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Claims there aren't enough fire fighters

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Carlisle had only five full-time firefighters on duty.

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They're allegations the fire service refutes.

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A warning about fracking from the owner

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of one of the region's most prestigious tourist attractions.

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Leading politicians are among many paying their respects,

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at the funeral of former MP John Cummings.

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The sound of the Last Night of the Proms arrives in Cumbria.

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And can Newcastle lose 100,000 pounds?

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We're joined by TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall,

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In sport, we look ahead to another weekend of struggle

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for our Premier League clubs as the battle continues

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And can Newcastle keep the fans smiling and follow up

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their FA Cup win with victory over bottom club Rotherham

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has been left without enough firefighters to keep people safe.

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The fire brigades' union says, only recently,

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just five full-time firefighters were on duty in the city,

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potentially putting residents at risk.

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But fire service managers say the union is being "alarmist".

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Our correspondent, Mark Denten, is in Carlisle tonight.

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It basically depends on you are talking to. Are you talking to the

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fire service management income area or are you talking to the Fire

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Brigade union? Let's take a look at what the FBU in Carlisle are saying.

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They are particularly concerned about Christmas Day, at the back end

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of last year. Christmas Day night specifically, when they saved there

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were just four or five full-time firefighters and UD in the entire

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city of Carlisle. They say that situation was unsafe for people in

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the city, and they don't wince the -- don't mince their words on this,

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they say the situation was really dire. That is the response from the

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union? What other management saying? They

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accepted those figures of just four or five full-time crews and UD on

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Christmas Day. They say that back-up crews could be brought in and the

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instances have fallen by 30% over the last ten years. Was it a dire

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situation? He was the deputy chief fire officer.

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That's absolutely ludicrous to suggest we're in a dire situation.

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Over the Christmas period, we would have, on average,

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Yes, the union are right to say that,

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there was only one of the two fire engines available,

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but what I can say is there is adequate

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from the nearby retained fire stations, such as Longtown,

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So what is the minimum number of firefighters needed for a city like

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Carlisle? The simple answer is there isn't a

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minimum figure. That is defined by local decisions in the fire service.

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There is not a national figure. So a question for the deputy chief fire

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officer from me. Is the line one firefighter

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on an engine, say? But a lot of services

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across the country are now looking at reduced crews to low-level

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incidents, such as rubbish fires, and that is something

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that we will look at income breath. I think I will go back to my earlier

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point that, you know, we've got to remember that we got

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38 fire stations across the county, Every fire engine

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that is dispatched, does have back-up crews

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at the same time. Cumbria Fire and rescue service so

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they are recruiting. In fact, 12 new full-time firefighters. Their

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training next month, and they will start work on a shift in June of

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this year. It's already deeply controversial,

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and divides opinion. And now the owner of one

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of North Yorkshire's largest tourist attractions says he's worried

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about the negative impact fracking Nicholas Howard -

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from Castle Howard, near Malton - says it's taken a long time

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to change perceptions He fears people could now think

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twice about paying a visit. Places like Castle Howard are

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the reason people come to Yorkshire. Last summer, record numbers

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flocked to the region. But here there's a growing concern

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that plans to frack for gas could have a detrimental

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impact on the economy. And there is the whole

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business of the air quality. And the perceived effect,

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even if it's not as great as we expect it might be,

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the perception of it will be great. While Rydale is known as one

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of the most beautiful places in the country,

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people are going to flock to it. But if it's known a place

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where there are endless gas fields, At the moment, only one site

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in the region has planning permission

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to carry out the controversial

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drilling technique. But it's thought shale gas

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is located under much of Yorkshire. The industry insists existing

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conventional gas sites and going forward disruption

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will be temporary. There has certainly been a lot

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of protest activity, a lot of noise

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made around our industry. But I do think that gives us

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a responsibility to show to people that we can produce this

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in a sensitive way that doesn't have too much

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of an impact on local people. And that's up to us

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as an industry to demonstrate. At the moment,

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much of the noise referred to This one is directly on the route

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of this year's Tour de Yorkshire. But protesters say they wouldn't

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be here if the industry wasn't. For the organisation responsible

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for selling the region's image, Every day, regionally,

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nationally and internationally But, you know, at

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Welcome to Yorkshire, we are the brand guardians

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for the Yorkshire brand, and we will work hard or even harder

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to make sure that that brand grows Tourism has always been a massive

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part of Yorkshire's economy, but since the Tour de France,

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things have really picked up, and no-one wants to see

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that progress backpedal. It had she has confirmed it is

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bidding for the HST trains. The company's factory

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in Newton Aycliffe, in County Durham, is currently

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assembling Intercity Express trains. The HS2 contract

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is worth ?2.75 billion. And the Copeland by-election

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in West Cumbria will take place The contest was announced

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after the sitting MP, Jamie Reed - announced his resignation

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earlier this month. And MPs from our region are calling

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for a new Government strategy It follows claims

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that funding cuts to improve their

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qualifications and skills. They've written to ministers

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after suggestions the number of over-25s returning to education

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has been falling. But ministers say they've increased

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support for apprenticeships, and introduced loans

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to support older students. Our political correspondent,

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Luke Walton, has more. They're back to class, even though

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they left school years ago. Adult education has seen funding

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and participation fall, but these two say they're

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improving their future Now she's learning to weld to help

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her become a sculptor of metalwork. Alan was made redundant

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from his job as a steelworker. He hopes this access course

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will lead to university and a chance

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to study social work. Both see the experience

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as life changing. It opens up a new world,

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there's a new world If you are made redundant,

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it's not the end of the world. The standards are very high,

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so that sense of satisfaction, of achieving, getting your pass

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and your exam pieces and your practical pieces

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is a fantastic feeling. Here at Hartlepool College,

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all ages take part in academic But government austerity

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has had an impact. Fewer students,

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there's fewer courses. About ten years ago, we were quite

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vibrant four nights a week. We've cut that down out

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of three nights a week. But, again, we've got a lot on offer

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for the adults of Hartlepool, but it's getting more and more

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difficult to do that with the funding regime

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that's in place. In a letter to ministers,

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Labour MPs warn the cuts to adult education are worsening

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a shortage of skills But the Government's

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supporters are more positive. We've also got the apprenticeship

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levy, which will deliver around 3 billion a year by the end

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of the Parliament, from large employers, to help fund

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the apprenticeship system. So there is

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a better financial envelope that should

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support local education. Never too late to learn,

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but in a fast-changing world, the challenge is to equip

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all generations to change with it. More on this on Sunday Politics

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from 11am this Sunday. The funeral's taken

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place of John Cummings, He represented the County Durham

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constituency for 13 years, Among the mourners today

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were many current Labour MPs from the North East,

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as Ian Reeve reports. The last journey

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of the last of a kind. John Cummings was a fifth-generation

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miner, down the pit at 15. as well as being Easington's

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Labour MP for 23 years. There's nowhere else

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in the British coalfield All the pits in the space

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of five or six miles. John had a lot of problems

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with the pit closure programme. But he also had a very clear

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commitment, not just to the Labour Party and socialism,

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but also to this community. He was also good fun,

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and he had a wicked sense of humour which was something that brought

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a human touch to politics But John certainly had that,

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and cared about people. Mr Cummings was interred

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in the churchyard Around him, scores of miners killed

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underground through the years. A surely fitting final resting place

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for this MP, for this miner. and you're watching

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Friday's Look North. Dawn looks ahead to

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the weekend's sport. Plus, "from Ibiza to

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the Norfolk Broads". The one man play about

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David Bowie's North Yorkshire roots. And it's looking mostly dry through

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this weekend. Some sunshine to be had, but it will be feeling cold.

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Join me later for the full forecast. Now, he's one of classical music's

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most famous conductors, known for his performances

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at the annual Proms concerts, Sir Andrew Davis conducts pieces

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from three composers for the BBC Philharmonic

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at the city's Sands Centre. He's been speaking

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to Mark McAlindon. Sir Andrew Davis splits his time

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between his home in Chicago and life on the road in Britain

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and Australia, leading some Today, however, he's back

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in the land of his birth This evening, his first visit

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to the border city of Carlisle. This afternoon, he led rehearsals

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ahead of tonight's performance. I think it's immensely important

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that the smaller centres are exposed to great

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live orchestral music. It's terribly important,

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because you can listen to music on all sorts of media now but,

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actually, there is no substitute for the experience of

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a symphony orchestra live. I mean, this is a sports hall,

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not one of the great halls, if you like, but you think you can

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create the right atmosphere for those who are coming

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to the concert tonight? I imagine the acoustic

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is drier than some places, but I'm sure it will bring

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lots of clarity. And I'm told the audience here

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is very enthusiastic and receptive. Still on a musical theme -

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you might, possibly, associate a couple of music legends

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with North Yorkshire, but David Bowie probably

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isn't one of them. Well, just over a year

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after his death, a one-man play based on the icon

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is about to tour our region. It's called From Ibiza

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To The Norfolk Broads - a classic line from

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the song Life On Mars. A bit closer to home, our reporter,

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Phil Chapman, has been discovering Bowie's

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many Yorkshire connections. Since David Bowie died,

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his life and music have been But it's possibly just die-hard fans

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who will be aware of and his 104-year-old auntie

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recently passed away in York. And the man himself was deeply proud

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of his Yorkshire roots. I've got to tell you,

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my father was from Yorkshire. Yeah, well, somewhere between

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Tadcaster, Doncaster and York. So he's from there and my mother's

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family were from Lancashire. So when I hear someone

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with your accent, By heck, I've supped

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some stuff tonight. And Yorkshire fans everywhere

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can always raise a pint in return Well, we all know about his

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countless guises and personas over the decades, and a poignant

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play about David Bowie features just one actor onstage,

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playing nine different characters. And it's about to start touring

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across North Yorkshire The main character in the story

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is trying to find his dad Obviously, that's got

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quite a strong connection who came from the North

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Yorkshire region. David always wanted to come back

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here and wanted to perform here, and it was always something

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that he had a passion for. That's why it's

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such a fantastic experience to be able to perform

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in North Yorkshire. Alex is about to bring his one-man

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play to York, Richmond, Sunderland and Hartlepool and,

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after rave reviews in London, it starts in North Yorkshire at the

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Helmsley Arts Centre on Saturday. Middlesbrough hope to edge a little

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closer to Premier League safety when they host a revitalised

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West Ham at the Riverside tomorrow. Second-bottom Sunderland,

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following their midweek cup exit, face another tough away test,

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this time at West Brom. either due to injury

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or the Africa Cup of Nations - 11 players, at least half

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of whom would command a place David Moyes has had a few

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bitter pills to swallow The limited funds for January

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transfers and an injury list contining several long-term

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absentees to name just two. One player on the verge

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of a comeback is striker Victor Anichebe, who's physical

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presence is desperately needed. We really missed Victor,

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because we're limited in how we can If we play really good football

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and pass it through the lines and through the midfield

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and into the forward players, then we're limited on how we can get

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to the front line quickly. Moyes, who revealed that another

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free agent, Joleon Lescott, has been training with the club,

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admits he always knew the start of the year could prove to be

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the toughest part of the season. January was going to be difficult

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for us, with us losing three players We have already discussed the

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injuries. So it was always going

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to make it a tough month With the club already saying

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they would be a limited budget to spend in January,

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it meant that, for us, But we should be getting boys back

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from the African Nations in the next couple of weeks,

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and one or two more Hopefully that will help

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push what we've got. Meanwhile, Aitor Karanka,

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who this week added ex on-loan forward Patrick Bamford

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to his squad, could be hoping another striker isn't available

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to West Ham this weekend Andy Carroll is capable

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of the spectacular but isn't the only threat to

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the Boro back four. With players like them,

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we'll have problems. But then we'll have to

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figure it out ourselves, We're playing at home,

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so we have to try and play our best and try to stop him,

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stop them getting the ball to him. But behind him is Antonio,

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there's a lot of players. It's top versus bottom

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in the Championship when Newcastle take

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on Rotherham tomorrow, unless Brighton regain

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the number one spot tonight. And this Korean fan snapped

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by a supporter at the FA Cup game on Wednesday has travelled

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5,500 miles to watch it. League positions suggest it should

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be plain sailing for the Magpies, but The Millers forced the leaders

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to grind out a victory Christian Atsu scored Newcastle's

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winner back in the Autumn but Rotherham didn't give them

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an easy ride. Interim boss Paul Warne

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says his side will go down as legends if they beat

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Newcastle at St James' Park, much as Iceland did when they beat

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England in the Euros. To be fair, it's something

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that we have seen during the whole season, so we play against teams

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that give almost everything you watch the games before

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and after, and there's a big difference in terms

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of their approach. But if you are in the top

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five of the division, So I'm happy because that means

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they consider us very strong. But, at the same time,

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we also have to give a little Jonjo Shelvey's performance

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in the Magpies midweek FA Cup win showed just how much he's been

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missed during his five-game ban and the players

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are delighted to have him back. He can do things that other players

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in the team can't do. If we had 11 Jonjo Shelveys,

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then the team wouldn't work. If we had 11 Isaac Haydens,

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the team wouldn't work. So it's about getting the balance

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right and, obviously, he brings that certain balance

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to the team and it was good to see him play so well

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on Wednesday night and hopefully Benitez is remaining tight-lipped

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over speculation linking Andros Townsend with a return

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to Newcastle but says there's no truth in the rumour that goalkeepers

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Rob Elliot may be loaned out and Tim Krul may return

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from a loan spell at Ajax. In League Two, Carlisle

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are at Accrington Stanley tomorrow, looking to end a run of three

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games without a win. And Hartlepool take on Stevenage

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with new manager-to-be Dave Jones Sam Collins will be in charge,

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before Jones officially steps back into management on Monday,

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after a three-year break. Well, I haven't been

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out of football. I've been in football in some

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capacity, but I just haven't been in the dressing

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room, as such. But everything else that surrounds

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it, I thought it might be something I wanted to do,

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but the lure of being in the dugout and hopefully doing what I do best

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is what brought me back. In basketball, Newcastle Eagles

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are back in league action tonight - after lifting the BBL Trophy last

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week, for the third year running. They'll be parading

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the trophy ahead of the game against Worcester Wolves

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at Sport Central, and that's a match you can see,

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live, on the BBC Sport website, Player coach Fab Flournoy will be

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hoping his side can avoid a repeat of last year's defeat by Wolves that

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followed the Eagles' Cup victory. Newcastle are still top of the

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table, but rivals Leicester Riders are just two points behind them

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with a game in hand. Now, he's already led

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a war on food waste, and called for more

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compassion in farming. Well, the celebrity chef

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is launching

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a new social experiment, and it's being launched

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in Newcastle. And I'm delighted to say Hugh

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has come all the way from River Cottage to be with us,

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here in the studio, to tell us more. What is it all about? Well, it is a

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fantastic opportunity for a whole city to come together and tackle

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something that we know is a serious problem in this country, and it's

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the problem of people being overweight, the obesity crisis is

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talked about all the time. But we're not making much progress. Within the

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next ten years, Britain, if it carries on this trajectory, will be

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the fattest country in Europe. So we need to take action, and there are

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no easy answers. What I am hoping is that a great city like Newcastle,

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coming together, the community spirit, the city that brought the

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Great North Run to Britain, I think Newcastle can do something

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remarkable. It is about people supporting each other and trying to

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get past that taboo of talking about weight. Is it a very unhealthy city?

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It is not exceptionally unhealthy, but it is in line with those

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national trends. Nearly two thirds of us now are overweight, roughly

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30% classed as obese. This is the point at which your weight becomes a

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threat to your health. So if we do this coming Newcastle could become a

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healthier city. I have a little money to put into the pot. You will

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have two start tomorrow. I have some emotional material for the campaign.

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If you sign up for the website here in Newcastle, you are taking part,

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and we will be here, I will be coming back to Newcastle regularly

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throughout the day, and we will see if this city, in the course of the

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next year, can lose 100,000 to won in weight. How

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much is that? It could be 10,000 people losing ten lbs in weight. If

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we get there, we will be making an impact on the health of the city. We

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will get statistics we can measure and improvements. It is a problem

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for GPs all over Britain. We need to get it out in the open and get

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people brave enough to get people to take action and support each other

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while they are doing it. Is it that all sugar -- is it that all sugar,

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which is worse? The short answer is probably sugar. It is about changing

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habits, and that is where your friendship and support group comes

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in. We will be in touch with some of the big employers in the city,

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trying to get their employees involved. It is great to be out in

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the city, meeting people. If any city in the UK can do it, it is

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Newcastle. Great stuff. We will be following it with interest.

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Someone else who keeps fit with the London Marathon, Jennifer has the

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weather. We have had a lot of cloud this

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week, but as we can see from this picture, the sunshine was starting

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to break through. We will see some decent spells of sunshine this

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weekend. It will be mostly dry, but it is going to be feeling cold.

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Let's take a look at these things this evening and overnight. We have

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had a bearing that a cloud which is moving northwards. Clear skies

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overnight, leading to a widespread frost. They might be some patchy

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mist and fog as well. Temperatures in town about freezing, but in rural

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spots, -2 minus three degrees. A crisp start to Saturday morning.

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Beautiful blue sunshine. But we will see the cloud pushing in through the

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afternoon. For parts of North Yorkshire, by 3pm, we will start to

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see some outbreaks of light rain or drizzle. As we come to North

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Northumberland, it will still be quite bright, and Cumbria has

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sparkling blue sunshine through the afternoon. Temperatures around four

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or five Celsius. The cloud spreads to or parts overnight. They might be

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some patches of drizzle, falling as snow over a higher grounds, and

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temperatures down to freezing or just above. Another cold start to

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Sunday morning. Mostly dry, with some cloud around, but that will

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break through the afternoon. Again, the swells of sunshine. Cooler

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again, for five the maximum. The high pressure that has been keeping

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everything settled stays in place. It is not until the middle part of

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the week that we start to see some more weather fronts pushing in from

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the Atlantic, and things turned breezy. As we go through Monday and

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Tuesday, we looking at things staying settled. The high pressure

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is still in place. Monday is another crisp, cold day, with Bagheera

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spells of sunshine. It looks lovely, dry and settled. Again, dry on

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Tuesday but with more cloud. Temperatures are starting to creep

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up. Just before we go, if you want to

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join Hugh's campaign, he will be in Newcastle. Goodbye.

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TV: He's not your father. WOMAN GASPS

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