Capital Reports – South Coast

13 December 2017, 18:22

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Wednesday 13th December

 

Fourth Child Dies After House Fire 

Police say a three year-old's become the fourth victim of a house fire in Salford.

The girl had been in a critical condition since the blaze on Monday, which also claimed the lives of a brother and two sisters.

Two people have appeared in court charged with their murders.

 

Rail Strike On Dec 31st

A 24-hour strike's been announced on South Western Railway - on New Year's Eve,

Workers with the RMT union will walk out in a row over the role of guards.

 

Peter Kay Cancels Tour

Peter Kay's cancelled his upcoming stand-up arena tour.

In a statement on Twitter, the comedian says he's cancelling all "upcoming work projects" because of "unforeseen family circumstances".

The tour, due to begin in April, would have been his first in eight years.

 

Racist Attack In Gosport

A 16-year-old boy's been attacked and had racist abuse shouted at him on a cycle track in Gosport.

The teenager saw two men and a woman on bikes near Ann's Hill Road last week - one man made a comment, then both men assaulted him.

 

Hundreds Of English Schools Under-Performing

Inspectors says hundreds of thousands of children in England are at schools which are failing them.

Ofsted's annual report shows 700 have been told they need improvement.

Three out of ten in Southampton aren't good enough - while half on the Isle of Wight didn't meet national standards.

 

Baby Born With Heart Outside Body Survives

A baby born with her heart outside her body has survived - despite just 10% odds.

Vanellope Wilkins - born prematurely in Leicester last month - has needed three operations to save her life.

Doctors believe it's a UK first.

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Senate Vote Setback For Trump

There's been disappointment for Donald Trump - the state of Alabama's elected a Democrat to the Senate.

Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore, who'd had to deny sexual assault claims.

The result could make it harder for the President to push through his policies.

 

Portsmouth Uni Bans Plastic Straws

Portsmouth University's banned the use of plastic straws.

It says most end up in the ocean and take 200 years to biodegrade.

The Uni's replaced them with more environmentally-friendly recycled paper straws, at all its food and drink outlets.

 

Puel Back At Saints With Leicester

Former Southampton boss Claude Puel says it'll feel strange to be back at St Mary's with Leicester tonight.

He was replaced with Mauricio Pellegrino in the summer - Saints welcome his new club in the Premier League later.

Pellegrino says he's not sure what reception the fans will give Puel.

 

Princes At Star Wars Premiere

Princes William and Harry walked the red carpet at the European premiere of the new Star Wars in London last night.

'The Last Jedi' opens in cinemas at midnight tonight, with thousands of fans expected to go to the first screenings overnight.

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Christmas Jumpers Only Worn Once!

A survey suggests a quarter of the Christmas jumpers bought last year probably won't be worn again.

Twenty nine per cent of people questioned said they're so cheap they might as well get a new one every year.