09/03/2018 London News


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So it's goodbye from me -

and on BBC One we now join the BBC's

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Welcome to BBC London News.

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I'm Victoria Hollins.

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A woman from Surrey says

she was horrified to find out that

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three "do not attempt resuscitation"

forms were put on her medical

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records against her wishes.

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Carol Hall was in

hospital last summer

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with a serious lung condition.

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Frimley Park Hospital says it's

reviewing its current forms.

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Sophia Seth reports.

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Frightening.

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To think that they could have those

forms and I didn't know

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anything about them.

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Carol has a degenerative lung

condition called COPD.

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Last summer, a chest infection

meant she was in and out

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of Frimley Park Hospital.

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In that time, she had

three do not attempt

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resuscitation forms on her file.

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Both she and her husband told me

they had no knowledge of them.

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That can't happen,

things like that, but...

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And then I just brought her home

because I thought, "No way

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is she going to stay there."

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All three forms said that Carol

and her family agreed

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she shouldn't be resuscitated -

something they disputed.

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Resuscitation has risks.

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Doctors are advised that a patient's

wishes should always be considered

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but they don't have to give

treatment if they believe it

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won't benefit the patient.

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However, medical guidelines state

that doctors must provide honest

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and accurate record keeping

of the process.

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I've contacted Frimley Park

Hospital, but it says it cannot

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comment on this particular case.

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However, it says it understands

the importance of good communication

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when it comes to issues around

do not attempt cardiopulmonary

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resuscitation.

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The hospital also says

it is reviewing its current forms

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to ensure they are as clear

as possible for

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clinicians and patients.

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One charity has told us they have

seen an increase in patients

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concerned about resuscitation forms.

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We know that doctors are under a lot

of pressure and sometimes

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the communication isn't happening

and sometimes I think they're almost

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frightened to have the conversation.

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They're worried the patient's

going to be upset.

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There are no new recommendations

for health care professionals.

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-- there are now

new recommendations.

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They start by talking

about the person's condition,

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the treatments that would help them

to achieve what they want

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to achieve, and then

going on to talk about treatments

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that wouldn't help them and that

would be better avoided,

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including resuscitation.

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Carol is now receiving NHS

care packages at home.

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She hopes nobody else goes

through what she did.

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I would like to see

that they are treated correctly,

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with care and compassion.

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Some people out there might not have

any family to stick up for them.

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Some residents living

in shipping containers

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converted into flats have complained

that the units are too

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cold and expensive.

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Ealing Council says the use

of the containers is a cheaper way

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to house people in temporary

accommodation - and apologised

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for a recent problem with the bills.

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Here's Gareth Furby.

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They're shipping containers

and now temporary homes.

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Opened in Hanwell in west

London almost a year ago,

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and then in Acton three months ago,

and hailed by Ealing

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by Ealing Council as a new way

to help homeless families.

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So how is it working out?

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Not too well, according

to some residents.

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Put your hand here.

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It's colder than outside.

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There's not enough heating.

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There are no radiators

in the kitchen area

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or the passage or the bathroom.

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At night, you can't get out of bed

because of the cold.

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They said, "If you don't like it,

we'll take your name off the list

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and you can go with your family

and sleep on the street."

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Ealing Council says it hasn't

received any complaints

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but in another Acton container,

we met a mother of three.

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It is just freezing.

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It is absolutely freezing.

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There is no heating in the bathroom.

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And she showed us documents

which state that the rent has just

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gone up by 20% to £415 a week.

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That's around £1800 a month.

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Her payments are covered

by benefits but she says that

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would mean her two-bed container

costs around £400 a month more

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to rent than the two-bed house

she had to leave.

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When we pointed out

to Ealing Council that shipping

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containers were now apparently

costing more than bricks and mortar,

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they said they'd made a mistake.

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We have made an error in the last

two weeks in sending out

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a revised rent bill.

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That will be corrected immediately.

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The council says the converted

containers are good value for money.

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About £1000 a month cheaper than bed

and breakfast accommodation.

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We haven't received any

complaints

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from residents about that

at the moment so we will look

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into what has been said.

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We certainly hope that what we have

provided is some very thermally

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comfortable accommodation.

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Ealing Council says conditions

here are much better

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than in a B&B but it

will investigate all complaints.

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A man who was jailed for carrying

out a series of attacks

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in the Home Counties -

including on a ten year old -

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has died in prison.

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Antoni Imiela, who became

known as the M25 rapist,

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passed away yesterday,

just months after he was told he had

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been referred for parole.

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He was given seven life

sentences with a minimum term

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of eight years in 2004.

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The opening ceremony

of the Winter Paralympics

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took place this morning in South

Korea.

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And a dance group from London will

soon be joining the celebrations.

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Candoco has some

experience in this field -

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having performed with

Coldplay at the 2012 Games.

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Wendy Hurrell has more.

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Contemporary dance by Candoco.

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For 27 years, this company has had

disabled and non-disabled

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dancers performing together

on the same stage.

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I enjoy the conversation around

disability, around body,

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about what they're seeing onstage

and what is not seen

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and I think that is a really

important part of Candoco.

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In the rehearsal rooms

at Sadlers Wells, the final practice

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for tonight and tomorrow's

double bill show.

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We have different abilities,

conditions, so when a choreographer

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comes into the company and works

with us, you know, they just

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cannot make assumptions

about how we function.

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We have a much more

collaborative environment.

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We bring in as our tools my crutches

or a wheelchair etc.

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That's all part of who we are.

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We make it our own because we all

dancers are a big part

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of the creation process as well.

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Then the whole company

is heading to Pyeongchang

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for the winter Paralympics.

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It is so relevant globally

and where the UK stands in terms

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of diversity is one place,

and we do visit places

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where it is less prevalent.

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We're going to Korea on Sunday?

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I think we are going on Sunday!

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My bag is packed over there.

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Another chance to put

their inclusive message

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on the world stage.

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They performed with

Coldplay at the 2012

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Paralympics closing ceremony.

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There has been a huge shift that

I think affected us all.

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The whole ecology is different now.

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But I think there

is a long way to go.

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It's the end of an era

for the NME music newspaper -

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the London-based publiation will be

issued for the final time today.

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The New Musical Express documented

the rise of British pop

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music led by the Beatles

and the Rolling Stones

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in the '60s and punk in the '70s.

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Now the weather with

Elizabeth Rizzini.

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Now the weather with

Elizabeth Rizzini.

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Hello, good afternoon.

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It was a cold and frosty start

to the day for many of us.

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A few early mist patches

about but also some sunshine.

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But it wasn't too long, of course,

before the cloud started to thicken,

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and that's what we've got

here in this Weather

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Watcher picture.

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It's all paving the way

for a weather front to sweep in.

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It is going to bring some outbreaks

of rain before the end of the day

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but also some milder air.

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So the weekend is looking a lot

milder but there will be some rain

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around at times as well.

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Certainly quite of rain

about this afternoon.

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That is going to be pushing

in from the south-west,

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light and patchy at first,

then we will start getting the odd

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heavy burst here and there.

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A soggy and blustery end to the day.

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Top temperatures between eight,

maybe as high as ten

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degrees, so wet and windy

through the evening rush-hour.

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That rain continues to feed

in on the south-westerly breeze.

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We will see the odd

heavier burst, I think.

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It will just be on and off

through the course of the night.

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A cloudy, damp start

to the day tomorrow.

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Possibly some more outbreaks of rain

but mild, seven to nine Celsius.

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Then tomorrow, we're

likely to see a drier,

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brighter slot through the middle

of the day and in this brightness,

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we could see temperatures rise to 14

or even perhaps 15 Celsius but it

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will probably be followed by another

spell of rain as we head

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towards the end of the day.

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Possibly some brighter skies

out towards the west

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just before sundown.

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Temperatures, as I said, between 12,

maybe as high as 15 Celsius.

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Mother's Day is on Sunday.

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It is going to be quite misty

and foggy through the morning.

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We will probably see some afternoon

brightness but watch out

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for one or two showers,

which we could see

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by the end of the day.

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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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