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In tonight's programme... and on BBC One we now join
Eight weeks in hospital waiting for a care home place.
Why Albert Miles' family sax he needs accomodation near them -
but currently the council can't provide it.
It's like he's losing the whll to fight, to live. He's now getting to
the stage where he doesn't want to wake up the morning.
Also, what a third runway at Heathrow would mean
And later on: Vene Vidi Stinky a unique look at a Roman town,
complete with sounds - and smells.
When you went to where the cows and pigs were, you could smell ` bit of
to. The family of an elderly cancer
patient say they're getting increasingly distressed that he s
in hospital - when they want him to be in a care home
close to where they live. Albert Miles - who's 88 -
has been well enough to leave So far, his family -
who live in Carterton - have rejected offers of card homes
in other parts of Oxfordshire, because they say
they're too far away. Two months ago, Albert Miles
was told by doctors he had cancer in his liver,
kidneys, bowels, lungs and prostate. Mum just completely
broke down in tears. My husband's also got cancer
as well, so I've sort of been through it with him
for the last four years. His family, who live in Carterton,
have been making a daily 50 mile round trip to the Churchill
hospital in Oxford. Albert's wife Patricia doesn't drive
and has early signs of dementia Their daughter Julie works
full-time in Gloucestershird To make their lives easier,
they're hoping he's moved to a care It feels like a bit of a nightmare
version of Groundhog Day. So I get up at 6am, I go to work,
I get the kids up, make surd they're Go to work, try and concentrate
on my job, I'm a finance manager. Then an hour's travel back home
pick my mum and then travel another sort of half an hour,
three quarters of an hour to get to the Churchill
because of the traffic. We try and spend at least a couple
of hours with my dad. Social care is partly
provided by councils. Albert Miles has so far been offered
care homes in Banbury, Chipping Norton and Headington
but his family have turned them down, because they say
they're too far away. In a statement, Oxfordshire
County Council told us... Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
is also partly responsible No one was available
for an interview, but they did Patricia Miles believes timd
is running out for her world war A short time ago, Adina
spoke to Healthwatch - the group which oversees patient
care in Oxfordshire. They started by talking abott why
some patients face long The duty of care from the hospitals
and from social services ard that when somebody leaves hospit`l,
they must be properly supported in their home,
or they must go to the appropriate And it's not as simple nowadays
as saying right, OK, It's also them being able to get
that package of care and th`t And quite often it's not just
the impact on the patient, It's the stress,
the travelling time. If you're closer to home
and the whole drive now arotnd acute care and patient support
is to provide your service, The stress, the time that it takes,
the emotional drain that can be on, especially if you might be the sole
carer, you might be elderly, The other argument of coursd
is being stuck in hospital, these delayed transfers,
it costs an awful lot of money. That isn't a reason for movhng
people out of hospital. It's one reason, it is part
of the solution, because thdn you can spend the money you would be
normally spending in hospit`l care Do you feel there's an easidr way
to deal with this problem? Could we be doing something else
in order to make this transhtion from hospital either back home
or to a care home, much easher? The difficult question,
and I don't a simple answer. I think whatever plans
become up with comments about whether there is the capacity
in the community, capacity We can't just move on one ott
of hospital into care homes. Going home is also an option
for many people. A man has been sentenced to life
in jail after being convictdd for assault and rape
in Witney and Bournemouth. In June, Callum King from Whtney
raped a woman in her twentids, Two days later he broke into a house
in Bournemouth and attacked He will spend at least
nine years in prison. The government has spoken
in the great runway debate. In the end, it decided
there could be only one - It came down to which would offer up
the greater economic opporttnities. That decision has been
welcomed by businesses across the Thames Valley
who campaigned for years Our Business Correspondent @lastair
Fee has been taking a look `t why. Fruit and cut flowers
flying in from Colombia. Heathrow is a passenger airport
but on every plane that's c`rgo It is anticipated that a thhrd
runway will help open up 40 new It gives Heathrow the ability
to reach out to all Collection, handling,
screening and delivery - It will give you the opporttnity
to reach out to China, to new emerging markets,
South America to India. It gives the opportunity
for Scottish salmon, the biggest export out of the UK,
to reach new destinations. The flowers and fruit in thdse
boxes come here thanks Expansion means opening manx more
destinations like this. It gives us stability,
it makes us able to Steve runs a Berkshire haul`ge
company. The family business
started in the 1950s. All their work involves frehght
going in and out of Heathrow. It means that we know
that we can strongly expand, we can go out and buy a few
more trucks, perhaps. The freight industry has argued that
in terms of global competithon, China have built 50
airports in five years. We're looking to build one runway
in ten years. Shows the great difference hn how
we're looking at the world `nd how Heathrow is the UK's
biggest port by value, dwarfing the goods that comd in and
out of seaports like Southalpton. With the vote to leave the DU,
many feel that expansion is even more important to show the world
that Britain is a trading n`tion The words Third runway and Brexit
have appeared in the same statement How significant is the annotncement
in the current climate? As you had in my report, He`throw is
the UK's biggest port for export and import. There is a real feeling in
this country that we needed to do something to give us an economic
boost. And especially in thd vote to leave the EU. I think the government
and businesses are hoping that this turns out that signal, that Britain
is open for business in a post-Brexit world. The decision has
been widely welcomed across the Thames Valley by businesses and
counties around Heathrow foot the bill also been welcomed up `nd down
the UK. Businesses have been -- around Heathrow, but it has also
been. Business engagement organisations, Federation of Small
Businesses have all come out today widely welcoming today's decision by
the government. Do you think the extra runw`y
was always going be at Heathrow - rather than Gatwick,
or even Birmingham? Casting aside those very re`l
environmental concerns, the real impact on some people's livds,
wasn't going to be Heathrow and not get it, not Birmingham? I think so.
I think that comes down to one thing, the business case. It comes
down to jobs and money. If xou look at some of those huge figurds that
have been bouncing around today just in this part of the world, the
expansion in the Thames Valley, in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and
Buckinghamshire, could mean the creation of some 35,000 new jobs. An
economic boost of some ?3.5 billion to the regional economy. If you look
at what the airports commission was saying, and those figures go much
higher. Job creation of 180,000 people across the UK. Econolic boost
to the economy of ?210 billhon. I think it's been a very positive day
for business across the country There were many hurdles to overcome.
And I think the feeling really was that it was going to be Gatwick or
Birmingham who could deliver that. Any Heathrow could.
It's a year ago this week since the RAF moved it's chhnook
Since then, the twin rotor helicopters have become
a regular sight in the skies above Oxfordshire
The aircraft have been a workhorse of the armed services for ydars
They proved a vital resourcd in the conflict in Afghanistan.
Brennan Nicholls has had rare access to the aircraft and the crews.
Unmistakeable and instantly recognisable.
The Chinook has been around for decades.
It was first used by the RAF in the Falklands Conflict of the
The aircraft has undergone dxtensive modernisation in recent years
In Afghanistan it provided crucial air support
Each Chinook operates with a four man crew.
Its power, flying range and safety record has made it a favourhte
It has been a favourite for decades because of its versatility. It is
also a great aircraft for evacuation, getting in and out
quickly. It is slightly unddrsized, for transporting to the top of
mountains and so on. Crews have to be ready to rdspond
to every possible scenario... Hovering the aircraft, being able to
fly circuits for take-off and landing. Flying at night, into
clouds, into tactical scenarios where we similar its threats against
the aircraft and make sure we get the troops to the correct place at
the correct time. I had the biggest grin when the instructor told me to
hover and I have 80 foot of aircraft behind me and lift up and ldft. To
see who much work they have done in Afghanistan, there is in thd
workhorse of the last 40, 50 years, really. It is exciting.
With all those training flights - a lot of effort goes into to trying
to keep good relationships with neighbouring communitids.
We do try to promote what wd're doing, to engage with peopld and let
them know what we're doing hn terms of night flying. To publish our
programme is threatened as possible so that people understand what we
do, and more importantly, why we do it.
Once training is complete Ptma crews will switch to the fellow [email protected]
Chinook crews meanwhile will be based at RAF Odiham
Each ready to take on the next chapter
A new Shakespeare exhibition has opened in Oxford -
featuring work from international artists and local school chhldren.
It includes a range of sculptures, paintings and multi-sensory exhibits
It's 400 years since the de`th of William Shakespeare.
The exhibition is free and will stay open for the next three weeks.
There's actually two points of the show.
One is that Shakespeare was everywhere and part of culture,
and the other one I think is that art of all ages and inspires.
And that's why I like to colbine adult and children's art,
because I think children have got a lot of interest and things to say.
And the fact that there is Shakespeare pieces done
by children in year six means that he still remains relev`nt
He's very famous through generations, and I think people
are trying to keep that through generations,
We made our own paint out of Shakespearean pigments.
Some of them were originallx poisonous, but we used diffdrent
things so we didn't accidentally kill ourselves
I'll have the headlines at 8pm and a full bulletin at 10.30pm.
Now more of today's stories with Sally Taylor.
new runway is at least a decade away. Something really did change
today, and Gatwick Airport hs the loser.
Thank you. More news to come
and Tony Husband has the sport. We will be in north London `s
Reading bid for a bench. Thd first meeting between the cuts since their
FA Cup clash last year. "I didn't expect her life
to end the way it did." The words
of a Southern Health doctor whose patient fell from
a bridge after months of depression. An inquest heard Marion Munns
had appeared bright and chedrful on the phone
to the consultant psychiatrhst. But her family said
she was withdrawn, erratic Our health correspondent,
David Fenton, Thank you. Today we heard from the
psychiatrist, who gave eviddnce for about three hours. She had
telephoned the patient of KGB questioned whether she was `t risk.
She said that, on the phone, she seemed cheerful and bright `nd there
were no anxiety issues or moved -- mood issues as Boris she cotld tell.
The family told a different story. For weeks, she had been lethargic
and withdrawn, behaving str`ngely, obsessively drinking water, and
talking to herself in there is. At one point she said to herself in a
mirror, will I be all right? She answered, yes, I will be all right.
But she was not all right, was she? She was not. Another the 12th, there
were chaotic scenes at the family home when she became very agitated
and had to be pinned to the ground while her daughter telephondd the
police to ask for help. But she escaped and basically fled hnto the
night, and she came here to this bridge over the M27, where she later
fell to her death. During the inquest today, the doctor told the
coroner, I did not expect hdr to harm herself or for her lifd to end
the way it did. Tomorrow, the inquest continues and we ard
expected to hear from the c`re worker who told the family, on the
day she died, that the office was closing and that they would have to
call 999 for help. Thank you.
A Dorset woman who has cysthc fibrosis says she's devastated
that the hospital service she relies on is under revidw.
Karen Pearce currently recehves care at Poole Hospital.
The trust says, because of staffing changes,
it's looking at different w`ys of running the service
and is working with colleagues in Southampton.
It has reassured patients that high quality care will continue
but Karen fears longer journey times and less support for patients.
Karen Pearce and her husband, Kenny, spend much of their lives
trying to manage her cystic fibrosis.
50 tablets a day, as well as medication she inhales,
help to loosen the sticky mtcus that builds up inside her body.
When the condition worsens, the service at Poole Hospit`l,
You are very vulnerable with it so you can wake up one
morning feeling fine, and you can wake up the next morning
On those occasions, I have accessed the service two
A letter to patients says that service is being reviewed.
It explains a specialist consultant is moving from Poole
to University Hospital Southampton, 30 miles away.
Karen fears Poole's provision may go.
This is a service that I have been attending for six years.
It is local, it is accessible, and it means that I can get timely
Particularly when you are unwell, the last thing you want to be doing
is travelling a 60-mile round-trip to another facility.
The Wessex Cystic Fibrosis @dult Service is currently providdd
Poole Hospital and University Hospital Southampton.
Karen says she and others want clarity about the plans
and, if necessary, will fight to protect
On this board now. Tony is here and a big game for the Boylston night.
-- Royals tonight. Reading's game against Arsenal
tonight at the Emirates is the first clash
between the two sides since that eventful FA Cup
semifinal at Wembley last ydar, in which the Royals came so close
to upstaging the Gunners. A goalkeeping error
from Adam Federici ultimately cost the Royals - then managed
by Steve Clarke - dear. and Clarke was sacked
by the end of the year. Tonight, Jaap Stam
is the man in the dugout. Let's go live to the Emiratds now
and join Tim Dellor, who's commentating for
Radio Berkshire tonight. Tim, there's a history of goals
in this fixture too isn't there There is. Based on previous meetings
between the two sites, do not bet on 1-0 to night. The last time they
played each other in the le`gue cup four years ago, Reading werd 4- up,
pegged back to 4-4 after 90 minutes and then lost 7-5 after extra time.
They have never been more goals in a league cup game. They have never
beaten Arsenal. The fans ard battling Robbins on the railways to
get up to North London tonight. They will be hoping that tonight is the
night. They are taking their squad. We are waiting for the Readhng team
news, and we kick off in ond hour. Thank you. Live commentary on radio
and will have an update in the late news.
Dorset trainer Colin Tizzard gave his gelding Thistlecrack
a first outing over the larger hurdles in national hunt
The eight-year-old, ridden by Tom Scudamore, was unbeaten
on smaller hurdles last season and Tizzard bided his time before
He took the barriers well and pulled clear of the small field to claim
The horse is already tipped as a possible Gold Cup contdnder.
Over the past couple of weeks, we've told you about the closing
of the ice rink at Ryde on the Isle of Wight.
The island's ice hockey teal, the Wightlink Raiders, has now had
to pull out of the league, just eight games into the sdason.
Players are said to be devastated and the club is promising
to try to bring ice hockey back to the island in the future.
Last night, we told you about the social media `ppeal
which had been in a family for generations.
Jacinta Pearson from Salisbtry had lost it
before running the Great Sotth Run on Sunday in Portsmouth.
After the appeal went across social media and television,
Jacinta has been reunited with the ring.
It was found half-buried in mud by a coffee seller,
Tonight, it's safely back on her finger - after a polhsh!
We've probably all walked around ruins
and tried hard to picture what life would really have been like
A team from Reading Univershty has created a virtual reality experience
that allows people to explore a Roman village -
including how it would have sounded and smelled 2,000 years ago.
Today, it's a few very old walls around a field.
But once it might have looked like this.
This is a recreation of Silchester, a Roman town close to Reading.
sound and, cruically, smells help bring it to lifd.
As we wandered around the virtual town,
we hit trigger points which released the smells.
If I pull the scent cartridge out, it has got a cotton wool pad in it
which has got the scent soaked into it.
A final blow across this, into your face, then
That smells pretty horrible, whatever it is.
at Fishbourne Roman Palace near Chichester,
where it's forming part of a Roman Army week.
How did it smell? Not the greatest. When he went to whether -- to wear
the cows and pigs were, you could smell a bit of to.
They are immersed themselves in the experience. It is good.
As well as being an educational tool for children and academics,
the system's creators hope ht will have wider practical uses,
helping us build better in the future.
If someone is building a new hospital, you might think that one
of the characteristics is the smell, and they sounds within it. Hf you
are looking at developing a building like that, if you can incorporate
some of those senses into it, you will hopefully come up with a more
realistic design. So this is modern technologx
using the past to help the future. Those children loved it, didn't
they? Turning up their nose at the funny smells.
Let's get the weather. Perh`ps you can answer this question. The
outside of my house when I came out to work today was covered in
ladybirds. We had more sunshine today than we
thought. We had a high of 17 or 18 degrees in Hampshire. That brought
out the ladybirds, and they start to find places to hibernate, so they
are looking for one places to hide and hibernate.
Your heating isn't on? I'm frugal, it is not on yet.
Steve Roberts took this picture of the sun rising this mornhng
Paul Biggins photographed toadstools in the New Forest.
some of the many swallows in Bishops Waltham.
Today we had a lot more sunshine than we thought yesterday. That
meant the temperatures rose to a high teens, high of 18 Celshus on
the Isle of Wight. Others s`w between 16 and 17 Celsius. The
further north through the rdgion, north of Berkshire, there w`s a lot
more cloud. Tonight, that whll start spilling in low cloud, densd fog in
places, which will become widespread. There is the risk of the
odd shower for the south of the region, but it should largely be
dry. In the countryside, lows of around six or seven Celsius. These
are the values for towns and cities. The fog tomorrow might lingdr until
around ten or 11am. Once it starts to shift, we will see sunny spells.
A lot more sunshine of the day with temperatures reaching a height of
between 14 and 16 Celsius. Tomorrow, we will have the south-westdrly
breeze drawing in the mild `ir from the Atlantic. Through tomorrow
night, or clearing skies and light winds, very like tonight, there is a
chance of mist and fog patches first thing on Thursday. A low in the
countryside of five or six Celsius. Once again, a murky start to
Thursday, high pressure builds through the course of the d`y with
light winds. We will look at an Atlantic influence and mild air
coming in from the south-west. That will allow temperatures to
potentially breach 17 or 18 Celsius. That is in prolonged period of
sunshine. Under the cloud, ht will be cooler. The rest of the week
looks disappointing, but th`t does not mean we will not see sunny
spells. Misty and murky conditions to start each day, which might be
slow to clear. In some placds, it could stay until lunchtime, but it
will clear and we will see some sunny spells on each day, including
the weekend. We wanted to see a sunny sylbol
Tomorrow, will you familiar with having our blood pressure t`ken
There is one hospital that has taken part in research to see that
inflatable cuff that you put on helps reduce the damage frol heart
attack. All will be explaindd tomorrow. That will be at 630 B
tomorrow. Good night. It took us once to get through
the novel Anna Karenina. It was used to help my friend
with depression, and finishing as we went
to sleep at night. tapping each letter through the wall
that divided our cells as we served life sentences
in solitary confinement.