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More than 200 people are laid off at a cable making factory.

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They're supposed to be our parent company yet we are having

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to go through redundancy, yet they turned over

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$1.6 billion last year, and they've got no money?

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The government's garden village plan is welcomed in Cumbria but there's

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Campaigners call for new laws to help protect Cumbria's

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It's the first Teamtalk of 2017 and the New Year brings the same

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But Jermaine Defoe is spot-on as Sunderland rescue a point

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They'd gone back to work today to be given shattering news.

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Nearly 240 workers are to lose their jobs at an industrial cable maker.

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Birtley-based AEI Cables said the plant is running at a loss,

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meaning the end of manufacturing at the 175-year-old business.

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Just 13 sales staff will be kept on at a new location.

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The company said it also wants to come to an agreement

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with its creditors, paying them less than they're owed.

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Well, our business correspondent Ian Reeve is in Birtley now.

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Ian, miserable news but not wholly unexpected?

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The company seems to have had a tough couple of years. It was bought

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in 2014 by a Middle Eastern -based cable manufacturer. That deal was

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portrayed as having saved the company but throughout 2015 the

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company complained this plant was not profitable. In September 2015 it

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revealed it was negotiating about 100 redundancies and in November

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2015 it conceded that closure was something it was possibly looking at

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and it has confirmed that today. This is the reaction of some workers

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who will be affected. I just can't understand and I hope they will not

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be allowed to trade in this country again because they have sold us down

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the river, washed their hands of us. They're supposed to be our parent

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company and we are going through redundancy. They're doing it all

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wrong. It has been a while coming. When you look at the history, we

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have a bit of a reputation over the last ten years. We are worse than

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someone better than others but such is life. Some anger, but what has

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the company had to say? They gave us a statement. They have

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laid out how it will close down. 198 jobs will go before this Friday,

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January the 6th, as part of what they call a phased closure. 40

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others will stay working until March at after that there will be 13 sales

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staff staying on permanently at another location, presumably selling

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products made by the parent company. The company claimed it has

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significantly invested in the plant in the last 2.5 years but it said

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profitable reduction levels have not been achieved.

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Any other reaction tonight? The Labour MP in his constituency

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the plant is expressed his sympathy. He is concerned that it appears the

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company will not be paying redundancy payments and the workers

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will have to rely on government statutory redundancy payments. There

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was scant consolation in that the announcement didn't come before

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Christmas. He conceded that it will be far from a happy New Year here at

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Birtley. A man from Sunderland and his wife

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have been found dead at a seaside The couple are believed to have

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died on New Year's Eve. They've been named locally

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as Robert Wells and Imogen Goldie. There aren't thought to be any

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suspicious circumstances. The police have named the man

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whose body was recovered from the River Ouse in York

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on New Year's Day. He was 42-year-old

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Craig Batters from York. Officers are now trying to piece

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together his last known movements. An aristocrat has denied dangerous

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driving following a crash at a busy 76-year-old Lady Susan Zetland,

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of Aske Hall near Richmond, appeared at Teesside Crown Court

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for the brief hearing. She's charged with dangerous driving

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after her Subaru Outback 4x4 was involved in a collision

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on the A66 at the Melsonby She entered a plea of not guilty

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and the trial will be set Northumberland County Council says

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it's "disappointed" it's not been given the go ahead for a garden

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village-style housing development. A possible site near Ponteland

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wasn't named among the 14 But an area just to the south of

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Carlisle will have a garden village. More from Cumbria in a moment,

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but first Jonathan Swingler is live What is a garden Village? The

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government says a distinct place with its own facilities, not an

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extension of an urban area. The one planned just outside Puntland is on

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green belt land. A Garden Village is an inclusive

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community and the Dissington site will include a wide range

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of affordable housing. The people who want to build

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a garden village near Ponteland say that they can offer something

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special for future residents. But 2000 new homes near

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existing properties? Don't be surprised if people

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nearby get annoyed. We feel we are moving from living

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in a village or small town, many of us here are living

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on the edge of that small town and essentially we are going to be

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living in the middle of a large town I think it is the scale,

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not the fact there is some building. There needs to be building

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and are already has It is just the scale

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of the proposed development, Northumberland County Council told

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us they were disappointed the site outside Penteland wasn't among

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the 14 new garden villages But supporters say it is

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only a matter of time. The developers argue it is not

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a housing estate and say there will be land around

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this new village. They expect the project to get

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the green light later this year. Firstly, this scheme brings very

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substantial infrastructure improvement in terms of a new bypass

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and flood alleviation works. It is also a self-sustaining

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community that has all its own facilities so it doesn't put

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pressure on other places nearby. While people will have

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those concerns, I think David has lived here

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for four decades. He is resigned to the

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project going ahead. I was very upset at first

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and all the rest of Now I'm getting more

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used to the idea. The people who own the land

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are confident work will start In Carlisle the local MP has

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described plans for a proposed new garden Village outside the city as

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the most visionary he can remember but it is not yet clear exactly

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where it will be but it is hoped the creation of thousands of new homes

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will boost the local economy and could see the creation of a new

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bypass to Carlisle. There's a huge tract of land south

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of Carlisle fringed on one side by the M6 motorway,

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and the main A595 route out to west Somewhere here, one

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of the government's new garden villages will be built,

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with the name St Cuthbert's. An announcement that's delighted

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those who drew up the plans. This will be a major

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event for Carlisle. A lot of work still to be done,

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master planning, working out exactly how this will work,

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but the government giving out support for that is a big

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boost for the city. Unlike the south east, there is no

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housing shortage here in Cumbria. But, the local MP believes the city

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has to expand in order I have long supported further

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development of Carlisle. I think it needs to be a bigger city

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to support all the infrastructure which we want to see here,

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leisure facilities, retail, and you're starting

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to see that happen. The arrival of Primark,

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the development of Marks Spencer, the expansion of Pioneer,

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these are really positive signs and I think 2017 can be

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a good year for Carlisle. Although there are no clear

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details yet as to where any new village would go,

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clearly any influx of people will put pressure

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on the area's infrastructure. Which is why a new southern bypass

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could be built around the south side of Carlisle,

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linking the M6 in the East It is much more likely that we will

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get a Southern development route. The government have said

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through this process they will work with us and give us the technical

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expertise and look at This is something very different

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to just building new housing here. Even agreement on where

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St Cuthbert's could be built Mark McAlindon, BBC

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Look North, Carlisle. Plans to extend North Durham's

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Accident and Emergency unit have The hospital trust says

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the current A was built for around 30,000 patients,

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but now sees double that. The ?30 million plan

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was voted through unanimously Protests are expected at both

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Darlington and Middlesbrough railway Campaigners in Cumbria are calling

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on the government to introduce new legislation to help

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protect local pubs. The Campaign For Real Ale wants

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a change in planning rules to make it more difficult for new owners

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to change the use or demolish a pub. The group says existing legislation

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is too complicated and delays in the application process can put

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pubs at threat of closure. For almost two years,

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this pub near Carlisle sat empty. Villagers feared it

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would be redeveloped, but after opening last month,

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the Sally is providing more We have always been

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a very vibrant community, and there is plenty going on here,

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but certainly from the day the pub opened, you saw people that perhaps

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you hadn't seen for a while and just being able to say hello and pass

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the time of day with them makes the whole place a much nicer place

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to live in. This pub is among around 2,000

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listed as assets of community value. The status gives people the chance

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to protect their pubs from immediate change of use or demolition

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before local consultation. Most of the pubs in the are

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have shut down now. There's four villages where there's

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nowhere for any social inclusion, so it is important that we have kept

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the pub in the village But protecting the pub as an asset

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for the village took time. From the moment of actually

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filling the form in, which is fairly simple in itself,

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to getting it validated, took a number of extra weeks

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more than we thought. There is so much else going on,

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and you are going against the open market, you don't really knew

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who is going to come and buy, It doesn't have to be

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any more complicated, The Solway branch of the Campaign

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for Real Ale wants new legislation And, while some developers have

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concerns about unnecessary red tape, the suggestion has been

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cautiously welcomed here. You're watching

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Tuesday's Look North. Also a behind-the-scenes look

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at a company which produces 70,000 And we're all going to need one

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of them sooner or later. And as we try to ease ourselves back

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into some sort of routine, what does the weather have in store? Join me

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for the full forecast. No prisoner should leave a Teesside

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jail without either a job or a place That's the ambition

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of Stockton's Holme House prison, as part of a multi-million-pound

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plan which is also giving the governors full control over

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the jail and its budget. Lee Johnson's been given exclusive

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access to the prison, These Holme House prisoners

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are making furniture for customers, including Hilton Hotels,

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Kent University and the It keeps people out of their cells,

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not banged up all the time. It keeps them occupied

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and takes their minds off things, Plus, it will help people to get

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back into work on the out. It will keep them out

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of trouble, basically. I can read, but just

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a little bit, not much. I've made some qualifications

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while I've been here. And the jail has

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a growing order book. If we go back 18 months,

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2 years ago, it was around about ?50,000 a year,

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the turnover, we're now Because we're now autonomous,

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the shackles have been taken off, and we can start to expand and work

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more with local people. What we would like to do is work

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with local industries, we would like to invite local

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industries in, tell us what they want and see

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if we can develop them. Under these Government changes,

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Holme House will go from being a Category B prison

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to a Category C training prison. That means ambitious

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plans for getting almost all of the 1,200 inmates here either

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into work or education. The prison's executive governor sees

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the changes as a way The more work we can bring in,

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the more employers we can work with. The more men that can be out every

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day in our workshops, working, then the better and the safer

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the prison gets, and the more we are So, it is a real focus

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around work and education. That means brushing up on basic

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maths and English skills to make them a more attractive

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prospect to employers. They don't want to be in here,

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they don't want to come back. The only way we can support

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that is by educating Now, it's a product that everyone

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needs sooner or later. And Britain's biggest independent

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manufacturer of that product is based right here in our region,

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at Washington on Wearside. JC Atkinson is a family firm

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employing 120 people. It produces 70,000 hand-crafted

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objects every year. 12 tonnes of wood pass

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through the factory every month and 14 separate employees

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are involved in the manufacturing process before the finished product

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is ready for delivery. All are hand crafted

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and all will only be used once. MUSIC: Toccata and Fugue

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in D Minor by Bach. When grandad started,

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he would buy trees from the local estates and he would cut those up

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and make a coffin kit, which was basically a flat pack

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which funeral directors would then When my father came

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into the business, he started making ready-made coffins and we've refined

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that to make eco coffins, And it's a workplace

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that inspires loyalty, with many employees clocking up

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decades of service. Everybody that knows me,

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knows I've been working here that long so they all know I'm a coffin

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maker but strangers find it a bit interesting when I start

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talking to strangers. I get the jokes, the dead-end job

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and all that, to die in trade, The coffin industry has

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changed a lot in David's Increasingly, families want

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personalised coffins with pictures that represent their loved ones'

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interests in life. JC Atkinson call it

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their Reflections line. We do spring blossom flowers,

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we do a lot of bluebell flowers but often people have a scene

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or a landscape that they have grown up on and that is quite specific

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to the person themselves. We have done some

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Star Wars ones before. We have done a coffin filled

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with chocolate and Mars bars. But the boss still wants

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a traditional coffin when he goes. I would say it would be probably

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a nice solid oak traditional coffin But, just as life presents us

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with so many choices, There you go. Prisons and coffin is,

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we know how to bring in the New Year! This now is team talk.

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A New Year but an old problem for our football teams.

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We couldn't find a winner amongst them.

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Where did you get to over the holidays, Steve?

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A point apiece for our Premier League teams,

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A dreadful defeat at Burnley on New Year's Eve, but they got it

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spot-on yesterday against a very good Liverpool side,

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with two penalties scored by this man, Jermaine Defoe.

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Hasn't missed a penalty for five years, 25 consecutive.

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Very important, especially yesterday. First penalty under

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pressure, takes it very well. When the same person as taking the second

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penalty, what is the psychology? You tend to think he is going the

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opposite way, but under pressure, it is easier to put your foot through

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it. Should they have had a third penalty? I think that is all to

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hand, no movement towards it. Djilobodji played this one end.

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Disappointing to concede from two set pieces. And Mannone found it

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tough at Burnley. He did very well yesterday. A tough day at Burnley

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but that well yesterday. Reinforcements on the way in the

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transfer window? I think we answered that question

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and the Chief Executive answered that question a week or so ago,

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so who knows? But we did answer that question

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and Martin Bain told Like Sunderland, it wasn't

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the most productive A heart-breaking defeat

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at Manchester United, followed by a pretty dull goalless

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draw with the champions Leicester We seem to say it every week, only

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17 goals all season and needing reinforcement. Talking in bringing

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in Gestede from Aston Villa. He is very good up in the air. And Traore

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is dividing opinion. Is this a penalty? He is positive and direct.

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Definite contact, it is a foul, but I like how positive years. The

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contact is maybe just outside so at least a free kick. I am disappointed

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with the goalless draw, but not the head coach.

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Yes, but, again, when your team play the way that we have played today

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against what we can't forget is the current Premier League winner

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and a team which is playing in the Champions League,

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we showed again that we were better than them when we played

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away and we played today better than them.

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Well, they might have been better than the champions,

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but Boro are still down there near the bottom

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I think with Sam Allardyce's appointment at Crystal Palace we

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could be in the same scenario as last year and one of the teams

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looking like they are heading down. Well, Newcastle might have been top

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of the Championship table at Christmas but it's been pretty

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ropey for the Magpies since then, and not the start to 2017

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Rafa Benitez had hoped for or, Third bottom Blackburn doing

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the double over them. A disappointing run for Newcastle,

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tough over Christmas. Struggling to get past Nottingham Forest. Plenty

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of chances but didn't take them. They dominated possession, without

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Jonjo Shelvey in the team. Offside? This one was a handball. Initially

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it doesn't look like much but it is not a bad little forearm into the

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back of the net. A tough day all round from Newcastle. Blackburn, not

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very many chances. Clumsy. So after taking just three

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points from a possible nine since Christmas,

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this is how the Should Newcastle fans

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be worried, Steve? A little bit but you would have

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taken that after 25 games at the start of the season. Still

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well-placed, get out of the league, winning the title would be a bonus.

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In League Two, a bit of everything for Carlisle and Hartlepool.

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A win, a draw and a defeat for both, over the holidays.

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And the Cumbrians began the year with a shock against Grimsby,

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when three points would have seen them go back to

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Unexpected first home defeat of the season. A good run for them,

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especially disappointing yesterday. I think the disappointing thing was

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the way they conceded a goal to stop a little bit easy. Weak defending. A

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free header from a set piece. And then the third one was too easy.

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Plymouth last as well which would have given them a break at the top

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but Hartlepool got a great win over Morecambe and a good point at

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Accrington. A good win at home and good character to come from behind

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twice. A very good header at the back post to put them level. On the

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back of the home when it was important to pick up a good point

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away from home which they did, coming from behind twice. Second

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goal right at the end. A bit of a scramble but I think it is what you

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would call an emphatic finish there. Just before we leave football,

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in case you missed Match Of The Day 2 the other night, a young hotshot

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from our region was joint winner of December's Goal

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of the Month competition. Scored by five-year-old

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Bradley Lowery for Sunderland, against Chelsea, against Asmir

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Begovic. It's so special and because it is

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joint goal of the month we have He gives Asmir Begovic the eyes,

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Begovic goes that way and Bradley One other piece of sports news

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to bring you, and how much might English cricket regret the fact this

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young man is now Born in Middlesbrough,

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but an adopted Aussie since emigrating at the age

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of seven, Matt Renshaw scored his In fact, the 20-year-old batted

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right through the opening day of the Third Test with Pakistan

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in Sydney, and he'll resume A bit of trivia, he is the cousin of

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Paul Wilson, currently in goals for Blyth Spartans.

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Now it is the weather. Everybody likes to get out and about

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this time of year. Here are your pictures. Menacing shower clouds in

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the background. Yesterday on the Northumberland coast it was time to

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let the dog stretch its legs. One dog not so keen on the weather was

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this character on the Cumbrian coast. You don't want to spoil your

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hair on a blustery day. Tomorrow most of us will have a dry day,

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sunny for most of us not on the cold side. Tonight -- but on the cold

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side. Tonight, weather front working through. Patchy light rain here and

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there. The rain will start edge self and thicker cloud goes with it.

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Clear skies come in and things become colder. Cold enough for a

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touch of ground frost and one or two icy patches at the end of the night

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as the clouds disappear to the south. Tomorrow is a cold start but

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are mostly fine and dry day. One or two shower clouds cupping the East

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Coast from time to time. -- clipping. A bit of a chilly start,

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highs of 5-6. Six is 43 Fahrenheit. And then the blue is appearing on

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the map by tea-time. Clear skies for most of us tomorrow night. A

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widespread frost on Thursday morning and temperatures in town might be as

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low as -3 and out in the countryside maybe -6 is in some spots. High

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pressure takes charge over the next couple of days bringing us the

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frosty nights tomorrow night but by the end of the working week this

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weather system will move in from the west ringing cloud and rain but it

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will pass through and high pressure builds for the weekend so we are

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back to a largely dry picture. The next couple of days, mostly dry,

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right and chilly, temperatures in single figures by day, widespread

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frost on Wednesday night and chilly again on Thursday. On Friday, with

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more cloud and rain, temperatures will rise and stop turning cooler

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again into the weekend but more dry again by then. Not all bad news.

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Just a reminder, it is choose the, I always forget at this time of year!

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-- Tuesday. Magical new drama...

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The Worst Witch. Something like this

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could change my life. We're looking for someone

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who can sing, someone who can move. Someone who can keep an audience

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on the edge of their seat. Something like this

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could change my life. When you're born to perform,

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Let It Shine...

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