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Britain's nuclear deterrent - Labour accuses the

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Ministers still refuse to say whether the last test of the Trident

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We do not comment on the detail of submarine operations.

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Ministers faced urgent questions in the Commons -

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with Labour saying they want the truth.

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At the heart of this issue is a worrying lack of transparency

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and a Prime Minister who has chosen to cover up a serious incident.

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Donald Trump offers massive tax cuts to US businesses -

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but only if they keep their factories in the country.

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From bio technology to better transport -

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a more active role for government in its new industrial strategy.

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So how do you like your toast - the food agency says one of them

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Would you believe it possible that the plot has now thickened?

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The actor Gorden Kaye - who starred in Allo,

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And coming up in the sport on BBC News, Nicola Adams

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will make her professional boxing debut in April.

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The double Olympic champion has her sights set on becomming

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Good evening and welcome to the BBC News at Six.

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Labour has accused Theresa May and her ministers of

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a cover up after she - once again - refused to confirm

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or deny reports that during the last test of Britain's nuclear deterrent

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The defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon who faced urgent

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questions in the Commons said he would not comment

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As our political editor Laura Kuenssberg reports -

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the test occurred last June - just before MPs voted to renew

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Britain's independent nuclear defence capability.

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Set condition one SQ for weapons system readiness test.

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A process that is practised and practised.

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But just before the Prime Minister took charge, a test like this,

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it seems, did not go according to plan.

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But Theresa May yesterday refused to say if she had known.

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There are tests that take place all the time, regularly,

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What we were talking about in that debate that took place.

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OK, it's not an answer, I'm not going to get an answer.

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It matters because the trial appears to have gone wrong just weeks

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before her new government asked MPs to approve billions of pounds

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we are launching this strategy here...

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Having failed to answer yesterday, today on a Cabinet visit,

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the Prime Minister had to admit she did know.

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I'm regularly briefed on national security issues,

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I was briefed on this successful certification of HMS

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We don't comment on the operational details for national

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This spectacular misfire in the late 80s of an American

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The vast majority of tests have been successful.

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And it's not clear what went wrong with this weapons trial.

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But Labour has found a lot wrong with the government's

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At the heart of this issue is a worrying lack of transparency,

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and a Prime Minister who has chosen to cover up a serious incident

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rather than coming clean with the British public.

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This House and more importantly the British public deserves better.

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The details of the demonstration and shakedown operation I am not

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going to discuss publicly on the floor of this House.

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We simply want to know, was this test successful or not?

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Should we believe the White House official, who, while we've been

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sitting here debating, has confirmed to CNN

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that the missile did auto self-destruct off

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Once stories get out there that a missile may have failed,

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isn't it better to be quite frank about it?

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There are always some things that government wants to keep

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from MPs and the rest of us, but this time Theresa May's

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hope of staying quiet seems to have backfired.

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The most straightforward questions, like who knew what, can be

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The political arguments over whether we need nuclear weapons

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A fight over whether they work is a battle ministers would

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Our Defence Correspondent Jonathan Beale is at the Ministry of Defence.

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Suggestions night that the British public is being kept in the dark,

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but some people abroad know the details. The fact is, these tests

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are publicised in advance, in the sense that aviation, shipping our

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ward to avoid hazard areas and even in the past, Russian spy ships have

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observed them from a distance, so it is strange that the British public

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find out about this test when they read in the media that something

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went wrong. Michael Fallon in the Commons committee refused to confirm

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that something did go wrong, citing national security reasons, you would

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only confirm that the actual launch, the certification of the submarine,

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was a success. That said, there are problems with this line, in the past

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the Ministry of Defence has publicised these tests when they

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have been a success, so why not this time? Was a big is of the crucial

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Commons vote on renewing the Trident missile system. The other problem

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is, in Washington we are hearing from unnamed officials that there

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was a failure in this test. It seems strange that while Michael Fallon

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says this is an independent British nuclear deterrent that the

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government cannot comment, but US officials, it appears, can. Thanks

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for joining us. On his first working day

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as American President, Donald Trump met business leaders

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and promised to cut taxes and slash He also warned chief executives that

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companies which move jobs out of the United States

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will face border taxes. Here's our North America

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Editor Jon Sopel. Coming back, I wanted

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to sit next to him. Cheery bonhomie

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from the president as he met business leaders this morning,

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but don't mistake that for a relaxed demeanour,

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as he starts his first week A company that wants to fire

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all its people in the United States and build some factories someplace

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else and then thinks that that product is then just

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going to flow across the border into the United States,

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that's not going to happen. They're going to have a border tax

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to pay, a substantial border tax. He's promising to slash

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regulations by 75%. The Trump administration was going

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to be an enabler to business. If somebody wants to

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put up a factory, it's You have to go through the process,

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but it will be extradited. We're going to take care

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of the environment and we're going to take care of safety

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and all the other things we have to take care of,

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but you're going to get such great service and there will be no country

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that is faster, better, more fair, and at the same time protecting

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the people of the country. And there is an eye-catching

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promise to cut taxes. What we're doing, we're going to be

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cutting taxes massively for both the middle

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class and for companies, We've been talking about

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this for a long time. The president has also been busy

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signing a whole pile One, that the United States

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will have nothing to do with the Pacific trade deal,

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but also his intention to renegotiate the NAFTA agreement

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with Mexico and Canada. But it's these issues that won him

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the election and not a bizarre row over how big the crowd

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was at his inauguration. One other executive order

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particularly eye-catching that was signed today, aid agencies in

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receipt of US government funds will now no longer be able to offer

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abortions or advice on abortions in their fieldwork around the world.

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This has been a political football going back for many decades with

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Democrats rescinding it and Republicans three opposing it, but

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it is an important indication of where Donald Trump stands on this

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issue. And what might be be future social policy for America as well.

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The inquest into the deaths of 30 British people murdered

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by an Islamist gunman in Tunisia two years ago has begun hearing

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The court heard evidence from several eyewitnesses

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to the shootings and from the family and friends of the first

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The shocking details of their death, today the court began to hear about

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each individual killed. Joan and Janet were amongst the first people

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to be shot dead -- John. Their family was in court as the couple

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were described as having died together doing what they enjoyed

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most, being side-by-side. Trudy Jones from South Wales was also

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killed on the beach, she was described as someone who put

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everyone happiness before her own. The court was shown a map which

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illustrated the position of the sun lounges and Trudy Jones was

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sunbathing on the front row. John Stocker had been alongside her. Next

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him his wife Janet. They were the gunmen's first victims as he

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murdered tourist after tourist -- gunman's. This shows people fleeing

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from here in fear when they realised what was happening. The court also

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saw this 3-D animation of the resort, the blue skies and the sand

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and the pictures of those murdered. Each person shown where they were

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shot. One eyewitness accounts summed up the horror of that day. Simon

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Greaves described the gunman to the court.

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The question of tourist safety is a recurrent one here, and today an

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eyewitness said that the police response during the attack was poor

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as was security generally around the hotel. Today was about just three

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victims, but there are many more harrowing stories to be told.

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Science, technology and infrastructure.

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That's the focus for the government after they unveiled

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They hope it will get the economy firing on all cylinders as the UK

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Theresa May said it would mean a more active role for the government

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as she outlined her plans. But critics say it

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doesn't go far enough. Our business editor

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Simon Jack has more. Growing an economy

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for the 21st-century. This biotech firm is trying

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to increase crop yields, reduce fertiliser use

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and provide high-paying jobs. Most Conservative

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governments have preferred a What this is about is creating

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the right conditions for As we leave the European Union I'm

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ambitious for the opportunities available to us, building

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a truly global Britain. But we need to ensure

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that our economy is working for everyone, working in every

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part of the country. The government's ten point plan

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includes investment in research and development

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in high-growth sectors. ?170 million for technical

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colleges to improve skills. And infrastructure investment

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targeted to fit regional needs. I think it's absolutely essential

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and it's been too long in coming. And it's all about coordination,

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and directed and focused input to meet the needs of the economy

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of this country. And why wouldn't we be doing it

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if it's going to bring us the skills we need in a coordinated way,

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with the key industry sectors that have the most

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potential for growth based The government wants

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businesses of the future, like biotechnology or life

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science, to grow. But with limited amounts

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of new money available, the fear is that while some sectors will be

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cultivated, others may wither, leaving behind the workers

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in those industries. I don't think we can afford

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to leave any sector behind in an industrial strategy,

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particularly given so many millions of workers are employed

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in areas like retail, food, care, where wages are often

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too low and investment too scarce. So it has to be a holistic

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industrial policy ARCHIVE VOICEOVER

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After the government stepped in... Previous attempts to get involved

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in industrial strategy Millions were afforded

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to British Leyland for The strategy that somewhat

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ironically became known Modern industry leaders

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say this is different. Picking winners is much

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more about picking the What I think you are

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seeing here is much earlier in the cascade

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of economic growth. This is all about building skills,

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building capabilities, These are just proposals

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at this stage but ones the governments hopes will inject

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new life to a post Brexit Ministers still refuse

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to say if the last Trident missile test went wrong -

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Labour say it's a cover-up. And coming up, the new face

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of Sinn Fein - Michelle O'Neill Coming up in Sportsday

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on BBC News: Johanna Konta will face Serena Williams

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in the quarter-finals The British number one hasn't

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dropped a set all tournament. It's one of Britain's

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best known new towns - but half a century ago

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this was Milton Keynes - a small rural village in

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Buckinghamshire. Then, within just a few years

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the surrounding area was transformed And this is the town today as it

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celebrates its 50th anniversary. Our Home Editor Mark Easton has been

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to see how it has aged - and what lessons it might hold

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for future new towns. # Happy birthday to you. Happy

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birthday, Milton Keynes Dons the Little Los Angeles of

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Buckinghamshire. That's what they call to 50 years ago with your

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shopping malls and grid planned streets. Your concrete cows. Not so

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much a new town as a new city. More than a quarter of a million people

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now contributing ?10 billion a year to the UK, this has been one of the

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fastest-growing places in the country. The roundabouts make some

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giddy, the lack of a high street makes others lost. Resident Peter

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holding, also 50 today, loves Milton Keynes Dons. There's always

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something to do in Milton Keynes Dons whether you like shopping,

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theatre, there's always something to do. I can be in London in 30

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minutes, in the Peak District in an hour. As the buildings make wafer

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boulevards the whole pattern of life will change. Milton Keynes was built

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on farmland and villages adequate distance between London, Birmingham,

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Oxford and Cambridge. Protests were bulldozed aside. England then, as

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now, needed houses. The grid system is based on roads. The grid

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represents a different community because in each grid square there is

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a different community and when people first came to Milton Keynes

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they tended to talk about their local community and their grid

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square. Officials say England need to build the equivalent of two

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Milton Keynes every year and the idea of new towns is back in fashion

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in Whitehall. At the Milton Keynes blueprint, carving a name modern

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city from ancient farmland, a model copied around the world, that has

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never been repeated in this country. Eco-towns are coming, but where will

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they be built? In 2007 Gordon Brown promised ten new eco-towns in

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England. Amid noisy opposition, not one was ever built. And now plans

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for three new garden towns look likely to anger the guardians of the

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English countryside once again. If I was living in a chocolate box

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village and this is what we are talking about, and somebody came to

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me and said, from now on there is going to be a big building site for

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about two years and you will end up in the middle of a town, I can't

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imagine what's going through those people's minds. Milton Keynes

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promised a new kind of city, but its layout and lifestyle were always at

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odds with English tradition. For all its success there is still no where

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else quite like it. Wouldn't it be nice if all cities were like Milton

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Keynes? An investigation into the death

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of prisoner Dean Saunders has found a catalogue of failures contributed

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to his suicide and he should have The Prison Ombudsman said staff

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ignored significant risks Dean Saunders killed himself

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at Chelmsford Prison Our Social Affairs Correspondent

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Michael Buchanan has been Dean Saunders had no previous

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history of mental illness but in December 2015 the young dad

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suddenly became paranoid and delusional, convinced

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he had to kill himself. The hand with the knife was free,

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and this time he come down Mark, Dean's father,

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put his life on the line. On the kitchen floor he struggled

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to get the knife from his son. At one point he held

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the knife in his own stomach. At that time I thought I can't

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let him have the knife. And I put my hand over the top

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of his so he could not pull it out. As he pulled it out, I held it in,

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I could not let him have that knife. Dean was charged with attempted

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murder and remanded in custody at Chelmsford prison,

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initially on constant watch. But then three staff,

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none of whom were medically trained, none of whom had read his notes,

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reduced his observations His family pleaded the prison not

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to do it, but were ignored. I said, "I'm telling you now,

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if you don't put my son back on constant watch then

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he will kill himself." "You won't be able to

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say you didn't know, you hadn't been told,

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weren't aware, because you know." "And if he kills himself it

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will be your fault." Today's report found numerous

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problems in his care, including a failure to properly

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appreciate his risk of suicide. Dean Saunders was one of a record

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number of prisoners in England and Wales who killed

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themselves in 2016. There is a proliferation

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of official reports, reviews, inquest findings that all point

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to the crisis in our prisons, in particular the way

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in which people with mental Ministers say they are investing

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millions to make prisons safer, but for Dean's family it's

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all too late. I can't handle knowing that he died

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on his own, away from family that was so important to him,

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and they done nothing at all. The new Sinn Fein leader has been

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announced as Michelle O'Neill - O'Neill will take over

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from Martin McGuiness who is standing down

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because of ill health. Her appointment comes

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just weeks before a snap How Ireland correspondence is at

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Stormont. I wonder how much of a break with the past does Michelle

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O'Neill represent? She is from a staunchly Republican family but she

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does not have that personal IRA past that her predecessor had and that is

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a significant difference. It is worth remembering what a central

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figure Martin McGuinness played in bridging the gap between unionists

:21:35.:21:38.

and Republicans and allowing power-sharing here. Of course that

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power-sharing government has collapsed in recent weeks and that

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means the challenges begin almost immediately for Michelle O'Neill.

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Election posters are already going up. Even after votes are cast there

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will have to be negotiations between Sinn Fein and the GU P2 tried to get

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power-sharing back up and running again. All indications are that

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those talks are not going to be easy. All right, Chris, thank you

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very much. Government scientists are warning

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that overcooked potatoes, toast and crisps could increase

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the risk of developing cancer. The Food Standards Agency says

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a potentially harmful compound called Acrylamide is produced

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when starchy foods are roasted, fried or grilled for too long

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at high temperatures. However, cancer research charities

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have questioned the evidence. Here's our Health

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Correspondent Dominic Hughes. A nice slice of toast

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or a crisp roast potato. But do they really carry

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a risk of causing cancer? Concerns lie with the

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chemical acrylamide, caused by cooking starchy

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foods like potatoes, Now, a major public health campaign

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by the Food Standards Agency, building on years of research,

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says studies in mice suggest The FSA says while the risk

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in humans is hard to judge, it makes sense to think about how

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much we are exposed to. To be precautionary and to enable

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people to help make decisions for themselves, it would be good

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reason for them to reduce the amount So what exactly is the danger posed

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by acrylamide and how does it compare to other

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factors that might cause cancer? 4% of all cancers in the UK

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are thought to be linked to drinking too much alcohol,

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5% are associated with being overweight or obese,

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and an estimated 19% of all cancers are caused by exposure

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to tobacco smoke. When it comes to acrylamide,

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the chemical that's produced in burnt toast, well,

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there is no proven link to cancer in humans,

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and that has led some experts to suggest there is no real

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danger to public health. I think there is a risk that public

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health advice like this which can't put a number on either the current

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harms or the benefits of people changing their behaviour is,

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could be damaging to people's trust in that public health advice

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because it is important what we eat. Obesity is linked to 18,000 cancers

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a year in this country. And it would be a shame

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if people became sceptical And scepticism, too,

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from some cafe customers today You'll get frightened of eating

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because if you eat that, And if you eat that,

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that will happen. But, you know, you can't eat that

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because of the health risk. I'm not worried about the risk

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when it comes to burn food. A prudent precaution

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or an overreaction? The advice, if you want to take it,

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is to bin the burnt toast. The comic actor Gorden Kaye,

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known to millions as Rene Artois the cafe owner in the BBC sitcom

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'Allo 'allo, has died. He appeared in all 82

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episodes of the show, which was set in Nazi-occupied

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France. Our Arts Correspondent,

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David Sillito, looks For ten years and 82 episodes,

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Gorden Kaye was the harassed heart of one of the most popular

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comedies of the 80s. Would you believe it possible

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that the plot has now thickened? Cafe owner Rene Artois

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had an unfathomably complicated love life and endless

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problems with fallen madonnas. Can nobody resist me? Good

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afternoon. She'll fix you up. This was not the first time TV audiences

:25:42.:25:49.

had met Gorden Kaye, in Coronation Street he played Bernard Butler. I'm

:25:50.:25:53.

going to miss you when you go back, you know? Born in Huddersfield, he'd

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spent years on stage. Writer and producer David Croft spotted him.

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After guest appearances in Ayew being served and it ain't half hot

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Mum, he sent him a script. It's set in a French cafe and that's that,

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and the laughs are leaping off the page almost visibly, and you think

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this is a caucus. A comedy about the resistance? However, it works. But

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in 1990 he was seriously injured in an accident. Two years later the

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show was cancelled. But 'Allo 'Allo never ended, all around the world it

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continued to be seen in 200 countries, there's even a German

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version. Gorden Kaye was right, it was a corker.

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The actor Gorden Kaye who has died at the age of 75

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Variety is the spice of life and we've had that recently, haven't we?

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Lots of sunshine for some, but for others stuck in the gloom. Fog at

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the castle in Dover. Fog thickening up again tonight, freezing fog

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patches will cause disruption into the morning. You can go online for

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the latest updates. Cloud shifting across to clear some fog, but more

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fog behind, Wales and down into the Southern counties as well. This

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could be the scene first thing. Not everybody waking up to fog, but

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allow extra time for your journey. Warnings in force from the Met

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office and temperatures well down, slippery surfaces. Far West avoiding

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the fog, not so much across northern England but some patches around. For

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Northern Ireland and Scotland it will be much milder, well above

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freezing. Bit of a breeze and some rain around especially across

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western Scotland. No great amounts and lot of dry weather, albeit quite

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cloudy. Best sunshine further south and east to England and Wales wants

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the fog has shifted. For some places, just like today, it may not

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shift and it will be particularly chilly. My oldest weather out West,

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double figures in some places. -- the mildest weather will be out

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West. More fog around on Wednesday morning. Probably confined to

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easternmost part of England. Particularly windy out West where

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there will be more cloud for Northern Ireland and Scotland. Rain

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clouds held at bay. Most of us try. Hopefully you will see some

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sunshine. Chilly feeling day across the south and east. Thursday looks

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especially cold a bitter south easterly wind.

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

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