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From paramilitary to peacemaker - Martin McGuinness says

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he is stepping down permanently from political life.

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A former leader of the IRA, his political journey took him

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to an unlikely partnership in government in Northern Ireland.

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Recently it's been revealed Mr McGuinness has been suffering

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The question I ask myself is, are you physically capable

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of fighting this election with the intensity elections

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The answer is, I am not physically capable.

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We'll look back at the career of man who has been loved, loathed,

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feared and revered in Northern Ireland.

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Buried under the snow - dozens are feared dead in Italy

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as an avalanche crushes a hotel, rescuers search for survivors.

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Theresa May talks business in Davos as a big high street bank says

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London will remain the top financial centre post Brexit.

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Donald Trump and Melania touch down in Washington in a government plane

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And after over 70 days sailing solo around the world,

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the British man set to complete what's known as the

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And coming up in Sportsday later in the hour on BBC News:

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It's a one-day series defeat for England's cricketers in India.

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They fall short in what would have been a record run chase.

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Good evening and welcome to the BBC News at Six.

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It has been a political journey that has taken him from the leadership

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of the IRA and prison, to negotiations with Westminster,

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to one of the most senior positions in Northern Ireland politics.

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Today Martin McGuiness has announced he is stepping down permanently

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He resigned as Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister last

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week following a dispute with First Minister, Arlene Foster.

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Mr McGuinness has been suffering from a serious

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Martin McGuinness is one of the most controversial leaders in British and

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Irish politics. He has been a central figure in Northern Ireland's

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pain and peace. Now he is standing down due to illness. I have to be

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honest with myself. The question I ask myself, are you physically

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capable of fighting this election with the intensity elections need to

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be fought? Be honest and says, I not physically capable. His background

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lay in the civil rights riots in Londonderry, but Martin McGuinness

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chose violent resistance. By the age of 21 he was second-in-command of

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the IRA in Derry, talking about the bombing campaign. Can you say

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whether the bombing will stop in the near future in response to any

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public the man? I always take on the considerations of people with Derry

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and these feelings will be passed on to Dublin. He served two prison

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sentences in the Irish Republic and was convicted of IRA membership. He

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openly attended IRA events. He denied he was the IRA chief of

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staff, but regarded it as a compliment. We don't bring winning

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any elections votes will bring freedom to Ireland. It'll be the

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cutting edge of the IRA that will bring freedom. Today he was asked if

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he had any regrets about his days in the IRA? People have too consider

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the circumstances in the city when I did join the IRA. We had a city

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where people were being murdered the RUC and they were murdered

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wholesale, as it were on bloody Sunday by The Parachute Regiment and

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the fact many people like myself, thousands of people in the city

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decided to fight back. I don't regret any of that. But he was one

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of the leaders who recognised that continued violence would not bring

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further political gains. In 1994 there was a ceasefire. It laid the

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foundation for peace talks. Sinn Fein nominated him as its chief

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negotiator, leading to the Good Friday agreement and eventually

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power-sharing. Bitter foes sat alongside each other in a new

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assembly. My journey has been a long journey. Over 25 years working on

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building the peace. His departure from politics comes at a sensitive

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time for Northern Ireland. Its power-sharing assembly has collapsed

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and Brexit poses difficult questions about the future of a border with

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Ireland. Many people struggle to forgive an man who played such a key

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role in a violent campaign. But he earned grudging respect for his

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commitment to peace and the gunmen who turned politician had the

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authority to make compromises. Joining me from Londonderry

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is our Northern lreland political You were talking to

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Martin McGuinness today, for decades he has been a powerful

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though controversial figure That is absolutely true, the owner.

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There will be people, possibly relatives of IRA victims hearing

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Martin McGuinness is stepping down will maybe say, good riddance. He

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did play a key role in organising the IRA during those years in the

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1970s and the 90s -- 1980s. But he told me in the interview this

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afternoon he shouldn't be judged by people who didn't understand the

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circumstances when he was growing up. And because of that hands-on

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role he played, he had an authority in delivering that these that maybe

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the new generation of Republican leadership, which he will be handing

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over two, won't have. They are of course heading into different times.

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We don't know who will take over from him as Northern leader or

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taking over from Gerry Adams south of the Irish border. But they have a

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fluid situation to deal with now with the power-sharing experience,

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which Martin McGuinness put so much effort to in recent years with the

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Stormont institutions having crumbled over the recent heating

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scandal. Thank you very much. Dozens of people are feared dead

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after an avalanche buried a hotel At least three people

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have been killed - rescue teams are searching for up

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to 35 people still trapped The avalanche happened

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after a series of powerful earthquakes struck the area

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of Abruzzo yesterday The hotel was moved almost 10 metres

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downhill as the huge wall of snow hit it directly as it raced down

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the Gran Sasso mountain. It's the third in a series

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of earthquakes in the region since last summer killing

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almost 300 people. Our correspondent James Reynolds

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is in the nearby village of Penne. Is there any sign of

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survivors inside the hotel? No sign of them and no sign of

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family members either. They are waiting for news in a private area.

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They know their relatives in the hotel survived the initial

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earthquakes, because they were gathering in a hotel lobby waiting

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to be rescued and then the avalanche hit. The landslide destroyed and cut

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off the hotel. At night, the quickest

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way through the wall These rescuers are among the most

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experienced in Europe. Step-by-step, they shovelled their

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way up towards the Rigopiano hotel. They went further in and came

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to where the avalanche hit. A six foot high wall

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of snow and rock broke Several miles away,

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a father waited for news Straight after yesterday's

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earthquakes, they texted each other. "I think the worst has already

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happened", he reassured her. His daughter and many other

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people, may be trapped These pictures, filmed

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after daybreak, show the Rigopiano Do you think it's possible

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to find more people alive? In the past, we found

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people after three days And especially in this case,

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there could be some Rescuers are helped by the fact that

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conditions here have improved. We haven't felt any more

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earthquakes or tremors. Relief workers a few miles up

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the hill, will hope the snow holds And those rescuers continue

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on their path to and from the destroyed hotel,

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searching for survivors or bodies. James Reynolds, BBC News,

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Penne, central Italy. The head of the metropolitan police

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Sir Bernard Hogan Howe says the "warning lights are flashing"

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over crime after new figures revealed there were nearly

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12 million offences last year. For the first time fraud and cyber

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crime has been included in official crime figures and there's also been

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a jump in violent offences recorded 1,000 British holidaymakers

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have arrived back in the UK from The Gambia,

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which is facing a political crisis. The Foreign Office is advising

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people to avoid all but essential The outgoing President refused

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to meet a midnight deadline to hand over power after losing

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last month's election. Donald Trump has arrived

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in Washington ahead of his inauguration tomorrow

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as the 45th President Hundreds of thousands of people

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are expected to attend, some to support him,

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some to protest against him. And it will be watched around

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the world by millions. Our North America Editor,

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Jon Sopel is in Washington, what can you tell us

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about the preparations? Add to that as well the tens of

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thousands of security personnel who will be on duty for this

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extraordinary moment in American politics, in American public life,

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the transfer of power, peacefully, that takes place after a

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presidential election. What was striking today was seen Donald Trump

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arrive on a plane, not with Trump emblazoned on the side, but with the

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United States of America. That is the brand he is promoting and

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selling as he saluted as commander-in-chief as he came down

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the steps. And in that future role he will be going to Arlington

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military cemetery to lay a wreath to commemorate all those people who

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have lost their lives serving the country. Then there will be a party.

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What happens after that, there is a whole series of parties and balls to

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celebrate the incoming of the new president. He has been writing a

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speech, is there any indication what we might expect from it? We have

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been given clues, we have been told not to expect a policy agenda. I

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think there will be less of building a wall, less of ripping up trade

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deals. We have been told it will be philosophical, his vision for the

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country, a vision of what it is like to be an American, what it is like

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to be a citizen and the role of government. We are told it will be

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personal and sincere. It marks a different Donald Trump from what we

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maybe got used to during the campaign trail when he was very

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combative and quite aggressive. He says he wants to unify the country.

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There will be a lot of demonstrations on the streets. He

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will have his work cut out to do that, maybe his inaugural address

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will give him a start in that direction? We shall see, thank you.

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The head of Barclays Bank says he expects the City of London

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to remain the financial centre of Europe, despite Brexit.

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And despite a number of other banks and financial institutions

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suggesting they will move thousands of jobs away from London.

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Theresa May has been talking to business leaders in Davos

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and urged them to restore faith in globalisation, arguing the world

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economy must be made to work for everyone.

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Our Economics Editor Kamal Ahmed reports.

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Wrapped up warm, to meet bankers and millionaires, it is hard not to come

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to Davos and not look like the global elite. But although the Prime

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Minister was here to insist Britain was open but business, she was here

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with a warning. Talk of greater globalisation can make people

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fearful. For many, it means their jobs being outsourced and wages

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undercut. It means having to sit back as they watch their communities

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change around them. And in their minds, it means watching as those

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who prosper seem to play by a different set of rules. Theresa May

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came to the World Economic Forum, Davos, not so much to celebrate

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business, but to warn it. She backs globalisation, free trade and deal

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with the European Union, but she has another message for this privileged

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audience, do more to make globalisation work for everyone. If

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you don't, she will be willing to intervene to ensure businesses

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change their behaviour. It was sunny here today, yes, but the Prime

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Minister's visit to Davos was overshadowed as a number of

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international banks including Goldman Sach's and JP Morgan were

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reducing investment or planning to cut jobs as Britain plans for

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Brexit. Publicity is a big place with different voices. For Barclays

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Bank, London is still in the lead. I think the UK will continue to be the

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financial lungs for Europe. We may have to move certain activities, we

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may have to change the legal structure we used to operate in

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Europe, but I think it will be at the margin and will be manageable. I

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caught up with the Prime Minister later. What have the banks said to

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you why they are moving jobs? I had a good and positive discussion with

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banks about the benefits of the City of London. What it is that brought

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them to the City of London and how we can build on that for the future.

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And there are huge benefits for investment in the UK. We have a very

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strong economy, we have a service sector that is important, but valued

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around the world. I believe that global Britain can bring jobs and

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prosperity to the UK across the board, including in financial

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services. Many are reflecting on one of the big test of Mrs May's clean

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Brexit. Hard Brexit does a London damage, does the country damage, but

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the point I am making to our European friends, businesses and

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political leaders, if businesses decide to leave London, they will go

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to Paris, Madrid and Frankfurt, they will be going to Hong Kong,

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Singapore or New York. A hard Brexit is a lose, lose and bad for London

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and the EU as well. Mrs May said she was an optimist and free trade deal

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discussions had already started with India and Australia. She admitted

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the journey ahead would be uncertain, but would the right deal,

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the future was bright. Our top story this evening: Martin

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McGuinness, the former IRA leader, turned Deputy First Minister of

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Northern Ireland is stepping down from politics for good. And still to

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come: I'm in Les Sables d'Olonne in West France where a Frenchman has

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won the toughest yacht race on Earth but a British sailor made it an

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exciting finish. Coming up in Sportsday.

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Novak Djokovic is stunned assal wild card player knocks him out of the

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Australian Open. A local authority is to hold

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a referendum on whether to increase It claims cuts in Government funding

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and the crisis in social care have Surrey County Council - a

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Conservative-controlled authority - says it has a huge gap

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in its budget and wants the extra money to fund improved social

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care for the elderly, services for people

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with disabilities and for children. Our Deputy Political Editor,

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John Pienaar, reports from Esher. You don't get a choice

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about getting old but how to pay Councils pay most of it and now one

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authority's had enough of Government cuts and paying for more and more

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with less and less. Surrey's asking council

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tax payers - yes or no, I think it's important

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that politicians stand We have to pay for these services.

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with the rest of us, It's not easy finding people

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here who are keen to pay what will be nearly ?200 a year more

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on an average home, though no-one Good afternoon, the council

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want 15% increase... I heard it on the One

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O'Clock News today. How about more of that money

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for the council for social care? There's lots of money in Surrey

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but that doesn't mean to say we'll accept a 15% rate increase,

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it's not on. I can't afford to pay

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because my pension is frozen. More council tax to pay for social

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care, do you fancy that, yes or no? I think we live in

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a very affluent area. I know lots of people around

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here need it more than we do. The sign of a civilised society

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is one that looks after and cares I think it's a problem that's

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going to escalate over the years, it's not going to go away,

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and we have to address it. The Labour Leader also agrees

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all tax payers should bear It's not right that we should thrust

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the social care crisis on local authorities,

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all of whom have different levels It's a central Government

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responsibility and central Government should face up

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to its responsibility. Local voters have been asked to vote

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on a council tax rise just once in England in the last five years,

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the answer was no. Local MPs here include the

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Chancellor and the Health Secretary and they'll be watching closely. If

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Surrey votes no, it could mean more cuts to local services. But, it

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could also force ministers to confront difficult, maybe unpopular

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choices, about the long-term future funding of social care that many say

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Government after Government have avoided for far too long.

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Six British people have died and several more have been injured

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The group were on their way back from a pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Our correspondent, Judith Moritz, is in Manchester,

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Is Well, Fiona, we now know that this group, it was a group of 12

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people in total, all members of the same extended family, booked their

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trip through this tour operator, Haji Tours who tonight have given us

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information about those involved. They say that the family group

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ranged from pensioners down to a tiny baby, Adam Anis, just two

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months' old, who has sadly died, alongside his grandparents, they

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were 64 and 69 and they were from Manchester. And another person from

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this city, who was 57, also died alongside them as well and members

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of their family from Glasgow were on board. That was Mohammed and Talat

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Aslam and the Glasgow Central Mosque have said that they were very

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popular members of the community and they leave behind five children who

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were also injured in the crash, including baby Adam's mother, his

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siblings, we understand who were four and two years' old and a

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pensioner who is in a critical condition. Now the Foreign Office

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said it's providing consular assistance to relatives of those

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involved and to the family there. They went over to Saudi Arabia. They

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were there on a pilgrimage to Mecca. They spent five days in Mecca and

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were en route we understand to the second leg of their trip over to the

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Prophet's Mosque, another site, when this happened and Haji Tours say

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they believe one of the tyres on the minibus they were travelling in,

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brew out. But they are still trying to get information and they say

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they're making arrangements for relatives from the UK to fly out

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there to find out more. In the last few minutes the founder

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of the Wiki leaks website, Julian Assange says he sands by his offer

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to go to the United States now it has been announced that the American

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soldier, chesscy Manning has been released. He has been hold up for

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four years in London. He had been concerned about travelling to

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America, because his website leakedk do uments leaked by Manning, but he

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hasn't formally been charged by the American authorities.

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A strike by conductors on the Southern Rail network will go

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ahead next week after the RMT union said it was barred from talks.

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The strikes planned for next week by the train drivers' main union,

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Aslef, have been suspended to allow the talks to take place.

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But the 24-hour strike next Monday by the RMT union

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Tennis, and there was a big upset at the Australian Open

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when defending champion Novak Djokovic was knocked out

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Djokovic - a six-time winner of the tournament,

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who's ranked number two in the world, lost

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Istomin from Uzbekistan, who's ranked a 117th.

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It's nicknamed the Everest of the Seas - a gruelling solo

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round the world yacht race, which after 73 days, finishes today.

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British sailor, Alex Thomson, turned round a disastrous start

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and looks set to come second in the prestigious

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Our Sports correspondent, Natalie Pirks, is at the finish line

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at Les Sables d'Olonne on France's Atlantic coast.

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We're expecting him in the early hours of tomorrow morning and as you

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have already said this is the toughest test in ocean racing.

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Thousands of people have gathered. You may well be able to see the

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winner has come into the port and they're well used to celebrating a

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French victory because no-one other than a French person has won this

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race, but a British sailor came very close to changing that, like Dame

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Ellen MacArthur in the past. After ten unpredictable

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weeks in the world's most inhospitable seas,

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a Frenchman celebrating victory What wasn't was the plucky Hampshire

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yachtsman who gave him For three months Alex Thompson

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has battled everything Eating only freeze dried noodles

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and jelly and survived on as little as 20 minutes' sleep

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every few hours. At stake was his life's obsession -

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the chance of becoming the first Briton to win the Vendee Globe

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in the race's 27-year history. Thompson set off from here,

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Les Sables d'Olonne on 6th November, heading out of the Bay of Biscay,

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down to the equator He headed round Antarctica,

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under the Cape of Good Hope and passed round Australasia,

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across the South Pacific, where he passed Point Nemo,

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the furthest place from civilisation on Earth, before heading

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round Cape Horn, back up the Atlantic and negotiating

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the equator once more. When he arrives back

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here at Les Sables early tomorrow morning,

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he'll have notched up somewhere For Alex there has

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been good moments. it's the Southern Ocean and it's

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sunny, look at this. And moments over Christmas

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where his family worried Jingle bells, Alex sails,

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round-the-world he goes. His wife is simply

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desperate to get him home. I have been in contact with him

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but actually seeing him Just two weeks into the race his

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boat got so badly damaged, it hugely affected his speed yet

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he still smashed the World Record for the greatest distance

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sailed solo in 24 hours. But what's perhaps better

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than a World Record His team have promised

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to have on hand a hot We are looking ahead to the

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Australian Open. It looked cold in France. Cold here. Somewhere warmer,

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Melbourne, which is quite stormy compared with our weather but

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hopeful the rain will clear out of the way before Andy Murray's match

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tomorrow. In complete contrast in the UK, high

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pressure. Very little happening with the weather but interestingly, some

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quite contrasting weather. Sunshine in the south, to something more like

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this from our weather watcher in Leek in Staffordshire, grey and

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misty. Of course we did have the sunshine in the south and in the

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north as well. Look at this lovely shot recently from Surrey. What a

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wonderful sunset. Now as I say very little changes in the weather. So

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we'll repeat it again, through the evening and overnight, cold in the

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south, zero, minus-1 in the towns and cities, minus-6 in the

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countryside and frost and fog further north but it could be foggy

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for the likes of Midlands, East Anglia and Wales already seeing that

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form. So potentially freezing fog, scraping of the ice in the morning

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but rewarded by sunshine and tomorrow it looks like more places

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will see sunshine. Underneath that front the protension for drizzle.

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Cloud thicker in Northern Ireland. And frost and fog potentially here

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first thing. It looks like more areas, the like of Wales and the

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Midlands will join in with the sunshine tomorrow compared with

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today T may be brighter for Northern Ireland, more sunshine but it's not

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going to be warm. It's only 5-7. Ironically, temperatures will start

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to fall further as we move into the weekend. High pressure with us, very

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little changes. Don't forget this weather front which could give us a

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few wintry flurries through the weekend but very little to worry

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about. Just reminding us it is winter. For most it looks like a

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newspapery weekend. As it is dry, it'll be very useable weather if you

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are out and build. -- out and about.

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Martin McGuinness is stepping down from politics for good.

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