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President Trump's most senior diplomat makes his debut

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The new US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson,

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is meeting his counterparts - including from Britain and Russia -

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We'll have the latest from the summit and from Washington.

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Also this lunchtime: Britain's most senior judge says some press

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coverage of the Article 50 Supreme Court case

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Researchers say taking vitamin D supplements could prevent

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three million people in the UK getting colds or flu every year.

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A state of emergency in the New Zealand city

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of Christchurch, as wildfires take hold over nearly 5000 acres.

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More teams and more host countries - Fifa's president says four countries

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And coming up in the sport on BBC News: A decision on the future

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of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger won't be made until the end

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of the season, following a heavy Champions League defeat.

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Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One.

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President Trump's most senior diplomat is making his debut

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on the international stage at the G20 summit in Germany.

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The new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting

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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov this lunchtime -

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at a time when contacts between the Trump administration

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The US State Department says Mr Tillerson will try to provide

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a "comforting message" to countries uneasy about apparent

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changes in America's foreign policy positions.

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We'll be live in Germany in a moment, but first this

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With so much attention on his own difficulties at home,

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Donald Trump might be thankful that, for the next couple of days,

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the spotlight will fall squarely on the shoulders of

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his new secretary of state Rex Tillerson, attending

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Among his first meetings was with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

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The people of Gambia were delighted to be coming back

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Not something the United States is going to be doing.

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Small talk and jokes for the cameras, but Rex

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will want to hear reassuring words about many things, including

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the new administration's commitment to Nato.

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In a turbulent, uncertain world, much has been made of

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Rex Tillerson's previous role as a senior oil executive with very

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A relationship that will come under microscopic

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scrutiny when he sits down with Russia's Foreign

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From security to global trade, the uncertainty about where

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the United States now stands on many big issues is almost unprecedented.

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On the one hand you have chaos and a possibly compromised

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administration, and by that I mean the President Donald Trump

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and his closest advisers, some of them are deemed indicated

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On the other hand you have the pragmatists,

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for example General Mattis, Defence Secretary, trying

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to say to Nato allies, let's put this back on course.

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What is also unprecedented and unacceptable, says

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President Trump, is what he called a biased discredited media,

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at the New York Times and CNN, which he accuses of relying too

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heavily on leaks and hearsay to undermine his government.

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I think there is not the same rigour going on right now in newsrooms.

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The number of rubbish stories that we are seeing with reporters

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just rushing to publish with thinly sourced or anonymously sourced

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stories is not doing any favours to the impression that they are out

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The president again took to Twitter today to attack press coverage.

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But there's also clear, undeniable evidence that his

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Andrew Pudzer, the President's nominee for labour secretary,

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withdrew late last night after cross-party

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These are testing times for Donald Trump, less than one

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We can talk to Gary O'Donoghue in Washington, and first,

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to our diplomatic correspondent James Robbins, at the G20 summit.

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It's striking that suggestion from the State Department that there will

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be a comforting message. What do the member states where you are want to

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hear from him bastion Mark it's very clear that much of the outside world

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represented at this G20 meeting, both the leading industrialised

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countries and the most rapidly emerging countries, a group of more

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than 20 countries, are very anxious, alarmed, frankly, at what they

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regard as an unpredictable, radically changing American foreign

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policy. They haven't even understood let alone got to grips with. Rex

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Tillerson has a big job to do, to reassure them. He says that's what

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he wants to do. It's first, most challenging meeting this afternoon,

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is going to be with his opposite number from Russia, Sergei Lavrov.

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That's going to be a really critical meeting, because this is a veteran

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Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, one of the longest serving on the block.

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He will undoubtedly be trying to size up and analyse any sense of

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American weakness, which is the charge, of course, against the

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administration from its critics, who say the administration is

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compromised partly by Rex Tillerson's commercial ties and

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links to Vladimir Putin before he left business and partly by

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everything that has happened in Washington over the past few days.

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Rex Tillerson will try to distance himself from any of that

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controversy, try to reassure allies and critics that the United States

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is going to pursue a twin track policy towards Russia, highly

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critical of the Ukraine for instance and in particular, and it's going to

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maintain sanctions, which is one of the critics make, that you seem to

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be showing signs in Washington of weakening them, and yet it also

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wants to engage on the other track of the policy with Vladimir Putin

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and explore ways of building a better relationship. It's clear that

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many of the people represented here, not least Chancellor Merkel of

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Germany, where this meeting is being held, are very alarmed. She's been

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talking about the danger of one country trying to manage the world's

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problems on its own. James Robbins, thank you. Let's head to Washington

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and Gary O'Donoghue. James Mattis has been, as we know, at Nato

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headquarters and again, some very, very strong comments from him? Yes,

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picking up on the points about developed American foreign policy,

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it's a work in progress at the moment. There are not clear

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developed areas, where the world can know exactly what the US is thinking

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at this stage. One of the area is perhaps where they can is on

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America's attitude to Nato at the moment. You will remember during the

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campaign Donald Trump called it obsolete. That rhetoric has all gone

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away. What we have had now is James Mattis, the Defence Secretary,

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saying that he stands behind Nato, but giving a very tough message

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about the responsibilities of other Nato countries to pay their way.

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Only three other countries, I think, maybe four other countries apart

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from the United States, pay this 2% of their annual income is towards

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defence, which is a prerequisite of Nato membership. James Mattis has

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gone further and said, look, if you don't do this, guys, we are going to

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have to consider moderating, his word, moderating, the US

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contribution to Nato. What that might mean, who knows. You can

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imagine it might mean things like reconsidering that deployment of a

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whole armoured Brigade in Poland recently, which was seen as a way of

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shoring up that threat from Russia deployments in the Baltic states as

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well. One other thing on the horizon to be aware of in terms of defence

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and policy towards the Middle East that will inflict on Russia, is that

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this 30 day review of the Islamic State strategy comes up at the end

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of February, and that's when we are going to hear whether or not America

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is prepared to do joint actions inside Syria with the Russians. Gary

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O'Donoghue, thank you in Washington. Britain's most senior judge has

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criticised sections of the press for their coverage of the ruling

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which said Parliament had to be consulted before the process

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to leave the EU could be triggered. The President of the Supreme Court,

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Lord Neuberger, also accused politicians of not being quick

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enough to defend This from our legal affairs

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correspondent, Clive Coleman. CHEERING

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If the EU referendum stirred the country's emotions, the court case

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about who had the right to trigger Britain leaving under Article 50,

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ministers alone, or parliament, raised even stronger feelings. When

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business woman Gina Miller won ruling preventing the government

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from starting the process without parliament, some in the media saw

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red. The coverage by parts of the press of the judges that decided the

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Article 50 case am here at the High Court, against the government,

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stunned and hurt the judiciary. The judges did not feel they could

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respond without compromising their position. But now the country's most

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senior judge, the outgoing President of the Supreme Court, clearly feels

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the time is right to say something. Some of the things that were said

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risks undermining the judiciary and unfairly undermining the judiciary,

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and therefore undermining the rule of law. This former tabloid editor

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disagrees. When you get an important issue, like Brexit, being decided by

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uniquely I think for the first time in 43 years by referendum, you are

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going to get big reactions on both sides, so I defend the right of a

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newspaper to give a rather large raspberry to a controversial

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decision will stop Lord Neuberger wasn't impressed by the response of

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politicians, including the Lord Chancellor Liz Truss, who has a

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statutory duty to defend the independence of the judiciary.

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Politicians acted slower than one would have liked and perhaps

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expressed themselves rather more organically than one would have

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hoped but to be fair to politicians, like judges, they learn and after

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the Supreme Court case decision they did precisely what they should have

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done. In response to that Liz Truss said in a statement, that it's right

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that everyone understands the importance of judicial independence

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and the rule of law in a free society. If sections of the press

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can be criticised for undermining the rule of law, then the Supreme

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Court itself, currently made up of ten white men and one white woman,

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has faced criticism for a marked lack of diversity. The process of

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appointing a new president and Jew new justices begins today. With

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steps to encourage -- and two new justices begins today. With steps to

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encourage more diverse candidates, including the option of part-time

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working. That should encourage a favourable press. Clive Coleman, BBC

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News. Researchers say taking vitamin D

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supplements could prevent more than three million people in the UK

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from getting colds or flu each year. Sunshine is needed to produce

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the vitamin naturally in the skin - and levels plummet

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during the winter. The team - from Queen Mary,

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University of London - says the vitamin should be added

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to foods like bread. Here's our health correspondent,

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Dominic Hughes. This is what vitamin D

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deficiency can look like. Softened bones bowing under

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the weight of the body. But now researchers say vitamin D

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may have other benefits apart Effectively, vitamin D boosts

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the production of natural antibiotic substances called antimicrobial

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peptides, which are toxic to We have shown the effects

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of vitamin D to prevent respiratory infections are on a par

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with those of the flu vaccine and They argue that if everyone got

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enough vitamin D there would be a 10% reduction in the risk

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of respiratory illnesses Among those with the very lowest

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levels of vitamin D, the benefit is even greater -

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a 50% reduction. And across the whole UK population,

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that would equate to more than 3 million people avoiding

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a cold or flu each year. Sunlight on the skin

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is the best source of vitamin D but the increased use of sunscreen,

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and our weather, means exposure It is possible to get vitamin

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D through some foods. For example, cereals, particularly

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those marketed at children, have vitamin D added

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as a supplement. You can also get it

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from oily fish or from eggs, although you would have to eat ten

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every day to ensure What researchers are arguing is that

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vitamin D should be added as a supplement to products

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like milk so that we all But some scientists believe that

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fortifying food with vitamin The recommendation is more around

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that we should all take a supplement in the winter months,

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in autumn, and in those groups that are at risk,

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so people with darker skin or who aren't outside

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as much, they should take While the specific benefits of

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vitamin D are still being debated, sunshine and supplements seem to be

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the best sources. A 15-year-old girl has pleaded not

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guilty to the murder of Katie Rough was found

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with severe injuries in a playing field last month,

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and died later in hospital. The teenage defendant appeared

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at Leeds Crown Court this morning via videolink -

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charged with murder, The Malaysian authorities have

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confirmed that the man who died after being poisoned

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at Kuala Lumpur Airport is the half-brother

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of the North Korean leader, Three people - two women and a man -

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are now in custody, in connection From Kuala Lumpur,

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Karishma Vaswani reports. It has been almost a week

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since the mysterious death of a man at Kuala Lumpur airport on Monday

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and still no answers. Malaysia confirmed for the first

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time today that the dead man is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's

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half-brother Kim Jong-nam, I think he carries two

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different identities. Probably this is an

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undercover document. Two women, one shown

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here in police custody, Officials say one is an Indonesian,

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while the other was carrying A third suspect, a Malaysian male,

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has also been detained. But we don't know what they have

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to do with Kim Jong-nam's death and we still don't know how he died

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or what he was doing in Malaysia, but we do know that he did come

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here fairly frequently. We understand this is one

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of the restaurants Kim Jong-nam used The owner said that he would

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regularly come here and would I spoke to the owner

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of the restaurant on the phone. He was too scared

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to speak in person. Did Kim Jong-nam ever tell

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you that he was worried for his life, that someone

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might kill him? But at the North Korean Embassy

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in Kuala Lumpur, all was quiet. Instead, the focus in Pyongyang has

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been on the 75th celebrations North Korea hasn't said anything

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about the death of Kim Jong-nam and it is highly unlikely

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it ever will. In this secretive regime, unanswered

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questions are a way of life. The new US Secretary

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of State, Rex Tillerson, is meeting his counterparts -

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including from Britain and Russia - And still to come: All aboard

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for a celebration of the Wrens. We're in Portsmouth

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for the 100th birthday are in Europa League action this

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evening, with United's Paul Pogba facing off against older brother

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Florentin, as Saint-Etienne visit The prime minister of New Zealand

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is in Christchurch to monitor the efforts to fight a huge wildfire

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which has led to the evacuation Two separate fires which began

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in hills to the south of the city on Monday have combined,

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to cover a total of The city's mayor has warned

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that the fire could pose These are the fatal fires that have

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burnt a ferocious path through It's taken more than two days

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to bring them under control. An aerial battle is winning

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the war against the flames, involving 14 helicopters

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and three planes. The cost, the life of a pilot -

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a highly decorated former serviceman turned firefighter who crashed

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while on duty. He was trying to help

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save the lives in these homes. A dozen were reduced

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to charred remains. Miraculously, the residents

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were left unharmed. Visiting the displaced,

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New Zealand's Prime Minister. There's a whole lot of people here

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have been traumatised by the events, some who have lost their homes,

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many who have been evacuated, and this is a community that knows

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how to stick together A big pall of smoke now sits over

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the country's second-biggest city. The fire is contained

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but not under control. Wildfires here are rare,

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but that's of little comfort now. My neighbours up the hill

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are absolutely terrified because they are surrounded

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by forest and gorse and long dried We've been up pretty much all night,

:19:31.:19:35.

since we were evacuated, The blackened hillsides

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are now yielding clues It's believed it started

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in two separate locations, French prosecutors say they will

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continue their investigations into the centre-right presidential

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candidate Francois Fillon, who's been accused of cheating

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the parliamentary payments system. He's denied paying his wife

:20:07.:20:09.

and children inflated parliamentary salaries for minimal

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or fictitious work. Let's talk to our Paris

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correspondent, Hugh Schofield. What is Francois Fillon saying about

:20:17.:20:32.

this? Is he continuing with his campaign? Absolutely. He hasn't got

:20:33.:20:35.

what he wants. He wanted the prosecutor to say there is not

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enough here to proceed. But the prosecutor, this kind of interim

:20:41.:20:45.

statement, has said, we are going to continue with our investigations

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because there is enough evidence to allow us to do that. He hasn't got

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what he wanted but, at the same time, it isn't the worst news. The

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prosecutor could have said, there is enough before Russell ready to

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recommend that he be placed under formal investigation, in which time

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he would have had to step down. So what we have got is more of this

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drip drip agony for Francois Fillon, which means he can't properly

:21:12.:21:15.

campaign. From the constituencies, reports are coming from his agents

:21:16.:21:19.

in the field saying, it's terrible for us out here, nobody wants to

:21:20.:21:23.

hear about your proposals, just whether you are honest. What it

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means is that Francois Fillon, the centre-right candidate, has slumped

:21:29.:21:33.

in the polls. He is in third, which is significant because, remember, in

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the French system, it is number one and number two in the first round

:21:37.:21:40.

who go through to the second round and, right now, those two people are

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going to be Marine Le of the Front National and the newcomer, Emanuel

:21:46.:21:50.

in -- Emanuel Mammana, the centrist, who is number two. Francois Fillon

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needs to fight back hard if he is to get second place. -- Emanuel Makron.

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A woman and her son have been arrested by City of London Police

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after they allegedly faked her death in order

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Officers say the woman's teenage son and his guardian tried

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Our correspondent Helena Lee is here.

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The City of London Police has told us that this 18-year-old and his

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guardian claimed that the woman had died in a car crash in Zanzibar in

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east Africa last year. It is alleged they tried to claim against a life

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insurance policy worth ?140,000 in her name. It is also alleged that.

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Humans including a death certificate and also accident reports were

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produced. -- alleged that falls documents. They couldn't verify the

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woman cars death so they refused to pay the claim. They passed it onto

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police and they found that the woman was alive and living in Canada. She

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to the UK, she was arrested and questioned by police. Her son was

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also arrested and questioned and both of them have been bailed and

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they are expected to return to a police station in Birmingham in

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April. The guardian who was with the 18-year-old who was 24, he was also

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interviewed under caution. Social care for elderly people

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is on the brink of collapse in some parts of England,

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according to the charity Age UK. It says more than 50,000 people

:23:22.:23:23.

are now not receiving any help, despite struggling with essential

:23:24.:23:26.

daily tasks such as washing, Our Health Correspondent,

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Sophie Hutchinson, reports. For ten years, Elaine Yates has

:23:31.:23:37.

cared for her husband. They managed to get some

:23:38.:23:41.

social care but Elaine, who runs a support group for carers,

:23:42.:23:43.

says it's much harder to get now. When Michael first came

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into the system, it was a lot easier, because we had our own care

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manager that grew to know us and could help support

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us in what we needed, whereas today, people coming

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into the system don't get that type of support,

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they don't have their Today's report by Age UK says,

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since 2010, in England, there has been a rise of 50%

:24:10.:24:13.

in the number of elderly people who don't get the help they need

:24:14.:24:16.

with essential daily activities. These are getting out of bed,

:24:17.:24:20.

bathing, dressing, using the toilet, The charity's particularly concerned

:24:21.:24:22.

about more than 50,000 people who struggle with three or more

:24:23.:24:29.

of these activities While social care is run

:24:30.:24:33.

in different ways across the UK, cuts have meant councils in England

:24:34.:24:38.

have had to reduce the amount they spend on social care,

:24:39.:24:41.

and Age UK says emergency funding is now needed to avert a complete

:24:42.:24:45.

collapse of services in some areas. We are seeing the beginnings

:24:46.:24:51.

of something that's And that's because,

:24:52.:24:53.

if there is going to be any extra money for social care,

:24:54.:24:57.

it's not coming yet. That is a real concern because,

:24:58.:25:00.

every day we have an ageing population, we have more people over

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85, in particular, who need care. The Government says it

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recognises the pressures on the system and is working

:25:09.:25:10.

on a sustainable solution. There is now a growing expectation

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a rescue package may be included Fifa's president Gianni Infantino

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says the 2026 Football World Cup could be hosted by more

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than one country. He says this could involve up

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to four different nations, Our sports news correspondent

:25:31.:25:33.

Richard Conway is here. Possibly as many as four. What is he

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suggesting? The reasons behind this are that Fifa agreed that the 2026

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World Cup would be completed by 48 countries, expansion. That brings

:26:00.:26:02.

logistical hosting issues for smaller nations. So what Gianni

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Infantino is saying is that he wants to expand the number or encourage

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co-hosting between three or even four different countries. At the

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moment, the favourite for the 2026 bed is America. That leaves open the

:26:15.:26:21.

possibility of a co-hosting agreement between Canada and Mexico,

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despite the difficulties with the Trump administration between those

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two countries, becomes a real possibility. In the wider context,

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it is politically astute by Gianni Infantino. Lots of smaller nations

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will welcome the chance to play a part in the World Cup. He has a real

:26:38.:26:42.

election in 2019 and he will hope they remember this.

:26:43.:26:44.

100 years ago, the Women's Royal Naval Service was founded to free up

:26:45.:26:47.

more men for active service at sea during the First World War.

:26:48.:26:50.

It was the start of a hugely significant change in the role

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Wrens, as they became known, served as cooks, stewards,

:26:54.:26:58.

dispatch riders and telegraphists, and went on to play

:26:59.:27:01.

key roles in the Navy in the Second World War and beyond.

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Our correspondent, Duncan Kennedy, is in Portsmouth, where events

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Welcome to the heart of this expedition in the naval dockyard.

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You join me at the start of this royal naval service for women back

:27:26.:27:31.

in 1917, but don't be fooled into thinking this is a dry exhibition.

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This is about the people who were women and made up the service. Look

:27:36.:27:41.

at this photo, 1919, the first parade of Wrens, and alongside, this

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permit to go home dating December 1918. That was her Christmas leave

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to go and see her family, all part of this exhibition.

:27:53.:27:54.

At 90 years old, Wyn Price still has an affection for the sea.

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Whether it is her admiration for these World War II motor boats

:27:58.:28:00.

or the time she joined as a 17-year-old in 1944,

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the Wrens have always held a strong bond over her

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You had to go in what they was short of and they

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I couldn't cook so I opted for a steward.

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Proud then and honoured now to be celebrating 100

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No, the ones before me were pioneers.

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The new Wren is welcomed by a Petty Officer

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and ushered into the presence of a chief officer.

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The Women's Royal Naval Service was formed in 1917 but

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it was in the Second World War they came of age.

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It is by her orders that the mail boat

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stops at the ships named on that precious letter.

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This may have been the extent of the seaborne presence

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but the Wrens' 17,000 volunteers were vital to take the strain off

:29:07.:29:08.

men in the Navy's non-fighting roles.

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Without the Wrens we wouldn't have the service that we have today

:29:14.:29:16.

so they very much laid the foundations for the women who are

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It is a nice opportunity to look back and

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celebrate the achievements of the past 100 years and even

:29:24.:29:26.

The new exhibition charts this vital service

:29:27.:29:31.

When the women integrated with the men in

:29:32.:29:36.

1993, out went the title Wrens, but they continued to embody the

:29:37.:29:39.

standards and professionalism of the Royal Navy.

:29:40.:29:44.

The pioneers really set the bar high, I think,

:29:45.:29:47.

and they had to prove themselves, which they did really well,

:29:48.:29:50.

and after that it was for the other women to embrace that change

:29:51.:29:58.

and they took it forward and it has continued to go forward.

:29:59.:30:01.

Women now make up 10% of the Royal Navy.

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100 years after they became the first of the free services

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to officially recruit women, the new exhibition is a moment

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for early Wrens to reflect, commemorate and cherish

:30:10.:30:12.

their connections with Britain's maritime heritage.

:30:13.:30:23.

This is all about the personal detail, the letters and photographs

:30:24.:30:29.

and uniforms. It all opens to the public on Saturday and the

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exhibition lasts for the rest of the year.

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Time for a look at the weather with Stav.

:30:38.:30:43.

Thank you. With the milder air across the UK and seems like this in

:30:44.:30:51.

Norfolk, some good spells of sunshine, it's going to feel

:30:52.:30:55.

positively springlike. This was the picture earlier in Norfolk. Cloud

:30:56.:31:01.

has built a bit. A big contrast to the north of the UK where, across

:31:02.:31:05.

Scotland, we have strong winds, cloud and showers, close to the low

:31:06.:31:10.

pressure. You can see where the sunshine is, in the south and east,

:31:11.:31:15.

although cloud beginning to feel in a bit. Southern counties should hold

:31:16.:31:20.

onto the sunshine all day. That low pressure across Scotland is moving

:31:21.:31:25.

off to the North Sea and the winds getting lighter. Some rain coming

:31:26.:31:29.

into Northern Ireland. Lots of sunshine in the south, with decent

:31:30.:31:33.

temperatures in south Devon, potentially 13 or 14 Celsius.

:31:34.:31:37.

Double-figure values in the sunshine across the south. What cloud

:31:38.:31:42.

developing in the Midlands, a few showers, and rain developing in

:31:43.:31:46.

north Wales and north-west England and stretching into Northern

:31:47.:31:49.

Ireland. Sunshine and blustery showers across Scotland. These will

:31:50.:31:53.

gradually ease through the day along with the wind. That area of low

:31:54.:31:58.

pressure moving off towards Scandinavia. It turns dry with clear

:31:59.:32:02.

spells for Scotland. Some clear spells in the south west, so it will

:32:03.:32:09.

be chilly with a touch of frost and some and fog. In central areas,

:32:10.:32:13.

Northern Ireland, the Midlands and south-east, holding the cloud and

:32:14.:32:18.

some outbreaks of rain. It will be fairly mild. Friday generally drier,

:32:19.:32:23.

a bit of rain in the north-west, but it should lift and allow some

:32:24.:32:28.

sunshine to develop. A cloudy day generally for Friday. It will still

:32:29.:32:34.

be mild with all the air coming in from the south and south-west.

:32:35.:32:37.

Double-figure 's foremost and feeling quite pleasant in the

:32:38.:32:41.

sunshine in the north-east. There will be areas of sunshine in

:32:42.:32:45.

central, southern and eastern parts of the UK, with the north-west

:32:46.:32:50.

seeing the biggest cloud and outbreaks of rain. The majority of

:32:51.:32:55.

England and Wales should stay dry with some good, sunny spells.

:32:56.:32:58.

Double-figure values for most. On Sunday, it's the north-west corner

:32:59.:33:03.

seeing the strongest winds and the biggest outbreaks of rain will stop

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the driest weather in central, southern and eastern areas.

:33:09.:33:11.

Double-figure values again. Those mild temperatures lasting into the

:33:12.:33:12.

start of next week. The new US Secretary

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of State, Rex Tillerson, is meeting his counterparts -

:33:16.:33:17.

including from Britain and Russia - On BBC One we now join the BBC's

:33:18.:33:20.

news teams where you are.

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