06/03/2017 South Today


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Hello, I'm Sally Taylor. Welcome to South Today.

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The docks that leave you breathless -

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Southampton Port is to begin monitoring its air

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as the city is named one of the most polluted in the UK.

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They are using huge diesel generators to power themselves

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We don't know what they are throwing out.

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Warnings to the driver of this mobility scooter as he narrowly

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avoids being hit on a busy roundabout in heavy rain.

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Expensive energy - Greta is shocked as a smart meter

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glitch causes her bill to reach over ?30,000 in one day.

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Last night, I had a quick look and according to that,

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So I said, "OK, tomorrow I'll go down the garage

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And lessons from the dawn of aviation -

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how an airfield in Sussex paved the way for the special relationship

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Southampton's port is the busiest cruise terminal and second largest

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container port in the UK, contributing almost

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But it also contributes to the city's air pollution.

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The council estimates anything from 7% to 23%

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But BBC Inside Out South has learned that to date,

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there is no specific air-quality monitoring taking place

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Last month, Southampton was one of 16 areas of the UK warned

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after repeated breaches of legal air pollution limits.

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The city is now one of five government Clean Air Zones,

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And as Jon Cuthill reports, the port has told the BBC

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plans are in place to start monitoring pollution in the future.

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Tono argy has a severe form of asthma. Poor air quality can leave

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him struggling to breathe. -- Tono Archie. It is a real worry for his

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mum. One day when there is an air quality alert on -- or on a Dave

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Watts like this when it is very still, he will be more queasy on

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those days. Car fumes, things like that, if it is a really strong

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noxious smell, that will start as asthma. As well as busy roads, the

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city has a busy port. Clean air campaigners are worried ships are

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adding to Southampton's pollution problem. The container ship at the

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moment are using huge diesel generators to power themselves while

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they are in port. We do not know what they are throwing out. Some

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ships have the ability to cut their generators whilst in port and plug

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into a land based electricity supply. Drastically reducing

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emissions. The only problem is, Southampton was not have a socket.

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No port in the UK provides short powerful large ships. There is no

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one standard for short par, that is now in place and I would like it in

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place as soon as possible but I should advise those short power is

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not the only answer. That is why we are working with solar power with

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hybrid ships because all of them have part to play for the future.

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ABB says it plans to start monitoring air quality the port in

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the near future. Meanwhile the City Council is planning to introduce a

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Clean Air Zone to Southampton by 2020 perhaps residents like Kirsty

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can start breathing a of relief. When I see the impact on children

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like Archie, I think everybody wants to make air-quality better.

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Earlier, I was joined by Dr Matt Loxham,

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who studies airborne pollution at Southampton University,

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and asked him whether it is an environmental health crisis.

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To call it a crisis maybe suggests it is something that

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has happened overnight, but it's been going on

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About 7 million people a year are killed by air pollution,

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and if we don't change things, that is going to continue

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into the future, affecting people right across their life,

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We've seen some of the effects of what it can do

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What is it that is actually causing the problem in the air?

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The pollution we talk about is a mixture of gases

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and dusts, called particles, and when we breathe them in,

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they are effectively delivering these chemicals into our lungs,

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where they can cause inflammation, which can cause symptoms

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But in people who are predisposed to effects, it might cause

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asthma attacks, heart disease in older people,

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and we are now seeing links to other diseases such as diabetes

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Is it in diesel cars, or is it the shipping,

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What is it that is contributing to that?

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Diesel cars are undoubtedly a major factor.

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Shipping is an unknown, it is likely to be a factor,

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but we don't really know enough about it at the moment.

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Industry, fuel combustion, so, wood burners and waste incineration,

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The Government has identified Southampton as a Clean Air Zone,

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so by 2020, they are going to restrict some vehicles

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coming into the city, and other things besides.

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The evidence is that when these Clean Air Zones

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are implemented in other places, they have a few percentage points

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of improvement on air quality, and that is mainly

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because they don't restrict private cars.

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So I think it is a very good first step and I think

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the council should be commended for what they are doing,

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but I think more needs to be done by a whole range of organisations.

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So, with your experience, what is the solution?

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I think it needs major change at a societal level.

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I think it needs organisations to try and consider

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ways in which they can reduce their emissions.

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I think it needs people to decide whether they really need to make

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certain car journeys, whether they need to use

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wood burners, for example, a whole range of different things

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need to change, because it is such a tangled web of interactions.

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And I suppose the good thing is that we are talking about it?

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Dr Matt Loxham, good to meet you, thanks for coming in.

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And you can see more on Inside Out on BBC One at 7:30pm,

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and you can join the conversation on social media using #ToxicCity.

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A 51-year-old man has died after getting into difficulties

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while kitesurfing off Hayling Island.

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He got into trouble during a sudden squall on Sunday morning.

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Sean Killick has spent the day on Hayling Island

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Sean, what have you heard about what happened?

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Well, I am here at the lifeboat station on Hayling Island.

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Volunteers were here yesterday morning on a training exercise when

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an emergency call came through. There had been a squally sharp and

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after that a kitesurfer found a fellow kitesurfer unconscious in the

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water. He tried to tell him back to shore himself but conditions were

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difficult so he tied him to a marker buoy at sea and in the meantime

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someone on the beach had seen what happened and raised the alarm, and

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this lifeboat was on the scene within minutes.

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We went alongside, pulled him out of the water, cut his lines and because

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he did not look so good, we ran straight up the beach, taking of the

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lifeboat and started CPR on the beach. We continued this until the

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coastguard helicopter arrived. They took over CPR, put him in a

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stretcher and took him to the hospital.

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The helicopter had landed on the beach next to an amusement park and

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staff rushed outside to see if they could help.

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They put in a helicopter and flew off, that is all I can relate Laika

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Word Emenike servers at yesterday? The only one, he was sitting on the

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beach, he was the one who pulled him in from the water. What weather

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conditions like? They were quite bad. About 30 to 40 mph winds. The

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sea was quite rough. The man who died, Hampshire Police

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say, was a 51-year-old man from Hayling Island.

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Last year, four people were injured in Dorset in crashes

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Today, footage has emerged of what could easily have been another.

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Captured on a dashboard camera, a man leaves the main shopping area

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in Poole and drives off the pavement and across three lanes of traffic

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on one of the town's busiest roundabouts.

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The driver who filmed the incident says more should be done

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to educate mobility scooter users in basic road safety.

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He came off the pavement where the main shops work, then went across

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the roundabout and two or three lanes of traffic.

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A mobility scooter driver dices with death on a dark and wet

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This footage was captured on a dashboard camera,

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I didn't want to take anyone's independents away, but surely there

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should be some sort of education for someone owns a mobility scooter to

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say this is not a safe thing to do. This is the roundabout

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where that footage was filmed. It's busy now, so you can imagine

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how it might have been Analysis of government data

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published last year showed accidents involving mobility scooters

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were on the rise - in 2015, they were involved

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in an average of four crashes a week, and eight users

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died as a result. It's those sorts of figures

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which have prompted calls for more safety training

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for mobility scooter users. The SafeWise charity,

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backed by the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service, started courses

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in Weymouth last year. Later this week, they'll

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run their first one in Bournemouth. Using a mock-up road layout, users

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can get to grips with road safety. What we would suggest to people is

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that actually, is there a better way to cross the road? Is there an

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underpass? A dye traffic lights? If you're just pressing your thumb

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and/or across the roundabout into oncoming traffic, that is just a

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recipe for disaster. So, what is the law when it comes

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to mobility scooters? On the road, they are allowed to go

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at eight miles per hour. If they are on the roads,

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scooters must be registered with the DVLA and have lights,

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indicators and a horn. And they can be used on dual

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carriageway is if they are fitted Clearly there were no lights here

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and what is more remarkable is that there is an underpass at this very

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roundabout. It is a very dangerous thing to do. He has got away with it

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next time -- this time, next time he might not.

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A bit of scooter sense could stop them becoming another statistic.

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Are you worried about the cost of energy bills?

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Well, one solution could be a smart meter,

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designed to help you check how much electricity and gas

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But for some customers, it's been anything but accurate.

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As Laura Trant has been finding out, some people have been shocked

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to see their bills running into tens of thousands of pounds.

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The smart meter, designed to provide customers with more accurate bills.

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But recent calculations - well, not so smart.

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In fact, more than ?30,000 off the mark.

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-- many thousands of pounds. Last night before it went to bed, I had a

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quick look and according to that it was over ?100,000. So I said, OK,

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tomorrow I will go down the garage and get the Monopoly money out!

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Because it would be nice to have that sort of money.

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5 million smart meters have been installed

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And it doesn't look good for SSE, or Smart Meter GB,

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This was their advert, mocking people who guess calculations.

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SSE has blamed the fault on a software upgrade

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They say they do not know how many customers will be affected.

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But they say customers' billing will not be affected.

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It would be very scary for somebody to look at that and think, oh, my

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God, I have got all this! Where will I get the money?

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The Government wants every home to have a smart meter by 2020.

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The average energy bill for a house is ?1,486 annually.

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Greta is smart about keeping her bills down -

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not that you can tell from her meter.

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Laura Trant, BBC South Today, Portchester.

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about a family tradition lost in the post -

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the birthday card sent between father and daughter for over

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A former army officer from Sussex has been shot dead in Kenya.

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Tristan Voorspuy was the founder of the luxury

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He was killed by rural herdsmen while inspecting one of

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The Foreign Office says it is supporting his family.

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Southern Health is to face prosecution over alleged failings

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The Care Quality Commission said it follows an incident at Melbury Lodge

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at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

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In December 2015, a patient suffered serious injuries

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The CQC said the alleged offence by the trust was failing to provide

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A week after its principal resigned, dozens of jobs are likely to go

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Bosses at the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy

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say they need to axe a minimum of 45 jobs to balance the books.

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It's currently facing a deficit of ?2.6 million.

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In January the academy was rated "inadequate" by Ofsted,

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with governors, senior leaders and teachers

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The BBC's North America Editor is giving a lecture at his former

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Jon Sopel, who started his career at BBC Radio Solent

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was appointed Pro Chancellor of Southampton University last year

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He covered the US presidential elections for the BBC

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and tonight's talk focuses on Donald Trump's election

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Donald Trump as a nominee, at the candidate, as President, has defied

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every rule, has defied political gravity, and you keep thinking, you

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can't say that, you can't do this, he does, he has got a very strong

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support base, a lot of American people love him. I'm sure a lot of

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people in Europe think he is not going to last very long. I think you

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cannot say that at all. What a time to be the BBC's North

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American correspondent! On to sport, Tony is here. Feisty

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adult Trafford and we're talking referees again?

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A week ago it was about the offside law and we are talking about things

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officials did not actually see on Saturday but of course, television

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cameras did and there could be a price to pay for Bournemouth.

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Both Tyrone Mings and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been charged

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with violent conduct by the FA and Mings is facing a lengthy ban

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after the pair clashed in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

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An action-packed game was already level at 1-1 after Marcus Rojo

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had put United in front, only for the Cherries to equalise

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But just before half-time, Mings appeared to stamp

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Moments later, the Swedish striker threw an elbow

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Neither player was sanctioned at the time, but in the ensuing fuss,

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Andrew Surman did see red for his complaints.

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Ibrahimovic stayed on the pitch but saw a second-half penalty saved,

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a big point for Bournemouth, but at a cost.

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It was a good battle. You know what you're going to get and it was a

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good battle all afternoon. On the TV you can see the images. In my

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situation, I jumped up, I jump high, I protect myself and I am unlucky,

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he jumps into me and he jumps into my elbow. On many times this

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occasion happens, and I hope he did not get injured.

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Quote of the weekend, he jumped into my elbow!

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Southampton are up to tenth in the Premier League

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after a 4-3 win at Watford on Saturday.

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They fell behind early on to Troy Deeney's well-taken goal,

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Dusan Tadic fired them level from just inside the box.

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Then Nathan Redmond gave them a half-time lead

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Southampton didn't capitalise and Watford pulled the game level

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at 2-2, but new striker Manolo Gabbiadini continued

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his terrific start as a Saint when he followed up

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Redmond produced a classy finish to make it four and although Watford

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pulled a goal back in the final seconds, Claude Puel's side clinched

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From the Premier League to the main talking points

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An above average 18,500 was at Reading's Madesjski Stadium -

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they will hope for another bumper crowd tomorrow night

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This wasn't a classic, but Yann Kermorgant put them

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in front just after half-time with that deflected

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It was a lead that would not last long.

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Ben Marshall with the leveller for the visitors, and suddenly

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But it was a set piece which provided the winner.

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Jaap Stam still believes the play-offs are a long way off,

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but Reading are fifth after Paul McShane's goal.

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Brighton have had a bad week, beaten by Newcastle.

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They slumped at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest.

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This is a disputed goal, Zach Clough claiming it,

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David Stockdale presented Forest with a second -

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in the 89th minute, it was really game up after this moment.

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Chris Hughton admitted the goals conceded were poor,

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the third actually a spot kick, and today the news that Shane Duffy

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is out injured for the next six weeks with a foot injury.

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Tomorrow, they go to rock bottom Rotherham, defeat there unthinkable.

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In League 2, what do you make of Portsmouth?

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A big win at Carlisle last week, then a point from two home games

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The winner there coming 13 minutes from time.

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Elsewhere this weekend, Basingstoke Bison are just

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a point off third in ice hockey's Premier League.

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They beat Guildford Flames 4-2 on Saturday night.

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Surrey Scorchers kept their play-off hopes alive with victory

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In the National League, struggling Worthing Thunder had

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Lyonell Gaines scored 24 points as the Thunder won 67-60.

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Reading Rockets are second after a 17th consecutive win.

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And in rugby, a chance to bring you some London Irish pictures.

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Irish, still based at Reading's Madejski Stadium,

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made it 16 wins from 16 in the Championship when they won

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20-14 at Yorkshire, including this try from Ben Franks,

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keeping them on course for an immediate return

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When the Americans entered the First World War in 1917,

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they had a tiny, unsophisticated air force.

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But they established five airbases in West Sussex, including one

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It was a pivotal moment in the establishment

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of what is widely known as the "special relationship"

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But little is known about life on the bases, until now,

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The outbreak of the First World War in 1914 sparked off rapid

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improvements in aircraft design across Europe.

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Basic observation planes were soon being replaced with faster,

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it seems almost unbelievable, but when the United States into the

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First World War, they were miles behind the British, Germans and

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French in terms of aviation technology. They ended up having to

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buy European planes, like this one. The Wright Brothers Wine in 1904 and

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by 1914 you have advanced military aircraft. United States is way

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behind the curve and it is only with the advent of the First World War

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they begin to develop this area of technology. To try to catch up, the

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Americans set up five airfields in West Sussex, including one here at

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Tangmere, where pilots and ground crew could be trained.

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In a century, life has turned full circle at Tangmere.

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It was a farm, became an airbase in two world wars,

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A great deal is known about Tangmere's role

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in the Second World War, but details of what the Americans

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did here in World War I are very sketchy, which is why the research

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What we're hoping to do is track down the biographies of Americans

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who served in the area, to find out their reactions, their responses to

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something arising in Sussex in that time.

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Tangmere's role was to train American crews to fly the big

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Handley Page bombers that were coming into service.

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Britain had helped the Americans by giving them the designs,

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the first of many defence collaborations.

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It sets the agenda for the special relationship, which is then going to

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characterise the rest of the 20th century. So Tangmere is a place

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where we see the special relationship begin to bloom.

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So far, no-one has even been able to find photographs

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of the Americans at Tangmere, but it is hoped the research project

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will uncover a treasure trove of archive material.

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I have no doubt that somewhere in a loft or in a drawer, people perhaps

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have had it handed down to them and never bother to look, I'm sure there

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are lots and lots of stuff and it is our history, and it would be

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wonderful if anyone did have something like that that we could

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get our hands on. The big idea is to hold an exhibition in September, so

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the researchers can share what they have discovered. Steve Humphrey, BBC

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South Today, Tangmere. On to the weather, Alexis is here.

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We will look ahead to the whole week. A bit of a mixed picture but

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turning milder from 30 onwards. -- Thursday.

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Christopher David took this great shot of Horton Tower in Dorset.

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Heather Brooks photographed a robin at Hunston near Chichester.

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And Colin Lee captured a carpet of crocuses in Lyndhurst.

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Some decent amount of sunshine today, but that ten hazy and will

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see similar conditions tomorrow. A bright start but clouding over

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through the course of the day. This week there will be sunny spells at

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times but a fair amount of rain, not too heavy, but turning milder

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particularly from Thursday on words. South-westerly wind started to

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develop. Tonight with light wind and clear skies, there may be some

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showers initially, but things will dry out and temperatures will fall

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away to around one or two Celsius in the countryside. There may be some

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frost first thing tomorrow, blue skies overhead first thing that that

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will not stay that way, we expect increasing cloud from the West,

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turning sunshine hazy. During daylight hours, it should be mainly

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dry. You can see a weather front waiting, that will move towards us

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tomorrow evening. Temperatures tomorrow to around eight or nine

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sources. Tomorrow night, the breeze will increase and the cloud will

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thicken and the rain will move in. Could be heavy at times during

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Wednesday one. A fair amount of cloud tomorrow night with lows of

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six to eight Celsius. A damp start on Wednesday, but we'll see

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outbreaks of rain during the course of the day, particularly in the

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morning. Drying out during the afternoon. The breeze and starting

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to develop from the South West, drawing in milder air, allowing

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temperatures to be up to around 12 or 13. A dry end to Wednesday but

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further showers are possible on Thursday, spells of rain at times.

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This one front will introduce the milder air through the course of

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Thursday into Friday. Temperatures on Thursday with the rain and the

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cloud could still reach highs of 12 to 14. A similar day on Friday, a

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fair amount of cloud, 12 bright spells, highs of 11 to 12 and

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outbreaks of rain are possible. The weekend, still a few days away but

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we expect some brightness, it will be showery at times and the wind

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will be fairly strong on Saturday. It's a treasured keepsake

:24:52.:24:54.

and a symbol of deep affection Stephen and Claire Fuller have been

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exchanging the same birthday card, sending it back and forth,

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for more than three decades, each time putting

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a fresh message inside. But although Stephen posted the card

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as normal at the pillar box near his home in Thame last month,

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it failed to arrive It is so lovely when it arrives in

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the post, I look forward to it. And look forward to trying to find out

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where he has written his message. These photos - taken the last time

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Claire received the card - show just how many times birthday

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greetings have been scribbled - every year, once to her from

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her dad, then from her But after 33 years,

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this year, it didn't turn up. It's been a month and is now

:25:38.:25:41.

presumed lost forever. It is sad, I mean, I don't hold out

:25:42.:25:56.

a huge amount of hope, because there was no return address on it, but

:25:57.:26:00.

hopefully somebody who might receive it by accident opens it and realises

:26:01.:26:05.

that this is a special thing and hangs on to it rather than throws it

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away. Claire's an author,

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and shared her sadness about Her message has been

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shared thousands of times, with many saying they now intend

:26:10.:26:12.

to copy the idea of re-sending Forgive me for saying, but it is a

:26:13.:26:28.

bit cheap! Recycling the same card for more than 30 years. What was the

:26:29.:26:32.

thinking behind it? Because of the money we save!

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Royal Mail have acknowledged the loss and advise that anyone

:26:35.:26:37.

sending something of value through the post should use

:26:38.:26:39.

a special delivery service, so they can track its journey.

:26:40.:26:41.

That said, they also accept the sentimental value of this

:26:42.:26:44.

particular birthday card, and are are doing what they can

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There's still hope that Claire will get her belated

:26:47.:26:49.

and a treasured family tradition can go on.

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Allen Sinclair, BBC South Today, Winchester.

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Such a pity! Lets hope it turns up. It goes without saying, if you have

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knowledge of this or maybe you just want to share the story with

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somebody, and certainly share the photo of the card, just go to our

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Facebook page and you will find all the information there. That's all

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from us this evening, more at eight o'clock and then at 10:30 and were

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back tomorrow at 6:30. Join us if you can good night.

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