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12/03/2017

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Dog owners are being warned they could be prosecuted

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and their pets shot dead if they allow them to chase sheep.

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It's lambing season, and farmers across the South East

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are already reporting cases of sheep worrying.

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As Jon Hunt reports, one Sussex farmer is counting

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the cost of an attack which saw 14 of his ewes killed.

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Two dogs attacked a flock of 200 sheep belonging to Jack Holt,

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14 ewes died, between them carrying 24 lambs.

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Two other ewes had already aborted their lambs because of the trauma,

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and Mr Holt believes that could just be the start.

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We have had problems before but nothing on this size.

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I would say the dogs would probably do it again if they got the chance,

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but it is down to the owners to control them and just

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The National Farmers Union says livestock worrying costs

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the industry ?1.2 million a year, with many losses uninsured.

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If a dog does worry livestock, the owner can be prosecuted

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and the farmer hasthe right to shoot the dog if it is found

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85% of the South Downs National Park is farmed, but it is popular

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The park authority has launched a light-hearted campaign to remind

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One of our favourite birds in the South Downs is the Skylark

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and it has its nest on the ground, and dogs can disturb birds

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by rushing at them and their nests and then the birds will fly off

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and abandon their young if they are scared.

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The police are investigating an incident involving Jack Holt's

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flock, the cost of which currently stands at ?5,000.

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Nigel Farage has for the first time confirmed his intention

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in a television interview to stand for election if the seat

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he contested in the general election becomes available.

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The UKIP MEP lost to the Conservative candidate

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Police are investigating allegations of election fraud in South Thanet.

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Speaking on the Sunday Politics Mr Farage indicated his parliamentary

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Winning seats in parliament under a first

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past the post system is not the only way to change politics in Britain.

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I would like to think I have proved that.

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More than 100 former Royal Marines bandsmen known as the All Stars

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will play their last annual concert at Margate's Winter Gardens.

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The event commemorates the 11 men killed by the IRA bombing

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The bandsmen have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity

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but have now decided it's time to stop.

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They've long retired from service, and many have not met

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But within minutes they're bandsmen again.

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They passed through the Royal Marines School of Music

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And most have memories of its saddest day.

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I've heard it go off and of course I did not know

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what it was and I was driving to Canterbury and it was

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on the radio and there was ambulances passing me and fire

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engines and so I thought, this is serious.

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The annual concert has been taking place every year

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It began as a way of remembering the 11 who died and to raise money

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for the disaster fund, but it has gone on to raise around

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We've got about 800 people coming tonight and it's just

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It is sad, in a way, but then everything comes to an end.

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And out of this something else will happen.

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It will be a moving moment from many in the audience as the bandsmen

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But it will be proof that even in the face of tragedy

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Football, and in the Championship Brighton's promotion

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hopes remain strong following a win against Derby.

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The Seagulls are level on points with league leaders Newcastle.

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In League One Josh Wright scored a hat-trick of penalties

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in Gillingham's 3-2 win over Scunthorpe.

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Charlton drew 1-all against Walsall thanks to this Tony Watt equaliser.

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And in League 2 Crawley twice went ahead against

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And now the weather with Lucy Martin.

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Yesterday we recorded temperatures of 17.7 Celsius in Kent.

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Today it clipped back and it was fairly grey.

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As we move into tomorrow, a return to more mild temperatures.

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Some sunshine on the way and largely dry.

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If we put the detail on the map, that rain clearing out

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towards the east through this evening and overnight.

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A few clearer spells developing into the early hours.

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A cloudy start tomorrow but we start to see sunshine building

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through the morning and temperatures not doing too badly at all.

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We will see a little bit more in the way of cloud into the late

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afternoon and evening. I will leave you with the outlook.

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As we move through the beginning of next week it will stay fairly

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mild but I think we will see more in the way of cloud.

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That is all for now. We will be back after 10pm with more. Have a lovely

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evening. Goodbye for now. Hello, the weather was hit-and-miss

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today across

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