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Welcome to South Today. for the news where you are.

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Coming up: The fatal crash on the A34 caused by a lorry driver

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Police are praised for the way they dealt with the aftermath.

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Also: Claiming it's putting the right care in the right places -

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the group planning controversial changes to care in Oxfordshire.

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And, how the rebirth of Aston Martin marks the rebirth

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Officers from Thames Valley Police who dealt with the aftermath

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of a crash in which four people died on the A34 have been

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given commendations by the Chief Constable.

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The crash happened in August on the Oxfordshire/Berkshire border.

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It was caused by a lorry driver who was using his mobile phone.

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With permission from the victims families come of this footage was

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released three months ago. Scrolling through his music playlist

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which, seconds later, This was the moment Tomas Kroker,

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distracted by his mobile phone, caused the multi-car pile-up

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on the A34 in August 2016. Tracy Houghton died instantly,

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along with her sons, 13-year-old Ethan and

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11-year-old Joshua. Her partner's daughter, 11-year-old

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Aimee Goldsmith, was also killed. The family were integral

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to the video, because we couldn't have made it without them,

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but also they were integral to the fact it was made

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in the first place. It was their idea and they wanted

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to make a positive change. Something so horrific had

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happened and they saw it as an opportunity to make a change

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and save people's lives. A police Sergeant,

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Detective Sergeant, three police officers and two communications

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officers have all been commended for their work

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in response to the crash. This afternoon's ceremony

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was led by the Chief Constable He honoured some members of his team

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for what he called outstanding work, I think the fact that three children

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were involved in this crash made it stand out

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for all the wrong reasons. The officers were very

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proud to be recognised, but ultimately they think

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they were just doing their job. The lorry driver, Tomas Kroker,

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is now serving a 10-year jail sentence for causing death

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by dangerous driving. Police hope that this dash cam

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footage will continue to be of using a mobile phone

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while behind the wheel. Police in Aylesbury have

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arrested an 18-year-old man It follows the death

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of a 26-year-old man, Police had been called to reports

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of a man being stabbed at a property Controversial plans to save ?200

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million from NHS services in Oxfordshire will lead to the care

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in the right places, according to the decision makers

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behind the proposals. They say they'll lead to a more

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sustainable health service. Among the criticisms

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is that the plans are too confusing. The NHS is struggling

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to cope with growing demand In Oxfordshire, managers say

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they need to save ?200m The first phase of this consultation

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sets out "substantial changes" to tackle staff shortages

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and re-organise how and where A key idea is to keep people out

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of hospital for as long as possible and treat them at home,

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or in the community - nearly 150 hospital beds have

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already been closed in the county. A lot of the proposals

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are about trying to increase the speed of getting access

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to diagnostics, to be able to do more day assessment and put more

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care in place for people to be able to be managed at home,

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either before or after hospital. Over in Banbury, despite protests,

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some changes have already been made, such as the controversial downgrade

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of maternity services with Managers also want to send

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all stroke and critically ill patients to specialist units

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at the John Radcliffe. Campaigners say downgrading services

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at the Horton means those in the north of the county

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will lose out. It appears that the north of

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Oxfordshire is suffering at the cost They need to invest in the Horton

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and not just invest in making They need to invest and make it

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a fairly acute General Hospital But the clinical commissioning group

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says it is investing in the Horton, with plans for more tests,

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scans and outpatient clinics, allowing people to be diagnosed

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and treated closer to home. I am really worried

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about the consultation. I think there are problems with it

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and I think it is difficult for people to understand

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at the moment. For example, it is not

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clear to us whether, if we accept and are positive

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about getting, for example, dialysis and chemotherapy at the Horton,

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whether in phase two of the consultation,

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which has not been published yet, we will then find things like A

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and paediatrics are This first phase runs for 12 weeks -

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the second phase starting in May will look at GPs,

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A, children's services and community hospitals -

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clearly there's still a lot more Some fear it's too complex and may

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put people off engaging with the consultation

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in the first place. Businesses at a Government event

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promoting exports have been talking about resilience and the need

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for reassurance as Britain moves In uncertain times an opportunity

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to support the UK Economy by exploring new ways

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to expand businesses. The Export Hub is a Department

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for International Trade initiative It offers advice and support

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for companies about access But how much should today's Brexit

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announcement about leaving the European Single Market

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concern them? We still want to export our goods

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worldwide and will have to cope with whatever changes

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are ahead of us. Silverstone Park provides space

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and other facilities for businesses. And here there's some

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confidence moving forward. When people talk about things

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like Brexit and uncertainty, actually I think uncertainty

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is the new norm, and that has been the message at events like the auto

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sports show and with the expo One local company, which exports

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up to 70% of its products, They had in mind the needs

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of businesses in the UK to be able to export things like administration

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and keeping up with rules and regulations, tariffs,

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those sorts of things will be what determines whether we can

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successfully transition into the new status quo that we have

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in the future. Two of the Prime Minister's

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priorities include tariff-free trade But how many concessions she gets

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for these during the Brexit The chances of IVF working could be

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improved by playing loud techno music while the eggs

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are in the laboratory. Scientists in Oxford found that

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playing the music at 80 decibels It's believed the vibrations

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improved the movement of fluid around the egg,

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leading to better Imagine spending ?1.5

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million on a car. 25 people already have,

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and will be the owners of a limited The rebirth of the car made in 1959

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marks the rebirth of production at the firm's factory in Newport

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Pagnell. Rolling, shaping,

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snipping, crimping. Skills in recent years used

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to refurbish old Aston Martins. Now, once more, they're

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going to make new ones here. And this is what they're

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going to build. The Aston Martin DB4, one

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of the first ever cars built here. They're going to build 25 of them,

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each one costing ?1.5 million. It's an awesome thing -

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to bring vehicle production back here, ten years after the last

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Vanquish left production, I know, when we closed

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production down ten years ago, nobody ever thought we would build

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complete cars here again. And to start with the DB4 GT,

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one of the first cars we ever manufactured

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here in Newport Pagnell, Charlie has worked

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his since the 80s. I've been here quite a long time

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now, and to see production come back For the panel shop and all

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the rest of the guys here, to have the opportunity to work

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on these cars is brilliant. First to roll off the production

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line in October, car manufacturing Good evening. For some of us

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overnight night there will be a frost, and for others a fair amount

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of cloud. It really is a Northwest south-east divide. The further south

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and east you are, the colder the temperatures. Some light rain and

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drizzle during the early hours of the morning, and temperatures will

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hover around freezing. A frost is possible first thing tomorrow, as

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well as some missed and the odd spot of drizzle. Through the day, more in

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the way of bright sunny spells, and the best of sunshine down towards

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the south-east with reaching for - five Celsius, so a cold feeling date

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with all the cloud, but there will be one or two bright spells and the

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winds will remain light. High pressure stays in charge through

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Thursday. A good deal of cloud, one of two breaks, the chance of patchy

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drizzle, but it should stay dry during daylight hours. Friday is a

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similar dated Thursday with a lot of cloud and the chance of some light

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rain. The King to the rest of the week, some brightness to my, cloud

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Thursday and Friday, patchy rain on Friday.

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from time to time. Staying settled still. Nick has the national

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forecast this evening. Hello. If you are watching the

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football earlier it turned out to be an evening for football fans in

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Lincolnshire. This is how it looked at the start of the day. No idea

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whether this weather watcher is a football fan, it's a fan of weather

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that matters here. All sorts of weather, from 13 in Aberdeenshire to

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two, despite the sunshine in Kent. I wonder if this six in the cloud

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across the Midlands into northern England and parts of Wales felt

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colder, particularly in these misty and foggy conditions in this weather

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watcher view. Some drizzly rain around at times still from the

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thicker cloud into parts of England and Wales overnight, hill fog too.

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Cloud for Scotland and Northern Ireland, although a few breaks in

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eastern Scotland and close to freezing, but the coldest

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