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The council makes its decision on where to build a new

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park and ride scheme - amid mass protests.

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This is not the end of the story and there are enough a lot of hurdles

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for the council to get over 40 new foreword.

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The pensioner left with terrible injuries after a robbery in a park.

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And tomorrow brings a noticeably colder day with a marked wind-chill,

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details towards the end of the programme.

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Hundreds of people have been protesting in Bath tonight,

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at a meeting to decide where to put a new Park and ride scheme.

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The council was deciding which of two sites to put the car park on.

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There has been a long campaign against both plans

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Well, now they have have decided which one to go for -

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and it is the one which was know as site "B".

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But people have said tonight they are still angry.

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Pretty upset but I suppose it was inevitable. We didn't think we were

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ever going to shift the opinion of this council, try as we might.

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So the decision does still need to go through planning.

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Pete Simson has been at the meeting all night and sent us this

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Welcome to Where we just finished a marathon council meeting, two hours

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of which taken up by public statements. We had a decision in the

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end, that the council would prefer to build on the second sight. East

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of Bath. Joining me is the leader of the Council, Tim Warren. A lot of

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accusations flying around, can you put a couple of things to bed? Will

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this reduce congestion? It will around the city of Bath. If you have

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800 cars driving around looking to 800 cars driving around looking to

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park then it must. Where the Trevor Nyakane boats going through your

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mind because you have vociferous opposition who have done their

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homework. It is a huge opposition but what we mustn't forget is that

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are even more in favour of it. You always get, they are called Silent

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minorities but they are not and they have said where they're coming from.

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If they are silent how do you know their earlier. The silent majority

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don't commit in public so much. We got a lot of business and residents

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meetings and we speak to neighbouring councils and the

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support we have got, this is the big picture. All these people live there

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and have jobs and need to get there and back again and in Bath we're

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talking about another 11,000 jobs are these people need to get in and

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out and the city is full up. As soon as anything stops me that capacity

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in the city comes to a you. This is the start of a very long process and

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we still have to have a business case and planning applications so

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plenty more time in the future of people to have their say.

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A 75-year-old woman has suffered injuries including

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a fractured eye socket, after an attack in

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It happened in at lunchtime on Monday.

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Naomi Roberts is now recovering in hospital.

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It's one of Bristol's most popular parks 75-year-old Naomi Roberts

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But on Monday she was the victim of an attack that's left her

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Her face is bruised and swollen with fractures to her cheek bone

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and eye socket and to her collar bone too.

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I saw her wheeled in on a trolley with her face looking

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Her daughter Joanna says she is worried it could now

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Inevitably, it is going to have a really significant impact,

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not just on her but on other people as well, other older people

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who might use that park who will feel unsafe to go out so it

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She only saw herself for the first time this morning.

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She was really shocked and upset at how she looked

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and also worried about, she is going to look like that

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People will think I'm a monster when I am walking around!

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She was walking her dog in Eastville Park on Monday

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afternoon and it appears she was attacked from behind

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and her handbag pulled off her shoulder and she fell flat

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She doesn't remember what happened but she has told her daughter

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she thinks she remembers seeing a bike circling around before

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the attack and she saw somebody cycling away

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Police have called the assault on Naomi despicable

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and asked for the public's help to trace her attacker.

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They've appealed for anyone who was in Eastville Park on Monday

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lunchtime to get in touch with any information they might have.

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A man from Wiltshire whose son died when he was hit by a car is calling

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on the government to increase sentences for death

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Major Richard Gilbey's son James was knocked over and left for dead

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by two men who were jailed for eight years.

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Here's our Home Affairs Correspondent, Charlotte Callen.

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This is just another step in Major Richard Gilbey's fight

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At the door of 10 Downing Street - handing in a 16,000 strong petition

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asking the Prime Minister for her support.

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We are just handing that in in the hope it will help support

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the public consultation and raise awareness and take this forward

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another step to get justice for James and others and an increase

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in the maximum sentence and a change in the sentencing guidelines.

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It is a campaign he wishes he'd never had to be part of.

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But in July 2015 his 25-year-old son James was mown

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The two men responsible had been racing through Leeds

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at speeds of up to 80mph - James didn't stand a chance.

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Malik and Mahmood were sentenced to eight years in prison -

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but are likely to be released after just four.

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Malik, the driver who hit James, had 35 previous convictions

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They gave James a death sentence and they gave me,

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my wife and my daughter a life sentence.

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The maximum sentence a judge can give in these cases is 14 years -

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but the average time offenders spend in prison is under years.

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That according to Major Gilbey and others is simply not enough.

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Under new plans being considered the government could extend

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the maximum sentence to life imprisonment - that's

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We know that nothing is enough for taking someone's

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life and sentences can't really reflect that.

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It's going to mean that judges who are deciding on these cases,

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trying to work out what sort of sentences should be imposed,

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I'm going to have more scope to add greater punishment to those who have

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been involved in the most serious cases.

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I'm very confident that the consultation will result in changing

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the law for the worst sort of death by dangerous driving to be tried on

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the same tariff of manslaughter which is effectively is. The

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Ministry of Justice told me today they are determined to make sure

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those who drive dangerously and kill face the full force of the law. The

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consultation ends in one week and should report back later this year.

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Two students from the University of Bristol have decided to make

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a formal complaint to the police about racial abuse they've

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Timi Areeo and Tami SoTeer told us yesterday they'd been subjected

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to bullying and offensive comments from students nationwide.

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these people are in the minority and these people are in the minority and

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should be brought to justice for the stuff they have put us through. We

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would like to see something done, even if it's just telling them they

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The pair have also agreed to talk to the university's pro vice

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chancellor who contacted them to arrange a meeting

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A fund, to pay for treatment for a swan shot with a crossbow

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in Cheltenham, has gone up to ?3,500.

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George the swan was found on Pitteville Lake yesterday

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with the bolt from the crossbow in his neck.

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He's still in a critical condition at the Vale Wildlife Hospital.

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The police are investigating the attack.

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That's it from others, more news on the BBC website and your local radio

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station where you are. Back with you and breakfast but for now, good

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night and the forecast. The breezes packing up and as the

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leading to tomorrow, that breezes going to be giving a marked

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wind-chill sought a pretty raw feeling day all round, a lot of

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clouds around as well but brightening up from the south as we

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head through the course of the afternoon. The cloud cover tending

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to thicken up and they list the resulting temperature across the

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region by daybreak, might even be a few like grains of snow blowing

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around as well and some drizzle. That may well freeze onto surfaces

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so the risk of ice about in some spots through tomorrow morning and a

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lot of cloud around but you will notice from the South how the skies

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are starting to break up and clear what an uncertain progression and we

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can expect some of that to be reaching for the North words by the

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tail end of the day. Winds will be a factor so they the ambient

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temperature, around 2-5, but by midday, if you factor in the

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strength of the bodies it'll be Good evening. If you think it was

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cold today, for many it will be colder still tomorrow. Cold even

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when we have the sunshine today. This was one of the wonderful

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weather watcher pictures we had sent in from Cornwall. It contrasts with

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a cloudy and foggy eastern half of the country, and a bank of cloud.

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Still foggy, but it is starting to lift. It is being pushed north and

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west, this bank of cloud. That will continue through the night. We will

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still have some fog sitting on the hills. Even with the cloud, it will

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be a cold night, with temperatures away from the far north and west

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falling to freezing. In the countryside, well below freezing.

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And on the wind and it will feel better, it already feels better.

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Giving us some freezing drizzle and snow as well. Although the fog will

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not be as extensive as recent nights,

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