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The Government's being urged to review how much funding


it's giving Oxfordshire's GPs, amid fears of an "imminent crisis".


Health bosses in the county applied for ?50 million


of extra funding - but only received ?2 million from NHS England.


The Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee


for Oxfordshire has written to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt


warning that several practices have already had to close.


But what if GPs weren't here to see us at all?


Fears for the future of general practice have been raised


And doctors in Oxfordshire say the situation is serious.


You've got a drop in GP funding, now at its lowest level for ten years.


Now under 8% of the NHS budget. When you think that general practice


deals with 90% of NHS contacts each day, that seems a bit ru m. It is a


perfect storm and the general practice and the NHS is really


struggling. Oxfordshire's Health Overview


and Scrutiny Committee has now written to the Health Secretary


Jeremy Hunt. It says it has grave concerns


about the sustainability of general practice


across the county. It points out that


Oxfordshire health bosses were granted just ?2 million


of the ?50 million they asked for And it says some GP practices have


already had to close, risking a "detrimental impact


on access to essential care". One of those closures


is here at Deer Park in Witney. Patients say it is a huge loss for


the area. My husband had cancer, my daughter had cancer, they are both


in remission. The doctors here save their lives. If we had been in


Witney, no disrespect to the doctors there, we would have waited five or


six weeks to see them. We wouldn't have got the diagnosis so quickly.


Doctors say they're worried the Government isn't listening


Unless government wakes up to the reality of general practice, I


really do fear for its continued existence. And of course, if general


practice fails, the NHS in its entirety fails.


The Department of Health says it's invested ?2.4 billion


into the sector to improve care, and is doing more to attract GPs


into the profession, including agreeing a pay rise


and bringing in flexible working schemes.


?20,000 worth of aid has left Oxfam's warehouse


in Bicester this afternoon destined for Somalia.


Nearly three million people are facing a severe food shortage


The charity says that many are reporting the crisis


is far worse than the one in 2011 in which 250,000 people died.


The shipment from Oxfordshire includes 1.5 tonnes


A community application to reopen a swimming pool


Swimmers who used the Arthur Hill Memorial Baths submitted


a business plan for the site, which closed in December.


They had hoped to use new Community Right To Challenge powers


But the Borough Council said the bid failed to demonstrate


that the proposed financial model was viable.


Work's starting on a new ?20 million multi-storey car park


It will increase the number of spaces at Foxhall Road


The first phase of building work will start this month


The work, which includes a covered walkway to the station,


A foodbank in Aylesbury says demand has gone up by around 50 percent


It's fed nearly 750 people in that time.


Each box provides three days' worth of food for people in crisis.


Adina Campbell has been to visit the warehouse where the food


A new delivery for these volunteers to unload.


Three days a week, they come here to this warehouse in Aylesbury,


to sort and package up food boxes for those in need.


You only need something to go wrong, like you need a car to work, the car


breaks down... You have enough money for food or to prepare the car. We


would then give them the food for that week to get them over the


emergency. There are a handful of food banks


in the Aylesbury area. But this is the only one supported


by the Trussell Trust, a national network helping people


below the poverty line. I'm actually homeless, living in a


toilet a sickly at the moment. I used to work at the hospital. --


basically at the moment. On the dole, not having a job, being


homeless... Without the food banks, do you think you would go hungry? O


God, yeah, definitely. Without a doubt.


The Aylesbury Foodbank opened exactly one year ago and says


demand has doubled during that period.


It's fed more than 500 adults and 200 children.


As you can see, this warehouse is jam-packed and all the supplies have


been divided up to ensure the sorting process is as quick and easy


as possible. At the moment, there are more than four times of food,


enough to supply 200 families for three days.


There are a number of check points across Aylesbury where boxes


are dropped off and collected, like this church.


But there is some paperwork involved.


People have to get a voucher from citizens advice or the police, job


centre, a similar organisation, and bring it along to somebody like more


plus to redeem it for boxes with food.


Back at the warehouse, it's a meticulous operation,


Each box is enough to feed a single person or family


When you see large families and you are providing multiple boxes for a


weeks' worth of food, it can be quite alarming, when you are packing


so little into a box but it crucial for them.


Transporting boxes using personal cars will soon be


A recent donation means the foodbank now has enough money


Making deliveries more efficient and a greater number of people aware


More children than ever before are on the waiting list to join


Almost 1,000 children want to get involved,


The Scout Association says that's because there's


It says people who want to be involved don't


You can do as much or as little as you like. For me, I probably do


scouting every week am but there are other roles, casual helpers, you


don't even have to commit to once a month. Just for a normal camp. It


doesn't have to be every week. They're the flying visitors


that no-one wants. English Heritage says the number


of clothes moths has doubled in the past five years,


and stately homes like Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire


are particularly at risk. Waddesdon Manor is a


magnet for tourists, but not all of the visitors


here are welcome. Left


to their own devices, Houses like this are full of


textiles of the kind that clothes moths really love. Curtains at the


windows, wonderful carpets on the floor. In some rooms, we have


tapestries, felt on billiard tables. They absolutely love felt. All sorts


of things that are very tempting to them.


Clothes moths are not only a problem in stately homes.


They've probably get their eye on your property too.


English Heritage is researching the spread of the insects.


The charity's giving out free traps, and wants people to tell them


Clothes moths like warm temperatures and over the last few years we have


seen an increase in the general temperature, so there is a thought


that that is helping them. We are starting to put central heating on


more. If it is much warmer through the year, instead of having one


life-cycle, you can get up to three, so far more moths than there used to


be. Even the exhibits at


Oxford's Natural History Clothes moths have attacked the fur


of this fox but staff here say You need to make them as


uncomfortable as possible, removing their food sources, give your house


a deep clean behind all of the cupboards, under the beds, vacuum


the places you don't usually touch. If you want to preserve your jumpers


and special items at home, I would suggest you put everything in a bag


and put it in the freezer. Regular vacuuming is doing the trick


at Waddesdon but the bad news is that a new species


of the insect, called the Pale Backed Clothes Moth,


is now on the scene. Before we hand you over to Jo Kent


for the rest of South Today, here's the story of a tiny kitten,


a hotel and dramatic rescue. Tatty had become trapped in the wall


of cottage at the Swan Hotel Staff smashed down part


of the wall to rescue her. They say it's a mystery


how she got there. Tatty is thought to be


two to three weeks old and is being cared for at


the Blue Cross in Buford. Look at that face! I don't think she


will have any trouble finding a home. I will be back at 10:30pm.


Here is Jo. Still to come on South Today,


Alexis is out enjoying the sunshine. It has been a glorious sunny day


today but will it be like this for the Easter weekend? Find out very


shortly. It's a battle as bitter as anything


fought by the rabbits The controversial scheme to build


on the landscape which inspired Watership Down has turned


a new chapter. The development, near Newbury,


originally one of the biggest plans in West Berkshire history,


will go ahead but with far fewer By all expectations,


this should now be one of the biggest developments


in Newbury's history. But there's not a digger, a brickie,


even a surveyor insight. But there's not a digger, a brickie,


even a surveyor in sight. This development was meant to meet


much of West Berkshire's housing need for years to come


when it was given the But as you can see,


on the surface at least, Always a controversial scheme,


campaigners who have rallied to protect the real-life setting


for Watership Down say what's happened here,


or rather what hasn't, I didn't want this to go ahead


in the first place but once planning permission has been given,


it's outrageous that these developers and these landowners can


sit for five years on this land The falling-out between


the developers means one now plans to build around two thirds


of the homes they first proposed. Even that's led the council to raise


concerns about congestion. The developers say they're working


to address those worries. But across town, here


near the headquarters of Vodafone, the delays have allowed developers


to overturn the council's rejection of their plans for homes on land


originally passed over in favour The developers have got


the council over a barrel. They can sit and wait until


the council concedes to their way... I think people will always


say "I told you so". People will always say we didn't


listen, and yet we did. I think we took everything


into account when we were doing our local plan and we delivered


a sound local plan. It seems certain these fields


will be developed one day, but when, that's one question no-one can


answer with confidence just yet. An investigation has been launched


into the death of a man held at an immigration removal


centre in Dorset. The 43-year-old man,


who has not been identified, died at The Verne,


in Portland, on Sunday. His death comes weeks after concerns


were raised about the effects of detention on the 500 immigrants


being held at the establishment. Firefighters are tonight tackling


a heathland and gorse fire covering three hectares


of Yateley Common in Hampshire. Hampshire Fire Rescue say they've


sent three engines and a landrover from Rushmoor and Yateley


to the fire. It's the second time the area has


been ablaze in less than a week. It was a violent encounter


which lasted seconds. And now a jury will decide


whether a young student is guilty of manslaughter after killing a man


with just one punch. Ryan Cooper hit fellow Isle of Wight


resident Gary Stacey after a night But he claims it was in self-defence


after he was accosted The prosecution say


it was an unprovoked attack. Ben Moore reports form


Winchester Crown Court. Mr justice will be listed the events


that led to tragedy in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year.


A tragedy that centres around two people from the Isle of Wight,


20-year-old Ryan Cooper and 49-year-old Gary Stacey. Ryan Cooper


was a law student at Southampton University out with friends after


returning to Newport at the weekend. He was rejected from the pub at


around 2:30am. Gary Stacey had also been there. But it was on the street


just before 4am when the two met. The court was reminded how Ryan


Cooper and other witnesses maintained Gary Stacey had


threatened to knock him out after confusing him with a different group


of people. What is captured on CCTV and not in dispute is that Ryan


Cooper punched Mr Stacey. The defence say Ryan Cooper was acting


in self defence, trying to ward off a fight. The prosecution says this


is a cover-up and lies, after Gary Stacey died after falling to the


pavement and receiving a blow to the head and a bleed to the brain.


Friends and parents described him as distraught as he handed -- dialled


999 before handing himself in. But after three weeks of evidence, it is


up to the jury to decide what happens.


A community campaign to save a 105-year-old swimming pool


The Arthur Hill Memorial Baths, in Reading, were closed in December


after the Borough Council said it would cost ?700,000 to fully repair.


Campaigners raised ?10,000 to start up a community interest


But last night the council said the plan was not financially viable.


The council will instead invest in new facilities


Regrettably, the council decided they didn't want to work with the


local community to open a local service. I don't feel we need to


pack up and go home. There is a need for undertaking leisure and sports


activity here, so we are looking to organise some local fitness and


sports events at some period on a kind of pop-up basis.


Not totally defeated there! We are talking sporting events and fitness


clubs! Absolutely. Should be a really big Easter


weekend. Could be very good for Brighton. Wolverhampton Wanderers on


Friday. Possible promotion coming up! Very exciting! And Portsmouth


fans, after such a tough time. Promotion is coming, it is just a


question of when. But they will be backed by a full house on Friday and


then a travelling army of 4000 at Notts County on Monday. They could


secure promotion over Easter weekend. 18,000 sell-out for that


match. Promotion could come on Monday in the East Midlands at


Meadow Lane. Results permitting, of course, but we will keep right


across it as we go into the weekend. We stay with Portsmouth to feature


the only World Cup winner for England since 1966.


Jill Ellis led the United States to women's World Cup glory in 2015.


But Jill's life began in Hampshire as the daughter of a Naval officer.


A family move to the US would change her life,


She's been talking to us from her base stateside.


It really is now the global game for women. The level of play has changed


dramatically. The athleticism, technique, coaching, attacks.


Everything is changing so much, advancing. It's now got a world fan


base. The journey for Jo Ellis started in the Hampshire village of


cow plane. She lived here till she was 15 and football was always in


the family. The memories of those early years and the influence of her


football-loving father, John, a Royal Marines Commando, live on.


There was a place called Pitt street in Pompey and my dad used to take us


there, my brother and me. When the men's game was going on we would go


over and usually end up in a fight! Those were my first memories of


going to watch the games. Afterwards my dad would take us into the


clubhouse and I remember getting a bag of chips and a soda. This is


what remains of her field of dreams. The old venue is a retail park in


Portsmouth. The family upped sticks in 1980 and went to Virginia, where


her dad started a soccer school. She may have become an international


manager but such a big job wasn't always the plan. I went to college


to play some football and obviously get an education. I never wanted to


be a coach. I went on a different tangent and worked in the business


world for a couple of years as a technical writer. Got a call to go


and do an assistant job at a college and university and I said, guessed,


and I took a job and a leap of faith. It's obviously spiralled


since there in terms of what I've been able to do. Jill, who was born


in 1966, led the US to a World Cup victory and the rear Olympics, and


with the women's game growing around the world, competition has become


that much harder. -- the Rio Olympics. Does that mean more


challenges for the team? Of course. The girl with the can-do attitude.


Good story. And I love the way she's retained some of that Hampshire. She


talks about. But a bit of American, chips and soda. She means crisps and


a drink! Never forgotten her roots. That's


brilliant. It's been another lovely day today.


Let's take a look at some of your pictures first. This is a lunar


halo. And this is in Dorset. That's the


rapeseed from the air near Basingstoke. Thank you for your


pictures. We are going to get the weather now.


We sent Alexis out this evening. She's that Mayflower Park. Making


the most of it because I understand it's going to get a bit cloudier?


That's right, a bit cloudier over the next few days, but today was


lovely, with a high of 16. Elsewhere in land highs of 15. This is the


satellite picture from earlier on. We are looking at increasing cloud


the most of us overnight, especially during the second part, and that's


that swathe of cloud moving eastwards from the Atlantic. The


westerly breeze is becoming quite brisk through this evening and will


stay so overnight tonight. Temperatures will fall away to


around 6-7 degrees in urban areas but possibly down to four or five in


the countryside, so a fair amount of cloud by dawn, and a lot cloudier


tomorrow than today. Through the morning, temperatures that eight or


nine with some brighter spells, but a good deal of cloud. Through the


afternoon, with the thickening cloud, we could have the odd spot of


rain, being more likely the further north you are. Up in Berkshire, for


example. Temperatures reaching 12 or 13 Celsius. Tomorrow night, the


cloud starts to melt away and the rain eases through the hours of


Thursday morning, so turning chilly in the countryside to start


Thursday. Temperatures could drop to as low as four or five, but more


like six or seven in urban areas. Temperatures around 11-13 each day


but there will be some brighter spells and a good deal of dry


weather as well. Friday and Saturday possibly the odds of that --


scattered showers. On Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, mainly dry with a


good deal of cloud, but some brighter spells. Back to the studio.


There are some areas synonymous with the beautiful cars they produce.


BMW in Bavaria, Ferrari in Maranello, Ford in Detroit.


Tucked away in a Hampshire farm is a project to create a racing car


to quicken the pulse of car enthusiasts the world over.


BBC South's own petrol-head, transport correspondent


Paul Clifton, couldn't resist taking a ride.


Take a look at Britain's newest car from a brand-new manufacturer. The


Elemental is light, fast and fun. It's also quite expensive. What does


?100,000 by you? Well, it doesn't buy a roof! It doesn't buy doors!


And on this car, it doesn't buy a windscreen either. The seats are


made of carbon fibre and there's no padding. It's quite awkward to get


yourself in! Because you end up with your feet level with your waist,


just like you do in a Formula 1 car. But what it does have is


performance. 0-60 in well under three seconds. 0-100 in under six


seconds. This is essentially a road-legal racing car. The car


weighs next to nothing. It is all about aerodynamic downforce. At a


small industrial unit hidden away on a Hampshire farm, the next car is


nearly ready. 75% of this vehicle comes from within 15 miles of this


factory. We've got a lot of very small, very advanced manufacturing


capability in this area. There are eight staff and half of them used to


work for the McLaren Formula 1 team. It's got racing technology and ideas


in it but is still designed to drive on the road. Obviously if you go to


track and you haven't got a speed limit, you can really start pushing


the car, and is capable of doing things most cars cannot do outside


of dedicated racing machines. To reach the luggage space, you have to


open the engine cover. You probably wouldn't take this car to the


supermarket! Somebody who buys this could equally buy a Ferrari, a


Porsche, a McLaren, a Lamborghini. Why would they buy yours? They could


buy those cars but this is the only road-going car in the world with


anything like the levels of downforce you can generate with this


car. The aerodynamics are straight out of Formula 1 prototype arena.


We're never going to be a Lotus or an Aston Martin, selling 100 --


hundreds of thousands of cars. That's not our ambition. We are


looking at opening up into the American, European and worldwide


markets and ultimately selling anything from 40, 50, up to 60 cars


a year. This car really belongs on a racetrack. It is perhaps the most


bonkers car I've ever driven on the public highway! Paul Clifton, BBC


South today, Hampshire. And you can see he's loving every


minute of it! Fantastic! Finally, there's a strange


new feature that's appeared off the Sussex coast at Lancing


in the last week. A digger which was working


on a cable trench for the Rampion Offshore wind farm first


became stuck and then was swamped A recovery vessel has now


arrived with a giant crane but the construction company says it


may take weeks to A local paper asked its readers


to name the stranded digger. That's all from us this evening!


What a way to finish! Thanks for your company tonight. Goodbye.


There have never been so many people in work -


that's what the Government keeps telling us.


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