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Good evening. I'm Assad Ahmad.

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A speeding driver has been jailed for killing a student who was mown

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down as she crossed the road outside her university.

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Hina Shamim was hit by Farid Reza's BMW in Kingston, after Reza had been

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racing against William Spicer - at speeds of almost 70mph.

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In court, he fell to his knees, begging the victim's

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Compassionate, selfless, with so much to live for.

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A family tribute today to Hina Shamim, knocked down

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and killed by a speeding driver who was simply showing off.

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Caught on CCTV, this is Hina, holding her coursework,

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heading towards the library, but coming towards her are two BMWs.

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It shows them hurtling along at twice the 30mph limit.

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The car in front hits the 21-year-old before

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Nearly two years on and the family's loss is still unbearable.

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It has been really tough for all of us.

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She was a big part of our family and we all loved her,

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and losing her at such a young age has been really difficult.

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36-year-old Farid Reza was at the wheel.

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In court, he fell to the feet of his victim's father

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and begged for forgiveness, but he was jailed today

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The jury rejected his claim he was trying to get away

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from another driver he had just cut up.

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He walked from court after being found guilty of a lesser

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It happened here on an evening when many students were in the area

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The cars were travelling down the street at 70 mph.

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When one of them hit Hina Shamim, she did not stand a chance.

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In the car that hit her were five children.

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One of them that suffered a fractured jaw, collarbone

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How would you characterise the driving that night?

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60 mph with children in the car, ridiculous.

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Let's not forget there were seven people injured that night,

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one fatally, one seriously, and the other five moderately.

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After her death, Hina Shamim's family raised ?30,000 to go

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It is a legacy, but they say her death has left a void that

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Campaigners are making their last stand against an oil company

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which wants to start drilling for oil on the Surrey Hills.

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A protest camp was set up on Leith Hill, but a court order

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Marc Ashdown has been gauging opinion over the issue.

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Only a handful of people remain inside.

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After a High Court ruling on Monday, the bailiffs can turn up at any

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Some form of camp has been here since October.

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The latest action by protesters and residents in the seven-year

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fight over the prospect of test drilling for oil under

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I would like my grandchildren to have the same growing up,

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with all this wonderful countryside around them.

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This is not about fracking for shale gas, which is much more

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controversial and has got plenty of headlines.

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This is straightforward drilling for oil.

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But for these protesters in residence, that is not the point.

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Surrey Hills has been designated as an area

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of outstanding natural beauty, and they say if permission

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is granted to drill here, it could be granted

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There is already a site up the road in Brockham.

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The oil rig itself would be 35 metres high.

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It is hoped it could yield up to 11 million barrels.

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There is also a chance there might be no oil there whatsoever.

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I'll just have to be arrested, I'm afraid.

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Recently, the stakes have been raised.

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Protesters have been accused of blocking lorries in the road.

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The bigger picture is the entire Weald will be industrialised

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if we do not look out or watch what is happening, because there

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is going to be Surrey Hills, Brockham, they are looking

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Surrey County Council, which has opposed plans throughout,

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said drilling is still some way off, but the days of this protest

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The mystery behind the identity of a man found dead more than a year

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ago on Saddleworth Moor in the north of England has finally been solved.

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He's 67-year-old Londoner, David Lytton.

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This is a fascinating story and has been a real mystery. He was found on

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the moor without a wallet, without a phone, any IDE. It was quite strange

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how he was actually found. His legs were pointing down, very straight,

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his head pointing up, his arms were across his chest and it was as if he

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was lying down on the path. A postmortem has revealed he had a

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titanium plate in his leg, which was only manufactured and in Dagestan

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and after extensive police work it's now known that he flew to Heathrow

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from in Pakistan on the 10th of December, 2015. He'd lived in

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Pakistan for ten years. He boarded a train to Manchester and was captured

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on CCTV, you can just about see that now. You can see the pictures

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captured on CCTV. He arrived at a pub in Saddleworth and asked the

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landlord directions to the top of a mountain. His body was later found

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on the moor, with a container of medicine which police -- police was

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-- police believe was the cause of death, it was poison used to kill

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rats widely used in Pakistan. Nobody knows why he headed back to this

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country from Pakistan, to the moors, there's lots of mystery surrounding

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it. He had a train ticket in his trouser pocket, a return ticket to

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London, so many unanswered questions still.

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Thank you for the update. Have you bought a coffee

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today from a coffee shop? If you have, there's a good chance

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you've added to the millions of disposable cups which end up

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in landfill sites, It's the problem of the cups

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being lined with plastic. But the City of London Authority

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has found a solution. Tea may traditionally be

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the nation's favourite drink, but coffee culture has taken

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the UK by storm. We love to get it to go,

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but disposing all our cups Every day, it's estimated

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7 million are thrown away, and less than 1% of cups

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could be recycled. The problem is that these cups

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are made from paper and plastic, so you can recycle the lid,

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you can recycle this bit of cardboard, but inside the paper

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cup there is a plastic film which makes it waterproof,

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and it is really difficult We think that most people

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do want to recycle. Many people think they are

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currently recycling them. Now an initiative to boost

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recycling has been launched The Square Mile Challenge

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is encouraging businesses to sign up to a scheme which provides

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specialist recycling Technology to separate the plastic

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and the paper has only fairly It is new technology,

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it needs developing, it needs volume to go to those

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mills, to get them That is what we're trying do

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with the Square Mile Challenge, to supply that volume and create

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a template which can be followed Last year, the Liberal Democrats

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called for a 5p charge on coffee cups, similar to the one imposed

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on plastic bags. But the government says coffee

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chains and brands are already This is one of a number encouraging

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people to buy reusable cups. They are a cup that is

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a permanent takeaway cup. We will put your takeaway coffee

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in here, and as an incentive, you will get a free coffee

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for a week. It is really important

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because anything we can do to make it easier on the planet,

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I guess. If you work in the Square Mile,

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you'll start to see bins The ambition is to recycle 5 million

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cups within 12 months and inspire other areas to take

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up the challenge. Alt. -- although the RMT Tube strike

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finished this evening, you may wish to keep across the travel on 6:30am

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on BBC One, we will have the latest news and travel. I'm sure that

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coffee sales increase on a freezing day like today.

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Bitter, raw, I've heard various objectives to hear today's weather.

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Not a day to go running. Less cold tomorrow, good news, mostly dry as

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well. It will turn milder towards the weekend. The blue is

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disappearing over the next few days eastwards, and something more mellow

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and greener over the next couple of days. We are in the blue tonight,

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lows of -3 or -4 in some places. A hard frost, a few freezing fog

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patches. Towards the end of the night, a risk of rain all the odd

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flake of snow, some yellow warnings in force for the risk of ice first

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thing in the morning. It shouldn't amount to much, things will clear

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through and brighten up the touch. We will see thick cloud and the odd

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spot of rain later in the day. Temperatures will be much higher. We

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are heading in the right direction. That theme continues through the

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weekend. It's swings and roundabouts, higher temperatures but

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some rain as roundabouts, higher temperatures but

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some rain as well. Good evening. It's been dry so far

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this January but as it draws to a close it looks like we will see some

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rain at last. It's been an interesting today a bitterly cold in

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Norfolk, way we kept the grey cloud all day and the grey cloud gave a

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dusting of snow in places. This is a lovely picture sent in from Sutton

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Coldfield. Rob Wales and much of Scotland it's been a beautiful day,

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lots of sunshine and temperatures, 13 degrees compared with -2 under

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the cloud in East Anglia. Those temperatures are already down to -3

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or minus four. It's bitter out there, when you add on the

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wind-chill, quite a severe frost in places. Eluding the frost in the

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south and west because we have more cloud and wind here. But for many

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others, another frosty night, another hard frost particularly in

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the countryside and with the potential especially

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