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Coming up tonight: tributes to the baby girl


whose body was found near a footpath in Oxford -


dozens pay their respects at her funeral


For someone who has been on this earth for such a short time you have


touched the minds and hearts of people across this communitx and the


entire country. Everybody should have someone to say goodbye.


We'll also have the latest on a major police investigation


Nine men have been arrested in early morning raids in Oxford -


over historical child sex abuse offences


And later on: tracing the p`st with 2,000 fossils -


the plumber from Dorset displaying his collection


More than 100 people have paid their respects at the funeral


of a baby girl, whose body was found near a footpath


Despite numerous public appeals, the baby's mother


The coroner ruled she was stillborn when she was discovered in February.


Police named the girl Raihana and invited the public to attend


They didn't know her or her mother, but people came from far and wide


to share their compassion for a baby born sleeping and abandoned


Even though we don't know who this little girl is,


She is one of our own, one of our community


and we stand here today as lembers of the community


and we care that she has a dignified and loving funeral.


Despite repeated appeals for her mother to come


forward, police have not been able to trace her -


so they named her child Raihana meaning "Heaven's flower".


Over the last two weeks we've been inundated


with messages of support sympathy but above all


We just want to pay our respects. I feel really sorry for the b`by and


the mother as well. My heart goes out to her. It's really hard. I d


like to show our love and rdspect. To have nobody there when she is


buried is just too much. Solebody has to be here to show our love and


respect. Among the mourners -


Suzi Horsley from Headington, and wants Raihana's mother


to know she's not alone. I would hope that she knows


that the public does not condemn her in any way


because what she's been through is horrifying, she lust have


been terribly terribly frightened and I hope that somewhere somebody


knows and is looking after her. It was in February that a b`by's


body was found by a member of the public wrapped in a black bag


close to a footpath in Marston. Unharmed and still with her


umbilical cord attached - a coroner later ruled


she'd been stillborn. More than ?2000 has


so far been raised in Raihana's a charity supporting


bereaved families. It's very taboo and although


awareness is being raised and people are starting to break the shlence it


is incredibly isolating and it is so important for people to know there


is support out there. Raihana had touched the hearts


and minds of not just this community but across the entire country


and he made her a promise to keep Next tonight - a doctor frol Oxford,


who gave evidence for the ddfence is appealing


against being struck off. Doctor Waney Squier,


worked as a consultant neuro-pathologist at the


John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Her lawyers told the High Court


she'd not been dishonest The 67-year-old insists she disputes


the mainstream view. The case is expected


to last the week. Nine men have been arrested in early


morning raids in Oxford on suspicion of historical


child sex abuse offences. It's claimed the offences are linked


to two teenage girls in Oxford They're appealing for


what they think could be Peter Cooke was at the police


briefing - early this morning. 5am at a police


training warehouse in Oxfordshire. A pre-raid briefing to officers


ahead of an operation tackling childsexual exploitation


in Oxford. This is the first time the ledia


has been given access to an operation


targeting this sort of crimd. Operation Rolo, as it's called,


is the largest of its kind ever


undertaken by Thames Valley Police. More than 150 officers


raiding 11 addresses across Oxford. This investigation involves alleged


offences against two teenagd victims This morning,


officers arrested nine men This is the fourth


major operation of this kind carried out by the force


in the last four years. Detectives also launched


a witness appeal today, linked to one


of the alleged victims. She was kidnapped


by a group of Asian men in 2004 At the time, she was


16 years old but was not sexually She was told that


she was going to be sexually assaulted and she was


driven to Cuttesloe Park, having been let out of the vehicle,


she managed to escape from the men Eventually,


convinced that they had gond, she started


to walk back towards Oxford. The police are now trying


to trace a passing motorist The lady was between 40 and 50,


at that time, that was 12 ydars ago. Curly red or brown hair


and she could have The force says it remains


committed to supporting I'm aware that people


may hear this and it may remind them of something


that's happened to them which they If that's the case,


I would encourage people to We will listen to you and


we will support you. The men arrested today


are being held and questiondd Brain tumours kill more children


and adults aged under 40 than any other cancer,


so why isn't more money being spent That's the question


being posed by a charity in Milton Keynes which has started


an awareness campaign. At the moment, just one per cent


of cancer research funding Symptoms can range from blurriness


to headaches and nausea. Mosirmi Bakshi has been


to meet one family affected Two generations of one family


grabbing some playtime before the children head off to nursery in


Milton Keynes but there is someone Caroline's mother Virginia succumbed


to a brain tumour at the agd of 56. A much loved mother of four,


she died before her She was a trained archivist


but she gave that up to have four daughters,


she always wanted for daughters That's the saddest thing


for me and my sisters. We all have children now and she's


has never met any of them. We can't ask her for her advice


and we can't come and ask to babysit the children,


or any of those things. We know that all


the grandchildren are missing out so much


not having her there. Just 1% of national cancer research


funding is spent on a number this Buckinghamshire


charity wants to see changed. This pernicious disease


is the biggest cancer killer of children and adults


under the age of 40. It's been cruelly underfunddd.


In fact, it's been acknowledged in a funding report that by the


Petitions Committee that successive governments have failed


brain tumour patients. Enough's enough we need


parity of funding and we nedd And the work to drive up


survival rates takes place Here, tumours are put


in cell cultures and new drugs are tested on them to


see whether the cells live or die. But the research is


cripplingly expensive. With more funding we could lake


quicker progress trying to find new therapies and bho


markers and drive them into clinical trials for better


treatment and diagnostics. Caroline's mother died


almost a decade ago. In that time, treatments


have barely changed. More money could mean more survivors


and more families spending The shortlists for the Great British


High Streets have been annotnced Chipping Norton has made it


for the second year running - challenging Thame for the bdst


small market town. Meanwhile, Banbury will contest


the best town centre award. Judges are due to visit


the nominated finalists, before the winners are


announced in December. An Oxfordshire restaurant h`s been


named the fourth best restatrant in the world by the trip advisor


website as the best in Brit`in and the fourth best in the world.


I'll be back with the headlhnes at 8 o'clock and another news


Sally Taylor is next - with the rest of today's stories.


of American Football glamour to Guilford


Campaigners calling for improved funding for schools in West Sussex


have handed in a petition to Downing Street. The head of every state


school in the county has signed a letter to the Prime Minister Theresa


May, asking for an extra ?20 million in emergency funding. They claim the


authority has the worst funded in the country and without the extra


money they will have to makd cuts. Schools in a part of Berkshhre


are so desperate for teachers that they're appealing to parents to help


plug gaps in the classroom. The Downland Teacher Alliance


is looking for graduates who might It covers a series of primary


and secondary schools near Newbury. But a rural location in an `rea


of high housing costs means extra difficulties for the


school when it comes When you put repeated


adverts out for maths teachers and then look in the Times


educational and you see the amount of maths jobs that are going,


it makes you realise that actually, this isn't the route we need to go,


we need to look differently and bit With the school's outstanding


status from Ofsted, getting teachers to stay


here once they've seen The difficulty's getting thdm


through the gate in the One group who know the school


already are its pupils' pardnts So a letter has gone home to see


who might be interested in going back to school to retrain


on the job as teachers. In today's year ten physics class,


former NHS radiologist Nicola. They wanted to use the skills


and the degree I already had worked so hard for many years ago, and I


always fancied teaching, I think it's a fascinating profession,


and from what I've seen so far, Our trainees do three


days in school and a day training with us specifically,


and then some days over the year with Oxford Brookes Univershty,


who do the PGCE and the accreditation side of things


while we do the actual practical Of course long-term success


will rely on continuing From a department that even


by Whitehall standards has It's the opposite of


Nimby-ism; those who oppose In Surrey, a group of residdnts


fed-up with a site that's bden derelict for more than a decade


are backing a regeneration scheme. The Brightwells site in Farnham


is home to the old Redgrave Theatre but redevelopment has consistently


been met with opposition. Now those who are keen to sde


the town move forward Sounds like you're very biased.


There are two sides. Those who want to see this rather rundown corner of


Bono and redeveloped feel that up till now their voices haven't been


heard. -- fine. Somewhere for the kids to come in this area of town is


just run and depressing. Whdn the bigger we will be to come hdre


rather than drive to all thd shot, they can be here, down the road bit


safer and closer. Plans for new shops, restaurants, cinema `re well


advanced promised judicial review of the local council 's actions as to


1600 people people signing one residents petition of support. We


don't want any further delaxs. We have a derelict building in Farnham,


we want to regenerate its and we want people to come here and enjoy


it, and Brightwells is the way forward. Opponents say they are the


stamping block. The only thhng that is standing in the way is that our


council, Waverley, cannot obtain commercial funding and 14 ydars it


has failed to do so. One of the reasons it has failed to do so is


that shopping is changing, `nd there is a lot of shopping in this


development, a lot of retail. Clicks are replacing bricks and people


aren't doing so much shopping. The flexible solar to online brhckbats


for the scheme's opponents. With any debate you have debate on both


sides, particularly online where things become more vocal, pdrm may


be offensive on both sides. One side thing both sides agree on is that


Farnham is losing out. He might once have been forgiven for


equating the myth of the grdy pound rather than a digital econoly but


with 400 digital agencies in the town, the seaside report thd direct


result is gaining a petition is a digital hub. Such is the spded of


its growth that one in five of its posts is unveiled. We are looking at


how the sector is planning to deploy its own future. The point is to do


something, so whether it's building a website, or getting involved in


charity work... Turning the tables on the employer. Leila is 16 and


interviewing Arabella, the founder of a branding and web design agency.


The chat will become a pod cast available to online. It might be


better just to engage with ts as people because we are honest enough,


we're bold enough, can give you the answers you need, and by engaging


with the right people, you're more likely to be able to attract them to


employment in the future. Bournemouth and Poole's Dightal


economy has been run over stccess but sustaining that growth `nd


filling empty positions has been a challenge. There is a big shortage


of talent out there, the cldarly in digital roles, there is an `mazing


amount of momentum and noisd happening about this area, we are


all very excited about that, and one of the key challenges is to maintain


that. The that 1000 14 to 18 year today work invited to see what the


landscape offered them. The need for digital skills is increasing. I


would be surprised there was in an organisation or agency that doesn't


have vacancies. There are always jobs on offer. Industry leaders want


to engage this generation now, the next wave of talent who


instinctively understand technology better than anyone else. Wh`t


they're looking for is much more to do with fitting in with the company


culture then it is to do a particular convocations, although


incredibly important to start off, to engage your passion with


something. While salaries on the coast don't match London, nowhere


has grown as rapidly as Dorset. The focus now is what can be done to


keep this digital economy in the fast lane.


Under the sport. Looking ahdad to the Thursday night match for Saints


against Milan. Are you packdd? I'm worried about hammy blue shhrts to


take! -- how many. The themd is just that they were the travel shtuation


could be. Thousands of Southampton football


fans are getting ready to fly off to Italy for Thursday night's


Europa League match It should be fine getting to Milan -


but getting home is probablx not Let's go to St Mary's staditm


where Roger Finn has the story. Yes, nearly 7,000


Saints fans are heading They reckon that's the biggdst


exodus abroad in the club's history. But on Friday there's going to be


a general transport strike by unions It's going to involve aviathon staff


- and also members of railw`y And it's going to last all day


exactly when many fans People are still going to go. I


would say, go and enjoy yourself, there's not a lot you can do, you


could only make plans on thd day comes. And really, there ard options


you hope your airline can gdt you home, or in this day and agd,


Switzerland, France, Austri`, where you can get flights from, aren't


that far away. Today the Milan Tourist Board told


us they didn't believe British Airways told us that they're


liaising with the Italian authorities to monitor the situation


but as of today they aim to operate Even so, some fans may well find


they get stuck with an extr` Hopefully, an extra day to carry


on the celebrations. Hopefully so! Hopefully we will be


at the San Siro live tomorrow. A big night of the EFL action, a cracking


game, Reading hosting Aston Villa. Every game live on BBC local radio.


Over to American football, hce puts part in Guildford today hosted a


special visit for players from the LA Rams. The training session for


schools children was part of the attempt to bring through a new


generation of fans to the Alerican game. And even if public appearance


is a chance for a bit of a show They certainly made


a racket for the Rams in Guildford today,


and the players hadn't even


arrived at this point. North American sports culture


is about far more Los Angeles Rams are in the UK this


week and they brought We are here to get


the players excited, keep the energy up in the stadium and just


really bring the excitement of the I'm a big Harry Potter fan


so I feel like I'm in a movhe But yeag, it's a great city


and the people here are amazing The Los Angeles Rams have cdrtainly


put on a show for the This Sunday will be the 16th time


that the NFL has staged a g`me The long-term plan could be


to place a franchise of the The endgame for us is to increase


the number of matches we pl`y here every year and go into more


stadiums, gives us the chance Whether that ends up meaning


a team permanently based here or just eight Games a xear


is a full NFL season, with rotating teams, that's still


to be determined. As for the players, this exdrcise


with schoolchildren is all about growing


the fan base of the sport. We hope that we build something


and these kids, that would be We have been doing really ftn stuff,


we have been doing hurdles, jumping, and


we've had fun so far. Are you an American


football fan now? This weekend is the first thme


an international series match has been staged at the home


of English rugby. Loud, brash, entertaining,


American football is putting down roots that


could be long-lasting. Two thousand fossils discovdred


by an amateur collector in Dorset are going on display


in a new museum purpose built From crocodiles to previously


unknown species, plumber Steve Etches has amassed wh`t is now


an internationally renowned collection of finds dating


back 150 million years. Steve Etches was still


in short trousers when he In fact he was just


five years old when he uncovered this tiny sea trchin


in his back garden in Dorset. It's now on display among m`ny


grander finds in the brand-new Etches Collection museum,


which brings to light Jurassic Kimmeridge,


which would been deep underwater 150 What you're seeing is


actually animals that lived during that time, so it's a tropical


sea, we got all the typical fish and reptiles interacting with each


other, some of them predating each Steve is a plumber by trade but has


always found time for his With special permission


from landowners along the Jurassic Coast, hd has


discovered a host of new spdcies It's rather like modern dolphin


it's got a long rostrum Interestingly, this one


is a juvenile but if you look under its rib cage,


it is stuffed with food. Up until now this was where Steve's


collection was Over the last few


months every artefact has been carried down the road


to its new purpose-built hole. It might do when everything


is done and dusted, we're still in the throes


of bringing material in. I'm sharing it with everyond


and the nice thing as you know is you didn't live for ever


so hopefully I'm safeguarding it Some 2000 fossils are already


here and there is space for new finds, which means Steve has


no excuse for taking his work home What are you going to do


with your garage now? My wife has got some ideas for that,


she has already Hopefully we'll get some frhends


round and they can have Steve's workshop,


where he cleans up his finds, is also being moved to


the museum so visitors can watch His knowledge has earned


him the respect from Lots to see there, open on Friday.


Time for the weather. Performing at the moment! -- full moon. Wd had


lovely weather pictures as `lways. Paul McTaggart sent us this picture


of a perfectly placed plane, beneath that beautiful rainbow


at Popham Airfield Some beautiful blue skies


above Langstone Mill today , Some fine and settled conditions,


high pressure keeping things nice and settled. Overnight, cle`r spells


overhead, it will stay dry `s well. We are expecting to see temperatures


dipping down in our towns and cities but we do have enough of a


north-westerly below, that breeze will keep frost at bay. At chilly


start of the day for Wednesday, first thing tomorrow, a bit nippy


and fresh. We will have good right and sunny skies through much of the


day, some showers to be had, on the right side, most of us will enjoy


dry conditions. Temperatures in the day up to about 14 degrees, maybe 15


in some spots. Through the course of tomorrow evening any showers fading


away, once again clear skies overhead through much of thd night.


Temperatures again down into those mid single figures for rural spots,


so feeling very fresh. They will be some trout from time to timd but


this area of high pressure hs fully established as we go to the end of


this week, bringing some settled conditions once more so thex will


avoid some of the showers from the North Sea. The summary for the next


few days: much of the day whll be dry, but feeling fresh, and in the


latter end of the working wdek, but MacLeod but still some bright and


sunny intervals at times. The weekend looking to be settldd


picture, we could see the odd shower but much of the weekend try, turning


blustery come Sunday. Tomorrow night, we are talkhng


Italian! Life from Milan. That said Thomas.


Imagine everything was turned upside down and jazz ruled the planet


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