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  1. Live news, sport, travel and weather updates for the West of England on Tuesday, 10 October 2017

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  1. Goodnight from us

    Has late summer returned with a vengeance? Temperatures are going to be picking up for many of us this week, with highs of 19 degrees expected in some parts on Friday.

    Ian Fergusson has the forecast for the next few days.

    BBC Local Live for the West will return at 7am tomorrow morning with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

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    Video caption: Temperatures are becoming unseasonably warmer through the rest of the week.
  2. 'We've got her,' says missing girl's dad

    Following a media appeal, the North Somerset teenager - missing since Thursday - has been found.

    Her delighted father took to Facebook to announce the news.

    Avon and Somerset Police say the 14-year-old was found in the Backwell area of North Somerset.

  3. BreakingMissing teenager found

    Avon and Somerset Police say the missing 14-year-old has been found in Backwell this evening.

    She was the subject of a missing person appeal earlier today.

  4. Music to make the heart sing

    A musician who helped produce the Band Aid single in the 1980's has turned his talents to a new record - raising money for mental health charities in Bath.

    Stuart Bruce from Box teamed up with local band Littlemen to write "More Than That".

    He and several of the musicians have all experienced depression and anxiety - they hope the single will raise money and awareness about the issue.

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    Video caption: Local musician produces single for mental health
  5. Calls for more awareness of meningitis symptoms following another death

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    Video caption: Meningitis Now are hoping to raise awareness of the infection with a loud and graphic video.

    A teenager has died from suspected meningitis in Bristol. If this latest death is confirmed, it will be the third in the last 18 months, after the death of 16-year-old Izzy Gentry and 18-year-old George Zographou.

    The charity Meningitis Now is hoping that a new film will raise awareness of the symptoms among teenagers and students at this critical time.

  6. Explore Clevedon as you've never seen it before

    We've been out looking at some West country gems, with BBC Points West's drone camera.

    We thought you might enjoy a minute's peace above the skies of North Somerset:

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    Video caption: A bird's eye view of Clevedon
  7. Home Office promises review of air rifle law after Bristol toddler shooting

    The Home Office has announced it will review the laws governing the regulation of air weapons in England and Wales.

    The move comes after a debate in parliament yesterday evening, secured by a local MP who was calling for tighter rules after the shooting of a toddler in her constituency.

    Harry Studley was shot in the head in July 2016, and has lasting injuries, including seizures.

    Our Political Editor, Paul Barltrop reports:

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    Video caption: Harry's case has prompted the promise of action from the Home Office.
  8. Another gold for Yeovil in Bloom...

    ...and here is a photo of some members of Kenmore Drive - one of the community groups who helped to make it happen this year.

    Proud residents of the Westfield Association and The Hub have also been praised - they used their green fingers to cultivate splendid displays of blooms in their neighbourhoods.

    Kenmore Drive residents
  9. Parachute case: jury sees first-hand the circumstances

    The jury, hearing the case against Emile Cilliers - who is accused of attempting to kill his wife by tampering with her parachute before a jump - have visited the scene of the alleged crime.

    They were given first-hand experience of the storage, equipment routines and likely movements on the day that Victoria Cilliers fell 4,000 ft.

    Emile Cilliers denies the charges against him. The jury will return to court tomorrow.

    Watch: Duncan Kennedy reports...

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    Video caption: The jury in the Cilliers case visited the airfield, from where Victoria Cilliers took her parachute jump
  10. Bristol rally co-driver still speeding ahead

    A Bristol woman who has navigated rally cars for 50 years is heading off to compete in the World Rally Championships.

    Pauline Gullick provides the instructions that the drivers follow. She is the co-driver to the five-time British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae.

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    Video caption: Pauline is nearly 70 but still loves the sport.
  11. See what an autistic person sees: world mental health day

    A hospital in Wiltshire has challenged its staff to experience what their environment looks like for a person suffering an autistic spectrum episode.

    It's designed to teach and help understanding of the affects of autism and mental illnesses.

    The Great Western Hospital app-ortunity is using virtual reality to show its staff how someone with sensory overload will experience the world, so they can understand and support patients better.

    Those on the autistic spectrum have a higher probability of experiencing mental health issues, although one in four of all adults will experience mental health issues of some kind in their life.

    Experience the app here. WARNING: contains flashing images

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    Video caption: Staff at GWH in Swindon have been finding out using virtual reality
  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M48 Gloucestershire both ways

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    M48 Gloucestershire both ways severe disruption, between J1 for A403 and J2 for A466 Wye Valley Link Road.

    M48 Gloucestershire - Strong winds on M48 Severn Bridge in both directions between J1, A403 (Aust) and J2, A466 (Chepstow). Matrix sign set to 40 mph.

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

  13. Weston-super-Mare man arrested after sexual assault

    Man in handcuffs

    A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in Weston-super-Mare on Monday (9 September).

    The man, who is from the Weston-super-Mare area, was picked up following a CCTV appeal.

    Avon and Somerset Police confirm that he remains in custody.

    Two other men, aged 20 and 18 were also arrested and released under investigation.

  14. Woman of the Year recognition for 'human swan'

    Sacha Dench

    A Gloucestershire woman who flew thousands of miles in a paramotor following migrating swans has been honoured as one of Britain's 'Women of the Year'.

    Sacha Dench took the trip from arctic Russia to Slimbridge in Gloucestershire to study Bewick's swans.

    She will be honoured at an event on the 16th October in London.

    Quote Message: It’s an honour to be recognised alongside these inspirational and extraordinary women and I cannot wait to share this special day with them. from Sacha Dench Paramotor pilot
    Sacha DenchParamotor pilot
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    Severe accident: M32 Bristol southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M32 Bristol southbound severe accident, at J1 for A4174 Bristol Ring Road affecting M4 J19.

    M32 Bristol - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M32 inbound at J1, A4174 (Hambrook), because of an accident involving three vehicles. Congestion to M4 J19, Bristol.

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

  16. World Cup appearance due for Bristol City's Magnusson

    Hordur Magnusson

    Bristol City's Hodur Magnusson is heading off to the World Cup.

    He was in Iceland's team as they became the smallest nation ever to qualify for the final rounds of the tournament.

    When he competes in Russia, he will be the second Bristol City player ever to do so.

  17. Traffic building in Bristol after Feeder Road closure

    Traffic map of Bristol

    The closure of Feeder Road is causing traffic delays in Bristol. The red lines on the map show where traffic is heaviest.

    Feeder Road remains closed after a crane hit a bridge earlier this afternoon.

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