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strengthen the country's air defence systems. That is all from us.
It was then a public place. The animal was injured. A human was
injured. The owners were allowed to walk away with no punishment.
Cutting costs by closing down fire stations,
but could the controversial idea put lives and property at risk?
of an 18th century warship from the Solent seabed.
with her older and younger sisters they've 300
If you get bitten by an out-of-control dog that's
attacking your horse, you'd probably expect the dog's
But a woman from North Hampshire says she was staggered to be told
by police that no crime had been committed, after she reported
It's prompted a petition, urging the Government to review the law -
at a time when dog attacks on horses are increasing.
Anna Bunton still has nightmares about the attack
injuries were so severe, it took the vet six and a half hours
to stop the bleeding and carefully stitch her back together again.
The dog which attacked them, was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier,
As soon as it started biting, it just turned into a wild animal. The
horse took off with the dog still biting her back legs.
came up and bit my leg, through my leather boot. It hung on for quite a
I just remember seeing it launching at us from every angle. I wasn't
aware of those injuries until I had walked away.
The dog's owner eventually managed to get the dog off,
but then let it go again and it went for Lauren Colwell's
She had a massive cut on her leg. Half an inch more, and she might
have had to be put down. In a statement, Thames Valley Police
told us, officers investigated the incident and it was
established that no criminal Police say the incident was resolved
to the satisfaction of the dog owner and the order of the horse.
But Lauren, Anna, and her daughter Emily are far from satisfied.
They've started a parliamentary petition for the law to be reviewed.
We were told by the police there is nothing they can do.
I just want to a tightening, re-evaluation of the laws.
in a public place, and animal was injured and so was a human. The
owner was allowed to walk away from it but no punishment.
Their physical wounds are healing now.
But Anna still hasn't found the courage yet to take Mo out
A short while ago I spoke with Colin Spender, who's an expert
witness regularly called to court to talk about dangerous dogs -
and I asked him how the law stands on a dog attacking other animals.
As regards dog on dog it is a civil matter. There is legislation under
protection of livestock. People will be stunned to hear that
because we have seen the injuries to the horse and its owner but this is
not dealt with as a criminal issue. Nor, and it is frustrating it is not
a case that can go through the seminal court process. This was a
Staffordshire bull terrier, it is not one of the ban dogs, and I know
told that type that are docile, but do the regulations need to be
tightened up? It will be looked at, but you would never have another
daughter put onto the exemption list as it stands. Do you think --
another dog put onto the exception list.
In this circumstance they should be putting the dog back on the lead.
The ladies in the report want the law tightened, you are an expert in
this field, is there a flaw in the law? There is, particularly in
relation to horse and rider 's, when they are out in public places.
In the next few weeks a decision will be made whether to close two
It's part of proposals to save almost ?2.5
Over half the money will come from frontline services -
Let's join our reporter James Ingham, who's outside
one of the threatened stations, in Pangbourne.
This fire station's these could be numbered as could another. Both of
the stations are staffed by retained firefighters. These are authentic
people, reservists, who have other jobs. They are called in for
emergencies. The Fire Service says these communities can be adequately
served by full-time officers based further afield. Here, it is likely
that engines would be sent from a new station. But clearly closing any
fire station is controversial. Some supporters but many others have
expressed concern. A lot of things seem to be closing
down. Banks, police stations, know the fire station. I am not
particularly worried. Reading is only 15 minutes away. Usually we
don't have fires too badly, hopefully they can make it in 15
minutes. I can understand the cutbacks, but where do you draw the
line? Emergency services are vital. That is the public view, what are
the Fire Service saying? Both the Fire Service and West
Berkshire council say they understand the attachment that
people have to their fire stations but they do see that people should
not be concerned, that their safety will not be jeopardised. We would
not put a proposal for but if it did not meet that risk tolerance,
however it is always risk, that is the business we work on. But
residents across Berkshire will remain safe when they pick up the
phone if you need to dial 999 able get the service they need in a
proper and timely manner to assist them in their hour of need. What
impact will this have on staff? It is clear that retained
firefighters will not be able to continue in the rule here, and said
retained firefighters union shows that receives this shows disdain for
the system. The Fire Brigade union said it opposes any front line cuts,
but it is worth bearing in mind that the demand on the Fire Service has
changed, and this is about creating a modern force.
An inquest jury has concluded that neglect contributed to the suicide
of a 22-year-old man at Winchester prison.
Daryl Hargrave, who had a history of mental health issues,
was found hanged in his cell in July 2015.
The coroner said she has ongoing concerns.
Briony Leyland is outside Winchester prison.
Briony, Daryl Hargrave was not there for long before
That's right, the inquest heard Daryl had been
here when he was found hanged in his cell.
He lived in Gosport and had allegedly been
The inquest heard that Daryl had a long history of self harm
but troubled and had struggled with addiction.
Yes, he cut himself and was moved to
the healthcare unit the day before he died.
The jury found there were a number of failings
and decisions which contributed to his suicide - for example
he was not put on constant supervision and his psychosis
They concluded that failure amounted to neglect.
Daryl's mother told me she was satisfied with the verdict.
The jury could not have done any more, they have said it all in one
word. Neglect. What do you hope will be the legacy?
We pray that in his death, all we can ask is that lessons are learned,
and for the prison that they put more resources and training. That's
what we hoped for. What has been the response from the
prison? The prison has referred us to the
Ministry of Justice and we are still awaiting a statement from them.
There were three self-inflicted deaths in the space of two months in
2015. Speaking about this case the coroner said she had ongoing
concerns and is writing to organisations with the power to take
action to try to prevent future deaths.
More than 10,000 people have now signed a petition calling
for a Hampshire-based teenager not to be deported back to Afghanistan.
Walid Durani has lived in Fleet since he was 14.
But now he's turned 18, and is classed as an adult,
he's been told he must return to Afghanistan - despite his
The Home Office says it won't comment on individual cases -
but the size of the petition means the Government must now respond.
We've reported in the past on why empty shops are all too common
on our high streets - struggling to attract tenants
But in Winchester, retailers are facing a different problem.
They're leaving because the city is too successful.
That's caused business rates and rents to rise -
Here's our Business correspondent Alastair Fee.
Over 30 years in Winchester, this Italian deli has prospered during
But the current climate is the hardest yet.
Rates have gone up a lot in the last 12 months.
What's the combined impact of the high rent and the rate
And the minimum wage as well - the impact is
It's going to be a very challenging year for us this year.
Winchester, popular and affluent, has not been sheltered from the
Rising rent and rates have hit many here.
This is one of the next independent businesses that's closing.
River Island has left the city centre and
Shoezone too has gone citing rent as a key factor.
It seems to me that there are far more of the chain shops
and not really the independent shops.
There are no what I call affordable ladies'
There have been a lot of closures recently.
People who may not be coming back or renewing their leases.
And usually it is rent that is the problem.
This jeweller is among the new businesses
trying to make it work in an uncertain environment.
We want to survive because people do like to come out and shop
at individual shops but it's getting very, very difficult.
Across the South boarded up shops have become
While there are schemes to help cushion some business rate
rises, there is still no protection from rent increases.
We're all familiar with the driver's licence
Well, the same idea is being adopted for taxis in Mid Sussex.
Cabbies will have a sort of second virtual licence which will keep
a record of any infringements of the taxi licensing rules -
and if they get to 12 points, they could be out.
Sean Killick reports from Haywards Heath.
Most people are familiar with the concept of penalty points on the
driving licence. If you are caught speeding it is a minimum of three
points, if you get 12 points you could be banned. Taxi drivers here
face an additional risk of getting points on their taxi operating
licence. Dozens of misdemeanours. Here are a few examples. And
satisfactory condition of the vehicle inside right could get them
four points. Unreasonably prolonging a journey or misconduct regarding
charging, six points. Refusal to accept hiding without reasonable
cause, 3-12 points. If a taxi driver accumulates 12 points in a two-year
pity they could get a warning, have their licence suspended or even
people. This is reaction from taxi drivers here. Is a good idea. But if
you point out a bit strict. Especially this, they cannot have
food inside, even a bottle of water if it is hot, what are you going to
do. I keep my car clean and tidy like most do. I can't see why the
council want to award you points for having a dirty car. My car is always
clean. I think it is crazy. That is over the top. It is way over the
top. This is not entirely new, it has been introduced elsewhere in the
country. Mid Sussex District Council said the reason they are doing it is
to improve standards and also for safety of passengers as well. The
new system will be introduced here on the 1st of May.
A smoking ban is being aboard a boat crossing the Solent
broke out in a cigarette bin. I will have the weather forecast
shortly. Lloyds banking group
is to set aside ?100 million to compensate customers
who were victims of a large fraud Six people, including two
former HBOS employees, were jailed earlier this year
for their part in the scheme, The Financial Conduct Authority
is resuming its investigation into the fraud, which was put
on hold because of She's been called the missing
link between the Mary Britain captured the warship
Invincible from the But she ran aground
in the Solent 11 years later and has been on the bottom ever
since. Now a four-year excavation
project is being launched The cost is being met with money
paid in fines by the big banks. Hundreds of thousands
of people come to Portsmouth year, but few will know
that the warship upon which Admiral Nelson
modelled his fleet actually lies The fantastic thing about Invincible
is that it fills a perfect chronological gap
between the Mary Rose, which was built in 1511,
the flagship of Henry VIII, and HMS
Victory, which was built in 1765. Her class then became
the backbone of the Royal Navy. For example in the Battle
of Trafalgar, 1805, three quarters of that class of ship
were built from Invincible lines. From the depths of the Solent,
Invincible's salvation has come in the unlikely form of fines paid
by banks for manipulating the Libor In one of his last acts
as Chancellor, George Osborne authorised a ?2 million
grant from that fund. This exclusive footage shows
what the wreck looks like now. The ship itself is exposing
and there's lots of artefacts as well as structures
which are at risk. Really need to do it now
because those artefacts, they are deteriorating through biological
decay, physical decay. Here we have a lid
of a gunpowder barrel. This just emerged
and you can even see the engravings
on the top of the lid. We have one side of the ship
preserved from the gun deck all the And the bow section
is the section that we would Portsmouth's Museum
of the Royal Navy will be given There is some of it but it's
the objects that we are really interested in
because they provide an important transept
to the sort of everyday objects
that would be on a ship. As we haven't got that
from anywhere else. If the project's successful
in four years' time Invincible will take her rightful
place back at Portsmouth dockyard. Amazing things they have brought up
and who knows what else is down there? A packed weekend of sport.
Grand National of course. Not a great year for our South contenders.
Big weekend of football. Brighton boss Chris Hughton says
the promotion race is likely to drag on despite his side having a healthy
advantage in the race on Wednesday means Albion revert
to second spot ahead of tonight's Huddersfield's game in hand means
Hughton's side currently need 12 points to be sure of a place
in the top flight. Reading, remember, are firmly
in the play off chase. Tonight Albion look for a 10th away
win of the campaign. A lot rests on Glenn Murray up front
as Sam Baldock is still struggling Hughton admits away games bring
different challenges. We have got two very tough away
games now. That balance between home games and away games has changed no,
on the back of two home games and two home victories. That mentality
of going away from home, and needing to get a result, will be important.
Goals from that run at 10.20 five. They're currently six points clear
of Stevenage in fourth, and after Yeovil tomorrow they face
Plymouth in second on Good Friday. Paul Cook's side have won five
of their last six games. They're without Noel Hunt and Owen
Doyle for the rest of the season. Another big crowd will back them
at Fratton Park tomorrow. We cannot give you any sensational
news now. For the players it is repetition. We have to remind them
what we want to achieve. It is not a foregone conclusion.
In the Premier League Bournemouth hope to continue their run
of results against the giants of English football.
After this point at Anfield on Wednesday they host
a Chelsea side likely to be champions this season.
Southampton go to West Brom, they could close the gap
on the Baggies in eighth, to four points with two games in hand
with a second win in four days after Wednesday's victory over
Reading go to Norwich tomorrow in the other Championship fixture.
While Swindon hope to make it three wins from three
There's coverage across the BBC including live radio
It's day two of the US Masters at Augusta and the Hampshire pair
of Justin Rose and amateur Scott Gregory had contrasting
Gregory shot a ten over par 82 and a short time ago
Meanwhile Rose is among the early contenders after a one under par
There's highlights tonight at 7 on BBC Two and live coverage
Sussex have backed plans for the new T20 lead.
And Hampshire had a good first day to day. The home side were bowled
out for 273. And there was eight wickets on his
return for Kyle Abbott. At the close Hampshire had lost five
wickets. Their reply, 58-5. At the Oval Stoneman scored 165 as
Surrey reached 327- the. We have not mentioned the Grand
National because we are short on runners. Cocktails at dawn, 100-1,
outsider, our only hope. Now - the story of a remarkable
family gathering in Hampshire today. The occasion was the 100th
birthday of Joan Massey. Mercia who's aged 98,
and Ailsa, who's 102. Born in India, the trio have
travelled the world, outlived their four brothers,
and they all still have a relish for life and adventure
as David Allard's been finding out. We do get on. We do have our
arguments. Why not? You cannot say yes all the time.
Three sisters - 300 years of history.
There's a lot to reminisce about at Joan's 100th birthday party.
the day after America entered the First World War -
and she had a vital role in the Second.
'S boot stationed at --. Do you still feel like the baby
sister? Certainly not. We help each other out.
now living in Scotland, she finally gave up
I went back to heaven. -- back to their line. They are role models.
They are so inspirational. Who is the bossy one?
We know who the bossy one here is. Here is the weather.
It will be glorious. To date many places saw sunshine. Lovely
pictures. Temperatures soared to a high of 17,
18 Celsius. Tomorrow will be warmer, and warmer still on Sunday. Tonight
it will turn chilly and clearing skies. We may see missed and fog
patches by dawn. Pockets of frost as well. Last night that Bournemouth
Airport temperatures dropped to 0.4 Celsius. We could see similar
temperatures tomorrow morning. It will be a murky start to the day
tomorrow. The fog will be swiftly. Blue skies overhead. It is going to
be a glorious day. Cooler along the coast. Inland we could see highs of
20-21 C. Their warmest of the temperature is more likely the
further north and East you are. During the afternoon temperatures
will rise, tomorrow night, feeling skies. It will turn chilly but not
as cool as tonight. First thing Sunday morning, mist and fog
patches. A lovely start to the day on Sunday. Temperatures will rise
swiftly. Through the course of the afternoon we could see highs of 22
Celsius. Later on Sunday we will start to see cloud feuding in from
the West ahead of this coal plant. That spills a change in the weather.
They are behind this fund will be cooler. Mandy Beagle back to our
seasonal average temperatures of 13, 14 temperatures. -- on Monday we go
back to our seasonal average. Cooler and cloudier conditions. If you are
out and about over the weekend to send us your pictures.
That's it for now - thanks for your company.
We're back with the headlines at eight and a bulletin just
Meanwhile - have a good evening, and a great weekend.