16/02/2017 Points West


Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS


16/02/2017

The latest news, sport, weather and features from the West of England.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 16/02/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

A deadly recipe. his administration.

:00:00.:00:15.

The PHD student who accidentally made the same explosive chemical

:00:16.:00:17.

Little Britain's Matt Lucas gets an honourary degree

:00:18.:00:23.

Thank you for inviting me here today. Congratulations to all of you

:00:24.:00:42.

with actual degrees. And the cloud will vary wildly tomorrow, but it

:00:43.:00:43.

will be dry and mild. Details later. An investigation has found that

:00:44.:00:48.

a university student accidentally created an explosive chemical used

:00:49.:00:51.

in terror attacks in an experiment Buildings were evacuated last week

:00:52.:00:54.

and a controlled explosion was carried out after the PhD

:00:55.:01:05.

student mistakenly produced It is a simple white

:01:06.:01:08.

powder that has become notorious for its use

:01:09.:01:12.

in The compound is both

:01:13.:01:13.

highly unstable and highly It was an experiment under

:01:14.:01:19.

controlled conditions that suddenly took

:01:20.:01:26.

a very serious turn, as a PhD student worked in the labs

:01:27.:01:28.

at Bristol University. They accidentally created a chemical

:01:29.:01:33.

favoured by terrorists and used Triacetone triperoxide

:01:34.:01:35.

is highly explosive. Known as TATP, it was

:01:36.:01:43.

in the bomb vests used in the terrorist attacks in Paris

:01:44.:01:46.

and was discovered by Belgian police after arresting suspects

:01:47.:01:54.

in Brussels too. Professor Sidney Alford

:01:55.:01:55.

is an expert in chemistry. The three substances necessary

:01:56.:02:03.

for the creation of TATP need to be I can't imagine what chemical

:02:04.:02:06.

was intended to be produced The university hasn't said

:02:07.:02:09.

what the experiment two weeks ago The student, they say,

:02:10.:02:27.

was following a set procedure and that a full risk assessment

:02:28.:02:49.

had been done first. No-one was injured,

:02:50.:02:51.

although buildings were A controlled explosion was later

:02:52.:02:53.

carried out to safely A man has been charged with murder

:02:54.:02:58.

tonight after a woman's body was found at house

:02:59.:03:07.

in Bristol on Monday. Karina Batista's body was discovered

:03:08.:03:09.

in Kensington Park in Easton. Jaici Alfenas Rocha,

:03:10.:03:12.

who's 36, has been charged with her murder and is due before

:03:13.:03:15.

Bristol Magistrates' A 36-year-old driver who killed

:03:16.:03:17.

a cyclist in Stroud as he tried to flee from the police has been

:03:18.:03:27.

jailed for than five years. Gloucester Crown Court heard

:03:28.:03:30.

Daryl Ackland had no insurance and was travelling at twice

:03:31.:03:32.

the speed limit when he hit 71-year-old Joe Marchant

:03:33.:03:35.

in October last year. He admitted causing death

:03:36.:03:39.

by dangerous driving. The inaugural meeting of a new group

:03:40.:03:45.

aimed at tackling the issue of wild boar in the Forest of Dean has

:03:46.:03:49.

agreed to try and bring all parties In recent years, wild

:03:50.:03:52.

boar damage has been on the increase and there

:03:53.:03:55.

have been claims that not enough

:03:56.:03:56.

is being done. Our Gloucestershire reporter

:03:57.:03:58.

Steve Knibbs has just Welcome and the meeting has just

:03:59.:04:13.

finished. By to say was seated an understatement. There were calls to

:04:14.:04:17.

call all of the boar, calls to -- calls calls to manage them, to use

:04:18.:04:22.

contraception, claims that the Forestry Commission and District

:04:23.:04:27.

Council and local MP were not doing enough and also claims the damage in

:04:28.:04:30.

the Forest of Dean is affecting tourism and people do want to come.

:04:31.:04:35.

A lot of taking. This is the chairman. A lot of big views from

:04:36.:04:41.

the public. Yes, but we expected it is. We knew this was happening. We

:04:42.:04:47.

knew people had different views. We said quite clearly that people had

:04:48.:04:50.

different ideas and we respected them. This was the first step,

:04:51.:04:58.

what's the next step? One thing that will happen from now is we will

:04:59.:05:02.

probably look to having a sit down meeting with the MP, the Forest of

:05:03.:05:07.

murderers and the Forestry Commission. Trying get every one of

:05:08.:05:12.

the same room. Seek legal advice to see what the standing is all the

:05:13.:05:15.

while boar and try and sit everyone down and get to the bottom of where

:05:16.:05:21.

we go forward. But at the moment, there is no coordinated approach to

:05:22.:05:23.

get something done. And that is what we are looking to do. Baby steps for

:05:24.:05:30.

now, and it was a bit difficult in places, but we will under no

:05:31.:05:34.

illusions when we started. Sounds like quite a challenge. A small step

:05:35.:05:42.

to light to finding a solution to the issues regarding the while boar

:05:43.:05:46.

in the Forest of Dean and as I said, we will follow at every step of the

:05:47.:05:50.

way and I think it will be a long running issue.

:05:51.:05:50.

Now there's a pool with a new name in Wiltshire tonight -

:05:51.:05:55.

Corsham's pool was re-named after its local paralympic swimming star.

:05:56.:05:59.

And tomorrow another honour awaits the champion as Stephanie

:06:00.:06:03.

Stephanie Millward was just ten years old when she started swimming

:06:04.:06:10.

She could never have dreamt that one day, she would be

:06:11.:06:13.

I've been coming here at six o'clock in the morning for years and years.

:06:14.:06:20.

And it's not Springfield's pool anymore, it's

:06:21.:06:23.

She's been honoured not just because of her huge

:06:24.:06:31.

Paralympic success, two golds at Rio last year,

:06:32.:06:34.

but also to recognise the

:06:35.:06:35.

That is because at age 17 and showing huge

:06:36.:06:41.

promise in the pool, Stephanie was diagnosed

:06:42.:06:42.

Doctors said she would probably never swim

:06:43.:06:51.

again and would end up in

:06:52.:06:52.

And boy, was she determined to prove them wrong.

:06:53.:06:56.

Now, nearly 25 years later, she's a Paralympic champion

:06:57.:06:58.

I thought, yeah, I've still got that dream and

:06:59.:07:01.

I didn't think that 18 years later I would still be here

:07:02.:07:07.

Today, it's Corsham for the renaming

:07:08.:07:16.

Tomorrow, it's Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE.

:07:17.:07:18.

And Corsham's Golden girl is enjoying

:07:19.:07:20.

Now, there were two very familiar faces among the students

:07:21.:07:33.

receiving their degrees from Bristol University today.

:07:34.:07:35.

Don Cameron, Founder of Bristol Balloon Fiesta

:07:36.:07:36.

and the man behind Cameron Balloons now has an honorary

:07:37.:07:39.

And comedian Matt Lucas was honored, too.

:07:40.:07:44.

The Little Britain star studied drama at the university until 1995,

:07:45.:07:47.

and found fame in Shooting Stars and for playing Vicky Pollard.

:07:48.:07:50.

Well, David Garmston spoke to Matt earlier about being made

:07:51.:07:52.

Comedian Matt Lucas, a master of dressing up,

:07:53.:08:09.

donned yet another costume to become a Doctor of Letters,

:08:10.:08:12.

from a university he left without a degree.

:08:13.:08:13.

I've been made a Doctor of Letters by the Bristol

:08:14.:08:19.

But I didn't know that you hadn't finished your course

:08:20.:08:25.

when you were here at Bristol University.

:08:26.:08:26.

No, I did two years at Bristol University

:08:27.:08:28.

and then I left in 1995, because during my second year

:08:29.:08:34.

I was filming Shooting Stars and it all sort of blew up,

:08:35.:08:37.

really, so I left with the intention of just taking one year off.

:08:38.:08:43.

I left with the intention of taking just one year off,

:08:44.:08:48.

No, but yeah, but no, because what happened was, right,

:08:49.:08:59.

something you don't know nothing about.

:09:00.:09:00.

Shut up, I wasn't even supposed to be anywhere even near there.

:09:01.:09:03.

I always think of Vicky Pollard, who's now become almost...

:09:04.:09:06.

Yeah, it's always a surprise to me, but even today, when there's a story

:09:07.:09:14.

about someone with an ASBO or something like that in the paper,

:09:15.:09:17.

then you will see a picture of Vicky Pollard next to them,

:09:18.:09:20.

And on the stage here today we had some professor,

:09:21.:09:30.

a very learned man, saying yeah but no but.

:09:31.:09:32.

That is it for us tonight. And leave you with the weather. .

:09:33.:09:58.

Tomorrow looks try once again. It will be a mild day and they will be

:09:59.:10:06.

tricky to gauge the cloud. A lot of cloud around, but some areas may

:10:07.:10:11.

have something brighter. We currently have some patchy rain

:10:12.:10:15.

about across northern parts of the region, including a few spots here

:10:16.:10:21.

in Bristol. That will die away if you -- through the first half of the

:10:22.:10:26.

night. There may just be a bit off tomorrow, certainly some areas of

:10:27.:10:31.

low cloud and then there's a question of what degree of

:10:32.:10:36.

brightness we see through central areas of the region, North South.

:10:37.:10:41.

Toward the West, cloud increases in the afternoon. That introduces

:10:42.:10:45.

patchy, light rain into the evening. Further eastwards, it will stay dry.

:10:46.:10:51.

The winds-macro will be the lights tomorrow. My old, lower double

:10:52.:10:55.

figures across the region, nine Celsius. It will continue to be mild

:10:56.:11:01.

into the weekend. Apart from a bit of rain,

:11:02.:11:02.

forthcoming weekend. Here is Nick Miller with a resume of the National

:11:03.:11:09.

weather picture. Hello, rain for some of us today

:11:10.:11:13.

although it won't make much of a dent in the dry winter so far across

:11:14.:11:17.

much of the UK. A few threatening clouds in Cumbria but more than a

:11:18.:11:21.

threat of rain across the pond for Friday. The

:11:22.:11:23.