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Hello and welcome to South Today. alone.

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In tonight's programme: In the seat of power - but helpless.

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An MP talks about the horrible moments when shots were

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Our cameras go inside the new a new ?1 million endoscopy

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Fearless Freddie and his friend prepare to race

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after the seven-year-old boy cleared the huge hurdle life threw at him.

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And later on: Let's hear it for Red Nose Day -

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as all the fun of Comic Relief comes to the region.

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The MP for Wantage has spoken of the sense of helplessness he felt

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after he heard the shots at Westminster on Wednesday.

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Khalid Masood killed three civilians and a policeman outside

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Parliament on Wednesday before he was shot dead.

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Ed Vaizey was among the MPs who were locked

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in the Houses of Parliament when the attack happened.

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The attack happened at Ray boat was called in the House of Commons, so I

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was walking across new Palace Yard, where the attack took place, and as

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I was entering, although I couldn't see anything, I had three gunshots.

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It is amazing how your mind words are no circumstances because I had a

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gunshot, I thought to myself, those are gunshots. Then I thought, this

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can't be good in short, this is Westminster, and then the atmosphere

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change, people started screaming, shouting get back. There was a

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terrible moment, about 30 seconds, where we were trapped in a corner

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because we had a go at some escalators, which was crowded. Where

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you didn't know where those shots were from a terrorist carrying a gun

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round corner. When we look at these terror attacks in Paris and so on, I

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think about the attacks, dozens of people were killed then. For those

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few seconds you have a sense of what it was like. Gunshots very close to

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you. The possibility someone with malevolent intentions is about to

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come at you. As sheer feeling of helplessness. It does bring home

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stuff you see on the television, when it happens 100 yards from where

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you are. A former police officer

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from Milton Keynes has been sentenced to one year in prison

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after being convicted of a number of offences including making

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indecent photographs of children. 31-year-old Leigh Morris

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was sentenced at Luton Crown Court He was arrested after police

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searched his computers Police are appealing

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for witnesses after a white HGV travelled the wrong way

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on Oxford's A40 Northern Bypass. It happened around Marston last

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Thursday causing a series of collisions as other drivers

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performed emergency The lorry then turned to be

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on the correct side of the road There've been further

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protests by workers The Unite union members

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are campaigning against the BMW Group's plans to end the final

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salary pension scheme. Talks between the two parties

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are in deadlock and ballot for industrial action is being held,

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with the result due Earlier diagnosis for bowel cancer

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could become a reality for more patients with the extension

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of the John Radcliffe ?1 million has been invested

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on building work and new equipment. Jeremy Stern's report contains

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some flashing images. Today it was a curiosity for guests,

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but this camera will almost certainly save lives. It provides

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intricate detail and will be used for internal examinations to spot

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signs of cancer, particularly bowel cancer. There are eight newcomers at

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the John Radcliffe Hospital, each with ?40,000. With investment in the

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building too, staff can offer state-of-the-art care. Endoscopy

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demand is increasing, particularly around cancer screening. It is

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important we are able to see patients very quickly, people are

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worried when they have these symptoms and we need to be able to

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make a diagnosis and treatment quickly. This afternoon, the

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chairman of the local NHS Trust officially opened the extension. It

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is always important to be offering high-quality service, in comfortable

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surroundings so that patients experience, and with these

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investigations, which can be worrying for them, is comfortable,

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and for the staff to work with them and feel they are supported by them.

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However much money is spent, endoscopy will remain an unpleasant

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prospect of patients, but they can't be the difference between early

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detection of cancer and invasive surgery. About 20 patients a day

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come here, that the unit is now set up to help even more.

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A GP surgery in Witney has closed down after a new provider could not

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Around 4,000 patients are registered at Deer Park Medical Centre.

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The matter has already been referred to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt,

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who's decided it should close whilst a panel considers the decision.

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The future of solar energy projects in Oxfordshire could be under

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jeopardy as a result of the government's

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That's according to the Low Carbon Hub -

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which helps local organisations invest in renewable energy.

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They say a move to tax small businesses who've installed

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solar panels will put off other organisations.

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Even if their project is still viable with the business rate, the

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impression is that solar projects are more difficult. And we really

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don't need that, we need to have certainty, we need people to be

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carrying on installing these, not just for the carbon benefit, but for

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the energy security and for the jobs.

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Local authority funded schools which have bought their own solar

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panels class as a business and are among those

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Windmill School in Headington is exempt because it

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had its solar panels installed through the Low Carbon Hub.

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One of the ideas of having it is to save money. That won't happen

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because your taxation is actually going to rule out any of the savings

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you make financially, but our budgets are so tied, we haven't got

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any room for movement in investing in something. Even if we know it is

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the right thing to do, we are having to make decisions about how we use

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our money, and it has to go on the children and staffing in school.

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A seven-year-old from Steventon in Oxfordshire who became critically

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ill last year will fulfil his dream this weekend of taking part

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Freddie Fletcher and pony Tommy will compete at the Isle

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Lucy Bickerton has been to meet them as they carry out some

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For now it's finessing his jumping technique surrounded by friends.

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But on Sunday it will all be about speed.

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And Freddie has dreams of being fast, just like the pros.

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I'd like to be like Leighton Aspell, Noel Fehily, and David Cross.

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And I like ponies because they're fun to ride.

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Watching Freddie standing up in the saddle, it's hard to believe

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that just six months ago he had to spend much of his time

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Freddie was hospitalised with a serious infection -

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which led to swelling in his brain and a collapsed lung.

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But coming out of hospital led him to become even more determined

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Born just days apart from each other, Freddie and Tommy have

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It gives something Freddie Tupe get up and go out, someone to go and see

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-- to get. All around his bedside he had photos of his pony. We got him a

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pillow of his pony on it, it is giving him something to keep aiming

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for, to help out. Raising money for Oxford

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Children's Hospital, Freddie is making sure Tommy

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is fully prepped for He jumps up naughty, most of the

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time fast. And really cheeky. Freddie is committed, and that is

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what everybody needs. They don't only need the child to be committed,

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they need the parents to be committed. The child can't do it

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without the commitment of the parents, and the parents there are

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committed 100%. Freddie says he nervous

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ahead of Sunday. But with a lot of help

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from friends and family, he's ready to take the trip

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across of the Solent Fundraising activities

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for Red Nose Day have been kicking A 16 piece band squeezed

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into the Radio Oxford studios for a singalong with breakfast

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presenter David Prever. It was one of a range of stunts

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being pulled across the South as we try to beat last year's record

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of ?4 million. Of course, the Red Nose fun

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carries on throughout But now, more of today's

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stories with Sally Taylor. It is, grimly. The fundraising fun

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has begun at Red Nose Day. I will be finding out how you have been

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raising money, including this orchestra, and how your donations

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are helping people across the South. House prices in three of the south's

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cities registered some of the biggest rises

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in the country last year. Portsmouth house prices rose by 8%,

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second only to Manchester. The figures come from Hometrack

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which monitors prices in the Bournemouth and Southampton

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were both in the top Many families will be celebrating

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Mother's Day this weekend. But what will it be like for mums

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who've lost a child? In 2009, Rifleman Cyrus Thatcher,

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from Caversham, was killed when he stepped on an improvised

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explosive device. Aged just 19, he was one

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of the youngest members of the Armed Forces to die

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in the conflict. Ahead of Sunday, Cyrus's mother

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Helena Tym reflects on the eight years that have passed

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since he died. Joke was, you buy a Mother's Day

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card which has absolutely nothing And inside, they all

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wrote, love you, Mum. The fact that he can't call,

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he can't send a card. He can't be here to

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share lunch on Sunday. I know that I am not the only mother

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that goes through the agony of knowing one of their children

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isn't around on Mother's Day. Because every day is a day

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since I last saw him. And it is the things that you think

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you are always going to remember, you will never forget,

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like the sound of their voice. Or how they feel when

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you give them a hug. And it is those things that become

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more and more distant, and yet they become more

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and more important. You know, I know he died doing

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something he truly believed He was proud of himself and proud

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of being in the British Army. Cyrus is buried at the Henley Road

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Cemetery in Caversham. With the other soldiers that were

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buried from the Second World War. His junior school, Micklands,

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is just behind where he is buried. And as sad as it is because

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I know he went there, Because I know that he

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is very close to home. And he is in a place

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that is familiar to him. We will definitely be

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here on Mother's Day. It just becomes part

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of your new normal. To come and celebrate something that

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you really don't want to celebrate, because he wanted us to carry on,

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and to not fall to pieces. But I don't think he truly

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understood the impact that his death The famous Overlord Embroidery

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at Portsmouth's D-Day museum has gone into temporary storage today,

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after more than 30 years on display. The 272 foot long work was inspired

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by the Bayeux Tapestry It's being removed while the museum

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undergoes major renovation work. Out of the spotlight and into

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storage. The Overlord Embroidery is moving home for the first time since

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it arrived in the 1980s. It was commissioned by a philanthropist who

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wanted to make a tribute not to war, but to the people involved. To

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protect the delicate work, it will have to be stored at a constant

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temperature and timidity, check every five minutes. It is never

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acting because it represents a huge moment in the global, European and

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British history. Wonderful artworks, apart from anything else. It is one

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of the longest pieces of embroidery in the world. Panel by panel, the

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needlework is being carefully removed. The D-Day landings where a

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catalyst for winning the war in Europe. The 84 metres of embroidery

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detail the tale of thousands of soldiers who made the ultimate

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sacrifice, told by 25 embroiders, women in the... Who remembered those

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who fail. It was designed to capture team numbers like Winston

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Churchill's motivational visit and General Motors,, just days after

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Overlord. It will be a focal point of the renovated museum. The

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Heritage lottery fund has given millions of pounds to the D-Day

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exhibit. An extra insight onto what the panel shows. Other things in

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this gallery as well. And also a new gallery about how the embroidery was

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made. Which will shine a new light. You can see how it was made, who

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made it and some of the techniques. You will be able to see the

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embroidery as the centrepiece of the museum when it reopens next spring.

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Athletes and broadcasters were among the mourners remembering

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one of Britain's top athletics coaches today.

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Mike Smith's funeral was staged this morning and this afternoon his life

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was celebrated at a special service in Southampton.

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Former Olympians Iwan Thomas and Roger Black were among those

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at the city's Central Hall along with former colleagues

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Mike was a sports reporter and presenter on BBC Radio Solent

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Football, while takeover talks continue off the field,

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Portsmouth hope for three valuable points on it this weekend.

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Pompey host bottom of the table

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Paul Cook's side are in the last of the automatic promotion places

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with eight games to go this season but they're not taking anything

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I think in this division everyone has seen that nothing is a given.

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Nothing, certainly, to be given up on.

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With the points gap, I think it is six between them

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and Cheltenham, I think they will be coming to

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Fratton Park very much with an eye on victory.

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I think you can get too deeply involved in different agendas

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We have eight games to go to try and get our club promoted,

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Meanwhile there's League One action for three of the region's teams.

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Swindon host Millwall, Oxford, in ninth go to Northampton.

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There's coverage across the BBC including live commentary

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Hampshire Cricket has announced that Australian George Bailey

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will captain the side in the County Championship

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Bailey will take over from James Vince when he arrives

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in England a month into the new campaign.

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It will be the Australian international's second spell

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England international Vince will continue to lead

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Red Nose Day is here. Let's join early South. A musical feel going on

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there. It is quite sedate at the moment. Rehearsals underweight for a

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musical marathon. This weekend, performing and orchestral to

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Catalan. Their third event for Comic Relief. He conducted jointly. Craik,

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how is this different from what you have done in the past? This time, we

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are performing ten different works by ten composers. How are the

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preparations going? Really well. We just want to get on with it now. It

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is very tiring. There is a blot of energy in the room, but we really

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just want to get on with it. Good luck. The concert hall has raised

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?4000 so far for a number of causes, including the Oxfordshire Family

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Support Network. So that they can have a voice in the way their

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services are run. Some of the carers their sense -- their sales are

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pensioners. We have quite an action

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packed morning This is a group of family carers

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over the age of 55 or 60. Who have been caring

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for their sons and daughters, usually at home, some

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of them for over 40 or 50 years. But they are still doing that

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really important work, But they are still doing that really

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important work, and supporting Comic Relief get as

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?119,000 to be able to It gives them a voice,

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enables them to talk to the decision-makers,

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hold them to account. And we can press together

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the changes for the support I don't think this group

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would happen, we would have anyone together

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speaking or seeking support are helping us plan,

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if we did not have Comic Relief Small charities like

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us, we can't do it without the support

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of organisations like Comic Relief. And I have looked

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after her since birth. If it wasn't for Comic

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Relief, they wouldn't be able to do the job that they

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are doing to help us. I think I can speak on behalf

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of all the carers - I think I am the oldest carer here -

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to say a very heartfelt thanks. Everyone there obviously grateful

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for the money and support that they are receiving. That is one of the

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many causes that your donations can help. Every penny counts, and we

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will be hearing how you have been doing your bit for Comic Relief

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2017. Now the weather. I will give you

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this after the weather. A chilly breeze. A cool edge. Today was

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beautiful. Lovely springtime shots. Dramatic skies. Sunny spells in

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Dorset. And how about a windswept blossom tree?

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More of those springtime scenes over the weekend. Tonight is a quiet

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night. But a bit of a breeze. That will make things feel fresh. With

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the clear skies overhead as well we can expect our temperatures to take

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a tumble. Towns and cities likely to see those of around three or 4

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degrees. Most of us will escape a frost. 18 easterly breeze. Perhaps

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one or two sheltered spots to the north of our region seeing a touch

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of frost. And maybe a patch or two of frock, freezing fog. A fine and

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bright day after it lifts. For much of the region. Some cloud here and

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there. Good sunny spells during the day. Warm once again in the shelter

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with highs of 14 degrees. The north-easterly flow will take the

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edge of those temperatures. For coastal spots, those strongest

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winds. Tomorrow night, quite clear skies in the most part. Again, a bit

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of a breeze as a future. Our temperatures likely to hold out at

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around four or 5 degrees. Fresh, need the first thing Sunday. We

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still have this area of high pressure, keeping things settled on

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Sunday. More cloud but the wind is looking degrees as we can see those

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buyers he's apart. The summary for the coming days. Not too bad this

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weekend. Good sunshine on Saturday. Wind easing down through Sunday.

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Good brightness, more cloud. Into the new working week, not too badly.

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Some sunny spells. And those longer, lighter evenings because the clocks

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go forward on Saturday night. FUNKY TUNE.. Full of sun straight after

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South Today. Now back... We have matching. I have met oversized

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T-shirt. I have stolen this flashing thing. From my children. But this is

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not think about what the people of the South have been doing. Custard,

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cakes, dancing, cycling. All in the name of Red Nose Day.

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This was a huge clue about what day this was.

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Selwood's headquarters in Chandlers Ford helping to remind

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At the Costello School in Basingstoke 220 students

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and staff swapped red noses for custard raising ?1200

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I was really looking forward to it because it is for charity

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and you get is that people in the face, so it is fun.

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Since last Red Nose Day in the South, Comic Relief has made

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200 grants totalling more than ?1.5 million .

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Hoping to add to that total were these pupils

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at Wallop Primary School near Stockbridge some of many to

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Including the Churcher's College Junior School in Liphook.

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What do you call a deer without any limbs?

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at Emmer Green Primary School in Reading.

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Of course Comic Relief is all about making people laugh

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and this improvised comedy at Brockenhurst college is certainly

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Heartrates were also being raised across the South to encourage

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donations with a rowathon for pupils and staff at Wildern

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A sponsored cycle at the South Eastern Hampshire clinical

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A five-a-side charity football tournament at The Oracle

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Whatever the event, there's one goal for Comic Relief -

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If you are not sure how to make your donation, there are still tickets

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for the orchestral deck Avalon. 2pm, for 40 5pm, 7pm. -- deck

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-- decathalon. Don't go anywhere. Stay on BBC One for a mammoth night

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of sketches and much more. You are always generous. There is how to

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donate. Enjoy the evening. I cannot wait for the carpool karaoke. We

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will go back and finish off with the orchestral deck Avalon. --

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decathalon. Good night.

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