09/04/2017 Points West


09/04/2017

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Good evening. for the news where you are.

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First tonight, there've been no trains through Bath Spa

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station this weekend, as work begins to modernise it ahead

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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

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been heavily delayed, and have run nearly ?2

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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 - obviously we're

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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-designed

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And also the rail infrastructure will be improved, and also we'll be

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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.

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And then there'll 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 did know ahead of time it was going to happen.

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I was a bit surprised that it was happening now,

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But, yeah, we'll just see what happens, and enjoy a bit of a bus.

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It'll allow people to travel more quickly in the long term,

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Well, it's been very quiet here today.

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And next weekend there'll be a similar picture,

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because being the Easter weekend, there'll be no services

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But during the working week, things do get a little bit

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more back to normal, with a reduced service in operation.

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And all these signs lay the changes out very clearly.

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Liz Beacon, BBC Points West, at Bath Spa Station.

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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 2pm 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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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.

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Anyone who found one could then exchange it for a real

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

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Here's one family who couldn't believe their luck.

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We've got the clues and we were hunting around

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and we found the door and we found the stained-glass window.

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Just couldn't put the last clue together.

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And 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,

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and then saw Georgia stood on a chair with the bag in her hand.

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It's been a beautiful weekend - the hottest day of the year so far.

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Many of you have been out making the most

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of it in the sunshine - enjoying today's

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It does look like we're losing some of that heat

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Let's get the late forecast from Holly Green.

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After a lovely day for many of us, cloud has been thickening.

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And that continues to push its way in at times for tonight,

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and could lead to a few spots of rain or drizzle perhaps

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But temperatures don't fall away too far - 8 or 9 degrees.

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You might see a spot of rain first thing tomorrow.

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But in general, that should tend to clear through.

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We have got some more sunshine to come, although there will be more

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cloud around I think in general than today.

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But noticeably it will be a much cooler feeling day for tomorrow.

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For some of us, temperatures could drop compared to today

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A chilly start then to Tuesday, but a dry and bright

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Cloudier and breezy on Wednesday, with a bit of rain in

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And finally, something you might be interested in looking out

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for tomorrow on Points West if you're currently saving hard

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We'll be looking at what's being done to stop the cost

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Our Business Correspondent Dave Harvey is visiting three schemes

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aimed at increasing the housing supply and helping people on low

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incomes to get a step on the housing ladder.

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Join us at 6:30pm tomorrow to find out more.

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Good evening. Was it spring or summer today? They crushed and some

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of you may have been asking. A beautiful day across much of eastern

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and south-eastern England. We saw highs of 25 degrees. Slightly

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fresher in the north-west of England, and much fresher behind the

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rain bearing weather front in the far north-west. As the front pushes

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south, it will weaken. We will not see rain, but it introduces cooler

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air behind. The showers overnight in Scotland will fall as sleet and

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snow. It will be a cold start first

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