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Hello and welcome to South Today, I'm Jo Kent.
Another day - another strike on Southern Rail -
now the company tells the union - we'll see you in court.
Bedtime battles - behind the scenes at the special clinic treating
And tomorrow the chance of some snow. The details shortly.
The owner of Southern rail says it will take the drivers union Aslef
to the Supreme Court over its industrial action.
A second day of drivers strikes draws to a close tonight but there's
another walkout planned for Friday with almost all 2,200 services
But the union says its concerns are over passenger safety.
What do we know about the court case?
Southern's owner Govia Thameslink Railway believes it has a case
And that's why it's prepared to continue its legal claim
despite losing a court case and an appeal last year.
Southern wants to replace conductors with 'on board supervisors'.
The trains would become Driver Only Operated
meaning the drivers open and close the doors.
DOO is already in use on three quarters of Southern Trains.
But the general secretary of Aslef explained why the union
wasn't opposed then - but is now.
When it was short trains and the creased football it was little sleep
different railway. With longer trains, with nobody doing the
critical role, it is unsafe. Are we likely to see them around
the negotiating table this week? The unions and Southern say
nothing is planned - but both sides say they're
open to talks. However both also say
they won't back down. This we are looking for talks with
the union, setting around the table for a sensible conversation were
both sides listen to each other and really understand the concerns. The
unions say it is concern for safety but last week the railways
Inspectorate said the way we are operating is perfectly safe and it
is a safe method of operation. Darren Ball travels
from Haywards Heath to London Bridge and says his personal
and professional relationships I think I'd stretched the goodwill
of my bosses and managing director as much as I can in order to have as
many work from home base as possible, and my relationship with
my partner and my stepson. They don't know what time I will get
home. And there's more to come -
tomorrow is unlikely Friday is a strike day -
and there are three more A controversial proposal to raise
the salary of the chief executive of Arun district council by nearly
6% has been approved The council says that the increase,
to just over ?117,000, will bring Nigel Lynn's pay more
into line with comparable councils and includes
a performance related award. Critics argued it's unfair at a time
when many other council employees are seeing a 1% increase
in their pay. The CEO does a marvellous job, but
staff do a very good job as well and they have taken on, some have taken
on, ate lots more, because of what has happened with the cutbacks. It
is a case of is that fear? At this time it is not clear and I don't
think it is right. Now, I hope you can
stay awake for this - Figures show in the year
leading up to August 2013 - sleep disorders accounted for more
than 30,000 hospital admissions. Of those, the problems were highest
in children under four - they accounted for more than one
in ten cases. BBC South has had special access to
the work of Southampton Childrens' It's just for children,
and sees around 400 patients a year, Imogen has a typical
bed time routine. She however wakes repeatedly
through the night. She sleepwalks around the house
and frightens her parents. Even though her eyes
are wide-open, she is sat bolt She walked down the stairs,
completely asleep. Southampton's specialist sleep
service treat children with complex sleeping disorders,
the hardest cases. By the time we see these families,
quite often those problems have been The parents have forgotten
what it is like to sleep. Cathy is quick to diagnose
Imogen with behavioural Children will have a night terror
or sleepwalk within one or two hours of falling asleep,
and what is happening is that the child's brain is half
asleep and half awake, so it will do complex things
like walk around, climb, but they have no memory of it or no
awareness of what they are doing. Some of her other patients don't
need help with sweeping but with being awake. Falling asleep as soon
as they got in the car, at home at odd times or in weird places.
Her narcolepsy need careful management.
A unique condition called cataplexy has been harder to solve.
She collapses, she drops things, she cannot hold onto anything,
Her head will go and she would just collapse and she slurs her words,
It is what is, it makes who she is, and there is nothing we can do
Six weeks on, Imogen and her family have made progress.
You might not have heard of them but sleep fairies are everywhere.
I just want to say well done for good sleeping.
Cathy has suggested Imogen should have happened sleep very.
She visits at night-time when Imogen sleeps well,
I have had to be a bit more strict bedtime.
The last couple of weeks have been great so we're doing really well.
Onto football, and a big night for Southampton at St Mary's
in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi final against Liverpool.
Saints won the match 1-0, but with a second leg to come
at Anfield, they still have plenty of work to do.
Kris Temple is at St Mary's - Kris, it sounds harsh -
With a home advantage they had to have something to take to Anfield.
They won 1-0 as you say but had the chance to win by more, even by four
if they were being clinical. Saints took the lead against the run
of play after 20 minutes - a defensive mistake by Liverpool led
to a chance, and a goal And just before half time Tadic
set Redmond up again - Chances for Saints continued to come
in the second half - full back Cedric missed a great
chance to double the And with seven minutes left,
Shane Long set up Redmond, So Saints take a 1-0
lead to Anfield. Much better and hopefully we can do
the same in a fortnight's time. Should have had more than one but
they should have had more than one as well. Amazing, I am Brazilian
select is new to me and I am here with my friends, an amazing game.
The first half was fantastic in the second half I enjoyed a lot. We had
a draw at the weekend and got a win, a draw at the weekend and got a win,
come on, you read six the one thing it did tonight was restore some
positivity. It has been a bit of a rotten run for the team but with the
carrot of a possible trip to Wembley to come, and don't forget Saints
haven't been in the League Cup final since 1979 saw a lot of history to
be made up for. They go to Anfield in a good position and we will be
following them all the way to Merseyside.
That's all from the South Today news team this evening.
We're back tomorrow with bulletins in BBC Breakfast and there's more
The potential for some snow in some parts tomorrow. Overnight it will be
mainly dry but a key north-easterly wind will make it feel a lot colder.
In sheltered spots we may have little bit of a frost, the
temperature falling to around freezing, this is the temperature in
our towns and cities. A dry and bright start with the cloud
increasing quickly through the morning and the Met office have
issued a yellow Snow warning through the course of the day. The risk of
heavy snow which may lead to ice tomorrow night so stay tuned to your
local BBC radio station. Through the course of tomorrow morning the rain
arrives and the temperature arrives with the rain's arrival but the
northerly wind will settle in the coming rain to snow in some places
and the rain will be very intense with it is not following Arsenal, so
torrential downpours leading to an inch of rain and around an hour with
the chance of some snowfall likely for northern parts and we're not out
of the woods until Friday morning when there is the risk also of some
snowfall moving down to the south of the country, for parts of West
Sussex and eastern parts of Hampshire and Berkshire. The
northerly winds will begin today the later part of Friday and ice will be
a big issue both tomorrow night and through Friday daytime. The snowfall
falling on frozen ground. Some snowfall tomorrow, a risk
particularly tomorrow evening when the temperature plunges.
start to the weekend. Time for the national weather prospects if you
are on the move. Good evening, a lot going on with
the weather in the next few days, numerous weather warnings in for so
buried in mind if you have travel plans. Lots of isobars on the chart
overnight which means it will be windy for all. The strongest winds
in Scotland, lots of wintry showers with snow getting down to
increasingly low levels and some wintry showers in Northern Ireland
and northern England. A cold night for Northern England, particularly
in more rural spots, frosty and I see for some and some of the snow
really blowing around over higher ground in Scotland. Strong wind and
further snow to take us into tomorrow. It may well make for some
tricky travelling conditions. The forecast for tomorrow in the
southern half of the UK's quite tricky. We have got mild air bumping
into colder air. The boundary between the two,