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Good evening. for the news where you are.

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Police are continuing to question a 15-year-old girl over the death

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The younger girl was found by police with life-threatening injuries

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in the Woodthorpe area of the city yesterday afternoon.

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She was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

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Tonight, North Yorkshire Police have named the young victim

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as Katie Rough, a pupil at a nearby primary school.

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Her family are said to be devastated.

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Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding her death continue.

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Alness Drive is normally a quiet residential road.

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Today, though, it was far from that, as police teams investigated

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Katie Rough, a pupil at Westfield Primary School

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A woman ran up the street, it was obviously the mother

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of the daughter, she was shouting, "Help, call for an ambulance!"

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So I put my shoes on and went up the alleyway, about halfway up,

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and I could see a body lying in the field.

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But the police were already there, attending.

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Police were called here yesterday afternoon and found the little girl

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on the footpath that leads to a playing field.

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Since then, a 15-year-old girl has been arrested and is now

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Specially trained officers are supporting the victim's family

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at this extremely difficult time for them.

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Clearly, the circumstances require the investigation to be conducted

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For most of the day, a police tent has covered the area

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where Katie was found, with the investigation

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at one stage moving to an address half a mile away.

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One local councillor says support will be given

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I spoke to the local vicar this morning and he will see what he can

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organise to have the church open for a couple of days,

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to make sure there is somewhere local for local people to go

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and just have a cup of tea or have a chat, and just somewhere

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if they've got any problems or anything they want to talk

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about, they can get it off their chest privately.

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Throughout the day, meanwhile, friends and local residents have

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She was a very close friend to my daughter,

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and she was a unique, beautiful little girl.

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Respect the family. Beautiful family.

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Both involved are so young, and it's such a shame,

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because she's not even started her life, has she?

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The community has been badly shaken by the death of this little girl,

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described today as a "darling princess" by her grandparents.

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It was an awful accident in which a man's body remained

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undiscovered in a car in the middle of a busy roundabout for seven days.

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It happened last August at junction 58 off the A1

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Today an inquest into Darren Stephenson-Bennett's death

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Husband and father Darren Stephenson-Bennett was last seen

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at a party on Saturday the 27th of August last year.

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He was reported missing the following Tuesday.

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His body was discovered in his car on

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this roundabout seven days after his disappearance.

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Darren's vehicle had crashed into a tree and remained

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CCTV footage from passing buses was examined.

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It showed just before 10pm, there were ten

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of these black and white chevrons and after 11pm

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there were eight, so the crash happened in that hour.

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Then it raised the grim question, had he been

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conscious for any length of time after the accident?

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Witnesses had seen Darren drink Jack Daniel's and beer

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The coroner said there is a high probability he was over

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the drink-drive limit at the time of the crash.

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He suffered a serious brain injury as a result of the collision.

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The coroner said he died in the hour soon after or possibly straightaway

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A verdict of accidental death was given.

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Back in August, the police faced criticism at the time for not

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It has been quite a difficult investigation

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The car was almost perfectly concealed inside

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the motorway interchange inside the junction.

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It was very difficult for us to discover it.

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And if Darren Stephenson-Bennett had been reported missing

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a little bit earlier, we potentially might have found

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the vehicle and his body a little bit sooner.

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But I don't necessarily think that would have affected the outcome.

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At the end of the inquest, Darren's family thanked the police

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Darren Stephenson-Bennett leaves behind three children.

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A man's appeared in court accused of holding four people hostage

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at the Coral bookmakers in Jarrow on Sunday night.

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Alistair Gallow, who's 39 and from Jarrow, appeared before

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South Tyneside magistrates charged with nine offences, including false

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imprisonment and possession of a firearm with intent

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He was remanded in custody and will appear at Crown Court next month.

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Police in Cumbria are investigating suspicions that a small number

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of saline bags were tampered with

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at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

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The NHS Trust says security measures have been increased.

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Our health reporter Sharon Barbour sent this report from the hospital.

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Yes, it was the 4th of January, just under a week ago,

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that a member of staff here at the Cumberland Infirmary

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in Carlisle suspected that a saline bag or some saline bags

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They immediately contacted their senior clinical managers,

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who contacted the trust management, who contacted the police

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We understand that no patient has been adversely affected,

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although they continue to be monitored.

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Security measures here have been strengthened and all medicines

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The Hospital Trust say any patients with any concerns can contact them

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on a telephone number which is on the trust's website.

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Well, it is a watery, salty, sugary solution, harmless,

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which is used to hydrate or rehydrate patients,

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but it can also be used to mix medicines, to give those

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The police are saying very little, they say the investigation

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We don't know how many saline bags may have been affected,

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but the police say they are working closely with the Hospital Trust.

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The majority of lessons at a high profile Cumbrian academy

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were cancelled today as teachers took industrial action.

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Members of the NASUWT went on strike at Whitehaven Academy,

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a school placed in special measures by Ofsted, where teachers

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and parents continue to raise concerns about the charitable trust

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Unhappy union members in front of a near-empty school building.

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A building they say is not up to scratch.

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You go into a classroom, is it fully resourced?

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Is it going to be the sort of place where you can

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carry out a lesson where kids will be attentive from the beginning?

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If they're's cold, if it's not well lit and not well resourced,

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their learning is not going to be the best.

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This dispute is not just about the teaching environment.

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Staff and parents say they are frustrated by years

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of mismanagement and bad communication from

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the BrightTribe trust which runs the school.

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In November last year 70 staff members signed a letter

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calling on the Government to remove the trust.

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Three teaching unions have balloted on strike action

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and today's picket is not expected to be the last.

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Only year 11s are being taught in school today,

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meaning all other pupils have had an extra day off, meaning extra

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No striking teachers wanted to speak to us

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directly today but the union representatives

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I think the whole community, the parents, the politicians even

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have spoken up about the conditions in this school.

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In response, BrightTribe said it was disappointed

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by the industrial action, but determined to continue

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At Whitehaven Academy, the students are amazing,

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and that school has underperformed for years and years,

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Now, under BrightTribe's watch, things haven't improved yet,

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although certainly, in the knowledge of Ofsted, there are lots of green

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shoots now finally, and sometimes these things do take 18 months

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Teaching unions and the trust are expected to meet for further

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Megan Paterson, BBC Look North, Whitehaven.

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The Ken Loach film I Daniel Blake, shot largely on Tyneside,

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has picked up five BAFTA nominations.

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Ken Loach himself has been nominated for Director,

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Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay

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and Supporting Actress for Hayley Squires.

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Time for a look at the weather now with Paul Mooney.

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Paul, the big question, will we get snow?

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There will be snow for some of us, but the drop in temperatures and

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strength of wind is probably just as important. A weather front crossing

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the region tonight, that will bring some rain. As that clears way, it

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leaves behind clear spells and some blustery showers. Very gusty wind.

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As the winds down from Weston North West, we could see gusts of around

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60 mph, blowing right across what of the main roads, very blustery

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conditions on trans-Pennine routes. If you're out tomorrow morning

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especially, some difficult travelling conditions with those

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very gusty winds. It will only very slowly and slightly ease as we had

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through the days. Sunny intervals and scattered showers, passing

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through quickly, some of those will start to turn wintry over the high

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ground as the day draws on. At lower levels, temperatures peaking around

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seven Celsius. You can see the wind is still very gusty, even by the end

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of the day. The wind stays strong as we had through tomorrow night. And

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into Thursday as well. North-westerly. Then by Freddie, a

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strict northerly coming down from the Arctic. There will be variations

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on where the risk of any snow showers will fall over the next few

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days, there are a couple of Mac office warnings for Cumbria on

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Thursday and for Cumbria and the North East on Friday. So Thursday

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will have a bottle showers, turn increasingly wintry, perhaps

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settling down in lower levels, still a very cold wind as well. Friday

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will see the wood tree showers becoming more confined to eastern

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areas. I will leave you of the week, and to start the

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weekend as well. For more on that snow situation, over to Jay Wynne

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now. Quite a lot going on over the next

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few days. The strong north-westerly wind will drag some really cold

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Arctic air across our shores full stop that will be with us for the

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next few days. And there will be some wintry weather and it will be a

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cold end to the week. In the short-term, the strong winds pushing

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the rain away from Scotland. The winds really picking up in the north

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and west with frequent showers following into Scotland and Northern

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Ireland, some of them wintry over the higher ground. It will be

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particularly cold in the wind, which will be a key feature of things

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tomorrow. Travel disruption is certainly possible across the

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northern half of the UK, with winds up to

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