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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
to you in the studio. Every time we turn around...