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Welcome to BBC Points West with Alex Lovell and David Garmston.

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Our main story tonight: Missing for more than a week:

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Deacon Wilkins vanished after leaving a nightclub

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and hasn't been since - his family is frantic with worry.

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I don't know. We are at our wits end.

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Josh Clayton from Somerset was found his mother fears he was murdered.

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dead on a holiday island - his mother fears he was murdered.

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Will the owner of Bristol City run out

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of patience with the manager after eight defeats?

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- we'll be talking to Stephen Lansdown.

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the vintage wedding of a couple who have found love, once more.

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The family of a 24-year-old from Weston-Super-Mare who hasn't

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been seen for nine days say they're desperate to know where he is.

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Deakon Wilkins was last seen at Motion nightclub, where

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But his family haven't heard anything since.

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Police are looking into Deakon's disappearance.

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Liz Beacon is outside Motion nightclub now:

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It was Friday 13th when he was last seen by his family. He had been out

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for a couple of drinks with friends and caught the train on his own here

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to Bristol and two Motion Nightclub where him at the friends. He left

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his club on his own at 4:30am. That moment was captured on CCTV but

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there has been nothing from him since. Earlier on I went to meet his

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family at their home. After nine days of waiting, Marcella

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and Andy are desperate for answers. Every time we have some friends come

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over, somebody hugs me. We are at our wits end and we don't

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know what to do now. I mean we're trying to keep busy

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doing this social media and I spend four or five hours a day

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just thanking everybody. Facebook has played a massive part

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in this as people spread the message A few reported sightings

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but they haven't been on him Every day is a long day

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and if you hear the phone go or a knock on the door,

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you just hope. Deakon lives with his grandad

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just round the corner Not because this family is not

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close, quite the opposite. He chose to move in with his grandad

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to keep him company He's lovely, everybody

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likes him, he's friendly, he's easy to get on with,

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he's a laugh, he's All this couple can

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do now is search. They'll be back out tomorrow

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leafleting in the area We did the CCTV, we pointed him out

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so we can narrow down. We know what he was wearing

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so they can narrow down the search. We have CCTV of him leaving

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the club, turning right about 4:30am and that's the last we've got

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at the moment. They are still working on that

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but they're doing a brilliant And their wait goes

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on for answers from the police Tomorrow at the family will continue

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their search. The police are trawling through their CCTV that

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they have banned if they do find any evidence, they may start to deploy

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police divers in the canal behind me.

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Police have launched a murder investigation into the death

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Her body was found in a house on Pilgrims way last Thursday.

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Police say they are linking the incident to the fatal accident

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on Kewstoke Road which happened on the same day.

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A 70-year-old man died at the scene after his car crashed into a tree.

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The Police Federation's backing two of its officers after an incident

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when a former race relations champion was tasered

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after being mistaken for a dangerous, wanted man.

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The union, which represents rank and file officers,

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says Ras Adunbi would not say who he was.

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Mr Adunbi claims the attack was racist.

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The matter's been referred to the Independent Police

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A young man who was found dead on a holiday island where crime

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is almost unheard of may have been murdered, according to his mother.

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Josh Clayton from Somerset disappeared on Tresco

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in the Scilly Isles but there was never a criminal investigation.

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But now the coroner has ordered the police

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Before I take my last breath, we will know what happened to my boy

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without a shadow of the doubt. We will find out and we will get

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justice for Josh. The final resting

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place of Josh Clayton. But was his death just a terrible

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accident or was he murdered? I believe it was done through

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third-party involvement. His family have now spent the best

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part of ?70,000 trying They are convinced

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the police got it wrong. I have had a meeting with Devon and

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Cornwall police, a senior officer who has assured me he will be

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reviewing and hopefully will look for any gaps that happened

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throughout the investigation. It definitely wasn't an accident. I

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thought it from day one and still believe it now.

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When police on the Isles of Scilly found the body of Josh Clayton 16

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months ago they put it down to accidental death.

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He'd been attending a private party on Tresco where he'd been

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His body was discovered ten days later.

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Last week an inquest into his death was dramatically halted

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This man Leroy Thomas told the hearing that he'd witnessed Josh

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arguing with a group of men after leaving the party.

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The coroner said the police needed to reinvestigate.

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Which has given his family some hope.

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Up until now they've been asking for a new force to take

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They just had tunnel vision as far as they were concerned. He was a

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drugged up drunk that had been washed out to sea and didn't think

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of anything else. The family say they want the truth

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and will not stop until they get it. As a family, we can't. There is a

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broken arm in our family and we want to know the reasons why.

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A little earlier the former Chief Constable of Gloucestershire,

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Dr Tim Brain, told me just how unusual it is for an inquest to be

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It is not unusual for inquests to be adjourned. Normally because the

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inquest is formally convened, police officers attend to give evidence and

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they ask for more time to complete the inquiry. Best is a standard

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process. It is unusual to get into the hearing of the inquest and get

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some days into it and pours in for the coroner to say new evidence has

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come to light, go back and find out what is going on here. This happened

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16 months ago so what are the chances of the evidence being fresh?

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Devon Malcolm police will have to go back to the witness who has added

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this new information at a late stage and interview him again and see

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whether he has something different to say in writing and how that

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differs from the account. It seems to differ. There was a party and

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there are people at that party. They may want to interview them again

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they will have to sift through the connections and that is what police

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are there to do and they have the facilities to do it. There was

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famously no crime there and people leave their doors open and about.

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Will be expertise have been taken seriously? There would have been a

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difficulty in understanding what this incident was. It was only later

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when the body turned up that they had a certain death to explain and

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they have treated it on the evidence they have got not as a suspicious

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death. Those steps that you would go through normally in an inquiry and I

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guess the fact that you have quite a few miles between the mainland and

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the islands making it logistically difficult, Devon, have a wide

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responsibility for a large force area and they have the equipment to

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deal with these incidents. You. -- thank you.

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It's David and Alex with you on this Monday evening.

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Thank you for starting your week with us.

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Stay tuned, we've got lots more still ahead before

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we leave you at seven, including...

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Join me as Prince Harry joins recovering servicemen in Wiltshire

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and why they have built this Iron Age roundhouse. We have a Met Office

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warning for fog through tonight and it do tomorrow morning. Some of it

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is dense in places. But first, we've been looking

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into allegations of historical child sexual abuse in football

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here in the West. Last week the National Police

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Chief's Council revealed number of alleged victims nationally now

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stands at 526, with 184 On Tonight's BBC Inside Out West,

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Geoff Twentyman investigates claims made by three football players

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from the West against Bob Higgins, who ran a youth academy

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near Bath in the 1980s. Earlier I asked Geoff's

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about the allegations. Bob Higgins was the man in charge.

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He was the youth development officer.

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A this is how it works. It was in Southampton and they allege Bob

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Higgins put pressure on him to stay at his house.

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Bob was there, the really bizarre thing is he's got two young boys sat

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He's got one leg across his front and one across his back.

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Again at my age, 12 or 13 at the time, I just accepted it

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for being a that's what you do sort of thing.

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I went and sat down on the floor and cuddled into his

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He did ask me to sit on his lap, which is not

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So Geoff what else do you find out in this programme?

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Well, all three of them tell me that as boys they were ordered

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to take part in naked soap and water massages.

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Here's what Jason Upshall, from Street in Somerset,

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tells me about an incident at the Gothia Cup in Sweden in 1988.

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We were told, get naked, one of your fellow man will do one leg and your

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team-mates will do the other. I didn't feel comfortable. I said I

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wasn't doing it. I left the area and he followed me down and said this is

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about team-building, bonding and relief forcibly told me to get back

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up there and do it. Dean Radford alleges that when on a car journey,

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he would touch him going to and from football. I remember one day driving

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along and he got my head and put my head down in his lap and for an hour

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and a half, drove with his head -- with my head in his left. It smells

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-- it is gross but there was the smell of your written through his

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trousers. It is graphic I know but it is disgusting. It is important to

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say that Inside Out West have put these allegations to Mr Higgins but

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he has not responded. He has always denied wrongdoing. The

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investigations is one of the stories to feature on Inside Out West. They

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will be looking at the role Bristol played in Kenny Everett's lie. That

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is here tonight at 7:30pm. Prince Harry has been in Wiltshire

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today to see how former members of the Armed Forces are being helped

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with their mental health. The Prince spent the afternoon

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at the Help For Heroes Recovery Centre in Tidworth,

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which supports ex-service personnel and their families

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who are living with anxiety, depression or stress.Our

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Wiltshire reporter No stranger to Help For Heroes

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Recovery Centre. He came to learn about the field of mental health.

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They call it the hidden wound service where men and women, injured

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or not, find themselves dealing with depression, stress, anxiety,

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sometimes turning to alcohol. The service has already helped over 1000

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people. There is a risk that people get used to experiencing low mood

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and anxiety and think they don't need that to sport. The more we can

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raise awareness and say there is things we can do, we can help you,

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if you can recognise those symptoms in yourself. He was shown the things

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they do come introduced to people they have helped. He talked to

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people who have had a tough time and in the process of rebuilding

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themselves. They found lots of ways to help people stop here they are

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building an Iron Age roundhouse and it gives them space to think but

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also there in the outdoors and using tools, using their hands and working

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as part of a team. For former servicemen, that can sometimes be

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just what they need. I've got physical and mental issues that I

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need to address. I am no longer the person I was. It is very therapeutic

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environment and we enjoyed being out and enjoy the company of our

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comrades learning new skills and defining ourselves by what we can do

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but not what we can do because of our injuries. Of my friends are

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still battling through what they need to but they haven't pointed in

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the direction of here like myself. It is invaluable. With Prince Harry

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highlighting the issue, Help For Heroes helps to remove any stigma of

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mental health problems. Service personnel know they can find the

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help they need to heal and not just the injuries you can see.

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Two friends of a student who is blind, have designed

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a unique map to help him find his way around college.

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Elliott Roberts goes to the National Star College

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He's using a special 3D printed map that helps him feel where he is.

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His friends hope it'll help make Elliott more independent.

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Here's our Gloucestershire reporter, Steve Knibbs.

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Elliott needs help to make even a short journey from A to B.

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He's blind and has limited sensitivity so can't read braille -

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he also finds it difficult to remember his way around.

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So his friends at college decided to make him a map,

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Using a 3D printer they've created tactile map of his

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With different shaped raised areas represent different rooms,

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And it's ultimate aim is to help Elliott achieve something that

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I can be more independent when I leave college.

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The map has gone through several designs - with feedback from Elliott

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There is quite a lot of failures we have had along the way and their

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students have made a lot of changes through Elliott's guidance so he can

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recognise certain rooms and certain shapes and feel the doorways,

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different bumps along the way. It's thought that this might be

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the first time a 3D map has been And something Elliott's friends

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feel rightly proud of. I am really excited about the

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project and I can help others. Happy it is being used and hard work has

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paid off. We hope it will make his life a bit more easier.

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The students are so pleased with their idea that they're taking

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it to a big educational technology exhibition in London this week.

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To maybe help others like Elliott to really feel their way around.

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Bristol City's head coach Lee Johnson says he's ashamed

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Their latest defeat set an unwanted club record.

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Our sports editor Alistair Durden is here - how bad has it got?

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Eight league defeats in a row - the worst run in City's history.

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Growing discontent amongst the supporters.

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What does this all mean for head coach Lee Johnson.

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Only one man can really answer that - owner Stephen Lansdown,

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Eight defeats is not what we want. I am not happy with that and don't

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expect any supporter or anyone associated with the club is either.

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We have to turn it around and I'm looking to the management team and

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players to do that for us. Is his job face? I will not discuss that as

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I do not discuss this in the public media. He has my full support of the

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board and my support and the support of the majority of the supporters

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and the players. We look forward to turning the situation around and

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climbing back up the league. Dursley need to get something from the next

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two home games, Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham? -- does Lee. We need

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to get points quickly to restore the confidence of the supporters and the

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players because they will be filling it as well. It is not going the way

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they wanted to. We have brought in some very good players who have

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played at high level and have got that experience and can help the

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younger ones through. I don't feel panicked situation here. I feel

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disappointed that we have been using these games by the odd goal and I'm

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not trying to kid anybody. We need to win games and win them quickly.

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You have confidence you have a good squad of players. What has gone

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wrong? Some of these games, we think we have got them and they slip away.

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When you are struggling, it is difficult to turn it around. I feel

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very confident that we have the right infrastructure in the club and

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the right playing staff and management staff to make that

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happen. Have you got a message that the supporters who have perhaps lost

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faith? I understand the frustration. I hate people -- hate losing

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football matches. You could be pushing for the top six but we are

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not. What I would ask everybody to do is all the frustration they are

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suffering, gather it together, turn it into strong support for the

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management, players and help us turn it around. We need to get behind the

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team. Don't let anything sway us from doing that and work harder

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together to get the results we need. They have an FA Cup game on Saturday

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and that is a free hit. No one expects them to win that. Two home

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league games against Sheffield Wednesday a week tomorrow and bottom

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club rather on Saturday after that. You feel they have to get something

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from that. Lee Johnson will need something.

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Leah Johnson has his full support. Things can change. Thank you.

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A couple who found love second time around tied the knot this weekend

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and chose a bygone era for the theme of their big day.

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Marlene Robinson-Franklin and Ronnie Franklin are 79 and 85.

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They met in the village of Uley and got married

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in Cam at the weekend - in a special vintage

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Marlene and Ronnie believe they're meant to be.

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Ronnie was married to his first wife, Barbara for almost 60 years.

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She told him before she died he should find love again.

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She said to me, "You must find someone else.

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She said, "I want you to do it for me."

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Marlene also lost her husband, Austin, three years ago.

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They'd been married since she was 17.

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What I'm getting from my family and many overs is,

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"Your husband, Austin, wouldn't want to see you unhappy.

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He'd be up there now looking down on you saying, Ronnie,

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But she's still taking her style from the fabulous fifties.

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It was all about dreamcoats and petticoats.

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My skirts were very, very short and when you twirled round,

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We liked to show what we had underneath which used

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And her favourite dress from all those years ago

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Now they are married, what are they hoping for? We had long and happy

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marriages and we've got to emulate them. By looking to their past, the

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club a lot also looking forward to their new lives together.

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Every happiness to you both. Let us catch up with the weather. It is

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going to be foggy, I think. Good evening. The risk of fog looks

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very likely. Expect by tomorrow morning there will be some districts

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which will be in some murky conditions. Where we are free of

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that, we will be in for a day not dissimilar to the one we have had.

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Remaining dry. Our focus is on the fog. It is a case of a Met Office

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warning which will run through to 11 o'clock tomorrow and will cater to

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the likelihood that some areas, visibility could be to 50 metres

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below. That will having publications the transport and it will take some

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time to clear tomorrow, if indeed it does. We have seen some areas of

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southern England where the fog has not cleared. You can see the

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footprint further westwards. Hence as being in the thick of it. It is a

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fairly benign pattern leaving us through towards Wednesday with the

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breeze picking up. The fog should not be an issue by Wednesday

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morning. We have seen in southern parts fog has not clear that all you

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and as we run through this evening into tonight, it would be our

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district that will likely see fog first and it footprint will move to

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other areas as the night wears on. For all of us where temperatures

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dropping between zero and -4-macro, there will be freezing fog first

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light and it is not inconceivable that the some areas, it will stay

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right through the day. It is looking a reasonable day and it will be a

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dry one with variable amounts of cloud and brighter spells.

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Temperatures under the fog, no better than seven Celsius. There

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should be the last of the fog problems. An opportunity for all

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those weather watchers out there. If you take a picture of it and send it

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into us and put on your -- our Facebook page, that would be good.

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You wouldn't see very much with the fog. Not sure that is a brilliant

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idea. Goodbye.

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