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Hello and welcome to South Today. news teams where you are.


In tonight's programme: Guilty of murder over a copy


The court heard Michael Dan`her killed Adrian Greenwood over a first


Not just about the animal's death, but also its life -


the farmer claiming the standard of Halal meat needs to be ilproved.


And later on: Into a tailsphn - shock today as this airwoman


is stripped of an award amid claims she used


A man's been sentenced to lhfe in prison for murdering


51-year-old Michael Danaher stabbed Adrian Greenwood at his homd


The court heard he was killdd because he owned a rare copx of Wind


Michael Danaher was no stranger to Oxford.


In the weeks before he killdd Adrian Greenwood, he'd been caught


several times on CCTV near restaurants in St Clemdnts


And this selfie shows the khller with blood on his face moments


after stabbing Adrian Greenwood 16 times in his home.


The 42-year-old book dealer was found dead at his four-storey


As well as suffering more than a dozen stab wounds,


the Oxford University gradu`te had also been stamped on


The court heard Michael Dan`her had made several car journeys


from his home in Peterborough to visit Adrian Greenwood


His murder was the result on this first edition of Wind


in the Willows worth ?50,000 - later found by police


The book ended up on eBay for ?2,000.


A spreadsheet was also found on Danaher's computer with ` list


of high profile names he also intended to steal from,


including Louise Redknapp, Gary Lineker and Simon Cowell.


During the course of the investigation, we looked


From that laptop, it was cldar he had produced a list


of very wealthy people that he was going to pursue in one


form or another to try and gain some money.


That might have been robbing, stealing,


The jury here at Oxford Crown Court took just under two hours


to reach their unanimous guilty murder verdict.


Michael Danaher showed no elotion and kept his arms crossed.


During sentencing, the judgd said Danaher had savagely stabbed


Mr Greenwood to death and bdcame obsessed with famous person`lities.


He went on to say he left hhm bleeding in his own hallway


He'll now spend at least a linimum of 34 years in prison.


A man from Buckinghamshire has been jailed along with a man


from Lancashire for sexual offences against children.


Graham Dartnell, who is from Milton Keynes,


Paul Bailey, who is from Blackpool, was sentenced


Police say that as a result of the investigation,


two young children have been given protection.


The pair were arrested following a joint investigation


involving Thames Valley, West Yorkshire and


An Oxfordshire family of organic farmers are leading the calls


for the Halal meat industry to improve its standards.


Lutfi and Ruby Radwan opened Willowbrook Farm


They are now urging the indtstry to move away from mass prodtction


to ensure better treatment of animals to stay true to Hslam.


Two former Oxford academics who gave it all up to follow their dreams


of running their own organic farm in the tiny Oxfordshire


Producers of Halal organic products, they're leading the cause


for Britain's Halal meat industry to improve its standards.


This is Willowbrook Farm and we're the Radwan family.


We're the first Halal organhc farm in the UK.


In our interpretation, anything that's good and he`lthy


for you and acceptable and does least harm to the environment


Muslims need to be aware th`t factory farming can never rdally be


moulded to the requirements of Halal.


As long as your accepting f`ctory farmed chickens and mass sl`ughter,


three birds per second being killed with some tape-recording of the name


of God being mentioned and an automatic blade


performing the slaughter, killing an animal through stunning,


understunning, it misses the electric bar, dipping chickens


And the ones that miss that and also miss the blade and end up actually


dying in the process that comes after, which is when they are dipped


into boiling water for the defeathering process.


So that whole industry is really incompatible


We need to increase awareness among the communities.


Wholesomeness, purity is important and we need to develop the concept


of quality, not quantity, which is the essence


When you're finding chickens turning up for ?2, or two for ?3,


you've got to ask the questhon, how on earth could an animal have


been reared and produced and provided to that point of sale


Actually, why not just eat less meat?


Why not eat a lot less meat, go back to special occasions and enjoy it?


We are producing all this chicken in this way.


This is real, face up to th`t reality and be aware of the reality.


A unique exhibition of three-dimensional portrahts made


using a scanner and 3D printer has opened at Waddesdon Manor


The technology could be used to conserve historical


Katharine Da Costa has been to see how it works.


Just as an artist tries to capture a true likeness,


the Veronica scanner uses ehght cameras to capture 100


high-resolution photos to m`p every detail of a human head.


The 2D images are then processed into digital models


What we're using here, we also use in its basic format


in places like Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Jordan, to record


We want to create a databasd of cultural heritage that c`n


be used to be studied and disseminated and preserved


Waddesdon Manor's charitabld trust, The Rothschild Foundation,


Lord Rothschild has long been interested


in science and new technology as well as art and conservation


This exhibition tries to unite the two.


We could use it to make replicas of sculpture.


We could use it to interrog`te some of the historic textiles,


for example, if you think about tapestries and how thdy've


If you can take very, very high-resolution


scans and images of them, it gives you the possibilitx


to recreate the object as it might have been when it was made


3D printers are now so accurate they're already widely used


in areas such as dentistry, engineering and architecturd.


In the future, they could bd used to print human cells to forl skin


You will be to print organs from your cells.


Very much less prone to rejdct by your body because it's your body.


You can design the exact organ you need in the exact size xou need


and it would fit exactly the purpose.


So this is my very own 3D ilage - it's taken about 40 minutes,


it s not as detailed as somd because they've had to speed it up,


but it s definitely captured my features.


And if you would like to sed more of the 3D sculpture printing go


The goals from the weekend's football matches involving Oxford,


Swindon and the MK Dons is coming up.


but the final decision rests with the Executive which has


Later on South Today, success for British Athletes


as thousands took to the streets of Portsmouth in the Great South


She became the poster girl for female aviators everywhdre.


Tracey Curtis-Taylor, who dubbed herself the "Bird


in a Biplane", was lauded for her solo trip from Cape Town


Later, she flew from Farnborough, in Hampshire, to Sydney,


But she has been stripped of an award for her Cape Town


flight in a row over whether she used a co-pilot


She is one of the most celebrated women in aviation who traversed the


globe in this open cockpit by plane. Now one of Tracey Curtis-Taxlor s


previous expeditions is unddr a cloud. Three years ago she flew


10,000 miles across Africa supposedly alone. But this weekend,


the light aircraft associathon confirmed members voted to rescind a


prestigious trophy for solo flying. The row began after a key tdam


member Sam Rutherford claimdd Tracey Curtis-Taylor only flew a slall part


of the journey solo. He told the BBC that on that basis, he had `dvised


her not to accept awards, btt was ignored. Tracey Curtis-Taylor is a


celebrated aviation, who was emulating Lady Mayor's crossing of


Africa. She was uncontactable today, but says:


But in the uncompromising aviation world, definitions tend to be set in


stone. Solo means what it s`ys. You are the only person in the cockpit.


If the flight is half an hotr, and you're the only person in there


that's solo. Equally, sever`l thousand hours flying around the


world is also solo. Floss ldgal minimum to call it solo. Thd legal


definition means that you h`ve to be the only person in the cockpit.


The row has not affected Tr`cey Curtis-Taylor's passion for flying.


Last year she completed a 14,00 mile three month flight frol


Farnborough to Australia. Only last month her latest endeavour to fly


across the US ended suddenlx in the arropeb za desert and there could be


rough weather ahead for her retractors as she says she hs


considering legal action. Unions were summoned to Parliament,


this afternoon, to give evidence to MPs about the Southern R`il


strike which has caused chaos for commuters in Sussex,


Surrey and Hampshire. Our Political Reporter Mark Coles


followed the meeting and johns us Well, Sally it was mostly ddtailed


technical evidence about thd wider impacts of rail franchises, but the


chairman asked a question, what are the prospects, she said, for a


resolution of the Southern Rail dispute? Mick Cash from the RMT took


the bait and said, "I want ` meeting with the transport secretarx. He


said the problem lies as much with the department as the company that


runs Southern Rail." What I can t understand is why MPs who rdpresent


constituents of southern constituents are prepared to accept


less for their constituents than what we've got in Scotland, what


we've got in Great Western `nd on the East Coast. So the ball is


firmly in the DFT's hands and I m hoping they will sit down whth us


because we put viable soluthons to them and I hope we can get `round a


table and solve it. One of the MPs, the Sussex MP, wasn't having any of


that. He rounded on Mr Cash and said he was playing politics. In


exceptional circumstances, when it is safe to operate the train, as it


is on 40% of the network, I want to go home rather than wait another


hour. I don't think it is s`fe for people to have to get off the train


and not be able to leave thd station. So, to me, your issue about


safety is gamesmanship and H put it to you what this really comds down


to, if your members are not critical to the operation of that tr`in then


all of a sudden when you call a strike it doesn't make any


difference. Needless to say the union leaders disagreed. Thdy said


rail privatisation has been a spectacular failure and the dispute


about conductors on Southern Rail was evidence that rail franchising


wasn't working. Mark, thank you very much.


Work to carve a new badge into a hillside at Fovant


The Flanders poppy, which is 25 metres across,


sits alongside eight other regimental badges.


It's the first new chalk emblem since 1970, and marks the 100th


It's a building which has bden around since Tudor times.


A mansion once owned by one of Henry VIII's most senior advisers.


But, perhaps rather approprhately, it's losing its head.


The roof of The Vyne mansion, in Basingstoke,


They're giving King Henry VHII a professional deep clean bdfore


The Tudor monarch made several visits to the Vyne.


The property houses a collection of art and furniture


dating back 500 years, but two years ago water leaked in.


It is 150 years since the l`st major work on the roof so now


the National Trust is starthng a ?5 million restoration project.


We know this was once part of a major Tudor mansion.


Henry came here at least three times.


Twice with Catherine of Aragon and once with Ann Berlin.


We know that everyone learns Tudors when at school so Henry VIIH,


that iconic historical figure and we want to make sure


that we preserve this buildhng because it has been here for over


500 years and we want to make sure that people learning the Tudors


in years to come will have ` chance to step in the footsteps


of when Henry came here with Ann Berlin.


They will rebuild collapsing chimneys and crumbling parapets


We will have the opportunitx to look at a lot of the detail


of the carpentry and constrtction and we will be able to see how


someone from the 16th century was thinking about how


they would configure a roof of this size.


The lawn around the house is being discovered with


Stone work is being protectdd with wooden casing and everx paving


stone to be lifted is being numbered so it can be precisely


Inside the roof, they have tncovered marks, carved for


What we have got here is a protective mark.


It was believed at that timd demons and witches could enter the building


and by using the circle marks, they are common on churches known


as consercration crosses, it was believed they could


keep the bad spirtsz from out of the building.


The superstitious markings have inspired the charity to start


a fund-raising project towards the restoration costs.


People can draw their own ddpictions on the back of the new roof tiles.


The Vyne have stay open throughout the 18 month project and visitors


will be able to go on an aerial walkway to get a bird's eye view


Something I didn't know was interesting was those circlds.


The sun shone for thousands of runners from across the region


at yesterday's Great South Run in Portsmouth.


It was the 27th staging of `n event which has been in the city now


for more than a quarter of a century, and there was plenty


There hasn't been a British winner in the men's race at the Grdat South


Run since Mo Farah in 2009. But Chris Thompson produced a fhne run


to outpace his local rival to take victory over ten miles. The


conditions so often treacherous on a Sunday in October, played to the


elite athletes favour. Thompson at 35, turned the tables on Olxmpian


Vernon, the pair finished in the reverse order last week in


Birmingham. The winning margin 6 seconds. A British one and two,


three was completed through Matt Sharp in. In the women's race, this


athlete had a great South Rtn debut to remember. She outpaced hdr rivals


by a minute with a sprint fhnish to claim victory. But for so m`ny


others this run was about r`ising funds for charity. 25,000 would take


part in events this weekend and many more will be inspired. It is amazing


how many people have been pdrsuaded over the years to get involved and


take part. We had a AK yestdrday and many hundreds of those will go on


and tackle the ten miler next year. Yeah, it is brilliant. Even in


places you expect to be quidt, there is kids with bowls of sweets and


people playing loud music and when you hear your name, you get a spring


in your step. I would do it again. Next year will be the 28th staging


of this event. The Great Run proving great for Portsmouth too.


Meanwhile an appeal has gond out for anyone who might have found


an engagement ring which has been in a family for generations.


Lee Mallon from Bournemouth posted this on social media,


the ring was lost somewhere on the course yesterday


Southampton ended a run of six consecutive defeats


at Manchester City with a point at the Etihad yesterday.


Saints took the lead when Nathan Redmond seized on a poor


back pass from John Stones to put Claude Puel's men in front.


Stones had a goal disallowed for off-side before the bre`k.


Then after half time Kelechi Ihenacho levelled things up.


Saints are eightth and feelhng good despite a busy period of fixtures.


They have been on a bit of a tough run at the moment,


but we have been in good form and it was just about taking


a positive mindset into the game and once we went 1-0 up we felt


a little bit comfortable, btt it is still a difficult place to come


We're going to take it as a positive and take into the Cup


The main talking point at Bournemouth was an appardnt elbow


by Moussa Sissoko in the face of midfielder Harry Arter, Sissoko


Edie Howe said he was even happier than after the 6-1 win over Hull


last week as the Cherries, who hit the bar through


This was the incident involving Arter for which Sissoko now


Karl This Robinson's MK Dons tenure as manager came to an end


after another home defeat, this time against Southend.


The Shrimpers found the net three times without reply -


The result was the seventh loss in 15 matches this season and saw


Robinson leave by mutual consent after six years in charge.


The goal of the weekend camd at Swindon, but it was Town


Erhun Oztumer's audacious lob was followed by a second of similar


quality in the second half as Walsall claimed the spoils.


Oxford United looked set to take the victory at Port Vale


Chey Dunkley's header was hhs first this season and The U's doubled that


advantage with the second in a week from Arsenal loanee Dan Crowley


Hopes of all three points in the Potteries were smashdd.


Six foot five Rigino Cicili` showed he can use his feet as well as his


And there was to be controvdrsy over the equaliser.


Curtis Nelson adjudged to h`ve committed a foul in the box,


The U's were left fuming and Ryan Taylor made no mistake


Guildford Flames stormed to a 5 1 win over local rivals


Basingstoke Bison last night in the English Premier Leagte.


Over the weekend Basingstokd extended their unbeaten homd run


to four games when they beat Sheffield 5-3.


Dan Lackey and recent signing Jan Jarabek on target


Bracknell prop up the table after two defeats.


A man from Bracknell has scooped the top prize


in the Landscape Photographdr of the Year Awards.


Matthew Cattell's shot of starlings swirling around the remains


of Brighton's West Pier beat thousands of entries


Judges likened the picture to the tornado in the Wizard of Oz


Wow. Not bad. It is a superb photo. She is back. She is better. She is


on the sofa. Nice to see yot. Are you all right? I'm good, th`nk you.


By the weekend, there is gohng to be lots of sunshine.


Autumn leaves at Baffins Pond in Portsmouth sent in by


These "traffic light style trees" at Harcourt Arboretum


in Oxford were photographed by Gemma Seaman And Michael Miklos


captured this aerial view of Goodwood House.


Low pressure dominates our weather. High pressure will take charge from


Thursday onwards. We may have outbreaks of rain murky each


morning. The winds will change direction from an easterly flow to a


westerly flow tomorrow night and high pressure will start to build in


from Thursday. So there is ` risk we could have one or two showers. There


is a lot of dry weather as well and we may have some low, cloud and mist


and fog in places with tempdratures falling in the countryside to around


eight or nine Celsius. So there will be a few showers with us tolorrow


morning. It is a grey start, a lot of low cloud which will lift into


higher cloud and sunny spells will make an appearance, but there will


be a lot of cloud. Temperattres reaching a high of 13 Celsits to 15


Celsius. With the light easterly winds. Through tomorrow evening and


overnight tomorrow night, the winds will change a westerly air flow


There will abgood deal of cloud and mist and fog. Tomorrow night should


be dry with the light easterly winds. Through the course of


Wednesday, the winds will change direction further bringing hn that


milder air from the Atlantic and with it, a fair amount of cloud but


there will be some sunny spdlls brightness in places with hhghs of


14 Celsius to 15 Celsius. Gradually temperatures are starting


to creep up because high prdssure establishes itself over the south of


the country. Thursday will be settled. Maim dry with sunnx spells


after a misty and a murky start Friday morning, there is thd chance


we could have a touch of frost particularly out in the countryside


with temperatures reaching ` high of 14 Celsius. Ahead to the wedkend


with high pressure in chargd of our weather, there maybe mist and fog


during the morning and frost overnight.


A bit like the Rolling Stonds, a 1960s Soul Band is celebr`ting


Now Ricky and The Gamblers have begun a tour, but unlike Mick,


Keith, Ronnie and Charlie, ht's not the big stadiums but the old village


They've a combined age in excess of more than three centuries.


They began their tour recently at the Ecchinswell Village Hall


The swinging 60s, the time of the Beatles, the beehive


and believe it or not Ricky and The Gamblers.


To go out as a 12-year-old `nd then - 13 and 14 to those villagd halls


all those years ago was just for us, amazing.


People would come from miles around, wouldn't they?


Most village halls, they wotld be packed and it sounds big-he`ded


but they seemed to come to see us more than any other band


Well, there is some good news for those fans because Rickx


As all the musicians will s`y once it's in you, it's in


The band made their name in village halls across Berkshire.


Lots of our school friends were spending their Saturdaxs


We were rehearsing, planning to go to Southampton or Brighton


You would have thought it is time to do some gardening and walk along


the beach with the dog and sit back and relax,


but you're back here out on the road again, why?


Ricky and The Gamblers say they can't wait to get back to doing


what they love and that's mtsic and back on a journey down


Ricky and The Gamblers will next be playing on 3rd December in the Shaw


That's it from us. More at 8pm and 10.30pm. We're back tomorrow at


6.30pm. Join us if you can. Good night.


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