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It is a lengthy and detailed report that says the pilot was flying too


low and too slow. I am in Shoreham key ring reaction from a community


that has been deeply saddened by this community. -- Shoreham.


Also tonight it was a wholly avoidable death.


The driver, on his mobile phone, who killed another motorist


I think it is fair. The driving ban is going to hit quite hard.


It was the worst air display crash since the Farnborough


11 men died when a vintage Hawker Hunter jet failed


to pull out of a manoeuvre at the Shoreham Airshow in 2015.


The plane instead crashed onto the busy A27 dual carriageway.


Some of those who died were unsuspecting motorists


going about their daily business, others were spectators who'd


Today, the official report into what caused


Air Accidents Investigation Branch Experts concluded that.


The pilot, Andy Hill - was going too slow when he


He was also flying much too low - at less than half the height


He failed to notice both of these things.


He told investigators he doesn't remember


reaction from Shoreham - but first Steve Humphrey joins us


from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch HQ at Farnborough


The investigation into the crash has taken 18 months and this lengthy


document contained the detailed findings of the air accident


investigation Branch here in Farnborough. The pilot of the plane


that crashed, Andy Hill, was interviewed seven times but the


experienced pilot says she could not remember any details about the fatal


flight. The 52-year-old suffered severe injuries in the crash.


Investigators have produced this animation to show what went wrong.


The Hawker Hunter, which was 60 years old, had flown to Shoreham


It has entered at 185 feet, which should have been at


Investigators say maximum engine thrust was not


maintained during the upward half of manoeuvre.


Instead of reaching three and a half thousand feet to


complete the manoeuvre safely, it had only reached 207,000 feet.


Today's report says the aircraft did not


achieve sufficient height because of the combination of entry speed and


The report says the pilot appears not to have recognised the aircraft


was too low to complete the downward half of the manoeuvre and then it


What is new today? Today, we heard the pilot could have performed what


was known as an escape manoeuvre in the sky when he realised things were


going wrong. He had not practised that before any hawk Hunter. We have


also been critical of the risk assessment. They say it was not


sufficient to manage the risks to the public. I think the key finding


of this investigation is the risk management at Shoreham was


inadequate. We found that was the case at other ear shows up and down


the country. The number of recommendations have been made. --


the show. We think it is an important area where the hazards and


they should be practised well in advance. They did everything in


accordance with the regulations at the time. This was one of those


tragic accidents. At the end of the day, the human being is a point of


failure in all forms of transport. That is very, very difficult to


control. Steve, what happens next? Sussex Police have to complete their


investigation. We are hoping to parse the file to the Crown


Prosecution Service on June 20. -- parse the file. Andy Hill is being


investigated for manslaughter through gross negligence. There will


be an inquest hearing. My colleague has been gathering reaction to


today's report in Shoreham. This bridge has been a focus for


remembrance for the families and the wider community. That remembrance


was starred up by the report into why and how the disaster happened.


The families of the 11 men killed when a Hawker Hunter jet crashed


have waited a long time for answers to the many questions.


53-year-old Mark Reeves had ridden his motorbike


to the airport to take photographs of the airshow.


Today his nephew said the family were satisfied with


the AAIB report but anxious to see tighter regulations at the shows.


The airshow took place over a busy road, and that is where this crash


I think they need to act upon recommendations that they are


given and there needs to be stricter regulations and the need to be


We would like to see who is responsible for what happened


and we would like to see justice served, and if that means a criminal


trial or a trial by the police, so be it.


They are the ones who will decide whether there is enough


The small town of Shoreham was deeply shaken by the tragedy.


Many saw it unfold, including the vicar


who was to later lead services of remembrance.


I was just in the car and I suddenly saw this great ball


It was only as the day progressed, very, very slowly, that I


think we began to take in the significance of that


It was like people were going around on tiptoe, perhaps not


making eye contact as much as they did


because they did not know what


This was an event which has marked the history of Shoreham.


The impulse to show solidarity with the


A community fund has reached ?195,000.


It has contributed towards things like funeral cost, insurance,


counselling and some household bills.


In a number of cases, they were the breadwinners


of families who lost their lives or significant


contributors to the households that they lived in.


Today has once again thrown the spotlight on Shoreham,


but every day this community quietly remembers the 11 men who never


Plans for a memorial are progressing. The council say they


are working closely with the families. This is something we do


not want to rush and want to take the families with them every step of


the way. They will publish more details at the end of the month but


it will not be in place for some time. Thank you.


'A wholly avoidable accident which led to a wholly avoidable death'.


That's how a judge at Reading Crown Court described


a crash caused by a driver using his mobile phone.


24-year-old Lewis Stratford was today jailed for three


He killed 28-year-old Gavin Roberts when he crashed through the central


When Lewis Stratford walked into court this morning,


If you use your phone, you will end up like me.


This final warning a stark reminder that this crime can cost you much


more than six points and a two hundred pound fine.


Stratford was speeding to Portsmouth to visit his girlfriend.


He believed she was cheating on him and made a number of emotional phone


During one of the calls his car crashed through


hitting a blue BMW being driven by 28-year-old Gavin Roberts,


In court today Judge Stephen John told Stratford: "This was a wholly


avoidable accident which caused a wholly avoidable death.


Gather's mother was not in court today. She sent a letter. You have


my forgiveness and compassion. I know you do not want to cause gap


in's death. Learn from this and become a better person.


Gavin's girlfriend Meg also hopes to forgive Lewis,


she met with him before sentencing to raise awareness


of the dangers of using your phone behind the wheel.


Every time I say sorry, I think it is cheap. I know is not good enough


but I am. I am going to work on forgiving him. Show some forgiveness


and not hate him as much as I have done in the past.


at Royal Wooton Bassett in Swindon, this morning all fifteen hundred


pupils at her school watched this documentary.


A lot of students know what I have been going through. We teach them


about drink-driving and the impact that can have behind the wheel, even


the impact of drugs. We forget that the impact of using a mobile phone


behind the wheel can have detrimental impacts.


years and ten months in prison, with a driving ban


MPs fear plans to electrify the railway could be hit with further


cost. It has doubled to ?2.8 billion. The chairman of the Public


Accounts Committee says it is an example of how not to deliver a


major project. This is what electorate occasion was


all about, saying goodbye to diesel trains through the Thames Valley. In


their place, a new electric feet, with back-up engines. -- fleet.


Delays to electorate occasion -- electrification. We can deliver


those faster journeys, those longer trains with more seats, sooner than


if we wait for electrification to be finished. Network Rail said they had


started on this project before they had comprehended the scale on how


much was involved. They say they have learned their lesson and claim


they are now making good progress, despite the complexity. The train


operator worries the timetable may slip again. What we have had to do


is look at ways of delivering the improved services that longer


carriages, the faster services, without relying on electrification.


It is ridiculous to set out to electrify a line and then say it is


not matter at all. -- it does not matter at all. There was scepticism


about what benefits electorate occasion wear. The are not saying it


is now not necessary. It will cast a long shadow for future schemes to


upgrade the nation's crowded rail network. A man has been sentenced to


death. A postmortem examination shows Haley suffered swelling to the


brain. The family of a man who died in Syria have set up a appeal. Ryan


Locke was fighting as a volunteer. It is believed he killed in south to


avoid capture. His family is now trying to raise ?5,000 for a more


real stone and bench through an online appeal.


Later, the weekend weather forecast with Sam Fraser and


going underground - a makeover as a music studio brings


It's one of the south's worst road bottlenecks.


As a consultation over the latest plans for the A303


at Stonehenge draws to a close, a group of archaeologists have


raised their concerns that the road scheme could ruin the famous


The current plans involve seven miles of new dual carriageway


with a tunnel of almost two miles in the middle.


The archaeologists say the positioning of the tunnel


would mean car headlights would ruin the perfectly aligned view


of the winter solstice setting sun through the stones.


Earlier I spoke to one of those in the group,


Dr Joshua Pollard from the University of Southampton.


The problem we have is that the proposed


detrimental impact on the world Heritage site.


The option will mean that new areas will have to be


constructed within the boundaries of the World Heritage site.


You are worried about head lights from cars.


In terms of the proposed western tunnel entrance has been cited, that


actually lies close to the midwinter solstice line on Stonehenge.


We are worried about the possiblity of light


pollution for those people who might contribute to witness the solstice.


It is the scheme that will improve the


journeys of tens of thousands of people weighed up against that.


It is but the argument is there could be


That is going to cost a lot more money.


It will be a lot more money but Stonehenge is an


iconic monument famous across the globe.


We have to do the best for what is recognised as being


something of international cultural importance.


High England will say it has worked with organisations and it is


committed to protecting Stonehenge and this is part of a wider


consultation. It is and this is why we are making the argument now. We


want to make sure at this scheme is replaced by a better option. Whoever


and whatever is chosen is going to inconvenience somebody. It probably


will. This is a judgment that highway" and have got to wait up. --


Highway England. The experts that have been involved in the landscape


have not been consulted in the way that we feel may have been desirable


at the outset. This is your opportunity? It is.


Her Majesty the Queen was in Wiltshire today


presenting leeks to soldiers to mark St David's Day,


She was there to see members of the Royal Welsh


at Lucknow Barracks in Tidworth, as part of her role


She also met this goat, which is the regiment's mascot.


Bournemouth's tethered balloon won't be seen in the skies


It was damaged last June - and its operators say it's no


The tourist attraction has operated for fifteen years,


giving visitors and locals a birds eye view of the town.


They've been helping school children cross roads safely


But the number of lollipop men and women is declining rapidly,


as local councils struggle to balance their budgets.


The latest school crossing patrollers who face losing


their jobs are in Berkshire, as Nikki Mitchell reports.


Eight primary schools in the borough of Wokingham,


including Highwood Primary here in Woodley, could lose


their lollipop patrollers at the end of the school year in July.


It would be very difficult for the parents to cross the road with the


children, in the morning time. The roads are very busy. I do not think


it will be safe for the children during school time. The traffic


lights do speak for themselves but the controllers can keep an eye if


traffic by jumping the lights. Children will still run across.


The borough council


One would be the crossing patrol and a zebra crossing or a pedestrian


crossing. It means we have two levels of spending at each crossing.


That is not the best way of spending resources. We would be able to use


that money elsewhere in the system for safety.


People worried about the proposals have until 19th April to tell


the council what they think, before a final decision


on whether or not to lose another eight of the South's lollipop


And we move on to sport. Tony is here on read red sofa. Looking ahead


to football. We will hear from two managers tonight. Winning but


winning with style. They want to do it the right way.


Bournemouth head to Old Trafford without a win in 2017 and having


lost four Premier League games in a row.


It's a slide which has seen Eddie Howe's men drawn


into the relegation fight in their second season


Tomorrow they face a United side no doubt buoyant


after winning their first silverware under Jose Mourinho, the EFL Cup


There has been no problem with the mood around the camp.


I think we can only be positive and only look


Certainly, there is no other way to approach this game or any


We are as confident as we can be with a run of fixtures.


We know a win needed to fully feel good


about ourselves and hopefully that is not too far away.


Reading face the first of two massive games in the next four days


when they host Wolves tomorrow at the Madejski Stadium.


The Royals are calling on fans to turn out in numbers


to roar on Jaap Stam's side who have made


Reading sit fifth in the table ahead of tomorrow's game


against their struggling opponents, the on Tuesday they host top


Six big points in their season but Stam wants to win with style.


We are not only thinking about winning that game, we are also


thinking about how we can play, how we can give


the crowd a nice game as


well, not only by having a good result but playing in a good way.


In other action tomorrow, Southampton hope to bounce back


from their cup final defeat when they return to league


Brighton midfielder Anthony Knockaert has


extended his contract to June 2021 ahead of second placed Albion's trip


Oxford and Swindon are at home in league one,


A Portsmouth win against Crewe could send them into the automatic


BBC Local radio has full commentary and follow the games live


There's live athletics across the BBC this weekend at


Surrey athlete Morgan Lake is in action in Belgrade in the high jump


The 19-year-old former Wellington College pupil and former


World junior champion cleared one metre 86 at the second time


A short time ago she was third in qualifying


although no jumper had yet reached the automatic qualifying height


of one metre 93 to ensure a place in tomorrow's final.


Two of our ice hockey clubs will clash in the Premier League


although it will be one of the last meetings between Basingstoke Bison


and Guildford flames as the Flames are to enter


Bison come into the game fourth in the table


The play offs is also the target for Surrey Scorchers basketball.


They go to the Glasgow rocks this weekend in the British basketball


league, sitting ninth- the top eight go


On Monday I told you about video technology. I am going to finish it


by telling you about that because FA and the board have announced that


the FA Cup will trial video technology next season. It is


coming. It was a grand design project


with a bit of a difference. Early last year, an enthusiastic


group of musicians came up with the idea


of transforming a disused cold war bunker on the outskirts of Salisbury


into a music based youth club. It was an exciting


and ambitious plan. But was it a plan


that came together? From cold war relic


to swinging hotspot. When we visited last year,


this was a derelict 1960s Now it is a state-of-the-art


music venue. We are in the main


space and this is the main area to hang out but we have


three bespoke practice rooms. We have a fully fitted


recording studio as well. Transforming this


to this needed money. ?100,000 came from a


council pot, with half that again in time and labour


donated by local firms. The new sound of the


underground does owe a The Cavern Club from Liverpool,


which we built under Great history and that


will fill with the new Residents were worried


about noise and safety A lot of us simply couldn't see how


this could be transformed into the sort of thing


that he was describing. All power to Ross and his team


because they had a vision I think it is an outstanding


success story. # It is the sound


of the Underground... A new home underground


really is music to the It is nice to be


somewhere different and It is going to make such


a difference to how I fell pregnant and they stuck


by me through that. They helped me with my education


and they still managed to Building the bunker has been a


labour of love. Builders have worked overtime and over budget. All the


equipment has come from local shops. It is the community working in


harmony. They are having a very busy first night. We end up in the


rehearsal room and the recording studio. This is Price of evil. They


will be going on to a very soon. The good thing about being this far


underground is lads like this can be as loud as they want. They are good,


aren't they? He is enjoying every moment they are. Good luck to them.


It is the forecast. Moved it on a step now. I am going to move it on


further. Let's take a look now at your pictures.


It was a gloomy and dramatic start to the day at Corfe Castle -


But lovely weather for ducks in Chichester -


a double bill here from Dulcie Levett.


And the wet stuff went down well with this pig in Marchwood,


What a difference a Day makes. Yesterday was spring like and today


was a soggy if they are. The theme is changeable for the next couple of


days. Cloudy skies and heavy rain for a time. This evening starts


drive but making its way into the region. Becoming more persistent as


the night moves on. A wet night but not a chilly one. Not looking at


those dropping below six Celsius. Saturday morning, the of that


overnight rain is cloud. That cloud sticking around for much of the day.


We could see brighter skies and sunshine here. In the best of that,


temperatures into double figures. 10 Celsius. Always the risk of the odd


shower through the afternoon. Through Saturday evening, much the


same story. It starts drive but a scattering of showers. A brisk


westerly went. Temperature is not dropping much below six Celsius.


Fairly mild and for the most of the night it is dry. If you start try on


Sunday morning, well done, you. It is not going to last. That westerly


wind pushing in the cold front. That is going to bring heavy rain for a


time. It will clear to sunnier spells.


Another front brings its way through with clouds. Sunday is the much


better day. Let's look at the Outlook. 10 Celsius the top


temperature on Saturday. Sunday, a wetter picture. A lot of heavy rain


for a time. As we head into the new week, we keep the cloud and cool


Atlantic a means nine Celsius is our top temperature. For a Tuesday, it


is the same story. That is it wrong us. We will be back at eight and


then 10:25pm. -- that it is it for us. Good night.


Cake-a-bake? Yeah. What is that?


It's like bake a cake, but we flipped it.


Oh, my God, we love flipping. Cake-a-bake. Cake-a-baking.


I love it. I so love it when this happens.


15 celebrity acts are coming together


to Sing And Dance For Comic Relief.


# And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate


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