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

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Tonight, future proofing our rail network this Christmas.

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This is all about getting a 21st-century railway in this region.

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Great Western Railway, we are seeing the biggest upgrade in a generation,

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and to do that properly, Network Rail has got to do this work.

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Network Rail warns passengers to plan ahead as major London hubs

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close down for essential work over the holidays.

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Also tonight, the goal which could be worth more than ?500,000.

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Plymouth Argyle secure a lucrative FA Cup tie against Liverpool.

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We'll have ticket details for the big match.

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Are squirrels really to blame for this?

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We're in Cornwall where hedgerows have had to be hacked.

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And the next stop in our festive journey across the region.

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South West rail passengers are being warned to plan ahead

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as London stations Paddington and Waterloo face

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Network Rail is carrying out its biggest ever

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programme of maintenance from Christmas Eve onwards.

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It says it's confident it can avoid a repeat of the chaos two years ago.

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So what does it mean for travellers over the Christmas period?

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Well, Scott Bingham is live at Plymouth Railway Station

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Yes, the annual Christmas journey. The nightmare when commuting trips

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for last-minute shopping and to see relatives all combine in the last

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couple of days before the break. Add to that the prospect of rail

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closures, and busy road and air routes, and it is difficult to see

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how bad things will get this year. And whether they will be worse than

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usual. Network Rail has warned train

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passengers they face a crescendo of train maintenance over

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the festive season, as it undertakes its biggest

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programme of works ever. 24,000 staff from its orange army,

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who famously repaired the track at Dawlish,

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will be laying new track and signals at 200 projects across the country,

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mainly for Crossrail They will be anxious to avoid

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a repeat of the Christmas chaos two years ago,

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when work overran at But they say lessons have

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been learned since then. Passengers are now being advised

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to plan their journeys The advice is, firstly,

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where possible, to travel early. So get those tickets

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from tomorrow if you can. If you cannot do that,

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then London Paddington is closed from Christmas Eve

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to the 29th of December. Trains will travel in and out

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of London from Ealing Broadway, from where there is access to

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London Underground. Or, as there is no step free

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access at Ealing Broadway, an easier route for people

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with disabilities or with bags and luggage maybe to change

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at Reading for Waterloo. But what is also closed

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on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and there are reduced services

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on the 24th and 27. Many passengers and their families

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we spoke to today said they had I'm not sure what exactly

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they've had to do, but I know they're aware of it,

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and doesn't bother them, so they've obviously found

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some way or another, I've rented a car and I will

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drop it at Heathrow. What about alternative

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modes of travel? Well, motoring organisations see

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tomorrow and Saturday are likely And Exeter Airport says they expect

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to handle 20,000 passengers over So what do the train

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operators have to say? Well, our Transport Correspondent,

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Paul Clifton has been talking to somebody

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at Great Western Railways They are looking at the overall

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travel picture ahead of the festive period.

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Is this going to be worse than usual? If it was a panto production,

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we would all be shouting back, oh, yes it will! On the road, the people

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who monitor traffic jams cannot work out whether tomorrow will be the

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busiest day of the entire year, or whether it will be Saturday, and one

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of the Saturn Avenue companies calls it karma get in. At least we know

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what is going to happen on the railways. Why close your main

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station? This is a key opportunity

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for Network Rail to do It effectively will allow us to run

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the brand-new trains And there's big work

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for Crossrail going on as well? Crossrail work is happening,

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but the big impact on Plymouth are the new trains that we're

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going to be delivering there. And what is actually

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important is that customers, for the majority of services,

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will have no problems at all. It's just if you're travelling

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directly into London. Now, when you did this two years

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ago, the work overran. The contractors did not tell

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Network Rail, Network Rail did not tell you, you could not tell

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passengers, and tens of thousands I can't say for definitely

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it won't happen again, but things have certainly

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got considerably better. We have not seen an overrun

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like that since, and I think everyone is very vigilant to make

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sure that doesn't happen. Thank you very much indeed. On the

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roads, we are told that 12 million cars will be running on Saturday.

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That is one third more than normal. The usual bottlenecks, the M5, the

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A303. I hate to be the harbinger of Doom And Gloom, but you have been

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warned. The advice again is to plan ahead

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where possible, but it would seem, if you have to get away over

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Christmas and New Year, there really is no escape. It makes me glad I'm

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spending Christmas at home this year!

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Me too, thank you, Scott. Details of Plymouth Argyle's big

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match coming up, first a brief look Two men have appeared

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at Exeter Crown court charged with the murder of 30-year-old

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James Woodhouse. His body was was found

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in a wheelie bin last month. Brett Edwards of Okehampton Road

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pleaded not guilty. Thomas Killen of North Lawn Court

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didn't enter a plea. Their trial will take

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place next summer. The 89-year-old pensioner from Devon

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who put an ad in his local paper looking for a job has just completed

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two full weeks work at a restaurant. Joe Bartley from Paignton said

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he was dying from boredom Last night he celebrated

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as the Cantina held People on the beach at Cawsand have

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been treated to a festive surprise When their Landing Craft

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hit dry land yesterday, the beach was invaded by the armed

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forces dressed in Christmas outfits. Plymouth Argyle can look forward

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to a very Happy New Year after securing themselves

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a lucrative FA Cup tie with The Pilgrims beat Newport

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in a replay to make it to the third round -

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a game which could be worth That's more than twice

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Argyle's operating profit Natalie's been at Home Park to find

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out about plans for the big match. Yes, I'm in the boardroom here

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at Home Park, where it is looking very festive indeed,

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and it is true to say that Christmas came early

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for Plymouth Argyle last night, when they beat Newport

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1-0 after extra time. As that scoreline implies,

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it was a very tense game, not pretty, but with a stunning

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reward right at the end of it. In a minute, we're going to find out

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all the details of how fans can get to Anfield,

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but first our reporter looks back Argyle started with a bang, and came

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close to taking an early lead. Suddenly, Craig Taylor's

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header picked out the Plymouth's star man also

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had an early sighter. This time, though, his shot drifted

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the wrong side of the post. Newport rarely threatened, and even

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Father Christmas seemed unimpressed We all know it is not the time

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of year to upset him! Into the second half,

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and with a trip to Anfield within touching distance,

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nerves were starting to creep in. Jordan Slew just could

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not take his chance. Argyle could have won it in normal

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time, another effort well saved, A Newport handball gave the visitors

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the opening in extra time. They wanted it, but he

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could not make it count. The visitors got a second chance,

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and another penalty. This time, Carey was not

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going to let anyone else take it, and he made no mistake to send

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Argyle into round three. It means a great deal

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for the football club, It was not pleasing on the eye,

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and the pitch was cutting up, and it was about the grit and grind

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of a cup competition. It is to get through, we have been

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able to do that tonight, On Sunday January 8th,

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the players will reap the reward for that hard work when they head

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to Anfield to take on Liverpool. And the question everyone

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is asking is how can fans Well, the Chief Executive

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of Plymouth Argyle can tell us. Martin, you have had a series

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of meetings today about it. Give us the details,

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if you could, please. Yeah, I mean, we had a conversation

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obviously first thing this They have allocated us just over

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8100 tickets for the game. Clearly there is going to be

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substantial amount of these tickets, but we're under obligation to allow

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members to have first We will be doing that over

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the Christmas weekend, we will be putting some

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of the tickets online, and then on Boxing Day

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we are planning to open at 9am so that members can come along

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and get their tickets Are you expecting it

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to be very busy? We will be very busy on Boxing Day

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and beyond, I'm sure. The game against Wycombe,

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followed by the game against Crawley,

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there is going to be a lot ?500,000 this match is supposed

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to be worth four Plymouth Argyle. What are you going to do

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with that sort of money? It is certainly going

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to be a lucrative match. I'm not sure exactly how much money

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will be forthcoming, but we have got a lot of projects

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that we're working on here at the club, not least

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of which is trying to get promotion out of this division,

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so we will be discussing as a board how we're going to allocate

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the money as we go forward. It is an incredible

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windfall, you nearly Last night's game was touch and go,

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missed penalties and the like. Well, it was certainly very tense,

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and it looked for a while as though it was going to go to a penalty

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shoot out, but thankfully David Goodwillie managed to draw

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the foul from the Newport defender. And Graham Carey put

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the second penalty away, It was a very tense game

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but I was always confident Exeter drew against Liverpool

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the same time last year. Do you think Argyle can do

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the same thing and bring Well, I think Derek and the team go

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into every game with confidence that they are going to get a result,

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and I've got no reason to think Tactically we will be spot-on,

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and if we can get them back Absolutely delighted,

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it's going to be one of the biggest games in the club's history,

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let's face it, so you can't fail OK, Martin, thank you very much

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indeed, and that's it It's pantomime time at theatres

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across the South West, Lesley Joseph and Duncan James talk

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about Snow White and the seven dwarfs.

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And as the Spotlight Santa Express steams on to Bodmin we'll find out

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how the railway brought benefits to a famous country estate.

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Squirrels have been blamed for the devastation of a mile-long

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stretch of trees on the A38 between Dobwalls and Bodmin.

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The Boconnoc Estate, which owns the land,

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says the overgrown beech hedging along the Glynn valley had to be

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chopped down because branches were dropping onto the road.

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The richly verdant Glynn Valley near Bodmin stimulates the senses

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of any motorist travelling along the A38.

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That was until, during overnight closures of the arterial route,

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saw a swathe of beech trees of more than a mile long cut

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Obviously, to have done them as it should have been done,

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cutting out the larger ones and allowing smaller ones to grow

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so that over the years they are coppiced,

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The estate who owns this land says they cut the trees

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because of squirrel damage and the danger of branches falling

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Wildlife experts say squirrel populations are so vast

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here that the amount of damage to trees with them ripping off

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the bark to get to the sap below is a real problem.

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Nationally, squirrel damage to forests is costing more

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This, on top of larch disease, ash dieback and sudden oak death,

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causes poses a real threat to our green and pleasant land.

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The Forestry Commission says it supports what it

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describes as a coordinated, targeted and locally

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delivered control of what is increasingly seen as a pest.

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Baking has become a favourite past time for many after the huge success

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But in one village in Dorset volunteers have decided to combine

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learning how to make bread with helping others.

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The project based in Sutton Poyntz near Weymouth gives people a chance

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to practise their kneading and cooking, and the end products

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are handed over to charities who are supporting the homeless

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Our Dorset reporter Simon Clemison has been meet

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Right, ladies and gentlemen, today is our last meeting before

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Christmas, and we're going make a centrepiece is mystery lunch. --

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Christmas tree. It must be particularly lonely at

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Christmas, being on the street and on your own. It must be great to

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feel people care about you. Are you making bread?

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You concentrate on meeting the dough. The smack needing the dough.

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We have at least one day where we bake in our kitchens and take them

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down somewhere where homeless people need food.

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You have busily been baking bread on a larger scale, but is it the

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simplicity of baking for someone else that draws so many people in?

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Yes, these bakers love to make bread in their own homes. They want it to

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be a special craft that they have learned, and they are passing it on

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to someone who really needs it. This is just a white loaf, it has

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been put into a Platt. Hopefully today it will go off to

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one of the charities, and one hopes that they will get to eat it.

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Right, marvellous! It shows people that they are being

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thought of. To those who do not always appreciate and respect the

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nature of some of the people that use our service.

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We have got to say thank you to the bakers at some point.

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Snow White, seven Devon cream tea eating dwarves

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Plymouth's Theatre Royal's pantomime is well underway and believe you me,

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It's a family tradition for many at Christmas so Victoria took

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to the stage to speak to two of the stars who are thrilled

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Well, being a Christmas baby, I went to pantomime every year

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I absolutely loved it, but shows certainly have changed

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if you're going to meet any dragon, this is the one to meet.

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What do you think of the show so far, Dillon?

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Let's go and meet some of the characters in this pantomime.

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Lesley Joseph, Duncan James, thank you for doing this for us.

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If you look at the set, which is absolutely glorious,

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but as an audience you see wonderful dancing, you see real comedy,

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you see magic happening, you get dragons going out

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of the audience, and as an artist you can pull the audience and,

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you can let them laugh, you can make them cry.

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And it is a wonderful theatrical experience,

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It must have had to change over the last so many years, though,

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because it has to become more relevant for people.

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There is so much on television, so much to do these days.

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But ours is quite traditional, isn't it?

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But what is really lovely also is some of the first time kids have

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actually had an opportunity to come out of the house and actually

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We are consumed their television programmes, in front

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of the television, it's very difficult, especially, to drag kids

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So for a lot of them, this is their first

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And you know an awful lot about Devon.

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I grew up and did all my schooling down here, so I'm a local boy,

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I got all my school friends coming to see me during this run.

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Quite nice to be here? It is nice to be here, I'm spending

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Christmas where I used to live, and we are staying on the beautiful

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Plymouth Hoe. It is so stunning and beautiful here. We went out last

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night. We went to the Dolphin. Love all that.

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It was great to be among all the locals and felt really special.

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I have to ask you both, tricky question, being in Devon, jam or

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cream? Absolutely, cream and then jam.

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I'm the other way round. Jam first and then the cream.

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The Spotlight viewers will go mad. I'm not sure now. I'm nervous unless

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I said the wrong thing. Thank you so much for talking to us,

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we really appreciated. Fancy starting the cream tea debate

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all over again! Now for the latest in our series of

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visits on the steam train. Now it's time to take your seat

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on the Spotlight Express once more as we visit another of the region's

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festive steam trains. We're back in Cornwall

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tonight on the Bodmin The branch line was built

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in the late 1800s and runs close to the Lanhydrock Estate

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which is celebrating All aboard the Spotlight estate! --

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express! We have been running this now for

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about 30 years, so in fact, you have got generations coming along,

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because I used to bring my children, and last Sunday my children brought

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their children. The rail line skirts the Lanhydrock

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estate, whose Victorian owners benefited when it was built. When it

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was determined that Boston Parkway was going to be the station, it

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effectively cut the town of -- Bodmin. And it wasn't until the

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branch line was established between Ottoman Parkway and Baldwin town, --

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Bodmin Parkway and Bodmin town. He was financially compensated because

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he lost money, but he also had the extension to his private drive taken

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up to Bodmin Parkway, which was paid for by the great Western Railway.

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Inside the house, all the trappings of a well-to-do Victorian Christmas.

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Christmas was huge, and there are records of the family coming down

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from London or from Cambridgeshire to come down to have a proper

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Cornish Christmas. Back on the steam train, and these

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children have an appointment with the man in red and white.

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A robot and low in the dark dinosaurs.

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Presents delivered and children happy, this one is redundant branch

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line now fully connected to Christmas. -- once redundant.

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Well, Christmas is drawing ever closer, tonight is mine and Justin's

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last Spotlight together before the big day, so I thought it

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would be a good opportunity to catch up on all our seasonal fun.

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Knit and Pearl the Robins are here, as is Leigh the Christmas tree.

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There have been many fun festive moments over the last few weeks,

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including one which nearly caught us out!

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Now, you may think you know all there is to know about famous

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reindeer at Christmas, the red nose, the sleigh guiding, but you have not

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met Bertie from Somerset. With a tide of his ears he delivers

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a thank you gift, in the shape of a box of mince pies. There they go

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again! Bertie the blue nosed reindeer, he will be in Taunton on

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Friday for an event celebrating the work of local charities.

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Thank you! Anything else? We laughed at that, didn't we? He

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has been working hard for an aged charity in Somerset, and he has been

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travelling on the M5ever since the last week. And here he is! In the

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studio. I didn't know... !

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A bit of a surprise. You go to his back end, because I

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have got a Christmas present for you. Do you ready? Are you ready?

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There is your Christmas present from me, just in. Merry Christmas.

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I genuinely did not know that was coming!

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We have been keeping it a secret from you all day. We thought we

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would cheer you up this Christmas will stop what do you think? What

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wisdom -- what present have you got? A chocolate log! Lord Dear.

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Bertie the blue nosed reindeer in the studio.

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And thank you and much to everyone who sent business cards and

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Christmas gifts -- Christmas cards. Thank you very much for remembering.

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Lots of people have written from all over the UK, expat who tune in to

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Spotlight from all over the country and Europe. Let's see what the

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weather is great belike for the few days.

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Looks like we're grey to have a mild and grey Christmas, because there is

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all cloud screaming in the Atlantic. Low-pressure arriving tomorrow,

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Christmas 2016 likely to be windy and mild. We do have a warning from

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the Met Office about the strength of wind for tomorrow. Before we get to

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Chris was, we could have costs of up to 50-60 mph. That area of low

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pressure has been given a name, it has been cold Barbara. It travels up

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towards Scotland and arrives through the day tomorrow. The strongest

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winds will be in the northern half of the country, but once this

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weather have -- front arrives, it brings heavy rain and lively gusts

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of wind. That moves through, and by the time we get to Christmas Eve, a

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blustery west, south West wind, relatively mild, briefly some

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sunshine, generally cloudy. Chris was day itself, no chance of

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anything wintry -- Christmas. We will have an unusually mild crisp as

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day. -- Christmas Day. We will see some of the strongest

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gusts of wind, but they will ease and become more westerly is that

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weather front goes through. The cloud and showers we have seen today

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will probably continue this evening and overnight tonight, but in

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between the showers we have had an awful lot of fine weather, which is

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nice, and some sunshine. Our cameraman enjoying lovely sunshine

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at this estuary. It has been quite a pleasant day, a good day to be out

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and about enjoying the fine weather. And the sunshine. It will be

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different tomorrow because of the strength of wind and the rain coming

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in. No chance of seeing those temperatures that could give us any

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frost, although temperatures tonight will fall, a lot of the showers will

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fade away, we will get clear skies later on tonight, so a touch of

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frost briefly by tomorrow morning. Temperatures starting the day

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between 2-4 . Briefly some sunshine in the morning, but quite quickly

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the clouds streaming in and the weather front arriving. Gusts could

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be 30, 40, even 60 mph in that rain band. It clears from the West later

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in the day, with a top temperature of 12-13 . There is the forecast for

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the Isles of Scilly. Windy with rain for daytime, then turning much drier

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as that weather front goes through. The times of high water...

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Big waves for surfers, and perhaps the cleanest surf will be along the

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north coast, because once the wind gets going, that is likely to be

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very messy indeed. The coastal waters forecast

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reflecting the strength of wind. Christmas eve is going to be

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blustery, rather cloudy, with a few showers, and Christmas Day, mild and

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breezy. Have a good evening. Thank you stop I usually know

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everything in the running order, but not this evening!

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Can't believe I managed to keep it a secret Alde! That all from us today.

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Have a wonderful Christmas, look forward to seeing you in the New

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Year. Happy Christmas, good night.

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