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  1. Weather: Cloud, patchy rain and wind expected over the weekend

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    Video caption: Watch: Ian Fergusson with the weather forecast

    And that's it from the BBC live page for this week.

    Join us again on Monday, from 7am, for more live news, sport, weather and travel updates for the West of England.

  2. Archive video: Bristol accents explored

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    Video caption: Watch: A clip from a Nationwide programme in 1977

    'Ark at 'ee!

    The Bristolian accent is known for its distinctive sound, as Nationwide explored in 1977.

    This archive film follows the reporter who ask Bristolians to pronounce a very specific phrase, with interesting results.

  3. Torso discovery remembered, 80 years on

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    Video caption: Watch: "I remember the news coming round like wildfire," said Phyllis Creese

    This weekend marks the 80th anniversary of one of Gloucestershire's most notorious unsolved murders.

    On 3 February 1938, fishermen netted a headless torso in the River Severn at Haw Bridge.

    The victim has never been officially identified but it is widely believed to be Captain William Butt who lived in Cheltenham.

    Phyllis Creese, who was 14 years old at the time, remembers some of the rumours about what happened to the head.

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    Video caption: "They weren't going to hit me," says Jacob Rees-Mogg MP after scuffle.

    Jacob Rees-Mogg MP speaks to BBC Somerset reporter James Craig.

  5. 'A very aggressive and unexpected scene'

    James Craig

    BBC Somerset reporter, at UWE

    It was due to be a fairly routine event - Jacob Rees-Mogg was booked to speak to a few hundred students at a ticketed event.

    He would've spoken for about half an hour and then was due to take questions.

    Just a few minutes after he started speaking a group of protestors came into the back of the lecture theatre and started shouting anti-Conservative rhetoric, very loudly, trying to shout him down.

    Rather than halting the event, or ignoring them, Mr Rees-Mogg walked up to the back of the theatre to try and talk them down.

    At that point various other members of the audience got involved and that's when this scuffle happened.

    It looked to me that Mr Rees-Mogg was actually pushed and shoved, although he insists he wasn't.

    But it was a very aggressive and unexpected scene.

  6. 'Too many questions' over dual carriageway plans

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    Somerset County Council says there are "still too many questions" surrounding proposed improvements to the A358 trunk road.

    Highways England is currently consulting on three new options for creating a dual carriageway between the M5 and the A303 in Somerset.

    The authority said it was supportive of the need for improvements but called on Highways England to undertake "technical analysis, amendments and mitigations" before deciding on its preferred route for the section between West Hatch and Taunton.

    Quote Message: At the moment there are still too many questions and areas of uncertainty for us to identify a clear preferred option. However, we hope that by raising these issues at an early stage with Highways England they will be able to take measures to address these as the scheme progresses. from Councillor David Hall Somerset County Council
    Councillor David HallSomerset County Council
  7. Canal trip for Prince Charles

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    Prince Charles visited Stroud today to officially open a restored section of canal.

    The waterway shut in 1934 but a six-mile stretch between Stonehouse and Brimscombe has been brought back to life with the help of hundreds of volunteers.

  8. Bomb hoax man faced eviction after setting fire to flat

    Flats in Gas Ferry Road

    A man who threatened to blow up a block of flats in Bristol had been threatened with eviction after setting fire to his apartment, a court has heard.

    James Francis, 21, has been jailed for two and a half years after threatening to blow up his block in Gas Ferry Road in August.

    Police were alerted after he told a key worker he had stolen propane canisters and had a gun made from an umbrella.

    During sentencing, Bristol Crown Court heard Francis had been in a drug-induced psychosis after taking a large amount of illegally-bought prescription medicines.

  9. First four star Severn Bore of the year

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    Video caption: Watch: A four-star bore took place this morning

    The first big Severn Bore of 2018 happened this morning.

    The normally fast-flowing river experienced the four-star tidal surge from Newnham through to Gloucester and beyond.

    At its start in the county, we filmed some of the surfers out to enjoy the ride.

  10. Injured cyclist has died in hospital

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    A cyclist injured in a collision in Tredington this morning has died in hospital, according to police.

    The 50-year-old man from Tewkesbury suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a Ford KA at about 7.30am.

    He was airlifted to Southmead Hospital, Bristol, where he died earlier this afternoon.

    His next of kin have been informed, Gloucestershire Constabulary said.

    The driver of the car, a 22-year-old woman from Cheltenham, was not physically injured in the crash.

  11. Football: Bolton v Bristol City (8pm)

    The Macron Stadium

    Bolton host Bristol City in the Championship tonight.

    Striker Aaron Wilbraham is a doubt against his former club, and promotion-chasing Bristol City's centre-back Nathan Baker is suspended.

    Midfielder Gary O'Neil is back in training for the visitors but unlikely to feature, while striker Matty Taylor is out after a hernia operation.

    Tap here for live coverage this evening.

    Quote Message: It was a difficult game when [we played Bolton] at home and they were reduced to 10 men. They were still catching up and evolving then. Now they're a really well-coached team. It is a tight pitch and it'll be a tough ask for us. from Lee Johnson Bristol City head coach
    Lee JohnsonBristol City head coach
  12. Winter cricket helping disabled players

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    Video caption: Watch: Nick Dean is training during the winter for the first time

    Nick Dean, who has familial spastic diplegia, is taking part in winter training sessions being offered for the first time by Somerset Disabled Cricket Club.

    His condition affects muscle growth in his legs and makes movement difficult, but he believes playing cricket really helps him because the sport "trains muscles that you don't even know that you are using".

    Somerset Cricket Board decided to run sessions across the county to give more people the chance to play cricket all year round.

  13. BreakingAvon Gorge climber dies after fall

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    A climber has died following a fall at the Avon Gorge.

    They were pronounced dead at the scene after being rescued from the cliff face by the Coastguard helicopter.

    Emergency crews were called to The Portway shortly before midday, along with the ambulance, air ambulance and fire services.

    "We are taking steps to identify and notify next of kin," said an Avon and Somerset Police spokeswoman.