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And we will ask why so many more people over the age of 65 are

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And you're watching Saturday. Coming getting married these

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And you're watching Saturday. Coming up, light at the end of the tunnel

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for southern commuters. The drivers union and management hammer out a

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fresh deal. And carry on cruising, more people are taking a cruise than

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the average age is coming down. Can the meeting capitalise further on a

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booming industry? Hampshire Police have questioned

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a 64-year-old man from Southampton as part of an investigation

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into historical abuse in football. The man who cannot be

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named for legal reasons has been interviewed

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by officers under caution. Our reporter Anjana Gadgil

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has more details. Hampshire Police confirmed

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it was investigating historical abuse in football

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in November last year. Now the force says it has questioned

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a 64-year-old man from Southampton. The man, who attended voluntarily

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for questioning earlier this week, has been interviewed under caution

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in a police custody suite. In a statement today the force said

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this was part of a significant and complex investigation

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being undertaken by specialist officers from Hampshire's

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major crime team. Since last year, forces

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across the country have launched investigations into historical abuse

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in football and hundreds of alleged Hampshire Police says

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it is still encouraging victims of any abuse to contact the force

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or the NSPCC. A new deal to end a dispute by train

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drivers has been agreed between Southern Railway

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and the Aslef union. Six days of strike action

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in recent months have How hopeful should

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the most beleagured passengers We're basically back

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to where we were a month ago. Remember then, on that occasion,

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Southern Rail's parent company Govia Thameslink Railway reached

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an agreement with the union over the issue making drivers responsible

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for safety on trains and changing the role of guards, only to see

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drivers unexpectedly reject a deal brokered

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by their own union. The margin wasn't large,

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55% against, and the two sides have been talking ever since to find

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a way of bringing a majority GTR director Andy Bindon said

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he was pleased with the deal and hoped it would end,

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in a statement adding, "It's been an extraordinarily

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difficult period for passengers, staff and the regional economy

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and we are glad we've found a way What details have emerged

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about the revised agreement? But it's likely to include further

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improvements to CCTV monitoring systems drivers use when closing

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the train doors. The dispute is over GTR's decision

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to turn guards into on-board supervisors and give responsibility

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for opening and closing Some of Southern's

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300,000 passengers gave I don't know if I believe it. They

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have said so many times they are doing this and that and they don't

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keep their promises. We are all fed up. I think all parties should sort

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it out, months ago. I'm not feeling hopeful but fingers crossed, I hope

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that people like me who have been waiting, I cannot get a hold my

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breath. What is the timescale

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for next developments? Members will be balloted

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on the proposals. The result of the vote will be

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announced on three April. Passengers will be crossing

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their fingers that this time the deal will be strong

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enough to stick. Worth adding, the separate

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year-long strike by guards Some encouraging news

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for the port of Southampton. The number of people taking cruise

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holidays is up again, Almost half the two-million British

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people who now cruise choose Our transport correspondent

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Paul Clifton reports Our love affair with

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cruise ships is thriving. The British cruise industry has

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grown by 50% in ten years. The last new ships were P's

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flagship Britannia, named by the Queen, and the latest

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offering from Royal Caribbean, which brings one of the world's

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biggest ships for the summer season. But the number of people who choose

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to start their holidays from a British port,

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usually Southampton, is rising three times faster

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than the number who fly off Almost two million British

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holiday-makers And the average age

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is getting a little younger - Royal Caribbean in particular has

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spent billions on ships that Southampton-based P Cruises

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has done much the same. And we are taking more

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foreign holidays as Partly cruising is about paying

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in Stirling, no need to worry about Partly it is about

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avoiding increasingly And partly it is about

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value for money. I think we are seeing

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some holidays decisions made around the Valley of the lb,

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and we are seeing people who might travel to Europe may be trading down

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in the length of time they would go for, so they will still

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spend the same amount I think what cruises

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allow people to do is budget ahead, they know

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what they're going to pay

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for the holiday, items they might want,

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their insurance, drinks, so they can A cruise costs typically

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?70 to ?90 a day, that is about the same

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as a But you get meals and

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entertainment included. Southampton has two thirds

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of the cruise market. Each time a large ship

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docks it pumps ?2 million into the regional economy,

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firms supplying food and drink, taxis, coaches

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and hotels all benefit. Earlier I asked professor

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John Fletcher from Bournemouth University, how the south

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could further capitalise on an industry that's predicted

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to grow by nearly a third over To some extent it is linking

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the destinations along the south coast around Southampton

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so that they are more visible when people

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are arriving, either to go on their cruise ship, when they return from

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their cruise, so if they want to stay and go and explore other areas

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around the southern region. With the low-level of

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the pound as it is at the moment, are we starting to see

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people from abroad flying over to Yes, there is an element of

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that. We should be capitalising on that

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while we can because a lot of the things that fuel the cruise

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ships including fuel will suffer inflation pressures precisely

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because of the fall in the pound, so you would expect prices

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to go back up again, so there will be a window

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of opportunity where prices are Should Southampton be

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worried about Liverpool? One of the attractions

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of Southampton would be the add-on when people come over

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to do their shopping in London, particularly visitors from

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the Middle East, they can do their shopping and they may come down

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to Southampton to go But they should be worried

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in terms of the competition of the smoothness, the quality

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of the experience of cruise ship passengers, because we are all

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after the same market. Where do you see the future

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of the cruise industry going? They are trying to capitalise

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and capture some of that ?1 trillion spending from the millennials around

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there, so you see cruise ships now with neighbourhoods,

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sporting activities, they become the This is really interesting

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for the south, because if they can attract

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the younger audience, these are precisely the sort of people

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who will explore farther around the south coast and come out

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to Bournemouth, New Forest, or over towards Portsmouth, so by attracting

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younger people they are likely Reading's carnival

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will return this year. The event attracts more than 10,000

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people but hasn't taken place for three years

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because of a lack of Now a new team has been

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awarded financial support from the National Lottery

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to bring it back in May. There's a lot of history stored

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in Reading and there's a lot of passion and feeling that's

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attached to Carnival. It's something that belongs

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to our communities that we're inviting everybody

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into and opening out. So we're really proud

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to be hosting it. And we're really

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looking forward to it. That's how its looking tonight,

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thanks for being there. We'll be back with bulletins

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tomorrow in bbc breakfast. But first here's Alexis

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with your weather forecast. we are very foggy out there, in many

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places. The blog is moving inland along the coast and it is quite

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thick. A lot of mist and fog overnight, a lot of clout as well.

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Clear skies initially for many places particularly not Berkshire

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will have clear skies do much of the night, then the clout and fog will

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increase and temperatures will fall away to around seven or eight

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Celsius, so quite a mild night. A grey day tomorrow, contrast to the

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sunny conditions of the day. One to brighter spells also to the

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afternoon the chance of light rain. A lot of dry weather as well,

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temperatures were reached a high of ten or 11 Celsius. Tomorrow evening

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and overnight, a cold front moves to Andy at the hide it will be a lot

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fresher, we gusty the wind increases because of Friday. Bright and sunny

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start on Friday, but downhill quickly with strengthening westerly

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wind and outbreaks of rain arriving through Friday afternoon. There was

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stay with us to enter Saturday. To do the weekend it turned on saddle,

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after a spell of dry weather over the last few weeks. Tomorrow we will

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have a lot of clout, one or two brighter spells and highs of 11

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Celsius, rain arriving later on been. The outlook, rain around, if

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it stays dry I will be surprised. Here is Nick with the national

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headlines. For large parts of Wales and England

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there was blue sky and warmth. Warmest day of the year, a clumsy

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way of saying the UK had

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