07/03/2018 London News


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That's all from

the BBC News at One -

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Welcome to BBC London News.

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I'm Alpa Patel.

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A busy high street in south London

is still closed this

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afternoon after a burst water main

caused severe flooding this morning.

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Police have warned

drivers and pedestrians

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to avoid Tooting Broadway.

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It's the latest burst water

main for Thames Water.

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Marc Ashdown sent this

report from Tooting.

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Well, the irony is not lost

on people round here -

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after four days when great swathes

of Balham and Tooting

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and Streatham in south London

have been without water,

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a burst water pipe here

overnight in Tooting has

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caused more disruption.

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This pipe flooded the

streets behind me here.

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Water was gushing out overnight

and has caused major

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chaos for the rush hour.

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This is a main route into London,

straight up through south

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London into the city.

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It is also Tooting Broadway Tube

station behind me, on the Northern

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line, so this caused a lot

of problems for traffic,

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buses and commuters this morning.

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Of course, it comes after various

burst water pipes across south

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London caused disruption

from residents, many

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of whom have been without water

since about Sunday.

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I have been speaking to the local

MP, who says people are exasperated

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and frustrated and she says

it is time for real change.

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How can we stop this happening?

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They are ageing pipes, after all.

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They are going to split.

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How can we make sure we minimise

disruption when this happens?

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We do that politically, we do it

locally by applying pressure,

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but I think this should be a great

big wake up call for Thames Water

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and they should act on it now.

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Thames Water has

sent us a statement.

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They say they arrived on site

here within 15 minutes

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to reduce the flooding and,

as you can see, the water has now

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receded away almost completely.

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They say they have a team on site

here assisting people but,

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of course, some customers,

businesses and residents will have

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lost some of their water

or the pressure at least for a time.

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Thames has apologised

for what happened here today which,

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as people round here know,

is something they've got

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used to doing recently.

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Meanwhile, Thames Water say a large

number of their customers

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in south-east London now have

running water again.

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It's after thousands spent days

without water after pipes burst

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due to the severe weather last week.

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Some people are still

without running water five days on.

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Investigations are

continuing after a Spanish

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tourist died following a suspected

carbon monoxide leak

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at a hotel in Earl's Court.

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Another Spanish man remains

in hospital in a critical condition.

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Katharine Carpenter

is following this -

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what more do we know?

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The emergency services were called

to the Mayflower Hotel

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The emergency services were called

to the Mayflower Hotel on Monday in

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broad daylight, just before 2pm.

Firefighters wearing breathing

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apparatus did a sweep of the

building and their initial readings

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showed very high levels of carbon

monoxide, so they evacuated the

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building, about 29 people were moved

out, and it was then that these two

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men, Spanish tourists we understand,

were discovered in their room on the

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basement. The first of them was

34-year-old who died the hotel. His

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friend, a 37-year-old, is in a

critical condition in hospital. We

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also understand that two police

officers who attended to the

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building were also taken to hospital

because they reported feeling sick

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and dizzy.

What happens now?

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This death is still being treated as

unexplained but we know that the

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Chelsea and Kensington environmental

health department is going to

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investigate what happened. Will

provide a report but we don't yet

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know what conclusions it is going to

reach. Meanwhile, the Spanish

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ministry of foreign affairs, its

London Consulate, says it will be

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helping the victims' families.

Thank you very much.

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A Parliamentary inquiry has started

today after a BBC London

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investigation revealed how market

stalls and shops across London

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were selling fake fur

that was actually real.

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The inquiry is looking at how

labelling can be improved to prevent

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customers being misled

in the future.

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Residents in Windsor have

complained about a cluster

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of cardboard bedsits

in the town centre.

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It's where rough sleepers are living

in the shadow of the castle.

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They blame the increase

in homelessness on the

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coming royal wedding.

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One charity worker says cash

donations are above £200 a day.

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Sarah Harris reports.

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Sometimes you have nowhere to stay,

this is what you have to do.

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Homelessness - hard to explain,

especially in one of the wealthiest

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towns in the country.

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But after the recent cold

snap and the publicity

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around the royal wedding,

some residents are concerned

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cardboard bedsits are beginning

to take over Windsor high street.

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If you give a man four walls

and a roof, he will survive.

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Kenny Morris used to work

for the homeless charity Shelter

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and believes they should be moved

on for their own good.

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What they used to turn up with,

with a sleeping bag and maybe a dog,

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and then they would move on,

they're sitting there now...

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Now they've got, like...

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Well, as you can see, little houses.

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Whether they're taking advantage

of it or not is not for me to say

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but there is definitely

a difference, certainly now

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the bedding's come in.

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Last month in Edinburgh, the royal

couple showed their support

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for a charity getting rough sleepers

back to work.

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Sonny's been living rough in Windsor

for months and doesn't understand

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why he has to beg to survive.

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They're going to spend millions

on this wedding and all that,

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and I suppose it's tax payers'

money, isn't it?

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So why can't they use some of that

money to house us all?

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Because it is not just Windsor.

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All around the country,

people are homeless.

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It's only highlighted

here because of the wedding.

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But it's just a normal

problem in this country.

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It shouldn't be.

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We're one of the richest

countries in the world.

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Those working to support rough

sleepers say they can make more

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than £200 a day begging but Murphy,

a former rough sleeper himself,

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denies the publicity around

the wedding is attracting more

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people to the town.

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The only difference is where they've

bedded down and because people use

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to bed down in parks,

now people are bedding

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down on the high street,

the perception is that homelessness

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is on the increase.

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It is understood that

for security reasons,

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the police will move on rough

sleepers on the day itself but that

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won't solve the long-term issue -

the most basic of cardboard homes

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next to a royal fortress.

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In football, Tottenham

take on Juventus

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at Wembley tonight -

in what is arguably the club's

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biggest game in seven years.

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The north London side are looking

to secure an unexpected place

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in the quarterfinals

of the Champions League.

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Of course in Europe, the people

start to respect more Tottenham.

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But, of course, we respect our

football, our philosophy.

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We try to develop

good football and the

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football that we love and we feel.

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And, of course, yes, we feel

that we have to respect them.

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Sir Michael Caine will be

celebrating his 85th Birthday next

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week, and to mark the occasion

the London actor will

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release a new documentary.

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The film, called My

Generation, is his take

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on the swinging '60s.

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There will also be a pop exhibition,

which opens tomorrow.

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Now let's check on the weather

with Kate Kinsella.

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Good afternoon.

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It was a rather grey

and drab start this morning.

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A little bit of mistiness,

quite a bit of cloud and also

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some outbreaks of rain.

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So it has remained rather grey

but we're just about,

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as we head into the afternoon

and beyond, starting to see a little

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bit more of some blue sky

as the cloud starts to break up.

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Some sunny spells expected

as we head further through the day

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and, yes, it continues to feel,

especially compared to last

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week, really quite mild.

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There is a slim chance of a shower

in parts of Surrey, Kent, perhaps,

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but in most places north

of there staying dry

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and in the sunshine, feeling quite

pleasant at 11 Celsius.

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Some clear spells at first will mean

the temperature is a bit colder

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for the start of the night but that

cloud will pile in from

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the south-west through

the second part and,

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with it, some outbreaks

of quite heavy rain.

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Minimum temperature

between two and five Celsius.

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So, a wet start tomorrow

morning but you will see,

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it drifts away eastwards

through the course of the morning.

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Very similar to today, really.

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So, a drier, brighter

afternoon in prospect.

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The wind starts to strengthen,

though, as we head through tomorrow.

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Temperatures perhaps feeling just

a little bit cooler,

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despite them getting up to a maximum

of around 10 Celsius.

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Through Friday, it looks

like another wet day,

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the rain pushing up as we head

through the morning, perhaps

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clearing through the afternoon,

then Saturday we have this band

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of rain heading towards us.

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It looks quite wet to start

with, drying out towards

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the end of the afternoon.

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I think staying rather unsettled.

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We've got low-pressure flinging

weather fronts towards us,

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so some rain, some dry weather,

but the temperatures not too bad,

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especially through Saturday, when we

reach an impressive 13 Celsius.

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That's about it from me.

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Riz Lateef will be here

with our 6:30 evening programme.

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But for now, from us all,

a very good afternoon.

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