16/04/2017 Points West


16/04/2017

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Good evening. stories on the BBC News Channel.

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In churches around the West this Easter Sunday,

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

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Senior church figures said - like the Archbishop

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of Canterbury today - that terror and despair should not

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While their Easter messages acknowledged many are fearful

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about our changing world, they also spoke of optimism.

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It would be very difficult for everybody to draw the kind

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of cultural map of our country and indeed the Western world

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at the moment and not see huge swathes of uncertainty.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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It is change which is about hope and life.

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

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home in Dorset as officers investigate whether a fire there

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

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fire crews were there for much of the day.

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Police want to hear from anyone with information.

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Taxi drivers in Somerset are being taught to spot the warning

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

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

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Jamie and his mates kept buying me drinks.

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

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One scenario of child sexual exploitation.

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

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

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Councils in Somerset are teaching their licensed taxi

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Things like child passengers being frightened, adults

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seeming nervous or forceful towards the child with them,

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

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

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The council also hopes to train staff in pubs,

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clubs and takeaways where young people could be targeted.

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If I see anything that I think is suspicious,

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

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

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

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

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Taxi drivers have felt uncomfortable about the situation

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

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

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know really what to do and they might have just told

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a friend or a family member about that uncomfortableness.

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Now there is proper guidance about what they can do.

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

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reports to the police and ultimately prosecutions will increase.

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Bristol have been relegated from Rugby Union's Premiership

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after just one season following a 36-21 defeat

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

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a familiar pattern - plenty of endeavour

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

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coach in current Connacht boss Pat Lam and several

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TV presenter Steve Backshall and his wife, double Olympic rowing

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champion Helen Glover, completed the Devizes to Westminster

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

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They've been raising money to help save an area

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Let's check on the late forecast with Bee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Goodbye. If today's conditions were great and

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

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

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

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in a garden and mostly dry

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