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Come what May - The Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn do

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battle in the South Today, with education the big issue..

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The Dorset newly-wed, robbed of his voice,

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who's speaking up for young stroke victims across the south.

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The high-flying Seagulls and the supporters who stuck

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with them through two decades of struggle.

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The thing about being a supporter of this football club, URL A14, no Home

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Secretary will let you out, once you are in your end. -- you are our

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And The magical modelling of Mr Brown.

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What did a retired county planning officer do with his time?

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The south became the battle-ground for the opening shots

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of this election today as Prime Minister Theresa May

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and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the region.

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And one of the main issues today was not Brexit BUT education.

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Our Political Editor Peter Henley is live for us tonight in Maidenhead.

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Peter, what brought them both down to the M4 corridor today?

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the Prime Minister came to her constituency, Jeremy Corbyn to

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Swindon. Six junctions apart on the M4. They were miles apart of course

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in terms of leadership style and policy. Jeremy Corbyn promising to

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reduce class sizes in schools, Theresa May hero at a school telling

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sixth formers they were spending a record amount of money. It is a

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sheep of the contest to come. -- sheep.

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Inside a toothpaste factory in Maidenhead, staff waiting to ask

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And so the traditional fabric of election campaigning

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Just a few words, compared to David Cameron, Theresa

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Genuine questions were asked and answered, on the high cost

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of living in the Thames Valley, Student fees and apprenticeships

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and an EU national keen to continue to live in Britain.

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how can you reassure me that my level not change after Brexit? I

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see, as I sit around that table, a lot of goodwill on that issue. I

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hope we will be able to give reassurance at an early stage.

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but these apprentices, voting for the first time,

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hadn't seen a Prime Minister close up before.

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Are you excited about it? Yes. To here her without that background

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To here her without that background noise will be great.

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Meanwhile 50 miles down the road the Labour leader was a t

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Not quite the same cavalcade of cars.

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We are 72 hours into this election campaign, 72 hours into the

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opportunity of our lifetime to challenge the inequality and

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injustice which exists in Britain today.

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The audience was more fired up than in Maidenhead,

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though he is talking to his own supporters.

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Lovely to meet you. I am ahead of English. If you could do something

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for us, that would be great. We need teachers.

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A pledge from Mr Corbyn to try t reduce classroom sizes,

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a pledge from Mrs May to maintain the spending on foreign aid.

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And she visited Cox Green School where the Head allowed sixth

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Expect more promises, more speeches, more visits,

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and neither side should count their chickens.

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Mrs May will have to get away from her security detail and loosen up a

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bit. As for Jeremy Corbyn, he will have to get out on the doorstep, a

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dangerous place as Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband found but we are seeing

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It's been revealed that emergency admissions to hospital,

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for stroke sufferers, have increased by 30 percent

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But - despite this specialist care - the number of people dying

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from the condition hasn't improved for nearly a decade.

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More people are aware of the warning signs

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but the British Heart Foundation said today that more needs to be

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done to develop research and spread the message.

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In the South West, almost 120,000 people

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are living with the after-effects of a stroke.

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In the South East, it's more than 150,000.

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It's commonly thought of as a condition for older people.

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But, in the UK, a quarter of strokes happen to people under 55.

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Lewis Coombes has the story of how its affected one young couple.

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Today's the day you will always remember, the greatest in anyone's

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You will start the day is just two people in love but end up as

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Words spoken at Russel and Rachel's wedding two and a half years ago.

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The happiest of days, with no clue of what was soon to come.

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Just weeks later, at the age of 35, Russell was hospitalised

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He would no longer be able to tell his wife he loves her.

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It doesn't feel like it is our lives sometimes.

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Russel had a heart attack in his twenties, which is believed to have

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At one point, I thought I may have been a widow five weeks

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Having Russell still around and him still being

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him, his personality has not changed.

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He just cannot communicate very well.

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had to leave his job, while at home rely

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If I say a word or Russell hears the word, then he can

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repeat it by trying to find that word is what he struggles with.

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So we have adapted and this is our life now.

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It is very different to how we thought it would be.

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Around a quarter of strokes happen to people under 55.

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No treatment currently exists to bring back Russell's voice.

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The British Heart Foundation is campaigning for more

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We might be able then to use drugs which reduce

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the amount of brain damage and if we do that we

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disability that a person has to sadly live with for the rest of his

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It is a shame that isn't anything out there that six months

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or which would be additional to help the brain repeat itself.

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Extra research into that to develop something would be great.

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All your hopes, and your dreams be real, may success

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Tomorrow can bring you the greatest of joys

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Rachel and Russell Hanford ending Lewis' report.

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The British Heart Foundation website has more information on this subject

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John Gooch is 84 and is a full-time carer for his sick wife.

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Recently, he was shocked to discover he'd fallen victim

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to a telephone scam, with thousands taken

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Bad enough, you might think - but now John is having to fight

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John is a full-time carer for his wife, who is terminally ill with a

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chronic lung conditions. I have to do just about everything for her.

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John started receiving phone calls claiming to be from his internet

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provider after reporting problems with his e-mail. They wanted my bank

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details which I refuse to start with. We went on and own and

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eventually they wanted a card reader and they gave me a number to Putin.

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Eventually it came up on the screen, NatWest is secure. HSBC banking is

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secure. The scammers to ?10,000 from their net -- NatWest account and

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?2000 from the HSBC account. NatWest were very good about it. They got

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the security people and said, no worry, that will be back in your

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account and sorted but HSBC, different kettle of fish. HSBC wrote

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to the family last week to see that inquiries had found the transaction

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to remove money had been authenticated by their secure key

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device so there are further bank could not accept liability and would

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not reimburse them. I thought with these little keypads everything

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would be great. But tonight HSBC told us each cases looked at

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individually. # case is looked at. It was the novelist Iris Murdoch

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who wrote that: "the bicycle is the most civilised

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conveyance known to man." Well, now another new scheme to get

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the South's commuters onto two wheels has been launched

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and there's a plus. The Bike Smart project in Reading

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is offering special perks to commuters who rack up miles

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using pedal power. When our towns and cities are trying

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to get people out of their cars, we usually hear about the problems

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of pollution and congestion. In Reading a new scheme is all

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about the carrot, not the stick. We want people to track

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their cycling and earn rewards so through this Bike Smart app,

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you log on, track your cycle and you will get points at the end

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of the programme to award yourself or you can donate those

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points to charity. At the moment nearly half

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of people coming to Reading use public transport,

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one fifth use their car but only 2% cycle and the town wants to double

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that in the next year. The app works by monitoring your

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location and how fast you move between points so can tell

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if you're cycling or walking You get ten points for every mile

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you cover and that can be used to spend on things like cups

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of coffee, high street shopping vouchers and even a prize draw

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where you could win a bicycle. But is that enough to tempt people

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back into the cycling? It will be interesting

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because I would be racking up the points because I live

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30 miles away. Arthritic knees might

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not help but yes. Bike Smart also wants

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to help would-be cyclists with things like the safest,

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quietest commuting routes. Many people haven't had their bike

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out for many years. Then they need to repair it before

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they can get it back on the road so we're offering free bike

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maintenance, bike maintenance The funding for Bike Smart comes

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from the EU, not the council so Reading wants to make sure

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commuters sign up now before Brexit. A 68-year-old man questioned

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on suspicion of arson following a fire at a stately home

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in Dorset has been released Fire crews were called

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to the Grade One-listed Parnham House, near Beaminster,

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on Saturday morning. The building, designed in part

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by the famous architect John Nash, Later in the programme twenty years

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since the Seagulls left the Goldstone ground -

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supporters hope tonight they can add the championship

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trophy to their promotion There are concerns tonight over

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the lack of specialist care for families with muscular dystrophy

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in the south. The South East has 5,000 people

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living with the condition. Most regions have three

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or four care advisors I am pressing the button

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to change the TV channel. Dan is a big sports fan

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and loves his television. He has all the latest technology

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to help them control the screen. His mother believes NHS funded care

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advisors are vital to help They help out right away

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with diagnosis, they can support a family through the terrible grief

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and as time goes on they can signpost them to

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specialist services. A leading charity uses this video

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to show how it works Care advisers funded by local NHS

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health commissioners. In other regions they find the money

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but not in Kent and Sussex. The south east, the only place

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in a country without There are no specialist

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centres in those areas, everyone goes to London but many

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people are still hundreds of miles away from the specialist centres

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and spent most of the time at home in the community where they need

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that expert support. The charity believes it

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would save the NHS money to pay for the care and avoid

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unplanned hospital admissions. This woman has been campaigning

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about this for a decade. It seems bizarre where

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we are the only area, the affluent south-east,

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which does not have this facility. In response to the campaign,

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the NHS tells me they are developing the role of care advisers

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and brnging together all the commissioners

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from across the south-east in the coming weeks to ensure

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the service is provided On to spot no. -- now. They just

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have to beat Norwich tonight? Yes, that is correct. Fingers crossed.

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With promotion to the Premier League already guaranteed, Brighton

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and Hove Albion can tonight put the icing on the cake, knowing a win

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at Norwich would clinch the Championship trophy.

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Johnny Cantor is at Carrow Road for BBC Radio Sussex, where Seagulls

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It would certainly cap a wonderful week for the Albion supporters,

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promotion was the most important thing but especially for their

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players, they want to go up as champions. One win would do it and

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winners medal would be a fine memento. The Albion manager would

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probably also like to seal the deal tonight against his former club.

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Norwich City removed him from duties in his second season in charge. He

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He led them to 11th in his first season.

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It's hard to believe that, 20 years ago, Brighton

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were facing extinction, without a ground, and

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with only a slim hope of staying in the league.

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What's happened since is a triumph for the club Chairmen

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who wouldn't be beaten, Dick Knight and Tony Bloom.

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But it's also a great moment for the bloody-minded fans

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Bob Everett has been talking to two of them.

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It is 20 years almost to the day since Brighton played their last

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game at the Goldstone ground, sold off without the fan's

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The old place was torn apart for souvenirs.

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Back then the club fanzine editor and an accountant

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among fans who fought to keep the club going.

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In the club museum and it is all history now.

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For Paul and even still it's a vivid memory.

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I have never been back to the Goldstone ground.

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I have never seen the pictures of the West stand

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It was a mixture, a mishmash of emotions.

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The rain was pouring down, there I was with a

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hammer and spade, sitting in my seat, about to demolish it and take

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Two seasons in the wilderness followed,

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fans were forced to travel 75 miles to Gillingham Town for home games.

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We just had to go there, the first season,

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young family, I did not go as much as I should have done.

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It was unreal, four motorways and a funeral.

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The PA announcer did not pronounce the team's names

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A return to Brighton was vital, even if that was to an

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It gave the club and supporters a 12 year toehold in

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It was brilliant, but it was a hand to mouth existence.

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This is ideal, a permanent stadium with

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22,000 seats where generations can watch Brighton and Hove Albion for

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The fight turned fans into TV reporters and even

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Absolutely, it is critical on an employment basis

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and economic bases and community basis.

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The benefits of stadium can bring can be enormous.

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Faced with that kind of determination, the

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In 2011, club and supporters were back in

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The whole Albion story is the community.

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What gives me the greatest buzz is sitting in

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my seat here, seeing all the families, all the people

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who support Albion and they are all familiar

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They are all from Sussex and beyond and are all united.

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Perhaps the ultimate destination for these campaigners finally arrived on

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Monday, the Premier League. What gives me a buzz is when you're out

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and about and there are kids in Brighton shirts, playing football in

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the park. When we left in 1997, we lost a whole generation. The thing

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about being a supporter of this club, you are a life. No Home

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Secretary will let you out. Once you are in, you are in. 2017, what a

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year for Brighton. You must remember it? I do, they have not changed a

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bit. If there ever was a club where the supporters are the heart of it,

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it is Brighton. I wish them all the best tonight. Another club as well,

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Bournemouth taking on Middlesbrough at home.

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Reading can guarantee their place in the Championship play-offs

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In League One, Oxford travel to Millwall, MK Dons

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host Sheffield United, while Swindon need a home

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win against Scunthorpe in their fight against relegation.

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In League Two, Portsmouth welcome Cambridge to what's sure to be

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a party atmosphere at Fratton Park following their promotion.

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Now, thousands of runners are resting their legs and loading

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up on the carbs ahead this weekend's marathons.

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Southampton hosts its first full marathon in more than 30 years

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It falls on the same day as the London Marathon -

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among those taking part will be Bronte Randle-Bissell

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from Winchester - who aged 18 years and three days -

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will line up as the youngest runner competing.

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Good luck to everyone taking part, including a reporter from BBC says.

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He will be wearing bright yellow. Let us get on to the weather for the

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weekend. Not doing badly but we have cooler conditions to come next week.

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Let us take a look at your weather pictures.

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Gloomy skies above Sherbourne St John in Hampshire -

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Becca Collacott sent us this photo of the Great Haseley Windmill

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And here's a splash of colour from Ginny Boxall at Freshwater

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skies for much of today. Generally quite cloudy picture. Cloud is a key

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feature. We will see cloud through much of the region tonight. One or

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two holes appearing in the cloud and temperatures hold around ten or 9

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degrees. Temperatures could take a tumble with the clear spells. To the

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north, we could see spots of rain pushing their week in towards dawn.

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Some dampness to get the day started first thing on Saturday but

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generally dry picture too much for Saturday. Quite a bit of cloud. By

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the middle of the morning, we can see Brighton is developing. Into the

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afternoon, sunnier spells. One or two blue skies to look for. Highs of

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15 degrees and light winds so feeling pleasant when you catch

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sunshine. Through tomorrow evening, we will see less cloud than tonight.

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Temperatures will respond accordingly, to six or 7 degrees.

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Perhaps in the it could go further still, perhaps a touch of grass lost

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worst thing on Sunday morning. Sandy Hook stride and we will see a lot of

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cloud to start. -- Sunday looks dry. Feeling pleasantly warm in the

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sunshine, light winds and sunny skies. Things are set to change.

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After a few weekend with decent wants, we will see a bit of a change

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on Monday. -- decent wants. We start Monday with cloud and rain band

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arrives. Cold conditions overnight into Tuesday. Some breakers on

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Tuesday but one or two when to apply these and cold winds as well. Thank

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you very much. When a person retires

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from work after a long You'd think they'd like to

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have a bit of a change. But when Roger Brown left his role

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as a county planning officer. He couldn't resist directing his

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energies at something which had more Roger spent the next nine years

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of his life building a 15-feet scale model of Winchester,

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based on an Ordnance Survey But the extraordinary work has

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never been exhibited Miniature Winchester, the city as it

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was in Victorian times. This intricate model, the work of a man

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with a passion for buildings and a great deal of patience. It was only

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that of love that lasted nine years. I don't know what his wife had to

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say about that. We do know that she complained for nine years they could

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not park the car in the garage. It was never intended to be just a

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private project. It was always meant to be for other people to enjoy. It

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has only ever been on short tempered Adelaide, a permanent home could not

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be found but no, 20 years after it was completed, the model forms the

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centrepiece of a revamped city Museum. Roger has to be just over

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two years ago, but I know she would have been thrilled to bits to see

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adhere. Roger bases model on an ordnance survey map which showed

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huge detail of the city layout. The model captures Winchester Ju --

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during her Victorian expansion. This was not year when the survey took

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place in 1870 but when it was printed three years later, it's

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foundation stones had been lead. The statue of Alfred also did not appear

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for another three decades. Before that, Cannon, a trophy for the

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Crimean War students please. Even that has made it this model.

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Although a lot has changed, much of Winchester's past is still present

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in this model helps keep its history alive.

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It is amusing because when you look at it, we are so high-tech with

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drones, you think I am looking at this with the drawing. Fabulous.

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That's it from us, have a good weekend, good luck to all the

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marathon runners and Brighton and Hove Albion. Good night.

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