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The sharp rise in people with mental health problems turning

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Taken an overdose of prescribed medication.

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Numbers in England have gone up by nearly fifty

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per cent in four years - experts say it's the

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They are very busy. Somebody with a mental health issue, it is not

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conducive. It's yet more pressure

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on A departments - as leaked documents reveal

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the number of patients left Jeremy Corybn sets out Labour's

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policy on EU migration - but is he for or against free

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movement? We are not wedded to free movement

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in the EU but I don't want to be misinterpreted, nor do we rule it

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out. A fifteen-year-old girl

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is arrested after the death More games, more money -

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FIFA decides to expand the number of countries competing in the World

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Cup. Coming up, cert Dave Brailsford

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criticises the head of anti-doping for undermining an investigation

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into anti-doping revelations. Good evening and welcome

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to the BBC News at Six. There's been a steep increase

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in the number of people arriving at accident and emergency

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departments in England The latest official figures analysed

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for the BBC show that last year there were over 165,000 psychiatric

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attendances at A That's a rise of 47 per cent over

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the last four years. That includes a rise of 89 per cent

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in the number of children and young Emergency doctors describe the

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figures as the tip of the iceberg. Our Social Affairs Correspondent

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Alison Holt reports from Birmingham. It's another day of unrelenting

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demand in the Emergency Department of Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth

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Hospital. Is there any movement

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in terms of beds? Patients are lining up

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on trolleys in the corridor, She's taken an overdose of some

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prescribed medication... The psychiatric team,

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based in the department, is dealing with a number of people

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who've tried to take She had a follow-on plan, she'd

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taken an overdose the last time. Among them, a woman

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in her early 20s. Doctors have dealt with the physical

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affects of the overdose, but the root cause is her history

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of mental health problems. I took an overdose, I went

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up to the train track. She is one of a rapidly increasing

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number of patients arriving at A's like this with psychiatric

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difficulties, many are young. The voices are getting more intense,

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wanting to harm myself. It's not attempts, it's

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actually trying to do it. I'm not just doing it

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as a cry for help. Is this the worst that

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you've ever felt? I've never been this

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bad before, I'm scared. In a busy A, even finding a room

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for this conversation was a struggle, now this isn't

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the right place for her, You know, if we were to

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discharge her from here, she'd would likely go out

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there and try and do Was there any particular trigger why

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you took the tablets? At this hospital, they see more

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than 100 people a week facing a psychiatric crisis

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and the Mental Health Trust has set up a quiet unit nearby to assess

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people away from the pressure. Its staff then search

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for the psychiatric beds I'm trying to act upon this

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as a matter of urgency for this lad because he doesn't sound

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well at all. Nobody in a mental health crisis

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should be in Accident Emergency unless they've got

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a physical health need. Our A, what I see,

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are very, very busy, overstimulated places and somebody

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with a mental health issue, it's just not conducive at all to them,

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to being in that environment. That's why in Birmingham they've set

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up this street triage team to intervene before people reach

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the Emergency Department. The patient here is

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hearing voices stating - With a police officer, paramedic

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and psychiatric nurse on board, they respond to 999 calls

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where there are mental Already this evening the man

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they're visiting has called His physical health is checked,

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they listen to and assess him. Are you telling me that there

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was these negative voices I think like there's

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someone controlling me. It's kind of like, I'm

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some kind of machine. After half an hour it's agreed,

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rather than going to A, he'll keep a community appointment

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in the morning. I think the first step is me asking

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for help as well as being assured Over the last four, five weeks he's

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been going to A quite a lot. I think he's had six

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admissions through A So we've come out tonight to try

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and prevent that cycle. Night and day the street

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triage team is in demand, but here they believe it's making

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a difference in getting We managed to reduce

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the numbers of attendance to the A, but what you get,

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you get high quality. You get mental health,

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police forces and paramedics working in collaboration together to look

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after one single patient. For many, A will remain

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the first place they turn to, the challenge is to help people

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who are vulnerable before Why are so many people with mental

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health issues turning up at accident and emergency? It is complex, there

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is increased awareness, people are more willing to talk about mental

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health, but campaigners say if people are reaching a crisis and

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feel the only place they can go is accident and emergency then that is

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a sign that the community services are not working well enough because

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they are not picking people up before they get that crisis.

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Emergency doctors believe the figures are an underestimate, if

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someone comes in having self harmed, that will go in a different column

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in the statistics. The gold standard is to prevent people needing to go

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to accident and emergency in the first place. The Department of

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Health has said the Prime Minister has made it clear that they are

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committed to improving mental health services in the NHS and across the

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community. Thank you very much. Today, there was more evidence

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of the pressure on A departments with leaked documents,

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seen by the BBC, showing that tens of thousands of patients in England

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were left waiting on trolleys Nearly 500 of them waited over 12

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hours, that's three times as many Our Health Editor,

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Hugh Pym has the story. This was life at one hospital on the

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front line today, even more hectic than usual, with an astonishing 20%

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more patients than last year. We are urging people to stay away if the

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problem is not urgent and seek care elsewhere. The beginning of January

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is always a busy time, much busier than this time last year. I think we

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will make it through the winter but it is going to be really hard for

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us. Since Christmas the NHS has been under immense pressure with some of

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the busiest ever days in hospitals. The Red Cross said there was a

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humanitarian crisis but this was denied by the government. The BBC

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has obtained internal figures revealing the scale of the pressure.

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A number of patients relying on trolleys for hours at a time because

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beds were not available. The figures come from 131 Hospital trusts in

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England, they sure there were 445 patients waiting more than 12 hours

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on trolleys in that week. That compares with 158 for the whole of

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January last year. One hospital missed the target of treating or

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assessing 95% of patients within four hours. For 80 just the outcome

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was below that. Jeremy Hunt hinted yesterday before our target might be

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changed to cover urgent cases only. Earlier he said some accident and

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emergency units had serious problems but had coped better than last year

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but there were experts that there were no -- warnings from expert but

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there were no easy solutions. We reduce the number of bed by half and

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we increase the number of admissions to double. It is about reaching a

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crisis situation. The data in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales

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are not directly compatible and the data did not cover all hospitals but

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it acknowledged there was unprecedented demand.

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The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has been under pressure to spell out

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exactly what Labour's position is on the free movement of people

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from the rest of the EU to Britain - one of the key issues

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In a speech he was expected to say they could ditch support for freedom

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of movement and a low EU citizens to move to the UK but later said he

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would not rule it out and said he did not think immigration was too

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high. Here's our political editor. Will you welcome what was billed as

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his position on Brexit? Everybody voted for a better future.

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On the biggest question, what was his verdict? I don't want to be

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misinterpreted, nor will we rule it out. We will demand that they give

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us the power to intervene decisively and prevent workers from here or

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abroad being used are exploited to undermine pay and conditions at

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work. The original version of his speech had suggested freedom of

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movement might be ditched but instead he wants to tighten up rules

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that allowed foreign workers to be exploited. Does that mean you want

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to see more or fewer people? It probably means there will be fewer

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but I think we should also recognise there is a massive contribution made

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to health service, education, manufacturing industry by people

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from all over Europe. You say there will probably be fewer people coming

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here, by how many? I cannot put a figure on it because we've not seen

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the work that has been done. Is it a question of principle? Employers

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should not be allowed to tear up existing arrangements in the

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construction industry or industries. We've asked you whether you think

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the levels are too high. Have you changed your mind? I've not. My mind

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is clear that we need to end the exploitation. We need to maintain

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market access within Europe and ensure there are good relations

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between communities. Do you want to... I want us to have market

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access and trade with Europe. That means continuing freedom of

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movement. Let's see what comes out of the negotiation. Mr Corbyn was in

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Peterborough, tone that has been changed by immigration. They worry

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that the approach does them no favours. The amount of immigration

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has not been good for Peterborough. A lot of foreigners are quite nice

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but the system cannot cope. I find Labour are confusing and I don't

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understand what the issues are. Jeremy Corbyn hopes he might have

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more appeal than pounds and pence. Income limits could be on the way. I

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think you need to look at each company and think, is it right that

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the chief Executive earns 100 times those that are doing the work that

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keeps the company going. After being expected to change direction, in the

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end he more or less stayed on the spot. It is sticking to principles

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that makes him the hero for his supporters but for his MPs it is a

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stubbornness that means they could be doomed to fail.

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A 15-year-old girl has been arrested after the death

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She was found in the Woodthorpe area of the city with serious injuries

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The teenager remains in custody and is being questioned by officers.

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In the last few minutes they've named the girl as Katie Ruff. What

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happened here sounds horrendous. Her mum and dad were here and they

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realised the enormity of the situation and how gravely their

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little girl was injured. This is Katie Ruff. She was found with fatal

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injuries. Her grandparents described her as the darling princess. Friends

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left flowers close to where she was discovered. She was very close

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friend to my daughter. She was a beautiful little girl. Beautiful

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family. People living in this cul-de-sac tries to help her mother,

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who arrived just after she was found. A woman ran up the street,

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she was shouting, help, help, call for an ambulance. I got halfway up

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and I could see a body lying in the field but the police were already

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there. Seven-year-old Katie died a short time after in hospital. A

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15-year-old girl has been arrested and is being questioned. About half

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a mile away, police have also been at a semidetached house as part of

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the enquiry. There's been a steep increase

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in the number of people arriving at A in England

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with mental health issues. Claire Hollingworth,

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who was first to report on the start of World War II,

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dies at the age of 105. Coming up in Sportsday in the next

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15 minutes, on BBC News. Kempton Park racecourse,

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home of the King George VI Chase, is set to be closed to make way

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for 3,000 new homes. The Jockey Club says

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it's for the long-term The Jockey Club says it's

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for the long-term benefit of racing. The governing body of world

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football, Fifa, has approved plans to expand the tournament from 32

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to 48 countries by 2026. The new format will feature 16

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Groups of three teams, with the top two of each Group

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going through to There'll now be a total of 80

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matches, but the winners will still only play seven games

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to lift the trophy. The move is projected to generate

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?800 million in additional revenue for Fifa through broadcasting,

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commercial and match-day income. Critics have called it a "money

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grab and a power grab." From Zurich, our Sports News

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correspondent, Richard Conway, has been talking to Fifa's new boss,

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Gianni Infantino. Fifa has finally cleared a path to a

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World Cup of 48 teams from 2026, 16 more countries will join football's

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flagship tournament. Speaking to me today, the world gov earning body's

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president insisted, in the face of much criticism, it's time for the

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sport to look beyond its traditional borders. Football has become a truly

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global game because many more countries, many more teams, will

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have the chance to qualify, so they will invest in developing football.

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They will invest in developing elite football as well as grass-roots

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football. They will invest in their technical developments and this will

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make sure that the quality raises. The growth of the World Cup will

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bring in revenue. Fifa stand to make ?500 million profit in 2026

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according tos it own research. . Was elected on a pledge to deliver a

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bigger competition insist it is not about cash and politics. It's not at

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all money and power grab, it's the opposite. It's a football decision.

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So the way we presented it was - OK - we present four for mats, every

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one of the four for mats has advantages in erms it of the

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financial situation which means we are in a comfortable situation to be

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able to take a decision simply based on the sporting merit. -- for mats.

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Asia and Africa stand to benefit the most when the extra 16 places are

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divided up. There will be more slots too for European nations. The

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Scottish FA welcomed today's decision, believing it will give

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them and others a better chance of qualifying. After a number of years,

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when Fifa was a by-word for corruption, it's new leadership is

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determined to assert itself. Gianni Infantino's task is now to convince

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his critics a reformed World Cup is a force for good. Richard Conway,

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BBC News Zurich. Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland's

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former First Minister, says Northern Ireland

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is "undoubtedly" heading for a period of direct

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rule from Westminster. Under the rules of the power-sharing

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Government, she was forced to step down as the First Minister yesterday

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after her partner in Government, Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness,

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resigned his post as the Deputy The problems stem from a bitter row

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about a mismanaged energy scheme. THE SPEAKER: The Secretary of State

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for Northern Ireland. It all has echoes

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of unhappier times. In the House of Commons,

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a British minister was making Right honourable and honourable

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members should be in no doubt, the situation we face

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in Northern Ireland today is grave and the Government treats it

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with the utmost seriousness. The situation to which he was

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referring was the collapse of the power-sharing

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Government at Stormont. A decade of broad consensus

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between Republicans On the surface, it's

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about a green energy scheme, the cost of which was found

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to have been exorbitant. The scheme was originally overseen

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by the Democratic Unionist leader and the out going First Minister,

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Arlene Foster. The major sticking point between us

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over this last few weeks has been the fact that Sinn Fein would not

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agree to the establishment of an inquiry until I stepped

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aside as First Minister. For me, I felt to have done

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so would have led to the conclusion that I was guilty of something

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improper, which is not the case. Across in West Belfast the leader

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of Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams, was issuing two warnings -

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a return to direct rule from London would not be acceptable and neither

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would a return to the same power-sharing arrangements

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with the Democratic Unionists If the DUP think that they're

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going to waltz out of Government or are have an election and then

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waltz back into Government on the same terms as caused

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the collapse, then they'll have The politics of Northern Ireland can

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seem pretty impenetrable from outside, but here's

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the essential point - it took years to put together

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a successful power-sharing That Government oversaw

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peace and stability. There is uncertainty about how

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to put it all back together. Nicholas Witchell,

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BBC News, Belfast. There was more travel misery

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for hundreds of thousands of Southern Rail passengers today,

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as the network's drivers It's just the latest industrial

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action in a row between the unions and the company over plans

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for driver-only operated trains. As our transport correspondent,

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Richard Westcott, reports, it could More than 2,200 Southern services

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weren't running today. Platform 2 for the delayed

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0747 Thameslink service. Their passengers were forced

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to find other routes in. The whole situation seems

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like a complete joke. I'd like to know that

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when I get on the train, that I'm going to end up

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at my destination at a certain time. Well, this is the queue just to get

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into East Croydon station, all of these people are trying

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to get to London, it's It snakes around a lot,

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then actually goes down the side of the station,

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probably about 100 meters For nearly a year, they've been

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rowing about changes to the role Southern wants drivers to take over

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closing the train doors. The unions say that

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threatens safety and jobs. Southern says no-one's

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losing their post and the safety This is The Body Shop's

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new ?1 million lab in Croydon. They moved hundreds of staff

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here last year because of the great train service, but Southern's

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drivers aren't working overtime at the moment,

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causing delays and cancellations It's having a devastating effect

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on The Body Shop's staff. They're missing childrens birthdays,

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they can't arrange meetings, They're feeling stressed,

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tired and irritable and there's a number of people saying every day,

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from about 4.00pm, they're sitting getting more and more stressed

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about whether they're going to get home, at all, or on time

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for the commitment Back on board, several

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commuters said this. I mean the Government need

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to do something about it. So the BBC put the question

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to the Minister. REPORTER: What are you,

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as Transport Secretary, Don't you have a duty

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to step in on behalf... The Government's engaged day

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in and day out in trying to find a way to get this issued resolved,

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and we'll carry on doing that. In Merseyside, unions are fighting

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similar plans to bring It's Southern today,

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but this issue threatens It was the scoop of the century,

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the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland that triggered

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World War II. Today, Clare Hollingworth,

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the British war correspondent As a rookie reporter in Poland,

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she'd spotted German forces James Robbins looks back at her

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extraordinary life and career. This is a national

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programme from London. Germany has invaded Poland

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and has bombed many towns. But three days earlier,

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Clare Hollingworth's greatest scoop had already appeared in the Daily

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Telegraph. Alone, inside Germany,

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she'd seen the Nazis Aged 27 and a journalist

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for less than a week, a woman in a man's world had beaten

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the lot of them. 1939, I went out to Poland

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to become number two to Hugh Carleton Greene of BBC fame,

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and I got to Warsaw and he said, "one of us has got

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to go to the frontier." And I was on the German-Polish

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frontier when the German And Clare Hollingworth's

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scoops kept coming. In 1963, she uncovered Kim Philby's

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escape to Russia as an MI6 traitor. For weeks, the Guardian refused

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to publish, fearing a libel action. But above all, she was

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a war correspondent, across the Middle East

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and notably in Vietnam, I'm really passionately

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interested in war and if one is passionately interested

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in war, one can't help Last year in Hong Kong,

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fellow journalists celebrated Clare's 105th birthday as even more

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extraordinary stories emerged of her role before World War II,

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helping refugees escape the Nazis. In danger herself so many times,

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Clare Hollingworth was witness the great events across more

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than a century. Clare Hollingworth who has died at

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the age of 105. It is getting lively over the next

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few days. We have a weak weather front moving southwards and

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eastwards. Weak in terms of rainfall. As it moves through, a

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strong and cold wind coming from a long way north and west. Rain

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initially in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Head south across England

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and Wales it will become light and patchy. The winds will pick up to

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gale force and behind it a lot of showers, turning wintry over the

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higher ground in Scotland. A chilly night, major towns and cities in

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single figures and cold in the wind. The wind will be a key feature of

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things tomorrow. There could be travel disruption to the northern

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half of the UK with winds at 60mph-70mph. Maybe more. A Ross

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cross wind for the central lowlands of Scotland and quite a few showers.

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Showers and windy in Northern Ireland and northern England, too.

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The strongest winds over and to the east of the Pennines. Further south

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a blustery start to the day, not much in the way of rainfall. In the

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western side of Wales there will be a few showers early on. It's windy

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the further west you go. Gusts of wind 45mph through the morning. It

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will be windy to all parts through the day. The showers will be in

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Northern Ireland, northern England and in Scotland the snow showers

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will come down the mountains as we get on into the afternoon and

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evening. It will be cold across the board, seven to eight in the south,

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three or so in Glasgow. Factor in the wind and it will be colder than

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that. Snow showers continue across Scotland. Northern Ireland will see

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some into the early hours of Thursday. Some of it will get down

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to low levels. It will be cold, a touch of frost and icy patches

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northern England up to Scotland and Northern Ireland, too. Thursday,

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cold and windy day, snow showers around. Further south, wetter

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weather for Wales and England. We could see snow as well. Thank you

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very much. That's all from the BBC News at Six,

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so it's goodbye from me, and on BBC One we now join the BBC's

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news teams where you are.

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