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The man accused of killing April Jones weeps in court, as the

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charges are read to him. BOOING

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Mark was driven to magistrate's court in Aberystwyth. He's accused

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of murdering the five-year-old and perverting the course of justice.

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The search for April continues a week after her disappearance - the

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number of police officers on the ground doubles.

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The Chancellor confirms cuts into the Welfare Bill and says he's

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considering a limit on the number of children that can be supported

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on benefits. How can we justify giving flats to young people who

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have never worked when working people twice their age are still

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living with their parents because they can't afford their first home?

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The Director-General of the BBC says there will be an examination

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of allegations of sexual abuse against Sir Jimmy Savile, but only

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once police work has finished. A teenager has her stomach removed

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after drinking a cocktail bought in a bar which contained liquid

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nitrogen. And defacing a multi-million-pound

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mural - a man adds black paint to a modern masterpiece but denies being

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a vandal. Later on BBC London:

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Plans for a multi-billion-pound Disney-style park near the M25, and

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the anniversary of the harrow wealdstone rail a crash. -- Harrow

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Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at 1.00pm. The man accused

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of killing five-year-old April Jones has wept as he appeared in

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court charged with murder, child abduction and perverting the course

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of justice. FivMark Bridger cried as the charges were put to him.

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April was last seen a week ago, police are continuing their search

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for her - the numbers of officers on the ground doubled today. More

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on that in a moment, first, our correspondent Jon Brain is outside

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the court in Aberystwyth now. This time last month, April Jones

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was safe and happy in a classroom at her school. This morning,

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specialist search teams have again been looking for the little girl's

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body. It's been an emotional week for everyone concerned, emotions

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which were reflected at today's court appearance. Seven days after

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April Jones went missing, the man accused of being responsible for

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her disappearance was brought to court.

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A small but vocal group were waiting to hurl abuse.

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BOOING In the dock, Mark Bridger looked

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tearful as the charges were put to him that he'd abducted and murdered

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April and disposed of and concealed her body with the intention of

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perverting the course of justice. Idea if he understood, he said yes.

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His voice faltered. Mark Bridger has now been remanded

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in custody. His next appearance will be via a video link at

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Caernarfon Crown Court in two days' time. April was last seen a week

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ago climbing into a car outside her home. Despite the efforts of

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hundreds of people, there's been no trace of her since then.

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Specialist search teams are out in force yet again today still trying

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to find April and evidence of what may have happened to her.

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There are a number of search areas that are new to search, but also,

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we're rechecking, and what these search officers - are very skilled

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and experienced. They'll do a meticulous and systematic search

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really to eliminate to as high a possible level as we can that we're

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not missing anything. Meanwhile, Mark Bridger has been taken to

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prison in Manchester to await his next court appearance.

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This is all a heart-wrenching time for April's family, of course. This

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morning her mother issued an appeal on Facebook asking for people to

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keep that search going. In it she says, "Please keep looking for my

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baby girl." Thank you. Jon Brain from

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Aberystwyth. More than a hundred police officers

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are involved in the search for April Jones, and detectives say

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their operation has switched emphasis, with a change in their

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resources. Rhun Ap Iorwerth is in Machynlleth now.

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As we were saying, police numbers have increased, but has the focus

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changed at all? They're still certainly look in and

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around the Machynlleth area, but the nature of the search has

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changed I believe stemming, more than anything, from the decision by

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mountain rescue yesterday to suspend their operations. These are

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volunteers, of course. They'll be back should there be new

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intelligence, so the police response about the number of

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officers they have - a hundred and more officers searching for April,

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and 17 specialist teams in Machynlleth searching open areas

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within Machynlleth town itself. We have been up today near the home of

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Mark Bridger, but still, the River Dyfi remains a focus. We have seen

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marine units using specialist eight-wheel-drive vehicles to take

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supplies up to specialist officers working just upstream from where I

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am here, rope access, looking in gullies, in creeks. This is a very

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difficult river to search, plus of course the many tributaryrys to

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this river. The picture has changed. I'd have been waist deep in fast-

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flowing river a few days ago. Now the water level has receded. As the

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picture changes with the river, so the police have to again search

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over and over places they have already searched within the past

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week, so still a very wide area, and the police insisting that the

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momentum will be maintained. At the same time, we still have a

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community here that is devastated by what's happened over the past

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week, and tonight at around 7.30pm, we believe, the family has asked

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that balloons be released to the sky above Machynlleth as they

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continue to think of April. Thank you.

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The Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed he's considering whether

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there should be a limit on the number of children in a family that

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can be supported on benefits. He's just told the Conservative Party

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Conference in Birmingham that he intends to cut a further �10

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billion from the welfare budget and a system that encouraged families

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to live a life on benefit had to be tackled. He said the Government

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wouldn't budge from its plans to cut the deficit, but that it

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couldn't be done only the "wallets of the rich". From Birmingham, our

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political correspondent Carole Walker reports.

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George Osborne insisted there was no question of taking apart his

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economic strategy. On a visit to Birmingham University, he announced

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some extra funding for research. This is incredibly difficult...

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his overall message was a tough one - �10 billion of welfare cuts by

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the first full year of the next Parliament. In his conference

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speech, the Chancellor acknowledged it was taking longer than he'd

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hoped to pay off the deficit, but with the Prime Minister lending

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visible support, he declared he would finish the job of repairing

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the economy. Today in the face of the great economic challenges of

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our age, we here resolve - we will press on. We shall overcome.

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APPLAUSE He repeated his mantra, "We're all

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in it together" and insisted those with the most money should

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contribute the most, but he defended his decision to cut the

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top rate of tax. It is a completely phoney

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conception of fairs than you stick with a tax rate you know raises no

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money that you know drives away jobs and investment, that you know

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weakens the economy just to say you've kicked the rich. Mr Osborne

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said what he called the most radical reform on welfare for

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generations wasn't just about saving money. It was about fairness

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and enterprise, making sure it pays to go to work. How can we justify a

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system where people in work have to consider the full financial costs

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of having another child while those out of work don't?

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APPLAUSE But any future limit on benefits to

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children would be highly controversial. Turning around to a

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group of children and saying, "Look, your parents made the wrong

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decision. You shouldn't have been born" I think is really dangerous.

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Those children will be with us, and we've got to as a society say,

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actually, we owe these children an obligation morally but also on an

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economic level, because, as I say, they're our future workforce.

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tough message on welfare was always going to go down well at Tories at

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their conference. Ministers believe it will resonate with voters too,

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but what about the Lib Dems? The coalition partners accept there

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will have to be more cuts to benefits but on this scale? Nothing

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has been agreed in detail to cuts and saves to welfare. The

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Conservatives are perfectly entitled to set up their stall as

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to what we do as a country. We have to tighten our belts further, as we

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indeed were at our party conference. The Chancellor said any wavering

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from the hard choices would risk Britain's economic credibility. He

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said he would not gamble with the nation's future.

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Let's talk now to our political correspondent Norman Smith who

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joins us from Birmingham too. We were hearing George Osborne saying

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a radical reform of the welfare budget was needed, a tough message.

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Why such a tough, blunt message from him today? Well, the

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calculation is that by levelling with the British people, by being

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straight with voters about the scale of economic pain we've still

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got to get through - another �10 billion of benefit cuts, Mr Osborne

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will at least win plaudits for candour, but there is another

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calculation, and that is among so- called striving classes, benefit

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curves actually plays rather well. Again and again we heard from the

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Chancellor but also other Ministers talking about people who have to

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get up early in the morning, feed the dogs, get out to work, get on

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the commuter train - how they resent it and look over their

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shoulder at their neighbour's house where they may be on benefits and

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they're still lying in bed asleep, so the view is benefit curves are

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an economic necessity, but politically, they also play well

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with the aggrieved, squeezed middle. Yes. Now, Boris Johnson, the Mayor

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of London, at a conference today - he speaks to the conference

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tomorrow. What are people there saying about his appearance? Well,

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it's interesting. David Cameron refers to Boris Johnson publicly as

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a "blond-haired mop". In private, I suspect he's grinding his teeth and

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clenching his teeth at the mere mention of Boris's name. Why?

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Because Boris Johnson seems to delight wandering around hurling

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turnips at the direction of the Prime Minister over Heathrow. Many

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more people here view Boris Johnson with affection and maybe affection

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and of course he's going to sound testy at the mention of this Tory

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Prince, but at the moment, my sense is despite that Boris Johnson is

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not yet a threat to the Prime Minister. Norman, thank you. Norman

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Smith joining us from Birmingham. The Director-General of the BBC,

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George Entwistle, says the corporation will examine

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allegations of sexual abuse made against Sir Jimmy Savile once

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police have finished their investigation. There have been

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calls for an independent inquiry into claims BBC staff knew about

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suggestions the presenter was abusing young girls, but failed to

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act. David Silitto reports. The allegation against Jimmy Savile

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have mounted, and now a week on, the BBC today said sorry to the

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women involved. I would like to apologise on behalf of the

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organisation to each and every one of them for what they have had to

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endure here. The police are leading inquiries but the Direct Line of

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the BBC told radio Four's Today programme that the corporation at

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the right moment would carry out its own investigations. When the

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police have finished everything they have to do and have given us

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an assurance there is no way of us compromising or contaminating the

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investigation, I'll take it further and make sure any outstanding

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questions are answered. And there is growing pressure. Everyone has

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to ask themselves the question is there new evidence that needs to be

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looked at? Are there new things as an organisation we should examine?

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But from what I have read, and that's just a consumer of the media,

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as it were, truly shocking things have been said. So BBC has

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apologised, but what exactly are they apologising for? And this is

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beginning to go wider than just the Jimmy Savile case. A number of

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female TV presenters spoke up over the weekend about a number of

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incidents and the wider sexual culture this broadcasts at the time.

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This goes much wider than criminality. This goes to a culture

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that seemingly existed, and this is said by people who were in that

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environment at the time, a culture that existed. It was a pretty

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rotten culture that allowed young girls to be molested and worse.

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The star's reputation as a lovable, if eccentric, charity fundraiser

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has been treaded. The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust today confirmed

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it's considering dropping his name. I think we get the idea, you know,

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that whatever has happened, there's something very unpleasant that's

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been going on, so therefore the Jimmy Savile name is going to be

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very difficult to - for people to think of in a good light. Others

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have spoken out about his knighthood, so now a police

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investigation and a BBC apology to the women who, for years, felt

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unable to speak out about one of Britain's biggest stars.

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A teenager has had her stomach removed after drinking a cocktail

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containing liquid nitrogen. The 18- year-old complained of severe pain

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and breathlessness after having the drink during a night out in

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Lancaster. The bar which sold the cocktail has stopped using liquid

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nitrogen, which creates a smoky dry ice effect. Danny Savage is outside

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the Lancaster bar. What's being said there about what

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happened to this girl? Well, this goes back to last Thursday evening,

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and Gabby Scanland, the 18-year-old who is now in hospital with serious

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injuries, was out celebrating her 18th birthday here in the City. She

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came here behind me to Oscar's wine bar, and while she was here, she

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had a cocktail that was prepared using liquid nitrogen. She had that

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drink, and later on in the evening, she had - began feeling unwell. She

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had a severe reaction to it. She collapsed. She was taken to

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hospital, and she had to have emergency surgery to remove her

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stomach. Police say they have been told by medics that if she hadn't

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had that operation, she probably would have died. Liquid nitrogen is

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obviously not meant to be ingested, but it is made as a sort of trendy

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drink at the moment to make cocktails look as though they're

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smoking. It appears she's had some very severe reaction to what

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happened. The bar say they're cooperating fully, and they've now

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stopped selling that sort of dink. Meanwhile, what of the victim

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herself? What's her condition? Do we know? She's in a serious but

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stable condition at the moment. Her school have released a statement

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saying she's one of the most hardworking, mature sthunts had

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simply gone out to celebrate her birthday. Our whole community is

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shocked by what happened. They say, "We're pleased to hear that she's

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making better-than-expected progress." But she's obviously had

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a very serious operation and a serious reaction. Her friends are

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thinking a great deal of her for the moment. They're worried, but

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she should make a recoverry, we understand, but it is something

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that'll change her life forever Chelsea and England left back

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Ashley Cole has been charged by the FA in relation to a Twitter comment,

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which it said was improper or brought the game into disrepute. He

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reacted angrily after a commission passed doubt. High-profile backers

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of Julian Assange, who together put up a large sum in security money

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have been ordered to pay more than �0,000 by Westminster Magistrates'

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Court. They gave -- �90,000 by Westminster Magistrates' Court.

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They give him backing in June. He is trying to avoid extradition to

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Sweden, where he faces allegations of sexual assault. 79 women are to

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be offered extra screening after they were given the wrong results

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for their breast cancer tests. An urgent inspection is under way,

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after the tests carried out on the patients at Sherwood Forest

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Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. What happened?. Well, all the women

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were seen here and they were all undergoing a test to decide which

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treatment is best for them, following best cancer. There were

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problems in the laboratory with this test, which I am told is a

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very complicated test, involving a lot of processes. What went wrong

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has not been identified yet. It is known 120 women were given the

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wrong results. That is between the years 2004-2010. What's more, we

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are told it may have contributed to the deaths of some patients, the

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experts reckon between one and three patients may have died as a

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result of this mistake. What is happening now is all the patients

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affected are being contacted and their families, to recall them,

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where necessary, and to try and explain in the cases where the

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women have died, what role this played in their death, if any. Tell

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us more about Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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It's not been the best day for the trust. Not only has this problem

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come to light, but there are also huge problems repaying the Private

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Finance Initiative deal - that's the money spent building this

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hospital behind me. It is cost over �300 million. Private companies put

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up the money and the NHS is paying back over many years. The Trust is

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struggling to make the payments. It may run out of money in January and

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it is posstbl Government may have to step in with a loan to bail the

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hospital out. Today they are reassuring women are getting on top

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of this problem with the screening and those affected are being

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written to. Thank you. The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-

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Moon, has expressed deep concern about the escalating attacks

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between Syria and Turkey. Mr Ban said the continuing shelling and

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artillery fire in the border region was extremely dangerous and he

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called for action to stop the flow of arms to Syria. Our correspondent

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reports now from the Turkish-Syrian border.

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Turkish soldiers have a perfect view of Syria. The Arab country is

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right next door. It's 19-month long conflict has now begun to cross the

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border. This is what happened yesterday

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afternoon in the border town of abgabg - a single mortar round from

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Syria landed in a field inside Turkish territory. No-one was

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injured, but Turkey responded by firing artillery across the border.

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This morning, this primary school stayed shut in case of further

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shelling. "Everybody is afraid. The children do not understand. The

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schools are closed and the children are home."

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The tea-drinkers just across the street decided to take a few more

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risks. TRANSLATION: War is blood and destruction. I am concerned,

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but I am against war. Everybody should be. Down the road, Turkey's

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forces keep their eyes on their neighbour. Turkey wants to defend

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its territory. At the same time, it doesn't want to get dragged into

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fighting a war. The Government says it does not want Syria to become

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Now, a look at the time: It is 1.20pm. Mark Bridger t man accused

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of killing April Jones, appeared in court charged with murder and

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perverting the cause of justice. Coming up: The people of Walsall

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stage a home-coming reception for Ellie Simmonds.

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Later on BBC London: The Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole is charged

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with misconduct by the Football Association for a comment they

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allege brought the game into disrepute. And the struggling

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dancers given a chance to make it A mural by Mark Rothko, one of the

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most famous artists of the 20th century has been defaced at the

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Tate Modern A Russian man walked up to the artwork and daubed wit black

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paint, saying he was doing it as part of a movement called

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"yellowism." The gallery said it did not have a price for the piece,

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but paintings by Rothko often fetch tens of millions of pounds. It is

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called Black on Maroon - a work of art by one of America's most famous

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post war painters. Now it has been defaced and a message of

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"yellowism." It is part of an exhibition of work by Mark Rothko.

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Yesterday, visiters ot the Tate Modern were left stunned when the

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painting was defaced. The question now is, can it be repaired? There

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is a fantastic team who are knowledgeable. They have got to the

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paint quickly. I think there's every hope that it will be cleaned

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without any... Well, it is difficult to clean off, but it will

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be cleaned off and the painting will be back to how it used to be.

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The yellowism website attempts to explain the philosophy. He insists

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he was not trying to damage the painting and that he's not a vandal.

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I would like this picture to be presented in the context of

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yellowism and consider it to be about yellow colour only. Rothko's

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paintings sell for many millions at auction. It is not clear how the

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value of Black on Maroon will be affected by the stain of yellowism.

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Let's hear now from our arts editor, who joins us from the Tate Modern

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in London. This man said he's not a vandal. Give us a further idea of

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his reasons behind this? He's describing it as an act of pure

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expression. He is citing the father of conacceptualal art as hirz

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inspiration. -- his inspiration. He picked off a

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urinal and put it on the wall. The big difference is that those

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artists have either defaced works of art they already owned, had

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permission to deface, or were cheap throw aways, like a postcard. They

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did not walk up to a work of art, in a gallery, which is being looked

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at by other people and start drawing on it. That is not a work

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of art, that is an act of vandalism. We heard the Tate saying they can

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repair it. No doubt it is extremely embarrassing? Embarrassing,

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annoying, upsetting. The way these galleries work, not just in Britain

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but across the world, is on a basis of trust, that you can go up and

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look at these artworks, you can go up and put your nose up against

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them. They are not shut off against panes of glass. This act breaks

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that trust. It is like on football pitches, there are no longer fences

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keeping fans from the pitch. The fans do not go on the pitch,

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because they understand that is the deal. The deal is the same for

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people who visit art galleries. You don't touch or ruin the exhibits.

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If you don't do that you get great access to them. Yes, this is

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embarrassing. What can you do? Five million people come to this place

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every single year. They cannot watch every single one of them. I

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am told that this single incident will mean they will change their

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policy of letting people see the art up close. Thank you. This

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year's Nobel Prize for Medicine has been won by the British scientist

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Sir John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan for their ground-breaking

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work on stem cells. It showed mature cells could be reprogrammed

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to undertake new functions. This should revolutionise the

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understanding of how cells and/or begannisms develop. The Venezuelan

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President, Hugo Chavez has won a fourth term in office. He finished

:25:51.:25:55.

ten points ahead of Henrique Capriles. He said Venezuela could

:25:55.:25:58.

continue its march towards socialism, but also promised to be

:25:59.:26:05.

a better President. This had been billed as a tight

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race, but in the end the results came quickly after the final

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polling stations had closed it gave Mr Chavez a clear ten-point lead.

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TRANSLATION: To those who promote hate, to those who promote social

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poison, to those who are always trying to deny all the good things

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that happen in Venezuela - I invite them to dialogue, to debate and to

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work together for Venezuela. His followers were jubilant. Chavez

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has won because he's given free education to all. He has given free

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health system, he has given housing to poor people. TRANSLATION:

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have the best President in the world. We all love him. The women

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love him and we're going forward and we're growing with him.

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Street parties like this one broke out almost as soon as results were

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announced. Just as the politics is polarised, so as some people are

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celebrating tonight, others will be commiserating. The opposition

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candidate, Henrique Capriles, standing for a coalition of parties,

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conceded defeat. With his promises to maintain social programmes, but

:27:29.:27:33.

also encourage private business, he had managed to mount a serious

:27:33.:27:37.

challenge for the presidency, but in the end it does not enough.

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-- it was not enough. Mr Chavez was treated for cancer earlier this

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year and many will be watching the state of his health closely as he

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begins another six-year term of office. For now, his supporters are

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thinking only of celebrating. One of Britain's Paralympic stars

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has been taken an open-top bus tour of her home town. Crowds have

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turned out to welcome the swimmer Ellie Simmonds back to Walsall. Our

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correspondent is there for us now. Good afternoon. They turned out in

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force to welcome home their paraoimian golden -- their

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Paralympian golden girl, Ellie Simmonds. How does it feel to be

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back here? Amazing. Going to my postbox and then to my old school

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and to open a pool they have opened after me and to come here to

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Walsall, it is good. I am looking forward to chatting to all the kids.

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It is really good. You are only 17. How does this make you feel? Really

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good. Amazing. The support I've had during the Games, it has been good.

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You opened a school swimming pool today? It is a pool I used to swim

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in. It is from when I used to go to primary school, they named the pool

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after me, called Ellie Simmonds. It is really good. That pool, perhaps

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one of the legacies of the summer of Olympic and Paralympic glory.

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Thank you and congratulations to Ellie Simmonds too. Let's get a

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Ellie Simmonds too. Let's get a look at the weather. Cloudy

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conditions, bits and pieces of rain around. You are not alone, I have

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to say. Those situations across the You will notice there, southern

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Scotland and north of England and Northern Ireland too, a good deal

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finer and drier. There are some decent gaps in that cloud. The same

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cannot be said further south. I am hopeful over towards the western

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side of Wales some brightness there. We improve our chances up towards

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Northern Ireland and across a good part of Scotland. Of course you

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have that band of cloud to contend with. The showers and few between.

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You will notice north of there a bracing feel to the day. Lovely for

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the in order of England. Once we sink further south, a complete veil

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of cloud is yours to be had. Rain across parts of the south-east.

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Come down towards the far south- west, yes a lot of cloud here, but

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a different feel to the afternoon - 11-12 Celsius, but towards towards

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the south-west, 15-16 Celsius could be yours this afternoon. Overnight,

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we thicken up the cloud across the far south-west. There'll be more

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coherent rain pushing in, which stays on the mild side further

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north. Notice how the cities dip away. In the countryside there'll

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be a frost for sheltered Scotland there. Down to minus four Celsius.

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We have to thank the high pressure You can see the migration of that

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rain - some moderate bursts here for Wales and the south-west and

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creeping further north. Further north again, across Scotland and

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the north of England there, a little bit of fog to contend with.

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Once we get going, again, plenty of sunshine around. On Wednesday

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something of a north and east, south and west split, with the best

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of the sunshine towards the north and east. Cloud pushing in towards

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By Thursday, I think we will talk about something much wetter for all.

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