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Could legal action save a doctor's surgery in

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One campaigner's taking her fight to the High Court.

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a special birthday party, celebrating Oxford Children's

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Days of sub-zero temperatures that have led to this

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People living in Witney are hoping a High Court judge

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The Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group wants to close

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One resident is now taking legal action, claiming there wasn't

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It comes as NHS England says it won't allow GPs to charge patients

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for some extra services, an idea that doctors

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Last September they heard that the Deer Park GP surgery

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I think it is totally disgusting what they are doing.

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I had a problem that I thought might be serious, and

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I got to see the doctor the same day.

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My wife was seriously ill for four years, and the doctorup there

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Now one patient has taken the fight to the High Court to seek an order

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We are waiting for a judge to look at

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it to say whether it will go ahead or not.

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If we succeed, we will set a precedent

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so that anyone else in the

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The CCG, who run the Deer Park practice, wouldn't talk to us today,

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If we close down, the knock-on effect

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is we have then got to be distributed amongst the other

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surgeries, and they are already overwhelmed by the number

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And it's not just in Witney where GPs are under pressure.

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Today, Oxfordshire doctors suggested GPs should be able to charge NHS

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There is a limit to what can be provided for that sum of

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money, and if people want further services like treatment for skin

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conditions etc, it is only sensible that that has to be funded somehow.

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This afternoon NHS England say it wouldn't agree to that.

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But supporters say something has to change, as general

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Contracts are being handed back at a rate that I have never seen

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It used to be unheard of, but now I am seeing that

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certainly once every few months, and I have phone calls

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from distressed GPs who are overstressed, feeling

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their practice is unviable on virtually a weekly basis.

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Patients are raising ?1,500 for legal fees and must wait to hear

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whether the practice will close in March.

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A short time ago, I spoke to the MP for Witney, Robert Courts.

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He says action needs to be taken to resolve the problem at Deer Park.

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I would like to see the Clinical Commissioning Group engage with

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Virgin Care, and with the patients' group with a view to finding

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I have met with the CCG on a number of

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occasions and have made clear to them in the strongest terms how

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upset I am and how upset the people of Witney are about this decision.

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I have also met with Virgin Care, and

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then met with the patients' group, and there is a willingness

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for everyone to discuss and come to a solution,

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and I would urge all parties, but particularly Oxfordshire health

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bosses, to get around the table and discuss a happy solution.

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There's a warning about contaminated Class A drugs circulating in west

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Oxfordshire,after at least three people are now known to have died.

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GP surgeries, hospitals and other agencies are on red alert

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following the deaths of two men within four days in the Witney

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A third death has also now been reported to police.

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They're all believed to be linked to a bad batch of crack

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A mother from south Oxfordshire who's serving a three-year jail

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sentence for the manslaughter of her daughter has had it

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Jasmine Gregory, who's 24 and from Wantage,

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was convicted over the death of her 14-month-old daughter,

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Her sentence has now been put up to four-and-a-half years.

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A political activist has been accused of hypocrisy

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after accepting a scholarship to Oxford University

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from the very organisation he was criticising.

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South African Joshua Nott was heavily involved

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It condemned a statue of the nineteenth-century

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British imperialist Cecil Rhodes as a symbol

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Joshua Nott has now accepted a ?40,000 grant

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He says he'll use it to fight against Rhodes' ideals.

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Next tonight, another one of our special reports marking

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Oxford Children's Hospital's tenth anniversary.

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All this week, we've been bringing you inspirational stories.

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Today, past and present patients are being treated

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First though, Serena Martin has been looking back at how

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It started with the idea to put all children's care under one roof,

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rather than split across two sites, the Radcliffe Infirmary and the JR.

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It means that all of the children's things

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can be brought together, so that we have children's radiology, play

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therapists, an enormous amount of things that are dedicated

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You walk into this space and immediately you know that you

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Families have been at the heart of its design since the beginning,

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choosing paint colours, naming and labelling the wards,

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with boys wanting a sport theme, girls wanting cuddly animals,

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so it's ended up somewhere in between.

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And to make the idea a reality, ?15 million

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In the past decade, the hospital has looked after half a million children

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from newborns to teenagers, served more than 4,000 meals

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And today some of the very first patients are back to celebrate

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The best thing about it is the staff and the nurses.

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We came here when Fred was a week old.

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We stayed here for seven weeks and they were amazing.

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They are caring, they were there for when we

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I was in another hospital, but then I got moved here,

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And Serena joins us now from the party.

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Serena, the hospital's had some high profile support this week.

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Is royal support in fact. I had in my hand a letter from Kensington

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Palace, capping the Duchess of Cambridge. She is written saying she

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would like to congratulate the hospital on its milestone as you

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read lent her support to the fundraising appeal. That appeal to

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raise ?2 million. Let me introduce you to Zoe Pooley who is a major in

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here. A huge milestone today. What does the future hold? We are seeing

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more families all the time, the children we treat have an increasing

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range of problems and we need to meet those needs in the NHS and with

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the extra things that make it comfortable for them. The extra

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things really strike home. Everyone talks about their love they have for

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this place. What makes it so special? Supported that opened this

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hospital years ago and it has grown and evolved since then. On the

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fabulous teams that work here, the specialists and experts. It is a

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great place to work with a lovely atmosphere. Your work in children's

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care for 24 years. You must love it. Yes, I am available to have this

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job. The children are great find. None had the same, they are all

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different. No day is probably the same either. Never boring. We will

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be continuing our look next week to mark the anniversary of the

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Children's Hospital. Tomorrow we'll be looking at the pioneering work of

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the craniofacial unit. One of the only unit of the tide in the world.

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The overuse of antibiotics was mainly to blame for a serious

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stomach bug outbreak in hospitals around ten years ago,

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according to new research by Oxford University.

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The outbreak of C-difficile in 2006 led to deep cleaning and other

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infection control measures by the NHS.

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Scientists found that cases of C-Diff only fell when use

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of certain antibiotics were reduced and used in a targeted way.

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When that happened, there was an 80% fall in infections.

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This information definitely helps us to take a proportionate approach to

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managing infections which clearly consist of doing good hygiene

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practices and, in some instances, we get a huge benefit

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from restricting antibiotics, and we need to learn

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more about this, but this is a lovely example

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This week, people in and around Milton Keynes are celebrating

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It's easy to brand a new town as all concrete and no culture.

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But from its very inception, art was a big focus,

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with large numbers of public art being purchased or commissioned

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Around in the many corners of Milton Keynes, you will find

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They are often placed with a sense of humour, like

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this horse standing outside the bank with the same logo.

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This shopping centre installation celebrates

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accessible art that has always been at the heart of the town.

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Depicted as a stage set here, the idea is for

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you to go out and find the originals yourself.

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I think art is always about thinking about what might come next.

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Milton Keynes is also a town that was following a similar thought

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process, how can you construct a space that will also work 50 years

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I think it makes sense that integrated

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art is in the fabric of its open architecture.

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These concrete cows from 1978 have to be the most famous

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or infamous piece of public art here in Milton Keynes.

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But over the years, there has been far

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more going on in the art scene here than these brutalist beasts.

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In 1988, roads were closed when Michael Jackson performed here.

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MK Bowl bathing in the heyday of stadium tours.

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From pop royalty to jazz royalty, Sir John Dankworth abd

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Dame Cleo Laine founded The Stables at Wavendon,

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a melting point for all types of music.

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But they had no idea that Milton Keynes

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was about to be developed when they bought the rural property.

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At first, they were a bit sort of, Oh no, we don't want to...

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But then my dad really grew to love Milton Keynes.

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Stadium MK is also developing as a concert venue.

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Theatre is thriving, and MK Gallery is undergoing a

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So, the concrete cows may be living out their

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retirement at the town's museum, but the success and vitality

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of the art scene here is no laughing matter.

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If you'd like to get in touch with us, you can in a mall -- e-mail as

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at the following address. Or send us a message on our Facebook page.

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I'm back with headlines at 8pm and another

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For more of today's stories, here's Jo Kent.

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Southampton potentially 90 minutes away from a trip to Wembley as they

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take on Liverpool. The mother of a man from Surrey

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who was accused of trying to assassinate Donald Trump,

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says she's looking forward to him 20-year-old Michael Sandford

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was arrested at a Trump rally His mother Lynne has been speaking

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to our reporter David Allard. This footage shows the moment

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Michael Sandford tried to snatch a gun from a police officer

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to shoot Donald Trump. Absolutely horrified. My heart

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stopped beating and I burst into tears. I couldn't believe it. I was

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our police. He is quite, loving lad. He has struggled throughout his life

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with a variety of physical and mental health problems.

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Though Lynne says Michael was in a better state of mind

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when he travelled to the USA for a gap year.

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Then, when he didn't make contact for weeks,

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It has always been a worry of errors, when he goes on the

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Internet, has who -- who has he been mixing with. He has been diagnosed

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with having had a psychotic episode at the time.

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A BBC documentary followed Lynne and Michael's father Paul,

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as they attended his sentencing in the States.

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Michael pleaded guilty to being an illegal alien

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in possession of a firearm and disrupting government business.

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The judge could clearly see that make call was clearly an misguided

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lad. Clearly he deserves a second chance.

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From his maximum security prison Michael is allowed one 15

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And just so ashamed of what I don't and I just fuel -- waffle about it.

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-- offal. -- awful. What do you think will

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happen when he gets released in May? I hope he comes home to his loving

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family. You will get the care he needs, meditation and support and

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restart his life. And you can see the full

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story in the documentary, It's available now on the BBC

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iPlayer and also on BBC One Now onto sport and a big

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night for Southampton. They're in Liverpool

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tonight for the second leg Just tonight's match between them

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and a Wembley final. Kris they're one up from the first

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leg but still a lot ITN -- like 10pm tonight, the fans

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will be celebrating our coming home. -- or coming home. Since of course

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warmed up for the squid ministry with the- Isidore Cruise past

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champions Leicester at the weekend. That leaves them in good form.

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Liverpool, by contrast, lost in the year-long unbeaten home record year

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against Swansea at Anfield. That was rather surprising. Contrasting form

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lines for the two sides. If you want another positive statistic as well

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as Southampton content, they are yet to concede a goal and this years

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competition. If you keep a clean sheet tonight, they will be going to

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Wembley. It is exciting times. Let's hear from both managers.

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It would be a mistake to think about a final

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and to dream to go to Wembley, because we have nothing,

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It was only 1-0 and that's for us no difference.

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If we'd been on 3-0, then we have to think about a few

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things but this is only 1-0 and still everything

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As far as the team news is concerned, Saints have a big

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concern over newly-installed captain Virgil van Dijk,

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who limped off against Leicester at the weekend.

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He's undoubtedly the Saints' talisman, and would be a big miss

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It's sure to be a dramatic night here on Merseyside,

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if the scores are level after 90 minutes, then it's extra time.

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Follow the game live with BBC Radio Solent this evening.

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Brighton Hove Albion returned to the top of the Championship,

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as one goal was enough to see off Cardiff at the Amex.

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The Seagulls took the points thanks to Tomor Hemed's goal

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Brighton back above Newcastle at the summit.

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Meanwhile it was a tale of two penalties at the Madejski Stadium,

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The Royals missed their spot-kick when John Swift's was saved,

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but Roy Beerens tucked home the rebound.

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Reading keeper Ali Al-Habsi was then the late hero,

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You can sense make it to Wembley? We will be back at 10:30pm with the

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answer. -- Saints. Radical changes to the format

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and structure of future America's Cup competitions

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were announced in London today. Among the changes, the Cup,

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which was first contested off the Isle of Wight in 1851,

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will be staged in two year It's all designed to give

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the event more mass appeal. Five teams have signed up,

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but New Zealand are yet to formally Our sports editor Tony Husband

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was at the press conference. New rules, new teams, more venues,

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a defining moment, they are saying, The announcements were made this

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afternoon here in London. Martin Whitmarch and Ben Ainslie

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both in attendance. Martin, you spearheaded

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the press conference, you laid out the future

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of the America's Cup. Is this one of the most important

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days, off the water, I can't vouch for a 166-year

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history, but I think, for all the teams here,

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we know it's an important day We have to capitalise on that

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excitement we have around the sport, make it bigger and better,

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bring more teams, have more races, make it continuous,

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more stakeholders but, As part of today's announcement,

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and America's Cup every two years. We are out there in Bermuda now

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getting ready for this competition. The stated goal is to

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bring the cup home. Regardless of where the cup is,

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now that we have this agreement, Martin has been very modest

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because he has been instrumental in putting this all together,

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certainly for our team that's part of our vision to build a sustainable

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America's Cup for the future. Jamie Spittle, who will captain

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of course the defenders, the Americans, in Bermuda

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this summer called it a defining moment, a pivotal day in the oldest

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trophy in international sport and of course it will be contested

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in Bermuda this summer. Days of sub zero weather has led

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to long stretches of the Kennet Many narrowboats are trapped

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in the ice, unable to move. It's also causing problems

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for the Canal and River Trust, which is trying to keep its winter

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maintenance and repair Encased in ice, these boats

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are going nowhere anytime soon. While the frozen layer

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isn't especially thick, driving forward in these conditions

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risks forcing up sheets of ice, potentially damaging to both

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boats and the banks. It's also hampering efforts

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by the Canal and River Trust to carry out routine repairs,

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like here at Benham, While we have this in place,

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boats are not allowed to move If the ice reaches a certain

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thickness, and it does cause us we will create a plough wave

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in front of us, of solid ice, basically, it causes

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problems with moving boats. The locks are mostly Grade

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II listed structures, so we have to use authentic

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materials, lime water and you can't Repairing and re-mounting the lock

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gate should take three weeks. This crane boat arrived on site

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before the waterway froze and they're hopeful the ice

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will thaw long before This is pretty

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run-of-the-mill work for us. The We've de-watered the top gate

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so we can actually lift one of the gates off and replaced

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the anchor stone, which has failed, and while we're doing that,

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we will do some brickwork repairs and also we will reline the gates

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so the water will hold from the canal and it doesn't

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doesn't fill the lock constantly. While the ice looks fairly

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solid in places, it's deceptively thin in others

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and there's a warning not to risk stepping onto the surface,

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especially as temperatures are expected to rise

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in the coming days. Allen Sinclair, BBC South Today,

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in West Berkshire. debt is bitterly cold tomorrow.

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Let's talk about your weather. Many of you have been out and about, even

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in the foggy conditions. This was the scene this morning in Berkshire.

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Thick fog through the morning and into the afternoon. On the parts of

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Dorset saw any sunshine. Foggy conditions from those in Highcliffe

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Dorset. Quick and easy picture. But, it was very tropical, tropical

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weight, should I say? In Weymouth. Through the course of tonight, we

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are expecting clear spells but generally it will be cloudy, they

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chance of frost in places, a fair amount of cloud. Less on the way of

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Falkirk -- but still a fair few patches here and there. In

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attendance and cities, he'll go off at freezing order in 2-2 C in parts

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of Oxfordshire. A cold start to the day tomorrow and it will fuel

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bitterly cold. Be cloudy start in places. I can to get one to when

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they sure as first thing and then this is those make an appearance for

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coastal areas and the Isle of Wight. Temperatures reach three or four

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Celsius but few are more in freezing -- more like freezing because of the

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winter chill. An A/C went coming over from the near content. Europe

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is bitterly cold. Through the course of tomorrow night, we expect

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including skies, the chance of one or two showers, the chance of the

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word snow shower but otherwise it is a it with temperatures following

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below freezing in the countryside. Through the course of Freddy, mail

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order appealed to slightly colder -- slightly less cold and the wind

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starts changing direction, the cold air will turn to a more mailed

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earful from the south-west, bringing in one an isolated showers during

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the course of the day. Not amounting to too much, mainly light and

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patchy. As we look to the rest of the week, we will see the best of

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searching through the afternoon, what that cloud lifting northwards

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and will be a bitterly cold north and south easterly wind. Patchy rain

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on Friday, the chance of the order of thunderstorm on Saturday, some

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great spells and we will see some sunshine on Sunday.

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There'll be a news summary at 8pm and we'll be back at 10.30pm.

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