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investigating the practicalities, join me on BBC Two right now and

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11pm in Scotland. So after years of speculation

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and delays, tomorrow, we'll finally hear from the Government on one

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of the biggest decisions Will it be Heathrow or Gatwhck that

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gets another runway? A difficult decision

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for a Prime Minister who, seven years ago, promised hdr

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Maidenhead constituents Here's our political

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correspondent, Karl Mercer. First day of the New Year, this

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flight starts off from Heathrow which will be the future civil

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airport of London. And it takes off from the fhnest

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runway in the world. 70 years ago, there didn't seem

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to be quite so much fuss about Heathrow or its runwaxs,

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as a converted Lancaster bolber took And Britain begins

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the fight for her old place It's unlikely Theresa May

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will have such an easy ride, with not one, not two,

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not three, but four local Conservative councils lining up

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to take legal action against the Government if Hdathrow

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expansion gets the go-ahead. One is even in her backyard -

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here in Windsor and Maidenhdad where we started our journex

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across the Tory opposition. There are very strong feelings here.

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A third runway would be a mhle closer, flying 650 feet lowdr over

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Maidenhead. So I think our Maidenhead rdsidents

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understand that as well. But they are very strongly

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pro-Gatwick compared with Hdathrow. Next stop, Hillingdon,

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right next to the airport. The current noise footprint

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of Heathrow affects 725,000 people. If it were allowed to build a third

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runway, it would have a noise footprint larger than

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the five biggest airports Local Tory MP Zac Goldsmith has

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already promised to stand down Do you think the third runw`y

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will ever get built? I think it's a terrible

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waste of time. It's a waste of money

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and I think it's - in the old words of Quentin Hogg

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- "stark-staring bonkers"! Our final leg took us to Wandsworth,

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where we showed the Conserv`tive I thought the last sentence

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was quite interesting. This is where she promised to fight

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against a third runway, sayhng this, I hope the Secretary of State

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recognises that as a result of this announcement,

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nobody is going to take this Government seriously

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on the environment again. It appears her own council

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leaders feel the same now. There's been a very straightforward

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position from Wandsworth, which is that at the moment,

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people are having to face the noise and

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pollution from the runway, as well as the traffic leadhng

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to it, Heathrow Airport. Nobody's justified why

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we should continue to have ht Heathrow supporters, though,

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insist the Government should give it It's at full capacity now,

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so we do need a decision th`t will, I hope, grant Heathrow the chance

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to move forward. And that, in turn, will cre`te

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40,000 jobs in London alone and some Despite its many supporters, any

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decision to expand Heathrow looks Much has been said Heathrow,

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but what about Gatwick Yes, it is a two horse race, you

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might say, Gatwick still shouting their corner. The smart mondy is on

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Heathrow tomorrow when the government make the announcdment and

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that throws up problems. Ond political and one legal. Zac

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Goldsmith may note -- go at Richmond Park.

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Boris Johnson threatening to lay in front of the bulldozers, I doubt he

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will, and Justine Greening `lso opposed to it. I suspect whdn you

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look at it, it is the legal challenge that counts the government

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out and drags this through the court. Parliament is expectdd to

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vote on it this time next ydar. I suspect the legal challenges will

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drag on longer and this could be an issue at the next election. And I

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expect we will talk about it with you tomorrow. Thank you verx much.

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What happens when rents go up, but benefits can't

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In some cases, it's led to people being evicted.

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At the moment, councils onlx have a legal duty to help

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who are a priority - such as disabled people.

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But now, a London MP is leading the fight to change the law,

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as our political editor, Tim Donovan, explains.

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I was just very, very depressed because I thought after all these

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years, I'm in something like this, this is not fair.

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Kelly was evicted from her home when her rent was put up

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and her housing benefit didn't cover it.

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She presented herself at the local council offices.

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They said to me, I'm not a vulnerable person,

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I turned round and said, anybody that lives

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I suffer from depression, anxiety, my back, where

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The council did take pity on her and gave her two weeks

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in a bedsit, but it had no further duty towards her.

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Kelly got a place in this supported housing for 150

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single homeless people, but she was lucky.

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We cannot have us having 600 people a year referred to us,

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when we can only accommodatd about 100 every year.

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When we reject them, it often means back out

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onto the streets or under the local bridges, for example.

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Housing campaigners are backing a plan to make councils responsible

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for advising all homeless in future, not just those in priority need

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This London MP is the driving force, trying to get his private

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It would also double the amount of time councils had to help people

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It changes quite dramatically, 40 years of rationing

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We're not closing this down to only the priority need,

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this will be to anyone that's homeless, so they will be able

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You can go to your council for help because you're homeless and legally

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you can be sent away to sleep on the streets.

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This could be the biggest change in the way homeless people

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are treated by their local authorities that there

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It wouldn't give councils an obligation to house

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But more responsibilities would mean more costs.

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Our anxiety is, it could pl`ce extra responsibilities on councils without

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giving us the resources to `ctually deliver those responsibilithes.

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But with rising rents going hand-in-hand with more evictions,

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campaigners say these measures are sorely needed.

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For years, he's mesmerised `udiences as one of the principal dancers

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But Carlos Acosta, who only recently hung up his ballet shoes,

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He's bringing his new Cuban dance company to Sadler's Wells.

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Louisa Preston has been speaking to him.

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Ballet has been his life for more than three decades, stunning crowds

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Now the superstar is bringing his new

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contemporary dance company to the London stage.

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Half of the company comes from a ballet background.

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The other half comes from the modern background.

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From that foundation, we edtcate them in all the dance forms that we

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So any choreographer can dream big, and the comp`ny has

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You are very much dedicated to inspiring the

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next generation and you're hoping to start a school for disadvantaged

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I'm very passionate about that because it is all about givhng

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It is about giving positive things to the world, so the new

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With his desire now to achieve even more

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offstage than on, his familx plays a significant part in everything he

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My kids will be growing with this project.

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Already, my eldest, Isla, has been on

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I think this is a possibility I am giving them

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that I never had, to be abld to open your eyes and see

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it is all around you, dance and music is all around

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I am looking forward to that as well.

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For somebody who is just starting out,

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I think the most important thing is believe in

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yourself, never give up and be resilient.

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Really work very hard for what you want,

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I'll say goodnight now and leave you with Stav Danaos

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Good evening. It looks like this week, there will not be much rain in

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the forecast, thanks to high pressure, settling game in what will

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be dry weather and light winds. You will notice it turning milddr and we

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lose the easterly wind we h`ve had virtually the entire October. Before

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that, chilly air and a weather front across the region bringing outbreaks

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of rain, some heavy by the dnd of the night and first thing tomorrow

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morning. 9-10d, held up bec`use of the cloud and rain. Through Tuesday,

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the rain fizzles out and we should see brightness developing hdre and

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there, but I'm easterly wind, very light. 14-15dC at best. In the

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Wednesday, high pressure brhngs in mild south-westerly winds, the

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clouds break up nicely and temperatures 17 Celsius in the

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capital, feeling very pleas`nt in the south-westerly wind and the

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sunshine. Thursday, much of the same, largely dry, variable cloud, a

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bit cloudy at which will impact the temperatures. 16 Celsius, mhld for

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the time of year. The area of high pressure to the South of thd UK we

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are close to the centre and winds remain light, with variable cloud

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and some sunshine. Temperattres of around 60 degrees. Towards the

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weekend, more of the same, weekend, more of the same, mainly

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dry and feeling very mild. Now your national weather.

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Good evening, major changes in the weather over the next couple of

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days, the result being it will turn milder by day and also by night A

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breeze picking up, a westerly, something we have not seen much of

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this month. But there will not be a great deal of rain around. We did

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have rain today across the south-west, leaden skies in Bristol,

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not much of a sunset here, but the different North of the border. Fiery

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skies here and it is

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