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Good evening, I'm Jo Kent. where you are.


Three major housing developments in the South have been


given financial support from the government.


Welborne near Fareham in Hampshire and a new site near Eynsham


in Oxfordshire will be designated as Garden Villages.


Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire has been named as a Garden Town.


As David Allard reports, the new status could push forward


projects which have been held up in planning rows.


Welborne - it's been talked about for years as a way to solve


But after all the protests, a public inquiry and a compulsory


purchase row, not one of the planned 6,000 homes has been built yet.


Today, though, the project got a shot in the arm.


Welborne would be a completely new community, built on these


fields, with affordable homes, schools, shops and


In fact, pretty much what the Government says


So now Welborne gets a share of ?6 million and other support


What we're looking for is for the Government to start pushing out


of the way some of the obstacles to getting this


We accept that it's needed, the Government accepts it's needed,


we need homes, we need jobs, we need schools, we need


They feel other sites are more suitable for housing.


A lot of it could be absorbed in either brownfield sites or sites


that have come through and hopefully will go into the local plan.


It's likely Fareham can now bid for money to upgrade the A32 and M27


Improved transport links will be crucial to another


planned Garden Village near Eynsham in Oxfordshire.


One of the important aspects of Government backing for this


scheme is it gives us access to the Housing Infrastructure Fund,


and that could go some way to helping alleviate some


of the existing problems in nearby areas such as the A40.


Meanwhile, thousands of new homes will see the extension of Aylesbury


With talk of new planning freedoms and accelerated development,


it's clear the Government wants these garden communities built


So it may not be long before landscapes like this change forever.


There have been significant delays to ambulance services


At one point this afternoon, 20 ambulances were queuing outside


Portsmouth's Queen Alexandra Hospital, waiting to hand over


Patients caught up in the queues were cared for by ambulance


Ambulance response times were also affected by the high demand.


The South Central Ambulance Service has apologised to patients.


Rail passengers in the South have been expressing frustration


at the annual rise in fares, which went up today


The government says the rise will help pay for rail modernisation.


However, commuters on Southern Rail in particular have called


for a freeze in fares altogether after the industrial action


Normally, I don't mind, but in view of the problems


with Southern Rail this past little while, I'm quite annoyed


I think the price of rail fares now is extortionate and I think that it


would be a lot easier to tolerate if the trains actually ran


consistently on time in that, you know, we knew we could get


to and from work and to and from London the way we should be able to.


I think they've got a bit of a nerve, putting rail fares up.


The Cowes floating bridge on the Isle of Wight


is making its last crossing tonight after 40 years of service.


It's being replaced with a new version costing ?3.5 million.


A temporary launch will operate for foot passengers from tomorrow


until the new bridge is ready at the end of March.


Vehicles will be diverted via Newport.


Match of the Day follows so, if you don't want to know


There was another disappointing result for Southampton,


who lost a third successive Premier League game.


Everton put three past them in the last 20 minutes.


Manager Claude Puel said his players were tired after three


Better results for our Championship sides.


Brighton came from a goal down to beat Fulham and go two


points clear at the top of the Championship table.


Tomer Hemed fired from the penalty spot to equalize before Lewis Dunk


And Yann Kermogant scored two late goals for Reading as the Royals came


from behind to snatch a 3-2 victory against Bristol City.


In League 1, there were goalless draws for the MK Dons


at Chesterfield and also for Swindon hosting Southend.


And in League 2, there was a 1-0 home win for Portsmouth


against League 2 promotion rivals Luton.


The Met Office has a warning out for icy stretches on roads


and pavements that haven't been treated by tomorrow morning.


But it's unsurprising with temperatures dropping below


Indeed, some parts of Oxfordshire could be as low as about -4 or -5


But aside from that, it should be a sunny start to the day.


And the general trend, then, is for more in the way of cloud


to start to develop rather patchily, it has to be said, until we get


into the evening, when it will be thick enough to maybe just introduce


a spot or two of light rain up towards the North.


Now, after that cold start, temperatures will remain


They will eventually, as we get further into the afternoon,


recover somewhere to about 4-6, possibly seven Celsius.


Good evening. It's been a dry and bright day across most parts of the


country today. Despite the chilly feel to the weather, there has been


some sunshine. Clear skies as the sun set in east Essex. With those


clear skies around, temperatures are plummeting, particularly across


southern parts. Here we see the coldest temperatures. We could see


icy stretches on untreated surfaces, pavements and roads first thing


Tuesday morning. Not quite as cold towards the North West. Cloud moving


in here through the overnight period. Lows to minus


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