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He headlines tonight- the scandal of contaminated blood
A former Hampshire schoolboy who contracted the deadly disease
You try and make the best out of life now, such as it is.
There is no way it is ever going to restore to me all those
hopes and dreams I had as a teenager.
Eight teenagers are in hospital and 20 more needed medical treatment
I'm on the election cycle on Day 3 in Andover
And we're live from a new leisure centre who set their sights high
while other Council projects remain grounded.
It's been described as one of the worst medical
In the late '70s and '80s, contaminated blood products
were given to people with haemophilia by the NHS,
infecting many with HIV and Hepatitis C.
Now victims who were treated as children whilst at a specialist
school in Hampshire, are among those calling for a full
public inquiry into what happened. Briony Leyland reports.
Adrian Goodyear was diagnosed with haemophilia as a child.
His blood doesn't clot properly and without treatment,
In 1980 at the age of ten, Adrian was sent to Treloar's School
near Alton, a specialist school for disabled children.
There, he was given Factor VIII, the latest NHS clotting treatment
Factor VIII made the most unimaginable difference.
You would probably only be off your feet for only a day.
You weren't worried about getting on your bike or your skateboard
or going out with your friends, to the park.
Tragically, the treatment was made with blood products
from donors in the US, and was in many cases contaminated
There is no suggestion that Treloar's, which was working
within strict NHS guidelines, was at fault.
It says the treatments were given in good faith but for some,
They went round the room one by one and they went,
you have, you haven't, you have, you haven't.
Slowly, calmly saying who had HIV and who didn't.
Adrian has lived with being HIV-positive since that day
but 72 haemophiliacs from Treloar's have died.
Across the UK, 2,000 deaths have been linked to the scandal.
Joseph Peaty was also a pupil at Treloar's.
He was told he was HIV-positive when he was 19.
I can try and make the best out of life now, such as it is.
There is no way that it is ever going to restore to me all those
hopes and dreams I had as a teenager.
But if I want to carry on, I've got to keep taking this
and that comes with it a really heavy burden and a reminder every
day of what happened and why I reached this point.
The Department of Health has rejected suggestions of a cover-up.
It says there is no evidence of government negligence but those
affected want a full public enquiry to investigate whether more
could have been done to stop a medical disaster.
The picture is still not complete and what is needed is exposure
to bring about any form of healing at all, before everyone
Joseph Peaty ending that report and the scandal of contaminated
blood products is investigated in a Panorama programme tonight -
Eight teenagers have been treated in hospital in Salisbury and more
than 20 have needed medical treatment after taking
Xanax is used to treat people with anxiety disorders.
A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of supplying the drug.
Our Home Affairs Correspondent Peter Cooke joins me in the studio.
Well Sally, It's a drug which is used to treat
the symptoms of severe anxiety - but it's not prescribed on the NHS.
However it can be given to people on a private
prescription from their doctor. Its side effects can
include drowsinesss, aggression and hallucinations.
It's not recommended for children under the age of 18.
And an indication of how strong the drug is -
is that it's illegal to drive having taken it.
Wiltshire Police say it appears the drug was provided to some
pupils, aged 15 and 16, from three schools in Salisbury
They said the teenagers were 'deliberately
risking their health' - and are urging parents and guardians
to talk to their children about the risks of taking drugs.
We've got children presenting in what appears to be a drunk state.
They are coming to school, they are not feeling well
and they are reporting and saying that they've taken these
tablets over the weekend, so this is having an effect over
days, later, it is still actually impacting on these children.
eight of those children were treated in hospital and 20 needed medical
attention. All said no to be home and recovering well. The police are
concerned because this drug is so strong, cheap and addictive. If you
are going to buy them as individual tablets, you they are about ?2
tablet and four children, that is quite attractive. With the addictive
nature, the prices are to rise. This is something about getting somebody
hooked on it. If they can't get that public, they will then go on to
other drugs. Will Chudley is arrested a 15-year-old boy from
Salisbury on Monday on suspicion of supplying a class a drug. --
Wiltshire Police. It could be some weeks before they know the results,
having sent the drug way for testing.
A holiday rep from the Isle of Wight is in hospital in Portugal
28-year-old Eleanor Chessel who's employed by the tour operator TUI,
had been working at a four star hotel in the Algarve,
when it's claimed the corrosive substance was thrown at her.
Police in Portugal say no arrests have been made so far.
Eleanor has been transferred to a specialist burns unit
Four jobs are set to be cut at a troubled academy
The Academies Enterprise Trust who run the Sandown Bay Academy have
confirmed to the BBC that one teaching post will be
go as well as three support staff positions.
It comes after protests outside the academy yesterday over plans
to merge Sandown Bay with Ryde Academy.
AET say the redundancies are part of budget pressures.
A pilot scheme in Berkshire - which helps people who are diagnosed
with early onset dementia, has been made permanent.
40,000 people under the age of 65 have dementia in the UK but most
of the support available is targeted at much older people.
The scheme employs the only two nurses in the country who support
younger patients and their families. Here's Tom Hepworth.
Neil Richards used to be a soldier and police officer.
He has also been diagnosed with early onset dementia.
I was always very forceful about what I wanted to do
And it kind of robs you of that decision-making process.
And I find it very frustrating and of course, the other side
Even following something as simple as a shopping list can be difficult
at times. That my children see me not the same
sort of guy that I used to be. She has taken on a lot of stuff
and I'm unable to deal with it. Your partner, you would normally
discuss everything with, So you do feel really
isolated and lonely. And if it wasn't for Lizzie,
what would life be like? Lizzie Harrison is an Admiral nurse.
She sees Hannah once a month. A big part of my work is giving
families the opportunity to talk Their frustrations,
their difficulties of dealing with changes, giving practical
advice and also planning for things, that need to be talked
about for the future, while trying to help
them live day-to-day. I can't imagine how we would have
got through it as we have done Lizzie has worked with the charity
Young People With Dementia. It has published a book to help
young children come to terms with a parent suffering
from the condition. It will be performed as a play due
to tour local schools soon. The BBC can reveal that men
in the south whose sex lives have ended because of prostate surgery
are suffering in silence because they can't get
a corrective operation. Erectile dysfunction is rare,
but potentially devastating. Until recently men were able to have
corrective procedure locally. But now more and more
patients in the region These are by definition men who have
reached the end of the line with all other treatments,
so they only qualify for this treatment if
everything else has failed. So there are no other options.
So essentially, they sit in limbo, and have been, some of them,
for two or three years. NHS England says it wants to set
up a designated centre somewhere in the south,
but until then patients Hundreds of staff at
the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire have staged another
24-hour strike in a long-running More than 700 Unite union
members at Aldermaston and Burghfield walked out -
on the 18th day of strikes The industrial action forced AWE
to cancel a planned exercise today when it was due
to demonstrate its nuclear The first ever conference on the
deadly dog disease Alabama Rot - has taken place in Reading today.
Around a third of reported cases have originated in the south -
mainly in the New Forest. The disease, which was first
reported in the UK in 2012 and causes kidney failure,
has now killed 98 dogs In a moment - a political editor
on a bike, sports reporter climbing a wall and a weather presenter
in the gym. They said I'd be going upstairs,
should have known that was a trick! Will the temperatures be climbing?
I'll have the forecast very shortly. Politicians are taking to the street
and airwaves to tell us what they would do if they ran the country.
What do voters actually want from the parties? Our political editor
Peter Henley has taken to his bicycle to get into the heart of
communities to hear their views. Today, he was in and over with young
families who have got enough distractions without an election as
well. South of Newbury, some fabulous
countryside. And plenty of people out enjoying it. These three trading
to climb a mountain in Morocco. In this election, which politician do
they think has the most uphill struggle? I don't know how many
people voted for Jeremy Corbyn but I think maybe that is the only people
that might vote for Labour. I think that'll be the interesting thing. I
don't think we will have a Trump surprise. I think maybe we have had
enough surprises now. In this village, this is the church where I
got married. Mrs Thatcher was in charge at the time, how do you think
Theresa May come payers? Very similar cast I think. She's a strong
woman, she has got very good premise. And over was the village
once. Now, it is a town with cycle paths and so many houses. Pubs and
schools and lots of jobs. Are there some people whose wages are not
keeping up, who have been left behind? Time to slip off those
cycling shoes to pay a visit to the tenpin bowling alley in town. Sarah
runs a group for local mums. I will vote and I have started to look
around to see what each party office. I won't decide until the
day. Maybe even when you are in there? Yes. When you spend a lot of
time at Westminster, you can forget that some people don't find election
exciting. You were not bothered about the election? Is that because
you don't really think an election is needed? I don't really follow it
that much but I don't know, they all seem to have different points and
views and then when it is the chance to prove it, nothing ever seems to
come from what they are saying. I am not a fan of Theresa May but I think
she will stay in power so it won't really matter much. She was opposed
to Brexit and now she's calling an election so is it because she is not
so sure she can do it? There are things going on behind the scenes
that we don't know. Peter is at Stockbridge now. People
have either made up their mind or are leaving it until they get closer
devoting? Like Maria who you saw at the end, from Spain, works in the
NHS as does her partner. They have got questions but they don't feel
they're being answered. Most people I spoke to, and I spoke to a lot,
they feel it also not. They have got questions but they are not asking
them and I think it's not apathy, not that they are not interested.
But after the EU referendum, people feel they have a stake in the
country and they want to see what is going to happen. They haven't worked
out the questions. Let's hope they have given it long enough that the
politicians come back with some answers. Too many people think this
is about Brexit? Some do. They feel Theresa May is, the point is that
she is taking forward Brexit is a valid one. And this is a
continuation of the earlier EU vote. They are also thinking Jeremy Corbyn
is not popular. Things could change on both those counts. Events over
the next few weeks. If they do, we could see things changing quite
quickly. People are used to surprises in politics, almost
looking for some prizes, but I think if there are none, people will not
be surprised. Does that make sense? Now, time to dive into an issue
that affects a number of our communities here in the south
- access to swimming pools. With pressures placed
on local authority budgets, we've featured a number of stories
in recent months of pools closing Lewis Coombes is at a brand-new
leisure centre in Fleet in Hampshire for us this evening,
to take an in-depth look at the different approaches
taken by councils. Is not many leisure centres can
boast their own climbing wall. Carly is just enjoying herself. Doing
really well. The leisure facilities here are in the ascendancy. Seven
years ago, the Council took a brave decision to commit to this project,
despite being in a recession. What did Hart do differently? They got
creative, formed a partnership with a local building developer who paid
for a third of the build cost. Leisure grants and loans made up the
rest and it's proved to be a decision that has paid off, leaving
everyone else playing catch up. With the ribbon cut and medal
winners on show, a sea of locals were keen to explore their shiny
new leisure centre. three swimming pools,
four exercise studios, a huge sports looks good, but comes
at a cost - ?23 million. They were one or two doubting
Thomases, obviously. But the commitment of Hart and then
of course the management team did an excellent job of getting
the design right, getting the financing right and really
producing an iconic building. I think that is where
Hart District Council are wonderful, because they understand how
important being physically active is, for people's
physical well-being, It's not just a swimming pool,
it's not just a gym. This sports hall is
huge, absolutely huge. It's amazing that in a community
like this, they've got this It makes a huge difference
to fitness, to clubs that want to be competitive and hopefully one day go
to the Olympics. The community loves these venues
and I think people need to use Hart as an example to the rest
of the country, definitely. In the shadows of the new facility
lays the old Hart Leisure Centre. It only closed the day before
the new centre opened. A deliberate decision to guarantee
people wouldn't be without leisure and exercise facilities.
But that's an uncommon approach. Just 30 miles along the road,
Andover Pool and Sports Hall We have to go to Romsey
or Basingstoke. Not everyone can afford
the transport links for that, A permanent replacement
is two years away. Such has been the outcry,
a temporary pool will now open later this summer.
In Reading - the Council has closed the 104-year-old
Arthur Hill swimming pool. It will be sold to help
pay for a new facility. Again, there's a catch - it
won't open for another four years. In Southampton, inspectors
closed the swimming pool at Bitterne Leisure Centre in March
after discovering its 30-year-old It won't reopen until
after the summer. While in Winchester -
the current 40-year-old River Park site no longer meets
the community's needs. The council's preferred
opiton is to build a new If it's approved, it will take
three years to complete. Here, though, they're
going the same way as Hart - continuing to fund the existing
centre, until the new one opens. With council budgets reduced,
it's clear there were different approaches
to providing leisure facilities. Here in Fleet - the decision
was made that despote Here in Fleet - the decision
was made that despite difficult financial times,
investment in leisure was needed. Very good, good foresight
and for the future, it's very good. I've got three children
and they will always be using it I think from Hart's
perspective, it's fantastic. I've come into this sparkling EUPOL.
Many others know they need these facilities but so far, very few have
managed to deliver it. I'm delighted to say
I'm joined on poolside by former Olympic swimmer
and Commonwealth Champion from Portsmouth - Katy Sexton.
And Patricia Hughes is the Chief Executive
of Hart District Council. Patricia, what did the council have
to give back to the developer in return for this land and a third
of the build cost? A-League it was only a third of the
funding, very valuable to us. The rest of it is coming from generation
from the centre and it is important it will be self-sustaining in terms
of income generation. Sport England figures show a gradual
decline in the number of people swimming over the past ten years -
How important is proper investment We live on an island and this is an
important life skill kids learn. By taking away leisure centres, you
lose that. You now run your own
Swim Academy, based in Havant - how difficult have you found pools
to teach in? Very. We had just had our latest one
shot earlier this year so we have had to relocate. We are up against
other people, leisure centres offer their own lessons. It is difficult.
There are planned new centres in Reading, Winchester and Andover but
they will take some time to deliver. What impact does that have, when it
is delayed? I think your fear for learning to swim gets bigger the
older you get. So then it will be harder for people to do. Every
department wants money, why did you prioritise leisure and health? We
think it is important for our community to be healthy, we have got
one of the longest life expectancy is across the whole of the country.
We also have one of the highest levels of sport outtakes are there
was a real need from our residents to have something of this quality on
the doorstep. We're really pleased to be able to deliver that for them.
?23 million is a lot of money, do you have value for money? I think
so, it is our biggest investment and it is history and we are delighted
to be to deliver this in a cost-effective way that doesn't cost
our Council Tax payers any money. The night, if Southampton managed to
beat Arsenal at St Mary's stadium, they could move into the top eight
of the Premier League. Manager Claude Puel has
no new injury concerns following the draw at Liverpool
at the weekend. Striker Charlie Austin is close
to a return following five months Full match commentary
on BBC Radio Solent. You know when you have a new carpet
at home and you don't let people wear the shoes while they have given
me these very fashionable overshoes. Doing everything they can to protect
it! It's at least better than plastic bags!
It's been a lovely day and that's been reflected
in your weather pictures. You'll find most of them
on our Facebook page but here's one to show you now.
Rachel Baker caught this moment of fun among the bluebells
Let's get the weather forecast now - Alexis is up there in the gym.
What a glorious day we had today. Temperatures reached highs of 19
Celsius and we saw highs of 17 Celsius widely. This is the
satellite picture from early on. Barely a cloud in the sky, enabling
those temperatures to rise nicely, especially away from the coast.
Today, highs of 19 Celsius, tomorrow, temperatures could be
slightly higher. Overnight tonight, clear skies initially and then the
cloud will start to increase from the south. Bringing with it maybe
the odd shower for the south coast. Tomorrow morning, we are expecting
temperatures to range between eight to 10 Celsius. Temperatures warming
up nicely with warm air pushing up from the south and with that, we are
expecting temperatures to reach potentially around 15 to 19 Celsius.
Possibly pushing 20. In some sheltered spots. It will be a warm
day, a ferret of cloud and maybe the odd isolated shower during the
morning. The afternoon and evening is when we see the risk of a couple
of thunderstorms pushing in from the south. They will become quite heavy
and potentially thundery tomorrow night with temperatures tomorrow
night dropping to a very mild 11 to 12 Celsius. We are expecting
temperatures to rise nicely tomorrow. On the outlook, we are
expecting a fair amount of cloud over the next few days, a couple of
brighter spells but the weekend looking slightly fresher and
brighter and with that, temperatures are rising nicely. Tomorrow night,
look out for the risk of some heavy thundery rain. Back to you.
Thank you very much. Some lovely people have told us the local
weather forecast. There is a chance of a thunderstorm.
The wind will be light and easterly. And the top temperature
will be 20 degrees. What a glorious facility this is.
Lovely. It is fantastic. We will have to get onto one of the
treadmills. STUDIO: I am there in spirit!
Now how many balloons do you think you'd need to blow up
Well more than 10,000 have been used to make this 25-metre
tall waterfall sculpture in a Winchester shopping centre.
It took balloon artist Ben Field more than a week to create.
He says it's four metres taller than the current
There'll be a news summary at 8pm and we'll be back at 10.30pm.