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  1. Dorset school bus driver 'hit in face and arm by motorist'

    An alleged assault on a bus driver in Sherborne is being investigated by Dorset Police.

    Greenhill, A30

    It happened on the A30 at about 08:30 BST on Thursday and involved a black BMW and a double-decker school bus.

    It's reported the BMW driver left his vehicle and boarded the bus before hitting the bus driver, who suffered injuries to his face and arm.

    A 24-year-old man from the Yeovil area has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

  2. On the front pages in the West today

    newspaper being printed

    Your daily round-up of the stories making the newspapers in the West.

    Bristol Post: Police say officer used 'reasonable force' hitting football fan with baton outside Ashton Gate

    Swindon Advertiser: School meal taken from girl, 9, for sake of 55p

    Glos Standard:Mayor of Cirencester Nigel Robbins calls for better legal protection to ensure high quality delivery of Chesterton development

    Yeovil Express:Delays as member of public stops train incident at Bridgwater

  3. Would you know the symptoms of meningitis?

    Bacteria are transmitted by close contact with carriers, and through coughing, kissing or sneezing.

    Symptoms of the infection can include:

    • A rash (anywhere on the body)
    • Confusion/delirium
    • A severe headache
    • Fever and vomiting

    Knowing the symptoms can save lives. Check them here.

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    Video caption: We asked these students if they could identify meningitis symptoms
  4. 'Security to be tight' for Hillary Clinton's Cheltenham visit

    Hillary Clinton's preparing to appear at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday.

    The 2016 US Presidental Candidate will discuss her memoir, 'What Happened', at the centaur at midday.

    Cheltenham Festival says the security of its speakers is its highest priority and that there are plans in place to make sure events run safely and smoothly.

    Alex Bomberg is Group CEO of the Stonehouse bodyguard company, Intelligent Protection International, and says 'security will be tight'.

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    Video caption: Listen: 'Security will be tight' for Hillary Clinton's appearance at the Cheltenham Literature Festival
  5. 'One in four teenagers carry meningococcal bacteria harmlessly'

    University of Bristol

    A student of Bristol University is recovering following treatment for another confirmed meningitis B infection.

    Health officials say students who share the same accommodation block as the patient were given antibiotics as a precaution.

    The Meningitis Research Foundation says that one in four teenagers carry meningococcal bacteria in the back of the nose and throat quite harmlessly.

    Quote Message: Most of us... have natural immunity. The bacteria cannot live longer than a few moments outside the body, so they are not carried on things like clothes and bedding, toys or dishes so there is no need to be concerned that the physical environment of Bristol itself is the source of the infection. from Meningitis Research Foundation
    Meningitis Research Foundation
  6. Making the headlines on your local BBC radio stations

    Faders on a desk in a radio studio

    BBC Wiltshire: A Swindon man whose teenage daughter died from Meningitis B is to meet the Health Secretary to demand a wider vaccination programme.

    BBC Radio Gloucestershire: Police raids in Cheltenham and Gloucester have charged 10 of 11 Albanian men arrested in connection with drug offences and providing fake documents.

    BBC Somerset: More than 600 Royal Marines from 40 Commando have returned to Somerset after helping with the relief effort in the Caribbean.

    BBC Radio Bristol: A group of residents in Henleaze are calling on the police to do more to deal with burglaries in the local area.

  7. Rail disruption this weekend

    Rail passengers planning to travel to London this weekend are being warned of major disruption after a line was closed at short notice.

    Network Rail says part of the track at Didcot Parkway will be shut for emergency engineering work.

    After the last train tonight, there will be no services from Didcot to London Paddington until first thing Monday morning.

    There will be a replacement bus service.

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    Video caption: Watch: Julian Burnell from Network Rail explains more
  8. Welcome to Friday morning on BBC Local Live

    Good morning. We'll be bringing you the latest updates in news, sport, travel and weather until 10pm.

    Ahead of a predicted 'heatwave' this weekend, today will start cloudy with a little drizzle and odd showers.

    It will brighten up through the day, with some sunny spells by the afternoon.

    Dan Downs has more...

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    Video caption: Watch: Today's weather forecast with Dan Downs