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strengthen the country's air defence systems. That is all from us.

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It was then a public place. The animal was injured. A human was

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injured. The owners were allowed to walk away with no punishment.

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Cutting costs by closing down fire stations,

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but could the controversial idea put lives and property at risk?

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of an 18th century warship from the Solent seabed.

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with her older and younger sisters they've 300

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If you get bitten by an out-of-control dog that's

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attacking your horse, you'd probably expect the dog's

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But a woman from North Hampshire says she was staggered to be told

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by police that no crime had been committed, after she reported

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It's prompted a petition, urging the Government to review the law -

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at a time when dog attacks on horses are increasing.

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Anna Bunton still has nightmares about the attack

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injuries were so severe, it took the vet six and a half hours

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to stop the bleeding and carefully stitch her back together again.

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The dog which attacked them, was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier,

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As soon as it started biting, it just turned into a wild animal. The

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horse took off with the dog still biting her back legs.

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came up and bit my leg, through my leather boot. It hung on for quite a

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I just remember seeing it launching at us from every angle. I wasn't

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aware of those injuries until I had walked away.

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The dog's owner eventually managed to get the dog off,

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but then let it go again and it went for Lauren Colwell's

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She had a massive cut on her leg. Half an inch more, and she might

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have had to be put down. In a statement, Thames Valley Police

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told us, officers investigated the incident and it was

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established that no criminal Police say the incident was resolved

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to the satisfaction of the dog owner and the order of the horse.

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But Lauren, Anna, and her daughter Emily are far from satisfied.

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They've started a parliamentary petition for the law to be reviewed.

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We were told by the police there is nothing they can do.

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I just want to a tightening, re-evaluation of the laws.

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in a public place, and animal was injured and so was a human. The

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owner was allowed to walk away from it but no punishment.

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Their physical wounds are healing now.

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But Anna still hasn't found the courage yet to take Mo out

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A short while ago I spoke with Colin Spender, who's an expert

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witness regularly called to court to talk about dangerous dogs -

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and I asked him how the law stands on a dog attacking other animals.

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As regards dog on dog it is a civil matter. There is legislation under

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protection of livestock. People will be stunned to hear that

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because we have seen the injuries to the horse and its owner but this is

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not dealt with as a criminal issue. Nor, and it is frustrating it is not

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a case that can go through the seminal court process. This was a

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Staffordshire bull terrier, it is not one of the ban dogs, and I know

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told that type that are docile, but do the regulations need to be

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tightened up? It will be looked at, but you would never have another

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daughter put onto the exemption list as it stands. Do you think --

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another dog put onto the exception list.

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In this circumstance they should be putting the dog back on the lead.

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The ladies in the report want the law tightened, you are an expert in

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this field, is there a flaw in the law? There is, particularly in

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relation to horse and rider 's, when they are out in public places.

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In the next few weeks a decision will be made whether to close two

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It's part of proposals to save almost ?2.5

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Over half the money will come from frontline services -

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Let's join our reporter James Ingham, who's outside

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one of the threatened stations, in Pangbourne.

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This fire station's these could be numbered as could another. Both of

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the stations are staffed by retained firefighters. These are authentic

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people, reservists, who have other jobs. They are called in for

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emergencies. The Fire Service says these communities can be adequately

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served by full-time officers based further afield. Here, it is likely

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that engines would be sent from a new station. But clearly closing any

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fire station is controversial. Some supporters but many others have

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expressed concern. A lot of things seem to be closing

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down. Banks, police stations, know the fire station. I am not

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particularly worried. Reading is only 15 minutes away. Usually we

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don't have fires too badly, hopefully they can make it in 15

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minutes. I can understand the cutbacks, but where do you draw the

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line? Emergency services are vital. That is the public view, what are

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the Fire Service saying? Both the Fire Service and West

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Berkshire council say they understand the attachment that

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people have to their fire stations but they do see that people should

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not be concerned, that their safety will not be jeopardised. We would

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not put a proposal for but if it did not meet that risk tolerance,

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however it is always risk, that is the business we work on. But

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residents across Berkshire will remain safe when they pick up the

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phone if you need to dial 999 able get the service they need in a

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proper and timely manner to assist them in their hour of need. What

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impact will this have on staff? It is clear that retained

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firefighters will not be able to continue in the rule here, and said

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retained firefighters union shows that receives this shows disdain for

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the system. The Fire Brigade union said it opposes any front line cuts,

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but it is worth bearing in mind that the demand on the Fire Service has

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changed, and this is about creating a modern force.

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An inquest jury has concluded that neglect contributed to the suicide

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of a 22-year-old man at Winchester prison.

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Daryl Hargrave, who had a history of mental health issues,

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was found hanged in his cell in July 2015.

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The coroner said she has ongoing concerns.

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Briony Leyland is outside Winchester prison.

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Briony, Daryl Hargrave was not there for long before

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That's right, the inquest heard Daryl had been

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here when he was found hanged in his cell.

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He lived in Gosport and had allegedly been

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The inquest heard that Daryl had a long history of self harm

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but troubled and had struggled with addiction.

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Yes, he cut himself and was moved to

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the healthcare unit the day before he died.

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The jury found there were a number of failings

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and decisions which contributed to his suicide - for example

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he was not put on constant supervision and his psychosis

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They concluded that failure amounted to neglect.

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Daryl's mother told me she was satisfied with the verdict.

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The jury could not have done any more, they have said it all in one

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word. Neglect. What do you hope will be the legacy?

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We pray that in his death, all we can ask is that lessons are learned,

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and for the prison that they put more resources and training. That's

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what we hoped for. What has been the response from the

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prison? The prison has referred us to the

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Ministry of Justice and we are still awaiting a statement from them.

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There were three self-inflicted deaths in the space of two months in

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2015. Speaking about this case the coroner said she had ongoing

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concerns and is writing to organisations with the power to take

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action to try to prevent future deaths.

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More than 10,000 people have now signed a petition calling

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for a Hampshire-based teenager not to be deported back to Afghanistan.

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Walid Durani has lived in Fleet since he was 14.

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But now he's turned 18, and is classed as an adult,

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he's been told he must return to Afghanistan - despite his

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The Home Office says it won't comment on individual cases -

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but the size of the petition means the Government must now respond.

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We've reported in the past on why empty shops are all too common

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on our high streets - struggling to attract tenants

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But in Winchester, retailers are facing a different problem.

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They're leaving because the city is too successful.

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That's caused business rates and rents to rise -

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Here's our Business correspondent Alastair Fee.

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Over 30 years in Winchester, this Italian deli has prospered during

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But the current climate is the hardest yet.

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Rates have gone up a lot in the last 12 months.

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What's the combined impact of the high rent and the rate

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And the minimum wage as well - the impact is

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It's going to be a very challenging year for us this year.

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Winchester, popular and affluent, has not been sheltered from the

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Rising rent and rates have hit many here.

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This is one of the next independent businesses that's closing.

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River Island has left the city centre and

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Shoezone too has gone citing rent as a key factor.

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It seems to me that there are far more of the chain shops

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and not really the independent shops.

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There are no what I call affordable ladies'

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There have been a lot of closures recently.

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People who may not be coming back or renewing their leases.

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And usually it is rent that is the problem.

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This jeweller is among the new businesses

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trying to make it work in an uncertain environment.

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We want to survive because people do like to come out and shop

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at individual shops but it's getting very, very difficult.

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Across the South boarded up shops have become

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While there are schemes to help cushion some business rate

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rises, there is still no protection from rent increases.

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We're all familiar with the driver's licence

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Well, the same idea is being adopted for taxis in Mid Sussex.

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Cabbies will have a sort of second virtual licence which will keep

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a record of any infringements of the taxi licensing rules -

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and if they get to 12 points, they could be out.

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Sean Killick reports from Haywards Heath.

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Most people are familiar with the concept of penalty points on the

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driving licence. If you are caught speeding it is a minimum of three

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points, if you get 12 points you could be banned. Taxi drivers here

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face an additional risk of getting points on their taxi operating

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licence. Dozens of misdemeanours. Here are a few examples. And

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satisfactory condition of the vehicle inside right could get them

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four points. Unreasonably prolonging a journey or misconduct regarding

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charging, six points. Refusal to accept hiding without reasonable

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cause, 3-12 points. If a taxi driver accumulates 12 points in a two-year

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pity they could get a warning, have their licence suspended or even

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people. This is reaction from taxi drivers here. Is a good idea. But if

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you point out a bit strict. Especially this, they cannot have

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food inside, even a bottle of water if it is hot, what are you going to

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do. I keep my car clean and tidy like most do. I can't see why the

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council want to award you points for having a dirty car. My car is always

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clean. I think it is crazy. That is over the top. It is way over the

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top. This is not entirely new, it has been introduced elsewhere in the

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country. Mid Sussex District Council said the reason they are doing it is

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to improve standards and also for safety of passengers as well. The

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new system will be introduced here on the 1st of May.

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A smoking ban is being aboard a boat crossing the Solent

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broke out in a cigarette bin. I will have the weather forecast

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shortly. Lloyds banking group

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is to set aside ?100 million to compensate customers

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who were victims of a large fraud Six people, including two

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former HBOS employees, were jailed earlier this year

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for their part in the scheme, The Financial Conduct Authority

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is resuming its investigation into the fraud, which was put

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on hold because of She's been called the missing

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link between the Mary Britain captured the warship

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Invincible from the But she ran aground

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in the Solent 11 years later and has been on the bottom ever

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since. Now a four-year excavation

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project is being launched The cost is being met with money

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paid in fines by the big banks. Hundreds of thousands

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of people come to Portsmouth year, but few will know

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that the warship upon which Admiral Nelson

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modelled his fleet actually lies The fantastic thing about Invincible

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is that it fills a perfect chronological gap

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between the Mary Rose, which was built in 1511,

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the flagship of Henry VIII, and HMS

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Victory, which was built in 1765. Her class then became

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the backbone of the Royal Navy. For example in the Battle

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of Trafalgar, 1805, three quarters of that class of ship

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were built from Invincible lines. From the depths of the Solent,

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Invincible's salvation has come in the unlikely form of fines paid

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by banks for manipulating the Libor In one of his last acts

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as Chancellor, George Osborne authorised a ?2 million

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grant from that fund. This exclusive footage shows

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what the wreck looks like now. The ship itself is exposing

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and there's lots of artefacts as well as structures

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which are at risk. Really need to do it now

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because those artefacts, they are deteriorating through biological

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decay, physical decay. Here we have a lid

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of a gunpowder barrel. This just emerged

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and you can even see the engravings

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on the top of the lid. We have one side of the ship

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preserved from the gun deck all the And the bow section

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is the section that we would Portsmouth's Museum

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of the Royal Navy will be given There is some of it but it's

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the objects that we are really interested in

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because they provide an important transept

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to the sort of everyday objects

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that would be on a ship. As we haven't got that

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from anywhere else. If the project's successful

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in four years' time Invincible will take her rightful

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place back at Portsmouth dockyard. Amazing things they have brought up

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and who knows what else is down there? A packed weekend of sport.

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Grand National of course. Not a great year for our South contenders.

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Big weekend of football. Brighton boss Chris Hughton says

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the promotion race is likely to drag on despite his side having a healthy

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advantage in the race on Wednesday means Albion revert

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to second spot ahead of tonight's Huddersfield's game in hand means

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Hughton's side currently need 12 points to be sure of a place

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in the top flight. Reading, remember, are firmly

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in the play off chase. Tonight Albion look for a 10th away

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win of the campaign. A lot rests on Glenn Murray up front

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as Sam Baldock is still struggling Hughton admits away games bring

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different challenges. We have got two very tough away

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games now. That balance between home games and away games has changed no,

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on the back of two home games and two home victories. That mentality

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of going away from home, and needing to get a result, will be important.

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Goals from that run at 10.20 five. They're currently six points clear

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of Stevenage in fourth, and after Yeovil tomorrow they face

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Plymouth in second on Good Friday. Paul Cook's side have won five

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of their last six games. They're without Noel Hunt and Owen

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Doyle for the rest of the season. Another big crowd will back them

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at Fratton Park tomorrow. We cannot give you any sensational

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news now. For the players it is repetition. We have to remind them

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what we want to achieve. It is not a foregone conclusion.

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In the Premier League Bournemouth hope to continue their run

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of results against the giants of English football.

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After this point at Anfield on Wednesday they host

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a Chelsea side likely to be champions this season.

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Southampton go to West Brom, they could close the gap

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on the Baggies in eighth, to four points with two games in hand

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with a second win in four days after Wednesday's victory over

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Reading go to Norwich tomorrow in the other Championship fixture.

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While Swindon hope to make it three wins from three

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There's coverage across the BBC including live radio

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It's day two of the US Masters at Augusta and the Hampshire pair

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of Justin Rose and amateur Scott Gregory had contrasting

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Gregory shot a ten over par 82 and a short time ago

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Meanwhile Rose is among the early contenders after a one under par

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There's highlights tonight at 7 on BBC Two and live coverage

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Sussex have backed plans for the new T20 lead.

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And Hampshire had a good first day to day. The home side were bowled

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out for 273. And there was eight wickets on his

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return for Kyle Abbott. At the close Hampshire had lost five

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wickets. Their reply, 58-5. At the Oval Stoneman scored 165 as

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Surrey reached 327- the. We have not mentioned the Grand

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National because we are short on runners. Cocktails at dawn, 100-1,

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outsider, our only hope. Now - the story of a remarkable

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family gathering in Hampshire today. The occasion was the 100th

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birthday of Joan Massey. Mercia who's aged 98,

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and Ailsa, who's 102. Born in India, the trio have

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travelled the world, outlived their four brothers,

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and they all still have a relish for life and adventure

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as David Allard's been finding out. We do get on. We do have our

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arguments. Why not? You cannot say yes all the time.

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Three sisters - 300 years of history.

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There's a lot to reminisce about at Joan's 100th birthday party.

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the day after America entered the First World War -

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and she had a vital role in the Second.

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'S boot stationed at --. Do you still feel like the baby

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sister? Certainly not. We help each other out.

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now living in Scotland, she finally gave up

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I went back to heaven. -- back to their line. They are role models.

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They are so inspirational. Who is the bossy one?

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We know who the bossy one here is. Here is the weather.

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It will be glorious. To date many places saw sunshine. Lovely

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pictures. Temperatures soared to a high of 17,

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18 Celsius. Tomorrow will be warmer, and warmer still on Sunday. Tonight

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it will turn chilly and clearing skies. We may see missed and fog

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patches by dawn. Pockets of frost as well. Last night that Bournemouth

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Airport temperatures dropped to 0.4 Celsius. We could see similar

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temperatures tomorrow morning. It will be a murky start to the day

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tomorrow. The fog will be swiftly. Blue skies overhead. It is going to

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be a glorious day. Cooler along the coast. Inland we could see highs of

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20-21 C. Their warmest of the temperature is more likely the

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further north and East you are. During the afternoon temperatures

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will rise, tomorrow night, feeling skies. It will turn chilly but not

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as cool as tonight. First thing Sunday morning, mist and fog

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patches. A lovely start to the day on Sunday. Temperatures will rise

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swiftly. Through the course of the afternoon we could see highs of 22

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Celsius. Later on Sunday we will start to see cloud feuding in from

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the West ahead of this coal plant. That spills a change in the weather.

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They are behind this fund will be cooler. Mandy Beagle back to our

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seasonal average temperatures of 13, 14 temperatures. -- on Monday we go

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back to our seasonal average. Cooler and cloudier conditions. If you are

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out and about over the weekend to send us your pictures.

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That's it for now - thanks for your company.

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