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Welcome to South Today. news teams where you are.


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."




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