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Based on a true story. so it's goodbye from me.
So I bent over and kissed him on the head.
Students perform a hard-hitting drama centring on terrible
I just saw the documentary and I was so moved that,
it wasn't necessarily I want to do something, I felt like I HAD to.
Also tonight, a village gets all its ducks in a road
We've got like hundreds of yellow rubber ducks and we've filled
the potholes with the ducks so they can enjoy a nice little swim
because we think these potholes are big enough to be filled
by the council and we are urging them to please do
Later in the programme, could it be Dannie,
The city lad whose confounded expectations by making it big
It was a moment that destroyed the lives of people
from Oxfordshire, Swindon and even Australia.
Last June, 28-year-old Gavin Roberts was killed on the A34
Following his death, Gavin's girlfriend met
Today, almost one year on, a group of drama students
have performed a hard-hitting play based on those events to warn other
And on 10th September, 2016, I crashed my car into Josh Rogers.
These students may be acting but the emotion is real.
Based on the tragic events of a crash on the A34,
this play has been produced to warn others of the dangers
A man from Oxford who was on his mobile phone when he caused
the death of a driver on the A34 has been sentenced to three years
The victim was 28-year-old Gavin Roberts.
After the crash, his girlfriend Meg, a teacher from Swindon,
Inspired by her stories, her pupils produced the play.
I saw the documentary that she had taken part in and obviously
I heard about what happened to her and her boyfriend.
I just saw the documentary and I was so moved that it wasn't
One of the lines, you don't think it will ever happen to you,
but it's true, it can happen to anyone at any point
I am still trying to work out why you were taken from me so soon.
Last year, a study found 14% of drivers felt it acceptable
to make a quick call behind the wheel.
It's a mindset that Meg is hoping to change.
I think getting into the education system and actually being able
to use drama and performance to tap into the emotions of students,
and I think they are the starting point because it's the generation
coming up actually, that it's more real for them to just pick
up their phone whenever they need to.
Premiered at the New College Theatre, the play, called Second,
will now begin a tour of local schools.
Anyone interested in seeing it is asked to get in
Ukip has withdrawn its endorsement from its candidate in
North Wiltshire after he posted a series of offensive tweets.
Paddy Singh's Twitter account contains derogatory comments
about women as well as African, Chinese and Jewish people.
Mr Singh has said he is not racist and regrets posting the messages.
Gloucestershire Police is expected to become the latest force
to introduce spit hoods in its custody suites.
The meshed hoods that can be placed on offenders to stop them spitting
at officers have already been handed out to officers
Their use has been condemned by human rights groups who say
But the force says the measure will be used as a last resort
To the election now, and all of the manifestos
One section of society who undoubtedly will be closely
Each of our main parties have provided a package of policies aimed
at tempting the older voter, but how have they gone
Bethan Phillips has been finding out.
Time to see if older voters know who's pledging what and if they're
I don't think any of them have mentioned the bus pass, have they?
Means testing for winter fuel payments.
The care threshold would be put up to ?100,000 before
you have to pay for care, but you would also have to include
I think that is the Conservatives again.
It's really difficult, I think, because obviously we haven't got
the money to do all the things that ideally we would like
This is probably the most important election this country has ever
Free bus passes for pensioners - all three main parties have
Both the Tories and Lib Dems say they would introduce means testing
Increasing the care threshold to ?100,000, including
the value of your house, even if you're receiving care
at home, that was in the Conservative manifesto.
What's rather unflatteringly known as the "grey vote" is very
Pensioners have a lot of power in our democracy.
And that's really down to one simple reason.
They are much more likely to vote than younger people.
Why do you think that pensioners are more likely
I think just the experience of life means that the older generation feel
I think young people generally feel disenfranchised.
They are not involved as they feel in politics at all.
They are really confused about what's going on.
Like we are, actually, because who do we vote for now?
Which parties are on a roll with older voters?
We'll have to wait until the votes are in to find out.
The final, historic bubble cars have run
on Chiltern Railways for the last time.
The trains have been in operation since 1957 but are being replaced
Today hundreds of railway enthusiasts from across the country
have been in Buckinghamshire for the final ride on the Aylesbury
The single carriage trains are distinctive for the ability
to let people see ahead through the front windows.
I used to work on the railway, but I had to give up
I used to travel on these in the West Country as well.
They're pretty nice, the old ones like these.
They're the only ones still running in the whole
of the country apart from the ones on heritage rail lines.
So I go up to Aylesbury every now and again.
I always try and make sure I'm on one of the services
Well, increasingly over the last few years, the trains haven't been
They're increasingly more expensive to maintain and actually growth
on the route also means we're looking for more capacity so time
has come to replace them with a different type of train.
Fed-up villagers have staged an unusual protest against potholes
People living in Steeple Aston in Oxfordshire have gathered an army
of the bath time toys and placed them in the holes to
It's an issue that can ruffle the feathers
Here in Steeple Aston they've come up with a novel way of highlighting
What we've done is we've got like hundreds of yellow rubber ducks
and we've filled the potholes with the ducks so they can enjoy
a nice little swim because we think these potholes are big enough to be
filled by the council and we are urging them to please do
Some villagers say the potholes have already caused them injuries.
And I think if I wasn't as robust as I was, I probably
It's steadily getting worse and it's been bad for a little while now.
The sort of damage like that it doesn't occur over
It's been around for a good couple of years now and there's only
More than 22,000 potholes were repaired in the region last year.
Oxfordshire County Council admitted the road in Steeple Aston
It said it would be in touch with villagers when it had decided
the most appropriate method of repair.
Celebrity chefs and many faces from the nation's favourite cooking
programmes have been in Milton Keynes for the launch
Buckinghamshire's Claire Clark is considered one of
She's now set up a Centre of Patisserie Excellence
Brennan Nicholls was given exclusive access to the official launch.
From this September the Claire Clark Academy
will welcome its first 14 students who will begin to learn from one
I feel quite emotional about it, really, but I also
I think this is a huge responsibility to take on educating,
She is renowned throughout the world as one of the world's
For her to be able to set up something like this in the college
is a very proud moment for her, I know, as a personal friend,
this is something she will be overwhelmed with but at the same
point, the college must feel very proud as well that they have one
of the world's leading pastry chefs working with them, alongside
them, in the development of their students.
Our team here in Milton Keynes college in the catering department
They loved Bake Off Creme de la Creme and they tweeted Claire to see
if she wanted to do something with a kitchen that we really
weren't making too much use of, and from there the relationship
built and developed and here we are today.
Milton Keynes College already has an award winning
Now it's looking to produce world class patisserie chefs.
It's extremely important to have places like
If nobody shows you how to do a beautiful Mille-feuille,
how to do a great puff pastry, how to do a little bit
of sugar work, a little bit of chocolate work,
how to do the core skills which make a great pastry chef,
Claire may have been a judge on Masterchef and Bake Off Creme
de la Creme TV shows, but she's a local girl done good.
The former Buckinghamshire vicar's daughter trained
at Aylesbury College herself before going on to achieve greatness.
Having that extra bit to really want to learn that craft,
I'm over the moon, to be on this course.
Knowing that she did exactly the same thing that gives me
As well as the college course, the new Academy will also play
host to masterclasses, so the likes of you and I can learn
Oxford's Ashmolean museum has obtained a rare portrait painted
in the city during the civil war as part of its 400th
William Dobson started the artwork in 1645 and finished
It shows a meeting between three Royalist commanders in Oxford
at a moment when royal hopes of victory were fading.
It's been acquired in part thanks to a ?90,000 grant
from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and is one of several attractions
on show during a special late night opening getting under
This year we're celebrating the 400th anniversary
of Elias Ashmole, the founder of the Ashmolean Museum and this
painting was painted during Elias Ashmole's lifetime,
so it was painted when Elias Ashmole was in Oxford in the winter of 1645,
and that's what makes it really special, because, although we're
not sure that Ashmole would have seen this painting,
he was definitely in town when the painting was
So there's going to be a parade from Broad Street to the Ashmolean
of a Cavalier force and we're going to be escorting King Charles I
Once we get here, we're going to be quartering ourselves in the museum,
just as the Royalist Army imposed itself on the people
I'll have the headlines at 8 and a full bulletin at 10.30.
Now more of today's stories with Sally Taylor.
Later, the weather for weekend from Alexis, and she's
There might be blue skies here at the moment but today there's been
some really quite torrential, heavy, thundery downpours. I'll have the
weekend weather shortly. A sixth person arrested in
connection with the murder of Bournemouth man has been in court.
It's been a critical year for business since the EU referendum
result, but uncertainty over Brexit doesn't seem to have impacted
on economic growth for everyone, despite predictions to the contrary.
So what assurances are businesses seeking from our politicians in
Our business correspondent Alastair Fee joins us
So it hasn't been a case of choppy waters for everyone.
The weather down here has been good but I do get a general sense of
positivity, too. The marine industry here,
for instance, is reporting growth That doesn't mean it's been plain
sailing for everyone, though, and the cloud of uncertainty that
Brexit brings with it will be Despite the rise of goods, splashing
out on leisure time has been on an increase this year. Spending has
been quite literally buoyant, and that's been good for businesses on
the water in Dorset and many inland are reporting growth as well. The
Nuffield industrial estate is home to 100 businesses covering most
sectors of the economy. I last came here six months ago. So what has
changed? Despite the political climate, this shop that is as busy
as ever, but it is new hotels and bars in London driving growth.
Orders from the rest of the South are slow. From the election we want
stability. Stability for the country which will bring stability for our
company and others also. Hopefully we will have British -- better trade
links which will help build our business for a sustainable future as
opposed to something which is in continual flux. The prospect of
leaving the EU has definitely caused a wobble but nothing as choppy as
some had feared. The fall in the power and has been the biggest
balancing act for businesses as they've had to much higher prices of
imported materials with increased good for demands made here now they
are cheaper for those buying from abroad. This electrical company is
making a steady profit but the exchange rate in the months since
the referendum has really hurt. The question now is, will this election
stir things up, too, or make things easier? We definitely want to get to
the other side of the general election just so it gives the market
more confidence. At least then we know where our future is and we can
plan for it. At the moment, business can't really make plans, it can't
invest. It's almost stuck in limbo. There's been much talk of the
squeeze on consumer spending. This small business has seen a change. If
it's not coffee and some are just, it's one, not both, at the moment,
and some people come out less to these places at this time of year.
And some buildings still to let since last year, so haven't seen an
improvement there either at the moment. So what is the one thing
they all want from this election? I ask this business to sum up their
hopes. For Mark, it is stability and the end to uncle -- a climate of
uncertainty. Les once more confidence. And Marie wants a
climate where people start spending again. -- Les once more confidence.
Thank you for joining us this evening, can you tell me how things
have been in the period since the referendum last summer? Things
stalled for a while. There was a period of uncertainty and people
obviously didn't feel secure enough to splash out on luxury items. So it
started to improve from September onwards and it's made a steady
recovery since. And of course we are in another period of uncertainty
now. What are your hopes once the election is over? I think we need to
approach the next year or so with cautious optimism. Not to go too far
into the future with plans but to take each month as it comes, and I
think the leisure industry generally will get going. Mike, thank you for
joining me here at the boat show. There's a general sense this period
has held back sales and people are just looking forward to getting back
to business as usual. Thank you very much. Looking lovely
there, because we will be joining Alexis shortly. She will have the
weekend weather for you from the boat show.
Evidence is mounting of the benefits of using dogs to help pupils
concentrate and deal with behavioural problems but there are
worries from some in the field there could be problems with unsuitable
dogs, leading to calls for a code of conduct. In a strange way, they see
the dogs being able to follow instructions -- instructions and
directions and then the children do the same. It has also help with
managing their behaviour. It's like having a real-life teddy bear. If
you are stressed you have a real-life teddy bear with a
heartbeat and a hug. It is lovely when they work so well with
children. Particularly lovely. What is it now, nine months? Gas, nearly
all over. The Premier League. -- yes, nearly all over. The first
thing is, you can't take anything for granted. You can easily drop and
find yourself in trouble. Claude Puel faces a fight to stay
in his job as Southampton manager as Saints are in eighth
place going into Sunday's finale against Stoke,
and despite some notable achievements, Puel's position
is in doubt amid reports of player unrest and an underwhelmed
mood among the fan base. Southampton's chairman told us this
week there's much to be positive If you think of us having 18 players
with three years or more left in their contracts,
12 with four years or more, we decide what happens
through the summer. We are in a position irrelevant
of names to make decisions of who goes in and who goes out,
and that feels good. Meanwhile, Bournemouth go
to Leicester knowing that they could That hasn't happened
since the 1958-59 season. Eddie Howe's side are
tenth in the table. They're looking for their 100th goal
as a Premier League club at the end of another successful season,
their second in the top flight. Both county matches in cricket
affected by rain today. The home side has been put in a strong
position. Surrey made it to 265-5. That was before rain ended the day's
play early. So Hampshire and Surrey continuing through the weekend.
Now, here's an extraordinary story about a young man who grew up
in a non-horsey family in the city of Southampton, who,
against expectations, is making a name for himself
at the highest levels of the equestrian sport.
Dannie Morgan, who still lives in Millbrook in Southampton,
is getting used to being referred to as "an up-and-coming star",
Chrissy Sturt has been to meet him in Colden Common, where he trains.
Dannie Morgan is as flash on the flat as is he is in the air.
Few riders can switch from the demands of dressage
to the craziness of cross-country with such ease.
Dannie is now competing at the highest levels in both.
Now that I've got my foot into the dressage a bit,
I'm really enjoying it, and I'd love to be able to ride
at Grand Prix level as well as do the eventing to a high level.
He recently took two horses to the British Dressage Championships,
coming away with a fistful of rosettes and national
It gives you such a buzz to ride at the Championship level
and it was a great feeling to actually, you know,
be national champion, and it just makes you hungrier
to try to improve and get better all the time.
Life now is pretty different from his childhood in inner-city
I've always had that sort of drive to do it and have always been quite
clear-sighted in what I wanted to do, so just got to keep pushing
Elite rider Alice Oppenheimer spotted Dannie's
He's now helping bring on her youngsters.
Because he's shown confidence, nothing worries him,
so then he sort of passes that confidence onto the horses,
so because he's so calm, relaxed and confident,
even if the horse is a bit unsure, he's like, "There's no
problem," so they're like, "All right, off we go."
Dannie is aiming to compete internationally, but for now it's
He's good, isn't he? Yes, and also nice to Cialis Oppenheimer as well.
Let's get onto the weather. -- nice to see Alice Oppenheimer. Let's look
at the pictures before the weather. Breezy where you are. Certainly is.
In the distance behind a camera, I can see a cumulonimbus cloud, a
storm cloud, so a lot of thunderstorms moving across the
region with torrential rain in places. Let's look at the satellite
picture from earlier on. A lot of cloud over the South with showers
moving further inland and across coastal counties. Quite torrential
at times with lightning strikes as well. Hail mixed in with the showers
with temperatures reaching 15-16. Tonight, we're expecting the showers
to fade away and the skies to clear, with temperatures falling away down
to 6-10, so a fresh start tomorrow. In the countryside temperatures
could be up for- five. First thing tomorrow, temperatures will be 11-12
and the showers are starting to creep in. -- temperatures could be
up to 4-5. Showers will develop further through the course of
tomorrow and they could merge together to form longer spells of
rain with the risk of hail and thunder, and possible lightning
strikes, so very hit and miss, like today, but you will be unlucky if
you catch one after another, after another. Temperatures reaching 14-15
in the afternoon. A repeat performance of tonight tomorrow
night. Any rain showers will fade with temperatures falling down to
7-8. Cool start tomorrow and then on Sunday. Sunday is the better data
the weekend, drier as well. -- the better day of the weekend. Tomorrow
we will see the thunderstorms with the risk of hail and lightning.
Those will merge together in some places to form longer spells of
rain. Monday starts to get a bit warmer and we could see highs of 20.
A good deal of cloud, though, with patchy rain later in the day. A
similar scenario on Tuesday and then high pressure starts to build for
the rest of next week. So from the lovely conditions here, back to you
in the studio. Now, you may remember
earlier this month we told you about four-year-old Sebbie Smith
from Winchester, who has a rare cancer-like condition
and who loves pirates. Two weeks ago the charity
Make-A-Wish arranged for him to light up
Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower to summon pirates for a special
party onboard a tall ship Well, we were so taken by Sebbie's
story, we got dressed up, As you can see, he's
making good use of them... They sent all their stuff to me!
They have sent all their stuff to me!
Yes, I think we have! Enjoy it. Thank you for watching us tonight.
We'll have more view on Monday. Have a great weekend. We are going to
leave you with a lovely shot of Poole town harbour.