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The head of the NHS here in the capital -

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It is the busiest we have ever seen it.

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You always get the busiest period towards the end of January,

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It comes amidst today's warnings that the NHS in England may

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I started to get pretty bad bumps on my head...

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The untrained barbers giving Londoners much more than a haircut.

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After Turkey experiences the heaviest snowfall in seven years -

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we hear from Londoners who were left stranded at the airport for days.

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It became a case of survival of the fittest. I need three or four eggs a

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day. The personal trainer who's become

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an international best-selling As we've been hearing,

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there are warnings the NHS in England may become unsustainable

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due to a lack of funding. Meanwhile the Chief Executive of NHS

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London has told this programme that services are busier

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than they've ever been. pressure in the coming weeks. We

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have been behind-the-scenes story have capital is coping.

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The Chelsea and with Mr is busy, very busy, seeing around 450 people

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a day, the number they have to admit the hospital is up 13% from last

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year. We are seeing the highest numbers we have ever seen, more and

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more people coming through the door. The hospital, like most crossed the

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capital, is full. The problem, not being able to move patients at quick

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enough. We're at 100%, every single bed is full, and it's almost a case

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of one in, one out, as soon as we can discharge somebody, move

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somebody through the system. What is the NHS doing to tackle the issues?

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This is part of a solution. Five times a day every day, this team

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gathered to take the temperature of hospitals across the capital.

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They have seven adult wards... What level escalation? They check on

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things like staffing levels, how many patients are waiting to be

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waiting to be seen and harmony beds waiting to be seen and harmony beds

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are available. -- how many beds. The focus is often nonemergency

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is the full picture, the flowing is the full picture, the flowing

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through the hospital, that's often what we are able to contribute to so

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that it's not just an emergency problem. Do you want to move on?

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Today as we filmed the NHS boss in London during the call at a time

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when the service is being stretched as never before. It is the busiest

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we have ever seen it, we are 10% up on where we were in terms of

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hospital activity year on year, this time last year, one will run during

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the first few weeks into the New Year, but 14% up, Ambulance Services

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but we planned to be busy. So far but we planned to be busy. So far

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this plans are working. London is holding its own but exotic spectre

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to get even tougher in the coming weeks with cold weather and flu

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outbreaks on the way. What used to outbreaks on the way. What used to

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be a busy winter surge isn't expected to end until May.

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Talking twenties and prohibition - we catch up with Sienna Miller and

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Ben Affleck at the European Premiere of their latest film.

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If you visit a barber's in America, Australia and several

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European countries - by law they are required to be

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trained AND licenced - but not so here.

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Because anyone can set up shop, start cutting

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hair and giving shaves. They don't need a licence.

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And BBC London has discovered that it could be putting people

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at risk here in the capital as Ben Hunt explains.

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For millions of men, visiting a barber is fairly routine.

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Usually they leave looking and feeling better.

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Walking London's high streets you will see more barber

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They are top spots for trendy haircuts and popular meeting places

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but the UK barbering industry is difficult to regulate

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and barbers here don't even need a license to practice.

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For some in the capital, this is causing huge problems.

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He got a fungal infection after his barber used dirty

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In the summer of 2015 I started to get some pretty bad bumps

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on my head and there would be pus coming out,

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and every time I would wake up I would look down and there would be

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spots of blood on my pillow, so I was put

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But nothing, it would subside but come back straight after that.

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It was quite painful, quite itchy, I wasn't able to shave

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Dirty clippers or razors at barber shops can put customers at risk

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of bacterial and viral infections, like folliculitis, herpes

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We are seeing more and more of this and if the barber isn't trained,

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then in fact what can happen is there is an entry

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of bacteria into the scalp, the hair becomes infected

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If you are trained you would know it's very important

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Take a look at these pictures we took inside an east

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We showed them to one of the industry's leading figures.

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The councils, I think, need to get involved with health

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and safety and check - not shut down people, help people,

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tell them what the legislation is and people will get

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a qualification, they understand everything else.

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At the London School of Barbering, hygiene is high up on the prejudice

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for the students must complete three months of training before they can

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In the USA and Australia you have to work X amount

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of hours to gain a license, here in the UK you don't,

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I think that's something that is essential to the health

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and safety of our customers, you wouldn't go to a mechanic that

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We contacted all of London's 32 councils but none could tell us how

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many barber shops operated in the area and only one

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So while it doesn't look like anything will be changing soon,

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it's vital that customers are aware of the risks and always

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Next: There are questions tonight over the future

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Critics say it's on the verge of collapse after accounts

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published today show a significant funding shortfall.

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If it isn't built - around ?40 million of public

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But the trust behind the project says it still expects to start

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This is where the Garden Bridge is meant to expand the Thames

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commitment to be a haven for wildlife and plants, but there is

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now considerable doubt around the project. The trustees say they are

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?56 million short, the project is no longer a going concern. Campaigners

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say the bridge would destroy protected views and is in the wrong

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place. There are issues about land place. There are issues about land

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and whether the mail will underwrite maintenance costs. They are

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admitting the costs arising, they don't know about the roof, who is

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good to put money into this project? It makes no sense. If there are

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delays to the project the trustees said the initial estimate of ?185

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million could rise substantially. The mayor is now carrying out a

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review of this project and the trustees say that is hindering their

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attempts to raise more funds through the private sector. The project will

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use ?60 million of public money. The rest is meant to come from private

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donors. I think it's nearly dead and it's about time we put it out of its

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misery. I think the current managed to break with the previous one and

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make sure he doesn't sign the guarantee in order to fulfil the

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pledge he made of no more public money being spent on this project.

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If it doesn't underwrite the maintenance costs and the issues

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the trustees admit the project may the trustees admit the project may

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have to be scrapped. The Maher has already said that could cost

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taxpayer ?40 million. We have had to taxpayer ?40 million. We have had to

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disclose the risks before we begin construction and none of them are

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new, we need to secure the land under funded, we would be able to do

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that but we had to disclose those risks. . The trust says

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constructions. This year. Critics say the Garden Bridge is on the

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brink of collapse. Uncertainty means time is running out. Rolf Harris has

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gone on trial accused of indecently assaulting seven girls and women. He

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denies seven charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.

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He is serving a prison sentence after being convicted of 12 counts

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of indecent assault two years ago. He denies the charges.

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It is day two of the strike on Southern Rail with one more still to

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2200 services are cancelled, causing 2200 services are cancelled, causing

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misery yet again for hundreds of thousands of commuters. The dispute

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is over driver only trains. Further strikes are planned for later this

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month. This was the scene at the airport

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in Istanbul last week - after the heaviest snowfall to hit

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Turkey for seven years. Well a couple from north London have

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been described their ordeal after getting stranded

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at the airport for They say there were chaotic scenes

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and many travellers were left without food and water

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for long periods. Sarah Harris has been

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speaking to them. They are still getting

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appeals for advice online from passengers who remain stranded

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at Istanbul's Ataturk airport. It's a place Dominic

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and Eloise know well, having spent three days

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there in freezing weather trying They filmed some of the chaos

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on their phones as flight We were cold to the bone,

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blankets wouldn't have helped. No water given out, no supplies

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anyone who is in the same situation. We were on the floor above the door

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where there was snow blowing in. There was nowhere else to sleep

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on the floor because every seat had for the shutdown of the runway

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after 16 inches of snow settled They have criticised the way

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vulnerable people were treated Old people in line,

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standing for six hours, Someone fainted in the queue,

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this boy was there for five People were looking after him

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but it was a case of, Turkish Airlines claim

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in a statement they are returning to normal after extraordinary

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weather conditions They say 50,000 food

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parcels were handed out and thousands of customers

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were given hotel accommodation. Travel experts say even

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with extended delays like this there is little chance

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of full compensation. It's so annoying when you are stuck

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in a foreign city trying to get home, particularly as in the case

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of many Turkish Airlines passengers, when you have simply been wanting

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to change planes and get back. But I'm afraid, aviation is full

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of unfortunate stuff. All you can do is stay put,

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hope you can get back as soon as possible and meanwhile keep

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all the receipts Eloise is trying to get back

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to normal in the warm of her flat. She wants to see conditions

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improve for delayed after a challenging end

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into their perfect holiday. We meet the Londoner and fitness

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coach who's become a global And find out how much snow we are

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going to get in the capital. Just a few of the artists

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who have publicly said - they are against resale ticket

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websites, otherwise known It's an industry, worth billions

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worldwide, and it makes lots of money for touts

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who routinely use them to sell An exclusive investigation for

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the Victoria Derbyshire Programme found one British artist's

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management team who've been putting tickets directly onto secondary

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ticketing websites at higher prices, for a stadium tour

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that hasn't sold out. There are more and more sites

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where you can get hold of a ticket for a gig or a show,

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but it seems it's getting more and more

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difficult to get one And that could be down

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to the proliferation of resale sites or secondary ticketing websites,

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where fans can resell tickets but it seems it's not just the fans

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uploading tickets onto these sites, We're working with one committee

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where we're openly listing those tickets within Getmein and Seatwave,

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saying, these are Ticketmaster confirmed

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to me that that artist Here is a ticket you can buy

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on Ticketmaster's website, let's get some good seats,

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level one, block 126, ?95 each. Ticketmaster own resale sites

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Seatwave and Getme in so let's see These tickets are direct

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from the event organiser, similar seats, one block over

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from the stage at ?160 each. This is not a resell ticket,

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it is being sold for the first time Ticketmaster say these platinum

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tickets are the best seats in the house but confirm they come

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with no extra perks. Robbie and his management aren't

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doing anything illegal, they're not breaking any laws or any

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rules, but some people have said In 2015 a number of promoters

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and artist managers signed an open letter to the government asking them

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to take a harsher stance Harvey Goldsmith who has promoted

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acts like Michael Jackson and Madonna, signed it and we

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pointed out another signature. I think it is wrong,

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hopefully most of the people who have signed the petition

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are acting honourably and do everything that they can do

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to prevent tickets being sold Ticketmaster say they are being

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transparent but it does seem you are paying more for a ticket

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for no real reason when you can get And despite numerous requests

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for a statement, Robbie's management We're going to transport you to

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the roaring twenties - well sort of. It's the European premiere

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of Ben Affleck's latest film - a gangster movie set

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at the beginning of As well as directing,

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he also stars alongside But the critics haven't

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been too kind so far. Our Arts Correspondent Brenda

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Emmanus caught up with them Then, director, producer, writer, is

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this a passion project for you? It was, but it sounds fancier than it

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brilliant actors to make the movie brilliant actors to make the movie

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good for me and I had to do very little work. He had consensual

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gangsters moral in this. -- the quintessential. I loved it, I had

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the best time in this film. Was it nice to be important but important

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to be nice? I was lucky, got my first choices for crew and cast, I

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can only hope I can keep it up. If you make a movie and win best

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picture, you probably have your pick of the crop as a director. You're

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live in New York, did you really live in New York, did you really

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leave because you can get to leaky? No, it's one tiny,, I love London,

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America and my daughter started America and my daughter started

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school, I would've had to go then nine times, for my daughter, it

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makes sense. But London is always home. I find London to cliquey!

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Whatever they are, they get in my way. From your perspective, what is

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it like at this time of year for you or? We're going to win everything!

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It's a fun time. My brother is up for an award, a BAFTA, I'm hoping

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taste and select him as a winner. My taste and select him as a winner. My

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fingers are crossed. You look like fingers are crossed. You look like

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you need a coat! I'm going to let you go!

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In just a few years, this man - Joe Wicks -

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From personal trainer to best-selling author -

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in fact last year second only to JK Rowling.

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So how did the man from Epsom who began his career handing out

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flyers offering his training services - go on to become

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an internet sensation and create a multi-million pound business?

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His 15 second videos, posted on social media,

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It is what, in part, has made Joe Wicks so successful.

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But his diet growing up with his mum in Epsom was far from ideal.

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We used to have a really bad diet, our cupboards were always full

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of chocolate wagon wheels, crisps and basically,

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my mum couldn't afford nice food so we used to have pasta with just

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tomato sauce but no mince, we will get mince if we were lucky.

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Today the 31-year-old is a successful presenter

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But just three years ago, he was a personal trainer,

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I would cycle with a trailer, 3-4 miles at 6am and get

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there and sometimes I would stand there and no one would turn up.

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I was disheartened but kept going back, I would pack it all up,

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go to the station and hand out flyers and get on people's

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nerves and say hey, come and try the boot camp.

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That's when he turned to social media.

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Talking directly to his audience in his own unique

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Throwing things in the microwave, hold tight, I wasn't trying

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to build this character, I was just trying to engage my

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following and give them a little bit of fun.

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It does look as if I've come out of nowhere

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but there was two or three years of really hard work on social

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media, it takes a long time to build up a community,

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This is where I used to do my flyering.

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And it has paid off in more ways than one.

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It is claimed the Joe Wicks effect has led to a rise

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We have been scratching our heads all afternoon to try and figure out

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and pinpoint exactly how much we're going to get! It's a nightmare for a

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forecaster! But we have got to go for it. We are forecasting snow but

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it's going to start off as rain and we all know what happens when a

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little bit of snow settles over the capital, everything grinds to a

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halt. Hopefully that's not going to happen, hopefully we can deal with a

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bit of snow. We have clouds and bit of snow. We have clouds and

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wintry showers across many northern areas of the UK, fairly quiet at the

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moment, not too many threatening clouds but through the course of the

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night, we will find the wind switches direction, it starts coming

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in from the West and towards the end of the night, we start to see clouds

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thickening across the West. That's the beginning of the weather front

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that will bring rain and then snow that will bring rain and then snow

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later on in the day. Here is the clock down there, this is rain,

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rain, we can deal with that, rain, we can deal with that,

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lunchtime, still pretty wet out there, but the time we get to

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rush-hour, that rain starts to turn to snow, you think it's not going to

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snow, but the temperature is going to drop very quickly. There is a

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yellow warning in force, it could be upgraded through the course of the

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night, into tomorrow. Watch what happens during the rush hour.

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Probably across the hills, five or Probably across the hills, five or

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ten centimetres, by the evening, probably settling in parts of

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central London, it could be slushy on some of the road and then the

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temperature is really drop like a stone and we the CIC stretches

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developing. Tomorrow, that awkward mix of rain, sleet and snow and on

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Friday, there could be a dose of smoke from the North, a real mix of

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weather on the way, stay tuned to weather on the way, stay tuned to

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the forecast because it can change over the next 12 to 24 hours.

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The headlines: Donald Trump has condemned US intelligence agencies

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for allowing fake news about his private life the league after

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allegations Russia has compromising material about him. A 15-year-old

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girl has appeared in court charged with the murder of Katie Rough was

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attacked in a park and later died in hospital. President Obama warned of

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present and future threats to US democracy in his farewell speech

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before paying an emotional speech to his wife Michelle. The head of the

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NHS in London has told this programme services are coping but

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are busier than have ever been and will face more pressure in the

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coming weeks. That's all from us.

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