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Welcome to BBC Points West, with Alex Lovell and David Garmston.
Dyson warns the Government not to brush away international students.
Out campaigner Sir James says the country should allow foreign
graduates to stay and work here after Brexit.
Most of them, I think it is 90%, plan to go home afterwards.
So to educate these wonderful people and then send them home to compete
With the hours ticking down until Brexit is triggered,
we'll be asking if any leavers are having second thoughts.
Reunited, the lorry driver meets the woman who saved his life
DIY SOS returns to Bristol to help reunite him with his family.
It is a long shot but Bristol Rovers say they will not give up on the
play-offs just yet. There's been a sharp rise in profits
at Wiltshire-based Dyson. The home-appliance maker saw profits
go up 41% last year. But at the same time,
its founder Sir James Dyson has warned the Government not to let
Brexit hit the number Here's our political
editor Paul Barltrop. All looks good at company
headquarters in Malmesbury. Rising sales have pushed
profits up sharply. Sir James Dyson backs
Brexit, and thinks it But he is anxious that overseas
student numbers don't fall. I think it is most important that
students who come here, particularly to study science
and engineering, know that when they have booked the course
and paid for the course, that they can stay afterwards
and contribute to British society. If we can keep those, we'd be much
richer and better off as a nation. He's echoing concerns raised
by universities like Bristol. These are some of its
1,000 EU students. I know for my parents it was a big
investment in money. It is quite a big investment
but so far it is worth it. The problem for the Government
is that all overseas students that come to places like Bristol
are officially immigrants. And with ministers aiming
to dramatically cut net migration into Britain over the next few
years, there are fears that our They are huge contributors
to the finances of universities because they pay their ?9,000
in fees just as UK students do. But of course the money
that they spend on taxis, rent, food, restaurants
within the community, they are huge contributors
to the economy of Bristol The Government are trying
to sound reassuring. This Government welcomes
strongly the contribution EU and international students make
to our higher education There is no plan to introduce
a cap on a number of But ministers haven't yet decided
whether to exempt students Some of the west's best-known
businesses and universities will be Paul Barltrop, BBC
Points West, Bristol. Well, I spoke to the Bath MP
Ben Howlett a little earlier. I asked him if he sympathised
with Sir James Dyson's concerns? I have a huge amount of sympathy
for James's concerns, not just at a local level,
but at national level, particularly with the lack
of engineers currently coming into the country and our
engineering shortage. He voted for Brexit
and urged others to do so. It is a bit rich to complain,
except for the bit that affects me. Both areas of the Conservative Party
who voted for Remain and Leave This transpires across
the entire debate. We need to be careful about deciding
what immigration looks 50,000 students were granted visas
to stay on after they had graduated. But the evidence suggests only
10% of those people got The other 90% were doing lower-paid
work which could easily be done As it stands, we have an engineering
shortage and we're not short of companies saying we are desperate
for more engineers. Airbus, Rolls-Royce,
across the west of england. At national level, immigration
looks good at the moment. But in two years, if the economy
takes a hit, international students Isn't there a case for having
an Australian-style points system where, if we are short of engineers
or other graduates, they can be attracted in and there
wouldn't be restrictions? The Government will introduce
a new Immigration Bill over the next two years after triggering Article
50 and that is a debate Now, the Higher Education
And Research Bill is crucial in identifying how many
international students we have in our country,
and we will make that case The inquest into the death of a man
in supported accommodation Robert Cox died in 2013
after being stabbed at flats for people
with mental health problems. Derek Hancock pleaded guilty
to his manslaughter on the grounds Today's hearing was taken up
with legal argument. The jury is expected to be sworn
in tomorrow and the first A company which runs rail services
across parts of the west has been stripped of its franchise
by the Government. The South Western franchaise
is currently operated It runs trains between Bristol
and Bath on to Salisbury The service will be taken over
in August by a joint venture between First Group
and the Chinese company MTR. The company which is decomissioning
three power stations in the west says work will be unaffected
by a row over whether the contract Magnox says it is business
as usual on the Hinkley A, The Nuclear Decommissioning
Authority said today it would not challenge a court ruling that
?6 billion to dismantle 12 nuclear sites in the UK had
been "wrongly decided" A lorry driver from Bristol
has today been reunited with the woman who saved his life
after he had a cardiac arrest Stuart James returned to the spot
where his heart stopped beating, Without you, I wouldn't
be here today. Holding hands with the woman
who saved his life, lorry driver and father-of-two young children
Stuart James is back Stuart was delivering a sofa
with his colleague Craig when he collapsed on the pavement
and had a cardiac arrest. I looked round and
thought, he's gone. That's when I noticed
Stuart on the floor. And he wasn't breathing,
he was purple, not responsive. At that moment, an eye witness ran
into the dog groomers opposite, knowing that Dawn who worked
there had been in the Army. Dawn came straight outside to help
Stuart and at that point her I made sure his airway
was clear, checked his pulse, I started two rescue breaths,
then the chest compressions. Dawn's quick actions kept the blood
pumping around Stuart's body, Stuart was airlifted to the Great
Western Hospital in Swindon. When he woke up a few hours later,
he had no idea what had happened. I just thought I might have passed
out and banged my head. I realised I had a massive
lump on my head. Then to be told I'd died
and been brought back, it's quite mindblowing,
to be honest. Knowing I can still
see my kids grow up. Dawn is now raising money
for a defribrillator to be placed outside her dog grooming shop
so that others can be saved It is so important to learn those
life-saving skills because you never know.
I agree. It is so fantastic when somebody can do it.
It's Alex and David with you on this Monday evening.
And it's nice to have your company on our first full programme in this
Yes, it really did feel like spring had sprung this weekend, didn't it?
Stay with us on this lighter evening.
There's much more still to come, including.
Find out which hit BBC TV programme has arrived in Listowel. It is here
for the next ten days, you wouldn't believe how long it takes to get it
on the telly. Let us go! The students who have won
a prize for finding out. CCTV footage has been released,
of the moment a fire started at a community farm in north
Bristol. A week ago, flames tore through
offices at the Lawrence Weston site, causing thousands of pounds'
worth of damage. And two people approach the entrance
of the farm carrying boxes of what's Minutes later, the front
door is ablaze. As the flames take hold,
the pair appear to run away. By the following day,
the extent of what's Tens of thousands of pounds' worth
of damage, and heartbreak for those who volunteer here,
and those who love to visit. The fire destroyed the officers and
community centre but it could have been worse. Smokey who was born on
the night of the fire was asleep with the animals in a neighbouring
barn. Fortunately none were hurt. The farm has been at the heart
of this community for decades providing the chance for local
children and grown-ups to interact It also offers volunteering
opportunities and hands-on experience of life on a working
farm. What happened here has shocked
everyone. We have been overwhelmed by support.
There has been an outpouring of support from everybody, incredible.
We have set up a fundraising page and we received almost ?4000
already. Avon And Somerset Police say
they are still investigating the blaze, and are asking for anyone
with any information Meanwhile, the farm is now back open
for business and volunteers say That is so dreadful, they work so
hard down there. When Ryan Pollard, from Hartcliffe
in Bristol, collapsed after an operation five years ago,
he was left needing What's worse, he has been stuck
in a care home in Gloucester But now, the BBC's DIY SOS
show is about to start work on his family home,
so he can finally return. This is the bit you don't often see
on the telly, the calm before the DIY SOS storm. If I take you to our
camera shot on the top of the truck, you can see row upon row of
containers, vans, fencing. Here at the house where they will be for ten
days, it is already a building site. This is for a very special young lad
who actually grew up here but isn't at home anywhere near as much as he
wants to be. Ryan Pollard used to play football
with his dad at the park. His life, and the lives
of those around him, changed in 2012 when he kept getting
blurred vision and headaches. After a brain operation, he actually
went back to full-time work. We had been out all
day, we came home. He admitted then he had
a headache but that was Since then, he's needed
24-hour care in Gloucester. He can only visit his family
in Bristol once a week. He talks through a computer,
and his words say it all. I need to come home
and be with my family. Ryan wants to be at home,
but home isn't ready for Ryan. That is until DIY SOS
get their hands on it. DIY SOS is made in Bristol but it
has been seven years since they did a big build in the city. Mark, this
is a home gig. It is, for me and Gabriel, we are
excited to be here. An amazing turnout. Some incredible suppliers
on board. Everyone is working very hard to get Brian home.
I had 900 tradesmen offered their services.
We had 10,000 hits on Facebook offering support, 900 people came
forward wanting to work in this house.
You are one of them. WSDL is my hometown, I am so proud. And
nerve-racking when it is your hometown wondering if anybody would
help us. We have been overwhelmed. I know it
has to be a secret. Can you tell us anything?
All I can say is it will be amazing and we are honoured to be here and
excited to get Brian home, in ten days, Ryan will be back in his
house. Is there anything else you need, can
we help? Keep getting the word out there, if
we need materials. We have had brilliant local suppliers which is
so lovely. The Bristol community have stepped up.
Bristol, well done. If you are wondering when this will be on the
telly, they are filming the ten days but it won't be on the telly for at
least a year. It depends when they want to slot us
in. In a year, you will see that house
looking rather different on BBC One. Come on, Bristol!. I will get the
tissues ready, it will be moving. I wish Mark could be a bit more
enthusiastic! If you do want to help, go to their
website, there are lots of ways to help.
A project which uses archaeology for therapy has been trialled in one
Over the last six months, Stonehenge has been home
to Human Henge which has been looking at how exploring the ancient
monument may be able to help people with mental health problems.
Simon has struggled with his mental health since he was 17
but in the last six months this ancient landscape has been
People start off quite removed from the stones and they start
learning about them and then gradually they get closer
and closer, they approach the stones themselves through different parts
of the landscape, by talking with curators,
looking at collections, but also gradually they get
From musical performances to stargazing, through the stones,
everyone here has been asked to consider the relationship
Our vision is that the groups of participants who engage
in the project come to various monuments week on week,
and they learn about the monuments from an archaeological point
of view, but also think about the implications.
Today we are looking at some very old ones but we're thinking
about the activities the living would have done when this monument
The project has helped her to leave the house.
I would probably still be at home not going out much.
My husband said I'd become animated again
It has made a lot of changes to me and my husband.
Left to myself I would make excuses not to do things.
I made a commitment to do this every Friday morning.
I do it and feel so much better for having it.
Researchers will spend 18 months working out if using historic sites
like Stonehenge can improve the lives of more people like
Rhiannon Fitz-Gerald, BBC Points West, Stonehenge.
Bristol Rovers' manager is refusing to give up on reaching the playoffs,
despite losing ground on their rivals at the weekend.
Our sports editor Alistair Durden was with the travelling
A big shame, as Rovers have been showing signs of challenging
Perhaps a little greedy, they've progressed so quickly
It's not over yet, but Saturday was a big set-back, with defeat
A disappointment to the 4,000 Rovers fans who had
This was Rovers' biggest away-following in the
A chance to visit a big stadium and a famous old club,
with a third straight promotion still a possibility.
People are saying that they don't want promotion, because we will only
The performance has been excellent, and we really do look a good side.
We are there or thereabouts, aren't we?
This was not a performance to remember with any fondness,
Rovers' inconsistency on the road rearing its head again.
That effort from midfielder Ollie Clarke and this
from captain Tom Lockyer were their best
But it was Coventry who worked a winner, ten minutes from the end.
Rovers now six points from the playoffs, having played
It was a tall order anyway, but now it's gone.
We've played well against good sides, and poor sides,
We'd have been delighted just to stay up this season.
I won't be happy finishing mid-table, that's for sure.
I want to keep pushing on, and certainly want the last six
games to finish as high up the league as possible.
Like I say, a long, long shot for the playoffs,
but win your next game, and see where that takes you.
After the way Rovers finished last season,
it would be unwise to rule anything out just yet.
Have they got a chance of staying up?
All of a sudden they are back in it again.
Even the head coach admitted he had begun to think his players had
But then they produced a performance like Saturday's.
The winning goal against Millwall came deep in stoppage time.
Valuable too, Swindon are now four points from safety
They still have to play two of the top clubs,
Fleetwood and Scunthorpe, but the rest are mid-table
opponents, hopefully with not too much to play for.
A little bit of an update on Cheltenham manager Gary Johnson
who's at home recovering from heart surgery.
He's spoken to his players for the first time since
the operation via a video link this morning.
They've not won since he's been off, and they're only six points
The club say that Gary will be back at work for the final few
Bristol Rugby's relegation was all but mathematically
confirmed over the weekend, while Bath face a fight to hold
They suffered their heaviest Premiership defeat in 15 years,
Saracens beating them 53 points to ten.
It means Bath have dropped out of the top four.
In two weeks' time, they face Leicester,
Bristol gymnast and star of Strictly Come Dancing,
Claudia Fragapane has won a silver medal on her return to competition.
She kicked off her high heels and returned to the floor
Her routine did include a few influences from her time
in the ballroom which she says has helped her show off a different
Since Strictly, I have become more confident as a person.
Before, I couldn't even take a train on my own.
Made me more confident to go out and do my own things.
In gymnastics, to chill a bit more, enjoy it.
People are here to watch a good performance.
It is nice to go out and enjoy yourself and do
Claudia's next goal will be to make the team for the European
I am just relieved she did not do it in high heels.
Were you able to isolate which moves it was?
I am not an expert. We should move on, time is pressing.
Two teenagers from north Somerset have won a national prize
for discovering what colour birds are most attracted to, and that
knowledge could be used to stop them from hitting aeroplanes.
George and Ed used coloured bird feeders in their research
Imogen Sellers has gone back to school to meet them.
So, in our experiment, we try to answer -
do birds have a favourite colour, and if so, what is that?
They may only be 14- and 15-years-old, but these two
from Churchill Academy in north Somerset triumphed
over scientists several years older than them.
George Rabin and Ed Thurlow studied birds' responses to colour
in the hope of reducing the number of aeroplane strikes.
And their simple project, using coloured bird feeders,
won them the title Big Bang UK Young Scientists Of The Year.
It was a feeling that you can't quite describe.
We just went out there to try our best and enjoy the experience,
And it was the icing on the cake to win the Young Scientist Of The Year.
The judges found their knowledge, confidence and delivery
so impressive, they beat students three and four years above them.
And the win hasn't done their street cred any harm, either.
They were in our class, science, and it's really good that
It's really cool and really interesting to see how far they've
taken the project and how enthusiastic they are and it's got
I think doing something like that at such a young age, in my year,
The pair have big plans for their project.
They hope to one day work with major airlines and perhaps help reduce
We can't obviously make conclusions about it yet,
because we do need a larger dataset certainly for the plane data,
but working with airlines could be very interesting and give us a very
good practical application for what we've done.
And they want to go into primary schools to inspire budding
They should, they are so charismatic. You see young people
like that and you think the future is clearly fine.
And if you want to know what the birds' favourite colour is,
And you can go to our social media sites for more insight
In the daylight now the sun has changed to British summer Time, the
clocks went forward yesterday. For some of us, it has stayed gloomy.
Let us take a look at the weather watchers. You can see we started
with low cloud. By this afternoon, that started to melt away with
sunshine coming through and tempted let up from six up to 14 Celsius.
That is the story across the southern half of the UK. A lot of
low cloud, burning away. Temperatures in our region were kept
by the cloud which never got away. Some systems are making their way
towards us through tomorrow. This evening, still fine, settled, light
winds. We won't see the same mist and fog patches. A couple of showers
first thing. Temperatures overnight around five Celsius. A couple of
showers. Not coming in until the second half of tomorrow afternoon,
drifting up the Bristol Channel into Gloucestershire, Wiltshire staying
dry. Temperatures in the mid teens in the best. In the middle part of
the week, things will turn unsettled, low-pressure allowing the
systems to slip away towards us, one later in the day on Wednesday, then
through to Friday. On Thursday, temperatures will do very nicely.
This is the outlook day by day. Tomorrow, a couple of showers first
thing, then later in the afternoon. Some later on Wednesday. Thursday
and Friday we will see some. But largely a lot of dry and sunny
weather mixed Join us again after
the Ten O'Clock News. After that we will party the night
away for Alex's birthday.