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In tonight's programme: The body of a solider killed in Iraq is flown

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in West Oxfordshire to pay their respects

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to Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington.

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Also: what next for Reading's Hexagon -

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as plans to replace it with a bigger theatre suffer a setback.

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Two ladies recreating a rally and sure some fond memories.

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Dozens of people have turned out in West Oxfordshire -

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to pay their respects to a soldier who died in Iraq.

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Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington was killed in a shooting

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His body was brought back to the UK through RAF Brize Norton.

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Members of the 2nd Battalion, the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment

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carry one of their own back onto British soil.

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Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington died ten days ago just one month

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The 22-year-old was one of 500 British soldiers helping train Iraqi

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and Kurdish security forces to fight so-called Islamic State.

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He died in what's believed to have been an accidental shooting.

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His family including his girlfriend and baby daughter had

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travelled from Manchester to receive him home.

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We've taken this situation, it's a horrible

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situation repatriation, but we're here to support this family.

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They are a very strong family and Scott was very

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dearly loved, that's come across quite clearly today.

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Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington is the 98th

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from Royal Wootton Bassett back in 2011.

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Dozens of strangers from across the country

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have come hear today to recognise the sacrifice of the man known

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as Snowball to his regiment made in serving his country.

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We have people that would have come from further north but the

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weather is bad and people who would have come from London

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We have people who have come from the Manchester area.

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I have only comes 50 miles, so it is a small trip.

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But we will always endeavour to be here.

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Lance Corporal Hetherington's coffin has been taken

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to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

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An inquest and his funeral will take place in the coming weeks.

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Police are trying to trace a driver who knocked

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down and killed a man - and then drove off.

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It happened on the A361 Northbound, just outside Lechlade

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Police say the driver who failed to stop was in a Ford Transit van.

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An inquest has been opened into the death of a woman

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who was killed after four crashes on the A40 in Witney.

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21 cars were involved in crashes, three days after Christmas.

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Deborah Blood, from Gloucester, died and several other

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Her inquest has now been adjourned until May.

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A man being questioned on suspicion of rape has been

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The woman says she was held at knife-point and raped

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near the Oxford Brookes University campus in Botley on Tuesday evening.

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Police want to hear from anyone who saw vehicles being driven

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erratically along the northbound carriageway of the A34,

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particularly near Wytham or the Botley interchange.

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A man from Swindon has been jailed. He admitted multiple charges of rape

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and indecent assault involving five children. The offences took place

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over five decades. He was sentenced at Swindon quartz.

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A man from Banbury found with knives near Buckingham Palace has been

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John Bolton was caught with three lock knives

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at Hyde Park Corner in June last year.

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It happened two days before the official celebration

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The 48-year-old has been given an indefinite Mental Health order

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at a sentencing hearing in court in London.

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Oxford's only gymnastics club are set to lose their new home

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after a planning decision was overturned.

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which has a four-year waiting list - was originally given the green light

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to move into a warehouse in Blackbird Leys three months ago.

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The club has also spent around 20 thousand pounds converting the unit.

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But last night councillors reversed their decision -

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because the warehouse is a "key employment site".

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From a personal point of view it is stressful,

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not knowing where we are, having to pay the rent and work out

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where we may be in three months' time and obviously we have a lot of

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worried parents and gymnasts in tears and upset,

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not knowing if they can keep doing the sport

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Police say the Home Secretary's speech at a Conservative Party

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conference has been logged as a "hate incident".

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after an Oxford University professor reported Amber Rudd -

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claiming she used "hate speech" at the conference last Autumn.

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The Home Secretary suggested tightening rules that allow UK firms

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The Home Office insists it was NOT a hate crime and says Amber Rudd has

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made "countering hate one of her key priorities."

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Plans for Reading's Hexagon theatre to be replaced

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by a new 2,000 seat venue, have had a setback.

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The borough council has found that while there is demand

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for a new facility - it would need subsidising.

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And that amount money needed isn't available.

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This was the Hexagon's best ever pantomime season.

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But it is an old building and not as versatile as it could be.

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As you can see, it has seats behind it does not have any wings

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space so an actor waiting to come in, you have to draw back his

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-- these curtains or wait behind the doors or squeeze in there.

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That works really well for things like stand-up

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comedy and music but it doesn't work so well for street theatre and

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People won't come here unfortunately and as such people do not

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see things like the RSC, the Donmar and these great

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That's why Reading council wants a new 2,000 seater theatre to house

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big shows but it hopes appear to be just that.

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It's own consultation has found that such a facility cannot be

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built or run without a large council subsidy and that right now is not

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Reading - like a lot of councils has suffered a lot of cuts.

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We have lost about ?60 million of funding which we got from the

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These big scale capital projects have to be prioritised but

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in the future I would be hopeful that we can deliver a replacement

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The market does suggest it would be a good option.

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So - disappointing news for many but with such varied productions

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being staged in other venues, some

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question whether focusing on a large theatre was the right

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Does Reading need a 2000 seat theatre right now or in

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I do not know that it necessarily would so I wouldn't

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have new project by South Street, Reading Rep have new writing

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I am sure all the other arts organisations around Reading

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have a lot more to give which is equally exciting.

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So the Hexagon will remain Reading's largest venue but arts

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communities here are determined to continue developing the town's

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An art sculptor, who helped organise exhibitions

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and festivals across Oxfordshire, has died.

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Lendon Scantlebury in 2015 - when he helped transform a village

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near Wantage into an outdoor art gallery.

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The exhibition was part of Oxfordshire Artweeks.

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His family says he died peacefully at the John Radcliffe

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The former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been added

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to the latest edition of the Oxford Dictionary

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The book recognises people who have helped shape Britain's history.

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Before she became prime minister, Baroness Thatcher was a student

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The entry also includes her time as a junior minister and her

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leadership of the Conservative Party.

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An eight year old girl and her classmates have been given

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an unexpected science lesson by a leading Professor

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Connie Gordon wrote a letter to Dame Carol Robinson

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after seeing her picture in Oxford City Centre.

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Connie wants to follow in her footsteps and become a scientist.

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Dear Professor Robinson - I saw your picture in the Square.

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And when I grow up I want to be a professor of chemistry like you.

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I would love it if you could come into my class and talk to us.

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I have a chemistry set in my house that I could show you.

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A letter sent - not expecting a response.

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And Connie got to meet and learn from her heroine.

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I've realised how chemistry is useful to

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the world and how it can help people because

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I knew it was making medicines and things like that but I did not

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know you could make drugs that could save people and travel

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the world to give it to people who

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Dame Carol is the first female Professor

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She met, spoke to, and gave examples of experiments to Connie

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But what advice did she give to Connie - and others -

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who also want to become an eminent scientist like herself.

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I had no plans ambitions at that age but think you

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do what you're passionate about,

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keep going and maybe one day you

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For now, Connie says she'll study hard,

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in the hope that one day she too will get to wear a white overall

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And just before we go - it's snowing in some part

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of our region and we're being warned to expect freezing temperatures

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This sleet seen here was filmed in Nuneham Courteney in south

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The Met Office says the cold weather will continue into tomorrow -

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with the possibility of ice in the morning which may cause

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I'll have the headlines at eight and a full bulletin at 10.30.

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Now more of today's stories - including the snow -

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Later, warnings of icy conditions tonight.

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Here's Alexis braving the wintry conditions.

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Snow has been falling in many places, but wanted clears, big issue

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tonight will be ice. I will have the details for you shortly.

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Many of you may have seen snow today.

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In some parts of the South, it's been a light flurry

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And, as temperatures drop, people are being warned to stay safe

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in the icy conditions, Let's join Ben Moore in Reading,

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Yes, I'm sorry to disappoint you, we had quite a lot of snow and sleet at

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about five o'clock until six o'clock, it cause a lot of problems,

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but now we barely got a rather cold drizzle. It seems like a lot of

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people left to work early expecting the snow, and it has calmed down.

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But other travel, the airport around Southampton and Gatwick have

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survived their dusting of snow, any problems they have were because by

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those flights that were cancelled at Heathrow. The message from them is

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do check before you travel. As Alexis just mentioned briefly, the

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big problem tonight is going to be ice. The local authorities across

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the South are saying this now that has fallen has melted, a lot of

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water on the roads, with the freezing temperatures and night,

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very icy conditions expected tomorrow. When the road will be

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busiest at rush hour. The message is, do check everything, take the

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roads, check the airports before you travel tomorrow. Whilst we may have

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survived the worst night, it could cause trouble tomorrow. Alexis is

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coming up shortly. Now, yesterday, we had an exclusive

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insight into the work of the Children's Sleep Service in

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Southampton. They treat highly unusual sleep

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disorders, conditions In a moment we'll hear just why

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childhood sleep is so important, first Chrissy Sturt reports

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on another difficult case. He's very cheeky, since he was

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a baby he was walking early, talking Ever since he was born,

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Lucas has woken He screams and screams and screams

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and screams and we don't know what's It's like he's almost having

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a fit, you can't even You've literally just

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got to let him ride He struggles the next day,

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his behaviour is really changing. He's not getting

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the sleep he should. He should be getting at least

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12, 13 hours a night. You never get a chance to actually

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catch up on your sleep, you need to sleep for months,

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I think, to be able to feel normal Lucas's broken nights seem severe,

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but this family don't meet the strict criteria for a referral

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to the Southampton sleep clinic. It would absolutely not be

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right for every child with a sleep problem

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We should only be seeing probably 5% or

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less of children with sleep problems.

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That leaves a care gap of families like this.

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Too complex for health visitors, but not severe

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enough Cathy's team at Southampton's sleep disorder service.

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enough for Cathy's team at Southampton's

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The answer is to train more community nurses

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who can visit families in their own homes.

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Rachel has now received such specialist help.

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The vast majority of children can be taught how to

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settle themselves to sleep that night and how to settle themselves

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back to sleep when they wake up at night, which they will do naturally.

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Cathy's aim is to train many more community nurses to meet these

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You've got to be living it to realise how stressful and how bad it

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Not only is the child not sleeping, the parents aren't

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And we all know what that feels like, maybe on one tonight,

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And we all know what that feels like, maybe on one night,

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but what we don't know what that feels like it if it is happening for

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Even though he's tired, and he tells me he's tired,

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It can break marriages, it can ruin families, it

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Earlier, I spoke to Dr Cathy Hill, who runs the clinic,

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and she began by explaining why sleep is so important for children.

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So, I think the starting point is, children spent half their lives

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So, I think the starting point is, children spend half their lives

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If there wasn't something fundamentally important about that,

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So sleep cuts through everything in terms

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terms of your mental health, so we tend to be only interested

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in sleep when we're not getting it, and we

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forget that when we are asleep, there are lots of amazing things

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happening in the brain and in the body.

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So, example, healing, learning, things that you've learned

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in the day are actually stored away in your brain,

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So, when this goes wrong, it has a big impact later in life,

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Well, that's a really interesting question, potentially yes.

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That information and research has just

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started to evolve, but there's some very interesting data that suggests

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So what is it, then, that triggers the sleep

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So there is a whole array of sleep disorders in

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The one that we most commonly see is what we call

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behavioural insomnia, and the main principle

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to understand that is that

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all children, in fact all of us, naturally wake up multiple times

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We don't remember it, they're often brief awakenings.

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And what children have to learn to do is settle back to sleep after

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And that's why it often goes wrong in young

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And it's interesting what you have said in the films we've

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seen, that children can learn and do learned how to sleep

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seen, that children can learn and do learn how to sleep

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So, is it our fault as adults that we are not teaching them

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There's often reasons we can find as to why

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Sometimes perhaps a child has got a physical illness,

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and that makes it much, much harder for parents

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And one of the top tricks for young children, and the

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parents of young children, is to teach the child to self

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soothe, to settle themselves to sleep at the

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And how do you do that, what are the tricks?

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Because there's something called sleep hygiene you talk about?

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One of the things we say to parents is

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imagine when your child naturally wakes at perhaps 11 o'clock at

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Does their bedroom look exactly the same as when they

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settled to sleep at the beginning of the night?

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And almost always when we see children in clinic, there is

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Whether it is the light show on the ceiling

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when a child is falling asleep, the music that is playing,

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the parent that is sitting alongside them,

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And imagine yourself, if you woke up and your

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room suddenly look different, you would struggle

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You are one of only a few centres in the UK, you've got a huge waiting

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You can't take all the referrals that come to you.

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How frustrating is it that you can't help

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practically every day, saying, when am I going to be seen?

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And that's very frustrating, but obviously we

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have the resources we have, we'd love to have more resources, and we

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So it all comes down to money, does it?

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And, if you'd like to find out more or support

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Dr Hill and the team at the Southampton Child Health

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Health Sleep Clinic, visit their website on

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On to sport, with football. Saints won a 1-0. How we feeling? They will

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feel all right, good results. There's just something in the back

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of a mind which is they have some good chances maybe when 2-0,

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Liverpool didn't do too much. They will be stronger at Anfield. That's

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not complain, it's needed that is good. -- lets knock on playing, it

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is good. 30 years ago Liverpool came out

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on top when these two sides contested the semifinal

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of the same competition. Last night it was Southampton

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who dominated for long The only concern that they didn't

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score more in this first leg. A minute after missing

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out on a chance, Nathan Claude Puel's men were

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playing with a flourish, something Saints fans haven't

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always seen this season. Redmond nearly doubled

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the lead before the break. A two-goal advantage

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to take to Anfield Cedric made the wrong

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choice here with a great And late on, Redmond

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came agonisingly close Should they have got

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more than one goal? Hopefully we can do the same

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in a fortnight's time. Definitely should have had more

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than one, but they should have had more than one as well,

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more than We stopped the rot, we had a draw

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at the weekend, we've got Fantastic game against a great

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team, great players. I think it is the first

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time since the beginning of the season, Liverpool, with

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the one chance here in the game. Jurgen Klopp bemoaned

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his side's lack of For Saints, Wembley is one step

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away, but that is still a big We will be at Anfield

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in a couple of weeks. Reading hope to secure a 9th home

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win in 13 matches in the EFL Jaap Stam's men will no doubt be

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hoping for a performance to erase memories of that 4-0 defeat

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at Manchester United in the FA Cup. It will be a different game tonight,

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and more important, that 4-0 defeat you mentioned at Old Trafford made

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the headlines, but priority number one is promotion to the Premier

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League. Reading so good in the championship, here at home where

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they are looking for a six consecutive win. They will have to

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do it without their captain Paul McShane, Cullen Harriet also out.

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Reading third, QPR down in 17th, a win and they will move up to three

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pints of second-place Newcastle. The weather isn't a worry, there has

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been talk of snow. Cold and wet, but snow won't be an issue denied. The

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goals at 10:25pm. Alex Thomson says his last chance

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of winning the Vendee Globe races rests with a ridge of high pressure

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close to the finish line off He still lies around 250 miles

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behind the leader in the single There's less than a week

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remaining for the front pair, Thomson and Armel le Cleach

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as they sail north The Frenchman is maintaining his

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lead despite the Gosport sailor gaining more speed

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in the last few hours. Back in 1970 Bronwyn Burrell

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was the youngest driver in the World Cup Rally from London

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to Mexico, now half a century later she's been reunited with her car

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and is competing again. At the age of 72 and living

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in Hampshire village of Milford on Sea, she's planning to re-stage

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the first leg of John Maguire caught up

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with her in training. Wembley 1970, had a car rally marks

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the handover of the World Cup hosting duties from England to

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Mexico. Sir Alf Ramsey waves them off, and in car 20, three women

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about to start a 16,000 mile race. We were away for six weeks, it

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seemed like a lifetime. It wasn't a lifetime, it was a flash. Gosh,

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there is those in our lovely green dresses and red jackets. On the

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ramp, we are starting our huge adventure. We were young. I think I

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was the youngest. The team was well-prepared, mechanically and

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personally. We decided the best bet was to have paper knickers, so we

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could discard them, not worry about washing. Such ingenuity might return

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as almost 50 years on, she has recently bought the original car,

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nicknamed Puff the Magic wagon, and they are ready to race again. What a

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shame, she is no longer with us. She will love it. We are going to miss

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her, we have to change a tyre. Should we take her out? See if we

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can still do it. She hasn't driven competitively since the early 70s,

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but you would never guess. In April they will drive to Portugal once

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again, this time in a classic car rally. It's a bit more control

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because of health and safety. You can't do what we used to do, please

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do have one night sleep, not any more. The sport may have changed,

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but the car and especially the driver looked as fast and furious as

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ever. Come on, go, girls. Fearless! What a

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ride. OK, onto the weather, you want to know what's going on. Still the

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risk of snow and ice is the big issue.

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Angela Walters took this photo of the snow settling

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in the Chilterns this evening near Princes Risborough.

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David Ryves sent us this picture via twitter of the snow

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And Dot Williams took this picture of her snow man in Thatcham.

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A few centimetres over the Chilterns and higher ground in Oxfordshire.

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Overnight, once the rain, sleet and snow clears, there is a big risk of

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ice on untreated surfaces. So the chance of one to snow showers

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drifting in from the north-west, but mainly dry overnight tonight, and

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through clearing skies, temperatures will fall away into minus figures,

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even in towns and cities. In the countryside we could see a low of

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minus four Celsius. A cold, frosty and very icy start to the day

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tomorrow, the ground is damp. A big risk of ice do stay tuned to your

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local radio station for the latest on the travel. Through the morning

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tomorrow, we may see the odd snow shower, particularly the eastern

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part, Berkshire, Surrey and also west Sussex, but otherwise a dry day

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with plenty of sunshine, with feeling cold, bitterly cold north

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westerly breeze digging in. Temperatures up to around four to

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seven Celsius but feeling more like two or three, given the wind-chill.

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Tomorrow evening and overnight, the chance we could have the odd snow

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shower. It should stay dry and once again, with a light wind, a

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widespread frosty start Saturday. Cold temperatures as well, falling

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to around -1 Celsius in urban areas. Cold, frosty potentially icy start

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to the weekend, but Saturday should be mainly dry, although there will

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still be that keen northerly wind driving in that Arctic air, taken

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the edge of temperatures. Feeling chilly with the weather front moving

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south on Saturday, which may produce a wintry weather. Some rain and

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sleet moving its way south across the country. As we look ahead to the

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rest of the week, and into the weekend, lovely sunny conditions

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both tomorrow and Saturday, although that cold, strong northerly winds.

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That starts to ease over the weekend and we draw in some slightly milder

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air from the Atlantic. Sunday, the chance of rain, also some rain on

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Monday, but the

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