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On the programme tonight: The first details from a damning


report into NHS services on the Isle of Wight.


It claims patients were put at risk, and staff were


They've got to get rid of these ridiculously expensive management


It's an insult to anyone with a brain.


No deal - as unions reject the latest attempt to bring


the Southern Rail drivers dispute to an end.


A year since she was jailed in Iran - how Nazanin's friends and family


are staying optimistic by planning for her release.


People send in their ideas, if they had one day of freedom, what


One of the most remarkable finds ever, as the Antiques Roadshow


It has been revealed tonight that some patients being cared


for by the NHS on the Isle of Wight are at actual risk of harm


and the country's top health inspector has recommended


that the whole trust be placed into so-called special measures .


The Care Quality Commission is due to publish the findings


of its latest inspection next week, but South Today has seen a draft


letter from the Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike


The letter gives key details of the CQC investigation.


It shows that patients were "at risk of harm".


Some staff said they were "over-worked, bullied and harassed".


Targets were missed and there was poor leadership from the board.


In fact, the overall rating for the trust was "inadequate" -


Our Health correspondent David Fenton is live for us tonight


I have seen a lot of these reports over the years and this one is one


of the dairy, very worst. It paints a picture of an organisation that is


out of control, in the sense that no one seemed to be getting a grip on


the things that were going wrong and there was a lot that was going


wrong. Perhaps it is no surprise that the chief executive here


resigned last week. She may not be the last.


Patient at risk of harm, staff dissolution of them believed, boss


is inadequate. How much worse could it be? They have got to get rid of


these ridiculously expensive management consultants. It is an


insult to anyone with a brain when they start talking about how they


have brought in so-and-so for two days a month and they were being


paid this that and the other. It is an insult. That Conan is an insult


to that NHS. How much was spent on to that NHS. How much was spent on


it? I don't know. It represents a merry's hospital perfectly. They


deserve non-functioning body coloured cool nights non-functioning


hospital. 140,000 people relying on the island's health service. It is


hard not to think they have been let down. Mental health care was a


particular problem. There has been a lack of trust all the way round. Has


anybody, you want to be listened to. Unfortunately, there are times when


you don't get listened to and it is those times when you are looking for


other avenues to go down. This is a difficult time for a trust with the


whole leadership from the board down and a slate. Today, the acting chief


executive apologised and Things need to change here and they


will. How soon and in what way we will know next week.


One important thing to say is I have been here all day and patients have


been going in and coming out. Some of them have been getting very good


care. The staff are one of the few good points mentioned in this


report. I think what we have really seen here is a failure of


leadership. If this trust does go into special measures, as seems


likely, what will happen is they will probably send a team in here to


start turning things round and make the changes that are desperately


the changes that are desperately needed.


Tim Gardner is a Sussex-based Senior Policy Fellow at the independent


I spoke to him, earlier this afternoon from our London newsroom


and I started by asking him what exactly special measures


Hospital trusts are placed in special measures when there have


been serious failures in the quality of care and there are concerns


that the hospital will need extra support in order to be able


Does it mean that management will be replaced?


So, there are various things that happen as part of a trust


One is that there will be an external review of wether


the trust has the right people with the right skills in place


But there will be other things, as well.


That includes agreeing a plan to try and remedy some of the problems that


have been identified by the Care Quality Commission.


There will be an independent director appointed to oversee


The trust will quite often be partnered up with a neighbouring


trust to provide help, advice and support.


And then, within about 12 months, the Care Quality Commission


will come back and we inspect the trust to see what


And, crucially, will patients notice notice any difference?


Some trusts come out very, very quickly.


So Wexham Park Hospital in Slough was able to leave special measures


very quickly after it was taken over by neighbouring Frimley Park.


But there are other trusts at the other end of the spectrum


Only recently, North Cumbria Hospitals came out of special


measures after four years in the regime.


Of course, the Isle of Wight is an island.


Does it have peculiar circumstances that make this even more difficult?


The Isle of Wight is absolutely unique within England in that it


runs a full range of hospital services and it's completely


So, it will be really interesting to see how


the Care Quality Commission and others respond to this and help


the trust make the improvements that it needs for its patients.


Tim Gardner, from the Health Foundation, thanks


Next, the Southern Railway dispute took a new twist this afternoon,


when members of ASLEF ignored the advice of their own union


leaders and rejected a deal aimed at ending the long-running dispute.


That's the second time in two months.


A separate strike, by the RMT union, will take place this Saturday.


Our Transport correspondent Paul Clifton is at


Paul, this ASLEF ballot was expected to be close,


For train drivers to reject a deal worked out by their own union


To reject their own union's deal twice is unprecedented.


The drivers are clearly more militant than expected,


Members voted 372 votes to 346 against a deal.


That's a rejection by 51.8%, on a 75% turnout.


The bottom line is that drivers are not willing to accept a deal


in which more trains would run without a second member of staff.


After the first vote failed, the two sides spent three weeks talking.


The result - a deal which ASLEF said was the best possible.


Trains would normally carry a second safety-trained member of staff,


For example, when an on-board supervisor becomes ill at short


notice or arrives late on duty, or when an on-board supervisor


is affected by disruption or leaves the train to cope with a passenger.


There were also some improvements to older camera systems used


Their union will now go back to the company for more talks.


Southern called the decision "hugely disappointing."


Meanwhile, a second, much longer, dispute involving


Conductors will take a 32nd day of strike action on Saturday.


The RMT will meet Southern tomorrow morning.


But all previous talks have ended in failure and the RMT


will see today's result as strengthening its opposition


The conductors have been striking for a year now,


but Southern manages to run 90% of services on strike days.


Now, when did you last drive over a pothole?


Official figures from local councils reveal that,


in England and Wales, one in six roads is in such a bad


state and needs major repairs within five years.


In Reading, neighbourhood officers walk the town s roads,


But what's seen as an effective reporting system is set to change


and that's got motoring groups pretty frustrated.


One minute you're on a good bit of road and you can have your heads


up and be looking at all the traffic around you, and the next minute


you are really navigating some quite bad undulations and potholes.


For Andrew Slater, riding around Reading on his motorbike can be


Motorcyclists and cyclists are the most vulnerable road users


in the urban environment and the longer we take looking down


at the road surface rather than up and around at all the other hazards,


the more likely it is that we are going to come into conflict


Well, roads like this one in Reading are checked regularly


for everyday wear and tear, but under new plans,


A-roads will go from being inspected every month to every three months


and B-roads from every three months to every six months.


The council say their hands are tied because of cuts to their funding


If anything, we have been perhaps overly inspecting roads,


but nonetheless, I can understand public concern.


The council shares concerns about the very substantial


reductions in highway maintenance that we have suffered


at the hands of cuts in government grant,


but the good news is that the council is also spending


the Government's potholes money more effectively than the


The Government allows ?53 per pothole filled,


we are doing it for ?43 because we are using


And even the mention of the word 'pothole' is enough to get most


In France, when you drive on the road you don't feel the road.


When you drive in Great Britain, it's like to be on the sea.


All the millions people are spending on Road Tax and it doesn't


seem to be going back into the road network.


Well, at the moment, the potholes are awful.


In fact, only yesterday I was driving at New Lane Hill


and a new one has arrived and it is huge!


And the car crashed down and I thought my tyre


was actually going to be broke, it was so bad.


As Andrew gets back on his bike, Reading Borough Council will decide


if they are going to drive ahead with their plans at


Lots of you have contacted us on Facebook with your frustrations.


Claire Osborne from Winchester says: "The road I live on is awful!


We've had potholes down our road since the beginning of the year.


One day three cars were parked up on the bank with flat tyres!!


Graham Curtis says: "There is a road near me where they repair


It would be cheaper in the long run if it was properly resurfaced".


Diane Johnson says "Someone in Andover has started to plant


Coming up later in the programme: One of the most remarkable finds


ever, as the Antiques Roadshow rolls into Reading.


Anything, really, from the same century as him about him


A court has heard how a six-year-old Weymouth girl woke her parents


to tell them there was a man in her bed.


It's claimed the intruder has sexually assaulted her.


The child's step-father initially thought she had


Moments later, he discovered the man asleep in the girl's room.


Jervaise Kevin Jones, who is 25, denies sexual assault.


The prosecution told the jury day at Bournemouth Crown Court that


Jervaise Kevin Jones broke into her house in Weymouth through our


kitchen window. He then went upstairs when he allegedly sexually


assaulted as six-year-old girl who was asleep in bed. Giving Eddie and


is -- giving evidence by video link said she could not remember some of


the details of what had happened. The defence barrister as who had


taken off her pyjamas. She replied, the man. He undid my zip. Ask that


the man had assaulted her, she replied, yes. Mr Robinson said the


man said he was just asleep in your bed. Is that the truth? Known,


replied the girl. The jury was told that after the alleged assault the


girl went into the room of her parents and said there was a man in


her bed and explain to her mother what he had done. The girl's


stepladder then discovered Jervaise Jones asleep in the girl's bed naked


from the waist down. The police were called and Jervaise Jones was


arrested. Jervaise Jones has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a


child and he denies trespassing with intent to commit a sexual offence.


The trial is expected to last three days.


A year ago today, Hampshire-based mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was


The charity worker was later handed a five-year prison sentence


after being accused of plotting to topple the Iranian government.


Her family maintain she's innocent and has held an event focusing


on the life she can look forward to, if and when's she's released.


"My fondest dream has always been to arrive at our home,


you ask me if I want to have a cup of tea and then make me one and I'd


That's the image I most had when I was sitting


The words of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, sent


It's now 365 days since she was detained while trying


to leave for home at the end of a visit to see her parents.


For Richard Ratcliffe, the memory of that day is all too vivid.


I got a phone call to say, "Do go to the airport",


I got a phone call to say, "Do not go to the airport",


because I was due to go and pick her up at Gatwick.


I was all disorientated and slightly groggy and couldn't understand it.


And, obviously, that first sort of week or so of understanding


what was going on and where she was and...


We never thought we would still be here, a full year.


Over the next two weeks, the family of Nazanin want people


to tie yellow ribbons like this to trees in their local park,


along with ideas of how to spend one day of freedom.


We've always felt as a family that publicity is the way forward here.


It's the publicity and the worldwide concern for Nazanin and the child,


as well as Richard, will get her home.


But the Ratcliffes feel that more could be done by the authorities


I want to scream at the Government and say, "Look,


We just want people to live in freedom.


The Foreign Office says it continues to reassert strong concerns


about duel British-Iranian prisoners in Iran at the highest levels


In the meantime, Nazanin's family in the UK hope their yellow ribbons


can help cut through the legal red tape and see her returned home.


That is a story we will continue to follow. Tony Husband has joined us


on the sofa. You were at Brighton on the weekend.


Yes, and at this stage of the season it is not about the style, it is


just about winning. It was a weekend where


the Premier League dream moved a step closer,


particularly for Brighton Reading remain in the mix too -


both sides secured crucial victories and in both cases one


goal was enough. Now pushed wide. First-time cross.


Inform Murray! What a delightful finish from Albion's top scorer!


Here is the truth. He smashes a right footed. Unfortunate for the


leads, but he thrashes it into the back of their net from 18 yards out


to make it 1-0 two Reading. Both Brighton and Reading


play at home tomorrow. Brighton's position is strengthened


by Huddersfield losing to a late Reading's win moved them


above Leeds in the table. So we turn to the rest


of the weekend football. Bad luck to Oxford,


who were beaten at Wembley No slip-ups for Portsmouth


in League Two, but that wasn't Let's start at St Mary's


in the Premier League. Southampton and Bournemouth but had


chances to win their south coast clash on Saturday night, bad


finishing and bad luck played their part. Southampton shaved the post in


the first-half. The visitors threatened in the second half. This


glorious chance was spurned. Bournemouth missed two penalties in


the recent game against West Ham, surely they couldn't miss a third in


succession? He lost his footing. There was still time for Adam Smith


to hit a post, but Eddie Howe's Oldroyd at St Mary is continues. His


standing foot slipped. We accept this point. Portsmouth won their


tenth away game of the season against Hartlepool. Stevens's cross


was blasted home by Naismith. Naismith then turned provider for


the second from Gary Roberts. Swindon managed to win again in the


one. To wins in a road keep their of avoiding the drop live. In a


frenetic finish featuring two red cards and late goals, Dean


Bloomington helped the MK Dons to a 3-2 win against Gillingham.


In the non-league, Aldershot won their fourth consecutive


game ? they are firmly in the play-off pack.


Switching codes now, London Irish may well be set


for the end of season play-offs after a strong campaign


in the Championship, but they are out of the British


They lost their semi-final at Reading's Madejski Stadium


yesterday 25-17 against the same Jersey side which inflicted a rare


Kieran Hurn's try and a penalty looked set to hand them a win,


but a late Jersey touchdown from hooker Nick Selway gave


I thought the boys showed so much character out there.


they were our two themes from last week to this week.


There were just a few other areas of the game which perhaps didn't


go our way and we will have to definitely fix those


Michael Carberry marked his return to Hampshire cricket with a century


in the Championship warm-up match against Cardiff University


He received a standing ovation from the crowd.


It's his first first class match for the county since having surgery


Elsewhere this weekend, Surrey Scorchers are hanging


onto a play off place in basketball's BBL.


by the likely league champion, Leicester Riders,


The final score, Scorchers 71, Riders 85.


Meanwhile, in the National League play-off quarter-finals,


Solent Kestrels did a double over Reading Rockets.


On Saturday, the women's team won 72-58 in Southampton.


Then the men went to Reading on Sunday and produced


Poole rider Sam Sunderland enjoyed a stage win


in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, with a three second advantage


over his nearest rival as they move out into the dunes.


Do Reading stand any chance of automatic promotion? I think it will


be between Newcastle and Brighton, it depends which way. The changes --


it changes almost every game. Play-offs don't tend to bring good


history, but we will see. Now, are you a regular viewer


of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow? This weekend's programme was filmed


at Caversham Park in Berkshire and yielded one of the most


remarkable Shakespeare-related finds It's minute - a notebook full


of extracts from the Bard's work, painstakingly written by hand


hundreds of years ago, when his As Nikki Mitchell reports,


the remarkable treasure was Until my mother had died I had never


seen it before. As you can see, it is absolutely tiny. From what I am


told I think it was written about 1650, so only 30 or 40 years since


the death of Shakespeare. John had no idea just how old is handwritten


family hand-me-down was until he brought it to the Antiques road


show's experts here at Caversham Park. I opened it up and I saw


Shakespeare, comedies and tragedies. He is copying by quotes from various


Shakespeare plays. This is incredible. So how did this tiny


treasure" John's family? His ancestors lived here at Caversham


Court whether names are remembered in a memorial timeline. My five-time


great-grandfather was a traveller and antiquarian. He amassed a vast


library of 2500 volumes. I think this little book that must've been


amongst his collection of books and somehow has all these years. When I


heard that the BBC was doing the Antiques road show at Caversham Park


I couldn't resist the temptation. I would love to be shorn to scholars


and have a transcription because I just can't read it. When the value


to scholarship is this great the commercial value has to be great. At


auction, this could easily make upwards of ?30,000. Really? But such


a small item. The best things come in small packages!


You can watch that the addition of the Antiques road show on BBC


iPlayer. This is more like it!


We did have quite a lot of missed and cloud. Further inland


temperatures reached 17 Celsius. More weather like that on the way.


Alan Davis photographed the morning mist on Cranborne Chase.


Harry Harman took this picture of a ladybird


David Sawford captured a male Dunnock at Rowlands Castle


Some glorious sunshine on offer today. Tomorrow there will be


reimbursed high pressure will start to built in from wedding the onwards


and we will see some very settled conditions. A lot of dry weather, as


well, bar the rain tomorrow. There will be some rain tonight, mainly


light and patchy but we could have the odd moderate burst. In the


countryside, temperatures will fall to six Celsius in these other


temperatures for the towns and cities. The low cloud will gradually


ease. Through the course of tomorrow there will be a lot applied,


brighter to the West. It could be outbreaks of brain nearly anywhere.


The maximum tomorrow 12 or 13 Celsius, not as as today. Tomorrow


evening, the rainbow -- the rain will gradually clear. We could see a


touch of the countryside. In urban areas temperatures will drop to five


Celsius. I started the day on Wednesday. From Burton the onwards,


each day through to the weekend will be dry and sunny, the chance of mist


or fog in the morning. Cloud bill through the course of the date with


the outside chance of a shower on Wednesday, but generally dry with


highs of 12 or 13 Celsius. Slowly temperatures will recover to above


their seasonal average. These are the average temperatures for this


time of year, but on Thursday we could see a high of 16 Celsius.


High-pressure continues to building, then the centre of the high moves


towards France by the weekend, pulling away but fairly settled


conditions on Friday and into the weekend. Friday will see cloud


building through the course of the day, and the weekend settled with


lots of sunshine with high pressure in charge.


Join us tomorrow because we are sending this lady here on a special


mission. We will be back with a full bulletin at 10:30pm tonight, do


please join us then. In the meantime, have a great evening.




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