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The aftermath of Storm Doris - - so it's goodbye from me -
a schoolgirl's in hospital with serious head
injuries, after a ceiling collapsed in Milton Keynes.
Also tonight, searching for a new home -
the squatters who have less than 72 hours to move out of
A trip down memory lane - a new exhibition of artwork
celebrates the best of Ladybird books.
The clean-up continues following Storm Doris,
which saw 60 mph winds hit our region.
Engineers have spent the day clearing up debris after more
than 100 trees and branches came down across Oxfordshire.
Meanwhile, a young girl is in hospital with serious injuries,
after a ceiling collapsed at a school in Milton Keynes.
It was 3:30pm yesterday and there was an after-school club
going on in the sports hall, the building behind me
Now, from the outside you can't see any signs of damage
but on the inside a large chunk of the ceiling,
a big piece of panelling about eight feet wide, fell.
Now, it fell from some height and it struck two little girls.
Now, one of those girls is in hospital with serious
injuries, the other was treated here, and today she's
The MP for this part of Milton Keynes visited the school
earlier and he told us afterwards about the condition of the girls.
Well, some panelling fell on her head and there has been some
injuries to her head and shoulder but, as I say, it's
She is expected to make a full recovery, which
The Health and Safety Executive have been on the site all day,
they've been carrying out their investigations.
The sports hall has been cordoned off, the school is open and the head
Now, she's issued a statement saying the cause of the incident is unclear
and the school is co-operating fully with the investigation,
But there's also relief that it looks like this girl
Police investigating the death of a woman who was hit by a road
sweeper in Swindon are looking to speak to a taxi driver who may
It happened outside Arkells Brewery on Beechcroft Road yesterday.
It's understood the woman, who was 32, was going to collect her
Police say the taxi driver was not involved but could be a key witness.
A five-year-old girl from Berkshire died needlessly
because ambulance staff sent to help her failed to use
a simple defibrillator to restore her heart,
Lilly May Page-Bowden collapsed at Willowbank
It later emerged she had an undiagnosed heart condition.
The coroner concluded she would probably have survived
if she had been shocked with the device in time.
Searches in Swindon at the former house of double-murderer
Christopher Halliwell have finished for the weekend.
Specialist police officers began work in the gardens and garages
of two properties in Broad Street on Monday, and will
Last night, the mother of Christopher Halliwell's final
victim says she thinks it's almost inevitable there are more
Time is running out for a group of squatters who've been living
in a former car showroom in Oxford for the past two months.
They've been told they need to be gone by ten o'clock
The unofficial homeless shelter was set up on New Year's Eve
They're now talking to churches to find somewhere else to stay.
A homeless man being made homeless again.
Karl's among 20 people who've benefited from this unofficial
Now they've been told they all have to move on.
We've all started from being strangers and sort of have
It seems very saddening to be parting.
Campaigners angry about the lack of affordable homes in the city say
they set up the shelter after finding the building
Since then they've received donations such as sofas,
But Wadham College owns the building and wants to use
This place has given me safety, security, support, and without it
Appeals have been posted on Facebook in a bid to find a new home.
But campaigners have been speaking to churches and say they're
hopeful about finding a new location in time.
I'm a little bit optimistic about what can be solved
I think there's a lot of good public will,
and that's what we're relying on to help us find more permanent
homes for the residents here, and the other people
In a statement Wadham College reiterated its profound
sympathy for the plight of the homeless in Oxford.
But it said it's always made clear the squatters could not remain
Karl says he'll find a way to carry on either way.
Next - would banning fast-food outlets from opening up near schools
Milton Keynes Council's considering a 400-metre "exclusion
zone" around primary and secondary schools for all new
They say it's to tackle obesity in the town.
The idea will now be put to the public -
Nicola Haseler has been gauging reaction among parents
As these children start their life in primary school at the age
of four, one in five of them is already overweight or obese.
But by the time they leave and join secondary school,
that figure has risen to one in three.
What are your favourite school lunches?
Children cannot go there day in and day.
Once a week for that type of food is fine.
Down there is the primary school where we have just been.
At the end of this alleyway, the secondary school.
Right behind, a fast-food shop that is full of schoolchildren
It is places like these that will no longer be able to exist within 400
I think they shouldn't have fast-food centres
It is not having a good effect on the children.
I don't think it should be easy to step out
But with seven out of ten adults in Milton Keynes
being overweight, the council says it has to make changes.
Milton Keynes has a higher than average obesity level in adults.
We want to make sure our children are growing up healthy.
The cost of obesity and diabetes and all of those illnesses
associated with being overweight would be a challenge
We have to put plans in place to make sure people
have the option to make good choices in their lives.
If the exclusion zone goes ahead, it won't affect fast-food
People living in Swindon are set to see their council-tax bills
increase by more than anywhere else in the country.
Councillors have voted through the Conservative
As well as charging more, the authority is setting up
new parish councils which residents must pay for.
Bills will rise by between ?90 and ?160.
Oxford's house prices have grown at a faster rate than any other UK
That's according to a new survey by Hometrack.
The organisation says costs rose by 4.1%
Annually, Oxford saw the second-highest price rise,
Campaigners fighting to keep their children's centres
open have secured thousands of pounds of funding.
Oxfordshire County Council pledged more than ?300,000
The Didcot and Wantage Children's Centre was threatened with closure
but now it's been awarded ?10,000 from the county council.
Critics say it's only a sixth of what's needed, though.
Oxfordshire's children's centres were at risk even before
This group here in Wantage is just one example of the many groups
across Oxfordshire to secure more than ?300,000 worth
It's as the council moves to community-led groups rather
than council-led groups at children's centres.
Those who use this service say it's a vital resource.
The services really make a big difference to getting him out
of the house, meeting other people, making new friends with other young
children that you wouldn't have been able to do otherwise.
It also helps if you have or are potentially susceptible
to any mental-health issues such as postnatal depression,
the qualified staff that are there really make a difference
in supporting those people that have those issues as well.
No ifs, no buts, no children's-centre cuts!
Many of Oxfordshire's children's centres were expected
Now volunteers are running similar groups in many of the same
locations, supported by council funding.
In Wantage they've secured ?20,000 - half from Wantage Town Council
and half from Oxfordshire County Council.
We haven't got the three-years commitment that we did want to have
from the county council, so we will have to work
harder on our bid to make sure that we do that.
Oxfordshire County Council says it's helping the Wantage group to compile
more evidence for their next round of applications,
But long-term their future is unstable.
I'll have the headlines at eight and a full bulletin at 10.30.
Alexis will have the weekend weather.
He is getting very excited. I certainly am, Sally!
But can Saints lift this trophy on Sunday?
Claude Puel, Jose Mourinho, Cedric Soares and Peter Rodrigues,
plus a couple of surprises help us preview one of the biggest games
Three people have been charged after a police raid
on an underground bunker in Wiltshire yesterday
which uncovered the county's biggest-ever cannabis factory.
Thousands of plants worth more than ?1 million were found
inside the former MoD nuclear bunker at Chilmark near Salisbury.
The three men, who all live in Bristol, face charges including
and conspiracy to hold people in slavery.
They'll appear in court in Swindon tomorrow.
The threat of having to pay maintenance bills of at least
?20,000 has been hanging over them for two years.
Now, residents of a housing estate in Andover are being taken
to a tribunal by their land owner - the Aster Group.
Many of Asters' leaseholders are living on low incomes and fear
if they're forced to pay, some may lose their
Nikki Mitchell has been to meet them.
I complained bitterly for years and eventually it was fixed but you can
see if made no difference, it was not fixed properly, what is still
running down the walls. Angela Bob, the leaseholder, please ?90 a month
of maintenance but is now facing a one-off bill of 30,000 barrels from
her landlord Michael to follow peers. -- ?30,000. They are causing
extreme distress by asking for huge mix of money we do not have. There
are 125 people in the same situation, people like Sean, who is
worried he will lose his sight if he is forced to pay. Since these bills
I have had trouble sleeping, my stomach doing somersaults, I feel
absolutely dreadful. I don't understand how that bill can be
lumped on people and expect them to pay it. Effectively, young families,
retired people, people with special needs, and it's something that
people have not got a lot of its money. And more estimated demands on
bills keep arriving and all coming with an additional 15% admin charge
I Aster. I am calling on Aster to be transparent on how that admin fee is
made up, calling on them to identify the amount of money in that meant in
this fund that residents pay into, so that could be subtracted from the
overall bill. Piedt clique declined a request for an interview but said
the work is absolutely necessary. -- the Aster Group declined. They have
said they will work with residents who are in any financial problems to
deal with issues. They have said you can play it over five years, but
that is about ?480 per month. ?480 plus mortgage and service charge is
her entire pension gone with no money left for food and bills.
Want to sport, Tony husband is here, we are all wearing some red tonight,
which I think if other important. We can hear you now.
Good job it is all about what you see after some signed problems. Over
130 years of Southampton history only winning one major trophy. At
around half past six on Sunday, could Southampton be lifting the
show see? Fingers crossed. I will not touch it and curse it. Hopefully
Southampton will be the people to get their hands on this.
The team news headlines tonight ahead of Southampton's first major
Boss Claude Puel could keep faith, with 23-year-old defender
Jack Stephens in defence, but he's admitted to being impressed
by recent free transfer signing Martin Caceres,
the former Barcelona and Juventus player.
Saints have been training back at their Staplewood base
for the past couple of days after their camp in Spain.
Another new arrival, Manolo Gabbiadini, who scored
at Sunderland in their last outing, seems certain to start.
Both managers gave their final press conferences today.
History is fascinating when you put these two clubs together.
There's Southampton's surprise victory over United
in the 1976 FA Cup Final, but then, the Reds delivered
perhaps the cruellest blow to Saints in 2005,
winning at St Mary's to relegate them from the Premier League
and start five of the darkest years in Saints history at
Here's messyrs Mourinho and Claude Puel.
It will be fantastic, of course, to take good result,
I can understand, of course, all the good atmosphere around
the team and with the fans, but it's important for us
to keep focus and with good concentration about our game.
If they want more than us, they win. So we have to be...
We have to be sure that they don't want more than us.
That's...that's the point. They want a lot.
Of course they want a lot. But, um, I don't think...
I don't think they want more than us.
Well, Claude Puel said this afternoon he's told some
of the players who will start on Sunday, but not all of them.
One player with major final experience is the Portuguese
He played in his country's Euro 2016 victory over France last summer.
And the chance to lift a trophy at Wembley Stadium inspires him
I think every player knows about Wembley,
about all the history that Wembley has and, to be playing in this kind
of stage, for every player, it should be a reason for them
to be proud, to feel proud, because, when I was young,
I looked to the older players and I saw them playing in these kind
I will have the pleasure to be there, um, and I feel this
is a great opportunity also for me to be enjoying the moment and
that you will always remember in your life.
Southampton's only major cup final victory at Wembley -
setting aside winning the Johnstone's Paint trophy in 2010
- was the 1976 final, when they beat United 1-0,
thanks to Bobby Stokes' late goal in front of almost
100,000 at Wembley, including Her Majesty the Queen.
No apology for showing that to you again.
The man who lifted the cup, Peter Rodrigues, will be at Wembley
on Sunday and he says he'll be delighted to see another
Saints skipper join him for a place in history.
They really play well, they knock it about.
Haven't scored many goals, but they've got the...the new guy
now, who looks pretty sharp, so that's going to be a little,
I'm happy and I'm proud of it and you can't take it away,
but it'd be nice to sort of get another skipper alongside me
Now, Saints were given 32,000 tickets for the game on Sunday, so,
rest assured, pubs and clubs will be packed as fans
who can't be in the capital gather to watch the big game.
It's a 4.30 kick off here, but of course, all around the world,
expat fans and global supporters will be glued to TVs,
Here's a few of them who've been in touch with us.
This is Stella and Damian. We are in Portland, Oregon.
"If you can't win it for us, win it for the puppies!"
On behalf of all the Dubai Saints and all the
fans in the Middle East, I just want to wish Saints
all the best for Sunday. Ring home the trophy, lads.
I'll be in Singapore, but still supporting the boys.
Good luck, Saints, and bring home that trophy!
As well as the support of fans around the globe,
Saints have been given this message by one of Southampton's
I'm really looking forward to this one, do you know what I mean?
Everyone is sort of putting us as the underdog and kind
of Manchester United kind of seem to be the one that going to take it,
but I just feel like, if Southampton play like we know
we can play, and we've seen sparks of brilliance throughout these,
I think we're going to cause some trouble on Sunday, know what I mean?
It's a long time coming, some silverware.
I'd like to think it will be a 2-1 Southampton game.
So match day is Sunday, kick off 4.30 at Wembley Stadium.
You can follow the action online and on the radio.
BBC Radio Solent will have a special edition of the Katie Martin show
live from Olympic Way with all the build up
Join us from around 2 o'clock for a special Facebook
live from the BBC bus, which is stationed on Olympic Way.
Then, from 3.30, Kevan James hosts BBC Radio Solent Sport.
From 4.30, former Saints boss Dave Merrington joins Adam Blackmore
Away from the final, there's a big game in the Championship tomorrow
as second-in-the-table Brighton host fourth-placed Reading at the Amex.
In the Premier league, Bournemouth have returned
from a training camp in Madrid and travel to West Brom looking
Across Leagues One and Two, MK dons Oxford and Swindon
are all in action, while Portsmouth make the long trip
to Carlisle in League Two. Full commentary on BBC local radio.
Excellent! Great to have the trophy. I have some more set dressing. You
have spared no expense. Absolutely, official Southampton cup final
scarf. Looking forward to that. And you have more goodies going there.
Now, they were possibly the first book characters you ever read about.
I'm talking about Peter and Jane, stars of the
Reading University is home to tens of thousands of artworks
from the publisher and it's staging new exhibition
And it comes as the first new illustrations to be commissioned
in 40 years for the titles were about to be put on show.
Now a museum piece, Ladybird's pocket size ideal for little hands
was no mere marketing ploy back in their heyday.
It was this size, because of paper rationing.
So what they had to do was figure out how to create an entire book
in one piece of paper, and that sort of created
the Ladybird book we know and love, and so this was introduced in 1940.
It's also really interesting, because you find this
in what is the story of printing, so this is the actual
If you look very closely, you can see two technicians actually
looking at what is a Ladybird book, with one side and then
If you're of a certain age, of course, it's very likely
that this is one of the first books you ever got to read.
Of course, once you've mastered the basics, well,
that opened the door to an entire world of Ladybird books.
The collection here includes many favourites and thousands
"Jimbo works hard all week and only has a few hours at the weekend
He spends these hours watching sport."
At last night's gallery launch, two lifelong fans, now behind
a successful series of parodies using Ladybird's artwork.
When you got a Ladybird book as a kid, you knew someone
Ladybird isn't a cosy world, but it's quite a reassuring world.
These, though, are left certain times, reflected
in the first factual volume in nearly a generation.
It was all kicked off by a phone call from Clarence House,
where Prince Charles had requested to do a book on climate change,
in a Ladybird format, because he wanted a simple book that
people who didn't understand climate change could pick up,
read and then know more about the subject.
Artwork for the new book, inspired by Ladybird's past,
will be the newest addition to the collection here.
Joe Campbell, BBC South Today, Reading.
We all remember Ladybird books, don't they? And the weather for the
weekend. Yes, but a lot of cloud, some brighter spells, perhaps some
rain. Viktoria Korosi captured the sunrise
at Bournemouth beach. Ray Dittrich managed to spot
a rather aptly names boat And Diana Challen took this picture
of blossom in Midhurst. So beautifully glorious day, more
cloud in the afternoon, but clear skies initially overnight, outbreaks
of rain and increasing light, temperature is lowest during this
evening, maybe laws of four of five Celsius but the the cloud and rain
temperatures rising to five to seven Celsius. Damp start tomorrow and we
are looking at a lot of cloud, some outbreaks of but she initially
during the morning, more persistent during the afternoon, but a brisk
breeze from the south-west which will be stronger along the coast,
the coast, the rain more persistent through the afternoon, temperatures
in two double figures, highs of 9-10 C, Breeze continuing tomorrow
night as well outbreaks of rain. The system during early Sunday, then
maybe some mist and fog, then the rain easing during early Sunday,
temperatures dropping to around six or seven Celsius. Sunday should be
mainly dry, the outside chance of isolated shovels, even some brighter
spells in the morning, -- isolated showers. Cloud increasing through
the afternoon, mild and breezy, and the arrival of a cold front, and
rain arriving through Sunday evening and cleaving through the early hours
of Monday. If you're heading to Wembley, it is looking cloudy, maybe
some brighter spells and some isolated showers. And a brisk
south-westerly wind but it will be fairly mild with a high of 10
Celsius. Bill coverage on BBC Radio Solent and the BBC Sport website.
The outlook for the weekend, some patchy rain, showers on Sunday,
mainly dry during the day, rain arriving during the and overnight.
Monday looking fairly blustery with showers here and there, showers also
possible on Tuesday. Alexis, thank you.
You would think we had planned or wardrobe but this was by accident!
Would you like one of these. We will leave you with a musical trees, fans
will know Saints Brass at home games, but they have been in the
studio tonight and we have record them playing, what else?
MUSIC: When The Saints Go Marching In.