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In tonight's programme. day and it gets cold next week.
legs have been amputated after a motor racing accident.
A warning to pet owners as several cat deaths
in Portsmouth are being linked to the "UK cat killer".
It's a shame what happened to such a dear
A campaign to bring back oysters to the Solent.
And the TV stars marking a million pound milestone for a new children's
He was tipped as a Formula One star of the future -
but in a split second his life changed forever.
17-year-old Billy Monger from Charlwood in Surrey was racing
in last weekend's British Formula four championships when he crashed
He's since had both his lower legs amputated.
But fans have rallied round, and an online appeal has already
raised more than half a million pounds.
Lewis Coombes is at Thruxton in Hampshire where many
of Billy's fellow racers will compete this weekend.
Sally, Formula four is seen as a low-cost
entrance to car racing - aimed at young drivers
The next step on the road to Formula One.
Today we've seen drivers whip along the straights here at speeds
had learned of the news surrounding their friend
and colleague known as Billy Whizz...
It started as just another race for a young driver with eyes for the
top. It ended in tragedy. This footage from Billy's on-board camera
captures captures the seconds before impact. He was trapped after
colliding with another formula four car. He is the obliteration Jesper
neon the right leg. His left leg is halfway up his five where it has
been removed. Devastating news for us all. The main use to keep a brave
face for Billy. He seems to be doing well, holding up well. Those in
charge in Donington where the incident took place says the
accident will be examined in full. Given a strong racing record, racing
continued at Thruxton, with cars brandishing stickers with his name.
I can remember accident without nature for many, many years. Given
the number of race miles completed, the safest record of any racing
series bar none, I would suggest. News of Billy's accident has echoed
around the world motorsport. An online appeal to raise funds for the
rehabilitation has raised half ?1 million in just 24 hours. With the
likes of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton pledging support. The few
people you know will light up the room when it comes in, incredibly
likeable guy. About motorsport. Seeing the next generation of kids
come through, looking after kids eight years old in go-karts.
Passionate about what he does he loves the sport. To see it happen to
such a lovely guy, such a heartbreaking thing. At the same
time we can see the incredible support he has got. That is
testament to how well loved for years. Tom Ingram, a close friend of
Billy speaking to me earlier today. The money raised, ?570,000, is going
into a trust fund for Billy and his family. British touring cars will
carry messages of support for him. Clearly a popular man in the world
motorsport. 50 firefighters have been battling
a blaze in the St Denys Fire crews got the call
to Empress Road just before midday. No one was inside the commercial
garage at the time and everyone Fire crews are still on the scene
and the fire is now affecting The Ambulance Service has warned
people nearby to close windows Police in Portsmouth
are investigating the horrific killing of a cat in Southsea over
the Easter weekend. They're linking it with two other
similar attacks on cats in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and with many
more attacks nationally believed Jo Kent is in Southsea tonight -
Jo, what happened? It was outside the shop that Poppy,
a two-year-old cat and much loved Her body left across the road
for passers-by to find. It's just yards from her home
and it is believed that it happened between 10.30 at night and 1.30
in the morning from Easter Sunday Her death is devastating
for her owners but all the more so because of the horrific nature
of how it happened. Such a friendly little thing, I have
a young daughter. We had come down the road, coming down the
cul-de-sac, Poppy would come and meet us. At the moment very
difficult to see it in me can't help but think about it. Last night I
could not leave the baby in the nursery. I felt unsafe. And what
happened. To such a dear, sweet creature. -- and a
Well initially the person who found Poppy's body was told it wasn't
really a police matter but it soon emerged that this may not be
an isolated case and is probably linked to a number of other killings
into which there is already a police investigation.
In the South, Hampshire Police are now linking it to two other cases -
one also in Portsmouth at the start of April and another in Sandown
So what do we know about the 'UK cat killer'?
Killings were first reported in 2015 and were largely happening
Now it's believed there are more than 200 cases.
The deaths are similar - with most of the cats -
There's a reward of ?10,000 being offered for information
The concern is that this individual could move
on from killing and mutilating cats to harming humans.
In the meantime Poppy's owners are urging other owners
A 68-year-old man is still being questioned on suspicion
of arson following a fire at a stately home in Dorset.
The blaze at Parnham House near Beaminster broke out on Saturday
Police say the man arrested is from the local area.
Teachers, support staff and parents have revealed the impact of cuts
More than fifty schools in the county are planning to reduce
staffing in the next academic year, as they struggle to
Almost half of those responding to a survey by Unison had been
affected by restructuring in their schools,
with most of them saying it had lowered morale,
increased stress and damaged educational outcomes.
James Ingham has been looking at the findings.
Because of the way funding is allocated, schools in West Sussex
receive two hundred pounds less per pupil than the average school.
That will change under plans to even out discrepancies,
but they'll still be worse off than most.
As a result, 53 schools out of around 330 are considering staff
This is about there being simply not enough money to educate children in
the ways they need to be educated. Making sure there are not support
staff to support children in classrooms, particularly vulnerable
children who may have difficulties or behavioural issues. That affects
all children in schools. Unison's survey in West Sussex
schools, shows staff morale has been hit and workload and stress
levels have increased. But it's the impact
on children that's most stark. Around half said pupils
attainment had got worse, and more said special educational
needs provision had suffered. One teaching assistant has told us
how worried for pupils she is, but she's also fearful
about her future prospects, The children in my school will not
have access to somebody they can talk to. They will continue to be
abused. They will continue to cause disruption in the class. They will
continue to stop other children having a right to their education.
So every single child will be affected, because these children do
not have somebody to turn to. Don't have someone who can spend time
listening to them. Parents are also noticing
the impact of cuts. Sarah Maynard has children
at primary and secondary Her son's primary is losing seven
teaching assistants. They generally enrich our children's
daily life at school, and they will be gone. That is damaging for the
school, obviously. That will have an impact on other members of staff
with workflow. More significantly, it is damaging to our children's
education. The government says school funding
is at record levels, but it's also told us that it
recognises schools are facing cost pressures -
and they'll be offered support to help them use their
funding cost effectively. West Sussex County Council also
acknowledges the pressure many are under, telling us that it
will offer support and help during what it describes
as "this difficult time". An adoption charity from Reading has
created a short film to help a five Robert is one of two thousand
children nationally who are seen as "hard to place" which means
they either have special needs That's because most couples
prefer to adopt babies. The charity Parents And Children
Together - or PACT - hopes the video will highlight
the issue. Sadly he has had to break those
attachments because having to move on.
The south could lose two of its Marks Spencer stores
as the retail giant seeks to adapt to changing shopping patterns.
This store at Wokingham in Berkshire and another
at Portsmouth are part of plans to close six stores in England.
A number of new food stores are scheduled to open over the next
six months and the company's Chief Executive says
workers will be redeployed to nearby M outlets.
Aldershot MP Sir Gerald Howarth has confirmed that he will not be
The Conservative MP and former Defence Minister has
represented the constituency for the past 20 years.
Later in the programme Alexis is looking ahead
Lovely spring sunshine this weekend. All eyes looking forward to next
week in the Arctic air. It was meant to offer
a new style of rail tickets But a government-led smart card
scheme to replace paper tickets has run millions of pounds over budget
and failed to deliver - Our transport correspondent
Paul Clifton has more. The idea was to help passengers move
to smart cards, including flexible season tickets for people who
commute part time. It has not gone well. The original cast was put at
?45 million. The final bill was 54 million. Plus a further 66 million
to make London ticket machines read mainline smart cards. The business
case relied on 95% of season-ticket holders switching. So far 8% have
done so. The government has failed on the 2015 manifesto commitment.
Failed on bringing a promised back in 2015 to bring flexible ticketing.
At the same time they wasted is an astonishing amount of tax payers
money on a smart and flexible ticketing scheme which has delivered
almost nothing for passengers. 11 train operators were to offer smart
cards. Only five do so. Only one offers a flexible part-time option.
Southern, Gatwick Express and South West Trains have done smart cards
there own way. The back-office functions that make them work do not
rely on the government system. This month the Department for Transport
has ended the south-east flexible ticket programme, saying the private
sector should lead the way. The bottom line is that train companies
and the government have not come together with a common standard
across the network. They have fallen a decade behind the bus industry,
where smart cards are standard. Three years ago the London
Underground moved on to contactless bank cards, a runaway success. Yet
millions of two metres, four years to come, will use paper tickets.
Something the Victorians who built this railway would still recognise.
Drivers faced long delays on the Adrian Surrey tunnel. Bail out back
north bound for a time. Nobody was hurt, structural engineers have been
checking the tunnel today. The Solent was once the biggest
oyster fishery in Europe. 450 boats caught 15 million oysters
a year in the 1970s. But overfishing killed the industry
and the last fishery shut in 2013. Now an attempt is under way to bring
sustainable oyster fishing back. Hundreds of baby oysters
are being put into the water Here's our business
correspondent Alastair Fee. These oysters carry the hopes
of environmentalists, On a pontoon at the Hamble -
volunteers were today weighing, measuring and then carefully
returning them to the sea. Most of them will be prisoners the
idea is silent. Through overfishing and disease, predation, the native
oyster almost died out in the 2013, the fisheries closed because of his
stock The broadcaster Ben Fogle -
a former Portsmouth student and keen conservationist was among
those helping out. We hope these oysters will change
the whole dynamic of the silent. Improving the water quality,
bringing back bringing injection into the economy, tourism. The cost
of a dozen succulent oysters is a relatively common problem for the
gourmet. Intensive fishing of oysters began
in the 19th century. At it's peak the industry
kept 700 men at sea. But the native Oyster population has
halved in the last 25 years. This year one million oysters
will be re-introduced to the Solent. Every month at six locations
they will be studied It knew that these ponds in mean on
the monitor them easily. Assuming these young molluscs
are back in abundance.The ambition is to have a sustainable fishery
back in business in ten years. A big milestone's been reached
in the campaign to create a new children's emergency
department in Southampton. A million pounds has
now been raised. The appeal has been helped
by a charity set up by the actors The couple became involved
after the care received by their baby daughter Ella-Jayne,
who sadly died at just eight months Fresh from our screens
in ITV's Broadchurch, actor Sarah Parish enjoys plenty
of work and a high profile - but it's this role which is closest
to her heart, as a charity It was the tragic loss
of their baby daughter Ella-Jayne which has closely linked the couple
to Southampton General. Sarah and James see
a new hospital as her legacy. They're at the forefront of a push
to build a brand new emergency department in southampton,
just for children. When your Child is in an accident
you want them to get the best care this trauma centre will give them
back. Specialist x-ray rooms, 11 observation areas. Anything a child
needs when they are critically ill, this place will have. Giving them
the best chance of survival. Today was about celebrating
the money already raised - which takes the total
to one million pounds. We provide a major trauma so if
dealing with seriously injured children from the Channel Islands
was an environment where the people can work
effectively for them. At the moment the building
is an empty shell and there's a lot of hard work ahead There's
still one and a half million pounds The search is on four major donors,
businesses or individuals prepared to donate hundreds of thousands of
pounds for none naming rights, a plaque above the door. Still ?1.5
million to raise in just over one year. Going from strength to
strength. Onto sport, and Michael Eisner,
the man who wants to buy Portsmouth Football Club,
is to come to the city to make a personal pitch to shareholders
before they vote on his offer The former Disney Chief
Executive and his family will talk to members
of the Pompey Supporters Trust at the city's Guildhall
on Thursday May the fourth. Voting packs will be sent out
to shareholders next Monday. The ballot will close
on May the 19th. Meanwhile, after clinching promotion
to the Premier League on Monday, Brighton Hove Albion
are being honoured with a civic Tens of thousands of fans who're
probably only just recovering from Monday's celebrations,
will be able to cheer their heroes again on Sunday May the 14th
as they parade along the seafront The exact route and timings
for the bus tour are A win for the Albion tomorrow night
against Norwich would see them Thousands of runners
are preparing for the 2017 For Chris Arthey from Godalming,
Sunday will be the fifth But it will be the first time he's
run it since being involved I lost my spleen, broken ribs,
punctured lung, bad concussion. We both had broken arms and hands.
Denise's lead was lost straightaway. While fulfilling a lifetime ambition
to ride a motorbike across America, in 2008, they were hit by a drunk
driver, veering into their lane at 80 miles an hour. Crisp' left leg
was very badly damaged. They put me in a medically induced coma, tried
to save the leg, but after ten days that did not work out. They took my
leg. Chris had always competed in enduring sports. Denise made this
promise to is surging. He will run another marathon. That is his drive,
he is a runner. That does not change, losing your leg does not
change EU are. I knew he would do it again. This leg I am wearing is a
walking leg. The breakthrough came from Chris when he found the right
prostatic to compete with. For running a use this one, same socket,
but it has no need. It has this blade, which you can bounce on. With
a sole unit fitted. Before the accident Chris had completed five of
the world marathon majors, Boston, Berlin, Chicago, New York and
London. His personal best time was just under three hours. He is
setting himself a tough target for this Sunday as well. The training
has gone fairly well. Four and a half hours plus a bit, I would be
very happy. It has been a long road to recovery, the only thing that
should hold Chris' progress on Sunday is the finish line. Good luck
to Chris and already taking part in the London marathon this weekend.
The world's strongest man was in Southampton today
Zydrunas Savickas was flipping tyres with Aaron Page from Southampton.
It'll be one of the most difficult disciplines in the Ultimate
Strongman World Series UK qualifier being held at St Mary's in June.
When I was 13 years old I came to strongman competition. For me,
something amazing. I decided I wanted to be strong. It is good to
compete. Nice when people enjoy it. He is handy if you break down! I
would have in my car. Carrying tyres. Change my diet.
Onto the weather. What we talking about, Arctic chills. We have some
really cold air coming in next week. A chance we could have wintry
showers, bitterly cold. Gardeners, beware.
Steve Regan photographed the sunset at Man O'War beach in Dorset.
Jacqueline Rackham's dog Louis enjoyed running
And Ryan Curtis took this picture of Christchurch Harbour from the air.
Lovely sunny spells today, a fair amount of cloud as well. This
evening we are seeing the sunshine, cloud returning overnight. One macro
clear spells. We could see some mist and fog patches. Where the cloud is
thickest, the odd spot of drizzle. Temperature is not as cold as last
night. Dipping to around five Celsius. Fairly cloudy start of the
day. But. But the degree of Doctor bridges reaching 14- get border
tomorrow. A good deal of cloud tomorrow. The odd spot of drizzle.
One or two macro clear spells allowing mist of folk to form.
Foremost we're looking at lows of 9-10dC. Quite a cloudy start to the
weekend. We will see the cloud gradually thin and break thanks to
this cold front moving southwards. The odd spot of rain for eastern
parts of Bucks. Otherwise dry, more in the way of sunshine for the
afternoon and evening. Through the course of Saturday, high pressure
building behind me. That will settle things down. Overnight Saturday cold
air is settling in. Next week old is still in from the Arctic. Some
wintry showers through the course of Monday. In fact more so on Tuesday
evening and overnight into Wednesday. One or two macro showers
possible through the course of the weekend. Staying mainly dry. A good
deal of cloud tomorrow, and also the start of the" right running up in
the afternoon. Lovely spells of sunshine on Sunday. Monday the odd
spot of rain, thunder storms possible on Tuesday.
Two Maronite we will take a look around a 15 foot model of
Winchester, finding out why this action may labour of love for the
person who made it. Thanks for watching.
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