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Good evening. so do join us then.
People in one part of Swindon were told to stay indoors
and close their windows after a fire broke out at a scrap metal
Firefighters worked through the night and all day to control it.
The flames here at the EMR site illuminated the night
Metal fires burn with an intense heat.
Temperatures can reach more than 1,000 degrees and this
We did send out warning message is the local community to ensure that
they did keep windows closed for properties around the perimeter of
the recycling area, but it is mainly steam now from the hot metal that is
rising into the atmosphere. More than 50 firefighters fought
the blaze throughout the night. Relief crews stayed through the day
to make sure pockets The fire service is now working
with the yard to find out Meanwhile, a 16th century stately
home has been severely The alarm was raised at
Parnham House in Beaminster at 4am - the Elizabethan building is now
a family home - but all occupants were quickly accounted
for and no-one was injured. Police say the fire's
being treated as suspicious. In rugby, Bath's chances of securing
a play-off place suffered a blow as they lost 25-19 at Worcester
Warriors. Matt Banahan scored their only try -
they're fifth in the table, four points behind Leicester
who beat Newcastle today. And Gloucester ran in five
tries including this from Billy Twelvetrees
as they secured a bonus point win over Sale -
it finished 39-30 at Kingsholm. And a check over the Good
Friday goal action. Bristol City remain four points
clear of the relegation zone after a vital 2-1 victory over QPR -
Marlon Pack and Jamie Bristol Rovers' promotion
hopes are all but over Billy Bodin equalised from the spot
before the hosts had the final say Swindon remain in trouble
after a goalless draw with AFC Wimbledon -
John Goddard here Yeovil stay 20th but are now only
four points clear of the drop zone It was nil-nil for Cheltenham away
to Crawley - they were twice And Forest Green booked
their playoff place with a 2-0 Goals from Christian
Doidge and Liam Noble. The Devizes to Westminster
Canoe Race is underway - TV presenter Steve Backshall
and his wife, Olympic rowing champion and former Bath PE
teacher Helen Glover, are among those in
the water right now. Lee Madan caught them just
before they set off. Packing their kit,
safely inside the canoe. Steve Backshall and wife Helen
Glover gear up for the big race. My first big endurance event,
but not Steve's, Steve's done this I have but my big advantage is I'm
doing it with an Olympian, a double Olympic champion,
which has got to be a positive. Are you worried you might be shown
up by your wife here? I know I'm going to be
I'm constantly shown up by my wife, this is basically the life
The pair have taken on the challenge to raise money to help
I can't really right now standing here contemplate
what I'm about to do, it's much longer, tougher in many
ways than anything I've done even in training so it'll be
an achievement in itself to complete this race.
But not quite up there with Olympic golds?
I mean, it might sit a little lower in my trophy cabinet
than the Olympic gold but that's no less special.
And is it nice to be doing it with your husband?
This morning it was all smiles and last minute stretches
until the moment they'd been waiting for arrived.
And they're off on their 125 mile trip to Westminster it's likely
to take Helen and Steve at least a day to get there, we'll find out
OK, time for a weather check - here's Bee Tucker.
Good evening. Some of us finally saw some sunshine. Some brightness
towards the afternoon. A lot of the cloud lifting. Tonight initially
clear skies with more cloud pushing into words don. A cooler night with
temperatures down at five or six. Some early spells of sunshine
tomorrow. More cloud pushing in and it could give some rain at times.
Most of the ringlike patchy. One or two moderate burst. Shari into the
afternoon. Some sunshine, still quite breezy and still on the cool
side with Peiser 13 degrees. Easter Monday looks more promising. Largely
dry with some sunshine and the slim risk of a shower.
And that's it - we're back tomorrow with an Easter Sunday
Good evening. These and but not spectacular is probably a neat way
to describe the weather this Easter weekend. -- decent but not
spectacular. A bit of sunshine, patchy cloud and showers today, but
as we can see from the satellite and radar, the showers are easing, cloud
melting away, so a decent evening if you are heading out. Once it gets
dark, it will be chilly, cold enough for a touch of frost in places, then
a change out West. Northern Ireland, south-west Scotland clouding over
with outbreaks of rain, and this wet weather splashes erratically
eastwards during tomorrow, spoiling east today for