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A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering the missing five-year-old

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April Jones. 46-year-old Mark Bridger - who's been held since

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Tuesday in connection with her disappearance - is now being

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questioned about her murder. There's shock in April's home town

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in Mid Wales as police ask the public to leave the search for the

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little girl to specialist teams now. The dynamics of the search have now

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changed and due to the passage of time and the developments within

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the investigation it is no longer appropriate for us to expect

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untrained members of the public to continue the search.

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Warnings of UK power shortages and price rises over the next few years

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as EU rules force coal-fired power stations to close.

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Three Kenyans tortured by British colonial authorities during the Mau

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Mau uprising in the 1950s have won the right to sue the UK Government.

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The Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Sean Price, has been sacked

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for gross misconduct. Bond, James Bond. And, 50 years after 007 first

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burst into life on film, James Bond fans celebrate the famous spy.

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Later on BBC London: Police launch a murder investigation after a

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stabbing in Woodgreen and a report by the FA says John Terry did mean

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Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One. The man who's been

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held in connection with the disappearance of five-year-old

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April Jones has now been arrested on suspicion of her murder. Mark

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Bridger, who's 46, was first arrested on Tuesday - a day after

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April was seen climbing into a vehicle near her home in Mid Wales.

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This morning, police said they would not stop their efforts to

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find April but they appealed to the public to leave the search to

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specialist teams now. Jon Brain is in Machynlleth. Well, today's

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announcement of a murder arrest is really the first public

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acknowledgement by the police that they believe April is no longer

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alive. A huge blow for a town here which has been searching for her

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for five days. But this is now purely a criminal investigation.

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Mark Bridger has been in police custody since Tuesday on suspicion

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of abducting April. At a news conference this morning the police

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announced they now believe he is responsible for her death. Mark

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Bridger has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of April

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Jones. He remains in custody at Aberystwyth police station and

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continues to be questioned. The arrest does not detract from our

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efforts to locate April and we remain committed to finding her.

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But it means any ling everying hopes of finding April alive have

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all but evaporated. What exactly happened to the five-year-old still

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isn't clear. Search teams are out again today,

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but they're now looking for April's body. And for evidence to aid a

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criminal prosecution. Although the area of the search operation

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remains a vast one the teams keep returning to this one particular

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spot at the river Dovey, it's yards from where Bridge Night was arrest

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-- Mark Bridger was reu rested -- April went missing from near her

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home at 7.00pm on Monday evening. Bridge Night was arrested on

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Tuesday afternoon while walking along the A847. On Wednesday,

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detectives released a photograph of his Land Rover Discovery. The next

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day police searched a small farmhouse in a nearby village where

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Bridger lived most recently. This morning he has been arrested on

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suspicion of murder. Stkpwhrp. The volunteers who have

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been looking for April were crestfallen by today's developments.

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Some are still clinging on to the belief she may be alive.

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This child has not been found. We still have hope. I have been saying

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this from the very beginning. We still have hope until somebody

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tells us anything different. That's what the town of Machynlleth is

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going to say. We still have hope. Hope shared by classmates at

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April's school. The little girl's teddy bear is the centrepiece of a

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special tribute. This lunchtime it's emerged that

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Mark Bridger attended the same school parents' evening as April's

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parents on Monday night. April received such a glowing report from

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her teacher that her mother allowed her extra play time outside as a

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treat. It was during that play time that she was taken.

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Jeremy Cooke is outside Aberystwyth Magistrates' court.

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The fact that he has now been arrested on suspicion of murder

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doesn't change the fact that the police only have until 5.00pm this

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afternoon to question him at the moment. That's right, at the moment

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Bridge Night is being questioned -- Mark Bridger is being questioned a

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short distance from here, of course being questioned now in connection

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with the alleged murder of five- year-old April Jones. The time they

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got to speak to him runs out at around 5.00pm this afternoon. They

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would have to charge him or release him at this point but we are here

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at the magistrates court because we expect that during the course of

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the afternoon it may well be that Mark Bridger is brought here for

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another closed session. Detectives are asking the magistrates for an

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extension in the time they can have to question Mark Bridger. If they

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are granted that, it would take us into late tomorrow afternoon,

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Saturday, early evening. Then they would have to decide whether to

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charge this individual or release him.

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The UK faces a greater risk of power shortages in the next few

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years as coal-fired power plants are forced to close. EU

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environmental legislation means the plants will no longer be able to

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generate power. The energy regulator says it expects the risk

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of an energy shortfall to be at its highest in three years' time, when

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the spare capacity in the system will fall from 14% to just 4%. Our

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industry correspondent John Moylan reports.

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Is this a vision of Britain in just a few years' time? With power cuts

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and energy shortages? According to the industry regulator, the risk of

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this happening has increased. report which looks at the spare

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electricity capacity on the system shows that spare capacity is going

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down from around 14% now to around 4% in three years' time. Now any

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decrease in capacity margin will increase the risk of electricity

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shorpbgs -- shortages. It's a warning light to us. The problem is

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that many of our older more polluting power plants have to

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close due to EU environmental targets.

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In March next year much of this plant will be turned off.

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Ofgem says the probability of a blackout has increased from one in

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3300 years now to one in 12 by 2015. What's needed is more investment.

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The Government's energy bill, which due to be published in the coming

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weeks, is intended to pave the way for a new generation of nuclear,

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wind and gas-fired plants. Companies say that can't happen

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soon enough. We have for sometime been concerned that the absence of

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haeufpg the -- having the energy bill that gives regulation and

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regulatory OK has left uncertainty and has made investment decisions

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not come forward. Today the Government said it would like to

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see more spare capacity on the system, but that the forecast drop

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to just 4% was adequate and only represented a low risk to

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households. The Chief Constable of Cleveland

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Police, Sean Price, has been sacked for gross misconduct. A

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disciplinary hearing found that he lied to the Independent Police

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Complaints Commission about his role in recruiting the daughter of

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a former Police Authority chairman to a civilian role in the force. He

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also instructed a member of staff to lie. Danny Savage is in

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Cleveland. Tell us more about this, Danny. Well, Sean Price has been

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the Chief Constable here since since 2003 but he has become the

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first officer of the rank to be dismissed for 35 years. This

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surrounded allegations of him lying to the Independent Police

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Complaints Commission who are investigating the appointment of a

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female civilian worker here. She was the daughter of the former

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chairman of the Police Authority here in Cleveland and Sean Price is

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said to have lied to the IPCC about that, but more seriously, say the

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Police Authority here, he then pressured a more junior colleague

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also to lie to the IPCC about what happened. Now, they have said that

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his behaviour was shameful, that he intimidated and bullied his staff,

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but Sean Price says the decision reached was incorrect. The Police

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Authority here in Cleveland say this is about one man and shouldn't

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affect the way the public perceive the police in this area. But there

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is a wider picture here, as well, something like six officers have

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been investigated over a variety of allegations nationwide at the

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moment. It shows what sort of public scrutiny those officers are

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under. Three Kenyans who claim they were

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tortured by British colonial authorities have been told they can

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proceed with compensation claims against the Government. The two men

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and a woman were detained during the Kenyan emergency in the 1950s

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on suspicion of being involved in the Mau Mau uprising. The

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Government says it will appeal against the High Court's decision.

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Peter Biles reports. The court proceedings have lasted

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less than tpoeuf minutes, the judge ruled even though incidents of

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torture took place in Kenya nearly 60 years ago a fair trial is still

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possible. Those who have been supporting the Mau Mau veterans in

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their efforts to sue the British Government were delighted by the

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judgment. Today was an historic day in terms of bringing the British

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Government to book for what it did all those years ago. Our clients

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are absolutely delighted but not just the three of them, but all the

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other thousands of Kenyans who will be able to use this judgment to get

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justice as well for them but also perhaps for all the other colonies

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where similar sorts of abuse occurred, that for all of them this

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will be a major day. It was one of the darker periods of Britain's

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colonial past. The Mau Mau uprising was a rebellion against British

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rule in Kenya. During a state of emergency in the 1950s, the three

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claimants who brought this case say they were brutally tortured while

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in detention. Kenyans were waiting in Nairobi

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today for the news from London. The claimants had given evidence at the

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High Court earlier this year and this was another important judgment

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in the struggle for justice. Absolutely thrilling. You can see

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it for yourselves. Everybody yourselves. The Foreign Office said

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said it was disappointed and plans to appeal. The Government's

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argument has been there could not be a fair trial so long after

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atrocities were committed. A full trial could still be a year away.

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It's no longer disputed the torture did take place in Kenya in the is

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the 50s pwrb pwrb in the 1950s but they still want an apology and

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recompense for what happened. After years of legal wrangling,

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High Court judges are about to give a final ruling on a legal bid by

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Abu Hamza and four other terrorism suspects, to stop their extradition

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to the United States. Our home affairs correspondent June Kelly is

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at the High Court. This is very much a last ditch

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attempt, isn't it? That's right. This has been a legal marathon, but

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this really is the end game now for Abu Hamza. This afternoon we will

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learn whether he is going to be put on a plane to the United States.

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There's been a demonstration here this morning in support of Abu

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Hamza and some of the other terror suspects also facing extradition.

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Abu Hamza's lawyers argued here that the extradition should be

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played -- -- delayed one more time until his mental health had been

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assessed. Now the judges here gave that short shrift and said they

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were decent medical facilities in America. They've given the

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impression they want to crack on with this and bring it to a

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conclusion. In over an hour's time we will all learn his fate.

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The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police - who was

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criticised in a report last month on the Hillsborough disaster - is

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to retire next March. Sir Norman Bettison has always denied taking

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part in a cover-up of police failings. He said he hoped his

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departure would allow the Independent Police Complaints

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Commission to examine his conduct thoroughly.

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This was Sir Norman Bettison last weekend at the national police

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memorial service, West Yorkshire's Chief Constable was due to leave

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his post in 2014. Last night, he said he would go in six months

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instead. Today, there was no sign of Sir Norman at his home. Last

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night he linked his decision to go to events in recent weeks which

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have seen the publication of the Hillsborough report. The judgment

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was that the chief clearly has had to - that decision was about how

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much of a distraction the matters relating to Hillsborough following

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the report were going to be. So, we understand and we support that

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decision. 96 Liverpool fans died as a result of crushing at the

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Hillsborough stadium in 1989. A Taylor Inquiry found that South

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Yorkshire Police were to blame. At the time, Sir Norman was an

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inspector. The report found that he was involved in an intensive

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efforts to promote the police and smear the fans. For 23 years, those

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bereaved by Hillsborough have campaigned for the truth about how

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their relatives died. With the publication last month of the

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Hillsborough Independent Panel Report, they feel they've achieved

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that aim and they now have much more information about how officers,

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including Sir Norman Bettison, behaved in the aftermath of the

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tragedy. The Hillsborough campaign groups have long wanted Sir Norman

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to go. Today, they welcomed his decision to leave. But with

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reservations. There is a difference on retiring but actually getting

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the sack on your full pension, without your full pension. That's

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our goal, we have got to make sure we take that knighthood away, we

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get rid of that and he does not retire on a full pension.

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Norman has always denied amending police statements as part of a

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coverup. The Association of Chief Police Officers said he would be a

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great loss to policing. Campaigners The 46-year-old man, held in

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detection with the disappearance of five-year-old April Jones has been

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arrested on suspicion of murder. There's shock in April's home town.

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Police are asking the public to leave the search for her now to

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specialist teams. Later on BBC London: Is it or isn't

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it anti-Semitic? The mural in Tower Hamlets which the Council says must

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be removed. And why a new container port here

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could make it easier for the capital's businesss to trade with

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A team of British and French archaeologists have entered a

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labyrinth of tunnels under the some battlefield in franch, untouched

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for almost 100 years. They're the deepest tunnels discovered in the

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area. They were dug so troops could lay explosives below enemy lines.

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Robert Hall has been given exclusive access to them and is in

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the village of La Boisselle. To be more precise underneath La Boissele,

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under the old British front lines. If we had been here during the

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First World War these lines would have been filled with the sounds of

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picks and shovels perhaps men's voices and the soldiers made their

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way to the deeper levels, currently under exploration. There is the

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route that this team are following as they piece together more detail

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than ever of how those men lived and died.

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A slow dissent into a wartime underworld, a world of darkness, of

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fear, of extreme and sudden violence. During the battle of the

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some with opposing forces unable to advance, commanders looked for new

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ways to gain the advantage. Along the front teams of tunnellers

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borrowed beneath no-man's land to lay explosives which could destroy

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enemy trenches. It rises slightly here. It's taken the team two years

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to find and enter this tunnel system. No-one really knew what to

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expect when entering a labyrinth, sealed for the best part of a

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century. This is my colleague Rick, whose grandfather as way -- was a

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tunneller. It is hard to put in words. You're slightly overwhelmed

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by feelings below ground. I try not to think about it too much. But,

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yeah I've got a great deal of respect for what these guys did

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down here and what my grandfather did. It gives you an idea of what

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it was like for him. But the cramped galleries were perfectly

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preserved, littered with wartime debris, stretching away into the

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gloom. Down here, tunnellers strained to hear the sounds of the

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enemy working nearby and soldiers prepared to face an attack. I have

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no inkling of what it must have been like to work in a place like

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this. We're only exploring it. We have lovely bright torchs, air

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monitors and everything else. This is a battleground. You had a game

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of blind fold cat-and-mouse and no second place for the loseer. That's

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it, you're blown up under ground. An horrific way, horrific way to

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die. This exploration will take us all closer to the men who travelled

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from mining towns to do their bit. In a blocked gallery lie the

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remains of two tunnellers buried by an explosion in 1915. The work now

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under way is a tribute to them and to so many more.

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They'll be closing the site up for the winter over the next couple of

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days. Before they do, they'll hold a moment of remembrance near the

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spot where those two miners lie. They are hopeful that they'll be

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back next year. There's a great deal to explore, about eight

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kilometres of tunnels. That is only what they've managed to see so far.

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There are shafts leading up into another labyrinth which is for the

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future. For now, they're content with being able to uncover as many

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of those secrets as they possibly can.

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A committee of MPs says too many public sector employees are being

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paid without having their tax deducted at source. The Public

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Accounts Committee has criticised pay arrangements in Whitehall and

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at the BBC. Our business correspondent Emma

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Simpson reports. Most of us pay tax, just how much, though, can be

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controversial. Earlier this year, it emerged that the head of the

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Student Loans Company Ed Lester, on the left, was being paid via a

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service company instead of PAYE, potentially saving thousands in tax.

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It caused an outcry. Now the focus has turned here to the BBC. The

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Parliamentary watchdog, the Public Accounts Committee, acoo you coo --

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accused it of not requiring tax to be paid at source by many of its

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workers, some of whom are reckoned to be household names. I think

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we're shocked to find that so many people whose income is derived from

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the public purse are paid in ways which mean they avoid paying dew

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tax and national insurance contribution. That goes from the

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civil service through to the NHS, local Government and I'm afraid,

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the BBC. So why might the BBC want to pay some of its staff through a

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service company rather than direct from the payroll? The BBC benefits

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because it removed an obligation on them for PAYE and national

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insurance and it shifts it across to the service company. As far as

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the presenter or whoever is concerned operating through a

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service company rbs they may or may not get a benefit. It may be they

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pay the same amount tax any way if it's paid out as remuneration.

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BBC has 17,000 fulltime staff. It issued 25,000 off-payroll contracts

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last year, including contributors and technicians. There are 467

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presenters on long-term contracts being paid via a company. If people

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who work with us, work with other organisations as well, and they

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work with us through a service company, this enables us to provide

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the Inland Revenue with the details of the work that they do for us and

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therefore ensure they pay the right amount of tax. The Chief Secetary

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to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, has written to the BBC's new boss

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to draw his attention to today's report. The corporation says it's

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already reviewing these tax arrangements.

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This afternoon, the latest jobs figures in America will be

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published and they'll be closely examined. Unemployment is a big

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issue in the States ahead of next month's presidential election. It's

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also a big issue for young Americans. Half of all recent

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graduates are either unemployed or underemployed. And, as our

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correspondent Zoe Conway reports from Philedelphia, they're also

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saddled with more debt than ever. Mack has qualified as a lawyer, so

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he can now put his law books away and turn his attention to his

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$170,000 student debt. The whole gravity of it didn't hit me until

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about a few months ago, when all of a sudden it's like, wait a second,

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that's not just a number, that's actually representative of

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something. The debt is not unusual. Americans owe $1 trillion in

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student loans and they're also struggling to find work. More than

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half of recent graduates are unemployed or under employed. At

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Temple University students fear being trapped in low-paid jobs.

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hope for the best, but I just know from previous experience, my

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brother graduated from Penn State, he had high grades. He's been

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searching for jobs and can't find anything. The student vote helped

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to get President Barack Obama into the White House four years ago.

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He's still likely to win much of their vote, but gone is the message

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of hope and change. The American dream has been at the heart of this

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election, because many people fear that it's under threat. No more so

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than on campuss like this one, where students worry they'll be

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worse off than their parents. fearful that basically that I might

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not get a job, so I might have to be in debt all my life. In a tough

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economy, university is still seen as a good investment because non-

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graduates are faring even worse. The Football Association has

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explained the reasons behind their decision to ban and fine the

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Chelsea captain John Terry. They said the language he used towards

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Anton Ferdinand was used as an insult and there was no credible

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basis for the skipper's defence he was repeating words that he

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believed the QPR defender had said to him.

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Fifth of October 1962, that was the day that 007 first burst onto our

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screens in Dr No. Now 50 years later, James Bond fans are

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celebrating half a century of that most famous spy gracing the silver

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screen. Lizo Mzimba is at Pinewood studios where Dr No was made. Yes,

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thank you very much. Pinewood seen by many as the home of Bond, so

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many classic scenes filmed here and classic cars part of the appeal too.

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The rolls rois from Goldfinger. An Aston Martin from Die another Day.

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The team has celebrating all that's been achieved for 50 years and more

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than 20 films on Bond's way to becoming a symbol of Britain known

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and loved the world over. The stars, the stunts, the girls,

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the gadgets, the quips. He had to fly. The cars. Just a few of the

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things that have made the Bond series recognised the world over

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and which has help today maintain its phenomenal popularity for half

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a century. It was 50 years ago that cinema audiences first heard 007

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say... Bond, James Bond. Lines delivered to the very first Bond

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girl Sylvia Trench played by Eunice Gayson. I'd never seen him so

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nervous as he was that day. So I had to take him into the come sear

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and -- comissay and have a drink. He came back on set, "My name's

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Bond, James Bond." Wonderful. Who knew it would be such a success.

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That's exactly what Bond became, thrilling audiences and delivering

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huge returns along the way. Box office gold to the tune of more

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than �3 billion worldwide over 22 movies. As for Bond himself, his

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enemies have consistently failed to kill him off. Do you expect me to

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talk? No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die. And the love of his fans has

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kept him alive at the box office for five decades. In another 50

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years' time, might the Bond team be raising their glasses to a century

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of 007? As long as we left it, I leave it in as good a place as when

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I found it, it's going to be OK. It's an enduring story. Who knows.

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In some form, I think it will. It's had too big an impact. So much so,

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this summer Bond even appeared alongside the Queen. Good evening

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Mr Bond. It was a very special thing to be part of Danny Boyle's

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Opening Ceremony. Her Majesty was very game. The ultimate accolade

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underlining the franchise is prestige and its position as a

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cinema icon, unashamedly and triumphantly British.

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Well, it's not just here, there are events happening in several

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countries to commemorate this special anniversary. Also to

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celebrate the fact that at 50 years old, this film series is now almost

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half as old as cinema itself. half as old as cinema itself.

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Let's look at the latest weather now.

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The weekend is nearly upon us of course. The weather's playing ball.

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We have good weather on the way, both Saturday and Sunday across

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most parts of the British Isles. Before we get there, we have a bit

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of rain to come. Courtesy of this cloud in the south-west. This cloud

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thickens up to bring outbreaks of rain from the south-west of England

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across other southern counties as we go through the rest of the this

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afternoon with more northern areas having the best of the day's

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sunshine. Having said that, we've still got fairly widespread showers

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across Northern Ireland. They'll continue through the afternoon, but

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will be on the light side. The showers moving in across the

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Highlands and Western Isles they'll be heavy for a time later this

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afternoon. Most of the rest of Scotland stays dry. Just a few

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showers into Dumfries & Galloway for a time this afternoon. Showers

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will continue to affect the North West, particularly around Greater

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Manchester area for the day. To the east of the Pennines it's dry.

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Through the Midlands and East Anglia, into cloudy weather. It

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mostly dry until after dark. Outbreaks of rain spread towards

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the south-east of England and for the south-west, it's going to be a

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wet end to the day here. Most of the rain not too heavy until after

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dark. Some of the rain fringes into southern areas of Wales. But a fair

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amount of cloud spilling in ahead of that for central and northern

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parts of the country. Now overnight tonight, the rain is going to get

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heavier across south-west England. That swings towards the south-east.

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Could see around an inch of rain falling, 20-30mm or. So the rain

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pushes into the south-east overnight. Not too cold here thanks

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to the cloud and rain. Further north with clearer skies, it could

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be low enough for a touch of frost in rural areas, maybe mist or fog

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patches as well. Saturday morning starts off with the ain first thing

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across the south-east. There is a bit of uncertainty how quickly that

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push as way into the near continent. By the afternoon it's a dry story.

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Most keep the sunshine from dawn till dusk. There are showers in the

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far north and west of Scotland. What about the second half of the

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weekend? Well, high pressure overnight Saturday night will begin

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to build across the British Isles. With those clearing skies, it turns

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out to be a cold night. Again a touch of frost. High pressure will

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keep weather systems at bay for a time. So, what are we looking at

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Sunday? A fine start to the day with sunshine. Could be fog patches

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across southern counties. Later in the afternoon, we will see the

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cloud building in across the south- west threatening outbreaks of rain.

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It turns wet again overnight. So we're looking pretty good, cold

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mornings and nights. Sunny spells by day and the risk of rain at

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times. Flirting with the southern counties of England. Not bad. We'll

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take the sunshine while we get it. Nex week it's set to turn unsettled

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again. A reminder of our top story. Mark

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