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Police and mental health officials missed opportunities to prevent the

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killing of a grandmother. Psychiatric patient Nicola

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Edgington had warned she might commit murder, but simple checks

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failed to reveal she posed a danger to the public.

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The Vatican's to hold an inquiry after the former head of the

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Catholic Church in Scotland admits sexual misconduct.

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A fall in lending by Britain's leading banks despite being given

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billions to help businesses access credit.

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The Queen spends a second day in hospital as she receives treatment

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for suspected gastroenteritis. And a potential breakthrough in the

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fight against HIV - in a world first a baby appears to have been

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cured of the condition. On BBC London, January's helicopter

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crash in Vauxhall may have been averted if safety warnings were

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observed. Around one in 20 Londoners have

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tieb two Diablo Cody with -- type Good afternoon, and welcome to the

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BBC News at One. A police watchdog says officers missed opportunities

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to prevent a woman being stabbed to death in South London in 2011. Six

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years after killing her own mother, psychiatric patient Nicola

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Edgington killed 59-year-old Sally Hodkin in Bexleyheath. The

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Independent Police Complaints Commission said both officers and

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hospital staff failed to use their powers under the Mental Health Act

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to detain her. Ben Geoghegan is outside the Old Bailey where

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Edgington is due to be sentenced. Yes, within the last few minutes,

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the judge has sentenced her to life, and she will serve a minimum of 37

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years in prison. The judge said that her actions had demonstrated a

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consistent and calculated course of criminal conduct. He said to her,

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"You are manipulative and extremely dangerous", but even as she's

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sentenced today, it's the police and others who have come under

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criticism for not intervening enough to try to prevent her

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carrying out her murder. Nicola Edgington warned police she was

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dangerous. Today she's beginning a life sentence for murder, but could

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she have been stopped? This footage shows her running from the scene in

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Bexley, South London, moments after stabbing her victim with a

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butcher's knife in October 2011. The jury were told 58-year-old

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Sally Hodkin was virtually decapitated in the agau, it wasn't

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the first time Edgington had killed. She had stabbed her own mother to

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death six years before. Edgington was taken into psychiatric care but

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then released back into the community in 2009. In the hours

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before she murdered Sally Hodkin Nicola Edgington had been brought

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to this South London hospital by police, but the officers who were

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with her left after five minutes. Waiting in A&E, she made a series

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of 999 calls, pleading to be taken Edgington was transferred to a

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mental health unit next to the hospital, but she was allowed to

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leave. She then went by bus to Bexley where she attacked one woman

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and brutally murdered Sally Hodkin, both of them total strangers. Today

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the Independent Police Watchdog said opportunitys to intervene had

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been miss. Our investigation found that whilst there was no breach of

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conduct by either the police or the staff, there was a missed

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opportunity in that they failed to conduct a Police National Computer

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check which meant both the police and the hospital staff were lacking

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crucial information about Nicola Edgington which potentially could

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have changed the way in which she was dealt with at the hospital.

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a statement read to the court today, Sally Hodkin's husband, Paul, said

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the murder of his wife had destroyed him. "40 years of

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marriage," he said had been wiped out in seconds by someone who

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shouldn't have been on the streets. It's not clear exactly to what the

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judge was referring earlier today when he said in sentencing

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Edgington, "I disagree that responsibility for these acts can

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be laid at the doors of others", but he said she was responsible for

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the attempted murder of Kerry Clark and the murder of Sally Hodkin. He

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said he had been moved by the words of Paul Hodkni this morning. He

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said nothing we can do or say will turn the clock back. They will

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never get over her death. Indeed, Ben, thank you. The Vatican

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is expected to hold an inquiry after Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the

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former head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, admitted sexual

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misconduct. Last week, four men accused him of inappropriate

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behaviour. Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigned shortly after the

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allegations came to light. Catholic cardinals from around the world are

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gathering in Rome to begin the process of electing a new Pope.

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From there Allan Little has sent this report.

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The Roman Catholic Church teaches that homosexual relations are

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sinful and that gay men and women should live celibate lives. Its

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priest commit themselves to a life of chastity. Today in Rome, the

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former leader of the church in England and Wales told me Cardinal

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Keith O'Brien's failure to live up to that commitment did not change

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what the church believes. Cardinal O'Brien didn't live up to

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the promises he made of - well, that's something, yes, he's very

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sorry for, and has apologised. I don't think it takes away from the

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teaching of the church and shouldn't do. Cardinal Keith

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O'Brien was a powerful voice in Scotland's national dialogue. He

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was an uncompromising critic of gay rights and a vociferous opponent of

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same-sex marriage. Three priests in his Archbishop and a former priest

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accused him of inappropriate sexual behaviour towards them. After

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initially contesting the allegations, Cardinal Keith O'Brien

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The journalist who broke the story last week said the cardinal had

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been in a position of authority over the four men. Who were all

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much younger than him. The cardinal earlier in his career was a

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spiritual director at a seminary where one of the incidents took

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place. You're dealing with very young men, and that was a very

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abusive situation where he used his position and abused his position.

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This morning, the church's cardinals gathered in Rome, their

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first meeting in what's known as the General Congregation to begun

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talks about electing Pope Benedict's successor. If the

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allegation hadn't been made public, Cardinal O'Brien would have been

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here among them even though the church knew of the men's complaints

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before Pope Benedict announced his resignation. In Edinburgh, there is

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still a sense of stunned belief. The shock waves extend from here to

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Rome and around the Catholic world. In just a moment, we'll speak to

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our correspondent James Cook in Edinburgh, but first, let's return

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to Allan Little, who is in Rome. What's your reading of how much the

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scandal could impact the election of a new Pope? There are calls for

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a reformer who could repair this now extensive damage to the church.

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Yes, there is a great instinct for protecting the reputation of the

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Vatican, though, but priests and clerics I have spoken to over the

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last week had raised the Cardinal Keith O'Brien matter with me

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unprompted. I have detected a pained unwillingness to believe the

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allegations, and one or two people have suggested that the timing is

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suspicious that perhaps this is some kind of vendetta against the

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cardinal, but the cardinal's own admission put paid to that last

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night, and so the church knows very well that if it had not been made

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public, if it had stayed secret within the walls of the vat wan,

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then Cardinal O'Brien would be here with the cardinals, and he'd take

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those allegations with him secretly into the Sistene chapel into the

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process to elect the new Pope, so when the inquiry comes into the new

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Pope, the church will have to look at the response to these

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allegations as well as the allegations themselves I would have

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thought. They're saying there is disbelief in Edinburgh. How much of

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a crisis is this for the Catholic Church in Scotland? I think this is

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an enormous crisis for the Catholic Church in Scotland. One leading

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commentator saying he believes this is the worst crisis since the

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reformation. We now have the spectre really of the most senior

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Catholic in Britain as was accused of the most stunning hypocrisy,

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having condemned homosexual behaviour in the most trenchant

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terms now admitting sexual misconduct of his own. As Alan says

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there, what is interesting now is what this investigation will

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actually look at. Will it focus on the personal moral failings, as the

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church would see it, of this one man, or will it go wider looking at

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who knew what in the Scottish Catholic Church, who knew when, how

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long did this go on for? Was it coercive, where people were forced

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into this kind of relationship with the cardinal? And indeed, were any

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other senior figures in the Scottish Catholic Church involved

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in the church hasn't been known, it's fair to say, for having open

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dialogue in these matters, but there is a lot of pressure now for

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lightness rather than dark. Thank you. It's a fall in lending

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by Britain's leading banks despite getting billions of pounds from the

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Bank of England in a scheme designed to help consumers and

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businesses get access to credit. Our chief economics correspondent

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Hugh Pym joins us now. Remind us of the background to this. This scheme

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was launched with great fanfare last summer by the Bank of England

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and the Treasury. The idea of the scheme was the Bank of England

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would lend money to banks and building societies at low cost as

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long as they passed it on to businesses and consume, and they

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got it at a low rate as long as they passed it on, penalised if

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they did not. The figures out today aren't that encouraging for the

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Government or the Bank of England. Let's take a look. �13.8 billion

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has been borrowed by the Bank of England under this scheme, but if

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you look at the amount of lending by banks and building societys to

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consumers and businesses, that was down at �2.4 billion between

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October and December. It should be said RBS and Lloyds and Santander

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were down. One or two were up, Barclays and Nationwide.

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Embarrassing to the Bank of England this whole scheme? The Bank of

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England and the Treasury making it clear they have always said it

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would take time to get it going. The cost of mortgages, they say,

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have fallen as a result of the scheme. The Chancellor must do more

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to explain what he's going to do to help business with the budget

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coming up. Thank you. Europe's biggest bank,

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HSBC, has reported annual pre-tax profits of nearly �14 billion, a

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drop of 6%. The bank had to pay a fine of more than a billion dollars

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to settle a money laundering case in the US. Its Chief Executive

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Stuart Gulliver received a bonus of just under �2 million.

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The Queen is spending a second day in hospital where she's being

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treated for symptoms of gastroenteritis. Buckingham Palace

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says the Queen was admitted as a precaution and was otherwise in

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good health. Our Royal correspondent is outside the King

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Edward VII Hospital for us. The hospital, one would expect, saying

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very little, but is there much more information at this stage?

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there is absolutely no more information at this point, and I'm

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not sure that we'll get anymore information during the rest of the

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day. It's just not that kind of situation in medical terms where

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Buckingham Palace feels the need to be issuing regular bulletins. I

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think we must assume that the Queen will have seen the Royal doctors

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this morning. They of course want to discover precisely what is

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causing these symptoms of gastroenteritis? Is it the

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Norovirus winter sickness bug, food poisoning or something else? They

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have the opportunity to do that in the hospital environment here. Will

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she receive any visitors? Frankly I would doubt it. We were led to

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believe yesterday this is going to be a brief visit to hospital. I

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think we can expect she'll be leaving hospital within the next,

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say, 24 hours, then a period of rest back at Buckingham Palace

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before resuming Royal engagements next week, and it's a busy

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programme next week with Commonwealth Day, a service at

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Guards Chapel, and I'm sure she'll be keen to put this behind her and

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$:/STARTFEED. 45,000 in favour and under 11snouz against in the

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federation vote. It was not enough to secure a mandate. New, -- now, a

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public inquiry has begun into allegations that up to 20 Iraqis

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were murdered in a gun battle with British troops.

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It is to examine claims that detainees were captured at the same

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time. Well, it has been over three years

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since this inquiry was first established. It had to be proceeded

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by a police-style investigation.En earlier investigation by the Royal

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Military Police was judged inadequate, but it is underway. It

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has been described by staff at the enquiry as unprecedented. Because

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of the scale of the evidence and because the Iraqis and the British

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military hotly contest the events in question. Counsel to the inquiry

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have spoken of a stark dispute between the two sides over what

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happened. It is almost ten years since the

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British troops fought their way into southern Iraq. This is the

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second public inquiry into allegations of abuse. The chairman

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of the inquiry, Sir Thayne Forbes, was the judge in the murder trial

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of Harold Shipman. Now it is for him to decide if Iraqis were

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murdered after a major gun battle. This is the scene of the fight,

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after the Iraqi militia men ambushed British control. The

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British Army says that all died on the battlefield. Iraqis say some

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were killed after they were captured, including Hamid Al-Sweady,

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after whom the enquiry is named. There have been serious allegations

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of murder. People killed in detention, deliberately, as well as

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torture and ill treatment of detainees. That is by the British

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Army, so it is absolutely essential that the victims and the British

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public and the world knows what really happened.

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Both sides agree that nine Iraqis were detained. They went on to

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complain to the Red Cross of mistreatment. Information that the

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Ministry of Defence failed to disclose to the courts. It is then

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the reason it had to agree to this costly inquiry.

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The challenge for the inquiry, it is an unusual challenge, and a

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difficult one, it is for the chairman to decide what did happen.

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The events that the inquiry is examining are hotly contested. Once

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again the reputation of the British military in Iraq is at stake.

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Well, the Ministry of Defence has promised its full co-operation with

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the inquiry. It has cost �15 million. That figure is expected to

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double. This enquiry, the hearings are likely to last for about a year.

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They are hearing from some 200 military witnesses and also from

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the Iraqi detainees and from relatives of the dead. The inquiry

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has heard that the death certificates of three of the Iraqis

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issued by the Iraqi authorities said that there were signs of

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torture on the bodies. Thank you very much.

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Our top story: A report says that the police and

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mental health officials missed opportunities to prevent a

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psychiatric patient from killing again.

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Coming up: Britain's disintegrating masterpieces, the campaign to save

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the nation's murals. On BBC London: Defeat for Arsenal

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in the North London Derby. We look at the club's future. We may be

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getting slightly warmer weather. A full forecast and the rest of the

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day's news at 1.30pm. The UK needs to prepare for more

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frequent extreme weather events as the climate changes, according to

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new research from the Environment Agency which showed flooding in

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England and Wales on 78 days last year. Drought was declared for 95

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days. Roger Harrabin has more. 2012 was the year of the UK's

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weirdest weather. The wettest on record in England that was after

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the first three months of drought. New statistics from the Environment

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Agency show one in five day there is was flooding, one in four days

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there was drought somewhere. Three rivers, the Tyne, the Ouse

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and the Tome recorded their lowest level on record and the highest

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level on record in four months. Looking at drought we must be

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better at preserving the water we have. We have to store more water.

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So the Environment Agency are working with farmers and businesss

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to do that. In terms of flooding people must be prepared, ready to

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think about if they are at risk and seek information from the

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Environment Agency's website. Farmers have to build more

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reservoirs on the land to capture water to irrigate crops, the

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Environment Agency says. Racecourses should collect water

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too, to water the course when the going gets firm.

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Golf curses are under scrutiny too. It take as lot of water in a dry

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summer to keep the greens green. The Environment Agency says that

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golf courses should start storing their own water in lakes and ponds.

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As emissions of greenhouse grb greenhouse gases continue to rise,

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many scientists are warning to expect in the future to face more

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droughts and more floods. The Government's considering

:19:35.:19:39.

changing the rules on some benefits in order to limit claims by

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immigrants. The proposed changes come ahead of the unrestricted

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opening of border to Romanian immigrants at the beginning of next

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year. Norman Smith is here. I am

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wondering how much of this is influenced by the Eastleigh by-

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election votes? No it is an annoying yes, no, answer.

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There have been months of thinking about coming up with a package of

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benefits in this situation. We are getting information about the

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measures days after the by-election. The details that we are getting in

:20:17.:20:23.

terms of the NHS, non-UK residents may be charged to see a GP.

:20:23.:20:29.

Overseas visit overs may have to have private health insurance. You

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may not get access here unless you have been a resident for a year. So

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it is about the Government's long- term ambition to respond to public

:20:41.:20:45.

concerns ands about about -- also about the short-term ambition to

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wipe the smile off Nigel Farage's face.

:20:48.:20:53.

The police in Northern Ireland believe that they have foiled an

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attempted bomb attack by dissident Republicans after four live mortar

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bombs were found in a van. Three men were arrested.

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Army bomb disposal experts dealt with the alert.

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Chris butler has more. The mortar bombs were primed and

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ready to be used in an attack. When the police stopped the van last

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night, they found that the roof was cut back. A final preparation to

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the four mortars to be fired directly from the vehicle it is

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thought that the planned target was a police station.

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I have no doubt that they would have caused mass casualties. We

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could have been looking at mass murder today. Those devices, had

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they exploded to hit the intended target, they could have hit targets

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in and around the bases here. The police placed a wide corden

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around the van as the army bomb dispose officers moved in to make

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this safe. I have had to move.

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Three men are in custody being questioned. Two of them arrested

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here on one of the main routes across the Irish border. Dissident

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Republicans are being blamed for this possible attack. What is being

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found here will cause real concern. It is the most significant

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discovery of a bomb in some time. The use of mortars, especially on

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this scale is unusual. This was an attack in its final stages. Stopped

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a short distance from the city centre. The simple fact it was so

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advanced will worry both the police and the public.

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Researchers in the United States say that treatment on a girl born

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with HIV appears to have all but eradicated the virus from her body.

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It is the second time it's been achieved, the first when involving

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a baby. What has happened here? This child

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appears to have been cured of HIV. She is two-and-a-half. Not on any

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drug treatment, no medication. What happened was in 2010, the mother

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turned up in labour to a Mississippi hospital. Too late to

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be given treatment that would have guaranteed preventing the infection

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being passed on, but when the child was born the doctors put the baby

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on a aggressive combination they werey and continued that for what

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they thought would be the child's life. After 18 months the mother

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stopped coming to the clinic. When she came back five months later,

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they expected the baby's viral low to be high, but they could not find

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it. They tested and re-tested and found that the child had

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effectively been cured of HIV. are the prospects potentially?

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it is one case. It is not yet published in a medical journal. So

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HIV researchers are interested, excited but cautious. There is only

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one other documented case where there was a cure, a man who had a

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bone marrow transplant for his leukaemia. That was seven years ago,

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but we still have to be cautious here.

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You can spot them on the walls of many buildings, murals make up an

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important part of Britain's cultural history. But after years

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much neglect, means that some are disappearing. We have been

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exploring whether we should try to save these very public works of art.

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This is Colin -- this is kolwin's bay's pier. 70 years ago it looked

:24:47.:24:57.
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like this, an Art Deco palace. Made by artists of real standing.

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The murals here, it is difficult to see? These are Eric Ravilious?

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this is the main pavilion of the old pier. This wall has a great

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this is it? It has been papered over? Yes, it has been papered with

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a fine layer of plaster too. But what we have seen in there,

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inside of the pavilion is not unique to Colwyn Bay. This is a

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story that is repeated again and again around Britain.

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This report from the '70s, showed the world this huge moral in

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Plymouth by the artist, Robert Lenkiewicz. Seen with his begging

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bowl. 40 years on, the masterpiece likes like this... For artists such

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as Brian Barnes, one of Britain's most prolific muralists, these are

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the works that have become too easy to ignore.

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It is sad that so much has been lost. If you look at the Rennes,

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how sad it would be if Leonardo's Last Supper was painted over.

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Can you compare these murals with the Last Supper? Sizewise, I think

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I have done more square feet than Michelangelo! Certainly Leonardo.

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He hardly did any! Pay more attention as you walk on by. Now it

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has been a dark night for a suspected burglar. The police in

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Bradford were left speechless as a man dressed as Batman handed in a

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suspected thief. The man handed in was charged with handling stolen

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goods, but the identity of the caped crusader remain as mystery.

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Perhaps not for long looking at those pictures. We shall see.

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those pictures. We shall see. Now, to the weather with Darren.

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Well, it looks like spring has sprung for some parts of the

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country. You can see how we are drawing up

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the drier air the cloud has been thinning and breaking, the sunshine

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coming through across England and Wales. Still a few areas of stubbon

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cloud, but the sunshine beginning to breakthrough across Lincolnshire.

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Sun continuing in the Midlands, area, and in the south.

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Temperatures warmer for a while. The temperatures at 10 Celsius, but

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it is thinning and breaking, we should see the sunshine in Devon

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and in Wales. A super day along the west coast of Wales. Cloudy for

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most of Northern Ireland. If there is sunshine it is likely across

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Antrim and Down. The west of Scotland seeing more cloud. The

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eastern side, though, hopefully a bit of sunshine at times.

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A lovely day in the sunshine, but we pay for it overnight. With the

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clear skies, the temperatures falling sharply.

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There will be a mist and a fog developing. Temperatures in the

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rural areas, close to if not below freezing. Patchy mist and fog.

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Probably most of the fog by the morning affecting the likes of the

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A1 and the M1. All the way from the Vale of York in the Trent valley.

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Most of the mirs and the fog will soon lift. Taking longer in the

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worst-affected areas. When it has gone we have the sunshine. A lovely

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day for England and Wales and more sunshine for Scotland and Northern

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Ireland. Here, the temperature as respectable six to eight Celsius

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but for England and Wales, 13, 14, up to 15 Celsius. Making it the

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warmest day of the year so far. So the week ahead it is miler. A few

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days of sunshine, then it changes from Wednesday with more cloud and

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rain, but it is very different to what we have had over the past few

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weeks, the cold dry area of high pressure is in Eastern Europe now.

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It is drawing in the breeze from the south. That is where we are

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getting the milder air, but from Wednesday onwards, the wind from

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the Atlantic is blowing in more cloud. Outbreaks of rain. Still

:29:28.:29:31.

double figures in the south but chilly in the north-east of the UK.

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Here the wind is coming from the cold North Sea. That story will

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continue on Thursday. A lot of cloud. A breeze coming in from the

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south or the south-east. The temperatures in the south getting

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into double figures. The details online.

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The top story: A report says that the police and mental health

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officials missed opportunities to prevent a psychiatric patient from

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killing again. Still to come on the BBC News Channel, hopes of a

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