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European Union after 44 years of membership. That's all from the BBC


I'm Sally Taylor. Welcome to South Today.


So many questions but not many answers yet.


As we start the process to leave the EU, what are businesses


Up till now Brexit has been very good for this business.


We may have to respond to changing markets and changing environments


Honouring the victims of the Shoreham air crash.


Designs for memorials are made public.


How a school is diversifying to raise millions for


And a modern take on a medieval tale - the story of the South's superhero


More than 2000 words over six pages that


can best be summed up as "Dear EU, we're leaving".


The official letter triggering Article 50 was hand-delivered


Probably best not to rely on the post for historic documents.


Nine months on from the referendum vote, the issue is still


There's a rally taking place tonight in Portsmouth Guildhall Square,


where we can join our reporter James Ingham.


These people here are concerned about one specific issue raised by


Brexit. Stand Up To Racism 1's European workers and students here


to be given guaranteed rights to remain immediately, not to be used


as bargaining chips. They say they are an essential part to the economy


and British way of life that many people would rather see fewer


immigrants here. The Union flag flying proudly over


Gosport, a town that wants to sever ties with Europe. 64% of voters here


chose to leave. I'm thrilled. I voted Brexit and I hope it will all


go well with no trouble from these Remainer 's. The owner of this cafe


voted out for one reason. Emigration. I don't mind the ones


here that are working putting their money into the system, you do get


some that just come for benefits. But his customers are divided. I'm


not convinced people have thought about the implications of any of it


beyond, I don't like foreigners and they take all the jobs. Have they


considered that a divided Europe becomes an unstable Europe? I think


we should welcome people but the moment there are problems with that


individual, then they should be treated harshly and removed from the


country and our borders are too easily open. Many in Winchester will


need a little spring cheer today. Six in ten here voted remain.


Whatever wave people voted we have to get behind it, there will be


implications but no point fighting against it. In a city which voted to


remain it's been easier to date finding people who voted leave and


most of them now want to get on with it. It's taken nine months. Too


slow, it's been ridiculous. Tomatoes are Spanish, plums are Spanish and


mushrooms. So anything from Europe has no para. Are you worried about


free trade ending? Not really, they will always send it over here. We


get no benefit from it. Europe has become rather bureaucratic and


tended to take over. We need to rediscover our identity as a country


rather than Europeans because we have a lot of history and a lot to


offer the world. So what will happen


to European nationals working Or if you run a company


that needs people from Just before last June's referendum,


South Today went to a plastics Today we went back to see if views


from the shop floor have changed. They say a week is a long


time in politics Here at Impress Plastics we asked


whether they had changed their minds on Brexit since we spoke


to them last June. It won't be all the


doom we're hearing. We're a great nation,


were very inventive, very industrious, manufacturing


is doing well. It's obviously been affected


by the exchange rate, on the one hand on the supply


side costs have gone up but we have a lot of value


with our injection moulding and on the positive side


we are much more competitive. It will be difficult to bid with,


much trepidation, I have decided I would think we would be


better off out. Britain has a good of which the team


to go forward with all the goods I know the pound has taken


a hammering but at the end of the day it seems quite


good that the majority The factory employs a mixture of UK


workers and immigrants from a wide Tina is from Macedonia


in the former Yugoslavia She said if things don't work out


she'll go back to eastern Europe. I'm not worried because if I don't


get here work, I will get Maybe the future will be


not the same like here but my parents live in Slovenia


and I will live there. As we move into the next phase


of this two-year divorce process, all these people will be hoping


for the best from "There is no turning back" according


to the Prime Minister as she addressed Parliament this


afternoon but the opposition parties all made clear they will closely


scrutinise the Brexit deal A short time ago I spoke


to our political editor Peter Henley and asked him about the mood


at Westminster as the starting gun Our historic day for the nation but


Theresa May felt like a teacher dealing with a troublesome class, a


lot of grumbling from the backbenchers. Her first put down


when the Scottish said we voted to remain, which she said in her


constituency they voted to remain as well but the country voted to leave.


We have some questions from Gosport about what might


I want to know how trade prices are going to be affected, imports,


the overall stability of the economy.


If we go out on world trade terms, it's 10% on cars, 20% on alcohol and


30% on their reports, so cheeses and BMWs and Italian wine will cost


more. In terms of stability, the pound has dropped so are our exports


are easier and there is more investment into the South. There are


two years to do a deal at another viewer wants to know what that


means. I'm a little unsure


about the timeline of Brexit, the different stages of pulling out


of Europe and The timeline is tomorrow we get the


Great Repeal Bill although what MPs said not great, not appeal, not


really a bill and then the EU published their guidelines on


Friday. They are looking at this like a divorce, they want a


financial settlement but we have to talk about visiting rights,


immigration will be a sticking point and then it has to be approved in


the European Parliament and by the British Parliament.


There's more detail on the BBC News website


and coming up after South Today, Brexit - What Next?


with Andrew Neil interviewing both the Prime Minister


The first proposals for a permanent memorial to the victims


of the Shoreham aircrash have been revealed.


The idea was born after the bridge of flowers became such a poignant


The proposals contain some surprises - it will actually involve five


separate memorials and the winning design almost didn't


The Shoreham tragedy brought an immediate response,


the emotions of shock, sympathy and grief manifested


in this impromptu memorial on a nearby bridge.


What's planned now is a more lasting symbol, the artworks along


the riverbank providing a place for contemplation and tribute to


The listed bridge, home to an official memorial today,


cannot be altered but once more it's at the centre of things.


It's planned to have an arch made of 11 separate archways,


each representing a victim, and you will look through it


across the river to where the crash site was and there will be 11 stars


lit up day and night over the other side which you will see looking


through the other archway and they're to represent


The new plan with its 11 illuminated stars standing roughly


round about here as a memorial to those who died that day was not


on the original short list, but while there was a clear


favourite, when it was put to the families of those


who lost their lives, the response to it was at best


lacklustre, so they went back to the drawing board and have now


opted for this scheme which failed to meet the original


The rethink seemed to meet with approval from those


It's going to strike a chord with the town.


That's nice, it's quite a nice way to remember everyone.


This almost points to the spot, I suppose, it heads


Installing the memorial will have to wait for flood defences


Investigations are continuing after a fire started


Fire crews spent most of yesterday evening at the Weald secondary


The Leisure Centre next door had to be evacuated.


Later the cricket season is just round the corner


We will be assessing Hampshire's prospects for the new campaign


shortly. It's internationally renowned and,


here in the UK, is widely recognised as our leading centre


for the teaching of deaf children. But Mary Hare School in Newbury


also has a problem - its primary and secondary school


sites operate from some less than ideal buildings,


which are several miles apart. They want to amalgamate,


by building a new primary school. It'll cost millions, and,


as Allen Sinclair reports, they'll have to raise


every penny themselves. Small class sizes and expert


tuition come at a price. Deaf children from up and down


the country are boarders here with the ?51,000 pound annual fee


paid by their home council. It means that, unlike schools run


by their local education authority, Anything it wants to do,


any improvements it wants to make, Moving the primary school four miles


across town to the secondary school We're already looking at various


architects' plans and finding these things cost a lot of money and it


will mean a big fundraising push. The school has thought


outside the box to make The Arlington Arts Centre is a space


for the pupils during school time, but outside those hours,


it's a business, making money back for the school -


money that in recent years has helped fund new accommodation blocks


for the older children, and recently a refurbished and much


improved swimming pool. In the water we don't have any


of our hearing aids or cochlears in, so it's hard to lip-read,


whereas now we can lip-read The pool also brings in money -


hired out to the wider community. But it's perhaps here


where the school's lateral Mary Hare set up its own hearing aid


repair shop 15 years ago. But it's now fixing hearing


aids sent in from Another stand-alone business set up


by and for the school, uses state of the art technology


and 3D printers to manufacture the individually moulded earpieces


for tens of thousands Half of the profits made by these


spin-off companies are ploughed My predecessors recognised


that there was a real need for schools like ours to diversify


if they were to survive and we always have plenty of good


things we want to spend more money on for the sake of the


children's education. There's a long road yet before


the new primary school is even granted planning permission


but the hope is to open by 2010. And this school has proven time


and again that where there's Last week we revealed


Southampton City Council's plans for a factory,


building prefabricated homes on the site of the former


Ford Transit plant to help solve Well, it seems prefabs -


a quicker alternative to bricks and mortar -


are sprouting all over. A new factory which makes


modular homes has opened It's creating more


than 150 new jobs. At first glance it looks


like any other building site across the South,


but these homes are being The modular units are built in here,


then decorated and fitted out on-site too before being transported


to anywhere in the UK. The company has recently moved


from London to West Sussex The numbers of staff


are increasing monthly now. We've gone from a workforce


of about 45, we're in excess of 100 now, it will be 150


in a couple of months. The company has won a ?250 million


contract for student These 110 units will


go to Nottingham. Modular units can be fitted together


to create a variety of different style properties up to 25 storeys


high, including houses or hotels. Among the new staff are many


trainees and apprentices. As I'm kind of working


with the finance and admin department mainly, I'm learning


all the different areas, so I work with lots of great people


that teach me all sorts of things. I put everything I have learned


from college into practice, It's a fledging business


so it will only go up, I'm in the window


fitting department. We need to train people up


in the skills that are required This is not like laying


bricks and the older forms of construction which have been


around for centuries. Proponents believe prefabricated


homes offer a cheaper and quicker solution


to Britain's housing problems. The two-bedroom show home


on side would cost ?130,000 However, they still need land


on which to be placed, and face the traditional matter


of requiring planning permission. it's new players and new hope


for the summer ahead. The new season just around


the corner and for Hampshire it's new players and new hope


for the summer ahead. Let's join Kris Temple


live at the Aegis Bowl. Yes, the new county cricket season


just nine days away and preparations for the Radio Solent crack forum.


Lots of talk this week about the T 20s side, although the blue ribbon


remains the County Championship. Here at the Ageas Bowl, Hampshire


held their media day today, to talk through the hopes


for the campaign ahead. Fresh from a preseason trip


to Barbados, the English spring felt doubly harsh for photocalls today


but with the additions of South African signings


Kyle Abbott and Riley Russo, hopes are high that Hampshire can


blossom after last year's I think we're going to have a really


good crack at the championship. The vibe amongst the guys


is good towards that. Having a real experienced squad,


the bowlers and the batsmen, you look around you and you say


there's not too much inexperience so there's no reason why we can't


have a run at the championship. Australian batsmen George Bailey


arrives in a month to assume the four-day captaincy


while James Vince will lead Using George's experience


and giving myself a bit of a break in the season


will hopefully work well. He's got a lot of


captaincy experience. I'm sure I'll learn off him and it


will be good for the other guys do With Liam Dawson developing


on the international scene, and West Indian fast bowler


Fidel Edwards still to arrive, Hampshire's squad looks capable


of launching plausible bids for silverware in all


forms of the game. names in the Hampshire squad this


season. Much talk about the future of the game TV 20 wise. The


Hampshire chairman joins us now. You have been a supporter of this new


competition, how significant a few days has up Dean for the game? An


amazing couple of days, I'm sure releases in the county chairmen are


about to take will change the face of English cricket for decades.


There will be eight venues for this tournament. Will this be one of


them? The IGS bowl and other facilities should be among those


being the silk -- considered, but I will leave it to the committee to


decide. What do you say to those who are worried that a new tournament


might kill off the current domestic game? They will have nothing to


worry about, the competition will continue as it is. This is the form


of cricket that young people want. You have a lot of power. As this


season. We want to keep everybody fit and then have a fight for the


top, which we haven't done for some time, so fingers crossed. Rob, thank


you. Rob will join the panel for the Radio Solent cricket forum which is


live from 7pm. Oxford United warmed up


for Wembley in an emphatic fashion, and in doing so,


boosted their League Followed by a smart


finish from Joe Rothwell. Everton loanee Conor McAleny then


scored either side of half time And after Bury's consolation,


McAleny completed his second Oxford Oxford face Coventry in Sunday's EFL


Trophy final at Wembley. Non-league Basingstoke Town


Football Club have announced plans to groundshare


with Farnborough next season. Basingstoke's Camrose Ground


is to be sold off for development, when owner Razi Raffak departs


at the end of this campaign. Funds will be put into a new home,


but a site in the town Short-term they will


co-habit with Farnborough, but Basingstoke are also talking


to Whitchurch United about Four school rugby teams


from the South today experienced the thrill of a lifetime,


by playing at the home There were mixed results, two wins


and two defeats. Thomas Hardye School


from Dorchester had a great day, This try from Thomas Reid


in the 62-7 win over Dr Challoner's. Wellington College from


Crowthorne Royal Latin College, But Bishop 's word worse were


unfortunately defeated. We've all heard of King


Arthur and Robin Hood - He's another medieval


legendand his escapades He also founded the


city of Southampton! Hollywood may not have come calling


yet for this particular hero - but his story's now being told


in a exciting new way. David Allard is in


Eastleigh to tell us more. Everyone is here tonight to


celebrate that local legend at the lodge of a graphic novel funded by


Eastleigh Borough Council telling the story of Serb Beavers, so budge


up, Batman, the world has a new superhero and it has more back story


than all the X-Men put together -- serve beavers.


In ancient England, a land of warriors and monsters,


in the city of Hampton, wrapped in celebration and morning,


Forget Game of Thrones - this is a hero that's home-grown.


The joy of storytelling is in this boy who grows up and goes


through terrible things and becomes everything he's


It's a tale of knights and maidens and dragons and swords


He finally comes home again and reclaims his birthright


The medieval legend of Sir Bevis has been chronicled


through the centuries by minstrels and storytellers.


He's said to have inspired King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt.


His fabled sword Mortglay now hangs in Arundel Castle.


There are echoes of the legend throughout Southampton -


the Bevis Valley area of the city for example, and then the stone


lions at the Bargate that represent those slain by Sir Bevis in defence


Creating the comic book was its own epic challenge.


It can literally be a painful journey and when we got there,


to have it in our hands and when you flick the pages


for the first time that are professionally done,


It's difficult to separate fact from fantasy in the story of serve


beavers, and someone who knows that well is Lynne Forrest. You are


written a book about him. What have the guys got into this book that


impressed to? They managed to get the whole feeling of the violence,


the fantasy, the extraordinary power of that time as it was represented


in the original stories, they have captured that very well. They


brought it to life in a way that hopefully will be as appealing to


the modern audience as it was to the original audiences because there


were so many different versions of it. But one thing that remains


constant is the role of Southampton. Yes, that is the one real element in


this story and it never very right from the beginnings in the


Anglo-Norman version. Blood And Valour, the website is the place to


go to find out how you can get a copy of this or the online version.


Now onto the weather. It was chilly today. More cloud than originally


thought that tomorrow may be the warmest day of the year so far.


Plenty of sunshine although it might be hazy. Many of you have been


taking photos but it has been a great day and blue sky bob, he


didn't catch the blue skies in Portsmouth, they were grey skies


overhead and also some cloudy conditions on the Isle of Wight but


we had one or two brighter spells to the day and this was the scene at


Warfield in Berkshire, blue skies to be seen. Tonight the cloud will


increase and like last night we will see some light rain at times but


there could be the odd heavy burst, especially in the second part of the


night with some showers turning into longer spells of rain. The further


south and east you are, the clearer the skies, temperatures remaining in


double figures for many so quite a mild night. We may see single


figures in the countryside, so when wet start to tomorrow, but once that


showers clear and the weather front moves away West, the sunshine will


make an appearance and in light winds we could see the highs up to


20 Celsius. These are temperatures in towns and cities but sunshine in


places may be hazy with medium and high level cloud feeding in.


Tomorrow is a pleasant evening and tomorrow night we could have one or


two showers from the West but clear skies initially, the breeze will


increase to start Friday, temperatures tomorrow night some of


two tonight, those between ten and 11 Celsius, so some rain at first on


Friday blood and improving picture and winds fall lighter with a


widening of isobars in the afternoon, so this showers will


clear and we will see patchy cloud and sunny spells and it will feel


pleasant although Friday not as warm as tomorrow, so on Friday a high of


15 Celsius and temperatures over the weekend will drop back down to the


seasonal average. A good deal of clothes to start the day, a


potential high of 18 or 19 Celsius, rain on Friday and thunderstorms


possible on Saturday. Just to remind Hampshire cricket fans the forum


starts in a few minutes on BBC Radio stolen. We're back tomorrow at 6:30


a.m.. Good night. I expect you'll want to become


a schoolmaster? That's what most of the gentlemen


does that get sent down for indecent behaviour.


Evelyn Waugh's classic novel. Have you ever been in love,


Mr Pennyfeather? No, not yet. The fire escape is very dangerous


and never to be used,


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