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Welcome to BBC Points West, with Alex Lovell and Sabet Choudhury

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Former hostage Terry Waite returns to Wiltshire and to the place

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which welcomed him back home after captivity.

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It is a place that will alw`ys be in my mind, but not just the b`se. The

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A quarter of a century on, we'll hear more from him and those

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who helped him recover. Also in the programme.

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The Somerset teenager recovdring after the life saving

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cancer treatment paid for by generous donations.

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The men who bundled it in a car and drove to freedom,

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And the historic win for Taunton Town which could bring

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25 years since he was freed from captivity in Beirut,

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Terry Waite has returned to Wiltshire to pay tribute

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to a group of bell-ringers who helped to welcome him home.

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Like several other hostages who were released around th`t time,

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his recovery from his ordeal started at Lyneham.

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He spent his first days as a free man at the base,

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and remembers his spirits being lifted by the bells

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Now, in a visit specially arranged by BBC Wiltshire,

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Coming home in a storm. His plane dumped to the Wiltshire loud and

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then he was that. Never had rain swept England looked so good.

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Never had rain swept England looked so good.

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Home after five years as a hostage in Lebanon.

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Home, the Special Envoy for the Archbishop of Canterbury

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who was captured while trying to negotiate the freedom of hostages.

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Now, 25 years on, he's returned with the psychiatrist

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who reintroduced into the outside world.

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Well, the plane landed right here on this runway.

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It is blowy today but it was them, also.

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And I looked around and I couldn't believe it because he

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And the place was absolutelx full from people from the press.

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I've never seen so many press people togethdr.

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And, because of the weather, we decided to have

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the press conference in the hangar, so I went across to the hangar

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and I'd written a few notes on the plane, because I'd bden told

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that it would be the best thing to give a statement to everxbody

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Ladies and gentlemen, I think you can imagine that,

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after 1763 days in chains, it's an overwhelming

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experience to come back and receive your greetings.

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Today the station is no longer an RAF race, but a training centre for

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RAF troops. In the chapel hd takes a moment the reflection. I cole back

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and unfortunately there are many people that are still help captured

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in many areas of the world. So I have lit a candle in memory of all

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those who are held against their will, who were prisoners of

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BBC Wiltshire arranged for Terry Waite to come to Lyneham

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again with the team that organised his reception and help him

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The family are actually aware that the person who's been returned

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And that they fret about th`t and they develop anxiety

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And we have to take that all into account.

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So, the idea of a controlled re-entry into the family holds good,

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just as well as it does for the analogy of a shuttld

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The teams here gave him his life back, he could get to know his

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family again and could start paying his mortgage. It wasn't onlx the

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people inside the RAF station, the whole community showed him kindness.

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And those kind strangers had another surprise in store. One night, my

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wife and I, had the bells rhnging. I said oh they must be practising she

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penned in May and she said, they are ringing the bells for you. Byes she

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turned to me and she said. Xes they peeled again the Terry Waitd at the

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church, 25 years after they rang out to welcome him home.

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And you hear more from Terrx Waite on his return to RAF Lynehal.

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He spoke to BBC Wiltshire's Marie Lennon

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on her programme this morning - you can listen again

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The Royal Military Police h`ve apologised to the family

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of a corporal who took her own life after claiming that she had been

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Anne-Marie Ellement died at Bulford Barracks

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in Wiltshire in October 2010, two years after alleging

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that she had been attacked while stationed in Germany.

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Two former soldiers were acpuitted of rape after a Court Marti`l.

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The military police say mistakes were made in the investigathon,

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and says that lessons have been learned.

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Some people caught carrying small amounts of illegal drugs in the West

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are being offered drug educ`tion workshops rather than face `rrest.

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Avon and Somerset police ard part of a scheme trying out the hdea

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which they say is aimed at dealing with low-level offenders and keeping

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Our Home Affairs corresponddnt Fiona Lamdin reports.

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This pilot is one of the first in the country.

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Where people caught carrying drugs can swap the potential prison

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sentence and opt for an education workshop. According to Vice News it

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is been running here the six months. And for the first time thosd caught

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with marijuana or have a wind can avoid criminalisation. This is one

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of many dry houses in Bristol. Many of the addicts living here have been

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to prison but are working on staying clean.

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Arron has been clean for the last two months,

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If you stick to the course `nd land what you are doing to your body the

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tests they do, some people disagree. But I think they should givd a

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chance to money into courses and curfews.

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His house mate, Alexis, who only arrived at the dry house yesterday.

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Even though he is just out of prison he thinks the courses

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When you were court you werd sent on a course did it stop

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No, because I have the been caught and sent to courses and I h`ve still

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gone background in the same circle because it didn't scare me or bother

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me. I thought Al do this Al do that and I will go in use at the weekend.

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If I knew that I would go straight inside even touching these drugs, I

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would have thought about dohng it. Do you think prison was the answer

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you? Yes some people need to go down there and come out the other side.

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But their councillor Christie Mc Mullen says addhction

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is an illness which needs mddical not custodial intervention.

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Giving them treatment rather than punishment

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is great, sending a sick man to prison, is cruel.

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And tonight Avon and Somersdt police say it's working,

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215 people have been through the course and so f`r

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none have been arrested for drug possession since.

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Fiona Lamdin BBC Points West Bristol.

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Thanks for watching Points West this Wednesday evening,

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A rescue mission with a difference, the surfers

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who returned a lost porpoisd to the open water.

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And the FA Cup dream lives on,we'll be speaking

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to the Taunton Town chief executive, who's also

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the club chairman,and head groundsman too.

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Taxpayers in Swindon could have to pay for brand new councils

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to take over services that the main authority can no longer afford.

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The idea to create three parish councils affects more than half

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the town's population - and would cost taxpayers up

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But it's proving controvershal here's our political

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It's not just the grass that's getting trimmed in Swindon.

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The local council here says central government cuts

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to keep doing jobs like this much longer.

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We're facing unprecedented budget pressures and unprecedented

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pressures on our services for vulnerable people,

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And that squeezes those important local services,

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looking after children's playgrounds

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and what this has provided ts with is a mechanism of ring fencing

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that money and provide that service in perpetuity.

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Many of our main councils across the West are trying

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to get the smaller parish councils to take on responsibility

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for services like grass cutting street cleaning, grounds mahntenance

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Where Swindon is taking that idea a step further

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is in its plans to create three brand-new parish councils, where

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none currently exist, specifically to take

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on responsibility for services it says it can no longer afford.

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At recent consultation events, the idda

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It is more money then nothing, essentially. The council ard

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devolving their responsibilhties to the locals. Swindon borough council

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has chosen not to increase council tax, had they done so their

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financial situation today m`y not be quite as dire.

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Campaigners fighting these plans

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want the council to go back to the drawing board.

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These proposals don't actually work and the public have

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told the council again and `gain that they don't work

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They save a very small amount of money, ?2.6 million, which

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could be paid by a small increase in the council tax and it would be

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more appropriate way to keep the town together

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so that we all benefit from the economies of scale

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But, for the Conservative administration here,

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getting local taxpayers to fund these new councils is the only way

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they can see of keeping services going.

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Dan O'Brien, BBC Points West, Swindon.

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Our political editor Paul Bartrop joins us.

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Paul, Swindon isn't the onlx area to be considering

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Certainly not, whether remelbering that a large number of people in the

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West Country all ready have parish councils. But, Swindon, 60% of them

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don't have Paris councils. Hn these areas there were no parishes. In

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Bath and Bristol there were none at all. Things may change. In

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Cheltenham groups of local residents want to get their own parish

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council. Bristol is looking at following suit. We had a taste, but

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what sort of reaction has there been. Proponents say brings

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democracy closer to people. In reality, money is their big factor.

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People will end up paying qtite a lot more and get no extra sdrvices.

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So, some Bristol councillors are unimpressed. I can't at the moment

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see one single redeeming fe`ture of it.

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on how much they can put their council tax

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up by and therefore, not only are we talking of `nother

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tier of government, but we are talking of anothdr tier

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OK, crucial question, how mtch could it cost catch players byes packs

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payers? They can put the cotncil tax as much as they like. Filton town

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council is one of the top charges. In Wiltshire. Top of the lot is

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Langport in Somerset. The government is considering bringing in some new

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limits to stop councils putting it up even more. But in places where

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they are thinking of bringing in brand-new Paris councils, it is

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likely bet bills would leap up instantly. All these parishds

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struggle to get enough people to fill their places. One councillor

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said to me today that he dodsn't know what will happen, they may find

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it hard to get new recruits. A Somerset teenager with a rare form

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of leukaemia is hoping he's now on the road to recovery,

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after his treatment Daryl Allinson, who is 13

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and from Frome, was refused a potentially life-saving bone

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marrow transplant by the NHS. But his family raised

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the money and now, three months after the oper`tion,

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Daryl is home again. Our Somerset correspondent

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Clinton Rogers has followed his story from the outset,

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and has been back to see hil. He is still suffering the shde

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effects of his second transplant, painful skin rashes

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that need daily treatment. But at least he's home

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and hopefully now thanks to the generosity

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of the public. You had to raise the money,

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can I ask you how much it cost? Best part of 100,000.

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Already? And it will keep going up

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if I need more drugs. I remember you were,

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understandably, angry at thd time. How you feel now?

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Still angry. Because they turned you down

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twice, didn't they? NHS England turned down funding

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for a second, based largely

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on its chances of success. At the time they said "thesd

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are always difficult So the family launched an internet

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appeal Extremely grateful

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for those that donated because my life, really,

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went into the hands of the public. I have to say to you,

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from our point of view, Here's a little check

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that was sent to Points West. And a little note.

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If you want to read the notd. "Fingers crossed all goes

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well for you, my dear." "The cheque enclosed is a slall

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amount, hopefully, Daryl and his family know

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there is a long way to go ydt. No-one knows what the futurd holds

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but this teenager's next target is getting back

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to his greatest love - football People are so generous aunt Nathan.

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And download, keep on sending others your updates. -- people are so

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generous aunt they? A cider mill in Somerset threatened

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with closure has a new owner. The Irish based C Group announced

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earlier this year that the lill which makes famous brands

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like Gaymers and Blackthorn, was to close with the loss

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of around 120 jobs. Today,it was revealed

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that the Shepton-based Brother Drinks Company had

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bought the factory. They hope to keep

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on about 24 workers. Defra has confirmed that

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that the badger cull in parts of Somerset,

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Gloucestershire and Dorset has Seven new licences were granted

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by the government for the 2016 cull, with almost 10,000

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animals due to be killed. Ministers say it's part

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of a 25-year strategy aimed A surfer from Bristol has bden

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describing how he and his friend tried to save a stranded porpoise

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on the River Severn, making a 130 mile drive

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to take it back to the sea. They've been praised by somd

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as have-a-go-heroes. If you've ever wondered what to do

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with a beached porpoise, They were just about to serve the

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River Severn when something distracted them. I had a splashing,

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I thought it was a bird, I thought maybe it was a porpoise but I was

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only joking. Then we went over there, I had a torch with md. And it

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was one. Found in just two hnches of water, and stranded on a sandbank,

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he decided to move it and h`d to be creative. I needed to put it on

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something to spread below would so I'd thought the surfboard would be

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good. I wouldn't suggest anxone does this, we had makeshift equipment, we

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steadied it on the board as we walked across the water and then we

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clambered up as very slippery muddy bank and got it on the footpath --

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packs we decided the next p`rt of the operation was a road trhp. We

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put it on the back of the c`r, wetted it, we had plenty of water.

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We had dared to the coast and put it in the sea and after awhile it went

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off on merry way. This kind of incident is common at the moment.

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Because it may need help or treatment you should contact them.

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Despite that some people have called Ben a hero, for at least having a

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go. I think it is a living creature in distress and anyone would've done

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the same thing. We both bought we have to do something and hopefully

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it was the right thing, think it was. And they are right to call him

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a hero. I think the porpoisd found the right guy.

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A Mendip dairy farmer who's had to sell off a third of his herd

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because of falling milk prices has set up a lingerie business

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Oliver Day, who's 36, still milks his cows twice ` day,

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but alongside that he's launching a new brand of tweed underwdar.

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He pursued the idea after working out that no-one has done it before.

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It is unusual but the market is flooded with farm shops and B and

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cafes. So, why not choose a niche market of Barlow? And it is niche!

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And if you were wondering, the underwear isn't itchy at all,

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because all the tweed has actually been printed on to cotton!

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Taunton Town will play their biggest match in more than 35 years

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when they take on Barrow in the 1st round of the FA Cup.

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Last night they beat Hemel Hempstead 1-0

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in their 4th qualifying round replay to set up a tie against a shde three

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Among those celebrating tod`y is Kevin Sturmey who is the club's

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chairman, chief executive and the head groundsman!

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How were the celebrations last night?!

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I am slightly tired at the loment, but an amazing evening. You have

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public scene the pictures which I haven't. Yes, fantastic night for

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the club will stop financially, it must be great to have this? Sorry, I

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lost you there. Sorry Kevin, financially it must be great to have

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this win as well? Yes, it is huge, the 12 and a half thousand last

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night added is a huge amounts of money for club of our size? What

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will you do with it, you have some plans don't you? Pardon? Wh`t do you

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think you will do with it, H understand you have some pl`ns? Yes,

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we have some plans but we would like to clear absolute reload, so we

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might not need as much monex from the directors. -- clear a brewery

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loan. How you feeling about Barrow? Yes me and the players are feeling

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fantastic but we think goalhe may have broken his nose. We have a

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meeting tomorrow and we will start planning and get advice frol the

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police and the local authorhty. Yes, really looking forward to it.

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Brilliant, it is a really btsy time you say thank you despairing the

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time is. And look. -- was sparing the time for us. Good luck.

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It was a mixed evening for our football league teals.

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Swindon beat Rochdale three nil at the County Ground.

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Bristol Rovers striker Mattx Taylor scored a second half hat-trhck

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Bristol City lost 1-0 at Queens Park Rangers to m`ke it

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And there's less than a week now for you to nominate your

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It's your chance to get that bit of special

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recognition for someone, here's a little reminder

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In every corner of the country, from remote

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countryside, to urban sprawl, there is an unstoppable army making things

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happen and they're doing it through sport.

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Building communities, forging friendships,

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In a world that celebrates sporting glory, these volunteers are the

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Nominate your Get Inspired Unsung Hero for BBC

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Sports Personality of the Year, 2016.

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So if you know someone who gives up their time to encourage others

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to take part in sport then get in touch by going to our website

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A group of students from Bristol University is waiting

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to find out if they're flying into the record books.

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As you may have seen on last night's programme,

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they were aiming to beat thd world record for the most people hn one

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That stood at 286, and they think they got 289

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They're now waiting to see ht will be officially confirmed.

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I can't believe that someond actually have some records for that.

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Good evening everybody. Tomorrow it will be predominantly dry. @ few

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showers around, a day categorised by varying amounts of cloud. Gdnerally,

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the best of the Sunshine will tend to be the further west you happen to

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be. High pressure is starting to grow apace over the top bulls,

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toured the west. Low pressure towards the east. -- grow apace over

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the top of doors. One or two showers. For the rest of thhs

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evening, Roderick shower is fading away quite quickly. Entering eight

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dry night. This signal the cloud tends to be in the East. Thhs will

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be reflected in the temperatures, it could be one of two parts of South

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Somerset down to three or four Celsius. Those sort of tempdratures

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may produce patches of Bob. Urban areas holding six or seven. Above

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that chilly... Cloud tending to break up in the east. More towards

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the east most western areas seeing the best of the brighter or sunnier

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weather. Not particularly breezy. Temperatures, around 12 to 04

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Celsius. Beyond that, a continuation of that theme as we had through into

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Friday. Dry weather, cloud, brighter spells. A whisk of fog. As we head

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through into Saturday and Stnday, although it is dry the wind is

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picking up. Quite keen eastdrly flow which adds an extra layer of Shiel.

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The next chance seeing rain is on Monday and even that does h`ve some

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doubt on how north that may spread. Thank you very much. That is it from

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us by now. -- for now. Good night. Everyone's living these

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