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Welcome to BBC Points West with Liz Beacon and David Garmston.


Our main story tonight: Dyson sucks up an old airfield.


The company's buying the site in Wiltshire


In four years, we have grown four times. I hope that kind of growth


will continue in future. We really need the 500 acres at Hullavington


to help us do that. We'll have the details live


from Dyson headquarters. Our other headlines tonight: Sir


David Hempleman Adams, I presume. A knighthood today for


a West country explorer. They said he would never walk


again - how an injured the pancake days we


have known and loved. The man who has made billions


of pounds from vacuum cleaners, Sir James Dyson, has tonight


announced plans for an expansion which could see


thousands of new jobs. He's acquired the former RAF


airfield at Hullavington Sir James, who is a keen Brexit


supporter, says he's confident leaving the EU will not


hold his business back. The company is announcing


the deal right now, so let's join Robin Markwell


at Dyson HQ in Malmesbury. Yes, staff here were told the News


about this big expansion earlier on today. While other firms are being


buffeted by winds and the global economy, Dyson continues to grow and


grow. To put in some perspective, four years ago there were 900 staff


on this site. Today, there are 3500. The truth is, this site here in


Malmesbury simply is not big enough so they are seeking out a new campus


at an old airfield ten times the size of this place. It is all too


much the ambition of the man at the top. He's the billionaire inventor


with big dreams for the world and the West. A supporter of Brexit, Sir


James Dyson always insisted the UK would survive outside of the EU, now


he has made the scale of his ambition clear. He already has


spaces in Malmesbury, Chippenham and Bristol. Today he added the airfield


at baize to that list. He wants a high-tech campus here. The aim is to


come a global hub for development. He hopes to have converted to Second


World War aircraft hangars into factories. To win in the world


stage, do how to develop new technology and new products. That's


where doing here. Because we do that successfully, we are able to export


our products all around the world. And enjoy the really fast expanding


markets that exist in the far east. In nearby Malmesbury, the only shop


licence to stock his wares, the latest bout of investment was warmly


received. I think it will be good for the area because the town is


getting bigger all the time. We need expansion job wise, especially for


the kids who are leaving school this year. Those who work at Dyson were


also pleased. We've got a back in trainers, fans, hair dryers. We have


got loads. Five or six categories. We are always adding categories, the


future is extremely bright for Malmesbury as Dyson. There has been


no word on precisely what will be developed at Hullavington, but


plenty of speculation. There's lots of talk. He bought a battery company


recently, so it is highly likely it will involve some kind of battery


production of vehicle production that involves electric batteries. My


gut feeling is he will probably go with the electric car. Whether cars


or planes, air blades or air purifiers, Dyson 's determination


remained stronger than ever. While its markets in the far east are


fuelling his firm's March across the world, the brains of his operation


remained rooted here, in the West. It is worth stressing that the jobs


that will be created as a result will be high-tech jobs. We think of


Bristol and Bath as clusters for innovation with the development of


five G and high-technology jobs there, but thanks to Dyson,


Wiltshire seems to be matching them. It is good news for the future


proofing of the West's economy. A coroner has concluded that


a couple from Wiltshire were unlawfully killed in a terror


attack in Tunisia two years ago. He condemned the police response


to the attacks in Sousse in which 38 people died,


but stopped short of ruling that It was just before lunch on a friday


in June 2015 when an armed terrorist began shooting at tourists


on the beach at the Among the 30 British victims


were 73-year-old Eileen Swannack from Biddestone, and her


partner John Welch, I've been in touch with Eileen's


family throughout and this afternoon they told me of their relief


that the inquest is finally over. But they also said how


difficult it's been to listen In fact, Des, Eileen's


son, said that after any TV for three weeks,


he still finds the footage He told me how Eileen and John had


been together for eight years In fact this was their seventh


or eighth trip to the hotel. But they, like many others,


weren't completely aware of how Des remembers how a friend asked


Eileen "do you feel safe Her response was "Yes,


I love that hotel. It's lovely and quiet


and I feel safe there." Today Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith


said the response to the attack by Tunisian police was "at best


shambolic and at worst cowardly". Some families are now preparing


legal action against the tour operator TUI for not


informing their loved ones about the latest


Foreign Office advice, but Des said he has been


through enough already, and after today him and his family


need to try to find The Independent's travel editor,


Simon Calder, was in court I spoke to him a little earlier


and asked him what lessons could be Well, it's very easy to look


with 2020 hindsight and see the connection between the terrible


Bardo Museum attack in March 2015 and the fact that holiday-makers


were in harms way on the beach in Sousse on the 26th


of June of that year. But of course, the Foreign Office


was really doing the best it could to come up with


an appropriate level of warning. And, unless it warns


against going to a particular place, the holiday


companies are happy to take people I think the main lesson


going forward is let's try to focus a bit more


on what the risks are, and making Looking forward, if we are


booking a holiday now for the summer, what precautions do


you think we should take? I think you need to keep


things in perspective. Despite these 30 awful tragedies,


actually the much bigger danger for you, me and everybody watching this


is being involved abroad in a road So, therefore when I am risk


managing, which I do all the time, I am looking specifically at how I can


reduce the time spent in a car, how can I be safer when I am


walking around a city, If you can get rid of those risks,


you are actually eliminating Terrorism happens,


of course it does, it is awful, but I put it in the same


category as a plane crash. I guess on those grounds


you could argue against going to France all Belgium,


even actually to London. earlier that Tunisia


was as safe as London. I don't personally buy that,


because Tunisia has a 300 mile frontier with the failed state


of Libya, but I do believe the risk involved in going to


Tunisia is tolerably low. As soon as the Foreign Office lifts


that warning I will be Detectives are to review the case


of a man from Gloucestershire who was shot dead more


than a quarter of a century ago. Tony Alliss died in July 1990


in woodland near Stroud. Now police say they will look


at the case again to see if there's any new evidence that could lead


to a reinvestigation. Our Gloucestershire reporter,


Steve Knibbs, has been looking back at the night when the murder


was first reported. Shortly before


ten o'clock last night, residents reported hearing gunshots


in the woods above the hamlet This was Penn Wood in July 1990,


and those shots killed Tony Alliss. It followed a dispute with his


neighbours over a boundary fence. The police investigation led to them


being charged with murder, but the trial collapsed,


with the judge telling the jury: For 27 years, Tony's family haven't


stopped campaigning for the case to be looked at again,


and have sought help, advice and examination of the evidence


from their own experts. A commander from the Met,


a homicide detective of 30 years, a ballistic expert, who is a court


expert witness, and a pathologist, who all said the case


needed reinvestigation. The sticking point used to be


the double jeopardy law, that prevented people being tried


for the same crime twice, Now a fresh prosecution can happen


if new evidence is uncovered that wasn't available at the time


of the original trial. Bob Alliss believes their own


forensic evidence raises questions What we listened to in the court,


that Tony was struggling with a man on the floor,


and he had his arms by his side. Our evidence says, and this


is the evidence of our three exerts, Tony was shielding his face


with his arms in what is known as the pugialistic stance,


and the wounds substantiate this, it's what you call


indelible evidence, I want This latest review into Tony's


death has come about due to a new scheme to support families


in cases of acquittal. It will be led by DCI Richard Ocone,


one of the senior officers in charge of the Becky Watts murder


investigation in Bristol. His team will look for any


new evidence or information that could be presented


to the Crown Prosecution Service. Steve Knibbs, BBC


Points West, Gloucester. We feel that it needs


reinvestigation rather than just a review of that same old evidence. As


long as the person doing the review looks at it from a blank piece of


paper, hopefully they will agree with us. Gloucestershire


Constabulary said today in a statement that a review of the case


did not meet the threshold of compelling new evidence. It is news


that the Alice family have got used to over the years, but they say that


every chance to look at the case again is one worth taking.


Thank you for joining us this Shrove Tuesday evening.


Liz and David with tonight's Points West.


Coming up a little later in the programme:


We meet the Royal Marine who lost three limbs in Afghanistan -


now in training for the Invictus Games.


Maybe this is what happens when you forget the lemon and sugar...


He said it was the proudest day of his life.


The Wiltshire explorer Sir David Hempleman-Adams


collected his knighthood today from Buckingham Palace.


The Knight Commander of the Victorian Order is a special


personal award by the Queen herself, and the one for Sir David


was the only one of its kind given out this year.


He was accompanied to the Palace by his three daughters,


and our Wiltshire reporter Will Glennon was there too.


With two touches of the sword in time-honoured tradition,


David Hempleman-Adams becomes Sir David.


Prince William awarded him a special knighthood,


Supported today by his three daughters,


It's a personal gift of the Queen, so being in Buckingham Palace, it


felt like a tremendous honour. It is one of those days when you wish your


parents were there to see it. Supported today


by his three daughters, he said that aside from their birth,


this was his proudest day. Wonderful. One of those special


days. I started my adventurous career through the Duke of Edinburgh


award, that's what got me started as a young 14-year-old. I was a young


boy from the West Country, going out to the rest of the world. The


knighthood bestowed today on Sir David is just another milestone on


an extraordinary man who has been to the four corners of the world.


Climbed Mount Everest twice, from north and south sides,


and every highest peak on each of the seven continents.


He's been to both Poles, sailed around the ice cap, and ballooned


into the record books, winning the Gordon Bennett Race


in 2008, and flying across the Atlantic.


He tries now to inspire and encourage young people.


We are too soft on them. I think we should get them out on the hills and


toss them up a bit. When they do get there, they respond fantastically.


-- tough them up a bit. It's getting them away from the games on the TV


that is the struggle. But for Sir David it


doesn't stop here. The next expedition


is to Greenland this summer. Will Glennon, BBC Points West,


at Buckingham Palace. Also honoured today


was Sir Roger Bannister. He was a pupil at the City


of Bath Boys' School and he picked-up the


Companion of Honour. Sir Roger, who is 87,


was the first person to run a mile in less than four


minutes, back in 1954. The red deer of Exmoor


are being targeted by Exmoor National Park says


it is concerned by a marked increase in the number of deer being killed,


especially at night. This week it is conducting a survey


of the deer to establish Long gone are the days of that


romantic notion of a poacher going The price of venison


has increased, the demand for venison has increased,


hence we seem to have these organised gangs coming


in and targeting our Avon and Somerset Police say


they are aware of the increased activity of poachers,


and they've urged the public not to encourage poaching


by buying illegal venison. A bicycle project that's been


helping to rehabilitate inmates in Bristol prison has won


a national award. For the last seven years,


prisoners have been fixing bikes which are then sold,


giving them a chance to learn Ross Pollard went along


to find out more. Living behind bars, cut off


from the outside world. But in this prison workshop,


prisoners are preparing for life I'm learning something that


I didn't know before, Because I can take them apart


from scratch, and put it up all by myself,


no help from no-one. I feel like when I come outside,


I'd like to continue with this. I'm doing a Level 1 NVQ certificate,


I'd like to go further with it, If I come out and I can work


in a bike shop, that would be fine. Today, the charity's in Westminster,


to receive an award We are so, so thrilled


to have won this award. It's just an endorsement


of all the hard work that everybody's put into it,


over the last six years. It's enormously satisfying that such


a simple scheme can have More than 200 prisoners have taken


part in this scheme - three quarters of them have gained


a qualification, and the same amount want to do more training


when they are released. I've got six kids,


they are all boys. So it would be good for me


to teach them to fix bikes. The charity says they still need


people to donate bikes, which can be fixed up by prisoners,


and then sold cheaply back Ross Pollard, BBC


Points West, Bristol. Now a remarkable story


about a former marine who's re-built his life after losing three


limbs during a tour Doctors told Mark Ormrod


he would never walk again. He's now making a film


about his experience to give others strength,


and Mark's with us and his friend We're delighted they can join


us here in the studio. Maps, the film-maker is also here.


It's nice to meet you. Ten years on, walking into a television studio.


Tell us how you got to this point. It's been a roller-coaster. As you


can imagine in the beginning, I was told I would have no chance of


walking because of the walking because of the severity of


my injuries. But through some incredible support and meeting some


incredible people I was able to overcome it and walk and it is an


incredible feeling to walk in here today. When you were injured, of


course, you were shattered not only physically but mentally. Initially,


yes. It was a big shock and a lot to take in. But now, nine or ten years


down the line, I am mentally stronger than I was before I was


injured. Maps, you're making a film about Mark. With both former Marines


and I met Mark quite some time ago just after he was injured. We talked


about the documentary and the whole idea was to document a year of his


life, show every aspect that we can show and, like you say, it is an


inspiration piece. Nothing has been easy for you during this process.


Tell us the story about your lens. Learning to walk again? Yes. I


joined the Royal Marines when I was 17 and I thought it was the hardest


thing I would ever have to do. This was harder. It takes more energy to


do anything than for able-bodied person. The first time I put these


on started learning to walk again it was a big shock. I was 24 years old


and at the peak of my physical fitness and I could only walk a few


metres. Just getting them was a struggle wasn't it? Yes. Because I


was the UK's first triple amputee, I found someone in America who mentors


to me. He trained with me for three weeks. His company fitted the


and programmed them and trained me and programmed them and trained me


how to use them properly. And in 2009 was the last time I used a


wheelchair. You have a family, a son. Tell us what a difference it


makes to the people in your life. That is the thing that is


underrated, the support that goes on behind-the-scenes. None of us that


oranges get here on our own. Everyone from people when you are


initially injured, the medics, doctors, nurses, physios, the


charities that support us after we leave, all those people have been


incredible and that is why I am fortunate to be here now. I think


you are a hero for what you have done and achieved. Good luck making


the film. It is nice to meet you. If you've gone this far


today without a pancake, you may need reminding that


it's Shrove Tuesday. Every year we tend to do


the same things to mark the occasion, but in times gone


by it was very, very different, Another year another Shrove Tuesday.


I've got my sugar, my lemon and my eggs will stop I could just do with


a nice clean bowl. You'll need more than a bowl in there, mate. This is


Tudor England. Right... 500 years ago, this is how


Shrove Tuesday might Music was very important -


it was a time to get drunk, and even dance with


women you don't know. Remember, gentlemen, ladies on the


right as they always are. Doesn't look like it's worked


out very well for me. Tudors marked the occasion in a more


dramatic fashion than us too. Shrove Tuesday is the last feast


before the fast of Lent. In medieval times one of the fun things you do


us part of the beast is fight a turbulent. Go on, hit my shield!


Now? Yes. No, don't stroke it. Hate it! I'm out, I'm out!


The Tudor ones would have more ingredients. They would have a lot


of the same things but they would also have more spices, cinnamon,


ginger, and the most surprisingly is they would have a you'll which is


like beer. A lot has changed over the years but one thing has stayed


the same. Even in Tudor times they liked flipping pancakes. Here we go.


But I was by no means the worst. Plenty of practice still needed to


get up to Tudor standards. Over the years, we've covered


a fair share of pancake races across the west -


we've been digging into the archive as part of our 60th birthday


celebrations. How did I look so awkward tossing a


pancake? Now we had some proper


snow in the west today. This was the scene


on Exmoor this morning. Certainly felt a lot colder -


but are we going to get any more? Sara Thornton is with us this


evening to tell all. Those red deer on Exmoor, woke up


and thought flipping heck! This picture is taken from the Quantocks.


You can see at lower levels it was still green, it was just at higher


levels that we saw snow overnight. I think we have largely lost that


threat of snow for the next few days but in climate terms tomorrow starts


spring and it won't always feel springlike in the next few days


because we still have areas of low pressure moving towards us. The one


we had earlier starting to pull away now, it's quite breezy out here, but


through the next few hours you can see the isobars spacing out and it


will be less windy through the night. Clear skies as well, mean the


temperatures will fall away. Some of us might have to scrape our cars


tomorrow morning. Overnight lows down to two or three degrees


places. A bright start but not for places. A bright start but not for


long. Cloud and training moving towards asked into the afternoon


tomorrow. Some heavy bursts of rain. Temperatures of eight or nine


Celsius. As the rain pulls away tomorrow night we get a squeeze in


the isobars, and that means more windy conditions. The wind gusts


will be in excess of 50 miles an hour overnight. They should ease by


first thing Thursday morning. It will start with some sunshine and it


is generally drive. And, just before we go,


congratulations go to our Last night they picked up


"Highly Commended" at the British Sports Journalism Awards


in London, for their live coverage of Yeovil Town Ladies'


promotion last season. How can we take some of the credit?


I don't think we can. That is where we have to leave you tonight. There


will be an update at ten o'clock here, on BBC One. Enjoy your


pancakes if you are having them! Oh, yes!


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