09/04/2017 Points West


09/04/2017

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There've been no trains through Bath Spa station this

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weekend, as work begins to modernise the station ahead of

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It's meant many visitors to the city have had to get there via bus,

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and there'll be further disruption over Easter, as Liz Beacon reports.

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Plans to electrify the line from Bristol to London have been

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heavily delayed and have run nearly 32 billion over budget.

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For now, work on the section to Bristol has been put on hold,

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but Network Rail is committed to electrification

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The advantages long-term to the works

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are we are improving the environment within the station,

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but being sympathetic to the existing heritage issues

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associated with the station, with it being a Brunel-built

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And also the rail infrastructure work will be

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improved and also we are providing new trains.

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So for the next fortnight, there'll be plenty going on here,

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widening and lengethining platforms ready for new trains and then

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there will be more work in the surrounding area.

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Working out when to cause the least disruption is what's problematic.

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We didn't know ahead of time it was going to happen.

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I was surprised it was happening now because it's holiday time.

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It will allow people to travel more quickly in the

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long term, so it probably is worth it.

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It's been very quiet here today and next weekend it will be a

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similar picture because at the Easter weekend there will be no

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During the working week, things get a little bit back

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service in operation and all these signs lay the changes out very

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A man in his 70s has suffered a serious head injury

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after he was hit by a car on the Long Ashton Bypass

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It happened just before two o'clock on the A370.

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The road was closed for most of the afternoon while emergency

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crews worked and there was heavy traffic in the area.

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Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen what happened.

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Police in Cheltenham say they're concerned for the welfare

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23-year-old Heidi Slender went missing from her home

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in the Vittoria Walk area last week and was last seen on Wednesday

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Police say Heidi is considered vulnerable and they want her,

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or anyone with information, to get in touch with them.

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To football - lets take a look at the weekend's goal action.

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Bristol City moved four points clear of the Championship relegation zone

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with a 3-1 victory over Wolves at Ashton Gate.

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Jamie Paterson curled in their opener from 18 yards.

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Tammy Abraham's penalty made it 2-0 and his second from close

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Byron Moore scored Bristol Rovers' quickest ever league goal

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as they beat AFC Wimbledon to keep their play-off hopes alive.

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Jonathan Obika's last-minute equaliser secured Swindon

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a draw with MK Dons, another precious point

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In league two Yeovil were beaten at Portsmouth.

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they managed to draw level six minutes after the interval -

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But the hosts took back the lead then added a third.

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Cheltenham shared six goals with Wycombe in a thrilling match.

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Billy Waters scored twice and Harry Pell got the other,

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but a red card for Jordan Cranston in the first half made it difficult

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for Gary Johnson's team to close the game out.

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And Christian Doidge was on the scoresheet again to fire

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National League promotion chasers Forest Green to victory at Guiseley.

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Hundreds of treasure hunters clutching maps and clues took part

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in a rather extravagant diamond hunt today in Cheltenham.

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A local jewellers had hidden prize vouchers

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all around the town - ten of them - anyone who found one

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could then exchange it for a real diamond worth ?2,000!

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It was all done to raise money for the local cancer charity

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And it's caused a real stir today - here's one family who couldn't

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We got the clues and we were hunting around and we found the door

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We just couldn't put the put the last clue together.

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I was just heading this way to see what was down here,

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because this room had been out of action for a while, and then I saw

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Georgia stood on a chair with a bag in her hand.

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They raised about ?10,000 today. A great effort all round.

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on the hottest day of the year so far -

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many of you have been out making the most of it in the sunshine -

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heading for green spaces and enjoying today's extra warm

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It looks like we're losing some of that heat

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as we head into next week - but still some sunshine to start us

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off - let's get the latest forecast now from Holly Green!

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It's been a lovely day for many of us.

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We have had cloud thickening from the west.

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We see a little bit of patchy rain, perhaps, into the early hours.

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And temperatures don't fall away too far.

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You might see a spot or two of rain first thing tomorrow.

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In general, it should brighten up again and and so some

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Cloud will bubble up and that could lead to a shower to two.

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With this north-westerly it is drawing in cooler air.

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Temperatures for tomorrow are several degrees,

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maybe ten degrees in places, lower than today.

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A dry and a bright day with some sunshine.

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Cloudier and breezier and a little bit damp for Wednesday.

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And that's it for now - we're back later in

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the ten o'clock news - join us again!

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Good evening. If you can use a smelter describes the weather it

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would be owed a barbecue, and why not? Beautiful blue skies with highs

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of 25 degrees, yes, there was more cloud further west, and it was thick

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enough for some rain in the far north-west of Scotland. You can

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