12/03/2017 South East Today


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Dog owners are being warned they could be prosecuted


and their pets shot dead if they allow them to attack sheep.


It's lambing season, but one farmer in Sussex


Two dogs attacked a flock of 200 sheep belonging to Jack Holt,


14 ewes died, between them carrying 24 lambs.


Two other ewes had already aborted their lambs because of the trauma,


and Mr Holt believes that could just be the start.


We have had problems before but nothing on this size.


I would say the dogs would probably do it again if they got the chance,


but it is down to the owners to control them and just


The National Farmers Union says livestock worrying costs


the industry ?1.2 million a year, with many losses uninsured.


If a dog does worry livestock, the owner can be prosecuted


and the farmer has a right to shoot the dog if it is found


85% of the South Downs National Park is farmed, but it is popular


The park authority has launched a light-hearted campaign to remind


One of our favourite birds in the South Downs is the Skylark


and it has its nest on the ground, and dogs can disturb birds


by rushing at them and their nests and then the birds will fly off


and abandon their young if they are scared.


The police are investigating an incident involving Jack Holt's


flock, the cost of which currently stands at ?5,000.


A cheetah at Port Lympne reserve in Kent has escaped.


The wild cat was outside its enclosure for nearly half


an hour before being enticed back into a safe area.


The park was evacuated during a standard procedure.


Nigel Farage has confirmed his intention


in a television interview to stand for election if the seat


he contested in the general election becomes available.


The Ukip MEP lost to the Conservative candidate


Police are investigating allegations of election fraud in South Thanet.


Speaking on the Sunday Politics Mr Farage indicated his parliamentary


Winning seats in parliament under a first


past the post system is not the only way to change politics in Britain.


I would like to think I have proved that.


More than 100 former Royal Marines bandsmen known as the All Stars


will play their last annual concert at Margate's Winter Gardens.


The event commemorates the 11 men killed by the IRA bombing


They've long retired from service, and many have not met


But within minutes they're bandsmen again.


They passed through the Royal Marines School of Music


And most have memories of its saddest day.


I've heard it go off and of course I did not know


what it was and I was driving to Canterbury and it was


on the radio and there was ambulances passing me and fire


engines and so I thought, this is serious.


The annual concert has been taking place every year


It began as a way of remembering the 11 who died and to raise money


for the disaster fund, but it has gone on to raise around


We've got about 800 people coming tonight and it's just


It is sad, in a way, but then everything comes to an end.


And out of this something else will happen.


It will be a moving moment from many in the audience as the bandsmen


But it will be proof that even in the face of tragedy


And now the weather with Lucy Martin.


It was a fairly cloudy and damp end to the weekend,


but moving into next week we have something drier and


Moving through this evening and overnight the rain fizzles


Largely cloudy with some clear spells developing further west.


Some high level cloud for a time turning the sunshine hazy,


but then some beautiful sunshine moving through in the late


Add in the light winds it will feel quite pleasant in any sunshine.


More cloud on Tuesday and Wednesday but some brighter


Quite a settled picture, mild and also dry.


That is all from us. We are back tomorrow morning at 6:30am. Good


But from all of us here, have a good night.


Good evening. For many places it was a fairly cloudy day on suspend but


there was sunshine for western areas during the afternoon, and here are


the clear skies at sunset in Northern Ireland. Thanks to weather


watcher Robin for this picture, those clear skies have been making


their way further east ward. Temperatures are dropping away, we


have seen temperatures of freezing in parts of Northern Ireland. More


cloud rolling in during the latter part of the night but towns and


cities down the five and six m the countryside many of us will see the


temperatures a degree or so above freezing, so a slight touch of frost


across the rural parts of England and Wales for instance, Scotland


too. We will