10/02/2017 Points West


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Child health experts say they're concerned that a former doctor

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from Bath is being given an international platform for his

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An MEP invited Andrew Wakefield to Brussels to show

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Mr Wakefield also says he's met Donald Trump

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Our Health Correspondent Matthew Hill reports.

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The BBC is what is known as fake news.

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It was the fake findings of Andrew Wakefield's paper

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two decades ago linking MMR vaccinations and autism that caused

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One of the signs of that is that for a whole generation

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we had no cases of measles here at the children's hospital.

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But two years ago a child went into A who was infected.

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They simply passed another child who had had an operation and that

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child was also infected with measles.

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Yesterday, he was in Brussels to show his new film to some MEPS.

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An invitation by this Green MEP dcause such an outcry they had

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to move the venue outside the European Parliament.

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Requiring children to be vaccinated has passed with support.

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My oldest son, Ian, was walking and running.

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After the vaccine, he was no longer able to do that.

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The CBC had known all along there was this MMR autism risk.

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And his message is now reaching President Trump,

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who's just appointed someone who agrees with Mr Wakefield

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to chair an investigation into vaccine safety.

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I've met with many politicians over the last 22 years.

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Most of them look at their watch, they look at their phone.

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They are not interested in what your talking about.

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Donald Trump gave us 50 minutes to discuss a very serious issue.

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He understands it, he gets it, he intends to do something

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This leading vaccine expert is horrified.

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It is alarming if it is true that people like Andrew

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Wakefield, who have been comprehensively discredited

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professionally, are getting the ear of people who are clearly very

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In the end, when it comes to public health decisions,

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you have to look objectively at what everybody has put together.

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The danger is that we have a return of this problem

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with people not immunising their children with the vaccine and we see

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more cases of measles, more cases of mumps,

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rubella, and people die as a consequence of it.

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Since Andrew Wakefield was discredited,

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The big fear now is they could fall again.

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A security guard arrested on suspicion of manslaughter

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after a man died outside a shopping centre in Trowbridge has

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It's thought the man who died could have been

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shoplifting earlier in the day, and may have been injured

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Our reporter Scott Ellis has been at the shopping centre

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The man who died is in his 30s and from Cornwall is a rough sleeper

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Yesterday, he was spotted by store detectives leaving

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Sainsbury's with bottles of alcohol stored underneath his jacket to next

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He was followed by a store detective and the two met in

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this car park at the Shires shopping centre.

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There was some kind of altercation between the two of them and

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the man with the bottles fell to the ground,

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the bottles shattered and he

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Paramedics tried to save his life, but he died here at the scene,

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First, we just tried to block him and then the

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other guy, he was adamant he wasn't getting away with this drink and

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then, I don't think it was a thing he meant to do, but he tried to grab

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him and as he tried to do that, the other

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guy tried to pull away and he

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tripped and fell on top of the bottles and there

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was loads of people around, so

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I didn't quite see a lot of what was going on.

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The store detective was arrested on suspicion

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He has been released since on unconditional bail.

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These detectives have no more rights than

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you or I, you can use force if you think a crime has been

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committed, but it has to be right for that

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situation and a detective told us these are the things they are having

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to weigh up as they investigate the case.

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There are various incidents we understand involving this individual

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and security staff from the surrounding

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We were in the process of building up that picture to understand fully

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what has gone on and that is what our investigation is about, because

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we need to understand whether or not the force being used was

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proportionate to the circumstances that unravelled during the course of

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As the police investigate the case, they are still keen to hear

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If you were here just after three o'clock in the

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Shires shopping centre car park, they would like to hear from you.

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Two men have absconded from a prison in Gloucestershire.

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28-year-old Nicholas Briggs who was jailed for domestic assault

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and 52-year-old Anthony McCormick, who's serving a life sentence

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for rape, were last seen leaving HMP Leyhill just before 5pm yesterday.

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Police say not to approach them, but to call 999.

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Members of Avon Fire Authority have today approved plans to end

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24-hour manned cover at South Gloucestershire station.

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The plans will see Yate fire station unmanned at night

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It follows a six-week consultation on the proposed changes.

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To rugby now, and Tom Varndell has put himself in the record books

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for Bristol as the premiership's all-time top try scorer tonight

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But there was little else to smile about for Bristol,

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It's the sixth defeat in a row for the side in all competitions,

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and they stay bottom of the Premiership.

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Meanwhile, Bath beat Northampton in a thrilling match 32-30.

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Bath scored for tries, before Rhys Priestland won the game

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That is all from May. Now the weather.

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But even in. There has been a bit of snow today, there will be more

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through the weekend. It will end up in both Saturday and Sunday,

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noticeably colder than the increasingly windy which will allow

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significant wind-chill and cloud around. A mixture of rain and sleet,

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but snow will most certainly, though he will be a small accumulation.

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Temperatures tonight stopping -- dropping to about minus three

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Celsius, so a raw start to tomorrow. Wintry snow flurries feeding in from

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the north-east tomorrow. There may be accumulations over the Cotswolds

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or the Mendips and be surprised if there is a bit of snow at lower

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levels, but we are not expecting that to be tricky bothersome on the

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roads. The winds speeds many will be a windy day. Temperatures 2-3 C.

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Similar on Sunday. exception to that rule probably over

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the hills where again there could be a bit of snow, but not accumulating.

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Another cold However I paint this weekend's

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picture, I'll need a palette of grey. Thereby a a lot of cloud

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around but I managed to find some sunshine. I don't know how but there

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was a couple of hours towards the south-west in Cornwall, a beautiful

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day. The south-west saw glimpses of sunshine. Further east, cloudy, cold

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and grey with winds off the North seep and a scattering of wintry

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showers. Yes, rain sleet and snow, a dusting at lower levels through the

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day. It brought this beautiful picture on the outskirts of

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Aberdeenshire. But enough of the sun, let's

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