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The Health Secretary admits waiting times in A and E

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in hospitals in England are completely unacceptable.

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Figures show patients are waiting longer than at any time

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That kind of care is completely unacceptable.

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No one would want it for members of their own family.

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And new figures today reveal the number of cancelled operations

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last year was the highest in fifteen years.

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A discredited government investigation into thousands

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of allegations of abuse by Iraq war veterans is shut down.

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This will be a huge relief to hundreds of British troops

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who have had these quite unfair allegations hanging over them,

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A court in the US refuses to reinstate Donald Trump's travel

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ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim countries.

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Scottish Power raises its energy prices while British gas announces

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And desperate efforts to save over four hundred whales that washed up

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Coming up in sport we are live here in Cardiff

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at the Principality Stadium to preview all of this weekend's 6

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Nations fixtures including Wales against England.

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Good evening and welcome to the BBC News at Six.

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The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, says it's "completely unacceptable"

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that some patients in England are waiting up to 13 hours in A

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Figures show that waiting times in casualty units are worse

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And the number of operations cancelled at the last minute hit

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Mr Hunt insists he does have an improvement plan -

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though didn't reveal it - and he admits it will take time.

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He was talking to our Health Editor Hugh Pym.

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The worst monthly A figures in more than a decade. They have

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corridor nurses as well. Times are very desperate. Images like this

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across BBC News. No one would want it for members of their own family.

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It has been a difficult few days for the Health Secretary and he has now

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come out and acknowledge that some of what is happening in the

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hospitals in England is unacceptable. The BBC has shown

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images from Royal Blackburn of people waiting 13 hours, mothers and

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babies sitting in the corridor, are you embarrassed? It is incredibly

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frustrating for me. I am doing this job because I want NHS care to be

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the safest and best in the world. That kind of care is completely

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unacceptable, no one would want it for members of their own family. Ara

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Sibley's story featured on BBC News this week. She had to wait six

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months in hospital before a care home place was available. What did

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Jeremy Hunt have to say to her family? I don't want to make any

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kind of excuses. It is totally unacceptable. It is terrible for Mrs

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Sibley but also bad for the NHS... It is not the only case. No. There

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are no excuses. It is completely unacceptable. Her son said he was

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pleased that Jeremy Hunt had recognised that his mother was let

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down but he had this message for the Health Secretary. What I would like

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to say to Jeremy Hunt is to admit, to have the guts, to admit, that the

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system of social funding is broken. If we have to pay more, I would say

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to Jeremy Hunt, I am prepared to pay more in tax and I am sure most of

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the country would be as well, because our old people are worth it.

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And the state of social care was something I raised with Jeremy Hunt.

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We recognise the pressure is there. We recognise there is a problem

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about the sustainability of the social care system and that has to

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be addressed and we will do that. There have been calls for more

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funding for the NHS in England including from an American health

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expert who advise David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt and he thinks the

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current spending plans of the government are set too low. I have

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serious doubts as to whether you can have the health care that is

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universal, not rationed, and responsive to the needs at that

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target level. I am concerned. But others say it is not just about

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money and getting the NHS to be more efficient is important, with new

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ways of working the real priority. Jeremy Hunt says that change is

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needed on many fronts. I think it is wrong to suggest to people that

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these profound challenges such as we face with an ageing population are

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ones where there is a silver bullet that you can solve the problem

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overnight. We need the help of the public, because we know that a

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number of the people seen in A could actually have

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their needs dealt with in another part of the NHS. New figures show

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last minute cancelled operations in England were up 16% last year,

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whether it is A, routine surgery or community care, the pressure is

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clear across the NHS. A 34 million pound government

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investigation into allegations of abuse by Iraq war veterans

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is to be shut down. It follows a report by MPs

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which called the work of the Iraq Historic Allegations Team

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an unmitigated failure. Thousands of cases have been

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investigated but there's not been Around 90% of misconduct cases

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involving British troops who served in Afghanistan

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are also being dropped. It is almost 14 years since British

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troops invaded Iraq and the legacy of the war is still causing

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controversy. In the aftermath of the occupation thousands of allegations

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of abuse were made against British soldiers. And a special team called

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IHAT was set up to investigate them. The human rights lawyer Phil Shiner

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brought most of the claims but last week he was struck off after he had

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been found to be dishonest and to have paid agents to drum up

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business. Now the Ministry of Defence is wrapping up the

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investigation early. This will be a huge relief to hundreds of British

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troops who have had these quite unfair allegations hanging over

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them. They are now being freed of that and we will put in place new

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measures to ensure that this never happens again, that there are proper

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safeguards to prevent completely malicious and unfounded allegations

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being made against our brave servicemen and women. There is no

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doubt that some abuses did happen in Iraq, these were detainees being

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beaten in Basra in 2003 and over the past few years the Ministry of

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Defence has paid out millions in compensation. But the IHAT

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investigation has been criticised for getting out of hand. It was set

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up seven years ago and it has had to examine more than 3000 claims. It

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has caused over ?34 million. IHAT and its work has been controversial

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in the military but the downfall of Phil Shiner and mounting concern

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over the toll it was taking on former soldiers and their families

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has led the MoD to act. I think this is something important, it will make

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a big statement to the Army and most importantly it shows that the

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government is foursquare behind supporting the Army and providing it

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with the appropriate framework in which our soldiers can deal with

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those very difficult operational decisions that they have to deal

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with. Of all the allegations made over the course of Britain's long

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involvement in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence now says that by the summer,

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only about 20 will be left to be investigated. Just a few will

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continue to be investigated. The investigation was being wound down

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but the decision today has been precipitated by the end of Phil

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Shiner 's career and also by a blistering attack by MPs today,

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calling the investigation a disaster. Former soldiers have

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welcomed the decision, a lawyer representing some of them said that

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IHAT had been incompetent and repugnant and he said the careers

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and families have been destroyed. What happens now is that the Royal

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Navy police will take over the investigation next year and all of

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the claims brought by Phil Shiner that had any

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evidence to back them up are now been thrown out and the MoD says

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there should be about 20 cases left and I am told some of those are

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pretty serious allegations. Caroline, thank you.

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Police in Manchester say a man and a woman have died

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in a house fire in Withington, four children are now in hospital.

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Firefighters were called to the property in the south

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of the city at around 2:30 this morning.

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The children, aged between ten and 17, are being treated

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Another man is in a serious condition.

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Police have launched an investigation into

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Britain's entire fleet of Royal Navy's attack submarines

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is currently out of operation due to repairs and maintenance work.

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Seven nuclear-powered subs are classed as non operational,

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including three new Astute class vessels - they are the most powerful

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attack submarines ever operated by the Royal Navy costing over

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Over 300 kilos of cocaine with a potential value of 50 million

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pounds has washed up on the coast of Norfolk.

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A number of holdalls containing the drug were found on two beaches

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We can talk to Debbie Tubby on the beach at Hopton-on-Sea.

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That's one of the beaches where the drugs washed up...

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That's right. It is thought that some people walking their dog

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yesterday found some cocaine in a sports holdall and they reported it

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to Norfolk Police and today the authorities have spent the day

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searching and 14 miles of this coastline looking for further bags

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and they have found extra bags. Those bags were tied by a rope to

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big green plastic containers to stop the Class A drugs from sinking in

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the water. Now it is thought that the experts have now found 360 kilos

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and if it was cut and sold it would be worth ?50 million.

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The National Crime Agency says it is investigating why those drugs were

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washed up here in Norfolk. They'd do not think here was the intended

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destination and they do say tonight that this is a huge blow to the

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criminals involved. Thank you very much.

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That's the response of President Donald Trump

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to a court in the United States, which has refused to reinstate his

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ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim countries.

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The controversial immigration reform was suspended last week.

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But the President appears determined to continue the legal battle.

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Our North America Editor Jon Sopel reports.

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A full ceremonial welcome as President Trump greeted the Japanese

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Prime Minister at the White House on a cold crisp morning. That was as

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nothing compared to the icy blast coming from the West Wing after last

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night 's court ruling. Donald Trump tweeting very soon afterwards in

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block capitals, a sure sign of irritation... And then he bumped

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into reporters and said this. It is a political decision. You believe

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the judges... We have a situation where the security of our country is

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at stake. It is a very serious situation. So I will look forward to

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seeing them in court. In Washington state which brought the original

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case, defiance to Donald Trump's see you in court. We have seen him in

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court twice. And we are two for two. We respect that the President has

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broad authority when it comes to executive orders, but they still

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have to follow the constitution. That's the bottom line. The three

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federal Appeal Court judges ruled that there is no evidence that any

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alien from any country is named in the order has perpetrated a

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terrorist attack in the United States. The safety valve for the

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most vulnerable people offered no explanation for how these wave of

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provisions would function in practice. And in conclusion the

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judges say, competing public interest do not justify a state, in

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other words, the decision of the lower court will not be overturned.

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The next and last legal stop is the Supreme Court, with one vacancy

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still to be filled, it is split evenly between four liberal and for

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Conservative justices. If they were too tight, then the judgment of the

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lower court would be upheld. The President and his advisors have a

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tough decision to make. Daily press on, take this to the Supreme Court

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and risk another defeat? Or rip up the existing executive

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order, redrafted and admit that they got it wrong in the first place. Not

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easy choices. The President promised during the campaign that he would

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win so much Americans would get bored of winning. This is not the

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story so far on his migrant ban. Thank you everybody. Jon Sopel, BBC

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News, Washington. Scottish Power has become the latest

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of the Big Six energy companies It's increasing the cost

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of electricity by almost 11 per cent But British Gas says it's freezing

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prices until August. Our personal finance correspondent

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Simon Gompertz is here - why the difference in prices

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from these two companies? Why the difference in prices from

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these companies? British Gas says it is evidence of competition at work

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and that is important for them because it means it is less likely

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that they will have MPs and even ministers breathing down their necks

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about high gas and electricity prices. ScottishPower putting up

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prices from more than 1 million of its customers on standard tariffs,

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not the fixed once and then British Gas saying it is winter price freeze

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will now be extended through until August. Evidence that they do not

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move as they herd as they are often accused of doing. ScottishPower say

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it is harder to get hold of gas and electricity at cheap prices, they

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have to pay for subsidies for new smart meters, British Gas say that

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they have kept their running costs down. The big question now after

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that good news for 5 million British Gas customers is what two other big

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companies, SSE and aeon are going to do because they also had a winter

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price freeze but they have not said what they will do next and they will

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The Health Secretary tells the BBC waiting times in A

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in hospitals in England are completely unacceptable.

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History, rivalry, aggression, humour is all part of the Six Nations. I

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look back at the build-up and forward to the rugby here in

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Cardiff. On Sportsday, who can catch Chelsea?

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Liverpool and Spurs go head-to-head tomorrow. Another big weekend in the

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Premier League. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

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is continuing to carry out his reshuffle, following the resignation

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of several shadow cabinet ministers and a rebellion by Labour MPs

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over the Brexit bill. One of the big tests

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of his leadership will be the byelections due to take place

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this month in the Labour-held seats Our Deputy Political

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Editor, John Pienaar, has been talking to voters

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in both constituencies. John Pienaar is in Hanley

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and he wants to know how people feel about the by-election

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in Stoke-on-Trent Central. Is Stoke going to

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stay a Labour city? I think for far too long we've been

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taken for granted by Labour. I'd like to think it was

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going to stay Labour. They sort of work for

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everybody, don't they? Whereas I don't know, the guys

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who are potentially going to get in, are quite bigoted in

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a couple of their views. By all accounts, the Labour

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candidate is pro-European. So how does that square with 70%

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plus anti-European votes? You have been Labour,

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but you're switching? Most probably.

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I most probably switch this year. You're still agonising

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a bit about it? This is a really big deal

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in national politics, isn't it? Is Labour's traditional support

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in industrial towns like this one in Stoke, away

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from London and the big cities, Well look, most people here voted

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to leave the European Union. Most of the MPs here,

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the Labour MPs here, And Jeremy Corbyn, he is popular

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with his party members. When it comes to the wider

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public, not so much. One senior Labour MP has said that

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Labour here is hanging on by its fingernails against

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the challenge of the UK Messages, thousands, came

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in oun our BBC Facebook live page. "Jeremy Corbyn was a big

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election issue for Labour." "Full of honesty, respect

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and integrity," says Stephen. "Corbynites are enthusiastic,

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but he costs votes." Labour is under siege

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in two by-elections on Voters who never wanted Brexit

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are being targeted by the Liberal Democrats

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and the Greens. Will Ukip's campaigners see

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their leader become Stoke's new MP? That would strike fear into Labour's

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Brexit-supporting heartland. Tory campaigners are

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daring to dream of They ran Ukip close in Stoke,

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but in Copeland they feel they can beat Labour,

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the first government gain over its main opponents

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in a by-election in 35 years. So Labour is fighting

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door to door, street to And far to the north,

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where Labour is facing a hard slog to survive

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in a very different setting. In Copeland's coastal

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town of Whitehaven, Ask almost anyone,

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Jeremy Corbyn's past opposition to nuclear power counts

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against his party. Though voting Labour

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here is an old habit. Well, I'm going to stay with Labour,

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because I just think it's for the And all my family has

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always voted Labour. Because of the workforce

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at Sellafield, and what it creates in the wider

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community, and what Mr Corbyn said about nuclear power,

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they've got to think of themselves. And for the long-term

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future of Sellafield, Losing here or in Stoke means talk

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of existential crisis for Labour. Rejected by once loyal voters

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who now feel left out and And to see a full list of candidates

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for both the Stoke-on-Trent Central and Copeland by-elections,

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visit our website. French police have arrested four

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people in Montpellier on suspicion of planning an imminent terrorist

:19:44.:19:47.

attack. The three men and a 16-year-old girl were detained after

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they bought bomb-making chemicals. Police said the teenager had pledged

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loyalty to so-called Islamic State in a recent video. The explosives

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discovered were similar to those used in the Paris attacks in

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November 20 15. The London firm, Pimlico Plumbers,

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has lost a legal battle over whether it should give freelance

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workers the same rights to pensions, holiday and sick pay,

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as permanent staff. The company went to the Court

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of Appeal after a plumber on a self-employed contract,

:20:12.:20:14.

Gary Smith, won a tribunal He wanted to work fewer days after

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an illness and argued he was entitled to the same rights as

:20:23.:20:28.

permanent staff. Liverpool Football Club has banned journalists from the

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sun newspaper from covering all matches and press conferences at

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Anfield. The decision was taken after discussions with the club and

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a campaign group opposed to the paper because of its coverage of the

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Hillsborough disaster in 1989. More than 400 whales have beached

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on the coast of New Zealand, one of the worst whale strandings

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ever seen in the country. Volunteers in the community

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of Farewell Spit are racing to save and refloat them,

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but around 300 have already died, and time

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is running out for the rest. Stranded, distressed

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and barely alive. Volunteers have come from far

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and wide to save the whales beached This is the third-largest

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mass stranding that we've recorded in our history

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and so it's a very large one, logistically it's

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a massive undertaking. The whales started

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stranding last night, We were notified of that,

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and then this morning checked on them most

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of the whales were already dead. I've never experienced

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death like this before. For such a majestic animal

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it's really strange There's a lot of death

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here, eh, which is a sad, sad thing, but, hey,

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if we can get some of them out it's Scientists don't know exactly why

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whales beach themselves. Anybody that doesn't have a sheet

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over the whale, make sure those sheets are really nice and wet,

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not covering the blowhole... Rescuers tried to re-float

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some of the whales at high tide, but some just turned

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straight back to shore. Whale strandings in

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New Zealand are common. Just two years earlier 200

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whales beached here. But this is one of the country's

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worst mass strandings. It's another weekend of fierce

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rivalry, intense pressure and big expectations

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in the Six Nations tournament. England take on Wales tomorrow,

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and if England win, they will be just three games away

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from breaking the world record for the most

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unbeaten test matches, a title currently

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held by New Zealand. Italy take on Ireland,

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and Scotland play France on Sunday. Much anticipation there, I would

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imagine? Absolutely. You have 30 players on the pitch who expressed

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the rivalry with aggression. So we can express it in a traditional

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friendly way. Ireland may not lose again. Scotland feel they have

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nothing to lose. It is a long time since England lost to anybody. Why

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would they feel nervous this weekend? They are in Cardiff.

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Long before the bridge there was rugby.

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The journey to Wales has petrified England,

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In 2013 Wales scored 30 points in Cardiff, England humbled.

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The coach says it's just another city.

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Yes, but in Cardiff it's named after the Welsh captain,

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I think the game does mean a lot to a lot of people.

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We are able to share that, hopefully we can share it

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I think we're very fortunate to have a stadium that is suitable

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We've experienced lights, fire, music.

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England's Jones, Eddie, now expects what he calls shenanigans.

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What are the shenanigans you're prepared for?

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Oh, I don't know, but, you know, they're a cunning lot,

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You know, they've got goats, they've got daffodils,

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Well, mischievous friendly rivalry, that's what the 6

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It is an outlet for passion and that's exactly why England have

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decided that here in Cardiff the roof should be open

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for the game, allowing all that Welsh noise to escape into the sky.

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Well, everyone in professional sport is trying to find an edge.

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Gareth Southgate - yes, the England football manager -

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was at rugby training this week, seeking a different perspective.

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Well, England fly-half George Ford finished the session

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and then told me he won't be in Wales in fear.

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I think, as a player, if you learn to embrace it and learn

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to be excited about it, I think that's the best

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If you look back and you feel like you didn't enjoy it,

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After their scintillating victory over Ireland last weekend,

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Scotland suddenly look like the team to beat in the 6 Nations.

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The roof is going to be open at Cardiff.

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Time for a look at the weather with Louise Lear.

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Maybe some showers across Cardiff. Cloudy, cold wintry showers this

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weekend. This Weather Watchers picture sums at up. A great,

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threatening sky. A dusting of snow. Pretty dismal on the east coast. The

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showers have been isolated but they have been a nuisance. A cluster

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moved through the Midlands earlier on. They will continue overnight,

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becoming widespread. Expect a fairly significant dusting at lower levels.

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Three to five centimetres across the East. Further west, clearer skies.

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It will be a cold start across the country. We will start with some

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glimpses of sunshine across western Scotland. It is the snow showers

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that will be the feature first thing. They will be falling as snow

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across Aberdeenshire, running down the East coast. Rain across the

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coast. For a lower levels at a time there will be some snow showers in

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the morning. It will be a cold start to the day across East Anglia.

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Through the day, those showers may well just push a little bit further

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west. We could see some snow showers into North Wales, and East Wales,

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may as far south as Somerset. Not a particularly warm honey were across

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the country, particularly when you think about the strength of that

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wind. -- anywhere. Further snow on Saturday night into Sunday,

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particularly over the Pennines and in the Peak District. Then the snow

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will ease back to rain on Sunday. It will be windy. Gales across Scotland

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and northern England for a time. Quite dismal. Temperatures of

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similar values. Between four and 6 degrees. If you are out and about

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how might you will notice a difference. Sunshine will be at a

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premium. I can hear you groaning of the television. I will finish this

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forecast on a glimmer of good news. As we move into next week, fingers

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crossed, it looks as though the winds will swing to a southerly and

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we will see more in the way of sunshine, and maybe a little more in

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the way of warmth. The Health Secretary acknowledges

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patients are facing "completely unacceptable" delays

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at hospitals in England. But Jeremy Hunt says the NHS

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is not alone in dealing So it's goodbye from me,

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and on BBC One we join the BBC's

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