29/10/2016 Points West


29/10/2016

The latest news, sport, weather and features from the West of England.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 29/10/2016. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Hundreds of campaigners in Bath have warned "the NHS is not for sale

:00:09.:00:15.

during a rally against plans to award more than 200

:00:16.:00:18.

adult and children services to a private company.

:00:19.:00:22.

Virgin Care says it won't profit from the ?500 million contr`ct,

:00:23.:00:26.

and will ensure nurses and carers get more time with patients.

:00:27.:00:30.

Branson's already got two Caribbean islands.

:00:31.:00:34.

He doesn't need a third one, does he?

:00:35.:00:36.

Film-maker Ken Loach rallying the troops,

:00:37.:00:39.

all here worried Virgin Card is about to be handed

:00:40.:00:42.

..to run NHS and council care services, including support

:00:43.:00:52.

for the elderly and mental health services in the Bath area.

:00:53.:00:56.

We don't want to see the NHS privatised, the dislocation that

:00:57.:00:59.

brings, the marketisation, which is costing billions, not millions.

:01:00.:01:04.

Virgin Care says it's got a track record in bringing in new tdchnology

:01:05.:01:08.

to health care, so the likes of community nurses have more time

:01:09.:01:11.

The local council thinks a new approach is needed.

:01:12.:01:16.

You might go to the hospital and then you go back to the doctor.

:01:17.:01:20.

The doctor won't actually know what they said in the hospital

:01:21.:01:23.

and vice versa, so it's all a little bit of joined-up thinking

:01:24.:01:26.

The council and health officials say Virgin Care has spent two ydars

:01:27.:01:30.

looking at what improvements can be made in the Bath area and they say

:01:31.:01:33.

Virgin Care's already looking after 5 million people across the UK

:01:34.:01:38.

and any profits will have to be put back into health care.

:01:39.:01:42.

But today's campaigners don't buy it.

:01:43.:01:46.

It's a curious thing for them to have promised

:01:47.:01:48.

and if they want to do this, I can't understand why they haven't

:01:49.:01:51.

made Virgin Care a charitable trust or a not-for-profit company.

:01:52.:01:55.

The final decision to award the contract to Virgin Care

:01:56.:01:58.

If successful, Richard Branson's company will have seven years

:01:59.:02:04.

to prove they can help councils meet a growing demand for

:02:05.:02:08.

A man has been charged with causing the death

:02:09.:02:16.

The 70-year-old man died after a collision in the town

:02:17.:02:21.

36-year-old Daryl Ackland is charged with causing death

:02:22.:02:26.

by dangerous driving and driving without insurance.

:02:27.:02:30.

Two other men and a woman h`ve been released without charge.

:02:31.:02:34.

To football, and in the Championship, Bristol Chty

:02:35.:02:37.

conceded a late equaliser, drawing 2-2 away at Barnslex.

:02:38.:02:41.

In League One, Bristol Rovers threw away a 1-0 lead to go down 2-1

:02:42.:02:45.

Not a great day for Swindon, who lost 4-1 away

:02:46.:02:50.

In League Two it was a 2-2 draw between Cheltenham

:02:51.:02:55.

and Blackpool at Whaddon Ro`d, while it was 0-0 for Yeovil

:02:56.:02:59.

And Forest Green stay top of the National League

:03:00.:03:03.

despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home by Dagenham and Redbridge.

:03:04.:03:08.

In rugby, it was a close battle for Gloucester

:03:09.:03:11.

at Northampton last night, with the home side winning 23-2

:03:12.:03:14.

It ended Gloucester's unbeaten away record in the Premiership

:03:15.:03:19.

Wurzels songwriter Adge Cutler was honoured in Nailsea

:03:20.:03:25.

this afternoon, with the unveiling of a statue at his local pub.

:03:26.:03:29.

The bronze sculpture has bedn on tour with a local tributd band

:03:30.:03:32.

But it now has a permanent place at the Royal Oak,

:03:33.:03:37.

the pub where the Wurzels recorded their first

:03:38.:03:39.

Adge died in 1974, but his family want to

:03:40.:03:44.

Adge wrote about the villagds and the local people,

:03:45.:03:52.

and so Adge was a local and this is what I wanted to do.

:03:53.:03:58.

The end of my dream, this is, and hopefully

:03:59.:04:04.

people will read the plaque on the actual statue

:04:05.:04:08.

Let's get the weather now with Bee Tucker.

:04:09.:04:14.

Again it's been a fairly quhet day in terms of our weather.

:04:15.:04:18.

We had a lot of cloud out there and that cloud will rdmain

:04:19.:04:22.

It will tend to lower in places so we will see

:04:23.:04:26.

Some of us didn't lift the list all day today but we did sed

:04:27.:04:32.

Quite a mild night, temperatures down to 11 or 02.

:04:33.:04:36.

It will start to pick up a bit quicker tomorrow than today,

:04:37.:04:40.

To the lee of any high ground we should see some

:04:41.:04:43.

decent spells of sunshine, still staying mild,

:04:44.:04:45.

temperatures in one or two spots will hit 16 degrees,

:04:46.:04:49.

then it looks like for Halloween itself it will be dry,

:04:50.:04:51.

a lot of cloud about with overnight mist and fog.

:04:52.:04:54.

By the time we get towards Wednesday it will start to turn that little

:04:55.:04:58.

That's all from the Points West team for tonight.

:04:59.:05:03.

For now, from me, have a lovely evening.

:05:04.:05:14.

Good evening, it has been a rather cloudy but certainly very mild day.

:05:15.:05:21.

In fact where we did see sunshine breaking through, in Hull for

:05:22.:05:25.

instance, temperatures rose as high as 19 degrees, more typical of the

:05:26.:05:29.

middle of August and late October. Things remaining mild and largely

:05:30.:05:33.

dry down to this big area of high pressure really dominating the

:05:34.:05:37.

weather. Bringing light winds. Still a lot of ploughed through this

:05:38.:05:41.

evening and overnight. A few spots of drizzle coming out of the cloud,

:05:42.:05:45.

three central parts of England and Wales. Scattered showers towards the

:05:46.:05:48.

far north-west of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Where we see clear

:05:49.:05:53.

spells we the seat missed. Locally dense fog patches especially across

:05:54.:05:56.

parts of the south-east of England and East Anglia. Look out for

:05:57.:06:01.

reduced visibility Sunday morning. Mild start to the

:06:02.:06:03.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS