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very possible. Joe Wilson, BBC News,

at Twickenham.

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That's it.

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and I'll be back with the late

news at Ten.

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Now on BBC1, it's time

for the news where you are.

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Bye for now.

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Good evening, I'm Asad Ahmad.

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The Prime Minister

is being urged to "hit

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the Russians where it hurts" -

by taking tough measures

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against some multi-millionaires

and oligarchs who launder

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money through London.

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The call has come from the MP

for Barking, Dame Margaret Hodge -

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who feels now is the time

to take action.

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Here's Ali Fortescue.

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Some say this is the start

of a new Cold War.

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But what do cooling

relations between Britain

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and Russia mean for London?

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Today there have been calls

for tough action on Russian

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oligarchs living in the city.

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I support the measures that

Theresa May and the government

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have taken so far.

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But they have not hit

the Russians where it hurts.

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What we have to do is take strong

action to stop the laundering

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of money out of Russia into the city

and into London.

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Yesterday police launched a murder

enquiry into the death of Russian

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businessman Nikolai Glushkov

who was found dead

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at his home in Maldon.

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Detectives say there's no evidence

that this was linked

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to the Salisbury poisoning.

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But some say this is a moment

to clear London of Russians

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suspected of corruption.

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The only real impact is going to be

if we and the international

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community freeze the assets

of Russian oligarchs who have

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invested their money

abroad, mainly in London.

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So there is a direct connection

between the wealth of the oligarchs

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and the Russian government.

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This is Eaton Square but it has been

called Red Square by some

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because of the number of Russian

oligarchs thought to be living here.

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But some say we should welcome

foreign investment in London.

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They say that there are

money-laundering checks

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and that the super-rich

boost the economy.

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It is important to stress that not

all Russian oligarchs or Russian

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businessmen are corrupt

or crooked or gangsters.

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We're talking about a small number

that are politically connected

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oligarchs and we have no idea

of where this money has come from.

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So it is secret dirty money coming

into London, but it is a small

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number of oligarchs.

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So as tension between Britain

and the Kremlin builds,

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pressure is mounting

on the government to

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international money-laundering

in the capital.

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A man has died after

being shot and stabbed on

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a street in Enfield

just after midnight.

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Police were called to South Street -

where the victim thought to be aged

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in his 20s died at the scene.

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A second man was taken to hospital.

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Police are appealing

for information.

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Hundreds of people have

marched to the home of one

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of the country's oldest

non-League clubs -

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to voice their anger

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at developers trying to remove

Dulwich Hamlet FC from their ground.

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Meadow Residential owns the land

where the team has played

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for nearly 90 years -

and now wants to remove them.

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High profile figures,

including former England player

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Rio Ferdinand are supporting

Dulwich Hamlet's fight.

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The Duke of Cambridge

has taken the salute

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at the Irish Guards'

St Patrick's Day

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parade in west London.

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The Duchess was there too,

to present shamrock to officers -

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at the 1st battalion's

base in Houslow.

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A shamrock was also pinned

to the collar of the battalion's

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mascot, Donal, an Irish Wolfhound -

who led the march.

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Prince William, who is a colonel

of the Irish Guards.

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The Duchess is due to give

birth to the couple's

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third child next month.

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Now the weather with Elizabeth.

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Hello, good evening.

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Many of us have seen a dusting

of snow already today

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and there will be further snow

showers through this

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evening and overnight.

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We have a Met Office warning

out for snow and ice

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for the rest of the weekend,

but that has been escalated

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to Amber, the second-highest level

of alert for some places and here,

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you should be prepared

for some disruption.

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We are expecting bands

of snow showers to form

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through the Thames Estuary,

aligned with that

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cold easterly wind.

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And where we get those bands

of showers, you could expect to see

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accumulations of perhaps

five, ten centimetres.

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But even within the bands

there will be some places that see

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relatively little snowfall.

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But it will be an icy

start to the day tomorrow

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with temperatures down to -2,

-3 degrees Celsius.

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The Amber weather warning expires

at nine o'clock but we have

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another weather warning

out for snow and ice.

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There could still be some

problems caused by it.

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But it is looking mostly dry

tomorrow, the early snow

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showers will clear away,

perhaps a few flurries.

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There will be cloud around

but perhaps something a bit brighter

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as we head into the afternoon.

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These will be the highs tomorrow

but of course it will feel colder

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than that with the wind chill.

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The wind will switch

to more of a northerly

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as we head into Monday.

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It is looking dry, there

will be some sunshine,

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temperatures five or 6 degrees.

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That's it.

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I hope you manage to

stay warm tonight -

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and have a very good evening.

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and have a very good evening.

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