05/09/2017 BBC News at Six


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Tonight at 6pm - four serving soldiers arrested on suspicion

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Three of them are believed to be members of the Royal Anglian

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Regiment. They are being detained under terror laws.

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They're accused of belonging to National Action -

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it was banned last year for being racist,

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A fifth person, a civilian, is also being held.

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Also tonight - the toddler stamped to death by her mother -

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a review blames care workers for believing the killer.

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South Korea shows off its weapons - Russia's President Putin warns that

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a military stand-off threatens a global catastrophe.

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Kate and William win their privacy battle over topless photos -

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a French celebrity magazine is ordered to pay damages.

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My run will start from Los Angeles and it will go

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And she'll end up in New York - meet Mimi the grandmother who's

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And coming up in Sportsday on BBC News, Gareth Bale says Wales

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will face their World Cup qualifier with Moldova tonight with conviction

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Good evening and welcome to the BBC News at Six.

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Four serving members of the British army have been arrested on suspicion

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of being members of National Action, a banned neo-Nazi group.

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They are being held under terror laws,

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although police say the public was never in danger.

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Three were arrested in Britain and a fourth in Cyprus. A fifth person, a

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civilian is also being detained. Our Home Affairs Correspondent Tom

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Symonds is at West Midlands Police These arrests are highly significant

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because they are the first in connection of suspected membership

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of an extreme right-wing organisation. These men are in their

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early 20s and 30s and they are being questioned at an unidentified West

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Midlands Police station. The BBC has been told three of the

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men are members of the Royal Anglian Regiment which recruits in Norfolk,

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Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge. Four arrest in the UK, one in Cyprus. An

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army spokesman said we can confirm...

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That group is National Action, which described itself last year in the

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language of Hitler's fascism, as a national socialist youth movement.

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Its members marched the streets. The focus was as much on spreading

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neo-Nazi ideas online but experts say the far right is not well

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supported. I think extreme right groups in Britain are very good

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these days about creating a sense of greater scale on social media than

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is actually the case. The National Action group are people that tend to

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do that the very best. When the Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered by a

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loner influenced by similar propaganda, the government acted,

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prescribing or banning National Action. Despite the name, National

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Action's court seeks doom by communities and stir up hatred.

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Prescribing this neo-Nazi group will prevent its mothership growing,

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prevent them spreading propaganda which allows a culture of hatred and

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division to thrive. Legally, the group should not now exist but

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police in Birmingham are questioning five suspected members under Counter

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Terrorism laws while searches properties are carried out.

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Three years ago toddler Ayeeshia Jayne Smith was murdered

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by her own mother at the family home in Burton on Trent.

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Today a review into her case has found that care workers

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let their concern for the mother overshadow the needs of the child.

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The report found that Ayeeshia's death could not have been predicted

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but criticised social workers for taking what the mother

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said at face value. Kathryn Smith is serving

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a 19-year jail sentence. Sima Kotecha reports.

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Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith, known as AJ to her family.

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A toddler with a thin frame and described

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as a happy and smiley child. At 21 months old, her

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life was brutally cut short by her mother.

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Kathryn Smith, a former drug addict with a history

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of aggression and self-harm, stamped her daughter to death.

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Today, the Serious Case Review said social workers and medical staff

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should have asked more questions. The report says...

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Derbyshire County Council has said sorry.

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How can you assure people at home that this won't happen again?

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Can you actually provide that assurance?

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We work with hundreds of children every single day and we work hard

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to keep them safe and the majority of times, we are successful

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at doing so, but one death is one death too many.

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And a death in such tragic circumstances, of course

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we are all impacted by it and I am determined to make our services

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as strong as they can be to minimise the risk of this happening again.

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AJ was at home in the ground-floor flat behind me

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Medical experts believe her heart was torn by one forceful stamp.

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Pathologists also found 16 other injuries on her body including

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an historical bleed to the brain and a damaged spine.

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She was taken to hospital on more than one occasion

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in the year she died, including four cuts on her lip

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in the year she died, including for cuts on her lip

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and chin and after collapsing. Again, warning signs were missed.

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The Trust agree with the report's findings.

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We had two instances where we definitely didn't show

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enough professional curiosity around Ayeeshia-Jayne's attendance.

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The febrile convulsion wasn't as it turned out a febrile convulsion.

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We didn't go into Ayeeshia-Jayne's social situation, her family

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situation as much as we should have, we didn't ask enough questions.

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Concerns raised by AJ's biological father, Ricky Booth,

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The aim of this review is to learn lessons.

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But for AJ's family, today's report will bring little

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comfort after the ordeal they have been through.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says further sanctions

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against North Korea are useless - and that ramping up military

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preparations could lead to global catastrophe.

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It comes after the US said it would table a new UN resolution

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on tougher sanctions in the wake of the latest test of

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a hydrogen bomb by the North. From Seoul, Yogita Limaye reports.

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Off the eastern coast of South Korea, today

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it was the Navy's turn to show its strength.

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The Commander of this fleet said they were training

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to bury the enemy at sea. South Korea has held military drills

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for two days now in response to the North's nuclear test.

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Pyongyang claims it successfully made a hydrogen bomb that can be

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fitted on to missiles capable of reaching America.

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At a UN conference in Geneva, North Korea's

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The recent self defence images by my country DPRK,

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are a gift package addressed to the US.

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The US will receive more gift packages from my country as long

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as it relies on reckless provocations and futile attempts

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Those attempts include further squeezing of North Korea's economy.

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But some don't think that's a good idea.

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TRANSLATION: The use of sanctions of any kind in this case is already

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As I told my colleagues yesterday, they will eat grass

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but they will not give up this programme if they do not feel safe.

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South Korea doesn't feel safe either and so it's setting up this American

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anti-missile defence system, designed to shoot

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And now, President Trump has said he is allowing Japan and South Korea

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to buy more sophisticated military equipment from the US.

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He's also agreed to remove limits on these South Korean missiles,

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lifting restrictions on the weight of the they can carry.

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lifting restrictions on the weight of the warheads they can carry.

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It's this country, South Korea, which has the most to lose

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Some people here even still have family living up in the North.

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But they have heard these threats for so long now that they've almost

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And yet, things are a bit different now.

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TRANSLATION: The experiment North Korea did this time was much

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larger in scale and so it makes me nervous.

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This woman says she is worried but she doesn't believe war

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Barely 50 kilometres from the border with North Korea,

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people here live each day with the knowledge that

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But with a strong belief that the peace that has held

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for more than 60 years is not about to be broken.

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Today was the first chance after the summer recess for MPs

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The Brexit Secretary, David Davis, has said there are, what he called,

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"significant differences" with European Commission over

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the so-called divorce bill Britain will have to pay when it leaves

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Here's our deputy political editor, Jon Pienaar.

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What did you do this summer? David Davis tried to get exit talks into

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high but it's been tough and colleagues like Foreign Secretary

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Boris Johnson are demanding hardball with Brussels. Petty officials, so

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much to do, so little time. Jeremy Corbyn's team look up for it, Naib's

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EU policy is not all clear, his deputy talks about may be staying

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inside the EU system. His Brexit spokesman doesn't go that far but

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Labour have pledged to challenge ministers in Parliament's role,

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judging Brexit, the devolved assemblies' role as well as workers'

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rights. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. Time to

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answer questions and face the sceptics. Negotiations have been

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tough at times but we have made progress on the important issues.

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Britain was nowhere near agreeing the Brexit divorce bill or as he put

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it... There are significant differences to be bridged in this

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sector. So not easy but not our fault. The UK's approach is more

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pragmatic and flexible than that of the EU as it avoids unnecessary

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interruption to British business and consumers. Labour of course wasn't

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buying it. No deal, which I had hoped had died a death since the

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election could raise from the ashes. His message: get real. Too many

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promises have been made about Brexit which can't be kept. Today, Labour

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has decided to vote against the bill, turning all EU legislation

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into British law. Ready to be kept in all weeded out later. If and when

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they lose that road, it will just be the start of something like

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parliamentary siege warfare while Labour look to win over the handful

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of Tory rebels they need to pull ministers up short. Impatient with

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Brexit? It's just the start. The two big parties on tune with respecting

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referendum and now nothing else. How are you feeling about Brexit? There

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is progress on Brexit? They will argue and say, it's impossible and

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in the end, they will agree they have got to agree and it will be

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done. This demo wanted Brexit stopped and many don't. While

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negotiators plate a game of who blinks first, a vision of economic

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uncertainty and political storms ahead now seems plain to see.

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Scotland's First Minister has set out her party's programme

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Nicola Sturgeon placed education and health reform

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at the top of the agenda, and says she'll lift the 1% cap

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Ms Sturgeon called the plans "fresh, bold and ambitious" -

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but was accused by Conservative leader Ruth Davidson

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of "over-promising and under-delivering".

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Our Scotland Editor Sarah Smith is at Holyrood for us this evening.

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Politics here have been so dominated this year so far by arguments over a

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second Scottish referendum, Nicola Sturgeon is now trying to turn the

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page. She knows she needs to show she's energetically attacking

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politics in Scotland, schools and hospitals, not just worrying about

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independent says she has come up with a long list of measures for

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this parliamentary year. Nicola Sturgeon has got her hands

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full and she wants all of us to know it. She promised to refresh her

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policies after a disappointing general election result and now she

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wants to seize back the political initiative with what she calls a

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bold and ambitious programme for government. At it heart is this

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ambition to make our country the best place in the world to grow up

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and be educated. To live, work, visit and do business and the best

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place to be cared for in times of sickness, need or vulnerability and

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the best place to grow old. The First Minister announced significant

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government investment in high-tech manufacturing and financial

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technology and she was getting her own lesson today in digital skills.

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But its education that will be the biggest test for the SNP. Faced with

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falling standards in Scottish schools, they plan to give

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headteachers more powers and responsibilities. Teachers along

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with nurses and police officers will be among thousands of workers

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getting a higher pay rise next year as Scotland is scrapping 1% public

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sector pay cap. No details on how that might be paid for yet but a

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strong hint, higher income taxes may follow. The opposition say the SNP

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had to earn back the trust of the Scottish electorate. They must be

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frank about the huge challenges Scotland faces. Not seek as its

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first response to bury bad news or pretend it doesn't exist. Given what

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we know of this government, we will wait to see whether these words are

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backed up by action. The government should know this, after this last

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year, it is on probation with the people of Scotland and it is time to

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change tack and time to deliver. The Scottish Parliament will be busy and

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the 16 new bills announced today, including the creation of a national

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investment bank. And, free personal care for under 65 is suffering from

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dementia and eight deposit return scheme for plastic bottles and

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pardons for men convicted of same sex offences which are now legal.

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The Scottish Government also wants to go further, faster with electric

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cars. Promising a huge expansion of car charging facilities and plans to

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phase out new petrol vehicles by 2032, eight years ahead of the UK

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target. But remember, as a minority government, the SNP need the support

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of other parties if they are to drive headpiece plans the next year.

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Four serving members of the British Army have been

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arrested on suspicion of links to a neo-Nazi group.

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Hurricane Irma, now classified as extremely dangerous,

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Our weather presenter tells us how bad it could be.

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Coming up in Sportsday on BBC News: Chris Froome wins the individual

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time trial at the Vuelta a Espana and nearly doubles his lead.

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He's aiming to wrap up a Tour de France-Vuelta double.

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The UN is warning of a risk of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar after a

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dramatic increase in the nub of Rohingya Muslims cleaned into

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Bangladesh. They are a minority group in the Buddhist state.

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Fighting in the state of Rakhine has left at least 400 people dead.

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The UN says 35,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh

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That brings the total seeking refuge to more than 123,000

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Our correspondent, Sanjoy Majumder, has sent this

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Desperation is what is driving the Rohingya refugees. And Bangladesh,

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which has taken them in, is being overwhelmed by the numbers that are

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surging in. A truck has backed up to take all these refugees to the

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nearest relief camp. You can just see the chaos as they are all

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desperate to get on board. It is a chance for them to get somewhere

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where they will be safe and where they can rest. They are getting a

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sense now that things are slowly spinning out of control. Soldiers

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try to bring in a sense of order. But the refugees are weak,

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dehydrated and disorientated after days on the road. The Rohingyas

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group are described as the worst persecuted minority, the Buddhist

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majority Myanmar has denied them citizenship despite living there for

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centuries. Now they have been driven out. Their villages burned, hundreds

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killed, in a wave of religious violence. People are either being

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shot or burnt alive in their homes. We had to flee for our lives. They

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are making sure that no Muslims are left there. So they fled, carrying

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with them whatever they could salvage from their wrecked homes.

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Local volunteers meet them as they arrive. Handing out packets of

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cooked rice and meat. Their first proper meal in days. But with so

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many refugees coming game, space is running out. Existing camps are

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stretched beyond capacity. New ones are being built by the hour, open

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fields and hilltops have now become huge settlements. And the conditions

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are basic. This pit filled with rainwater serving as the water

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supply. These new arrivals are scattered in different locations,

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different villages, makeshift site and the two existing refugees plight

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is whether UN works. Those camps are reaching such a point and in one of

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them, the population has more than doubled. -- saturation point.

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Bangladesh is one of the world's most densely populated nations and

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now it has to somehow find space for all the Rohingyas who are pouring

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in. Princes William and Harry have

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visited a new centre that is offering advice

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and counselling to families affected They met members of the community

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and volunteers in North Kensington at the Support 4 Grenfell community

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hub. At least 80 people are thought

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to have died in the fire Meanwhile, a French magazine has

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been ordered to pay ?90,000 in damages to the Duke and Duchess

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of Cambridge after it published topless photos of Kate

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while on holiday in Provence The couple filed a criminal

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complaint against 'Closer' magazine On one side of the Channel

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today, there was barely a front page without her -

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the Duchess of Cambridge, Her private life a cause for media

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interest, national comment, But when does interest

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become intrusion? In the Paris suburbs today,

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judges ruled that French celebrity magazine Closer did

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invade her privacy by publishing topless photos

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of the Duchess on holiday. The pictures were taken from et

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hello photo lens as they were sunbathing in a private villa.

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The magazine Editor and Chief Executive were each

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fined 45,000 euros - the maximum penalty,

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C'est le montant maximum prevu par la loi.

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The Royal couple were also awarded 100,000 euros in damages.

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A high figure for France, but far smaller than the 1.5 million

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The lawyer for Closer described the amount requested

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as 'extravagant' and said the private lives of

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the Royal Family were a matter of public interest.

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TRANSLATION: The photos showed a couple in love.

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And I'll remind you that in the case of the Duke's parents,

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we were led to believe that they adored each other

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by being given official photographs and it wasn't the reality.

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Here, at least, the photos aren't offensive and show

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It's in the public interest to know that.

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The Duke of Cambridge said the clandestine way the photographs

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were taken had been particularly shocking and all the more painful

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given the way his mother Diana had died here in Paris,

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In a statement after today's ruling, Kensington Palace described

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the photographs as "a serious breach of privacy" and said the couple

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"wished to make the point strongly that this kind of unjustified

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Last week, William went to view tributes laid to Princess Diana

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on the twentieth anniversary of her death.

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Having watched the media make both hero and hostage of his mother,

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the Duke of Cambridge seems determined to stop the same thing

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For most people, running a marathon is an achievement.

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For one grandmother from Kent, it's just a training session.

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Mimi Anderson began running in her late thirties -

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to overcome anorexia - and has since gone on to become one

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of the top endurance runners in the world,

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Now she's preparing for her biggest challenge yet, to become the fastest

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For the next seven and a half weeks, Mimi Anderson will be running

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at least 55 miles every single day as she makes her way

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It's taken years of planning and a lot of training.

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Oh, it's been really, really hard work, but I've sort

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of built up my distances so that I will do a week where I'm running

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And then the following week, I'm running a marathon every single day.

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And then I'm doing 30 miles every single day.

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My run will start from Los Angeles and it will go

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She'll pass through 12 states in all, as she tries to break

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the women's Coast-to-Coast record, set in 1979.

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Oh, here are all your medals, what a haul!

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I have to say I'm quite proud of them, actually, quite proud.

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But Mimi is used to tough challenges.

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She took up running in her mid-30s and, since then, has conquered some

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of the hardest endurance races in the world.

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This one here, the Marathon des Sables - which is 250

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kilometres over six days, in the Sahara desert -

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Nearly died doing it, but I loved it!

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And then this race here, the iconic Badwater Ultramarathon.

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Which is 135 miles in Death Valley, in America, so I think Death Valley

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And they are races that have pushed her body to the limit.

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The Arctic Race is called the 6633 Extreme Ultra Marathon.

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It's 350 miles, nonstop, over eight days, in temperatures

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And I actually won that race overall, male and female.

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And I came in I think it was 24 hours ahead of the only other

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But running across America is her toughest challenge yet.

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I love, erm, the thought of me physically and mentally -

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because that plays a big part - of actually being able to run

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To power her to a new world record, she's relying on a lot of coffee,

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ten pairs of running shoes and a support crew including her

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She's already dreaming of the finish line.

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When I get to the steps of the New York City Hall, ah!

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Those steps, I'm just going to love them.

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And I'll get down on my knees and I'll kiss them if necessary!

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Mimi Anderson, who starts her journey across America on Thursday.

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Now, we've barely seen the back of Hurricane Harvey,

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but there's another one brewing, and it could be even bigger.

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These are satellite images of Hurricane Irma, taken

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It's been upgraded to Category 5, meaning it's extremely dangerous.

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It's heading for the Caribbean, and then onto the southern

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United States, and could bring wind speeds of around 175 miles-per-hour.

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It is incredible, it is the strongest Atlantic facing hurricane

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on record, winds of 180 mph and stronger gusts that could reach 220

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mph. So just catastrophic damage they could do but they are half the

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story. There is also going to be huge rainfall and into the centre of

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the pressure in the middle of the storm, the sea surface bulges up and

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we get a storm surge as the sea works into the land and that itself

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could be 11 foot. I am six foot three, imagine two of me, a wall of

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water blown in by the hurricane. It works in a cross and he get in the

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next 11 hours. Across the British Virgin Islands as well. And we will

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see further damage from the storm. Across the UK, a relatively quiet

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day with a band of rain pushing East. Patchy in nature is brighter

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skies try to working from the West. The cloud has broken up in Dorset

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with sunshine coming through here. Still feeling humid across central

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and eastern England and the humid air gets blown out of the way by a

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westerly breeze as the cloud and rain clears Eastern counties.

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Clearing skies and a dry night for many but there will be showers

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across the North and West of Scotland running into North West

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England. Temperatures overnight 11 or 12 degrees Delhi Wireplay --

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fairly widely and it feels fresh, but not humid. Wednesday is going to

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be a decent day come up mostly dry with sunshine to start the day and

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Fairweather cloud and some showers mainly affecting North West Scotland

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where it is quite windy and some sneaking into the Irish Sea coast of

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North West England. Foremost, it stays dry and in the sunshine,

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16-20dC. It does not stay settled for long because towards the end of

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the week and the weekend, low pressure takes up residence and the

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weather turns increasingly unsettled with rain showers on most days.

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Thursday, Friday and Saturday, blustery winds making it feel cold

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as well. That's all from the BBC News at Six,

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so it's goodbye from me. And on BBC One, we now join

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the BBC's news teams where you are.

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