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  1. Live news, sport, travel and weather updates for the West of England from 9-13 July

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    Severe accident: M5 Gloucestershire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Gloucestershire northbound severe accident, from J11 for A40 to J10 for A4019.

    M5 Gloucestershire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M5 northbound from J11, A40 (Gloucester) to J10, A4019 (Cheltenham), because of an accident.

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

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    Video caption: Thailand cave rescue: Children found ‘by smell’

    John Volanthen said the team of divers located the boys due to the smell in the flooded cave in Thailand.

  3. 'Significant disruption' expected on Great Western Railway services

    Passengers travelling on Great Western Railway services on Sunday have been told to expect significant disruption.

    The operator has blamed the combination of ongoing engineering work, the World Cup Final, the good weather, the start of the school holidays in some regions, and a reduced number of staff.

    Long distance services, including those between Paddington and Bristol, South Wales, Oxford and Devon and Cornwall will be most affected.

    GWR managing director Mark Hopwood said: "We will have managers and volunteers throughout our network to help at stations and on board, but unfortunately we will not be able to deliver our planned timetable of services; and the trains we are able to operate will be extremely busy.

    "I would encourage customers to travel on a different day if they are able to and we will happily offer refunds to those who choose not to travel. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this disruption will cause."

    Ticket restrictions have been removed from services on Saturday and Monday.

  4. 'I made them a promise I'd come back'

    A cave diver from Bristol, who helped save the lives of a group of boys trapped for nine days in Thailand, has been speaking exclusively to the BBC about the rescue operation.

    John Volanthen was one of a number of expert divers drafted in to get the 12 boys and their football coach to safety.

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    Video caption: A cave diver who helped save the lives of a group of boys in Thailand speaks to the BBC.
  5. Stroud Subscription Rooms: Sale £1

    Stroud's Subscription Rooms is to be sold for a pound.

    It will be bought from Stroud District Council by Stroud Town Council - which means the iconic arts venue will be kept in public ownership.

    It seems to be a conclusion for the listed building, following a long-running saga over its sale.

    The decision was made by councillors at a meeting last night - a year after the District Council revealed it could no longer afford to run the building.

    Subscription rooms
    Image caption: The long-running saga of the sale of the subscription rooms seems to have reached a conclusion
  6. Yeovil Show takes place this weekend

    Yeovil Show

    The Yeovil Show takes place this weekend at the Yeovil Showground, Barwick in Somerset.

    The event will feature hundreds of animals incuding cattle, goats, pigs and horses.

    Attractions will include dog shows, vintage tractors, show-jumping, shopping, bouncy castles, funfair and food stalls.

    The Yeovil Show is also holding a heavy horses class on Sunday and organisers say there will be "45 of these magnificent beasts on the showground".

    Also on sale this year is the specially-brewed Yeovil Show Ale made with the first hops to be grown in Somerset for 100 years.

    Visit the official Yeovil Show website for more information.

  7. Caution on 'camping up' in public

    As Bristol celebrates gender equality in the run-up to this weekend's Pride festivities, we've been focusing on the experiences of some of individuals within the LGBT community.

    How far has gender equality really come in Bristol?

    Bristol poet, Chris Hyde, says he can feel safe in gay clubs, but not out in public, if he is "camping up":

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    Video caption: Chris Hyde says he can feel safe in clubs, but not out in public if he is 'camping up'
  8. Poundworld stores to close in the West

    Poundworld

    Poundworld is to close a further 80 stores following its collapse last month.

    They include the following stores in the West - the list includes the number of staff to be made redundant at each site:

    • Bristol (Avon Meads) 12
    • Bristol (Channons Hill Retail Park) 14
    • Gloucester 15

    Deloitte, which is overseeing the process, has struggled to sell the business as a whole but said the latest raft of closures will not affect a potential deal for the remaining business.

    The administrator said discussions with interested parties are ongoing and "will continue to progress" over the coming days.

  9. Mechanics Institute suggested for endangered buildings list

    Mechanics Institute

    The Victorian Society is asking residents in Wiltshire and the South West to nominate threatened Victorian buildings for the 2018 Top 10 Endangered Buildings List.

    Now in its eleventh year, the Society's biggest annual campaign encourages people across the UK to nominate Victorian buildings in their area they feel are under threat.

    A shortlist of the ten most endangered in the country is then chosen by architecture and conservation experts, and the buildings in that list are given valuable publicity would could help save them.

    The Mechanics' Institute in Swindon remains empty and unused and the Society is asking residents in Wiltshire to suggest it for the 2018 list.

    Visit the Victorian Society website to make your nomination.

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    Severe disruption: A4018 Bristol both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A4018 Bristol both ways severe disruption, at The Victoria Rooms.

    A4018 Bristol - A4018 Whiteladies Road in Clifton just passable and heavy traffic at The Victoria Rooms junction, because of a broken down bus.

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

  11. RIAT flypast to mark 100 years of the RAF

    The Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford is now under way.

    This year the event is commemorating 100 years of the Royal Air Force with a special 50 plane flypast.

    See it happen here...

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  12. Amesbury poisoning: Two more cars removed

    Two more vehicles have been removed from sites in Wiltshire by police investigating the Amesbury poisoning incident.

    One was from Monkton Park Council Offices in Chippenham and the other from the Wiltshire Air Ambulance base in Semington.

    The current advice from Public Health England is that the risk to the public remains low.

    A dedicated phone line is up and running for anyone with concerns or information relating to this incident.

    The number is Freephone 0800 092 0410 or 0207 158 0124 if you are unable to access Freephone numbers.

    Quote Message: The public should not be alarmed by this. Those involved in the removal of the vehicle have the necessary training and expertise to carry out a variety of tasks, which includes the safe removal of vehicles. We want to make it clear that there is no cordon in place and once the vehicle has been removed, police will leave the scene and it will be open to the public as normal. from Wiltshire Police spokesperson
    Wiltshire Police spokesperson