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They are very determined selectors do everything you can but if you're


thinking of going out there, please don't.


A mother joins a campaign to make a groundbreaking drug available


Why, is she not worth it or something? It frustrates me, that it


always comes down to money. The Hampshire Opera reinventing


itself in the heart of Hampshire And with the Sun now set on 2016 we


look back at your fabulous weather pictures over the last year. Maybe


you can spot one of yours. A 20-year-old from Sussex has been


killed fighting so-called Ryan Lock - a chef from


Chichester had no military experience before travelling to join


Kurdish forces in Syria last August. His family in Chichester


was informed of his death via a letter from Kurdish military


commanders who said he was killed during a battle


for the IS stronghold of Raqqa. Here's our Home Affairs


Correspondent Emma Vardy . Ryan Lock left the UK,


telling friends and family On Facebook, he later revealed


he was in fact in Syria, joining the ranks of the Kurdish


militant group the YPG. The YPG are one of the main fighting


forces on the ground in Syria, Over the past five years, it's


estimated several hundred foreign volunteers have


travelled to join them. wounded two months ago


by a Turkish airstrike, posting this picture


of his injuries on Facebook. He later asked to return


to the frontlines. He was involved in the liberation of


a village from Isis. It was then bombed by Turkish aeroplanes. He


lost two of his very close friends but then after that, he seemed to be


more motivated and actually requested to be transferred to a


unit that was involved in the ongoing operation to celebrate


Raqqa. His family were given confirmation


of his death in a letter from YPG commanders which said he was killed


alongside four other fighters. Ryan Lock worked as a chef before


leaving the UK with previous He's reported to be the third


British person to die fighting Konstandinos Erik Scurfield


was the first Briton to be His father visited Ryan


Lock's family himself. There's nothing that can prepare you


for that sort of news, but just to be able to talk to them and tell


them practical steps and help to get Ryan back is all I can offer. It is


two years since I lost my son and nothing has changed, in terms of


what is happening in Syria. The Foreign Office has once again


warned against travelling to Syria I think if parents could stop their


children going, they would do it, but these lads and girls are very


determined, so it is do whatever you can and if you are thinking of going


out there, please don't. His father who lives in Chichester


described Ryan Lock as a caring boy, who would do anything


to help anyone. It's understood his body has


not yet been recovered. We can join our reporter Ed Sault


who's in Havant tonight. Ed, you've spent the day talking


to people who knew Ryan - There's a real sense of shock the


ceiling, none more so than from his old school and haven't. In a


statement today, the Headteacher Julia Vincent said, we are very


sorry and saddened to hear the news about Ryan Block. --.


There are some people I have spoken to today who questioned why he went


out in the first place. I have today spoken to some of his friends, who


told me he had the ability to make anyone smile. He was a protecting


person who loved those closest to him, and adventure. They say, he


will be thoroughly messed. A little earlier I spoke


to Professor Anthony Glees, a security and intelligence


consultant, and I started by asking him why young people


were still going out I think people are deeply appalled


by the pictures they see on social media and television of people being


tortured and beheaded and thrown off buildings, and they want to do


something to stop it. It is very understandable. Are these young men


naive, at 20 years old? Are just looking for adventure and not


understanding the consequences? I don't think they are just looking


for adventure, and it is very important in my mind to distinguish


between people who go off to fight for the so-called Islamic state and


sign up to a murderous group of the most awful kind, and people who see


these images on our TV screens and feel something has got to be done


about it. People like Ryan Lock, they are all fighting age, young men


and vigorous, and they feel the need to do something about it. This is


understandable. The bottom line is this is extremely dangerous, as this


death shows, and fighting is best left to those strange to do


properly. There've been protests at railway


stations across the south as passengers have been hit


with the annual rise The union backed Action For Rail


says some passengers are spending up to 14% of their income


on a monthly season ticket. Going back to work after Christmas


is never easy but for those travelling by train today,


it wasn't just the journey on their I have been commuting for nearly ten


years and it has gone up It might make the difference


between me taking the train, which I would rather


because it is better for the environment,


or deciding to drive instead. The average increase of 2-3%


on fears means the average cost That means if you're travelling


from Winchester to London Waterloo If you're travelling from Reading


it'll cost you just over ?4300. As for Chichester, it will now cost


you just over ?5,400. Campaign groups say


the current increase is a kick in the teeth after months


of widespread disruption. Many commuters, particularly


Southeast, have suffered a year of really substandard service,


of delays and standing on station platforms in they cold


for hour after hour, and they are right to feel quite


angry about having to fork out Train operators say most


of the money paid by passengers goes back into running


and improving services. It is all based on the retail price


index and inflationary No more of that money


comes back into pockets, it is simply to keep pace


with the additional amount The government says it is spending


billions of pounds modernising the railway and that wages


are growing faster than fares. Protests have been taking place all


day, one currently taking place in Bournemouth, and the group behind it


are action for rail and I am joined by the local Southampton


coordinator. What are you trying to achieve? We are campaigning for a


publicly owned railway service as they have in Germany and France. It


would be much better. All the money that is paid in and through


taxpayers will go into a streamlined national railway. Surely this is


unrealistic to happen? Not at all. When the franchises, they can revert


to the public sector and Google have the kind of railway we need. Whether


this happens in the future currently it is the railway passengers that


are affected? They are paying far too much. Tickets have gone up three


times as much as wages have gone up in the last five years. They are


paying far too much and getting far too little. Protests will be


continuing this evening and the government says the price rises are


fear to modernise the railway. Several councils in the south


are among those chosen to spearhead a government scheme helping first


time buyers into home ownership. Partnerships involving Worthing,


Chichester, Fareham and Rushmoor councils will see developers


building thousands of new homes on brownfield sites such


as Teville Gate in Worthing. It's under the Government's ?1.2


billion Starter Homes Land Fund. They'll be built exclusively


for first-time buyers between 23 and 40 years old at a discount


of at least 20% below market value. We'll be joining Kris Temple for


a big game for Bournemouth tonight. The Cherries are gunning for another


big scalp in the Premier League, Arsenal the visitors tonight. We


will be live here shortly. A mother from Portsmouth has joined


campaigners fighting to make a ground breaking cystic fibrosis


drug available on the NHS. Gemma Daysh, whose daughter Ivy has


the genetic condition, says that "Orkambi" could make a big


difference to people's lives. The National Institute for Health


and Care Excellence says the drug, which costs more than a hundred


thousand pounds a year per patient, For three-year-old Ivy a daily


regime of medication is something Ivy was diagnosed


with cystic fibrosis A faulty gene means her body


produces thick sticky mucus which can clog her lungs


and digestive system, leaving Ivy prone to infections


and long term damage. I think it was a 12 month period,


she had 24 weeks of oral antibiotics, and not including the


IV antibiotics. So she picks up a lot of bacteria still.


Current treatments like the drugs and physiotherapy Gemma gives Ivy


help to manage the symptoms - but what she and other


campaigners are fighting for is for a new drug called


It tackles the underlying cause so thinner mucus is produced -


it costs ?104,000 a year and The National Institute


for Health and Care Excellence has decided not to fund it.


It makes me angry, it makes me think is she not worth it or something? It


frustrates me that it always comes down to money. When you look at


reduced life expectancy and all the problems they have giving their


lives, and then you know there's a tablet that could potentially not


prevent but prolonged that, you pretty a lot of hope into it. They


told us We know how important


a new treatment option would be for people with cystic fibrosis,


but for the benefits it offers, We can only recommend treatments


when we are certain they are both clinically effective and represent


good value for money. the sticking point is a lack of


long-term data to illustrate the drug's true effectiveness. At


present the base their decisions on 24 weeks of clinical trial data. We


are offering results based on a registry of 99% of the cystic


fibrosis population which could monitor how effective the drug is.


Orkambi is currently only licensed in the UK for people


but Ivy's family hope that after more trials that age


restriction will come down and with continued pressure


the decision not to fund it will be reversed.


Set in beautiful Hampshire countryside, a semi derelict mansion


called The Grange has hosted operas for nearly 20 years.


When the resident company moved on it seemed that the music might


stop forever but now a new team has taken on the venue.


As Briony Leyland reports they are appealing to the public


to help them bring opera back to a unique setting.


Music is in the air once again at the Grange,


an exotic looking mansion at the heart of the


World-renowned countertenor Michael Chance is leading the team.


For years, Grange Park Opera were the resident company,


but after lengthy negotiations over the lease they moved last summer


taking with them their seats and stage equipment.


The new tenants, Grange Festival, are using ?3 million


You have the stalls here, all now empty, and it is a challenge


but we see it as equally an opportunity, because the theatre


has been left to others in this rather empty state,


The Heritage and legacy of this site but with a 21st-century feel.


Seat prices will range from ?10 to ?185 with dining in the shabby


The previous tenants are building a new theatre in Surrey,


in Surrey, so is there demand for two opera houses?


We are in no way rivals and predecessors are building


I think it will be an expanding audience, not the same audience


As well as money, practical donations are welcome to.


We put out a call and say we are looking for fridges


and a piano and you get phone calls and e-mails saying we are just


clearing out a house and we have all that stuff,


With continued support from volunteers and donors,


the team is confident of performing in a fully furnished theatre come


What a voice! The festival starts this summer. A busy year of sport we


have ahead of us. An exciting finish to the last week of 2016, brought us


some tremendous action. Many congratulations to so many of our


pad Olympians and Olympians who took honours in the New Year is Honours


list. In amongst it all, loads of football. It seems like every day


there is football. We'll look ahead to tonight's live


football in a moment. Kris Temple is at the Vitality


Stadium where Bournemouth host The Cherries are back


in the top half of the table. First though, Brighton


and Hove Albion start 2017 Albion's former Fulham goalkeeper


David Stockdale saved a first half penalty at Craven Cottage,


but Chris Hughton's men would fall behind in the second period,


striker Lucas Piazon, who was at Reading last season


slotted in to put Fulham in front. Tomer Hemed was then felled


in the box and he got back to his feet to score


the resulting penalty. Just a minute later,


a fine goal from Lewis Dunk would send 6,000 Albions wild,


setting up the chance and then finishing it,


Albion snatch a 2-1 win. Meanwhile a heck of a comeback


from Reading at Bristol City, they were 2-0 down


when Tammy Abraham netted a penalty at Ashton Gate,


and there was little hint First, Liam Kelly had


space to turn and shoot. With the home side looking


nervous Yann Kermorgant Then the man who won promotion


to the Premier League with Bournemouth finished form long


range to claim all three points. So here's how the table


looks in the Championship Albion sit in first place


and they have a game They're third after


three consecutive wins. Both sides are in FA Cup


action this weekend, In the Premier League attention


turns to Bournemouth tonight. The Cherries host Arsenal


at the Vitality Stadium. Christmas saw a win and a loss


for Eddie Howe's side, a better return than their south


coast neighbours Southampton. Kris Temple's at Dean Court,


Kris Bournemouth in a moment but first Saints fans had


a difficult Christmas period. Born both actually set above


Southampton in the table. Southampton's wretched Christmas


and New year ended with a 3-0 defeat at former boss Ronald Koeman's


Everton. Let's have a look at the action in


that game. All the goals came in the second


half as another much changed team fell behind to Enner Valencia's


close range strike. Maya Yoshida then gave away


a penalty which was converted by Leighton Baines, to effectively


end Saints chances of getting Romelu Lukaku blasted in a third


to leave Claude Puel facing up to a third


consecutive league defeat. Here that the Vitality Stadium, lots


of talk from managers of the congested fixture stadium. The


Cherries have had 24 hours more arrests since they are last match.


Arsenal beating Crystal Palace 2-0 on New Year's Day. Some notable


scalps this season, the home form has been the backbone of their


current position in the Premier League. They will be up against an


Arsenal side tonight who are bidding to keep Chelsea within reach at the


top of the table, Arsenal could hit third. One man who would be involved


as the influential midfielder Jack Wilshere, currently on loan from


Arsenal but the terms of his all and means he can't play tonight. That is


the headline team news as far as Bournemouth is concerned. The game


is live on BBC radio Solent. Don't forget to join them from 7:45 p.m..


Let's wrap up yesterday's other football league action.


Luton Town boss Nathan Jones launched a scathing attack on some


Luton player Cameron Mageehan was stretchered off with a suspected


broken leg with some reportedly jeering him as he was taken away.


On the field Pompey are fourth after a 1-0 win.


Christian Burgess headed the winner before the interval.


Gary Roberts missed a late penalty for Paul Cook's side.


In League One goalless draws for MK Dons and Swindon,


meanwhile Oxford's 1-0 win at Gillingham came


That result cost home manager Justin Edinburgh his job.


There was no rest for round the world sailor Alex Thomson


He's involved in an epic tussle in the toughest single


handed race of them all, the Vendee Globe.


After rounding Cape Horn over Christmas, Thomson,


aboard Hugo Boss is continuing to track the leader Armel Le Cleche.


He's around 218 miles behind the Frenchman.


The leading boats have a lead of more than 600 miles


No Gosport based Thomson is hoping to become the first briton


Hampshire cricket won't comment on reports that South African bowler


Kyle Abbott may be set to sign a long term deal at the club.


The 29-year-old is currently enjoying a successful run


He was in action for his country today playing in the test


However Abbott is known to have been frustrated at his lack


of opportunities at the highest level, and could opt


to rejoin the County whom he played for in 2014.


That would be great news to start the year for Hampshire funds. Onto


the weather and before we get to the forecast we should just look back at


2016 and thank you so much for all the fabulous weather pictures you


keep sending. What are your favourites? I like coastal views. I


like the quirky ones that surprise us. You can decide what are your


favourites from 2016. Your daily weather pictures do seem to get


better and better. We had some lovely ones during 2016 and they are


featured on our Facebook page. Wildlife photos remain popular as


ever, while plants and flowers are a great way to illustrate the changing


seasons. We had some good pictures of unusual weather, check out these


clouds photographed in March. 2016 wasn't a record-breaking year for


the South by any stretch but we had some nice weather. The hottest day


was 19th of July. This dormouse was spotted. They call this night was


the 29th of November when the South shivered at minus nine. This picture


was taken in Salisbury. Anthony Morris captured this frozen cobweb.


A superwoman provided a definite photo opportunity, this image


captured in Bournemouth. Just a few days later, this barrel Graf


revealed the sharp drop in pressure. After three weeks of rain had fallen


in just three days, Jack sent us this picture of floods in Swanage.


This circular rainbow was filmed in Portsmouth. Once a year and we like


to come and meet one of photographers. This is a lovely spot


but not such a great day weather-wise. Over here as Natasha


and this is one of her favourite places. I like this but because you


get a good view of the sunrise, especially on misty mornings rising


in the ballet. I have been living in the area for about 22 years. I moved


out for university and started doing a lot of walking and started to


appreciate the wildlife which is when I realised I wanted to capture


it on camera. And capture it she hides. These are just a few of the


wonderful photos she has taken around the new Forest. It is a very


satisfying hobby but could it be more? I'd love if it could be one


day but I will keep working hard at it and I have just had a picture of


a hare published and I really chuffed that I have been asked to


become one of the national parklocal photographers as well. Thank you for


all of the photographs you shared with us last year, please keep them


coming in 2017. There is always a photo to be taken. All you need is a


little optimism. That is a quirky one. Let's take a


look at the first pictures of 2017. Colin Lee photographed the cold


frosty start the the day David Batchelor capture


the cold start to the day And Albie Somerset photographed


the blue skies and lingering Overnight, we are expecting freezing


temperatures initially but a frost for some and cold and frosty at


times with some are not amounting to too much. There will be a cold


breeze for the north-west and that will settle overnight. The risk of


frost but increasing cloud. A weather front moving southwards


across the country and it will arrive through the early hours of


the morning with the laws of two Celsius. A chilly start and the


cloud one priest in the morning and we see some patchy rain but it will


disappear so thoughts and we're looking at some sunny spells through


the afternoon, remaining dry as well with the high tomorrow of 7-8.


Despite the temperature being higher than today it will feel bitterly


cold. Tomorrow night, another cold one with the temperature plunging


two minus six. The chance we could have some ice patches on untreated


surfaces as well as mist and fog and frosty start the day on Thursday


with a low of -3, even in towns and cities. A chilly start to Thursday


but a lovely day in store with lighter winds than tomorrow. The


temperature will struggle with the high of just the Celsius in places.


A dry night Thursday into Friday morning, Friday starts off on a


frosty note, but very quickly the cloud will increase and this weather


front will move on. A spell of rain this week, not amounting to too


much, light and patchy in nature, moving south and east words. Looking


ahead to the weekend, high pressure starts to build and it will be


mainly Diane settled. The risk of the odd isolated shower but it will


be mainly dry with sunny spells. Maybe a few days into the New Year


but we haven't wished you a happy New Year yet, so happy New Year and


we will join you tomorrow, good night.


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