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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates for the West of England on Monday 19 June, 2017.

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Another scorchio day in store tomorrow

    And it's good night from your local live team in the West.

    We'll be back from 7am tomorrow on what looks like being another scorcher of a day.

    We'll be bringing you all the latest news, travel, weather and sport from across the region until 10pm.

    Now here's Ian Fergusson with news of more "hot Spanish air" heading our way.

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    Video caption: Hot Spanish air means another scorchio day in store
  2. Police have been 'very reassuring'

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    Video caption: Bristol councillor says police and the local Muslim community will be proactive.

    Police forces in the West have met with imams and faith leaders today to offer them reassurances over safety, in the wake of the terror attack at a mosque in London.

    They have reiterated that there is no suggestion of a direct threat here and that hate crimes will not be tolerated.

    At Bristol's largest mosque in Easton, police have been on patrol reassuring worshippers.

  3. Family of mosque terror suspect: 'We're devastated'

    Darren Osborne

    Relatives of Finsbury Park mosque terror suspect Darren Osborne say they are in a state of shock.

    In a statement, the family said they were "massively in shock".

    Quote Message: It's unbelievable. It still hasn't really sunk in. We're devastated for the families, our hearts go out to those who've been injured. He'd never expressed any racist views. It's madness, it must just be complete madness.
  4. Cover Up, Mate campaign targets builders and farm workers

    Poster

    On one of the warmest days of the year so far, health experts are urging men who spend a lot of time outdoors to protect themselves against the sun, to reduce their risk of getting skin cancer.

    The NHS Cover Up, Mate campaign is targeting male agricultural and construction workers, gardeners and sports players who they say often don’t always use sun cream.

    Construction, agricultural and horticultural businesses are also being asked to sign up to a pledge to encourage their employees to protect themselves against the sun.

  5. Wiltshire PCC speaks out on paedophile hunters

    Sam Dallow (left) is caught in a sting by paedophile hunter Shane Brannigan

    The Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon has warned against vigilantes tackling paedophiles without police involvement.

    Angus Macpherson has written a blog on the subject after a soldier was jailed following a sting by a self-styled paedophile hunter.

    Sam Dallow admitted grooming a child after sending explicit messages over the internet from his Army barracks in Tidworth, Wiltshire.

    Quote Message: Entrapment by self-appointed paedophile hunters who pose as children is risky and the evidence they gather may not even be admissible in court. There’s no control, no boundaries and no governance. Whilst the motives of the self-styled hunters are no doubt laudable, they may unwittingly be jeopardising police investigations. from Angus Macpherson Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon
    Angus MacphersonPolice and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon
  6. £10m funding gap in healthcare budget

    The Clinical Commissioning group for Bath and North East Somerset, which co-ordinates health care across the area, has to save more than £10m by next April.

    BANES CCG has already made cost saving efficiencies this year of £1.4m but is warning there's a serious financial gap between its budget and the increasing cost of providing care.

  7. Alleged attacker's sister 'sorry for what's happened'

    The street in Weston-super-Mare where the family of Darren Osborne lives
    Image caption: The street in Weston-super-Mare where the family of Darren Osborne lives

    The sister of a man suspected of driving a van into a crowd of Muslims in Finsbury Park has said she is sorry for what has happened.

    Darren Osborne, 47, has been held on suspicion of terror offences after the attack in the early hours of Monday.

    Speaking outside the family home in Weston-Super-Mare, his sister said: "I am very sorry for what's happened."

    The family says it will not be issuing any further statements at this time.

  8. Police step up patrols outside West mosques after attack

    Police have been out on patrol outside mosques in Bristol in response to the Finsbury Park terror attack in London.

    Officers are keen to reassure worshippers, particularly during this holy month of ramadan, that they can attend prayers without fear.

    Scott Ellis was live at Bristol's largest mosque in Easton to hear from faith leaders.

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    Video caption: Mosque to hold street party to promote unity
  9. Mosque terror attack: Suspect's mother says son is 'not a terrorist'

    The mother of the man arrested on suspicion of carrying out the Finsbury Park terror attack says her son is "not a terrorist" and has mental health problems.

    Darren Osborne, a 47-year-old father of four now living in Cardiff but originally from Weston-super-Mare, was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

    The Metropolitan Police said he was later arrested for the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder.

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    Video caption: Mother in Weston-super-Mare says son has mental health problems and is not a terrorist.
  10. BreakingFamily of mosque attack suspect 'in shock'

    The family of Finsbury Park terror attack suspect Darren Osborne have spoken to the BBC and say they are "in shock" at what has happened.

  11. Tributes to 'extraordinary' Lord Joffe

    Leader of Swindon Borough Council, David Renard has paid tribute to the human rights campaigner Lord Joffe, who has died at his Wiltshire home.

    Quote Message: Lord Joffe was an extraordinary man who had an incredible zest for life. He will be quite rightly remembered outside of Swindon for his career as a human rights lawyer and his work in the financial services industry, but he will be sadly missed by a great number of people here. He was passionate about Swindon and did an enormous amount of good work for local causes, while also being a real champion for the town. I had the pleasure of spending time with him through his role with the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Trust and it would be fitting if we could deliver a new home for our art collection in his memory. I would like to extend my sympathies and those of my colleagues at the council to his widow Vanetta and all his family at this sad time.
  12. Mosque attack: footage shows suspected attacker being tackled

    Darren Osborne

    The man arrested on suspicion of carrying out the Finsbury Park terror attack is 47-year-old Darren Osborne from Cardiff, the BBC understands.

    He was held after a man drove a van into Muslim worshippers who had been attending evening prayers at a mosque in north London.

    Mr Osborne, who grew up in Weston-super-Mare, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and later further arrested over alleged terror offences.

  13. BreakingMosque attack: suspect named as Darren Osborne from Weston

    The BBC understands that the man arrested for the Finsbury Park terror attack is Darren Osborne aged 47 from the Cardiff area.

    Mr Osborne grew up in Weston-super-Mare and has four children.

  14. Schoolchildren write to MP with ideas to solve city's traffic woes

    Year 3 pupils at Sefton Park Primary School in Bristol have written letters to the Bristol West MP Thangam Debbonaire with their suggestions on how to sort the city's traffic problems.

    The office of the Labour MP says she'll get back to them as soon as possible.

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  15. Bridge is closed for emergency repairs

    Plimsoll Bridge

    Drivers in Bristol are being warned to expect delays after one lane of a central swing bridge in Bristol had to be closed for emergency repairs.

    Metal plates on the road surface of Plimsoll Bridge are sticking up and present a hazard, Bristol City Council says.

    There will also be lane closures on Cabot Way and Humphry Davy Way on both approaches to Plimsoll Bridge.

    Motorists are advised to avoid the outbound route where possible and to expect delays, especially during the evening peak for the rest of the week.

    A spokesman said: "We apologise for the inconvenience during these essential works."

  16. Delays at Temple Meads as tracks buckle in the heat

    Train in a heat wave

    Staff at Bristol Temple Meads station have just put out an announcement that some of the railway tracks have buckled in the heat.

    There is mild disruption to services through Temple Meads as trains are diverted along alternative tracks.

    It comes as passengers on South West Trains services have voiced anger over "utter chaos" on some weekend services, which led them to travel in cramped conditions in 27C heat.

  17. Human rights campaigner Lord Joel Joffe dies

    Lord Joffe

    The human rights lawyer and assisted dying campaigner Lord Joel Joffe has died at his Wiltshire home.

    Lord Joffe was the chairman of Oxfam for many years and also acted as defence attorney for Nelson Mandela at his trial in 1963.

    In recent years he had been campaigning for terminally ill people to have the right to die.

    He retired from the House of Lords in 2015.

    His family say he died yesterday at his home near Swindon after a short illness.

  18. Wiltshire Police: 'We must unite against hatred'

    Police cordon at Finsbury Park

    Wiltshire Police has responded to the terrorist incident outside a mosque in Finsbury Park, saying security measures outside mosques will be reviewed.

    Assistant Chief Constable Kier Pritchard said: “This incident will undoubtedly cause shock and concern and we would like to reassure all our communities in Wiltshire that we will not tolerate hate crimes of any nature.

    "We are working closely with community leaders to ensure that we are doing everything we can to keep people safe.

    "I must stress that there is no known specific threat to the county or to the South West region at this time.

    "Following incidents such as this, there can be an increase in hate crimes within communities and we must unite and stand together against such hatred.

    "We have seen communities working together offering support to each other after each of these attacks, and this is the spirit in which we must continue."

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  19. Going to Glasto? Don't forget the suncream!

    Castle Cary

    Extra trains are being scheduled to help ferry festival-goers to and from the Glastonbury Festival.

    Great Western Railway said it would provide 50 additional services, and a queuing system would be in place at Castle Cary between the station and the shuttle service.

    The start of the festival is set to be a scorcher so ticket holders are being urged to pack the sun cream.

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