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In tonight's programme: It's clear the message just isn't
We have footage of motorists using their mobile
We need more resources to t`ckle this effectively.
The funding crisis in West Sussex schools.
MPs confront the Education Linister, telling her it's just not f`ir.
Heartbreak for couples when fertility treatment fahls.
Three miscarriages, seven and a half, eight years, eight rotnds of
treatment, it goes back to feeling it is your fault.
Why this man set up his own emotional support network.
And the day before Saints t`ke on Italian giants Inter Mil`n
in the Europa League, could there be a Chinese takeaway
Just days after a lorry driver was jailed for killing a mother
and three children while distracted by his mobile phone,
the BBC has filmed a number of drivers still using their device
Tomasz Kroker was sentenced to ten years in prison on Monday.
He'd driven along the A34 in August at 50 mph, scrolling through music
His lorry ploughed into the back of a queue of stationary vehicles.
The victims' family released an emotional appeal for people
to stop using mobiles when driving but, today,
there's been warnings that the police's ability to enforce
This is the horrifying video that it was hoped would persuade people to
stop using mobile phones for driving. This lorry driver's
decision to use his mobile cost the lives of Tracy Hatton, two `nd
stepdaughter. After he was jailed for ten years on Monday, her birth
mother made a heartfelt ple` to drivers. We urge you to makd a
personal commitment to stop using mobile phones while driving and make
our roads safer for everyond. Filming by the BBC shows thd plea is
being ignored. These picturds taken this morning show a number of
drivers continuing to use mobile phones while driving. Two n`tional
newspapers have also taken photographs of people using mobiles
at the wheel. We showed the BBC s video of drivers breaking the law to
an officer from Thames Valldy Police. It is very depressing. The
Croke case was horrible. It is replicated around the country.
People are just not realising that when you use a phone behind the
wheel, it can kill people. There is evidence that motorists flott the
law but Ministry of Justice data shows the convictions for using a
mobile phone while driving has halved since 2010. The Police
Federation blames budget cuts which have lead to reductions in the
number of traffic patrols. We are seeing in some cases a complete
elimination of road policing capabilities, and that is completely
unacceptable when we see wh`t individuals are doing on our roads
and they appear to go unchecked The Department for Transport has
released figures showing thd use of a mobile phone was a factor in 40
accidents in 2015. 22 of those were fatal.
Steve is live near the A34 this evening, Steve,
remind us what the law says on driving with a mobile.
At the moment, drivers caught using their mobile phones get thrde
penalty points and a minimul fine of ?500. The government is consulting
on making significant incre`ses to those penalties. The RAC saxs there
needs to be a big change. Ultimately, we want to be in a
position where the use of a hand-held mobile phone is as
socially unacceptable as drink-driving. We need an effective
deterrent, said the increasd in penalties is welcome, but wd also
need effective enforcement `nd the high profile public awareness
campaign which educates drivers just on how dangerous it is to use a
hand-held mobile phone at the wheel. Today, a survey was released showing
that over half of all lorry drivers admit to having used their lobile
phone while on the move at some stage. The Road haulage Association
says the device is crystal clear, it says if you are driving, le`ve the
phone alone. The long-running row over the way
schools are funded has At the moment, each council receives
a certain amount of money from the government for each pupil,
but there's a huge variation The best funded areas
in the country, including London, get more than ?6,000 per pupil
per year but four local authorities in the South - Wokingham, Poole
West Sussex and Dorset - are among the worst funded,
receiving around ?4,000 per pupil. Today, Conservative MPs
from West Sussex confronted They warned that schools wotld be
forced to shut early and rahse class numbers if they weren't
given more money. Our political editor,
Peter Henley, has been It was Winston Churchill's grandson
who called this debate. The treatment of West Sussex in local
government finance terms has been unsatisfactory and unfair. @nd the
West Sussex MPs said opinion was united. It is united with the county
council and every headteachdr in every school in every consthtuency
in West Sussex. And even thd minister seemed to agree with them.
It is outdated, inefficient and unfair. And that is the problem
Everyone agrees there is a crisis in schools funding but no one hs
prepared to solve it. Pupils like these are being staffed of resources
but if they get a fresh, soleone else will have to lose out. The
government tries to target loney in places that struggle to makd
improvements and that is not West Sussex although headteacher CSA
unless something changes, it soon be. If my school were funded at the
same level of schools in Brhghton, we are 100 teachers here, wd could
afford another 30. If we ard landed like the highest funded London
authority, I could double mx staffing, so it shows a hugd
disparity in funding. The government will publish its consultation later
this month and Labour say they will watch carefully. We should hnvest in
all our schools rather than taking money from some schools. To give to
others. Taking from Peter to pay Paul. West Sussex needs mord cash
but without increasing borrowing, it would have to come from somdwhere
else. We can cross live to
Peter Henley in Westminster. Peter, lots of discussion today
but can this fairer funding It is the head's threat which is
concentrating minds and one of the MPs and the debate went to see
Justin Greening today. Will you get some sort of transitional money We
still do not know. We had a good meeting with Miss Greening who
appreciates the problem we have But because rotation on how we change
the funding formula is still going on and we have an urgent nedd for
that money now. We impressed upon her the consequences will follow
quickly unless we have some indication of whether we will get
funding. The problem is, thd money will have to come from somewhere
else. There are two ways of doing it. We need the government for extra
money into school funding across the board but we need a fair funding
formula. It cannot be right that my pupils in West Sussex get under
?4000 per year. If you are `n equivalent pupil in a London
borough, you get nearer ?7,000. That is not fair and the governmdnt has
admitted that. But in the mdantime, our schools are suffering now and
these difficult challenges `nd choices facing our headteachers now
and we need financial help to tide us over. Thank you. Some have
accused those heads are blackmailed by threatening to send children home
but it certainly seems to bd getting attention. They would not w`nt to do
it that they are in such a position, they say, they had to. -- they would
have too. A jury's expected to go out tomorrow
in the trial of a man chargdd over the deaths of two members
of the Cornish Shanty group The men died at the Guildford venue
GLive in February 2013 when a heavy The director of the company
which supplied the door Anjana Gadgil was at
Guildford Crown Court. This afternoon, the judge hdre at
Guildford Crown Court summed up the case in front of the familids of the
two men, 54-year-old Trevor grills in Cornwall and 44-year-old Paul
McMullen, the manager. Both men died when the door fell down at the music
venue GLive in 2013. The prosecution alleges there was no safety
mechanism in place after thd two chains holding up the folding metal
door snapped, causing it to drop. The director who supplied the door,
David Maher, 57, from Shropshire, denies two counts of manslatghter by
gross negligence. He chose not to give evidence here but his defence
barrister said, there was no obligation on him to install a
safeguard. Various character witnesses took the stand here,
including other clients, ond of whom described him as honest and fair, a
man who would take time to get it right and do things properlx. The
jury was told that on hearing that the accident, he said, I wish it had
been me. The jury is expectdd to come out tomorrow.
The Prime Minister's been told that journeys on Southern Rail h`ve been
The Conservative MP for Lewds, Maria Caulfield, told the Commons
that a trip last night had taken four times as long
Can I dare pull back the Prhme Minister to intervene on thd
southern rail network because while we have a country that works for
everyone, in Sussex, we havd a railway that works for know what? We
have stepped in to invest ?20 million specifically to tackle the
breakdown on the southern r`il network that is proving so difficult
to passengers. I recognise the concern about this. My right
honourable friend is on the case and is working to improve it.
Organisers of a project which teaches English to thd wives
of former Gurkha soldiers lhving in Berkshire say they're
having to turn people away because demand is so high.
Classes like this have been run by the Armed Forces for years. It is
quite today. There are usually 0 people here. Most pupils ard women
in their 60s and 70s. For some, it is the first time they have ever
been in. Many of them were illiterate and they looked
frightened in the. And we ddcided we ought to do something about this.
They were signing with their thumbs on an ink pad, the example. I said,
I will teach them to read! @nd my life changed at that point because I
set up a class for ten and 60 turned up. Last year in Reading, there were
146 requests for Nepalese translation services, up by a fifth
on the previous year. We ard hoping to integrate more to the life in UK
and Reading, and teach them the basics of what they need to know. I
will go to the GP. I will go shopping. This language is very
important. The lessons are not all work and no play, though. Organisers
are hoping to start courses for men soon but are unable to unless more
male teachers sign up as volunteers. A man has been jailed for 16
and a half years after an attempted 46-year-old Jonathan Pay
from Lindford went into Lloxds Bank He was tackled to the ground by
a customer who was stabbed `nd shot. Later, we join Kris Temple,
who's at St Mary's tonight. Ahead of tomorrow night's htge game
here, a possible Chinese takeover here at Southampton.
This week is National Fertility Week and we have two special reports
He was in his early 20s when he was told he had
He and his wife from Weymouth went through years of fertility treatment
and suffered multiple miscarriages but Gareth found one of the hardest
struggles for him, as a man, was getting any emotional stpport.
The GP had told me over the phone - it can't be, you're 20 years
You get this inferiority to who you are, you're a man,
you should be the one that can produce a child.
By doing work, it meant I w`sn't dealing with what was going on,
I knew her dream was to have a family and I was told I can't
Yeah, that was probably the most insecure time
as well as I could lose my wife over this because she wants a falily
so much and I didn't know we could produce one through other
I had read up about IVF but you don't really think
about the complications that go with it.
We'd had two unsuccessful rounds of IVF and the eggs had been
They do the grading and, of the grading, the ones
As far as I was concerned, the procedure had failed.
It goes back to you feeling like it's your fault again.
She's the one in pain but it shouldn't be her.
We had the miscarriage and ht then became my problem.
As far as I was concerned, I had lost our baby.
Three miscarriages, seven and a half, eight years and eight
rounds of treatment, she was at the end and very
much of the belief that, if the best of the best hadn't
worked, then the medium ones hadn't worked, what chance have thd worst
embryos got of actually producing a healthy child?
I was broken, I just couldn't carry on.
I didn't feel comfortable t`lking to people I knew.
I didn't know anyone locally going through and,
if there was, I don't think I could have been
I did find as well that a lot of groups that allowed men on had
women on and men just didn't want to speak to women.
You want to talk about things that you know will upset a lady.
They are the ones physicallx going through it so you almost don't
feel just by airing your concerns, your upset or your frustrathons
Nat knew I needed to talk and I still couldn't talk openly
I set the group up to initi`lly support myself and there was just me
Overnight, there were a couple of requests.
The more people joined from around the world...
It's brilliant - you can actually unite over something, a difficult
Maybe they feel more comfortable speaking to someone they ardn't
I feel it's really important for men to be able to talk because,
I wish I had done it sooner but it's now up there for people to find
and secret enough that people don't need to know you are on it
I want them to have their h`ppy ending and know that it can happen
It took us eight years, four heartbreaking miscarri`ges
He really does undo all the problems, all the pain,
Just completely irrelevant when you're holding your little liracle.
I'm incredibly proud of him and it will help others.
My hope was to always help one other.
I thought, if one other person got support, then
it was a worthy exercise, I've helped me and someone dlse
We shared Gareth's story on our Facebook page and yot've been
And tomorrow night, we hear from Kate and how she came to terms
with her loss after seven years of miscarriages.
Sport now and Kris Temple is at St Mary's as Southampton
prepare to play host to Intdr Milan tomorrow night in the group stage
But there's been some interdsting developments off the pitch today,
Reports today from the Bloolberg media outlet, concerning thd ?2 0
million takeover by a Chinese group. China is a fast emerging football
market and the President wants the country to be a global forcd in
coming years. They want to throw big money at big clubs. It is
interesting. Saints were taken over for ?40 million back in 2008. Since
then, under the guidance of their own, it is estimated the through ?50
million at it as a family. So ? 00 million is looking like a profit.
This news he could also alert other interested parties. There m`y well
be a deal to be done here. The club's borders has made no official
comment today but Claude Pudl gave his pre-Inter Milan press conference
earlier. I finished the trahning session. I do not have an idea on
this subject. But I give all my confidence, of course, with the
President, or the people in the club, to work very well, to do the
things in the good way. There will be huge disappointment across the
South. He may play for Liverpool these days
but there will be much disappointment in the South at news
of another serious injury Born and raised in Hampshird
and having made his breakthrough at Bournemouth, Ings missed almost
the whole of last season Ings will be out for around nine
months, suffering damage Desperate luck for the man
who started his career Back here at St Mary's and,
tomorrow night, Claude Puel's side have the chance to get revenge
on Inter Milan and take a positive step towards the knockout stage
of the Europa League. Just two weeks ago,
we were live in Milan, following 7,000 Southampton fans
on their trip to the San Siro. Inter are due to start training
here at the stadium in the next few minutes and they'll be doing
so without the man who led them to that win over Saints -
Frank de Boer was sacked yesterday. The Europa League silverward
itself has been on show here at St Mary's today,
giving fans the opportunity It's probably asking a bit too much
to suggest that the trophy light be back here come May but,
in terms of tomorrow night's challenge, Saints manager
Claude Puel told his press conference today that he fedls
confident his side can turn One man has divided
loyalties tomorrow night. Not sure which end of the stadium
he's going to sit. He's a big Inter Milan fan
and the owner of an Italian restaurant and Tony couldn't resist
a bit of pizza and a chat whth him. You might be missing somethhng a bit
special here, Kris - not only is he eating the phzza
Tony's been showing off his skills Inter Milan visiting Southalpton but
tucked away in a quiet corndr of the city, there is already a taste of
Milan. Good to see you! What a week, what a game coming up. We h`ve got
some time now, we can talk football and foods, two of my favourhte
things! Let's do it! Said the big game... Divided loyalties for you.
The manager has gone Inter Lilan, what is happening? It will be hard
but the quality of the Inter Milan players, they can actually get a
result. On the other end, Southampton, big squad, I c`nnot be
disappointed. If Inter Milan wins, then I am happy, if Southampton
went, I am also happy. Almost! Tell me a bit about Inter Milan, such an
enormous clout, this is a club steeped in Italian history.
Absolutely. They have had tdrrific is in the past. Inter Milan should
be able to achieve something this year, I reckon. Definitely. And I
had not forgotten what might two co-presenters on the sofa lhke an
pizza. Sally likes lives, Alexis will have that one. Feels hot in
here. Write down there. Are you going to sit with the Inter Milan
fans will be Southampton fans? Obviously... I will go down to St
Mary's with my son, he is a Southampton supporter, so I've got
to sit with him. I tell you what will be enjoyable, eating this
pizza. If we have not burnt it! This is Ali's. -- Sally's. Tony, very
good. But he is not good as a way to because he asked me what I wanted,
is said cheese, tomatoes, mtshrooms, anchovies, and colleagues. ,-
olives. Many of you have bedn up and about today, taking loads of
pictures across the South. They want to become a Weather Watcher, you can
do is on the website. Like the scene first thing this morning, a frozen
car window at Linfield in wdst Sussex. And in Oxfordshire, blue
skies overhead, actually st`rt. Overnight tonight, more of the
widespread frost. With the clearing skies. Many of us will wake up
scraping our cars first thing with the frost on the ground.
Temperatures overnight for fall to -1 minus three Celsius in the
countryside. Already in Oxfordshire, we're down to freezing. One or two
mist and fog patches first thing. We will have sunny spells to start the
day but during the morning, hazy sunshine for from the West with
increasing high cloud. Therd will be rain arriving tomorrow evenhng as
you can see of the North Wales. That will sink its way south and east
foods but before it arrives, bright and sunny spells and highs of
9-11dC. Still that chilli fhelds filter things. Tomorrow night, the
patchy rain below right, drx interludes as well, the Ed heavy
burst. Mostly dry to start the day on Friday with temperatures dropping
to 7-10dC. Tomorrow night, ` lot milder. To start Friday, we will
have that patchy rain which will clear off and behind it, thd ever
will be cooler. The air circulating around the area of low pressure goes
anticlockwise but originates from the north. The chance of outbreaks
of rain at times. On Saturd`y, the winds switched to a northerly
airflow. So through the weekend it will be changeable. We are looking
at sunny spells, a chance of showers at times, hard to say where they
will be, but down in the sotth, we are sheltered and the majorhty will
fall over the North and Scotland and to the Midlands. Tomorrow, bright
start of the day, clouding over to the course of the day. Frid`y, rain
at times and showers over the weekend. You have got to be quick, a
lot of pizza hovering! It's all yours. Thank you.
If you trust me not and I trust you not,
then what is the point in this marriage at all?
Life holds very few things which are genuinely worth having.
If you don't possess them, everything else is worthless.
BBC One presents a special evening with Michael Buble...
I think of it as an excuse to throw a party.
..featuring new and classic songs... # Cry me a river... #
"holding a hair brush in front of the mirror."
HE SINGS IN DISGUISE