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Good evening. now time for the news where you are.
I'm David Allard with the news in the south.
A Hampshire man has condemned a court in Iran for rejecting
an appeal against his wife's five-year prison sentence.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has dual British-Iranian citizenship.
The charity worker was detained on what's been described
as security-related charges when she took their young
It's been nine months since Richard Ratcliffe last saw his wife.
Now he's dealing with another setback in the campaign
There was a sinking feeling when today bad news came.
Her mum and her dad were seeing her in the prison and then,
at the same time, there was this press conference going on.
It's emerged Nazanin's appeal was actually dismissed in a secret
The precise charges against her remain secret,
The first was that she'd been head of recruitment for the BBC's Persian
The second was that she's married to a British spy.
Because of the media campaign that I've been doing and the fact
there was 500 pages in her file of media coverage that we'd done,
so protesting your innocence is what proves your guilt.
Nazanin's supporters have campaigned vigorously on her behalf,
highlighting her anguish at being separated from her
two-year-old daughter Gabriella, who's now living with Nazanin's
Richard says today's news proves Nazanin is a bargaining chip
Now it feels like, gosh, there's a whole new phase and I need
to find some new energy and a new strategy going forwards
Richard Ratcliffe ending that report.
Southern Rail says it hopes to run more than 70% of services tomorrow
despite a strike by conductors belonging to the RMT union.
The 24-hour stoppage is about whether guards or drivers
Aslef, the other union involved in the dispute,
has suspended industrial action planned for this week, and is to
People in Worthing who failed to block a 15-storey development
on the seafront say it will destroy the character of the town.
The council says it's the only way to regenerate the old Aquarena site.
Michael and Jane Janney have been enjoying the winter
This drawing shows their home next to the new development.
What it doesn't reveal is the 15-storey block at its heart
that they fear is about to quite literally cast a shadow
Presumably, when the tower block is up, it will take sunlight
from our balcony from about three o'clock in the afternoon,
This week, councillors took the plunge in granting permission
for the development on the site of this former swimming pool.
Now closed and derelict, nobody denies the site
Local politicians out meeting electors say what's now been given
I think it's a good thing for Worthing and it provides some
I think it's good for the economy as well and, finally,
it's a site that is in desperate need of regeneration and my personal
view is those plans we have seen look really good.
Nobody will be surprised to find that the developers have expressed
pleasure that the decision has gone the way it has.
What they say is they now intend to work with the council and local
people to ensure that what arises from the site beyond us
here is something that everyone in Worthing can be proud of.
On to football and Southampton's match against Leicester is on Match
of the Day coming up next, so if you don't want to know
It was a welcome win for Saints with goals from Ward-Prowse,
Rodriguez and Tadic securing a 3-0 victory, lifting them
OK, let's see what the weather's got in store for the start
Bee Tucker has our regional forecast.
Well, we've had some fairly bright conditions through today
but we've got some mist, some fog already starting to form
out there and temperatures dropping rapidly, so this fog
Some parts could escape without a frost and without the fog
particularly the further west you are.
That fog is going to be slow to clear, if at all.
Thick, dense, particularly through rush hour tomorrow.
There will be some sunshine but the fog will have an impact
on the temperatures, holding them back at just three
or four degrees and any brightness, though, highs of eight or nine.
There's more on the BBC news website and the news channel
Our next updates are in BBC Breakfast just before 6.30am.
Good evening. If you are dreading the trudge back to work in the
morning I'm not going to help matters. There is the prospect of
nasty, freezing fog over the next couple of days. Quite localised but
tricky out there on the roads. Disruption possible. Check out