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Farmers in the West say they're hopeful a new way of tackling

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rural crime will help protect their livelihoods.

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Farm machinery and livestock are regularly stolen in our area.

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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 eye on them

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- especially after what happened here a year and a half ago.

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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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Farmers living and working in this area say they have noticed a

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dramatic rise in recent years in the number of animals going missing.

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Within two or three hours of us being told about the number, there

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was already a case. Now though the police are fighting

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back - via technology We have launched this system on

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Tuesday where the farmers and rural community context does. The text

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messages are coming through a lot quicker and it's something we can

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respond to. Most farmers are going around with mobile phones anyway so

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they can send details in quickly. Whilst protecting

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livestock and machinery from criminals will always be

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

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a significant step in the age-old Police are becoming increasingly

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concerned for the welfare of a missing 24 year old man

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from Weston super Mare. Deacon Wilkins left Motion nightclub

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in Bristol in the early hours of last Saturday, and

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hasn t been seen since. Today police released this CCTV

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image showing the clothes A bike ride was held

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in Gloucester this afternoon in memory of Zac Evans,

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the nineteen year old who was killed in a machete attack outside a pub

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in Tuffley two years ago. The route took friends

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and family past Zac's final resting place,

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and ended at the spot where he died. Zac's mother wanted her son to be

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remembered, and to raise awareness about the danger of weapons

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on our streets. The MP for Bristol East has signed

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a letter to the Prime Minister Kerry McCarthy is one of dozens

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of Labour MPs to write directly to Theresa May to advise

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against taking the UK out of the single market with no

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new trade deal. She told today's Sunday Politics

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West programme that if MPs get the right to vote on triggering

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article 50 - she doubts she'd give her support

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without further safeguards. I think unless the reason may come

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forward with clarity, unless she explained how on earth she feels she

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can get this deal on the table... He said he expected all Labour MPs to

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support it. I'm aware of that. Finally our congratulations

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tonight to newly-weds Marlene Robinson-Franklin and Ronnie

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Franklin. The couple, who are 79

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and 85 and from Uley in Gloucestershire tied

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the knot on Saturday. with Marlene wearing a bright

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pink gingham dress. You can see their story in full

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on Points West tomorrow evening! We have submitted starting to form

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and simple, with temperatures dropping rapidly, it's going to be

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freezing fog. Further west, we will see some clear spells but quite a

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bit of cloud, hit and miss whether you get a frost and would you get

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that fog. If you miss wake up to the fore, it will be slow to clear. Away

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from the pub, some decent spells of sunshine and whether you keep the

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cloud or not will effect if you keep the temperatures. Where you get the

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sunshine, we could see spotted in sunshine, we could see spotted in

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eight or 9 degrees, staying largely settled as we head through the week.

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Largely dry with some brightness on Tuesday and the breeze will pick up

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towards the end of the week and it turned milder.

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Good evening. If you are dreading the trudge back to work in the

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morning I'm not going to help matters. There is the prospect of

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nasty, freezing fog over the next couple of days. Quite localised but

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tricky out there on the roads. Disruption possible. Check out your

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BBC local radio station, go online for the latest updates where you

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are. The fog thickening up as I subpoenaing, particularly across

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southern parts of the UK. There are warnings in force with some patches

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of fog elsewhere, too. A cold one, needless to say. Some places already

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well below freezing. Where you have cloud cover, hovering just above.

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Some showers around, too, coming out of the cloud. So ice around first

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thing in the morning. Let's concentrate on the fog. It includes

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the London area, some of the airports could

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