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We did not want to hear that. That is

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Welcome to BBC Points West with Sabet Choudhury and Alex Lovell

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A new location for the Glastonbury Festival.

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As the event faces criticism over traffic chaos -

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It would be a huge loss for Somerset if it went there for ever. We will

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find out how likely the move is. Even

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Also in the programme: Room at the inn - the North Somerset pub

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inn - the North Somerset pub landlord heling the homeless

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A West MP's so worried about the effects of social

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media on teenagers, he's demanding an inquiry.

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And we're joined by the multi marathon man from Portishead

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honoured at last night's Sports Personality of the Year.

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The world famous Glastonbury Festival could be moving

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to a new site 100 miles from its current home.

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Festival founder Michael Eavis has told Points West he is in serious

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negotiations with landowners, though he won't say

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Earlier this year a potential move to Longleat fell through.

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Meanwhile, the local council has issued a report criticising

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traffic management at the festival this year - a year in which some

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people were stranded in their cars overnight.

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Our Somerset Correspondent Clinton Rogers has the story.

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Taking me on a tour of the festival site this morning, Michael Eavis

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gave the strongest possible hint that the days of the Pyramid Stage

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Mind you he's threatened to move this event before -

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normally at a time when he's negotiating with neighbouring land

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owners whose fields he needs to make the festival happen.

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This time though he insists he is in detailed negotiations

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with land agents to use another working farm 100 miles

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north of Glastonbury, though he won't say exactly

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But if you moved the Glastonbury Festival

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Nowhere else in the world really produces the same show that we do.

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The first Glasto away from Glasto could be 2019 he says and

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We haven't been here for a very long and we'd

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If it is going to get more people coming, we are very close to

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a point where it could become intolerable.

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Now all of this comes on a day when Mendip Council has issued

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a report criticising traffic management at

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a year when people were left to sleep

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in their stranded cars, when

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Complaints flooded in to the council among them...

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Most of the problems were caused by torrential rain making hard

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Mendip Council says the festival organisers

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need to have better contingency plans next year.

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In response festival organisers say they are already working to make

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roads on the farm better - and next year they have agreed

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to use the Bath and West showground as an emergency car park, should

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The runaway lorry which killed four people in Bath has been likened

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to a revolver with a bullet in one of its chambers.

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The trial of 20-year-old Phillip Potter today

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heard his defence barrister say he'd been given a "wholly defective

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vehicle" and an accident was bound to happen.

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Phillip Potter, who's from Wiltshire, denies causing death

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by dangerous driving - two others face

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Scott Ellis has been at Bristol Crown Court for us today.

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What was said? The defence barrister said that Philip Potter, who was 19

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at the time of the accident last year, had no idea that the brakes on

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the tipper truck were defective as he headed off down the steep lane.

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You said it was Philip Potter and the victims terrible misfortune to

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be in the places that week where last year when those brakes failed.

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The defence barrister looked at some of the evidence that has been used

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against him. Some that he ignored the restriction signs at the top of

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Lansdown Lane. We said the signs are being put there to ease traffic flow

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around Bath. The defence barrister said, consider that and consider in

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ignoring those signs, was a dangerous and careless driving? We

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know that he was speeding prior to going down the lane but the defence

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barrister pointed out that the experts say that not cause the

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brakes to overheat. As for doing more money start smoke coming out of

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the vehicle, they said by the time the smoke was coming out it was too

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late. The prosecution says it was a grim predicament but that he did

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contribute to the accident but not to the extent that the other two

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did. They are denying manslaughter charges. The judge has nearly

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finished his summing up. We expect the jury to go out and consider the

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verdict by two o'clock tomorrow. Thank you very much.

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Bristol, the region's largest city, unsurprisingly has the most -

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there's currently thought to be 74 bedding down on the streets there.

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This number doubles if you include those sleeping

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in unsafe buildings or sofa surfing on friend's couches.

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in North Somerset organised for a coach to pick up a group

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of homeless people from Bristol, so he could give them a spot

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of christmas lunch and show them there is room at the inn.

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He's cooked for Tiger Woods and Princess Anne.

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But today it's for people who really need it.

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Sarah hasn't had Christmas dinner for eight years.

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It reminds me of my mum and dad 's growing up. I lost my dad eight

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years ago. He had cancer. 18 months after my mum. To come and have

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Christmas dinner, it is really, really nice because it reminds me of

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them. It's also an emotional

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time for Matthew - It is the first time I have been

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homeless at Christmas. It is very, very hard. I am not eligible for

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housing because they do not have a look at connection to Bristol. It is

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very hard. After the meal everyone was was

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sized up for clothes and shoes. At Christmas time, things like this

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mean the world. It raises your spirit.

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Is the owner of the pub - and a whole host of volunteers

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There are a lot of people who are out there who have tried and have

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been knocked down. To bring them like something like this, it makes

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them feel part of the community again and rather than someone who is

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begging for money or something like that. It has been fantastic. They

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have been really happy and they cheered as the bus pulled up. They

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are all really, really grateful. Is there anything you would like to say

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to the people who organised it? Thank you ever so much. The dinner

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is lovely. It is quite emotional, isn't it? Yes. No, this is not a one

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off event. The pub serves it will serve up a Christmas dinner next

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year, too. -- the pop says. Thanks for your company

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here on Points West this evening. Do stay tuned because there's plenty

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more still to come, including... We'll tune in to the local acts

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picked to record at the world From midweek on we will see a change

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in the weather. A windy theme. Details at the end of the programme.

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The MP for Cheltenham is calling the bosses of social media sites

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to parliament for an inquiry in the New Year.

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Alex Chalk is worried about the effects of the digital age

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It comes as charities say the numbers of young people dealing

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with stress and anxiety - caused by social media -

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Here's our political reporter Robin Markwell.

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They are the first thing we pick-up in the mornning,

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and the last thing we put down at night.

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We all seem to be hooked on our devices,

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Even they underestimated just by how much.

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How many times a day do you check your phone?

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A recent study suggests we check our phones an average of

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Those we met at this chart in school now use giddying array

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array of applications to keep in touch.

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It is when I get home until about two hours before I go

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I might wake up once during the night and if I'm

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awake I might feel over and I might

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as well have a little scroll through until I fall back asleep.

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I know not just young people but adults that are

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falling into that habit of a deep anxiety when they do not have their

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They are constantly checking to see if they have had

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messages, to see if they have had likes to any posts

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What they are looking for is validation and

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acceptance and that becomes addictive.

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The Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk is concerned about cyber bullying.

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He has called for an enquiry in Parliament in the New Year,

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inviting all the big social media firms.

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They insist they already have ways of

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Facebook said it had introduced new features and

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It has introduced a parent portal this week with tips for

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parents about talk to their children about safe use of the site.

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And it was governed by a clear set of

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Our devices can cope with any number of swipes, likes and online

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gripes but one of the questions the enquiry will consider is, can we?

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More on that later, don't you? More on the ten o'clock News. It is not

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just teenagers. Exactly. An interim report into the way

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a special school in Gloucestershire was being run has uncovered claims

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of pupils running out of control and a failure

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to ensure their safeguarding. Earlier this year all the pupils

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were removed from Coln House Today, in a separate development,

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the local authority said it was recommending the school

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should be closed as it's no Steve Knibbs is at the school

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for us now. we know about the culture

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within the school? You will remember that early in

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December, the pupils were removed because of concerns about the use of

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restraints. This is the interim report. It has uncovered that back

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in September 2015, when a new headteacher was brought in, there

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was a change away from or Pastoral care to the pupils took a more

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academic approach. That has prompted resistance between the staff and

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management but also resentment from the pupils to management as well.

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That led to some of the issues we have seen over the last couple of

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months. Some of the points, it says that staff were not trained well

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enough in safeguarding. Some children ended up running out of

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control and onto the roofs and walls. Listening to children was not

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well developed and governors had been weak for a considerable time.

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The governors carry the ultimate responsibility for keeping the

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children safe and managing the school. You will remember as well

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that governors resigned on mass when pupils were removed here, saying

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there was no longer a meaningful role for them but also citing some

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of the improvements they brought in. I tried to contact the chair of the

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governor did not get a response. They also say the authority should

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have intervened earlier. At the point to the counsellor and he said

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we did put a lot of money into training and help. We put in an

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extra half a million. There was a lot of advice and support going in

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there. Was it a catastrophe? We acted as quickly as we could have

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done. I am glad we took those decisions. It has been tough ticking

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those decisions. I think they were the right ones in terms of

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safeguarding. It is important to say that this is only an interim report.

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There is a lot more work to be done and more people to speak to. The

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headteacher and three non-teaching members of staff are still

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suspended. As for the future of the school, the council recommended it

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will go ahead with closure, despite a public consultation. It is to do

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with the financial reasons. The staff will be given help and

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training to find work elsewhere. As for the pupils and been removed from

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the school in the summer, we are told they are all doing well but a

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lot more work to do to find out what happened here.

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A shipwreck in Somerset has been given special protected status.

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The unidentified wreck, on Madbrain Sands at Minehead,

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was first exposed during the winter storms in 2014.

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It's thought it might possibly be the Bristol Packet which was wrecked

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More than a thousand sites in the UK have been given protected status

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Those photographs are amazing. They really are.

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A Christmas display at a hotel near Wells Cathedral has

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Points West filmed the alpine snow scene outside

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But it was smashed in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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The hotel's manager says he's "heart broken" but has clear

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His festive spirits have been dampened. He has made an appeal for

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the people involved to come forward. That is awful.

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Five West Country acts had the chance to record their music

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at the world famous Maida Vale Studios

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I do not think you will be one of them.

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Symphony Orchestra and have recorded everyone from The Beatles

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Harriet Robinson followed the musicians up there.

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Idles, Tamu Massif, Fenne Lily, Keir and Lyricist Chanz are all acts

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that BBC Introducing in the West believe are set

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This weekend, they got to record their music at Maida Vale.

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A 19-year-old singer from Bristol performed her most well known track

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in the live Lounge studio. The only thing I associated it with was Radio

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1 live lounges, I used to be obsessed with them when I was 15.

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Even that alone and then I realised when I came here that the Beatles

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used to do a radio show from here and loads of cool people have done

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stuff from here. Everything I hear about it makes me feel happier that

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I am here. They present it in introducing in the west every

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Saturday night. We do it because we think we need to do it. The music is

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so good and the artists are so brilliant that they need places like

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Maida Vale. This is now a yearly trip for the team. One of the first

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acts to join them at Maida Vale was George. He is now a number one

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recording artist who has toured the world. No pressure, guys.

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The final recordings from Maida Vale will be played out on BBC

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Introducing in the West on your BBC local radio station

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From radio to TV, if you are one of those millions of people watching

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the sports personality of the year awards last night he would have

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spotted Ben Smith being given a special gong for sporting

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achievement in the face of adversity. You may remember Ben, he

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completed marathons in 401 days. -- 401 marathons. You as a reminder of

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that incredible feat. -- here is a reminder. I want to say thank you to

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the tens of thousands of people that came out and supported this. I have

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found running as my sanctuary. I found it as my way of being able to

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express myself and be who I was. Not have to live any more. I did not

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have any confidence or self esteem and I was scared about who I was.

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Ben Nevis ex-mac 250,000. I got to meet some amazing people, some of

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which you see here. Running gave me back my confidence and my

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self-esteem but most importantly, I am not afraid any more. Thank you. I

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am so pleased to say that Ben is here. After your amazing evening,

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congratulations. The amount of times we have had a montage and moving

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music and your incredible words. Every time I see it is emotional. I

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was at last night? It was one of the proudest moments of my life, really.

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I did not know a lot of the detail around the award. What was going to

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happen... You probably heard in my voice was quite quivering because I

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was trying to hold back the tears. Very special. Use some of the

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runners as well? Yes, 30 people who give me a honour on to the stage

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that I had run with. I've ran to being sacked and looking down at the

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floor as the video was on to stop myself from crying and all I see are

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these 30 people walking past me. I was thinking, hold it together. You

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have had a number of awards here in Bristol. Also, the award itself,

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people may not know about that. Can you tell us it is the age of Helen

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who died in 1989 of cancer. Hope over adversity. I got to meet

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daughter last night and she came up to me and said you embody everything

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about this award. It was very about this award. It was very

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especially from her. Being in a room surrounded by people that I have

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looked up to for many years, Jessica Ennis and Paula Radcliffe, to be in

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the same stage as Paula Radcliffe and Tom Daley... I am stuck in the

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middle and I am thinking, does this happen? It does when it met you have

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done something as amusing as you have. Beat a good few? Somebody

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turned up at the after party and to get away. We were dubious, do you

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work for sports personality? The promise that a going to send it back

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to us. Let's roll back the clock a little bit. I met you at the start

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of your challenge and I remember chatting with you and thinking, he

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is not going to do this. Don't worry, your doubts over the same as

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mine. Do you remember, we met in Stroud and I thought not in 1

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million years. Can you remember that you have done it? It has been a

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roller-coaster since the end. It has been two and a half months and the

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past two months have been tough psychologically. Physically, I am

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fine. Why psychologically? I suppose it is moved -- mood. I have a lot of

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adrenaline pumping around my system. It is hard to sleep at night and

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with no sleep, the thinking processes are not that great. We are

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getting help with that at the moment, which is great. I think we

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have not had time to reflect on what it was that we have done. That is

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what the Christmas period is for. I am going home for Christmas. Is it

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still worth it? Definitely, more than worth it. What are you looking

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towards for the new Year? We have started the ball rolling with the

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foundation now, which is fantastic. The 401 foundation will be the

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legacy of what we have created. I remember using to me, what is your

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legacy of the 401? My legacy is, as me at the end. What is your legacy?

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The 401 foundation. Any challengers left in your body that you want to

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get out? Not as of yet. We are doing the London Marathon. That is my

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other half, Kyle, his first marathon. They may be a timed

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marathon at the end of the year and achieving a fast time. I am never

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going to say never. I do not think you could. Good luck with the

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foundation and it means so much and it makes Billy King -- bullying and

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homophobia. Thank you. Thank you. Let's catch up with the

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weather. Ian is on the road. He has bobbles. No expense spared up here.

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Blowing round aplenty as we get later on into this week. Let me take

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you through the forecast for tomorrow. It should be a dry day for

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the majority. Hopeful for many of you. A comparatively bright day. The

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exception in the grand scheme of things will be if you had westward

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into west Somerset. More in the way of cloud and prone to some patchy

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outbreaks of light rain and drizzle. The legacy of the week front. That

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is drifting its way slowly west words through the first-half of the

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night. It will still be in situ somewhere west of us as we head

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tomorrow. There is a major change at fit tomorrow. The high pressure gets

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shifted out towards the east, towards the near continent by that

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front, which are starting to move in from the west. That is a major

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change in weather type as we read into the second half of the week and

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on to Christmas. We still have some erratic outbreaks of rain about.

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Fairly heavy in some spots. Further out towards the west as the night

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wears on. Towards the east, clearer skies. It is here we are likely to

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see the lowest temperatures of two Celsius out towards the west and

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more cloud, hail fog and close to about four or five Celsius. Tomorrow

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we set out in that way. There is a fair chance that any of us will

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experience a brighter day with some sunshine around or sunny spells.

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Still the chance of outbreaks of rain and maybe into part of

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Wiltshire and Dorset. A largely dry picture, with those exceptions of

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patchy drizzle out towards the far west. The bees will pick up in the

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afternoon and evening. The temperatures up to six or seven

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Celsius. We get into that period of change. A closer view of that but as

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I come out wider, it is the other side of the Atlantic that we have

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cold a spilling out of the Canadian Arctic and that will start to usher

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in the first of two depressions. The first of one you can see there and

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that will head into an Friday and a windy spell. As we go through into

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the Christmas period itself, after something of a lull, a second storm

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system out of the north-west. Detail on that all yet to be established.

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It does look like the north-west of the British Isles will be the brunt

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of that. Certainly a unsettled spell. Thank you very much for that.

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That is almost it for us but not quite. Thank you for putting up with

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microglia voice and for the messages you have sent in. It is Christmas

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week, so that as end the gram with some Christmas cheer. Now it is the

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Gloucestershire meal voice police require. -- male voice police

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require. # Is tiny star lights up way up

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high. # All across the land starts a

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brand-new Morant. -- morning. # The winds of change whisper in the

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breeze. # Across the land...

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# This comes to pass when a child is born.

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# For a spell or two 01 seems for Lauren.

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# This comes to pass when a child is born.

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# All across the land is a brand-new morning.

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# This comes to pass when a child is born.

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# This comes to pass when a child is born.

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Ben dropping a frozen turkey on Mum's foot.

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Put me down! No, we talked about this.

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