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In tonight's programme: news teams where you are.


Claims a young offenders institution has become more dangerous.


A report says there are not enough prison officers to keep


The homeless people who have moved into a disused former car showroom,


And later on, the Wiltshire couple boldly going where no-one's


Staffing cuts have put inmates and workers in danger,


according to a report on Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute.


The Independent Monitoring Board says pay and conditions for


The report also warned of rival gangs of teenagers


The Government says improvements have already been made.


Aylesbury Young Offenders Institution houses some of the most


violent and disruptive young men in the country.


Keeping around 400 inmates in order is inevitably a challenge,


and the Independent Monitoring Board says there simply are not


The report says cuts to the number of staff have made this place


more dangerous for prisoners and workers.


Also, there is a gang culture which is making it difficult to run


some training programmes and get prisoners around the prison.


The Ministry of Justice says 2500 extra prison officers


But the Prison Reform Trust says wages are too low


to attract skilled workers to Aylesbury.


The young men in Aylesbury are not being kept occupied,


their energy is not being used and they're not spending


And some of that is simply because the money hasn't been found


to recruit the people to keep workshops open,


so good facilities are standing idle.


The report highlighted the hard work staff put in to identify potential


In a statement, the Ministry of Justice said:


The prison is also working more closely with police


so inmates who break the rules are properly punished.


Police are hunting for a prisoner who has absconded


from Springhill Prison in Buckinghamshire.


35-year-old Gavin Burnett escaped from the open jail


He's known to visit Milton Keynes and Northampton.


Police don't believe he poses a risk to the public, but say


Campaigners angry about the lack of provision for homeless people


in Oxford have taken over a former car showroom.


They've created sleeping areas, put a new lock on the entrance


A petition asking the site owners for permission to stay


until March has been signed by hundreds of people.


Welcome to Oxford's unofficial homeless shelter.


For the past two years, this former car dealership has been empty.


But some residents decided to move in after finding


Personally, I'm here because I don't want to see anyone freezing to death


That is something that has happened in other cities around


the country and I think that's completely unacceptable.


You know, buildings lay empty while people freeze,


And yes, it's not the most beautiful building, but it's safer and warmer


14 homeless people are now living here, benefiting from a roof


It's a bit of a godsend, really, because


I feel like I can get somewhere, you know?


Like, I can start applying for university and get things done.


We don't want to be a thorn in anybody's side,


We've seen an opportunity, a building that's not being used,


that can be utilised and can take a lot of people, and we have people


here to make it safe, so there is no hazards,


no danger, in fact, if anything, it's a life-saver.


It is not the first time a disused building has been taken over


In 2011, a group of students moved into a derelict factory


This site is owned by Wadham College.


It said it had not decided whether to take legal action


And there will be more on that story on the Breakfast programme.


Staff working at the former nuclear research base at Harwell are to be


balloted on whether they should go on strike.


Unions have called the ballot as 16,000 staff at 19 sites


across the country, including Harwell, face cuts.


The Nuclear Decommissioning Agency want to make changes


to pensions as part of plans to save ?660 million.


Three people have been taken to hospital after a lorry shed part


of its load of stones on to a car during a crash in Gloucestershire.


The lorry was carrying a load of Cotswold stone


when it was involved in an an accident on the A429


A 56-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries


and two other people have minor injuries.


A large boulder which fell 40 feet down a cliff onto a railway line


in Gloucestershire is continuing to cause disruption to services


Engineers have spent the day breaking it up into smaller pieces,


but Network Rail says the line may not reopen before the morning.


A boulder, six feet by four, which came tumbling down a steep


It was fortunate a train on the other line spotted it first


Engineers have been on the track near Kemble all day,


It had clearly broken through metal netting and cables,


to minimise the impact of landslides.


We have had some minor falls from time to time,


to help the cutting wall stay in place.


Well, it was not designed, built, to cope with anything


of the size that we saw falling onto the track today.


Trains from Gloucester to Swindon have been able to pass


through here at five miles per hour, but commuters wanting to get


from Swindon to Gloucester have had to use a bus service.


That may continue while Network Rail's investigations


We need to check that all the signalling equipment


and the actual track itself is safe to run trains over.


It is pretty robust, but it had a serious knock today.


We are also taking some investigations into what is still


up there on the cutting wall, to see if there is anything else


which is likely to come down and what we need to do about that.


The tight, rocky ravines here are a known problem


It is close to the Sapperton Tunnel, which has undergone major


repairs in recent years because of instability


It could be that CCTV or remote movement sensors could be


installed here in future, which would raise the alarm


The Government has committed to ?50 million of improvements


Two major projects are scheduled to be completed by 2020.


One will see improvements to the Peartree and Botley


The other involves installing CCTV, traffic sensors and driver


information displays on the road between the M4 and the M40.


A gymnastics club in Oxford could be forced out of its home,


Cherwell Gymnastics has spent ?20,000 on its move


Formerly based at Cherwell School, the club was given permission


Oxford City Council now says a planning application


must be re-heard at a meeting on Wednesday.


Lorry drivers in Aylesbury have traded in their HGVs for bicycles as


part of a safety awareness course. Aylesbury Vale District Council says


it has spent thousands of pounds of extra training to try and keep up


high driving standards. Adina Campbell went along to one of


the courses. Swapping the comfort of their heated HGVs for handlebars and


helmets. These bin men and women are seeing what it is like being a more


vulnerable road user and have been taking part in a safety course with


a big focus on practical training. Cyclists come in your blind spot, it


makes you more aware, doing this course. It is very good. I had a


scary experience with an articulated lorry overtaking me so I am highly


aware of cyclists. It is quite scary being out there on the road and


having Ilori come past. -- having a lorry. Wick-mac it is the first time


Aylesbury Vale District Council has brought in this type of course,


which works out to be about ?90 per person. Staff say it is worth every


penny. To put them in the position of somebody cycling or on a horse or


whatever, gives them the benefit of seeing what it is like from where


their position is in the road, and I think they will benefit from that


and so will our community. Three months ago, this lorry driver was


sentenced to ten years in prison for driving his lorry into the back of


queueing traffic on the a 34, killing a woman and three children.


He had been using his mobile phone will stop most lorry drivers do take


care when out on the roads and the idea of this course is to develop


their skills even further. This is showing lorry drivers what a cyclist


does before they are about to carry out a miniver. There will be looking


back, ensuring that cyclists are seeing what is behind them and we do


that by holding out the fingers so they can count. The training is also


about testing reaction times, like making an emergency stop. These


lorry drivers are testing their coordination and awareness skills by


looking out for different hazards and trying to stay as safe as


possible. The course also involves some class relearning. But for now,


the drivers can forget about their bin loads and focus on brushing up


on their bike skills. Adina Campbell, BBC South Today,


Hillsborough. Work begins this week on creating


a new public plaza in Aylesbury. It will be built on part


of the current Exchange Street The new plaza will have


four new restaurants, with two-bedroom apartments


built above them. It should be completed


by autumn next year. Professor Stephen Hawking celebrated


his 75th birthday this weekend. The world-famous physicist was born


and studied in Oxford. It's more than 50 years


since he was diagnosed He is due to give a lecture


in Oxford next week on black holes. I'll have the headlines at 8pm


and a full bulletin at 10:30. Now, more of today's


stories, with Sally Taylor. Stay with us as we chart


the progress of Gosport Could he be on course to win


the Vendee round the world race? A 17-year-old boy has been charged


with attempted murder following a stabbing


on Saturday in Boscombe. Police were called to Ashley Road


in Boscombe, where a man The boy has been remanded


in youth detention to appear at Winchester Crown Court tomorrow


charged with attempted murder and possession of bladed


article in public place. The Prime Minister Theresa May


visited Hampshire to launch her new initiative


on mental health today. The Wellbeing Centre


in Aldershot provides support for people with a wide range


of mental health conditions. It's a charity, but funded


by the local health authority The Prime Minister spent half


an hour talking to users We're very fortunate in Hampshire,


in this area especially, in that we've got funding that has


been put in to deliver They are reasonably inexpensive


and produce such great outcomes, which is obviously what


the Prime Minister has heard today. I thought she would be more stern


but she was really laid-back, quite relaxed, and she seemed


genuinely interested The West Sussex car-maker


Rolls Royce says it will keep its headquarters in the UK,


despite telling workers last year that Brexit would limit its ability


to plan and budget for the future. Today the Goodwood-based company


reported a 6% rise in sales. Last year, it delivered just over


4,000 cars to customers, the second-highest sales


record in its history. It's consistently voted one


of the best places to live in the hole of the UK,


but over the decades many feel Wokingham Town centre has


been showing its age. Now, after five years of delay,


work is finally starting on the regeneration of the main


shopping area, Peach Street. A completely new public


square will be created, but the council is warning of no


gain without pain, with severe delays expected in one


of the busiest towns in Berkshire. As a main shopping street,


Peach Street has been a bit It's going to be


very Wokinghamesque. It's not going to be this


street you see right now. This redevelopment will cost ?24


million but the busy thoroughfare will be down to just one lane


for 15 weeks. A stone's throw away,


the popular Rose Street car park Congestion in the town


isn't good, but we need Not a lot of character


at the moment, a few shops. I think more independent


shops would be lovely. I work in mental health and I'd


like to see more money Completely redeveloping a main


part of the town centre As well as the destruction caused


to the thoroughfare, we have counted eating into units


and all those shops had As the council bought


all the land in 2010, it says it's in line


to make a profit. They say they're going


to make the money back. We would have kept the car park


and instead of building houses on Rose Street, we would have


created a memorial garden. This is the investment we have


wanted for years and years, to stop The Peach Street project is expected


to finally bear fruit when it Let's move on to sport. We're going


to start with sailing. You don't think of the word exciting when you


hear about a round the world race. I've been watching Alex Thomson over


the Christmas period. When he was passing Cape Horn, now he's so close


to the leader. You slowdown in the doldrums and shall be hoping he can


get some wind. It is an amazing event, the biggest challenge of them


all. We think it's probably got about a week to go.


The gap is just under 100 miles and shortening as Alex Thomson


attempts to make history and become the first Briton to win


The Gosport sailor aboard Hugo Boss has had a terrific few days


as he heads up to the finish in Western France, approaching


an area in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans known for light winds


and when Thomson sent this update, he'd seen his boat


Firmly in the doldrums, had a terrible night last night.


There's been some wind that I wasn't expecting and I'm


There's definitely going to be another slowdown before we get


there, the easterly breeze is going to come in


We'll have more on the race tomorrow night.


The draw for the FA cup fourth round is coming up at 7


o'clock over on BBC2, but only two of the region's sides


On a weekend where there was very little magic sprinkled around


Michael Appleton's men served up a victory against higher


Brighton too, secured their place in the next round.


Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton was named Manager


of the Month for December and January started well too.


He made 11 changes to his side, but the gamble paid off.


It took a while for the Albion to put league one Dons away,


but a free header 18 minutes from time means the promotion


chasers are into round four for the seventh time in eight years.


The first one put us very much on the road and gave us


that lift we needed, probably at a period of the game


where MK were pushing to get back as a real threat.


Rotherham are bottom of the Championship so perhaps it


wasn't a shock that Oxford hit the heights at the New York Stadium.


McGuire missed a penalty but before long, Ryan Taylor gave them the lead


Rotherham levelled, but Oxford were on course for a convincing cup


win when Phil Edwards headed in a corner.


Then a dangerous cross made it three.


Rotherham made the finish interesting, but this header


It would be fantastic if we can get a tie against a Premier League side,


to give players and fans a chance to go head-to-head


Southampton were seconds from going through at Norwich.


The not-for-sale Van Dyke volleyed them in front.


The teenage debutant Harry Lewis led to his giving away a penalty,


converted by Steven Whittaker to level the scores.


This super header sent them through and they won't have wanted


a replay with the FA Cup semifinal to come, but that's exactly


what the face after Steven Naismith's injury-time header.


Details of the draw in a moment, but first, the losers this weekend.


Eddie Howe admitted with hindsight he regretted making 11 changes


as a virtual Bournemouth reserve team lost at Millwall.


There weren't too many recognisable figures on the team bus,


but a side that's still valued at 40 million shouldn't have


capitulated so easily against third-tier opponents.


The home side were in front through Steve Morrison before


the break and added two more in the second half


through Shaun Cummings and Shane Ferguson in stoppage time.


Jaap Stam was back at Old Trafford but it was a visit to forget


Wayne Rooney's record equalling goal had United on their way to a 5-0


It was game over pretty quickly for the Royals.


Goalkeeper Al Habsi had a moment to forget too,


And Martin Allen said he enjoyed his return to Brentford


but his Eastleigh team from the national league were well


beaten by the Championship side who stormed into a 3-0 lead


Eyeowe Obileye got on the score sheet but the game was over


by the break as Brentford powered their way into a 5-1 lead,


the non-leaguers out in round three for the second successive year.


All the goals are on the BBC website.


The draw is live on BBC2 straight after this programme.


Brighton are ball 9, Southampton are 29 along with Norwich.


The ties are played over the final weekend of January.


Claude Puel says he won't select wantaway captain Jose Fnote


in Wednesday's EFL cup semifinal first leg against Liverpool.


Southampton's Moroccan international Sofianne Boufal is out


of the African Cup of Nations due to a knee injury and Nathan Ake has


been recalled by Chelsea from his loan spell at Bournemouth.


The local derby on the ice between Basingstoke Bison


and Bracknell bees was won by the Bison.


They triumphed 5-2 in the English premier league clash last night It


made it a weekend double for the Bison, who beat


Peterborough Phantoms 6-1 over the weekend.


Slovakian Rene Jarolin got 4 of the 6 goals.


They won 7-1 at Manchester last night.


Some cricket news, and another South African is coming


to the region under the freedom of movement clause known in sport


David Wiese has agreed a three-year deal at Sussex.


The 31-year-old all-rounder has played 20 T20 internationals


He has played for Sussex before, having featured


The move is subject to English cricket board approval.


Would you get into a flap at the prospect of a long trip


I did it between Antarctica and Chile and I was scared.


If not, how about flying more than three-thousand miles


in a microlight over Europe, and the Sahara desert down


Well, one couple from Wiltshire are planning to do just that.


It's never been officially tried in this class of aircraft.


They are often seen in the skies, but how about flying thousands


Julian and Sarah are both qualified pilots.


They want to take on the Paris to Dakar rally route.


It's going to take us to parts of the world


we've never been in, it's going to stretch


Microlights look like small planes but the wings are essentially


The panels are extremely thin and you can lift them with one hand.


The couple will take off from Wiltshire, flying down


through France and Spain across to Africa through


Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania to Dakar.


The terrain will be remote and inhospitable


There are miles where the Sahara desert goes into the Atlantic Ocean


We live very long way away from help.


-- They don't have complex instruments.


Bad weather and cloud will force you down.


It's a little cockleshell of a planes so if it gets windy


or if it looks like there might be rain to content with, you have


Julian and Sarah hope to raise money for the charity Water Aid.


Before that, they still need to raise around ?10,000


They hope to set off sometime next spring.


Good luck. Onto the weather. Let's look at the weather pictures.


Dan Mapes photographed the cloudy skies in Mudeford.


Cathy Anning captured a buck at Bolderwood in the New Forest.


And Anthony Morris took this picture of the cloudy skies


A mild started the day and a lot of rain, it has been patchy and


drizzly. We will see sunny spells tomorrow. Before that, a mild


started a week, breezy with some rain for sun but turning colder from


the latter part of Wednesday and more so through Thursday daytime.


Overnight tonight, a few clear spells, so the chance of the odd


shower and a breeze will increase during the early hours of the


morning with the lows of 329 Celsius -- three. Some patchy rain, may be


light and drizzly with the high of seven or 10 Celsius. You please


tomorrow, feeling cooler and fresher -- a breeze. The chance of light


rain or drizzle at times but dry weather as well and temperatures


dropping to seven or eight Celsius. Tomorrow will be a lot milder than


tonight. Wednesday, a damn, drizzly start but it will improve. Still a


lot of cloud through the course of the day. It will feel chilly with


the northwesterly breeze digging in, I of nine to 10 Celsius -- highs.


The rain will set into the course of Thursday, digging into the North,


cold through Thursday daytime, the chance of the odd, isolated wintry


shower and snow or sleet but we're not expecting any accumulations of


snow in any places. Friday, the odd snow showers possible. Sleet and


snow in places and as we look ahead to the weekend, it should be cold


with that northerly wind, wintry showers possible, but there will be


dry weather as well. United scored four goals, not five, apologies.


There'll be a summary at 8pm and we'll be back at 10:30pm.


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