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Hello. news teams where you are.


I'm Sally Taylor and welcome to South Today.


An inquest into the tragic tale of Marion Munns who fell


The ?10 billion problem, the hidden healthcare crisis


which is wrecking lives and threatening


Five weeks, you could have lost a leg by then.


Into a tail-spin, shock tod`y as this air woman is strippdd


of an award amid claims she used a co-pilot


And party like it is the 60s, the old rockers who are touring


the venues they first visitdd more than half a century ago.


Southern Health, the troubldd NHS trust criticised for failing


to investigate hundreds of deaths of mental health patients,


faced new questions today as an inquest began into thd death


Her family says Marion Munns was becoming increasingly dhstressed


but did not receive the support expected from the trust.


Eventually, she fled her hole and fell to her death


Our Health Correspondent David Fenton is at Southern Health's


David, it's clear, isn't it, that Mrs Munns was very ill indeed?


She was, Sally. She had depression and psychosis and this really was


the story of a woman becoming progressively more and more ill


whose family could see that and were worried by it, but whose doctors


were being told by Mrs Munns that she was OK when clearly she was far


from it. Over four months last year,


Marion Munns behaviour becale But when she saw Southern Hdalth


doctors, she said everything Her daughter Kim told the inquest


one psychiatrist offered to assess Mrs Munns,


but only over the phone Giving evidence at the inqudst


the family said there had bden no plan of care for Mrs Munns


and they they had been existing week by week as her behaviour became more


and more erratic and worrying. On the night of 12th Novembdr,


Mrs Munns became so agitated at home she had to be pinned to the ground


while her family called But she escaped and


fled into the night. Mrs Munns went to this bridge over


the M27 and then fell The pathologist said she wotld have


died immediately from Blood tests showed she had not taken


any of her antipsychotic. medication for the last


five or six days. David, the inquest heard evhdence of


the trust failing to help the family on the night that Mrs Munns died?


Well, that's right. The famhly called Mrs Munns' care workdr on the


night she died only to be told the office was closing because ht was


5pm. That care worker will be giving evidence at the inquest tomorrow


along with psychiatrists and other Southern Health staff and it is


fairly clear, I think, that the family's legal team are going to be


cross-examining them on those very issues. Sally, the inquest hn


Winchester resumes tomorrow. David, thank you very much.


It costs an incredible 10% of the NHS' entire budget,


a whopping ten billion pounds every year.


And the issue of diabetes is a growing problem


across the region, with somd areas on the south coast amongst the worst


hit in the country for diabdtes related amputations.


There are 158,000 people with diabetes in the Hampshhre,


Gosport is now the seventh worst area in the country for diabetes


South East Hampshire has the sixth worst figures.


And Southampton now has the fifth worst figures in the countrx


with more than four amputees for every thousand


When diabetic Mark Burden from Dorset noticed a small


black mark on his toe, he visited his local A


I was told to go away and m`ke an appointment to see the dhabetic


foot clinic which we did as soon as it was open and by that


time it was probably already too late.


It was already becoming a big problem.


Despite a year on antibiotics, and an arterial bypass,


Mark's leg couldn't be saved and had to be amputated.


It had got to the point where I wanted it because I had been


in hospital for so long, having little bits of my tod and my


foot cut about that the ampttation was the most comfortable


and quickest option to get le back out of the hospital


All diabetics like Mark shotld get regular foot checks,


but campaign groups say this isn't happening.


We know that about 20% of people haven't had


A further 1% haven't been asked to take their shoes and socks off


If you don't understand your risk, you can't do anything about it.


Dorset Healthcare Universitx NHS Foundation Trust said high-risk


patients were seen when clinically appropriate which usually mdans


Five weeks, you could already have lost a leg by then.


Their system doesn't work for me and I pressume a lot


Earlier this afternoon I had the chance to have a longer


chat with Jill Steaton, from Diabetes UK, and I started


by asking her why a comparatively affluent area, like the south coast,


should have such high figurds for diabetes-related amputations?


Well, it is probably quite complex because amputations are performed


because people have poor control of their diabetes over


We need to make sure that pdople with diabetes are given the support


to manage their diabetes so they don't develop complhcations


in the first place, but if they do get problems,


we need to make sure that the right things are in place.


We need to make sure that pdople are having their annual foot checks


and they are given the right advice based on that.


If they have got problems they should be referred to foot


protection teams and to multidisciplinary foot care teams


and we know a number of places have been slow to put those


foot protections teams and multidiscipline foot care


When you go to see a doctor, you would expect that.


Is this down to doctors not checking people properly?


Or is it down to people's lhfestyles because there are two


Everyone with diabetes should have their feet checked


If they have got problems, they go more than that.


It is usually a practise nurse who is doing that foot check.


We know that a number of people who go to have their feet checked


don't get asked to take thehr shoes and socks off and get asked how


They need to have their foot looked at and their nerves tested


and their pulses checked and to make sure everything is working `ll right


and if it is not working all right, they need to be referred


to a specialist team as quickly as possible to get the care


they need and sometimes those foot teams are not in place.


So at Diabetes UK, are you concerned at what the figures show?


It's always worrying when fhgures increasing and amputation r`tes


are rising in some areas and people with diabetes are rising


which is also going to incrdase the number of amputations so yes,


it is very worrying that we have this problem.


What we need to do is make sure that the NHS services,


a clinical commissioning groups who commission services makd sure


that they don't get complacdnt about some figures improving


and actually really invest in future.


There's more on this on Inshde Out on BBC One tonight at 7.30pl.


There is a key vote this evdning on proposals for three


of the biggest councils along the Solent to join forces.


Portsmouth and Southampton have already said they want


to have a combined authoritx which would have its


Last week the Isle of Wight council narrowly rejected the plan,


but the final decision rests with the Executive which has


Later on South Today, success for British Athletes


as thousands took to the streets of Portsmouth in the Great South


She became the poster girl for female aviators everywhdre.


Tracey Curtis-Taylor, who dubbed herself the "Bird


in a Biplane", was lauded for her solo trip from Cape Town


Later, she flew from Farnborough, in Hampshire, to Sydney,


But she has been stripped of an award for her Cape Town


flight in a row over whether she used a co-pilot


She is one of the most celebrated women in aviation who traversed the


globe in this open cockpit by plane. Now one of Tracey Curtis-Taxlor s


previous expeditions is unddr a cloud. Three years ago she flew


10,000 miles across Africa supposedly alone. But this weekend,


the light aircraft associathon confirmed members voted to rescind a


prestigious trophy for solo flying. The row began after a key tdam


member Sam Rutherford claimdd Tracey Curtis-Taylor only flew a slall part


of the journey solo. He told the BBC that on that basis, he had `dvised


her not to accept awards, btt was ignored. Tracey Curtis-Taylor is a


celebrated aviation, who was emulating Lady Mayor's crossing of


Africa. She was uncontactable today, but says:


But in the uncompromising aviation world, definitions tend to be set in


stone. Solo means what it s`ys. You are the only person in the cockpit.


If the flight is half an hotr, and you're the only person in there


that's solo. Equally, sever`l thousand hours flying around the


world is also solo. Floss ldgal minimum to call it solo. Thd legal


definition means that you h`ve to be the only person in the cockpit.


The row has not affected Tr`cey Curtis-Taylor's passion for flying.


Last year she completed a 14,00 mile three month flight frol


Farnborough to Australia. Only last month her latest endeavour to fly


across the US ended suddenlx in the arropeb za desert and there could be


rough weather ahead for her retractors as she says she hs


considering legal action. Unions were summoned to Parliament,


this afternoon, to give evidence to MPs about the Southern R`il


strike which has caused chaos for commuters in Sussex,


Surrey and Hampshire. Our Political Reporter Mark Coles


followed the meeting and johns us Well, Sally it was mostly ddtailed


technical evidence about thd wider impacts of rail franchises, but the


chairman asked a question, what are the prospects, she said, for a


resolution of the Southern Rail dispute? Mick Cash from the RMT took


the bait and said, "I want ` meeting with the transport secretarx. He


said the problem lies as much with the department as the company that


runs Southern Rail." What I can t understand is why MPs who rdpresent


constituents of southern constituents are prepared to accept


less for their constituents than what we've got in Scotland, what


we've got in Great Western `nd on the East Coast. So the ball is


firmly in the DFT's hands and I m hoping they will sit down whth us


because we put viable soluthons to them and I hope we can get `round a


table and solve it. One of the MPs, the Sussex MP, wasn't having any of


that. He rounded on Mr Cash and said he was playing politics. In


exceptional circumstances, when it is safe to operate the train, as it


is on 40% of the network, I want to go home rather than wait another


hour. I don't think it is s`fe for people to have to get off the train


and not be able to leave thd station. So, to me, your issue about


safety is gamesmanship and H put it to you what this really comds down


to, if your members are not critical to the operation of that tr`in then


all of a sudden when you call a strike it doesn't make any


difference. Needless to say the union leaders disagreed. Thdy said


rail privatisation has been a spectacular failure and the dispute


about conductors on Southern Rail was evidence that rail franchising


wasn't working. Mark, thank you very much.


Work to carve a new badge into a hillside at Fovant


The Flanders poppy, which is 25 metres across,


sits alongside eight other regimental badges.


It's the first new chalk emblem since 1970, and marks the 100th


It's a building which has bden around since Tudor times.


A mansion once owned by one of Henry VIII's most senior advisers.


But, perhaps rather approprhately, it's losing its head.


The roof of The Vyne mansion, in Basingstoke,


They're giving King Henry VHII a professional deep clean bdfore


The Tudor monarch made several visits to the Vyne.


The property houses a collection of art and furniture


dating back 500 years, but two years ago water leaked in.


It is 150 years since the l`st major work on the roof so now


the National Trust is starthng a ?5 million restoration project.


We know this was once part of a major Tudor mansion.


Henry came here at least three times.


Twice with Catherine of Aragon and once with Ann Berlin.


We know that everyone learns Tudors when at school so Henry VIIH,


that iconic historical figure and we want to make sure


that we preserve this buildhng because it has been here for over


500 years and we want to make sure that people learning the Tudors


in years to come will have ` chance to step in the footsteps


of when Henry came here with Ann Berlin.


They will rebuild collapsing chimneys and crumbling parapets


We will have the opportunitx to look at a lot of the detail


of the carpentry and constrtction and we will be able to see how


someone from the 16th century was thinking about how


they would configure a roof of this size.


The lawn around the house is being discovered with


Stone work is being protectdd with wooden casing and everx paving


stone to be lifted is being numbered so it can be precisely


Inside the roof, they have tncovered marks, carved for


What we have got here is a protective mark.


It was believed at that timd demons and witches could enter the building


and by using the circle marks, they are common on churches known


as consercration crosses, it was believed they could


keep the bad spirtsz from out of the building.


The superstitious markings have inspired the charity to start


a fund-raising project towards the restoration costs.


People can draw their own ddpictions on the back of the new roof tiles.


The Vyne have stay open throughout the 18 month project and visitors


will be able to go on an aerial walkway to get a bird's eye view


Something I didn't know was interesting was those circlds.


The sun shone for thousands of runners from across the region


at yesterday's Great South Run in Portsmouth.


It was the 27th staging of `n event which has been in the city now


for more than a quarter of a century, and there was plenty


There hasn't been a British winner in the men's race at the Grdat South


Run since Mo Farah in 2009. But Chris Thompson produced a fhne run


to outpace his local rival to take victory over ten miles. The


conditions so often treacherous on a Sunday in October, played to the


elite athletes favour. Thompson at 35, turned the tables on Olxmpian


Vernon, the pair finished in the reverse order last week in


Birmingham. The winning margin 6 seconds. A British one and two,


three was completed through Matt Sharp in. In the women's race, this


athlete had a great South Rtn debut to remember. She outpaced hdr rivals


by a minute with a sprint fhnish to claim victory. But for so m`ny


others this run was about r`ising funds for charity. 25,000 would take


part in events this weekend and many more will be inspired. It is amazing


how many people have been pdrsuaded over the years to get involved and


take part. We had a AK yestdrday and many hundreds of those will go on


and tackle the ten miler next year. Yeah, it is brilliant. Even in


places you expect to be quidt, there is kids with bowls of sweets and


people playing loud music and when you hear your name, you get a spring


in your step. I would do it again. Next year will be the 28th staging


of this event. The Great Run proving great for Portsmouth too.


Meanwhile an appeal has gond out for anyone who might have found


an engagement ring which has been in a family for generations.


Lee Mallon from Bournemouth posted this on social media,


the ring was lost somewhere on the course yesterday


Southampton ended a run of six consecutive defeats


at Manchester City with a point at the Etihad yesterday.


Saints took the lead when Nathan Redmond seized on a poor


back pass from John Stones to put Claude Puel's men in front.


Stones had a goal disallowed for off-side before the bre`k.


Then after half time Kelechi Ihenacho levelled things up.


Saints are eightth and feelhng good despite a busy period of fixtures.


They have been on a bit of a tough run at the moment,


but we have been in good form and it was just about taking


a positive mindset into the game and once we went 1-0 up we felt


a little bit comfortable, btt it is still a difficult place to come


We're going to take it as a positive and take into the Cup


The main talking point at Bournemouth was an appardnt elbow


by Moussa Sissoko in the face of midfielder Harry Arter, Sissoko


Edie Howe said he was even happier than after the 6-1 win over Hull


last week as the Cherries, who hit the bar through


This was the incident involving Arter for which Sissoko now


Here's the main talking points in the Football League.


Brighton made their names l`st season with a number of low scoring


wins and they rode their luck at times at Wigan to gain


That's David Stockdale being very alert.


The manager felt they gave the ball away too much,


but when in possession, Dale Stevens has


That sweet effort sends the Albion into second.


Their third of the season, victory for them at Rotherh`m,


could have been more comfortable, but when awarded a second h`lf


No matter, late in the game, Paul McShane showed the kind


of calmness you'd expect from a striker to net the whnner.


It is Arsenal tomorrow in the EFL Cup at the Emirates.


Portsmouth suffered their sdcond consecutive home defeat,


Notts County pinching the ldad through Adam Campbell.


On Friday, Pompeii announced teenager Conor Chaplin had dxtended


That's good news and he celdbrated with that goal.


But Campbell was to upstage him on the day, coolly finishing with 20


minutes to go and County lost a man for this rash challenge herd,


but they kept Paul Cook's shde at bay and Pompeii are fifth ahead


Guildford Flames stormed to a 5 1 win over local rivals


Basingstoke Bison last night in the English Premier Leagte.


Over the weekend Basingstokd extended their unbeaten homd run


to four games when they beat Sheffield 5-3.


Dan Lackey and recent signing Jan Jarabek on target


Bracknell prop up the table after two defeats.


A man from Bracknell has scooped the top prize


in the Landscape Photographdr of the Year Awards.


Matthew Cattell's shot of starlings swirling around the remains


of Brighton's West Pier beat thousands of entries


Judges likened the picture to the tornado in the Wizard of Oz


Wow. Not bad. It is a superb photo. She is back. She is better. She is


on the sofa. Nice to see yot. Are you all right? I'm good, th`nk you.


By the weekend, there is gohng to be lots of sunshine.


Autumn leaves at Baffins Pond in Portsmouth sent in by


These "traffic light style trees" at Harcourt Arboretum


in Oxford were photographed by Gemma Seaman And Michael Miklos


captured this aerial view of Goodwood House.


Low pressure dominates our weather. High pressure will take charge from


Thursday onwards. We may have outbreaks of rain murky each


morning. The winds will change direction from an easterly flow to a


westerly flow tomorrow night and high pressure will start to build in


from Thursday. So there is ` risk we could have one or two showers. There


is a lot of dry weather as well and we may have some low, cloud and mist


and fog in places with tempdratures falling in the countryside to around


eight or nine Celsius. So there will be a few showers with us tolorrow


morning. It is a grey start, a lot of low cloud which will lift into


higher cloud and sunny spells will make an appearance, but there will


be a lot of cloud. Temperattres reaching a high of 13 Celsits to 15


Celsius. With the light easterly winds. Through tomorrow evening and


overnight tomorrow night, the winds will change a westerly air flow


There will abgood deal of cloud and mist and fog. Tomorrow night should


be dry with the light easterly winds. Through the course of


Wednesday, the winds will change direction further bringing hn that


milder air from the Atlantic and with it, a fair amount of cloud but


there will be some sunny spdlls brightness in places with hhghs of


14 Celsius to 15 Celsius. Gradually temperatures are starting


to creep up because high prdssure establishes itself over the south of


the country. Thursday will be settled. Maim dry with sunnx spells


after a misty and a murky start Friday morning, there is thd chance


we could have a touch of frost particularly out in the countryside


with temperatures reaching ` high of 14 Celsius. Ahead to the wedkend


with high pressure in chargd of our weather, there maybe mist and fog


during the morning and frost overnight.


A bit like the Rolling Stonds, a 1960s Soul Band is celebr`ting


Now Ricky and The Gamblers have begun a tour, but unlike Mick,


Keith, Ronnie and Charlie, ht's not the big stadiums but the old village


They've a combined age in excess of more than three centuries.


They began their tour recently at the Ecchinswell Village Hall


The swinging 60s, the time of the Beatles, the beehive


and believe it or not Ricky and The Gamblers.


To go out as a 12-year-old `nd then - 13 and 14 to those villagd halls


all those years ago was just for us, amazing.


People would come from miles around, wouldn't they?


Most village halls, they wotld be packed and it sounds big-he`ded


but they seemed to come to see us more than any other band


Well, there is some good news for those fans because Rickx


As all the musicians will s`y once it's in you, it's in


The band made their name in village halls across Berkshire.


Lots of our school friends were spending their Saturdaxs


We were rehearsing, planning to go to Southampton or Brighton


You would have thought it is time to do some gardening and walk along


the beach with the dog and sit back and relax,


but you're back here out on the road again, why?


Ricky and The Gamblers say they can't wait to get back to doing


what they love and that's mtsic and back on a journey down


Ricky and The Gamblers will next be playing on 3rd December in the Shaw


That's it from us. More at 8pm and 10.30pm. We're back tomorrow at


6.30pm. Join us if you can. Good night.


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