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Welcome to South East Today, I'm Ellie Crisell.

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Aslef and Southern agree a new deal to end their dispute over

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We'll have the latest on the situation live.

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An official complaint from the teenager who claims

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she was beaten up by her ex-boyfriend after Kent police

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I went to bed and he came upstairs and started

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Migrants determined to reach Kent clash with police at a makeshift

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camp the French government says it will now close.

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"It's a political move," says the Labour activist expelled

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from the party over his criminal record for breaking Iraq sanctions.

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And the super scaffold is up as Canterbury cathedral's

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A fresh deal has been agreed, aimed at resolving the bitter industrial

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dispute between Southern Railway and the biggest train

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It will now be put to Aslef members in a referendum,

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following a long-running row over driver-only operated trains.

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They rejected a previous deal between the two sides,

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but union leaders say they believe the new agreement offers solutions

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It has been deal then no deal, now it's back on again. Leaders of Aslef

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see the new agreement offers solutions to the concerns after

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their previous proposal was turned down by members last month.

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Commuters tonight still expressed concern. It is just lots of strike

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and the sable gets sorted but really I am not feeling too hopeful. The

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need to sort it out, it should be done months ago. The doing this, the

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arguing that and then they don't keep their promises. The director of

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the company that runs Southern, said today... He said it was an

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extraordinarily difficult period for passengers and looks forward to

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restoring good industrial relations with Aslef. I earnestly hope now

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they have done enough to persuade their drivers that this style of

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operation driver only is safe and they can vote this deal through and

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we can get back to a reliable service. You can bring this to an

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end, you can start the dad-mac stop the strike. It has been and remains

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an ugly sight. The disagreement over sea fishes, who closes the train

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doors, the changing role of the conductor, has been going on for

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almost an year, with the RMT taking 30 days of strike action and the

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most recent walk-out on Monday. It is a safety requirements and

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critical, they have to be there. I feel quite bitter about what has

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happened, but I can only assume some of the Aslef drivers who have been

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very supportive of my members feel exactly the same way. RMT said

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tonight we have not seen the detail of the proposed outline agreement

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are not requesting a full copy as it goes to the heart of disputes with

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the company. They say the RMT is pressing yet again for urgent talks

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with the company. Let's cross live to our

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reporter Juliette Parkin Juliette, fresh hope tonight

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for commuters desperate Yes, certainly there is hope tonight

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but nobody we spoke to year was optimistic at all that this new deal

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would go any way to ending the dispute, especially as only on

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Monday we saw further strike action by the RMT union which represents

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guards, disrupting services between each year and Eastbourne and

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Brighton and further along the coast. If the Aslef deal is agreed,

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that could go a long way to ending the dispute as the strike action had

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a lot more impact than the RMT's. Let's not forget the shock rejection

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of that last deal, people here in Eastbourne won't be celebrating

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until the result of that ballot on April three. Indeed, Juliet, thank

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you. A teenager from Kent

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who claims she was beaten up by her ex-boyfriend has made

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a formal complaint to Kent Police, after they failed to bring assault

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charges against him. Melissa Caffell was just 17

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when she suffered head injuries during an incident at her home

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in Teynham, near Faversham, Sean Cheeseman was

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convicted of criminal over her injuries,

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because the police didn't press Melissa was just 17 years old when

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she says her boyfriend lost his temper, punched in the face and

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smashed up a bedroom. I went to bed and he came upstairs and he started

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and hitting me. It was horrendous. My head hit the wall. My phone was

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thrown at my head. Two years later, she is receiving counselling for

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PTSD and still suffers from a lazy eye. I didn't want to go out, I just

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wanted to stay in. Not to talk to anyone. It was horrible. I have had

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nightmares. I get them quite often. I have flashbacks. While her

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boyfriend Sean Cheeseman was convicted of causing criminal

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damage, no charges were brought in connection with the alleged assault

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which he previously said was in self-defence. Melissa was told the

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police officer involved missed the six-month deadline. Be said because

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he didn't pick the evidence and within six months, that's why they

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didn't. This is a particularly unfortunate case where the officer

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has made a very honest and very genuine mistake. As a result, we

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have missed the opportunity to charge someone with the common

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assault offence. Melissa has been so distressed by what happened at home

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here on the street in time that she had her mum have decided to move to

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Wales to try and build a new life together there. But finding closure

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has been difficult, particularly as she feels her opportunity for

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justice has been denied her. -- Tainan. I have come a lot of these

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cases, the criminal justice system particularly since 2010 has been

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creaking under the weight of work and with a lack of resources. Kent

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Police is under Crown Prosecution Service. Melissa wants to make sure

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other victims of domestic violence aren't put off by her experiences

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from reporting what happened. Amanda Akass with that report

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and she's here in the studio. Melissa is not at all happy with her

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experience. Kent Police say dealing effectively

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with domestic violence I think Melissa would agree the last

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thing she would want from speaking out for other people to be put off

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coming forward, that is not what she wants to do. The police say they do

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take all of the report is extremely seriously, we do investigate them

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very thoroughly. This was a specific case where a mistake was made. The

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Sea victims are at the heart of what they do and they would really like

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to encourage anyone to come forward with any kind of domestic violence

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report. We did try and speak to Melissa's boyfriend to get a

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response from him, but he didn't want to comment at this stage.

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Amanda, thank you. How the biggest restoration project

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the National Trust has ever undertaken is bringing a Kent

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mansion back to its former glory. A jury has heard police

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interviews with a man accused of murdering a Sussex teenager,

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which reveal that he changed his Michael Lane denies killing

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his former girlfriend, 19-year-old Shana Grice,

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who was found dead at her home Piers Hopkirk reports

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from Lewes Crown Court. Shana Grice was found dead

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at her home in Portslade She was thought to have died

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between 7:25am and 8am. Michael Lane, her former

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boyfriend accused of her murder, had insisted

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he hadn't been to her house on the But the court heard today

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that when presented with Shana Grice lived on Chrisdory Road,

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Michael Lane on Thornhill Rise. On the morning of her murder,

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CCTV footage shows Lane walking south down Mile Oak Road

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near Chrisdory Road at 7:29. His car can then be

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seen on bus CCTV on His vehicle was then

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seen again driving south Lane had consistently

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denied that he'd been to Shana's house

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on the morning of her murder. But in his final police

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interview, played out to the jury this afternoon, he did

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eventually admit that he had been He said that he walked into her

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bedroom to find her lying on the But rather than telling

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anyone, he went home, had a shower and then went to a shop

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to buy a lottery ticket. DC Lee Taylor said

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to him in interview, "If you were innocent,

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why didn't you come out of there and say, "Oh,

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God, my girlfriend is dead, I need this investigated?"

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"I just thought you'd think it was me.

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Michael Lane denies murder, the case continues.

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Piers Hopkirk with that report and he's outside Lewes Crown Court.

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Piers, what else did the interviews reveal?

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The jury was shown the moment and police interview where detectives

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revealed to Michael Lane they had discovered what they believed to be

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a player of his trainers, which had been dumped in a hedgerow in

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Portslade, around five days after Shana Grice had been killed. The

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explain to him very carefully that a member of the public had seen him in

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the vicinity at the time, had contacted them, the police had sent

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a search team and then discovered the trainers and forensics showed

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they contained both his DNA and Shana Grice's DNA. When they asked

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him how the trainers got there, he said he simply didn't know. Thank

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you. A second man has been charged

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in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian

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in Brighton city centre. 78-year-old Jonos Sasvari died

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in January, after being hit by a Vauxhall Astra that was being

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pursued by Sussex police. Richard Woolgar, who's 35,

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is accused of dangerous driving, having no insurance

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and having no licence. Another man has already been

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charged with causing death A coroner has recorded an open

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verdict at an inquest into the death of a 36-year-old woman,

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which detectives had been Emma Crowhurst, who was addicted

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to drugs and alcohol, was found with serious head injuries

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near Eastbourne fire She died two weeks

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later in hospital. Despite witnesses hearing

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an argument between Emma and a man before her death,

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the coroner said there was not enough evidence to prove she had

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been unlawfully killed. A Sussex Labour official has been

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expelled from the party after it emerged that he'd served

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time in prison for breaking United Riad El Taher admitted paying

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Saddam Hussein's regime more than $500,000 in

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surcharges on oil deals. But he says he has never

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hidden his conviction and believes his expulsion now

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is a political move by Labour members opposed

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to Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. It's the latest twist in a series

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of ongoing problems affecting Labour activists in Brighton and Hove,

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as our Political Editor The Iraq War remains a deeply

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divisive issue for Labour. Now the actions of one activist

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in the run up to the conflict have In Hove, Iraqi born former oil

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dealer Riad El Taher has been expelled from the party over

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a conviction for breaking sanctions against

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Saddam Hussein's regime in 2001. But he claims it is

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a political move. The dig up something

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which happened 17 It is trying to muddy

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the name of Jeremy Corbyn. Riad was recently elected

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as an officer of the newly formed I know him personally

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as his character because he has been supporting Iraq

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against the sanctions He never wavered and he

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was against the war. Riad had worked with MPs

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to highlight the situation in Iraq, but in 2011 he was jailed

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after admitting he'd paid $500,00 to the Iraqi

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regime against UN rules. He says he did it to help civilians,

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but a judge said she believed his Former defence minister Ivor Caplin

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says Riad's expulsion is a straightforward application

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of the rules. It's a very serious crime

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and Mr Riad went to prison for it, he was convicted

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in a custodial sentence. So this is not something to be

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sneezed at or anything like that. It was a very serious offence, dealt

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with very seriously by the judge Last year, the Brighton and Hove

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party was temporarily suspended It was seen as a battle

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for control between those who supported the leader,

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Jeremy Corbyn, and his opponents. This latest development suggests

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that row hasn't ended yet. Helen, Jeremy Corbyn has won

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the leadership twice now, why are we still seeing this

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sort of row? In the normal run of things, there

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is no reason Jeremy Corbyn should have been brought into this row at

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all. You've got a conviction, that is not disputed, the party's

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National executive committee making a decision it is entitled to make

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about a membership. The fact that Riad El Taher can think this is

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being done because of his support for the party's only deck shoes you

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the level of division and distrust that still remain within Labour.

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That is not that much of a surprise if you think in the long-term.

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Jeremy Corbyn has been leader for less than two years and is moving

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the party away from positions they have held for the last 20. You would

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expect that to take time. There are signs in Brighton that perhaps it

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could be on the turn. The elections for the Kent town and civilian

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branches did go a lot more smoothly. Helen, thank you.

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A migrant camp near Dunkirk in northern France will be closed

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by the French government, after clashes there this week.

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The camp at Grande-Synthe houses around 1500 people,

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including many who say they're determined to try to

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smuggle themselves onto lorries bound for Kent.

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It's grown since last year's closure of the so-called Calais Jungle,

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which was a much larger camp near the French port.

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Our reporter Simon Jones joins us live from Dover.

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Simon, the French interior minister says the clearance will start

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Yes, I was over at the Dunkirk just a couple of weeks ago, squalid

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conditions, muddy, makeshift shelters. It feels like the Calais

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Jungle, albeit on a much smaller scale. The French Government has

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decided it must act after clashes broke out last night. In order to

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get into the camp, migrants need wristbands, some of them didn't have

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them, they set fire to a building, the riot police were called. The

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French Government says this is the situation cannot continue and the

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Dover MP Hugh agrees. The camp at Dunkirk has been a source of

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increasing concern ever since the Calais Jungle was dismantled. It is

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important this Dunkirk camp is dismantled as soon as possible and

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we take the battle to the people traffickers and help these

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vulnerable people back to their home countries as as soon as possible.

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But charities in northern France say you can bulldoze another camp but it

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won't take away the desire of people to get to northern France to get

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over here. Thank you, Simon. A fresh deal has been agreed, aimed

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at resolving the bitter industrial dispute between Southern Railway

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and the biggest train It will now be put to Aslef

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members in a referendum. The Kent and England cricketer

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inspiring disabled youngsters And it has been the warmest day of

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the year so far with 19 degrees in Kent. Is this warm weather set to

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continue? I will have the details for you in the forecast later in the

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programme. Normally All Access Scaffolding

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in Margate would be involved in helping people repoint a chimney,

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or install some new windows. But they're currently involved

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in a project in Canterbury that is quite a bit bigger

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than normal, involving some eight and a half miles of tubing

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and covering an area of some It's because they're part

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of the ?24.7 million conservation project to protect and restore

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Canterbury cathedral Robin, it's quite a feat for these

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Thanet scaffolders. Of course it is, it is like a

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building with any building. Why is it happening? If you can see on the

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roof there, it is going to be replaced. This for one reason is a

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gigantic safety net in case bits and pieces start to fall when they start

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hammering on the roof. It is a monstrous feat of engineering, just

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in its self. This is one of the more unusual

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building sites you receive. More than 50 feet above a working

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cathedral, the team of Margate scaffolder 's pause to allow a

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moment of peace. Then they continue on with their task of building a

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giant working platform the size of the sports pitch, another day in an

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extraordinary office. It is a different world. No one has seen

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this up here before in our lifetime. Apparently I am the first diesel

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appear to have a cell C. You clearly need a cool head for heights,

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clambering amongst the steel here. It is atmospheric, surroundings

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which would encourage anyone to is get into the spirit of the place.

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Yellow mac because he'd is open for business with got to take that into

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factor to nature everyone can still do what we need to do. It is a

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moment in history. We are as close to these wonderful vaulted ceilings

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in Canterbury Cathedral as the builders were, looking back about

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1000 years. Through the efforts of the scaffolder is, we have a room,

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an attic. It is a proper goose bumps moment. I have been up on the deck

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20 or more times but every time it is extraordinary. It is such a

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privilege to have this one any many, many generation's opportunity to see

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it. ?24.7 million, re-landscape in the precincts, working on the

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western towers, along with lots of engagements, it is about heritage

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but also people and communities and engaging people with the building's

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heritage, its magnificence. It is more than just the work itself, it's

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about the people. Future generations may well look back on air time as

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the EU out when the Cathedral was saved but wonder how the people went

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about it. The work is on-time and on schedule, this giant platform will

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be in place well in time for the very important period of Easter

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coming up in the cathedral. Looks lovely still. You, Robin. -- thank

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you. Sam Billings is one of Kent's most

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high profile sportsmen, playing cricket for both the county

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and for England. This afternoon the wicketkeeper

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batsman was launching an ambassador programme to get young people

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with disabilities Sam Alderson from Kent has severe

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physical disabilities, but it doesn't stop him playing

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the game he loves. Two inspirational

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players with one aim - England player Sam Billings

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spent the afternoon here at Bromley College,

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as an ambassador for Lord's Taverners, a charity to bring

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the sport to disadvantaged He caught the cricketing

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bug through the charity and when he found his powered

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wheelchair was hindering more than helping, abandoned it

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to bowl on his knees. I love playing the game,

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I love getting out there I don't make excuses

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for my disability. If I want to do something,

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I'll go and do it. And I'll be determined

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to do it no matter what. And you would encourage other

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people to do the same? Here, training with his England

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team-mates, Sam Billings may have plenty to teach the youngsters

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he met today, but he admits being an ambassador also reminds him

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why he plays in the first place. I think sometimes as

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a pro-sportsman you can actually So it puts it in perspective

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and it's fantastic to see the smiles on their faces and to enjoy cricket

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again and really see the effects Yeah, for me, that's

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as good as anything. Many of these young people

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won't have had a chance to try cricket before and the hope

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is that inspired by elite players, like Sam Billings,

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and the determination of those with disabilities,

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like Sam Alderson, they'll Maybe this will be the first

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of many team photos. It's a grand historic

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mansion that was once, But crumbling walls

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and falling ceilings left Knole House in Sevenoaks

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and the treasures it contains in desperate need

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of some serious TLC. So it's become the focus

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of a restoration project costing almost 20-million pounds,

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the biggest National Trust A new conservation studio showcasing

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the work will be opened John Maguire has been finding out

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more. With almost six

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centuries of history, oldest, grandest and most important

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houses in the country. This is the great staircase

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at Knole, created at We've got, I think, probably

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overwhelmed by the scale of what we have here at Knole,

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seven acres of roof and just keeping on top

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maintenance of the building is an enormous task.

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And because the building is so old, we got to a

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point where actually we needed to do something,

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a major intervention, like a project that we are working

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on now, really to secure the house's future.

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So a state-of-the-art conservation studio will, with

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painstaking patience, work to protect the building and its

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Conservators employ the same skills and techniques that have

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embellished Knole for hundreds of years.

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I suppose the whole point of it was to show off your wealth,

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really? Yes.

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That is why, quite often in the past, re-gilding

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was done, because if the gold gets worn or dirty, or just

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really doesn't look as shiny as it could do, that was the stage where

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the owners would have chosen to re-gild.

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Through the ages, dust, rain and wood smoke have all taken their

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toll and this x-ray shows damaged caused by woodworm.

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The team has to preserve the ornate and the

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elaborate of Knole's past while ensuring the health

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and the safety requirements of the present to

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protect not only the house itself but also those who come here to

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That was John Maguire, at Knole House in Sevenoaks.

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Rachel, you are looking very springlike.

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Top temperatures of 19 degrees, the warmest day of the year so far. For

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the most part, clear blue skies, hardly a cloud and really liked

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winds. All of us across the board seen temperatures well above the

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seasonal average. Is it going to last? For tomorrow again it should

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be mostly dry, by the afternoon, temperatures a shakedown on today

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but mild for the time of year. As we look towards Friday, and the

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weekend, it is going to be cooler, windier and wetter, particularly by

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Saturday. It stays dry through tonight. Overnight temperatures very

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mild, only dropping to eight, 9 degrees. These are the values we

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would expect to see during the day at this time of year. Mild and quite

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cloudy, misty and murky as we start the day. Mostly it is a quiet day,

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eventually we have got this cold front, we start to see more cloud

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cover as we head to the tail end of the afternoon. Staying dry during

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daylight hours, but will start to see some rain. Temperatures tomorrow

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a shakedown on today but still in the low to mid teens, highs of 1314

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degrees possible. Thursday into Friday, we see the cold front,

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bringing drizzle and temperatures feeling fresher. As we start the day

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on Friday, quite mild, four or 5 degrees, all change as we look

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towards the weekend. Wet and windy. Tomorrow the sun is still shining,

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highs of 15. Back with the late News at 10:30pm. See you tomorrow, have a

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good evening. 'The UK has voted to leave

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the European Union 'Ukip leader Nigel Farage

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celebrated the result, 'declaring that dawn was breaking

:27:12.:27:16.

on an independent nation. 'Prime Minister David Cameron is

:27:17.:27:22.

expected to resign 'The pound fell sharply as the

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referendum result became apparent, 'and traders are bracing themselves

:27:26.:27:37.

for panic when the markets open. 'and England are confident

:27:38.:27:41.

of advancing to the next stage 'ahead of their upcoming European

:27:42.:27:45.

Championship game against Iceland.'

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