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Financially incompetent and educationally illiterate.

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The words of councillors about an education trust running

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one game away from the Premier League, as Reading seal

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How one couple want their baby's legacy to help

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They say they are appalled at their behaviour.

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They want them removed from managing schools

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These are the extraordinary words used by councillors

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They have expressed outrage at plans, by the company

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the troubled Sandown Academy - and merge it with another school.

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And tonight councillors unanimously supported a motion condemning AET's

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Home time in the rain for Janet and her sons.

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13-year-old Brennan is already at Sandown Bay Academy.

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Ten-year-old Eden starts there in September.

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They don't want to go to school six miles away in Ryde.

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There's not enough capacity at Ryde school to incorporate all those that

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There's just not going to be enough space and when the birth rate goes

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up again in a couple of years, as we know it will, there's just not

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going to be enough space on the whole island.

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This protest was organised by concerned parents

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The school is run by the Academies Enterprise Trust or AET -

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the biggest academy chain in England.

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It says its budget's been squeezed because they're paid

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based on pupil numbers, which have been falling.

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It wants to merge with another school it runs in Ryde.

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But locals, and tonight the council, say it's got its sums wrong.

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We want to send a very clear message to AET, to the Minister

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and to the Schools Commissioner that we want AET out

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of Sandown high school, out of the academy and preferably

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AET have demonstrated themselves to be financially incompetent

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and educationally illiterate in the way they have handled events

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Standards have dropped because AET have cut the budget

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They have also done a pupil projection which is flawed.

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They based their pupil projection on the drop

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What they should have done their projection

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on is the number of actual children in the local primary schools,

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who make the school more than sustainable if it

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The figures that we have used are those that the

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Now, when we met the council last week, they did say

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that they would send us their figures.

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I haven't yet seen those, but based on that discussion,

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the small increase that they are projecting among current primary

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school pupils still wouldn't go anywhere near fulfilling the massive

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overcapacity there currently is at secondary school level.

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Tonight the council voted to try and stop AET running any

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schools on the Island, and find a way to keep Sandown open.

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AET says it is starting a consultation next week to allow

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people to have their say on the plans.

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Reading Football Club are on their way to Wembley

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after a dramatic match last night against Fulham.

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There were dramatic deals being done behind the scenes too.

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As two Chinese property tycoons - brother and sister Dai

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Yongge and Dai Xiu Li - became the majority

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They made their fortune from converting old air raid

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The new owners are looking to build - with a new training ground

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and increased stadium capacity already mentioned.

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Trying to complete a deal in the second half is a first

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I have to say I'm very excited about the new owners coming in.

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I think, you know, we need to get the impetus again and, you know,

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A soldier from Tidworth in Wiltshire has pleaded guilty

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to attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.

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Private Samuel Dallow thought he was meeting up with a 14 year

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old girl but it turned out to be self styled Paedophile

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Private Samuel Dallow thought he was meeting up with

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a 14 year old girl but it turned out to be

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self styled paedophile-hunter Shane Brannigan.

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It was streamed and Dallow was handed over to police.

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Train drivers on Southern Railway will start an overtime ban

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from the end of May, unless their long-running dispute

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over driver-controlled operation is resolved.

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Drivers have twice rejected a deal negotiated by their union ASLEF,

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and the two sides have been holding discussions for more than a month.

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Southern says it runs 80,000 trains a month

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It warns that an overtime ban would lead to substantial disruption

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Jo Meeke and Matt Gurney spent just a few hours with their newborn child

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- who they had nicknamed Puck - before he died.

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The couple, from West Sussex say they have taken comfort in some

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of the beautiful countryside in the South.

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They've now set up "Puck's Promise - raising funds to buy a woodland

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so that other bereaved families will have a place to

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Anjana Gadgil met them on the South Downs.

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Joe and Matt's baby lived for just 13 hours.

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Severe complication during labour led to an emergency Caesarean

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and the little boy they had affectionately named Puck wasn't

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Obviously, you know, we'd been through labour,

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he'd been born and resuscitated and, you know, to find ourselves

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being transferred to Southampton neonatal unit and looking

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at our little boy who was, you know, he was a stocky

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eight-pound eight baby boy, lying in a crib in one

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of the neonatal nurseries and you just think, how's our son

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When it was clear Puck wouldn't survive, they had 30

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I said to the nurses, if there is an opportunity for me

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to just have some skin on skin, I would love to do it and so I feel

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privileged in that respect, that I did have half

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The couple held a farewell service with family and friends in the woods

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They found comfort in nature and that's why they set up

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Puck's Promise, raising funds to buy a woodland for other

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We know that we've got a long journey ahead of us dealing

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We think it's really important to have that space that people can

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go to for years to come and, you know, deal with the grieving

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process in an environment that is totally unique, hopefully.

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I'd like primarily families who have lost children in some way

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to be able to use it, either as going just for a couple

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of hours, for a quick walk, or maybe occasionally

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for an overnight camp to be with other people who've been

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Jo and Matt return to the woods to lay flowers for their son,

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hoping something positive can grow from their personal tragedy.

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Very few people got to meet him and it was my fear that he would

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And I think that's why I feel Puck's Promise

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and our fundraising is so important, because we know that through this,

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we are going to keep the memory of Puck alive.

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Stillbirth is classified as a baby dying from 24 weeks

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In this country, 15 babies a day are either stillborn or die

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The rate is falling but remains higher than in other high income

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I spoke to Jane Brewin from the charity Tommy's which funds

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I asked her why the UK was still lagging behind.

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The UK ranks 24th out of 49 high income countries,

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so as you say, we are nowhere near the best out there.

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I think other countries that are doing better than us have just

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instigated more campaigns and programmes and focused much more

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So what more can be done to reduce those rates still further?

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The first is investing in research to find out who is most at risk

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and how to care for women who are at risk of stillbirth.

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And that's why Tommy's are funding a research centre in Manchester

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And the other big area of work is around how the NHS care for women

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during pregnancy and so the NHS have launched a four

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point plan which is being tested at the moment around the UK,

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to identify for many areas the NHS needs to work on to reduce

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the incidence of stillbirth in the UK.

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Finally, the couple I spoke to are raising money to buy woodland

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What support is there out there for bereaved parents?

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Well, at the time of the stillbirth and in the immediate aftermath,

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there is very good support normally provided by hospitals.

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And then after that there are organisations out there that

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specialise in bereavement and also organisations like Tommy's who can

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offer bereavement support, but also a lot of information

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and support through subsequent pregnancies.

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Football, and Southampton played Manchester United

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in their penultimate home game of the Premier League season.

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Saints should have gone ahead within five minutes

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after they were awarded a penalty for handball - but Manolo

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Gabbiadini's spot kick was saved by United goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

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Saints created several chances in the second half -

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James Ward Prowse forcing another good save before Antony Martial

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It ended goalless and Saints remain in 8th.

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That's all from the South Today news team this evening.

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We're back tomorrow with bulletins in BBC Breakfast and there's more

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Here is our regional weather forecast.

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We had over an inch of rain fall in many places today.

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The rain will clear away overnight a night and will

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In our towns and cities, a low of 9-10 degrees.

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A little more cloud for eastern part, be generally clear skies.

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A very slim chance of the odd isolated shower

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Even the chance of the rumble of thunder and some hail.

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Temperatures tomorrow will reach a high of 17 degrees.

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Pleasantly warm in any sunny spells tomorrow.

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Friday and Saturday, there is a chance of the odd

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showers. But it will be a bit warmer.

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Before today, many gardeners were crying out for rain. Some of the

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those garden may now be water logged. And Lincolnshire was one of

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wettest places with 40 millimetres. That is nearly a month's worth of

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rain in 24 hours. Some difficult travelling conditions. Some parts of

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north-west England stayed dry. This was the main rain-maker. It is

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pulling away. Tomorrow a day sunshine and showers and that

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freshing feeling air will filter into those parts that were muggy

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today. It was 25 Celsius in Kent. A different feel, but still

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