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And the dogs with epilepsy being given a new lease of life


thanks to a pacemaker designed for children.


Friends from Trowbridge who were caught up in the Manchester


suicide bombing have spoken of the terrifying moment


Jack Scanlon and Zara Robson-Rodriguez say the sights


and sounds of that night will never leave them.


I'm with my Lakshan Zara over at the Manchester Arena on Monday night


that the Ariana Grande concert. They were right next to the explosion.


Zara even got injured. Jack was lucky to a state. Zara you got a cut


in the back of your leg. I live you know? Yes. Literally just coming to


terms with it now, but I'm feeling much better. And Jack, what you


remember about what happened? I remember just walking out of the


fire and reregistering how amazing it was, she was great, and we saw


everyone's parents waiting to pick their ketchup, and we said, all that


is and that is when the explosion went off. Funny split second, we


didn't know what it was, but then you saw the devastation. There was


blood... I did knew it was something bad and we had to get out of there.


When the spot. I just grabbed it and I was just saying, we have got to


get out. And you were lucky because some shrapnel had your clothing and


toilet. I was lucky. -- and tour it. I feel awful for people who work


less lucky. How are you feeling now after seeing what did happen and


what could have happened to you? I am so thankful that I wasn't as


entered as anyone else, and I can't imagine how they are feeling. If it


wasn't for Jack, I don't know what would have happened. He saved my


life by getting out of that building, and I actually am so


thankful for him every day. Thanks very much. There will be more from


Jack and Zara tonight. They were very fortunate to escape with the


lies from the Manchester Arena on Monday night.


This bank holiday weekend, over 120,000 people are expected


in Gloucester for the Tall Ships Festival.


It's the largest event in the West and comes amid heightened security


Our Gloucestershire reporter Steve Knibbs joins us now.


We are about to head into Gloucester docks aboard this ship. It is a


1960s type adapted for sale. We will be heading into Gloucester for that


festival. I'm at the chief executive marketing who is organising it. With


all these people coming, presumably there has a review of security?.


Absolutely. We have tightened up things, we had been liaising with


pleas. We had a good system enemy, but now there will be extra bodies


on the floor to make sure everybody is safe. We have seen an police over


the last couple of days, that presence will be there, but it is


that balance between showing the presence and not alarming people.


Most people seem very reassured by what they have seen. They know it is


for all our benefits. We want to make sure it is really save time for


everyone. Rather be a Excel bag searches? They will be extra bag


surges, they may notice some extra police and rent, there will be shut


down earlier in the morning sorry conserves the site. Let's talk about


what they can see. The tenth anniversary of the festival. We're


about to head in and a few ships. Seven Tall Ships Festival, and


absolute records in the ten year since we started. Most on the water


activities that we have ever had. Wake boarding championships, people


dressed as pilots having battles, there is acute observation wheel.


Hundreds of styles, it is going to be a really exciting weekend. This


is a big deal for a Gloucester, isn't it? It is a big wheel, and it


is a big deal. It generates about 96 million and activities. We will be


back in the docks tonight to talk more about events security over the


weekend, and looking ahead to the Tall Ships Festival.


A video of a Gloucester man has gone viral on the internet


after he travelled to Manchester to pay his respects to the victims


Hash Norat is well-known in Gloucester, helping to run


He spoke to the Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham,


to say that the Islamic religion taught love and peace,


No individual is going to ruin that, for me, my family,


my beautiful religion, for the billions of Muslims out


This is Islam, not what that person did on the 22nd.


And Mr Norat will be joining us in the studio for Points West


A surgeon from Bristol who treats epilepsy in children


is spending his free time treating dogs.


Mike Carter is working alongside vets to try out an implant


As our health correspondent Matthew Hill reports,


it's hoped the work will benefit both animals and humans in future.


Eva is a jack russel who is about to have surgery


For the past two years the jack russel has suffered from fairly


The first time it happened, I didn't see it, my husband did.


He just noticed there was something wrong with her, went to her,


and in the middle of a fit, she bit his hand.


Up to 40% of dogs can't control their epilepsy,


and the only option is to put them to sleep.


But paediatric brain surgeon Mike Carter has volunteered his time


to help implant a pacemaker that has so far only been used in children.


As we know, many human treatment start of as treatments that


are either trialled or propagated in the animal population.


It may well be that there are in fact benefits to humans


from observing the way in which treatments work in animals


as well, and that's very much what we're hoping for here.


The pacemaker works by giving intermitent electric


shocks to the vagus nerve, and it has massively reduced


the seizures to the three dogs operated on so far.


Jago, a four-year-old Border Collie, was the first patient


Before surgery, Jago's seizures had become so frequent he had


If we can control them and keep them short,


not have the big long clusters we were getting before...


It will carry on for as long as he likes it.


So, as Jago gets back to a normal life, this collaboration


between vets and the NHS could ultimately mean children


suffering the most serious form of epilepsy could also


To the weather, and David Braine has our look ahead to


It looks like we're going to see more hot weather for the rest


of today, but a change overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning.


Some glorious sunshine at the moment.


This is one of our weather watchers - a fantastic picture


And for the rest of today, really the sun continues to shine.


It will be the hottest day of the year so far.


To start with tonight, it's clear, but then later tonight we'll see


a line of showers leave Dorset and coming to parts


of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, into Bristol and Somerset.


One or two heavy showers with the possibility


of a rumble of thunder, and 16 or 17 will be


And those showers should move away quite quickly


for the start of the weekend, and Saturday is a dry day,


another warm day, maybe not quite as warm as it has felt recently,


And then as we head into the second half of the weekend,


an increasing risk of seeing some heavy showers.


Enjoy the afternoon ahead and the glorious weather.


We're back with a full round up at 6.30pm tonight here on BBC One.


In Japan, art and life are intrinsically connected.


Understanding the principles behind the art


unlocks the mysteries of Japanese culture.


Join James Fox as he gets beneath the skin of Japan's landscapes,


cities and traditions in The Art Of Japanese Life.


..as part of Japan Season on BBC Four.


Step in the arena, Arsenal, Chelsea.


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