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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.


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