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Hello, I'm sorry Taylor. Tonight, going underground, after 30 years of

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talks, controversial new plans for a major tunnel near Stonehenge. This

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scheme has now been proposed, it is a major disaster for the world

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Heritage site. It really is. Let's take it on the table, yes. The

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strike has cost the taxpayer ?60 million, but you were to cover the

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cost of rail strikes in the future. Every parent's nightmare, a child

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won't sleep, but can all children be taught the art of slumber? And girls

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are back on the road again in the same car, sharing a fond memories of

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a fond memories of the 1970s Raleigh. We decided the best bet was

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to have paper knickers, so we won't have to worry about washing

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knickers. Critics say it would

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cause irreparable damage to a world heritage site,

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but, after almost 30 years of debate, new plans

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for the region's most controversial A tunnel - just under two miles long

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- to bury the A303 as it passes There will also be a bypass for

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the village of Winterbourne Stoke. The total cost of the scheme

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is more than ?2 billion. Our transport correspondent

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Paul Clifton is at the What do we know, Paul? Sourly,

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successive governments have loved this idea, and then they've hated it

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-- Sally. Years after the tunnel idea was resurrected, we have the

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plans. Seven miles of dual carriageway, the centrepiece, a 1.8

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mile tunnel. Now, put this in perspective. In decade, no other new

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road in southern England has cost this much money. At ?1.4 billion, it

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is more than three times the price of the tunnel, 15 times of the

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Weymouth relief road. And it is profoundly controversial.

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The solution, make the whole route a dual carriageway.

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The National Trust hopes it will eventually look like

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It actually makes a big difference to the World Heritage

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We will have 1.8 miles of clear space in the World Heritage

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We would look to start construction in early 2020 and have

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the road open, with all its benefits, by 2024.

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But some people believe the proposed tunnel is much

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If they're going to put a tunnel in, it needs to be long

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enough not to do any further damage to the site.

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With this scheme as now has been proposed, it's a major

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disaster for the World Heritage Site.

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And it is a shocking indictment on our

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government, that it would consider damaging

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a World Heritage Site in

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Winterbourne Stoke will get a much-needed bypass, perhaps

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through here to the north of the village, an embankment, using spoil

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Yes, we campaigned for a dual, that could be a

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dual tunnel, a dual carriageway, a dual anything, but we need what's

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This is the most difficult part, but the

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bigger picture is an expressway to the south-west, with average speeds

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The A33 follows the line of an ancient route, one of Britain's

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hideous roads. But it was not until six years ago that it was the main

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road, it only took that role when lorries got bigger and they had to

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avoid towns. Salisbury, Shastri. The tunnel idea appeared in 1989, after

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Selby is planning the government decided it was a bad idea, it was

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dropped. Two years later it was back, then a public enquiry approved

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it. Ten years ago the cost reached ?500 million, so it was dropped,

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again. Four years ago, the idea came back three thirds time, but now the

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tunnel was to be much longer and cost more than twice as much. Then,

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at Stonehenge, Prime Minister David Cameron made the promise. We have

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managed the nation's finances carefully, the money is there in the

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budget and you will see that in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday, is

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this will go ahead. So, what happens next? Public consultation starts

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now, and a preferred route will be fixed this summer. The target is to

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start digging in three years' time and it will take four years to

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build. What are the chances of this happening, it is the third attempt?

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It is without doubt one of the most controversial road schemes in the

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entire country. Lots of people will hate it, locals broadly like it.

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There will have to be a dual carriageway, the amount of traffic

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the man said. It is a notorious bottleneck. But in transport terms,

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it makes no difference whether the dual carriageway is on the ground

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beneath it. The tunnel is really an environmental scheme to protect our

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most famous ancient monument. Ultimately, whether it gets built

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not depends on how much as a we are willing to pay to remove the traffic

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from our global icon of Stonehenge. And at ?1.4 billion, it comes quite

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a price tag. It is likely to go ahead, but there still time to yet

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another change of heart. Paul, thank you very much.

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After two days of strikes, drivers on Southern Rail

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returned to work today - but not for long.

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Industrial action will resume from midnight.

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Tonight, we hear the story of Alex Prosser-Snelling from Horsham.

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His daily commute to London has been disrupted for the last 10 months -

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and it's got so bad, he now cycles for part of the route.

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Two years ago, Alex Prosser-Snelling started commuting from Horsham to

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London and the journey taken on a heart. For the past year it has

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taken between two and five hours one-way, often requiring a route

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involving car, train and bicycle. It has taken its toll and Alex and the

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people with whom he usually travels. I have two small children so bedroom

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is eight o'clock at night. Sometimes they will wait sometimes they won't.

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I know people who've lost their jobs because of it and I know people who

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to have a house move, people who've lost their relationship, the impact

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is appalling. Alexeev a passenger representative on board said by

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government to improve the government. He said the service is

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not a normal franchise operations of the government should take greater

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responsibility. When you buy your ticket, the money goes to the

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government, said this is not a franchise, it's a contract and the

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Department for Transport keeps revenue. Southern Dem commentate

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you, it is a taxpayer who pays. It is the taxpayer that will pay the

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extra compensation per season ticket holders, so this starts at the door

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of the Department for Transport, namely to intervene much more

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actively to get a resolution to this long-running dispute. Passengers who

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like cannon fodder, we just wanted resolved and that really is a that

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advancement -- responsibility for the Department for Transport.

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It's been revealed that the government is to put clauses

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in new rail franchise agreements that will allow employers to claim

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back any revenue they may lose because of industrial action over

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The Department for Transport say modernisation is needed,

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but the RMT say taxpayers shouldn't be forced to foot the bill.

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The role of guards is the cause of months of strike

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Meanwhile, in Liverpool, plans by Merseyrail

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to introduce the scheme are also proving controversial.

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Today, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn spoke

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about the dispute to our political editor Peter Henley.

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Southern Rail has to fess up and deal with the issue.

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They've run a bad service, they've run short trains,

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they've cancelled trains, they've still been paid

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by the government to do it

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and it is a very odd sort of contractual

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government pays them whether they run

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the service or not, and the

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government retains the fare income from it.

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The RMT tell us today that the government

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new contracts for Northern Rail, for South West Trains, saying they will

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reimburse them for future strike action.

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Would you allow that to happen, do you agree with that?

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seems a very odd way of doing things because

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government is then abdicating their responsibility on that.

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Surely it is up to the franchisee, where they run

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a service, to run it properly and to have good

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relations with its staff, rather than have this back-up with

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the government saying, it doesn't matter how

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bad your relationships get, you will continue to get your

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Is it the safety issue that you are backing the union on?

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Because in Liverpool, they are introducing

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driver only trains, and this is a Labour authority.

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They've come to an agreement, I assume, on that in

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Let's go back to the issue of Southern.

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The safety issue, you've got packed trains, you've got one

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driver with four seconds to decide whether or not the train is safe to

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It only wants one mistake, somebody's hand trapped in a door,

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bag trapped in a door, not spotted, we've got a dangerous situation.

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The RMT say they are in dispute about driver operated trains on

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I want them to come to an agreement on it, everywhere.

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And let's just go back to the issue of

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Southern, they've run a terrible service.

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They've disrupted a lot of people's lives, and the strike is a

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result of all of that service problem.

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Surely it is up to the government to encourage Southern and

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the union to get together and make an agreement on the safety issue,

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just as much as I'm sure Joe Anderson in

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Liverpool has come to an

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How many of your MPs would join you on a Southern

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They know it sends the wrong message to the

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Well, the message to commuters is simply this, we want a

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rail system that works, we want everyone to

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nobody's interest to have a strike, it is in nobody's interests to have

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disruption, but that's what happens when a company doesn't

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recognise that there are legitimate safety concerns.

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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

:26:38.:26:42.

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

:26:43.:26:46.

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 ..and keep telling yourself

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over and over, "This will end." Ladies and gentlemen,

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the bride and groom. So what if I forgot

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our poxy anniversary? Er, I think this year

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was copper. 14th is poxy. Marriage is a marathon,

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not a sprint. Like a marathon,

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you have to keep on going...

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