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Good evening, I'm Edward Sault. One is at 10:30.
Police are investigating after a human hand and forearm
were washed up on an Isle of Wight beach.
A dog walker made the discovery at Freshwater Bay this morning.
Hampshire police were called to the scene just after 11am,
and say initial analysis suggests the remains had been
They've been sent away for further tests.
Hospitals across the South have been criticised by patient groups
for the amount of money they've raised through parking charges.
This year the University Hospital Southampton took over ?3 million -
making it the third highest earner in the country.
Oxford University Hospitals didn't publish its total, but last year
The hospitals say revenue goes into patient services.
With parking charges of up to ?4 an hour in the south,
a hospital visit can come at a price.
For people in work with a fairly good salary, ?4, two
You don't know how long you will be here and it is a lot of hassle.
If you compare it with France, France is completely free.
The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford made ?1.4 million
in car park charges last year, Oxford University hospital didn't
publish its figures but made 3.6 million the year before.
For university Hospital Southampton a similar amount,
It says revenue goes into patient services and in Guildford
it is to keep the car park up and running.
Car parks have operational costs and development
costs and we finance it through the collection
We would rather spend the money we get for clinical care on patients
The Patients' Association say hospitals take money from vulnerable
people and they want charges capped or scrapped as in
They say the charges should be fair and should be concessions
Meanwhile, St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight has declared
a "significant incident" because of high pressure
Planned operations have had to be cancelled to make beds available
The Hospital says it's responding to the situation
and IS still treating people, but is urging non-emergency patients
A man's been charged with manslaughter following a death
57-year-old Nick Medlin was confirmed dead at
32-year-old Michael John Hudson will appear before Portsmouth
Two other men have been released on bail.
The number of people sleeping rough on the streets of Bournemouth has
become such a concern to churches in the town, they're now providing
Members from several congregations are running what they're calling
Dishing up a hot meal and having a comfortable bed to sleep in.
For those sleeping rough it is a luxury, but no churches
in Bournemouth have come together to offer that and more.
Our goal is to get people off and to stay off the streets.
We ask what they need help with, had to get ID sorted out and benefits,
maybe getting accommodation somewhere to work.
All of those things we have seen people sorting out over the last few
weeks because they have had a decent night's suite.
weeks because they have had a decent night's sleep.
The project is running for six months and involves seven
Each church takes one night a week offering beds to rough sleepers.
This man has been on and off the streets for 15 years and says
he has been offered a lifeline to escape the dangers
You have to watch your back and you always get robbed and have
It is never showing anyone your money and you have to safeguard
yourself because no one else will look after you.
I have seen friends beaten up and stabbed, I have been stabbed.
They have helped me make a plan of action to move on and be
independent and it is working pretty well and I have two
The charity says that rough sleepers are a growing concern in Bournemouth
and the churches felt it was their turn to step in.
While many people are relaxing over the holidays, volunteers
with a Buckinghamshire charity spend their time on standby,
with the possibility of being flown to a disaster zone anywhere
For victims of natural disasters or for those in war zones,
the work of volunteers with charities like MapAction
can make the difference between life or death.
It was the Indian Ocean tsunami on Boxing Day that saw
MapAction's first rapid response emergency mission.
It deploys volunteers to natural disaster or conflict zones
to map changes in terrain, access transport routes
as well as highlighting which areas are worst affected than precisely
where different aid organisations and rescue teams are operating.
The charity has grown to 12 staff and 76 volunteers, among them
Naomi Morris who returned from Iraq a couple of weeks ago
and juggles her voluntary role overseas with working as a teacher
and paramedic and mother of a young son.
Having my little boy is grounding in the work I do.
His understanding of it grows every year.
I think at the moment it is very much a case of Mummy is going off
to do those pictures but he understands those pictures
help lots of people including other children like him.
Despite people's seasonal hopes and prayers the New Year will bring
new disasters and Naomi and her fellow volunteers
are standing by to ensure the people affected are helped
Time for the weather now and some beautiful sunshine for many of us
across the region. We have had fog problems across
the region through the day today and more to come this
evening and overnight. Some freezing fog possible
later on tonight. And in places it will be quite
thick, stay tuned to your BBC local radio if it is causing problems
like it did this morning. Along the coast overnight,
probably remaining frost free but you don't have to go far inland
to find not only the fog but some The temperature down to freezing
in some places and some tricky The best of the conditions
in the south for Hampshire Further north, the mist and fog
reluctant to go and it may last for some time but come back again
and where it sticks, Not a lot of promise for a great
deal of sunshine moving into the New Year and we may find
that there are some breaks in the cloud but for most of us,
typical temperatures of 9-10. We're back at 10:40
when we will have the result of Southampton against Spurs
in the premiership. Join me for that., until then
enjoy your evening. Good evening, the weather is proving
hazardous and the fog now becoming more extensive and causing
disruption overnight tonight.