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Hello and welcome to South Today. news teams where you are.

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In tonight's programme: The mother jailed for manslaughter

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after her baby daughter drowned in a bath.

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A report says social workers couldn't have

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If there is one thing we can do in her memory is to improve the

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services in a way where independent authors have suggested that we

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shared. -- that we shared. We made this video to help you keep

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yourself safe on the Internet! Why pupils made a video about

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the dangers of sharing information. And later on: Despite two female

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Prime Ministers why are there so few The death of a baby - who was left

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in the bath by her mother - couldn't have been prevented

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by social workers, according The findings come despite

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social services having an official protection plan

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for the 14-month-old, Jasmine Gregory, seen

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here in the hooded coat, is serving a three year sentence

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for the manslaughter of her daughter, Robyn,

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who drowned in the bath in Grove A serious case review investigated

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whether professionals could have Today's report talks

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about an immature mother While the report says that the death

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of this baby could not have been prevented by any of the bodies

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in the building behind me, It suggests that some

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of the administrative processes, particularly in risk

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assessments, were inadequate. It talks about the communication

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between agencies and how that Despite the review's

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findings to the contrary, one charity believes more effective

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communication and intervention from professionals

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could have saved Robyn - who is known as Child Q -

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in the report. This is a tragic example

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where clearly opportunities were missed to safeguard Baby Q,

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and I think our view at the NSPCC is that there is further work that

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needs to be understood in relation to the complexities of neglect,

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and what needs to be done to ensure that children in the circumstances

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are adequately safeguarded This family was known

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to social workers. At one point the baby was taken

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into emergency foster care. In another instance,

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Robyn was strapped into her pram for a day while her mum

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was at the pub. You must get a careful balance

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between supporting the parent, where they are not appropriately

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parenting their child, challenging them if they do not

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improve sufficiently, and, if necessary, intervening,

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if that improvement does not meet the threshold that would lead

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you to be assured of The council has already made

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improvements to identify and support those at risk of neglect in light

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of the review's findings. Children's services

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in Buckinghamshire are steadily improving -

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according to Ofsted. The department was rated

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"inadequate" in 2014. New findings have been

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published in a letter - following a second visit last

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November. Inspectors found social work had

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improved for children entering care. In a statement, the council conceded

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there was still more work to do. Police investigating the theft

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of ?100,000 worth of computer equipment have released a picture

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of a man they believe can help. Up to five men stole MacBook

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computers from a firm in Bletchley. Officers believe it

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happened between the 22nd A campaign to highlight journey

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times between Banbury and the John Radcliffe Hospital

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in Oxford has the backing It's part of an ongoing protest

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at downgrading of services The idea was launched by Banbury

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MP Victoria Prentice. People are being asked

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to time their journeys by car or public transport to getting

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to hospital in Oxford and then Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson has lead

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a debate in parliament on how to spend proceeds from the new Sugar

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Tax. The government wants to give more

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funding to schools for sport - Justin Tomlinson wanted to convince

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ministers that the approach used by a Swindon after-school sports

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camp could hold the key to success, The skies may be grey,

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it may be cold and wet, but these children in Swindon

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are getting active and having fun. They're at Draycott Sports Camp

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at Oakhurst Primary School. It's an after-hours club and helps

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to target the children who aren't I enjoy it because we get

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to go out, and get fit. And enjoy some new sports we've

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never heard of before. Children, particularly at a primary

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level, it get home and cannot wait to get on their iPads,

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They can't wait to get their Xbox. Although I do believe

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that there should be a balance, I love the thought of children

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choosing to play sport, be active, But I think that we are really

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trying to encourage that firm But I think that we are really

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trying to encourage that fun Figures from the Department

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of Health say three out of five children aren't taking part

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in any activity clubs. That's what the government

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wants to address. It's hoping to use money

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from the new sugar tax, which will be introduced next year,

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to help fund more clubs. I love the idea of 100 sports camps

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going on around the country, and as many sporting

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clubs as possible. If I had my way we

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would do 50, I think. It is a great way of

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spending the money. Today MPs have been discussing how

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best to use that money. This club is being held up

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as an example where it is working. And they want many

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more just like it. A group of pupils from Oxfordshire

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have been recognised by Thames Valley Police for a video

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they made into online safety. The project was part

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of a competition run by the police to raise awareness of the dangers

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faced by children sharing We tweet, we stream,

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we vlog, we blog. We Instagram, Facebook,

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like, share and comment. But just how safe is

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this virtual world? It's a question asked

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to students here at St Helen Hello, I'm Marina... Josie...

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Lottie... And Rosie... We made this video to help you stay safe on the

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Internet. The video shows a girl

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inviting someone she thought she knew to her party,

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but her plans spiralled out of control when her home address

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was shared with hundreds It's one of the real danger is that

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they may face. We have to celebrate what they can do with the Internet

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and social media. And the tremendous power that it has. But, it is a risk

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factor and we had to share that with them and help them develop maturity

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to make good decisions, be decent human beings online.

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The lessons are welcomed here at the Oxford Internet Institute

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where research shows the real life pressures of our virtual world.

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One of the things that most concerns me at the moment is around the use

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of things like texting and mobile phones for the exchange of sexual

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content between kids. It is a new risk and not one we are dealing

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with, and it is more of a worry that they may see adult content online

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and make it, and exchange it with your peers. It is hugely alarming.

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continue to tackle the dangers of life online...

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So what if you are a parent and want to have a conversation with your

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children about staying safe online? How do we do it? The aware of

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technology and make sure your child is comfortable telling you. Make

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sure your children are open and share their accounts and profiles

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with you. Ask children how things work which helps. Let them show it

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to you and what they can do on it. Then you have more of an

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understanding with it and help if there is a problem.

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And tomorrow on BBC Radio Oxford's Breakfast Programme Howard Bentham

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will be asking how parents can protect children from seeing

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inappropriate images - when the material is so readily

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The 80's music festival Rewind - which has been held in Henley

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for the past 8 years - is to be sold as part

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Rewind attracts around 40-thousand people each year -

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and is staged across a weekend in August.

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Its been purchased by Global Radio - and will remain in the town

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The line up for 2017 is due to be announced in the next two weeks.

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From David Bowie to Adele, it seems a surge in record sales

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is giving businesses in Oxfordshire a boost.

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2016 saw the highest sales of vinyl for 25 years.

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Katharine Da Costa has been to meet some of the businesses cashing in.

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I really like live recordings because they're on a good system,

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they're so much more realistic and you can hear all the little

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For collectors and enthusiasts, vinyl's never really

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gone out of fashion - but it's not since the early

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90s that record sales have fared so well.

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And for this distribution company in Didcot, demand for high spec

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turn tables has doubled in the last five years.

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When you download an MP3, your physical interaction

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with it is through your phone, which you do a myriad

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Vinyl makes music a special experience that you can really

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enjoy, and the more that you commit to it, there is the associated sound

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benefits that come with it as well, you can enjoy it in much higher

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Over the last 10 years sales have grown by 1,500%.

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However a recent survey found nearly half -

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We've got things like the first printing of Led Zeppelin

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which is worth about ?100 - in mint condition things

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The Music Box in Wallingford first opened in 1959,

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when all the latest hits were played on vinyl.

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But with the rise of the digital age and streaming,

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many of the specialist record shops - including Wallingford's -

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back in a million years, let alone selling records, vinyl.

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Now in a new permanent town centre location,

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I must admit in the last year it's gone crazy,

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people want something physical - they don't want to pay for something

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They want something they can hold, like the artwork and the sleeve.

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Just listen to it, and the whole concept of an album.

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I find with vinyl, it sounds so much better than downloads or CDs.

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When you buy limited edition ones, you open it up and you find out

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It is great just going through the records and you find

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something a bit odd or a bit strange, and you can

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There is definitely a social thing to it.

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Vinyl sales may still be dwarfed by streaming and digital downloads,

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but music fans say it's the nostalgia of rediscovering

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the old classics hidden in the bargin bins that keeps them

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An Oscar winning sound designer and mixer from Wheatley near Oxford

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Niv Adiri's won an Academy Award in 2014 for his work

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His BAFTA nomination is for Fantatsic Beasts

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His BAFTA nomination is for Fantastic Beasts

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and Where to Find Them - a spin off from the

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He'll find out if he's won on February 12th.

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I'll have the headlines at 8 and a full bulletin at 10.30.

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Now more of today's stories with Sally Taylor.

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Still to come in South Today: Closing in on history.

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Gosport sailor Alex Thomson is set to take the Vendee

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Women have come a long way since the first female MP

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was elected to parliament almost 100 years ago...or have they?

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Despite boasting a second female Prime Minister,

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the UK is 48th on the global league table for female politicians.

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Now the Basingstoke MP, Maria Miller, who chairs the Commons

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Women and Equalities Committee says parties should be forced to do more

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Currently only 30 per cent of our MPs are women.

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I spoke to her a little earlier and asked her why so few women

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I think across the country still we do not see enough women in

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leadership positions to encourage women to come forward.

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Also, I think people see some of the harassment

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and the online abuse that

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women can endure and also the tragic murder of Jo Cox

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last year, I don't think that is encouraging women to come into

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That's why this report is so important.

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Talking about introducing targets and founding

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political parties and forcing positive discrimination, that

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doesn't necessarily get you the best candidate, does it?

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And in a way, it demeans women as well.

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Look, we need more women to consider coming into

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politics, but I don't think anybody would argue that aren't enough women

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with the right sort of experience out in our communities who could

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And you seem to have all the leaders of all the

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parties sort of in general agreement, a consensus, but there is

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no action, really, nobody is doing anything about it.

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Do you feel slightly frustrated by that?

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I think there is a huge frustration there,

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because all of the party leaders have told us that they think

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parliament would be a better place with 50% female MPs, but they don't

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really have the strategies in place to make it happen yet.

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At the next general election, there are big

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boundary changes, 21 women look set to lose their seats and if parties

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do not act, we could see the number of women going back in 2020.

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And we heard the Green Party, fielding two

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female candidates wanting to job share.

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So women are up against that kind of thing?

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Obviously, we have to modernise Parliament, and that has

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been happening over the last decade, but there is more to do.

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You've women on South Today listening to

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you now, tell them why they should go into politics, in 15 seconds.

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If you want to change your community for the

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better, if you want to ensure your community is the best it can be,

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then you have to take responsibility, stand for election

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and make sure women have a strong voice in Parliament.

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Last January, quite a lot of us registered to give blood.

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But fewer than half of those who signed up actually

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This year the NHS says it needs at least ?200,000

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new blood donors, to replace people who've had

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to stop giving because of their age or health.

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Nikki Mitchell reports from Berkshire.

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People with O negative blood like Sheila here

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are much in demand as donors.

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That is because their blood can be given to almost any patient

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and is so often used in emergency situations.

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Sheila began donating after her father was diagnosed with

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I couldn't help my father, he died, sadly.

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But I carried on and they said we need

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your blood, so I have done this since then, since...

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I was 18 when I started, it was just something

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I wanted to do, but then, I've been so glad I could do it all

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It is so easy for me to just sit here for a few minutes.

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I can get a cup of tea and a biscuit!

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The NHS needs new donors of all blood groups, but it is

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particularly keen to encourage younger people and people from black

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Donors that can donate need a place so we can

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make sure we get the

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It is always something people think though,

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I must come along and give blood and then you forget about it.

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So, a new year, we're just hoping people will sign up but also book

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that appointment and walk through the doors to come along and donate.

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I've always wanted to do some good with

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my life during the year, so I just thought, what's better

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than donating a pint of blood every couple of

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My best friend, my school friend, she had to have a blood

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transfusion and that inspired me to give something back, really.

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All donors must register before making an

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appointment online, via an app or over the phone.

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At least 100 pints of blood were collected during this

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session and each pint has the potential to save

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And if you'd like more information on becoming a blood donor,

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There's also a mobile app called 'NHSGiveBlood'.

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The sport. Tony husband is here. We were talking about Alex Thomson last

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night, this is the sport. Tony husband is here. We were talking

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about Alex Thomson last night, this is because Paul yes, there's a great

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sense of anticipation there and the feeling that their manner could

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catch the leader and he could win. could catch the leader

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and he could win. as Sir Ben Ainslie attempts to win

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the Americas' Cup, but just days into the new year, our sights

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are fixed on the toughest offshore Tonight, Alex Thomson remains

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in the hunt to make history as the first Briton

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to win the Vendee Globe. say on current projections, it

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will go down to the wire next week. All this despite losing

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one of his boats foils I've been to see his

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team today in Gosport. Staff glued to their computers,

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tracking the race data in the But in the offices of

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Alex Thomson Racing, they are also preparing to head for

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the finish in western France. I think everyone throughout

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this has different His family and friends are very

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different to the team. I feel we are good at

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concealing it, we are all pretty happy we have come

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to the finish, but I think the emotions will probably go wild

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when he 65 days ago, Thompson

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left for the French He has broken three

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speed records already on the journey around

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globe against the prevailing winds and tides.

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He is currently second, with 3,000 miles to the finish.

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But projections are that there could be

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as little as three hours between the two leading

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Thompson is chasing the prerace favourite.

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In the north Atlantic, you are dominated by the high

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pressure and there is a high pressure there, so it looks like

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whoever is in the lead can't really run away

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from a second or third, so

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I think we will see as the race comes to the closing stages that

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tactically, the sailors will have some big challenges.

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Four years ago, Thompson finished third.

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No British person has ever won the race.

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I remember coming of the canal with Alex and third and we both

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looked at each other and said, we are coming

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You think back to all the great British sailors and

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they've all led and been part of this great sport which is a single

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person setting out on sale around the world alone, nonstop.

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It is a phenomenal sporting challenge and to

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win it would be amazing for all of us.

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A place in history is in touching distance.

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The website has posted the latest positions in the last hour and Alex

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is just over 100 miles behind the leader, but as we deny reports, it

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is likely to close up in the next few days.

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A new record's been set for the number of entries

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Organisers say the 340 boat limit was reached

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The 47th edition of the race from Cowes on the Isle of Wight

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to Plymouth via the Fastnet rock will set off on Sunday

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A new record's been set for the number of entries

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Organisers say the 340 boat limit was reached

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The 47th edition of the race from Cowes on the Isle of Wight

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to Plymouth via the Fastnet rock will set off on Sunday

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And Reading's under-23 side face Yeovil tonight in the last

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Thank you. Just before the weather, we want to show you these fabulous

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pictures. This was sent in by photography

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student. Isn't that wonderful? Joanne Porter captured Cirrocumulus

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clouds over Frimley in Surrey. Gaz McLean photographed

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a Giant Otter at the New Forest And Martin Perry took this

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picture of the bright spells in Freshwater Bay

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on the Isle of Wight. We are expecting clear skies in some

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places but cloud foremost and a bit of a drizzle here and there. A lot

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of dry weather, too. Temperatures will fall to 7-8 C, fairly mild. The

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breeze will increase to the west in the early hours of the morning.

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Quite a grey, start tomorrow. The rain clears eastwards. Sunny spells

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with the increasing breeze and there will be a wind chill. Temperatures

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of 8-11 C, but feeling lower in many locations because of the wind-chill.

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Tomorrow night, the odd spot of rain, patchy cloud, still a brisk

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north westerly which will make it feel chilly. A chilly start on

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Thursday with lows of 3-5 C tomorrow night. A cold and damp starts on

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Thursday. Ahead of this band of rain which could turn to sleet or even

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snow showers. The Met office have issued a snow warning for Thursday.

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More likely over the Chilterns and Cotswolds. You need all the

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ingredients to make the snowfall. We have the northerly breeze and moist

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air from the Atlantic, so we could have some snowfall, we are not

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expecting anything significant or anything to settle. If it does, it

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will be most likely over the Cotswolds and Chilterns. The Met

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office warning is in the fourth through Thursday, when we may

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potentially see snowfall. Friday and Saturday, things brighter note that

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it would bitterly cold. Temperatures are for - five Celsius, but with the

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wind chill, feeling more like freezing or just above in many

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locations. As we head through the week, there's a chance of snow and

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it is getting colder. Now on this day at this

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time in 1941, the people minutes away from the start

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of the worst bombing raid But amidst the devastation,

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a war artist was at work, but incredibly, it's never been

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displayed in Portsmouth until now. It's now gone on show

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at the city's museum. Our reporter Steve Humphrey

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is in Portsmouth tonight. Steve - it's a painting that

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captures the mood of the time? Yes, it was just after seven

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o'clock on January 10 1941 It total, 300 German aircraft swept

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in across the harbour behind me - their target the Naval

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base - and 76 years ago where I'm now standing

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at Gunwharf was part The attack continued

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through the night. By the time it ended, 170 people had

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been killed and hundreds But out of the onslaught

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emerged a famous painting that managed to capture

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the city's mood of defiance. It is clearly showing a war scene,

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but showing the resolve of people to get on and deal with it and get

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through it. I don't think there is a street and this is that was bombed

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at some point or another. Was one of the most heavily bombed cities in

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this country during World War II. Portsmouth's suffering on this night

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76 years ago was immortalised by War artist Richard Eurich. He has this

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access the not even the press would have had. It is an amazing insight

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into part of the city that is normally underrepresented. It was

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such a uniting thing as well as being a desperately awful situation.

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Even as the country battle for survival, art had its place. As

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Winston Churchill visited the city to boost morale, Richard Eurich was

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a work on his painting. You can use art as a propaganda tool as opposed

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to photography. You can change it to how you want things to be perceived

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in a positive light. But the heart of the painting is HMS victory, an

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enduring symbol of previous battles but amid the devastation of the 20th

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century, sent out a powerful message. It is kind of like the

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heart of the dockyard. She is there and does not seem to be affected by

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all parties going on around. Another artist, Edward King, also painted

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Portsmouth's ruined streets. There were a total of 76 bombing raids.

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930 people were killed and 3000 were injured. The Royal Garrison Church

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near the seafront hearing Portsmouth was amongst the buildings that were

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badly damaged, back in 1941. It has been left as a permanent memorial to

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those who were killed and injured. Richard Eurich's painting has been

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left to Portsmouth Museum by London's Tate Gallery. It is a

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remarkable reminder of the city's suffering during the Second World

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War. As we reach 7pm, the moment when German planes flew over

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Portsmouth on this day in 1941, we will leave you with this remarkable

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painting which captures the devastation of the bombing of that

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city. Good night.

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