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Families of children with disabilities in the West say
they'll lose a vital lifeline if local respite centres
Four short-break centres in Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire might have
Dozens of families would be affected.
Now a campaign's begun to keep them open.
Hey, all right young man, what you doing?
Gary Howe and his son Shay are close.
A single parent, Gary's been his sole carer for years.
They found support here, at Beaumonds, an overnight respite
centre for young people with disabilities in Bath.
Shay's been coming every week for 12 years.
He gets to socialise with friends giving Gary a break and valuable
Without them I would have really struggled, there is no denying that.
People say to me that I do a fantastic job and
that a lot of people would walk away, while that was never going to
But it would have been extremely difficult.
But Beaumonds could soon close -
along with three similar centres in Melksham, Chippenham and
Swindon, all run by the charity Quarriers.
Staff face redundancy but their concern
the families - their lives will be changed so completely.
The Scottish charity said they can no longer afford to run the centres.
Gary and other families have met with their local MP
in their campaign to keep Beaumonds open.
Now nearly 21, Shay will soon be too old for the respite centre.
But Gary says it's vital other families continue to get the same
Madeleine Ware, BBC Points West, Bath.
The M5 remains closed southbound in Gloucestershire this evening
following a lorry fire earlier today.
Motorists have faced hours of delays after a truck carrying hay bales
caught light between junctions 13 for Stroud and 14 for
The road will probably remain closed through the night
The northbound carriageway has now reopened.
After nearly a week of disruption for commuters the line
between Westbury and Castle Cary has now been reopened.
Buses had to replace trains after services from the West
to London were severely disrupted when a freight train
Network Rail is investigating the cause of the incident.
It was a disappointing defeat for Bath away
The home side ran in eight tries to hammer Bath at Allianz Park.
Bath could only manage a first-half try through Anthony Watson
as they suffered their third straight defeat.
It's been a glorious Mothering Sunday.
Our cameraman John Samuels filmed these lovely pictures
at Stanton Drew stone circle in Somerset.
A beautiful day to mark the first day of British Summer Time.
With the forecast now here's Bee Tucker.
We have had a beautiful day to day but skies are already clear.
Temperatures are starting to drop. It will be quite cold. The blues
will keep us from having a frost that temperatures will get close to
freezing. Some mist forming at times. A chilly start to the day
tomorrow. Tomorrow another beautiful day, dry and plate, a lot of
sunshine. Cloud thing in and out at times. It will feel warmer tomorrow.
Thereafter we will see more and their way of showers. Some of the
showers could be heavy with the risk of thunder.
That's all from the Points West team on this Sunday evening.
We're back in Breakfast tomorrow morning.
Hello there, it's not often that we have the best of the weather at the
weekend. But, that seems to be the case