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Today's main headlines in the South East: Families
of the Shoreham aircrash disaster say a new report into airshow
safety has left them still waiting for answers.
She visited Deal for the New Year's Eve celebrations,
now the hunt is on for the man who left this Kent
It is horrible. So much pain for days afterward. And another bitterly
cold night. With warnings of dense fog for tomorrow's rush-hour.
Families of the Shoreham air disaster victims say
they are still waiting for answers, even though all 21 recommendations
of a major new report have been accepted by the
11 men died when a vintage jet crashed on the A27
Today's report from the Air Accident Investigation Branch is designed
to make sure a similar catastrophe can't happen at an
But the families say they're no closer to knowing where blame
Nearly a year and a half on from the catastrophic crash that
claimed 11 lives at the Shoreham Airshow, today
confirmation that the regulations surrounding future airshows will be
The Civil Aviation Authority agreeing to all 21 safety
recommendations put forward by the Air Accident Investigation Branch.
These are perhaps things that should have happened some time ago and I
think are common sense so that we can go forward, that we can still
have a airshows in the future which really are as safe as possible, not
just for the people up in the air but for the people on the ground
The recommendations include that the CAA
will conduct a review as to
whether there should be a minimum differences between display aircraft
That risk assessments for displays must
include the manoeuvre to be performed by display pilots and that
the CAA are not satisfied with the risk assessment, they may refuse
permission for the event to go ahead.
But the announcement is little comfort for those who await
answers for the fundamental questions of what went wrong and who
Why have we waited 17 months and we still have no answers?
How difficult has it been not having those answers and having to wait?
It is hard enough for us,
They played for my football club, they became friends.
I cannot imagine how it is for the families.
It is just ridiculous that it has taken
The crash happened back in August 2015, prompting a series of
A police investigation into the pilot's
actions, an inquest into the death of the 11 men killed and an air
accident investigation enquiry into how it happened.
To date, none of these have concluded.
What everybody wants to know now is how did this happen and
the final judgment will be in the final report.
And it will then be for the CAA, the coroner and indeed
all the legal departments in the country to the NSS what action needs
For the families of the 11 men are commemorated here, the long wait for
the truth goes on. Well, our reporter
joins us in the studio. Juliette, what else have
the families had to say today? We spoke earlier to the solicitor
representing the families involved here and he told us that their focus
was on a weighting that final report by the air accident's investigation
Branch and on the pre-inquest review to take place in March. As for the
future of the Shoreham Airshow is self, a spokesperson said earlier
appropriate to do so, they will appropriate to do so, they will
explore the possibility of a 2017 airshow. But in the meantime, they
say they are fully operating with the ongoing investigation. Baggie.
A derailed freight train has been causing major delays for commuters
today AND train operator Southeastern is now warning
passengers that the disruption will continue tomorrow.
All trains from Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks to London Charing Cross
and Cannon Street were cancelled completely after a train carrying
sand derailed near Lewisham station at around 6am this morning.
Plans by East Sussex County Council to cut funding to the Duke
of Edinburgh's award scheme have been shelved.
A petition was handed in to the council today
as the cabinet was meeting to discuss the council Budget,
where it was decided not to go ahead with axing the scheme.
A woman left blinded in one eye after getting caught up in a fight
on new years eve says she's been left angry, and unable to move
on with her life until those who caused her injury are caught.
Cora Mitchard was at a fireworks display in Deal when a fight broke
out near her, and she was hit in the face with a beer can.
Doctors say she has lost 85% of vision in her eye.
She remembers New Year's Eve for the wrong reason.
Celebrating outside a pub, someone threw a beer
The impact fractured her eye socket and blinded
It's awful, not being able to see anything but hearing
everything going on, it's so different.
So much pain for days after that, all the bruising came up
The 24-year-old came to this pub on New Year's Eve to enjoy
Her boyfriend went inside to buy some drinks.
Cora was here just three minutes before the
We were told there was a possibility she
might lose the eye, so we were pleased
when she was told she was
not going to lose the eye, even if there is no sight there,
After the incident, police interviewed a number
Detectives say they want anyone who is there to come forward
I make an appeal to the people involved in this to
come forward and allow us to understand what has gone on so we
can resolve this matter and give justice to the victim.
Cora lives on a houseboat on the peninsula.
Since being blinded in one eye, she has
found it difficult to move around the boat.
It is completely blurred at the moment, I have got nothing
Coping really well with it, a lot better than I
Still learning to get around and do everyday activities like normal,
The 24-year-old will have more surgery on her eye
Her vision will never be the same again.
50 new schools will need to be built in Kent over the next
five years to meet a population boom that requires an additional
Kent County Council say some 47 new schools are needed
across the county and the leaders at the council
But there is a warning that the authority may not meet
demand if planned free schools are not opened on time.
The local authority has the statue duty to make provision of those
places, yet a Whitehall department is predominantly responsible for
delivering those new school places so we don't have the control that we
have had in the past and we have delivered
right number of school places in the right
place at the right time, we
question whether the education funding enters the Whitehall
department with a structured record is capable of delivering at the
right time in the right place and at the same cost.
Simon Jones is at County Hall in Maidstone.
Why is there such a big rise in the number of school places that
Bred the council says over the past few years it is created a new 10,000
places, but if it's going to create another 23000 by 2022, new schools
will be needed, because there has been a big baby boom in the area and
on top of this, London councils are increasingly sending families down
to live here. That has been an influx of families from eastern
Europe and there is a huge house-building programme in the
coming years. The council says if new schools are not built Benny
Mayotte educate children in mobile classrooms. We're the Department for
Education for a comic, but they did not provide one. -- we as the
Department audit aged. In tonight's football,
Brighton have returned to the top of the Championship
with a 1-0 victory over The Seagulls are now two points
clear of Newcastle having played In a moment, the national
weather forecast, but first, let's get
the picture in the South East,