16/04/2017 Points West


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Good evening. stories on the BBC News Channel.


In churches around the West this Easter Sunday,


a common theme has been expressed - of hope - in times of darkness.


Senior church figures said - like the Archbishop


of Canterbury today - that terror and despair should not


While their Easter messages acknowledged many are fearful


about our changing world, they also spoke of optimism.


It would be very difficult for everybody to draw the kind


of cultural map of our country and indeed the Western world


at the moment and not see huge swathes of uncertainty.


At the heart of the Christian message is a message about hope.


Life's most uncertain things can be lived with and can be transformed.


People are feeling often quite fearful, they are aware of change


which is not in their control, they are aware of uncertainty


and what I want to be saying to people at Easter is that in many


ways Easter is all about change, but it is change that is


It is change which is about hope and life.


A police cordon is still in place around a 16th century stately


home in Dorset as officers investigate whether a fire there


The blaze at Parnham House in Beaminster began at around 4am -


fire crews were there for much of the day.


Police want to hear from anyone with information.


Taxi drivers in Somerset are being taught to spot the warning


Sedgemoor District Council is first in the Avon and Somerset force area


to offer face-to-face training - North Somerset and Bristol City


Jamie and his mates kept buying me drinks.


The start of an evening which ends in a sexual assault.


One scenario of child sexual exploitation.


340 young people were thought to be victims of this type of abuse


The driver kept looking at me, trying to involve me in the chat,


Councils in Somerset are teaching their licensed taxi


Things like child passengers being frightened, adults


seeming nervous or forceful towards the child with them,


and journeys being taken at odd times for a child to be travelling


More than 160 drivers have attended a free half-day course so far.


The council also hopes to train staff in pubs,


clubs and takeaways where young people could be targeted.


If I see anything that I think is suspicious,


I know that I can phone the council, they will then pass it


on to relevant people who will know how to deal with it professionally.


If I inform them, then I start the first link in the chain.


The police hope the face-to-face training will now be rolled out


Taxi drivers have felt uncomfortable about the situation


they find themselves in, it may be a fare with an adult


and a child that they are not comfortable with, but they did not


know really what to do and they might have just told


a friend or a family member about that uncomfortableness.


Now there is proper guidance about what they can do.


It is hoped as more taxi drivers learn to spot children at risk,


reports to the police and ultimately prosecutions will increase.


Bristol have been relegated from Rugby Union's Premiership


after just one season following a 36-21 defeat


Bristol's 17th defeat from 20 league starts this term followed


a familiar pattern - plenty of endeavour


And so it's back to the Championship, with a new head


coach in current Connacht boss Pat Lam and several


TV presenter Steve Backshall and his wife, double Olympic rowing


champion Helen Glover, completed the Devizes to Westminster


It took them 22 hours and 58 minutes to finish the gruelling challenge.


They've been raising money to help save an area


Let's check on the late forecast with Bee.


We have quite a bit of cloud out there at the moment and it is


bringing outbreaks of rain. Most will be patchy and drizzly but it


will be an overcast night. Temperatures six or 7 degrees.


Tomorrow could be a great start, and that could be some heavy showers.


Light winds so where you do get some dry weather, it may feel warmer.


Highs of 14 degrees. No rainfall after tomorrow. Tuesday looks dry


and bright. Chilly by night with some frost. We are back tomorrow.


Goodbye. If today's conditions were great and


stamp, tomorrow's weather offers more promise, clear skies and some


flower -- cloud showers compared to today. The cloud reducing rain


through the south-east overnight although some rain will be welcome


in a garden and mostly dry


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