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In tonight's programme: The mystery of the body in the woods.
Why a coroner can't conclude how a woman found on fire
Also: ten years since the world saw how they paid respects,
people in Royal Wootton Basset reflect on those repatriation days.
The Power Taylor here the story have a full-size caravan made from Lego
bricks. The family of a woman whose badly
burnt body was found in woodland may Gillian Knock died from smoke
inhalation near the Stately Home of Hughenden manor in
Buckinghamshire last November. But the case is far
from straightforward. At the inquest, a coroner
said he was unable to establish if she planned
to set herself alight. This photo was taken last
November, a few days While she appears to be
happy, today's inquest in Beaconsfield heard
she was going through A statement from her partner
Andy Martin revealed she'd left a note at home saying she couldn't
cope and needed some space. Later on that day, a dog-walker
spotted a fire in land Fire crews were called, they
discovered the 64-year-old's body. A postmortem showed there was soot
in Gillian Knock's airways, which means she was breathing
when the fire started. They also found white
spirit on her clothing, Ms Knock's family and friends said
the hearing gave some answers The inquest couldn't
explain how one of her legs Also potential witnesses
who were seen in the woods that evening have yet to come
forward to police. Police said there were no broken
branches or signs of a person being dragged to suggest Ms Knock
had been taken In his narrative conclusion,
the coroner said the evidence didn't suggest a third party was involved
in Gillian Knock's death. But Crispin Butler said
he couldn't be sure if it was the result of a suicidal act
or an accidental one. A group of squatters in Oxford
are facing eviction from a third The Open House movement has now
set up home in a vacant They've previously occupied
a former car showroom in Iffley and a disused power
station in Osney. Today they've been served
with another court order, forcing It's been a winter of moving
from place to place, but this group of homeless people
in Oxford say at least they haven't Iffley Open House started
up when 23 squatters They then moved to a disused
power station in Osney. Both times they faced court action
to get them to leave. Now they're facing eviction
for a third time, from this building in South Parade in Oxford,
which used to be a restaurant. But campaigners say empty properties
should be put to use. It seems a shame to leave
the building empty when there is an Until we can build on the green
belt, we can extend, until we wait for some of the laws to be
changed or get everybody together to realise that more houses need to be
built, then this is going The group claims that
Iffley Open House has been a success story -
seven homeless people in the group now have jobs,
two have been rehoused. A lot of these people,
when they end up on the street, What you need to do is build them up
and give them a sense of purpose, But should people be
squatting in empty homes? It's unfair to the owner,
if they wreck the place. Why shouldn't somebody stay
in the building when But on the other
hand, if you owned a building and you were unable to use
that building because people were squatting in it, then
I think that's wrong. If the building is not
being used, then yes. Because it technically can
save somebody's life. The group has now two days to leave
this building or risk being arrested We tried to contact the owner here,
but haven't yet received a response. A driver remains in hospital
after a serious crash Two lorries collided just after four
o'clock this morning. A second driver was released
from hospital this afternoon. The road was shut for
most of the day whilst Five days of strike action has been
announced at the BMW plants The industrial action is over
plans to close the final The union UNITE says manufacturing
will be "significantly disrupted" BMW says it has a number of options
on the table to help employees with any changes,
and is open to further talks. An Oxford firm which is developing
technology for driverless cars has given the public the chance to test
the new pods for the first time. Oxbotica has taken a prototype
shuttle to a route near to Five cameras and three
lasers help guide the pod 100 people will be able to try it
out over the next three weeks, and the system could be up
and running within two years. He got to understand how they're
going to be integrated into a smart city environment. But they be able
to help reduce congestion? But they held improve our air quality? Will
allow us to make better use of space? Whether we can see this
technology in areas of Greenwich identified as like this, where maybe
we don't want petrol or diesel cars to run.
A decade after the bodies of servicemen and women killed
overseas were first taken through their town, the people
of Royal Wooton Bassett have been reflecting on that period
and the way they chose to pay their respects.
They lined the streets as the bodies were taken from RAF Lyneham
to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
Since 2011, repatriations have been moved to Brize Norton.
A moment of silence, remembrance, respect.
Captured by many cameras and broadcast around the world.
That silence and the first hearses coming up, that never leaves
you and you finish shooting with a sense of numbness
The town carried out 167 services, but they started spontaneously.
The coffins began passing through regularly in 2007,
after nearby RAF Lyneham became the airbase the fallen
from Afghanistan and Iraq were flown into.
During those repatriations, hundreds if not thousands of people would be
Today it's very much business as usual.
The Town Council's decided not to put on any specific events
What makes me proud is that our little town here managed
to put respect back into our Armed Forces and respect
Lee Mackie from Oxfordshire lost her son Jason when he was
killed in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2009.
Although she was too upset to go to his repatriation,
I became very aware that the community there
was like a comfort blanket to these traumatised families.
They gave them the opportunity to recognise the fact
that our nation appreciated the sacrifice they had made.
Repatriations stopped in Royal Wootton Basset in 2011.
They now take place at RAF Brize Norton.
In those four years, 345 fallen servicemen and women
were returned to their families through this town,
It's the fourth most common cancer in the UK,
with more than 40,000 people being diagnosed every year.
Now there are calls to lower the age for
Currently over 60s are tested, but campaigners say testing people
from 50 could save thousands of lives and save the NHS
David Lumb has been to meet a woman in Banbury who's taken the test.
Joy Dansette says each day of living is an absolute treasure to her.
Three years ago she was sent a cancer screening test
When she did, she couldn't believe the results.
I was told they had found a tumour in my bowel so big that if I didn't
have an operation within a week or so I'd be dead.
I had no symptoms apart from extreme tiredness.
Now a charity's launched a campaign to reduce the age that people get
Currently it's 60 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland,
I think the cost of treating advanced bowel cancer,
of which we have seen far too many at the moment, is three or four
times the cost of catching a bowel cancer early,
and therefore the cost benefit of implementing a screening
package at an earlier age has got to be beneficial in the long-term.
Public Health England says it's in the process of rolling out
a different screening programme where people are invited
to a hospital for what's called a bowel scope test.
Whether the campaign is successful or not,
Joy hopes her story will make people think twice before ignoring the home
A Berkshire woman is calling for cinema chains to do more
Linda Dean from Reading says that many cinemas only show a few
She also has to wait weeks for new releases to be screened
and sometimes finds that films that were advertised as having
11 million people in the UK have some form of hearing loss, that's
I'd like to be relaxed about my social life, and go spontaneously
where I want to go, when I feel comfortable without having to think
that I have to watch it on that day and that time. There are lots of
barriers, there's no point in me having a choice. I do feel like I am
discriminated against. An awarding-winning Oxford author
has been inspiring students Kiran Millwood Hargrave won
the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize last month for her debut
novel, The Girl of Ink and Stars. The governor kicked his spurs
into his horse's side and I heard the unmistakable crack of his whip
on the flank of his stallion. Those pale objects
will not seeds at all. Extracts from The Girl
of Ink and Stars. But award-winning novelist
Kiran Millwood Hargrave's didn't Living in Oxford has just made me
so much more ambitious. You walk around
and you see all these places that are so important
to culture and literature, and it is really the perfect place to have
ended up, because we did end up It's just a beautiful place to walk
around and get inspiration from. 11 and 12-year-olds
at Wheatly Park School took part Studies even showed
that people who read regularly just do better
in life across the board. Not only are they more
emotionally healthy, they also tend to have higher paying jobs,
have better outcomes across life. If reading really is
the magic bullet it seems to be, then of course
we are going to do everything we can, and school is I think
a really important part of that. A good story is like
an adventure where they have Scary but funny
stories, like comedy. I can't go to sleep
after reading one of them. I just have to keep on reading it
until I fall asleep. Kiran's got a busier year planned,
her second novel is out now, And she's getting married
in Oxford later this month. The shops may be full
of Easter eggs, but we can It floats, and it's moored
on the Grand Union Canal. Its a work of art
called the Exbury Egg, It's on display there as part
of the celebrations to mark the 50th I'll have the headlines at eight
and a full bulletin at 10.30pm. Now more of today's
stories with Sally Taylor. I'm at the National motor Museum for
the wonderful world record breaker. Join me for that later and your fall
forecast to. -- fool forecast. Members of the RMT union have said
that their strike will go ahead on Saturday after "no specific
proposals" were put forward It'll be the 32nd day of action
over the introduction of driver-only operated trains
and changes to the role Earlier this week members of Aslef,
the drivers' union, rejected for a second time a proposed deal
to end their dispute With just six games to go
in the season, Brighton once again sit top of the Championship table,
until Newcastle play Perhaps more crucially, with the top
two going up automatically, the Seagulls are ten points clear
of third, a position now occupied by Reading, who cemented their own
play-off credentials. If the question was can
they cope with the pressure, Glenn Murray had the answer just
two minutes in. With pre-match nerves dismissed,
a routine win was on the cards. Tomer Hemed doubled the lead
soon after the break, Uwe Hunemeier's deflected shot made
sure, a record breaking 25th Che Adam's scored a consolation
late on for Birmingham, but Brighton's charge shows no
sign of stopping. The fight we got the illegal,
normally one that motivates others, and we took our moments
Yann Kermogant was central to Bournemouth's promotion
Two headed goals here over Blackburn Rovers helped make
it three wins in a row for Jaap Stam's side.
true Who are hitting form just at the right time.
Goal of the game was Elliott Bennett's sweet volley
But Garath McCleary's shot soon dampened that.
MK Dons also beat Charlton 2-0 in League One.
Onto tonight's action, and in the Premier League
Southampton host Crystal Palace, but will once again be without
injured striker Manolo Gabbiadini, and Sofiane Boufal is also a doubt
While Bournemouth face a tough trip to Anfield,
from where Kris Temple sent us this match preview.
that gathers still only seven points so they are no means safe, and they
come to a Liverpool side still with second at least. Of course, that
humdinger of a game down at the vitality stadium earlier in the
stadium -- season. The cherries are fresh from me when, and the draw
with Manchester United. They have proved in recent weeks they have
what it takes to compete away at the big sides as well. Something at
Anfield tonight would be a huge boost from them ahead of their visit
to Chelsea on Saturday. Thanks, Kris, BBC Radio Solent
the place to go for full match commentary of both Southampton
and Bournemouth games this evening. In League One, Oxford will look
to stay in the play-off race Striker Conor McAleny is back
in the squad after missing Sunday's The County Championship cricket
season gets underway on Friday. As part of our season previews,
it's time to head to Sussex, where they have their eyes
on improving on last seasons 4th With new chief executive
Rob Andrew at the helm, there's a steely
determination about Sussex. We can compete on all fronts. We
want promotion this year. We want to get the quarterfinal.
Experience was the ingredient required of summer signings.
They arrived in the form of South African's Vernon Philander,
Stiaan Van Zyl and David Wiese While Laurie Evans from Warwickshire
It was important to us to add some senior players but also some
batters, and someone who can ball. The pre-season has gone well and I
think we just want to get going, really.
Club Stalwart Michael Yardy has taken over as batting coach.
While someone just starting to make a name for himself is young
Having toured well with England U19s this winter,
I just want to play as much cricket I can for Sussex. I want to get on
the park and hopefully we can get some silverware.
Throw in pace bowlers Tymal Mills and Chris Jordan who return
Sussex have built an exciting squad capable
Now, here's a sneaky way of getting children
to improve their maths and English skills.
A tournament's being held in West Sussex this evening
where youngsters compete in a version of the sport
that's geared-up to help with their academic results.
For this afternoon only, this is the version of the Crucible. This is the
first snooker tournament they have had year. 50 children and for local
schools taking part. The trophies are here, ready to go. A quarter and
the semifinals are going on. Here's a flavour of today's action.
I just love playing people and the game and just the concentration,
because some people think it's boring but actually think it's great
fun because it gives you something to do every now and again.
Habitually fun. It's something different. It is something we're not
used to seeing in skills. We see Ed on television and four children the
stage, they think, I would like to go go at.
My first night is on table one. They are raiding the rating to go. Yes.
Are you feeling confident? Yes. I am feeling good about it. I feel like I
can get to the semifinals. It all looks great fun, doesn't it? But
there is a next -- and educational side to it as well. Stephen runs the
after school snooker club. Tell others about functional snooker.
That is based on helping the children with their education and it
helps them with their mathematics and the literature, dear social
skills. For example, we have numbered balls here, we have some
traction, addition and we have teams and all the Red Bulls are numbered
one to ten. And it just helps them. You have had some great results with
children who aren't so great with their numeracy, haven't you? We have
had amazing results, especially with people who don't learn very well
traditionally or people with disabilities moral learning
disabilities and they really take to it, especially, as I say, the
different way of learning commented that structured classroom
environment. Just briefly, it is very popular in Asia, but not so
much year after its 1980s heyday. Are you trying to spot future
talents as well? We certainly are. I'm sure we've seen some future
world champion to you. We're working very hard to draw the game. We have
this programme and the functional snooker programme and we are working
on snooker skills. I have to stop you there. Although this is the
first tournament, there are already plans to make it an annual event.
Now, not all road users are fans of the humble caravan but a very
special one has just gone on show at the National Motor
Yes, what makes this full size caravan unusual is that it's
made out of Lego bricks, lots of them.
It also has working lights, and running water.
The world-record breaking construction took 12 model-makers
from Hampshire over 1,000 hours to build, and they've incorporated
Sarah Farmer's been to take a look and she's there for us now.
Hello. Have a look at this for a world record breaker. 215,000, 158
books have gone into this build of a life-sized replica caravan. It has
all the comforts as well. A cup of tea, toast, freshly cut flowers,
Leeds, running water and the works. Dan Connolly is from the team behind
this project. Tellers a little bit about why you decided to do this.
Apart from everybody loves Lego, the idea was to support freedom of
leisure vehicles and the old days you can go on. The concept of
caravanning has evolved over the years. The idea behind it was to
challenge ourselves. We had 12 difficult -- dedicated experts, over
a thousand man-hours to build this replica. The detail is absolutely
fascinating. Thank you for joining us. Well, it is here at the National
motor Museum through the holidays and the summer holidays and it is
like the summer stay here in the South.
Ken Rayner captured this beautiful image at Chisbury
near Hungerford And it was a lovely sunny day at Sturminster Newton,
-- And it was a lovely sunny day at Sturminster Newton,
thanks to Colin Lennox-Gordon for this picture.
Let's re-join Sarah farmer at Beaulieu for the midweek forecast.
And, Sarah, it's been a perfect Spring Day today.
We had beautiful blue skies and we'll get going with a look at the
satellite picture. Not too much cloud but generally, all of us
seeing some pretty sunny spells. I must say we have a few more of those
to come in the next few days. Through the course of this evening,
we will start to see the cloud building and thickening in the
overnight PDA, so gradually the -- covered in our region. Temperatures
to seven Celsius. The temperatures can drop the a touch but steering
clear of the menace when we saw last night. Until tomorrow morning, we
get off to a bright start to the day. We will see temperatures of
around eight Celsius as people are getting up, but it looks like we'll
have some sunny spells. More cloud in the picture than have had through
the course of today. Tomorrow afternoon, temperatures up to 12
Celsius but we could see those temperatures nudging up to the
Celsius. Can make you want again tonight, but
there will be cloud. Temperatures reflect that, with the cloud, seven
or eight Celsius, and they will fall lower if we had the brakes on the
cloud. Looking ahead to the remainder of this week, dizzy
promising few days ahead, so for Friday, yes, it will be cloudy at
pains but who will start to see some blue skies and a sunny spells
through much of the day. We start to get a change in that wind direction.
It looks as if we will have some warm conditions to take is into the
weekend, possibly topping 20 Celsius. That in mind, I will see a
black and blue Rover sport. We'll hear the final legal ruling
on the case of the Isle of Wight dad who was prosecuted
for taking his daughter out We'll have the man himself,
here on the red sofa CHILD: This is
a major scientific breakthrough. Hello. It's All Round to
Mrs Brown's, where my guests will be Steve Backshall, and music
from the beautiful Pixie Lott.