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In tonight's programme: Protests over rail fare rises.
The passengers angry about the increases that add around
Also, are businesses looking less rosy after the Brexit vote?
Why some firms have seen their costs grow.
And later on, a mother joins a campaign to make a groundbreaking
drug available for anyone with cystic fibrosis.
There have been protests against fare increases at rail
Ticket prices are going up by an average of 2.3%.
Campaigners say some passengers spend up to 14% of their income
on a monthly season ticket to London - far higher than comparable
But the government insists it's spending billions of pounds
In Oxford this morning, opinion was split about whether or not
I feel that the train service here is actually pretty poor. Prices that
we pay over here completely outrageous. I am dependent on public
transport and I understand both sides of the story. But it does feel
in other places that it may be cheaper. I think it's great value
for money taking the train, giving the growing cost of gas and car
ownership. I think it's great value. The average increase of 1.9%
in the Thames Valley means the annual cost for passengers
will go up by around ?90. Great Western rail passengers
travelling from Oxford to London will now pay ?4920 per year and
previously it was ?4830. If you are from Swindon travelling to the
capital, it will now cost more than ?4300 per year. That is a rise of
about ?80 per year. Campaigners have claimed
the rise is a "kick They say public ownership
would be better than If you're commuter, often
you don't have a choice, so you've got to take
the train, probably. But for some people, it probably
will affect their decision. Especially if the price
of petrol comes down, because that's the thing they're
measuring it against. Rail prices are competitive compared
to the car. The Government says it's spending
billions modernising the railway, And with everybody's wages going up,
that is good value for money. A man's been threatened at knife
point during a robbery It happened at the Lane End Tandoori
on the High Street, A 50-year-old man was tied up
and threatened with a knife. Two men stole cash, a driving
license and bank cards. They also demanded pin
numbers of bank accounts. Police are now looking for two Asian
men in their thirties. A fire at a school in Bicester
on New Years day is being treated The storage space at Bardwell School
was completely destroyed. Teachers say the play equipment lost
in the fire is vital to students People have been donating bikes
today, and they've already fundraised thousands of pounds,
to replace the toys It's been a frustrating start for
the year, but the community response has been absolutely amazing. Within
the first couple of hours on the fundraising page we have raised over
?1000 and we have had people arriving at the school donating some
really good bikes and building resources and toys. There's been an
amazing response and I think it's a real positive to come out of the
experience. Some businesses in our region
claim they're already being hit by price
rises linked to Brexit. The fall in the value of the pound
since the EU referendum has made it more expensive for some companies
to buy products It's feared the extra expense
could now be passed on to shoppers. Here's our political
reporter Bethan Phillips. Shoppers are busy hitting
the January sales in Oxfordshire. But could we be on the
verge of a price shock Experts have been telling me
that most companies buy their stock in advance,
so the things we're picking up in the shops now were originally
purchased before the pound But inevitably that change is now
catching up with businesses and it's predicted by many that
price rises will be passed Rosa Ashby runs a flower
shop in Witney. She says she's already
being hit by price hikes. At the minute we are trying to
shoulder it, but obviously there's only so much you can take as a small
business. We are not a big national company. Therefore we don't have the
wherewithal to go on. We have to pass some of it on eventually. But
others say Brexit is a big opportunity. I think the fall in the
value of the pound, which I don't think will be long-term, will be an
opportunity for people to get out there and sell their products. And
we are doing exactly that and we are looking at opening a retail premises
in Singapore, of all places. Shoppers in Oxford say they haven't
noticed much of a difference in prices. I have got a lot of bargains
in the sales last week so I haven't seen any effect. There were sales
around Christmas when the normally wasn't, but before there was, which
was handy. In the food department I have nosed price rises, but not
clothing, because lots of things are discounted. It's still not known how
leaving the EU will affect prices and the economy and how long the
pound will remain weak. But in times of a long -- uncertainty, the
message board any people from experts is to pick up bargains while
they are still around -- the message for many people.
A sports pavilion in Oxford worth ?800,000
Windows and doors of the building in Cutteslowe Park were
The pavilion only opened in September.
It was paid for by Oxford City Council, the FA and Premier League.
It's home to Summertown Stars AFC, the biggest young people's
As far as I know, Summertown Stars doing their best to see if they can
make it into city -- Saturday, and that's very hard because it's
wonderful to have a new pavilion and lots of children play there. They
need somewhere to change and go to the loo and have a drink afterwards.
A vocal coach from Witney has become an internet sensation
after her mother secretly filmed her and posted
Shukrandra Gant had no idea she was being recorded while singing
and playing the piano inside Lincoln cathedral.
The video has been viewed around 100,000 times.
here's the video that's become so popular.
We could not see your lovely face there because you were wearing such
a big hat. You had no idea your mother was around. How did you find
out? When we got home she posted it on Facebook, and I decided, you know
what, I will roll with it. It's good for me to put myself out there. And
that is what happened. How does it feel knowing you have been seen by
tens of thousands of people across the world? It's extraordinary.
Absolutely incredible, especially as it was such a surprise. It has been
so beautiful receiving the messages of support from people, and coming
to the recognition that people enjoy listening to my music, and that has
been a huge gift. He wrote the song yourself, didn't you? -- you wrote
the song. Normally you give the support because you are the vocal
coach, so how is it getting the love back? It's fabulous. I feel like I
am glowing on the inside. It really is wonderful and it has given me a
big creative firework inside me to get out there and start recording
again and start sharing my music again with the world. I'm very, very
grateful. You were a month, but not in the conventional sense that
people might understand -- a monk. I have a commitment to be the most
lovely person I can be, and this is kind of my compass, my inner
compass, and it is reflected in the song which is about love. It is my
big passion. Love and creativity. You are not a stranger to the music
industry, because a few years ago there was the prospect of a record
deal. There was. I have done a few different projects and I've been in
a few different bands and things and this particular project, we were
offered a record deal, which at the time I thought was with universal
music and I was so stoked. It turned out to be something different which
wasn't connected with them at all. And when it came down to it, it
would have been like signing my soul awake for a good 25 years. I was
very disappointed at the time, but I do feel that it is funny how things
unfold and with my time being a teacher, and this moment comes now
and all this happening, sometimes things happen for a reason. I am
very happy to be happy where I am now and have this opportunity. What
about the future? Might you revisit the idea of a career in the music
industry? I love that. I want to find my creative Yoda out there. I
am open. I love Star Wars. I would love to find my creative family, I
would love to make an album this year. I have been so encouraged by
the love and support of everyone, so yes. I want to go for it. We wish
you the best of luck. Thank you for coming in.
I'll have the headlines at 8pm and a full bulletin at 10.30pm.
Now more of today's stories with Sally Taylor.
The Cherries are gunning for another big scalp in the Premier League,
Arsenal the visitors tonight. We will be live here shortly.
A mother from Portsmouth has joined campaigners fighting to make
a ground breaking cystic fibrosis drug available on the NHS.
Gemma Daysh, whose daughter Ivy has the genetic condition,
says that "Orkambi" could make a big difference to people's lives.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says the drug,
which costs more than a hundred thousand pounds a year per patient,
For three-year-old Ivy a daily regime of medication is something
Ivy was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis
A faulty gene means her body produces thick sticky mucus
which can clog her lungs and digestive system,
leaving Ivy prone to infections and long term damage.
I think it was a 12 month period, she had 24 weeks of oral
antibiotics, and not including the IV antibiotics. So she picks up a
lot of bacteria still. Current treatments like the drugs
and physiotherapy Gemma gives Ivy help to manage the symptoms -
but what she and other campaigners are fighting
for is for a new drug called It tackles the underlying cause
so thinner mucus is produced - it costs ?104,000 a year
and The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has
decided not to fund it. It makes me angry, it makes me think
is she not worth it or something? It frustrates me that it always comes
down to money. When you look at reduced life expectancy and all the
problems they have giving their lives, and then you know there's a
tablet that could potentially not prevent but prolonged that, you
pretty a lot of hope into it. They told us
We know how important a new treatment option would be
for people with cystic fibrosis, but for the benefits it offers,
We can only recommend treatments when we are certain they are both
clinically effective and represent good value for money.
the sticking point is a lack of long-term data to illustrate the
drug's true effectiveness. At present the base their decisions on
24 weeks of clinical trial data. We are offering results based on a
registry of 99% of the cystic fibrosis population which could
monitor how effective the drug is. Orkambi is currently only licensed
in the UK for people but Ivy's family hope that
after more trials that age restriction will come down
and with continued pressure the decision not to fund
it will be reversed. Set in beautiful Hampshire
countryside, a semi derelict mansion called The Grange has hosted operas
for nearly 20 years. When the resident company moved
on it seemed that the music might stop forever but now a new team has
taken on the venue. As Briony Leyland reports
they are appealing to the public to help them bring opera back
to a unique setting. Music is in the air once
again at the Grange, an exotic looking mansion
at the heart of the World-renowned countertenor
Michael Chance is leading the team. For years, Grange Park Opera
were the resident company, but after lengthy negotiations over
the lease they moved last summer taking with them their seats
and stage equipment. The new tenants, Grange Festival,
are using ?3 million You have the stalls here,
all now empty, and it is a challenge but we see it as equally
an opportunity, because the theatre has been left to others
in this rather empty state, The Heritage and legacy of this site
but with a 21st-century feel. Seat prices will range from ?10
to ?185 with dining in the shabby The previous tenants are building
a new theatre in Surrey, in Surrey, so is there demand
for two opera houses? We are in no way rivals
and predecessors are building I think it will be an expanding
audience, not the same audience As well as money, practical
donations are welcome to. We put out a call and say
we are looking for fridges and a piano and you get phone calls
and e-mails saying we are just clearing out a house and we have
all that stuff, With continued support
from volunteers and donors, the team is confident of performing
in a fully furnished theatre come What a voice! The festival starts
this summer. A busy year of sport we have ahead of us. An exciting finish
to the last week of 2016, brought us some tremendous action. Many
congratulations to so many of our pad Olympians and Olympians who took
honours in the New Year is Honours list. In amongst it all, loads of
football. It seems like every day there is football.
We'll look ahead to tonight's live football in a moment.
Kris Temple is at the Vitality Stadium where Bournemouth host
The Cherries are back in the top half of the table.
First though, Brighton and Hove Albion start 2017
Albion's former Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale saved a first half
penalty at Craven Cottage, but Chris Hughton's men would fall
behind in the second period, striker Lucas Piazon,
who was at Reading last season slotted in to put Fulham in front.
Tomer Hemed was then felled in the box and he got back
to his feet to score the resulting penalty.
Just a minute later, a fine goal from Lewis Dunk
would send 6,000 Albions wild, setting up the chance
and then finishing it, Albion snatch a 2-1 win.
Meanwhile a heck of a comeback from Reading at Bristol
City, they were 2-0 down when Tammy Abraham netted
a penalty at Ashton Gate, and there was little hint
First, Liam Kelly had space to turn and shoot.
With the home side looking nervous Yann Kermorgant
Then the man who won promotion to the Premier League
with Bournemouth finished form long range to claim all three points.
So here's how the table looks in the Championship
Albion sit in first place and they have a game
They're third after three consecutive wins.
Both sides are in FA Cup action this weekend,
In the Premier League attention turns to Bournemouth tonight.
The Cherries host Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium.
Christmas saw a win and a loss for Eddie Howe's side,
a better return than their south coast neighbours Southampton.
Kris Temple's at Dean Court, Kris Bournemouth in a moment
but first Saints fans had a difficult Christmas period.
Born both actually set above Southampton in the table.
Southampton's wretched Christmas and New year ended with a 3-0 defeat
at former boss Ronald Koeman's Everton.
Let's have a look at the action in that game.
All the goals came in the second half as another much changed team
fell behind to Enner Valencia's close range strike.
Maya Yoshida then gave away a penalty which was converted
by Leighton Baines, to effectively end Saints chances of getting
Romelu Lukaku blasted in a third to leave Claude Puel
facing up to a third consecutive league defeat.
Here that the Vitality Stadium, lots of talk from managers of the
congested fixture stadium. The Cherries have had 24 hours more
arrests since they are last match. Arsenal beating Crystal Palace 2-0
on New Year's Day. Some notable scalps this season, the home form
has been the backbone of their current position in the Premier
League. They will be up against an Arsenal side tonight who are bidding
to keep Chelsea within reach at the top of the table, Arsenal could hit
third. One man who would be involved as the influential midfielder Jack
Wilshere, currently on loan from Arsenal but the terms of his all and
means he can't play tonight. That is the headline team news as far as
Bournemouth is concerned. The game is live on BBC radio Solent. Don't
forget to join them from 7:45 p.m.. Let's wrap up yesterday's other
football league action. Luton Town boss Nathan Jones
launched a scathing attack on some Luton player Cameron Mageehan
was stretchered off with a suspected broken leg with some reportedly
jeering him as he was taken away. On the field Pompey
are fourth after a 1-0 win. Christian Burgess headed the winner
before the interval. Gary Roberts missed a late penalty
for Paul Cook's side. In League One goalless draws
for MK Dons and Swindon, meanwhile Oxford's 1-0
win at Gillingham came That result cost home manager
Justin Edinburgh his job. There was no rest for round
the world sailor Alex Thomson He's involved in an epic tussle
in the toughest single handed race of them all,
the Vendee Globe. After rounding Cape Horn
over Christmas, Thomson, aboard Hugo Boss is continuing
to track the leader Armel Le Cleche. He's around 218 miles
behind the Frenchman. The leading boats have a lead
of more than 600 miles No Gosport based Thomson is hoping
to become the first briton Hampshire cricket won't comment
on reports that South African bowler Kyle Abbott may be set to sign
a long term deal at the club. The 29-year-old is currently
enjoying a successful run He was in action for his country
today playing in the test However Abbott is known to have been
frustrated at his lack of opportunities at the highest
level, and could opt to rejoin the County
whom he played for in 2014. That would be great news to start
the year for Hampshire funds. Onto the weather and before we get to the
forecast we should just look back at 2016 and thank you so much for all
the fabulous weather pictures you keep sending. What are your
favourites? I like coastal views. I like the quirky ones that surprise
us. You can decide what are your favourites from 2016. Your daily
weather pictures do seem to get better and better. We had some
lovely ones during 2016 and they are featured on our Facebook page.
Wildlife photos remain popular as ever, while plants and flowers are a
great way to illustrate the changing seasons. We had some good pictures
of unusual weather, check out these clouds photographed in March. 2016
wasn't a record-breaking year for the South by any stretch but we had
some nice weather. The hottest day was 19th of July. This dormouse was
spotted. They call this night was the 29th of November when the South
shivered at minus nine. This picture was taken in Salisbury. Anthony
Morris captured this frozen cobweb. A superwoman provided a definite
photo opportunity, this image captured in Bournemouth. Just a few
days later, this barrel Graf revealed the sharp drop in pressure.
After three weeks of rain had fallen in just three days, Jack sent us
this picture of floods in Swanage. This circular rainbow was filmed in
Portsmouth. Once a year and we like to come and meet one of
photographers. This is a lovely spot but not such a great day
weather-wise. Over here as Natasha and this is one of her favourite
places. I like this but because you get a good view of the sunrise,
especially on misty mornings rising in the ballet. I have been living in
the area for about 22 years. I moved out for university and started doing
a lot of walking and started to appreciate the wildlife which is
when I realised I wanted to capture it on camera. And capture it she
hides. These are just a few of the wonderful photos she has taken
around the new Forest. It is a very satisfying hobby but could it be
more? I'd love if it could be one day but I will keep working hard at
it and I have just had a picture of a hare published and I really
chuffed that I have been asked to become one of the national parklocal
photographers as well. Thank you for all of the photographs you shared
with us last year, please keep them coming in 2017. There is always a
photo to be taken. All you need is a little optimism.
That is a quirky one. Let's take a look at the first pictures of 2017.
Colin Lee photographed the cold frosty start the the day
David Batchelor capture the cold start to the day
And Albie Somerset photographed the blue skies and lingering
Overnight, we are expecting freezing temperatures initially but a frost
for some and cold and frosty at times with some are not amounting to
too much. There will be a cold breeze for the north-west and that
will settle overnight. The risk of frost but increasing cloud. A
weather front moving southwards across the country and it will
arrive through the early hours of the morning with the laws of two
Celsius. A chilly start and the cloud one priest in the morning and
we see some patchy rain but it will disappear so thoughts and we're
looking at some sunny spells through the afternoon, remaining dry as well
with the high tomorrow of 7-8. Despite the temperature being higher
than today it will feel bitterly cold. Tomorrow night, another cold
one with the temperature plunging two minus six. The chance we could
have some ice patches on untreated surfaces as well as mist and fog and
frosty start the day on Thursday with a low of -3, even in towns and
cities. A chilly start to Thursday but a lovely day in store with
lighter winds than tomorrow. The temperature will struggle with the
high of just the Celsius in places. A dry night Thursday into Friday
morning, Friday starts off on a frosty note, but very quickly the
cloud will increase and this weather front will move on. A spell of rain
this week, not amounting to too much, light and patchy in nature,
moving south and east words. Looking ahead to the weekend, high pressure
starts to build and it will be mainly Diane settled. The risk of
the odd isolated shower but it will be mainly dry with sunny spells.
Maybe a few days into the New Year but we haven't wished you a happy
New Year yet, so happy New Year and we will join you tomorrow, good
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