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In tonight's programme: A second day of searching for a man missing


since a block of flats collapsed after an explosion.


Also: their children were born with heart problems -


now two mothers want to get defibrilators into all


And later on: drinking out of control - as women's drinking


habits increase a former teacher tells her own story and her


Police have identified the man they believe has died in Tuesday's


explosion which ripped through a block of flats in Oxford.


48-year-old Guido Schuette is still unaccounted for


As many as 20 people have been left homeless after the incident.


David Lumb has spent the day at the scene


More than 60 members of the emergency services


Today, police revealed the identity of the man they feared


Our strong hypothesis is that Guido died in the fire


and we are continuing to offer support to his family.


Reminders of the commotion that shook this community


Shards of glass about 30m from the blast.


And if it wasn't tough enough already, more complications.


Firefighters say their search is being delayed because part


Because that particular part has become more unsafe we've had to pull


back from that area and it's probably likely we'll have


to bring in mechanical aid like a digger or something.


40 home owners were evacuated following the blast.


Only half of them have been able to return home.


I want to get my charger for my phone.


They won't let me go anywhere near because of the danger.


The homes here in Gibbs Crescent are all one-bedroomed flats


and we understand three have been completeded gutted and four others


Those that have been allowed to go back, are still coming to terms


It wasn't a bang, it was like boom, just that echoed.


I thought somebody had fell down the stairs


Me and my partner were sitting down watching TV.


When the explosion happened the chair did lift up.


I ran out, I thought the whole Crescent was going to go.


Police and fire crews were called to the Nuffield Hospital


in Headington after a chemical incident at the swimming pool there.


Two members of staff, who had been mixing chemicals,


were treated after inhaling "a chorine-type" gas


The front entrance to the hospital was sealed off


while emergency services made the area safe,


There's been no impact on patient care.


There's been no impact at all on patient processes in the hospital.


Police in Nuneham Courtenay have spent the day investigating part


critically injured there two days ago.


The 20-year-old man from Oxford was discovered on Valentine's Day.


It's thought he was a pedestrian who was hit by a car.


He's still being treated in hospital.


Officers shut the A4074 between the Goldenballs


and Berinsfield roundabouts for most of the day.


Oxford's only gymnastics club has been told it


will lose its new home after a planning


Cherwell Gymnastics has a four-year waiting list.


It was originally given permission to move into a warehouse


The club has also spent around ?20,000 converting


the unit at Ashville Way but councillors have now voted


unanimously to reject the application to stay.


They previously said the premises were registered as a key employment


site. Two mothers from Swindon have


launched a campaign to get life saving heart defibrillators


installed in all of Kayleigh Headland and Sonia Dykes


both have children with potentially They've already raised enough money


for a unit at one primary school but there are dozens more


on their list. Katharine DaCosta has


been to meet them. Two of Sonia Dykes' children


suffer from the same rare Both have implanted


mini defibrillators Tyrone was left badly brain damaged


after he suffered a cardiac A decade later Sonia went


through the same trauma I found her in the bedroom,


on the floor, lifeless. My son, who was 16 at the time, took


over CPR while I basically broke down in the corner because


I just couldn't cope. you go through that with one child


but to go through that twice Kayleigh got in touch


with Sonia when her daughter Ellie-Mai was just three months'


old when she stopped breathing. Doctors later discovered she had


a hole in her heart. When I looked down, she was lifeless


and blue and when I spoke it the people on the ambulance they told me


to lay her down on the floor with no pillows, no nothing. When he lay her


down, she started to go grey and her eyes were all glazed. Then they just


came in and took one look at her and just - yeah, you need to get to


hospital. All her organs, everything was shutting down in her body.


Now the mums have set up the Swindon Heart Safe campaign.


They've already raised enough money to buy a defibrillator


for Beechcroft Infant school and plan to continue


until all the town's schools are equipped.


I think it's a brilliant idea. Because there are a number of


children and members of staff as well that may have these underlying


conditions that we don't know about. Obviously having the equipment on


site means there are enough people trained up and ready to deal with


these problems if they ever occur. Their parents hope one day


all schools and nurseries will be Music has enabled a man in Aylesbury


who suffered a brain injury Eric Aldridge was left


disabled after he fell down He believes one-to-one music therapy


sessions run by the charity Headway Do you know I've


never played like that A trip on the stairs changed


73-year-old Eric's life forever. Previously fit and healthy


and walking four miles a day, Eric He's reliant on a wheelchair,


can't drive, has poor eyesight His left hand was not functioning


and he was very upset about it. He was almost crying


and complaining every week like you can see, he is playing,


left-hand, right-handed and improvising and s


scatting around. Eric and his family believe his


recovery is down to music therapy. It has caused quite a lot of damage


to him but he is beginning A lot to do with music,


which he adores. Music therapy's one of a range


of creative therapies provided We have other projects as well -


art, photography. Just to give them an interest,


just to try to encourage them to use the areas that are underused


or have been injured. Academics at Oxford University say


the healing power of music should There's been some remarkable work


done with people who were in a coma or in what is called a vegetative


state, where music therapists have worked with those people over


long periods of time, sometimes sitting and playing music


to them, even when they don't seem to be responsive and little


by little, some of those people have emerged


from their vegetative It's often been reported that people


did hear all those things going on and actually found them


very important and very powerful. 1,500 people in Aylesbury Vale alone


have an acquired brain injury but few younger sufferers


are using local support services. Headway are encouraging more people


to try out music therapy in the hope Thame's museum has been


given a ?30,000 grant to showcase the town's


Elizabethan heritage. The Lottery fund money will add


workshops and interactive displays to a series of wall paintings -


which were originally discovered The exhibition will examine a period


of social mobility and cultural This wonderful Heritage Lottery


that we have won, will help us to provide a much better


interpretation of what these wall paintings are saying,


through, we are hoping, a very exciting visitor


experience, in terms Elizabethans sometimes liked to play


games with their paintings and had And if any scholars or academics out


there would like to come and tell us about it,


we would be fascinated. Now more of today's


stories with Sally Taylor. Later in the programme


Lewis Coombes joins the girls I'll be in Surrey, where the woman's


netball team are looking to cook up a storm ahead of the


National Supereague. The trustees of Guildford Cathedral


say there is no plan B to save it after it lost a housing


application which could have The cathedral wants to sell off nine


acres of land it owns But, last night, the plan


was rejected by councillors. It costs over a million


pounds a year to run following developments and has


the story of how the building became 200,000 names are carved


into the walls of this cathedral. Every one of the the owner


of a brick that helped to build When building restrictions


were introduced after World War II, a campaign was launched asking


members of the community to buy a brick for two and six -


12.5p in new money. And so it became the people's


cathedral, consecrated in 1961 1500 handmade kneelers


remain in place here, each representing a symbol


of the cathedral. Perhaps the most relevant


feature here today is this. It costs ?3500 a day to run,


and without the sale and development of 134 homes on land running


alongside it, donations now are more Elisa's live outside


Guildford Cathedral. Elisa, how safe is


the cathedral's future? I think it is fair to say the


funding crisis is critical. The Bishop of Guildford wonders if the


planning application was rejected the cathedral would probably have to


close. -- he won tonight. The work is being carried out currently as


part of a separate project funded by the Heritage lottery fund to remove


asbestos. The council refused to be interviewed by trustees told us are


disappointed and have a responsibility to consider all our


options to secure its long-term future. We will carefully consider


the reasons for refusal before our next step. So no confirmation yet


whether they will appeal. When does a few glasses


of wine after work turn In tonight's South Today,


we'll hear from Anna. She had a responsible job as head


of music and creative arts But over time her drinking had got


heavier, and started earlier in the day, until she was a problem


drinker, and it seems A global study of drinking habits


has shown that women have nearly caught up with men in terms


of the amount of An analysis of four million people


born before 2001 found that women's and that for younger


women with a high income, there's an increased chance


of having alcohol related They say that the family that plays


together stays together. But Anna Elston is only


with her sons because Ten years ago she had


her last drink. Everybody around me


knew I was an alcoholic I was the very last person to know,


and I was surprised. She was head of music


and creative arts at a secondary school, but the combination


of regular drinking, postnatal depression and low self-esteem led


to her developing a problem. I would be alone


but I've kid myself I wasn't because I was on the phone


to friends or chatting The problem came to a head


when Dylan was born prematurely Anna got drunk before a health


visitor appointment. Subconsciously, because I knew


I would not cope with that situation with the high needs Dylan


had at the time, maybe that was just my


way of When Dylan was well enough to go


leave hospital he did He was fostered by Helen


Holgate for a year. During that time Anna


was in rehab and working hard She had to work on herself


and sort out her relationships and her


own issues as well as contemplate the prospect


of The first day all


three of them were in my house overnight,


that was my precious family back together,


and Only one in 200 patents


whose children are taken Since getting sober


and has secured a first-class degree in addictions


counselling, and as part of the graduation ceremony she got to meet


the Duchess of Cambridge. It felt really amazing


and really exciting. I got to shake her hand


and she said that she was so proud of Mum for getting


the first-class degree. Anna now is a coordinator


with the Amy Winehouse visits schools to talk


to pupils and pass What I've come to learn is this not


about the quantity I was drinking, it is more


about why I was drinking. I didn't know that at


the time, but I now know. Earlier I spoke to liver


specialist Dr Alastair O'Brien I began by asking him how


common Anna's story is. When I first started


as a liver doctor I would normally see middle-aged


men, but increasingly educated women, at least one or two


a week, coming to see me as they are concerned about the level


of alcohol they drink. What you think is behind


the increase in women having I think the hangover


of the ladette culture of the 1990s, with many


of these women now entering You can get alcohol from


supermarkets at any time of day. I think it is something that has


become ingrained in our culture in Alcohol is a commodity now like eggs


or bread that we buy willingly, which is a big change


since my parents' generation. Are women who abuse alcohol more


vulnerable to things like a liver Alcohol is the one


thing I think women do worse than men from


the health point of view. Multiple studies have shown alcohol


affects women to a much greater degree, such


that women will feel the effects with regard


to their liver drinking around


about seven units a week, This will lead to


cirrhosis developing some ten years early in woman compared


to men who drink equivalent amounts. What do you think should be done


to address the problems? The good news for women


is they are twice as good at giving up alcohol than men


and therefore I think education, promotion and I think, most


importantly, people need to take responsibility for their health


and if they are worried of drinking come to see liver


doctors in clinics, get scans, get the blood tests checked to find out


if they are at risk. It's a delicate and risky operation


carried out on babies when they're still in the womb,


but a family from Dorset say it Sarah and Dan Maund's sons,


Sebastian and Henry had 48 hours to live when medics realised


they had what's called twin to twin Only 10% of twins around


the world have the condition and it can only be treated


with laser surgery as At 20 weeks I started getting pain,


and then we had the devastating news at 22 weeks that they had something


called twin to twin We did not know whether


they would survive. Sarah was rushed to hospital


in London, both her twins were in immediate danger


and surgeons had 48 hours Henry and Sebastien shared one


placenta in Sarah's womb, which meant they were not getting


enough blood, and this This is rare, only 10-15% of twins


suffer from twin to twin transfusion syndrome and need laser surgery


to save their lives. The blood vessels that connect


the babies are connecting them in an uneven fashion,


so the treatment is to put a tiny telescope in,


it is about two millimetres in diameter, and through that we can


identify the blood vessels that join the two placentas and using an even


smaller laser that goes through the same telescope we can


block the vessels that connect But now one Hampshire-based charity


is leading the campaign to make more From their base in Aldershot,


they have helped create a register Individually they may see a couple


of dozen cases each year, and by bringing this data together


and this knowledge, they will have a far broader,


more in-depth picture of what is successful


and where they might be able to make changes to improve outcomes


in the future. Back in Dorset, and Sarah and Dan


are now looking to their future. We are just very lucky


we have the two boys and we take We do as much as we can when we get


a chance to take them out The same goes for


Henry and Sebastien. They are waving goodbye


to a troubled first few years. We should be willing back to them.


Onto the sport now and we are going to talk about netball, one of my


favourite sports. I was the school netball captain.


The new Netball Super League season starts on Saturday,


and it's expanded with ten teams now vying to become champions.


The current holders of course are Surrey Storm who this week held


an open training session for fans to come along to watch and learn.


Surrey Storm know what it takes to win.


Training sessions here at the Surrey Sports Park have


been the foundations of their recent success.


So what better place to invite fans to watch the latest crop of talent?


She has done six hours today, Lisa is doing it


We are looking to be like them, almost, so it's


good to see how they train and what you need


to do to be up there when


I find it inspiring and I'm pretty sure everyone


New signings includie shooter Megan Craig,


And at 6 feet 6 inces, is aiming high.


I think that is the only way you can describe it.


We get along so well on and off the court and as a team it


is really crucial you stick together and have that kind of cohesiveness.


And we all love to joke around and laugh and have a good time.


It just feels good, it feels like a good


Surrey are the reigning champions for the last


number of new players and new teams this time


around expectations could


People can expect to see some exciting netball.


It will be rugged and who knows what will happen,


Netball in this country has never been more popular.


Increased TV coverage and sponsorship has also


brought greater audiences, But it's still semi-professional.


Storm take on the newly formed Severn Stars on Saturday,


hoping the latest campaign will bring a third


Dorset-trained racehorse Cue Card IS now set to line up


in the Cheltenham Gold Cup next month, along with stablemates


Cue Card's trainer Colin Tizzard had stated the horse was likely to run


in the shorter Ryanair Chase instead, but has now


Southampton Football Club has now sold-out their allocation


The last few were snapped up today, meaning Saints will be taking just


over 32,000 fans to Wembley for the game against


Manchester United, where they'll be looking to win their first major cup


On Tuesday we told you about the Ice Cream man Paul Field


from Reading who was nominated in the oscars of


Well, last night Paul was crowned ice cream man of the year


Paul from Reading has been in the ice cream business for more


He first got involved helping his dad back in 1970.


He said winning the award would be the highlight of his career.


Congratulations, Paul. With the subject we had today I was trying to


persuade the producer to invite Paul and bring his ice cream truck down


here and we could all have ice cream. What happened? She said no.


Let's get the weather, shall we? It was rather nice today. We had some


lovely conditions but the cloud did increase.


Terence Flynn photographed the morning mist at Brockenhurst


Roy Venkatesh took this picture of the snowdrops


We did see blue skies but the cloud is already increasing and overnight


we will have low cloud and the chance of patchy rain north of


Berkshire and some mist and fog in the south-west. The mist and fog


might become dense during the early hours. Mainly dry eyed dawn tomorrow


with temperatures falling will stop there may be one of two a showers


first thing but it is an improving picture. Mist and fog slaughtered


clay in places, lingering until midday. -- slowed to clear. More


cloud perhaps tomorrow. Fixtures -- temperatures in double figures.


Tomorrow make there is a fragmented weather front in from the West


producing quite a lot of cloud and some mist and fog. Quite a cloudy


start to the weekend with blows tomorrow night of seven Celsius. A


fair amount of cloud first thing on Saturday but that will start to send


an break and we will hopefully see some sunny spells and high pressure


not far away. This cold front heading eastwards during Saturday


into Sunday and that may produce some patchy overnight rain into


Sunday. Sunday May start of wets. Looking ahead, mist and fog first


thing in the mornings, some sunny spells and mild temperatures. Into


next week we could see temperatures into the mid teens. Through the rest


of the week we see a lot of cloud starting each day, that thins and


breaks, staying quite closely and Sunday with one or two brighter


spells on Monday we see temperatures start to rising. By Wednesday


perhaps up to even 16 Celsius. Things are turning a lock my older


into the start of next week. -- turning a lot more mild.


Coming up tomorrow - a special treat for four


Tom, Ben, Jacob and Albert are starring in their school


production of the musical Billy Elliott.


They've been invited to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton,


where the West End version of Billy Elliott is on tour.


We were with them as they picked up some tips from the professionals.


Looking at that they look so good anyway! It will be great tomorrow


also be with us if you can. More tonight at 10:30pm. Thank you for


watching. Goodbye. Two challenges await you today,


and our genre is Landscape. The conditions are a wee bit


challenging. I've really got to


convince the judges It's colourful -


but it was meant to be muted.


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