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This is about offering local people a choice between NHS


An evacuee returns to the grand estate in Hampshire where she spent


Butler, cook, housemaids, parlourmaid, chauffeur -


They were here and they looked after us.


And why Puff is wheely, wheely happy with a new lease of life thanks


It began as night of high spirits but ended in the most


tragic way possible - a father of ten left


for dead after a night out on the Isle of Wight


49-year-old Gary Stacey had been assaulted and died from brain


Today, the 21-year-old law student charged in relation to his death


Ryan Cooper denies the charge and claims he was defending himself.


James Ingham reports from Winchester Crown Court.


The jury at this trial have been told there is no dispute that


a punch killed this man, Gary Stacey.


But they'll have to decide whether Ryan Cooper threw that


punch in self defence, as he claims, or whether as


the prosecution say, he was spoiling for a fight.


Outlining the case, the prosecution said Cooper had recently split from


his girlfriend. He had got together with a group of friends and been


drinking heavily. He had also used drugs which he told friends about an


a Facebook message. OMG, I just did the biggest line of cocaine, he


wrote. A little later he messaged, I feel like I am invisible. Sorted


head right out. Also half a litre of vodka helped. The group went to buy


a new port and continued drinking. Cooper posted another message. The


Isle of Wight is so different, there are no fights, everyone is scared.


Later in this street, Cooper and his friends were approached by Mr


Stacey. The jewellery was shown CCTV footage of the moment he threw two


punches. The first missed but the second did not. We are not able to


broadcast these pictures that they showed Mr Stacey falling to the


ground, he fractured his skull, sustaining brain damage. Doctors


were unable to save him. The following day, Cooper told friends


Mr Stacey had been threatening him, swearing and shouting. He said Mr


Stacey had stormed over to him. I thought he was going to hit me, he


said, so I jabbed him to get away. Cooper says he threw the punch in


self defence. This trial is expected to last at least two weeks.


Private health care within the NHS is generating tens of millions


A growing number of beds for paying patients is being offered


as health bosses seek to transform their finances


St Richard's Hospital in Chichester now offers 20 beds


At Southampton General, an extra ?5 million was generated


through private care last year alone.


While at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, more than 5,000 patients


Earlier, a new unit treating up to 800 private patients a year


opened at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.


Our health correspondent, David Fenton, is there for us now.


David, this is becoming increasingly big business.


It is, and as you can see, a big event here and I, 120 people


expected. The manager of Bournemouth football club is also coming along.


They have been doing this for a few years now and have raised ?3 million


from the private work and are hoping to make a lot more. An empty bed you


do not see many of those in NHS hospitals that this bed is for


private patients only. Within the unit, we have Poole ensuite bedrooms


fully equipped with satellite TVs and a treatment room and two


consulting rooms. All proceeds undertaken here goes back into the


NHS to fund equipment, staffing facilities. Every single penny comes


back into the NHS. And this treatment room I am very proud of.


This unit will treat 800 patients a year. People like Dan, who has


leukaemia. He is on a trial drug that is not available on the NHS. I


cannot pick up the NHS enough, they have done an amazing job for myself


and other patients. Having that private opportunity as well, if you


can get the money and funding, is a win. It may sound strange, treating


private patients inside public hospitals, but it is a way of


bringing not much needed cash and the NHS, ?4 million a year at this


hospital. This is not privatisation of the NHS, this is about offering


local people a choice between NHS care and private care and what we


know is that there are still a significant number of people


actually want private care. In the first private patient will arrive


next week. It is a very swish looking unit but I am now joined by


Tony. Can you really put a hand in your heart and say your NHS patients


will not suffer in any way because of the money and work you're doing


here for private patients? Absolutely. This venture is about


providing private care to those who wanted but also ensuring the money


we draw from this is used to sport NHS services. No NHS patient should


displaced. No delays, problems, lack of staff? What we have seen over the


years is our private services enhancing the NHS service. What will


you spend the money on? We will buy more state-of-the-art equipment and


kit that will enable us to provide a wider range of services to NHS


patients. Thank you so much. From myself and everyone here, back to


you. Foreign Office minister


Tobias Ellwood, who tried to save the life of PC Keith Palmer


who was fatally stabbed in the Westminster terror attack,


has described what happened last He was responding to comments


from Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry, who paid tribute


to Mr Ellwood's I am very grateful for her kind


remarks. I make it clear that I was one of many that stepped forward on


that dark day and our thoughts and prayers remain with those families


and friends of victims, including our own PC.


Security is being stepped up around Windsor Castle during the Changing


of the Guard ceremony following the Westminster attack.


Thames Valley Police say extra barriers have been put in place


around the royal residence in Berkshire, which attracts


hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.


Here's our home affairs correspondent, Pete Cooke.


Winsor's latest line of defence against those who might be intent on


chaos. These barriers appeared late yesterday. The aim, to stop another


Westminster style attack and provide extra protection to be changing of


the guards ceremony. So were the necessary? Not very pretty but we


realise they are a necessity now, which is a shame, but that is what


we have delivered these days. I don't mind. People come first, then


business. This man has lived opposite the barracks for more than


20 years. She was only told about the new security measures last


night. It is better than what was before, which was a car in the


middle of the road at an angle across the road, a police car. That


would not have stopped something like Westminster happening. Thames


Valley Police say the changes were a precaution but there was no specific


threat to Windsor. They added the measures would remain in place for


the foreseeable future. As we continue to face these lone wolf


forms of terrorism, it is likely we will see more security barriers of


this nature appear in places across the south and country.


Serial fly-tippers who've dumped hazardous waste on the New Forest


have been accused of putting people and animals at risk.


Potentially deadly asbestos is amongst the material dumped


The National Trust says cleaning up after a series of 15 incidents


so far this year has cost thousands of pounds.


It's one of the most beautiful parts of the New Forest and a site


But Furzley Common near West Wellow has become a dumping


Time and again, household rubbish, building materials and even


dangerous asbestos has been tipped on this National Trust land.


Everybody likes to walk around in it.


You've got animals and everything wandering around here, dog walkers.


And to leave hazardous materials here, it is


What on earth do these people think they are doing?


So disheartening. All these animals are walking around. There are sharp


edges and goodness knows what. It is so unpleasant and


infuriating. Furzley Common isn't


the only part of the forest A big pile of old tyres was also


left on National Trust land at Linwood on the western side


of the forest. In the last week alone,


we have had over four different fly-tipping incidents


in the last seven days. I would estimate that has cost us


?3000 in National Trust charitable funds, which could be


spent on conservation. In 2017 alone, we are up to 15


separate incidents of fly-tipping. Across the south of England


fly-tipping is on the rise. Last year, there were


nearly 38,000 cases, Back on the New Forest,


there are calls for greater vigilance by residents


to catch those responsible. The district council says it's


working with the National Trust to investigate the recent


series of incidents. With the lighter evenings, there is


plenty of opportunity to get out and about although there is rain in the


forecast. I will have the details for you shortly.


A father has been found guilty of murdering his three-month-old son


who died after he was thrown vigorously against a hard surface.


Robert Hinz, 34, from Bournemouth, claimed he tried to revive his son,


Julian, who suffered severe skull fractures last April.


Julian died in hospital the following day when doctors


Hinz will will be sentenced at a later date.


Their fathers were killed whilst serving their country.


Now 18-year-old Molly from Poole and 19-year-old Poppy from Swindon


are off on an adventure their dads would be proud of.


They're heading to Nepal to help rebuild a school.


It's being facilitated by a charity specifically set up to help children


who've lost parents in the Armed Forces.


Laura Trant has been to meet Molly and Poppy.


Two daughters sharing memories of the fathers. Poppy's dad was in the


RAF but was killed in a Hercules crash over Iraq in 2005. Molly's


father died in Afghanistan. He was in the special forces. He is put the


stickers on the front of his motorbike for the numbers and he


called me my mocking mascot. I just remember when he was packing or his


staff, he told me to jump on the bed and play musical the stereo in the


bedroom. He was always really excited to be going away so I was


helping impact. Grief has been a difficult journey for the girls and


their families. One of the things that has helped is the support of


the children's trust which aims to help children whose parents died


while serving their country. We have made friends and also the staff give


our support 20 47 if we need them. That is really helpful because we


have our family and friends but it is good to have that bit of extra


support is well on the side. The charity is now helping them bark on


an adventure. This Saturday, they are heading to Nepal. They will help


rebuild school destroyed in the earthquake two years ago when 9000


people died. I cannot wait to give something back to the villagers who


lost so much in the earthquake. Making a difference in such small


way in our own way is better than not doing anything at all. The


children's trust supports 110 children. The charity intends to


extend the work it does the children of police, ambulance and fire crew


who died in service. It's from a memoir that's


just been published Marjory Rae Lewis was one


of hundreds of thousands of children evacuated


during the Second World War but Marjory's experience


was a little different. She was sent from London to the lap


of luxury in a grand It was an extraordinary experience


but, as the book explains, for Marjory, the war also meant


the agony of a tragic romance. It is goodbye to the cities and


danger areas. 1939 and hundreds of thousands of children head out of


the cities toward safety. For many, it was a frightening experience but,


or 13-year-old Marjorie Ray Lewis, a step into a world of luxury. This is


a wonderful house, beautiful. Marjorie was evacuated from London


here with her brother. Or because her mother, a dressmaker, had


received an offer from an aristocratic client. One lady said,


your children must be the only two children left in London. What they


like to come and live with my husband and I? We do not have any


children, we have always longed for children. We would be helping the


war effort by having them. So Hardman Leaver was a baronet and


senior civil servant. He and his wife treated Marjorie and her


brother as their own children. I thought it was my fairy godmother.


This is the first time Marjorie has been back inside in the 70 years.


This was the bathroom. Very different. There was a butler, Cook,


housemaids, parlourmaid, show for, you name it, they were here and they


looked up to us. But it was wartime food rationing and not all that


luxurious. Marjorie was confirmed in St Mary 's Church nearby but within


a few years there was a new claim on her heart. Back in London,


Marjorie's mother became a landlady to a group of Belgian resistance


fighters. One was the one Marjorie returned briefly for a Christmas


party. This very tall Belgian officer came over to me and said,


would you like to dance? I said yes, I would. It took a bit of adjustment


because he was six foot four and I was five foot two. He was very


charming, had a wonderful smile and, after a week or ten days, you told


me he had fallen in love with me. I was smitten with him. He promised


Marjorie that when the war ended, you would return to marry her. Soon


afterwards, he parachuted into Nazi occupied Belgium. I never saw him


again. I read in the paper that he had been executed by the Germans.


Sean was nicknamed spider on account of his long legs. While awaiting


execution he used his prayer book to send Marjorie a final message. This


is my last present. He has gone for ever, forgotten spider. Kings were


the court was taken over by the Hampshire Fire authority and


Marjorie and believe thes had to move out. The house is now being


used as offices for local government that the Marjorie it remains steeped


in memories. It is so emotional, really. I just cannot believe that I


was here once. A huge thank you to Marjorie for sharing her memories


with us. They are extraordinary, amazing. We are talking cricket. The


day is getting longer, we start to think about the new cricket season,


but big changes. A lot of talk going on about what


will change. They are saying, we need to bring


some of that back to the English game.


The counties, including those here in the South,


gave unanimous backing today to plans for an historic change


to domestic cricket, labelled a watershed moment


Hampshire's Ageas Bowl is a favourite to be among the eight


sites chosen to stage a new T20 league inspired by popular


Surrey's home, the Oval, is another likely venue.


County chiefs were shown the blueprint for the game


Most are now backing the changes for the league,


The aim is for some games to be shown on terrestrial television.


Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry says he hasn't fully recovered


from treatment for a cancerous tumour but has thanked those


who've supported him through what he referred


to as a very tough time in his career and life.


The former England batsman is back playing with Hampshire in preseason


He said in a statement tonight he's looking forward


He also asked for privacy as he continues to deal with the illness.


Now, the boys of Thomas Hardye School may not


Tomorrow, they take on Dr Challinoor's school


from Amersham in the Vase Final of the school's Rugby National Cup.


Our reporter, Andy Birkett, has been along to see them.


They are friends on an off the field, they celebrate reaching the


Twickenham final. That game is on the past now and these lads will


swap these gates for the gates of rugby headquarters. They will be far


from a madding crowd but it is not about that. It is a great buzz.


Staff are saying congratulations. The kits are getting packed on the


back, everyone wants to come with us. And you can see why. It is a


first for the school to send a team to Twickenham and following the


emphatic victory in the semifinal, confidence is high. It is a team of


mates and everyone knows the job. Being loud and bossy, shouting at


them and keeping them going. I had pictured walking out through the


tunnel into a massive stadium. It is hard to focus on anyone else --


anything. I am not tried to be cocky or anything but if we can play how


we play day in, day out, we will be OK. The number eight, the forward


pack, but the backs also possess talent. Despite the sparkling


performance in the semifinal capped off by a hat-trick of tries, the


playmaker remains humble. It is great doing it for my mates because


we are such a close bunch and to go out and do it for each other is what


it is all about. The big question, is running out on the hallowed turf


enough or does the result really matter? Of course it matters because


it makes that memory more of a positive one stop you do not want to


go to Twickenham and lose. It is still amazing to play their bid the


wind there is much better. Kick-off 11 o'clock tomorrow and you can


watch online. Last week, I was at Poole Town -


the club facing possible relegation despite chasing promotion


from National League South. Today, the club have been given


a verbal assurance that the stadium improvements they've made


at the Tatnum ground are sufficient for them to stay playing


in their league into next season. If they were promoted,


more work is likely to be needed. Now, things seemed bleak when pet


dog Puffy was paralysed after being struck by a car,


shattering part of her spine. But she's enjoying a new lease


of life thanks to the generosity Although surgery couldn't fix


the damage, a fundraising appeal has helped pay for a set of wheels that


take the weight off her back legs. It means she's now up


and about with just A stroll and a roll in the spring


sunshine is an indication of just how far this couple and their pet


pooch, Puffy, have come. It's two years since she ran


out in front of a car But after months of therapy,


and finally with these new wheels, this Chinese Crested Powderpuff has


regained a quality of life that She seemed so happy and she has a


real will and determination to give her that chance. Her first wheels


were a DIY job but were enough to prove the getting proper support was


worthwhile. The wheels not only support Puffy -


they have inbuilt pads to exercise her paralysed back legs,


helping build core strength Part of her slow recovery has been


twice weekly sessions at the UK's top canine aquatic therapy unit


here in Newbury. Walking on a treadmill


while supported by the water has She has always been a really


positive dog, she has never let it get to her, she has always wanted to


do things. She was paraplegic when she first came here.


They cost ?1,500 - that money raised in just a few


days through donations to an online appeal.


The response we have had is overwhelming. I could never have


expected it and we are so grateful to everyone. There is nothing better


than watching her charging around the field, getting out and about,


doing things a normal dog should be able to do. She has that freedom


back. Although she'll never walk unaided,


thanks to her new wheels, Nick Lucas took this


photo of the mist dawn Andrew Potter photographed Old Harry


Rocks in today's bright spells. And Ginny Boxall captured blossom


in the sunshine in Alton. Beautiful evening. Alexis is in


Totton in Hampshire. A lot of activity going on behind you. That's


right. We have had a lot of sunshine today and that has brought people


out although the cloud is increasing. We will turn on settled


for the rest of this week. Let's take a look at the satellite


picture. A swathe of cloud out to the west of the UK, bringing us


rain. But decent sunny spells already. The cloud is increasing.


One or two close both initially the night but through the course of the


night patchy rain or move on settled for the rest of this week. Let's


take a look at the satellite picture. A swathe of cloud out to


the west of the UK, bringing us rain. But decent sunny spells


already. The cloud is increasing. One or two close both initially the


night but through the course of the night patchy rain or moving from the


West are mainly light and patchy, with temperatures dropping into


double figures, loads of 10-11 C. Temperatures tomorrow morning will


be 11 Celsius at 8am, a good deal of cloud, outbreaks of rain but through


the course of the day the rain will ease and by lunchtime, it should be


dry everywhere. Bright and sunny spells although more cloud tomorrow


than today. If you do have any sunshine tomorrow, temperatures


could reach a high of 14-15 C. A pleasant afternoon, dry day in


general. Tomorrow night, a repeat performance of the night. The cloud


will increase, clear spells, but the chance of light patchy rain. Another


mild night with temperatures falling to 10-11 C. A fair amount of cloud


over the next few days. A lot of cloud tomorrow. That should dent and


break to allow the Sunnis bus tomorrow afternoon with a high of 14


Celsius. On Thursday, temperatures will shoot up to 17 or 18 Celsius.


Cloud with hazy sunshine and a warm dry day in general. Rain at times on


Friday and the chance of Dundry showers on Saturday but Sunday will


be the dry day of the weekend. From a very active Park in Totton, back


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