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Hello and welcome to South Today, I'm Edward Sault.
from space to Sussex - Chichester astronaut Tim Peake
returns home to visit an exhibition about himself.
Also - helping them to treat themselves -
the new therapy for teenagers who self-harm.
And teed off - the golfers angry after their
practice range closes because the council decided
He's the man from Chichester who swapped Sussex for space.
Astronaut Tim Peake is back home this lunchtime to see an exhibition
Major Tim was the first British astronaut to live
on the international space station for six months last year.
Today comes as he's announced he's going back on another mission.
Live to Sean Killick now and Sean Major Tim's old school had
mounted quite a campaign to get him to come home, hadn't they?
It was a bit surreal coming in and seeing your own life history
on the board in front of you but the exhibition
It documents the mission but more importantly,
it educates people about human space flight, what we are doing,
why we are doing it. That is one of the most
important messages we are trying to get across.
Very strange to see half your life on display?
It is quite strange as well seeing some artefacts here that I had
with me and clothing I wore in space, it is very unusual.
How clear was your view of your home area, the south of England?
What could you make out? What went through your mind?
I had to wait for a sunny day to be able to see from the space station
and having launched in December, I had to wait quite a long time
before the weather started to improve over the UK.
It was fantastic to be able to look down and have a great
You are so detached from planet earth but to get to see where you
grew up is quite surreal. How has your life changed since you landed?
The post flight period is exceptionally busy. The most
important thing for us is the scientific data. That is why we have
the space station programme. Being able to get back to do outreach and
PR is important as well but obviously, that has to take second
priority to the science. And being priority to the science. And being
based in Houston makes it difficult to get back to the UK so everything
takes it's time during the post flight period. You might be going
back in the next few years, what are your thoughts? I am very excited
about the prospect. There is a fantastic space programme going on.
The European Space Agency is very active in giving its astronaut
opportunities to go back for future missions.
A 60-year-old man from Sandown has been arrested
A 45-year-old woman from Cowes was taken
to St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight yesterday afternoon.
She was found by officers seriously ill at a house in Gurnard.
The RMT union says its members are meeting this weekend to discuss
whether to call more strike action as part of its ongoing dispute
12 train drivers who are members of the RMT have walked out today -
the last day of action scheduled so far.
Four more Dorset councils have voted in favour of plans
for the county to be carved up into two unitary authorities.
Dorset County, Weymouth Portland, West and North Dorset districts
Poole Council also voted for the move on Tuesday.
Dorset's other councils vote by the end of next week.
If the new structure is approved, it would go live from April 2019.
Services have been held to mark Holocaust Memorial Day
In Oxford, members of the public and councillors gathered
for a special ceremony at the town hall, marking the anniversary
of the liberation of Auschwitz at the end of the Second World War.
John Fieldsend, who now lives in Thame, remembers Hitler coming
We locked ourselves into our flat, but there were these huge
And I can still remember that voice talking about "Der Juden,
der Juden, der Juden". And that memory.
It is firmly locked in the back of my head,
Teens who self-harm are being offered a new form of therapy
in Buckinghamshire - and it's showing early
Dialectical behaviour therapy - or DBT - uses techniques
like mindfulness to help young people in distress
to treat themselves. Sophie Sulehria reports.
Over the past year, Milton Keynes CAMHS has rolled out
a new type of therapy, called DBT, which aims to help young
people who frequently self-harm or have attempted suicide.
The treatment programme runs for up to a year and works on a new way
of addressing emotional crisis, using therapies such as distress
We do distress tolerance where we have skills like the Tip
skills where you do things like temperature, so you have
a change of temperature. So you could have a really cold bath
or shower and it brings a different sensation.
The programme costs between ?70,000 and ?100,000 a year.
Historically, these are the kinds of young people who come to CAMHS
who end up coming to A multiple times, who end up being admitted
to inpatient units for long stays. They might end up being transferred
to adult mental health services when they turn 18.
So hopefully, this is going to stop some of those things happening
A busy golf practice range in Reading is to be
closed down next month - much to the frustration
The privately run facility is on land owned by the council,
and it's exercised its right to end the lease early.
Even on a dreary January week day, the Leaderboard
It is a place golfers of all ages and abilities come to practice.
Operated by the same firm for almost two decades.
The lease was renewed only a year ago, but without warning,
Reading Council announced last month it was ending the agreement early.
I think people are just surprised and disappointed because there isn't
another range anywhere near in Reading.
I don't think there was any consultation about this
This is one of the new attractions Reading Council plans to put here.
A high ropes adventure climbing facility, together
with archery, laser shooting and ironically, minigolf.
There will also be a new outdoor education and activity classroom.
In these days of obviously budget constraints for all councils,
we have to make the best use of our assets and that is what we're
doing here, we are putting in an activity centre that we think
will be fantastic for children and families and also relocating
our play service which will both save the Council money and also
It is thought that most of the small number of staff will be made
redundant when Leaderboard closes in three weeks' time.
Now time for the weather with Dan Downs.
Our weather turning more unsettled as we head towards the weekend.
This morning started off drier and brighter and rather
crisp for many of us, as this as Weather Watcher
picture from Chris shows. It has been clouding over since then
and it continues to cloud up during the afternoon.
Some patchy rain moving up from the south.
We have a weather front crossing during the next 24 hours
which will draw up some showers from the south.
Particularly western areas, into Dorset, seeing those showers
Quite patchy in nature but spreading to more parts later on.
And into the night, it stays rather cloudy and damp
Temperature-wise, today, we're looking at highs of around 8,
So quite a grey evening, some low cloud around,
that rain continuing to spread during the evening to
As you would expect, under that cloud, temperatures
tonight not dipping much below 4 or 5 degrees.
Still some showers initially but gradually things start
to improve from the west and become drier and brighter,
with some sunshine at times in the afternoon, perhaps.
But always a chance of some showers and they could be heavy and perhaps
even thundery at times. Feeling that much milder tomorrow,
temperatures reaching highs of 8 or 9 Celsius.
Beyond that, it stays rather unsettled.
Temperatures into double figures by the start of next week.
Some rain around for much of Sunday and then it continues to be
unsettled into the first part of next week as well.
The next regional news will be at 6.30pm.
The FA Cup fourth round, next weekend, across the BBC.
It's incredible, the changes that have occurred in just 50 years.
Oh, my goodness me, I don't like the look of that.
The Robshaws are going back in time again...
Feel a little bit overwhelmed at the moment.
How people did this every day, I don't know.
Calf's head. Leave the teeth out of it, won't you?