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That's all from the BBC News at Six, so it's goodbye from me

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Welcome to South East Today, I'm Rob Smith.

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A pedestrian dies after being hit by a car pursued

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by police through Brighton - tonight two men hand themselves in.

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Southern take fresh legal action to stop further rail strikes,

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but the Aslef Union say they won't back down.

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Calls to change the law to ban lorries from parking in lay-bys -

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and create a series of truck stops to end noise and litter

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30 years ago it started to snow, and didn't stop for four days -

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we remember the great winter storm of 1987.

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It's all right, I'll get another one in London.

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Remembering the real Pocahontas - 400 years after her

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Two men have handed themselves in after a pedestrian was hit

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and killed in Brighton city centre by a car being pursued by police.

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The 78-year-old man died last night, after he was hit

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission is now

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Friends of the victim say they're "shocked and numb"

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A police chase turned into a tragedy. The victim, a 78-year-old

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man named locally as John. Originally from Hungary, he used to

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regularly meet his friends in the area to go batting. Koloamatangi it

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is very sad that it has happened to him. I've only heard this morning

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that it happened and I still can't believe it. I was only chatting to

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him yesterday afternoon. He was a very nice man, very quiet. Very

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friendly sort of bloke. Never seems to trouble anybody. At around 10pm

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last night, a Vauxhall Astra failed to stop for police in the Bear Road

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area of Brighton. The pie was then chased by police officers into the

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city centre, where it hit the man on the pedestrian crossing on the

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junction with Saint James Street. But the car didn't stop there. It

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was found abandoned just a short distance away on Madeira Drive.

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Officers had seen a Vauxhall Astra shortly before this incident and it

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attempted to stop it but it failed to stop. The officers continued

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after the vehicle but lost sight of it. The IPC see is dealing with that

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aspect of the investigation and I cannot comment further. Blue lights

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were flashing. We look across and it was clear there was no arguments

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there. There was one police car, I think, and a body. People were

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crouched around looking at this person in the road. This morning,

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33-year-old man handed himself in to police. This afternoon, 35-year-old

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man did the same. Both from Brighton. They have both been

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arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving,

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drink-driving, failing to stop for police and failing to report an

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accident. Leanne Rinne reporting,

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and she's in Brighton for us. Leanne, what more do we know

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about the hit-and-run victim? Police tonight still haven't

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confirmed his name, but having spoken to people in the area, it

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doesn't seem like John had any family here. We believe he could

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have been homeless, regularly using one of the drop-in centres nearby.

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Within the last hour, the Independent Police Complaints

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Commission have told us and confirmed that they are launching

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their own investigation. They have already spoken to the police

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officers involved in that pursuit and they have given them their

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initial accounts, their initial version of events of what happened.

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Thank you. Southern Rail are taking fresh

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legal action tonight, Virtually all Southern trains have

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been brought to a standstill for the second day running

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by a drivers' strike - over whether it's safe or not

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for drivers rather than guards Four further strikes

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are planned this month - but Southern managers believe

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the industrial action Let's cross live to our political

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editor Helen Catt in Westminster. Helen, they've already tried

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and failed to stop these Yes, absolutely. Late last year, at

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macro Southern took Aslef to the High Court to try to stop strikes of

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the European law. That failed, and appeal failed and now they're

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escalating it the Supreme Court. Despite all of this action, it

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implies that Southern doesn't expect a resolution any time soon. Earlier

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I spoke to the general secretary of Aslef and tried to find out his red

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lines. I asked if he would be happy for drivers to close the doors on a

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train if there was an else on the train to a standard he agreed with.

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No, because the bulk of the dispute, the issue is around having a second

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present evacuates the train that can actually go on the track, deal with

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a train fire, deal with incidents of violence or illness or actually

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assist the disabled. It is a second part of why we are. If they could do

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all of those things but not close the doors, would that be acceptable?

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No, because the platform train interface is the concern. A train

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runs in and somebody shouts out, there is another one in two minutes,

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and nobody steps back and somebody then makes a valid judgments,

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whether a train manager operated, platform dispatch, where trains

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leave the platform and those who are clamouring to get on don't step back

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a safe distance and that second pair of eyes allows us to do this. What

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indemnifies the driver to do the job they are meant to do, looking

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forwards, not looking backwards is the person on the platform that says

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it is safe to go. We hear a lot about this being a bit of a proxy

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war between the unions facing off against a Tory government and vice

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versa. Is it? Yet if it were a Labour government, we would be doing

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the same. We would hope they listen to our voice, but in the same

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situation it would apply. I was asked if Sadiq Khan took over the

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running of the trains, would we have the same problems? If he was putting

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the same process in place, we would have the same problem. As technical

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solution can be found, this isn't a political dispute. If you can find a

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technical solution between the two sides, this could be over. This is

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industrial trade dispute about having DOI forced upon us in

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circumstances we don't agree with and its inherently safe. -- or any

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other lines of communication open? Quite often online as well as

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online. We never close those doors, we keep them open. We you are

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talking? We haven't this week. They want to talk to us in a week of

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action. If they had come to us for talks, I would be willing -- or

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would be willing to talk, we would have. We have never refused a

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meeting and will not be doing so in the future. How far are your members

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willing to go? Are we looking at strikes the months, years? That

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depends. The members themselves have a real concern. They did not choose

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this battle or the battle ground. I make that clear. We have not been

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involved in the last nine months. We have only just come to this. Those

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members will tell us when they've had enough. It is those numbers who

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are telling us this is what we want, this is where we need to be. We will

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listen to our members. The Conservative MP Tim Lawton has

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told us the backs taking further action. There are three more strike

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dates after this Friday. No more scheduled after that, but we

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understand that the executive committee of Aslef meets next week.

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We will hear them if any further action is plan. Thank you.

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Later in the programme we'll hear from Sussex business leaders who say

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the ongoing rail dispute is having a devastating impact on trade.

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In a moment: Fighting for funding - hundreds of Sussex headteachers

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write to MPs, claiming their schools need more cash.

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A change in the law is needed to make it illegal for lorries

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to park on residential roads and in lay-bys - that's the call

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from Kent County Councillors as they try to tackle the littering

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and noise making people's lives a misery.

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More than two million lorries came into Kent through Dover

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While plans being drawn up for a series of lorry parks

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are being put out for consultation, it's not clear who would

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actually pay for them, or where they would go.

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Sandra Mallory and Janet Watton, who live near the port of Dover,

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say up to 30 lorries park up their street each night, keeping

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Urine in bottles - when it's in a bottle -

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You can't walk up there with your children or your animals

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This police patrol off the A2 found lorry after lorry

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A bit further on, one has even decided to stop

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Lorry drivers parked up legally here today say it can be difficult

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Seven o'clock at night, you will not get in here.

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That's when you see them parked on slip roads.

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They need a lorry park and they need lots of them.

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It will upset locals, but they've got to go somewhere.

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In England, it is difficult, parking.

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I am driving very long time here, I know where you are parking,

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where is the possible bays, where is the toilet, shower.

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In 2015, two million HGVs entered through the Port of Dover

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and Eurotunnel from Europe, with over 10,000 lorries

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The number of freight vehicles using the Dartford Crossing

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A big lorry park is already planned at Stanford to counter Operation

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Stack, but Kent County Council is proposing up to five new lorry

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parks, potentially near Sheerness, Dartford, Maidstone and Tonbridge,

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though it wouldn't identify precise locations.

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It believes a change in the law would necessary.

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I've asked the minister and his offices to look

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at the concept of a law which says that you cannot park a lorry

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for longer than perhaps three quarters of an hour -

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which is the time that you have to rest up every so often -

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unless you are parked in an authorised place.

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But the big question - you would pay to build the parks?

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Simon Jones joins us live from Dover.

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Simon, how likely are these proposed lorry parks to become a reality?

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It's going to be tricky. To show you why residents say action is needed

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now, take a look at the hedgerow that. It is strewn with litter that

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people say, from lorry drivers. Some brands there are clearly from abroad

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and down the road we've seen a number of lorry drivers parking up

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for the night. The big challenge is, even if land is found for new lorry

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parks, it has to go through the planning process. That is likely to

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be controversial and there is the cash needed. Kent County Council

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says it won't pay, it would need the private sector. That will only

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happen if they get the change in the law. Thank you.

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A Kent pub has been destroyed by fire.

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Fire crews rescued a man from a flat above the Victoria Cross

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pub in Chatham in the early hours of this morning.

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Local people were asked to keep their doors and windows

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closed because of the risk of breathing in toxic smoke.

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Hundreds of headteachers in West Sussex have written to MPs

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warning that the government's latest funding settlement has failed

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to tackle "extremely bleak" budget shortfalls.

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Their letter asks politicians to decide how they should cut

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spending - whether to lay off teaching staff, reduce

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school opening hours, or axe services for pupils.

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The Government launched a new schools funding

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formula last month - but campaigners in West Sussex say

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they're still getting a raw deal, as our Education Correspondent

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If you think about that one, you have just told me that from your own

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knowledge. Rated outstanding by Ofsted this week, Downs community

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School is one of many in West Sussex to be high performing. Last month,

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it was announced West Sussex schools would get more money, but they say

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they are still the bottom of the pile. Generally in West Sussex,

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heads and those involved in schools really think we are approaching a

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tipping point and that is, will we be able to continue to provide the

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quality education that we've been able to provide up to now? And so

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the tipping point means that we are really looking at class sizes, what

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can we do to survive in this funding situation? The head teacher here was

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one of 300 in the county to write to MPs will stop in the letter, they

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say proposals under the new funding formula do not provide meaningful

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remedy. No matter how clearly we state our position, Newell

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improvements are made. They accuse... All of West Sussex MPs

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have joined together to make the case for interim school funding and

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supported the teachers campaign which has already seen them handed a

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petition to Downing Street. So far, there has been no resolution.

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Parents here are concerned. If the funding isn't improved, obviously we

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cannot be sure that the same amount of classes will be available. If

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class sizes go up, children get less attention in classes. There is such

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a range of things on offer here, if that was reduced, that would really

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concern me. The Department for Education says overall funding for

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West Sussex schools will go up by 3.5% under the new proposals and

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that it will work according to peoples' needs rather than their

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postcode. This is our top story tonight:

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Two men have handed themselves in after a pedestrian was killed

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in Brighton city centre - hit The 78-year-old man died last

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night, after he was hit The Independent Police Complaints

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Commission is investigating. There is so much we can teach you.

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We've improved the lives of savages all over the world. Savages? Not

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that you are savages. Just my people!

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Remembering the real Pocahontas - who died 400 years ago in Kent.

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With no end in sight to the bitter industrial dispute that's brought

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the Southern Rail network to a halt again today, local

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businesses say it's having a devastating impact on trade.

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It's estimated that the strikes will have cost the UK economy almost

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?400 million pounds by the end of this month.

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And house prices across the Southern network area

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have grown by just 1.4% over the past six months -

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compared to a 3% average elsewhere in the UK.

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And some small businesses in Sussex say their takings have

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Our reporter Ellie Crisell is in Eastbourne -

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how are people coping there after another

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It's very difficult here. It's been extremely quiet. It is the 32nd day

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of strike action since last April and businesses in places like here

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in Eastbourne are starting to feel the bite. Some small business owners

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told me today that things are reaching crisis point.

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Empty trains, an empty station and an empty shop. A lack of football at

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Eastbourne station means a sharp downturn in business for this copy

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shop owner. It is heartbreaking because we feel we are held ransom

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because we really do not know what we can do about things getting

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better. We are relying on commuters, we are losing that business because

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people are losing confidence. Half of the staff have been laid off here

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within the last year and owner Bella is worried that instead of

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celebrating the cafe's third anniversary in May, she will be

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closing the doors forever. Other independent retailers are also

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suffering. I used to coming early to get the commuters going to work and

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stay open late. This morning, I was in at 7:30am. I had my first cousin

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at 9am. It is not just a lack of commuters impacting on trade. I was

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told by a local business consultant about the unreliable transport is

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preventing company growth. I'm cancelling opponents, --

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appointments, postponing them. It is an awful image for a professional

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company. The CEO Eastbourne's chamber of commerce met with the

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rail minister yesterday. We were concerned that it was all about

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commuters. It is important, don't get me wrong, but they also need to

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be aware of the impact it is having on the economy. We were disappointed

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that they actually said they are not prepared to meet with the RMT or

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Aslef until they suspend the strike. The stark warning here is that if

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the rail dispute isn't resolved soon, it will be the end of the line

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for many small businesses in Eastbourne.

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One business owner Tommy today that the impact of these rail strikes is

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becoming as negative on her business as the recession was and what most

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people seem to be saying is, they want the government to step in and

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sort this out before, for some businesses, it's too late. Thank

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you. She's probably best known

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to lots of people today But the reality of life

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for the legendary 17th century Native American Pocahontas was far

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removed from a children's movie. After marrying a tobacco

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planter in the early 1600s, she travelled to the Kent

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town of Gravesend. And, as Ian Palmer reports,

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special commemorations have been taking place there today to mark

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the 400th anniversary of her death. Let go! No, I'm not letting you

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leave. The story of Pocahontas told by Disney is a love narrative. But

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the tale of this remarkable woman is much more than that. She is with you

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to some extent because she is buried here. Here at Saint John's catholic

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school in Gravesend, pupils learn about the life of a woman that tried

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to bring Britain and the US together. She was a peace

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ambassador. She was able to create peace among her people and the

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English. Partly by that marriage. You could look at her as a diplomat,

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an ambassador or perhaps an intriguer, someone working between

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the cultures. Pocahontas was a member of a tribe. In 1616, she

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travelled to England with her husband John. On her way home, she

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became ill and died in Gravesend. We commissioned a piece of art from

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Ethan Brown, young artist in her tribe, and this is his art. He has

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depicted Pocahontas in the afterlife, according to traditional

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beliefs. To mark the 400th anniversary of her

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death, the US ambassador to the UK attended a special ceremony. Here,

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he's seen talking with the direct descendant of Pocahontas. Travel is

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fatal to prejudice. So good! I try to get writers to try to sit inside

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another so that they can do the bridge building you talk about. I

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loved your talk. The legacy of Pocahontas 's unity and bridge

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building. Some would say those two virtues are needed now more than

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ever. The Met Office is predicting

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that we could see significant snowfall this week -

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but fortunately it's not predicted to be quite as bad as 30 years ago,

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when it started snowing on the 11th of January, and didn't

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stop for four days. As Peter Whittlesea reports,

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entire communities were cut off, hundreds of schools closed,

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and supermarkets started running out of food,

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as the transport network was brought to a halt in the great

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winter storm of 1987. Several tonnes of food were moving

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out of Maidstone as more supplies When an arctic blast hit Kent 30

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years ago, it was so cold, the army had to be drafted in,

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taking urgent supplies through the snow drifts

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to cut-off communities. For the intractable

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corners, the last resort 33 Engineer Bomb Disposal Commando

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Unit, which is used to this sort of stuff in Norway,

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loaded up with baby food. Babies' milk, coal, mainly

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bread and cheese, pies. And the temperature still hadn't

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climbed above freezing. The fact the BBC called upon war

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correspondent Kate Adie to do a weather story highlighted

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the extreme conditions In the Medway towns,

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Kent, it was -13, and the thermometer in the Weald

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only rose to -9 - 15.8 during the day,

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which made it actually the coldest The North Downs didn't escape

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the cold snap, either. Back then, it was more

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like the tundra. Emergency vehicles were unable

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to reach the village. A middle-aged man had

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had a heart attack. Neighbours administered first

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aid for several hours Give an injection to kill the pain

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and hope he'll see his way How long will it be before

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the ambulance gets here? No idea, they've got a long

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way to come and it's In 1987, it was the weather that

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ground the rail network to a halt. British rail have been

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working to clear the lines, but traditional methods have failed,

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so they've imported the snow No Scottish snowblowers

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are on stand-by at the moment, so perhaps those record low

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temperatures of 30 years ago It makes you cold just looking at

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it! Rachel - we know that there could be

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some snow on the way - but is there any danger it could be

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as heavy as that? Nothing that bad. We're expecting

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perhaps three or four centimetres. 30 years ago, the reason that we saw

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that bitterly cold weather and all that snow was actually an area of

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high pressure over its Siberia. It gave us bitterly cold easterly winds

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and this very cold air from Russia meant we saw so which snow. 30 years

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ago, we sold nearly 40 centimetres of snow. Further snow fell into the

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13th, giving us half a metre of snow. With strong winds, we saw

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drifts over six metres. Nothing like that in the forecast, but we have

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got warnings out about snow. They will be valid for tomorrow and

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particularly during the tail end of Thursday, into Friday. That is when

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we expect to see the snowball. There is also going to be lots of rain

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around. Some sleet mixed in with that and as we see temperatures

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freeze tomorrow night, potentially some problems on the roads and

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indeed on the railways. Through tonight, we are going to be staying

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dry and quite mild. Temperatures drop to around two or three degrees.

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If you are up early, it will be dry first thing, but very quickly we

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will see this band of rain. That moves up from the South West into

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this bitterly cold air. As it meets it, it's going to be turning into

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sleaze, potentially some snow mixed in with that, and particularly

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during the tail end of the afternoon, we expect to see some

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snow. During the morning, it is falling mostly as rain first thing,

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but as we head through the afternoon, those heavy bursts within

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that. Temperatures will reach highs of seven or 8 degrees. It will feel

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more like two or three. As we go from Thursday over into Friday, lots

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of white on the map. Expecting perhaps three or four centimetres of

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snow fall widely and lower ground. The bitterly cold start to the day

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on Friday with a hard frost. Take care on the roads. Essentially

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problem is with black eyes on the roads. Friday, potentially more

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snow. Lots to look forward to that. Thank

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you. I will be back at 8pm and 10:30pm.

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Hope you can join me then. I will see you tomorrow.

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Have a good evening. Goodbye. Stay warm.

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I think my political beliefs are really quite straightforward.

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I believe that our country needs to work for everyone.

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Not just for the rich, not just for the privileged,

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not just for those who know the right people or who've got

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the loudest voices, but a country that really works for everyone,

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has the opportunity to be who they want to be.

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In order to make sure that the country works for everyone,

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Standing up for the vulnerable, for the voiceless,

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against those who feel that they're strong and powerful.

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If you're doing the right thing, then you must do that however

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difficult it is, even if there seems to be an easier path to take.

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