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Hello and welcome to South Today, I'm Jo Kent.
The top stories tonight: Killed by a hit-and-run drunk driver.
As the government reviews sentencing, his parents call
Four children taken to hospital after cocaine
There was concern they mistook it for sherbert.
And Saints hang on by their fingertips to
Southampton's footballers made history tonight.
They reached their first major Wembley final for 38 years
by beating Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield against all the odds.
Their 2-0 aggregate win means they're the first team ever to reach
Kris Temple is at Anfield for us tonight.
Kris, a fantastic night for Saints, the club and the fans.
Very much so. A momentous night here at Anfield for the 3500 fans packed
into the Anfield Road and behind me, that was where all the drama
happened. Lots of chances at both happened. Lots of chances at both
ends but Saints maintained the record of having not conceded in yet
cup competition to make their first League Cup final since 1979.
As often happens at Anfield, Saints came under intense pressure
Then Nathan Redmond create the best two chances of the first half.
Dusan Tadic couldn't take advantage of the first.
The second, three minutes later, was perhaps even better.
This time, James Davis couldn't finish, much to Saints' frustration.
In the second half, Fraser Forster made a real hash of a 52nd-minute
shot then saved his own bacon with an astonishing stop.
After that, Saints' goal led a charmed life until injury time
when young substitute Josh Sims broke clear to tee up Shane Long,
3500 supporters making the long journey from the south coast. Most
of those will be first in the queue for the tickets for the Wembley
final when they go on sale. Absolutely brilliant. I and Bob
gobsmacked. Shane Long, Magic. They were defending really deep. Wembley!
When Shane Long went through, it was brilliant. Absolutely amazing. We
are going to Wembley! We will win the cup! Let's go! The EFL Cup is
the first major domestic trophy up for grabs in the English football
calendar. The day for the diary is the brew the 25th. The place either
magister is united whole city in the final. The Saints fans their way
back to the south coast the mood. A couple from Hampshire whose son
was killed by a drunk driver say a consultation about tougher
penalties doesn't go far enough. 28-year-old Wayne Moores
died after a hit-and-run The driver was given
a six-year prison sentence. The current maximum penalty
for drivers causing death through dangerous or careless
driving under the influence of drink or drugs is 14 years but,
in practice, the average sentence The government is considering
introducing new maximum life sentences but Wayne Moores' family
say all such cases should be Deeply spiritual, had
a huge sense of fun, was prepared to stand up for things
that were wrong. Wayne Moores' parents
remember their son, In September 2010, he was travelling
home to Hampshire on his motorbike when he was struck by a drunk driver
who fled the scene. Nothing can prepare parents
for seeing their child Every day, that vision
comes into my mind. The driver, Donna Hackett,
was given a six-year sentence for causing death by careless
driving while under Wayne's parents feel the current
wording of charges and the penalties given don't reflect the seriousness
of road deaths. What message does it
give to the criminal? "Oh, don't worry, you're
just a bit careless. The Government's consulting
on whether the maximum sentence for such crimes should be increased
from 14 years to life. Wayne's parents believe that needs
to backed up by tougher You can charge somebody
with manslaughter if they kill somebody as a result
of a traffic accident. It used to be more common that
jurors quite reluctant to convict people of homicide,
of manslaughter, which is More significantly, it's
very difficult to prove. You have to show that the motorist
was grossly negligent in order to Wayne's parents will continue
to push for the law to be rewritten, a move they hope might change
attitudes and save lives. Next some developing news tonight
and South Today has been told that plans to devolve greater powers
from Westminster to councils along the Solent are
now dead in the water. The idea had been to give councils
more control over transport, housing and infrastructure along
with extra funding. Our political editor,
Peter Henley, told me earlier how the controversial idea finally
hit the buffers. There was a crunch
meeting this afternoon. It was all the MPs at Westminster
and a lot of the council leaders. It was intended to try
and find a way forward. With the Isle of Wight having
changed from independent control to Conservative control
and the Conservatives saying they wanted nothing to do
with Portsmouth and Southampton, it seemed clear, I am told by MPs,
that there was no way forward. Now the council leaders are saying
it's dead in the water. ?1 billion of government money has
gone away and it will be some time before they find a way of trying
to get that back again. The councils will have
to think about mergers. This is what's happening Dorset -
they're talking about There's a meeting tomorrow
to get down that road. It's happening in
Oxfordshire as well. Reorganising local government
structure, rather than taking existing councils, electing a mayor
and making a super authority. These things may sound
technical but, in the end, it's about setting the course
forward for the next decade. And all the potential money
for social care in particular that could have come with this,
it looks like that won't happen - they're going to have to go back
to the drawing board and find I'm told there was will in the room
for some kind of combined transport authority for Hampshire but that's
very different to a devolution deal. A school in Poole has written
to all its parents after four children came into contact
with cocaine on the school premises. One child was found
in possession of the drug at Broadstone Middle School
and the teachers say the children Anjana Gadgil has been
at the school today and earlier It happened on the 3rd
of January, the first day back The schools say they found a child
with three other children in possession of an unknown
substance, a white powder The school says the children
believed it to be sweet, They phoned Dorset Police
and South West Ambulance who came here and treated the children
at the scene and then took them They established that the children
hadn't ingested any of the drug, they were all fine and they were
discharged on the day. This school here has around 500
pupils aged between nine and 13. We don't know the ages or the
genders of the children involved. I was here as school ended today,
speaking to parents. Some say the school had told them
not to speak to us but I did manage I'll make an appointment
with the head and speak to her and, until I hear the facts
from the different people, They've reacted quite well
to it, the headteacher. Do you feel the parents have been
given enough information We've been kept
informed, that's fine. Has the school had anything
else to say about it? The school says it's written
to all parents and carers and reassured them that it was dealt
with swiftly and it was The police have confirmed
that it was cocaine and have arrested a 32-year-old man
from Bournemouth on suspicion of drug offences and he's been
bailed pending further inquiries. That's all from the South Today
news team this evening. Here with our regional
weather forecast. Freezing temperatures overnight and
a widespread frost but a good deal of cloud, less in the way of fog and
more in the way of cloud. Temperatures in the countryside will
dip to -2 minus three Celsius. A cold and frosty start to the day
tomorrow, quite a lot of cloud first thing but given the strength of the
breeze, that should break up the cloud cover. Further north of
Berkshire, more cloud during the course of the day into the
afternoon. Temperatures tomorrow will reach a high of three or four
Celsius. But that icy cold wind coming in from the near continent,
temperatures will feel more like freezing. Through the cause of
tomorrow night, the possibility of the frost. Through Friday, a frosty
start in places. Outbreaks are patchy rain. The winds will be brisk
from the south. On Friday night, more persistent rain arriving into
the early hours of Saturday morning. A widespread frost tomorrow, cloudy
start, but an icy cold wind coming in from Europe.
take a look at the Outlook towards the weekend.
Good evening. If you think it was cold today, for many it will be
colder still tomorrow. Cold even when we have the sunshine today.
This was one of the wonderful weather watcher pictures we had sent
in from Cornwall. It contrasts with a cloudy and foggy eastern half of
the country, and a bank of cloud. Still foggy, but it is starting to
lift. It is being pushed north and west, this bank of cloud. That will
continue through the night. We will still have some fog sitting on the
hills. Even with the cloud, it will be a cold night, with temperatures
away from the far north and west falling to freezing. In the
countryside, well below freezing.