03/01/2017 South Today


03/01/2017

The latest news, sport, weather and features from the South of England.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 03/01/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Hello, good afternoon, I'm Tom Hepworth -

:00:00.:00:00.

The top stories this lunchtime:

:00:00.:00:00.

A man from West Sussex is killed in Syria fighting against Isis.

:00:00.:00:10.

A fare deal or being taken for a ride?

:00:11.:00:13.

Protests at some stations as passengers are landed with price

:00:14.:00:16.

And the show must go on - the opera in need

:00:17.:00:21.

A 20-year-old man from Chichester has been killed

:00:22.:00:37.

in Syria fighting against so-called Islamic State.

:00:38.:00:39.

Kurdish forces say Ryan Lock died in an assault on the IS stonghold

:00:40.:00:46.

Our home affairs correspondent Emma Vardy joins me now.

:00:47.:00:51.

Ryan Lock went to school in haven't. about what happened?

:00:52.:01:00.

Ryan Lock went to school in haven't. We understand he was a chef here in

:01:01.:01:05.

the UK, with no military experience before travelling to fight in this

:01:06.:01:09.

area. We understand he travelled to Syria in August last year, but told

:01:10.:01:14.

friends and family he was going on holiday to Turkey. He later revealed

:01:15.:01:17.

on Facebook he was in fact on his way to Syria to join up with the

:01:18.:01:23.

Kurdish militant group, YPG. He's not the first person to do this, a

:01:24.:01:27.

number of other British volunteers have gone out to Syria to fight the

:01:28.:01:31.

so-called Islamic State of their own accord. The YPG confirmed his death

:01:32.:01:35.

in a letter to his family. He was involved in the liberation of

:01:36.:01:38.

a village, near al-Bab, from Isis. But was then bombed

:01:39.:01:43.

by Turkish aeroplanes. He lost two of his

:01:44.:01:46.

very close friends. But then, after that,

:01:47.:01:52.

he seemed to be more motivated, and actually requested to be

:01:53.:01:55.

transferred to a unit that was involved in the ongoing

:01:56.:01:57.

operation to liberate Raqqa. What has this family had to say?

:01:58.:02:12.

His family are said to be an absolute grief. His father described

:02:13.:02:15.

Ryan as a caring and loving boy who would do anything to help anyone. He

:02:16.:02:21.

said his family have asked for privacy to grieve. Ryan's former

:02:22.:02:25.

school also told us he was a well liked people. It's important point

:02:26.:02:29.

out that the British has been warning strongly for some time

:02:30.:02:35.

against any travelled to Syria, and particularly want against getting

:02:36.:02:38.

involved in any sort of foreign war. It's difficult to verify the

:02:39.:02:43.

numbers, but it is thought that Ryan Lock is the third person from

:02:44.:02:46.

Britain to be killed fighting against so-called Islamic state in

:02:47.:02:47.

Syria. Burglars have made off

:02:48.:02:49.

with a safe containing ?15,000 CCTV images show the men

:02:50.:02:51.

forcing their way into Cafe Parfait on Above Bar Street at around

:02:52.:02:55.

7:30pm on New Years Day. Police want anyone with any

:02:56.:03:00.

information to get in touch. There have been protests at railway

:03:01.:03:06.

stations across the South this morning as passengers have been hit

:03:07.:03:09.

with the annual rise The union-backed Action For Rail

:03:10.:03:12.

says some passengers are spending up to 14% of their income

:03:13.:03:16.

on a monthly season ticket. For most people, it's

:03:17.:03:21.

the first day back at work. If you travel by train,

:03:22.:03:27.

it's now more expensive. I've been commuting for nearly ten

:03:28.:03:30.

years now, and it's just gone up It might make the difference

:03:31.:03:34.

between me taking the train, which I'd rather, because it's

:03:35.:03:40.

better for the environment. The average increase of 2.3%

:03:41.:03:44.

in fares will mean the average cost per passengers will

:03:45.:03:52.

go up by around ?80. That means if you're

:03:53.:03:57.

travelling from Winchester to London Waterloo, it will now cost

:03:58.:03:59.

you just under ?5000. If you're travelling

:04:00.:04:02.

from Reading to London, That's the same as

:04:03.:04:04.

Guildford to London. And as for Chichester to London,

:04:05.:04:10.

it'll now just cost Today, campaigners are staging

:04:11.:04:12.

protests at a dozen They say public ownership

:04:13.:04:19.

would be better than This is purely a retail price index

:04:20.:04:22.

rise, which is effectively pegged to the additional

:04:23.:04:29.

prices that we're paying for the goods that we receive,

:04:30.:04:31.

and the prices that If you're commuter, often

:04:32.:04:34.

you don't have a choice, so you've got to take

:04:35.:04:38.

the train, probably. But for some people, it probably

:04:39.:04:40.

will affect their decision. Especially if the price

:04:41.:04:42.

of petrol comes down, because that's this thing they're

:04:43.:04:44.

measuring it against. The Government says it's spending

:04:45.:04:46.

billions modernising the railway, and that wages are growing

:04:47.:04:49.

faster than fares. A Dorset charity opening

:04:50.:04:55.

a new children's hospice in Wiltshire says it's

:04:56.:04:57.

struggling to find staff. Julia's House already provides

:04:58.:05:01.

respite for more than But it says a shortage of paediatric

:05:02.:05:03.

nurses has made it harder to recruit the staff needed

:05:04.:05:09.

for a new hospice in Wiltshire. Set in beautiful Hampshire

:05:10.:05:14.

countryside, a semi-derelict mansion called The Grange has hosted operas

:05:15.:05:18.

for nearly 20 years. When the resident company moved

:05:19.:05:22.

on it seemed the music might stop forever, but now a new team has

:05:23.:05:26.

taken on the venue, Music is in the air once

:05:27.:05:29.

again at The Grange, an exotic-looking mansion

:05:30.:05:41.

in the heart of the World-renowned countertenor

:05:42.:05:43.

Michael Chance is leading the team. For years, Grange Park Opera

:05:44.:05:57.

were the resident company. But after lengthy negotiations over

:05:58.:06:00.

the lease, they moved on last summer, taking

:06:01.:06:03.

with them their seats The new tenants, Grange Festival,

:06:04.:06:05.

are raising ?3 million It's a challenge, but we see it

:06:06.:06:10.

equally as an opportunity. Because the theatre has been left us

:06:11.:06:18.

in its rather empty state, Seat prices will range from ?10-185,

:06:19.:06:25.

with dining in the shabby chic The previous tenants,

:06:26.:06:30.

Grange Park Opera, are building a new theatre

:06:31.:06:36.

at West Horsley, in Surrey. So is there enough demand for

:06:37.:06:38.

two country house operas? We're here, this has

:06:39.:06:43.

been here for 18 years, and our predecessors are building

:06:44.:06:48.

an amazing new opera house, an hour and a quarter away

:06:49.:06:52.

from where we are. And I think there will be

:06:53.:06:55.

in expanding audience. It won't be the same

:06:56.:07:01.

audience choosing, oh, As well as money, practical

:07:02.:07:03.

donations are welcome too, as the company kits out backstage

:07:04.:07:06.

rehearsal and dressing rooms. You put out a call and said,

:07:07.:07:09.

we need fridges, we need a piano. And you get phone calls

:07:10.:07:12.

and e-mails saying, oh, we're just clearing out our house,

:07:13.:07:15.

and we've got all that stuff. With continued support

:07:16.:07:17.

from volunteers and donors, the team is confident of performing

:07:18.:07:27.

in a fully furnished theatre Lets get a look at the weather

:07:28.:07:30.

with Holly Green. A very cold start to things

:07:31.:07:42.

this morning, -6 degrees For many of us though,

:07:43.:07:47.

a lovely start. You can see some frost

:07:48.:07:52.

here as the robin tiptoes its way But for many of us,

:07:53.:07:55.

it has been a nice start. Sunshine and a bit more

:07:56.:07:59.

cloud, working into That will thicken a little

:08:00.:08:01.

bit more, I suspect. For the many us, especially

:08:02.:08:04.

for the south you are, it should be nice afternoon,

:08:05.:08:08.

plenty of bright skies overhead. Feeling chilly, highs

:08:09.:08:11.

of around 6 degrees. As we head into tonight, that cloud

:08:12.:08:12.

does tend to thicken further. It could thicken enough

:08:13.:08:15.

to give some patchy rain But most of us

:08:16.:08:18.

overnight will be dry. The breeze is tending to pick up,

:08:19.:08:21.

and that combination of breeze and cloud stops most of us

:08:22.:08:24.

from falling down too far tonight. These are typical temperatures,

:08:25.:08:27.

a patchy frost is a We head into Wednesday

:08:28.:08:30.

on quite a cloudy note. A bit of rain, in general though,

:08:31.:08:35.

are mostly dry day. The best of those appear

:08:36.:08:39.

in the afternoon, An improving picture for tomorrow,

:08:40.:08:43.

temperatures a shade higher But with those clear skies, it does

:08:44.:08:47.

mean a cold one for tomorrow night. A chilly day, but plenty of sunshine

:08:48.:08:54.

around, a bright picture. More cloud rolls in for Friday,

:08:55.:09:00.

and come Friday afternoon, some outbreaks of rain

:09:01.:09:03.

working their way in from the north So a mixed picture over the next few

:09:04.:09:06.

days, but a fair amount of dry That's the latest,

:09:07.:09:11.

thanks for being here. We'll be back with South Today

:09:12.:09:16.

at 6:30pm, here on BBC One. From all the lunchtime team,

:09:17.:09:19.

have a great afternoon. Panorama investigates

:09:20.:09:22.

the deadly terrorist attack and should British tourists

:09:23.:09:47.

have been warned about the risks?

:09:48.:09:55.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS