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Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be

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With me are the journalist Rachel and James Lyons who's the Deputy

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political editor of the Sunday Times. Welcome to you both. The

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Metro is leading with news of the woman jailed for life, murdering her

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two young daughters, to avenge herself on her partner.

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The Telegraph carries details of a new sentencing scheme under

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which offenders could be electronically tagged

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during the week while spending weekends behind bars;

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Lord Heseltine 's outspoken attack on Boris Johnson is the message on

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the times. While the FT is leading on controversy in Spain over the

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government austerity programme. The Home Secretary's accusation that

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police are failing some victims of domestic abuse, is the headlines in

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the Guardian. And the express has the picture of the Queens emotional

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visit to the National Memorial Arboretum. We will discuss them in

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some greater detail now. Let us start with that. Criminals go to

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jail only for weekends? Yes this is going to be one of the things that

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is coming up in the Queens speech tomorrow, and apparently, prisoners

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could be allowed to spend the week at home, or at jobs, and just to

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time over the weekends. Because of improvements, with the introduction

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of surveillance tagging. The idea being, to initially have

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surveillance tagging, to raise the standard will improve the quality of

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the community service to monitor that better. And then Cameron says

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he wants to extend it to the way that sentencing is carried out. So

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that is the plan. A big change, the Telegraph says? Potentially a very

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dramatic change, they are flagging up the fact that there will be a

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Tory backlash over soft justice, the government being forced into a lot

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of U-turns, they have got a working majority of only 16 so it remains to

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be seen whether or not this will actually come to fruition. You can

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see the winds here in terms of the tax receipts, what I am not clear

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about, is what happens to the sales basis during the week. Perhaps it

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could be a bit like Center Parcs, people over the weekend and

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everybody else goes Monday to Friday. Or the prison experience. I

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had not thought about it. Presumably we are only talking about certain

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types? I am assuming. That is what I thought as well. This is talking

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about not just people who are not serious offenders and you have for

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release but also potentially serious offenders to. It is one of the many

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reasons why it doesn't fairly unlikely. Take us to the front of

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the Independent which is focusing on the same. This is with particular

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focus on Michael Gove, describing his thing has a revolution. It is

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being billed as the biggest change in the prison system since Victorian

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times, and that is probably right. The thing about Michael Gove, he

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really believes in things, you really believes in the power of

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education and rehabilitation and so what we are going to see is that he

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is going to turn some prisons at the moment that seem to be failing,

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giving them more autonomy, into prisons along the lines, of

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education. And what we will see tomorrow, the phrase we keep on

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hearing, his life chances. This is all part, of this package, and what

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David Cameron and his allies hope will be a big idea that can piece

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the party back together again once the EU referendum is back together.

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It is interesting within the political context of the

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Conservative Party, you have got Michael Gove and David Cameron on

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different sides, here they are apparently coming together on issues

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such as this? It is a bonding issue and on the other hand, it is an

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issue with massive holes, given that the Justice Secretary wants to model

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his prison system on the widely discredited and now shelved a cad my

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station of schools policy. Are they shelled or not just moving quite as

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fast? Because it has not been a success but when you look at the

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prisons that they are talking about, mentioning 1's work here. That is

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one of the prisons, that has had a high number of deaths in custody.

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Some of themselves inflicted, it has got overcrowding, staff shortages,

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the same problems caused by cuts and underfunding and understaffing and

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neglect. That is one of the big things that Labour will be saying,

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all of this idea of remodelling the prison system is pie in the sky. It

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is only one week or so, that we saw two prison officers attacked in

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Wormwood Scrubs, in back to work by the government. Rachel the front of

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the times, is focusing on rows within Conservative circles over the

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EU referendum with particular reference to Lord Heseltine and

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Boris Johnson? Yes Heseltine is quite upset with Boris Johnson, he

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said that he's losing his judgment and stooping to depths. He thinks

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that the strain of the campaign is getting to Boris and undermining his

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capacity to how shall we put it, say sensible things. That is broadly the

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thrust of its top there does seem to be a bit of a bidding war going on,

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with Heseltine weighing in, we have had Boris Johnson talking about

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Hitler. We have also this evening, thinking about what the other papers

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have said, with David Cameron talking about how Isil would like to

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see Britain leaving the EU. Yes, so-called Islamic State would like

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to see Brexit. Baghdad who support Brexit according to David Cameron.

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And Vladimir Putin. I was talking to one of our correspondence, about the

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level of the debate and that appetite that people surely have

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when they want to make an informed decision to get some information,

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that leads them to that informed decision, they are not getting that.

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But what information do you want? The people want the facts and the

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facts are contested, they are not simple facts. Today we have not

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touched on it, there has been an extraordinary row around anon as for

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goodness sake. This is what we are watching, the Conservatives bearing

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a long-standing spat, it is all coming to the fore. They are

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allowing it to distract from the debate, it is like watching a

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bickering couple that is unable to extract themselves, right? And then

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they have to rebuild themselves afterwards which is a big political

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challenge? I was speaking to one Cabinet minister and he said what

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are the chances of everybody Breen it back together? Any says somewhat

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south of 10%. His point is that there is so much bad blood being

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spilled now that it may be difficult from June 24. Britos move the to the

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Guardian, the top story, which is a reference to what Theresa May said,

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with particular reference to domestic abuse. The Home Secretary

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is being characteristically robust, saying that police are failing

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domestic abuse victims, and vulnerable victims. She has ordered

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a major in quarry to get the bottom of exactly why this is happening.

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So, tough messages there. Which of course tends to happen as you go to

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the Police Federation, but by comparison to recent years, today

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was a little bit more I would not go so far as to say cordial but there

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was less friction. Better received, it is a really important issue,

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domestic abuse is one of those issues, that is so overlooked. Not

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enough cases, are even brought to trial, people don't feel confident

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in reporting them and the fact that the police have been accused of

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shameful attitudes, and developing inappropriate relationships with

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domestic abuse victims, this is what made told the Police Federation

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conference. The wonder people don't want to come forward over what is

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already a really difficult issue, it is welcome. She talks about these

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new powers to tackle domestic abuse, controlling or kerosene behaviour.

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Effective she says but not used anywhere has systematically as they

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could be. Let us go to the other one from the Guardian's FrontPage.

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Raising the prospect of a Livingston comeback. This was an internal

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examination of anti-Semitism? Yes, there are possible. One is ongoing,

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this is the one that has concluded, by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon says

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that, where changes demonstrate ball, then, party members don't

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necessarily, they can reapply for membership. They wouldn't get banned

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for life? And I think that has raised concerns, over Ken

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Livingstone being allowed back. But I do think that the keyword is

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change. Showing change. That is something that Livingston has

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clearly not found himself able to do. So perhaps not? We should

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remember that Ken Livingstone is not the only high-profile case. And the

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Bradford MP who kicked it all off, lots of colleagues believe that she

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has changed her views since she reposted her views on the Internet.

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Striking contrast. But it has to be said, a lot of fearful in the Labour

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Party that convinced and will be allowed back in, and it's very angry

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about it. The very public disagreements that exist within

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Conservative Party circles about the EU but how much in Labour Party

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circles? Is this a very serious rift potentially? It is one of numerous

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very serious rifts in the Labour Party. Although I think most of the

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Labour Party would agree, that the commitment, two first of all see how

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big the problem is, and to tackle it? I think there is a massive

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divergent sought views inside the Labour Party, many people in the

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Labour Party think that they are being unfairly picked on and a small

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number of cases are being unfairly magnified by the media and other

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people in the Labour Party thinks that there is a genuine problem,

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particularly with a hard left that have entered the Labour Party

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recently. The size of the problem is definitely a disputable point but

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the desire to change it, is a problem. Yes, but lots of people

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inside the Labour Party think there isn't a problem. People think it has

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just been caught up by the media had lots of other people think it is an

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incredibly serious problem that must be dealt with. As you say, there is

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another report that we await. I know there is one mature both keen to

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discuss which takes us back to the Independent, it features a

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photograph with Mary Berry and an awful lot of cheese in front of her

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and the headline "Recipe for disaster goes great with the BBC row

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boiling over. You were particularly keen on this? This enormous

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petition? It is a phenomenal petition. 150,000. Who knew there

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was so much support, we should have known. They are very good recipes,

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especially the ones for cake. So I'm not surprised there has been such

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outrage and people posting things like what am I supposed to keep now?

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Totally bereft and bewildered. I can't tell from the expression on

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your face what you think about it? I suspect it is a sinister plot to

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sell more BBC recipe books myself but there you go. It shows what

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happens when people try to mess with the BBC, the government has backed

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down from a of the reforms, that they have considered bringing for

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that reason. It will be fascinating to see, I'm not sure if he is on the

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right website, if it was to be debated in Parliament, what him

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wonderful moment that would be. I think we would be glued, on that

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note thank you very much indeed. That is it for the papers tonight.

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Before you go, a quick look at the front pages, meanwhile that had been

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coming in while we have been in on air.

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Don't forget all the front pages are online comic you can read a detailed

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review of the papers, it is all there for you. And you can see past

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the two. Being posted on the page shortly after. Thank you very much

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to Rachel and to James. Tomorrow quite a good chance of

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catching some rain and we have got sunshine on offer but a changeable

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day, and for the rest of this week

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