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De jury begins in in Wales. Mark Bridger denies murdering April

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Jones. Also this lunchtime: Men from the West Midlands planned to

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used home-made bombs in an attack which police say could have proved

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deadly. The Dutch have a new monarch. Queen

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Beatrix abdicates to make way for her son who becomes the first king

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of the Netherlands in more than 100 years. This is the scene in

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Amsterdam where the investiture of the Willem-Alexander is taking

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place in front of large crowds. No more perks for prisoners.

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Prisoners will have to earn their privileges in the future.

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Are a crisis in animal cruelty. The RSPCA say they are struggling to

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cope as cases go up in England and Wales.

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On BBC London: Separating cars from cyclists on

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London roads - could the Dutch Hello, good afternoon and welcome

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to the BBC News at One. The jury in the trial of a man

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accused of killing schoolgirl April Jones has heard how she was seen

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getting into his car on the day she disappeared. Five-year-old April

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vanished while playing on her bike near her home in mid-Wales last

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year. Her body has never been found. A Prosecutions they had best friend

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saw her talking to Mark Bridger and getting into his car. He denies

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abducting and murdering April. The prosecution has just started

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outlining how they believe Mark Bridger, on October 1st last year,

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took away a happy, smiling young five-year-old April Jones. He

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abducted her, murdered her and then concealed or destroyed her body.

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Mark Bridger arrived at court amid heavy security. In the dock he

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started listening to the prosecution case against him. They

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say his crimes were sexually motivated. At his home he had a

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computer full of indecent images of children. On the same computer he

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stored pictures of local girls. Now I forensic examination of his home

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found bloodstains in three different areas and the DNA from

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that blood matches the DNA from April Jones.

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Very difficult details being heard and April's family watching in the

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courtroom? Yes, both Coral and Paul Jones arrived at court this morning

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both wearing the pink ribbons which have become emblematic of the

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search for their daughter over six months. They sat listening to the

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evidence carefully. They will have been prepared for this moment but

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they are having to listen to heartbreaking details. It was

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spelled out to the jury that April cannot tell them what happened and

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that Mark Bridger will not tell them what happened. He will say

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during his defence that he did kill April Jones in a road accident and

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put her body into his car but he has no recollection of what

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happened afterwards. He denies the three charges of abduction, murder

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and perverting the course of justice.

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Thank you. The government is planning to make life tougher for

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male prisoners in England and Wales by making them earn privileges such

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as TV's in cells and access to gyms. Under the new regime inmates will

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be banned from watching films with an 18 certificate and will have to

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work a longer day. Our home affairs correspondent reports.

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A typical cell at Pentonville Prison. Not exactly luxury but

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there is a TV. You misbehave, you get the TV taken away, if you don't,

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you have got it. If you work again there is a reward for it because

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you are out, you can make your phone calls, keep in touch with the

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family, it eases the stress level right down. But ministers believe

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these perks are too easily obtainable. Standard privileges

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allow inmates to have a TV in their cell, where their own clothes,

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associate with other prisoners, have visits and earn money. There

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are enhanced perks for good behaviour, better jobs, more visits,

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more time out of the cell. But Break the Rules and it is basic

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privileges including no TV and wearing a prison uniform. The new

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regime will require inmates to show a positive good behaviour, not just

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an absence of bad behaviour to learn more perks. Prison working

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hours will be longer and new inmates will receive restricted

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privileges for two weeks. In the past we have sent the wrong

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messages. I want a regime which sends the right messages. Turn your

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life around and there will be a good regime in prison. Prisoners

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will not lose the Curragh privileges unless their behaviour

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changes but if they are enjoying cable or satellite TV, currently

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used in private prisons, they will lose that. Ministers say it is a

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perk which cannot be defended. Visiting Pentonville prison they

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argue changes will focus prison life on punishment but also

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rehabilitation, preparing for the outside world. Critics are not so

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sure. There is no evidence to show that a tough approach works. To be

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more effective you have to focus on employment and skills training, on

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making sure people have saved housing to go to and they have good

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contact with their family. Privileges can also make it easier

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to run a crowded prisons. Everyone will be watching the effect these

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changes have. Two prisoners are on the run after

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a gang of masked men ambushed a prison van in Greater Manchester.

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It happened during the rush-hour traffic in Salford. Police are now

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trying to find the men. A spokesman said there is currently no threat

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to the local community. They are appealing for anyone with any

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information to get in touch. Our correspondent Dave Guest is that

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the scene of the ambush. What more do we know at this moment? In the

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past few moments the prison van has been hitched on to a low loader and

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taken away from the scene for further examination. We know around

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9 o'clock this morning the ban was on its way from Merseyside to

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Manchester Crown Court where it was ambushed by a number of masked men.

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They smashed their way in by breaking the front windows. They

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forced the guards to open the side door and a lap two prisoners out.

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At the moment we do not have any details about the prisoners but

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police say there is no immediate threat to the public. They have had

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a higher prison -- presence throughout the morning. The police

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are trying to track down these two as quickly as possible. Thank you.

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She has been Queen for a period spanning four decades. Today she

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abdicated, handing the Royal reins to her son. The news means Willem-

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Alexander becomes the country's first king since the 19th century.

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Thousands of people gathered outside the royal palace in

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Amsterdam to greet the new King following the signing of the

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abdication. Matthew Price is outside the palace with more.

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Those crowds are still here. It has been a fantastic morning here it in

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Dam Square, in front of the royal palace where the Queen a few hours

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ago signed away her right to the throne. Now over to the right in

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that church, the investiture ceremony is taking place of the new

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king. It is not a coronation. He does not by tradition get crowned.

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But this is perhaps the most pond filled and emotional part of the

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day, in what has been a memorable day for the people of the

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Netherlands. They gathered in front of the royal

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palace. Dressed in the national colour. A-C of orange for the House

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of Orange, from which the monarchy comes. Mosely. Apparently it is 200

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years since the House of orange. Readers thought it was a historic

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occasion and it was nice to come along. -- we just thought it was a

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historic occasion. Hit his once-in- a-lifetime which is why I wanted to

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be here today. What are those for? It is going to be very emotional

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today. Is an informal country with an informal kind of monarchy. Her

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Majesty went around the room, the Queen going to her guests, her son

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and heir following in her footsteps. There was no pomp, little ceremony.

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She took a pen and then signed Then briefly, now just Princess

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Beatrix, she squeezed the hand of her new king. Outside, 33 years of

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rule had passed seamlessly to the first king here in 123 years.

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TRANSLATION: A few moments ago abdicated from the throne. I am

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happy and grateful to present to you, your new king, King Willem-

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The fact that everybody can get so close is a sign of how down-to-

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earth the royal family here is, or at least once to appear to be.

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Unlike the monarchy in Britain, for instance, if they don't have that

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same untouchable feel about them. In fact, the new King says he wants

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to be seen as a man of his people, he will not stand on ceremony.

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Together, they sang the national anthem. Then, out came the next

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generation. On foot, no horse and carriage for the Dutch, the royal

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family went to church for the investiture. Tradition states they

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do not crown their monarchs here, but they have their new king and he

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has his kingdom. And that investiture ceremony is

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taking place right now. It probably is the most regal feeling part of

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all the events today. Certainly watching this here in Dam Square,

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are one thing that struck me is how much more relaxed the royal family

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here seems with their public, than perhaps the more distant royal

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family of the United Kingdom. There are no horses and carriages, they

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simply walked from the royal palace to the church. This it is quite

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legal but the King says he just wants to be a man of the people. --

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This is quite Regal. Thank you. With just two days of

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campaigning to go for local elections in England and Wales, the

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battle lines have been drawn in the most hotly contested areas. Our

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political correspondent Robin Brant has been to Derbyshire.

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In a quiet old lead mining village in the middle of Derbyshire, a

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battle is going on. It has got one park and one flagpole, but the

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Conservatives are fighting to keep Bonsall. Derbyshire was a surprise

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gain. Since then the Tories have ruled. I think people have been

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surprised how successful we have been able to be. We have avoided

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frontline redundancies in the council and cat local services.

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more than ever, local elections are defined by national issues, what to

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keep and what to cut. The Tories in Derbyshire have cut �25 million of

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the budget of over half a billion this year. County Hall in Matlock

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is a must gain for Labour. They lost support in marginal areas four

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years ago and that is in places where the next general election

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will be decided. On a brownfield site by the motorway, I met

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Derbyshire's Labour leader, currently in opposition. People

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tend to focus on the national picture but they have seen at the

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last four years, some dramatic changes to services they value and

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it has brought home to people that you can make a protest vote on

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national issues, but it sometimes has drastic local consequences.

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day after we met, Ed Miliband was near that motorway site in

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Chesterfield. His party is pushing hard in Liberal Democrat held areas

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and the coalition is an issue in the crooked spire city.

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certainly don't have an effect and we have got to recognise that. But

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we are a party of local politicians. We are down-to-earth people living

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and working in the community. Where you look in the community, you will

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see Lib Dems working hard. smaller parties are part of the mix

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as well in this election. In the Derbyshire town which any party

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would love to represent, the Greens are standing. Transport is a key

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issue for them. If there was better public transport and the council

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invested more and encouraged private operators to provide buses

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which ran when people want to go to work, more buses. A price worth

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paying? Definitely and integrate it with the train. The unknown entity

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in this election is the UK Independence Party. They are put in

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at 1,700 candidates, the most ever in this election. What would they

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do if they ran Derbyshire. Council tax as the most important part. We

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would make sure we spent it in the right way. But there are many

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issues. You are asking me to give you one particular one but there

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are a lot of policies which we have that we will be implementing from

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day one. David Cameron was here campaigning last week. The Prime

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Minister knows that if the Conservatives are to have any

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chance of staying in power both in the street and Downing Street, then

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his local candidates have got to elections, but they raise big

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questions for the parties back at Westminster. For the Tories, how far

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austerity is draining their support in areas like Derbyshire and their

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heartlands. For Labour, if they cannot win in somewhere like

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Derbyshire, which has traditionally been Labour, is it goodbye for Ed

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victory just a blip? The big question is the emerging threat from

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UKIP, not so much how many seats they might win, but who they might

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take their votes from and what sort of impact it might have at the next

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election? Indeed, much made of the rhetoric mounting between the

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parties, but also of the betting of 1700 candidates. Another day,

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another scandal for UKIP, this time with one of their candidates down in

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Somerset, pictured allegedly doing a Nazi salute. Now, he is the latest

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in a series of UKIP candidates who appear to have been caught out on

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social media expressing extreme views. He insists he is the victim

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of a smear campaign. Nigel Farage insists there will be an

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investigation, but I think the incident tells us a number of things

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- if UKIP want to play in the big league, they are going to have to

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expect an awful lot more scrutiny. And they like to present themselves

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as political outsiders, not bound by the normal restrictions of the

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established parties, but that comes with a risk, and the risk is that

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they have much less control over who their candidates are and what they

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say. Norman, thank you. You can also find

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much more information about the one, our top story this lunchtime:

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The jury in the trial of a former lifeguard accused of killing April

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Jones in mid Wales last year he is how she was seen getting into his

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car. And still to come, Sam Warburton is named captain of the

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British and Irish Lions, he will lead a squad dominated by Welsh

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players. On BBC London, longer running hours

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on the Tube and more traffic free days on Oxford Street, some of the

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recommendations from a new group set up to look at the future of the

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area. And a full weather forecast in 15

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Convictions for animal neglect and cruelty in England and Wales rose by

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a third between 2011 and 2012 according to the RSPCA, which says

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it is struggling to keep up with what it calls a growing cruelty

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epidemic. Our correspondent is at an RSPCA centre in Worcestershire for

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us, Jeremy. Yes, welcome to the Birmingham RSPCA centre, let me

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introduce you to a dog whose story is typical of many of the stories

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here. He was found about one month ago,

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and emaciated in a garden along with another dog. He had a severe ear

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infection. The staff here are in no doubt that he is the victim of

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cruelty, but he is improving really well, although he is very much one

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of the lucky ones. At this centre, every available

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cannot is occupied, and many of these dogs are victims of cruelty or

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abandonment. All of them need a new home, a new life. Daisy was born

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with a genetic condition which means she need an operation on her eyes.

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Treatment is expensive, and inspectors think she was abandoned

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because of the cost. The category is also full. Each of the animals has

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its own story, and caddie is sadly typical. When she came into us, she

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was in very good condition, virtually no further, and it was

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yellow, stained. Very thin, and a major injury to the eye. He is well

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on the way in his rebuilt Asian, he is in good condition now, and

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hopefully you will find a new home. Latest statistics show a 15% rise in

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the number of people convicted for neglect and cruelty in England and

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Wales. In 2011, 1341 people were found guilty by the courts. In 2012,

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that number rose to 1552. But it is not necessarily mean there are more

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acts of cruelty being committed. change in the law means that we can

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intervene before an animal is actually suffering. In the past, it

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have to suffer before we could do anything. Now we can give people

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advice, and if they do not take it, we can intervene earlier. More

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intervention means more animals rescued, but it also means more

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animals needing a new home. Yes, great news for Mac, and the

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ASCII that he was brought in with, because somebody is going to adopt

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both of them. Pretty soon they will be leaving here and starting a new

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life. Six men from the West Midlands have

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pleaded guilty to planning a terrorist attack on an English

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Defence League rally. Five of the group took a home-made bomb to the

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EDL rally in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, in June last year. They

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arrived, though, after it had ended. They were caught when there car was

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stopped by police for not having insurance. June Kelly is outside

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Woolwich Crown Court to explain more. Well, these men decided to

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respond to verbal attacks on Muslims by the English Defence League with a

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planned legal physical attack. Now, usually in terrorism cases, we say

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the arrest came as a result of intelligence, but these arrests were

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down to pure luck. Police on the M1 in South Yorkshire

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have pulled over a vehicle in a random check. On the hard shoulder,

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the driver and his passenger. What the police here do not realise is

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that, by stopping this car, they are breaking up a terrorist cell. The

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driver, Omar Mohammed Khan, had committed a motoring offence, but

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within days he and his passenger, Jewel Uddin, were exposed as violent

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extremists intent on murder. Today they were among six men from the

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West Midlands who pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to terrorism

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charges. And this was their intended target, a rally in Dewsbury by the

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far right English Defence League. Five of the men have travelled here

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from their homes in Birmingham, but by the time they got to Dewsbury,

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the EDL demonstration was over. If they had arrived earlier, they could

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have been carnage in its Yorkshire town. It would have gone ahead, and

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we could have seen a series of massacres, lots of people could have

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been hurt, injured, possibly killed as well. And there would be no

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discrimination, young people, old people, black, white, Asian. Anybody

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could have been affected. With the plot aborted, the men were stopped

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in their car was impounded for not having insurance. According to

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police, there were no grounds to search the car, so officers did not

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look in the boot. It was two days later that the contents of the boot

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were finally discovered. In one holdall, there were machetes, swords

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and knives. The men were clearly planning part of their attack to be

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at close quarters. In another bag there was sawn off shotguns and live

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ammunition, as well as an improvised explosive device packed with nails

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and ballbearings. There were also pipe bombs in the making. And

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amongst their armoury their message, it was to the English

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Defence League, David Cameron and, in that Diamond Jubilee summer, to

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the Queen. They denounced as a none leaders, Jewel Uddin, was an

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associate of a group of Birmingham men jailed last week over a suicide

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bomb plot. In fact, he had been under surveillance and, just five

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days before the EDL rally, he was observed going into this shop. What

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the police surveillance team did not know was that he bought knives to

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use in the attack. At that point, he was not considered to be a serious

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threat. The information that we had at the time did not require or did

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not determine that we should have been doing close as a valence on

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him. I am really comfortable that, within both my own organisation and

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other partner organisations, we did not fail to join the dots. After the

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guilty pleas, the men are due to be sentenced in June.

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Well, both the police and the security service MI5 say there was

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no evidence that the man and as a valence was involved in attack

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planning. As I say, they will be sentenced in June. It is often said

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that the terrorists only have to get lucky once, and in this case the

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luck was on the side of the police and MI5.

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Now, anyone with a family member who has dementia will know how

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distressing it is if they go missing with an agonising wait until they

:25:30.:25:34.

are found. Police in Sussex have become the first force in Britain to

:25:34.:25:38.

pay for GPS tracking devices to both help reduce that distress and cut

:25:39.:25:44.

the cost of finding people when they go missing. Duncan Kennedy has more.

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For three years, Bernard was taking care of his wife Jill, who has

:25:49.:25:53.

dementia. But he has helped now in the form of a GPS tracking device

:25:53.:25:57.

that has already helped save a life after she went missing in nearby

:25:57.:26:02.

fields. The ground was full of mud and water, and she had got stuck in

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the mud, and to be frank, without the GPS device, I would never have

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known where to look for hope. dementia patients go missing, it is

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usually the police were called to find them, but that is expensive, so

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Sussex Police have become the first force in the Britain to buy the

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tagging devices and issue them to the most vulnerable in the

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community. It will be very cost-effective to police, reducing

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anxiety to the family, and reducing the amount of police time spent on

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the issue. It costs �27 per month to rent one of these. Compare that with

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the cost of a police helicopter, which starts at about �800 per hour.

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Savings for the police force will run into the thousands. The devices

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are rooted to the Chichester Council call centre. The council says police

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backing will help everyone involved. For us, it just helps cement the

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whole system together and we can help each other. 800,000 people in

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Britain have dementia. Now, with their forward-thinking initiative

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involving tracking devices, the police have become part of their

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care. Sport now, and Wales flanker Sam

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Warburton has been named captain of the British and Irish Lions for that

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of Hong Kong and Australia, one of the summer's most hotly anticipated

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sporting events. The squad was unveiled at a news conference today,

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and Dan Roan was there. Looking very Welsh dominated, then.

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Absolutely, yes, they provide 15 of the squad, and it is no surprise,

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they have been Six Nations champions for the last two seasons, they are

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well-known by the Lions coach, Warren Gatland, who has also been

:27:50.:27:54.

the Wales coach himself, and they also provide Sam Warburton, who

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becomes the youngest ever Welsh Lions captain. England provides ten

:27:59.:28:04.

players, the Irish nine, Scotland just three. It is largely as

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expected, the squad, but there are a few surprises. Spare a thought for

:28:08.:28:12.

Chris Robshaw, the England captain, who was being talked about as a

:28:12.:28:15.

potential leader, but he misses out altogether, very tough for him to

:28:15.:28:21.

take. Jonny Wilkinson is the main news today, because he ruled himself

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out yesterday when he spoke to Warren Gatland, no place for him.

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The big surprise inclusion is Matt Stevens, the England prop.

:28:29.:28:39.
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Ben Richards has joined us, and it this afternoon, and if you are

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looking for April showers on the last day of the month, you will have

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to look pretty closely, because it is going to stay fine and dry for

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the rest of the afternoon with plenty of sunshine. Starting with

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the satellite picture, the view from space, and you can see plenty of

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cloud gathering in the Atlantic which is eventually destined to push

:28:57.:29:01.

into north-western part of the country, but not just yet for most

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of us. Clear skies in many areas, lots of sunshine. A little bit of

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fair weather cloud could just be big enough to squeeze out a very light,

:29:11.:29:15.

and certainly more cloud generally for Scotland and Northern Ireland

:29:15.:29:20.

with a few showers here. But in the best of the sunshine further south,

:29:20.:29:25.

14 or 15 is quite likely. Down to the south coast, up to 1617. Where

:29:25.:29:29.

we have have our sunshine today, it is going to turn chilly again,

:29:29.:29:33.

England and Wales could see the odd patch of fog, but mild in the north

:29:33.:29:37.

and west where you have cloud, a strengthening breeze, outbreaks of

:29:37.:29:41.

patchy rain. These are the countryside temperatures, rural

:29:41.:29:44.

spots could get below freezing, so we could see a touch of frost here

:29:44.:29:50.

to start the day. Further north, we start to see signs of a change, a

:29:50.:29:53.

weather front coming in from the north-west, and that will bring

:29:53.:29:57.

patchy rain, strengthening winds in the north, and that is going to

:29:57.:30:00.

slice the country into tomorrow. This is how we start tomorrow

:30:01.:30:05.

morning - to the north of the front, things brightening up, very windy

:30:05.:30:08.

with a few showers, then a zone of damp weather through Northern

:30:08.:30:11.

Ireland and a large part of Scotland. To the south of that, we

:30:11.:30:18.

have the best of the sunshine to start Wednesday, blue skies for the

:30:19.:30:21.

most part once early mist and fog have cleared. Yes, a chilly start

:30:21.:30:25.

here, but once the sun gets to work, it will feel quite pleasant.

:30:25.:30:29.

Through the day, many areas of central and southern England and

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Wales hold onto the sunshine. The cloud works into northern England

:30:33.:30:39.

and North Wales, a few bits and pieces of patchy rain. To the north

:30:39.:30:42.

of that front, it brightens up, a few wintry showers in the far north.

:30:42.:30:46.

Pretty windy in the far north with gales, but feeling warm in the

:30:46.:30:50.

south. And it stays warm in the south as we go into Thursday, this

:30:50.:30:54.

sunshine could lift temperatures to 17 or 18 degrees in places. But a

:30:54.:31:00.

bit of a change in the north, cloud and rain, feeling much cooler, eight

:31:00.:31:03.

or nine year. Big contrasts in the temperatures, further north it is up

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to 18, and if you want a sneak peek at the bank holiday forecast, you

:31:09.:31:19.
:31:19.:31:21.

trial of a formalised guard accused of killing April Jones in mid Wales

:31:21.:31:26.

last year 's here's how she was seen getting into his car. The two men on

:31:26.:31:32.

the run after escaping from a prison van have been nail by police. The

:31:32.:31:37.