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Hello and welcome to South Today, I'm Laura Trant.

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What now for passengers as drivers on Southern Rail defy their union

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The scheme helping violent offenders once they are

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And, a double blessing - the operation that saved

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the lives of these twins when they were still in the womb.

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It was almost all over, but it seems there's no end in sight

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to the long running dispute at Southern Rail.

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They've rejected a deal to end a series of strikes which have

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The union held 11 days of talks with the company.

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It reached a deal and recommended it to drivers.

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Here's our Transport Correspondent, Paul Clifton.

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The prospect of a deal with drivers was a rare ray of sunshine

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for passengers, who endure the poorest performing rail

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Tonight, that ray of sunshine has gone out.

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The drivers have rejected a key principle in specific circumstances,

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they were being asked to operate the doors when a second member

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For example, when a conductor becomes ill or arrives late.

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In particular, they were unhappy of the quality of the CCTV cameras

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Julia Parkin spoke to one driver who did not want to be identified.

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I think our union don't realise the strength

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of feeling the drivers have, that we are prepared

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The concerns we have is that eventually someone will get

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The driver won't see them on the cameras,

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which are very poor at the moment and we'll end up in court.

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And as soon as we move, those camara images go off.

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So if anyone has run from somewhere to try and get on the train

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and slipped between the platform, we will not see them.

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What is the way to get this network running again

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and running efficiently for the benefit of passengers?

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Get in that second person to check that it is safe

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A separate dispute involving conductors is still on.

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The RMT met the company earlier this week, but made no progress.

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So a 29th strike day will be held next Wednesday.

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Southern expects to run four out of five trains.

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But the drivers' dispute is effectively now back on as well.

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For passengers, it's like turning the clock back two months.

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But I don't think Aslef will strike just yet.

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It will go back to the company and will ask for a slightly better deal.

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Both the union and the company were taken by surprise

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And the union leaders will want to talk before they walk.

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Paul Clifton, BBC South Today, Chichester station.

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It works with some of Hampshire's most violent offenders

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The Violent Offender Intervention Programme has run for almost 10

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years and claims to have successfully stopped hundreds

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of people from re-offending, but it can't continue

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after the programme's main source of funding was withdrawn.

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It's a decision that comes down to the local police

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and crime commissioner, as our home affairs correspondent

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I was literally self-harming, I was overdosing, I threatened

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In trouble with police since he was a teenager,

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Lesley had four spells in jail over a decade.

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Someone would start on me and I would say, "come on then.

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And if they had weapons, I would just grab anything

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I could get a hold of, like a crowbar or something.

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So basically, I was very out-of-control.

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He was in a downward spiral and could not see a way out.

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Jack Briggs, an ex-special forces man now runs the Violent Offender

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Intervention Programme for Hampshire which is about to lose its funding.

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People that are generally referred to as are the most difficult

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People that are generally referred to us are the most difficult

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to handle and represent the highest risk of harm to the community.

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He has helped me with keeping out of prison, got me

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They need a seamless service that works for them when they are also

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in prison to ensure there is not a large gap that exists

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The number of violent and sex offenders being monitored

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in the community after leaving prison has risen by

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Figures released by the Ministry of Justice, showed there are more

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than 70,000 people under supervision in England and Wales.

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Last year 15% of violent and dangerous offenders managed

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in the community were returned to custody for a breach

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The Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner,

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Conservative Michael Lane, told us that he is supporting other

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projects through grants totalling ?1.7 million,

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and that money has been allocated to achieve maximum impact

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He said some organisations will be disapopinted,

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but he is looking for other ways to help.

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Now the project which changed Lesley's life, must now find other

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funding to continue, or it will come to an end.

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There are questions about the future of Guildford cathedral as it's plans

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to sell off land to raise funds have failed.

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The trustees of Guildford cathedral say there is no plan B to save it

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after it lost a housing application, which could have secured its future.

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The cathedral wants to sell off nine acres of land it owns

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But, last night, the plan was rejected by councillors.

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It costs over ?1 million a year to run.

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It's a delicate and risky operation carried out on babies

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when they're still in the womb, but a family from Dorset say it

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Sarah and Dan Maund's sons, Sebastian and Henry had 48 hours

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to live when medics realised they had twin-to-twin

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Only 10% of twins have the condition and it can only be treated

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At 20 weeks I started getting pain, and then we had the devastating news

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at 22 weeks that they had something called twin-to-twin

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We did not know whether they would survive.

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Sarah was rushed to hospital in London, both her twins

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were in immediate danger and surgeons had 48 hours

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Henry and Sebastien shared one placenta in Sarah's womb,

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which meant they were not getting enough blood, and this

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This is rare, only 10-15% of twins suffer from twin-to-twin transfusion

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syndrome and need laser surgery to save their lives.

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The blood vessels that connect the babies are connecting them

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in an uneven fashion, so the treatment is to put

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a tiny telescope in, it is about two millimetres

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in diameter, and through that we can identify the blood vessels that join

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the two placentas and using an even smaller laser that goes

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through the same telescope we can block the vessels that connect

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But now one Hampshire-based charity is leading the campaign to make more

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of us, including hospitals, are aware of TTTS.

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From their base in Aldershot, they have helped create a register

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Individually they may see a couple of dozen cases each year,

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and by bringing this data together and this knowledge,

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they will have a far broader, more in-depth picture

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of what is successful and where they might be able to make

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changes to improve outcomes in the future.

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Back in Dorset, and Sarah and Dan are now looking to their future.

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We are just very lucky we have the two boys and we take

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We do as much as we can when we get a chance to take them out

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The same goes for Henry and Sebastian.

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They are waving goodbye to a troubled first few years.

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It was once the fastest car in the world.

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Now, 90 years after breaking the world land speed record,

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the Sunbeam 1000 is to be restored by a team of engineers in Hampshire.

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In 1927, driven by Major Henry Segrave, the car reached more

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than 203 miles an hour, at Daytona Beach in Florida.

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The vehicle is now on display at the National Motor Museum

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in Beaulieu, but its two engines are severely corroded.

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Work's now starting to rebuild them and it's hoped the Sunbeam can run

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And one quick bit of football news tonight.

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Southampton has completed the signing of the Uruguayan

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The 29 year-old defender has previously won a host of trophies

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with Barcelona and most recently with Juventus.

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He's joined Saints on a short-term contract

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That's all from the South Today news team this evening.

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We're back tomorrow with bulletins in BBC Breakfast and there's more

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It has been. But there will be rain and it could linger for Northern and

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western areas through the night. It will start to dry out and the skies

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were clear to the south-west allowing fog and mist patches to

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form. With the light winds, the mist and fog might be slow to clear

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tomorrow morning. But once it does we could see some sunny spells. More

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cloud than we have seen today, so hazy sunshine at times. Ten to 11

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Celsius. Winds are liked from the West or south west. Tomorrow night,

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it is a repeat performance. Clouding over, the chance of rain here and

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there and maybe mist and fog patches to stop the weekend. After a cloudy

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start, things will improve. Some bright spells to have. Ahead of this

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weather front that will arrive Saturday evening into the early

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hours of Sunday morning, may produce some rain. Not amounting to too

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much, but Sunday might start on a damp node. As we look to the

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weekend, it stays mild with temperatures in different figures.

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Cloud around forthcoming weekend. Here is Nick

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Miller with a resume of the National weather picture.

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Hello, rain for some of us today although it won't make much of a

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dent in the dry winter so

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