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In tonight's programme: is all
A former doctor, already a convicted child
abuser is given a new four-year jail term after being found guilty
Also comfort at Christmas for children who've
I can still remember what happened clearly in my head. It kept
replaying in my head while I was in primary school. It was horrible.
And later on, living above the shop - the changing face
of the cornershop and how it's fought for survival
A former paediatrician, convicted of sexually
abusing vunerable patients at Stoke Mandeville hospital
in the 1970s and '80s, has been sentenced to four
Michael Salmon committed his crimes against girls
aged between 8 and 16, at the same time Jimmy Savile abused
Police don't believe the two men's offences were linked.
Peter Cooke reports from Reading Crown Court.
He treated his patients as objects - objects he used for his own
Michael Salmon was sentenced to four years in prison today
after being convicted of 14 indecent assaults against ten children
The youngest victim was just eight years old.
Last year, the former doctor was found guilty of similar offences
Today's four-year sentence will be added to that total.
During both cases, he denied the charges and called
She's alleged that you felt her breasts
I'm sorry, this is getting beyond a first. These are all completely
unrelated girls that have come forward.
I'm sorry but I have never offered money to patients whatsoever.
Most of the assaults took place behind a screen in his consulting
He told the children the intimate examinations
were part of their treatment and occasionally their parents were
His abuse at the hospital took place during the same period Jimmy Savile
abused patients at the site but it's not believed any
Some of Michael Salmon's victims were in court today.
Many went to the police after seeing media
The judge said the former paediatrician had
An esteem that was utterly misplaced.
The judge said Michael Salmon had shown conceited arrogance
She added he considered himself bombproof and had never expressed
any remorse or contrition for his crimes.
In fact, during sentencing he repeatedly shook his head.
He will be 93 years old before he is considered for parole.
A seventy eight year old coach driver who crashed into a stationary
car on the M1 killing three people, two from Buckinghamshire,
Alan Peters was driving his double-decker coach on the hard
shoulder of the motorway, despite overhead signs telling
motorists not to use it, when he hit the Audi.
Two of the three men who died were from Newport Pagnell.
The judge said Peters was in "state of semi-consciousness" at the time.
Another prisoner has died at high security Woodhill
An inquest will open tomorrow into the cause of death last Sunday.
Six prisoners have already taken their lives at Woodhill this year.
Two years ago an inspector's report described the number of incidents
as very high and said the prison response
Police are investigating how a bus ploughed into
It happened on Saturday afternoon while a woman was putting
She was treated for a graze on her eye at hospital.
The woman and her husband have been told the house
in Holmer Green is now unsafe and they are staying with friends.
Three passengers on the bus were also injured.
A youngster who found his father dead on a sofa after returning home
from school has spoken of how he's been helped
Aidan Neale, from Aylesbury, was just nine years
old when his dad suffered the unexpected heart failure.
He's been supported by Child Bereavement UK.
Weekly calls to its helpline have doubled in the past few weeks.
Would often come home and say, right, let's go and do
so-and-so for the weekend, and off we'd go.
March 2008, Aidan and I came home from picking him up from school
and we found Paul unconscious on the sofa.
I couldn't really concentrate with anything.
Child Bereavement UK runs group sessions for youngsters who've had
to deal with similar tragedies, and Aidan, now 17, thinks it's
This is such a calm environment, so it's somewhere I can
My anger would have got much worse and I probably would have
Way more if I wouldn't have come here.
Good afternoon, Child Bereavement UK, Anita speaking.
Calls to the charity's national support line
Normally they'd get 55 a week, but at this time of year
It's an extremely busy period for us.
Particularly in the build-up to Christmas.
Families find that in some ways more challenging than the actual day.
It's the build-up, the hype, the excitement, the anxiety of how
Despite the support they've had, Aidan and his mother say their grief
You only knew them when they were tiny.
Aidan's a young man now and I know he'd be so proud of him.
And it just makes you really sad that he's not here to see it all.
Thames Valley Police is defending its use of unmarked
lorries to crack down on drivers using their phones behind the wheel.
Last week 12 people were caught using their phones on the M40
by the covert lorry in a 5-hour period.
The latest crackdown comes after 30 year old lorry driver Tomasz Kroker
was jailed for killing four people - while changing the music
Police have released the picture of a man they want to speak
to in connection with an incident where a pensioner was
knocked to the floor, suffering a broken hip.
The CCTV image's been released after thieves
fled from a music store, hitting the man.
A 34-year-old Chipping Norton man's been arrested on suspicion
of grievous bodily harm and bailed until January.
A report into the way a special school in the Cotswolds
was being run has uncovered claims of pupils running out
of control and a failure to ensure their safeguarding.
Earlier this year all the pupils were removed from Coln House
Today, in a separate development, the local authority said
it was recommending the school should be closed as it's no
Today's decision comes despite the majority of people
consulted saying they wanted it to remain open.
Clearly a lot of people who were resident in Fairford itself and were
quite concerned about what the future holds for that site.
And I want to be very clear that when
There's a lot of good community use that goes on
The rugby club use it, the sports clubs, there is all sorts.
This isn't about closing them out, we
really want to see how we can work with the community so that there is
A community-run village store in Buckinghamshire has won
The Shop, in North Marston, sells local produce
The manager, Eddie Parsley, received a personal award.
Eddie Parsley prides himself on giving customers a warm welcome.
He's been running The Shop in North Marston for five years.
Customers say they prefer the shop to the big supermarkets.
It's a local shop, which obviously I support, but also it's only just
up the road and parking's good as well, so anything that you run
out of or you feel that you need, I just pop over.
It gives people a chance for somewhere to meet
and have a chat that perhaps they don't always get a chance
to see each other and you can spend time talking to people.
He's an amazing find for the shop and he looks after it.
He's fine, good to talk to and he keeps a very tight ship.
Eddie and The Shop's successes have now been recognised nationally.
The Shop won a prize in the Rural Community Ownership awards.
Eddie picked up the People's Choice Award, with the judges
recognising his caring, kind and efficient approach.
I never thought I was going to get any award.
So to be crowned with two big achievements is amazing.
It's just the hub of the community, really, and we're served by local
An important part of the business model here is that profits
After a successful 12 months, Eddie and his team have even
Finally - BBC Radio Oxford has played host to a special
Cracker the Reindeer took a break from his usual duties to bring
Charles Nove and the breakfast team some seasonal cheer.
Cracker is from a local firm called Reindeer 2 hire -
based near Didcot - and was chaperoning west-end
But we do have reindeer that don't do Christmas.
We'll let them do what they want to do when they want to do it.
Santa's reindeer will definitely be calling
She's never naughty, always nice and she's next
Sussex Police says it's investigating six separate reports
of historical sexual abuse at football clubs in the county.
None of the claims relate to the county's league sides
Brighton and Hove Albion and Crawley Town.
The force says the offences were allegedly committed by six
Across the UK, there have been reports of abuse relating
Residents at Pagham in West Sussex will be keeping an anxious eye
on the weather and tides over Christmas, after new measures
to protect their seafront homes from flooding were washed away.
Last week, shingle designed to give winter protection had been
But Friday's high tide made short work of that.
Householders have been waiting more than a year for a decision
on a planning application for substantial defences.
But it was a different picture here on Friday.
Just days after the local council put 10,000 cubic
metres of shingle down, a tidal surge coincided
That has resulted in the loss of the majority of shingle that had
been put to increase the depth to the beach crest.
They will be concerned because this was a defence for the winter.
We have two very high tides over the coming months.
That will be the protection that has been washed away.
I'm not aware of any other emergency work being undertaken.
The district council says it will undertake work as resources
allow and it has carried out significant works in recent years
including building a rock revetement, and it believes the work
carried out last week reduced the effect of the tidal surge.
One beach-front resident at risk from flooding is David Huntley.
It was very different when he moved here 20 years ago.
Also, in the summer, we would get five metres of beach added.
In the winter, three metres taken away.
I was worried they would build houses in front.
We had the tidal surge come through two metres above normal.
It came as far as the edge of the vegetation which is
Pagham parish council wants to cut through a shingle bank which has
appeared in recent years, altering the currents,
and the council believes causing beach erosion.
The council hopes an agreement is close on the planning
Whatever happens with the planning application, work won't be getting
underway in the next couple of months which means the residents
in the seafront properties here will remain vulnerable
to the worst of the storms for the remainder of this winter.
Sean Killick, BBC South Today, Pagham.
The Mid-Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames is backing calls
for new laws to curb strikes, as industrial action continues
There were delays and cancellations this morning due to strike
action by the RMT union, and an overtime ban by the drivers
union Aslef over changes to the role of guards.
Shoreham MP Tim Loughton is bringing his Rail Ombudsman Bill
forward tomorrow, calling for tougher penalties
for rail operators for delays and cancellations.
They've been a fixture in towns, cities and villages for decades and,
tonight, the cornershop is the subject of a
Booze, Beans And Bhajis looks at how we've come to love the corner shop
It's presented by journalist Babita Sharma whose parents owned
Earlier, Babita came into the studio to talk to me about the film,
and this is the moment they go back to their cornershop.
Today, I am going back to our old cornershop.
VP Superstore in Reading, owned and run by my mum and dad.
For me and my sisters, the shop was our home,
What was it like living over the shop?
It is only now I am a bit older that I think of it
as being so different because, to me, it was normal,
when you spend 15 years of your life living over the shop.
Stacking shelves was part and parcel of what you do.
Walking in the front door of the shop to get to the back area
where you might sit down, take your satchel off, was normal.
Most people don't do that when they walk home from school.
You have others in your front living room doing an exchange of goods
Bizarre when I think about it but so special.
The thing that comes over from the programme is the cornershop
is the heart of the community, where the gossip is,
where the shopkeepers know their customers.
I had a customer who was a very educated man, very well spoken.
I said, "What is the matter, you look very upset and sad."
I came out and put my hands on his shoulder,
"what is the matter, Tom?"
He put his head on my shoulder, and he started crying.
I am not only a shopkeeper, I am part of the community.
I like to think of it as where the art of conversation
Where else do you get such a mix of people?
You wouldn't get that in any other kind of space but there.
It shows, over the decades, the movement and migration
of people, and the impact that had on our culture.
It's extraodinary to think how many migrants actually did take
If you were an immigrant, the chances of gaining
That has carried on with a new generation of immigrants today,
You get to work for yourself, if you're willing to work hard,
The cornershop has had to fight for its survival
We could not believe doing the research how many times it
After World War II, the emergence of the big supermarkets,
the glamour and Americana of refrigeration that
To the change in Sunday trading laws in the 1990s.
Because we all need our milk or newspaper.
The future of the cornershop, is it safe or not?
As long as people are willing to come through the living room,
my home as when I was a child, I think we will be OK.
And Babita's programme, Booze, Beans and Bhajis:
The Story Of The Cornershop is tonight at ten o'clock
A big match yesterday. Do recall in a south coast derby?
Some people do. -- do you call it. It was a big game. It was decided by
one man. Jay Rodriguez' first Premier League
goals since August gave Southampton With the winners moving up
to seventh in the Premier League, it's Saints that have the momentum
going into the Christmas fixtures, The crowd came expecting a festive
cracker, and it began with a bang. Acrobatics from Ake just six minutes
in made it the perfect Jack Wilshere's first
assist for the club, But Southampton having scored just
three goals in their previous seven Ryan Bertrand waltzing
into the box and arrowing Steven Davis, on as a second-half
substitute, had an immediate impact. Combining well with Sofianne Boufal
to gift wrap a goal Rodriguez, who has hardly
played for the past two years due to injuries,
proved he could also do it from distance,
producing the defining moment 20 yards out, five minutes left,
one top corner found. A significant moment in Rodriguez'
long road back to recovery. It is nice to be part of the team
and scoring and be sharp. I think the main thing
is the three points. The lads worked really hard,
against a good Bournemouth side, three points in the Christmas
period is good. I felt we weren't at
our best level today. Physically, technically,
we didn't play as well as we have Credit to Southampton,
they deserved to win today. Southampton move up
to seventh, three points Elsewehere, in the Football League,
a number of our teams left it late, Kris Temple's round-up of the action
starts with the Seagulls of Brighton Lukas Jutkiewicz put the hosts
in front, but the Seagulls once Anthony Knockaert's volley levelling
things with eight minutes left. Before deep into injury time,
Glenn Murray was on hand with a cool head to move Brighton eight points
clear of Reading in third. The Royals themselves left it late,
but got the job done at Blackburn. Dominic Samuel fired
the visitors in front, before Danny Graham levelled just
before the break. Liam Kelly's fine strike
was denied by the woodwork, but Liam Moore's chest put Reading
back in front, albeit in less But Rovers returned
again to make it 2-2. With the draw looking likely,
up popped George Evans with seconds remaining,
taking all three points Oxford are unbeaten in eight,
after coming from behind Chris Maguire's free kick first
cancelled out James Vaughan's After falling behind again,
up stepped Maguire. Another free kick,
cue another equaliser. With momentum on their side,
Oxford's pressure paid off. Greg Leigh turning a low
cross into his own net. MK Dons' boss Robbie Neilson saw his
side lose for the first time. Cody McDonald's strike enough
to give Gillingham the win. Dons now three points
above the relegation zone. Luke Norris's close-range header
put Swindon in front Only for David Ball
to equalise ten minutes later. Michael Doughty had
the opportunity to seal the win Portsmouth couldn't find a way past
former goalkeeper Trevor Carson. The Hartlepool shot-stopper pulled
off three superb saves including Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson
has taken his maiden Test wicket trapping Murali Vijay lbw in one
of few highlights for England Dawson later removed Jadeja,
ending with figures of two A four-point weekend moved
Basingstoke Bison back up to third The first goal of their 4-2 home win
over Bracknell Bees on Saturday, sparked a torrent of bears
being thrown on to the ice, as part of Bison's annual
fundraising collection for Naomi The two sides faced off again
on Sunday, with Bison And now for proof that
practice pays off. 81-year-old Dickie Borthwick
from Dorset, who we featured last week, is looking for a football
club to join. Obviously got his eye
in as he slotted penalty after penalty past me,
as this weekend Dickie made his debut for Portland Town
in a charity match. He played over 70 minutes and scored
a penalty with five minutes to go! well done to him.
You are part of it giving him all that training.
The board names for South West trains has made it a festive
celebration at train stations. And sweets were being given out with
tickets! Wish I was there. You don't see that
on trains I go on. Let us take a look at your weather
pictures. Jamie Fielding took this picture
of the murky conditions in Midhurst. Harry Harman photographed the cloudy
conditions in Poole. And this close-up of a robin
was taken at Rowlands This week, we start with a misty
note, outbreaks of drizzle. A fairly cold start. Today a high of just
seven Celsius. Overnight, Chile as well. Rain or drizzle, some
sunshine. Towards the Christmas weekend, things turned a little wet
and windy. Clearing skies for some overnight, a
touch of frost in the countryside, down to freezing.
In general, three Celsius. A chilly night with outbreaks of light rain
and drizzle. We start the morning tomorrow with a
fair and much of cloud, drizzle is likely along the south coast and
Isle of Wight. Showers inland. Dry inland for most places, temperatures
reaching seven Celsius. Another chilly day. Tomorrow, the
card will gather. Outbreaks of drizzle at times. The
risk of frost in the countryside. In band of rain moving in in the
second part of Wednesday. Temperatures falling to three
Celsius. A pretty wet start to the day on Wednesday.
The rain booth at the way, a drier interlude with sunny spells in the
middle of the day before the next band of rain arrives in the
afternoon. Some dry spells, a high of 11
Celsius. The winds will increase through the
latter part of Wednesday. Thursday, rain showers at times,
patchy drizzle. Drier conditions in the evening, and
an overnight frost. Friday, a dry start.
Going downhill later. We have a deep area of low pressure from the
Atlantic. The winds will increase.
Rain moving in by evening. And gales along the south coast. The
weekend will be cold, heavy rain, a chance of a storm.
Not what we were hoping for! Snow. We could even have Storm Barbra, the
second of the season. Ben dropping
a frozen turkey on Mum's foot. Put me down!
No, we talked about this. Taser him! That is a video game,
isn't it? I'm going to need at least another
15 years to recover from children. This is all nonsense - it's highly
entertaining, nonetheless it's... I'm starting this new job, I'm
taking over a really tough school. Where is it?
You're not going down south...? Huddersfield? I know. That's like
the dark side of the moon. You do know that this house
is haunted? This is all nonsense - it's highly
entertaining, nonetheless it's...