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In one of the biggest investigations into modern day slavery,

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11 people from the same family, are found guilty.

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Members of the Rooney clan, used threats and violence including

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punishment beatings, to force victims to work

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Police described the conditions some of the captives had to live

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They were living in caravans that were dirty.

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Many had to use the wood as a toilet, and someone living in stable

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And all the while the gang masters lived a life with exotic

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President Trump tweets that America is "locked

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and loaded," ready to deal with North Korea, if necessary.

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The steel firm Tata, can offer less generous

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pensions to workers, in return for safeguarding jobs.

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The cannabis factory inside a nuclear bunker, three men are jailed

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after drugs worth ?1 million are seized.

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And Sir Mo was certainly pleased, but a succession of British athletes

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have underperformed at the World Championships in London.

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And coming up on BBC News, as the Premier League

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gets ready to begin, Liverpool's star player

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Philippe Countinho hands in a transfer request,

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Good evening, and welcome to the BBC News at Six.

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11 people from the same family have been convicted of running

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a modern slavery ring in Lincolnshire and keeping

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vulnerable people in conditions that police have described

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Members of the Rooney family picked up victims from the streets

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and kept them in squalid conditions in caravans

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Using threats and violence, including punishment beatings to

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keep them in line. Victims were forced to work in the family's

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construction business for little or no wages.

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Our North of England Correspondent Judith Moritz reports.

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Yes, the Ronneys were flashy with their money. They went on holiday to

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Barbados, they had cosmetic surgery, they shelled out thousands of

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pounds. But by terrible contrast, by very stark contrast, the people they

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controlled were kept in poverty. For many, many years, forced to live in

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squalid conditions. The police tell us tonight that one of their victims

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was held captive for, they believe, around a quarter of a century. His

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family had given him up for dead. Fathers, sons, cousins across the

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generations, a leading members of one family, whose cruelty has banned

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the decades. The Ronneys were the masters, this is where they kept

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their slaves. They were forced to live in these caravans in squalor

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and in filth, conditions not fit for human habitation. Whilst those who

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controlled them lived in comfort and luxury. The Rooneys had many

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victims, including this man, whose interview has been re-voiced to

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predict his identity. I have been on and off the streets for years, drugs

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and alcohol. I haven't seemed to be able to get settled. See, they have

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scarred me. Sometimes I have flashbacks, and you know what I

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mean, nightmares and that. I'm always wary about them. Patrick

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Rooney was one of those posing as a bespectacled businessmen, Lady in

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driveways. But in reality, the family used slave labour, forcing

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vulnerable men into labour. One man is the bit how the workmen appeared.

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They weren't treated as civilised at all. They were treated as if they

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were subhuman. I was truly astonished. There was no machine to

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strip the old tarmac off, nothing. These guys did it all by hand. And

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it was extremely hard work for them, I will give them that. They didn't

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stop. They didn't have any breaks, anything. All they got was we made

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them a few cups of tea, if you drop it biscuits. They were delighted to

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get a cup of tea, because I knew and they knew they weren't going to get

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anything else. Not for the day. In contrast, the family lived lavishly.

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This expensive funeral for one relative showing their wealth. In

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the local Lincolnshire community, it didn't go unnoticed. The people they

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were preying on were the most vulnerable. They made a lot of money

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out of them, and the stories I was hearing about big wodges of cash.

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Bringing the 11th family members to book has taken several years. The

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police needed to win the trust of victims who were very vulnerable.

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They were dirty. They were thin. The clothes they were wearing were

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terrible. We took them to the reception centre, one victim had to

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use an entire bottle of shampoo to make himself feel clean. To how they

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are now, in employment, going to college, they are reunited with

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their families. It is absolutely heart-warming and amazing to see the

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transformation. It makes it all worthwhile. They preyed on the

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homeless and desperate, offering them shelter and work. But there was

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no dignity in this, only lives exploited and destroyed. Judith

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Moritz, BBC News, Nottingham. President Trump has stepped up

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the war of words with North Korea, saying the US military is "locked

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and loaded," with plans in place, Russia has now intervened

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in the deeping crisis, with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov,

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calling on both sides to sign up to a plan,

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to de-escalate tensions. Our North America correspondent

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Nick Bryant reports. After fire and fury comes

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"locked and loaded" - not the title of some

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Hollywood summer blockbuster, but the words of America's

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commander in chief, to describe his country's

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state of military readiness. These are the latest pictures

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of B-1 bombers stationed in Guam, the motto of this squadron,

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"Fight tonight." President Trump reminded

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people of that He's deploying social media

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to ratchet up his rhetoric. "Military solutions are now fully

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in place, locked and loaded, Hopefully, Kim Jong-un

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will find another path." And last night, there

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was another personal warning He has disrespected

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our country greatly. He has said things

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that are horrific. And with me,

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he's not getting away with it. He got away with it for a long time

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between him and his family. He's not getting away with this.

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This is a whole new ball game. As the government of Japan deployed

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missile interceptors to guard against North Korean rockets,

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international leaders essentially TRANSLATION: I believe that I'm

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firmly convinced that an escalation of rhetoric will not contribute

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to a solution of this conflict. TRANSLATION:

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When a fight has nearly broken out, the first step away from that

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dangerous threshold should be taken by the side

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that is stronger and smarter. Amidst this verbal brinkmanship,

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it's emerged the Trump administration has been secretly

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talking to North Korea about Americans in prison there,

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and deteriorating relations. The news came as America's Defence

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Secretary emphasised diplomacy. You can see the American effort

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is diplomatically lead, it has diplomatic traction,

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it is gaining diplomatic results. And I want to stay

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right there, right now. The tragedy of war

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is well enough known. It doesn't need another

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characterisation beyond the fact Holiday-makers on Guam,

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the island North Korea has threatened with missiles

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still seem unfazed. But amongst the beach

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reading this morning, a fact sheet from the Guam

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government, warning not A pattern has emerged this week.

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President Trump continuing to use this fiery and unconventional

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rhetoric. But others in his Administration using much more

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nuanced, much more traditional, much more diplomatic language. Now,

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perhaps there's a good cop, bad cop dynamic playing out here. It's also

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reminiscent of what President Richard Nixon used to describe as

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the madman theory of you plant in the mind of your adversarial the

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sense that you are volatile, that you are unpredictable, that you are

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prepared to do anything. Now, that strategy didn't work with Nixon in

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Vietnam, and of course it is a very dangerous strategy if that is the

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case to apply now, because any miscalculation, any mistake, could

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so easily lead to war. OK, Nick, thank you. Nick Bryant live there in

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Washington. The steel company Tata,

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has been given the go-ahead to separate its UK pension scheme

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from the rest of the business, which will help tens of thousands

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of the firm's workers. Staff voted earlier this year

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to accept less generous pensions, in return for

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investment to secure jobs. The move is expected to clear

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the way for a possible merger Our correspondent Wyre Davies

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reports now from Port Talbot. Tata Steel had warned

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for years that its UK business was under threat,

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and wanted to radically reduce pension benefits to workers,

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or face the prospect of having For months, employees who stood

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to lose thousands of pounds from the retirement plans have been

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meeting to review their options. All of a sudden, you come

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to the end of your working life, And you have got to work another

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seven years in order to get what you have worked for your entire

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life without any penalties, I've been there for 23 years,

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24 years, and you think you're going to be secure

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when you're 60 or 65, and now The ?15 billion British Steel

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Pension Scheme is Around 130,000 members will be

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affected and the new plan would see current owners Tata paying

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?550 million into the The scheme will also get a stake

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of one third of Tata's UK business Workers who sign up

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to today's proposal will have Other options include

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transferring into a personal pension scheme, or they can stay

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with the old British Steel scheme, which is backed by the pension

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protection fund, that's the really controversial part,

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because that's normally only available to companies that

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have gone out of business. The Pension Protection Fund

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is there to protect the members, So I think the issue

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that everyone has is, why should they be allowed to join

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the PPF when the liability Which has plenty

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of cash, as we know? Though this agreement does protect

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workers' pension plans, it also makes the company,

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Tata Steel, much more attractive And with the German steel giant

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Thyssenkrupp waiting in the wings, there will be renewed concerns

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about future job losses and even closures at some UK steel plants,

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including Port Talbot. The German firm says

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it wants to consolidate European steel-making,

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but industry experts say that Port Talbot

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is in a relatively strong position. I think the immediate future

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for workers at Port Tolbert Port Talbot has restored its

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competitiveness, it's been helped by the exchange rate of the pound

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against other currencies. Port Talbot has been synonymous

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with steel-making for 70 years. And although only one fifth

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of the once 20,000-strong workforce Our Business Editor

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Simon Jack is here. Is this good news for workers?

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Breaking pension promises is never ideal, and people will get less in

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the future, but remember, workers voted for this. Tata Steel have

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convinced workers, and today, the readily to, that without doing this,

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then the future looked grim. If you cast your mind back 18 months, the

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future of this plant looked incredibly bleak, people were

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talking about closures. So this is good news. The conundrum here is,

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Todd Steele said, we may go bust, but the industry expert says they

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are making good money at the moment. If we don't have the drain of the

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ongoing viability of the pension fund, we can make good progress. We

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are going to file possibly on the idea of an imminent merger, they

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say, "Look, this is an effective stand-alone company, we might do a

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joint venture or merging the future. That is not definite." All in all,

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if you look at where we were 18 months ago, jobs look secure for the

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medium-term we have to take it as good news. OK, Simon. Simon Jack

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there. The judge leading the inquiry

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into the Grenfell Tower disaster, has written to the Prime Minister

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with recommendations, about the scope

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of his investigation. Sir Martin Moore-Bick,

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has outlined his proposals, following weeks of talks

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with survivors. It's expected Theresa May

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will set out the terms of reference for the inquiry,

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in the coming weeks. Three men have been jailed,

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for running a cannabis factory inside a former nuclear

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bunker in Wiltshire. One received eight years,

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the other two were sentenced five. All three admitted conspiracy

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to produce drugs, after several thousand cannabis plants

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with an estimated street value of ?1 million were seized.

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Duncan Kennedy reports. Hidden beneath the wooded

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hills of Wiltshire, even today, the bunker remains

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a secretive, subterranean world. Its old antenna and air vents

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the only sign of its existence. But five metres below ground, this

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Cold War sanctuary was transformed This was where 4,000 cannabis plants

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were found, spread over two floors. The men behind it

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were Martin Fillery, Plamen Nguyen and Ross Winter,

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who were jailed today for admitting Police say using the nuclear bunker,

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once owned by the Ministry of Defence, meant the gang

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could exploit its This was a highly organised

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operation, and of course, the nuclear bunker provided that

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level of security, and covertness This was the bunker as it was,

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a secret headquarters for regional government in the event

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of a nuclear war. 150 officials could survive

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here for up to a month. They found everything from

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a big-screen TV, to a fish tank. And all with the home comforts

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of an underground world, where the underworld

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could go to ground. The gang even bypassed the mains

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meter, ripping off ?650,000 All to keep the cannabis growing,

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and drying around the clock. In fact, they thought this facility

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would provide them with the perfect Why? First of all,

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you can't see it from the road. It's completely isolated, and

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the complex itself can be locked up. They managed to keep this place

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a secret for three years. A place built for a icon in raw

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global world tensions, it ended up as an industrial scale

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cannabis production line. But one now consigned

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like the Cold War itself to history. Duncan Kennedy, BBC News,

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at Chilmark in Wiltshire. In one of the biggest investigations

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into modern-day slavery, 11 people from the same family have been

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convicted. I am here at the Emirates Stadium as the English Premier

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League season kicks off for the first time on a Friday.

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Coming up in World Athletics Sportsday in the next 15 minutes

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We'll be looking ahead to the evening session

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including Dina Asher-Smith in the 200 metres final.

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Eggs from European poultry farms, containing traces of insecticide,

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have now been found in nearly 20 countries.

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They've been contaminated with the pesticide fipronil,

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which can damage the kidney, liver and thyroid gland.

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The European Commissioner for Food Safety, is calling

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for high-level talks to tackle the problem, and has called

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for an end to countries blaming and shaming each other.

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Here's our Europe Correspondent Damian Grammaticas.

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The Netherlands is Europe's biggest producer of eggs. But millions of

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chickens might have to be slaughtered. This farm has been

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given the all clear. The pest control company that fumigate her

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band, didn't use the banned insecticide fipronil but the damage

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to hurt industry has been done. The farmers trust the companies to come

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and do their stuff. There are many rules in the Netherlands, so we are

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thinking it is OK. The extent of the problem is spreading. Where it

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started in the Netherlands, farms in Belgian, Germany and France, farms

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have had to be close. Eggs have been withdrawn from sale from the UK,

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Ireland to Poland, Italy and Romania. In Switzerland, even as far

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as Hong Kong, there have been re-calls. All this shows how

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interconnected our industrial food chains are. Belgian authorities said

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the first signs of a problem may have emerged as long ago as November

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in the Netherlands. There are difficult questions for European

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countries, why wasn't anything done sooner? The European Commission has

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called for a meeting of member states to get to the bottom of The

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States. The aim is to continuously improve the effectiveness of the EU

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system to deal with food fraud and food safety issues. Fipronil is used

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to kill fleas in domestic pets and is not allowed on animals entering

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the food chain. The amounts discovered in eggs are not harmful

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to humans, but prosecutors said two people have been arrested for

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threatening public health. TRANSLATION: Be mixed this substance

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in something to come into contact with the food chain and they did it

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for their own profit. They put health in Dayjur and damaged food

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safety. That confidence in what we eat it save may be taking time to be

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repaired. A man who murdered his brother

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by setting him on fire, has been sentenced to life in prison

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and told he must serve Blair Logan had admitted

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killing Cameron Logan, at the family in East Dunbartonshire

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near Glasgow on New Year's eve. He also seriously injured his

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brother's girlfriend. Blair Logan, a young man

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who murdered his brother in a horrific attack,

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which he planned and prepared for ahead of time and

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researched on the Internet. His victims, his brother Cameron,

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with whom he had what's described as a hostile relationship,

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and Cameron's girlfriend What is very clear is that

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your stated intention, I accept your violence

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here was out of character. This was, nonetheless,

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an exceptionally serious crime. Logan, wearing a mask,

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had entered the room at the family home where his brother

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and his girlfriend were sleeping. He poured petrol over their bed

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and then set fire to Cameron. 12 days later, the 27-year-old

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admitted his crimes. Rebecca Williams was in court

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for the sentencing. In a statement afterwards,

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she said Cameron had been her best friend and partner

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and that their future together had She said she wished,

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more than anything, Rebecca, seen here to the right

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of her father, suffered severe The horror of what happened in that

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room will haunt me for ever. It was a calculated

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and intentional attack. Cameron died in the most cruel way,

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in front of my eyes. The actions of one evil

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individual cannot be undone. The length of the sentence imposed

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today was never going to be enough for such a barbaric

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and ruthless murder. In sentencing him, Judge Lady Scott

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said whilst she accepted Logan had a limited ability to appreciate

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the consequences of his actions, he had acted with wicked

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recklessness and was fully, criminally responsible

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for what he had done. The judge added, she could not

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imagine the pain his parents would endure, having lost,

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in effect, both of their sons. Lorna Gordon, BBC News

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at the High Court in Edinburgh. It doesn't seem that long ago

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when the season ended, but tonight the English Premier League kicks off

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again, and for the first Arsenal take on Leicester City,

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in this, the 25th year of the EPL. Our Sports Correspondent Andy Swiss

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is at the Emirates Yes, it is an unusual start before

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the Premier League season. The first time it has kicked off on a Friday

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night. Why? It is good for TV audiences and Arsenal against

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Leicester is an intriguing opening match. Arsenal, looking to bounce

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back from their worst Premier League season for 20 years, whilst

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Leicester suffered something of a hangover last season after the

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incredible Premier League triumph. It is a chance for the fans to see

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some new players at the Premier League clubs have been splashing the

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cash. They have spent more than ?1 billion this summer and Arsenal fans

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will be interested to see their new ?50 million striker, Alexandra

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lacquers. As for the question as to who will win the title, Chelsea are

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the champions and Manchester City are the favourites. But as Leicester

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fans will tell you, anything is possible. Indeed. Thank you.

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With just two full days left of the World Athletics Championships

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in London, there have been sell out crowds, but little cheer

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Only one gold medal so far, thanks to Sir Mo Farah.

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As Natalie Pirks reports, UK Sport's target of between six

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to eight medals overrall, looks increasingly unlikely.

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We had hoped for more of this... Instead, the enduring images of

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these championships from a British perspective have been of tears and

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heartbreak. They are measured in measured Billy McClure medals and Mo

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Farah might be the only gold medallist, double gold medallist

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Bertie is leaving and going to the road. Five years on from London when

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you think about legacy, it is in great. Before these championships

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began, the British performance director told me they would need a

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lot of luck or they could be kicked in the backside. In a game of fine

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margins, this isn't a team short of flair, it is short on fortune. Last

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night, Nathaniel Mitchell Blake was the latest Briton to come forth in

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his event, making up the quartet of the oh so close. Just inches

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separated the likes of Kyle Langford and Laura Muir from a podium spot.

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Nevertheless, it now means UK sport's target of six medals looks a

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distant dream, especially with Greg Rutherford injured. It is difficult

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to win medals in athletics. It is a fact of life. Other sports, with

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Olympic sports who win a lot of gold medals, it doesn't take anything

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away from their achievements, but not as many people or countries

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participate. This is the hardest sport in the world to win a major

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title. Athletics received the highest amount of funding. But they

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think it is money well spent for the future. They are in transition, the

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older group have gone and the younger ones are coming up. The

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World Championships of the World Championships but overall I think we

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have put on a good show. I think it is good experience but in a few

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years, the gold medals. Coming. The British athletes are trying their

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best, but at the moment, their best isn't good enough.

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Mo Farah has been responsible for six medals and the 5,000m tomorrow

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night represents his last chance of carrying British hopes on the track

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at a major championships. But there are around three medal hopes up for

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grabs with Dina Asher-Smith, the bash out in the women's 200 metres.

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Clive. Natalie, thank you. Not getting bad, but it is cloudy

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today. Lovely picture, but look at those guys, many of us have had the

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source of weather today but this next picture, huge contrast. I love

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the two colours between the first and second. Beautiful blues here

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this is in Nottingham. This is what we have got at the moment across the

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country, a lot of cloud across the UK. Clouded over in the south-east

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where the first part of the day was nice. A lot of sunshine around. But

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for most this evening and overnight it will be cloudy. Rain from time to

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time, not too heavy. There will be breaks in the cloud so if you are

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hoping to catch the shooting stars this weekend, you might get a chance

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tonight. But the better will be tomorrow. The weather is improving.

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The morning might start of cloudy in the south and the south-east because

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we are close to a weather front which is just exiting. In the

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afternoon, it will be a mixture of sunny spells, lengthy sunny spells

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and a few scattered showers. On balance, I think we have a fine day

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on the way, but don't be surprised if you do catch a brief, light

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sprinkle of rain. Tomorrow evening is looking better. A great

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opportunity to get out there and enjoy the views of those shooting

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stars. Sunday, the better day, we will have more sunshine right from

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the word go. There will be fewer showers, pleasant temperatures and a

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bit of rain heading our way. It will be approaching early on Monday so it

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will be an unsettled day on Monday, Tuesday a bit better but the good

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thing is, the weekend is looking decent.

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Now on BBC One, let's join our news teams where you are.

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