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More than one million views online, but will it stop drivers


using their mobile phones at the wheel?


Why police chose to upload an unedited version of a cr`sh


on the A34 in which a mother and three children were killed.


The warning is there but whdn you're actually in the car itself,


do you actually listen to the warnings?


There seems to be still somd level about being somehow acceptable that


you can use your mobile phone whenever you're driving.


Also, the doctor on trial for sexually abusing young


The raw milk revolution keeping dairy farmers afloat.


More than one million peopld have now watched a video of the loment


a mother and three children were killed on the A34 by a lorry


It was posted online by Thames Valley Police to warn


motorists of the dangers using a phone at the wheel.


But with a recent survey suggesting nearly a third of UK drivers text,


make calls and use apps while at the wheel, how much


A moment of madness that cl`imed the lives of four people.


Tomasz Kroker was scrolling through music on his phone.


He will now spend ten years in prison.


Thames Valley Police have ptblished the full video as a


It is really unusual for us to release it in this format btt the


families involved were adam`nt they wanted something positive to come


out of their darkest days and we need to follow that up with further


education and enforcement to make sure it is unacceptable. It's so


dangerous using a phone. It is as bad as drink-driving.


In the last 24 hours, the unedited version of the video has bedn viewed


by almost 1 million people. What do motorists make of the dramatic


footage? And do they think ht is enough to stop drivers reaching for


their phones? All the research says there is the same amount of usage


and less traffic police. So it hasn't changed usage. Just


horrendous. You don't think that what happened when something crashes


into your car. The car literally disappears. It couldn't be worse.


The warning is there but whdn you are actually in the car itsdlf, do


you actually listen to the warnings that we've seen?


A recent survey by the RAC suggested that nearly a third of UK motorists


text, make calls and use apps while at the wheel.


In 2014, 21 people were killed by drivers distracted by their phone.


So why, in the face of such statistics, do motorists


The reward part of our brain that is fighting with the logical,


intelligent part, we know it is dangerous to look at our phone,


text, make a call when you `re driving, but that reward part that


wants to give you that lovely dopamine feeling is going, just


look, it'll take three seconds. But that could be the matter of life and


death. We are programmed now to be on call all the time and to want to


be on call a lot of the timd. Thames Valley Police say


they will continue to crack down on motorists using their phone


in the hope of preventing Workers at BMW's Mini plants


in Oxford and Swindon The union Unite is unhappy over


plans by the car-maker to close the firm's


final-salary pension scheme. Unite says BMW made ?5.7 billion


in profits last year and pahd nearly The firm has previously said it has


significant pension fund shortfalls and the schemes are increashngly


unsustainable and unaffordable. A former doctor at the Stokd


Mandeville Hospital has gond on trial accused of sexuallx abusing


19 young people. Michael Salmon, who's


from Salisbury, allegedly attacked the patients


during the 1970s and 1980s. The 81-year-old denies


all 26 charges. Jeremy Stern was at Reading Crown


Court. Michael Salmon was a well-rdspected


consultant paediatrician. It's alleged he used this


position of power to take Complaints from 18 women and one man


are being heard at Reading Crown It's alleged that Mr Salmon attacked


a girl who would have been He tied her down on a couch,


raped her and then told her Other girls said that they were


separated from their parents. He'd ask them to take their clothes


off and then he touched There are 25 allegations


of indecent assault All of the offences allegedly


happened in the 1970s and '80s, when Mr Salmon worked


at the Stoke Mandeville The jury was told about previous


court cases involving In 1991, he admitted three charges


of indecent assault. 11 further convictions


followed last year. The court heard that some of these


girls didn't realise They didn't know that


what happened was wrong. One parent said that back then,


doctors were treated like gods. Michael Salmon denies


all of the charges. Rents are set to be waived


for struggling children's Funding cuts mean more than half


of the centres are set to close unless they're taken over


by community groups or charhties. Building rents have been described


as a stumbling block for those that Oxfordshire County Council has


approved a motion that will see rents waived rather


than see centres close. New figures show that


more scientific studies are being conducted in Oxford


than ever before. There are now nearly 1,800 ledical


research studies being carrhed That's an increase of more


than 1,000 in the last eight years. Pioneering work is being done


in areas including cancer, vaccines and cardivascular


conditions and also Welcome to the small


room doing big things. This is the home of OxQuip,


a new research study hoping to measure the different st`ges


of Parkinson's disease. Jim is one of their


first volunteers. The initial news of being dhagnosed


with Parkinson's is... And you never entirely


get used to it. Getting involved in


trials gives you hope. OxQuip is one of more than 0,70


research studies at Among the research areas ard cancer,


vaccines and Parkinson's. Some are about how we take tp proven


advances more quickly, and that's another field of enquiry,


but a lot of it is about discovery in the laboratory which is then


translated out into proving things work in humans,


first in very small numbers and then We want to say we'll offer


these possibly as a test, so we can measure what the symptoms


look like and what they mean at the end of the day,


and possibly at the end of the horizon, what we're hoping


to do is choose which patients go into clinical trials,


which at the moment The technology coming


forward in neurology It just really gives you hope that


we're going to get towards ` cure. And I look forward to the d`y really


quite optimistically that I can say The life of a woman who was one


of a hero of World War II h`s been The life of a woman who was a hero


of World War II has been During the war, Molly Rose flew


a range of aircraft, including Spitfires and Wellington


Bombers. She died two weeks ago


on holiday aged 95. Her life has been celebrated


at a service in Bampton. We were all expecting to be invaded


at any time. And if one happen to have something like flying, you were


extremely fortunate because you were doing a very interesting job and


having the opportunity of flying light aircraft that you certainly


never would have had otherwhse. If you want to see more


about Molly Rose, there's a video The former Deputy Prime Minhster


Lord Heseltine has denied killing his mother's pet dog more


than 50 years ago. Lord Heseltine, who lives


near Banbury, has admitted that he had throttled the Alsatian


on a choke chain after it The former Henley MP says hd had


the animal put down the following day because it


had become dangerous. It's now been revealed why hoards


of Chinese tourists have been visiting a village


on the outskirts of Oxford. Earlier this year, coachloads


of visitors were seen Caught on camera -


some of the photos posted on social media in the North Oxfordshhre


village of Kidlington. But locals were baffled


by the sudden influx of Chinese tourists who wanted to be c`ptured


on camera in front of houses, Kidlington is thought to be one


of England's biggest villagds, home to Thames Valley Policd


and Oxfordshire Fire It also has its own airport,


which opened in 2007. The London Oxford Airport


is described as one of fastest-growing aviation


businesses in the UK. And Bicester Village shopping centre


is only ten minutes away by car So why has Kidlington becomd such


a tourist magnet? The answer lies in this translation


sheet by a Chinese tour guide. According to these bits of paper,


Kidlingon is seen as a beautiful English village and offers the true


sense of the UK - something A ?1 million project to improve


locks along the River Thames It includes major works at dight


locks in Oxfordshire, Two of the biggest projects will be


at Shifford and King's locks near Oxford, where eight-tonne gates


are planned to be removed bx crane. An emergency road closure's


been put in place on Swindon Borough Council has found


a large space under the road while drainage investigations


were being carried out. It's not known at this stagd how


long the road will need Now more of today's


stories with Sally Taylor. Yesterday temperatures reached a


high of 20 Celsius. Today, just 12. Tomorrow could be cooler. Ddtails


shortly. Emergency services had


to free a person trapped in a car that over-turned


in New Milton this afternoon. The crash is also thought to have


involved a pedestrian. It happened just before 2 o'clock


at the junction of Whitefield Police, fire and ambulance services


all attended the scene. The German discount supermarket


chain Lidl says it's created four hundred jobs at its new reghonal


distribution centre The warehouse off the M271 hs now


the company's biggest in the UK and cost more


than 50 million pounds. The depot which opened for business


today will serve communities from Brighton to Poole and tp


to Newbury in Berkshire. It's the 10th centre of it's kind


to open as the company expands. Work to repair a huge railw`y


embankment near Farnham For three weeks, commuters on this


busy route had to travel by bus A temporary fix was put in place,


but now a permanent repair will be Here's our transport


correspondent Paul Clifton. Creeping through the morning mist.


Trains from Alton have been travelling the slowly since April.


Below the tracks, giant diggers reconstructing the hillside.


Drainage channels are filled with loose stones. Baskets of rocks have


been inserted and huge steel piles driven deep into the ground. Local


housing is also protected bx the railway, high above the valley


floor. It is a big job. There is a lot of material. A lot of m`terial


we have to bring in. Last April the embankment collapsed. Soaked with


winter rain. The line to London was closed for three weeks. Then, Alton


Station stood empty. There were buses instead. A temporary fix was


put in place. When it reopened we filmed the first train. Now the


permanent solution is under way The work will take until Christlas. At


the moment we are investing ?4. million just to rebuild the


embankment. A massive step toward returning the railway to normal


Academics at the University of Southampton believe that


increasingly frequent landslips like this one are linked to clim`te


change. Warmer, drier summers, and more intense winter rainfall,


affecting thousands of clay embankments like this across


southern England. For most students it's back


to the usual old classrooms this But for pupils at


The Academy Selsey, Their school burnt down over


the summer and since then ldssons have been held in various locations


across the town. Today they moved into what they re


calling a "temporary villagd" of portable classrooms


while their school is re-buhlt. For these year ten students and


there was an impromptu first session in the new classroom. Lesson one,


how to get around what is effectively a new school. Wd will do


an assembly, from their you will go to your classes, because yot don't


know where they are yet, yot have not had them... Business during the


school summer holidays that the Academy burned down, it is believed


the fire started while contractors were working there, 75% of the


school was destroyed. For the first of the academic year lessons were


held around other buildings in the town, including the town hall, a


sports centre, and the Chichester secondary school. Meanwhile the


field was converted to a telporary classroom village of portable


buildings. From a outside they look like portable buildings but once you


get inside you are in a classroom. Many of the rooms have air


conditioning, it shows you how far they have moved since previously.


They are double glazed, fully functional classrooms with the IT


facilities you would expect, and in the specialist rooms, science,


technology, IT, they have the exact a group students need. Over the past


few days they have packed thousands of new books. The old library was


totally destroyed. The old `nd from dreams also burned down and


replaced. The school held an open day for parents to look arotnd. I am


excited we don't need to get on the bus every day to go to another high


school, but now we are here and now the way around. It is amazing,


really impressive. Can get over it, really, how quickly they have done


it. It is great. Better than the old school. Students are expectdd to be


in the temporary village for around 18 months. Tenders have gond out for


the work to rebuild the old school and it is hoped that the sttdents


can move back in in the middle of 2018.


And now the sport. It is not that long ago we were talking about the


Olympics. It is nice to reflect on one of the highlights of thd summer.


It is, but you wonder where all the athletes have gone. Some ard tired


and some are looking to Tokxo. What about others? Indeed, just the


Olympic build-up. The cycle takes them through hopefully for lany of


them to Tokyo, so, what do some of them do in the meantime? A couple of


them, will be, playing hockdy abroad. Because that is the next


step in the careers of many of our gold medallist in Rio.


The next step in the hockey careers of many of our gold medallists


in Rio has been to play professionally in the Netherlands.


Maddie Hinch from West Chiltington in Sussex came up against a familiar


face in this weekend's local derby as she represented Stickster.


Our reporter Charlie Rose was there and sent us this


It was the nail-biting clim`x to an Olympic final which immortalised


this women's hockey team. The goalkeeper saving all four


penalties. Ten weeks on a m`gical moment is still sinking in. I still


find it hard to put words to the experience. It is still a blur. I


cannot tell you what I was thinking or feeling at the time, it did not


feel real. Now two of the players have swapped Copacabana beach for


the cooler climes of Holland. Today is their first local derby latch of


the season. The team kick off with a serious team talk. The man who


coached her to Olympic glorx believes that the experiencd she and


other team Britain players `re gaining in Holland will bring


significant benefits. It is good for them, good for the players on it


makes a difference, having the programme we do it keeps thdm in the


UK for the bulk of the Olympic cycle. That said, the concltsion of


the first local derby match of the season, a fantastic one for Maddie


Hinch was her team winning 4-0. It is a very young side were up against


and we had a lot of experienced heads so we just need to pl`y a


simple game and hopefully the result could take care of itself. Her


team-mates as a player who failed to get a shot past in the final in Rio.


She is a fun girl. And they could do that as well. So it is good to have


her. England's are goalkeepdr, now plying his trade in Holland, and all


the while continuing to boost the profile of women's hockey b`ck at


home. Champion jockey Jim Crowley has been


released from hospital Crowley, from Pulbrough


in West Sussex, came away from a horrific looking crash


with only a broken nose. Fellow jockey Freddy Tylitski


remains in a stable condition Hampshire cricket have annotnced


that all rounder Liam Dawson has agreed a contact extension to 2 19,


he's one of the stars Meanwhile the county have bden


paying tribute to two Vic Cannings took 834 first class


wickets over ten seasons and all after his 30th birthday


in the 1950's side. Hampshire have also announcdd


the death of former chairman of cricket Jimmy Gray,


opening batsman in the county Last month they also lost


the wicketkeeper of that te`m It's Milan week on South Today


as Southampton prepares to host Internazionale,


the Italian giants from Mil`n Big news from the Inter camp today


is that manager Frank De Boer


has been sacked just 48 It follows a poor run of results


in the Italian league for the 1 Youth team coach Stefano Vecchi


will be in charge at And on tomorrow night's programme


we're getting in the Italian spirit. I've been to the corner


of Southampton which feels like Milan, to try my hand `t some


Italian cooking, at the restaurant which bears the name of the city


and whose manager is a fan of Inter. Find out what came out


of the pizza oven tomorrow. Did you know that many athldtes


swear by the benefits of raw milk? Forget isotonic sports drinks


and protein shakes, apparently the benefits of unpasteurisdd milk -


fresh from the cow - are unparalled when it comes


to hydration and nutrition. It's growing appeal is also giving


dairy farmers a boost. As the price of supermarket milk


has continued to drop, farmers have been looking at ways


to diversify and one farmer in Botley in Hampshire has started


selling raw milk direct Olly Neagle hopes it will fhnally


help him balance his books. Olly Neagle can trace the pddigree


of his Jerseys back to his grand But this long line of of falily


farming was at risk of coming to an end - as the price


he receives for his Today the cost is 30p per lhtre We


are getting 21, 22, at the linute, we cannot carry on and stay in


business so we have to look at alternative ways of bringing in


income to try to support thd dairy. selling his milk fresh from his farm


- cutting out the middle men. This is raw milk -


it's not pasteurised - so it can only be sold


this way - not in shops. We can sell the milk raw direct to


the public for ?1 30 a litrd, or to pound 50 for two. That is its true


worth. People are prepared to pay the money for it and it is getting


people really engaged back to where their food is coming from. H believe


it is better for you becausd it has still got all the vitamins `nd


enzymes in it and all the good proteins and fats. I have bden


drinking it since I was small. Hence why I let my son drink it as well. I


just really enjoyed it. I used to have it when I was a child. As soon


as I stopped drinking and I ended up with pneumonia. Food regulators do


warn that non-pasteurised mhlk may contain bacteria that can c`use food


poisoning. But production is tightly regulated to ensure that farms like


this comply with standards. All he is currently selling around 80


litres of raw milk a day. Hd hopes to increase that to 300, 400, which


would give him and the next generation of his cows a secure


future. Grahame Howard photographed


the morning mist at Here's another murky


shot from this morning of the sunshine this morning


in Portchester from Today we did have some sunnx spells


and that was this morning, with increasing cloud through thd course


of the day. The cloud will stay with us for the first part of thd night


but it will clear away and there's a chance we could have some frost in


the countryside. Temperaturds in towns and cities will fall to around


three, four Celsius. But integral areas, possibly around freezing or


just above. The mist and fog tonight will not be as extensive as it was


last night, one or two pockdts here and there. A frosty start in places.


Blue sky overhead from the word go. Barely a cloud in the sky tomorrow.


It is a lovely day. It will feel quite chilly though with


temperatures reaching a high of possibly 12 Celsius for the Isle of


Wight. The breeze will remahn a light through the course of the day.


Tomorrow night, sky stays clear temperatures falling lower than


tonight, around freezing or just below in the


countryside. These are the temperatures in our towns and


cities. A chilly start. Thursday is dry and a sunny start. Throtgh the


course of the morning and the afternoon we will see the club


increase with high-pressure pulling away and low-pressure swinghng in


from the North. And this we`ther front will bring cloud during


Thursday afternoon into the evening and overnight. A chance of patchy


rain as the weather front and south-east across the region on


Thursday night. As we look `head to the rest of the week we can expect


some lovely sunny conditions tomorrow, a high of 10 Celshus, a


lovely sunny start to the d`y on Thursday, the wind will rem`in light


from the south-west, the cloud will increase, and it will seem patchy


rain in the evening and overnight. Friday itself, we will have some


rain at times, but in amongst the showers and the rainfall we will


have some sunny spells as wdll. And the wind will start to change


direction once again through the weekend. It will take a look colder


over the weekend, especiallx for bonfire night on Saturday, hf you


aren't about over the weekend it will be chilly so wrapped up. Send


us your photographs tomorrow if you are out in the


Thank you very much. That is all we have time for. More at 8pm `nd 0:30


p.m.. Goodbye.


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