23/10/2016 Points West


23/10/2016

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Good evening. news where you are.

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First tonight, seven people, who it's thought may be

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migrants, have been found in a lorry on the edge of Bristol.

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The driver raised the alarm at a petrol station

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Police say two of the peopld inside were children.

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It was just before four o'clock yesterday afternoon.

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behind me here on Badminton Road in Downend.

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The police say he had heard noises in the back of his van.

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The police say the refriger`ted lorry had come over from Calais but

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they couldn't confirm whether it was switched on.

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Paramedics checked everyone over and no one needed

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Three men were taken into ctstody on suspicion of immigration

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offences and the family were taken into the care of

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Wales and West engineers have spent all weekend making repairs

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after hundreds of people were left without gas in Cheltenham.

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A mains pipe was damaged during work by another company and water got

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Many customers were given alternative heating and cooking

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Around 60 homes are still without gas.

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It's thought a fire in a disused cinema in Frome last night

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Crews were called to the Westway Cinema in the e`rly

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of being refurbished after closing earlier in the year.

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To football and there was a moving tribute to Bristol City legdnd

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Gerry Gow who died recently of lung cancer at the age of 64.

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In the game that followed, Aaron Wilbraham struck late to see

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Bristol Rovers took the victory at Oldham,

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goals from on-loan Chelsea duo Charlie Colkett and

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Swindon lost 2-0 thanks to to extraordinary goals

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Matt Dolan's second half strike clinched victory

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Here's Cheltenham's Billy W`ters securing a one-nil win at Grimsby.

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And Forest Green recorded a routine three-nil win at home over

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An entire community came together today to help make a dream come true

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Joel has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy,

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Friends and family decided to create something really special for him,

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Pomerantz, this community h`s been keeping a secret from 12-ye`r-old

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Joel. He thinks is his dad's workshop. So the thing is stools,

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bicycles and all sorts of things. But behind the scenes, from cake

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sales to curry nights, raishng money to transform this bicycle shed into

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a hydro- hot tub. Bred icons way, is going to be good. After months of

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planning, the wait is nearlx over. Bred they are here! Surprisd! It is

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not until the crowd parts that it is what is hiding behind them. It is at

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your very own hot tub and you can go in it whenever you like as long as

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you haven't been naughty! All four years old, Joel was diagnosdd with

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muscular dystrophy. It means he will never walk again. So his frhend

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Molly came up with the idea and went on to raise the thousands of pounds

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needed. When we were out pl`ying, you can't do the things that other

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people can, this is something they can do though. Halon Covey wanted a

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hot tub? Quite a long time. And now you have your own. In your back

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garden! We used to take him over to a hydro- pool for physiotherapy

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every week and now he can do it at home. This isn't just about therapy,

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it is also a gift from a colmunity that cares.

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Finally, a special programmd you might find of interest

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on Inside Out West tomorrow night, looking at the growing

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The disease already puts a huge burden on the NHS and could push it

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But there are those prepared to tackle it, like David

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He tells the remarkable story of how he turned things around

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I was on the way to losing ly feet and going blind. My kidneys could

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have given up. I was in serhous trouble in never had done something

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about it, I dug in my life would be very happy. -- I don't think.

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Find out how David recovered from type two diabetes

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on Inside Out West, tomorrow night at 7.30pm, right here on BBC One.

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He's been bright but blustery today. The wind has been picking up. The

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weather front is spilling ghve me sad. Rain moves through the night.

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Some could be quite shopping places. Some hill fog as well, but ht should

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be mild tomorrow with lows of 8 9d. Quite a damp start tomorrow. A bit

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murky as well. A few bright spells, but also the potential for heavy,

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thundery showers later in the day. Temperatures 10-11d. Fairly settled

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as we move towards midweek. We're back in the ten o'clock

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news tonight. Hello. More details coming up in

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Countryfile, but there are changes over the week ahead. A

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