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still the risk of some snow showers.

Thank you.

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Tonight on BBC London News...

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Following the death of a man,

a warning to Londoners to stay off

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the ice as the capital remains

in the grip of the big freeze.

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Please do not go near frozen water.

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Even if it looks like it's safe

to walk on, you've got no idea

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how thick the ice is.

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People have fallen in and the shock

factor can kill people very quickly.

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I will have the latest from

Paddington, which was shot during

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the morning rush hour when snow and

ice got inside the station. -- shut.

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It's a bit of a nightmare, a bit

of a waste of a day, to be honest.

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I can't believe there's not better

things in place other than icy

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platforms that we can't go on.

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Plus true grit...

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The hospital staff working round

the clock to keep the wards open.

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We'll have the full forecast.

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After crashing out in Pyongchang,

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the Team GB snowboarder

back on the piste

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closer to home.

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Good evening and welcome to the

programme with me, Louisa Preston.

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Following the death of a man

who fell through ice

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in a park yesterday,

a warning tonight from London's

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chief fire officer not

to venture onto frozen water.

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The emergency services

in the capital have been

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responding to an increase

in weather related callouts.

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One London hospital was forced

to cancel some routine operations,

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as the freezing conditions continue

for a third day.

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And there was disruption

again for commuters

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with Paddington, one

of the UK's busiest stations,

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closed when snow blew

onto the concourse.

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More on that with Tom

Edwards in just a moment.

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First to Victoria Hollins who's

at London Ambulance Headquarters.

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Victoria?

It is around minus two

degrees here at the London ambulance

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headquarters at the moment, with a

wind chill of about -8, we're told.

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Those kind of temperatures bring

challenges for pretty much any job

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in London. When you are part of the

emergency services dealing with some

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of the most vulnerable people at

really difficult times of their

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lives, there really are some

challenges to be dealt with. People

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have more heart attacks, there are

more strokes, and more people fall

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over on the ice and snow. There

really are a whole host of risks

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involved in is extremely low

temperatures for London.

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You can hear the ice cracking.

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It's not thick, but enough to leave

a small dog stranded.

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Firefighters wearing dry suits

rescued her in Greenhill Gardens

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in Barnet and returned her safely

to her owners.

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But elsewhere, the ice and cold had

more tragic consequences.

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In Danson Park in Bexleyheath,

a man in his 60s died after falling

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through ice on a pond yesterday.

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The emergency services

were called just before 4pm.

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The man, it's believed,

just fell into the pond here.

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He was rescued by another park user,

by a member of the public,

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before the emergency services

arrived, he was taken to hospital

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but died a short time later.

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The circumstances are

still being investigated,

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but it's the sort of tragedy

the London Fire Brigade

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is really worried about.

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Please do not go near frozen water.

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Even if it looks like it's safe

to walk on, you've got no idea

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how thick the ice is.

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People are falling in and the shock

factor can kill people very quickly.

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So, we are absolutely urging people

to stay away from any water.

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Cold weather brings other

challenges for those keeping

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the emergency services going.

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All ready to go.

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Bob is doing everything he can

to keep things going outside

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at St George's Hospital in tooting.

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He's got through the entire winter

supply of salt in just four days.

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It's my 29th year and I've never

seen it like this before.

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I've looked after the grounds

and gardens in all that time

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and we've always looked

after the de-icing and clearing

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up of the roads.

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But it's never been as bad as this.

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It's just constant,

constant, constant.

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When I came in on Tuesday,

it was minus 12.

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How's it going?

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It looks OK at the moment.

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Dr Phil Ross keeps things

going inside the hospital.

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He's in charge of the emergency

department at St George's.

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There is an increase

in heart attacks and strokes

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during cold weather,

but it brings other problems, too.

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We find that we get

an increase in injuries,

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because people slip over

on the snow, the ice.

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People on bicycles come off

them, cycling in snow

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is never a good idea,

from our perspective.

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And coupled with that,

it is extremely cold,

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so we are seeing patients who come

in hypothermic who need rewarming

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and who are incredibly

ill because of this.

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At other hospitals including Barts,

some routine operations have

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had to be cancelled.

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But from the staff on the children's

ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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staying overnight, to the paramedics

still on their bikes,

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the emergency services

are overcoming the challenges

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the weather brings.

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We are in the middle of a shift

change, and Stuart Crichton has

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taken time to speak to us. A lot of

people are going above and beyond.

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What challenges have you faced?

We

have had an increase in slips, trips

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and falls. I would like to thank our

staff. They make it into work, the

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support services and everybody that

keeps the wheels turning, I

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appreciate the efforts they have

gone to to be here for the people of

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London.

What is the toughest thing

you face?

We have had an increase in

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slips, trips and falls, people

getting stuck out in the cold,

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causing problems.

What can people do

to help themselves in these

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challenging circumstances? It is

fair to say that you are stretched?

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Absolutely. Only call in a genuine

emergency. The services are

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available, call your GP, using the

111 service. Sensible things,

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dressing up warm, sensible shoes,

being stocked up on medication and

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lucky after vulnerable neighbours

and relatives.

Thank you very much

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indeed. Another useful, if not

important step, you can try to keep

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your home at 18 degrees, it makes a

difference. Back to you.

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Thank you.

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Rail commuters travelling

into the capital had another

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difficult journey into work

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with widespread delays and

cancellations across the network.

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There was severe disruption

at Paddington - where the station

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was closed during this morning's

rush hour because of snowfall

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inside the station.

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Our transport correspondent

Tom Edwards reports.

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Day three, and Paddington

station had to be shut this

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morning for two hours.

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Not a problem with the trains,

but snow was blowing

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in a gap in the roof,

causing icy platforms.

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That meant frustration

for passengers like Kelly

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and Stacey, in London for a morning

meeting that got cancelled.

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A little bit shocked

that the country is falling

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apart with a bit of snow.

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But other than that, not too bad.

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I mean, it's a bit

of a nightmare, a bit

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of a waste of a day,

to be honest.

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I can't believe that there is not

better things in place,

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other than icy platforms

that we can't go on.

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When trains were announced,

it led to a mad dash from commuters.

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Stephanie from Southend, though,

was trying to be philosophical.

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There's no point stressing about it,

because it's happened.

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You can't make it any quicker.

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It also meant many travellers had to

terminate their journeys in Reading.

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It's just absolute chaos!

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I just got here, and all

of the trains are cancelled.

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I'm now trying to figure

out how to get home.

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Can you move down, please?

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Reduced services on some operators

meant packed trains.

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Others found them emptier.

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ANNOUNCEMENT:

There will be no

access through the gates

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for the next ten minutes or so.

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The tube also suffered with delays,

and while many stayed at home,

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at King's Cross, for example,

they should have access

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due to overcrowding.

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Commuters, though,

seemed to be adopting.

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What are you going to do?

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Try and go on the...

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What is it called?

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Thameslink.

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That should be working, we hope.

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As well as weather patterns

there are technical reasons why some

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train operators are much more

susceptible to snow and ice.

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Here at King's Cross, for example,

they use overhead power lines

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to power the trains.

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But about a third of the network

still use what is called the third

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rail, they use power coming

through a rail on the tracks.

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And that means it's much more

susceptible to snow and ice.

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Airports also cancelled

flights due to the snow.

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This was Luton.

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And 60 miles of London's canals

have enough frozen over.

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Some pavements were gritted -

this was Downing Street -

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most, though, weren't.

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The Transport Authority's battled

to keep London moving.

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We've done OK.

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But we're never complacent.

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Just looking at the figures,

as I did before I came in this

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morning, the taps in and out

on the Tube network are some

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20% down this morning

on what you would expect

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from a normal day.

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The roads have improved

through the day, although it

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has been slow going.

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In places, snow is now

turning to brown sludge.

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But more disruption is expected.

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Let's go to Tom at Paddington.

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Are we any closer to finding out

what happened this morning?

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No, we did ask Network Rail for an

interview and I'm afraid they

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declined. They did tell me what they

think happened, and they think that

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snow and ice was blown through a gap

in the roof, on platform eight. That

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is what caused all of the problems.

As for what is happening here now,

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services are actually running, but

there are delays and cancellations.

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To be honest, there are delays and

cancellations on all of the rail

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networks in London. This is one of

the reasons why. Look at this. This

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is what train drivers are having to

cope with. This is footage from a

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cab in a train on East Coast Main

line, having to plough the train

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through these very deep snow drifts.

Now, the next big thing that

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commuters are being told to look out

for is tomorrow night's rush hour,

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and South-eastern have put out a

warning, they expect heavy snowfall,

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they say not to travel if you don't

have to do. Please try to leave work

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earlier than normal. The advice,

again, keep across all of the

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operator websites.

Thanks very much.

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Surrey was one of the worst

hit places in our area.

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180 schools were closed

in the county because of

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the freezing weather.

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But despite the

difficult conditions.

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carers were out in

force bringing much

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needed help and support

to the elderly and vulnerable.

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From Surrey Gareth Furby

sent this report.

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We're on the back roads in Surrey.

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The place gritters

don't often visit.

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And the task for Charlotte

is to get through safely.

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There are people,

vulnerable people, sometimes

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very poorly, elderly, that

are depending on us to get to them.

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It's care provided 365

days a year and no

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weather, no matter how

extreme will stop it.

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They're very small

residential roads.

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There is no grit, we're

getting a bit icy, now.

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To be honest, I haven't experienced

these weather conditions

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before.

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I've actually borrowed

my son's wellies.

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Hopefully they will do the job.

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Hello, my love, we're here.

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And delighted that Charlotte's made

the effort is Cynthia,

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who is 88 years old.

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We will make you all lovely.

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Oh, dear.

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And you will be

the delight of Cobham.

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Really?

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Yes, absolutely.

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I couldn't manage without somebody

coming in, a carer.

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I couldn't manage...

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Undressing and dressing,

for example.

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I do need that help.

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With Charlotte continuing

on her rounds, we headed off through

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Surrey and the roads seemed a lot

emptier than usual as people stayed

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in and schools were closed.

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One of them, Reigate

Grammar had early

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warning of this weather

because of a forecast made

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using the school's weather station.

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It was over a week ago that

I e-mailed all the staff

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and on the basis of what we have

learned from our weather club we

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started to think this

is a good possibility

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that we would get some snow.

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I must admit, I have a soft spot

for a snow day, to give the

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students a chance to have some fun

in the snow, make some memories,

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to create some lifetime

moments of fun.

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But for care workers like Charlotte,

the job must go on.

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For the sake of those

who can't manage without her.

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Well let's find out how much

longer this cold weather

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is going to be around for.

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Sarah Keith Lucas is here,

in weather terms it's the first

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day of Spring today -

definitely doesn't feel like it.

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It certainly doesn't feel

springlike. The 1st of March,

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meteorologically, that is the first

day of spring. Today has been one of

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the coldest March days on record.

Temperatures have struggled to even

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get to freezing through the course

of the day. We have had more

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snowfall, really icy conditions

around. It is set to last a little

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bit longer. We are not out of the

woods just yet. The Beast from the

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East is staying with us. The worst

of the weather is going to be over

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the next 24 hours or so. We are

going to be seen more snow and ice,

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really strong wind around as well.

During the course of the weekend,

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things will slightly turn... I won't

say milder, but less cold than it

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has been. We could still see a

little bit more snow, ice, even

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freezing rain. I will bring you all

the details of the weather a little

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bit later in the programme.

Thank

you very much.

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And Sarah will be back

with a full forecast

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later in the programme.

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Also ahead tonight:

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Bend your knees and absorb the

bumps, it is pretty bumpy down

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there.

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We're on the pistes

of Primrose Hill, as Team GB Olympic

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snowboarder Aimee Fuller provides

some expert advice in winter sports.

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A Surrey businessman who offered

to take a 13-year-old boy

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for a spin in his Ferrari,

but then crashed it, killing

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the teenager, has been found guilty

of causing his death.

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Alexander Worth died

after the supercar accelerated

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uncontrollably and flipped over

on a farm lane in Hampshire.

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Steve Humphry has more.

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This was the moment a schoolboy got

into one of his dream cars.

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Alexander Worth, seen wearing

the white T-shirt has been offered a

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spin in a red Ferrari F50

but tragedy struck seconds

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later when the car

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crashed on a farm road

in North Hampshire.

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The 13-year-old from Kingsworthy

near Winchester died at

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the scene from his injuries.

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Both he and the driver,

businessman Matthew

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Cobden were thrown out

when the car flipped over.

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They were not wearing seat belts.

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39-year-old Mr Cobden from Walton

on Thames, who runs a

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car storage business had denied

death by careless driving.

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The jury reached their

guilty verdicts by a

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majority of 10-2.

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They had been deliberating

for five and a half hours.

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During the trial, the defence

argued the Ferrari had a

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pre-existing fault,

which caused a sudden

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and uncontrollable

surge in acceleration.

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But the prosecution said the Ferrari

was running normally.

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After today's verdicts,

Alexander's family issued a

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statement saying they hope the case

will increase awareness of the

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fragility of life, the danger

of driving powerful cars

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and the need to take

sensible safety measures.

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Matthew Cobden will be

sentenced on March 26.

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Former mayor Boris Johnson says he's

bitterly disappointed the garden

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bridge isn't going ahead -

and if he was still mayor it might

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now be adorning the Thames.

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Questioned by the London Assembly

he denied wasting millions

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of pounds on the project

and criticised his successor

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Sadiq Khan for pulling the plug.

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Our political editor,

Tim Donovan reports.

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He used to come in the back

of City Hall on his bike.

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Today, a convoy of cars.

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What a pleasure it

is to be back here.

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But inside it was like

he'd never been away.

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And if he had still been

mayor, he said, there

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could now have been a fantastic

bridge adorning the River Thames.

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I know it became, latterly,

it became the sort of

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favourite thing to bash.

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You know, at fashionable

dinner parties.

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Everybody used to start

slagging it off.

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Actually, there were loads

of people who loved it.

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It would have been a wonderful

project for London.

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That's why, he said,

he and the then Chancellor

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George Osborne had put £60 million

towards this vision of a bridge

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across the river.

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More than half of that money had

been spent while he was mayor.

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He was quizzed on why he kept

allowing millions of pounds out

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of the door before all the necessary

land deals and planning permissions

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were in place.

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We are here to talk about decisions

you made, which have

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resulted in taxpayer's money

being wasted on this project.

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No, that's not true.

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Not a penny of tax payer's

money has been wasted.

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Very serious, Foreign Secretary.

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No, not a single penny

of taxpayer's money...

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Let me...

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You listen to me.

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Not a single penny of

taxpayer's money had been

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wasted by me.

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It has been wasted by the current

Mayor of London who

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cancelled the project

completely unnecessarily.

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Boris Johnson said you needed

real political push from

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City Hall to make a project

like this happen.

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Something sorely lacking,

he said, in his successor,

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Sadiq Khan, who blew hot and then

cold about the scheme.

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He never really adopted

it as something that

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he wanted to make his own and to be

part of his legacy.

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Critics who watched

today's proceedings say

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questions remain.

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He's in fairyland.

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This wasn't achievable.

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The fundamental thing

wasn't achievable,

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that's the point.

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It hasn't gone down

because Sadiq didn't like it.

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The trust themselves were unable

to get the land, get the permissions

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they required and unable

to get the money.

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But while the London Assembly

completes its investigation, the

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former mayor says he thinks

the Garden Bridge could yet have its

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day.

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Meanwhile, the former Mayor

of London Ken Livingstone

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has had his suspension

from the Labour Party extended

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indefinitely pending the outcome

of a internal investigation.

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He was suspended from the Party,

after refusing to apologise

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for comments he made

about Adolf Hitler and Zionism.

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Now, all this week, as part

of our Civilisations series,

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we've been celebrating different

cultures in the capital.

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We've met people of Caribbean,

Indian and Australian ancestry

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who live in London

and we've been looking

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at the artworks in our galleries

that come from those countries.

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Today, Wendy Hurrell has been

in Hammersmith at The Polish Centre.

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I've been eating my way around town,

basically, for this assignment.

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This evening, I've been enjoying

the hospitality of the Polish.

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Come and look at the spread

they put on here.

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Can you tell me some

of the things that we're eating?

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OK.

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Polish beetroot soup,

with croquettes.

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Probably the most famous Polish

food, sort of dumplings,

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ravioli and a very hearty

hunter's stew with cabbage

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and sausage and meat.

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Keep you warm in weather like this?

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They are hopefully going to save me

some but first of all,

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we're going to go over

to the Royal Academy of Music

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to hear about one of Poland's most

famous composers and pianists,

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Frederic Chopin.

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SOFT PIANO MUSIC PLAYS.

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SOFT PIANO MUSIC PLAYS.

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This bust was made to commemorate

the very last concert of his life.

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Chopin came to London

and visited in the year before

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he died, which was 1848.

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He only gave 30 concerts

in total in his lifetime

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and the very last one,

which took place at the Guildhall,

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was apparently in aid of Polish

refugees as part of a ball.

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Those that did hear him play that

night said he played like an angel.

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The bust is made in plaster.

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The bust is made in plaster.

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And it was made

by a Polish sculptor.

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Polish people very much

identify with Chopin,

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his music just encapsulates

what it is to be Polish in that

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sense of nationalism.

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When he died and he was laid to rest

in Paris it was his wish

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that his heart was taken and that

now lives in Poland.

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We've come into the theatre now,

there is more Chopin

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being played in the background.

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What was remarkable about him

was that he was exiled for many

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years, but he kept the Polish

culture alive, didn't he?

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Exactly.

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Musical soul of Poland travelled

with him all around Europe.

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We feel that in the rhythms.

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Finally, this homesickness

is what killed him.

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But on a happier note,

we have the Polish children's

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theatre behind me.

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They have been rehearsing today,

they are putting on a show this

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Saturday and next Saturday.

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You will hear, once they get going,

they're going to be singing

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in Polish and it's a very special

year for the Poles this year,

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they are celebrating the centenary

of Poland regaining independence.

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There will be this kind

of celebration going on around

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the capital and I have to say

they really do add some colour,

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don't they, to proceedings?

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SINGING

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You can see the programme

Civilisations tonight

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at 9 o'clock on BBC Two.

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She crashed out in spectacular

fashion at the Winter Olympics

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only a few weeks ago,

making light of her

0:22:220:22:24

fall on social media.

0:22:240:22:27

Well, today Team GB's snowboarder

Aimee Fuller, who's from Bromley,

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was back on the snow...

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But this time closer to home.

0:22:300:22:32

Katharine Carpenter went

to meet her on Primrose Hill.

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Make sure you use your suspension,

it's bumpy. If you are going to

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attempt to slide dampening Rosehill

on a for sale sign, who better to

0:22:440:22:47

get tips from van an Olympian? --

slide down Primrose hill. Amy Fuller

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got back from the Winter games in

South Korea on Monday still buzzing

0:22:540:22:58

from the experience. -- Aimee

Fuller.

It was amazing to be there

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for my second games. The slopestyle

was as windy as it is on top of

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Primrose hill.

Then there was the

big air event and that crash

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landing.

My mentality was to go big

or go home, I didn't want to go

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there and get 14th place with a safe

run. I went for my best trick, ended

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up landing on my face which

wasn't... The best. However, kept my

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chin held high and just went on to

support the rest of the team in the

0:23:280:23:32

following events.

And she hasn't

been able to keep away from the

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white stuff that's greeted her on

her return, taking a ride along pal

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mall last night.

I was excited to

get out there and try something a

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bit different. -- Pall Mall.

Did you

get some double takes from people?

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Many double takes, people were

filming us. So unique to have this

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snow and seeing today the amount of

people that are just stoked off the

0:23:550:24:00

back of the Olympic hype. I feel

there is a real buzz in the UK.

And

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she couldn't resist joining in.

Positively surprised gradient and

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speed that you can pick up on

Primrose hill!

Fantastic.

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Let's get a

Primrose hill!

Fantastic.

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Let's get a full

Primrose hill!

Fantastic.

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Let's get a full forecast.

Primrose hill!

Fantastic.

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More severe weather on the cards,

likely to cause further disruption

0:24:220:24:26

over the next couple of days.

We

start off with a weather watcher

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picked from Hyde Park. Showing the

frozen Italian fountains. Lot of

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snow lying around, five centimetres

for many places, a bit more in some

0:24:360:24:40

parts. A similar scene in Finchley

taken by one of our Weather

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Watchers. We have an amber weather

warning in force from the Met

0:24:460:24:49

office. Be prepared for further

heavy snowfall around. Yellow

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warnings for snow, ice and wind as

we head through the next 24 hours.

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Disruption quite likely due to the

weather. With that heavy snow,

0:25:000:25:04

feeling really bitterly cold when

you add on the wind-chill. That

0:25:040:25:08

amber warning is out across many

south west parts of London. Surrey

0:25:080:25:13

and Berkshire seeing heavy snow. It

will ease towards the west as we had

0:25:130:25:18

through tonight. It will be staying

dry for most, the odd flurry of snow

0:25:180:25:22

early tomorrow morning but the main

problem will be the ice.

0:25:220:25:27

Temperatures plummeting 2-3

overnight even in more urban spots.

0:25:270:25:31

The countryside could be called

first thing with that biting cold

0:25:310:25:34

wind. The beast from the east

bringing us these cold easterly

0:25:340:25:41

winds. And then this weather system,

the remnants of storm Emma will

0:25:410:25:47

bring this weather front bringing

more snow through the day tomorrow.

0:25:470:25:54

Dry, cold and cloudy start but watch

out for the ice risk. Biting

0:25:540:25:59

easterly winds. In the afternoon,

snow falling in the south will work

0:25:590:26:02

its way out across the capital. The

afternoon and evening rush hour we

0:26:020:26:09

are set to see our next batch of

pretty heavy snowfall. The

0:26:090:26:14

temperatures will struggle to get

even near freezing. When you add on

0:26:140:26:19

those biting easterly winds, this is

what it will be feeling like. -9 or

0:26:190:26:25

even -10, bitterly cold. Seven-day

outlook is for things to gradually

0:26:250:26:32

turn a bit milder. Watch out for

that severe wintry weather on the

0:26:320:26:36

cards over the next 24 hours.

0:26:360:26:39

Another difficult day tomorrow.

Thank you very much.

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Now the main headlines....

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A red alert - meaning

there's a risk to life -

0:26:450:26:48

is in force tonight in parts

of south west England and south

0:26:480:26:51

Wales as heavy snow and blizzard

conditions sweep in.

0:26:510:26:53

And in London a warning tonight

by the Chief Fire Officer not

0:26:530:26:56

to venture onto frozen

water, after a man dies.

0:26:560:26:58

British children sent

abroad in the years

0:26:580:27:00

after the Second World War,

many of whom were physically

0:27:000:27:03

and sexually abused,

should get financial compensation

0:27:030:27:04

from the Government.

0:27:040:27:07

That's according to a new report

by the Independent Inquiry

0:27:070:27:10

Into Child Sexual Abuse.

0:27:100:27:13

The Prime Minister has been meeting

the European Council

0:27:130:27:15

President Donald Tusk

in Downing Street ahead of her major

0:27:150:27:18

speech on Brexit tomorrow.

0:27:180:27:22

A woman who bludgeoned her husband

to death has won a bid

0:27:220:27:25

to challenge her conviction

at the Court of Appeal.

0:27:250:27:27

Sally Challen is serving

an 18-year prison sentence

0:27:270:27:29

after killing her husband

with a hammer.

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That's it.

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I'll be back later during the ten

o'clock news, but for now

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from everyone on the team

have a lovely evening.

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Goodbye.

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Stay warm.

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