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For years he's been battling the post traumatic after effects


Today, the local community gave a huge boost to


Roger Lewis' recovery, by re-uniting him


A fundraising campaign has covered the cost of flying them


halfway round the world, to be with their father


Back together after 15 years, Roger left his daughters in Australia


after marital break-up and mental health problems brought on


by his experiences serving in Kosovo.


My illness got worse and I was building up a dependency


on alcohol and had got to the stage where


things were really bad, I came back to the UK,


a real hard decision, because I was balancing the


well-being of my children with having me around,


against my needs to get medical help.


Roger's health means he is unable to fly, so his


partner Amanda decided to get the girls to him instead, and grant


crowdfunded their fair on the Gold Coast to the Isle of Wight.


They met their youngest siblings for the first


It's like a dream, it's really weird to see our dad, too, to walk


We haven't used that word in 15 years.


The girls say they don't care what happened in the


I think we had a really long time been really, really angry.


I don't know about you but it's got to


the point where it was kind of like welcoming you going to have one dad,


you have one biological dad and you're going to have him in your


life or you're not going to have him in your life and I wanted him in my


Roger says he turned a corner three years ago,


when he got involved in the charity Combat Stress.


They gave me the tools and understanding of


what's going wrong, physically, and mentally come inside my body.


That causes flashbacks, the hallucinations,


The family have a lot of people to thank,


and a lot to catch up on over the next three weeks.


Police in Portsmouth have begun a murder investigation,


after officers were called to reports


She died at the scene shortly afterwards.


Two women, both from the city, have been arrested.


Human remains have been found in a park in Southampton.


A cordon is in place while Hampshire Police


investigate the discovery close to the River Itchen


The family of a man who went missing in July have been informed.


An award-winning young film maker from Hungerford


says he can compete with big movie studios,


despite only having a tiny budget to work with.


Drew Casson has used digital technology to craft his latest


action film on a shoestring, and is also using the internet


On top of that, he's drafted in a host of YouTube stars,


to reach out to new audiences. James Ingham reports.


The British military have issued a nationwide evacuation.


Britain descends into an alien apocalypse.


This is a familiar horror theme, but The Darkest Dawn is the work of


a new generation, making films differently.


Nobody's ever taught me how to hold a camera, frame a shot,


how to make a plane look like it crashes on the computer, so I


The society we live in today, with the technology that is


available, and a lot of its free, the only


available, and a lot of its free, the only thing you're limited


The film's being produced by a small,


independent company, with backing from the somewhat larger


Pinewood also recognises that there was a whole generation of


talent and not just a new generation of talent


but a new generation of platform


through which you can access the audiences.


Hello, friends, welcome back to my channel.


Some of the new audience may be fans of the


YouTube stars in the cast, like Jerry Wallis, Mawaan Riswan


They've grown a huge following from people who love their


This is kind of my first real acting experience,


Three, two, one... Action!


Part of the film was shot in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.


the film will be distributed digitally,


This is how the Indies now take on the giants of film,


feeding their production straight to viewers' screens.


Emily Wood has your weather forecast.


Hello, it is looking rather unsettled for the week ahead but for


tonight we still have a lot of cloud around with some patchy light rain


and drizzle and a bit of mist and fog rolling through the night. Not


cold, loads of five and 9 degrees. A great start to tomorrow, some patchy


drizzle at first and some dry weather for a time, but then further


outbreaks of rain pushing in from the west during the afternoon, but


still miles for the time of year with highs of 11 Celsius. Tuesday,


cloud and outbreaks of rain, some bright weather for a time on


Wednesday that more rain on Thursday.


There's more on the BBC News website.


Our next update is tonight at 10.20pm.