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


The experiment which went dangerously wrong.


An investigation reveals a university student accidentally


made an explosive chemical used in terror attacks across Europe.


Businesses post Brexit - food firms in the West worry


recruiting staff in the future won't be a piece of cake.


More damage by the wild boar in the Forest of Dean -


the community meets to discuss how to tackle the problem.


Hello, Points West viewers, you all right, my lover 's?


And, yes but no but - Matt Lucas gets a degree


from Bristol University 20 years after he dropped out


An investigation has found a university student accidentally


created the same explosive chemical used in terror


attacks in an experiment which went wrong in the labs.


Buildings were evacuated last week and a controlled explosion


was carried out, after the PhD student mistakenly produced


The university says it's now reviewing its risk assessments.


It is a simple white powder that has become notorious for its use in


home-made bombs. The compound is both highly unstable and highly


explosive. It was an experiment under


controlled conditions that suddenly took


a very serious turn, as a PhD student worked in the labs


at Bristol University. They accidentally created a chemical


favoured by terrorists and used Triacetone triperoxide


is highly explosive. Known as TATP, it was


in the bomb vests used in the terrorist attacks in Paris


and was discovered by Belgian police after arresting suspects


in Brussels too. Professor Sidney Alford


is an expert in chemistry. The three substances necessary for


the creation of TATP need to be present in a pretty large


concentration. I can't imagine what chemical was intended to be produced


if it isn't that one. The university hasn't said


what the experiment two weeks ago The student, they say,


was following a set procedure and that a full risk assessment


had been done first. No-one was injured,


although buildings were A controlled explosion was later


carried out to safely A 36-year-old driver who killed


a cyclist in Stroud as he tried to flee from the police has been


jailed for five years. Gloucester Crown Court heard


Daryl Ackland had no insurance and was travelling at twice the safe


speed limit when he hit 71-year-old He admitted causing death


by dangerous driving. Police investigating a mass brawl


at a pub in Trowbridge say they want help identifying at least two men


who continued to fight The fight broke out


in the Albany Palace bar Officers say about 12


men were also involved in a confrontation afterwards -


outside the Santander Leading firms in the West's


food industry have been voicing their concerns over


what Brexit might The Government is under pressure


to cut levels of immigration Some local companies say this


could mean they can't find enough workers for their production


lines as they rely heavily It might have all the trappings


of being at the heart of government but this is Taunton, not Number 10,


and he's not Theresa May. But it's not stopped the men


from this Ministry - the Ministry of Cake -


from getting involved in politics. They've despatched their biggest


seller, chocolate fudge, to the Prime Minister and Foreign


Secretary, who wrote back. Thank you for your gift of a fudge


cake, it was eating in a flash, from your Foreign Secretary, auris. --


Boris Johnson. That letter and those cakes


were prompted by this. The Ministry of cake, a ?13 million


turnover company, has recently been bought by a French company. It


demonstrates that we can unlock global trade and it demonstrates


that the South West is a terrific place to do business. I absolutely


agree. Top. But while they were being praised


in the Commons as a symbol of economic strength


in the current turbulence, back in Taunton they have real


concerns about the future. One of the fun bits of being in


business is that you receive lemons and you make lemonade. Brexit is a


huge lemon the size of a small tank so we will be making a lot of


lemonade for some time to come. Chris' number-one worry


is access to migrant labour - like Lubo, who's Slovakian -


as he can't fill the 30 vacancies The average British school lever


finds it hard to come and work in a factory and stand at a production


line of the two or three hours at a time, when they can't talk to their


mates or go for a break. They have to be disciplined. I think the UK


food manufacturing and retailing and restaurant trade will be pretty much


decimated. But while some harbour concerns,


others say it's time to wake up A weaker pound might have pushed up


the prices of imports but it's also made British


products cheaper abroad. For this Bristol start-up,


it's given their caffeinated Fundamentally we have had a lot of


export enquiries and we are doing much more international trade and it


is part of our strategy going forward, so that is a good thing,


right, that it makes us consider international trade as part of our


strategy 's? Whether it's coffee or cake,


every business has a different There's no doubt many are unnerved


by the current uncertainty. But those who campaigned to leave


will tell you the future is sweet. Many who backed Remain


still say "you can't It did look delicious. You are


watching BBC points West. If you are off on half term, I hope it is going


well. School next week. Still to come, she


is a swimming star and now you can go to a pool in her name. Welcome to


the Stephanie Millward Pool in Horsham.


And I have been chatting to the comedian Matt Lucas, who is now the


holder of an honorary degree. With growing numbers of rough


sleepers in the region, charities say their resources


are being stretched as they try to help people


turn their lives around. As well as giving people


the skills to find work, building self-esteem is also


crucial, as Julia Causton's This workshop in the middle of Bath,


a place to learn a trade. It is quite difficult to understand


when you are in mainstream society, you have a job, you have purpose


and money is coming in. If you are not and the day starts


with waking up vaguely sometime, very quickly people get


into a routine that's not helpful. But just what does this


sort of scheme offer? It gives you a routine in life,


you get up, do stuff, come down here and meet people,


speak to the general public, and, yeah, gives


you structure in your life. Over in Bristol,


a different type of job. When I was homeless I had no money,


on the streets, had to sign up for the Big Issue,


I had no ID. The foundation has helped me


to get ID and now I've got The Big Issue has been


going for a quarter of a century. It is modelled to make people


salesmen, not beggars. What our guys are doing


is they are making a living, So we would urge that they be viewed


as salesmen, just like any other At the Mayor's house,


people who used to live on the streets are helping make


other people's homes more homely. It is our aim that we help people


to gain real work experience and a feeling of self-worth


so that they are then able to go off Charities like these say


that they do more than just offer Often homelessness can be associated


with a lack of self-esteem, something these organisations say


can be overcome by giving It's the stability in


life and the routine. No uncertainty about where the next


meal comes from and the weather, None of these jobs will make people


rich overnight but for those involved it seems to be the first


step to rebuilding a better life. And tomorrow we'll be finding out


about how businesses are trying The first meeting of a new group


that aims to tackle the issue of wild boar in the Forest of Dean


is about to get under way. In recent months there have been


more reports of the animals moving into urban areas and causing damage


as they search for food. Our Gloucestershire


reporter, Steve Knibbs, is in Bream, where discussions


will soon be under way. Could the meeting in this room the


start to the solution of the boar problem? What used to be some


routing in grass verges has turned into this. This is a football pitch


and an example of where boar are coming into urban areas, rooting


around and causing damage. All of the Councils have been invited to


the discussion about making the boar and asset to the Forest of Dean. You


want it to be an asset but keep them out of urban areas, how do you


achieve that? Hopefully you can make a start just by talking. It is the


first time anybody who is sat down altogether and tried to come up with


a real excuse the talking about the boar. People have been washing their


hands about it. It is time to draw a line under that, we have to get


together with the experts and work it out. Keep the boar in the forest


so that they are and asset to everybody. It has been controversial


and, there has been division in the meetings. We will lose people along


the way, it will be a horribly long road and a tricky one but with


dedication we can do it. This is 2017 and we need to do it for the


sake of everybody in the forest. We can have a look at pictures of wild


boar in the middle of Cinderford. They are tipping up the rubbish


bins, decimating our playing fields. If something isn't done we will have


no playing field, football field or rugby field playable because it will


be that bad. Do you have a solution, an idea? It has to be managed


properly. At the moment it is not. That is what the problem is. People


love them in the town at night apparently but they have been


feeding, that is the problem as well, that brings them in. I suppose


this is a very small step to sorting out a much bigger problem in getting


everybody together. You are in this for the long road? Absolutely. As I


said this is an extremely long road and it will be difficult, there will


be big division, but if we have the same end point and we want to make


these boar... We don't want to eradicate them, they are part of the


forest and we need to manage them well. There is real strength of


feeling in the Forest of Dean on all sides. We will be in the meeting and


give you an update in the late bulletin at 10:30pm.


There's new evidence of the enormous damage done


to the Stonehenge landscape during the 20th century.


Previously unseen pictures have been released of Stonehenge aerodrome,


a huge military base just a few yards from the stone circle.


It was that destruction which first prompted calls to clean


up the area and restore Britain's most famous ancient monument.


If you thought the stones had spent the centuries grouped


like this in open grassland, you'd be wrong.


100 years ago, their peace was shattered by this noisy neighbour.


The Number One School of Aerial Navigation


and Bomb Dropping, training pilots before they were posted


The British Government wanted more bombers in service.


No-one seemed to consider the nearness of the ancient stones.


Where we are standing pretty much is where the main hangars were.


They were facing in the direction of Stonehenge.


By the, you know, mid-1918 was the busy part of the aerodrome.


It was the technical buildings, the main accommodation block


It is straddling the main access route, the main road.


Are there any Americans in, ladies and gentlemen?


Visitors are often amazed to hear about this unexpected layer


Now they're pausing to look back just 100 years,


when dramatic changes here brought the future


The presence of it here in this ancient setting sparked the debate


as to what was an appropriate setting for Stonehenge,


for the stones themselves and the ancient landscape


There were calls for Stonehenge to have a more fitting setting,


and by the early 1930s all of the aerodrome


An official from the time wrote that unless it stood


in solitary grandeur, dominating the bare plain,


Words that will always resonate, as the Stonehenge


landscape is continually, and carefully, re-imagined.


On our Facebook page in response there has been a fantastic picture


put up of Stonehenge around 1900, it is a bit of a mess, gentleman


sitting in the middle of it, but go there.


You learn something every day on this programme.


Swindon Town director of football Tim Sherwood has been charged


for allegedly abusing a match official at Saturday's loss to Bury.


The Football Association claim he used insulting and/or improper


words and behaviour towards a match official around the tunnel


Mr Sherwood has until next Monday to respond to the charge.


There is a name in Wiltshire that is new tonight, the Stephanie Millward


-- pool. Now Stephanie is receiving an MBE.


Imogen is at the pool for us. Good evening. This is the swimming


pool where a young Stephanie Millward used to train for hours in


the morning before school, then home, home work, then back in the


evening for more training, in pursuit of her dream of becoming a


swimming champion. The pool has had a bit of a makeover since then and


today Stephanie was back here to the pool where it all began as a double


Paralympic gold medallist, in the hope of inspiring some young


swimmers of the future. Stephanie Millward


was just ten years old when she started swimming


at Corsham pool. She could never have dreamt that


one day she would be I've been coming here, you know,


6am, for years and years, and now it's not Springfields pool any more,


it's Stephanie Millward pool! She has been honoured not just


because of her huge Paralympic success, two golds at Rio last year,


but also to recognise the huge That is because aged


17 and showing huge promise in the pool


Stephanie was diagnosed Doctors said she would probably


never swim again and would end But, boy, was she determined


to prove them wrong. Nearly 25 years later


she is a Paralympic champion I thought, yeah, I still have


that dream and belief, I I didn't think that 18 years later


I would be standing here with two Everybody knows her,


she is Corsham, and, yes, all of the young people


and the old people, they want her autograph, they want


to see her medals. This is quite a week the Stephanie.


Today it is Corsham for the renaming of the pool, tomorrow it is


Buckingham Palace to receive her MBA. And the Golden girl is enjoying


every minute. Chippenham swimming club are


training hard. Stephanie goes to Buckingham Palace tomorrow to add


MBE to her list of titles. It is along way from the early morning


training here at Corsham pool more than two decades ago.


There were two familiar faces among the students


receiving their degrees from Bristol University


One of them was Don Cameron, the founder of


His company, Cameron Balloons, is now the world's largest


He's now the proud holder of an honorary degree in engineering.


Well, it's a wonderful honour and it was good or so to see all these


young people getting their degrees and making their start in life. I


might have a little glass of something later on, I think, but


most of the celebration has been this wonderful ceremony today.


I wonder if he arrived by balloon! Thousands of students


have been receiving their degrees today,


and among them - the comedian, studied at Bristol University


but left before he So today they made him


a Doctor of Letters. I went along to see one


of Britain's most loved - Thank you for inviting


me here today. Congratulations to all


of you with actual degrees. Graduation ceremonies


are seriously joyful occasions, but today's at Bristol University


was downright funny. Today you bring the entire


university honours Yeah, I'm gay, get


with the programme. Comedian Matt Lucas -


a master of dressing up - donned yet another costume to become


a Doctor of Letters, from a university he


left without a degree. I've been made a Doctor


of Letters by the Bristol But I didn't know that you hadn't


finished your course when you were here at Bristol


University. No, I did two years


at Bristol University and then I left in 1995,


because during my second year I was filming Shooting Stars and it


all sort of blew up, really, so I left with the intention


of just taking one year off. I left with the intention


of taking just one year off He's now working on Doctor


Who, so I asked him, as a Doctor of Letters,


if he fancied the top job. I think that would be impossible,


almost, because I'm a companion already, and I don't think there's


any precedent for anyone being a companion and then


immediately becoming the Doctor. Plus I also think it needs someone


who can do proper acting, and I'm more of an,


erm, an idiot. No, but yeah, but no,


because what happened was right, something you don't


know nothing about. Shut up, I wasn't even supposed


to be anywhere even near there. Meredith came over and started


stirring it all up, started calling me all these things


all about this thing that I always think of Vicky Pollard,


who's now become almost... Yeah, it's always a surprise to me,


but even today, when there's a story about someone with an ASBO


or something like that in the paper, then you will see a picture


of Vicky Pollard next to them, And on the stage here today


we had some professor, a very learned man,


saying yeah but no but. I'm a Doctor of Letters but I'm not


supposed to use the title Doctor Matthew Lucas,


but I am going to, and as I mentioned in my speech


I might just open up a general Once you get famous there's this


odd thing that happens, which is people laugh even


when you're not really You just say hello,


people go...ha-ha-ha! And so sometimes if I'm annoyed


about something, you know, if I complain in a restaurant that


I've been waiting half an hour for my food, I say,


I'm sorry, is the food coming? Like that, because they


just think I'm joking. It's almost a bit of a curse,


because when you're in a bad mood people just think you're


playing it up. Well, Doctor Matt Lucas,


it's been lovely talking to you. Thank you very much, and if you'd


like to have an examination then He was a nice man and he had time


for everybody there. Now, just before we go


to the weather, just take a look at the Vale Wildlife Hospital


in Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. It's very late for hedgehogs to be


born - and this baby was abandoned by its mother as she couldn't


look after it. It's just ten weeks old -


its eyes are even still closed. It is getting closer to the weekend


so let's catch up with the weather. Ian is on the roof with our


forecast. Good evening, everybody. Let's take


you through the expectations for the next 12, 24 hours. Another mild day


tomorrow, dry until perhaps late in the evening there might be some


light patchy rain creeping in from the west. The key query mark will be


the balance between brightness and any wet weather. It will probably be


a mixture of the two. -- brightness and any cloud. This will rotate


round to more north- south orientated. It will lead us into


tomorrow with a mixture of cloud, some brightness, ahead of another


system trying to squeeze in from the west which could bring patchy rain


by the tail end of tomorrow. This evening, for northern areas, expect


periods of patchy rain. Some fog forming in places as well and


equally some areas of low cloud. Temperatures broadly in the rain of


four to seven Celsius by first light and we will start the day with dry


conditions. We expect a slice through the middle of the week and


of somewhat right weather. I wouldn't take the position of it too


literally but it will be competing both East and west with areas of


more extensive clouds. Towards the evening a sprinkling of wet weather


creeping in but until then it should have been dry with light winds and


it will be mild, temperatures from nine to 12 Celsius, while two spots


up to 13. In the weekend the balances towards a lot of dry


weather, Saturday and Sunday. There might decent patchy rain at times


but otherwise a midst of varying cloud, some brighter spells. Mild


underpinnings continuing through the weekend. There may well be cold


phase developing later next week, we will keep an eye on that for you.


Right, I think you have your appointment with Doctor Lucas now


for your examination. Don't go there! Otherwise we will


see you tomorrow, have a good evening.


Two challenges await you today, and our genre is Landscape.


The conditions are a wee bit challenging.


I've really got to convince the judges


It's colourful - but it was meant to be muted.


From this point, it's band versus band.


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