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Hello and good evening, I'm Tom Hepworth.


The port of Southampton announces plans for a major expansion -


the Chancellor gives it Government backing.


And the former chief executhve of Southern Health admits the death


of this woman in its care was preventable.


Associated British Ports has announced it plans a major dxpansion


The Dibden Bay development across Southampton water


would effectively double thd size of the port.


The Chancellor of the Exchepuer visited the docks today and gave


Associated British Ports recently announced a ?50 million invdstment.


No, Tom, the chief executivd of ABP said they're short of space


back there at the docks, and there's only so many


multi-storey car parks to store cars for export you c`n


They're actually having to turn business away.


It's not just about cars but containers too,


and space is available on rdclaimed land across Southampton Watdr


The economic benefits wouldn't just be felt with more jobs at the docks,


but back through the supply chains and supporting businesses.


In a post-Brexit economy, Britain is looking beyond Etrope -


a market Southampton alreadx does much of its business with.


This is a long-seas port, supporting British exports,


not primarily to Europe but to the rest of the world,


so it is going to play a very key role in the future.


In strategic terms, I would support the development of this port.


The last time ABP wanted to do this, it was rejected -


An application to develop Dhbden Bay by ABP 12 years ago was rejdcted,


Friends Of The Earth have told us tonight the development


would destroy internationally and nationally important


There's great concern among people living nearby this would represent


an increasing industrialisation of the New Forest, as infrastructure


like road and rail links would be necessary.


This time there won't be a local planning inquiry, though,


as it would be considered as a national infrastructure project -


the Secretary of State would make the decision.


There'll be more reaction and analysis on BBC Radio Solent's


A coroner has criticised Southern Health for failing


a woman under its care, who was severely depressed `nd fell


At the end of her inquest today Marion Munns' family said hdr death


Our health correspondent David Fenton reports.


Marion Munns was a very ill woman, and she was let down


by Southern Health, not because people did not care


but because they did not do what they should have done.


I think her death could have been prevented.


So many professionals believed what my mum was saying,


when actually that wasn't the right way to look at it,


On November 12 last year, Mrs Munns called a family mdeting.


She had to be pinned to the ground while her daughter called the police


But she managed to escape and she fled into the night.


She came to this bridge over the M27.


She climbed over the railings and then fell to her death on the road.


It was a night her daughter will never forget.


I have to live with that im`ge of my mum on that last incident


Well, my mum said that she'll haunt me the rest of my lifd.


In reality, it wasn't my mul, but it is still very, very hard


In his narrative verdict, the coroner Graham Short sahd


Firstly, there was no proper care plan for Mrs Munns.


Secondly, her condition wasn't reviewed as it should have been


And finally, there was no crisis plan for when things went wrong


Southern Health said today ht agreed with the coroner's findings.


It has since made comprehensive changes to the way it


looks after older people with mental health problems.


He said, Mrs Munns death should be a wake-up call to Southern Health.


In a development tonight, it's emerged the family was sent


a letter by the former chief executive of the Trust,


Katrina Percy, admitting Marion Munns needn't have dhed.


She wrote, your mother's de`th could have been prevented


Southern Health has consistdntly said it's trying to improve the way


it deals with patients and their families.


Some of them met with managdrs today to discuss a new report looking


Many were sceptical, and Steve Humphrey


I thought it was extremely inappropriate that you would even


say that you might have adddd to our group as a family whdn you


We are all, myself personally and all of us, incredibly sorry


It's been a torrid 12 months for Southern Health -


two chairmen and the Chief Executive have gone.


Today, as the verdict in the Marion Munns case


was delivered, some of the other families whose loved ones h`ve died


while in Southern Health's care were meeting the Trust's


Maureen Rickman, whose sister died back in 2011,


gave this reaction to today's comment by the coroner that


Mrs Munns' case should act as a wake-up call to the Trtst.


How many wake-up calls does the trust actually need?


Again and again we keep hearing that things are going wrong


at Southern Health and still we are hearing the same old story.


Today the families were told what the Trust is doing


Ian Hartley's son Edward didd while being looked after by a carer


For us, I think this is encouraging but as I say, we have yet


to see tangible action, and that is what we hope


A new report commissioned by the Trust is strongly crhtical


of its relationship with falilies, saying things went wrong because...


Our main concern is the fact the culture won't change


if some of the, shall we sax, long-standing directors


The Trust has said the latest report makes difficult reading -


and the interim chief executive has said,


"and we are committed to doing things better."


Secret files have been obtahned by the BBC which contain new clues


as to how four people were wrongly convicted of the Guildford


Gerry Conlon, along with his co-defendants,


served 15 years in jail before the convictions were quashed.


Here's our home affairs correspondent, Emma Vardy.


In October 1974, bombs rippdd through two Guildford pubs.


Five people were killed and many more injured.


Police were under huge pressure to apprehend the IRA


bombers responsible for these Surrey attacks.


The police and the army camd in and kicked the door in.


In front of his sister, who was then 14, Gerry Conlon


We were an ordinary Catholic family, growing up on the Falls Road.


There was no way that Gerry Conlon was involved in any bombs,


because Gerry Conlon was not in the IRA.


The accused were brought to court from the police stations


The Guildford Four were found guilty and sentenced to life in prhson


But in 1989, their moment of redemption came.


The Court of Appeal overturned their convictions,


I've been imprisoned 15 years for something I didn't do!


For something I didn't know anything about!


The case shattered confidence in the British legal system.


The Guildford Four claimed they had been set up by corrupt police.


An inquiry into the wrongful convictions was carried out


But more than 700 files from Sir John May's


findings remained private, embargoed by the Government.


Now a freedom of information request by the BBC has succeeded in securing


For the first time, they show some members of the inquiry refused


to accept that Gerry Conlon had not been a member of the IRA,


and the papers refer to polhce intelligence from the time


of the arrest which was never tested in court.


They give us an indication that some of the problems that wd had -


the persistent attempt to try to re-convict


the Guildford Four was still going on.


It has to matter, because if it does not matter, we live in a society


You know, what the British Government has done,


42 years later, I'm still not getting answers.


There are now renewed calls for all 700 files to be placed


We'll be back with bulletins in BBC Breakfast,


but now here's Alexis with your weather.


Thank you. Tonight we are looking at the possibility of mist and fog


patches but not as widespre`d as last night. Patchy fog with clear


skies and also light winds. In the countryside, temperatures could drop


to six or seven Celsius. Thdse are the towns and cities values. It


light south-westerly breeze. Mr Mackin fog tomorrow morning could


linger until 10am, but wantdd clearers, we're looking at sunny


spells. Especially during the middle part of the day, but through the


afternoon increasing cloud will arrive in the north the reghon.


Thickening cloud, and sunshhne likely along the south coast. To the


Isle of Wight later in the afternoon. Temperatures reaching a


high of 14 or 15 Celsius with a light westerly breeze. Throtgh


Saturday, high pressure rem`ins in charge, but associated with the high


pressure is a fair amount of cloud. Quite a cloudy affair over the


weekend. There will be some bright and sunny spells at times, `nd the


wind will be fairly light. Temperatures over the weekend will


be a feud degree is above their seasonal average.


fine and dry and on the mild side. My colleague Helen Willetts has with


the national


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