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Farmers in Somerset say they're hopeful

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a new way of tackling rural crime will help protect their livelihoods.

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Farm machinery and livestock are regularly stolen here in the west.

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Now though, with the help of a new text message service,

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police hope to catch more of those responsible.

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Sunday morning - but there's no rest for Rob Walrond,

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These ewes have lambed early - and he's keeping a close

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eye on them, especially after what happened here

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We had a 140 sheep stolen from a field overnight.

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They were taken to another field and just loaded up

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I couldn't believe how professional they were being,

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The sheep that were stolen were worth some ?14,000

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it's a bitter pill to swallow, but Rob's not alone.

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Livestock rustling is nothing new but farmers working in this area

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say they've seen noticed a dramatic rise in recent years

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of the numbers of animals going missing.

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Within two hours or three hours of others being told about the lands

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Now though the police are fighting back - via technology.

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We launched this text back system on Tuesday, 81819,

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where the farmers and the rural community can text does with any

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information or intelligence they want to get to others.

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The new text messages are coming through a lot quicker and it's also

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Most farmers are going around with mobile phones anyway

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so they can send details in very quickly.

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Whilst protecting livestock and machinery from criminals

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will always be challenging, it's hoped that this modern

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initiative will be a significant step in the age-old fight

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Laura Jones BBC Points West, Langport in Somerset.

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Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare

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of a missing 24-year-old man from Weston super Mare.

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Deacon Wilkins left Motion nightclub in Bristol

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in the early hours of last Saturday, and hasn t been seen since.

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Today police released this CCTV image showing the clothes

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A bike ride was held in Gloucester this afternoon

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in memory of Zac Evans, the 19-year-old who was killed

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in a machete attack outside a pub in Tuffley two years ago.

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The route took friends and family past St Margarets,

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Zac's final resting place, and ended at the place

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Zac's mother was keen for her son to be remembered,

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and to raise awareness about the danger of

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The MP for Bristol East has signed a letter to the Prime Minister

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Kerry McCarthy is one of dozens of Labour MPs to write directly

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to Theresa May to advise against taking the UK

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with no trade deal out of the single market

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She told today's Sunday Politics West programme that if MPs get

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the right to vote on triggering article 50

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- she doubts she'd give her support without further safeguards.

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I think, unless Theresa May comes forward with a white paper with

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clarity, unless she explains how on earth she thinks she's going to

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manage to get this deal on the table with about 18 months negotiations...

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Mr Corbyn said on Friday that he expected all Labour MPs

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Yeah. I'm aware of that.

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A 10-try thrashing of Bayonne last night at Kingsholm secured

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a home quarter final for Gloucester in the European Challenge Cup.

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Scrum half and captain Willi Heinz scored a hat-trick

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And onto football - lets look at the weekend's goal action.

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Eight straight league defeats for Bristol City now -

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they're two points above the relegation zone

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after yesterday's 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest.

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Bristol Rovers' league one play off bid was hit by a sixth straight

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defeat away at Walsall - Final score 3-1.

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Matty Taylor's late response was consolation only.

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Swindon lost at home against Peterborough -

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their unbeaten start to 2017 coming to an end in a tense game

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Cheltenham were beaten 2-1 at home against Plymouth -

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Dan Holman levelled for the home side after the break

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but a stoppage time goal snatched all three points.

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Yeovil earned a point against Blackpool -

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They took the lead after 34 minutes with this from Francois Zoko.

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Darren Ward made it 2-1 late in the game but Blackpool scored

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even later, in added time, to draw level.

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And National League title chasers Forest Green lost further ground

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on leaders Lincoln City after a 1-1 draw at home to Braintree -

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the visitors scored first, then Liam Noble's free kick

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was nodded in firmly by defender Charlie Clough

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Finally, our congratulations to newly-weds Marlene Robinson-Franklin

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The couple who are 79 and 85 from Uley in Gloucestershire

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with Marlene wearing a bright pink gingham dress.

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You can see their story in full on Points West tomorrow evening!

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Well, some of those have seen a fair amount of cloud through today.

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We've had a fair amount of brightness but tonight,

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particularly for eastern parts, where we get those clear skies,

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we could see a sharp frost and the risk of some fog.

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Further west, it will tend to be cloud.

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Further east, you are more likely to see some fog and,

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with many places below freezing, it is going to be freezing fog.

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It could be quite stubborn to clear first thing tomorrow.

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If you get the fog it's likely to linger

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through the morning, perhaps even the day in some places.

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I think, away from the fog, some decent spells of sunshine.

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of freezing fog. Already warnings in place from the Met office. I will

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concentrate on the fog as we go through the night. It will become

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quite dense late on in the night. When you have cloud cover you so

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much fog and that emojis .4 solo but as you saw last night potentially we

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could see values are a lot lower than this where the skies remain

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clear. Tomorrow morning

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