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Join me now on BBC Two.

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That's Newsnight with Emily.

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Good evening and welcome to BBC

London News with me,

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Victoria Hollins.

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The City of London contributes tens

of billions of pounds each

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year to the Treasury,

but there'll be "no place"

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for our financial sector

in any Brexit trade deal.

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That's the message from the EU's

chief negotiator, Michel Barnier.

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The Government wants

to secure new financial

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trading terms with Europe,

but what happens if a deal

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cannot be reached?

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Chris Rogers has been to find out.

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London is the world's number one

global financial dealer.

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More than half a million

people are employed

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in the financial sector.

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The long-held fears that special

trading privileges and access to EU

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customers will be taken from London

post-Brexit were confirmed again

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by the EU's chief Brexit

negotiator, Michel Barnier.

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He told the Guardian

newspaper the City can't be

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an exception to the rule.

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He said the outcome

was the consequence of the red

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lines that the British

have chosen themselves.

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In leaving the single

market they will lose

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the so-called financial services

passport, he warned.

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We can be forgiven for not knowing

exactly what goes on in the City

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but it has a massive impact on every

single one of us.

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The British economy relies

heavily on it and there

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is an ecosystem here.

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There are lots of industries feeding

off the financial sector.

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Even within it you have technology,

human resources, and then

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surrounding the financial sector

you have the coffee shop owners,

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the tailors, the watchmakers,

the shoe shiners, the pharmacists,

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the restaurants, the cafes.

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They all rely on the

success of the City.

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So what about the financial firms

caught up in the middle of the war

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of words between Barnier

and the government?

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This man is pro-Brexit.

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These sides are both posturing

right now, us included,

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but we have got to remember,

I know it feels like we've been

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having Brexit forever

but we are still in the foothills

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of the negotiating process.

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We're not going to have

an agreed deal until 2019.

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These things are almost

always reached in the 59th

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minute of the 11th hour.

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He can say right now, no, no, no.

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In the end I'm pretty sure

the answer will be yes.

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While some firms are

holding their nerve,

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others are making contingency

plans to quit.

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But the think tank Open Europe said

the EU has no choice.

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The fact that the UK has a big

surplus in those financial services

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is because we have lots of customers

elsewhere in the EU and I think most

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of the EU recognises that that hub

cannot be replicated elsewhere

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in the EU, either in Frankfurt,

Luxembourg, Amsterdam, wherever.

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So many people in the EU

will want to access those services

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in London or the rest of the UK.

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But there is little sign

of seasonal goodwill.

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City UK, which lobbies

for financial firms,

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today called Michel Barnier Scrooge.

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And in its first proper

Brexit Cabinet meeting,

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the government has agreed to demand

a bespoke deal from the EU.

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Chris Rogers, BBC London News.

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Earlier I spoke to the BBC's

Adam Flemming in Brussels,

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and asked him how significant

this announcement is.

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These comments are significant

because Michel Barnier

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is the EU's chief negotiator,

the man entrusted by EU leaders

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to deliver the final Brexit deal

between the UK and the EU.

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But they are not surprising

because Michel Barnier

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is following instructions given

to him by the EU leaders.

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They have been clear throughout

the Brexit process that the deal

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the UK gets in the end is contingent

on how willing the UK is to stick

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to the EU's rules and the EU's

way of doing things.

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Michel Barnier has said in several

places for several days

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now that the fact the UK is sticking

to its red lines of no membership

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of the single market,

no membership of the Customs Union

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and no jurisdiction

of the European Court of Justice,

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means that the best the EU

is willing to offer is a trade

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deal along the lines

of the one that Canada got,

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which does not include financial

services, so crucial to the London

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economy as we all know.

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What is happening here

is that the EU is waiting for the UK

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government to discuss amongst itself

about how it wants that

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relationship to operate.

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And only then, at the next summit

of EU leaders in March,

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will the EU make its offer more

clear and more detailed.

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So expect this issue to rumble

on for a few months yet.

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As we've been hearing,

the ex-boyfriend of reality TV star

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Ferne McCann has been jailed for 20

years after carrying out a brutal

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acid attack in a packed

East London nightclub.

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16 people were seriously injured,

most with chemical burns,

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when Arthur Collins hurled

the liquid over a crowd on the dance

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floor of the Mangle club in Dalston.

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Three people were

temporarily blinded.

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Well, since the 25-year-old

carried out his attack,

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there have been growing calls

for nightclubs to tighten

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up their security measures.

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Some venues in the capital have

already taken steps to prevent acid

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being brought into their premises,

as the number of incidents involving

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a corrosive substance

continues to rise in London.

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Caroline Davies is here with more.

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Caroline, I understand that judge

talked about this increase?

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He did. We can take a look at the

scale of this issue. The judge said

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that in 2016 there were nearly 400

corrosive attacks but this year we

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had already passed the total of the

previous year by the time we reached

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October, 424 from January until

October which is obviously a rise

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but I should stress that these

attacks are relatively rare even

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though they are taken seriously.

How

have nightclubs reacted?

They

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clearly want their customers to be

safe and they are a safe place to be

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and we spoke to one club who said

they had taken police advice about

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what to do. They do not allow liquid

into the club so your bottle of

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water would have to be thrown away

before coming in but they are

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testing for personal use and

colognes and antibacterial gel is so

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if you have those in your bag you

will be asked to test them on this

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patch of your skin to prove they are

safe so they are taking this

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seriously. We also spoke to people

who have great experience on

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survivors and one charity we spoke

to said they hope the law gets

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toughened up.

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The Home Secretary made a series

of announcements over the last

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three or four months.

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I'm certainly expecting and hoping

that legislation around control

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of sale of acid and also legislation

around young men particularly

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caught with acid.

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What is actually being done? The

Home Secretary launched a

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consultation which included acid in

October. That is closed and they are

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looking at results so I would not be

surprised if we hear more about acid

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and the law surrounding it in the

near future.

Thank you very much.

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An investigation is underway

in West London after two young boys

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were found unconscious

at an address in Perivale.

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Police were called to a property

on Bilton Road this afternoon.

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They found a six-year-old

in a critical condition.

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He, along with a four-year-old,

were taken to hospital.

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No arrests have been made.

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The much awaited Crossrail

is in its final stages and will open

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to the public in 12 months' time.

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Today we got some indication

of how much it will cost

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to use the Elizabeth Line.

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Meanwhile there are positive noises

about London's next big

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infrastructure project,

Crossrail 2.

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More from our Transport

Correspondent, Tom Edwards.

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These huge platforms

are at Farringdon Crossrail station.

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In a year, trains will be

running through here.

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Today news that in central London

fares on the Elizabeth Line will be

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the same as the Tube.

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In terms of where it

covers normal TfL zones,

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it will be the same fare structure.

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We recognise this will take

some business from other

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lines, of course it will.

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But we also know that people perhaps

who haven't used Central Line

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or Jubilee Line in the last few

years because they perceive them

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to be very busy will come back

to using the underground.

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That is about supporting

London's continued growth.

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The Elizabeth Line will initially

start in three sections.

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And already there are plans

for the next big infrastructure

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project, Crossrail 2.

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The cost is £30 billion.

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The government wants TfL to raise

half of that up front,

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through business rates,

councils and developers.

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City Hall admits the funding

is a big challenge.

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We are absolutely confident

from the figures we have already

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submitted that London can fund half

of the capital programme

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that we would need for Crossrail 2.

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It's not easy but we can do it.

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The payback, both in terms

of what comes to Transport

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for London and the Treasury,

but to London's businesses and

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Londoners themselves, is fantastic.

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Crossrail 2 will run from south-west

London and Surrey through

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the capital to Hertfordshire.

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Today the government

seemed positive.

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Do you think it will happen?

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Yes, I believe it will.

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They are specific challenges

across the network in

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London that still remain.

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Crossrail 2 has the ability

to solve a number of them.

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We need to ensure that Crossrail 2

tackles the challenges that most

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need to be tackled here in London.

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As this huge engineering project

enters its final stages,

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to match London's growth,

the capital is already looking

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at new infrastructure.

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The challenge, as it was initially

on Crossrail, is funding.

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Tom Edwards, BBC London News.

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That's it for now from me, but let's

find out what the weather's up

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to with Elizabeth Rizzini.

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We had a very pretty, fiery sunset

today which you might have seen and

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we started this morning with some

fog and frost. No such problems

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tonight, it will be very mild and we

might have a bit of hill fog but 20

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of cloud into tomorrow morning. --

plenty of cloud. It should stay mild

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for the rest of the week, dry with

some drizzle, possibly some rain on

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Wednesday night and Thursday morning

and plenty of cloud and it will feel

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quite grotty and great for much of

the week. Overnight tonight, the

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milder air comes in from the West so

weak start tomorrow with rising

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temperatures, between six and eight

Celsius, a big difference from this

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morning and tomorrow, you will not

see the colours changing that much

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because it will stay grey and cloudy

for much of the date but it will be

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mild with temperatures up to ten or

11 Celsius. It will stay that way

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for the rest of the week, mostly dry

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