01/02/2018 London News


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Here on BBC One it's time

for the news where you are.

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Good evening, I'm Asad Ahmad.

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The family of a man stabbed to death

at Wormwood Scrubs prison yesterday

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whilst on remand have told BBC

London that Khader Saleh was in fear

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of his life in the prison -

just days before he was killed.

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And today, visiting friends

and relatives of other inmates

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spoke of their shock

at realising their loved

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ones may not be safe.

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Here's Charlotte Franks.

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Wormwood Scrubs prison has had

a poor history of violence

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over the last few years.

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Yesterday, 25-year-old Khader Saleh

was stabbed to death

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whilst on remand there.

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His mother received

the news yesterday evening.

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She is really in a very bad

feeling for her loss.

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And our loss as well.

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She felt he would be in a safe

place, which is prison.

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Khader Saleh had recently got

married and had a one-year-old son.

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He'd been at Wormwood Scrubs prison

for nine months awaiting his trial.

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Last night, his family were told

he was moved to a cell

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and stabbed seven times.

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We spoke to him four days ago,

before he got killed.

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He was feeling very bad

and he was afraid for his life.

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Today, families visiting their loved

ones at Wormwood Scrubs

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were concerned by the news.

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I'm terrified what's

going to happen next.

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For everybody visiting today,

they are all shocked.

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It's threatening, I feel

sorry for the family,

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because your loved one has been

taken away but you don't expect them

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to be killed inside prison.

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In 2017 a report into the prison

by the independent monitoring board

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found it was dangerous for both

inmates and officers.

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It identified 40 to 50 violent

incidents per month,

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with 25% gang-related,

and it highlighted how prisoners

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were only allowed to be released

from their cells for one hour a day.

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The fatal stabbing here

yesterday follows the recent

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decision to introduce CCTV,

body worn cameras and extra dog

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patrols because the level

of violence here has been so high.

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The MOJ say since the last

inspection, Wormwood Scrubs has

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taken decisive action

to reduce violence.

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Despite this, Khader Saleh's family

say they fear there could be more

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victims in future if security

in the prison isn't increased.

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Four inmates in their 20s

have been arrested.

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More now on the reaction

to today's guilty verdict

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in the Finsbury Park terror attack

against Muslim worshippers.

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Darren Osborne was found guilty

of murdering Makram Ali

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after he intentionally

ploughed his van into

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Muslim Londoners with the intention

of killing as many of

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them as possible.

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He became obsessed with Muslims

after watching a BBC drama.

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Our home affairs correspondent

Nick Beake has been looking

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at the impact the attack has had.

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Six months ago, a man who hated

Muslims attacked this

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community in Finsbury Park,

murdering one of their own.

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Now, they are welcoming a man

who helped set up neo-Nazi groups.

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Nigel Bromwich is now a changed man

and fights against extremism

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in nine London boroughs.

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He also helps mosques to understand

the threat from the far right -

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a threat he says is rising.

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The increased use of the Internet

and social media, the fact that

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people are more open

about their racist views,

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and I think because it's more

mainstream and people are open

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about it, it's encouraging more

people to get involved.

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Does that worry you?

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It always worries me.

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All extremism is wrong and if far

right extremism is growing we've got

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to try and build buffers

and stop that.

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An angry imam stops the crowd

from assaulting the killer,

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the man not repentant.

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-- during the attack, a local imam

stops the crowd from assaulting the

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killer, a man not repentant.

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The imam, Mohammed Mahmoud,

told us why he intervened.

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It was a normal human response to...

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To defend somebody who's

defenceless, even though he didn't

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extent that same courtesy

to the people whom just moments

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earlier he rammed into with his van,

killing one of them,

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and inflicting life-changing

injuries on others.

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He says he didn't want worshippers

to hand out their own justice.

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To then reciprocate his rage

and anger and hatred

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with an equal response,

rather to show him the humanity that

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can be demonstrated,

even in these extreme circumstances.

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The attack here in Finsbury Park

last summer clearly had a profound

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impact on many Muslim worshippers,

as well as the wider community,

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but it's also had an effect

on many mosques and Islamic

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centres across London.

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This week, more than 100 Muslim

leaders gathered together.

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One conversation was how best

to combat the resurgence

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of the far right.

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From a situation where we were

getting two or three calls a month,

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it's two or three calls a week,

of how to protect

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those institutions.

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Finsbury Park has definitely woken

up the leadership of mosques,

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and they are preparing

their congregation, unfortunately

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if there is an attack,

how to deal with it.

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The attack came at the height

of a rise in Islamophobic

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incidents last year,

a trend that has now fallen,

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but it seems many in London's Muslim

communities feel that they must

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remain alert, while

not being alarmed.

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West Ham United has suspended

its Director of Player Recruitment -

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after he reportedly said

that the Premier League football

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club "wouldn't sign any

more African players".

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A newspaper claimed that Tony Henry

said African players have a "bad

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attitude" and "cause mayhem"

when left out of the team.

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The club is investigating.

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Latest figures show the number

of foreign nationals moving

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to London has fallen -

with the biggest drop

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recorded from the EU.

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And it's causing concern

among some employers,

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as our Brexit reporter

Katherine Carpenter explains.

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We like to think of ours as a global

city, but official figures show

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there's been a drop in the number

of foreign nationals coming

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to London, particularly young people

and those from the EU.

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Hello...

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Not that you'd know it at this

recruitment company in Blackfriars.

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I'm 20 and I'm from Belgium.

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I'm Josephine and I'm from Germany.

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I'm half French,

half Northern Irish.

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As well as having strong

personal ties to Europe,

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their professional success relies

on encouraging skilled workers

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from the EU to come to London,

so has that got harder?

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A common interview question

is where do you see yourself

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in five years' time?

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When people don't know

whether they will be able

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to continue in the role

in their location, it gets

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a difficult question.

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I had a couple of candidates

who have left saying they are not

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staying here after Brexit,

but also candidates who said, OK,

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I'm coming now before Brexit

which worked out well in my favour.

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National insurance number

registrations were down over 20%

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in the third quarter of 2017

compared to the same period in 2016,

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and the sharpest fall

was in the number of EU nationals

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coming here, a drop of 25%,

particularly younger Europeans.

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The number 18 to 34-year-olds coming

to the capital was down 16.1%.

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It's a long-term trend since 2014

when there was a peak,

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and it's accelerated

since the referendum and it suggests

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we don't know how many people

from the EU are leaving London

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but it suggests people are having

second thoughts before moving over.

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He acknowledges that Brexit

will not be the only reason.

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European citizens whose countries'

economies are performing well may

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feel less urge to leave.

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Some people will welcome

the drop in migration as one

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of the factors they voted to leave

the European Union.

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We're not seeing big

changes in unemployment

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or job numbers in London.

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Ten more immigrants coming over

doesn't mean ten more jobs

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are unavailable for local people,

because immigrants create work

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as well as taking jobs.

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Sectors like construction,

which rely heavily on EU migrants,

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may find little comfort

in the capital's current resilience.

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Louisa Preston has more on this.

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It seems EU citizens and London are

really quite concerned about this.

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Yeah, they really are. We know there

are about 1 million EU citizens

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living here in the capital. Some

have been here for decades and with

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the Brexit negotiations moving onto

the next phase they are very

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concerned that their worries about

their security on their future will

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just be forgotten about. So much so

that today, they went to the

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European Parliament to speak to a

human rights committee, to make sure

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that they aren't forgotten about.

This is extremely timely, because

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just last night Theresa May said

those who have come to the UK after

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March, 2019, during the transition

period, shouldn't have full

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residency rights. So this is exactly

what EU citizens have been worried

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about at this stage, that they are

going to be used as bargaining chips

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and they say that cannot happen.

I'm

sure there will be more twists and

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turns yet, Louisa Preston, thank

you. Time now for the weather

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forecast. Today started off

beautifully sunny but this evening I

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was soaked, standing in the rain.

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beautifully sunny but this evening I

was soaked, standing in the rain.

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When he's finished his Thai raid, a

very good evening, you obviously

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didn't pay attention to the

forecast. -- when he's finished his

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ranting. As you may have mentioned,

it didn't stay like this because

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there was that belt of rain. He

wasn't alone, many got caught up in

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that. That is gradually pulling away

and thankfully the skies are

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beginning to clear for your journey

home and it looks as though it will

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be a dry night. Still that

noticeable breeze coming in from the

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north-west, which has been quite a

feature of the day. You may well be

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scraping your car first,

particularly to the west of London I

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would have thought. Out east from

the word go there is that chance of

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seeing some showers coming down. Bit

of winteriness, not a big issue for

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many of us. The temperature is

pretty close to where we have been

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today, around 7-8. The weekend will

be cloudy and cold and I think there

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will

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