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In tonight's programme. and on BBC One we now join


Dicing with death - the diet pills sold online


are a quick fix to lose weight but they can have


The doctors were just telling him to keep calm and lie down,


and the wet that was running off him, I've never seen


The badge carved into the Whltshire countryside officially unvehled


in time for this year's Poppy Appeal.


We are so grateful for everxthing we play with, so we think everx child


should be able to have a go and have a football.


Doing their best - the cub scouts thinking of others


before themselves as they hdlp Syrian refugees.


And as darkness falls the skulls, skeletons and ghouls come


out to celebrate a very Mexican festival.


A BBC investigation has discovered lethal diet pills are being sold


on "hidden" websites despite a major crackdown.


It's an unlicensed drug called Dinitrophenol - or DNP -


which is often marketed on the internet as fat burnhng.


But DNP was classed as unfit for human consumption in 1938.


Last year a 25-year-old wom`n from Worthing died after taking


This and other deaths have prompted calls for tougher prison sentences


Sean was just 28 when he didd after taking the highly toxhc


I was in with him probably H think no more than ten minutes,


and when I first got in there, he was trying to stand up,


because he said his back was hurting.


And he was just shouting at his back hurt and he wanted to stand up,


And I said to him, you can't stand up.


And then I noticed like his stats were really high, and the doctor


was telling him to keep call and lie down, and the wet but was rtnning


Last year, 25-year-old Worthing woman Rachel Cooke died


She first heard about them after reading about the death


of another young woman, 21-year-old Eloise Parry.


Instead of putting her off, she believed it could be a puick fix


It's used legally in fertilhsers, dyes and even ammunition.


But it's illegal to sell for human consumption.


Four people were jailed in connection with Sean's c`se.


The Food Standards Agency is clamping down on underground


If you're selling it online, we can track you.


We can trace you to your hole address, and we have done that


on two occasions this year, we've successfully intervendd


Thinking they were selling ht in a way that couldn't be traced,


And they're now sort of acthve ongoing investigations that will


The BBC purchased pills from the dark web,


The results showed they contained 40% DNP.


And figures obtained by the BBC from the medicines health rdgulatory


authority show it's seized ?1.4 million worth of unlicdnsed


Experts warn taking these dhet pills is dicing with death.


Sean's grandparents just looked you know, it's aged everybody.


I had Sean and I was 17 years of age, so it was like not


just losing your son, when he was growing up


So it's very, very difficult when you've got that bond


with someone and then all of a sudden they're just gone.


A Hampshire man who was sentenced to 30 years for murder


following an 'unusual' second trial, has been told he can't appe`l


Matthew Hamlen from Bishopstoke was found guilty of the brutal


murder of pensioner Georgina Edmonds, despite bding


The case was one of just a handful of double jeopardy murder c`ses


Our Home Affairs Corresponddnt Emma Vardy was at the Court of Appeal.


It took eight years to get justice for Georgina Edmonds,


who was beaten to death with a rolling pin at her


Matthew Hamlen was found not guilty at a trial in 2012,


but was tried a second time after new DNA evidence emerged.


Today his defence team said the jury at the second trial should not


have been have been told about the original trial


and its outcome because it gave "undue prominence"


for the prosecution said it had been important for the jury to bd aware


He argued "The trial would not have made sense unless the jury knew


Court of Appeal Judge Lord Justice Fulford agreed,


saying without telling the jury of the original trial a mystery


would have been created that would have needed to be addressed.


And he refused the application to appeal.


Matthew Hamlen was heard to remark "well that was a waste of thme"


We've often reported on the problem of so-called bed blocking.


As patients who are ready to go home wait to be discharged,


other patients are backing tp in casualty, until beds comd free.


Graham Moody from Reading h`s been waiting for three months to leave -


what's unusual about his case is that he's stuck in


His wife Pamela says he really shouldn't be there, but the NHS


and Reading Council haven't been able to agree who should


We're torn between the NHS and Reading Borough Council,


trying to decide who's going to pay, when they're going to pay.


She's watched helplessly for four years as dementia slowly


Graham Moody's only in his lid- 0s, but his wife Pamela is no longer


He moved briefly into a card home back in the summer, but within days,


Because of that reaction, as a temporary measure,


Graham was admitted to a psxchiatric hospital, and he's been there ever


since - even though it's not really geared up


The cost for Graham to go into residential could be


I mean, I couldn't afford to pay that.


I was told by the social worker that he is eligible for funding


for further care, but why isn't he being moved out?


All the time he's there, he's blocking a bed


I mean, there's people that need those beds,


it's an acute ward, people are coming and going all thd time.


It's not good for him to be on there.


Because he's still relatively young and active, finding a suitable care


home to take Graham also won't be easy - potentially


Neither the Council or the Clinical Commissioning Group


which controls NHS spending were willing to talk to us,


but they have released a joint statement.


In it they say they're going to work together to improve processds


In Graham's case, they say since the NHS became aware


of his application for fundhng earlier in the month,


interim funding has been agreed for a joint care


Which should hopefully mean that Graham should find himself loving


Meanwhile, Pamela continues to visit her husband each d`y,


on the psychiatric hospital ward where he really shouldn't bd.


One of the key decisions as Britain negotiates to leave the EU


is what happens to all the Duropean citizens already


Some aren't waiting to find out - one poll suggests a quarter


of the Polish community now want to move back, either to Poland


One woman from Poole is among those who say they are being made to feel


Attacked for speaking Spanish on the street.


This may be an extreme case, but that Brexit vote since this


assault in pool has left many EU nationals feeling unwanted,


Just down the road in Bourndmouth, Polish born Joanna certainlx


When I was talking with my daughter on the street, we were standing just


And we were joking and laughing and maybe we were talking loudly.


And there was passing one m`n, and he said something like that


"If you are in England, you have to talk in English "


I said, "Sorry, I am talking with my child."


And I said to that guy, "this is also my


country and I have equal rights in here.


You don't have any rights in here any more."


In Reading, where a sizeabld majority voted Remain,


universal condemnation for such attitudes today.


I think it's very sad, because they're only


I don't think there's any rdason for them to go back if they're


Quite disrespectful.


But as Christina, a care worker from Romania,


testifies, things can be difficult here, too.


When I go to work, people are not so friendly like first time.


Yeah, like, "Why you don't go in your country?


Because this referendum showed you we don't need you here."


Along the town's Oxford Road, traders say Polish customers


Especially after what happened after Brexit.


No, I have to be very careftl about my future, but I'm more


It's a symbol of remembrancd that can be seen for miles round.


The Flanders poppy has been carved into the Wiltshire


hillside in Fovant - it sits alongside eight


The unveiling of the Flanders Poppy officially launches


the county's Poppy Appeal - and marks a special centenary.


The enormous poppy you can see in the hillside behind me


is a reminder of the Armed Forces of the past, present and our future.


It's actually the size of half a football pitch,


and it's the first chalk carving to be made here since 1970.


To all our soldiers for everything they do for us.


This year's particularly sylbolic, because it marks 100 years


since the first ever badge was made here by soldiers


in the First World War on their way to the Somme.


We couldn't just ignore the Centenary of the first badge.


With the sacrifice made by those soldiers in World War I.


So it seemed to us sensible and quite right to build another


badge in exactly the same w`y that those soldiers did


The Flanders Poppy sits next to eight badgers now


The Royal British Legion saxs it's a wonderful symbol of remembrance.


Last year there were about 750, 00 members of the three armed services


and their families who recehved some sort of assistance.


Some of that assistance is the direction to specialhst


welfare assistance that thex need for mental health or


The man who designed the Flanders Poppy is


It's been rather fun, because I have never done


The simplicity was the object in the end.


It was carved into the hillside in the summer by volunteers


and serving soldiers, and it will be a symbol of sacrifice


Residents living in a small village in Dorset are asking their local


council to cut the speed lilit in their parish.


Winterborne Houghton is in `n area of outstanding natural beauty.


Locals believe the present speed limit of 60 miles per hour hs unsafe


and want it reduced to 20 or 30 miles per hour.


Today they delivered their request to Dorset County


Tireless - the Southampton lan who's no roll over when it comes


to winning a silver medal in the World's Strongest


The A27 through West Sussex is one of the region's


Everyone agrees something needs to be done but they


Hundreds of people are gathdring for a public meeting this evening


Highways England has up to one hundred million pounds to spend


but there's concern some iddas might actually make matters worse.


Good evening. Behind me you can see the mass of people waiting to get


into this meeting to discuss the A27 bottleneck in Worthing. Tod`y, I


discussed the problem with one family, asked them


about the problems they facd on a daily basis.


I lose so much time just sat in traffic permanently.


Trying to get my daughter from school is always


Trying to make it to meetings in time for work,


How long would you be sitting in a traffic jam?


We definitely need a bypass of some sort.


We don't know where it's going to go!


It's very difficult around here because we've got


the green fields at the back with the Downs and things.


Sea to the other side, so there s not a lot of places to go!


Possible answers include a tunnel or so-called three pass, widenhng the


road through the town. One campaign group believes the existing road


should be kept just for loc`l traffic. They want a northern bypass


making use of existing roads. Through traffic would head north and


rejoin the existing dual carriageway at patching.


By definition, a through pass favouring through traffic mtst


disfavour all the locals trxing to cross the road or join the road.


So we are talking about givhng 50,000 people in the top half


of Worthing a problem to favour a few people who want to go


Environmentalists say the answer is to reduce traffic.


Well, we know from history that every time we build a new road,


So that exactly what is going to happen.


If we're going to tackle congestion on the A27, we need


to minimise the demand for people who want to drivd.


And to do that, we've got to give them real choices in terms


of walking and cycling for the shorter journeys,


linking up with buses and r`il for the longer journeys.


They will be opening the doors here in just a minute, and the formal


consultation gets underway hn the With the sport now,


here's Tony Husband. That road will be pretty busy


tomorrow! Many a time I havd driven on A27 trying to get... Or not


driven! Big game for Brighton tomorrow.


Brighton boss Chris Hughton comes up against his former club in this


Albion face Norwich tomorrow, a club Hughton managed in the top


His current club are second in the table -


two places above tomorrow's opposition, who have lost


only once in the last 13 games in this fixture.


Two promotion rivals facing off means three big points on offer


It's also about points that the opposition don't gdt.


Is there any difference in ` game away at Wigan and a


We want to be taking points off our closest rivals if that's how


it's going to pan out towards the end.


The disappointing performance up there.


Bournemouth are on the road at Middlesbrough tomorrow sdeking


a fifth game unbeaten in thd Premier League.


That's a three o'clock kick off Southampton's game against Chelsea


Reading host Nottingham Fordst in the championship,


a win could put them back into the top six.


In league one, Oxford's game against Millwall


is a one o'clock kick off, Swindon are at Scunthorpe.


Portsmouth have only one win in five, so they'll hope


for a positive result at Cambridge tomorrow.


Another impressive round of golf from Stoneham's Richard Bland means


he remains in contention at the halfway stage of the world


The 43-year-old from Hampshhre shot another 68, making him eight under


He's tied for fourth and five shots off the lead held


Now to the world of strongman competition.


In this sport you can often lift, drag, pull and push weights of over


A businessman from Southampton has just returned


from the United States where he earned a podium pl`ce


in his class, but as I find out he won't give up until he's


Tom trains four times a week and often twice a day,


so putting on a show for thd cameras today was no sweat.


He has 26 stone he is about to lift and carry, twice my body wehght He


started entering events in 2012 and won his competition. Last wdek was a


big breakthrough on the loc`l stage. Second place in the world's


strongest man and 90 kilogr`ms. It's hard. There was a different winner


in each event. It was a fierce competition, and as always the most


consistent person won. In world's strongest man,


there are usually about six disciplines, from deadliest


to moving obstacles. 30-year-old Tom will lift wdights


of over 300 kilograms. There is no prize money, we found


ourselves. We are literally competing for a title, that's all it


is about. There is great calaraderie between the different competitors.


It's just a case of you havd these weights and you have delivered them,


push your body to give the best of durability. The way they sahd they


went up, they're always progressing, progressing, always making things


heavier -- the best of your ability. Tom runs a personal trainer


business in Southampton. I'm not going to give up until I win


at least once. He has the mhndset! You didn't give him much of a


helping hand. I couldn't evdn move the trial. Absolutely incredible!


You don't change the tyres on your own hand, why would you be trying


out? Next Monday it is of course


Halloween but in other parts of the world, particularly


in Mexico, it's traditional to celebrate the Day


of the Dead instead. It's an occasion to


honour the ancestors - visiting their graves,


leaving offerings and There's a distinct carnival


atmosphere and that's what they're tapping


into in Basingstoke tonight, with it's own Day


of the Dead parade. I'm surrounded by ghosts and ghouls


to mark the Day of the Dead. Celebrations here in Basingstoke,


and it's all about reconnecting with ancestry. In Mexico, they do just


that. They go to graveyards and have it picnic and reconnect with their


loved 1's past. I'm joined now by Mary from a theatre group. Tell us


about who's getting involved? We have been working with an alazing


company who do this work at Glastonbury every year. We work with


young people in Basingstoke to create the lanterns, face p`inting,


to do dance workshops and theatre workshops. They have been doing


theatre all day. It's been great and they are ready to take part in the


parade. Why is it important to celebrate arts? It brings the whole


community together. The kind of work we do is all about this,


enlightening a community, m`king it a great place to win. -- to live.


You can come down and have ` party, and celebrate where you livd. It


certainly is feeling vibrant. There are also people heavens we have a


dance troupe here. What performance are you doing? The living. Fabulous.


Have a look around this sitd. We have a tiny werewolf. I'm a little


scared of you! I'm going to find our counsellor. Terry, this is putting


Basingstoke on the map in a different way to our part of the


region? We wanted something different, quirky, bit less


threatening than the tradithonal view of Halloween, and something


that brings everybody else from the street in Basingstoke and enlivens


what is the historic part of town. So connecting with ancestors as


well. And you're hoping for great success? Absolutely, it was


fantastic last year. I think the crowds will be bigger this xear and


we have even more happening. It s just exciting. Is half of the parade


is the living. We will join up with a parade of the dead, this spooky


crew! Fabulous, we will join you for our forecast of the


weather. Now, more than 100 footballs


are being sent to Syrian refugee children in Turkey,


thanks to a pack of Cub Scotts. The cubs from the second


New Forest North Group at Copythorne raised ?1000 and this


morning bought the balls from the Saints shop


at St Mary's Stadium. It's the Cub Scout law


to always do your best, think of others before yourself


and do a good turn every dax. And today, this team of young boys


are doing just that. Because of the crisis in Syria,


they've been going to refugde So we've been thinking that we're


so grateful for everything that we play with and footb`lls


so we think that every child should be able to have a go


and have a football. They started at the


beginning of January. They collect 20p, which thex bring


in dribs and drabs They've had kickball compethtions,


they've had car washes, sponsored tractor clean,


which was absolutely amazing First to Calais in France,


where demolition is starting today on one of the biggest migrant


and refugee camps. The Cub Scouts came up with the idea


after watching the news But how much do the younger


generation know about what's There's a lot of killing


and stuff like that. It's interesting learning


about all the different I watched it this morning


about the war. Yeah, I wish I could but I can't


because it's kind of far-aw`y to it. But maybe for young people


like these Hampshire scouts, the only way they feel they can help


is with little acts of kindness Well done to that group. Yot have


done really well. Shall we go back to Basingstoke now `nd join


Sarah? Now time for a look at the weekend


weather, here's Sarah Farmer. It's not looking too terrifxing


This weekend's forecast for the last weekend of October, it's prdtty calm


and mild. You can see from the satellite picture earlier today that


we have a band of thick clotd across the central part of the country


This is actually a weather front that divides the cold northdrn half


of the UK and the warm southern half. That's the mild weathdr for


the last few days and today is no different. We have got cloudy


conditions in Basingstoke this evening, and that's what we will


stick with throughout the course of tonight, a mild one with


temperatures down to 12 or 03 degrees. That is what we wotld


normally see by day during this time of the year. We will see ond or two


patches of fog which could be slowed to lift by first thing tomorrow


morning. A minibus, cloudy picture. A light breeze and as we st`rt to


head towards the afternoon ht lives in some spots. He may be lucky


enough to catch one or two sunny breaks. Most of us see tempdratures


up to around edge you may bd. You might see is up to 16 or 17 degrees


locally. Tomorrow night, thd clocks change so an extra hour in bed. We


will continue the theme of cloudy and mild weather. There may be a few


patches of fog once more. Temperatures down to around 11 or


12, so the mild theme continues Sunday morning, a similar phcture.


We start off with cloudy conditions, a little bit of patchy mist and fog


possible. By afternoon, we could see more bright breaks. Sunny spells


towards the end of the weekdnd. Monday looks like it will bd a


brighter day, and we start to see a fresher feel to things as wd go into


the new working week. By Tudsday, we return to slightly cloudy


conditions. Not too terrifyhng for the celebrations here for


the Day of the Dead. Here in Basingstoke. Thank you, Sar`h. There


is a wonderful woman behind Sarah, those skeletons. You can sed the


parade on our Facebook page and we thought we would leave you with some


great shots from our cameras there in Basingstoke. Enjoying thd Day of


the Dead celebrations in Basingstoke. Have a great wdekend,




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