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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather for the West on Tuesday 12 September 2017

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. It's going to be a wet and windy night

    That's it from us here at BBC Local Live for today. We'll be back tomorrow morning from 7am with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather across the West.

    Storm Aileen is heading across the region tonight. The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for strong winds, especially in coastal areas. Gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected in some places.

    So take care if you're out and about.

    Good night.

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    Video caption: Take care - storm Aileen will be bringing rain and winds to the west.
  2. Full-time football scores

    As well as that entertaining draw for Bristol City at Wolves in the Championship, here's how the West's teams got on tonight in the English Football League:

    • Bristol Rovers 2-3 Oldham
    • Forest Green 0-1 Lincoln
    • Notts County 1-0 Swindon Town
    • Newport County 1-0 Cheltenham Town
    • Yeovil Town 2-2 Morecambe

    Yeovil had been 2-0 up in the second half, but ultimately had to settle for a draw.

  3. Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-3 Bristol City

    Aden Flint

    Aden Flint scores for the second game in a row as Bristol City twice come from behind in a thrilling draw at Wolves.

    Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-3 Bristol City

    Danny Batth

    Danny Batth scores a late header as Wolves rescue a point in a six-goal thriller at home against Bristol City.

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  4. Jailed Cotswold art dealer faces further legal action

    Kate Moss
    Image caption: One of the stolen paintings was a painting of model Kate Moss by Sebastian Kruger

    A Cotswold art dealer, who made his name selling paintings made by celebrities, is to face further legal action.

    Jonathan Poole, 69, of Poulton, Gloucestershire admitted 26 offences ranging from 1986 to 2013.

    He was found guilty of taking a percentage of profits from legitimate sales, or falsely claiming to be entitled to sell artworks owned by clients.

    These included works by the Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood, German artist Sebastian Krüger and French sculptor Auguste Rodin.

    He will now face a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing later this year, where his assets could be stripped in order to pay back the money he owes to clients.

    Quote Message: Thankfully I have been able to reunite nearly all of the victims with their artwork and they have all been very patient and helpful in what has had to be a long investigation. Poole was once a successful man and his victims trusted him to take care of their valuable artwork. Sadly he has now tarnished his once good name and he will have to live with that shame for the rest of his life." from Det Con Steve Crilley Major Crime Investigation Team, Gloucestershire Police
    Det Con Steve CrilleyMajor Crime Investigation Team, Gloucestershire Police
  5. M5 fire captured on camera

    The M5 suffered disruption earlier today after a vehicle caught fire.

    Police and the fire service attended. Nobody was injured.

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    Video caption: A motorist filmed this earlier fire on the M5, nobody was hurt as a result.
  6. How the private sector could hold the key to Stonehenge tunnel

    The BBC has learnt that a £1.6 billion road and tunnel around Stonehenge could depend on money from the private sector.

    The work would see a dual carriageway dug underground around the famous stones in the south of Wiltshire.

    It promises to ease congestion on the main route between London and the West Country and improve views of the prehistoric stones.

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    Video caption: How the private sector could hold the key to Stonehenge tunnel
  7. Seventy five years of married life

    Ed and Betty Hardy have been celebrating today. And so they should....after 75 years of marriage.

    It was in the middle of the Second World War that the couple tied the knot.

    They now both live at a care home in Somerset, where our correspondent Clinton Rogers has been to meet them.

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    Video caption: Ed and Betty Hardy celebrated 75 years of happy marriage today in Somerset.
  8. Tuesday night football latest

    It's a busy night for the West's football teams, with all six of the local English Football League clubs in action.

    In the Championship Bristol City are level with Wolves at half-time, with Aden Flint's second goal in as many games making it 1-1.

    In League One, Bristol Rovers' home game against Oldham remains goalless, while Forest Green's meeting with Lincoln in League Two is also still 0-0.

    Elsewhere in the fourth tier, Cheltenham Town are 1-0 down at Newport County and Swindon Town are 1-0 behind at Notts County.

    But - enjoying a happier note so far - Yeovil Town are 1-0 up at home to Morecambe.

    You can follow all of tonight's EFL action live here.

  9. Pregnant women offered flu jabs from their midwives

    Pregnant woman

    Pregnant women in Somerset will be able to get flu jabs from their midwives for the first time.

    The new service comes after a successful trial at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, where take-up for the vaccine almost doubled.

    Flu is more serious in pregnancy as it can cause health problems, and can even be fatal in either the mother or unborn baby.

    The new service is being offered by maternity services at both the Royal United Hospital in Bath and Yeovil District Hospital.

    Quote Message: Many women have told us that they really like the convenience of being able to have their flu vaccination at their regular midwife appointment so I am pleased that we can offer this again during the coming months." from Debra Young, Head of midwifery at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
    Debra Young,Head of midwifery at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
  10. Setback for Bristol Mayor

    Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees has been in London today as part of an event organised by the Core Cities group to lobby for more government funding.

    He'd hoped to speak to government ministers directly, but none attended.

    Despite the setback, he said he will continue to push for greater funding for Bristol.

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    Video caption: Marvin Rees' event suffered a setback as no government ministers attended.
  11. Colourful rock craze sweeping Bristol

    Painted rocks are cropping up in their hundreds across Bristol. They have been intentionally left lying around for other people to find.

    In just two weeks, a Facebook page devoted to the idea, called Bristol Rocks, has attracted 4,000 members - and shows no signs of slowing.

    These children from Sunshine pre-school in Whitchurch gave it a go:

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    Video caption: Kids are encouraged to paint rocks and hide them for others to find.
  12. Bristol University study says there is "limited evidence" of the effects of drinking in pregnancy

    Pregnant woman drinking water

    A University of Bristol paper says there is "surprisingly limited" evidence that light drinking during pregnancy poses any risk to the baby, say UK researchers.

    They reviewed all the available studies done on the topic since the 1950s and found no convincing proof that a drink or two a week is harmful.

    But the team stress this does not mean it is completely safe.

    They say women should avoid all alcohol throughout pregnancy "just in case", as per official guidelines.

    You can read more about the story here

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset southbound

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    M5 Somerset southbound severe disruption, between J21 for A370 and J22 for A38.

    M5 Somerset - One lane closed and slow traffic on M5 southbound between J21, A370 (Weston-Super-Mare) and J22, A38 (Burnham-On-Sea), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  14. Celebrity art dealer jailed for thefts

    Jonathan Poole, art dealer

    A celebrity art dealer stole pieces worth almost £500,000 in a crime compared to a Hollywood blockbuster.

    Jonathan Poole, 69, of Poulton, near Cirencester, admitted stealing paintings and selling artworks he was not entitled to.

    The stolen items included paintings of Princess Diana, Kate Moss, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison and Bono. Some pieces have never been traced.

    You can read more about the story here

  15. Plans to shut two Forest of Dean community hospitals

    Lydney Hospital sign

    Two community hospitals could be replaced with one £11m purpose-built facility if plans put forward by the NHS are agreed.

    Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust said its "preferred option" was to shut Lydney and Dilke and build a "great new hospital" in the Forest of Dean.

    It said the two hospitals were "no longer fit for purpose" and a 12-week public consultation had started.

    The final decision on the future of the two hospitals will be made in April.

    Read more here.

  16. Making the headlines in your newspapers

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  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset northbound

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    M5 Somerset northbound severe disruption, between J20 for B3133 and J19 for A369.

    M5 Somerset - Very slow traffic and three lanes closed on M5 northbound between J20, B3133 (Clevedon) and J19, A369 (Portishead), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  18. Bringing the Adonis Blue back to Gloucestershire

    The Adonis Blue is a striking butterfly that can be seen in the Cotswolds.

    In the 1970s, the butterfly had vanished altogether, but it's making a return thanks to careful management of grasslands in Gloucestershire.

    Wildlife presenter Mike Dilger has been out butterfly hunting:

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    Video caption: Mike Dilger looks at how the Adonis Blue is returning to the wild.
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    Severe disruption: M5 Gloucestershire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Gloucestershire southbound severe disruption, at J9 for A46.

    M5 Gloucestershire - M5 exit slip road partially blocked and very slow traffic southbound at J9, A46 (Tewkesbury), because of a broken down car.

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