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In tonight's programme: One of our Dorset MPs, Tobias Ellwood,


battled to save the life of one of the victims outside Parliament.


We'll have the latest from our political editor in Westminster.


Also tonight: Thames Water's record fine for polluting the River Thames


in parts of Berkshire with raw sewage.


And from childhood leukaemia, the four-year-old girl


who was inspired by her role models to become a nurse herself.


The director of Thames Water has apologised to its customers


and admitted the company failed in its responsibility


It comes as the organisation was handed a record ?20 million fine


The company admitted water pollution and other offences at sewage


treatment facilities between 2013 and 2014.


The spills resulted in hundreds of dead fish, overflowing


manholes and sewage spilling into nature reserves.


The Environment Agency described the incident as some of the worst


Jeremy Stern reports on how the incidents affected those


This river near Aylesbury is getting back to its best but in 2013 a local


farmer was shocked to find sewage flowing downstream. The Reverend was


black, grey, very smelly, there was dead fish. More than a billion


litres of untreated sewage were released into the River Thames and


its tributaries between 2012 and 2014. In January ten is what an


admitted sewage spills from treatment works in Aylesbury,


Didcot, Henley and Little Marlow and the pumping station in little more


in Oxford. The company admitted failing to control waste from a


plant in Arborfield. After receiving a record fine at Aylesbury Crown


Court Thames Water said it has invested millions in new equipment


since the offences. We have learned our lesson. There have been sweeping


far reaching changes across the waste water business. That has


included more people, more and better systems and more investment.


That is beginning to pay off. Performance has improved


considerably and we are also doing a lot of work which we are proud of in


partnership with environmental groups across area. The court case


followed a three-year investigation by the Environment Agency. These


girl was enormous and the pattern of offending was disturbing. It was not


because there had been new conditions and permits by us, it was


because basic equipment, screens and pumps were not maintained, repaired


or replaced. Thames Water has paid for new fencing to keep cattle away


from the water but the farmer cannot understand why the polish and got


out of control and for so long. -- pollution. Highly irresponsible that


such a large company with such large profit margins are polluting our


waterways. It should not happen. The judge described Thames Water's


failings of diabolical and disgraceful and entirely


foreseeable. He said all the problems were avoidable by any


competent operator and summing up the case before that record ?20


million fine he said, what a dreadful state of affairs. Local


environmental groups welcomed the fine but as the countryside recovers


their message is that Thames Water simply did not do its job and must


change its ways for good. Tobias Ellwood, the MP


for Bournemouth East, fought to save the life of one


of the victims of today's More details are emerging this


evening as police confirm they are treating this


as a terrorist incident. Foreign office minister


Tobias Ellwood attempted to give the injured police officer


mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and stemmed the blood


flow to the wounds. It's now been confirmed in the last


hour the police officer is one A number of our MPs have spoken


of their experiences, describing hearing bangs


and running to safety. Our political editor Peter Henley


was in Westminster today Peter, what more do we know


about Tobias Ellwood? And how he tried to save the life of


one of the victims? The helicopters are buzzing overhead. Checking the


Houses of Parliament with reports there may have been a second


attacker. Tobias Ellwood, a captain in the Royal Green Jackets, he was


walking across Palace Yard on his way to vote in the House of Commons,


he realised there was a commotion, he did not work the way he was


supposed to. He saw the injured policeman, he performed CPR, tried


to stem the bleeding until the medics arrived, carried on for 15


minutes. Tobias Ellwood lost his brother in the ballet terrorists


attacked some years ago -- Bali. He is the one person who you would rely


on to dive into a situation like that and do what he could to help


and that is what he did. As a fellow Berkshire MP described.


We were walking through Palace Yard through the arches when I thought


I heard some six rounds but it is a very echoey area,


and that was about 30 metres from where we were at the time.


Instinctively we crouched down behind the pillars.


Then we got very quick instructions to head back towards Portcullis


towards Portcullis House and underneath the roadway.


At which point my good friend Tobias Ellwood marched


in a determined fashion in the opposite direction,


disobeying instruction, but I knew he had a mission in mind,


and it turned out that he was helping the chap,


Tell us about security at the Commons. They do must have changed


over the years. It has increased every few months. You see more


people with guns. Heavy metal barriers to stop cars going in. This


is one entrance where cars go in and out quickly. We must think about the


soft target on Westminster Bridge, the appalling situation for tourists


coming to visit the centre of our capital, to stand underneath Big


Ben, usually in a happy mood. That is such a tragic situation with the


car charging down across them. The House of Commons will be sitting


tomorrow they have told us. Business as usual. Hopefully tourists will be


still coming here to Westminster because whatever the motivation of


this person they were trying to disrupt normal life but normal life


will go on. Many people are taking


to social media. We can hear now from another


of our MPs who was caught Royston Smith the MP


for Southampton Itchen. When were you aware that something


had happened outside? I was walking between the palace than portcullis


house having been to vote and I saw the attacker it turns out lying near


the gates of the Palace of Westminster and I was immediately


struck by how many police were, how seriously are and they work, and


they do work around armed, but there was a lot of commotion, telling


people to get inside and get away out of the way. The security


services were remarkable. What is happening now? Are you still in


lockdown? We are. Everyone has been called into the House of Commons


chamber for an update and I thought they were going to tell us we could


leave, and some people are getting into the lobby, but they are not


rushing out, which they would do if they were cleared to go, so I do not


know if we are being released yet. Outside of the crime scene. They do


not know if there is a second attacker. We are safer here however


inconvenient that maybe. What is the mood amongst all of you there and


the people who work in Westminster? Not just the MPs. Everyone is


shocked. We know these things can happen. We expect that they will


happen from time to time and our security services are always porting


these attacks but when something happens like this, speculation is


rife, everyone is trying to work out what has happened and then you hear


that has been another fatality and it is one of the security forces and


it has been an innocent lady, it gets worse. The mood is pretty


sombre but defiant. The house will sit tomorrow and things will


continue and we will not allow this to stop us getting on with our


lives. Thank you. Still in lockdown at Westminster. We will talk at the


end of the programme on this matter. A businessman from Hampshire has


been found not guilty of the manslaughter of one


of his closest friends in a boating Aaron Brown was driving


a jet-powered rib with Ryan McKinlay on board when it crashed


into the back of his Our reporter was at


Winchester Crown Court. The minutes just before


the fatal accident where Here the turbo jet rib was being


piloted by a hired skipper. Moments later Aaron Brown took


the helm with tragic results. Ryan McKinley was a 36-year-old


father of one from Gosport. He had been friends with Mr Brown


since there were teenagers. The jury was shown footage


filmed by his wife Fran, It showed the rib with her


husband on-board colliding Prosecutors here at Winchester Crown


Court said that Mr McKinley's death was foreseeable and avoidable


and said that Aaron Brown had been Mr Brown said in hindsight he had


been driving too fast but that he did not realise it


at the time and denied that he had Aaron Brown cried with relief


when he was acquitted. Ryan McKinlay was a friend I had


known for more than 20 years. Ryan's death will haunt me


for the rest of my life, but I know that nothing can compare


to his family's loss. My thoughts are, and always


have been, with them. Out of respect to them,


I will not be making Aaron Brown's defence team had


called it a tragic accident. Later in the programme:


The four-year-old with leukaemia who was inspired by her role model


to become a nurse herself. 70 jobs are set to go at Hampshire


based ordnance survey. The government owned company,


based in Southampton, They say the job losses are part


of a restructuring programme and existing staff will have


to apply for new jobs or take A consultation involving staff ad


two unions is expected It's a religious relic


from one of the most pivotal parts of our history,


and now visitors to The Vyne Tudor mansion near Basingstoke can immerse


themselves in a ritual that was last performed before one of our most


controversial monarchs. A rare catholic mass from 1535 has


been recreated, in sound, in minute detail and,


as Ben Moore reports, it means visitors can now go back


in time to experience for themselves The last time this Catholic mass


resonated around these walls In the congregation


was King Henry VIII. The chapel as it would've been


experienced here is not as you would think a parish church,


you wouldn't have come in and sat down at the pew


and listened to a service. In fact the Lord of the house


would have sat above and looked down and experienced the worship


going on before him. Choir boys singing the mass,


the priest at the altar, it would have been a completely


different experience The re-creation in immersive sound


of Lady Mass at The Vyne Tudor mansion means you can hear


a different part of the service Bringing it to life has been


a pilgrimage, taking sound technicians as far as Worcester


to record a rare Tudor organ. What you're trying to do is create


an audio illusion so that if you were to walk into the chapel


and close your eyes, you would hopefully get


the impression there was a service, Obviously if you open your eyes


there is no one there. These sounds accompanied


a pivotal moment in history. Henry was on a royal progress


visiting his Lords to shore up This is the very place that


on the 17th of October 1535 Henry would have been to listen


to the mass. It was not just about


religious worship. His courtiers said it was the only


time they could guarantee the king was sitting still long enough


to deal with matters of state. During this mass the King might have


secured the loyalty of William, The other people who are rumoured


to have been involved in the rebellion do indeed rebel,


but Sands, the owner of The Vyne, doesn't, so visits like this


can help to get people onside, helped cement


the Reformation, so it is really Just 20 years after Henry's death


this mass was replaced with a simpler English version


but with the political undertones in the past they can now meet


the present in perfect harmony. The outgoing head of British Olympic


sailing has told South Today that he questioned whether he was


doing the right thing, in taking up a new role


with British Cycling. Stephen Park has been involved in GB


sailing success for over 25 years. He's shortly to move


to a sport which has suffered many negative headlines,


including allegations I went to chat with Stephen


in Hamble today, as he prepares A double Olympian as a competitor


followed by 20 years as administrator and manager


of British Sailing. As he prepares for a shift from sea


to land Stephen Park is heading into choppier


waters than he is leaving. 20 years working on the Olympic


programme, 16 years managing the British sailing team,


some fantastic performances at Really excited about the opportunity


with British Cycling. Everyone is well aware


there is plenty of challenges within British Cycling


at the moment. Rio saw plenty of cycling success


despite those negative headlines. Park took the job of


British Cycling's new performance In the ensuing three months


he could been forgiven It would probably be a little bit


disingenuous to suggest that I have not had those thoughts at some time


because you wake up in the morning and you read the stories


in the paper and you think, Park's outgoing Olympics as sailing


manager saw GB top the medal table in Rio with three


golds and a silver. But for a personal highlight


Hamble-based Park went The final race of the star


class in Beijing in 2008. Iain Percy, Andrew Simpson,


surfing down the last to the finish The 2020 Olympics remain Park's


focus but while he is in the velodrome he is confident GB


sailing can stay on track as well. I think the sport is in good stead


and I have absolutely no doubt they are going to be going to Tokyo


and we will come home again as one We wish him success. The weather is


not as good in Manchester! Southampton pair James Ward-Prowse


and Nathan Redmond could make their full England debuts this


evening, in the friendly The two players received


their maiden senior call-ups for Gareth Southgate's


first match as permanent They have both been named on the


bench in the last few minutes. Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser


could also make his full Scotland Oxford United missed


a chance to close the gap on the top six in League One,


as they went down at home Oxford were 2-0 down


when Kane Hemmings bundled them some But a Chey Dunkley own goal


made it 3-1 to Bolton. And, despite Chris Maguire's pulling


Oxford back into it, Bolton added a fourth before


the end. Poole Speedway manager


Neil Middleditch says he's set himself a target of winning ten


British speedway titles. After three successive championship


wins, Poole missed out last year. They held their traditional


pre-season Press Day today. Their competitive season starts


on Monday, as they defend I would like to win ten. I have a


few years left in me yet and I think Matt and I have a good partnership


together. Matt loves the club as much as I do and that is a key


factor in our success, the fact we feel for the club. You not that


summer is starting when the cricket and the speedway starts.


Clara Markiewicz was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia


Spending months in hospital and undergoing numerous operations,


the nurses around her quickly became her role models.


But now she's in training in Southampton to become a child


cancer nurse herself, and her career has already taken


At the age of four hospital was a home from home


Doctors had diagnosed her with acute myeloid leukaemia.


She was seriously ill and her parents had been


told that she had a 40% chance of survival.


There were often days when you would wake up and one


of your playmates was not there anymore and your mum


would have to try to explain it to you in a way that was not scary


for you, the reality was only about 40% of us in that ward left.


Thanks to a specialist clinical trial, four rounds of chemotherapy


and several operations she came through the treatment


The treatment is cruel, it is really tough.


It is almost worse than the disease sometimes.


It is really strong stuff, a necessary evil, there's


If it hadn't been for the care I had, for the nurses


who were there, every day, every night, every


morning, I would not have these role models to look up


to and these people that made life so much easier when it was


Claro began her studies at Southampton University


In December BBC Radio 1 made a documentary featuring


the 19-year-old's decision to become a child oncology nurse.


As it did the rounds on social media her face rang a bell with one


There's not many people in the world called Clara and then


it was Clara's last name, which is Markiewicz,


which is a name that you would never forget,


One day, maybe in my third or fourth day here, I was sitting in the staff


room having my lunch, and this woman walks in and you know


when you are drawn to someone and you are not entirely sure why?


So I was awkwardly trying to look at her name badge and she saw me


looking and she looked at me and she looked at everyone else


And she stood up and she was like, it is Clara!


I hadn't seen her for so long and we had a big hug.


Kate was the nurse who had been present when Clara


15 years on the two have been reunited on the children's ward


This time Kate is keeping an eye on her for different reasons.


One thing I think is amazing is that she has decided to come


into not only nursing, which is a fantastic


profession, but she has come into children's nursing,


and that is what I was truly blown away by, because it is great


that she has gone full circle and she can come and contribute.


Sometimes on the ward if it has been a tough day I am like, well,


remember what it is like to be on the other side of things,


and that gives you another aspect and another perspective,


As a little girl the odds were against her.


But the nurses have always been behind her and as she continues her


degree in nursing Clara longs to make a difference to the lives


We wish her all the best in the future with her new career.


Springs through everything it could act as today. We had chilli winds,


sharp showers and plenty of sunshine as well. Quite a story to tell. It


was grey this morning. By lunchtime, it was looking much brighter here.


By tea-time, some sunshine in Swanage and the blossom stayed on


the trees. It is the chilly start under clear skies at first but


showers make their way in through the second part of the night so dry


to start but the rain that moved west to east through the day starts


to move east to west overnight. Some heavy outbreaks at times. Under


cloudy skies looking at lows of five Celsius by Don. Strong winds


overnight. Tomorrow, dull, damp start with further rain to come


through the morning for most places. The further north you are the more


likely you are to the wet weather. Along the coast we have pretty sharp


showers once again. In the best of the brightness 10 Celsius is our top


temperature but a key north-westerly wind will keep temperatures in tech.


Tomorrow evening, low pressure feeding and showers. It is very


stubborn and does not seem to want to move away. Most places milder


overnight, seven Celsius. Looking ahead to Friday, that stop an area


of low pressure still with us through the morning. You can see the


high pressure developing which pushes the low-pressure away and it


starts to take control as we head into the weekend. A much more


promising outlook for Saturday and Sunday. Cloudy with showers through


tomorrow and 18 north-easterly wind. Friday, cloudy with the threat of


rain for a time but the further north you are the more likely to


have a dry day with bright spells, some sunshine per house for most


places by the end of the day and temperatures getting up to double


figures. The weekend, some bright spells through Saturday and the


temperatures on the rise but a leak easterly breeze will make things


feel a little bit cooler. Much the same story for Sunday, more cloud as


well. Let's return to our


main story tonight. Four people have been killed


and 20 injured in a terror A police officer and a person


believed to be the attacker Much of the area around the Houses


of Parliament has been sealed off. Our Political Editor


Peter Henley is there. This is an attack at the heart of


the establishment. Yes, an attack was feared that the heart of the


British government and today those fears were realised. Police forces


here and in the south than the rest of the UK will be reassessing their


security measures and thinking about how to plan for things like sporting


events and incidents in towns and cities. Security measures at


military bases will potentially be reassessed. The head of MI6 said


recently that terrorism threat to the UK is at an unprecedented level.


The terror threat has been severe since 2014 meaning an attack is


highly likely. Today that attack arrived back in the UK. Thank you.


We are going to leave you this evening with a live shot of


Westminster which is in lockdown with many places sealed off.


Continuing coverage on the BBC News Channel and an extended ten o'clock


minutes. -- news. Goodbye.


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