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Farmers in the West say they're hopeful a new way of tackling
rural crime will help protect their livelihoods.
Farm machinery and livestock are regularly stolen in our area.
Now though, with the help of a new text message service,
police hope to catch more of those responsible.
Sunday morning - but there's no rest for Rob Walrond,
These ewes have lambed early - and he's keeping a close eye on them
- especially after what happened here a year and a half ago.
The sheep that were stolen were worth some ?14,000 -
it's a bitter pill to swallow - but Rob's not alone.
Farmers living and working in this area say they have noticed a
dramatic rise in recent years in the number of animals going missing.
Within two or three hours of us being told about the number, there
was already a case. Now though the police are fighting
back - via technology We have launched this system on
Tuesday where the farmers and rural community context does. The text
messages are coming through a lot quicker and it's something we can
respond to. Most farmers are going around with mobile phones anyway so
they can send details in quickly. Whilst protecting
livestock and machinery from criminals will always be
challenging, it's hoped that this modern initiative will be
a significant step in the age-old Police are becoming increasingly
concerned for the welfare of a missing 24 year old man
from Weston super Mare. Deacon Wilkins left Motion nightclub
in Bristol in the early hours of last Saturday, and
hasn t been seen since. Today police released this CCTV
image showing the clothes A bike ride was held
in Gloucester this afternoon in memory of Zac Evans,
the nineteen year old who was killed in a machete attack outside a pub
in Tuffley two years ago. The route took friends
and family past Zac's final resting place,
and ended at the spot where he died. Zac's mother wanted her son to be
remembered, and to raise awareness about the danger of weapons
on our streets. The MP for Bristol East has signed
a letter to the Prime Minister Kerry McCarthy is one of dozens
of Labour MPs to write directly to Theresa May to advise
against taking the UK out of the single market with no
new trade deal. She told today's Sunday Politics
West programme that if MPs get the right to vote on triggering
article 50 - she doubts she'd give her support
without further safeguards. I think unless the reason may come
forward with clarity, unless she explained how on earth she feels she
can get this deal on the table... He said he expected all Labour MPs to
support it. I'm aware of that. Finally our congratulations
tonight to newly-weds Marlene Robinson-Franklin and Ronnie
Franklin. The couple, who are 79
and 85 and from Uley in Gloucestershire tied
the knot on Saturday. with Marlene wearing a bright
pink gingham dress. You can see their story in full
on Points West tomorrow evening! We have submitted starting to form
and simple, with temperatures dropping rapidly, it's going to be
freezing fog. Further west, we will see some clear spells but quite a
bit of cloud, hit and miss whether you get a frost and would you get
that fog. If you miss wake up to the fore, it will be slow to clear. Away
from the pub, some decent spells of sunshine and whether you keep the
cloud or not will effect if you keep the temperatures. Where you get the
sunshine, we could see spotted in sunshine, we could see spotted in
eight or 9 degrees, staying largely settled as we head through the week.
Largely dry with some brightness on Tuesday and the breeze will pick up
towards the end of the week and it turned milder.
Good evening. If you are dreading the trudge back to work in the
morning I'm not going to help matters. There is the prospect of
nasty, freezing fog over the next couple of days. Quite localised but
tricky out there on the roads. Disruption possible. Check out your
BBC local radio station, go online for the latest updates where you
are. The fog thickening up as I subpoenaing, particularly across
southern parts of the UK. There are warnings in force with some patches
of fog elsewhere, too. A cold one, needless to say. Some places already
well below freezing. Where you have cloud cover, hovering just above.
Some showers around, too, coming out of the cloud. So ice around first
thing in the morning. Let's concentrate on the fog. It includes
the London area, some of the airports could