08/02/2018 London News


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Lizo Mzimba, BBC News.

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Here on BBC One it's time

for the news where you are.

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Welcome to BBC London News

with me Chris Rogers.

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First tonight: A former shop owner

who illegally sold dangerous

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skin lightening products -

has been fined thousands of pounds,

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following an investigation

by this programme.

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Banaras Hussain pleaded guilty

to ten offences and was given

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a suspended sentence.

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Officers at a London council went

undercover to gather evidence

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of his under-the-counter business,

and seized thousands of products.

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Tarah Welsh reports.

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When an undercover researcher tried

to buy band skin whitening products

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from this store in Peckham in 2015,

this is what happened.

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They offered us the

biggest pot they have.

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But look, former director,

Banaris Hussain, gets it

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from under the counter.

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When we asked for a receipt,

he ripped the name of

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the company from the receipt.

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He knew what he was doing was

illegal.

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illegal.

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Earlier that year and the year

before that he had been convicted

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for a similar offence but that

would not stop him,

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when the council raided the shop,

this is what they found.

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A semi-hidden storage area,

no ceiling to it, you have to get

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in there on your hands and knees,

and there was lots of

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steroid -based products.

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One of those was that

which we bought before.

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Products containing this chemical

can damage the liver, nervous system

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and have a number of negative

effects on the skin. From this shop

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alone two and a half thousand

potentially dangerous products were

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seized by the Southwark trading

standards department. People selling

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face going to prison for up to two

years. This man was handed a 15 week

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suspended sentence and ordered to

pay costs and fines of almost

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£26,000. The footage from our

investigation was used as part of

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the prosecution case. We filmed you

selling these products in your shop

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two years ago, we wondered if you

will stop now, you've been convicted

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four times.

Completely stopped,

happy?

What would you say to the

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people who may have been harmed

using your products.

Who got harmed?

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They cause liver damage, skin

problems, organ failure.

No comment.

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The sentence sends a message to

those people who want to sell

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illegal products to members of the

community that our team, trading

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standards, will prosecute them and

bring them to justice.

This isn't a

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problem just here in Southwark.

According to London trading

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standards in 2000 1615 businesses

across the capital were fined more

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than £168,000 for dealing in unsafe

cosmetic products. While there is

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still demand for such cosmetics,

we're likely to see more convictions

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from those profiteering from selling

them.

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Campaigners have failed to block

a controversial £2 billion

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housing scheme planned for north

London.

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But despite the High Court ruling -

the development may not go ahead

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anyway because of a political row.

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Marc Ashdown has been

following the legal battle

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with Haringey Council.

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Lots of twists and turns in this.

The heart of it is straightforward,

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how do you solve a housing crisis?

Hangai has thousands of people on

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the waiting list. The current

council had a plan to build 6000

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more homes but with a public-private

partnership. It's called the

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Haringey development vehicle, it

would have been building homes with

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a private developer. It angered

left-wing members of the party,

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Jeremy Corbyn supporters, the all

powerful momentum group who are dead

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against it. Campaign is to get to

the High Court. The High Court judge

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backed the council is aborted their

plan and blew out of the water all

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the arguments against it. Certainly

not for now. Infighting has led to

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Claire Cockburn resigning, claiming

bullying, sexism and intimidation at

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the hands of Corbyn supporters. Last

night the council passed an

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amendment kicking it all into the

long grass. These clips sum up where

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we are.

I have no pleasure in

proposing this amendment because I

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still believe I believe it's only

today and it may be popular, the HDV

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is the best solution available

because politics means engaging in

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the world as it is rather than the

world as we may want it to be.

I'm

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hoping now there is a real listening

to the local community and I think

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that's what the Labour Party is

doing. The feeling I was getting

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when I was up there is people

weren't confident this scheme would

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deliver them the secure homes they

need. That is why there needs to be

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a real reconsideration.

Bit of a

mess isn't it?

It is, it's gone

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beyond, some say, one council in

London symptomatic of the deep

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divisions in the Labour Party. Could

we see more centrist versus

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left-wing clashes in the run-up to

the local elections in May.

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Possibly. It leaves Haringey with a

major housing problem. We saw a

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judge backing this plan saying it

was perfectly fair and legal. The

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Shadow Chancellor saying people in

the area don't really want it. A

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more Corbyn supporting council were

coming in May. The people will want

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to see housing built. It's a tricky

one.

Thanks for that.

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It's not your usual Museum exhibit -

but part of a giant fatberg found

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under the streets of Whitechapel has

gone on display at

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the Museum of London.

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The toxic lump was one

of the largest ever found,

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and is going on show

because of it 'historical

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significance'.

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Wendy Hurrell has more.

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September last year.

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One of the biggest fatbergs

in the world was found

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in the Victorian sewers below

Whitechapel.

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It was 250 metres long.

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The Museum of London

wanted a piece of it.

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Here it is, the last remaining part

of the Whitechapel fatberg,

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safely encased in not one,

but two very thick glass boxes.

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The oils have been aired ride,

so it's almost like a rock now.

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In its greasy grip things like

sweetie wrappers are sticking out.

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It also hatched its own flies.

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And no one knows what's

going to happen to it next.

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Because nobody has ever tried

to preserve a fatberg before.

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It's very experimental,

low-temperature storage, freezing,

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storage in formaldehide.

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And we slowly worked the options

and ruled all of those out.

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It stops letting off toxic gases

now, the smell in case

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you were wondering...

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Dry fatberg has a bit more

of a smelly toilet sort of smell.

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These fatbergs have been

found all over London

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and all over the world.

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And I think it's a really good way

of putting it on display

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and starting a difficult

conversation about what

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are we doing, what are

we doing to our city?

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Do we need to look at our own

actions and think about how we might

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have to do things differently?

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It'll be on display

at least until July.

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A stark reminder of our issues

with waste in the metropolis.

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And starting a difficult

conversation about what are

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we doing, what are we doing

to our city?

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16 The firefighters

at Paddington Red Watch were some

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of the first on the scene

at the Grenfell Tower

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fire last June.

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Now 9 of them have decided to run

the London marathon to raise money

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for the victims and their families ,

in full firefighters kit

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and breathing apparatus sets.

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Regular marathon runner

Sophie Raworth has been talking them

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about the night of the fire.

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71 people died that night.

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The fire crews who repeatedly queued

up to go into the burning tower

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managed to save the lives

of 65 others.

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It was quite chaotic.

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We were there 13 hours.

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Even on a big job you get relief

for five hours later,

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another crew will come and relieve

you from another station.

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But we didn't want to go anyway,

we wouldn't have left anyway.

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The enormity of it only hit us,

hit me personally, after,

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a few days later when I'd seen

what had happened.

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You wouldn't be human if it didn't

affect you in anyway.

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What kind of response did you get

from the community afterwards?

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It was quite overwhelming.

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The thanks and applause we got.

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Was quite something else, really.

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So the fact they did appreciate us

was sort of difficult to deal with,

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because we don't really

get that day-to-day.

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What happened that night affected

them also deeply that nine

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of the Grenfell Tower firefighters

are now training to run

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the London Marathon to raise money

for the victims and their families.

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And they're not making it

easy for themselves.

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You're going to run 26.2

miles with this on?

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Oh my God.

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How much does this way?

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30.

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30 kilos.

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That's like carrying

a sort of small kid.

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Not even a small kid,

but a nine-year-old

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child on your back.

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It all means extra training,

running around the fire

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station in between shifts.

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The money raised will be split

between three charities,

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want help firefighters,

two others at the heart

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of the Grenfell community.

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We're not doing it for our own

personal gain, we want

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the story to be about them.

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Trying to raise as much money

for them as possible.

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Firefighter Martin Gillam

finishing that report there.

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Firefighter Martin Gillam

finishing that report there.

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That's it for now from me,

but lets find out what the weathers

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up to with Chris Fawkes.

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Thanks a lot. The day started off on

a promising note with a fair bit of

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sunshine, the cloud over a little

bit but not before this weather

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watchers snap was caught. Thanks for

sending it in. Whether on the

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change, a weather front moving in

overnight and tomorrow morning as

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well, bringing rain and cold air

following. We're looking at rain

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arriving before long. It would be

quite heavy, the wind picking up for

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a time. The cloud and rain keeping

temperatures up. Those between three

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and six Celsius. Tomorrow morning

it's rain should move away fairly

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quickly, the sky brightened up for

time. That cold air moving in, we'll

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see some sunshine but also some

wintry showers blowing in on a brisk

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and chilly north-west wind.

Temperatures struggling through the

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afternoon, while in central London 5

degrees. It'll feel cold but

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forecast to get a little bit milder

as we look at the outlook for the

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next few days. Rain on

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