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Summary

  1. News, sport, weather and travel for the West of England (13-17 May 2019).

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

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    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset northbound severe disruption, from J20 for B3133 Ettlingen Way to J19 for A369 Martcombe Road.

    M5 Somerset - One lane closed on M5 northbound from J20, B3133 (Clevedon) to J19, A369 (Portishead), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: A419 Wiltshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A419 Wiltshire southbound severe accident, at B4696 Spine Road East.

    A419 Wiltshire - A419 in Latton closed southbound at the B4696 Spine Road East junction, because of an accident earlier on and recovery work.

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

  3. Making the headlines in the West's local newspapers

    In the papers

    Bristol Post: Fury as customers receive 'we have scammed you' message from 'hacked' Bristol firm

    Weston Mercury: Mother receives life-saving surgery after months of being bed-bound

    Salisbury Journal: Special beer brewed for Salisbury Armed Forces Day

    Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:Police warn of garden furniture thief

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Gloucestershire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Gloucestershire westbound severe disruption, from J18 for A46 Bath to J19 for M32.

    M4 Gloucestershire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M4 westbound from J18, A46 (Bath) to J19, M32 (Bristol), because of an incident.

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

  5. BBC local radio headlines in the West

    Radio studio

    Radio Bristol: The man charged with the murder of the Bristol toddler Cheryl Grimmer in Australia five decades ago will not now stand trial after his confession at the time was ruled inadmissible in court and will not be appealed.

    BBC Somerset: Priorswood library in Taunton will be taken over by the Friends of Taunton Library from today. Somerset County Council had previously planned to shut it.

    BBC Gloucestershire: Firefighters says there were no injuries in a blaze at Compton Green Business Park near Newent. Crews spent six hours bringing the fire under control yesterday, The small industrial estate is home to several businesses.

    BBC Wiltshire: The boss of a private healthcare firm inundated by complaints of long waits for GP appointments in Swindon has resigned. It follows huge problems with phone systems at five surgeries, and with getting test results.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M5 Somerset northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M5 Somerset northbound severe disruption, from J21 for A370 to J20 for B3133 Ettlingen Way.

    M5 Somerset - Stationary traffic on M5 northbound from J21, A370 (Weston-Super-Mare) to J20, B3133 (Clevedon), because of all traffic being temporarily held and debris on the road.

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

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    Severe disruption: A417 Gloucestershire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A417 Gloucestershire eastbound severe disruption, at Crickley Hill.

    A417 Gloucestershire - A417 in Witcombe blocked and stationary traffic eastbound at the Crickley Hill junction, because of a van fire.

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

  8. Video content

    Video caption: A man rescued by the RNLI has converted a camper and caravan to fundraise for the charity