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In tonight's programme: The fatal crash on the A34 caused by a lorry
Police are praised for the way they dealt with the aftermath.
Also: from fewer hospital beds - to more care at home -
how the group planning cuts to the NHS in Oxfordshire
Chilly encounters for the ice maidens - the soldiers
in training for a record trek across the south pole.
And later on. I just want to see what I'm capable of and what I can
do. And what I cannot do. Officers from Thames Valley Police
who dealt with the aftermath of a fatal crash on the A34 have
been given commendations The awards from the force's
Chief Constable recognise Four people died in
the crash near East Ilsley It was caused by a lorry driver
who was using his mobile Strolling through his music
playlist, which seconds later with cost four people their lives. This
was the moment Thomas Croker, distracted by his mobile phone,
caused the multicar pile-up on the A34 in August 20 16. Her partner's.
Was also killed. The family were integral to the video, because we
couldn't have made it without them, but also they were integral to the
fact it was made in the first place. It was great idea and they wanted to
make a positive change. Something so horrific had happened and they saw
it as an opportunity to make a change and save people's lives. A
police Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, three police officers and two
communications officers have all been commended for their work in
response to the crash. This afternoon's ceremony was led by the
Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police. He honoured some members of
his team for what he called outstanding work, bravery and
dedication. I think the fact that three children were involved in this
crash made it stand that for all the wrong reasons. The officers were
very proud to be recognised but ultimately they think they are just
doing their job. The lorry driver Thomas Croker is now serving a
10-year jail sentence for causing death by dangerous driving. Hope
this as cam footage will continue to be a warning exposing the
consequences of using a mobile phone while behind the wheel.
Police in Aylesbury have arrested an 18 year old man
to Stoke Mandeville Hospital following reports of
Police had been called to a property in Brompton Close in Meadowcroft.
The man died in the early hours of this morning.
Police are continuing house to house inquiries in the area.
The 36 you wrote so the products from her shop and was today given a
six-month suspended prison sentence. They were ordered to forfeit all
illegal products and together pay ?127,000 in costs and fines.
A lorry driver has appeared in court charged with dangerous
Thomas Hunter from Mansfield was charged after the crash
in August last year involving a lorry and seven cars.
Three-year-old Isla Wiggins died and her unborn brother was also lost
Today, the 58-year-old driver appeared was bailed to appear
Health bosses in Oxfordshire say a major consultation into the future
of health services in Oxfordshire's will lead to a more sustainable NHS.
Opponents say it will create a north-south divide.
The chairman of Keep the Horton General's criticised
proposals to move some acute services from Banbury to Oxford
saying lives will be put at risk by having to travel further
The NHS is struggling to cope with growing demand and over
In Oxfordshire, managers say they need to save ?200m over
The first phase of this consultation sets out 'substantial changes'
to tackle staff shortages and re-organise how and where
A key idea is to keep people out of hospital for as long as possible
and treat them at home or in the community -
nearly 150 hospital beds have already been closed in the county.
A lot of the proposals are about trying to increase the speed to get
access to diagnostics and to be able to do more the assessment and put
more caring place of people to be able to be managed at home, either
before or after hospital. Over in Banbury, the proposals
include creating a centre for diagnostics and outpatient
appointments at the Horton so that patients can be seen
and treated closer to home. That could become a permanent move.
Managers also want to send or stroke and critically ill patients to
specialist units at the John Radcliffe. Campaigners say
downgrading services means those in the north of the county will lose
out. It appears the north of Oxfordshire is suffering at the cost
of the South of Oxfordshire. They need to invest in the Horton and not
just invest into making it a daycare centre. They need to invest and make
it a fairly acute General Hospital like it used to be. But the clinical
commissioning group says it is investing in the Horton with plans
for more tests, scans and outpatient clinics allowing patients to be
diagnosed and treated closer to home.
This first phase runs for 12 weeks - the second phase starting
in May will look at Gps, A, children's services
and community hospitals - it's clear there's still a lot more
Some fear it's too complex and may put people off engaging
with the consultation in the first place.
George Michael's cousin has said he suspects the star died
The 53-year-old singer and songwriter was found dead
at his house in Goring in South Oxfordshire
Since then, thousands of tributes have been placed outside his house.
Androus Georgiou told the BBC George had resumed taking "hard drugs"
toward the end of his life, but denied his death was suicide.
More than a dozen homeless people - squatting in a former car
show room in Oxford - are likely to be able to use
They've been living in the building on Iffley road since News Years Eve.
It's owned by Oxford University who let the ground floor
A court hearing to evict the people was adjourned last week but now
the Co-op says it's hoping to come to an agreement, so they can carry
Businesses at a Government event promoting exports at Silverstone
have said they're concerned about the future after Britain
The Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that Britain cannot remain
within the single market - but says that any agreement should
allow for the freest possible trade between Britain and countries
In uncertain times an opportunity to support the UK Economy
by exploring new ways to expand businesses.
The Export Hub is a Department for International Trade initiative
It offers advice and support for companies about access
But how much should today's Brexit announcement about leaving
the European Single Market concern them?
We still are a trading nation. We still want to export our goods
worldwide and will have to cope with whatever changes are ahead of us.
And our objective is to make sure that our businesses are prepared for
whatever changes are ahead of us, to cope and adapt
Silverstone Park provides space and other facilities for businesses.
And here there's some confidence moving forward.
When people talk about things like Brexit and uncertainty, I think
uncertainty is the new norm and that has been the message on events like
the auto sports shorts and with the export event today here, companies
will have to get used to uncertainty and still for John and focus on the
high-tech activity and there are some cutting-edge companies in this
area. One local company, which exports up
to 70% of its products, They had in mind the needs of
businesses in the UK to be able to export things like administration
and keeping up with rules and regulations, tariffs, those sorts of
things will be what determines whether we can successfully
transition into the new status quo that we have in the future.
Two of the Prime Minister's priorities include tariff-free trade
But how many concessions she gets for these during the Brexit
Every MP has been given a Brexit guidebook, by a man
from Oxfordshire who raised the money through crowdfunding.
After reading "Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?",
Justen Hyde, from Bladon, raised ?6,000.
That was enough to buy a copy for every member of parliament,
and for every member of the devolved parliaments in Wales,
I think it's important that this is from the public, not from me, the
authority publishing house. This is a bunch of concerned citizens, and
we're not even saying, you are wrong. We are saying if you are
moving ahead with this we need to be careful. With any change of this
scale there are huge risks and to pretend they're not is foolish.
Two museums in Oxford are to share nearly 200 thousand pounds
grant to open a new permanent gallery, to describe how and why
The 'Out of the Deep' exhibition at Oxford's Museum
of Natural History, featuring this plesiosaur, will get more
The money comes from a 4 million pound pot from the Government
and the charity, the Wolfson Foundation.
Police in Aylesbury have arrested an 18 year old man
A decade ago, production of Aston Martin cars
But now it's re-starting with a special model - the DB4.
The brand, named after a hill in Buckinghamshire, is still proving
All crafted by hand, how cars were always built here. Recently used to
refurbish old Aston Martins. Now, they are making more new ones here.
And this is what they are going to build, the Aston Martin DB4. They
will build 25 of them, each costing 1.5 million. This is one of the
originals. Racing at Lamont. In all, only 75 were made. This is the DB4
series one, built in 1959. All 25 are already sold. To bring vehicle
production back here ten years after the last left production is quite an
achievement. I know when we cloud production down that we never
thought we would build car here again, and to start with the DB4,
one of the first we are manufactured here, completely reset the clock.
Charlie has worked here since the 1980s. Very proud. I have been here
quite a long time and to see production comeback is fantastic.
All of the guys here have the opportunity to work on these cars
and it is brilliant. We have amalgamated old world skills and
craftsmanship with modern, digital techniques. That combined with the
450 technical drawings we had for the car enable us to recreate the
DB4 GT back he had at Newport Pagnell some 60 years after it was
first manufactured. The first ball roll off the production line in
October, car manufacturing back where Aston Martin began.
Playing loud techno music while human eggs are in laboratory
conditions could improve the chances of successful IVF.
Scientists in Oxford found that playing the music at 80 decibels
It's believed the vibrations improved the movement of fluid
around the egg leading to better distribution of nutrients.
Stay with South Today - there's plenty more coming
A special forecast from Alexis. I will have the were rest of the
week's weather and what conditions to expect sailing in the Western
France over the next 24 hours. A British soldier killed in a
friendly fire shooting was not unlawfully killed. He died when
another soldier fired in the wrong direction, hitting him in the face
and neck. The inquest heard Kelly was in disorientating when he fired.
Outside court, his family said they were disappointed that no charges
were brought or blame acknowledged. It has was been our opinion that
Kenny knew what he had done. Rather than acknowledging he did wrong, he
instead chose to step back. His errors led directly to our son's
death. A Dorset charity which provides
support for very young children with special needs is facing closure
after 25 years. The Dorchester Opportunity Group
helps 11 two to four-year-olds who have been referred by health
professionals but a vital Lottery grant is coming to an end
and won t be renewed. Edward Sault has spent the day
talking to parents and staff. We have to go to a mainstream
preschool. Sunny loves coming here and playing with his friends.
Doctors think he has autism but because of his age cannot be sure.
He has also been diagnosed with communication problems. He gets
speech and language therapy here, he gets monitored every week, we can
work with him and make sure he progresses in the right way. But the
future of the group is in question after a national lottery grant came
to an end. The group here has got over ?280,000 from the National
Lottery's big lottery fund but the national lottery say it is high and
those crimes cannot be relied on as a continuous source of income for
any organisation or charity. The group is not solely dependent on its
lottery grant. It also receives ?70,000 which comes from the county
council under charity donations. Losing ?40,000 a year that could be
catastrophic. The worst cases we will close because it is hard to
find ?40,000 from small charitable fetes, car-boot sales. That does not
generate enough to bridge that gap. The group here has been rated as
outstanding by Ofsted and if many of the children referred to by the NHS,
the charity applied to the health service for extra funding but money
is tight. It is difficult for them. Everyone has financial constraints.
It is tough on them as well and we understand that but we do not want
to stop what we're doing. If the charity does not get the funds it
needs, it could close within the year, meaning this would be the last
singsong for these children. A search is continuing
in West Sussex for a European eagle owl who escaped from her aviary last
Friday. Luna is part of a group of birds
based at the Aldingbourne Country But the birds haven't been allowed
out, for about a month, because of the current
bird flu restrictions. Let's join Sean Killick
who's at the aviary. Sad times here. Luna is one of the
stars of the show here and she is gone missing. She looks very similar
to Nova here. How did this happen? Due to the bird flu outbreaks, we
have been advised to keep our birds in close quarters. That means we did
not fly the birds. The birds are a top weight. She decided to fly off
and come back. How will she be coping out there in the wild? She
has been handwritten. She escaped after 20 minutes. I am hoping she
has caught a rabbit but she will be feeding herself and will not be
hungry enough to come back to us. She looks very similar to Nova here.
If they see her, what should they do. You can call them by name, she
might reply, she knows Luna is the name. Give us a call. Try not to
feed her because her diet is all raw meat. They are hopeful of getting
Luna back very soon because the new display season starts in March.
Sorry about the break-up there. I am even more excited to my! More
and more people are getting up every morning and asked straight onto the
website. How much is Alex Thomson close the gap? 66 miles in layman's
terms. He is continuing to close the gap on the leader in the single
handed nonstop round the world challenge. Nevertheless, another
Briton's sailing greats believes it is not over yet. The 73rd day of
racing and that Alex Thomson, it could be barely two more to go. The
pair are heading for the finish line on the French coast. Thompson is
currently moving more quickly at 15 knots. He is gaining on the prerace
favourite with every update. The lead now, 57 nautical miles. A week
ago, it was more than 200. It has been predicted finish will be very
close. A view shared by the man the first to sail around the globe
nonstop single-handed. His performance so far has been
incredible. The speeds he has been achieving has been phenomenal. He is
going five-time faster than I did 48 years ago. It is just remarkable,
the way he is kept up pressure. Taking the right course, judging
weather patterns, this race for the line could still be at the mercy of
mother nature. The two leaders will have a say in weather conditions.
10-15 knots and the south-east and with this area of high pressure, the
wins will become light. The winds will switch direction to the north
westerly airflow, dragging in bitterly cold air, and the air will
become very unstable. Irregular wind directions and speeds. If he hangs
on like this, a good chance that he can pull it off, which would be
phenomenal. Organisers now believe the first boat will arrive on
Thursday morning. If previous finishes to be repeated, the scenes
could be special, but will it be the British flag flying high in France?
Reading's accounts showed they lost 15 million pounds
in the year 2015-16, mainly due to reduced premier
league parachute payments, but that hasn't stopped them
keeping their squad strong for a promotion push.
They're agreed a new contract with Gareth McLeary.
He's signed a three and half year deal through to 2020.
The 29 year old has been one of the most consistent players this
season under Jaap Stam and has had a fine spell at the club including
scoring in the FA cup semi final at Wembley two years ago.
Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry has trained with his team-mates
for the first time since having surgery on a cancerous tumour.
The 36-year-old was diagnosed last July.
He's now targeting a return to the sport
He was able to join in a session in the indoor nets
On this day back in 1912, Captain Scott reached the South Pole only to
discover a Norwegian had beaten him to it. A group of elite soldiers is
hoping to be the first all-female team to cross of the South Pole
later this year. They will be undergoing psychological and
physical tests. These are the ice maidens,
testing themselves against Pulling heavy loads,
jumping into ice holes, digging out and sleeping
in the snow. All preparation for a 1,100 mile
expedition across the South Pole. There's that almost sadistic side
of me that just wants to see what I'm capable of and what I can
do, and equally, what I can't do. The journey is expected
to take three months. With just two refuelling
points along the way, they will have to drag food
and supplies as they ski cross-country through
hazardous conditions. I would be silly if I said I was not
scared of gaps in the glazier. They can be a metre long, ten metres
long, a mile long. 250 soldiers applied to become ice maidens after
facing a series of challenges, the team is now down to just seven
members. They have already shown what they have got what it takes
physically in Norway. They are finding the best ways to work
together. Overseen by psychologists, they have been telling each other a
few home truths. The idea, by identifying the strengths and
weaknesses, they face fewer surprises in an extreme environment.
You need to be more open. As a team, we need to work on our conflict
resolution. We are all quite conflict averse
and we all like to get on with each other, so we need to make sure we've
got a plan in place for when it does go wrong and we do end up
having a bit of a clash. After all these physical and
psychological tests have ended, five of the remaining seven ice maidens
will be selected. They will set off in October to conquer the South
Pole. Stefan Olech photographed the very
still conditions during the early hours of the morning at Southampton
Docks. Roy Venkatesh took this
picture of Old Man's Beard This picture was sent
in by Gill Richards. Will cloud for western parts.
Sunshine for the East earlier on today. That sets the theme for the
next few days. A lot of cloud for northern and western areas overnight
tonight. The southern and eastern areas, a chance of frost first thing
tomorrow morning. Frost for some cloudy for others. Clear skies,
temperatures down to minus one Celsius. With all the cloud cover,
slightly milder conditions. A chilly start the day tomorrow. When we do
have clear spells, the chance of a frost. Frosty conditions, mist and
fog patches first thing tomorrow morning. The booklet and we hold on
to the cloud for northern and western areas. The best of the
sunshine down towards the south-east. Temperatures tomorrow
will struggle in some areas, up to 2-6 C. A cold feeling day and the
winds feeling light. Through the course of tomorrow night, the cloud
will sink further southwards. Mist and fog patches which could become
widespread impresses. Mainly dry night with lows of one or two
Celsius. The chance of a frost first thing on Thursday morning. Thursday,
high pressure will stay with us. But despite that, a good deal of cloud.
Mist and fog to start Thursday morning. That will clear. We will
see some bright spells. We will draw in that clearer air from the net
continent. Through Thursday afternoon into Friday, the risk of a
frost overnight into Friday morning. Let's take a look at the outlook
because tomorrow, we will have an east-west split. The further south
and east, the chillier the temperatures and the Sunni dispels.
Fairly light winds. Some brightness will be seen and on Friday, we are
expecting the chance of light and patchy rain. More at 10:30pm. We
will be back tomorrow at 6:30pm. That I will faithfully execute
the Office... And will to the best
of my ability... The Constitution
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