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Here, on BBC One, it's time for the news where you are.

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Murdered for her money - a court hears a children's author

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was drugged and killed by her partner.

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What does Brexit mean for migrant and local workers in this region?

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The Labour leader puts his case in Peterborough.

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And a windier forecast for tomorrow, with colder weather heading our way.

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She was a much loved children's author -

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with a ?4 million fortune - but a court heard today how

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Helen Bailey was drugged, killed and dumped in the cesspit

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of her home by her partner, who then reported her missing to police.

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The jury at St Albans Crown Court was told that Ian Stewart then sat

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back and watched as police searched for his fiancee.

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He denies all the charges against him.

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It's the prosecution's case that Ian Stewart had been secretly

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drugging Helen Bailey with sleeping pills in the months before she died.

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Records show Helen Bailey had googled

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"Why do I keep falling asleep?".

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The prosecution claimed on the day of Helen's disappearance

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last April, Ian Stewart probably suffocated her while she was sedated

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He moved her body to the garage and dumped it in the

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cesspit below, the jury were told, along with her beloved dog Boris,

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Later that afternoon Ian Stewart accessed

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her bank account and transferred ?4,000 to his.

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Four days later Ian Stewart reported his partner as missing.

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He told police she had left a note indicating she wanted some

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As you can imagine, this has been a very difficult time for our

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family and as more time passes since she was last seen, the more

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Helen Bailey was the author of several

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After her first husband died suddenly while

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they were on holiday she started writing about grief.

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My husband died in an accident in Barbados in February in 2011.

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When I got back to the UK I tried to write about it.

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I'm a professional writer and I found I

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It was not until July that Helen's body was found

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Forensic analysis of her hair revealed she had been

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Ian Stewart is charged with murder, preventing the legal burial of her

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body, fraud and preventing the cause of justice.

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After Helen disappeared, Ian Stewart carried

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and made an appeal for her to return home.

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He is also charged with perverting the course of justice for

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what the prosecution described as the "charade" of deceiving

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the police and the local community, who were

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all out looking for the missing author.

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Tomorrow we are expecting to hear from the first witness.

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A section of the M1 in Northamptonshire was closed this

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morning after a man's body was found on the road.

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It was discovered in the early hours on the northbound carriageway

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Police described the scene and his injuries as catastrophic.

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The man has now been named as Ashley Hayes,

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Police in Cambridge have named the man who was killed

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in St Ives on Sunday as 28-year-old Andrew Hasler.

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Officers were called to Houghton Road on Sunday,

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where they found the body of Mr Hasler - and an injured woman,

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who remains in a stable condition in hospital.

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A 40-year-old man from Cambridge has been arrested on suspicion of murder

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and attempted murder and is in hospital.

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The plight of tenants in Peterborough who are losing

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their homes to make way for homeless people was raised

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The city's MP, Stewart Jackson, called a special debate -

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And tonight, residents in Parnwell, the area affected, have been

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Waseem Mirsa can tell us more: So first of all Waseem,

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Well, Clare, Stewart Jackson was raising the terrible

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situation faced by tenants at St Michael's Gate in the Parnwell

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He said that the city council had been put in a difficult position

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in that it had a duty under law to find housing for homeless people.

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This it did in St Michael's Gate, but sadly, at the expense of those

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I'd like to apologise to my constituents that I

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I'd like to apologise to my constituents that I could not do

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more to help them. It is unfair, it is morally repugnant. I hope this

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debate and the minister's response, Mr Pritchard, will make sure that to

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all intents and purposes, decent people will not be treated like this

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again. In response, the housing minister

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Gavin Barwell MP was critical of the way both the landlord

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and the council had behaved. So what happened at the residents

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meeting in Peterborough tonight? Well, sadly we weren't allowed

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access to the meeting itself. The City Council Chief Executive

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Gillian Beasley addressed residents on how the authority could work more

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closely with the area. But naturally, residents

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of St Michael's Gate wanted questions answered

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following the parliamentary I spoke to one resident -

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this is what he said... I have now lost all faith in

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Peterborough Council, from the meetings we have had and how they

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portray themselves, the things they said and the way they carried

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themselves. It does not shock me and it does not give me any faith in

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them whatsoever. So what hope is there

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now for the residents? There were promises made

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in Parliament to stop situations The system by which a management fee

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is placed by landlords on top of the rent could be changed,

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but no promises over the rights of tenants to stay in properties

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when new landlords buy them - As for Peterborough City Council, a

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spokesperson said at the matter had been raised in Parliament it was now

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firmly a political matter and therefore it would not be right for

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them to put up an officer for interview.

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The Labour party will campaign to stop cheap migrant labour

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from under-cutting local workers - that was the message

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He used a speech to supporters in Peterborough to outline his party's

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Our political correspondent Andrew Sinclair was there.

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Labour and its leader are undergoing a bit of a New Year rebrand.

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This afternoon's speech was billed as Mr Corbyn's big response

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Among his bid ideas, more money for the NHS, cracking

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down on high levels of pay and yes, a new policy on immigration.

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The advance briefing was he would back a

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restriction on the number of people coming to Britain,

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Instead he spoke about the importance of migrants to our

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economy and said improving local services was the answer.

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The question of underfunding of services

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In this city, in Peterborough for example, this

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council here seems to be more interested in selling off council

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housing to a private sector organisation rather than housing

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people that are homeless and need to be housed.

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You say if there was more funding in services, people would

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not be so concerned about immigration?

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I think sometimes there are issues with shortage

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of services in which people are unfairly blamed.

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It is generally accepted fears caused by the pressures of

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immigration were the reasons for the large Brexit vote here.

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The Leave campaign said the plan is to limit numbers.

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Mr Corbyn said more support for local councils is the answer.

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I think it's reassuring voters we are

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listening, that there was a vote in June and people have had their say.

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We need to make sure that we as a party of the people are

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And the thoughts of voters in Peterborough?

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I think we should put a cap on it, but I think they are hard workers

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There's a lot of jobs that perhaps we

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Why are you coming to a pro-Brexit city to spread

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He is still speaking about immigration and its benefits and is

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hoping it will win Labour new supporters.

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Labour has always struggled to do well in the East.

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side and being in a largely Brexit area will not help.

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Today it was about offering a new message in the

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One of the world's richest couples has given a medical company

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding Kymab's

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research into vaccines for infectious diseases,

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The charity will distribute any drugs they create to the world's

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Kymab's already worked with the Gates Foundation

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on treating diseases such as malaria and typhoid.

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I think it's very special, because the foundation does not give out

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It wants to know it is going to get high-quality science,

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so it is an indictment of how good the quality of the science is and

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how what we do at Kymab can really really contribute to the mission of

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With a lot of cloud across the region tonight,

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Wind picking up in north-west as well.

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Maybe some breaks in the cloud, but generally

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a lot of cloud and a chance of patchy

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light rain arriving by early tomorrow morning.

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Overnight temperatures probably not lower

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than five or six degrees for many of us.

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Tomorrow we have got this weather system pulling away to the east.

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It will mean a bit of a cloudy start, but a big

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weather will be strengthening wind from the north-west, making it feel

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quite a bit colder and that is the theme for the next few days.

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After a cloudy start with some patchy rain,

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brightening up with sunshine, but a bitterly cold wind starting

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Although temperatures will be ten or 11

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degrees in the morning, by the afternoon getting a bit cold,

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so six or seven Celsius by the end of the day.

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You can see the average wind speeds from the north-west, certainly

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Here the outlook and a chance of rain

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turning to sleet or snow on Wednesday.

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