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Passengers are being bussed off to other airports because the fog is so
bad. Flights grounded, ferries
delayed and a string of crashes on the motorways -
as freezing fog and A campaign for life: parents call
on the government to test all pregnant women for an infection
that can be life I was due to be induced on the
thirsty only to find she didn't have heartbeat. It is really important
for mothers to have the test, it can mean the life of their baby.
Another crackdown on drivers who use their mobiles at the wheel.
It's the first time for me so it is a lesson learned.
The Prince visits Help for Heroes on Salisbury Plain.
Freezing fog and ice meant major travel disruption
There were 61 collisions on Hampshire's roads this morning,
There were delays to ferry services and flights were cancelled
Lewis Coombes is at Southampton Airport -
Lewis, not many flights from there today.
Usually at this time of the evening, Sally,
bustling with commuters returning home, or heading on an
Is passengers left for a warm and frustrated wondering whether they
will get on any flight at all. More than 60 flights cancelled in total
and a similar picture at Gatwick. A number of passengers have been left
grounded. When your Disneyland dream
turns into a nightmare. Having left Dorchester
at 3am this morning, this family should now be in Paris,
but instead they them on a different We should have flown
to Paris at 7:15 a.m.. The flight is meant
to be 6:45 tonight. There is no guarantee
that the flight will go tonight. To keep them entertained
here is very difficult. Other passengers were taken
to Bournemouth or Bristol to board I walked through the door
and the flight was cancelled and I had
to join a very long queue. I am trying to get to Edinburgh
after work tomorrow and it doesn't look like I am
going to get there. At Gatwick, planes were left
on the runway for over two hours. Gatwick seems to have found
they don't have the staff to escort passengers back to the terminal
which means further delays. A combination of ice
and freezing fog 14 accidents reported
in Dorset before 9am alone. An eight car pile-up
on the M3 added long heading South and it wasn't
any better for those trying to get
to or from the Isle of Wight. The Portsmouth car
ferry was running a two With Fastcat services
to and from the island not running quite as fast, everyone was left
dancing to the fog's tune. unfortunately it looks like the fog
is here to stay and the Met office has issued a severe weather warning.
The Yarmouth ferry has already been suspended tomorrow morning. The
advice is to check with your travel operator before travelling anywhere
tomorrow. There has also been advice about the impact air pollution could
have on your health, those with heart and lung problems have been
advised not to do any physical exertion outside for the next 48
hours. It's carried unknowingly by one
in four pregnant women. For their babies it can lead
to meningitis, sepsis, pneumonia, Group B streptococcus, or Strep B,
can be detected by a simple test - but currently it's not routinely
offered on the NHS. Today, families from across
the South were in Whitehall to hand in a 250,000 signature petition
asking for all pregnant women Anjana Gadgil has been to meet a mum
who had to deal with the devastating Jo was two weeks overdue when she
found that her baby was in full At that point it was too
late to save her life. I had to be induced on the first
day only to find that Later that evening,
I gave birth to Faye. I was also poorly
because I contracted the infection as well
and was in hospital for five days with septicaemia.
Group B strep is the most common cause of life-threatening
It carried by one in every four women
and can pass to the baby around birth.
In the UK, one baby a day develops group B strep infection.
Every week one of those babies will die.
One baby a fortnight survives the infection but is left
have universal screening but not the UK.
Today, a group of bereaved parents handed in a petition at the
because it has over a quarter of a million people signing
seeking change, setting the introduction of
a simple, safe test during pregnancy and then for women where group B
strep is found, for those women to be offered simple penicillin in
The evidence for bringing in this test is overwhelming.
It's frankly inexcusable that another
child should die of this wicked infection which is eminently
Public Health England said in a statement...
Jo went on to have another daughter, Georgia.
She wants to prevent the tragedy of parents not getting to know their
And there is more information and advice on the website featured in
that report, on the screen for you. Almost 8,000 motorists were caught
using hand-held mobiles at the wheel in just a week during a major police
operation in November. The figures have been released
as a new crackdown starts today. It's all part of an attempt
to make driving whilst using a hand-held mobile as socially
unacceptable as drink-driving. 8am this morning and the rush-hour
rash of drivers on their phones is We are out with John
and Adam from Hampshire Police and they soon come
across this man using his device. He accepts what he has done and gets
a fixed penalty notice. On another road,
this man is texting. Even in slow traffic it's
an offence to use your phone. He also is pulled over
and given a ticket. We carry on and even with the added
dangers of today's fog, drivers That driver is now
about to get on his way, the fourth driver we have
stopped this morning and we have No wonder today's
figures show such a huge increase in the number
of drivers using their phones In a one-week nationwide
police operation last people were stopped
using a mobile phone. That's nearly four times
the number just two years ago. I think it's a combination
of education, enforcement on our part and changes
to legislation which the government have obviously planned,
and it has taken years for drink-driving to become socially
unacceptable and we need the use of mobile
phones while driving In 2015, Lee Martin was killed
by a driver using his phone. His brother said the
public must wake up People forget they should be
looking at the road and that is an easy thing to do
and people need to learn to not pick In March, the fines
and penalty points will double for drivers
using mobile phones. The law is trying to get ahead
of people using this behaviour More than 40% of junior doctors
admit to having fallen asleep So what happens when you put
a junior doctor behind the wheel of a car straight
after a busy night shift? The BBC's Inside Out programme did
just that at Berkshire's Transport Research Laboratory as part
of its investigation into the impact that working night
shifts has on staff. As Jon Cuthill reports,
the result was an eye opener. It's 8am and this junior doctor has
just finished another 13 hour night I cover intensive care and we had
a full unit of patients. If you'd like to come through to
the simulator and take a seat. To see how working
nights affects her driving we've brought
her to the transport research laboratory
in Our own perception of fatigue
level tends to lag beyond reality and by the time we realise
it we could already have made a Sam is put through a series
of tests on a virtual Just 19 minutes in she starts
having micro sleeps. It is a slightly
longer blink, up to 15 seconds duration, but neurologically
it's an indication that someone has For Sam and all drivers her results
come as a wake-up call And you can see much more
on that story on Inside Out The latest strike by
conductors has been causing disruption for passengers
on Southern Railway today. The company says it's managed to run
seven in ten services. Our transport correspondent
Paul Clifton is here - that's not far off a normal
service for Southern? The service even on a good day is
the worst in the country so today was perhaps 15% down on a normal
day. The bottom line is that during an RMT strike, most trains can now
run with the drivers controlling the doors. They have reached Portsmouth
and Southampton for the first time on a stripey and many Sussex
passengers have had direct trains to London instead of having to change.
Tomorrow a new law will be proposed to limit strikes on the railway. We
have recently seen strike action by a handful of people stopping 300,000
commuters getting to work or home to see loved ones and it is not
acceptable. That is why I believe a High Court judge should decide when
strikes on critical infrastructure are proportionate and reasonable to
stop the small number of people holding hundreds of thousands to
ransom. The RMT union who said today's strike was rock-solid takes
a dim view of that. It is a human right to withdraw labour and unjust
laws need to be broken. We are social movements and we fight for
social justice and it would be absolutely impossible to impose the
most terrible exploitation of this was allowed to become law so we have
to oppose it. What of it talks between the company and the drivers?
They held their fourth day of talks today was no word of progress and
the other union was excluded from the Cox. Its drivers will strike
tomorrow but compared with the 1000 Aslef drivers, the RMT has just 12
through the company will run a full timetable tomorrow.
A Hampshire man has condemned a court in Iran for rejecting
an appeal against his wife's five year prison sentence.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has dual British-Iranian citizenship.
The charity worker was detained when she took their young
daughter to Iran last year - on what's been described
Her husband Richard says his high profile campaign for her
At the family home today, the presents remain,
and wrapped for the celebration that never happened.
Weeks on from Christmas and still waiting for the return of her
granddaughter and her mother, jailed for five years in Iran.
I think most of us go to bed thinking about her, wake up
thinking about her, and it is always in your thoughts.
The rejection of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's appeal
against her jailing for unspecified security
related charges followed a
The success of events like this at keeping her
in the public eye were cited by her accusers as evidence of her guilt.
None the less, today her husband was tried once
more to keep her story in
500 pages of the prosecution file was the media
campaign, showing she must be an important person because look
how much her husband has been campaigning.
Clearly nonsense and in terms of that meaning,
will we back down, we
Another thing another family said to me, whenever
they get cross or they are annoyed to keep doing it, so it
shows we do need to keep campaigning.
And the Foreign Office had meetings this week.
Iran's actions have been described as a
mockery of justice, by Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's employers.
They say that they are outraged by this
latest turn of events and have called on Tehran to reunite her
with her daughter and husband as soon as possible.
People have been wonderfully supportive to us and I
There must be someone somewhere who has got the
key to this, we just haven't found them yet.
Stay with us - Tony has all the weekend sport.
Alexis has the weather - more fog on the way.
It's back with a vengeance, dense fog patches already causing problems
this evening, the details shortly. The bill for protecting Portsmouth
from flooding is set to top ?150 million,
a government minister Most of the money will have to be
spent re-building Victorian defences in Southsea after storms breached
the wall in 2014. Environment Minister Therese Coffey
denied the city was soaking up money Our Political Editor
Peter Henley reports. Much of the city of Portsmouth lies
below sea level. When storms breached defences at Southsea, plans
were drawn up in a major reinforcement of the sea walls. Any
visit today the floods minister said the project looked ready to uproot.
The City Council said it would be a real amenity for the setting. To use
that seawall as almost a seating to watch some of the spectacular
sailing that goes on and to have some more cycle pathways and to make
it really safe, as much as we possibly can. This is just a
temporary solution to make a permanent new seawall will cost ?140
million. That money is probably on the way but the worry is that big
schemes like this soak up all the available funds. It leaves less for
rural areas. Areas like Hambledon have now seen major schemes but not
everywhere can be protected. In the rural areas, it is difficult to get
enough interested parties and money together to justify schemes that are
easily justifiable in a place like Portsmouth when you're protecting so
much in terms of number properties. It is a no-brainer. Some work has
already been completed. This line of granite imported from
Norway at a total cost of ?44 million. This is future proofed
against proposed estimated climate change impacts. Never the less we
will continue to encourage people to make their homes resilient as the
one thing I cannot promise is that no one will be flooded ever again.
When it comes flooding causes huge destruction and although the total
bill has now topped over ?150 million, compare to the loss
flooding would cause, the authorities believe it is a sensible
use of taxpayer money. Prince Harry has been in Wiltshire
today to see how former members of the Armed Forces are being helped
with mental health issues. The prince spent the afternoon at the
recovery Centre in Ted is worth what supports ex-service personnel and
their families living with anxiety, depression and stress. No stranger
to Help For Heroes, Prince Harry came today to learn more about the
field of mental health. They call at the head and wins service where men
and women find themselves dealing with depression, stress, anxiety and
something turning to alcohol. There is a risk at the moment that people
get used to experiencing low mood and anxiety and stress and think
they don't need support, so the more we can raise awareness and see their
stuff we can do and we can help you, if you can recognise those symptoms
and yourself. The Prince was shown the things they do and introduced to
people they help. They have found lots of ways to help people here.
This gives them space to think but also they are in the outdoors, using
tools and their hands and working as part of a team. I have got both
physical and mental issues that I need to address, I am no longer the
person I was when I joined the force. We would all agree it is a
therapeutic environment and we enjoy being out and enjoy the company of
Comrade is. Learning new skills and defining ourselves by what we can
do. Lots of friends are still battling through but they have been
pointed in this general direction by myself and other friends and
colleagues. It is invaluable. With Prince Harry highlighting the issue,
Help For Heroes hopes to remove the stigma of mental health problems.
Straight on to sport and let's stop football and look ahead to
Wednesday. I went to see their manager today and he was talking
about they deem it would be to get Southampton to a major cup final,
more on that coming up. Southampton ended a four game losing
streak in the Premier league and will head to Anfield
in a confident frame of mind after a convincing win over
Leicester yesterday. The champions were no match
for Saints in the midday sun. James Ward-Prowse swept
in a fine first goal. Jay Rodriguez thumped in a second
by reacting first to the lose ball They had a goal disallowed for
offside early in the second half. Then Shane Long was bundled over
in the box and Dusan Tadic completed Did you strike it as cleanly as you
would have liked? I can't even remember, sometimes a bagel in and
if you hit it too sweetly it goes on to the stand but I am just pleased
to get the goal and it is a massive result going into Wednesday, gives
us confidence and belief. In the Championship, Brighton's
dramatic win over Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night briefly
put them back on top of the table. Newcastle promptly won on Saturday,
but tomorrow Chris Hughton's men can go back to the summit if they beat
Cardiff in their game in hand. Reading have dropped to fifth
after their loss at Derby. They really drop points if they
score first saw the omens were good when they led at Derby through John
Swift. The home side followed that with three balls on the bounce.
They fought to the end, this header the last, but tomorrow they have a
key game against Fulham. Eddie Howe raised much of his side's defending
in the 2-2 draw against Watford but undone by two corners from the
physically powerful visitors. Italy in the second half it was level as
Joshua King completed a fine move to slot in the equaliser. Bournemouth
are still to win in 2017 and any chance of that changing probably
vanished when Troy Deeney punished them again from a set piece. Home
games are certainly entertaining. Benik Afobe took his goal well to
earn a point. Real quality goals and they worked really hard for them so
disappointing to give that away. Bournemouth are 12th in the table
and have cup weekend off before hosting struggling Crystal Palace a
week tomorrow. Portsmouth didn't play as the pitch
at Crawley was frozen, So Pompey player Christian Burgess
went on social media to ask if anyone had
a game on he could watch, Burgess then got a reply
from Bransbury Park under 12's. Sure enough, he turned up to help
out at training and give the players an experience
they would never forget. That is great! Footballers are not
all bad at all. There was disappointment
for Team Solent Kestrels men and women's clubs this weekend
on the basketball court, they lost their national
final to Northumbria Worthing Thunder maintained
their unbeaten start to 2017 at home with this victory over
London Lituanica in what was a warm up in the league before
their National Trophy semi Lyonell Gaines scored 37 points
including nine rebounds. And the freezing weather no doubt
made ice hockey players feel Basingstoke Bison and Bracknell Bees
squared off in a local derby. The Bison came out resounding
winners scoring five unanswered Bracknell remain a place off
the bottom of the table while Guildford flames are sixth
after one win and one Worried about that fog actually. The
big issue overnight tonight and tomorrow is fog, again. That is
right and we have had freezing fog lingering in many places today so
the temperature tomorrow could be even lower.
John Lewis photographed the dense freezing fog at Barton on Sea.
This eerie picture of the fog in Blandford was taken by Greg Stretch.
And Rebecca Beusmans captured a frozen bubble
The start on a foggy note. The weather for the week ahead, it will
start to feel less called by the end of the week with the lot of dry
weather this week but bitterly cold temperatures, particularly on
Thursday, and overnight tonight, some really dense fog patches. The
Met office have a fog warning in force. This is up until midday
tomorrow, solemn pomp polices the fog may not even left. Some bright
and sunny spells with lows overnight of potentially minus five. A
bitterly cold start to the day with lingering fog patches that may stay
with us through much of the day. Some of the fork me left into low
cloud and quite cold temperatures with the lack of sunshine but where
we see sunny spells, a high of five Celsius. He called into the day and
once again freezing fog will develop through the early hours of Wednesday
morning. We are expecting it to be more densely further east you are.
The further west you are, the milder the temperature, dropping to
freezing or just below. We are hoping the freezing fog will start
to thin and left. This allows for some bright and sunny spells of on
Thursday, a filament of cloud. A bitterly cold day, and Europe at the
moment around freezing so the temperature will be very cold on
Thursday but with plenty of sunshine. A dry and sunny day. This
weather front is expected to arrive through Friday, some patchily and at
times and a lot of dry weather and on Friday after the potentially
frosty start we see bright spells with the temperature reaching a high
of 5-7. A contrast to today, with some places heading just 2-3. The
weekend less called and mainly dry with some sunshine.
That's it from us this evening, tick here if you have to be out and
about. Tomorrow you will want us to a new sport, cyclo-cross. That's all
from us, good night.