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That's all from the BBC News at Six, so it's goodbye from me
Chinese plans to build a replica of the ill-fated liner
are criticised by families of those who lost their lives.
I think if he knew this was being replicated, he would be turning in
his grave. After fire gutted this
high-rise flat, a woman's arrested
on suspicion of arson. Chinese takeaway in prospect
for another of our football clubs, as new investors make
a play for Reading. To tell you the truth, we do not
want to sell the club, but we have got no choice, you know? And on the
water, police patrols to target butchers here in Poole Harbour. --
poachers. Descendants of those who sailed
on board the Titanic have criticised a decision to build a replica
of the doomed liner in China Its Chinese backer attended
a meeting of the British Titanic Society in Southampton this weekend
to convince them otherwise. But because the ship remains a grave
at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, some people believe the replica
is in extremely poor taste. Our Transport Correspondent Paul
Clifton is in Southampton tonight. And Paul, more than a century
on from the sinking of the Titanic, The story of the Titanic
is indelibly linked 724 crew members
came from this city. This memorial is to some of the 549
of them who perished. At Northam Primary School,
half the children lost their fathers The people building the theme park
in China's Sichuan province say it will highlight the heroism and love
of those who lost their lives. But there are many
who think the idea is, The concept is bold. Working from
original plans, a new Titanic two is being created.
A promotional video shows the British liner
Work is well underway. The replica will be complete in two years' time.
attraction on a river in
The Chinese have come to the British Titanic
The intent to meet the experts and convince them that the project is
good idea. TRANSLATION: Yes,
Chinese people are very interested in this project
and the Titanic, especially in terms
of the responsibility. The intention is to build a ship is
close to the original as possible. I am doing everything
in my power to make this thing look like the original, so we
are going to hopefully use some Jean Legg's father was
an 18-year-old steward on board He lived to be nearly 90, and those
sights and sounds stayed with him until the end of his days.
I think he would be turning in his grave.
Bad taste, I think. I lost my grandfather on the Titanic.
What is special about the Titanic as this will help to perpetuate the
memory of those who lost their lives. The Chinese will even build a
replica of the hotel in which many people stayed the night before the
voyage. The Chinese are fascinated with the Titanic story. Their story
will now become a tourist attraction, and a business
opportunity. Well, the idea of a Titanic 2
has produced a lively David Allard has been looking
through your comments. Plenty of comments on the South
Today Facebook page. They are weighted to- one against the idea.
Police are questioning a woman on suspicion of arson after a fire
at a high rise block of flats in Southampton yesterday evening.
The fire at Redbridge Towers completely destroyed a flat
No-one was seriously injured, and firefighters managed
to prevent the blaze spreading to neighbouring flats.
Fanned by the wind, the blaze on the 12th floor of Redbridge
Towers in Southampton took hold quickly, just before
When I came out, there were flames coming out of the windows, paper
coming out, glass smashed everywhere. When the windows went
out, it went boom. The woman
living in the flat where the fire broke out fled to her neighbour
to raise the alarm. 50 firefighters were sent
from Southampton, the New Forest A lot of people were time to get out
of the building while our firefighters will try to get in.
Other than smoke inhalation there were no injuries.
This morning a joint investigation team from fire
A 28-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of
"arson with intent to endanger life".
As the fire crews on the ground were acutely aware, it's just days
since the seventh anniversary of the blaze at another
Southampton tower block, Shirley Towers which claimed
the lives of firefighters Alan Bannon and Jim Shears.
With the advent of the tragic incident at Shirley Terrace, this
was always going to talk at some heartstrings among the Southampton
Cruz, it does strike a chord, so they were always good to be nervous,
but they are well-trained, very professional, and very good at they
do. Since the Shirley Towers tragedy, sprinklers are being
installed in high-rise flats. Writing on Twitter,
Alan Bannon's sister Lin renewed her calls for sprinklers to
be fitted to all other high rises, including Redbridge Tower.
Southampton City Council told us they have invested
more than ?1 million They have also stressed that all
buildings are safe. The joint investigation team
will continue their work up on the 12th floor -
the flat has been completely destroyed and they say they will be
here for some time to come. It's an illness which is
on the increase among students and teenagers, yet medical experts
say awareness of meningitis A vaccine is freely available
to all school leavers, but last year in the South, fewer
than a third took it up. One woman from Hampshire
who was left severely disabled after contracting a rare strain
of meningitis is now urging other young people to protect themselves.
Anjana Gadgil went to meet her. Jemma developed meningitis halfway
through her law degree. She spent a year in
hospital and lost her I was in an induced coma for three
weeks while the swelling I was on a ventilator
for three and a half months. I pretty much had to
learn to do everything again, from moving my limbs,
speaking, talking, eating, all of those things you learn when you are
little, I had to relearn. rarest strains, but in the three
years since she was diagnosed, a vaccine has been available
for school leavers. There are five different
strains of bacterial meningitis, each caused
by different bacteria. Meningitis B is the most
widely recognised - babies are immunised
against itfrom eight weeks. babies are immunised against it
from eight weeks. But meningitis W is the most
common among teenagers, In Dorset, Hampshire
and the Isle of Wight, cases of meningitis W increased
from 22 six years ago The total number of people
who died rose from five to But fewer than one third of young
people leaving school have been immunised,
despite the dangers. Parents are really scared
of meningitis, they know all about it and bring children
to hospital really quickly. But we know that young
people, teenagers and college students,
are not properly aware. They often come to hospital
later because they just think they have got
the flu or a hangover. The best way to not get meningitis
is to be vaccinated. People say to me, I am fit
and healthy, I don't think it is going to happen to me,
but I was exactly I was fit and healthy,
there was no reason why I got it, I was just the
unlucky one who did. And if you want to find out more
about the vaccination or the symptoms, you can
find details online Police from across the South,
including Hampshire, the Thames Valley and West Sussex,
have attended the funeral of PC Keith Palmer, who was murdered
in the Westminster terror attack. Thousands of officers lined
the streets of Central London to witness the procession of PC
Palmer's coffin before his funeral at Southwark
Cathedral this afternoon. Still to come in South Today,
the agony and the ecstasy - a missed chance to win the Masters, but
Hampshire clinch victory in style. 18 people have been arrested
in an operation by Hampshire and Thames Valley Police,
targeting criminals Officers seized cocaine
with a street value of around Other arrests were made for crimes
including theft and driving Forty-two vehicles were seized
for having no insurance or license. 42 vehicles were seized for having
no insurance or license. People and businesses in
South Reading are calling for more A loophole in licensing laws
allowing airport bars to sell alcohol all day,
and to under 18s, should be closed Sussex Police say they're currently
unable to bring sanctions against bars selling alcohol
to children at Gatwick Airport. One airline says it suffered
more than 250 incidents of alcohol-fuelled disruption
last summer alone. But today Gatwick said it was happy
with an industry code of practice and didn't want to see
the law tightened. A flight is diverted,
and a drunk passenger arrested and later jailed for
assaulting a crew member. At the moment, the
Licensing Act, which controls the sale of alcohol,
does not apply once according to the House of Lords
committee set up to scrutinise it, It can be quite intimidating
to see a whole gang of people board a plane,
obviously the worse for drink, and we believe that the police,
the airlines, and the retailers should have the tools
to do their job, and therefore the The committee heard from one airline
which suffered hundreds of summer. Sussex Police said all but
one outlet airside at Gatwick sold alcohol to an under-18
test purchaser. Certainly, bringing the licensing
laws here at Gatwick into line with those just down the road
in Crawley will do something about the sort of people who cannot board
a flight at 7am without a large gin But ultimately, the public needs
to understand that you cannot get onto an aircraft
when you are drunk, or indeed, This former pilot says airport
and airline crew can usually step in to stop
any potential trouble. As a captain, if somebody walks
into an aircraft, and the cabin crew have any concerns,
they will be straight into the cockpit, they will say we have just
boarded two people, we are not too sure, and straightaway you will just
ask for security to come and look at Both airport operators
and the Home Office say the current voluntary code of conduct
is still the best way forward. The report from the Lords
says it is clearly not Sara Smith, BBC
South Today, Gatwick. People and businesses in south
Reading are calling for more This space behind shops
on the Shinfield Road has But local residents say each time it
fills up again within days and they've so far not been able
to find out exactly The rubbish is often dumped
at night, it attracts rats and people renting garages
here can't get to them. We did once use it for parking and,
obviously, you can't now. It has got a really bad smell
and it is really not There is children coming
out of the houses Nearly four months after it closed,
a community application to reopen a Berkshire swimming pool
is being considered The Arthur Hill Memorial
Baths shut in December after Reading Borough Council said
it couldn't afford to keep it open. Swimmers who used the pool have
submitted an outline business plan and set up a community interest
company to run it if necessary. More than ?10,000 was raised
through an appeal to take Dorset Police's marine unit has been
drafted in to help tackle gangs of poachers raiding birds'
nests in Poole Harbour. Nests of rare and protected
Mediterranean gulls have been disturbed on several
of the islands there. The charity Birds of Poole Harbour
is assessing the damage. The torturers are looking for eggs.
This, a chicken's egg, probably worth about 20p. -- the poachers.
These documents are a delicacy, they are a delicacy, but the higher on
the available for a few weeks a year. -- viz duck eggs. They can
legally only be collected from four sites, none of which are in Dorset.
Such is the capital's appetite, that people are now prepared to break the
law. Poole Harbour is
a haven for wildlife. The Mediterranean gull has made some
of the islands its home, Almost 70% of the colony have
disappeared, been taken. We found the nests empty
and the islands which are uninhabited and have no human access
were crisscrossed with footprints. So we came to the understanding
that, unfortunately, The Mediterranean gull
in the foreground looks very similar And it is the demand
for black-headed gull eggs that is threatening
the Mediterranean gull. Black-headed gull eggs have
been deemed safe to eat However, no-one's ever tested
Mediterranean gull eggs. Now, this is a schedule one species
heavily protected by law, and they are potentially being sold
in areas that no-one knows whether they are
safe to eat or not, OK? So there is a big health
issue attached to this. Now Dorset Police are patrolling
the waters and asking anyone who sees anything suspicious
to contact them. We will be looking at anyone
who should not be on the islands because they are protected islands
themselves. There has been no licence
issued within Dorset. So anyone in the wrong place
at the wrong time and should not be there will obviously come
to our attention. It is not illegal to set foot
on the islands but police want to talk to this
man, seen recently. The nesting sites are being
monitored now as the breeding But the impact is already
being felt elsewhere. An entire brood of tern chicks
on Brownsea were eaten by the gulls Birds of Poole Harbour are keeping
a close eye on what happens next. Interesting issue. Looking lovely in
Poole Harbour. We will have the weather shortly before us, the
sport. If I am a bit bleary eyed, it is because I was watching the
Masters, Justin Rose! You could not leave it. Half past
midnight, could not go to bed. Dramatic night. Lots up injured in
the night. During the evening, breaking news from Reading FC.
Reading's co-owner has told South Today the Thai consortium
who run the Championship club are selling reluctantly but that
a Chinese brother and sister can do a lot better for the Royals.
Lady Sasima Srivikorn talked to South Today after the Football
League cleared the way for a takeover at
But as Ben Moore reports, the Premier League may
Only the Canaries were singing at the Royals' 7-1 drubbing
But although humiliating, the defeat will not realistically damage
The news less than 24 hours later that the Football League have
conditionally approved a Chinese takeover will have
To tell you the truth, we do not want to sell the club.
But we have not much choice, you know?
It is just endless, OK, and very expensive.
This brother and sister made a fortune building underground
The pair are not strangers to English football and tried to buy
Hull last summer but were thwarted because of concerns over
That has led to concerns that there could be another block,
denying the Royals access to the Premier League if they go up.
We like this brother and sister team.
I think they are sincere and they can do a lot
Are you worried at all that the Chinese had their application
to take over Hull FC blocked by the Premier League?
I am not worried because I am sure, at the end of the day, the EPL
And if they pass them, that means it is good.
Reading could face one big change with the possibility of a takeover,
long-time chairman Sir John Madejski could finally take
Reading's defeat doesn't harm their play off hopes.
It was a great weekend for Brighton, whose victory on Friday night at QPR
coupled with Newcastle's defeat puts them back in pole
Technically, they need 7 points to go up, in reality,
Congratulations to Brighton and Hove Albion's Anthony Knockart,
he was named Championship player of the year at last night's
More prizes are coming Brighton's way.
Meanwhile, Portsmouth were named the EFL's
community club of the year, and that's probably not the only
award the Fratton Park club will claim in the next week or so.
Pompey are on course for promotion after this 3-1 over Yeovil.
Gareth Evans' penalty put them in front.
Kal Naismith restored the lead, beating the keeper at the near post.
Jamaal Lowe did the same soon after, 3-1.
Portsmouth need a maximum of 8 points to go up from 5 games.
Golf in a moment, first, the other football headlines.
Southampton showed resilience, flair, and quality in their 1-0 win
at West Brom, and should have scored more than
the solitary goal, the
first in the Premier League for Jordy Clasie.
Tony Pulis' side were threatening an equaliser by
Fraser Forster secured all three points, though, with a
series of saves, including this from Jonny Evans in the last minute.
Bournemouth's five-match unbeaten run has gone a long way to securing
the Premier League status, barring a collapse
in the home straight, and
they gave Chelsea a tough examination on Saturday night.
Diego Costa's slice took a fortunate deflection off Alan Smith
Eden Hazard rounded Artur Boruc soon after to make it 2-0.
They hit the post, and then Josh King fired in
The fightback ended after the break, though.
Marcus Alonzo's free kick unstoppable, just like Chelsea this
Justin Rose played a part in one of the great Masters Sundays
as he and Sergio Garcia battled it out for the famous green
The former North Hants golf club member was beaten in a play off
after a dramatic contest with his Spanish Ryder cup partner,
which saw the players go toe to toe through the back nine
Both missed putts to win the year's first Major on the final hole,
so it went to a sudden death play off.
Rose fired his tee shot into the pines.
And Garcia took advantage, sinking this putt to birdie
Sudden death is sudden death. You're in it and suddenly it is all over.
It was a great day. It really was. We separated ourselves from the
field and you had a great comeback. On 13, we made par through the
trees. That was the turning point for him. I am happy for Sergio. I
would love to wear the green jacket, but if it wasn't me, I feel good for
him. Great sportsmanship in golf. And a tweet from Justin Rose
which has been universally praised. As he congratulates
Sergio and admits "sport in the moment can be tough,
but, it's just sport. Surrey have beaten Warwickshire
by an innings and one run in their opening
county championship match. Meanwhile, Hampshire won their game
at Yorkshire in thrilling style. Gareth Berg hit this six
as the county chased a huge 321 Five of the six teams contesting
this summer's America's Cup are practising in Bermuda, including
the Portsmouth based Landrover BAR There was a dramatic
moment for the defenders Oracle team USA this weekend
when their 50 foot foiling catamaran tipped over in the Great Sound,
the team's own video teams caught It follows a near miss on Friday
with Artemis Racing of Sweden. Dramatic images and a reminder that
when those boats are going at 50 mph, it is pretty dangerous at
times. Great weekend of sport but a great
weekend of whether as well. The barbecues came out, the bikinis came
out... They did indeed. It was the highest
temperature of the year so far. This week, in some places, 10 Celsius
cooler. Shazz Hooper took this picture
of a barn in amongst Colin Lee photographed Watts Park
in Southampton bursting with colour. There was plenty of sunshine and we
will do it all again tomorrow. Temperatures this week slightly
cooler than me whether the weekend. This week, a lot of dry weather in
general. It is only try Easter weekend as well. Only a spot of rain
here and there. Clear skies over me tonight. Any cloud that built up
today will melt up tonight. There are laws in towns and cities of
6-8 C. Cloud. To build during the afternoon tomorrow, particularly for
the North and East. Temperatures could reach highs of 14, maybe 15
Celsius and it will be a breezy afternoon. The breeze is quite
strong for the South coast and Isle of Wight. It is a lovely evening
tomorrow night with lots of sunshine on offer. Cloud. To increase for
some during the early hours of Wednesday morning. Quite a cloudy
start to Wednesday and cloudy in general through the day. Tomorrow
night's temperatures are down to around 6-7 C. They will not be a lot
more clever and on Wednesday. Brightest bells even there. Breezy
day, coming from the west, and liked and patchy rain. More likely in
Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and areas north of Berkshire. Quite a
lot of dry weather around as well, fair amount of cloud with highs of
14 and 15. The winds for later through Thursday and it should be
mainly dry with some bright and sunny intervals, patchy cloud here
and there. Similar scenario on Good Friday. Sunny spells to be had.
Chance of rain after dark but, generally, should be dry during the
course of the day with the high of 12 and 13 Celsius. Looking to the
Easter weekend, Good Friday is mainly dry until the evening,
showers expected on Saturday that will be hit and miss, and dry on
Easter Day and Easter Monday. That is not sound too bad. Thank you
very much. I think we have been quite spoiled!
Thank you very much. There is a new summary at 8pm and we will be back
at 10:30pm as well. Thanks been there. Good night. -- thanks for