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Contaminated blood - the worst treatment scandal

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in the history of the NHS - the government orders an inquiry.

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More than 2000 people died after being given blood products

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in the 70s and 80s contaminated with HIV and hepatitis C.

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They deserve to be told what went wrong, why it went wrong

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and who is responsible for what happened.

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Andy Evans, who was infected when he was five and

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diagnosed with AIDS at 16 - he's campaigned for this for years.

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At the very minimum we were let down.

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At the worst, I think there are people to blame for a lot of the

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We'll be asking why it's taken so long to bring about this inquiry

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President Trump's son releases e-mails appearing to show

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he was offered information on Hillary Clinton as part

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of Russia's support for Trump's election campaign.

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Making work fair and decent - short-term contracts should qualify

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for sick and holiday pay says a government commissioned report.

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The UN says almost 3000 civilians remain trapped

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in the Iraqi city of Mosul, despite claims of victory over

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We've a special report on the man whose plight has prompted calls

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for more to be done to protect the rights of people

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And Johanna Konta is making her bid to become the first British woman

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to reach a Wimbledon semi final in almost 40 years.

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Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at Six.

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An appalling tragedy that should never have happened -

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that's what the Prime Minister called the contaminated blood

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The government today announced an inquiry into the worst treatment

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At least 2,400 people died and 7,500 patients were infected with viruses

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such as hepatitis C and HIV, after being given blood

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It's been called the worst disaster in the history of the NHS.

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Patients trusted the service to deliver safe treatments,

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including haemophiliacs needing blood clotting treatments,

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but they were given products tainted with life-threatening viruses.

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I take one of those in the morning and one of these, both

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Andy has had a life on medication because he was given

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At the age of five, he was infected with HIV and hepatitis C.

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Since then, all he is wanted is answers.

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I'm very worried there was deliberate acts

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At the very minimum, we were let down.

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At the worst, I think there are people to blame for a lot

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Much of the enquiry is focused on Whitehall and what was happening

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Victims and their families have long argued that senior government

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officials were aware of the dangers with contaminated blood

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products and allowed patients to continue receiving them.

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And after that, they say, there was a cover-up.

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A Scottish enquiry by a Judge Lord Penrose,

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was dismissed by victims as a waste of time and they showed

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An earlier enquiry in England was privately funded

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Today, a Labour MP who's campaigned on the issue told the Commons those

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affected by the scandal were owed a debt of justice.

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They deserve to be told what went wrong.

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Why it went wrong and who is responsible for what happened.

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The story of the injustice they have suffered also needs to be set out

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And a minister citing allegations that medical records were tampered

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In light of these concerns, and a report of new evidence

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and allegations of potential criminality, we think

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it is important to understand the extent of what is claimed

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The former Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, who alleged

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there was a criminal cover-up says victims were failed

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All political parties have let down those who've suffered as a result

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And all parties must now put differences aside,

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work together and give them truth and justice without any further

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And for this campaigner, who has hepatitis C,

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there's only one thing which really matters.

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Nobody here is going away, we are staying, we're going to fight

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Whether that full truth emerges after this long campaign,

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will depend on what sort of enquiry is convened and its powers.

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And our Health Editor Huw Pym is with me now.

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This is decades later, why has this enquiry being announced now and what

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can it achieve? Government sources are making clear new evidence has

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emerged in the last few weeks, including some published in the

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newspaper and the material Andy Burnham was about to publish. That

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is the reason. But there is the political aspect to this. On Sunday,

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the leaders of the political party opposition parties called for this

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enquiry. There was a debate scheduled in the House of Commons

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called by a Labour MP to debate the issue. There was a possibility all

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the opposition parties might have voted on it. We have new

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Parliamentary arithmetic. Just before the debate began, Downing

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Street sources indicated the government was minded to set up this

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enquiry. It came as a surprise to the Scottish Government, it will be

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a UK wide exercise. They said they had no warning. What ever the reason

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is, what ever the timings, victims and their families are pleased it is

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happening but they will be content unless it does get to the truth.

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Thank you. President Trump's eldest son has

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published a chain of e-mails about his meeting last year

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with a Russian lawyer who's been Donald Trump Junior is told

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that the Russian government wants to offer official documents that

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would "incriminate" Hillary Clinton and be "very useful" to his father's

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presidential campaign Our Chief Correspondent Gavin Hewitt

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is in Washington for us tonight. Tell us more about these

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revelations? For five months, there has been a shadow hanging over the

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trump Administration as to whether there was collusion between the

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Trumper election campaign and the Russians. Today, that story got a

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whole lot more serious. Last June, there was a meeting between Donald

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Trump Jr and a Russian lawyer. Today, we got to read the e-mails

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leading up to that meeting. It is worth quoting, the offer was to

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provide the Trump campaign with some official documents that would

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incriminate Hillary Clinton, which would be very useful to your father.

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That is Donald Trump. It goes on, this is obviously very high level

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and sensitive information and it is part of Russia and its government's

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support for Mr Trump. There is an insight into what Donald Trump Jr

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felt about this offer to dish the dirt on Hillary Clinton. He says, if

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it is what you say, I love it. How damaging is all this, Gavin? Of

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course, it is damaging. Particularly that Donald Trump Jr was prepared to

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go to this meeting having received these e-mails beforehand. It also

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establishes the Russian interest in influencing the American election.

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But I think there are some questions as to the credibility of this

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impresario. What where the levels of his contacts in Moscow? And there is

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an open question as to what Donald Trump himself knew. But after today,

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if you read this text, I think it is devastating and what they will do is

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deep in this investigation into what is really now a very serious matter

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for the Trump Administration. Gavin Hewitt, thank you.

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Workers on short term contracts in the UK should qualify for sick

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pay and holiday pay and their employers should make

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Those are some of the recommendations in a major report,

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commissioned by the government which is calling for

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changes to the running of the so-called "gig economy".

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Theresa May has welcomed the report, saying it makes a major

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contribution to the debate about work practices in Britain.

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But she says she doesn't want to stop the clock.

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Here's our economics editor Kamal Ahmed.

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It was the Prime Minister who made the points, the vast majority of us

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spend more than half of our waking hours working. Whether

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self-employed, single job or multiple, the world of work has

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changed. Appearing alongside Theresa May, Matthew Taylor said it was time

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for a reset. Yes, the country has been very good at creating work,

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employment levels are at a record, but he said it was time to focus on

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quality. National performance on the quantity of work is strong. The

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quantity alone is not enough for a thriving economy and a fair society.

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We believe now is the time to complement that commitment in

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creating jobs with the goal of creating better jobs. This man likes

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his job, flexible, no guaranteed hours and few benefits for Uber. I

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love to drive my car, I love people. I like to chat to interesting people

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and the money and the ratio with my time, it is decent. For Felicity, it

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is a different story from the world of 0-hour contracts. It is insecure

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because a lot of the problems I had, sometimes if there was a lot of

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work, I would work too much I get really tired. What does this new

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world of work look like? One point, the majority of us, 63%, are in

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full-time work. About 26% are in part-time work and 15% are

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self-employed. There are many new ways of working and the enquiry

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focuses on two. The gig economy, delivery food drivers, minicab

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drivers, there are 1.3 million people in that part of the economy.

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And people with no guaranteed hours of work, on 0-hours contracts. There

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are about 9005000 people on those. Then, there is what the report calls

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the hidden economy. That is the cash in hand payments to your window

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cleaner that avoid tax and official records. The report says that is

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worth ?6.2 billion a year and should be brought to an end. Mr Taylor said

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in his review, much of this new world of work is good work, but for

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those being exploited, some solutions. Sick and holiday pay

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benefits, a right to enhanced minimum wage because the work does

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not guarantee hours. Then there is talk of better enforcement of the

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present laws and higher taxes for those gig firms. Paying National

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Insurance for the first time, which many of them avoid at the moment.

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The question is, will any of this happen? Given the Conservatives lack

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one important thing, a majority. You cannot give any guarantees that you

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will be able to pass a report like this and the recommendations it has

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had through Parliament? I would hope, as I said in my speech, people

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will see across the political world, will see the importance of

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addressing this as an issue. It isn't just a here and now. It is

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about the future of our economy. There seems little chance of

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consensus. Labour said the report was a huge missed opportunity,

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particularly when it came to not banning 0-hours contracts. We have

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to get rid of 0-hours contracts. We have to get rid of the gig economy

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and the bogus self-employment which is a wonderful way for a minority of

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employers to avoid paying National Insurance contributions. Member this

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man, Sir Philip Green? He published a report on government efficiency.

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Sir Andrew Deal not, a review on social care, published with a

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fanfare of publicity and then gently gathered dust on a shelf. The fear

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for this report is, it could suffer a similar fate.

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A 24-year-old British man has been killed fighting

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against the so-called Islamic State in Syria.

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He's said to have died five days ago during the campaign to capture

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He's the fourth British man to be killed while fighting

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The United Nations say as many as 3,000 civilians remain trapped

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in the Iraqi city of Mosul, despite government forces declaring

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Skirmishes continue between Iraqi troops and so-called Islamic State.

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Those trapped are mostly young or elderly and are thought

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to have become separated from their families.

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From Mosul, our Defence Correspondent Jonathan

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This is an orphan of the battle for Mosul, a baby whose

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He was just left at this clinic malnourished

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They called him Marino after the Italian doctor

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The Iraqi army says there are many more like him.

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We actually receive a lot of orphans.

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I don't know what's going on out there, I think ISIS or the females

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after their husbands, ISIS fighters, they die,

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they run away empty-handed so they leave their babies behind.

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Iraq's Prime Minister may have declared victory,

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but there's still pockets of resistance and streams

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of civilians trying to make their way to safety.

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They often collect the children of others along the way.

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There are dozens of women and children here waiting to be

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taken to safety and they're not just war weary, they are weak

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If you listen, the only sound you can hear is babies crying.

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At west Mosul's main hospital they're just about coping.

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They're still having to treat the wounded as well as the weak.

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This man is barely alive after being found in the rubble.

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This is Galeb who's crying out, "where's my father"?

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He only stops when they manage to distract him with a game.

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It's difficult to manage him, he is crying, asking for his father,

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Something which I can't replace, I can't be his father,

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Even trying to identify the dead is proving difficult.

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Search and rescue teams are looking out for any forms

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of identity as they sift through the debris of war.

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Iraq will not just have to rebuild this city,

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Too many people with learning disabilities in England are not

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getting good enough healthcare or being found the homes they need

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That's according to an influential charity leader who was so moved

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by the plight of one man that he has written to the Prime Minister

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calling for an independent commissioner who can speak up

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for people with learning difficulties.

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More than 2,500 of them remain in secure units,

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that's despite Government promises that they would close.

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In one year alone, 50% of all deaths of people with a learning disability

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were recorded as avoidable, compared to 23% for

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Our social affairs correspondent Alison Holt has been to meet

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Ian Shaw and his family whose distressing case

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In the front room of the family home in Essex, 34-year-old

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Ian Shaw lies quietly, comforted by having his

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Ian can't speak for himself, he has learning disabilities,

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He also has terminal cancer which his parents believe should

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I was told there was no treatment, because it had been there a long

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time and they couldn't treat it because it would be too much.

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It just wouldn't work, it had gone too far.

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The family asked us to tell Ian's story because they believe it shows

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how the system still fails people with learning disabilities.

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As he grew up, Ian's behaviour became challenging.

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When in pain, he'd throw things and bang his head, scarring himself.

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In 2007, he was sent to the first of three secure units.

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The problem being with epilepsy the secure units were

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Because things became out of control, the secure

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So once he was there it felt like you couldn't get him back out?

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Yeah, it was ongoing. It was from one to the other.

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This weighty family file tells the story of Ian's life

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It shows his mum raising numerous concerns about levels of medication

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There are records of Ian being restrained, as well as family

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letters fighting to get him moved to a supported home

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It took nine years, but Ian left the last secure hospital in 2016.

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Within months, testicular cancer was found.

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The family believes in the secure unit early signs were first missed,

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Bernadette Adams provided the family with support in meetings

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Jan has been saying for many, many months that Ian was in pain

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or Ian had infections and she was, you know, on many occasions,

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In a statement, the Department of Health says.

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"For too long people with learning disabilities have not been treated

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equally by the health service and we're determined

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It, and NHS England, also insist they are making

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progress in improving care and closing secure units.

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But not fast enough for Sir Stephen Bubb,

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author of two reports examining the problems.

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He's written to the Prime Minister calling for an independent

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commissioner to speak up for people like Ian.

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It's scandalous and very sad the use of physical restraint,

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overmedication, seclusion and a serious neglect of health

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It's all too typical and it has led me to believe that institutional

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care is at root abusive and we must close these institutions

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The Government says it has no plans for an independent

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But Ian's family want his legacy to be that in future others

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A man has appeared in court over an acid attack on a woman

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and her cousin on her 21st birthday in east London last month.

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John Tomlin, who's 24 and from Canning Town,

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is accused of throwing acid at Resham Kham and Jameel Muthtar

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Both suffered severe burns to their face and body.

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An aristocrat who wrote an online post offering ?5,000

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for the businesswoman and campaigner Gina Miller to be run over,

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has been found guilty of two charges of malicious communications.

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Rhodri Colwyn Philipps, the 4th Viscount St Davids,

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wrote the message four days after Gina Miller won a Brexit legal

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Philipps, who called his comments "satire",

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Our legal correspondent Clive Coleman is at Westminster

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Tell us more about what happened in court. Well, people remember it was

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just four days after Gina Miller, the businesswoman had won her

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historic victory at the High Court forcing the Government to seek a

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vote in parliament before triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty that

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Rhodri Colwyn Phillips, the 4th Viscount St Davids posted on

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Facebook, ?5,000 for the first person to... My phone's gone

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completely. His post essentially said ?5,000 for the first person to

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accidentally run over Gina Miller. He said it referred to her as a vote

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jumper, he said if this is what happens with immigrants they should

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be sent back to their stinking jungles. In another post he referred

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to an immigrant, he again offered money, ?2,000, to a man called

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Arnold who turned down the offer of a council house to be carved into

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pieces. In court, he argued this all really a joke, it was satire,

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political debate. He said that the phrase vote jumper was a statement

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of fact and he really tried to brush the whole thing off as something

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light-hearted. That didn't impress the chief Magistrate. She found him

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guilty of the offence of sending menacing communications that were

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racially aggravated and said he should expect a custodial sentence

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when he is sentenced on Thursday. Clive, battling with torrential rain

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there in London, thank you. At Wimbledon Jo Conta is battling to

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make the semifinals. Venus Williams has won her match. Novak Djokovic is

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through to the quarter-finals. Jo Wilson has been watching the action.

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On Centre Court a British woman in a quarter-final, never mind the rest

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of her victory, this progress here had taken her life to a different

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level. Every mood, every move is scrutinised.

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She first played at Wimbledon as a junior, representing Australia. When

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her parents moved to Britain she followed. Gained citizenship in

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2012, she is not a product of one nation or a tennis system, but a

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product of her own intense motivation. And British coaches soon

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saw that. There was one time I came in from the courts outside, I think

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it was freezing cold. I think she had six layers on. Outside on

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artificial clay court, and her enthusiasm, I just thought it was

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great and I said to her father, I said, this is top 5% in the world

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material. What Wimbledon noticed this year was a lighter mood. She

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brought home-baked treats to practice and seemed to be enjoying

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life more. That can change very quickly. Broken in her first service

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game. As the rallies boomed inside, roof closed, Konta found her range.

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Into a tie-break and the standard ever higher. What would separate the

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players? Well, almost nothing. Look at hawk-eye. Fractional. But Halep's

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point and soon her set. A crucial moments Konta made more mistakes.

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Sad, but true. Adversity is an opportunity for

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resilience as they say on the hill. In the second set she kept running,

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and kept her composure. But there was no closure and so another

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tie-break. Deep breath. Now ex-hale. One set all. And on it went.

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Into the third set. She has managed to hold serve in her first service

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game in that third set. It stands at 1-1. Already waiting in the

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semifinals Venus Williams. Novak Djokovic went through, he was

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annoyed Wimbledon didn't schedule his match to finish last night. This

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evening, forget the rain, we are going to finish under the roof in

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Centre Court. Halep and Konta is into the third kept at 1-1, it

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couldn't be tighter. We don't need to ask what the weather is like in

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London. Yes the rain has set in for the rest

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of the day. It's not just across the Wimbledon area, we have seen rain

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powering down across South Wales where this picture is from. The

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radar shows the area of rain being pushed eastwards staidily through

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the afternoon to the south-east with bright colours on the radar picture

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showing where the heavier rain is, heading in to south-east England.

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It's not been raining everywhere today. We have had sunny spells

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across north-west Scotland. And shower clouds there in the distance.

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Tonight the rain band having reached parts of Yorkshire is going to sink

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South Eastwards through the night. It will become stranded across

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south-east England. Further north and west the weather becomes dryer

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with clearing skies, quite a chilly night into rural parts of Scotland

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with temperatures getting down to single figures. Tomorrow this rain

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band is going to clear out of the way smartly. Then this area of high

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pressure building in across the British Isles, that means early

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morning rain clears from south-east England quickly during Wednesday

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morning. Then the sunshine will come out and we will all see more sun

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behind than today. Cloud bubbling up and temperatures near average for

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the time of year. So at Wimbledon tomorrow what a

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different story. Sunny spells and with light winds it will feel

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pleasant in the sunshine. Thursday, more of the same weather on the way.

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A chilly start to the day in rural parts. Sunshine through the day. A

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few isolated showers are possible. The north-west of Scotland has the

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greatest risk of showers moving in and the breeze picking up here.

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Temperatures again reaching a high of about 23.

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