26/03/2017 Points West


26/03/2017

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Families of children with disabilities in the West say

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they'll lose a vital lifeline if local respite centres

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Four short break centres in Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire might have

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Dozens of families would be affected.

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Now a campaign's begun to keep them open.

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Hey, alright young man, what you doing?

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Gary Howe and his son Shay are close.

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A single parent, Gary's been his sole carer for years.

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They found support here, at Beaumonds, an overnight respite

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centre for young people with disabilities in Bath.

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Shay's been coming every week for 12 years.

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He gets to socialise with friends giving Gary a break and valuable

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struggled, there is no denying that. struggled, there is no denying that.

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I know I would have. He will say to me that I do a fantastic job and

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that a lot of people would walk away, while that was never going to

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be an option. But it been extremely difficult. -- it would have been.

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But Beaumonds could soon close -

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along with three similar centres in Melksham, Chippenham and

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Swindon, all run by the charity Quarriers.

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Staff face redundancy but their concern

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the families - their lives will be changed so completely and they don't

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The Scottish charity said they can no longer afford to run and that

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they are working with charities in the hope to take over but if they

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can't then the charities will close by the end of September.

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Gary and other families have met with their local MP

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in their campaign to keep Beaumonds open.

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Now nearly 21, Shay will soon be too old for the respite centre.

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But Gary says it's vital other families continue to get the same

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Madeleine Ware, BBC Points West, Bath

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The M5 remains closed southbound in Gloucestershire this evening

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following a lorry fire earlier this lunchtime.

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Motorists faced several hour long delays after a truck carrying

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hay bales caught light between junctions 13 and 14

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for Dursley and Stroud at around one o'clock.

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Recovery work will continue into this evening.

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Two lanes of the northbound carridgeway are also closed.

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After nearly a week of disruption for commuters the line

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between Westbury and Castle Cary has now been reopened.

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Bus services had to replace trains after services from the West

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to London were severely disrupted when freight train

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Network Rail is investigating the cause of the incident.

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It was a disappointing defeat for Bath away

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The home side ran in eight tries to hammer Bath at Allianz Park.

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Bath could only manage a first-half try through Anthony Watson

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as they suffered their third straight defeat.

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Despite the sunshine and support it wasn't the best day

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It was a disappointing result for the 4,000 Bristol Rovers fans

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Their play-off hopes were dented as they were beaten 1-0 at bottom

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A better day for Swindon as substitute Conor Thomas scored

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a dramatic stoppage-time winner to end Millwall's

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Thomas blasted home for the Robins in the 94th

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In league two Yeovil Town threw a 3-0 lead away to draw 3-3

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against promotion chasing Exeter at St James' Park.

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On loan striker Shayon Harrison scored his first goal in senior

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football, with Francois Zoko and Alex Lacey

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giving them a commanding lead, before they conceded 3 goals

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Cheltenham opened the scoring when Danny Wright latched

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onto Billy Waters' flick on and clipped the ball

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The Robins almost doubled their lead when Stephens misjudged

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Carl Winchester's free-kick and the ball came back

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But Barnet then scored three times in nine minutes

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It's been a glorious Mothering Sunday

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Our cameraman John Samuels filmed these lovely pictures

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at Stanton Drew stone circle in Somerset.

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A beautiful day to mark the first day of British Summer time.

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With the forecast now here's Bee Tucker.

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We have had another beautiful day today, it has

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Plenty of sunshine, still rather breezy

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anything like the past few nights that freeze will continue into

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Largely clear skies, we could see some some shallow

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Similar temperatures to last night, five or 6 degrees.

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It will feel quite want my, they're after, we will see it staying warm

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but there will be the risk of some showers. As we go through the week

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the showers are likely to be heavy with the risk of some thunder as

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well. Have a good evening. Thank you, another nice day for tomorrow.

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That's all from the Points West team for now.

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We're back in the late news but for now have a lovely evening.

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For the first time this year, the temperature reached 20 Celsius, the

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highest recorded in Highland Scotland, lovely picture from

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earlier on. We have seen more cloud around today, mostly thin, high

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cloud, but some coming from the near continent, we are seeing more

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spilling in from the North Sea, so some changes

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