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Does he think we're completely stupid? He said before the that

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Londoners would not pay a penny more in 2020 than they do now. Clearly, I

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liked today discovered that they are paying more. Meanwhile, commuters

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recent self for another strike. A British Paraylmpian tells us no

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working or accessible loos on a train forced

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her to wet herself. I was embarrassed,

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I was very angry and... Plus, getting a masterclass

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from a MasterChef judge. Why Gregg Wallace is lending

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his expertise to young And described as one of the most

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important England players you've never heard of -

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the story of this Good evening, happy new year

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and welcome to the programme - We heard it many times,

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didn't we, during the mayoral election campaign -

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his promise to freeze But today Sadiq Khan has been

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accused of taking people for fools His political opponents claim that

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whilst the Mayor has kept the cost of certain fares the same,

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others have been increased. This on the same day that

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commuters held protests over With more here's our political

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correspondent, Karl Mercer. A new year it may be,

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but for rail passengers, the same For commuters back to work today,

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a rise of more than 2% It does mean that I have

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less disposable income I wouldn't mind increases

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around 2.9% if I thought that it was all going back

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into the service. The Government defended

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the rises, saying they needed Around the rail network,

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there is a lot happening, Of course, nobody wants to see

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a fare increase but costs rise, pay rises, and right now,

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first are rising less fast than wages, so at least that's

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a step in the right direction. For those commuting in and around

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London, there was a mixed picture, going back to what this man said

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in the race for City Hall. The fares you pay in 2020 on bus,

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tubes, DLR and London Overground will be the same fares you pay

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on May the 6th, a day after I'm hopefully elected

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as the Mayor of London. It was one he repeated

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during the campaign. I've got a fully funded

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package to freeze fares of the next four years,

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so London is paying not a penny more Today he was back at Waterloo

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campaigning against rail fare rises and trumpeting the fact that many

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transport for London But his promise doesn't

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apply to travel cards Does he think we are

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completely stupid? He said before the election that

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Londoners would not pay a penny more Well, clearly a lot of them found

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out that today they are paying more. I think the mayor has got to stop

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peddling this line because it's quite clear to most commuters

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going to work today that the paying more for the travel card and more

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for the cap on their Oyster It's about time the mayor started

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looking at how he can help other The mayor insists his freeze on TFL

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fares will save the average London household around ?200 over

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the next four years. My point to the Government is, look,

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if I can make TFL fit for purpose, if I can reduce inefficiencies,

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if I can make efficiency savings, if I can increase revenue streams

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elsewhere, to freeze TFL why can't they do the same with

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these private companies? The mayor also called again today

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for the Government to hand control of Southern Rail to transport

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for London, head of another planned He says he'd talk to

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the unions to avoid action Well, Karl mentioned

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industrial action there, and next week commuters

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face a six-day strike Let's get the details

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from Claudia-Liza Armah, who joins Yes, that's right. When it comes to

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travelling in and around London, things are going from bad to worse.

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Next week, there is an ongoing dispute with Southern Rail. The

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drivers are on strike for a whopping six days. It is to do with the

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driver free operated trains. Drivers will now be in charge of closing the

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doors and trains. It kicks off on Monday, the 9th of January. It comes

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to the end on the 14th of January. The services affected, which

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services would be affected are Thameslink. Aside from... The

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services would be affected or Thameslink... It's going to be so

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bad that Southern real for the duration of the action. There has

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also been a call for a price freeze on Southern Rail whilst the dispute

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continues. Yes, this has been going on for nine months. Strike action as

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well as a ban on drivers taking over -- Britain. The watchdog is calling

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for a price hike to be frozen until this dispute comes to an end.

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Southern Rail met today to come to some kind of conclusion but it fell

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through. It is unlikely that there will be a solution soon. Thank you

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very much. Commuters are only too familiar

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with strikes and disruption on southern services

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over the past year. On that note, we'd

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like to hear from you. We're hosting a special televised

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debate on Sunday January the 8th. If you'd like to take part,

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please email your details, including your point of view,

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to bbcraildebate@bbc.co.uk. You re watching BBC

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London News, coming up later: Catching those who illegally

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dump household waste, how good is London at penalising

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those who blight our neighbourhoods? A Paralympic athlete and MBE-awarded

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disabilities campaigner says she was forced to wet herself

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on train because it didn't Anne Wafula Strike says

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that she was left humiliated after the three-hour journey

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on a CrossCountry train. Despite her embarrassment,

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she has decided to go public in the hope it will bring change

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for disabled people. Anne Wafula Strike is a decorated

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wheelchair racer and Paralympian. She also has an MBE for her services

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to disability sport. But last month, none

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of that mattered. She says she was robbed

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of her dignity after having wet herself because the train

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she was travelling on didn't I was embarrassed,

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I was very angry and... Honestly, you know,

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I felt very disabled. Anne had been at a UK Athletics

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board meeting in Coventry to get home she took a CrossCountry train

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from the Midlands to Stansted, where the accessible

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toilet was out of order. About half an hour into her journey,

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she needed the bathroom. Staff suggested she could get off

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at the next train station and use the disabled toilet there,

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but there was no one there to help so she had to wait until the next

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stop and by that time It just really took away

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all the confidence that I'd I've always said that as human

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beings or people with different needs we are only disabled

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by the barriers that Although the train Anne

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was on it did have accessible facilities, the issue

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was that they weren't working. Disability campaigners believe train

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companies should put more We still have a kind

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of tick box mentality towards disability and access,

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so we tick the box that the toilet is there on the train,

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we don't think about how we need to consider that it's

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working all the time. Despite the humiliation,

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Anne said she spoke out to expose some of the injustice faced

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by people living with disabilities and hopes her story will improve

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things so no one else has got So what is the train

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operator saying about this? Unfortunately, they were not

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available to speak to us on camera. But they said...

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What are the legalities in terms of facilities for disabled passengers?

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It must be said that disabled access is better than ever before. There

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are strict guidelines. Most trains have accessible toilet facilities.

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The issue was that the toilet was out of order. By 2020, there will be

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more legislation in place to ensure that all accessible toilets are

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regularly maintained because that is a huge issue. One campaign group

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spokes as today and said that they believed that staff cuts across the

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network had able to play in this. Had she been able to get off at the

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first stop was there was a toilet, she would have applauded the

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situation. The reason that she came out and told the story. She wanted

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to make sure that it never happened to anyone again. -- she would have

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avoided the situation. Access needs to be taken seriously. Thank you

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very much. It blights neighbourhoods and costs

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the taxpayers thousands. New figures show there's been

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a growth in the amount of household waste being illegally dumped

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in streets or fields. But they also show new powers

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to penalise flytippers have been used more in London than anywhere

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else in the UK. Fly-tipping can be a big problem or

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a small one. Either way, it affects all of London, particularly new.

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It's really disgusting. It shouldn't be like this. It's recycling. This

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is where I live. Seeing that makes me not want to be here. It is quite

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bad. It's keeping the yummy mummies away which causes me a lot of grief

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because I was hoping they would come in. Some is domestic rubbish and

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some is commercial... Enforcement officers like these have been able

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to use new paddlers since the month of May in order to prevent

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fly-tipping. It's instant justice no. Newman had the worst

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fly-tipping. They have used the primaries the most in the country.

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In total in London, they have been used over a 700 times. The idea is

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not to deal with industrial fly-tipping or letter but more

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something like this, from a member of the public or a small business.

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The council have made ?48,000 for this so far. This is not just a

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money making enterprise. No. When you consider all of the reasons we

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have to put into this. It doesn't pay the officer 's wages. It's

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something that we feel we must do. Not a moneymaking exercise. Did a

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fine help to clean up the capital? I will tell.

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For Chelsea fans have been given suspended prison sentences for

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racially abusing a black man. They were ordered to pay the victim

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10,000 euros in compensation and given one year suspended sentences.

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More than 70 firefighters tackled a a blaze at a sports club

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The fire on Goldsdown Road took three hours to get under control.

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The cause is still being investigated.

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Next - should a hospital be able to conduct tests after an early

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miscarriage without the consent of the parents?

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Well, one mother who lost her baby at 12 weeks thinks not.

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She wants guidelines changed after discovering

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Croydon University Hospital had done so without seeking her permission.

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So this was taken just after eight weeks and this

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shows, as far as we know, a happy, healthy baby.

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When a Laura Percival discovered she was pregnant last year

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with her second child, she was delighted.

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We'd been trying for a year and it was what we really wanted

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and a baby is just going to bring so much happiness and we already

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have a son, so it was kind of going to complete the family.

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But three months into her pregnancy, she miscarried and underwent surgery

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A baby's in my body and there is no heartbeat, I haven't...

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You almost feel like it's your fault because you haven't managed

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to keep that baby healthy and happy and full-term.

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When she later enquired about the baby's remains,

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she was told they'd been sent away for testing at another hospital.

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They didn't tell me and I didn't give permission for that,

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I know it's kind of up until a certain mark that it's

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considered a baby but it's still my baby and my loss.

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Andrew Shennan is Professor of Obstetrics for Guys and St.

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He works with the baby charity Tommy's and believes mothers need

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If you have a situation where you have lost a baby,

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it would normally be good practice to inform the woman in a sensitive

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way, in an appropriate way, about what her wishes are.

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You would find out what she would want and you would give her options.

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Well, the hospital declined our interview request but said

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in a statement they have apologised to Laura Percival for any distress

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They also added that sending tissue away for testing was common practice

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in the NHS and under 14 weeks it does not require patient consent.

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I'd quite like to purchase a tree at the crematorium,

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so ultimately I have somewhere to kind of mark what

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happened and kind of have a little bit of closure.

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Laura says she and her partner will try again for another baby

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but for now she hopes other women who suffer a similar loss

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The story of the forgotten footballer - the former Chelsea

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player of Chinese descent who made history playing for England.

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This coming year will see some key negotiations over how

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In a special series this week, we look at what impact it

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We start tonight with the view from EU nationals,

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who say they remain uncertain over their future in London.

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Few EU migrants can come... Apologies for that. There seems to

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be a problem with that report. We will try to bring it back as soon as

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we can. Millions of us tune in to Masterchef

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to watch contestants people show Now, one of the judges

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is lending his expertise to young It's not only a chance to create

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recipes alongside top chefs but also to learn about healthy

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eating. Cooking their favourite recipes

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with some of the best These young foster children

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are getting the opportunity of a lifetime and having

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lots of fun. They are looking very

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yummy, I want one. They're quite timid

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when they come in. But when they start working

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and kicking and actually making But when they start working

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and cooking and actually making something, they just grow

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in confidence and you can see the smiles on their face and you can

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see they're having fun. Organised by the National Fostering

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Agency, it's all about encouraging young people to get interested

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in food and boost their confidence. I've enjoyed it a lot because I

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haven't really cooked that much. It's really exciting to cook

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with loads of different chefs. At the end of the day,

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what you do is to walk away with a sense of you've done

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something really, really good for the kids and just getting them

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involved with cooking. 17-year-old Nhat Nguyen came to this

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country as an asylum He arrived in London after three

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months of travelling Thanks to the National Fostering

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Agency, he now lives in Edgware They rang me and said,

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there is a boy, have We had to run to Asda

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to buy him some clothes. Two years on, his life couldn't be

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more different and he hopes to one I want to bring my food

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from my country to the All the recipes have been published

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in a book which is being sold for charity to help other young

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people and may even inspire the next OK, we can now go back to our report

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about backwater. There are a lots of iron knowns when it comes to how we

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might leave the European Union. It will mean if EU migrants coming to

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the UK. What is the current picture? In 2015 the total number of migrants

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was estimated at around 930 2000. In this bullish gaffer, these

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construction workers didn't seem to be concerned. I'm just waiting for

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the Home Office to send me my cards. I applied two months do for me my

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family. We have been in this country for over ten years. These are two

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skilled workers who have been here for over five years. The big

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difference has a track is what happens going forward. Depending on

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what kind of system we get after Brexit, we could see a significant

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reduction in the number of new people coming in, particularly in

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low skilled jobs that are least likely to qualify for new system.

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But as you guys going to do without us? What is going to happen to your

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economy? I hope it doesn't go down but it might happen. EU migrants are

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not so easy to replace. It might not be politically correct to say so but

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it is true that there are not as many British people to replace these

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workers. It's not like these workers came to take jobs that the British

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people wanted. So what about the highly skilled ESU workers? There

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are lots of professional ones. They are not taking the decision because

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they need to see what is happening. On the other hand, people that have

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been here for many years, like me, I have obtained the residency card,

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I'm supposed to be able to stay in the UK. With London's workforce is

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reliant on EU migrants of all skilled hats, what might happen

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next? On the one hand, you might think that people might come now in

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anticipation of the fact that is mighty more difficult in future. On

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the other hand, it depends a lot on the economy. People's uncertainty

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about whether they can stay and the political implications of the

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referendum could make the UK less attractive. These workers will be

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waiting to see what happens in March.

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He's been described as one of the most important England

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Frank Soo, a former Chelsea player, was the first non-white footballer

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to represent England and played alongside some

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As a new book tells the story of his life and career,

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Alice Bhandhukravi has been speaking to the author and his great niece.

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He was a household name in the 1930s and '40s.

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His biographer says he was up there with the greats.

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So it's something of a mystery that Frank Soo has been all but forgotten

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During his lifetime, he was recognised to be an equal

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of Stanley Matthews, Tommy Lawton, Billy Wright,

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Anyone who knows about football in that era knows

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Frank Soo was with Stanley Matthews at Stoke City.

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He also played alongside him for England wearing the number six.

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During the war he joined the RAF and played as a guest

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player for other clubs, including Chelsea,

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But Frank Soo was half Chinese, the first non-white player

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His family believe he's been overlooked because of his ethnicity.

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Growing up, it was the one thing we all sort of clung onto.

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Our great uncle played football for England, did yours?

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It's a little frustrating when you are the great niece

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of a man who played for England and he's the first Asian player

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to play for the national side and yet he doesn't

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The more I learned about him and his life and his achievements

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throughout his career, I feel he is an important figure

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in his own right, irrespective of his ethnic background.

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He was actually one of the most important figures in 20th century

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Frank Soo spent the rest of his career after the war coaching,

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He died in 1991, largely unknown in his home country.

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Susan Gardener hopes her account of his life story will get him

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Time for a check on the weather - and it did feel cold out there -

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Good evening. The weather for the with the forecast.

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Good evening. The weather for the rest of the week will vary from one

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day to the next. This was yesterday when we had sunshine. This bus

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today. There has been quite a change. Workload coming down from

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the north. After the frosty start, it has been pretty cold. The cloud

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is actually really thin and maybe if you gab is in the cloud here and

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there. On the whole, more clout than last night. Not as cold as that last

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night. Outside of time, the numbers are close to freezing. It will be a

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chilly start to Wednesday. A of cloud on Wednesday morning. Summer

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drizzle possibly. A northerly wind and that will introduce much more

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sunshine. It was hard to deal colder despite the sudden. -- it will start

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to feel colder displayed is urging. They will be a plunge of cold beer

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and cleaner skies. It all points to a much colder start to Thursday. A

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frosty start to the north of time. -- to the north of town. A cold

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start to Thursday but the frost will lift because of the sunshine. It

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should be a nice day but it will be on the cold side. It will turn

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chilly tubing Thursday evening and Thursday night. A bit of a change

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from the Atlantic. This will come... Lovely sunny day but a cold day on

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Thursday. On Friday, more clout and outbreaks of rain during the second

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half of the day. It looks like it will be cloudy but try on the

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weekend. The police watchdog,

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the IPCC, has launched an investigation after officers

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from the West Yorkshire force shot a man dead

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near the M62 in Huddersfield. Police say it happened

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during a planned operation to target Britain's top diplomat

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to the European Union has resigned. Sir Ivan Rogers leaves his job just

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months before the Government is due Thank you for joining us. We will be

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