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In tonight's programme. news teams where you are.
The helicopter crash that killed five members of the same family.
Also, a second trip to Wembley in a year, 30,000 Oxford fans will be
making the journey but some supporters are avoiding the match.
Later on, after 72 years in the same salon.
A legal challenge has been launched over plans to downgrade key services
Campaigners and the district council claim the consultation
by Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is "confusing
and flawed", and want a High Court judge to review it.
Campaigners have fought on as the Horton General Hospital
The maternity unit has lost specialist consultants
and become midwife-led, with mums-to-be now traveling to the
There are proposals to move other services too.
But now, campaigners are fighting back, this time through the courts.
We have been working on the legal route for some time.
The appeal has been sent to a case to be heard in the High Court.
It won't bring back maternity if we win this case.
It will legally force the Clinical Commissioning Group
to go back and start again at the beginning
with their consultation, and this time do it in one.
Mechanic Keith Strangwood leads the campaign group
He, like many others, has his own reasons
One day, there was no heartbeat, that was it.
My other half, she had to go through normal labour.
But we spent the night with thatbaby in her arms and it
Changes to services are being made by the Oxfordshire Clinical
Commissiong Group who are tasked with saving a predicted
A consultation into the changes was carried out in June.
But campaigners and councillers have said it was confusing and flawed.
We believe we have got some very strong points to make
in terms of the legalities of the consultation process.
And we believe as local councils we do reflect the views of local
people and hence the action we have taken.
Nobody was available from Oxfordshire Clinical
Commissioning Group to speak to us today, but a spokesperson did say
they have received the letter and will respond appropriately.
For now, campaigners and councillors will be waiting to see if their case
In the past hour, police have confirmed the bodies of five people
from this region killed in a helicopter crash two days
ago have finally been recovered by search teams.
Kevin and Ruth Burke, from near Milton Keynes,
and three other adult members of their family, were flying
to Dublin when the aircraft ditched in the North Wales mountains
Emma Baugh has spent the day in the village of Hulcote
A British today saddened that five members of the same family are
believed to have lost their lives from such a close-knit community.
It is just sad that someone who lives locally has passed away in
such a tragic way. It is a tiny village although we are spread quite
a way, to think it has happened to some locally is sad.
Ruth and Kevin Burke had lived in the area for some time but had just
moved to the dream home they had built. Then neighbour served on the
parish council with Kevin Burke. Very outgoing, charming. But I
imagine he was a very successful businessman. He had a lot of
attributes. Desperately sad to hear about this very tragic accident
particularly of course for the children, very sad. And a terrible
shock to the people who live in this little community here.
Kevin Burke had a local building firm and his company were involved
in projects like the expansion of the stadium. The family set off from
Milton Keynes flying to Ireland on Wednesday but crashed here.
Rescue services were still trying to recover the bodies but the weather
is hampering the operation. Conditions up on the mountains are
extreme the treacherous even the experienced climbers are having
difficulty. We have very skilled individuals up there but even they
are finding it difficult. Once the bodies have been recovered,
investigators will want to examine the scene as an aviation expert told
me. It could be a tough technical
investigation depending on how bad the damage is from the impact. There
is unlikely to be every quarter on this aircraft. So you then depend on
other forms of evidence, that will be a painstaking exam nation of
forensics which may take some time. A growing number of patients
in Oxfordshire are having mental health consultations remotely
using video conferencing. Oxford Health Trust has been named
as one of the most advanced It's been awarded ?5 million to help
other trusts improve their use This project has allowed us to give
really quick assessments to patients Most importantly, it has allowed us
to offer patients who are at home the opportunity to have follow-up
sessions at home. We all know how difficult
it is to travel in for appointments, particularly if those appointments
are only offered A research centre which aims
to translate the latest lab science into innovative treatments
to improve mental health and dementia has launched
at the Warneford Hospital in Oxford. The centre will be one
of only two across England, Tackling mental health
in Oxfordshire. Today, a plaque was unveiled
kickstarting almost ?13 million It's people like Nicola
who will benefit. She was diagnosed bipolar 11 years
ago, and said it had If I'd had a shower I couldn't
remember I'd had a shower. I was in hospital for 12 months
where I was initially diagnosed. I couldn't go out,
I couldn't enjoy friends. I was almost, it was
like being a zombie. The centre will be using machines
like this to identify the signs of dementia
early, and keep the brain Only in London will they be
doing anything similar. Health bosses say they're
delighted their bid was successful. It is very competitive and reflects
a fantastic team effort from across We think it will immediately benefit
everyone in Oxfordshire because it Everyone will benefit from increased
research activity immediately even before we provide
these new treatments. Through investment like this,
?12 million over the next few years, we know we will start to make
a real difference. And I am really proud to be
here opening this research centre, recognising the world-leading
excellence we do have here right Nicola hopes the research carried
out in Oxford will lead to advances in mental health and make life
easier for people like her. Workers at BMW have voted
overwhelmingly to go on strike The firm builds more than 200,000
Minis a year at its Oxford plant where employees have already staged
a series of protests. BMW wants to close its two final
salary pension schemes. It says it's always prided itself
in providing excellent pensions for its staff and wants to act now
to protect future pension provision. Just a year since their last Wembley
final, Oxford United fans are preparing for another trip
to the national stadium. On Sunday, they play
Coventry in the final A crowd of more than 75,000
is expected but some fans For Oxford United's
opponents, Coventry, Sunday will be a first visit
to Wembley in 30 years. But Oxford fans know
the way to Wembley Way, it is only 12 months
since were there last season. I am looking forward to it,
of course I am, see if we can't do Hopefully we will put in a better
performance than last year. The competition is traditionally
contested by clubs from Around 30,000 Oxford fans
are heading to the national stadium this weekend,
but some of their most ardent followers are staying at home,
continuing their boycott of the competition after
the Football League trialled the introduction of under-23 teams
from Premiership and If everyone that wasn't boycotting
went, there could be 75,000. By putting in the Premier League B
teams, even though it didn't turn out to be many of the big clubs that
did actually put teams in, Last year, United, highly
excited to be at Wembley, This time around, with a calmer
air around the club, They have come into a bit of form,
they have won the last two games. They will be back
superbly, as we are. We will go in there to hopefully,
hopefully do enough Oxford United have enjoyed the sweet
smell of success in recent years as the team has blossomed under
Michael Appleton. He wants them in full
bloom on Sunday. Chiltern Railways, who operate
trains to Wembley Stadium from Oxfordshire, say
they are laying on extra trains with increased capacity
to cope with demand. Fans are advised to use Oxford
Parkway station where possible. BBC Radio Oxford will have
the latest travel news and the build-up to the game
from 7am, with live coverage She was a farm worker
during the Second World War, whose life became an
enduring tale of love. And now, the story of
Elizabeth Henderson has been turned into a stage play,
created by man who has written 600 episodes
of BBC Radio 4's The Archers. Now 92, Elizabeth Henderson
still lives on the Cotswold farm where she fell in love with farming,
and her husband-to-be. That her life
has become a stage play is, It is an excuse
to have a party, yes. Oh, yes, on the whole
it is a plus rather than a minus. Only it's me that gets checked
up on, not the boys. No Finer Life played
to a packed house on Exmoor It is set towards the end
of the Second World War when an 18-year-old Somerset girl
wrote to a rather famous Oxfordshire He was an author,
and quite a famous one. Simply everyone
was reading his book. You see, George Henderson wasn't
just a farmer, he was an author and his book on how to work
the land became iconic. It was after reading that book that
Exmoor farmer and one-time producer of Radio 4's The Archers
decided to take Elizabeth's It is a brilliant story
because all she wanted to do was be a farmer and that's why
she joined the land army. And it was that period
at the end of the war, and a year or two after the war
when there was a great sense of idealism, to make Britain better,
the countryside was going Oxford University's men's rowing
team will be looking to make up for last year's crushing defeat
in the annual university Last March, Cambridge
put a halt to Oxford's three-year winning streak
with a two-and-a-half length win. The first race was
in 1829 in Henley. Visitors to the Cotswold Wildlife
Park can now catch a glimpse of a rare baby lemur
which is the first of its kind Although born last December,
Yousstwo is now out and about in Crowned Sifakas are native
to Madagascar but classified as endangered, so it's hoped
Yousstwo will go on to become an important part of the species
breeding programme. Stay with us because, coming up,
Sam Fraser has the weekend weather, We will look ahead to the south
coast clash in the Premier League as Bournemouth travel to Southampton.
Pride and a top half is at stake. Homes in west Berkshire
were evacuated yesterday after a lorry began leaking
highly explosive gas. A tanker carrying liquid petroleum
gas developed a fault Firefighters and police cleared
the area and residents were sent They were allowed back home
later in the evening. I was walking down the road. I saw a
tanker. It was squirting gas from it. Police and fire engines were
surrounding it. We walked down to the shop and the police told us it
was a gas leak so we got evacuated. Now, two artists are painting
the problems of the Middle East in a new light by encouraging others
to pick up a brush and Murad Subay from the Yemen
and Lisa Marie Gibbs from Berkshire live 4,500 miles apart but they've
been linking their local communities The aim - to forge friendships
and promote peace. Two award-winning artists,
two very different communities, I have a lovely friend
who introduced me to the work of We wanted to link up on a project
and we decided that this might be a beautiful project in these really
difficult times in Yemen, to kind of work together,
show solidarity and peace Yemen has been in the grip
of civil war since 2015. So far, it's estimated
that over 7,000 men, women and children have been killed
as a result. At a time of war with borders
that separate people Even if it is for a short time it's
an outlet for people who need it in such hardship and it also a way
for them to seek peace. And at the same time, thousands
of miles away, men and women in Sana and boys and girls
in Reading's Dee Park did just that. It was a day that made my heart
skipped a beat as an artist. You never know what's
going to happen, if the day was going to work and it was just
a beautiful day of solidarity and, yeah, one of wonder,
it was wonderful. They may be thousands of miles
apart, but Lisa-Marie and Murad are not letting that get
in their way. They are hoping to work on another
project linking Yemen and Reading in their bid to build
bridges through art. Onto sport now and Tony's
here to look ahead to a big game in the Premier League tomorrow
as Southampton host Bournemouth. A game the complexion of which has
changed a little since it was moved Bournemouth's resurgence has
moved them to the brink Seven points from nine, including
a draw at Manchester United, earned Eddie Howe the Manager
of the Month award for March. Tomorrow, the Cherries, in 11th,
visit a Southampton side gearing up for a strong finish and just a place
above them in the table. When they met in December, the sides
were neck and neck in the Premier League table. It is the same again
tomorrow. We are taking every game individually, so starting with
Southampton, a special game for the football club. We are really looking
forward to it. For Claude Puel well, victory was a lift. He was rotating
his side at the side due to a fixture pile-up but now little such
talk. He is without Gabbiadini so the squirrel two goals and December
could start. He cannot see a lot of rotation. I think it is important to
keep structure of the team but I do not know. Perhaps two or three
players can change on the game. It is billed as a Derby but still an
emerging rivalry in Premier League terms and there is respect on both
sides. He has done a good job. It is very difficult to continually lose
your best players and still be competitive in the Premier League. A
real credit to the club. I respect this team because I find qualities
with technical players, quality of the management or so. I think it is
a good game. Back-to-back wins in the Premier League is difficult to
achieve the economic massive difference to your season. I would
like to think we are looking up now rather than behind us. If we can
build on those wins, it would be great. A win would probably mean
different things for these two. For Bournemouth, safety, the
Southampton, the chance at a top eight finish and today's Premier
League, neither club can be too disappointed with those aims.
Reading could take a giant stride towards securing
They host Leeds at the Madejski Stadium.
It's a game which pits fifth against fourth.
A win for the Royals would lift them above their opponents
and build on a fine win away at Sheffield Wednesday
We have two enjoy it because we have worked hard to be where we are and
we are in such a break position so now we have to make the most of it
and make sure we stay in this position. It is the best way to go
up if you want to go up. While Reading's focus
is realistically on the play-offs, that's a fate Brighton hope to avoid
at all costs. Automatic promotion is the only aim
for the Albion, who host Blackburn Chris Hughton has a clutch
of players returning from injury. Brighton are just a point
behind leaders Newcastle. Blackburn are in the division's
bottom three, fighting to stay in the Championship under
a new manager in Tony Mowbray. Teams that come to the AMEX coming
good form. Sometimes you can get a change of manager and things do not
change too much, sometimes they do, and the form has been very good, and
it will be a tough game. With Oxford involved
in Sunday's Checkatrade Trophy final, only Swindon and MK Dons
are in League 1 action. Swindon go to Fleetwood,
MK host Gillingham, Portsmouth can move a step closer to promotion
when they travel to Hartlepool, Pompey have won two
of their last three away games. You can follow it all across TV
radio and online tomorrow, including live commentary
on BBC local radio. Poole rider Sam Sunderland will be
part of a strong field in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge -
the latest stage of the World Cup The 27-year-old will be tackling
the terrain of the western desert in Abu Dhabi and he's been blown
away by the response since his Dakar It has been really cool. All the
people I grew up racing within the UK, all the messages and everything,
it is really nice. It is back to work now. The pressure is now here.
Time to go back and fight again. He has got good fan base good to him.
Now, choosing when to retire from work can be a difficult
decision, particularly if you have a job you love,
which is why 93-year-old hairdresser Kathleen Privett from Portsmouth has
Yes, after an incredible 72 years in the family salon, Kathleen's
Briony Leyland shared a special last day with her.
Hairdressing has been a life's work for 93-year-old Kathleen Privett.
She has grown up and grown old in the salon opened
by her father in the 1940s in the Drayton area of Portsmouth.
He encouraged the young Kathleen's emerging enthusiasm
and she would try out her skills on anyone who would let her.
My aunt, when she came down, I asked if she wanted to help. I felt quite
chuffed. Kathleen looks back fondly
on the experimentation One customer took great pains
to preserve her "bubble" cut. She said she would lay on her face
because she did not want to disturb it. I thought, how silly!
Widowed at the age of just 28 with three small children,
earning a living was important but working in the salon has always
It is part of your life. It is not just an ordinary business, it is
much more personal contact them back.
Kathleen's daughter Barbara followed her mum
into the business and her daughter in law Pat too.
suffering from osteoporosis they've decided together that's it's time
to close the salon and enjoy retirement.
I feel sorry for the ladies because they are like family is all good
things must come to an end. Some days you could order than others. I
am really sad. After coming in all this time. You get to know the
girls, they are really lovely. Kathleen is really special.
An apprentice once suggested to Kathleen that she'd
missed out on adventures by spending all her life in Drayton.
Kathleen sees things differently - for more than 70 years she has
been at the heart of life here and wouldn't swap
Yesterday was fab. I even got some sunburn yesterday.
This was Lepe Lighthouse first thing.
And this was the scene under cloudy skies at Barton on Sea.
March ended on a try and find note in the end. For April, April
showers, something more traditional on the way. Tonight, cloudy with
showers. This evening starts dry, you can see this band of rain out to
the West. That will make its way in to the early hours. A damp place for
some places and under cloudy skies temperatures drop away to 89
Celsius. For Saturday morning, a damp start. Those showers becoming
more widespread. Very little in the way of wind tomorrow. If you get
caught under one, you will know about it. Bright spells too.
Temperatures will reach 14 Celsius. As we go through Saturday afternoon
into the evening, those showers clear away to the north-east and
overnight, try and find. Clear spells, a touch of mist developing
here and there, overnight lows of seven Celsius. Looking ahead to
Sunday, an area of high pressure builds so Sunday, much more settled.
Dry, fine, sunny spells, temperatures up to 14 Celsius, and
that high pressure set to stay with us as we head into the start of the
new week. To recap of the weekend, Saturday, showers. They could be
accompanied by a rumble of thunder and hail that we should see bright
spells as well. Looking ahead to Sunday, that will be the better day
of the weekend. It will be dry and fine, high pressure dominating, so
we will see a sunny spells. To make the most of it. Looking ahead to the
start of the new week, that high pressure stays with us so Monday is
a dry day. Bright spells, a little bit of cloud, overnight rain into
Tuesday means a great start for Tuesday but again high pressure
mix-up, returns with bright spells. Tony, enjoy your trip to Brighton
tomorrow. Thank you for your company this evening. We are back again with
the headlines at 8pm. Whatever you are up to this weekend, have a great