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  1. Weather: A shower-free night and warm and dry weekend ahead

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    Video caption: Watch: Ian Fergusson with the weather forecast

    The weather is looking favourable for the weekend.

    We can expect Saturday to contain sunny spells, a low risk of showers and temperatures in the low 20s.

    And there'll be more sunshine on Sunday with temperatures expected to rise slightly from Saturday.

    That's it for another week of our live page. Join us again from 7am on Monday for more live news, sport, weather and travel updates.

  2. Calls for Bridgwater Docks bridge repair

    Bridgwater Docks bridge

    The Inland Waterways Association is calling for the bascule bridge at Bridgwater Docks to be repaired.

    It says that would help to reconnect the docks with the River Parrett and attract more tourists to the town.

    The bridge is designed to lift to allow boats through, but the mechanism hasn't worked for about 20 years.

  3. Criticised hospice 'not short of staff'

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    Video caption: Watch: BBC Points West's Seb Choudury speaks to Angela Jordan

    Prospect Hospice in Wroughton, which cares for 16 patients at the ends of their lives, has been issued with a warning notice after an unannounced CQC inspection in February.

    Inspectors found there was a risk the inpatient unit was unable to provide patients with safe care and treatment.

    In the previous six months, there had been 53 medicine mistakes.

    The hospice's chief executive, Angela Jordan, denied there was a shortage of staff.

  4. Tom Kerridge wants food festival in Bath to 'showcase Britain at its best'

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    Video caption: Watch: BBC Points West's Amanda Parr speaks to chef Tom Kerridge

    A three-day foodie festival, set up by celebrity chef Tom Kerridge - who was born in Salisbury and grew up in Gloucester - has begun.

    Crowds flooded into the Bath park shortly after 18:00 BST for a weekend of food and drink stalls, masterclasses and seminars.

  5. Fire brigade's recruitment needs balance

    Avon Fire and Rescue has admitted it must do more to try and attract people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

    The brigade's most recent recruitment drive was actively targeted at those from under-represented groups, particularly women and people from Black, Asian and other communities.

    But it's been revealed that just 7% of those who applied to be trainee firefighters - were from BME groups

    The fire authority says that's too low, and that further work will have to be done to find out what can be done to improve application rates.

  6. Cyclists could fall off the wagon as route gets alcohol 'yes'

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    Cyclists biking through the Forest of Dean’s most popular cycling route will be able to buy local beer, cider and wine in the near future.

    The district council’s planning committee has unanimously granted Dean Forest Cycles permission to sell alcohol.

    The cycle-hire centre, based in Parkend, will sell locally made alcohol between 12pm to 5pm every day of the week.

    The owners of the shop intend to sell premium bottled local beers, cider and wine – but not spirits – as part of a food package.

    Two complainants had voiced concerns saying accepting the licence would spark more “shouting”, create greater parking troubles and was a risk to young children who camp near the site on weekends and school holidays.

  7. Voyeur's sentence appeal bid refused

    Edward Parker

    A man who used hidden cameras to film women in bedrooms and bathrooms has had his bid to reduce his sentence refused.

    Edward Parker was jailed for three years in January after admitting secretly filming victims in Bristol, Nottinghamshire, Sheffield and Hampshire.

    Parker from Cheltenham, who admitted 16 charges including 12 of observing a person doing a private act, had his application refused by the Royal Court of Appeal.

  8. Maisie Sly opens new park in Swindon

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    Swindon's Oscar-winner has opened a new park in Swindon.

    Maisie Sly, 7, who is profoundly deaf, opened the newly refurbished Heaton Close Play Park in North Swindon.

    Maisie Sly at the Oscars
  9. 'Fake Botox' injections doctor jailed

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    Image caption: Marcelle King said her treatment resulted in "enormous blisters" under her eyes

    A practitioner who left two women with swelling and burns after injecting them with what they thought was Botox has been jailed for four years.

    Ozan Melin, 42, from Uxbridge, west London, gave the women from Poole and Bristol an "unknown and extremely dangerous substance", Bournemouth Crown Court was told.

    He was convicted in May of two counts of GBH following a retrial.

    Previously Melin, of Pole Hill Road, was cleared of fraud relating to claims he was medically qualified.

  10. Pop-up pub opening in Minchinhampton

    Crown Inn

    A pop-up pub is opening in Minchinhampton, near Stroud, on Saturday hoping to raise money and awareness for the venue's future.

    The market town hasn't had a working pub, centrally, for the past four years after The Crown closed down in 2014.

    As it's now on sale, the community wants to raise £1.2m to buy it, renovate and re-open it.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M48 Gloucestershire westbound

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

    M48 Gloucestershire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M48 Severn Bridge westbound between J1, A403 (Aust) and J2, A466 (Chepstow), because of a broken down car.

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

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    Severe accident: A346 Wiltshire northbound

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    A346 Wiltshire northbound severe accident, before M4 J15 affecting B4005 New Road.

    A346 Wiltshire - A346 Marlborough Road in Chiseldon blocked northbound before Swindon East, because of an accident involving two vehicles. Congestion to the B4005 New Road junction.

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

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    Severe accident: M32 Bristol northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M32 Bristol northbound severe accident, between J2 for A432 and J1 for A4174 Bristol Ring Road affecting J3 for A4320 Easton Way.

    M32 Bristol - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M32 outbound between J2, A432 (Eastville) and J1, A4174 (Hambrook), because of an accident. Congestion to J3, A4320 (St Pauls).

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

  14. Premier League clubs to get a winter break - but not the EFL

    Manchester United beat Yeovil in the 2014-15 FA Cup on their way to reaching the quarter-finals of the competition
    Image caption: Manchester United beat Yeovil in the 2014-15 FA Cup

    It has been confirmed Premier League clubs will have a winter break from the 2019-20 season.

    However the same will not apply for all three divisions of the English Football League which will remain unchanged.

    The FA Cup fifth round will be moved to midweek to accommodate the break, with replays being scrapped at that stage.

    Tap here to read more on the BBC Sport website.