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

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In tonight's programme: A ten year jail term

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for the lorry driver who killed a mother and thrde

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To all intents and purposes, Thomasz Kroker's news of his mobile phone

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while driving turned his vehicle into a lethal weapon.

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Also: Too heavy a load - calls for rent to be waived

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for community groups hoping to save children

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And later on - top of the class for Mr Emeny as he wins

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a national teaching award for making maths fun.

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He might as well have been driving with his eyes closed -

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the damning words of the judge as she sentenced Thomasz Kroker

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for driving his lorry into the back of queuing tr`ffic

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killing a woman and three children whilst he was on his mobile phone.

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Harrowing video from his lorry cab was shown to the jury

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revealing the moment he looked up from his phone to realise,

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His lorry smashed into the Vauxhall Corsa which was carrying

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Tracey Houghton and her sons Josh and Ethan,

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The family said the ten year sentence was insufficient

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for a crime which, they said, had destroyed their family.

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Video released by police in conjunction with the victim's

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families shows Thomasz Krokdr scrolling through his

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His lorry closing rapidly on a queue of stationary traffic.

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Moments later, children, Ethan, Josh and Aimee were dead together

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with the boy's mother, Tracey Houghton.

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Their car crashed to a third of its size,

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In the moments Thomasz Krokdr chose to look at his phone,

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he caused a multiple vehicld accident that endangered

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all surrounding road users and took the lives of Tracy,

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To all intents and purposes, Mr Kroker's use of his mobile phone

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whilst driving turned his lorry into a lethal weapon.

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Videos seen by the judge exposed the wider family's emotional trauma.

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I thought that was the worst day of my life.

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But I think it was three wedks later when I went to the funeral directors

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and actually saw them dead, cold, in their coffin.

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Witnesses said Mr Kroker was in tears after the crash

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but insisted his brakes had failed until he was confronted

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The death toll could have bden higher. Adam Pearson's was thrown

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upside down in the crash brdaking his back. Using your phone while

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driving is not something minor, it is something that can ruin lives. It

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is the only good thing to come out of this, that it will changd

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public's outcomes when using a phone while driving. The family s`id it

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could never be compensated for the loss.

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Aimee's mother, Kate Goldsmhth, called for more to be done to stop

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people using their mobile phones behind the wheel.

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Earlier I spoke to our transport correspondent Paul Clifton

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and asked him how realistic that might be.

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There is no evidence to suggest the number of people using ` hand

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held mobile phone at the whdel is going down.

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Yet the number of drivers ptnished for doing so fell by 43%

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last year alone, and by 84% since 2011.

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Principally because fewer police are out on the road looking

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There are far fewer traffic police than five years ago -

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every force in this region has cut the size of its roads polichng unit.

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It is not because people ard using their mobile phones behind the

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wheel. Many studies have described it as shocking. The RAC called it an

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epidemic of use. The cuts that police forces have seen, and they

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have had to make difficult choices, road traffic policing has bden seen

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as a soft target. These offhcers save lives and -- and we nedd to see

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investment to make sure people think they will be caught when thdy use a

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mobile behind the wheel. Thdy have stopped doing that. Having two

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cameras inside a cab is norlal. Having one facing the drive is more

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unusual. It is the boss is watching every would think they do. They

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welcome it because it exonerates the driver at the time of an incident

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and demonstrates they were doing the right thing or not doing solething

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they might be accused of. It works both ways.

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We know that texting whilst driving impairs reaction times more

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than being at the legal drink drive limit.

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IAM Road Smart, the Institute of Advanced Motorists,

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said the courts seem to be playing catch up

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with society's views on this, and said sentencing was out

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It supports stronger penalthes and more police.

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The drink driving battle has largely been won.

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That's because it is widely regarded as socially unacceptable.

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Using a mobile phone whilst driving does not have the same

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Until it does, and until drhvers fear they might actually be

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caught breaking the law, there will be more terrible

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Police are investigating after a man was seriously injured at a Halloween

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The man was stabbed at Bottelino's Restaurant in the early

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He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford,

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where he remains in a seriots but stable condition.

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Three men have been arrested and released on conditional bail.

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Community groups hoping to step in to save some of Oxfordshhre's

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children's centres are clailing they're being "kept in the dark

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about how much rent they'll be charged to use council buildings.

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Funding cuts mean more than half of the centres

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are set to close in March - unless other groups

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Now some councillors are calling for rents to be waived

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Our political reporter Bethan Phillips has the story.

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The Doorstep Family Centre hn Oxford is one step ahead of other similar

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It's managing to stay afloat without depending

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on council funding - that's exactly what Oxfordshire

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County Council wants to happen elsewhere.

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But managers here are worridd about how other community groups

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will cope if they're charged rent when they take over

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children's centres saying that they shouldn't have

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If they spend their first ydar raising money to save rent, they

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will not get to the second xear They need that step for the right

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direction. Funding is very difficult in itself.

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One of the children's centres that

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from closure by a charity is Britannia Road in Banburx.

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But those trying to take ovdr say Oxfordshire County Council hasn t

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been clear about how much rent it will charge.

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At the moment we are in the dark about information we need to include

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in our business plans. We still need to find out what the rent whll be,

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we are still waiting to find out lots of different things like what

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costs we would be liable for. Tomorrow Oxfordshire County Council

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will debate whether or not to waive rents for children's centres

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for the first year - something called for by

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the Green party. This is a false economy bec`use if

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you close the children's centres, the number of children taken into

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care will increase. Taking ` child into care costs a fortune and that

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money can be better spent kdeping the doors of the centre is open

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Meanwhile, local churches are being urged

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by the Diocese of Oxford to help run services like this.

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What we are saying is this hs a fabulous opportunity to takd your

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place at the heart of community life. In terms of doing things that

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are for the common good, for the community good.

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The County Council says it's now received bids

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from 17 from charities and communities hoping to t`ke

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over children's centres across Oxfordshire

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and has insisted the discussions its had with those groups h`ve

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The Ashmolean Museum has bedn granted just over ?1 million

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from the Heritage Lottery Ftnd to help it secure a hoard

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The rare find of Viking coins and artifacts

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was discovered in a field near Watlington by metal detectorist

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Comprising of about 200 coins, seven items of jewellery

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and 15 bars of silver, the find is hugely signific`nt

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because it contains so many coins of Alfred the Great.

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The estimated value is ?1.35 million.

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The Museum has until the end of February next year to rahse

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Now if you'd like to get in touch with us here at South Today to tell

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us about stories you think we should be covering,

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Our address is [email protected] or join the conversation

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Police have released footagd of a fatal crash caused by a distracted

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lorry driver using his mobile phone can the wheel. Four people were

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killed when Thomasz Kroker smashed into stationary traffic. I will have

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the headlines later on. The Halloween horror show

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that is the weekend football Now, always a treat -

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here's Sally Taylor. All I want is a head full of hair

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and I can't even have that. For five years she kept

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her condition secret. Only those closest

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to her knew, until now. Hair loss seems to be

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such a taboo subject, it's really stigmatised and we don't

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talk about it. Every time I did speak about it

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even to my mum, I would be hn floods Claire's aim is to raise money

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for the small charity which aims Stay with us as we mark Halloween.

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There's spooky goings on and the case of the haunted swimming pool in

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Worthing. If I mention school and maths,

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fun is probably the last But fun is exactly what maths has

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turned into at Wyvern College near Eastleigh, thanks

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to the Numeracy Ninjas. That's the name of a mental

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arithmetic programme which has transformed the subject -

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not only at Wyvern, but at thousands It's just earned Will Emeny,

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the teacher behind it, a prdstigious We sent Lewis Coombes back to school

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to find out more. Right, pencils ready. Three, two,

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one. 30 questions in five minutes

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at the start of every lesson. I needed something that would be fun

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and like a Game for them and I thought I had done martial `rts as a

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kid and what better than a belt system to level up?

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Each correct answer is awarded a point.

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The more right answers you get, the better

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And when it comes to mental arithmatic, the Year 7 pupils

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at Wyvern College have developed into quite the Ninja Warriors.

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We did a research study last year that showed the numeracy ninjas

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boosted their numeracy by 70% for the average student. Some students

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it was greater than that. The questions are set to be

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challenging and the oldest pupil sitting at the back found

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it harder than most. OK, times tables answers ard 42 I

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like how we do with at the start of the lesson because it gets ts ready.

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I liked because it's challenging. At the beginning I got red and then I

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got Brown. Did anyone get the blackbelt? Congratulation 's. We

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lost it a year ago and it's grown to 3500 schools all over the world

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The success of Mr Emeny's brainchild has been

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rewarded with the accolade of Secondary School Teacher

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of the Year at a national teaching awards ceremony.

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The plan is to now roll out an online version of Numeracy Ninjas

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For those pupils at Wyvern, Mr Emeny has become a significant figure

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I never knew I would end up a maths teacher but I'm so glad I dhd

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because I love the job. Go, numeracy ninjas! Congratulations to him and I

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would think from his whole class. We will move on to sport. It's not a

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happy story to start with, hs it? Yes, we know the dangers of the

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sport of horse racing. The champion jockey Jim Crowley was one of two

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rushed to hospital after a serious incident at Kempton Park. Wd will

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not show you the accident. That is the worst that fell at the left of

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the picture, the other forcds, including Jim Crowley on

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Electrified. He was taken to St George's Hospital at tooting. That

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is the remainder of the racd. Both men described as being in a serious

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condition. We will have an tpdate on that on our late news, if wd have

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one. We can go to football now. We'll start with a look at the top

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of the EFL championship table. Brighton and Hove Albion

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cemented their position in second with a victory Chris Hughton

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described as right up there with the best in his

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time as Albion manager. Hughton's Albion are second only

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to his former club Newcastld And look out for Reading,

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Jaap Stam said top ten was ` big stretch in the summer -

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the Royals are fifth. Norwich goalkeeper Michael LcGovern

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had a bad day and his mistake allowed Glenn Murray to get

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the first of his three on the day. The on-loan striker headed

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a second on the hour mark Then Murray completed his h`t-trick

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as Albion marched to a ninth game A super finish coming up

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from Anthony Knockart compldted It's a special result because we're

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up against at top team and ht was our day to day. I think the second

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goal was the big one becausd at that stage they had to open up. Ht starts

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and a real good opportunity from Glenn and then from that first page,

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you have a good In their first match, MK dons were

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to find no mercy as Sheffield United. The Blades talk less than

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ten minutes to take the lead. After the break, NK dons did get on better

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terms. The dons were to leave Bramall Lane beaten. Billy Sharp

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betting the winner for a result which leaves the Buckinghamshire

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side outside the bot four on goal difference. Swindon Town on one of

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the teams inside the relegation day -- zone and did little to e`se fears

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of the drop. They had a close range finish and Dwayne Holmes made it 2-0

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after was. Shambolic swindlhng defending here. There was a rebound

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for his second of the game `nd Scunthorpe's fourth as the

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opposition crumbled. The new opportunity will force Swindon was

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Nathan Thompson's consolidation at half-time. Oxford United's

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inconsistency continues to frustrate. This time against

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Millwall. The opener at the Chris Ham Stadium. The Lions came back in

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spectacular style. Morrison with a contender. A lapse at the b`ck

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allowed Millwall to win it. Some sad news, Dave Lanning has

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died, famously describing the first live darts final on TV in 1884. He

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started his career on the Bournemouth Echo.

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Staying with hockey tomorrow night we'll have a special report

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from the Netherlands where two of team GB's hockey stars are now

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Sussex's Maddie Hinch and Surrey's Sophie Bray were part

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of Team GB's gold medal winning team against the dutch

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This weekend Maddie, from West Chilitington,

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was up against Sophie and our cameras were in Utrdcht

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to see what life after Rio had brought for them.

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Now to someone who always seems to be looking down

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on the opposition, Hampshird cliff diver Gary Hunt is on top

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Hunt, who's from Eastleigh and trained at the Quays Diving

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centre in Southampton won his sixth world title,

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following the final competition of the season in Dubai.

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Although that dive placed hhm second, a string of wins

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throughout the series secured the overall win.

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The sport - which sees divers jump from a 27 metre high platform

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and reach a speed of 65 miles per hour -

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is so extreme that only around 50 people in the world have

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enough technical skills to take part.

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I heard him talking on the radio about having to change from diving

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head to coming down with yotr feet first, so that was difficult and

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look at that, Hurford! It t`kes my breath away, that -- perfect.

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As you can hardly fail to h`ve noticed, tonight is Hallowedn -

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the night when the spirits, not to mention young trick

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To mark the occasion, Richard Latto has been delvhng

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into BBC South's archives in search of ghostly goings-on.

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And he's breathed new life into some weird and wonderftl

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tales of the unexpected - starting in Worthing with the case

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1976 and the long hot summer had us diving into the

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swimming pools to cool off but there was one that was perhaps

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Swings our baskets around, moves things.

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Things that suddenly appeardd, suddenly disappear.

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Sadly this pool has now been shut down, probably

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because of the hauntings, so if you see a ghost here wearing

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armbands and looking lost, you will know why.

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You have the sensation there is somebody behind

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you but you turn around and nobody is there.

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This is Quarry Road in Winchester and it was here in 1972 that

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She had two exorcisms but the spirits refused to leave.

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The first thing I saw was a lady, a nun up in my bedroom.

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She was dressed in black and I just glanced across and saw her

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at the end of the bed, towards the wardrobe.

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I couldn't say anything, under my breath I said oh mx God

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You have held two exorcisms but without much success.

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I wouldn't say without succdss for the simple reason that

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when I first went there, it was apparent that somethhng evil

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was there and that evil has been done away with.

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Not many people know it but according to records Botrnemouth

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is the ghoul capital of the South, known for its nightlife

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and also its afterlife nightlife and as reporter Tim Hirst found out

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when he met a family from Whnton, there is a particularly nasty

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The television was pushed over, fireplace was pushed over

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and a disco ball was thrown across the room.

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She rang me and said please come home, things

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Then a neighbour picked the phone up and said you must come home,

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And it seems that possessed houses in Bournemouth were very colmon

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Mike Purton set out the case for another

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John and Edith Upshaw lived here with their son and with

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It was an ordinary life unthl a few weeks ago everything changed.

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First thing that happened here was that the electricity supply

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began to fluctuate and then the lights would begin to swing

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There haven't been many ghost reports on South Today for ` long

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time, so maybe these things just don't happen any more,

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Wonderful spooky stories thdre from Richard. Let's move on to the

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weather because we have a H`lloween deal, haven't we? What will it be

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like? Very mild. Today we h`d a high 20s Celsius but tomorrow will be

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cooler. Let's look at the phctures. Shazz Hooper photographed some eerie

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looking trees in the New Forest John Tweddell captured a pulpkin

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in Emsworth Town Square. And Dot Williams took this picture

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of a narrow boat at Newbury Wharf which had been transformed

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in to the Creepy Cruise. Today we had mild temperatures, are

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high of 20s Celsius in West Sussex and sorry. In the rest of the week

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it is set to get cooler, especially Wednesday and Thursday when we could

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just reach double figures, so turning cooler and unsettled --

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settled on Wednesday and Thtrsday but unsettled on Friday. Tonight

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there will be missed in fog and the Met Office have issued a dog

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warning, tonight and tomorrow morning it should clear the

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temperatures may drop to six or seven. A foggy start to tomorrow,

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once the fog clears its an hmproving picture but still a fair amount of

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cloud and patchy rain moving south, not amounting to two much btt there

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will still be a lot of cloud, one or two bright spells and highs tomorrow

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of 14 Celsius, a contrast to today because the northerly breezd will

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set in. The route tomorrow night, once the rain has cleared your

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looking at clearing skies are living temperatures to fall away into

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single figures. Wednesday whll be a chilly start, those of four or five

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Celsius. Wednesday is a dry day the air will be cooler and fresher with

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temperatures reaching up to 11 Celsius, so struggling during the

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day, feeling to the west th`t northerly breeze but the brdeze will

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be light and remains light on Thursday. Thursday morning we may

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have a bit of frost in the countryside, high pressure pulling

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away. This low pressure in the North will bring rain on Thursday night

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into Friday, moving south and east and Friday is a wet start to the day

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but improving, showers expected with some bright spells and a high of 13

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Celsius. The weekend, isolated showers, turning breezy on Saturday

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and cooler on bonfire night. Tomorrow we will talk about the role

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milk Revolution, milk straight from the Co-op helping to turn around

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profits for farmers. Thank xou for watching tonight. Good night.

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If you trust me not and I trust you not,

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then what is the point in this marriage at all?

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Life holds very few things which are genuinely worth having.

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If you don't possess them, everything else is worthless.

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'We're the Raintown Superheroes Keep the streets safe.'

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You can trust me. What the hell are you dressed as?

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