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11/03/2017

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Good evening. Eddie Jones, about to win the Six

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First tonight, more than 60 prisoners

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were evacuated from a jail in Dorset last night after a large fire

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It's believed he climbed onto the roof of HMP Guys Marsh,

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near Shaftesbury, after complaining about a change

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The fire began around eight last night.

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We understand a lone prisoner climbed onto the roof,

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ripped off some tiles and then took off his clothes

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64 prisoners in the block affected were taken

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Emergency services were called and the prisoner was brought down

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He has not been arrested and the police have described this

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Guys Marsh houses some 600 prisoners,

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Last year, mobile phone pictures appeared showing

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inmates enjoying alcohol, drugs and steak dinners that

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At the last inspection in 2015, inspectors said the prison staff

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here had all but lost control and the prison was in crisis.

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They said that gangs operating openly and that

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there was a very high level of violence associated with the drug

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50 fires are reported each week at prisons in England and Wales,

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Opposition politicians blame cuts in prison staff.

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One of the biggest and quickest things they

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need to do is get prison officers in.

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Whilst they are trying to recruit them, they are not

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A member of the independent monitoring board at Guys Marsh

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told us that the arrival of a new governor last month

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and extra funding had led to improvements.

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She described this incident as sad and not reflective of what's now

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Police are hunting a hooded man after a female shop assistant

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in Swindon was threatened with a knife.

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Officers say they were called to Tesco Express in Abbey Mead

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last night after a man, armed with what looked like

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He then left the store with some cash and went left into Elstree Way.

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An airline which operated from Gloucestershire Airport

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CityWing offered flights to the Isle of Man, Belfast, Jersey,

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The firm which flies planes for the company, Van Air,

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lost it's route licenses last month, and CityWing says it's been hard

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All CityWing fights from today have been cancelled,

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advice about ticket refunds will be released soon.

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To football, in their crucial match at the bottom of the Championship,

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Aden Flint scored an 88th minute winner as Bristol City edged past

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And Bristol Rovers also celebrating after seeing off

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Southend 2-0 at the Mem, Billy Bodin and Rory Gaffney

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with the goals as Rovers close the gap on the top six.

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Also in League 1, Swindon's Bradley Barry was sent off

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as they lost 3-2 at Port Vale, a result that sees them drop

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Yeovil won 3-1 away at Morecambe in League two.

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Cheltenham were beaten 2-0 by leaders Doncaster.

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And in the National League, Forest Green Rovers lost 2-1

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at Dagenham and Redbridge, Christian Doige with their goal.

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Harpury College Rugby are championship bound

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after becoming the National League Division One Champions

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and Bristol Ladies' Danielle Waterman played her part

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in England Women's 64 points to zero win over Scotland Women

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with her 25th try in 25 Six Nations tests.

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Not to mention Bath's Jonathan Joseph's hat trick for England.

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A runner from Somerset will have completed 15 half marathons in a row

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between now and tomorrow morning and then he plans to do another one!

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Johnny Reynolds, from Radstock, has been running to raise

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Today he was in Glastonbury and Bristol and tomorrow he'll

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finish off with the Bath Half to make it a record breaking 16

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Good luck to everyone packing in the carbohydrates tonight,

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the Bath Half will involve some road and footpath closures from 9.45

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until mid afternoon, full details of those on the

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GWR trains will run more services to cope with extra

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Here's Holly Green with all you need to know.

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We have outbreaks of rain coming our way, but we have got

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Overnight tonight our cloud is lowering.

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It is giving us mistiness, coastal fog, as well as some

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Temperatures generally 8 or 9 degrees as we

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head into tomorrow morning and there is a bit of a murky, damp start to

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We see some sunshine coming out for a time, but around

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the middle of the day, around lunchtime, another weak weather

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front comes in bringing us thicker cloud and a few spots of rain.

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For a time around the middle of the day,

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before a game skies tend to Brighton later on in the afternoon.

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Temperatures will be a bit lower than today because the air's bit

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Sunshine for Monday, but cloudy after that.

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We're back tomorrow with another update for you, enjoy your evening

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Good evening. Some of us managed to get some decent weather today, not

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everybody but some of us. Lovely picture from a weather watcher in

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Northern Ireland, Enniskillen, and in Northern Ireland we have the

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warmest day of the year for Northern Ireland, 16 Celsius. The Southeast a

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little warmer weather cloud broke up, 18 Celsius, but we have also had

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some light rain, and if anything this coming even in the clouds will

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thicken up again in some areas, so for a number of us it is going to be

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a cloudy and damp night. Mild at around nine or 10 degrees. Tomorrow,

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a mix of a day, rain in the morning across

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