08/01/2017 Points West


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We are back with the late news at 10.30pm.


The family of a Wiltshire teenager who died just before Christmas say


they will work tirelessly to support the air ambulance charity that


Hundreds of friends and family gathered to celebrate the life


of 14-year-old Hannah Cubin who died when on a sleepover in December.


Paramedics from Wiltshire Air Ambulance tried to save her.


Now her parents want to raise money and awareness to say thank you.


A candle for a life snuffed out too soon.


But friends and family of Hannah Cubin are determined


something good will come out her death.


-- something good will come out of her death.


Hundreds came to a gathering today to celebrate her life.


Since the 14-year-old died last month, over ?50,000 has


been raised in her name, much from anonymous donors,


to go to the Air Ambulance Service that tried to save her life.


We were just totally dumbfounded that this service


existed purely on public donations, utterly dumbfounded.


A service that we think is absolutely essential,


Hannah was a fit and active teenager.


She'd had gone to a sleepover at friends on December 10th.


Just before 11pm, she stopped breathing.


But supporting Wiltshire Air Ambulance, the charity


to help their daughter, gives them some comfort.


It is the huge positive that has come out of the worst tragedy.


But it is the only way that we could see going forward,


because it was a dark place without any positivity.


Her dad's motorbike has been renamed.


But her memory will live on in her family's fundraising.


Imogen Sellers, BBC Points West, Crudwell, Wiltshire.


Rescue teams in Wales searching for a missing paramedic from Bristol


David Skeen was last seen on Tuesday.


The 51-year-old had recently moved to Wales from the west.


The body hasn't yet been formally identified but his family have been


In rugby this weekend, a dominant Gloucester eased


to a bonus point Premiership win with seven tries against Worcester


at Kingsholm, including this to start with from Jonny May.


In-form Gloucester are eighth, two points below the top six.


And Bristol played their part in a superb game at Northampton Saints


Mitch Eadie and Jason Woodward here scored the Bristol tries.


Let's turn to football and take a look at the weekend's goal action.


Bristol City gave debuts to three new signings,


but still face a replay after playing out an FA Cup draw


Frank Fielding produced a fine save to deny David Ball early on.


City had 63% posession, and 18 shots, but couldn't


In League One, Ellis Harrison struck a hat-trick inside seven first-half


minutes, and ended with four goals, as Bristol Rovers


thrashed Northampton 5-0 at the Memorial Stadium.


Yes, a really good game today, best


Ellis Harrison was superb, thoroughly


The team deserved everything they got.


Swindon drew 1-1 at home against Shrewsbury.


And in the National League, Forest Green closed the gap


to second-placed Tranmere to just a point, with a comfortable 5-1 win


over ten-man Bromley, thanks in part to a brace


Finally, Somerset explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is preparing


to embark on his latest challenge to climb the highest


It's the latest adventure in his ongoing mission to become


the first person to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest


mountain on each continent, all to raise money for the charity


We spoke to him via Skype this afternoon


and asked him how things were shaping up.


We are acclimatising for a day, maybe two days depending


on how we feel, headaches and all the rest of it.


Then we start the really difficult stuff, if you want


Summit day will be worst of all and it includes a one-mile,


highly exposed traverse nearly across the top with a 2000-foot


It is a massive challenge and we are so grateful he has chosen


The fundraising he is doing is incredible.


So, he is loving the fact people are really behind him


Let's move a little closer to home and check


It has been a fairly stagnant weekend, but we have got a more


unsettled look to things for the working week.


Tonight, a fair bit of cloud out there and it sinks its way down,


giving us mist and murk and hill fog, as well as patchy


Poor visibility but staying mild with lows of seven or eight.


A murky, grey start to Monday morning.


Later in the morning, we find outbreaks of rain working in.


A few lively bursts with strong winds accompanying the rain.


Brighter during the day but the risk of further showers.


These are our top temperatures, but it feels chillier


Windy at times for this week, especially from Wednesday,


turning colder on Thursday with the risk of something


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