part of BBC Music Day, a large choir made up of 60 choirs is performing in the main atrium at Southmead Hospital this afternoon.

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  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Bristol northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Bristol northbound severe disruption, between J17 for A4018 and J16 for A38 affecting J18A for M49.

    M5 Bristol - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M5 northbound between J17, A4018 (Cribbs Causeway) and J16, A38 (Aztec West), because of a broken down lorry. Congestion to J18a M49.

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

  15. Forest Green sign Cooper from Birmingham

    Charlie Cooper

    Forest Green Rovers have signed Birmingham City midfielder Charlie Cooper on a two-year deal.

    The Blues youth product, 20, spent most of last season on loan at the New Lawn making 24 appearances and helped the club get promoted to the English Football League for the first time.

    Cooper is the son of Rovers boss Mark and the grandson of former Leeds and England left-back Terry Cooper.

  16. Wiltshire invention redeveloped for children

    Tom Lawton from Malmesbury invented the Million Mile Light, hoping it would increase the visibility of runners.

    He's since honed the technology to be sensitive enough to be used by children.

    It has a tiny, silent, kinetic engine that powers four ultra bright LEDs. The lights blink with every step you take, no matter how fast or slow you move.

    It clips onto your waistband, bicep, wrist or ankle straps, and uses 100% renewable energy with no need for batteries. The design won silver at the 2017 Running Awards.

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    Video caption: Watch: Wiltshire invention redeveloped for children
  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Bristol northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Bristol northbound severe disruption, at J17 for A4018 affecting J18A for M49.

    M5 Bristol - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M5 northbound at J17, A4018 (Cribbs Causeway), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J18a M49.

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

  18. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Bristol northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Bristol northbound severe disruption, between J17 for A4018 and J16 for A38 affecting J18A for M49.

    M5 Bristol - Very slow traffic on M5 northbound between J17, A4018 (Cribbs Causeway) and J16, A38 (Aztec West), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J18a M49.

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

  19. Stroud man denies manslaughter of soldier Jack Mitchell

    Jack Mitchell
    Image caption: Jack Mitchell was based at Larkhill Camp in Wiltshire

    A 29-year-old man has denied killing a soldier outside a nightclub in Stroud.

    Jack Mitchell, 24, a gunner at Larkhill Camp in Wiltshire, died outside the Warehouse nightclub in Stroud in the early hours of Sunday, 5 February.

    Jake Davies, from Bowbridge, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter at Gloucester Crown Court.

    He will next appear at Bristol Crown Court on Monday.

  20. Do you know who this man is? Glos Police want to know

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    The incident happened in Gloucester in the early hours of Sunday 2 February 2017.

    The man is wearing a short sleeve black top and dark shoes with a white rim around the sole.

    CCTV footage shows the man at Bar Fever on Eastgate Street on Saturday 1 February 2017.