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Hello and welcome to South Today. In tonight's programme:

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A record fine of ?20 million for Thames Water.

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The company let more than a billion litres of sewage

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People and animals became ill - and thousands of fish died.

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We've never had a longer or more intensive investigation.

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Those analyses allowed us to present a picture of systemic failure,

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that involve the sewage of 200,000 people.

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Also: The developers continuing to build a crematorium -

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even though they no longer have planning permission.

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From childhood leukaemia, the four-year-old girl

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who was inspired by her role models to become a nurse herself.

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Thames Water has received a record fine of more than ?20 million

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Nearly one and a half billion litres of raw sewage went

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The judge said the scale of the problem meant those

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at the top of the chain of command must have known.

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The River Tame is getting back to its best, but in 2013 a local farmer

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was shocked to find sewage flowing downstream. The river was a black

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grey colour, it was very smelly. There were dead fish. More than 1

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billion litres of untreated sewage were released into the River Thames

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and its tributaries between 2012 and 2014. In January Thames water

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admitted sewage spills from treatment walks -- treatment works

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in Aylesbury, Didcot and little Marlow and a pumping station in

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little more. The company also admitted failing to control waste.

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After receiving a record fine, Thames Water said it's invested

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millions in new equipment since the offences. There have been sweeping,

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far-reaching changes across the waste water business. That included

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more people, more and better systems, and more investment. And

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that is beginning to pay. Our performance has improved

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considerably, and were also doing a lot of work in partnership with

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environmental groups across our area. The court case followed a

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three-year investigation by the Environment Agency. The pattern of

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offending was disturbing. It wasn't because there had been new

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conditions, it was because basic equipment, screens and pumps, were

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not maintained, repaired or replaced. Thames Water's pay for new

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fencing to keep the cattle away from the water, but he can't understand

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why the pollution got out of control, and for so long. It's

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highly irresponsible for such a large company with massive profit

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margins to be polluting our waterways. It shouldn't happen.

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Judge Francis Sheridan described Thames Water's failings as

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diabolical, and entirely foreseeable. He said all of the

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problems were avoidable by any competent operator, and summing up

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the case before that record ?20 million fine, he said "What a

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dreadful state of affairs." Local environmental

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groups welcomed the fine. But as the countryside recovers,

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their message is that Thames Water simply didn't do its job,

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and must change its ways for good. Today's fine is not the first,

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for Thames Water is it? There have been a number

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of cases over the years. In January 2016, the company

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was fined ?1 million because of pollution

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on the Grand Union Canal. You're seeing recent pictures here,

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but in 2013 there was a leak from a sewage plant in Tring

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which polluted the Wendover At the time that was a record fine

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for a prosecution of a water company by the Environment Agency,

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but this one far exceeds that. Was that a surprise? No, I think

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they had been bracing themselves partly for this.

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New guidelines were brought in in 2014 for environmental

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offences; since then fines have gone up.

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Also, the judge said more than once in this case that he wanted to send

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a message out to shareholders that pollution on this scale

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Bear in mind this is a company that makes ?2 million a day.

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One more thing - Thames Water assured me this fine won't be paid

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Thames Valley Police say they are reviewing their security

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in light of today's attack in London.

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In a statement, Chief Constable Francis Hapgood sent out

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his sympathies to all those effected by today's events.

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He added that the Thames Valley force were reviewing their security

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Developers are continuing to build a privately owned

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crematorium in Aylesbury - even though they no longer have

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The project, in the lakeside village of Watermead, has met

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A high court judge said construction could go ahead -

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but now the Court of Appeal has overturned that decision.

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With an opening date set for June, the developers say

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The diggers are still digging, the builders still building.

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And that's despite the fact the Court of Appeal has ruled

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against the company behind this construction on the shores

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The row's been going on for over two years -

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the parish council have been fighting it every step of the way,

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and they say it's not just because it'll ruin the view of some

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The fundamental issue is that there was no sequential test,

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which is a test to determine whether or not a site is suitable

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for a particular development - in particular in Watermead this

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relates to the flood risk, and this has now been proven that

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a sequential test should have been carried out.

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They say it is the wrong project in the wrong place,

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and that plans for another crematorium less than a mile

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No-one denies that Aylesbury needs a crematorium; the nearest one

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They are often busy, leading to delays for grieving families.

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But the row over whether this lakeside location is the best place

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That's because the company behind the construction, Westerleigh,

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have now submitted all the correct forms to the district council,

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and are confident they'll have the permission they need

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The planning application now needs to be reconsidered,

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but that can be done, and according to the appeals court

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judges ought to be done and they expect it to be

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So planning permission should come through again relatively quickly,

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and from a construction point of view we'll be ready

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Both the parish council and the construction firm

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are confident they'll win - but it s now up to Aylesbury Vale

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District Council to consider the latest planning application.

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A decision is expected in the next few months.

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Plans to build nearly 200 homes in South Oxfordshire have been

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Developers wanted to build 170 houses between Didcot

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South Oxfordshire District Council refused the plans; now a planning

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Campaigners raised ?10,000 to protect what they

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A woman who set up a charity supporting youngsters with parents

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in jail has been honoured by the Prime Minister.

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Sarah Burrows, from Oxford, launched Children Heard and Seen

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after learning two in three boys with a convicted parent

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My dad's been in and out of prison for the last 15 years, and I don't

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Clayton's parents were jailed for drug offences when he was a toddler.

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The 15-year-old and his brother were raised by their grandparents.

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I thought I'd only have them for a day or so,

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And then within three days, my husband and I knew

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that we would end up looking after the children for the rest

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I can't even explain to you how difficult that was.

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We couldn't be the grandparent any more, we had to be a parent.

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That's where the charity Children Heard and Seen came in.

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It runs weekly youth groups, and provides mentors.

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I used to be an officer at the youth offending service in Oxfordshire,

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and a lot of the children that were coming through the criminal

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justice system who were offending, I realised had a parent in prison.

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So when I started researching why this might be, I then realised

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that 65% of boys with a parent in prison went on to a friend.

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And thought, actually let's stop this intergenerational offending.

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Sarah's received an award from the Prime Minister,

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But she relies on referrals to find people who need help.

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She says a national database of children with parents in jail

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For us it's always having to go out into the community,

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getting a referral from school, social care, the police,

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probation, whoever, or obviously self-referrals,

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but if there was a national database, then those children

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could be picked up immediately and support services

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For people like me, who have nobody, not even any relatives locally,

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And I'd been waiting for that for five, six years.

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Now, if you were in Oxford this afternoon, you may well have seen

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an unusual horse trotting through the cobbled streets.

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The horse puppet was promoting a production of War Horse,

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which comes to the New Theatre in December.

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The award-winning show is based the novel by Michael Morpurgo,

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and follows the fate of a cavalry horse in World War I.

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The show has been running across the world for ten years,

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and it's about to embark on its second UK tour.

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Being able to share a story about war, and about kind of trust

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and friendship with everybody, in the centenary year of the end

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of the first war is really important for Joey.

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A dog walker in Banbury made a startling discovery in a field

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near a housing estate - an eight-foot-long boa constrictor.

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The RSPCA thinks the snake, who's female, may have escaped

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She has been moved to a special reptile unit, until her owners

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are located or she can be found a new home.

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The RSPCA wants to hear from anyone who knows who she belongs to.

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I'll have the headlines at 8:00, and a full bulletin at 10:30.

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Now, more of today's stories with Sally Taylor.

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Ryan McKinlay was a friend I had known for more than 20 years.

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Ryan's death will haunt me for the rest of my life,

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but I know that nothing can compare to his family's loss.

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My thoughts are, and always have been, with them.

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Out of respect to them, I will not be making

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Aaron Brown's defence team had called it a tragic accident.

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Later in the programme: The four-year-old with leukaemia

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who was inspired by her role model to become a nurse herself.

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70 jobs are set to go at Hampshire based ordnance survey.

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The government owned company, based in Southampton,

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They say the job losses are part of a restructuring programme

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and existing staff will have to apply for new jobs or take

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A consultation involving staff ad two unions is expected

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It's a religious relic from one of the most pivotal

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parts of our history, and now visitors to The Vyne Tudor

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mansion near Basingstoke can immerse themselves in a ritual that was last

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performed before one of our most controversial monarchs.

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A rare catholic mass from 1535 has been recreated, in sound,

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in minute detail and, as Ben Moore reports,

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it means visitors can now go back in time to experience for themselves

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The last time this Catholic mass resonated around these walls

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In the congregation was King Henry VIII.

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The chapel as it would've been experienced here is not

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as you would think a parish church, you wouldn't have come

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in and sat down at the pew and listened to a service.

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In fact the Lord of the house would have sat above and looked down

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and experienced the worship going on before him.

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Choir boys singing the mass, the priest at the altar,

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it would have been a completely different experience

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The re-creation in immersive sound of Lady Mass at The Vyne Tudor

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mansion means you can hear a different part of the service

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Bringing it to life has been a pilgrimage, taking sound

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technicians as far as Worcester to record a rare Tudor organ.

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What you're trying to do is create an audio illusion so that

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if you were to walk into the chapel and close your eyes,

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you would hopefully get the impression there was a service,

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Obviously if you open your eyes there is no one there.

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These sounds accompanied a pivotal moment in history.

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Henry was on a royal progress visiting his Lords to shore up

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This is the very place that on the 17th of October 1535 Henry

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would have been to listen to the mass.

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It was not just about religious worship.

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His courtiers said it was the only time they could guarantee the king

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was sitting still long enough to deal with matters of state.

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During this mass the King might have secured the loyalty of William,

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The other people who are rumoured to have been involved

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in the rebellion do indeed rebel, but Sands, the owner of The Vyne,

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doesn't, so visits like this can help to get people

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onside, helped cement the Reformation, so it is really

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Just 20 years after Henry's death this mass was replaced

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with a simpler English version but with the political undertones

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in the past they can now meet the present in perfect harmony.

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The outgoing head of British Olympic sailing has told South Today

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that he questioned whether he was doing the right thing,

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in taking up a new role with British Cycling.

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Stephen Park has been involved in GB sailing success for over 25 years.

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He's shortly to move to a sport which has suffered

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many negative headlines, including allegations

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I went to chat with Stephen in Hamble today, as he prepares

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A double Olympian as a competitor followed by 20 years

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as administrator and manager of British Sailing.

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As he prepares for a shift from sea to land Stephen Park

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is heading into choppier waters than he is leaving.

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20 years working on the Olympic programme, 16 years managing

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the British sailing team, some fantastic performances at

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Really excited about the opportunity with British Cycling.

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Everyone is well aware there is plenty of challenges

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within British Cycling at the moment.

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Rio saw plenty of cycling success despite those negative headlines.

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Park took the job of British Cycling's new performance

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In the ensuing three months he could been forgiven

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It would probably be a little bit disingenuous to suggest that I have

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not had those thoughts at some time because you wake up in the morning

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and you read the stories in the paper and you think,

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Park's outgoing Olympics as sailing manager saw GB top the medal table

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in Rio with three golds and a silver.

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But for a personal highlight Hamble-based Park went

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The final race of the star class in Beijing in 2008.

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Iain Percy, Andrew Simpson, surfing down the last to the finish

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The 2020 Olympics remain Park's focus but while he is in

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the velodrome he is confident GB sailing can stay on track as well.

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I think the sport is in good stead and I have absolutely no doubt

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they are going to be going to Tokyo and we will come home again as one

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We wish him success. The weather is not as good in Manchester!

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Southampton pair James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond could make

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their full England debuts this evening, in the friendly

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The two players received their maiden senior

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call-ups for Gareth Southgate's first match as permanent

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They have both been named on the bench in the last few minutes.

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Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser could also make his full Scotland

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Oxford United missed a chance to close the gap

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on the top six in League One, as they went down at home

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Oxford were 2-0 down when Kane Hemmings bundled them some

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But a Chey Dunkley own goal made it 3-1 to Bolton.

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And, despite Chris Maguire's pulling Oxford back into it,

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Bolton added a fourth before the end.

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Poole Speedway manager Neil Middleditch says he's set

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himself a target of winning ten British speedway titles.

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After three successive championship wins, Poole missed out last year.

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They held their traditional pre-season Press Day today.

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Their competitive season starts on Monday, as they defend

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I would like to win ten. I have a few years left in me yet and I think

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Matt and I have a good partnership together. Matt loves the club as

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much as I do and that is a key factor in our success, the fact we

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feel for the club. You not that summer is starting when the cricket

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and the speedway starts. Clara Markiewicz was diagnosed

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with acute myeloid leukaemia Spending months in hospital

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and undergoing numerous operations, the nurses around her quickly

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became her role models. But now she's in training

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in Southampton to become a child cancer nurse herself,

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and her career has already taken At the age of four hospital

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was a home from home Doctors had diagnosed her

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with acute myeloid leukaemia. She was seriously ill

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and her parents had been told that she had a 40%

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chance of survival. There were often days

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when you would wake up and one of your playmates was not

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there anymore and your mum would have to try to explain it

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to you in a way that was not scary for you, the reality was only

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about 40% of us in that ward left. Thanks to a specialist clinical

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trial, four rounds of chemotherapy and several operations she came

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through the treatment The treatment is cruel,

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it is really tough. It is almost worse than

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the disease sometimes. It is really strong stuff,

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a necessary evil, there's If it hadn't been for the care

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I had, for the nurses who were there, every day,

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every night, every morning, I would not have

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these role models to look up to and these people that made life

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so much easier when it was Claro began her studies

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at Southampton University In December BBC Radio 1 made

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a documentary featuring the 19-year-old's decision to become

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a child oncology nurse. As it did the rounds on social

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media her face rang a bell with one There's not many people in the world

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called Clara and then it was Clara's last name,

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which is Markiewicz, which is a name that

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you would never forget, One day, maybe in my third or fourth

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day here, I was sitting in the staff room having my lunch,

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and this woman walks in and you know when you are drawn to someone

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and you are not entirely sure why? So I was awkwardly trying to look

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at her name badge and she saw me looking and she looked at me

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and she looked at everyone else And she stood up and she

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was like, it is Clara! I hadn't seen her for so long

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and we had a big hug. Kate was the nurse who had

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been present when Clara 15 years on the two have been

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reunited on the children's ward This time Kate is keeping an eye

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on her for different reasons. One thing I think is amazing

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is that she has decided to come into not only nursing,

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which is a fantastic profession, but she has come

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into children's nursing, and that is what I was truly blown

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away by, because it is great that she has gone full circle

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and she can come and contribute. Sometimes on the ward if it has been

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a tough day I am like, well, remember what it is like to be

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on the other side of things, and that gives you another aspect

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and another perspective, As a little girl the odds

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were against her. But the nurses have always been

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behind her and as she continues her degree in nursing Clara longs

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to make a difference to the lives We wish her all the best in the

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future with her new career. Springs through everything it could

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act as today. We had chilli winds, sharp showers and plenty of sunshine

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as well. Quite a story to tell. It was grey this morning. By lunchtime,

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it was looking much brighter here. By tea-time, some sunshine in

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Swanage and the blossom stayed on the trees. It is the chilly start

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under clear skies at first but showers make their way in through

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the second part of the night so dry to start but the rain that moved

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west to east through the day starts to move east to west overnight. Some

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heavy outbreaks at times. Under cloudy skies looking at lows of five

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Celsius by Don. Strong winds overnight. Tomorrow, dull, damp

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start with further rain to come through the morning for most places.

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The further north you are the more likely you are to the wet weather.

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Along the coast we have pretty sharp showers once again. In the best of

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the brightness 10 Celsius is our top temperature but a key north-westerly

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wind will keep temperatures in tech. Tomorrow evening, low pressure

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feeding and showers. It is very stubborn and does not seem to want

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to move away. Most places milder overnight, seven Celsius. Looking

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ahead to Friday, that stop an area of low pressure still with us

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through the morning. You can see the high pressure developing which

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pushes the low-pressure away and it starts to take control as we head

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into the weekend. A much more promising outlook for Saturday and

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Sunday. Cloudy with showers through tomorrow and 18 north-easterly wind.

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Friday, cloudy with the threat of rain for a time but the further

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north you are the more likely to have a dry day with bright spells,

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some sunshine per house for most places by the end of the day and

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temperatures getting up to double figures. The weekend, some bright

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spells through Saturday and the temperatures on the rise but a leak

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easterly breeze will make things feel a little bit cooler. Much the

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same story for Sunday, more cloud as well.

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Let's return to our main story tonight.

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Four people have been killed and 20 injured in a terror

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A police officer and a person believed to be the attacker

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Much of the area around the Houses of Parliament has been sealed off.

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Our Political Editor Peter Henley is there.

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This is an attack at the heart of the establishment. Yes, an attack

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was feared that the heart of the British government and today those

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fears were realised. Police forces here and in the south than the rest

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of the UK will be reassessing their security measures and thinking about

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how to plan for things like sporting events and incidents in towns and

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cities. Security measures at military bases will potentially be

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reassessed. The head of MI6 said recently that terrorism threat to

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the UK is at an unprecedented level. The terror threat has been severe

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since 2014 meaning an attack is highly likely. Today that attack

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arrived back in the UK. Thank you. We are going to leave you this

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evening with a live shot of Westminster which is in lockdown

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with many places sealed off. Continuing coverage on the BBC News

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Channel and an extended ten o'clock minutes. -- news. Goodbye.

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