09/04/2017 Points West


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Good evening. for the news where you are.


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


station this weekend, as work begins to modernise it ahead


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


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


Plans to electrify the line from Bristol to London have


been heavily delayed, and have run nearly ?2


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


But Network Rail is committed to electrification


The advantages long-term to the works - obviously we're


improving the environment within the station,


but being sympathetic to the existing heritage issues


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


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


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


widening and lengethining platforms ready for new trains.


And then there'll more work in the surrounding area.


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


We did know ahead of time it was going to happen.


I was a bit surprised that it was happening now,


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


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


Well, it's been very quiet here today.


And next weekend there'll be a similar picture,


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


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


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


And all these signs lay the changes out very clearly.


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


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


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


It happened just before 2pm on the A370.


The road was closed for most of the afternoon while emergency


crews worked, and there was heavy traffic in the area.


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


Police in Cheltenham say they're concerned for the welfare


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


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


Police say Heidi is considered vulnerable, and they want her,


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


Hundreds of treasure hunters clutching maps and clues took part


in a rather extravagant diamond hunt today in Cheltenham.


A local jewellers had hidden prize vouchers


all around the town - ten of them.


Anyone who found one could then exchange it for a real


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


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


We've got the clues and we were hunting around


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


Just couldn't put the last clue together.


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


because this room had been out of action for a while,


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


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


Many of you have been out making the most


of it in the sunshine - enjoying today's


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


Let's get the late forecast from Holly Green.


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


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


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


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


You might see a spot of rain first thing tomorrow.


But in general, that should tend to clear through.


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


cloud around I think in general than today.


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


For some of us, temperatures could drop compared to today


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


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


And finally, something you might be interested in looking out


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


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


Our Business Correspondent Dave Harvey is visiting three schemes


aimed at increasing the housing supply and helping people on low


incomes to get a step on the housing ladder.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


snow. It will be a cold start first


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