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The motorists using their phones at the wheel -
just days after a lorry driver was jailed for causing the deaths
The charity feeling the fallout from Brexit -
how the weaker pound means ht can feed fewer children in poverty.
Join me at Oxford Castle as I go underground in the first of our
series head in Oxfordshire. -- hidden.
Heartbreak for couples when fertility treatment fahls.
Feeling lonely and with no-one to talk to, this man set
Just days after a lorry driver was jailed for killing a mother
and three children while ushng his phone, the BBC has filmed a number
of drivers still using their device at the wheel.
Tomasz Kroker was sentenced to ten years in prison on Monday.
There are claims it's becomhng harder to enforce the law,
This is the horrifying video that it was hoped
would persuade people to stop
using mobile phones while driving.
Lorry driver Tomasz Kroker's decision to use his mobile
cost the lives of Tracey Hotghton, her two sons, Ethan and Josh, and
After Kroker was jailed for ten years on Monday,
Aimee's birth mother made a heartfelt plea to drivers.
We urge you to make a personal commitment to
stop using mobile phones whhlst driving and make our roads
Filming by the BBC today shows that plea is being ignored.
These pictures taken this morning show a
number of drivers continuing to use mobile phones while driving.
Two national newspapers have also taken
photographs in the past few days of people using mobiles at
We showed the BBC's video of drivers breaking the law to an
officer from Thames Valley's Road Policing Unit.
It is replicated across the country in the amount of
People just aren't realising that when they use a phone
behind the wheel, it can kill people.
While there is evidence that motorists are continuing to flout
the law, Ministry of Justicd data shows the number of convicthons for
using a mobile phone while driving has halved since 2010.
The Police Federation blames budget cuts which
have led to reductions in the number of traffic patrols.
We are seeing, in some cases, a complete elimination
of roads policing capabilithes and that is completely unaccept`ble when
we see what individuals are doing on our roads and they appear to go
That just can't be allowed to happen.
The Department for Transport has released figures
showing the use of a mobile phone was a factor in
An Oxford charity says the vote to leave the EU is having a serious
The African Children's Fund helps provide food, shelter
and schooling for children in the developing world.
They say the drop in the value of the pound means the monex
they raise isn't going as f`r and that means less food
This porridge is the only mdal of the day for many children at
Look, you can see the children now they are
They are just waiting for the porridge, OK?
It is paid for by a charity based in Oxford.
But they say since the UK voted to leave the EU, and the potnd
dropped in value, they're able to feed fewer children.
Because in real terms the amount of money we are
sending, they get less Kenyan shillings for it.
It basically means that each month they are being able
to provide 2400 mugs of porridge less
than they were before the referendum.
It is the basic need which means that they can go to
If they weren't having a mug of porridge at school, they have to
be out foraging, scavenging, begging, working.
They are not the only charity affected.
In a survey by the Association of Chief
Executives of Voluntary Organisations, one claimed
While another described the impact as
immediate and severe for all international charities
They are urging the Governmdnt to make sure
charities are an integral p`rt of the Brexit negotiations.
Charities and community organisations
They are going to be able to help heal some
of the divides that we have seen post-Brexit.
They are going to be able to help communicate with
people about what they are seeing, what they are experiencing.
So I would just encourage them to be communicating with charities
This time last year, the pound was worth $1.54.
The fall isn't bad news for all sectors, it's boostdd
manufacturing exports and income from overseas visitors to the UK
as well as encouraging forehgn investors.
But, of course, a weaker potnd means it's more expensive the
Tomorrow, the Bank of England will announce
its interest rate decision for November.
If rates are cut, we could see sterling fall further.
That will be bad news for charities and
organisations that earn thehr money here but spend it overseas.
A man from Abingdon's been jailed for ten years - for sexual
Lucas Irons, who is 27 was convicted of four charges including sdxual
activity with a child and sexual assault.
Police are patrolling the area around a village football club
near Oxford after arsonists set fire to part of the stand.
It's believed the fire at Kidlington Football club a week
ago was started deliberatelx - with petrol and a cigarette lighter.
Volunteers had raised almost ?3 ,000 for the new stand.
The club say they've sufferdd at the hands of vandals
Engineers have been working from a river barge as repairs
The bridge was damaged in Sdptember by a 37 tonne lorry.
New parts have now been orddred and it's hoped the bridge
It'll cost more than ?100,000 to repair.
This month we're running a series on South Today,
Radio Oxford and BBC online about aspects of Oxfordshird that
Historians are looking into claims there's a network of tunnels
and hidden cellars beneath Oxford city centre.
I'm at Oxford Castle. I'm inside the crypt. This room with built in the
1100. But for many centuries, it was sealed off, people didn't even know
it existed. It turns out thdre are other hidden places in Oxford.
There's more to the city th`n you might think.
In Oxford, there's history everywhere and people come from all
But there's another side to Oxford but you would have seen bec`use it
has been buried away for at least 1000 years.
Archaeologists have made sole amazing discovery at a building
As we have been digging down deeper, we are
finding more and more evidence and we are
getting more and more of the
For example, this is a drinking vessel that dates from the
We found this five metres bdlow the surface within a
This is from the 13th century, this is a leather shoe.
You can see the stitching, the fine details of the stitching
Slightly earlier, we have a crucible dating
from the 12th century, we have got the Jewish
In the middle ages, rich and powerful families lived in the
This is up at St Aldates in the city centre, back
then it was called Great Jewry Street.
Some of the most impressive buildings in Oxford were whdre
There were mansions on both sides of the street
The Jews of Oxford were very involved with the
Jews of Lincoln and they intermarried, they had some fabulous
weddings between the Jewish families of the two groups.
This celler survives from that era and leaves a mystery six
Well, this is a doorway that was not blocked up until the 1930s `nd it
Maps from the early 1900s b`ck-up the idea that Oxford was
It is not clear why the tunnels were built but Pam
thinks they probably developed over centuries.
The city engineers think that the tunnel system under
the road has collapsed due to road works and what not but before we
know, all the tunnels that run under the streets still exist.
I've arranged to meet an archaeologist at what I am told is
another place of historical significance.
It turns out this is no ordinary office.
The back part was for living in the front bit was commercial
If you come down the stairs, there's something rather
We are going to go through this door.
Now, you weren't expecting this, where you?
This celler was part of a medieval tavern,
similar underground rooms h`ve been found under the shops and homes
People do talk about tunnels and sometimes people think these
It is not very often we can prove that, we have actually
got a case near where we are
digging in St Aldates at thd moment where there is a documented
tunnel from one side of the road to the other.
Do you think there's much more to find?
Because we study it from the drawings we have got of old
houses, for the records we have of old houses,
but that is never necessarily what is there on
The St Aldates site will be covered by new homes now the
historical evidence has been removed.
Clues about the varied past of this mysterious city.
If you like, this mysterious place is definitely a good place to come.
They didn't at Oxford Castld. It is very atmospheric air. I think that
the bit of a chequered history. Indeed. After the Normans btilt
because all, it developed more the prison and part of this crypt was
used as a storage place for the prison and for the buildings above
where they stored food, drink and, on occasion, bodies. You nedd to
tell me more about that. Thd bodies of prisoners who died here from
whatever. They would be brotght down here into the chill of the seller
before they were taken out `cross the courtyard to be buried
elsewhere. Not a very cheerx thoughts there. We are about whom
metres underground. The sitd goes a lot deeper? Of course. Down the
middle of that is the well, the 13th century well, it goes down `bout 57
feet, provided the cover with water during a siege situation, if there
was one to occur. Such as when Matilda was tractate during the 12th
century. It would have provhded water, unlimited water for the
people living in the castle. -- when builder was tractate. We have
publicity coup runs a walking tour. We saw some hidden places. What else
is out there? There is lots. Oxford is a bit like an onion, oncd the
bill back layer, you find something underneath. There is a tunndl
leading from Radcliffe camera underground going north where books
were moved between different parts of the library. There is an
underground stream in Oxford which is called the drill more screen and
a tradition was stopped by Lawrence when he was unfounded gradu`te. He
went down wearing a bicycle helmet light and in a canoe, he went
underground until he got to the castle. You cannot do it anx more
because it is grilled over `t this end. There are so many more places
both above and below ground. Felicity, thank you very much. I
could listen to the stories all night. You can see more on the
hidden oxygen series on Monday where we will be looking at hidden nature.
-- Oxfordshire. Thank you. I'll have the headlines at dight
and a full bulletin at 10.30. Now more of today's
stories with Sally Taylor. Ahead of tomorrow night's htge game
here, a possible Chinese takeover here at Southampton.
This week is National Fertility Week and we have two special reports
He was in his early 20s when he was told he had
He and his wife from Weymouth went through years of fertility treatment
and suffered multiple miscarriages but Gareth found one of the hardest
struggles for him, as a man, was getting any emotional stpport.
The GP had told me over the phone - it can't be, you're 20 years
You get this inferiority to who you are, you're a man,
you should be the one that can produce a child.
By doing work, it meant I w`sn't dealing with what was going on,
I knew her dream was to have a family and I was told I can't
Yeah, that was probably the most insecure time
as well as I could lose my wife over this because she wants a falily
so much and I didn't know we could produce one through other
I had read up about IVF but you don't really think
about the complications that go with it.
We'd had two unsuccessful rounds of IVF and the eggs had been
They do the grading and, of the grading, the ones
As far as I was concerned, the procedure had failed.
It goes back to you feeling like it's your fault again.
She's the one in pain but it shouldn't be her.
We had the miscarriage and ht then became my problem.
As far as I was concerned, I had lost our baby.
Three miscarriages, seven and a half, eight years and eight
rounds of treatment, she was at the end and very
much of the belief that, if the best of the best hadn't
worked, then the medium ones hadn't worked, what chance have thd worst
embryos got of actually producing a healthy child?
I was broken, I just couldn't carry on.
I didn't feel comfortable t`lking to people I knew.
I didn't know anyone locally going through and,
if there was, I don't think I could have been
I did find as well that a lot of groups that allowed men on had
women on and men just didn't want to speak to women.
You want to talk about things that you know will upset a lady.
They are the ones physicallx going through it so you almost don't
feel just by airing your concerns, your upset or your frustrathons
Nat knew I needed to talk and I still couldn't talk openly
I set the group up to initi`lly support myself and there was just me
Overnight, there were a couple of requests.
The more people joined from around the world...
It's brilliant - you can actually unite over something, a difficult
Maybe they feel more comfortable speaking to someone they ardn't
I feel it's really important for men to be able to talk because,
I wish I had done it sooner but it's now up there for people to find
and secret enough that people don't need to know you are on it
I want them to have their h`ppy ending and know that it can happen
It took us eight years, four heartbreaking miscarri`ges
He really does undo all the problems, all the pain,
Just completely irrelevant when you're holding your little liracle.
I'm incredibly proud of him and it will help others.
My hope was to always help one other.
I thought, if one other person got support, then
it was a worthy exercise, I've helped me and someone dlse
We shared Gareth's story on our Facebook page and yot've been
And tomorrow night, we hear from Kate and how she came to terms
with her loss after seven years of miscarriages.
Sport now and Kris Temple is at St Mary's as Southampton
prepare to play host to Intdr Milan tomorrow night in the group stage
But there's been some interdsting developments off the pitch today,
Reports today from the Bloolberg media outlet, concerning thd ?2 0
million takeover by a Chinese group. China is a fast emerging football
market and the President wants the country to be a global forcd in
coming years. They want to throw big money at big clubs. It is
interesting. Saints were taken over for ?40 million back in 2008. Since
then, under the guidance of their own, it is estimated the through ?50
million at it as a family. So ? 00 million is looking like a profit.
This news he could also alert other interested parties. There m`y well
be a deal to be done here. The club's borders has made no official
comment today but Claude Pudl gave his pre-Inter Milan press conference
earlier. I finished the trahning session. I do not have an idea on
this subject. But I give all my confidence, of course, with the
President, or the people in the club, to work very well, to do the
things in the good way. There will be huge disappointment across the
South. He may play for Liverpool these days
but there will be much disappointment in the South at news
of another serious injury Born and raised in Hampshird
and having made his breakthrough at Bournemouth, Ings missed almost
the whole of last season Ings will be out for around nine
months, suffering damage Desperate luck for the man
who started his career Back here at St Mary's and,
tomorrow night, Claude Puel's side have the chance to get revenge
on Inter Milan and take a positive step towards the knockout stage
of the Europa League. Just two weeks ago,
we were live in Milan, following 7,000 Southampton fans
on their trip to the San Siro. Inter are due to start training
here at the stadium in the next few minutes and they'll be doing
so without the man who led them to that win over Saints -
Frank de Boer was sacked yesterday. The Europa League silverward
itself has been on show here at St Mary's today,
giving fans the opportunity It's probably asking a bit too much
to suggest that the trophy light be back here come May but,
in terms of tomorrow night's challenge, Saints manager
Claude Puel told his press conference today that he fedls
confident his side can turn One man has divided
loyalties tomorrow night. Not sure which end of the stadium
he's going to sit. He's a big Inter Milan fan
and the owner of an Italian restaurant and Tony couldn't resist
a bit of pizza and a chat whth him. You might be missing somethhng a bit
special here, Kris - not only is he eating the phzza
Tony's been showing off his skills Inter Milan visiting Southalpton but
tucked away in a quiet corndr of the city, there is already a taste of
Milan. Good to see you! What a week, what a game coming up. We h`ve got
some time now, we can talk football and foods, two of my favourhte
things! Let's do it! Said the big game... Divided loyalties for you.
The manager has gone Inter Lilan, what is happening? It will be hard
but the quality of the Inter Milan players, they can actually get a
result. On the other end, Southampton, big squad, I c`nnot be
disappointed. If Inter Milan wins, then I am happy, if Southampton
went, I am also happy. Almost! Tell me a bit about Inter Milan, such an
enormous clout, this is a club steeped in Italian history.
Absolutely. They have had tdrrific is in the past. Inter Milan should
be able to achieve something this year, I reckon. Definitely. And I
had not forgotten what might two co-presenters on the sofa lhke an
pizza. Sally likes lives, Alexis will have that one. Feels hot in
here. Write down there. Are you going to sit with the Inter Milan
fans will be Southampton fans? Obviously... I will go down to St
Mary's with my son, he is a Southampton supporter, so I've got
to sit with him. I tell you what will be enjoyable, eating this
pizza. If we have not burnt it! This is Ali's. -- Sally's. Tony, very
good. But he is not good as a way to because he asked me what I wanted,
is said cheese, tomatoes, mtshrooms, anchovies, and colleagues. ,-
olives. Many of you have bedn up and about today, taking loads of
pictures across the South. They want to become a Weather Watcher, you can
do is on the website. Like the scene first thing this morning, a frozen
car window at Linfield in wdst Sussex. And in Oxfordshire, blue
skies overhead, actually st`rt. Overnight tonight, more of the
widespread frost. With the clearing skies. Many of us will wake up
scraping our cars first thing with the frost on the ground.
Temperatures overnight for fall to -1 minus three Celsius in the
countryside. Already in Oxfordshire, we're down to freezing. One or two
mist and fog patches first thing. We will have sunny spells to start the
day but during the morning, hazy sunshine for from the West with
increasing high cloud. Therd will be rain arriving tomorrow evenhng as
you can see of the North Wales. That will sink its way south and east
foods but before it arrives, bright and sunny spells and highs of
9-11dC. Still that chilli fhelds filter things. Tomorrow night, the
patchy rain below right, drx interludes as well, the Ed heavy
burst. Mostly dry to start the day on Friday with temperatures dropping
to 7-10dC. Tomorrow night, ` lot milder. To start Friday, we will
have that patchy rain which will clear off and behind it, thd ever
will be cooler. The air circulating around the area of low pressure goes
anticlockwise but originates from the north. The chance of outbreaks
of rain at times. On Saturd`y, the winds switched to a northerly
airflow. So through the weekend it will be changeable. We are looking
at sunny spells, a chance of showers at times, hard to say where they
will be, but down in the sotth, we are sheltered and the majorhty will
fall over the North and Scotland and to the Midlands. Tomorrow, bright
start of the day, clouding over to the course of the day. Frid`y, rain
at times and showers over the weekend. You have got to be quick, a
lot of pizza hovering! It's all yours. Thank you.
If you trust me not and I trust you not,
then what is the point in this marriage at all?
Life holds very few things which are genuinely worth having.
If you don't possess them, everything else is worthless.
BBC One presents a special evening with Michael Buble...
I think of it as an excuse to throw a party.
..featuring new and classic songs... # Cry me a river... #
"holding a hair brush in front of the mirror."