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Welcome to the programme. Tonight, coming face-to-face with her

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boyfriend 's killer. The meeting between a woman from Swindon and the

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man whose careless driving on the A34 led to her boyfriend losing his

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life. I want to know how he's feeling now, how it might affect

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him. To let him know how I'm feeling, how carbon's family are

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feeling. We will also assess it the A34 is one of the region 's most

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dangerous roads. The parishes in Oxfordshire putting up council tax

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anger in some campaigners. Later, a full round-up of the

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football results including wins for Oxford United, MK Dons and Swindon.

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These are the faces of people who have died in car

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crashes in the south - all of them victims of motorists

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This week, a new law comes into force which will double

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Well, one teacher here in the south is calling for schoolchildren to be

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taught about the dangers of using mobile phones at the wheel.

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She has her own personal reasons for wanting to change the culture.

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Gavin was an Australian through and through.

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We'd talked about holidays potentially going out

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It was something we were both really looking forward to.

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He was on his way to work and then he was about 6 miles

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or so from work and then just didn't make it.

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Lewis Stratford - a 24-year-old painter and decorator

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from Oxford was driving - and arguing with his

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girlfriend on the phone - when he crashed into Gavin's

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I wish I could turn back time, change obviously

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And from that moment I was just blaming everything on me.

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And I didn't want to get better then, I didn't want the physio,

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I didn't want the treatments, I feel like I've been kept

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here to pay for the mistake that I've made and punished.

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Gavin died of his injuries four days after

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Lewis has already pleaded guilty to causing his death

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When someone gets convicted of a crime or an offence you never

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get to see what that person's like and what

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Just days before he's due back in court to be sentenced,

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I want to ask what he was thinking, what possessed him to pick

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up his mobile phone behind the wheel - I want to know

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how it might affect him and to let him know how I'm

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with our cameras present, and restorative justice

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An apology that's given in court is very often mistrusted

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by a victim whereas if a victim sits down face to face with the person

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who has caused the harm that can be enormously helpful in allowing

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victims then to be able to move on from what's happened.

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I'll never forget it ever and I'll never be sorry enough

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but I can't every time I say sorry it sounds a bit cheap,

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it just sounds not good enough but I am.

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so many people do it, so many people.

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Eventually I will probably be able to forgive you. But I just needed

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some questions answering first. about the dangers of using mobiles

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behind the wheel before they start And a short time ago, I spoke to Meg

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from our studio in London. I asked her if the meeting had

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helped give her some I think it has helped put

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the hows and whys together. The ifs and buts we had in June

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were irrelevant when I met with Lewis and he was very open

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with me and answered what I needed. It must have been incredibly

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difficult to come face-to-face with the person who killed

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your boyfriend. What was that initial feeling,

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being in the room with him? The initial anxiety came before

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I went into the room just because I didn't know

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how I would be feeling, how he would be feeling,

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how the conversation would get started, but actually

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when we started to talk and we had the mediator

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to There was a sense of

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determination, I guess, from both of us to get this message

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out to people to show the impact of using your mobile phone can

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have behind the wheel. Did he have genuine remorse,

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did you get a sense of him being He said sorry and he

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showed his compassion and I offered him some

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of mine as well but he said that it

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wasn't about him because he's put people through so much

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so yes, there was a sense of compassion there

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but You mentioned in the interview you

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wanted to forgive him eventually. Do you think there will

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ever be a point in your At the end of the day, he's

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a human being and he made a very silly mistake,

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picking up his mobile phone, and he's now got

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to live with the consequences

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of it so in time I would You're now calling for

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schoolchildren to learn Do you think that will be

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a big benefit in the The fact we teach about sex

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education, we teach about drugs, alcoholism, all before the legal age

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anyway so it is an introduction within personal development days,

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having children aware to know the impact of mobile phone

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use is going to rub off And you can see the full meeting

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between Meg and Gavin - on Inside Out, tonight at 7:30

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on BBC One. Meanwhile a report commissioned

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by BBC South has found that the A34 isn t more dangerous than other

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roads - despite its reputation and the perception of some living

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along or regularly using the route. The data has been

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analysed by experts. Who could forget the terrible crash

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last year which claimed the lives of In the last five years,

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the road has been closed 56 times due to accidents

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in which people have So, is this road

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unusually dangerous? Obviously, there have been a number

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of very high profile collisions on this

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road but when we look at the collision rate compared

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to other roads of a similar type

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we actually find it's got Over the last ten years,

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the number of crashes has gradually reduced, broadly in line

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with the national trend. Some parts of the route

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are higher risk than others. The northern and southern

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ends are worst. This is a complex picture

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and there are different ways of measuring road safety but the crash

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rate here on the A34 is around one third less than the national average

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for this type of road. The crashes here are,

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mostly, due to driver error, not to the design of

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the road, or the number of vehicles. Here, just over one vehicle in ten

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is a lorry so we looked specifically at crashes involving

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heavy goods vehicles. Over the last ten years,

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the rate has fluctuated but overall the trend is downwards and it is

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ahead of the national average. The A34 has seen some

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truly horrendous crashes but putting all the

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statistics together, we've found no evidence that the A34

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is significantly more dangerous than In other news - a prison officer

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is going to be charged with manslaughter and misconduct

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in public office, over the death of an inmate in Woodhill

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prison in Milton Keynes. Joseph Travers will appear before

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magistrates in April. It follows the death of a prisoner

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at Woodhill in May 2015. Specialist police officers digging

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at the former Swindon home of the convicted murderer

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Christopher Halliwell have Investigators began looking

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in the gardens and garages of two properties in Broad Street last week

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but paused over the weekend. Wiltshire Police says this search

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is based on new information. Halliwell is serving two life

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sentences for killing Becky Godden A group of squatters who had

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until today to leave a former car showroom in Oxford have moved

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into another building owned The University says it is aware that

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30 people, a mixture of homeless people and volunteers,

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have moved into the old derelict power station

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building in Osney Mill. A spokesperson says

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the university sympathises with their plight and is trying

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to resolve the situation. What people have to remember

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is that if they're not here, then they're

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in the doorways of the city centre

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and already we have enough people complaining about how many people

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in the city centre are sleeping, begging, drinking

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in the city centre. We have to come to some kind

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of arrangement with the people of It's been described as a council tax

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rise by the back door. Parish councils have increased

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charges in Oxfordshire by 17% in the last 3 years according

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to new BBC research. Some bills for our lowest tier

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of local government have Some campaigners aren't

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happy about it. It's not long before council tax

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bills will be landing on our mats and if you've got

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a parish or town council in your area, you might be in for a shock -

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with some parishes by more than 500% district and county councils

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are deliberately passing on responsibilities to parish

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councils, who aren't restricted by a 2% cap on increases,

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that applies to most other Parish councils have the choice of

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saying no, we'll do it, or losing the service. They have no cap on the

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parish councils. Continuously the government has promised they would

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look at it, look at it, but they do nothing about it.

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charging the most for Band D homes - they're currently paying nearly ?180

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hasn't actually asked for more overall - but the amount of tax

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it's been able to raise has been decreasing,

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at the same time its list of responsibilities

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Budget are being cut at county level, district level and the

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parishes are being expected to do more and more. As an individual I am

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not averse to local people having local decisions, it does concern me

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that as volunteers, were giving up our time to do well by the community

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and more and more things are being asked of us.

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Carterton Town Council has been helping to keep a children's

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centre going in town - after ongoing county council funding

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I'm paying council tax twice because you've put our step up but they've

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taken the same amount of money but not providing the same service. But

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the comment I have had made to me. What do you say back to that? I

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would go along the line that we have to keep this service.

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to demonstrate restraint when it comes to council tax rises -

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but a cap, similar to the one placed on district and county councils,

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doesn't seem to be on the cards at the moment.

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A company in Oxford is hoping it can become a major contributor

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to the future care for elderly and vulnerable people.

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Oxe-health - a spin out from Oxford Unviersity's Institute

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of Biomedical Engineering - has developed software that remotely

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It's been trialled at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire.

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A mock hospital room in the offices at Oxford science Park. Cameras with

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infrared eliminators are measuring breathing and heart rate. The

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patient is alone in this room but his activity is being monitored from

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afar. As as there is movement, there is an immediate alert. This is its

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breathing rate right now, totally contact free and only a digital

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camera and it is medically graded accuracy. Here is the same, live

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contact free heart rate so if I put a contact device from a hospital in

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the room, it would return the same values. But it also looks at the

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activity in the room and says that the patient is in bed. It is

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therefore deduced that he is safe. This but the movement. He's going to

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get out of bed and there you see we have detected it and the vital signs

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have stopped. The software is attracting global attention because

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of an increased demand on the care sector. It is of little surprise

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that hospitals locally have been trialling it. It can be used in

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multiple locations, starting for example in a hospital, going back

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into Oxfordshire and testing it both in acute wards, working with the

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hospital but also to track help Asians recover after operations in

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John Ruddy hospital. The method by which they measure is the same for

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everyone but what you get back varies. Babies can get very fast and

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slow heart rate, maybe 170 down to 20. They would be very extreme in an

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adult. You can build personalised models wherever this person at this

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time of day, this is worrying, but this isn't and that is where this

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technology will go in the future. This innovation looks set to become

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a major part of the world's health technology.

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I'll have the headlines at 8 and another bulletin at 10:30.

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Sally Taylor is next with the rest of today's news stories.

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He was always laughing and joking, always smiling. He was just a lovely

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man. Alexis has the weather forecast

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later and some people Will the wet and windy weather

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continued? Some of us love it and some of us don't.

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On to sport and there really is the one big subject to talk about. A

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great day out for Saints fans but not the result they wanted and what

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about that disallowed goal? We ended a programme on Friday standing here

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and waving flags because that is what it will be remembered for. A

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flag that was incorrectly raised for offside, by most people's reckoning.

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The interpretation of the rule has changed but the current law stands

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and it brings into question whether football will change with the times

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you bet. And the company behind this new technology. We have featured

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Hawk-Eye and this could be one of the companies that comes in to bring

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the goal-line technology, or more than just the going technology, the

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changing decisions. They are testing it in the likes of Italy and the

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Netherlands. Taking goal-line technology to the next phase.

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World football's governing body FIFA will meet with the home nations this

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Friday at Wembley to discuss extending the use

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The venue is apt after what seems another example

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of human error in yesterday's EFL Cup final.

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Southampton were beaten 3-2 by Manchester United

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but they were left to rue a critical early call which denied them a goal

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and their new star striker a potential Wembley hat trick.

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Full of praise for their team and frustration for the officials. The

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ones of this final will take time to heal for the Saints fans. We should

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be proud. We are gutted, we should have won that game. The march to

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Wembley began at Saint movies and match these don't come much bigger.

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Swamped by red and white. 15 days to prepare men they looked fresher

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what's on Manchester United fans still arguing the gall to any final

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back in 1976 was offside. Perhaps this was payback. Few believe Ryan

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Bertrand was interfering with play. You need those decisions to go for

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you especially any major final, playing against a team of the

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quality of Manchester United. It would have been massive for us as we

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got that. A cruel moment ruthlessly exploited by United before the

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break. Ibrahimovic's goal priceless. When Jesse Lingard made it two, some

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thought it was all over, but the Saints stamped and they grabbed one

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back and in a wonderful start to the second half, he would level.

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Gabbiadini has done it again! The game then came down to two headers,

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but with wood minutes to play, Ibrahimovic's hit the net, and soon

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after it was all over. Everyone is very sad. They must be proud of what

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we has done and we wanted to feel it. I didn't think we were going to

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get a single goal tonight. You could look at it in a negative way and we

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were in a cup final! I think we were the better team and the statistics

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will say that. We put the ball on the net three times and it should

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have gone to extra time. I really thought we had it at one point and

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we just needed one more goal. Revenge from 1976 but Saints won't

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forget this one in a hurry. A lot of the reaction has focused

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on the goal that wasn't In today's Daily Telegraph former

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Referee Keith Hackett describes the offside flag as atrocious

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and goes onto to say "Either way it should have been an easy decision

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and it is one that officials at this Saints legend Matthew le Tissier

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kept it short: "disgusting decision" The view from NBC Sports'

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Joe Prince Wright: "It was a shocker of a call and ultimately changed

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the outcome of the game." One from yours truly as Gabbiadini

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scored his second "that's Lloyd sent us this picture

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of supporters gathered in Dubai. And here's the red and white

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turnout in New York City. Good turnout as well. One other

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piece of news from Southampton, the club's director of scouting Ross

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Wilson has been targeted by Rangers as their new director of football.

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The Glasgow club are restructuring their setup after losing Mark

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Warburton. Lots of other football this weekend, here is the round-up.

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The first of two mega matches at the annex in four base, well beaten by

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an Albion side that fought them on the break. This neat control helped

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put Brighton into a first-half lead. Albion picked the moment in the

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second half putting the game to bed, Jamie Murphy outpacing the backline.

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Chasing the game, the Reading defence was threadbare. The points

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sealed ten minutes from time. Tomorrow night a capacity crowd sees

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Newcastle visit. Eddie Howe's Bournemouth haven't won in 2017 and

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on Saturday they suffered their fourth consecutive defeat in the

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league. They won an early penalty, but Locke wasn't on the site as the

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shot took a wicked deflection to equalise. More eyes on the keeper,

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flapping at the corner and suddenly they were 2-1 up. Five points above

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the drop zone. Portsmouth are on the up, three goals in the last 20

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minutes. Gary Roberts putting them one up and look at this one from

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long range. Into stoppage time we go and plenty of space to make it three

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goals and points, hunting the top three. Very good. Just to say, a lot

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of football the last few days and the big match coming up but also

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sailing. The Duchess of Cornwall has praised

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the skill and spirit of soldiers returning home

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to Hampshire from Iraq. She spoke to soldiers

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of The Fourth Battallion "The Rifles", in Aldershot,

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about their recent deployment helping to train

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Iraqi security forces. Friends and family watched on as it

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rained heavily on the parade More to continue and we saw a bit of

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a lovely puddle jumping deadlier. We had some lovely rainbows. A bit of a

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blustery day and blustery conditions continuing through this week.

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It was a cold and wet start to the day on Hythe Pier.

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This picture was sent in by Penny Wade.

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Camilla Woodhouse captured a double rainbow in Duntish in Dorset.

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A cold and blustery start and there will be sunshine at times as well

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and a brisk wind on occasion. Clearing skies and that may be the

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case overnight with the chance of one to two wintry showers the

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further north you head, slightly more rain towards the Isle of Wight

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and the temperature falling to freezing. HLA start and mainly dry,

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one or two wintry showers and lots of sunshine. During the course of

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the day we see the showers rolling and maybe went to the over high

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ground but sleeps next and as well, the temperature reaching a high of

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eight Celsius and the wind risk from the West. Showers rattling their way

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through and the showers will continue for some tomorrow night.

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For most it will be dry with a few clear spells and the temperature

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falling to freezing in the countryside, these are the

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temperatures in our towns and cities, so the chance of ice on

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untreated surfaces and a dry and bright start for Wednesday and

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through the course of the afternoon rain starts to push up from the

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south mainly affecting southern coastal counties, still a bit of

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uncertainty as to how far north the rain will be but the further north

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you are we hold onto the sunshine through most of the day, highs 8-10.

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Thursday is the highest with a rich of high pressure building and decent

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amounts of sunshine although the wind starts to increase and the next

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weather system will arrive through the course of Friday and that rain

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band on Friday could be quite heavy at times. This is just an indication

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of the weather on Friday because of his a few days away but we hope it

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clears in the evening with the temperature reaching a high of nine.

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A few days away, things can change, but rain or showers and feeling

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chilly with sunny spells at times. That's it from others, more later

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but tonight we leave you with some of the images of the fans from

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yesterday's cup final. Good night. To be in the Lords,

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you have to be punctual... literally have to slam

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the door in somebody's face. What right do they have

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to tell ME about my fashion sense.

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