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  1. Updates from across the West of England on Friday, 30 December 2016.

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  1. Cloudy and mostly dry on New Year's Day

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    Video caption: Ian Fergusson with the weather forecast for the West

    Well that's all from us for 2016.

    We'll be back with more news, sport, travel and weather on Tuesday morning.

    In the meantime we hope you have a Happy New Year.

    And we'll leave you with Ian Fergusson's weather forecast for the West of England.

    See you next year!

  2. Animals counted at Bristol Zoo

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    Video caption: Keepers have carried out the annual task of counting all 14,200 creatures at Bristol zoo.

    More now about the keepers at Bristol Zoo who've been busy counting all the animals

    The annual census revealed they have 14,200 creatures, from tiny insects to fish and birds, gorillas and pygmy hippos. 

    The count helps the zoo keep track of species that may become endangered.

  3. Rugby: Match preview for Bath v Exeter (Sat)

    Bath and England winger Anthony Watson

    England wing Anthony Watson is set for his first appearance in three months after being named on the Bath bench for Saturday's home meeting with Exeter.  

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    Bath 11-17 Exeter

    Exeter celebrate

    Two late James Short tries see Exeter come from behind late on to beat Bath at the Rec in the Premiership.

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  4. Zookeepers begin annual animal count

    Mammal keeper Olivia Perkins and a squirrel monkey

    More than 14,000 creatures are being counted at Bristol Zoo as keepers begin their annual stock-take.

    The zoo and Wild Place Project are home to around 500 species, from tiny fish and insects to gorillas and hippos.  

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    Zookeepers begin annual animal count

    Mammal keeper Olivia Perkins and a squirrel monkey

    More than 14,000 creatures are being counted at Bristol Zoo as keepers begin their annual stock-take.

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  5. Couple's microlight world record attempt

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    Video caption: Breaking car rally tradition by doing Paris to Dakar by microlight

    A Wiltshire couple will be flying at almost 10,000 ft over treacherous mountains in a small two-seater aircraft to try and set a new world record. 

    Julian Midder is Chief Flying Instructor at Membury Airfield and has already competed successfully in international endurance air competitions. His partner, Sarah Brown, only learnt to fly in the last four years after meeting Julian in 2012. 

    The couple live in Calne and hope to set off in May 2017.