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Hello and good afternoon, I'm Tom Hepworth.
Employers are urged to help staff give up smoking tobacco by allowing
A local film maker helps an Oxfordshire
And - unseen history, rare footage of the network
of railways that once covered the Isle of Wight.
There are calls for employers in the south to review policies
on smoking to encourage staff who want to give up tobacco
Public Health England says so called "vaping" has helped more
than a million people stop smoking cigarettes and firms should make
Phil from Southampton was a smoker for 24 years before he discovered
e-cigarettes two years ago and he got a surprise when he went to his
GP... I said I had stopped smoking a year or so ago, he said that I was
now a nonsmoker. Since then, my life insurance forms have been filled out
as a nonsmoker, which is brilliant from my point of view, saving me a
fortune! Public Health England estimates that vaping is 95% less
harmful than smoking. Last year guidelines were issued for employers
who said that they should support people wanting to quit. But, Phil's
employer, like most of the South, does not support the distinction. It
is classed the same as smoking, we smoke in the same shade as the
smokers and so forth, it is the same, they do not see a difference.
I am getting second-hand smoke, which may not be the best thing in
the history of the universe given that I am vaping now. But the chair
of the Royal can tube GPs has said that vaping should be banned in
public places and should not be seen as a choice -- Royal Oak on a dude
GPs. Daily, people are mesmerised, I don't know how quickly it will
change but it has two. For the time being, anyone wanting to make an
informed decision may find that the decision has been clouded.
Train drivers on Southern Railway have cut their strike next week
But as Alsef union members will stop work on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday, services will still be disrupted
The union has also announced a further three days
Southern says its a cynical ploy to reduce the impact
It will lay on 200 buses on each strike day.
A non-league footballer's apologised for mocking Bournemouth player
Harry Arter over the death of his baby daughter.
The FA will investigate Hitchin Town player Alfie Barker who made
the remarks on Twitter after the Cherries lost a three goal
Renee Arter was stillborn in December 2015, the Bournemouth
player says there isn't a day that goes by without him thinking of her.
The family of a mother accused of plotting to topple the Iranian
government expect a court will hear her appeal later.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a British-Iranian charity worker
Her husband Richard, whose family lives in Fleet in Hampshire,
says their daughter Gabriella is having to cope without her mum.
She is getting older, and as she does, she asks questions about when
we are going back to London, where is daddy, where is money? She talks
about prisoners in money's bedroom. -- where is my mummy. She is loved
and well looked after. Many of us imagine at some point
being a star in our own film. It's an ambition Sarah Chandler
from Kingston Bagpuize in Oxfordshire certainly has,
but she cant speak and has That didn't stop her though -
with the help of her parents, carers and a local film maker, she's
starred in a short music video. Following two devastating strokes
as a child, Sarah now lives with static dystonic quadriplegia
and a complete Eye-gaze technology is helping
her express herself. My best friend is my
mum, she is lush! I programmed that last week, I have
to take the credit for that one! But it was the chance to play Ariel
along side of her parents and carers, that has been a real dream
come true for Sarah. I really enjoyed making
The Little Mermaid We spent the day dressing up
and Sarah was on a beanbag, so it meant she got some
physiotherapy, getting out It was so much fun, everybody can be
involved and the families can be Sarah's support workers
both took it in turns. I call it the Pea,
but it is the green suit, all over They were around Sarah as Flounder,
and I was able to take that It's 50 years since the last British
rail steam train ran Today there's just one short line
from Ryde Pier to Shanklin. But the railways used
to crisscross the island. With archive film you've
never seen before, our Transport Correspondent Paul Clifton
looks at how the end of the steam The Isle of Wight once had
55 miles of railways. This is 1928, when trains linked
most towns and villages. From the 1950s onwards,
the lines gradually closed. At the end of 1966, Ventnor died
because the line from Ryde to Ventnor served the principal
holiday resorts on the island, Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor -
and it took Ventnor about 30 years to reinvent itself to become
a destination once again. If you look carefully,
evidence of the old railways A platform that hasn't
seen trains in decades. Once called Whitwell Station,
here it is in 1897. After 104 years, the last steam
train ran on New Year's Eve, 1966. The trains were probably much more
busy than an average house on New Year's Eve,
and as ever, people were very much coming
for their last trip of an era. In reality, the island has
two heritage railways. Unlikely survivors
from the island's past. And there are no firm
plans to update it. They look like a very comfortable
carriages, don't they? And you can see Paul's feature
length report on the BBC Good afternoon, it was quite a
cloudy morning for most but not all of us, a better chance this
afternoon of seeing sunny spells coming through. Pretty but great
looking photos from Weather Watchers, this is a nice scene,
aside from that cloud! That was Hungerford. That cloud is thanks to
this weather front pushing its way through but has it for years, there
will be brighter skies coming in and some colder air coming into night,
tonight will be very cold. This is the seen so far, cloudy with some
holes in the crowd here and there, some of us seeing sunshine and a bit
of rain for us as well. That's associated with this weather front.
Patches here and there, damp for some of us, but that will clear,
bright spells and temperatures average for this time of year. At
the end of tonight, skies clear and that means that it will be cold.
Widespread hard frost on the way for tonight, missed and freezing fog
patches, typical temperatures but it could be as low as minus eight
degrees tonight, a very cold start fought morning. Any mist and fog
should clear, and it should be a lovely and bright day. Winter
sunshine Fort McMurray, a gorgeous day, if you like the bright weather,
-- winter sunshine for tomorrow. On Friday, Al breaks of rain, and it
will be mild as we head into the weekend, good on the most part.
Thank you, we will be back here at 6:30pm on BBC One. See you then.
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