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The legal battle to keep the terminally ill baby Charlie Gard

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alive continues as his case returns to the High Court.

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A judge has heard claims of "fresh evidence" about a therapy trial

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in America his parents say could help him.

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CHANTING: Save Charlie Gard! Save Charlie Gard!

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Emotions run high outside and in court, as Charlie's parents

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accuse the hospital of lying about their son.

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But specialists at Great Ormond Street insist

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A Conservative MP is suspended after using racist language

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Police say around 255 people survived the Grenfell Tower fire,

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the first time they've given such figures.

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A self-confessed IRA bomb maker finally admits being part

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of the group that killed 21 people in the Birmingham pub

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I apologise for all of the Republicans who had no

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President Trump says he didn't know his son had met a Russian

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lawyer with links to the Kremlin during the American

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And two Brits in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time

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since 1973, as Andy Murray and Johanna Konta

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And coming up on BBC News, we'll have the latest on a big day

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for both Andy Murray and Johanna Konta.

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And we hear from Wayne Rooney who has spoken to the media following

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his return to Everton for Manchester United.

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Good evening and welcome to the BBC News at Six.

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There were heated scenes in the High Court this afternoon

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as the parents of the terminally ill baby Charlie Gard returned

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with lawyers to present new evidence of an experimental treatment

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in America that they say could help him.

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Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, which is treating the boy,

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But Charlie's parents both interrupted the hearing, shouting

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11-month-old Charlie is suffering from a rare genetic condition

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Our medical correspondent Fergus Walsh reports.

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Vocal, passionate and determined. Charlie Gard's parents have

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considerable support, including the Pope and Donald Trump. Let us pray.

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And noticed pro-life -- now this pro-life evangelical preacher who

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was once jailed for anti-abortion protest in the US and has been

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praying by Charlie's bedside. If a court, if a judge, if a hospital

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official can come and tell a parent that they don't have the right or

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the authority to provide the kind of medical care that their child's

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needs, then parental rights are under attack and around the world,

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the fabric of our society unravels. It is well established in UK law

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that where parents and doctors cannot agree, a judge must decide

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what is appropriate. Charlie is so weak, he can't move and has serious

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brain damage. Four different courts have ruled he should be allowed to

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die with dignity. In court, lawyers for Charlie's parents said there was

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new information which showed an experimental treatment on offer in

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America might help their son. The judge said there wasn't a person

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alive who did not want Charlie to get better and he would be delighted

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the changes ruling but it had to be on the basis of clear evidence. He

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said he had to consider the hospital's view that every day that

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passed in flick did more suffering an Charlie. Charlie has a rare

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inherited condition, mitochondrial depletion syndrome. Mitochondria are

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found in nearly every cell and provide energy to the body but

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Charlie's don't function, so his muscles and organs are wasting.

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Nucleoside Verratti is a powder given in food which contains some of

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the building blocks of DNA and could help mitochondrial function. Animal

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studies suggest a modest 4% improvement. So far, 18 patients

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have been treated but crucially, none has Charlie's genetic mutation

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or his severe brain damage. But the High Court was told that unpublished

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data showing dramatic clinical improvement and claims the therapy

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could improve brain function. The experimental therapy has never been

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tried in humans or animals with Charlie's exact condition.

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Paediatricians say Great Ormond Street would be concerned it could

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do him harm. There's a lot of unknowns here and I think the

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doctors and nurses looking after him, colleagues really will have

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considered all of these processes because that is what they do, that

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is their day job and they are some of the most expert people in the

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world in this area. The judge said he would consider the merits of any

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new evidence on Thursday. Meanwhile, Charlie continues to receive

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round-the-clock care at Great Ormond Street Street Hospital.

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What will it take for the judge to change his mind? The parents will

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have to come up with significant new evidence that this experimental

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therapy can be of benefit to Charlie. The judge was clear, he's

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not going to rake over old facts. There was really immense frustration

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on both sides in court. Lawyers for the hospital said they had tried

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repeatedly over the weekend to find out what was this alleged to new

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evidence and got nowhere. Then at one point, a text was read out from

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Charlie's mon's phone from an American doctor that there was a 10%

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chance of improvement to Charlie but we don't know what the source of

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that information is. On the parents' side, they cried out to the judge

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that the hospital was lying to him and really they should have the

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chance to take their son abroad. But the parents and the doctors can

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agree on nothing at this stage. The hospital says, for example, that

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because Charlie's brain is no longer growing, his head circumference has

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not increased in the past three months but then Charlie's mum cried

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out that it has so the judge said he wanted a tape measure taken to

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measure his head and on Thursday, tell him the truth. It has got to

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that level of dispute between the sides. Thank you for joining us.

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The Prime Minister's offer to opposition parties to work

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with the government on major issues has been rebuffed by Labour,

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who said her party "had completely run out of ideas".

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The strategy is being seen as a an attempt by Theresa May

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The strategy is being seen as an attempt by Theresa May

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to reassert her authority since losing her parliamentary

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But tonight, she's having to deal with a problem

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with one of her own MPs, who's been suspended for making

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Here's our political editor Laura Kuenssberg.

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Monday morning at the market. Not any old shoppers. How are you? The

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Prime Minister and her Australian counterpart, here to meet people

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caught up in a terror attack. But Prime Minister Turnbull happens to

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be an old friend of Theresa May. She does not seem to have many in

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politics these days. Thank you, Prime Minister, Malcolm, for

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visiting us today and the excellent discussions we've had. It's always a

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pleasure to welcome our Australian friends to London and even more so

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when you've just beaten them at cricket. With fears about her

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authority in her own party, she is making an appeal for others to work

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with her. You want the opposition to contribute as well as to criticise,

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you are expected to say tomorrow. What do you say to your own critics,

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including in your own party, who say it is you that needs to change? The

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government has got an ambitious agenda. It is an ambitious agenda

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which is there to address the big challenges the country faces. Of

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course, one of those is getting the Brexit negotiations right but there

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are other challenges we face as the country, too. I think the public

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will rightly want us to get the broadest possible consensus in

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looking at those issues. Jeremy Corbyn. Her offer was mocked by the

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Labour leader. The government is apparently now asking other parties

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for their policy ideas and so if the Prime Minister would like it, I'm

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very happy to furniture with a copy of our election manifesto. A

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difficult afternoon got worse. Annemarie Morris is duly elected...

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While she was on her beat, a recording emerged of Tory MP

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Annemarie Morris talking at a private event about Brexit, using

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offensive language. She said the phrase was

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unintentional and has apologised unreservedly if offence was caused.

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The comments emerging on the day the Prime Minister called for an end to

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abuse and MPs were quick to seize on it. She agree that where that where

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that happens, organisations should take decisive and swift action?

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Offensive behaviour by backbenchers is one thing. Asking the opposition

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for help with another. But with no majority to call her own, the Prime

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Minister can barely afford for anything to go wrong. With her

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authority cracked, there are no easy days for this Prime Minister. And in

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the last 15 minutes, Theresa May has now suspended that MP, Annemarie

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Morris, condemning her remarks. What is not clear is for how long she is

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going to be out of the Tory party. While there may be calls for her to

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quit altogether, to stand down, in this the bra political atmosphere at

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the moment, the Conservatives would be very nervous of any by-election.

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By suspending have some time, though, it means Theresa May's

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narrow current advantage in the Commons has slipped by one and this

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is an era where every vote will matter. Laura, thank you.

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The Metropolitan Police now say they believe around 255 people

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managed to escape the fire at Grenfell Tower last month.

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The official estimate of the dead and missing remains

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Our home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds is at Scotland Yard.

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The first time we've had such a figure.

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There's been a lot of dispute about how many were there that night.

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There has. I mean, here is the context. On the night of the fire or

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just afterwards, it was acclaimed about 500-600 people were living at

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Grenfell Tower. The police today have said they think it is nearer

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350 and some of them were not in on the night. Their figure for the

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number who escaped injury or escape from the fire with their lives is

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about 255. Crucially, the number of dead and missing remains at about

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80, which is going to be controversial. Some people just

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don't believe the figure. But the police investigation continues,

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sifting through every bit of debris inside a tower where the temperature

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reached 1000 degrees and also investigating 60 or so companies

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involved in the maintenance and refurbishment of Grenfell Tower.

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Stuart Cundy, the Metropolitan Police commander, said, "You can't

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listen to the families and the 999 calls and not want to hold people to

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account for a fire that should not have happened". Thank U.

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The High Court has ruled that government arms sales

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to Saudi Arabia are lawful and shouldn't be halted.

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It follows a case brought by a pressure group,

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It argued that the UK had broken international humanitarian law

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by selling weapons that had been used to kill civilians in Yemen,

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where the Saudis have conducted air strikes against rebels.

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President Trump says he did not know that during his presidential

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campaign last year, his eldest son and his son-in-law met a Russian

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lawyer who claimed to have damaging information about his rival,

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Donald Trump Jr insists "no meaningful information" was provided

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Our chief correspondent Gavin Hewitt reports from Washington.

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This is Donald Trump's eldest son. I am Donald Trump Jr. Last June, after

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the Republican convention, he met with a Russian lawyer who promised

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damaging material on Hillary Clinton's campaign. The meeting was

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here at Trump Tower in New York. Until this weekend, Donald Trump Jr

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had not mentioned it but it was not a casual encounter, he brought along

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Tromp's campaign manager and his son-in-law and then his story has

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changed. On Saturday, he said they primarily discussed a programme

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about the adoption of Russian children. By the following day, he

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said, "The woman lawyer stated she had information that individuals

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connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National committee and

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supporting Mrs Clinton". He was told there would be information that may

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be helpful to the campaign. There was no such information but again, I

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want to ask your question, if we're going to keep using the word

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pollution, where is the evidence of collusion. On Friday, President

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Trump met President Putin and asked him directly about meddling in the

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American election campaign. President Putin denied it denied it.

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It is not clear how forcefully President Trump pursued this but

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there was an agreement between the two leaders that it was now time to

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move forward. News of Trump Jr's Russian meeting does not put

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President Trump in immediate jeopardy. He says he has no

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knowledge of it. What it does do is keep open the central question that

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has dogged the administration. Was there collusion between the Trump

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campaign team and the Russians? It promises months of further

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investigations. Trump Jr called the latest revelation is a big yawn but

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it is the first public indication that some in the Trump campaign were

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willing potentially to accept Russian help. For the president, it

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is a reminder that not everything goes his way. Gavin Hewitt, BBC

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News, Washington. The legal battle to keep

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the terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard alive continues,

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as his case returns A pay gap on teachers will stay but

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there are warnings that is putting off new recruits.

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Coming up on BBC News, the latest on a big day for Andy Murray and

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Johanna Konta, at 6:30pm. The Birmingham pub

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bombings in 1974 - it was one the worst IRA attacks

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in England during the many 21 people were killed

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and almost 200 were injured. Now, decades later -

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a self-confessed IRA bomb maker has finally admitted that he was part

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of the group responsible In an exclusive interview

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with the BBC, he has apologised to the families of those

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who were killed. But he has refused to say

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exactly what role he played Today, a relative of one

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of the victims called him a coward. Here's our Ireland

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correspondent Chris Buckler. The bombs were left in the heart

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of Birmingham on a Thursday night. Placed inside pubs

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to cause destruction. In the same year - 1974 -

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Mick Hayes took part in this funeral He was a well-known Republican,

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an admitted IRA bomb-maker who was convicted of paramilitary

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offences in the Republic of Ireland. And now, four decades

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after the murders in Birmingham, Mick Hayes has emerged again

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to admit he was part of the group Was a participant in the IRA's

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activities in Birmingham - I was a participant in the IRA's

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campaign in England. But you're not answering

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the question - did I'm giving you the only

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answer I can give you. Mick Hayes has in the past been

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questioned and named as a suspect in the bombings,

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but he's never been charged. Even now, he won't say what role

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he played in the IRA attack, but he says he takes "collective

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responsibility" for it. And I apologise,

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not only for myself. I apologise for all Republicans,

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who had no intention of hurting And the relatives, again,

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the relatives will say that you have I know they'll say that,

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and from their point of view, I don't shirk my responsibility

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in that direction. A group of men were charged

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and found guilty of the bombing, but it was a famous

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miscarriage of justice. And the convictions

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of the men who became known as the Birmingham Six

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were eventually overturned. For 16.5 years, we have been used

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as political scapegoats! Today, the families of those

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murdered in the pub bombings watched Mick Hayes' apology,

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and were angered by it. He reckons that he'd rather die

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than be an informer. But he's more than happy to take

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"collective responsibility" for the murder of 21

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innocents in Birmingham. Mick Hayes avoided many questions,

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but he claims mistakes led the IRA to give bomb warnings too late,

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and that he personally defused a third bomb left in Birmingham

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city centre that night. When they found out what had

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happened, we defused the third one. In the Hagley Road.

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Who defused it? Many in modern-day Birmingham

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will question why Mick Hayes has come forward now,

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particularly as no-one has ever been held legally responsible

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for murdering the 21 people who died The independent pay review

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of teachers has recommended how teachers pay should be divided,

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within the Government's 1% Can teachers pay stretch any

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further, or are the days of 1% pay rises numbered? Schools are

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beginning to feel the impact took - not enough people training as

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teachers, others leaving after just a few years. Can schools afford to

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give them any more? The people coming out of university, they

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looked at the Hay of various different jobs, and it is producing

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our ability to recruit. The review body said last year that if there is

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not a pay rise of more than 1%, and I think they meant quite a bit more

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than that, then there will be a problem in teacher recruitment.

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Teachers pay in England has been held down. First, a two-year pay

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freeze meant no increase in 2011 and 2012. Then, a 1% average paid cap

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rise has been in place, just like the rest of the public sector. It

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would cost around ?1.6 billion for schools in England to increase pay

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in line with inflation. Teachers' pay isn't what parents talk about in

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the playground, but school budgets are, and the two are connected,

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because page, national insurance and pensions all come out of what

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schools have to spend. And it is the concern around the budget pressures

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on schools which can shift the political compass in the debate

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about public sector spending. Ministers have been singing very

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different tunes on public pay. But the Education Secretary has not

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called for the pay cap to be lifted. Justine Greening is facing bigger

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pressures on school budgets. Rising costs already mean real terms cuts

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per-pupil. So today, no promise of more money for teachers but a

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warning this can't go on forever. The Government made it very clear to

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all the pay review bodies that they should be looking at limiting

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increases overall to 1%, within the Government's paid targets and

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spending targets. Politics may have changed more recently, but the work

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of this review body will have happened over the last several

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months, and they're still working within the instructions which were

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even to them a year ago. Schools face growing pressures on their

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budgets, they'd need enough teachers, too. It is a problem

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today's report warns won't go away. For the first time in 44 years, a

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British man and a British woman are both through to the last eight at

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Wimbledon. Andy Murray and Johanna Konta will play in the

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quarterfinals. Joe Wilson is there for us. Yes, two British champions,

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it is still on! The second week of Wimbledon, in some ways you're

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relieved just to still be going, like the Grand National, but then

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your mind turns towards the finishing line, and today is a

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special day. Monday morning, keep moving, if you want to see

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everything. The umbrella? Your choice. What unites everyone here is

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what Wimbledon calls the pursuit of greatness. It has been expect it of

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him, motivates her and still entices him. Johanna Konta was up against

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Caroline Garcia in a match of small margins. The first set was tight.

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The tie-break was tight. Johanna Konta won it. Back came Darcey to

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win the second set. Garcia had served brilliantly, but this was

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match point, this was Wimbledon and this was a critical mistake. Give

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Johanna Konta an occasion, she will rise to it. It is those situations

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that I dreamt of when I was a little girl, and to be part of those

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battles on big stages, that's really what it's about to be a professional

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athlete. Now, the first British woman into a quarterfinal at

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Wimbledon since 1984 and Jo Durie - what does that mean to you? That's

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pretty special. When Andy Murray is doing his own running commentary,

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there is concern. But he got through it today. He was up against Benoit

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Paire, number 46 in the world. At Wimbledon, Murray has never lost to

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a player ranked so low. Murray was getting there. Tie-break in the

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first, 6-4 in the second. In the third set, Murray got heated with

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the umpire over a challenge. Centre Court sympathised. A challenge to

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immediately! No matter, Murray said it was the best he had hit the ball

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so far in the tournament, and ultimately, Benoit Paire couldn't

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match it. Two British players through today, two French players

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made way. Meanwhile, close by, Rafael Nadal walked on to No. 1

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Court, limbering up - without Headroom! Ouch! He soon found

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himself two sets down against Gilles Muller, of Luxembourg. Nadal has

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made a comeback, and they are into the fifth set. Meanwhile, Roger

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Federer is two sets up on Centre Court. For Johanna Konta and Andy

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Murray, for a day at least, the hard work is done.

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Thomas Gainsborough was one of the most famous portrait

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and landscape painters of the 18th century -

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but despite his fame, 25 of his sketches have

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for decades been wrongly attributed to another artist.

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The pictures, which he drew as a young man, have been discovered

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in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.

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Our arts correspondent Rebecca Jones reports.

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Gainsborough's most famous portrait, The Blue Boy, painted in 1770.

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He was the most important British artist of the second half

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of the 18th century, yet few of his early drawings

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They've lain undiscovered in this album, here in the Print Room

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at Windsor Castle, since the reign of Queen Victoria.

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She wanted some drawings by Landseer, and this

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but little did she know that the drawings inside are

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actually by a different artist altogether.

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It was only when the historian Lindsay Stainton was sent a box

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of photos of the drawings that the mistake came to light.

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I was looking at boxes and boxes of photographs

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and I thought, "Oh, I'll just have a look through these".

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and I thought, "Oh, I'll just have a look through these."

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And I just jumped up from my chair and said to myself, "Good God,

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that's a study for Cornard Wood and all of these are early

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And this sketch of Cornard Wood near Sudbury in Suffolk would appear

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to be the compelling evidence that proves the drawings

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When it is laid over the finished picture, it matches exactly.

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This was his preparatory study, and it's as if we're present

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in the studio with him, which is a rather wonderful thought.

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But the discoveries didn't end there.

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A drawing of the head of a young woman was found on the back

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It could even be Gainsborough's future wife.

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All the pictures can now be viewed online

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Time for a look at the weather. And there is some change ahead, is that

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right? Changeable is the word we could use, yes. A mixed week as we

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head through the next few days. One thing we will all feel is a cooler

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and fresher feel to the weather, compared to what we have had of

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late. This was the scene, a beautiful landscape at Lerwick in

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Shetland. It was a different story, though, this afternoon in East

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Anglia, storm clouds gathering in Felixstowe. On the radar picture,

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you can see some showers scattered across the country, particularly

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heavy ones breaking out across East Anglia this afternoon. Some of those

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will continue into the evening. They will tend to ease, and things will

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be clouding over from the west. There will be some rain,

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particularly across western areas. It will be feeling cooler tonight

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than it has been of late. Tomorrow, this low pressure wobbling in from

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the west. A bit of uncertainty still about which track it will take. But

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it's southern areas which will get the wettest weather. A bit of

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uncertainty about how much rain will get into the likes of north Wales,

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the north Midlands and northern England. For Scotland and Northern

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Ireland, it is another day of sunshine and showers. Temperature

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is, way down on where they were, particularly in the south-east.

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There is a chance of seeing some rain on and off at Wimbledon

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tomorrow, which could interrupt play. Wednesday, the low will clear

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away, that means some drier and fine weather, still feeling cooler. For

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the end of the week, mainly dry with some rain at times. That is all from

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the BBC News at

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