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Hello and welcome to Wednesday's Look North.

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Job losses at a cable-making factory.

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There's anger after the company reveals it won't be making

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How in God's name can we have the same thing happening all over again,

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the same procedures and methods? The Campbell family pay tribute

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to Donald on his ill-fated attempt Listening support -

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the clergy step in to help GPs struggling to deal with the worried

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well. And ambitious plans to make

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Hartlepool the movie In sport, strikers

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on the move and staying put. Middlesbrough dip into the transfer

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market, while Sunderland And two of our Olympic

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gold medallists hit out, as their coach is poached...by

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the Aussies! Unions say a firm making over 200

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cable workers redundant near Gateshead has acted

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in an "unscrupulous" way. It's emerged AEI Cables of Birtley

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wants to use a legal procedure The Company Voluntary Arrangement

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would mean taxpayers Dubai-based Ducab group says

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it's invested heavily in the factory over the last two

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years but it's still But as our news correspondent,

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Mark Denten, reports, it seems After over 170 years

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of producing cables for everyone from the Royal Navy

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to Manchester Airport, the vast majority of AEI Cables

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workers here, nearly 200 people, will be out of a job

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by the end of this week. Most of the rest

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will follow in March. Over 120 workers at AEI Cables had

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turned up for work and found One of the sacked workers,

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Bill Doyle, summed up the mood. Nobody can explain to them from the

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company why or how they have been finished or the criteria used. Back

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then AEI used a legal process to dismiss those workers, but one which

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meant they only ended up with a fraction of their redundancy

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payments, money which ended up coming from the taxpayer. Six years

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and AEI wants to do the same thing. -- six years on.

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It's called a Company Voluntary Arrangement.

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It's used where a company is in financial difficulties

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and is an agreement between a company and its creditors

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But the redundancy letter to staff at AEI Cables obtained by Look North

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confirms AEI Cables wants to follow the same process again.

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The arrangement was put there in able for the government to help

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people out, it was made in the teeth of the recession. This company are

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using this as a ruse to get out of their responsibilities. How in God's

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name can we have the same thing happening all over again, the same

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procedures and methods of getting rid of the men being used to? --

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used? For Bill Doyle, it's

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all bringing back bad memories. After he lost his job

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he fought a four-year legal battle with AEI Cables

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to try to get his Six years ago we'd tried to go to

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Parliament, go all over the place. Now what we have is exactly the same

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again, because companies are just doing what they want to do. That's

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wrong in anybody's eyes. Now, Mark Denten is with me now,

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so what do the company They did not want to be interviewed

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but they said they are certainly not being unscrupulous. They have issued

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a new statement tonight. They say the reason they have gone down this

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company voluntary arrangement route is that it is flexible and allows

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work to carry on in the short term. That will be confirmed at a

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creditors' meeting which we don't have a date for but the bulk of

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those workers, going on to 200, will be out of a job at the end of this

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week, so it raises the question where the work is going. One other

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detail from the letter to staff is that there were actually two offers

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for the factory and the company says neither was suitable and they can't

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give details because they are confidential.

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Cumbria Police want to speak to four boys, after a 15-year-old girl

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reported she'd been raped in West Cumbria.

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The attack is said to have happened at around 7.30 last night

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on a grassed area near the Cloffocks car park in Workington.

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A grieving mother is to fly to Cambodia to cremate her son,

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who was found dead with his new wife.

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36-year-old Robert Wells, from Newcastle, married

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Imogen Goldie, from London, on Christmas Day but they were

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reportedly found hanged with a suicide note in a guest house

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Mr Wells's mother Collette set up an online appeal to fund a trip

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to Cambodia and has now reached her target of ?3,000.

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She said she was desperate to bring his ashes home.

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Hundreds of people gathered in the Lake District to mark

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the 50th anniversary of the death of Donald Campbell.

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Mr Campbell died when his jet-powered boat Bluebird crashed

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as he tried to break the world water speed record on Coniston Water.

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NEWSREEL: It was soon after dawn that Bluebird was got ready

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There was little wind, the water was smooth.

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The evening before, Donald Campbell drew the ace and queen of spades.

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The deadly shadow of remorseless fate.

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The shadows of daybreak that day on Coniston may

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have been portentous, as Bluebird soared and then

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Donald Campbell's instant death was to trigger an endless tale

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This morning his daughter sailed to that very spot and dropped

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I know it's 50 years and we use these anniversaries as a milestone,

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but every year I'm reminded, every day I'm reminded

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about what a great man my father was, and why me?

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Why am I so lucky to be his daughter?

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Over time the names Coniston and Campbell have become

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For a long time I think the village people were reluctant to sort

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of make anything of it because they felt that they didn't

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want to sort of impinge on what was a tragedy.

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We're actually keeping the name and the legacy alive and I'm sure

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The landscape here at Coniston remains pretty much unchanged

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from that day back in 1967, and so it seems does the memory

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of Donald Campbell too, and the stories that have

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Perhaps that's why so many were here today to continue

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First, a moment of solemnity at the memorial in the middle

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It is a measure of the man that I know as we're all gathered

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here today to pay our respects to him and preserve his legacy

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that he would wish us to remember all those brave and courageous men

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and women who went before him and have followed since.

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What he did he did for Britain and for his own achievement,

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but he also did it to prove to the wider world what could be

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done, what man can do, and what here we can in England

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provide the best engineering and the fastest boats

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and the fastest cars and the best aeroplanes, so he

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NEWSREEL: This epic age, which soon will know man's

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conquest of the moon, must count its losses, too.

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Great Britain mourns the loss of a great man, Donald Campbell.

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There was an earthquake off the North Yorkshire coast last night.

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It was detected 100 miles to the east of Scarborough

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The British Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 3.8.

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Official court documents from the trial of County Durham

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serial killer Mary Ann Cotton went up for auction this afternoon.

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Ms Cotton, who lived in West Auckland,

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was found guilty of murdering three of her four husbands

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and was suspected of murdering 11 of her children.

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She was hanged in the 1800s at Durham jail.

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Tennants Auctioneers in North Yorkshire say

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Now, if you're worried, anxious or upset, who do you talk to -

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a friend, family member or maybe your doctor?

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A partnership between Cumbrian GPs and local vicars is giving

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The Listening Ear project offers people the chance

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to share their worries in confidence, while freeing up

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face in the Eden Valley, relied upon by her parishioners

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for advice and guidance - she also has another role in this

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small rural community, one where she simply listens.

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Listening Ear is listening to somebody, giving them time for them

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to tell you or talk to you about something that's on their mind,

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whatever that might be, doesn't matter what it is.

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People in need of a confidential chat - whether church-goers or not -

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can be referred to Sarah by the local GPs.

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The surgery here has half the doctors it had five years ago,

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Sometimes people just need somebody to talk to, they don't necessarily

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need more expert input from the mental health service or the other

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counselling services available. As GPs we are incredibly pressurised

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the Times and it is probably a service that we used to offer and

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now Sarah is able to offer that. -- pressurised at times.

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If Sarah feels a patient needs medical advice she immediately

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It took the Temple Sowerby team around seven years to get this

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scheme safely up and running but now the project is expanding

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If anybody is interested in volunteering please contact me and

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we can talk about that. The other things we need are as a GP surgery

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to think differently and realise that you can't fix everything

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medically and there are social issues that people need to talk

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through. Sometimes an hour of listening can make such a difference

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to people. There are now 12 Listening Ear

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volunteers in Cumbria, each playing a small part in easing

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NHS pressures, as well as curing the isolation that's often found

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in this rural landscape. It's a ?3 million holiday park

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planned for North Yorkshire which it's hoped will boost visitor

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numbers and the local economy. The development - reduced in size

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after complaints last year - will now see 54 chalets built

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at Angrove Country Park A decision on the holiday park -

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which could create up to 50 jobs - will be made by councillors

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tomorrow. The view is a special one,

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and for the last 54 years Alan's family have farmed

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here in the shadow Now he wants to transform his land

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into a holiday park. Welcome to Yorkshire and Guy Verity

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have shown that Yorkshire is going to be the place of the

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future for tourism in this country. There is accommodation in the area

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of various sorts but we find accommodation en masse is very

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difficult to get hold of. Gone is the cafe and cycle centre,

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as the holiday park has been reduced to a third of its original size

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following concerns But around 100 people have

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still objected to the development, A mile up the road in

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the picturesque village of Great Ayton there is some concern

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that the holiday park will cause Some say there's already not enough

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parking spaces here for visitors and the new development will make

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that situation worse. There's also been complaints

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the scheme would be too noisy The concerns over transport

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movements and traffic have been dealt with very adequately and we no

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longer have any concerns from the county council's highway

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engineers about traffic movements. We addressed the ecology,

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we have had objections from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust,

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those have been removed now. If Hambleton Council has approved

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the scheme tomorrow, It's hoped the holiday park

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could open by this summer. A council depot is getting

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a new lease of life in a bid to attract famous faces of film

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and television to the North East. As part of Hartlepool Council's

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regeneration of the Church Street area, the authority is backing

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a plan by Cleveland College of Art and Design to create

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a film and sound studio. It's hoped the scheme will also keep

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the college's graduates working in the area and stop the brain

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drain to London. Alison Freeman is in

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Hartlepool for us tonight. Alison, that doesn't look like any

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street I recognise in the town. It is in Hartlepool, I can assure

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you, but it has come from the imagination and skill of students

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and the set design course here at the college. They might benefit when

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the studio gets new money in the spring. Some people say this could

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become the Hollywood of the North East. The college says it is simply

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capitalising on an industry that is already thriving here.

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The region already has a pedigree when it comes to the films and TV

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From the recent Ken Loach film I, Daniel Blake

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to the Blockbusting Harry Potter movies and top comedy like Hebburn.

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And Hartlepool has given the picturesque backdrop to scenes

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But how about this as the next glamorous location?

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By March it's hoped Hartlepool Council's Lynn Street

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depot should be playing host to production teams who'll get not

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only the landscape they want here in the North East,

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but the facilities to build movie sets.

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This is just perfect, it is what the film and TV industry are looking for

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in terms of a studio space where they can build their sets, filmed

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their productions, and it works perfectly, a lot of people are

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interested in this. Cleveland College of Art and Design,

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backed by Hartlepool Council, plans to run the building

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as a commercial production studio There are now dedicated film and TV

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sound stages in the north of England. -- there are no dedicated.

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We want this one to be the first and it has everything that people

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actually want. We have been talking to production companies, we have had

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site visits, and a level of interest. This place has inspired

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film-makers for a long time, we are just building on that heritage.

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For students it presents an exciting chance to get closer to the action.

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To have a massive studio in the North East right in Hartlepool, it

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is fantastic opportunities for all of them. It is inspiring to see that

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the North East has got something like this. I have lived in

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Hartlepool all my life so it is nice to see something like this come to

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fruition. It's part of a ?19 million

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redevelopment of the Church Street area, which aims to breathe new life

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into what was once the beating This is a really good example of how

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Hartlepool is building on its history to shape its future. It's a

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really good opportunity for the town.

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The college says it is in quite deep discussions with production

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companies who want to use the studio. They are tight-lipped about

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exactly who it is that they say it could be a long-term project. -- but

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they say. York Art Gallery is the only museum

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in the country to be nominated for The gallery is on a list of 46

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nominees from 24 countries for the title of European Museum

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of the Year. The winner will be announced

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in Croatia in May. Reopened 18 months ago,

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it did so with 60% more gallery space and the creation

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of a centre of ceramic art. A Grayson Perry work

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a notable acquisition. The gallery is the only museum

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in the country to be up for the title of European Museum

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of the Year. For a visitor numbers it will give

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us huge profile, so as I say we are the only British Museum in the list,

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it should give us a European profile as well, so we expect it will

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increase our awareness across not only the north of England and the

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UK, where we have a good level of awareness already, but also right

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out into Europe, so we are delighted.

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The gallery's on a shortlist of 46 nominees from 24 countries.

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It has to beat off competition from the likes of the Picasso Museum

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in Paris and Stockholm's Museum of Science and Technology.

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But now, post the reopening, York is able to hold its own

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This is a place of artistic seriousness.

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I think it has really increased since we reopen. In terms of the

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loans we are able to attract from national institutions but we are

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also getting a really growing reputation for Saran X and increase

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Italy -- for Saran Xs and increasingly people want to donate

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their Saran X to us. Should York Art Gallery win

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the European Museum of the Year accolade it would add to being one

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of the five finalists of the UK Museum of the Year

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in 2016, eventually won Whether it takes this latest title

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will announced in May at a ceremony in Zagreb,

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Croatia. Time for the sport, and you are

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starting with football. Just a few days into the January

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transfer window, and Middlesbrough have moved quickly to bring

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in a bit of firepower. With goals in short supply,

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they've signed the Benin international striker Rudy Gestede

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from Aston Villa. The 28 year-old, who

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was born in France, has agreed a three and a half year

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deal, and is thought to have cost Boro fans might remember

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him scoring a late - and controversial -

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equaliser for Blackburn at the Riverside

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a couple of years ago. It sparked off a touchline row

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which ultimately saw the end of the backroom partnership

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between head coach Aitor Karanka Gestede's arrival at the Riverside

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could see the departure of Jordan Rhodes, who signed

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for the Teessiders just under 12 months ago,

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on transfer deadline day. Meanwhile, it seems Sunderland

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are holding firm as rival clubs test their resolve to hang

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on to their 11-goal top scorer Jermain Defoe,

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whose two penalties helped the Wearsiders draw with title

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contenders Liverpool on Monday. The Black Cats are reported to have

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turned down a ?6 million bid from West Ham, where the striker

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began his career. It was one of Team GB's keynote

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successes at the Rio Olympics. Harrogate's Jack Laugher

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and Chris Mears won our first Olympic gold medals

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in the diving pool. But the coach who guided them

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to success is leaving. During his 24 years working

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for the council, Adrian Hinchliffe's been vital to making City of Leeds

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the UK's top performance centre. But he's only ever been employed

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as a consultant by British Diving, so he's now off to Australia

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as a full-time coach of And the parting of the ways

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hasn't gone down well. Ady has taken me from a boy

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with a lot of dreams to a man able With his dedication

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and his organisation, his professionalism,

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he's a magnificent coach and a great person, so to have him as my coach

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in my career is brilliant, I just wish it could have

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lasted a lot longer. It is a massive shame,

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from the bottom of my heart, He has his reasons for why

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he is leaving and I think to be The hard work that he's put

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in and what he's sacrificed to create such a brilliant training

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environment here, with such amazing divers, who have achieved more

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than anyone has ever achieved in Britain, to then be

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thrown back in his face, it just feels awful, to be honest,

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mate, it feels like a massive insult to what Ady is and his legacy that

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he's leaving behind. It just feels like British Diving

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have really overlooked how much of a key role

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he is in British diving. I tried to engage the powers that be

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recently to make sure that I have a platform to continue

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and to capitalise on especially the success we had in Rio

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in four years' time. I had a great meeting

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with them and they've Their strategy at the moment

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in terms of what they want to do to improve diving moving forward,

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it doesn't really fit with me He'll still be on Skype,

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I'll still be able to see him, wish his family the best

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and everything and all that kind of stuff, but it's just

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the fact that he's going... The Lottery has brought so much

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to British diving and so much opportunity and I've been

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a benefactor of that and I've been able to achieve

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at the highest level, We've got fantastic young coaches

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in diving in this country and I just think generally,

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in diving particularly, Obviously feeling is running high

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there. Well, in a statement

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a British Swimming spokesman said they were disappointed

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with Hinchliffe's decision to move to work in Australia,

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adding "we were aware that he wanted to work with the sport full-time

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and were in the process of beginning discussions,

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but unfortunately timescales didn't We are thinking ahead in the

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weather. We are already thinking about the

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27-18 weather calendar. We couldn't do it without our viewers' photos.

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-- the 2017-18. Here is a tiny sample of the pictures you have sent

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us so far this month will stop -- this month. Full

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It is the middle of winter and it will feel like it overnight, dry

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with clearing skies, frost for many of us and some nice to look out for.

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Some showers today in eastern areas, 12 Kluwer 's -- still clipping the

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eastern coasts. That is where the bulk of the ice is, elsewhere dry

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and clear and widespread frost. Down to minus three Celsius in the

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countryside. Tomorrow most places will be dry, the odd shower first

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thing on the North Yorkshire coast clears then just a thin veil of

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cloud edging in from the West later in the day. It will not be warm

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despite the sunshine, temperatures will struggle up to four, maybe five

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Celsius. Winds will be light through tomorrow. High pressure in charge

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for a day or two, giving us a frosty night tonight. It gives way to a

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frontal system from the Atlantic, with clouds, rain and wind. After

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that it will be mostly dry over the weekend but a fairer amount of cloud

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around. Friday sees that cloud and rain come in from the West, a

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southerly breeze picking up as well. Some heavy rain early in the day,

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clearing eastwards, and eastern areas will tend to dry up through

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the afternoon and in the West it will stay fairly cloudy and down.

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Change the Friday as temperatures nudged double figures in one or two

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spots by the afternoon. -- change for Friday. As the high pressure

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moves through there will still be a lot of cloud, the odd spot of rain,

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generally drier but still fairly cloudy in eastern areas.

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Temperatures not too bad, eight or nine Celsius quite widely for

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Saturday afternoon. Sunday, mostly dry, the cloud becoming that bit

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more broken, temperatures still around nine or 10 Celsius, not too

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bad for the time of year. A westerly breeze and the best of any

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brightness in eastern areas. That is how it is looking as we head towards

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and through the weekend. You can keep up-to-date on the weather BBC

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app and you can keep up with the latest on your local BBC Radio

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station. You will be going for belt and

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braces tonight, the duvet and the vest.

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And the hot water bottle! as he explores Naples,

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Venice and Florence. It's like we're walking through

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a giant's armpit. We can follow the escape route

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of Michelangelo.

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