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This is BBC London, and this is what's coming up

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The engineering blunder that'll mean months

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It's left residents living along the line seething.

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They start early morning, during the week and the same thing at weekends.

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You are not getting much peace and quiet.

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It took Network Rail months to realise they've installed

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the wrong type of poles to electrify the line.

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voices his concerns about President Donald

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We experience a day-in-the-life of a "modern matron" -

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who could help ease the pressure on our struggling hospitals.

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What Jane Austen's literary heart-throb

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Academics come up with a historically accurate portrait

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After months of engineering work and the complete

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closure of a section of the London Overground

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commuters have been told the job between Gospel Oak and Barking isn't

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It's because they've realised the electricity poles in place

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Transport For London is furious with Network Rail,

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saying it's only just be told of the news - and it

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And as far as commuters are concerned and residents

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living near the line, well, Marc Ashdown can tell us.

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It has become an all too familiar phrase on our

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The overground has no service... Planned closures...

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14 miles of track between Barking and Gospel Oak known

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Closed since June to electrify the route.

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Network Rail has admitted some of the overhead structures

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which carry the cables were incorrectly designed.

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It means more noise and disruption for long-suffering residents.

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Who have just received a letter saying to expect weekend and some

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It has been an absolute pain because they start early morning

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during the week and the same thing at the weekends so you are not

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getting much peace and quiet and if you want a lie-in

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When you are sitting watching TV, all you can feel is the vibration.

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Network Rail has issued an apology to passengers and residents living

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nearby for the extra disruption saying it has put in place a robust

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plan to get this work finished as soon as possible.

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Embarrassing, too, for Transport For London

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It says it is talking to Network Rail about compensation

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but was only made aware of this two weeks ago.

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It is extraordinary such an important project to electrify the

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line has gone so badly wrong and Transport For London must take some

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responsibility because they have not been keeping an eye on this and

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claim they only found out days ago it was behind schedule.

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Some services will run during the week from Monday but rail

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users face many more months of replacement buses.

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There is a complete famine of work because there is no investment,

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companies get rid of all of their staff then suddenly

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the government authorises a load of schemes and basically

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Network Rail has taken on to keep the government happy more work

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Network Rail has not said how much the extra work will cost.

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But has promised it will be completed in time for the arrival

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of a new fleet of electric trains in early 2018.

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So that's the situation on the London Overground.

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But stay with us, because we've got plenty more to hold your interest

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The real Mr Darcy. And I am on the red carpet where fans have turned

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out to see the stars of 50 shades. I will speak to Jamie Dornan.

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President Trump could be here, in London, in June -

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and the cost of policing his State visit is likely to be

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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who steps down as Commissioner

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of the Metropolitan Police at the end of this month,

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gave the 'rough' details - which haven't been confirmed

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by Downing Street - in an interview with BBC Radio London.

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Let's get more on this from our Political Editor Tim Donovan.

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We saw how quickly protesters were able to organise and take to the

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streets within a day of this controversy over the US president

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issuing an executive order banning Muslim migrants from several

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countries. The assumption is with a few weeks planning there could be

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some big numbers on the streets and several different demonstrations.

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And preparations are starting now, the stop Trump coalition is holding

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what they describe a meeting, it is not too big a meeting from where I

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am standing but about 30 or 40 people. And meanwhile, the

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Metropolitan police Commissioner, outgoing, has said he is confident

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the police could deal with any protests whether in the summer or

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whenever but it will be costly. We need to settle on a date and

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although there might be people excited at the moment and feeling

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strongly about policy, in six months' time, we do not know, it may

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be better or not so good. Let us wait and see. My job is to make sure

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the state visit takes place safely, we protect President Trump and we

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make sure people are facilitated to protest and make sure nobody gets

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hurt. Last week Sadiq Khan who has

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oversight of the Met Police said it would be important for people to

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have the right for peaceful protest and he would ensure the police were

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given a space and you know that has been controversial, there were

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criticisms over heavy-handed tactics during the visit of the Chinese

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president a couple of years ago. It is sensitive and it can be a

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sensitive thing politically for More now on the government's

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decision to end the scheme bringing child refugees

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from Europe to Britain. The Government has AGAIN denied

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claims that it did a "special deal" with Surrey County Council to 'head

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off' plans for a 15 per cent rise in Council Tax -

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to pay for social care. Theresa May was asked today

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about the Council's decision - and she admitted that

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Local Authorities are under pressure dealing with the rising cost -

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but insists the Government On social care funding we have given

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the opportunity for councils to have a 3% precept

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on their council tax this year and 3% precept on their council tax

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next year with extra funding we are putting in, that means

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an opportunity for ?900 million, up to ?900 million extra

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going into social care. A new centre - believed to be one

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of the first of its kind - helping victims and those affected

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by Female Genital Mutilation - Organisers say the facility

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is 'different' - as it will allow those in law enforcement and health

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services to work with those - Queens Park Rangers Football Club

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has held 'informal talks' about the possibility of building

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a new stadium on the site of the 'Linford Christie Athletics

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Track' in west London. The Championship side currently

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plays at Loftus Road, but has been looking for a site

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to build a new ground The club had hoped to

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build at Old Oak Common, This week, we've been looking

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at the pressures faced in the NHS - and new figures show us -

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that every health trust across London and Home Counties -

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missed their A targets in It's means all hospitals failed

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to transfer, discharge or admit 95 per cent of patients

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within four hours. Simon Dedman has spent the day

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at Basildon Hospital in Essex - to see first hand the challenges

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of getting patients It is 7am, it is the first meeting

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at Basildon Hospital to work out We are in a position where we have

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no more beds in the hospital so we have 28 patients

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unplaced so at the moment if we have any more ambulances

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arriving, we only have one trolley If you have more than one patient,

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what are you going to do? Basildon's managing director takes

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me through the latest situation. What we are having to do is move

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patients into an elective orthopaedic ward which means

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we are not able to do joint surgery, hip operations, knee operations,

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things like that after the morning meeting, nurse Natalie Cook goes

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ward to ward to find patients who could be discharged

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from hospital and get their treatment from Basildon Hospital

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nurses in their own homes. She has found one who will hopefully

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be discharged today. She heads now to find four other

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patients who can get But the real problem

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is being dealt with here. Sick, elderly people

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who get stuck in hospital. This ward aims to treat

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the frail quickly and get That is what this team works

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on every day at nine. Some patients have been

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here for ten days though but after two days on this ward,

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Eileen is looking I am on some tablets, I don't know

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exactly what they are for. I am having those in the mornings

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and apart from that, it is being Some patients here are waiting

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for social care to kick in. The majority of patients who come

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here we treat within a day or two. The longer they stay,

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more complex problems arise. Having access to community services

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and talking to them, Every bed in this ward is taken,

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every bed in Basildon Hospital is taken and it is pretty much been

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that way since the beginning of the year so much so if you needed

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something like a hip replacement, None have taken place

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in this hospital. Basildon Hospital is trying

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but getting slack in the health Another problem faced by the NHS,

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is that of 'bed-blocking' - when patients are kept in hospital

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because there's nowhere more A solution often touted -

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is the return of 'ward matrons'. Well, Kathryn Carruthers

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is one of them - and works at Northwick Park Hospital -

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where we joined her on shift to see Chock-a-block, all those patients

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you can see are waiting and there are probably more patients

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here, and more patients all down the corridor here,

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everybody is trying but sometimes When you feel that everything

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is gridlocked, that can My name is Kathryn Carruthers, I'm

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the matron for ambulatory emergency care here at Northwick Park

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Hospital. We are part of the emergency

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division, we try to see patients that need urgent care and get

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a treatment without A E have already rung this morning

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to see if we can take some patients who have been down

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there for quite some time. Staffing it is a huge challenge,

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we don't always have the number It's busy, lots of staff,

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patients, trolleys and They have been waiting,

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you can tell. I'm Kathy, I'm the matron,

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I know you've been here For me, currently this is probably

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the worst I have seen the NHS. When it is completely relentless,

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I think you do drain staff. There's a woman who just moved

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in to the plaster room to look She's been sitting here

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all night in a chair. It's absolutely full,

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nowhere to examine patients, which is not the hospital's fault,

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it does its absolute best. Sorry, do you mind

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if I take this call? Orthopaedics patients,

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a chap in a chair. I've seen the doctor, the nurse,

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than I had to wait again, and wait. Our department ticked

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along quite nicely. I don't think it's sustainable

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to continue this much pressure. I'm off training, a meet

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at the athletic club before going home and seeing to the rest

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of the family. Our thanks to Katherine

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Carruthers for allowing us And if you want more

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analysis and coverage - take a look at the BBC news website,

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or you can follow the hashtag More now on the government's

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decision to bringing child refugees

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from Europe to Britain. Councils across London have taken

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in many of the children who've come into our country -

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and THEY say the government MUSTN'T turn its back on the problem -

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as there are many more vulnerable it was once home to thousands of

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people desperate to get to the UK among them are many children. Last

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summer, before it was disbanded, a group of council leaders visited the

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Calais jungle to show they were willing and able to take them in.

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The government has said the number of child refugees from your group

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would be reduced and the head of one at London borough says he is

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dismayed. We offered to take 50 extra children and I must say it has

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been very hard. When you look at their actions you would think they

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have tried not to send us the children. 200 refugees came under

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the Dubs Amendment. 60 were resettled but on arrival the

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government immigration office they were given but it got was the bishop

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who believes the get should rethink its position. Disappointment, London

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capacity to absorb new people. As we all know, there are huge need to

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reinvent them numbers were lot about under the Dubs Amendment and it is

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Age UK what, the numbers were talking about are really incredibly

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small. Government says it fears and allowing further chart produced

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could allow traffickers and see more young migrants attempt to the UK are

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grateful for the way local authorities have stepped up the

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provide places to those arriving and will continue to work closely to

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address capacity needs. Mike believes Syrians like himself can

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make a positive cop in a cave. He supports a group matching refugees

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to host families. It is not easy so there are plenty of people still

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suffering in Greece and France and other places in the cold weather so

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it is not easy. I'm sure they arrive here to start a new life it will be

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good for this country and good for them. Government insists it is not

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giving up on vulnerable children fling conflicts but those working

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with chilled -- chart refugees believe extra support needed.

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You're watching BBC London news on BBC One.

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Still to come before the end of the programme.

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Will the cold weather last into the weekend, will we see any snow? More

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before 7pm. But what if Mr Darcy

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from Jane Austen's novel may Experts at London University have

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revealed what they claim is the first "historically accurate"

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portrait of Jane Austen's Mr Darcy. And he's probably very different

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to what you'd expect. They've used fashions from the 17

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hundreds to put together a picture of what he probably looked like,

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and as Gareth Furby reports, He has been called

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the nation's favourite hunk. And this scene first broadcast

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in 1995 was responsible. But what if Mr Darcy

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from Jane Austen's novel may have been meant to look

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a bit like this... Well, academics from the University

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of London think he might have been and one of them

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is Professor John What we did was to use historical

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information as a way of composing a plausible image

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of Fitzwilliam Darcy and it sure The academics put together a sort

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of identikit of what a leading man might have looked like given

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the fashions and expectations of 1813 when the book was published

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- starting with the head. The hair, hair is

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terribly important. Perhaps that is a bit

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of white powder in his hair. We tend to associate large

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noses with mobility. I speak as a man and I find them

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rather luscious, yeah! Well, there is only one way

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to find out, of course. Take this new picture

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onto the streets of London. And for the new guy,

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it is not good news. The powdered hair is not

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such a good look, is it? Would you have liked

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to have seen him walking Colin Firth didn't do

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it for me, either! And it might be a first

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for academics at London University as well -

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a bit of research that almost The book and film 'Fifty Shades

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of Grey' was a massive success for the London born author,

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E L James. And tonight the follow up film -

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'Fifty Shades Darker' gets it's European Premiere in Leicester

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Square. Caroline Davies has been there -

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and a few minutes ago, I am used to doing television so you

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get to do that with TV, return to a character and develop it and it is

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rare you get so it is nice and give him more and it exciting. He is an

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inscrutable character, did you work with the author to develop him more

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in the second film? A lot of that was done make it a good one, the

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script opened him up a lot more and we see a softer side of him. That

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was always the intention and I would have liked to have seen more of that

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in the first one. He is more relatable and I like him or filming

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the first and second right after each other? It helps and keeps the

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momentum and I think if we did the second one and then came back to it

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it will be harder for me to pull off playing a 28-year-old! I'm starting

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to look older. It made sense for everybody. 114 million people

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watched the trailer within 24 hours. What you think that says about the

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trilogy? I mean, it proves there is still an appetite. You do not want

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to get too bogged down by comparing the numbers of the first movie which

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were incredible because it would not need to get anywhere near that to be

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a successful film. We are trying not to get bogged down without but it is

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exciting when so many people watch the trailer. Hopefully it turns into

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people going to see. A loss of crowds here today and they are here

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for Christian grave. Are you looking for alternative roles that take you

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away from that character? Yeah, it is easy, there were not many

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characters like him in film and TV. Everything since has been 1 million

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miles away from him. The thing I'm shooting now and in the summer are

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miles away from him. Will not get stereotyped? How many films are

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there about a billionaire S you do small screen as well. Any other

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projects in mind at the moment, more small screen? I am doing a movie now

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and in the summer but I'm trying to develop something with a friend of

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mine that is television, a one-off television thing. I love television

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and would love to do more. It is a balance, really. If you like the

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material and project and character you go for it whatever medium.

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It is damp, drizzle and I would prefer to be in here this evening,

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it is perishing. This is a shot of London, what a grey afternoon it has

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been, grey and cold, drizzle and some sleet. The general weather

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pattern is with us for the next three or four days. Little changes

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as we head further ahead. This is another weather watcher picture in

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Greater London. You can see the extent of this grey cloud around. It

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is not showing the rain and drizzle because it is fine but it is

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dampening the ground and it is mostly to the north and east of

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London but progressively the breeze will blow a fuse bits and pieces

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further eastwards. Do not be surprised if there is some snow,

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temperatures are close enough to freezing. A cold start tomorrow, and

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another cold day, cloudy and the wind will be stronger than today so

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if possible it will feel colder than today. All of that cloud, if you

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wintry flurries, mostly wintry but not exclusively on the hills so you

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could see a sent here and there. Two to four Celsius, stronger wind and

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feeling cold. Tomorrow night, the greatest risk of a a few centimetres

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of snow. Something more organised coming off the North Sea by the end

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of the night to the east of London. Through Saturday morning, it will

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progressively head westwards so a wintry feel to the start of the

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weekend or though it may turn back to rain later in the day close to

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the coast. Over the Chilterns and downs, a light covering. Further

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west, by the time the weather front gets to Cardiff they could beat the

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risk of showers but it will feel bitterly cold wherever you are. The

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cold weather remains with us. Temperatures slightly higher but the

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wind will be stronger. Time for the thermals!

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Just before we go tonight, a reminder of the day's main news

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Official figures show record numbers of patients waited for more

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than four hours in Accident and Emergency units

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Fewer than 90 per cent of patients were seen within the target time.

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The Government says it's capping the number of child

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Only 350 will be bought here - far fewer than the three thousand

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The decision has been called "shameful".

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Commuters on the London Overground are set to face months

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of further disruption - after engineering works will need

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Network Rail say the wrong types of poles were installed.

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Alpa will be back with our late news tonight at 10.30pm on BBC One.

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If you have, we can do it all again tomorrow.

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OK, everyone, have you got your bamboo sticks?

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If you just paint what you want to paint,

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I've turned around, my painting washes away.

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..and take on The Big Painting Challenge.

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Remember, you're not painting a pond.

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