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unambiguous answers about what

happened. That's it from us.

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Coming up on BBC London News:

happened. That's it from us.

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Leaseholders of two Croydon

tower blocks are told

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they will have to pay

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to remove Grenfell-style cladding.

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Tonight there are calls

for the authorities to step in.

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The Government allowed that cladding

to go up, must take responsibility

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for bringing it down, the Government

must pay for this work to be done,

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no one else.

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We look at the implications

for this landmark ruling.

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Also tonight...

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Tackling gambling addiction.

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The growing calls in the capital

to tighten regulations

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around the industry.

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Historic and cultural recognition

for Regent's Park Mosque

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as it's given Grade

II listed status.

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Plus...

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The warrior.

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Oprah Winfrey talks to us

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about her sci-fi fantasy film

and female empowerment.

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A very warm

welcome to the programme

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this Tuesday evening.

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First tonight, how

the impact of the Grenfell

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tragedy and the safety concerns it

raised continue to be

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felt across London.

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Tonight, leaseholders of two

privately-owned blocks in Croydon

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have been told they will have to pay

to remove flammable cladding.

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They had argued that it was

the building owner's responsibility

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to foot the huge bill,

which could be up to

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two million pounds.

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The landmark ruling could have

implications for people

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living in private blocks

across the capital.

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Our Political Editor

Tim Donovan explains.

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Somehow we managed to get legal

support...

This man is on to his

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lawyer because the news isn't good,

tribunal judgment has gone against

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him and other residents. The

cladding was removed when it failed

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tests after Grenfell, since then

fire marshals have been patrolling

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24/ seven. Together its cost half £1

million so far and that is a bill to

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be shared between the 95

leaseholders here after the ruling

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the landlords were entitled by the

terms of their leases to recover it

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in service charge.

We are already

paying £2000 service charges, and

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this year it will increase up to

£20,000 for some people. I have to

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pay £4000, I'm not sure how I will

get that.

But that's only up until

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now, new cladding could take the

bill to £2 million.

We cannot plan

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our lives, people's work is

suffering, they are stressed, it's

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affecting our lives on a daily

basis.

The mayor said the Government

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should end that anxiety.

The

Government should be stepping in to

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make these buildings safe, then

there is a discussion to be had

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about the cost and the removal.

Noticeable in this ruling, the judge

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says it is foreseeable leaseholders

may have further legal claims

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against a number of parties. The

manufacturers of the cladding,

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Barratt homes which installed it,

and the local council Croydon which

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provided the certification. Finally

the Government itself. If it's

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building regulations are found to

have been not up to scratch. It's

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possible many other leaseholders

could be affected in a similar way.

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We think up to 50,000 leaseholders

in London could be liable for paying

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costs up to £30,000 per flat or

beyond simply because they bought a

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flat in good faith that the cladding

on the outside of it was safe. They

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believed that because the Government

told them it was safe, we now know

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the Government was wrong. The

Government must take responsibility

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for taking the cladding down and

stop abandoning leaseholders to

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their fate. The Government must pay

for this work to be done, nobody

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else.

Landlords said today they

would work to minimise the costs of

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cladding and urged the Government to

offer support.

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Tim's at City Hall, and could this

judgment could have far

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reaching consequences?

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It called, and you get an idea from

that microcosm in Croydon of the

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potential stress, distress, some

people are going to face if the cost

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of replacing cladding is passed on

to leaseholders and the judge in

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this judgment is clear about that

and warns people, if they go down

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the legal route to try to get this

money recovered by someone else,

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they could become mired in

litigation which itself could cost

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money. All that time their homes

arguably are blighted and on

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saleable. He seems to hint in this

judgment one way the Government

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might go is to provide compensation

in some form like it has done in the

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distant past with social housing but

he says that is a judicial view and

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he knows this is very much a

political decision that has to be

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made.

Tim, many thanks. Tim Donovan

at City Hall.

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You're watching BBC London News,

coming up later in the programme...

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This is the home ground of tooting

and Mitchum football club, and for

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now also the home of Dulwich Hamlet,

one of the clubs that has been

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forced out of their stadium by

property developers who own their

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ground.

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A London MP has raised concerns

about security in Parliament

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after four Muslim MPs were sent

suspicious packages within 24 hours.

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A researcher in Rupa Huq's office,

who's the MP for Ealing Central

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and Acton, was taken to hospital

after opening a parcel this morning.

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Well Marc Ashdown

is in Westminster now,

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Marc, what happened?

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Rupa Huq wasn't here at the time,

she was at a committee but one of

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her staff members was going through

the mail, opened this package and

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got a sticky substance on his

fingers. He raised the alarm, was

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taken to hospital for treatment but

has been sent home on armed. This

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happened in the buildings behind me

where almost 200 MPs have their

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offices, next door to portcullis

house a stone's throw from

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Parliament and police have confirmed

they cordoned off the office of Rupa

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Huq and another MP, also Muslim, who

also received a suspicious package

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this morning. They took them away,

examined them and found them not to

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be hazardous but this comes a day

after two more Muslim MPs also

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received suspicious packages and

Rupa Huq says she is concerned about

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security here.

It is worrying these

things are getting through security

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screening because I know it is

rigorously screened. I've seen that

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process happened because it as

sniffer dogs so stuff is slipping

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the net, that is a worry but it's

also worrying someone out there

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thinks it is open season on Muslim

MPs.

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And there are wider

concerns about this?

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Yes, this package also contained an

abusive letter and it seems to be

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part of a wider pattern. Over the

weekend these letters were sent to

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various addresses around the

country, seeming to be encouraging

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people to take part in Punish Us

Limp Day. Counterterrorism police

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have launched an investigation into

this. As for the packages, we still

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don't know what this substance was.

Tests are ongoing, an investigation

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is under way. Downing Street says it

is concerned about this incident,

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MPs want answers. They don't have to

look far, Scotland Yard is just over

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there.

Many thanks.

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Research

suggests that more than half

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of Londoners participate in some

sort of gambling.

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For some however, it can

become an addiction

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with devastating consequences.

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There are growing calls for tighter

regulation to govern the industry.

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Chris Rogers reports

from the only NHS clinic

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for gambling addiction,

based in London.

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I have struggled to hold down a job,

and I've lost every single job I've

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had at some point in time as a

consequence of my struggle with

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gambling addiction. My marriage

broke down. The cost on family life

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is enormous, it's not just about

money.

Tony is not alone in his

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battle against gambling addiction.

There are 430,000 registered addicts

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across the UK, more than half the

population of over 16s in London

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participate in some sort of gambling

activity of which one in 20 are at

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risk of having a gambling problem.

People are losing a huge amount of

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money. In 2016 the gambling industry

made a record £13.8 billion profit.

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I am on a road in Earls Court just

around the corner from me there is a

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clinic for gambling addicts. Here

across the road, there are two

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betting shops, another one just

behind me here, and over there a

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casino. A passer-by has heard to

talking to me on camera and admits

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he may have a problem.

So you lost £5,000, got it back and

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lost it again?

Yes.

And I have done

the same thing so do you see

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yourself as someone with a gambling

addiction?

Sometimes, but other days

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I say no, I'm fine.

This gambling

clinic is partly funded by the NHS

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and the industry. We have been

invited here by the Labour deputy

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leader because he is demanding more

clinics like these but it's the

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former Labour government that

relaxed gambling regulations.

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Today's Labour Party admits that was

a mistake.

We think there's a hidden

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gambling epidemic in this country

and yet I'm in the only dedicated

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treatment centre in the whole of

England and Wales. So we are taking

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a much wider view and looking at the

harm done by gambling, how we can

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pay for it and what responsibility

the industry must take.

The

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Government is also looking into the

issue. It seems the tide could be

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turning against the gambling

industry, which has broadly agreed

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to fund addiction support. In the

words of this addict, they can

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afford to.

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No-one knows

for sure what Brexit

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will mean for London.

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There is though a small group

of Londoners in the heart of Belgium

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who know exactly what it will mean

for them - the loss of their jobs.

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They are of course our

representatives at the

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European Parliament.

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Katharine Carpenter has

been speaking to two

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of the capital's MEPs,

with opposing views on Brexit,

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about life in Brussels

since the vote to leave.

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For 18 years, Labour MEP

Mary Honeyball has made

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this journey from London

to the European

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Parliament once a week.

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She's one of the longest serving

MEPs, still believes Brexit can be

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stopped and denies it's having

an impact on her work here, yet.

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Obviously, everybody here is aware

of Brexit, but we are still

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in the European Union and we're

all still getting on with our jobs.

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But for one of the two London MEPs

who voted to leave the EU,

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things have been more

tense at times.

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I thought perhaps one of the things

that went through my mind is -

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actually ,will I have to resign?

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Will I lose my job as group leader,

and I was prepared for that.

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I said, I thought I shouldn't put my

own position ahead of my decision.

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The UK has 73 MEPs, eight of them

represent London and they earn just

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over 100,000 euros a year before

taxes, with generous

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pensions and allowances.

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Mary Honeyball admits perhaps

they could have done more to counter

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the perception by some that they're

living the high life in Brussels.

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One of the consequences

of Brexit is that Europe,

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the European Parliament,

what the EU does, has suddenly shot

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up the political agenda.

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So now I think we are getting a lot

of exposure and people do know

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who we are and what we do.

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For Mary, that involves meetings

like this Brexit briefing

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by the Shadow Health Secretary.

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She thinks her party's position

is still a work in progress,

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even raising the possibility that

MEPs will have a role to play

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beyond March next year.

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No chance, says her colleague.

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My job will come to an end,

end of March 2019.

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At that time the UK will leave

and there will be no British MEPs.

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Will you feel sad about

it despite your vote?

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Of course I'll feel sad.

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I mean, I've made many good

friends and it's been

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a large part of my life.

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As for the future, he hasn't

ruled out another attempt

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to become London's Mayor.

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If my party decides to select too

early and I'm still involved

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in helping in negotiations,

then that won't work for me.

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Probably when that role

starts to wind down,

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when we get closer to an agreement,

towards the end of the year,

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early next year, then I'll have

to start seriously looking

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for a new role.

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What's next for you

now after Brexit?

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I'm not really sure, actually.

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I've had a long career in politics,

which has been good.

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I should take time

to reflect, I think.

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Katherine Carpenter,

BBC London News.

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Still to come before 7pm:

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We find out the history behind

London's Central Mosque as it's

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given special protection

by Historic England.

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And we're on the blue carpet waiting

to talk to perhaps the most

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influential woman in the world,

Oprah Winfrey, at the European

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premier of A Wrinkle in Time.

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The pros and cons of gentrification

has been much debated,

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especially as swathes of London have

been bought up to build flats.

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Now a non-league football club

in Dulwich has been forced from its

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stadium after the land was sold

and a row broke out

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over how to develop it.

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But is the local council

poised to buy it back?

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Here's Chris Slegg reports.

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Enter

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Match days at Dulwich

Hamlet are colourful,

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passionate and vibrant.

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Champion Hill has been

their home for 87 years,

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but for now it's home no more,

they've been locked out

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by the property developers

who own the site, Meadow

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Residential.

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I mean, it's shocking really,

the actions of Meadow,

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our landowner, have been spiteful.

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They've used this as leverage

in their battle with the council

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and, ultimately, we are the victims.

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So Dulwich are now locked out

of their ground and these

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barriers have gone up.

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Now, when Meadow signed

their agreement with Dulwich,

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back in 2014, they said

they would fund the club.

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The plan was they were going

to build flats on this stadium,

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but provide Dulwich with a new home

right next door.

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Southwark Council though turned down

that application last year,

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partly because of a lack

of affordable housing, and then

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the relationship turned sour.

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Meadow stopped funding

the football club.

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They then claimed they were

owed £120,000 in rents.

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And last week, Dulwich were told

they could no longer play here.

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Fans will now have to travel eight

miles to watch home games

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at Tooting & Mitcham FC.

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I mean, this is our home.

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This is where we should be.

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It's really quite a sorry state that

we're not going to be here.

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I just think Meadow really do not

know how important this

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is to the local community.

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They are New York based, they don't

really have a great understanding

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of communities in London.

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At a meeting this afternoon,

Southwark Council were expected

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to waive through a motion to begin

attempts to acquire the land

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and restore Dulwich

to their rightful home.

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Are you confident that you can

convince Meadow to sell without this

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being pushed all the way

to a potential CPO?

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I hope Meadow will sell because it's

important that we secure the future

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of the football club.

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It's important actually that the bit

of the site that can be developed

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for housing is delivered as housing

and I just hope, as I say,

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that we can do a deal with them

sooner rather than later.

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Meadow failed to respond to our

request for a statement today,

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but last week blamed the club

and Southwark Council for failing

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to enter into dialogue with them.

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For now, the future of Dulwich

Hamlet lies away from Dulwich.

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Has there been a final decision?

There has indeed. I will bring that

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to you from the boardroom here. It

doesn't feel like home. They are

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trying to make it feel like home.

Everyone is drinking out of their

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pink and blue Dulwich Hamlet mugs.

They voted to release the funds to

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bid to buy that site back from

Meadow Residential. It might take a

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long time to do so, two or three

years if it goes to a CPO. I can

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speak to the vice-Chairman of the

football club. The protests will

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continue.

You need to keep the pressure on

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Meadow?

Definitely. We hope between

700 to 1,000 of fans will be there

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on Saturday and put on pressure. The

honourable thing is to sell and go

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and let us get back.

That will be a

march through Dulwich.

Yes.

What do

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you think of the situation you ended

up in.

Nothing to do with the

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football club. It's between the

developers and council who had a

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falling out. We are in the middle.

They peaked made us pay and been

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very nasty towards us. It's very

unfair. This club has been going for

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125 years. We do a lot of things in

the community. They have taken that

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away from us.

OK thank you very

much. The vice-Chairman of Dulwich

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Hamlet football club. This is a home

from home here. They are grateful to

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Tooting & Mitcham for letting them

play here. They would much rather

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move back to their real home. They

will exert pressure on Meadow

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Residential to get back there as

soon as possible.

Thank you very

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much for the update. Chris Legge.

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Some of London's Mosques have been

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recognised for their heritage

and cultural importance

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by Historic England.

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Across the capital there

are around 450 mosques,

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though many though are found

in houses or other

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converted buildings.

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Of the purpose-built ones,

the Shah Jahan in Woking,

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which was already listed has been

given more protection.

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The Fazl Mosque in Southfields

and the London Central Mosque,

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better known as Regent's Park

Mosque, have both been given

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Grade II status.

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Here's Tolu Adeoye.

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So I was lying here as a child,

this childhood memory,

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this very kind of fond memory,

actually, of sort of lying

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here gazing up, and just seeing this

incredible blue expanse.

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Just kind of gazing into it.

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When you look at it, you can see

the kind of scale of that.

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It's been described

as an exceptional place of worship.

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Now London Central Mosque has been

awarded Grade II star listed status,

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recognising its historic

and cultural importance.

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While British mosques are typically

established by local communities,

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this remains the first and only

example to have been built

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at a diplomatic level.

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One of the main points

of the campaign to build

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the mosque was that,

at the time, and this

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is from 1910 onwards,

the argument was that there

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were more Muslim subjects

in the British Empire than there

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were Christian, for example.

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But that there was no

nationally significant mosque

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in Britain to represent that.

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So that was part of

the kind of campaign

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the Muslims used at the time.

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The movement to establish a central

mosque in London spans

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for more than 70 years.

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Although the first fund

for the new mosque was set up

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in 1910, construction didn't

start until 1970.

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It was finished seven years later.

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From outside, you can really

appreciate the architecture.

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Regent's Park was picked

as a location under

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Winston Churchill's government back

in the 1940s, in recognition

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of the importance of the Muslim

community in an increasingly diverse

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British society.

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The Fazl Mosque in Southfields

in London has been given Grade II

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listed status today,

while the Shah Jahan

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mosque in Woking has gone

from Grade II to Grade I,

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giving it extra protection.

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Historic England says

it's about time more

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mosques were recognised.

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Mosques and the Muslim faith

are an extremely important part

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of our national cultural life,

but they are somewhat

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underrepresented on our list

of the most important buildings.

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So it's really rewarding to be able

to undertake this exercise

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and protect the most important

mosques and celebrate them.

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And Regent's Park Mosque isn't just

popular with worshippers.

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We have about four schools

visiting every day.

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We have tourists walking

in and out of this place.

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So it is great to have it listed

because it is a big honour for us.

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In fact, it is a cherry on the cake.

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With the listings, Historic England

says it's about celebrating not only

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outstanding buildings,

but also the heritage of Muslim

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communities in England.

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Tolu Adeoye, BBC London News.

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It's not how we're used

to seeing Oprah Winfrey,

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who's been called "the most

influential woman in the world."

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Her recent speech about a new day

on the horizon for women and girls

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made headlines around the world.

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Tonight she's in London

with her co-star Storm Reid

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for the European premiere

of their sci-fi fantasy film.

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And Wendy Hurrell caught up

with them moments ago.

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Ladies.

I'm OK.

You need an Oprah

hug.

Yes.

We all need an Oprah hug.

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We do.

You go on this marvellous

adventure that you lead her around

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on. Tell me, was it a very

supportive environment with the

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sisterhood here?

Yes, it was. Miss

Oprah Miss Ava did a great job of

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welcoming me with warm arms and

making me feel relaxed. We were all

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in this together. You could really

feel that. I'm glad I had them my

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corner to guide me and teach me and

pour into me.

She's our baby girl.

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She is our baby girl who is on the

adventure of a lifetime in the movie

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and is now in life on the adventure

of a lifetime. I remember 14, very

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hard age for me. It is for a lot of

kids. Trying to figure out, a lot of

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girls, figuring out who you are and

where you are. Going into another

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form of womanhood. I've never met a

better prepared, more grounded,

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gracious, graceful young woman than

this one. This one has got it all.

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She's got it. Mainly because she has

been raised by her mummy. Bring her

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mummy in here.

Come in.

No-one gets

this good, this strong, this solid

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this prepared without a mother. This

is her mother, Robyn.

Nice to meet

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you.

Incredible job.

How do you now,

in your industry, make sure this

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wonderfully talented woman can carry

on thriving?

See, this is a thing

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that people don't understand about

fame and notoriety. Now everybody is

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going to know her face. She will be

hard to go to McDonalds. Nothing

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changes within you. You already are

who you are. That's the message of

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this movie. Other people's reaction

to you change. Her parents have done

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such a great job that they don't

have to worry about - is this going

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to go to her head? When it's

grounded it does not. When you don't

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know who you are, you believe you

are what everybody says you are.

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When you know who you are, oh, baby.

Oh, baby. Listen with Black Panther

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and this movie, one and two in the

box office, are we in a tipping

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point now in terms of race and

gender?

It's the beginning.

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Everybody gets all excited when

there is something new on the

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horizon, which is what I've talked

about in the Golden Globe speech.

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This is the new, but we have to

continue the new. You can't do this

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and then wait ten years before you

do something else. I want to know

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how she raised such a great

daughter?

I was just a veriesel. I

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was told I'm just the vessel. This

is what God intended for her and I'm

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just here to support it.

Wonderful.

Ladies, have aened woerful evening.

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You are an inspiration to us all.

Thank you. They are. Wendy there and

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I could listen to Oprah all evening.

It's time for a check on the

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weather. Darren is here. It looked

nice out

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weather. Darren is here. It looked

nice out there. I could have brought

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her downed and she could have done

this.

If only.

Tomorrow we will find

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a stronger breeze picking up. If

anything, it should be a little bit

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milder than today. This was weather

watcher picture taken this morning.

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Dartford, where we had sunshine. It

wasn't sunny all day, mind you. We

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had cloud come over. It gave us a

few showers particularly late on in

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the day. Those have pretty much

cleared away. Moving away towards

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the east. It should be dry through

this evening and overnight. We will

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have clear skies and we have light

wind as well. It will be a good deal

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colder than it was last night. Away

from town thoses numbers not far

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away from freezing. There may be a

pinch of frost. It will be

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short-lived mind you. Sunshine comes

up early enough at this time of the

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year. We should see sunny spells

throughout Wednesday. Cloud from

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time to time, it may turn hazy, some

high cloud spilling our way. We have

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a sorely wind actually. We are

drawing in dryer air. The hence more

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sunshine around. Those higher

temperatures, 14 possibly even 15

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degrees. That is as warm as it will

get mind you. Thursday, looks very

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different. In the morning we have a

band of rain that will push

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northwards and eastwards. It could

be heavy for a while. Around about

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the middle part of the day it will

brighten up with sunshine. We could

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see sharp showers from mid to late

afternoon. Temperatures not as high

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on Thursday, not too bad, 11

degrees. We will find instead of a

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sorely wind we get an easterly wind

arriving, just in time for the

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weekend. It is the beast from the

east, but it's probably more of a

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mini beast. After tomorrow we have

got more cloud around. We will find

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some rain there. You can see

Thursday and in Friday as well. More

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likely to have some snow for the

weekend before it becomes dryer into

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the beginning of next week. Those

easterly winds will make it feel

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really cold for a while, four or

five degrees this is weekend

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compared with 14 or 15 tomorrow.

Sounds good. Darren, thank you.

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Recapping the main headlines:

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Police have been giving more details

about the last known

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movements of Sergei Skripal

and his daughter before

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they were poisoned.

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They're looking for witnesses

who saw the pair's red BMW car.

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The midnight deadline for Russia

to give credible answers is looming.

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Rash ya said it will ignore the

deadline.

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And leaseholders of a tower block

have been told they will have to pay

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to remove flammable cladding.

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That's it for now, but I'll be back

with our late news at 10.30pm.

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