08/01/2017 South Today


08/01/2017

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Good evening. late news at 10.30pm.

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I'm Roger Finn with the news in the south.

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In the last few hours, an outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed

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Nine dead swans have tested positive for the H5N8 strain of the disease -

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a virus considered very low risk to public health.

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The Swannery has said the welfare of its birds

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The site is currently closed for the winter and is not due

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The Government recently extended an order requiring

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domestically-kept birds to be kept indoors and away from wild species,

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Families have been gathering today to protest at plans

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for an incinerator to be built in a West Sussex town.

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Locals in Horsham say the plant would bring traffic congestion

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and pollution to the area and have a chimney

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Residents coming together in protest at a plan they believe

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At an existing waste facility site north of Horsham,

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Brittania Crest Recycling Limited propose to build a new recycling,

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recovery and renewable energy plant for commercial and industrial waste.

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The company said it would create jobs, provide enough electricity

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to power a small town and reduce both landfill and use

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It is the visual impact we are concerned about.

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A massive, ugly incinerator in amongst the countryside,

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it will be as big as Big Ben, so way above the tree

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canopy and the noise, because it is day and night

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operations, and obviously the HGV movement, which again contributes

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But I think the major concern is it will blight this area

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A local councillor says he is most concerned about emissions.

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I think there has not been enough research into the long-term

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implications of such systems yet to be clear.

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And Public Health England are producing report,

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hopefully in the spring, and I am wanting this to be deferred

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South Today has contacted the company but there

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People have until January 19th to submit their views

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An armed-forces charity in the south says it has a solution

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to the growing number of military veterans living rough

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Help 4 Homeless Veterans has housed more than 60 veterans

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But it now says radical new action is required.

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Its answer involves shipping containers and military land.

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They served to protect our country, but upon leaving the military many

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A lack of affordable housing has seen an increasing

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This is exactly what we're looking for.

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We were hoping over the last three years the number would dwindle down

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but unfortunately it seems to have went the opposite way.

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We have a massive shortfall on the south coast, especially,

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with rented accommodation, which is just not there

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Some estimates suggest there are currently 200,000 spare

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For a cost of ?10,000 each they could be converted

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into a place to live, just like these,

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What David is missing is land to build on,

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Bovington camp would be ideal because I know of an area

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where there used to be temporary accommodation, which would perfectly

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I'm certainly hoping the MoD will come forward and assist us

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with some grants to be able to get this up and running.

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In a statement the MoD says it supports forces personnel to get

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on the housing ladder but accept some do struggle, which is why it

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would consider any proposal that will help the forces community.

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A company has already agreed to donate the first two

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David now awaits a reply from veterans Minister Mark Lancaster,

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A 17-year-old boy has been arrested for attempted murder and grievous

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bodily harm after a stabbing in Bournemouth last night.

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Police were called to Ashley Road in Boscombe, where a man,

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His injuries though are not thought to be life threatening.

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Hampshire sailor Alex Thomson is closing the gap on the leader

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in the Vendee Globe round-the-world race.

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Thomson is currently in second place but has set a new race record

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for the time taken to travel from Cape Horn to the Equator -

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beating the previous record by 14 hours.

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That's put him back in contention and Thomson is now 17

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And now the weather with Holly Green.

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It has been a bit of a stagnant weekend for many of us.

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As we had through this week we have got changes in store.

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Quite windy at times, especially from Wednesday,

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some spells of rain, and from Thursday it turns a good

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bit colder and by then we start to seek the risk of something

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a little more wintery across the hills.

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Through tonight some poor visibility around, mist,

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low cloud and hill fog in the mix and some spots of rain.

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The breeze picks up a little bit and it stays mild and frost-free.

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A murky start tomorrow morning but as the breeze increases soso

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the mist and fog lifts, but we start to see outbreaks

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Some strong winds accompan this rain.

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Turning chillier as the rain begins to clear.

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Windy at times through the week and turning colder on Thursday.

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Our next news is tonight at ten to eleven.

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After a dull weekend for many of us, the weather gets shaken to life this

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week. The real driver for the first wake-up call is low pressure pushing

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towards Iceland, it will throw this weather front Alloway and before

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that we have the south-westerly wind, another misty and foggy night

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for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland turning wetter

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earlier -- later on. Frost for England later do tonight but these

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are the temperatures for most people tomorrow morning. The heavy

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