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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
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,