01/04/2017 Points West


01/04/2017

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A woman from Bawdrip near Bridgwater is sorting through the wreckage

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of her home this weekend after a lorry crashed into it.

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Incredibly, neither she nor the driver were seriously hurt.

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Maggie Butcher was walking towards the front door

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It destroyed the front of her house, her garage, and her car.

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There was the most almighty bang, and I thought a plane had come down.

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And, apparently, this salvage lorry had tipped over and taken out

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Maggie moved her dogs out of the garage seconds

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Now she's trying to save precious family items.

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I managed to retrieve the only picture I have got my dad.

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I managed to retrieve the only picture I have got of my dad.

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It's the third time a lorry has damaged her home.

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She wants the speed limit here to be lowered.

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The police are investigating and the council are waiting

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for the full details of what happened.

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And Maggie's home will be a building site for up to a year

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while she waits for all this to be put right.

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Hundreds marched through Bath today, demanding their concerns

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about controversial changes in the city be heard.

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They're worried about a number of issues, from library and arts

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The council has said it must find ways to deal

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There was a haze of smoke around Bath's Manvers Street this afternoon

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as firefighters dealt with a fire in a flat.

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It spread to the roof of the building near the Abbey Hotel.

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There was some damage but no-one was hurt.

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A stream of yellow cars drove through Bibury today in support

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of a pensioner whose own car was vandalised.

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Somebody had apparently decided his yellow car spoiled the view,

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It was a day to celebrate all things yellow in Bibury.

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Over 100 yellow cars driving through the Cotswolds,

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coming from as far afield as North Yorkshire

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They came in support of local pensioner Peter Maddox,

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who until earlier this year had parked his beloved yellow

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Until, that is, someone vandalised it.

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It was apparently spoiling the view in the picture postcard village.

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He got up very early in the morning and found his car with broken

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Peter's not a man to make a fuss, so sold his car and replaced

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One which blends in with the background of this famous view.

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But other indignant yellow car drivers took up

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Quite simply, when I had seen that Peter's car had been vandalised,

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It made me so upset because of the reasons why

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and the fact that they said it was a blight on the landscape.

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I just felt that something had to be done.

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I just had a little idea and put it forward to a few friends.

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How do you like all the yellow cars? Lovely.

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Have you got a favourite yet? Yes, I have.

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You have? The smallest there is.

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The lovely finale to this story is that a car company has agreed

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to name a paint after Peter, so he will forever be

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Football, and Bristol City are one point above the relegation zone

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Bristol Rovers needed a second-half brace from Billy Bodin

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Nicky Ajose scored against Fleetwood in the 81st minute to boost

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Cheltenham earned a precious three points, beating Morecambe.

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Yeovil lost 2-0 at home against Carlisle.

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And an unlikely home defeat for Forest Green

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And in rugby's European Challenge Cup, Bath secured an away semifinal

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Five tries for Bath - two each for Faletau and Rokoduguni

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- with Tom Homer also crossing the line.

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We have and sunshine and showers around today.

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Now, tomorrow, we lose the showers and we keep the sunshine.

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And we should find the showers dying out through the

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So, clear skies through the night tonight.

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You could see a little bit of mist or fog perhaps forming.

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And underneath those clear skies, it could get a bit chilly

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So, for tomorrow, that slightly chilly start

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Good spells of sunshine, light winds, just a bit of fair

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It should stay dry for tomorrow, and although the air

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itself is a bit cool, temperatures not doing too badly.

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Feeling quite nice with those light winds and that sunshine.

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Fairly settled, then, over the coming days.

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Perhaps just a little bit of rain on Monday night and Tuesday.

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Good evening. It is the 1st of April today and appropriately enough, we

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had a day of sunny spells and showers. We saw some rainbows, this

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lovely double rainbow captured by one of -- one of our Weather

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Watchers in Leicestershire. Some showers still dotted around but the

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trend is they will become fewer and further between and most fading away

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