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That's all from the BBC News at 6, so it's goodbye from me,

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Welcome to BBC Points West with Amanda Parr and David Garmston.

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One man's warning to motorists passing through Calais,

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after a frightening encountdr with three people found

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I was very uptight, and I fdlt I needed to protect myself and my

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property. We'll hear what measures motorists

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should be taking to stay safe. As illegally-imported puppids

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are seized and quarantined in Gloucestershire, a warning that

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smuggling pets risks Dozens more historic buildings

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in the West are placed And remembering the role ond

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Wiltshire town hall played There's a warning tonight

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for holidaymakers heading abroad from a Swindon man whose

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campervan was targeted. Martin Williams says he feared

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for his life when he found 3 people, one of them armed with a we`pon

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hiding inside his van It's likely to be a busy few days

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around the French port, with British Our reporter, Michelle Ruminski

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is overlooking the motorway near Bristol tonight which hs busy

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with that holiday traffic. Good evening, looking down onto the

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M4 tonight we can see lots of camper vans. Some of which may be heading

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to the continent. We've seen plenty of images

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in the news of suspected refugees and migrants trying to get

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into lorries heading But not of people targeting

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campervans. We do have this particular case

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which happened very recentlx of the man from the Swindon area and he

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said he was nowhere near thd port of Calais, he was actually 40 liles

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away. Martin holidays in France two

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to three times a year. But on his trip home last wdek,

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he noticed something unusual after stopping at a service

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station for a toilet break. I got in the van to start off, and I

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noticed some mud on the carpet. Never thought anything. Then I

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started driving and noticed the back window was flapping in the wind I

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checked it and noticed it h`d been broken. I realise that somebody had

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been in the camper van. So H opened the door, and to men were there It

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was a bit frightening. And then there was another one. The two men

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were reluctant to get out and there was a heated argument. He h`d and

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and he did hit me on the leg. They did eventually get out. I h`d to

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calm myself down after I drove away. It was a bit frightening at the

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time. The Caravan Club advises melbers

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to drive directly from the lotorway to the port or Eurotunnel not

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to stop in the Calais area to get food and drink at least

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an hour outside of Calais. And to keep all doors

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and windows locked. Martin says he had a close call

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but he's already planning hhs next Calais' migrant camp might not even

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be there then. As the French government wants

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to clear it imminently, moving the people to

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reception centres. But for now, and particularly

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for lorry-drivers, it remains a daily battle trying to stop

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people getting onboard. Earlier, I spoke to James

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Hookham from the Freight I started by asking in how Lr

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Williams' situation is diffdrent to lorry drivers' experiences.

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Tourists in camper van Steen need to be aware of the current sittation

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and take it really seriouslx, because there have been somd quite

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serious incidents and situations there, so I recommend the tourists

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do think through and make preparations for this. We sde people

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trying to get into the back of lorries, but we don't cease and much

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of them getting into ordinary vehicles or caravans, or wh`tever?

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No, because it's easier to conceal yourself in the back of a l`rge

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truck or trailer, and I think by and large, migrants are wearing the

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risks that they run if they attack tourist vehicles. It's not tnheard

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of that tourists and larger vehicles like camper vans are targetdd, and

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migrants do attempt to concdal themselves within them. If xou have

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to give one piece of advice to someone going through and coming

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back very Calais, what would it be? It would be the same that wd give to

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truck drivers, we see don't stop within 50 miles of the port. We

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advise and to stop if all you stop in the Calais region. -- not to stop

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in the Calais region. We ard very hopeful that recent promises made by

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the French Government will result in the closure of the jungle encampment

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where the migrants are living at Calais, and that's what we have been

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calling for for many, many xears, because that will effectively remove

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the opportunities that migr`nts have to try to break into vehiclds. The

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French president himself has promised that, and we hope over the

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next few weeks that that is delivered, because that would make

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the biggest single improvemdnt. I guess we are talking about locking

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your doors, not stopping, btt we are talking about human beings here Do

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you have any since the? Of course we do. You can't ignore the

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humanitarian tragedy that is playing out in Calais and has been for many

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years. The FDA has been verx sensitive to that. It's the French

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Government to deal with this situation on its own territory.

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Certainly our job is to defdnd and says -- speak up for the forgotten

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party in this, truck drivers, other drivers who find themselves caught

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in an extremely difficult whth it -- difficult political situation, and

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we want to make sure their views and experiences are heard.

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These are tough times for slall dairy farmers in the West,

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and new figures suggest it could be changing the face

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Since 2002, almost 40% of dairy farms in Somerset,

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Wiltshire and Gloucestershire have closed.

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That's nearly 700 farms which have disappeared.

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The last two decades have also seen smaller farms being replaced

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by much bigger ones, with the average dairy herd

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in England now up from 77 animals to 110.

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But that's meant the end of the road for some families who've bedn

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Inside Out West's Beth McLeod has been to meet one family

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from North Somerset, who've decided the time's

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Paul Baker has spent his life caring for his herd of cattle,

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Are there any you will be particularly sad to see go?

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Julie moved to the farm when she married Paul.

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Back then, they shared the house with his parents.

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We have drunk farm milk since we were married, 47 ydars

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I am going to miss it when H can't go out and get my milk any lore

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I mean, I don't even know the price...

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Well, that's a lie, I do know the price of milk in the shops,

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because it's a darn sight more than what we're getting.

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And what they getting has gone down a lot in the last couple of years,

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Do you blame anyone in parthcular for the milk price?

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I've lost count of the numbdr people saying, Oh, we'd be willing

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to pay more for our milk, if you were going to get it.

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It's just gone down and down and if it does eventually ilprove it

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The day they have dreaded has arrived.

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Despite a slow start, people do show up.

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A big thank you to Paul and family for the insructions to come and sell

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In the last 20 years, more than 60% of dairy prodtcers

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Most of those who have quit a small-scale farmers.

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There are now trends towards larger and more efficient herds of 100

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It's a huge change in the d`iry industry, and one that is h`ving

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a profound effect on farming families,

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Beth McLeod, BBC Points West, North Somerset.

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You can see more on this story on Inside Out West, at 7:30pm tonight.

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You're watching Points West with Amanda and David.

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Thanks for joining us on this Friday evening.

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We are going back 100 years to see how this tale of caution went above

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and beyond in World War I. @nd we will explore a room in a town hall

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which doubled up as a hospital. And fog and low cloud will be across the

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region, but looking brighter as the deal -- days where run. Comhng up in

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the programme. Dog owners are being warned that

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illegally importing animals into the UK risks bringing rabies

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into the country. In just the last few weeks,

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three dogs were found in Gloucestershire which had

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been smuggled in. They were seized and

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put into quarantine, but trading standards say they're

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concerned about how easy it can be to bring dogs over from mainland

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Europe without the right paperwork. It can be lonely in quaranthne,

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so Joe is delighted with anx company He's a Yorkshire Terrier,

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brought into the UK from Portugal at just 8 weeks old,

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far too young to have They can't have their vaccinations

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until they are 12 weeks. Thd only CD to the iceberg, and I know for a

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fact there are hundreds of poppies brought in and nobody ever realises

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that they have from abroad. The microchip should be loc`ted on

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the back. It rang alarm bells who reported Trading Standards.

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The vaccination and pet travel scheme is there to try

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Rabies is a disease that can affect humans as well as our pets so we're

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The charity The Dogs' Trust has warned that it's getting easier

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They recently brought a stuffed toy into the UK to prove how lax

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No-one even noticed whether the dog was real or fake In a statelent

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the Government told us "The UK has one of the toughest pet border

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checking regimes" and claimdd "Every pet dog travelling to Britahn

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has its microchip and passport checked".

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They urge the public to help by "only buying puppies

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That's something the local trading standards would agree We have three

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That's something the local trading standards

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We have three responsible dog owners

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over after purchase who havd now been hit with a hefty bill

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for their animals' welfare and the quarantining of thehr dog

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So what would appear to be on the surface a cheap dog

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actually turns out to be a rather expensive dog.

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With Christmas coming up, the fear is that more peopld

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will see buying a dog abroad as a way to get

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But the warning is that not only is it a false economy,

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it could lead to families being wrenched apart

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BBC Points West. We will let him out, I promise!

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A man who killed a pensioner in a hit and run in Bruton

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in Somerset has failed in an appeal to get part of his sentence reduced.

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84-year-old David Hick was killed while he was

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Robert Finlay was jailed for four and a half years

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at Taunton Crown Court in April and was banned from

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His lawyers today challenged the length of the ban,

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saying he needed his car for work, but the appeal was dismissed.

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A fire above Bath's oldest department store is thought to have

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Jolly's on Milsom Street was evacuated yesterday aftdrnoon.

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The fire was in a communal stairwell in a residential part

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of the building, and five pdople were helped to safety.

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The police say they're treating it as a case

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The Duchess of Cornwall had a public engagement in Somerset todax

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She read to them from Winnie-the-Pooh, who's

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celebrating his 90th birthday this year.

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Tralalalal, good morning sahd Winnie the Pooh. I was happy as a lark

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earlier, I might have known it wouldn't last.

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It was part of an event at the Wells Festival of Literature,

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organised by the charity Be`nstalk, which works with children who need

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82 of the region's buildings have been added to a list of important

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historical sites judged to be at risk of decay.

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The idea is to try to help the sites get repaired and preserved.

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One church in Bristol has bden added after a lead theft

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from its roof meant the brickwork was damaged by water.

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It is thought to stand on the site of the oldest church in Bristol

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St Philip and St Jacob Wherd a Benedictine Priory once stood

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25 cents of historic sites that need detecting are in the south-west --

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25%. To be added to the list means that

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we acknowledge there import`nce but help the owners protect thel for the

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future generations. The

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Historic England At Risk Register has 82 additions in this

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area alone this year. alongside Bristol's famous church,

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St Nicholas in Gloucestershhre too, a royal Naval cordite

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factory in Dorset built to make munitions in 1916

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and Clarendon Palace in Wiltshire. But sites are also

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removed every year, including a decoy

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village on the Mendips built to fool German

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bombers in WWII, and the precinct walls at

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Llanthony Abbey in Gloucestdrshire. Sites like these only taken off

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when they're no longer Being added to the list can help

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important historical sites access funding and help preserve

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them for future generations Across the country there ard 53 1

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sites on the register. Others here include

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the Swing Bridge, the carriageworks, Cleveland's

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Baths. It's not always age that

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matters, but sometimes just the unique architecture or simply

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historical significance. A list that tries to stop

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decay in its tracks and hold on to history

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before it disappears. A new bridge has been

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carved into a hillside The Flanders poppy,

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which is 25 metres across, sits alongside eight

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other regimental badges. It's the first new chalk emblem

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since 1970, and marks the 100th A Wiltshire town hall as bedn

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transformed into a military hospital, as part of a week

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of commemorations for Corsham was home to a Red Cross

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Hospital, which has And there's also a poignant art

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installation, to help remember those It seems it's not only

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in Flanders Fields where Corsham Town Hall has a few of it's

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own, all knitted by local pdople. The other day, I came downstairs in

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my house and there were poppies that had been posted through the

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letterbox, so everywhere, they are wonderful. We have lost count.

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There's over 2000. It has bden amazing.

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And you can leaf through thd names of the 115 fifteen men

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from this area who lost thehr lives in world war one, carefully

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The beautiful thing about it is that for each child who has written that,

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the person they are writing it who comes alive.

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And upstairs the tales from this very room, exactly one hundred years

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This temporary hospital would've been full of far away

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stories, of injured soldiers, and of knitting.

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The people of Corsham doing all they could to help the war dffort.

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That was exactly what the town did. It brought in patients who were

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shipped in from Southhampton, and they were looked after and patched

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up. There were people who c`me in and collected the leaning, they were

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ladies who collected eggs, there were people who came in twice a week

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to carve the joints, the dispatch rider from between here and Bristol,

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and lots of lovely stories like that, very human, ordinary stories

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of people who helped out in whatever way they could. Those who h`d

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brothers, uncles biting awax in the war -- fighting, away in thd war.

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The next way, this exhibition will bring together stories of ordinary

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things being done in an extraordinary way. Remembrance

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season is almost upon us and we will be covering those stories from the

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First World War in the weeks ahead. Bath took the honours in last

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night's long-awaited Our sports editor,

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Alistair Durden, is here. I gather the game didn't ex`ctly

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live up to expectations? Supporters, coaches

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and pundits were all agreed - Bath got the job done,

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they're 2 wins from 2 in Europe while Bristol are still looking

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for their first win of the season. In any competition! Tough thmes for

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them! resting players ahead of Prdmiership

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matches to come. But over 13,000 fans

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were at the Rec to see the two This rivalry rich in historx,

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was a new experience for sole fans. But that others, it was a ndw

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experience. -- for others. In the professional era Bristol have

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found it tough to win at thd Rec, Bath were expected to domin`te again

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but only led 12-3 at the brdak Premiership survival remains

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the priority for Bristol, who signed former England fly-half

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Shane Geraghty this week. But an error-strewn game was finally

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settled by a last minute The good performance by the boys

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altogether, but a great when from the rivals. I can be a bit joyous

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tomorrow, I work in Bristol. There is hope, we just need to get a win

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under our belts but I'm not sure where it will come from, thd sooner

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it comes the better. It was one of those frustrating games, but we

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covered is well. It wasn't ` pretty game of football. You just need that

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little bit to turn, a bit of spark that we need to find and thdre is

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enough in the side to do th`t. It just didn't come through tonight.

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Some encouragement for Bristol who's season will be better defindd

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by their Premiership result against Sale in 9 days time,

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before a league re-match with Bath next month.

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Gloucester are also in the European Challenge Ctp.

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They're at home against Italian club Treviso tomorrow afternoon.

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Bristol City will hold a minute s silence before their game

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with Blackburn tomorrow, to pay tribute to Gerry Gow

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He made over 400 appearances for the club,

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playing for City during thehr spell in the top division in the 0970s.

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His family and former team-lates have been invited to tomorrow's game

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And here's a quick check on the rest of the games

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This is a last call for you to nominate someone for this

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In the last few years, we've had winners from right

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across the west volunteering in cricket, archery,

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All people who have made a difference in their

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community, helping others get involved in sport.

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We all know one, so why not tell us all about them.

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Download a form from our website, bbc.co.uk/unsunghero.

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You have until midnight Sunday to get your nominations in.

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Whoever wins, they get a grdat day out. They get to go to the Sports

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Personality Award. They don't do it for that, but it's nice to shine a

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light on them. It was a lovely sunny start

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across the West this morning. Our cameras were out and about today

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capturing our region's And you've been sending

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us your photos as well, You can see more of those,

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and add your own pictures, Let's catch up with the fordcast

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now, it is chilly in here so what it must be like for Ian outsidd, who

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knows? It's not too bad, but it might not be so good at 5-6 AM

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tomorrow morning. None of the photos we showed earlier had fog in them,

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but there is this one from the southern edge of the Cotswold,

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representative of scenes th`t many of you in that part of the region

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woke up to. It would do this again over the weekend, but maybe not with

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the blue sky, because there will be a combination of some draped areas

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of low cloud, and indeed sole fog associated with that, on Sunday It

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may take some time to clear that out of the way, and once that h`ppens

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then there is a lot of bright weather. A few showers around on

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Saturday, most areas dry though With that summary in mind, he's a

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wider look. We are under a bridge of high pressure. That is keephng

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things quiet, and as we continue through the weekend, it's rdally a

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question of how things are behaving in terms of cloud cover with that

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risk of fog as we run through the course of the night. Through this

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evening, a fair amount of cloud around, and as we get later into the

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night, we will see some fog forming for some of you, and indeed, these

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are areas of low clouds, spreading from east to west, so temperatures

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tonight are likely to get lower and yesterday we saw 0.5 Celsius in

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Yeovil turn, and it could m`tch that by first light tomorrow. Th`t could

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be one of many areas seeing some fog as well. If you get up and xou are

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under those conditions, it lay take the first half of the day to clear

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those stubborn patches out of the way. Once that's completed though,

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it would join with the other parts of the region where it is bright,

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and some sunshine around in the afternoon. Moderating places. Most

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areas dry. Temperatures of `round 13 Celsius. Some brisk wind and some

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rain heading into Monday. Whatever you are doing have a great weekend.

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It's time for us to say goodbye Thank you for watching. Sunday

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Politics bats at 1130 AM and we will be talking about your counchl tax.

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Until then, goodbye.

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