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That's all from the BBC News at Six, so it's goodbye from me

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The Met Chief tells us a clamp-down on Islamaphobia will help

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Her comments come with hate crime on the rise.

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Swearing coming out or you can hear someone saying "Get out"

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or you can hear someone saying "Leave our country."

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We join police on special hate crime patrols.

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The woman shot and wounded on holiday in Brazil -

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her family tells how her partner, an ex-paratrooper saved her life.

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Plus find out why this pub needs an inspector

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The requirement is that it's sufficiently gay,

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which is hilarious, but we don't want sufficient gayness,

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we want wholeheartedly, massive queerness.

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And a view not seen by the public for 700 years -

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how Westminster Abbey is to open a rarely seen part

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The Metropolitan Police Commissioner has told the BBC

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that tackling hate crime and Islamaphobia is one

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of the best ways of combating Islamic terrorism itself.

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Cressida Dick's comments come after figures show hate crime

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has been rising over the last three years.

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Now the Met is combining dedicated patrols on the streets of London

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with a specialist cyber command to tackle the problem.

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Our political editor Tim Donovan is at New Scotland Yard now for us.

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Are in tax, and tags in Manchester and London, there was a really sharp

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spike in reports of reports of hate crimes, especially reports of verbal

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abuse and so on directed against Muslims. The commissioner said here

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today that that had fallen off, the trend has abated somewhat, but it

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was still an issue but it wasn't just about numbers to her mind

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because it was a very important signal to send, to address and make

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a priority the issue of hate crime. There are specialist patrols. They

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have started in east London where the BBC has been. Charlotte Franks

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reports. Nusrat and her family know

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what it's like Last year, they were

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the victims of hate crime. It happened around the time

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of the EU referendum. One day, I left my window open

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by mistake and when I came back, there were three kgs

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of tomatoes here on the window, kitchen shelf, floor

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on the wall, everywhere. Three kilograms of tomatoes thrown

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through your kitchen window? Then they started

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calling my husband names. By his beard, calling

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him Osama bin Ladin. They called your husband

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Osama bin Ladin? Yes. They smashed my car,

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they broke the car's windscreen... Her husband, Khalil, had to install

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CCTV to capture the intimidation. After presenting

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the evidence to police, Over the last five years, there's

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been an upward trend in the number of reported hate crimes

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across England and Wales. In London last year,

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there were more than 15,000 reports of racist abuse and over 1500

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Islamophobic reports. For many, the fear of becoming

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a victim is very real. I can hear swearing coming out

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or you can hear someone saying "Get out" or you can hear

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someone saying "Leave our country." It's why police are patrolling

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on foot around East London. A visible presence to

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reassure the community. Superintendent Waheed Khan

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is responsible for clamping down on and all of them are

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equally unacceptable. I think you can be online

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and increasingly we're seeing It can happen on a bus,

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it could happen in the street, in a shop, but equally

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in the digital world. The war against hate crime

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on the Internet is being fought It was launched in April

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by Mayor Sadiq Khan and works closely with

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social media sites The police hope that this

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combined approach of street and cyber patrols will

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help to reassure London's diverse communities that they can

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live their lives without fear. The Commissioner, Cressida Dick,

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knows there is a perception here that needs to be tackled. She said

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today that the Met needs to work doubly hard to achieve confidence in

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Muslim communities. It is why today in the Fourier of the Metropolitan

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Police's headquarters here, she took part in an hour-long interview and

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falling with the BBC's Asian network with a big reach, of course, with a

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Muslim audience. She was making the point here that if the Met was seen

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to tackle and take so seriously the issue of Islamophobia, that was

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going to achieve the kind of confidence that then led to help in

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tackling extremism, the causes of terrorism.

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One of the ways that we can tackle extremism together is to ensure

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that Muslims, for example, feel protected and feel properly

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protected and that we are taking hate crime very, very

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seriously and I think, you know, if you look

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at the terrible attack in Finsbury Park,

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You know, we treated it as a terrorist incident.

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What she said was, you would start to see progress when Muslim people,

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news and communities felt they were able to influence their local

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police, understand their police and also join the police force. 8% of

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the Metropolitan Police currently are Muslim. London's Muslim

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communities about 18%. There is a gap there that she wants to achieve.

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The hope would then be that, of course, if you achieve that kind of

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level of confidence, you would just have that extra opportunity when

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somebody suspects or fears or just has a feeling about something that

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is not right in their community, a neighbour or a family member, they

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would be more confident about getting in contact with the police

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and expressing their concerns. OK, Tim. Many thanks. Tim Donovan,

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our political editor. On day five of the world athletics

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Championships, IM at the club which helped transform Asha Smith into a

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sprint sensation. The family of a mother-of-three,

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believed to have been shot by gangsters in Brazil,

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has told the BBC how her partner, Eloise Dixon was with him

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and her three daughters when they accidentally drove

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straight into a Rio slum ruled by one of the country's

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most notorious gangs. It was a week into her son's family

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holiday when Hazel Dixon got His starting was, you know,

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"Eloise has been shot. He said that the gunman

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had shot the tyres. "It's absolutely riddled

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with bullet holes." Eloise Dixon, her husband Max

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and three young children, Isabella, Holly and Alice

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were driving in the coastal resort of Angra dos Reis, about 90 miles

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from Rio de Janeiro. After straying into favela territory

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and stopping to buy water, The mother of three was shot twice,

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once in the abdomen. Max, a serving firefighter

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in Bromley stayed calm in

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extraordinary circumstances. He just wanted to get out of it

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as quickly as possible, You know, the head man from

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the hospital said she was so lucky. The 46-year-old underwent

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two hours of surgery and is now in a stable condition,

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waiting to be transferred to a private hospital

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in Rio de Janeiro. Do you have any messages to other

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travellers who might...? Don't take any little

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side roads or anything. And all Hazel can do is wait

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for her son's next phone call. for travellers using Waterloo

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station after a signal failure shut some of the platforms

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this afternoon. Ten of the platforms

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are already shut for three weeks so the they can

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lengthened to increase capacity. Due to the work, Network Rail have

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told passengers to try and avoid In an attempt to avoid parking

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charges at Luton airport, some holiday-makers are now facing

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huge repair bills instead. Some air passengers have been

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leaving their cars in residential to find their vehicles

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vandalised and graffitied. The problem's got so bad,

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the council is considering When the owners of this card

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returned from their holiday, this is what's waiting for them. Parked on a

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residential streets near Luton airport, for the past weeks. First

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came the graffiti, then a few days later, the vandalism. About two

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o'clock in the morning, we heard a thud, but out of our bedroom window

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and there were two lads, 15 or 16, jumping all over it and running at

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it and then they got on their bikes and drove off. Residents we have

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spoken to don't condone the vandalism, but they do understand

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the frustration. Icy tyres done, little airport parking, windscreen

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wipers broken off. I am not going to vandalise anybody's car, but I

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understand why it has been done. It is frustrating. We live here. Parked

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elsewhere. They are so bold, they move the columns or they push your

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card down to you fit. Someone has been writing notices for some time

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and it doesn't have gone further than that but then I came out here

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and I saw the side window had been done and I thought, well, seeing

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what has happened before, I had better get is reported to the

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council because once vandals and starts, it escalates. If you turn up

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at Luton, long-stay parking charges are ?25 a day for the first date and

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?21 a day after that. Pre-booking brings those prices down. Residents

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have told us that all of these cars have been here for some time, left

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by people with suitcases heading off to the airport and it's led to a lot

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of frustration and, in some places, vandalism. We have seen three cars

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vandalised here today. The police say they are powerless to do

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anything but the council is trying to take some action. The council has

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written to residents asking if they want a parking permit scheme. For

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less than a pound a week, they will get full coverage, protection and

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presents in the area by way of having the enforcement officers out

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there. Most residents told us it is unfair that they would have to pay

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to park outside their own homes because of airport passengers. Luton

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airport says it always advises passengers to park in on-site or

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off-site car parks, but with more airport expansion underway, the

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number of passengers preferring to par boys parking charges could yet

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increase. -- preferring to avoid parking charges.

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A scheme creating the illusion of speed bumps on roads to slow down

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drivers is being extended across the city.

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Transport for London has now painted virtual bumps in 45 locations

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to reduce speeds to 20 miles per hour.

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is to bring traffic down to speeds of below 20 miles per hour

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with the results of the trial showing some success

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as average speeds have reduced by three miles per hour.

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Over the last decade, nearly two thirds of the capital's gay bars

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In Tower Hamlets, an attempt to stop the trend of LGBT venue is closing

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down. The council is sending in an inspector as Emma North reports.

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The Joiners Arms was an institution. It was called a meeting place for

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genuine outsiders. It was a feeling as you walked through the door,

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right there, bring it on! Not to forget the tunes as well, because we

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didn't want to go out... Kylie. The only signs here are billboards for

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nights out elsewhere because two years ago this site was sold and

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like most of our city able to be flats. But the council says it must

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be home to a new club for the LGBT community and an inspector will

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check it is gay enough. What does that mean? I honestly don't know. I

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honestly don't know. Cultural things like the music, decor, stuff like

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that, nods to the sort of people that go there? Over a decade, almost

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two thirds of London's LGBT venues have closed. The redevelopment of

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places like Joiners Arms is part of the plan to stop this. But

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campaigners say it is not important that the spaces are created, but

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what counts is that they are worth going for. At the requirement is

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that it's sufficiently gay, which is hilarious, but we don't want

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sufficient gamers, we want wholeheartedly, massive queerness.

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And if we are talking about sufficient, sufficient on whose

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terms? Going out LGBT London has changed. People don't meeting pubs

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and clubs but use apps instead. A culture is seen by many as a

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mainstream. John sizzle, seen in the leopard-print here, appears on the

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South bank. Out of costume, he explains in London's need for LGBT

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bars and clubs. People I know that don't look as straight as I do will

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get a lot of grief on the streets, you know. They are called names

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constantly, they are bullied. People need to come to a place and express

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themselves and feel safe during it. The mayor of Tower Hamlets says they

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are at committed to celebrating the great diversity...

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The council decides tomorrow what will happen to the Joiners Arms. A

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space for the LGBT community could be guaranteed for 12 years. What

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can't be promised though is the quality of any party.

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Restoration work to open up part of Westminster Abbey,

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not seen by the public for hundreds of years.

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The bond between London and Paris hasn't been affected by

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That's the view of the departing French Ambassador to the UK.

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As Sylvie Bermann prepares to leave at the end of the month,

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she's been speaking to BBC London about the city she's made her home

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She's been speaking to our Brexit reporter Katharine Carpenter.

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When Sylvie Bermann was posted to the embassy here in London

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three years ago, colleagues warned her it would be boring

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Well, I think it has been a historic period because I arrived

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just before the referendum on Scotland and then I had

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two general elections and then of course the Brexit

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Around 100,000 French people living in London voted in the French

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election earlier this year, but they had no say

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in the UK's decision to leave the EU.

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Some have already left, not a huge number of people,

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some decided to leave because they feel maybe less

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welcome in the city now and, again, the main problem is uncertainty.

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You've talked about the Brexit negotiations as being

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Did you still think that's a good analogy?

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Well, that was a funny analogy and while I hope that in the future

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I'm not sure it's going to be the case.

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So, does she think the city will be one of those losers?

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I think that London will remain a very

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important financial centre, but at the same time,

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some people and some activities will be relocated

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It's not our choice and, of course, we take the opportunity

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but generally speaking, we have a policy of strengthening

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But if she's keen to play down any rivalry

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between Paris and London, she's equally keen to talk up

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the friendship between what she describes as our twin cities.

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It's close, it has always been so and also

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we suffered terrorist attacks and so there was a lot of

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displays of solidarity and friendship.

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I was very touched also when I was invited to Wembley and

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the Prime Minister and the Prince of Wales sang the Marseillaise.

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It is understood she is off to Russia next,

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I like the culture and their sense of humour as well,

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so I really enjoyed my time in London.

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It's a bit too short, but that's the diplomatic life.

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An interesting insight there into the Ambassador's thoughts

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Yes, and it's very clear speaking to her that she thinks this is going to

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be detrimental to the UK and to London particularly in terms of a

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loss of influence on the world stage. Of course, there are many

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people in this city who will disagree with that viewpoint, but we

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know that to be the French position generally, so it is perhaps a great

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surprise. What was interesting during our chat was how little she

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felt that would impact on the human relationships between Christians and

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Londoners. She said we had a human bond, particularly after the terror

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attack she was talking about the -- Parisien 's and London. She said one

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thing she was most proud of during her two year terrible setting up the

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Anglo Franco Young readers programme, something she hopes will

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mean there is a network between people of all backgrounds in France

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and the UK, something that will injure. That was something that was

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conceived pre-Brexit but she acknowledges it will become more

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important now. And of course, we wish her well in

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Russia. It's day five of the World

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Athletics Championships and among the British medal hopefuls

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taking to the track at the London Stadium tonight

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in the 200 metre heats will be They're getting ready to cheer her

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on at her club in Bromley, which is where we can

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join Chris Slegg. Hello. This is Black Keys and

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Bromley Harriers. Some discus training is going on behind me. The

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200 metres of course, Dina Asher-Smith. A fortnight of training

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here a week still. She grew up training here and she will have the

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support of so many people down here tonight. Anyone who has seen her

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race will know she races with a smile on her face. These pictures

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are the last World Championships two years ago. She came fifth then

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Budgie has since gone on to become a European champion. She has had a

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really tough season after breaking her foot in February. She has

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battled back in time for these rock championships. The youngsters behind

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me here are going through Sprint straddles here tonight. I could

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think to a court here, Ken. How do you think she will be feeling ahead

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of these heaps, trying to get it if there's a's semifinals? She will do

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OK. She came here 13 years ago to join the Academy and that has been

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run by her current coach, John Lackey, who spotted her potential

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the same as I did and everyone else did. I remember in the individual

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primary school championships she won probably eight years ago now. She

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broke a new record in that. I remember a teacher up there saying

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to me, who do you think will win? I said the girl in lane for. They

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went, no, look at the girl next door, she is twice her size and

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younger. I said, just watch and basically, yeah, she ran a fantastic

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time and a teacher turned round and said to me, my God, she looks like a

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future Olympic champion. She is nearly there! Not far off. Let's

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speak to one of these young sprinters. You do heptathlon but 200

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metres as part of that. We say a lot in the media, is a cliche, or is she

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genuinely an inspiration? Definitely an inspiration. To have a great

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British sprinter like Dina on TV competing at the world-class shows

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kids like us that if you have the determination and commitment she

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has, you could be like her. Definitely an inspiration. When you

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see her running, what tips do you take from her? What you learn? She's

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really relaxed which he runs, so fluid and that is key especially in

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sprinting slaps a great tip. We shall see how she gets on tonight.

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Thank you very much. The heat are at 7:30pm, the 200 metres. If Dina

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Asher-Smith gets through, semifinals on Thursday night and then fingers

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crossed, everyone down here will be cheering her on, hoping she can get

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a Friday night's final. We certainly hope so. Thanks very much indeed,

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Chris. For more than 800 years

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the Abbey has stood a medieval masterpiece,

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largely untouched. So imagine the pressure

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of being responsible for a multi-million pound project

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to build a brand new tower alongside so visitors can access parts

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of the Abbey seldom seen before. Victoria Hollins has

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been to take a look. This isn't a journey many get

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to take and it transports us to a place few get to see -

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the top of Westminster Abbey and the hidden project changing

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the face of the church. Right here, we can see the roof

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of the access tower, so that's the herringbone pattern

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of the lead work which we're halfway

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through completing. This is the parapet

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of the tower going around here. This is the top of the

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new 120 foot tower to contain stairs and a lift, a new

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build to bring visitors It's very challenging

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project to be working on such a prestigious building,

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such a prestigious project, but using historic materials

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to be tied into the new materials that

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we've had to build the actual Do you feel the weight

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of history little bit here? It's an honour and a privilege to be

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doing it, but we definitely feel It will be a new museum

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and gallery allowing 300 objects from the Abbey's history

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to go on display for the first time. And this, in building

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terms, is the icing on the cake - a finial,

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the decorative lead polle matching those that have

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sat atop the other towers This is the first

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significant change to Westminster Abbey

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in nearly 300 years, but it's not just a change

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for the building. They will be a big change

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for visitors to because this is the rather unique view

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they'll get once they reach It's a view that hasn't changed

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hugely since the last It's been an architectural challenge

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to match old with new. The design intent for

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the architects, was to make this as discreet

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as possible, so they've glazed it all so

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basically you can look through What do you think Wren

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would think of all of this? I think the Wren would be

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very happy with this. Visitors will get the chance

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to decide for themselves when the tower and gallery open

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to the public next June. Let's get a check on the weather now

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and Lucy Martin has joined us. Not great weather, not feeling

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pitifully summery, but here in London we have largely got away with

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seeing the better of the weather. We have seen quite heavy, thundery

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showers across England today and even a few funnel clouds, Ouschan

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was where I was a bit further over to the east as they make their way

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up to the north is omitted the day. We have got away with seeing more in

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the way of dry weather. Doesn't look like we will be quite as lucky as we

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move into tomorrow though with some heavy outbreaks of rain along the

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way. Here's what's going on in the charts then. Low pressure moving up

:25:20.:25:23.

towards the north and then a weather front here that's going to sink a

:25:24.:25:27.

little bit towards the south-east. The very slowly and as it goes

:25:28.:25:31.

towards the south-east it will be in the great, bringing heavy outbreaks

:25:32.:25:36.

of rain. A yellow weather warning in-place valid until midnight

:25:37.:25:39.

tomorrow, heavy outbreaks of rain and showers could bring local

:25:40.:25:44.

disruption, flooding and tricky driving conditions. Through this

:25:45.:25:47.

evening then, some showery outbreaks of rain. A fair amount of cloud

:25:48.:25:50.

around with temperatures falling to an overnight low of around 10-13dC.

:25:51.:25:56.

We will see that rain pushing in from the north and west. Starting

:25:57.:26:00.

off with dry spells in the south and east first thing but the rain

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pushing in quite quickly from the north-west and bringing heavy

:26:05.:26:06.

outbreaks of rain and the odd rumble of thunder and flash of lightning

:26:07.:26:10.

knocked out of the question. Temperatures reaching a maximum of

:26:11.:26:14.

15 or 17 degrees is not feeling warm. The yellow weather warning

:26:15.:26:18.

could mean a localised flooding and tricky driving conditions. A ridge

:26:19.:26:22.

of high pressure does put in on Thursday and that means we will see

:26:23.:26:25.

something a bit drier and brighter. The weather front finally pushing

:26:26.:26:28.

out what the south-east, so a few showers possible in the morning but

:26:29.:26:32.

sunny spells developing into the afternoon. Temperatures reaching a

:26:33.:26:36.

maximum of 21 Celsius. That dry weather is still with us first thing

:26:37.:26:39.

on Friday, but it's not long before we see the rain pushing in from the

:26:40.:26:43.

north-west later in the day. More outbreaks of rain on the way. I will

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leave you with the outlook then. Very unsettled as we move through

:26:49.:26:51.

the next few days. You will want to have your umbrella at the ready.

:26:52.:26:56.

Stay indoors tomorrow? I would!

:26:57.:27:00.

Organisers of the World Athletics Championships

:27:01.:27:02.

at the London Stadium are trying to limit the spread of norovirus.

:27:03.:27:05.

It has already affected dozens of athletes and staff.

:27:06.:27:09.

A woman has escaped serious injury after appearing to be pushed

:27:10.:27:12.

by a jogger into the path of a bus on Putney Bridge.

:27:13.:27:15.

CCTV of the incident shows a man appear to shove

:27:16.:27:17.

The Met Police Commissioner has told the BBC that tackling hate crime

:27:18.:27:24.

and Islamophobia is one of the best ways of combating terrorism.

:27:25.:27:28.

Figures show hate crime has risen in the capital

:27:29.:27:30.

You're always welcome of course to get in touch

:27:31.:27:37.

And I'll be back later during the ten o'clock news.

:27:38.:27:40.

Thanks for joining us and have a lovely evening.

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70 years after the partition of India,

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discover how their families were torn apart.

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But, at the same time, you are now nothing.

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An elite group - including scientists, pilots,

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surgeons and athletes - are about to go head-to-head

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to become the ultimate astronaut applicant.

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We keep raising the bar, and see who can keep getting over it.

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I don't think you ever feel completely safe.

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