17/04/2017 South Today


17/04/2017

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Good evening. for the news where you are.

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I'm Edward Sault with the news here in the South.

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It's been an afternoon of triumph, ecstacy, and celebration

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for thousands of football fans across the South.

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Portsmouth have confirmed promotion to League One.

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And Brighton have virtually clinched promotion to the Premier League.

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These were the Seagull fans pouring onto the pitch

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They'd seen Brighton defeat Wigan 2-1.

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Barring an almost impossible set of results in the remaining games,

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that means Brighton And Hove Albion are promoted to the top flight

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of English football for the first time in 34 years.

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After five years of watching Brighton,

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This season has been plain sailing, top of the

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We won! This is her first game.

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Having missed it the last couple of seasons, absolutely

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We are really delighted, aren't we, James?

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Meanwhile, in League Two, Portsmouth have secured a definite

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promotion to League One by beating Notts County 3-1.

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Andy Moon was watching with Pompey fans in Nottingham,

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4366 Portsmouth fans made the journey north in expectation and in

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hope, and they were rewarded with a promotion, Portsmouth's first for 14

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years. An unforgettable, forgettable day for the supporters of the club,

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who have had some difficult moments in recent years. It all came good

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this afternoon. For those guys, who have helped this club and put them

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back on the map, it is the first step on a long road, but I am so

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I feel very emotional about it. Buzzing, happy, emotional. All the

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emotions I can think of, could not have imagined it any better. Coming

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off the bench, scoring two goals and getting promoted. Great feeling. The

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night here in Nottingham among night here in Nottingham among

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players, supporters and all of those who dug deep in their pockets and

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saved the club. This moment was for the fans. Portsmouth are back in

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League One where they belong. The proposed takeover deal for

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Southampton has fallen through. Jack Rowe was just three years

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old when he drowned in his family's Three years on, his mother Olivia is

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hoping to prevent similar tragedies. After an intensive training course

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in America, she's now teaching youngsters how to survive

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if they fall into water. This four-year-old

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is being taught how to float, and keep his head above

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water, if he fell in accidentally. For me, that is the most important

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thing, that every child that gets into water, whether it be

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into a pool or the sea, a pond, if that happens,

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that they can save themselves. In July 2014, Olivia Rowe's

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son, Jack, drowned in It was the day of his

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third birthday. While she popped out,

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and Jack was out of sight of his stepbrother,

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he somehow fell in. When I was out, I got the call

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from Harry, my stepson, who was looking after him, to say

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that he could not find him. I came home, and then later,

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a friend discovered him at the bottom of the pool, at the

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side and the bottom, so he was very Olivia set up a charity,

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called the Jack-Rabbit Foundation, and went

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to Florida with her swimming They both trained in infant

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survival techniques. Back home, and they have begun

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classes in Wiltshire. Babies and toddlers

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are shown how to work The charity wants to teach as many

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children as possible, It's 50 years since

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Sir Francis Chichester became a record-breaker,

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single-handedly He was celebrated as a sailing hero,

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and his boat, Gipsy Moth IV, became the most famous

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yacht in the world. Now, in this special anniversary

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year, Gipsy Moth is preparing for a new adventure,

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as Briony Leyland reports. Probably 250,000 people have

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observed, from the shore, the At the age of 65, Sir

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Francis Chichester took His achievement in sailing

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single-handedly around the globe with just one stop

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caused a sensation. Half a century later,

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his record-breaking is back at Bucklers Hard

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on the Beaulieu River, where he prepared for his voyage,

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her presence prompting I mean, everyone takes

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for granted now, but How compact, he's got

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everything in their day needs. This is his original

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paraffin heater. A lot of heat comes

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out of this, so when he was down in the Southern Ocean,

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it would have kept nice and warm. Restored 12 years ago,

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Gypsy Moth repeated her Restored 12 years ago,

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Gipsy Moth repeated her Now looked after by a charitable

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trust, she is still offering sailing opportunities, but her next

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mission is closer to home. She is going round

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Britain this year to commemorate the 50th,

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so we will be starting on the day he arrived back in Plymouth,

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and heading clockwise around the UK, so people all over

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the country will have a chance to At Guildhall, this

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untiring man met the Sir Francis, who died in 1972,

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said he took on the challenge 50 years on, that sense

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of adventure is still proving A quick look at some

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of the other football results. In the Championship,

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Reading beat Rotherham 2-1. In League One, Oxford

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beat Port Vale 2-0. And Swindon were beaten

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1-0 by Walsall. And now, here's Bea Tucker

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with the weather. Some of us have seen some sunshine,

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but it is cried overcast now. In what others will see clear skies

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overnight, but it will be a chilly one. It could be close to freezing,

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but tomorrow will be dry and bright with loads of sunshine. More

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sunshine than over the last few days. We could see some areas

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hitting 15 degrees. Largely dry through the rest of this week, but

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cold and frosty by night. Our next programme

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is at 10:20 tonight. Hopefully you managed to enjoy some

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good weather this Easter. It has not been ideal but it has not been that

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bad. Pretty cold tonight. Sharp frost on the way in role areas and

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across northern parts. The skies are not clear just yet but they are

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starting to clear. By the end of the night, those temperatures will

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tumble across Scotland, maybe as low minus eight. No surprise this time

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of the year. We do get frost, but this could be even damaging.

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Tomorrow morning, it is looking sunny for most of us but the wind is

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light

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