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Welcome to South Today. The news teams where you are.

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Welcome to South Today. The headlines tonight.

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Our mon got cancer from smoking and then died in 2013 because of it.

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A heartfelt plea by two sisters on the consequences of smoking as they

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start a campaign to get people to give up.

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Why has the council put up signs to direct lorries through a tiny Dorset

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village? I see further destruction of the

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village and I don't think that is worth saving drivers are few

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minutes. The red kites now flying high after

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being on the verge of extinction. Maiden took the first all-female

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crew around the world and now she is back on try-line and -- dry land as

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she is prepared for a new challenge. Two young sisters whose mother died

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from cancer caused by smoking Isabelle and Grace feature

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in a new short film commissioned by Portsmouth City Council as part

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of its drive to reduce smoking. One in five adults

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in Portsmouth smokes - that's higher than the national

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average of one in six. Every year there are almost 1,400

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smoking-related hospital And there are significantly

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more deaths in the city attributable to smoking compared

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to the national average. James Ingham has been hearing

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about the devastating consequences It is a note my mum left me. I am so

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sorry for leaving you while you are so young. Five is no age to be left

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without a mum. Paula Hutton was just 45

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when she died from cancer in 2013. Her daughters Issy and Grace

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were seven and five. They were having a barbecue and they

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were all sitting at the table, laughing and eating, and we were at

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the little table. That is the memory I have of her. I think more happily

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about it, because she is probably more happy now than when she was

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alive. Because she was ill? Yeah. Issy and Grace talk about their loss

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in a hard-hitting film. Issy hopes by sharing

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what happened to her mum, I would say they should probably at

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least try to stop, if they do start, and if you haven't started I don't

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think it is worth it. I hope they think twice about their families and

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the consequences of smoking and cancer.

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Portsmouth City Council's made the film to try to reduce

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More people smoke here - and more die as a result -

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It would be amazing if she was still here but I have a grandad who is

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like a mum to me so that makes it better.

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But Granddad has a lung condition also brought on by smoking that

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limits his ability to join in family fun.

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He's given up now, but warns others who haven't what they could lose.

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You will not be able to enjoy the things you did and ultimately you

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won't be able to enjoy your life, if you are taken prematurely, so don't

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do it. Please don't be too angry like I know that you will be

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sometimes. Read this and know that I see the joy you ring and the total

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love I feel for you. -- Chory you bring. -- Chory.

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Rachel Oritt is from Cancer Research UK.

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I spoke to her a little earlier and asked her whether hard-hitting

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campaigns like the one we've just seen actually work.

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It is really important that national strategies are backed up

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by local strategies, so for example the work

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We can't just rely on government-level interventions,

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it needs to be brought through at a local level too.

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How significant are the socio-economic factors

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We do know that more deprived groups are more likely to smoke,

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so it's important that any interventions work for those

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groups of people and not just people as a whole,

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that we're actually targeting groups of people

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It is ten years since the smoking ban came in.

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Have you seen any evidence that it is having an impact?

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When the smoking ban first came in we saw

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rates and we're hoping, because the lag time

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for lung cancers related to smoking is quite long,

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we are hoping to see reductions in lung cancer going forward,

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caused by interventions like these, so it is not just about the smoking

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ban but other interventions, increases on taxes for tobacco

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And now I understand that we're getting proof of a link

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between cancer and alcohol, so are we now looking

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at alcohol being, if you like, the new smoking?

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It actually causes seven different types of cancer and we know

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it is significant in the UK, but if you compare that to smoking,

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smoking causes at least 14 different types, it is still the most

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It is the biggest cause of cancer not just in the UK but worldwide,

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so it is still our primary concern, closely followed by obesity,

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but we're also very interested in alcohol.

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The RMT Union and Southern Rail have adjourned talks after two days,

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as they to try to resolve their bitter dispute over

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Tomorrow union members will be demonstrating outside

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Parliament to mark a year since the Southern strike began.

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Members of the RMT union have taken the equivalent of a month's

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worth of strike action, causing ongoing misery

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Our reporter Sean Killick has been following the story

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Good evening. This is one of the busiest stations on the network,

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thousands of commuters coming home tomorrow, it will be a very unhappy

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anniversary. The 38 billion pounds -- 30 ?8 million bill has been

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fitted by the taxpayers. Tomorrow an anniversary that nobody will be

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celebrating. Horrendous, really awful. I am having to get other

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people to get my children out of school at the last moment, leaving

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at six o'clock in the morning, it has been awful. I am self-employed

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so I have probably lost thousands. Horrendous. It has been life

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changing for a lot of people. Not since the miners strike has an

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industrial dispute rumbled on for so long, so why has it proved so

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intractable? Behind the scenes, rather like in the miners strike of

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30 years ago, the government is trying to force management to take a

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pretty tough line, and in this case, with the franchise arrangements of

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Southern rail, the government has quite a strong hand to play with

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management in being tough with the unions, so it is an intractable

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situation. At the heart of the dispute, the introduction of driver

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only operated trains and changes to the roles and responsibilities of

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drivers and conductors. In 26th of April the action started. 364 days

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on, still no resolution in sight to either dispute. What do politicians

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say? I would call on both sides to carry on their talks, compromise is

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always needed on both sides. As an unwelcome anniversary dawns, still

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no end in sight. "Stop sending heavy goods vehicles

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through our village". That's the plea from residents

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of Melbury Abbas in Dorset. The road is just four metres wide

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at one point called Dinah's Hollow, and people there have questioned why

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the county council has put up signs This is happening a lot

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in Dinah's Hollow. Lorries getting stuck,

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attempting U-turns, causing jams. A truck got jammed in the road, it

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had to reverse and it ran right back into the sign and lopped off one of

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the arms. And there's more to see -

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a shattered wing mirror, a boulder knocked over,

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lorry tracks up the grass bank. Outside one house, a tally

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of today's incidents. William Kenealy's kept a record

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of all the problems. The average time of delays has been

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27 minutes. One of the residence is disabled and dependent on texts go

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delivered groceries and they did a risk assessment and said it was too

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dangerous for the drivers to pull over and delivered to their house.

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There's no motorway north to south through Dorset.

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So the County Council wants lorries travelling south to take

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And those coming north to take the A350.

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They say that's to reduce the conflict between HGVs

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through the narrow points of both rural roads.

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But the signs are only advisory - so sometimes this happens.

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The one-way system at the moment will never work because it is just

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too narrow to get trucks through. The A350 is a much more suitable

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road. There'll

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be another public consultation But for now residents

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will have to put up The issue of so-called "sex

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for rent", which a BBC investigation uncovered,

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has been raised in the Commons. The Sussex MP Peter Kyle asked

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the Justice Secretary for support in tackling adverts that offer free

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accommodation in exchange for sex. Charities say the practice

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exploits vulnerable Websites such as Craigslist are

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being used by corrupt individuals to advertise free accommodation

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in return for sex. Will the Secretary of State agree

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that this is happening at the moment within the law and that a review

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needs to take place so that people who are doing this and exploiting

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extremely vulnerable young women Well, I agree with the honourable

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gentleman that this is concerning and I will be very happy

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to look at that issue. Later in sport, Lewis

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Coombes is in training. We are on the bikes in Portsmouth to

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see how football is helping the local community.

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The Conservative MP for Chichester, Andrew Tyrie, has

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announced he's standing down from Parliament at

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Mr Tyrie, who is 60, has been the MP there for 20 years,

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and says he will remain deeply committed to public service,

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and hopes he is young enough to contribute in other ways

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How would you like a litter bin that told you when it needed emptying?

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Or a smoke alarm that knew the difference

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Well, councils in the South are joining forces to build

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a new network for the emerging "Internet of Things".

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The aim is to make the network available to companies

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as an alternative to wi-fi or bluetooth as our political editor

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We live in the wireless era. Our phones connect us to the Internet,

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but what if everything we use could feed us data about what is -- what

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it is up to. An oven could tell you how long it has been on. It is

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perfect for smoke alarms. Attach it to your bike in case somebody ran

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off with it. Students at Eastleigh College found it easy to think up

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uses for the database of the Internet of Things. The South East

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will have a network of devices. The Hampshire Fire Service and local

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councils are developing an information superhighway. With a

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mobile network, fantastic, gets everywhere. With a mobile network,

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to power a device for more than a couple of weeks, we need to carry up

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battery with us. Southampton council has experimented with bins that tell

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staff when they are full and they see huge potential for the Internet

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of Things. You have elderly people who might be a bit in the firm, and

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you can have detectors in the housing to see if they are moving

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around or whether somebody needs to see if they are OK. Using technology

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to solve all problems is what we are about. You can see how far

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smartphones have spread and become part of daily life. The Internet of

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Things is likely to find its own uses just as quickly. The network is

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already being installed and it is down to the imagination of its users

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to see what could be connected in the future.

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Once on the verge of extinction, the red kite is a bird

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that's now thriving - particularly in urban Reading.

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Many people are choosing to feed them, encouraging them

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New research from the University of Reading shows how the huge birds

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of prey are adapting to live alongside us, just as we're getting

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more used to seeing them wheeling in the skies above.

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Red kites circling high, and swooping low, have become

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a common sight in built-up parts of Berkshire.

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Scientists initially thought they'd moved into urban areas

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roadkill for the carrion birds to feed on.

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But we surveyed, there's very little roadkill,

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our local councils are very good at keeping the streets clean,

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and instead we did questionnaires, we asked local people what they do.

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We found that, certainly well over 1 in 20 local households

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here in Reading have fed red kites at one point or another,

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and so it's that feeding that's attracting them in.

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It's a very regular occurrence to drive through some of the suburbs

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of reading and see a dozen, two dozen red kites circling over

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a house where people clearly have been feeding them.

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As many as 400 red kites now regularly seek food,

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like scraps of chicken on the bone, in urban Reading.

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Their sheer size, and the fact that they often fly in groups,

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means they're unmissable - and research has also found both

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adults and children can identify red kites more easily

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The breed was virtually wiped out in the British

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Isles in the '60s and '70s, mainly because they'd eaten poisons

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and pesticides that these days are no longer used.

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Conservationists began re-introducing breeding

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pairs to the wild more than 20 years ago.

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What the red kite shows is that we have an icon

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of conservation success, where people made the effort,

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reintroduced the species, and now it's in our skies over much

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of southern England, it's very widespread here.

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Experts say there's no real downside to having so many red kites

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And their population is thriving - with or without us feeding them.

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Beautiful birds and great pictures there. Hampshire firefighters will

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soon be offering exercise classes for the over-65ss. The course is

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being funded by the local NHS. One for us for the future!

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Shall we start with the football, because it is about the good that

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clubs can do and celebrating that. The clubs get a bit of bad press,

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the prices they charge, moving matches around to suit the TV

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schedules, but it is time to give a positive spin on this.

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All 72 English Football League clubs came together today to showcase

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the positive impact the sport has within communities up

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The EFL Trust's Day of Action saw players engage with support groups

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and activities at a number of our clubs here in South.

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I joined Pompey defender Christian Burgess at a cycling

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Wheels For All is just one scheme run by Pompey in the Community.

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Each week a team of volunteers help over 100 people in the area

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Little bit hard to spear but -- to steer bet it is good.

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Libby thought her days of cycling were behind her.

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Motorcycle accident 25 years ago, but I actually lost my leg 12 years

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ago. Riding a normal bike is quite hard so using a hand one is so much

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easier. I actually didn't know this place existed but now I do I will be

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here, definitely. An affiliation with

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Portsmouth Football Club has helped to attract both

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sponsorship and awareness. Pompey in the Community can

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advertise us, they have the wherewithal to make people aware

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that we exist and we are trying to get enough money together to why

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extra bicycles. There are 72 community trusts at each of the

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English football league clubs. Events were held at all Football

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League clubs in the South today, in Reading defender

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Paul McShane visited Schemes like this and the one

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in Portsmouth further proof You have just done a few laps on the

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bike, what was that like? I am a bit out of breath. It was good fun,

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people riding around and it means they come out and have a bit of

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exercise and it is great to be part of it.

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Southampton take centre stage in the race for the Premier League

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title tonight as they travel to current leaders Chelsea.

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Manager Claude Puel, who is yet to pick up a league win

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against a top-six side, says his side will relish it.

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To play against a great team like Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester

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United, Arsenal, it's a good motivation, and it's important to

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Full match commentary on BBC Radio Solent.

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Surrey batsman Jason Roy has been named in the England cricket squad

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for the upcoming Champions Trophy and South Africa series.

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There was no place in the squad for Hampshire's Liam Dawson.

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Eight teams will compete in the One Day competition, to be

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held in England and Wales at the beginning of June.

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Hampshire cyclist Dani King is contemplating competing for Wales

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The Olympic gold medallist from Hamble represented England

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at Glasgow 2014, but now meets the qualification criteria

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The South may not be the heartland of rugby league,

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but a Hampshire-raised player has won his first call-up

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Mike McMeeken, who's from Basingstoke, now plays

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He moved north after learning his trade with London Broncos.

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McMeeken is part of the England squad to face Samoa

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That is great because of the new think of rugby being a northern game

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but good luck to Mike. They made history as the first

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all-female crew to sail in the Whitbread Round the World

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Race. The achievement made the yacht

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Maiden and her skipper But Maiden fell on hard

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times and was discovered But she's to have

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a new lease of life. Today the boat arrived

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back in Southampton, where she'll undergo a full

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restoration, as Steve 27 years after sailing

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into the history books on board Maiden, Tracy Edwards and some

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of her crew were reunited with the famous yacht that helped

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them change so many perceptions. They were the first all-female crew

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to complete the Whitbread round the world race. They had been written

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off but nine months later they were receiving a heroine' welcome. People

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did come round, a few people said, they will never do it, and they came

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to me and said, proved wrong, I admit it. Only in England could this

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happen, great maritime nation. For everyone on board,

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it was a life-changing experience. Everybody said no, and we were built

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with that funny little button that made us carry on.

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After passing through many hands over the years,

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the yacht was found abandoned in the Seychelles.

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The plan is to carry out a bow-to-stern renovation,

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and then she'll be used by the Maiden Factor

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project to promote girls' education around the world.

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I was expelled from school when I was 15, through away and education

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that was handed to me on a plate. Now I know that 69 million girls

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worldwide are denied an education so I do quite a bit of work with girls'

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educational charities, and I thought we could use Maiden to promote

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girls' education, and when we do our world tour, after the Restoration,

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that is what we will be doing. It was backing from

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the Jordanian royal family that got Maiden and her crew on the start

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line for the Round the World just over a quarter of a century ago -

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and now they're also supporting We were a bit of a fairy tale to

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some extent and this is the next chapter of the fairy tale, and it is

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a great one. Great to see the girls back and

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lovely that Maiden is going to go on to a new adventure. We will be

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following it on South Today. You just said we have had

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practically everything today in terms of weather.

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Whether bingo, frost, sunny spells, blue skies, sleep... -- sleet.

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We have seen some hefty downpours, more to come in the forecast.

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We have seen a little of everything just about today but boy has it felt

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cold. We have a bit more of this arctic air mass for the next 24

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hours or so. You can see the yellow colours working in towards Thursday

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and Friday of this week. -- the next 48 hours. We will start to see the

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showers clearing tonight but this evening there are one or two of them

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and they are on the heavy side as well. We could see that wintry theme

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to them so some sleet and hail still to be had. Temperature wise we are

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looking at low as close to freezing in many spots across our region. We

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could see a touch of frost particularly through western parts

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first thing tomorrow morning. Chilly and bright start to the day, cloud

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bubbling up, and showers working their way back in a little sooner

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than they did today. They could he heavy, thunder, hail, sleet all a

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possibility, and the winds will be whipping up as well. Temperature

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wise we are looking at 11 or 12 degrees the high. Those showers will

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tend to fade away in the evening and we have clear skies across the

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region through tomorrow night. It looks like Wednesday will be the

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coldest night of the week, we expect a widespread frost and one or two

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pockets of mist and fog. Thursday, bit of a chilly start but we will

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start to see the cloud thickening as this weather front sinks southwards.

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That will bring patchy at wrecks of rain but it is the start of the

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slightly milder conditions, so becoming less cold through the

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course of the day on Thursday. The summary for the next few days,

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chilly conditions with one or two showers possible, chilly at but

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turning milder towards the tail end turning milder towards the tail end

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of next week. Cyclone, tornado. While you were

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doing before cast I was desperately trying to think of other words. We

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are back tomorrow at 6:30pm. Good buy. -- goodbye.

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