26/03/2017 Points West


26/03/2017

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Good evening. That is all of the

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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, all right 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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Without them I would have really struggled, there is no denying that.

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People 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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But it would have been extremely difficult.

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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.

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The Scottish charity said they can no longer afford to run the centres.

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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 today.

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Motorists have faced hours of delays after a truck carrying hay bales

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caught light between junctions 13 for Stroud and 14 for

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The road will probably remain closed through the night

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The northbound carriageway has now reopened.

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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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Buses had to replace trains after services from the West

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to London were severely disrupted when a 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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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 a beautiful day to day but skies are already clear.

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Temperatures are starting to drop. It will be quite cold. The blues

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will keep us from having a frost that temperatures will get close to

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freezing. Some mist forming at times. A chilly start to the day

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tomorrow. Tomorrow another beautiful day, dry and plate, a lot of

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sunshine. Cloud thing in and out at times. It will feel warmer tomorrow.

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Thereafter we will see more and their way of showers. Some of the

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showers could be heavy with the risk of thunder.

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That's all from the Points West team on this Sunday evening.

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We're back in Breakfast tomorrow morning.

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Hello there, it's not often that we have the best of the weather at the

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weekend. But, that seems to be the case

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