08/01/2017 Points West


08/01/2017

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First tonight, the family of a Wiltshire teenager

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they will continue to work tirelessly to support the Air

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Ambulance charity that tried to save her life.

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Hundreds of friends and family gathered to celebrate the life

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of 14-year-old Hannah Cubin, who died

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Paramedics from Wiltshire Air Ambulance tried to save her.

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

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A candle for a life snuffed out too soon.

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But friends and family of Hannah Cubin are determined

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something good will come out her death.

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Hundreds came to a gathering today to celebrate her life.

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

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Many from anonymous donors to go to the Air Ambulance Service that

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We were just totally dumb funded this service existed on public

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donations. It is essential, particularly in the countryside.

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Her dad has made this video. Hannah was fit and active. She had gone to

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a sleepover at friends Just before 11pm,

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she stopped breathing. But supporting Wiltshire air

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ambulance, the charity which tried so hard to save their daughter gives

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them some comfort. It is the huge positive that's come out of the

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worst tragedy. It is the only way that we could see going forward,

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because it was a dark place without any positivity. Her dad's motorbike

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has been renamed, but her memory will live on in her family's

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fundraising. Rescue teams in Wales searching

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for a missing paramedic from Bristol David Skeen was last

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seen on Tuesday. The 51 year old had recently moved

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to Wales from the west. The body found hasn't yet been

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formally identified but David's family have been informed

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of what's happened. The Royal United Hospital in Bath

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today renewed an appeal for people to come to A E only

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in a real emergency. of demand have put local health

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and care services right across the area under

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significant pressure. Many of our hospitals have reported

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similar challenges as winter bites. The RUH has been rescheduling some

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non-urgent appointments and operations, brought in extra

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staff, and found extra beds in care homes so frail and elderly patients

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can be discharged more quickly. Finally, Somerset explorer

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes is preparing to embark on his latest challenge

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right now - to climb the highest mountain

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in South America. It's the latest adventure

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in his ongoing mission to become the first person to cross both Polar

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ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each continent -

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all to raise money for the charity We spoke to him via

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Skype this afternoon, and asked him how things

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were shaping up... We're acclimatising for a day, maybe

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two days, depending on how we feel, Then we start the really difficult

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stuff, if you want to put it that The summit day will be the worst day

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of all and it includes a drop immediately below.

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near the top, with a 2,000 foot It is just a massive,

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massive challenge, and we're so grateful that he's chosen

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to do it for Marie Curie. And the fundraising he's

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doing is just incredible. It's raised over ?300,000

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so far, and so he's just loving the fact that people

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are really behind him and supporting Good evening. It is turning

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unsettled through the working week. We have some cloud out there. Murky

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conditions as well, mist and hill fog as well as rain and drizzle.

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Seven or eight Celsius. A grey start to Monday morning. The breeze will

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lift up the murk. Eventually something brighter coming

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through for western areas, at least. The risk of a few showers. These are

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our top temperatures. It will be chillier as the wind comes through.

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Turning colder from Thursday, with a risk of something more wintry across

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the hills. Good evening. Rain around for all of

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us over the next 24-hour. Then it will turn colder later on this week.

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There will be frost and some snow around. I must stress this cold

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spell will be nothing out of the ordinary and nothing in comparison

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to the severe cold that other parts of Europe have experienced over the

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last few days. A wet start today for Northern Ireland and Scotland. Wet

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and windy. The rain will head its way southwards and eastwards across

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the UK during the course of the day. Turning up across the southern and

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eastern areas. Not a nice end to the day. Heavy bursts of rain in the

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south-east and east Anglia in the afternoon that this is three

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o'clock. Still relatively mild. Further north and west it will

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brighten up but it will turn chillier as well. Some

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