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They're too difficult to handle - the scheme which helps violent
offenders once their released loses its funding.
If someone really did wind me up I would have had them and not stopped.
Is the future of Guildford Cathedral in doubt?
Its plan to sell off land to raise funds fails.
increase, a former teacher tells her own story.
What I have come to realise is it is not about the quantity I was
drinking it is more about why I was drinking. I was drinking to change
how I felt. And the Storm sisterhood -
Surrey's netball team hoping to repeat last year's success
as the season begins. First tonight, it was almost
all over but it seems there's no end in sight in the long running dispute
at Southern Rail. Drivers on Southern Railway have
defied their own union. They've rejected a deal to end
a series of strikes which have The union held 11 days
of talks with the company. It reached a deal and
recommended it to drivers. So where does this leave passengers,
who thought the end was in sight to almost a year
of industrial action? Our Transport Correspondent
Paul Clifton is at The prospect of a deal
with the drivers was a rare ray of sunshine for passengers,
who endure the poorest performing Tonight that ray of
sunshine has gone out. The drivers voted to reject
the deal negotiated The drivers have rejected
a key principle. In specific circumstances
they were being asked to operate the doors when a second member
of staff is not on the train. For example, when a conductor
becomes ill or arrives late. In particular, drivers
were unhappy about the quality of the CCTV cameras they use
to monitor the doors. We spoke to one driver,
who does not want to be identified. The concerns we have are eventually
someone will get trapped in the door, the driver will not see them
on the poor quality cameras and we will end up in court. As soon as we
move those, images go off so anybody who is running to try and get on the
train and has slipped between the platform, we will not see them.
The company said it was deeply disappointed.
It is unbelievable how there is still a dispute with no resolution.
They should sort themselves out. Not impressed at all. I think it is a
good thing. What is the point in going on strike unless you really
hold out for what your true beliefs are?
A separate dispute involving conductors is still on?
Conductors in the RMT union met the company earlier this week.
So a 29th strike day next Wednesday goes ahead.
Southern expects to run four out of five trains -
not wildly different from a normal day.
So will the drivers now go back on strike as well?
Because when they stop work, almost no trains run at all.
The drivers' dispute is effectively back on.
For passengers, this is like turning back the clock two months.
But I don't think Aslef will strike just yet.
They will go back to Southern Railway.
They will ask for a slightly better deal.
Both the union and Southern have been taken by surprise
The union leaders will want to talk before they walk.
A homeless woman has been attacked with a razor blade
Police were called to the Guildbourne Centre
in the town at a quarter to seven yesterday evening where they found
a woman with serious injuries to her hand.
Four women aged between 17 and 21 have been arrested.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack which is believed
to have happened in nearby Chapel Road.
It's a scheme that works with some of Hampshire's most violent
offenders when they're released from jail.
The violent offender intervention programme has run for almost 10
years and claims to have successfully stopped hundreds
of people from reoffending, but it can't continue
after the programme's main source of funding was withdrawn.
It's a decision that comes down to the local police and crime
commissioner as our home affairs correspondent Emma Vardy reports.
I was literally self harming, I was overdosing, I threatened to jump off
a bridge ease. In trouble with police
since he was a teenager, Lesley had four spells in jail over
a decade. Someone would start on me and I
would say, come on then. If you want to start I will start. I would just
grab anything I could get a hold of. I was very out-of-control. He was in
a downward spiral and could not see a way out. That is were Jack came
in. Jack Briggs, an ex-special forces
man now runs the violent offender intervention programme for Hampshire
which is about to lose its funding. People that are generally referred
to as are the most difficult to handle and represent the highest
risk of harm to the community. He has helped me with keeping out of
prison, got me with the right people. You need a seamless service
that works for them when they are also in prison to ensure there is
not a large gap between someone leaving prison. The number of
violent and sex offenders are being monitored after leaving prison has
risen by 60% in seven years. Figures released shortly on more than 70,000
people under supervision in England and Wales. Last year 15% of violent
and dangerous offenders in the community were returned to custody
for a breach of their conditions. Hampshire Police and Crime
Commissioner, the conservative Michael Lane told us
that he is supporting other projects through grants
totalling 1.7 million pounds, and that money has been allocated
to achieve maximum impact will be disapopinted,
and that he is looking for other Now the project which changed
Lesley's life, must now find other funding to continue,
or it will come to an end. A coroner has said there were "lost
opportunities" to prevent the death 72-year-old Kathleen Hamer
from Camberley died at Frimley Park Hospital
in June 2015. The hospital says it has
since made improvements. Sean Killick reports
from Woking Coroner's Court. Before she retired Kathleen Hame
worked as a speech therapist for the NHS, but her family say
in her hour of need the NHS let her Mrs Hame died from a ruptured
liver during an operation at Frimley Park Hospital following
an emergency admission with There had been a delay
in her treatment. An out of hours GP
and hospital doctors The coroner, Dr Karen Henderson,
said this was a personal tragedy of someone who had been
a champion of the NHS. She said there had been a number
of lost opportunities, starting from when Mrs Hame
was first seen, for her death to be She added she will write the chief
executive of the hospital over considerable concerns over
a serious lapse in care. She added she did believe this
case had been taken very seriously by the trust and changes
had been introduced. The hospital report showed
quite clearly the lack of beds available
contributed to her death. There were no beds available
on the ward and she did not receive the same treatment in A
she would have got on a ward. She was diagnosed
with a UTI but in fact there was something much more
serious going on and we tried to explain this to the doctors but it
was not possible to get the message My mum was at the heart of our
family and her passing has left a gap in our lives of
which we will not be able to fill. We are all upset that
this could Our family could have been
quite different now. The trust has apologised
to the family and said it In a statement they said,
we have worked with our doctors and nurses in the emergency
department to improve our process for identifying deterioration
in patients at an early stage and ensuring these patients get rapid
access to the care they need. We noted all the
coroner's comments in her conclusion today and will
carefully consider each one to ensure we continue to provide
a high-quality care Workers from one of the unions
which represents workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment
in Berkshire have accepted a final Members of the Prospect union
at the sites in Aldermaston and Burghfield voted
to support the scheme. But a second union, Unite, is still
in dispute with the company. Prospect says that the pensions
scheme introduced at the start of the month is "significantly
better" than the one There's a new push to reopen a road
on the Isle of Wight - which has been closed to traffic
for three years. Undercliff Drive at Niton was shut
following a landslip. The caretaker leader
of the island's council, Dave Stewart says it's has been
closed for far too long and it's had An independent review is to be
carried out into concerns about bullying and harassment
at the South East Coast Earlier this week we reported
on claims by the GMB union that staff handling 999 calls had been
subjected to shocking The Trust has appointed an expert
in workplace conflict Later in the programme
Lewis Coombes joins the girls I'll be in Surrey, where the woman's
netball team are looking to cook up a storm ahead of the
National Supereague. The trustees of Guildford Cathedral
say there is no plan B to save it after it lost a housing
application which could have The cathedral wants to sell off nine
acres of land it owns But, last night, the plan
was rejected by councillors. It costs over a million
pounds a year to run following developments and has
the story of how the building became 200,000 names are carved
into the walls of this cathedral. Every one of the the owner
of a brick that helped to build When building restrictions
were introduced after World War II, a campaign was launched asking
members of the community to buy a brick for two and six -
12.5p in new money. And so it became the people's
cathedral, consecrated in 1961 1500 handmade kneelers
remain in place here, each representing a symbol
of the cathedral. Perhaps the most relevant
feature here today is this. It costs ?3500 a day to run,
and without the sale and development of 134 homes on land running
alongside it, donations now are more Elisa's live outside
Guildford Cathedral. Elisa, how safe is
the cathedral's future? I think it is fair to say the
funding crisis is critical. The Bishop of Guildford wonders if the
planning application was rejected the cathedral would probably have to
close. -- he won tonight. The work is being carried out currently as
part of a separate project funded by the Heritage lottery fund to remove
asbestos. The council refused to be interviewed by trustees told us are
disappointed and have a responsibility to consider all our
options to secure its long-term future. We will carefully consider
the reasons for refusal before our next step. So no confirmation yet
whether they will appeal. When does a few glasses
of wine after work turn In tonight's South Today,
we'll hear from Anna. She had a responsible job as head
of music and creative arts But over time her drinking had got
heavier, and started earlier in the day, until she was a problem
drinker, and it seems A global study of drinking habits
has shown that women have nearly caught up with men in terms
of the amount of An analysis of four million people
born before 2001 found that women's and that for younger
women with a high income, there's an increased chance
of having alcohol related They say that the family that plays
together stays together. But Anna Elston is only
with her sons because Ten years ago she had
her last drink. Everybody around me
knew I was an alcoholic I was the very last person to know,
and I was surprised. She was head of music
and creative arts at a secondary school, but the combination
of regular drinking, postnatal depression and low self-esteem led
to her developing a problem. I would be alone
but I've kid myself I wasn't because I was on the phone
to friends or chatting The problem came to a head
when Dylan was born prematurely Anna got drunk before a health
visitor appointment. Subconsciously, because I knew
I would not cope with that situation with the high needs Dylan
had at the time, maybe that was just my
way of When Dylan was well enough to go
leave hospital he did He was fostered by Helen
Holgate for a year. During that time Anna
was in rehab and working hard She had to work on herself
and sort out her relationships and her
own issues as well as contemplate the prospect
of The first day all
three of them were in my house overnight,
that was my precious family back together,
and Only one in 200 patents
whose children are taken Since getting sober
and has secured a first-class degree in addictions
counselling, and as part of the graduation ceremony she got to meet
the Duchess of Cambridge. It felt really amazing
and really exciting. I got to shake her hand
and she said that she was so proud of Mum for getting
the first-class degree. Anna now is a coordinator
with the Amy Winehouse visits schools to talk
to pupils and pass What I've come to learn is this not
about the quantity I was drinking, it is more
about why I was drinking. I didn't know that at
the time, but I now know. Earlier I spoke to liver
specialist Dr Alastair O'Brien I began by asking him how
common Anna's story is. When I first started
as a liver doctor I would normally see middle-aged
men, but increasingly educated women, at least one or two
a week, coming to see me as they are concerned about the level
of alcohol they drink. What you think is behind
the increase in women having I think the hangover
of the ladette culture of the 1990s, with many
of these women now entering You can get alcohol from
supermarkets at any time of day. I think it is something that has
become ingrained in our culture in Alcohol is a commodity now like eggs
or bread that we buy willingly, which is a big change
since my parents' generation. Are women who abuse alcohol more
vulnerable to things like a liver Alcohol is the one
thing I think women do worse than men from
the health point of view. Multiple studies have shown alcohol
affects women to a much greater degree, such
that women will feel the effects with regard
to their liver drinking around
about seven units a week, This will lead to
cirrhosis developing some ten years early in woman compared
to men who drink equivalent amounts. What do you think should be done
to address the problems? The good news for women
is they are twice as good at giving up alcohol than men
and therefore I think education, promotion and I think, most
importantly, people need to take responsibility for their health
and if they are worried of drinking come to see liver
doctors in clinics, get scans, get the blood tests checked to find out
if they are at risk. It's a delicate and risky operation
carried out on babies when they're still in the womb,
but a family from Dorset say it Sarah and Dan Maund's sons,
Sebastian and Henry had 48 hours to live when medics realised
they had what's called twin to twin Only 10% of twins around
the world have the condition and it can only be treated
with laser surgery as At 20 weeks I started getting pain,
and then we had the devastating news at 22 weeks that they had something
called twin to twin We did not know whether
they would survive. Sarah was rushed to hospital
in London, both her twins were in immediate danger
and surgeons had 48 hours Henry and Sebastien shared one
placenta in Sarah's womb, which meant they were not getting
enough blood, and this This is rare, only 10-15% of twins
suffer from twin to twin transfusion syndrome and need laser surgery
to save their lives. The blood vessels that connect
the babies are connecting them in an uneven fashion,
so the treatment is to put a tiny telescope in,
it is about two millimetres in diameter, and through that we can
identify the blood vessels that join the two placentas and using an even
smaller laser that goes through the same telescope we can
block the vessels that connect But now one Hampshire-based charity
is leading the campaign to make more From their base in Aldershot,
they have helped create a register Individually they may see a couple
of dozen cases each year, and by bringing this data together
and this knowledge, they will have a far broader,
more in-depth picture of what is successful
and where they might be able to make changes to improve outcomes
in the future. Back in Dorset, and Sarah and Dan
are now looking to their future. We are just very lucky
we have the two boys and we take We do as much as we can when we get
a chance to take them out The same goes for
Henry and Sebastien. They are waving goodbye
to a troubled first few years. We should be willing back to them.
Onto the sport now and we are going to talk about netball, one of my
favourite sports. I was the school netball captain.
The new Netball Super League season starts on Saturday,
and it's expanded with ten teams now vying to become champions.
The current holders of course are Surrey Storm who this week held
an open training session for fans to come along to watch and learn.
Surrey Storm know what it takes to win.
Training sessions here at the Surrey Sports Park have
been the foundations of their recent success.
So what better place to invite fans to watch the latest crop of talent?
She has done six hours today, Lisa is doing it
We are looking to be like them, almost, so it's
good to see how they train and what you need
to do to be up there when
I find it inspiring and I'm pretty sure everyone
New signings includie shooter Megan Craig,
And at 6 feet 6 inces, is aiming high.
I think that is the only way you can describe it.
We get along so well on and off the court and as a team it
is really crucial you stick together and have that kind of cohesiveness.
And we all love to joke around and laugh and have a good time.
It just feels good, it feels like a good
Surrey are the reigning champions for the last
number of new players and new teams this time
around expectations could
People can expect to see some exciting netball.
It will be rugged and who knows what will happen,
Netball in this country has never been more popular.
Increased TV coverage and sponsorship has also
brought greater audiences, But it's still semi-professional.
Storm take on the newly formed Severn Stars on Saturday,
hoping the latest campaign will bring a third
Dorset-trained racehorse Cue Card IS now set to line up
in the Cheltenham Gold Cup next month, along with stablemates
Cue Card's trainer Colin Tizzard had stated the horse was likely to run
in the shorter Ryanair Chase instead, but has now
Southampton Football Club has now sold-out their allocation
The last few were snapped up today, meaning Saints will be taking just
over 32,000 fans to Wembley for the game against
Manchester United, where they'll be looking to win their first major cup
On Tuesday we told you about the Ice Cream man Paul Field
from Reading who was nominated in the oscars of
Well, last night Paul was crowned ice cream man of the year
Paul from Reading has been in the ice cream business for more
He first got involved helping his dad back in 1970.
He said winning the award would be the highlight of his career.
Congratulations, Paul. With the subject we had today I was trying to
persuade the producer to invite Paul and bring his ice cream truck down
here and we could all have ice cream. What happened? She said no.
Let's get the weather, shall we? It was rather nice today. We had some
lovely conditions but the cloud did increase.
Terence Flynn photographed the morning mist at Brockenhurst
Roy Venkatesh took this picture of the snowdrops
We did see blue skies but the cloud is already increasing and overnight
we will have low cloud and the chance of patchy rain north of
Berkshire and some mist and fog in the south-west. The mist and fog
might become dense during the early hours. Mainly dry eyed dawn tomorrow
with temperatures falling will stop there may be one of two a showers
first thing but it is an improving picture. Mist and fog slaughtered
clay in places, lingering until midday. -- slowed to clear. More
cloud perhaps tomorrow. Fixtures -- temperatures in double figures.
Tomorrow make there is a fragmented weather front in from the West
producing quite a lot of cloud and some mist and fog. Quite a cloudy
start to the weekend with blows tomorrow night of seven Celsius. A
fair amount of cloud first thing on Saturday but that will start to send
an break and we will hopefully see some sunny spells and high pressure
not far away. This cold front heading eastwards during Saturday
into Sunday and that may produce some patchy overnight rain into
Sunday. Sunday May start of wets. Looking ahead, mist and fog first
thing in the mornings, some sunny spells and mild temperatures. Into
next week we could see temperatures into the mid teens. Through the rest
of the week we see a lot of cloud starting each day, that thins and
breaks, staying quite closely and Sunday with one or two brighter
spells on Monday we see temperatures start to rising. By Wednesday
perhaps up to even 16 Celsius. Things are turning a lock my older
into the start of next week. -- turning a lot more mild.
Coming up tomorrow - a special treat for four
Tom, Ben, Jacob and Albert are starring in their school
production of the musical Billy Elliott.
They've been invited to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton,
where the West End version of Billy Elliott is on tour.
We were with them as they picked up some tips from the professionals.
Looking at that they look so good anyway! It will be great tomorrow
also be with us if you can. More tonight at 10:30pm. Thank you for
watching. Goodbye. Two challenges await you today,
and our genre is Landscape. The conditions are a wee bit
challenging. I've really got to
convince the judges It's colourful -
but it was meant to be muted. From this point,
it's band versus band.