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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

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Thousands gather at a memorial in Brussels as prosecutors announce

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three men face charges relating to Tuesday's bombings,

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Iraq buries the victims of a suicide bombing during a football match

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which killed more than 40 people, many young boys.

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Syrian forces backed by Russian air strikes are advancing

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on the hostorical city of Palmyra in a major operation

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Campaigners for Britain to leave the European Union reveal the names

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A man named as Faycal C has been charged with terrorist killings

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in the wake of the Brussels attacks

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Meanwhile a demonstration in solidarity, planned for Sunday

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in the heart of the city, has been cancelled after a request

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Since Tuesday, the investigation into the attacks has moved quickly -

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With the latest, here's Damian Grammaticas.

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This is now a watchful country on alert, all the time.

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Brussels airport may not open until next week -

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teams are checking whether the building is safe to use again.

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But the police investigations appear to be making progress.

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The man who was shot in the legs at a tram stop yesterday,

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He was dragged away by police and is still being questioned

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and from the number of men arrested, two have now been charged.

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Belgian prosecutors gave only first names and they have identified one

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of them as Faycal C, charged with murder and of being part

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What we know about Faycal C is that he was arrested

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right here outside the offices of the federal prosecutor

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on Thursday evening, two days after the attacks,

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but what he was doing here, we do not know.

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Nor is it clear what part prosecutors believe that Faycal C

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played - could he be the third airport attacker who ran away?

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Painstakingly, the evidence is being assembled to unravel

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French police and American FBI agents

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Earlier this week I called the Belgian Prime Minister

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and offered support in bringing to justice any terrorist involved

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in planning or aiding this attack on innocent people.

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Belgium is a close friend and ally of the US and when it comes

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to our friends, America has their back, especially

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as we fight the scourge of terrorism.

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The security services here are stretched

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by the bomb scares, manhunts and investigations

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and the government has asked people not to turn out for a planned peace

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march tomorrow, saying they do not have the manpower to protect it.

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There are enquiries, important enquiries going on and for this

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we need a lot of police capacity, all over the country.

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It is our main priority to let the police in the best circumstances

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The organisers say they have now postponed their march,

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designed as a demonstration that Brussels will not be cowed by fear,

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has offered his condolences

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to the families and friends of 41 people killed in a suicide

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bombing at a soccer stadium in Iraq on Friday.

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Many of the dead were young boys attending a trophy ceremony

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In a statement, the President of Fifa said he was "shocked"

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The so-called Islamic State says it carried out the attack.

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Here's what one local resident said he saw.

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TRANSLATION: There was a local championship here in the

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neighbourhood. At the end of the game, there was an award ceremony

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and the district Governor and other political people were there. Lots of

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residents had come to watch the game. While the ceremony was taking

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place -- Katie Ghose, a suicide bomber blew himself up in the crowd,

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killing many people. Syrian government forces backed

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by militiamen and Russian air strikes have retaken parts of

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the city of Palmyra. The Unesco World Heritage site

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was taken by the so-called Militants destroyed archaeological

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sites, drawing global outrage. The Russian Defence Ministry says

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more than 150 targets have been hit Syrian activists say it's

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the heaviest assault against IS in Palmyra,

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in a three-week offensive. Our Middle East Editor

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Sebastian Usher reports. This has been the heaviest

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day of fighting so far in the Syrian Government offensive

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to drive IS out of Palmyra. Tanks and armoured vehicles

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have been pounding Syrian state media is making

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the most of the advance, which has provided

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a major propaganda boost An army commander

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interviewed on Syrian TV TRANSLATION: We are still

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destroying the terrorists using large convoys and driving

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away from the city. The battle for Palmyra

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has been fierce, with heavy losses

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reported on both sides. The government has called

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on its elite troops and other militias, including

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most notably Hezbollah. Devastating firepower has been

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provided by Russian The Army has taken most

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of the high ground around the city, including a medieval

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castle that overlooks the spectacular

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ancient ruins that once drew tens of thousands

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of tourists each year. The loss of that priceless site

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to IS last year shocked the world, which then watched

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in horror as the jihadists Syrian media suggesting

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that the capture of Palmyra being imminent, the country's

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head of antiquities has promised TRANSLATION: I felt the greatest joy

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in my time as head of antiquities when I heard the freedom of the city

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had become a reality. But the city of Palmyra,

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ancient and modern, Recapturing it would open up

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an important new front against IS in its Eastern Syrian

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stronghold of Raqqa. This could be a decisive moment

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in the war against IS. Dr Joshua Landis is the Director of

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the Centre for Middle East Studies Thank you for being with us. We

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heard there, the head of the Syrian antiquities promising to repair the

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damage done. But will that be possible? Much of the city, the old

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city, the antiquities, are still standing. Palmyra is a vast, vast

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Roman relic. Two of the most beautiful shrines have been blown to

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pieces. But still, there is an extraordinary set of ruins in

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Palmyra, so it will still be a grand sight, even if much has been

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destroyed, so the choicest pieces have been destroyed. But this is

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clearly a big day for Assad, to fight Isis, take back the biggest

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city he has taken back from any rebel group so far. And that is

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going to make his job a lot easier, to sell himself as the saviour of

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Syrian history, antiquities and in a sense, civilisation, against Isis.

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Given what happened in Brussels earlier this week, resident Assad

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looks like he is in a good position in saying that he is fighting the

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terrorists here. Well, he is fighting the terrorists, and this

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puts the United States in a very embarrassing position in some ways.

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Just yesterday, there were questions about whether it was good that Assad

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had taken back Myra. But in a sense, this does put the United States and

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Assad's army on the same side, and they are in a sense partners, trying

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to take back ISAs territory. Given that this book -- this operation is

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showing results, why is it that Assad was able to let the city go in

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the first place? He lost Palmyra and the same time as rebel groups were

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being honoured by the US and Great Britain and the West were taking --

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armed, taking towns like Idlib, he was being pushed in by Saudi Arabia,

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and other groups were arming the Southern command, so he was pinned

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down all over the place and I guess he thought that antiquities would

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have to be sacrificed in order to maintain big centres. Thank you very

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much. Greece has begun moving migrants

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from the camp on the Macedonian border, where more than

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11,000 people are living. Buses were used on Friday

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to transport about 400 people to new shelters elsewhere

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in the country. A deal has come into force,

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meaning many migrants entering Greece from Turkey

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will be sent back, and other countries further north

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in Europe have imposed severe

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restrictions to block migrants. Children still managed to play here.

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But conditions in this sprawling camp are grim. It has become a

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makeshift home to thousands of migrants who arrived from Turkey,

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hoping to move north through Europe. Greece wants to move people from

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here, to other camps and reception centres so it can process their

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claims for asylum. So far, buses have taken around 400 people, mostly

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women and children, from the camp. But many here are reluctant to go.

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And they do not know what will happen to them if they are moved. I

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think, here, some of it is good but even if we go to another camp, it is

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the same. But maybe, nearer the Borders. Last week, the deal came

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into force meaning migrants hoping to reach Germany and other Western

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European countries will be sent back unless they claim asylum in Greece.

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Countries to the north have put up fences along their border to try to

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stop people making the journey further into Europe. On the Greek

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island of Lesbos, protesters showed that anger at the detention of

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migrants under the New Deal, and aid agencies have warned reception

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centres are already well overcapacity. But Greece is

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determined to push ahead with the plan and says the operation to

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remove people from this camp will intensify from Monday. Jonathan

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Blake, BBC News. Stay with us on

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BBC World News, still to come: A lucky escape after an

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extraordinary journey for a cat called Cupcake.

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With great regret, the committee have decided that South Africa be

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Streaking across the sky, the white excluded from the 1970 competition.

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Streaking across the sky, the white hot wreckage drew gasps from

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onlookers on Fiji. This is BBC World News today,

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the latest headlines: Crowds continue to gather at Place

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de la Bourse in central Brussels to remember the victims

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of Tuesday's suicide bombings. Prosecutors have announced they've

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now laid charges against three men in connection with the suicide

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attacks which killed 31 people Funerals have been held for victims

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of a suicide bombing at a football stadium in Iraq. Many of the 41 dead

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were young boys. The campaign for the UK to leave

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the European Union has revealed the names of 250 leading

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business supporters. Those eager to stay insist

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the big names on the list are only there in a "personal

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capacity" and say the majority Our Business Correspondent

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Joe Lynam reports. The economy is central

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to the referendum debate and until now, those

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campaigning to quit the EU struggled to get high-profile

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business leaders The new Business Council

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by the Vote Leave group Included on the list

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is the former boss of HSBC, Michael Geoghan, the hotelier

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Sir Rocco Forte, as well as the entrepreneur and investor

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Luke Johnson And the council

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will be chaired by John Longworth, who resigned

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from the British Chambers of Commerce for speaking out

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against EU membership, in breach of the organisation's

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neutrality on the subject. We have got a list of supporters

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and business champions who are some of the top business

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people and business owners, people who created their own

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businesses actually signing up The Britain Stronger In campaign

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is quick to say that all of those on this council are there

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in the personal capacity and some of their companies

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may not feel the same. The list also did not have any

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current chief executives from Britain's largest companies.

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Last month, 36 FTSE 100 bosses signed

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a letter urging Britain to remain in the EU.

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They included Carolyn McCall from easyJet, Sebastian James

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from Dixons Carphone and Sir Roger Carr from BAE Systems.

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If you look at almost all of the opinion polls carried out

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in the last several months, the overwhelming majority show

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businesses wanting to stay in the European Union,

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from the CBI to the British Chamber of Commerce, to the poll of polls,

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18 different polls, 18 different polls showing small businesses

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would prefer to stay in the European Union.

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How companies react in the event of a vote

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to quit the EU is an important part of the referendum debate.

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As are the opinions of business leaders.

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But come the 23rd of June, they will have one vote each,

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We are joined now by Lucy Thomas, who is Deputy Director

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of the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign, and from Dubai,

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Farzana Baduel, founder of the London based

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Thank you both for being with us. Farzana, if we come to you first,

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tell me why Hugh added your name to this list. I was concerned about the

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dynamic. -- why you added. London is a global city, Britain is a trading

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nation and my business takes me outside of Europe, my officers are

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in New York, Delhi and Dubai outside London. My issue was, what impact

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will this have in terms of talent? Instead of being able to hire

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someone from outside the UK, there is a greater priority being given to

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workers from the EU, so therefore, my talent pool is reduced. At the

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moment I am trying to bring in somebody from South Africa and some

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of the US and it is more difficult for me to get them to come and live

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and work with the UK -- in the UK with me than to hire someone from

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the former Soviet Union. The other aspect is the red tape issue. I run

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a small business and I do not have these streams of lawyers working for

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me and lobbyists going to Brussels and dealing with all of the European

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in directives, introducing the maximum 48 hours etc, I do not have

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time to keep up with the increasing bureaucracy coming out of Europe.

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All I need to do is focus my business, hire the best talent,

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whether it is in Russia or in the EU. I need to be free as an

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entrepreneur to choose my talent and be free from bureaucracy. Lucy,

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Farzana says the talent pool is reduced and there is lots of red

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tape involved being part of the EU. Well, I think she should take that

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up with the UK Government because they set the visa restrictions and

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any other limits on non-EU migration. And actually, leaving the

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EU would do nothing to change that. There are those on her side of the

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argument who would want to retain free movement of people and

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actually, in order to continue to access the world's largest free

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trade single market, like we currently can, we would have to

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continue to take free movement of people from the rest of the EU so I

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am not sure how leaving would solve a problem. Secondly, on the red tape

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issue, again, if we were to continue to have that free access to the

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single market, like for example Norway and Switzerland do, who are

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not part of the EU but want to continue to trade, they accept the

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overwhelming majority of EU rules, but yet they have no say over them,

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so Britain would lose our seat at the table and would still have to

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accept those rules. Thinking specifically about employment rules,

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for example the working time directive, the UK as an opt out from

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that, so we are not bound by the working time directive. A number of

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the other employment rules which some businesses claim are too

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onerous, it is the UK Government which over and fermented them,

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so-called gold-plating, making it harder for businesses. So once again

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I think this question of leaving the EU solving some of these problems is

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something not true. OK, but going back to this list. These are not

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small figures, they are figures from the world of banking, sport, hotels.

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It is quite a credible list. What is striking is that every single one of

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them signed this in a personal capacity, they are not representing

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their business and the thousands of people employed. Unlike the list of

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businesses backing our campaign, released a few weeks ago, where it

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included a third of the FTSE 100 and not one FTSE 100 chief is included

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on this other list announced today. So there is a whole range of people

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and I do not doubt the credibility of Farzana and those who have

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signed, but I think the fact that people were not signing on behalf of

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their company, that there is no current serving FTSE 100 company,

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and indeed some of those who have signed at themselves that would have

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themselves talked about the huge uncertainty for the British economy.

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Farzana, what is your reaction to that? I would say first and

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foremost, if you look at immigration figures, the fact is that people

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from the EU are given preferential treatment of people from outside the

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EU, and there has been a recent clamp-down on people coming in from

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other countries. You may say that it has nothing to do with the European

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Union. From my perspective, I'm in the process of trying to bring in

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someone from the US and some from South Africa. I am unable to bring

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them in and my immigration lawyer told me it is because of all of the

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pressure coming in from the immigrants coming in from the

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European Union, and in order to ensure that the net migrants are

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meeting the political objectives of the current government, it is having

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a negative impact. That has a negative impact upon me, for I

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cannot hire according to talent, I have to hire according to the talent

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in the EU pool. Unfortunately, we will have to leave that there. Lucy

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and Farzana, thank you so much for being with us.

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And now, the sport. Some of the high profile

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teams looking forward to the European Championship

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in France later this year are beginning their preparations

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in earnest this weekend. None more so than

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the world champions. Germany are playing England

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in Berlin and lead 2-1 through a Toni Kroos goal

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just before half time. Harry Kane's just got

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one back for England. Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor recovered

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from almost being run over at the start line to win gold

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at the World Half Marathon Championships in Wales Kamworor

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is the defending champion... but immediately fell over

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as the race began and was engulfed Incredibly, he came back from this

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to win in a time of 59 Double Olympic and World distance

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Champion Mo Farah couldn't keep with the leading Kenyans' pace

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in front of his home crowd but held off Ethiopia's Abayneh Ayele

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with a typical sprint finish We now know three of the four

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semifinalists at cricket's England beat defending champions

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Sri Lanka in Delhi by 10 runs They qualify alongside

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West Indies from their Group, knocking both South Africa

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and Sri Lanka out in the process. England are likely to have a

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semifinal against New Zealand who won their fourth match

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in a row on Saturday by 75 The Black Caps scored 145 for 8

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and then bowled their opponents out Australia play hosts India

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for the last remaining Finally, Nigeria could face a fine

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from African football authorities following the extraordinary scenes

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at their Africa Cup of Nations An estimated 40,000 people watched

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in a 25,000-capacity stadium on Friday after fans

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were let in for free at the Ahmadu Bello

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Stadium in Kaduna. Some supporters climbed up

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floodlight scaffolding While others sat on the roof

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of neighbouring houses. No off-pitch incidents were reported

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but African Football Confederation are considering penalising Nigeria

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for poor crowd control. It's a happy ending

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to an extraordinary story. A cat has survived eight days

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trapped in a box of DVDs which was sent in the post

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from Cornwall, in South West England, to the town of Worthing,

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more than 250 miles away. Vets traced the owner of Cupcake

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the cat, through her microchip. The eight days she spent in the mail

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left her very weak. She was quite dehydrated,

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obviously quite scared and nervous. But she has done really

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well, she has responded Cupcake's owner, Julie,

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travelled all the way from Cornwall to Worthing for this

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tearful reunion. When I realised she was missing

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two weeks ago, it was the most horrible,

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scary feeling. I feel terrible about what has

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happened, you know, because... I mean, I put everything in the box

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and sealed it straightaway so I don't know how

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she managed to get in. It was a miracle, she was alive

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and she has managed to survive Time to go home now, another 250

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mile or so journey for Cupcake. The Rolling Stones have performed

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to an estimated The rockers gave an energy-filled

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concert featuring a set list of their greatest hits

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to an overflowing sports stadium It was the first big gig

:25:43.:25:44.

by any rock band in Cuba - under the former leader,

:25:45.:25:50.

Fidel Castro. The Stones concert came two days

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after US President Barack Obama ended his landmark

:25:56.:25:57.

visit to the island. So very unpleasant conditions at the

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moment. Lots of service spray on the roads and severe gales in western

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and northern Scotland. For the remainder of the weekend it is not

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looking great. There will be some sunshine but it will be changeable.

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This is the weather system that has upset the weather right now. Lots of

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cloud shrouded in the country, and heavy rain. But the rain should pull

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into the North Sea as we head into the early hours of the morning. It

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is across northern Scotland where we will see the sting in the tail from

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the weather system, strong winds, possibly 70 to 80 mph gusts on some

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of the exposed coasts. Further South, still a bit of a breeze but

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just a few showers dotted around. Some clear spells about as well. The

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forecast for Easter Day in Scotland and Northern Ireland and a breezy

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start, but the worst of the winds will have eased from the North of

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Scotland. What we have at this stage is just a mixed of sunshine and

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showers. The best of the weather will be in the South East of

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England, East Anglia into Lincolnshire the top further West,

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certainly Wales, the South West of the country and along this Channel

:27:20.:27:23.

coast, plenty of showers which will be gathering during the morning,

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pushed in by that south-westerly wind, so, really love with sunshine

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followed by showers, sunshine again -- will really blustery.

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Temperatures typically around eight or nine Celsius, maybe nudging to

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ten or 11. This is Storm Katie, which is out in the Atlantic, it has

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not formed but as we head into Monday, the storm could potentially

:27:52.:27:54.

affect Southern and south-eastern areas of the UK. We are talking

:27:55.:27:59.

severe gales, possibly 70 mph early in the morning, but then the storm

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will pull away into the red Sea, blow itself out and conditions will

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improve in the afternoon. -- into the North Sea. There will be is in

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around. Tuesday, a mixed bag with sunshine and showers, still breezy.

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Just to emphasise again, it is looking pretty nasty tonight across

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western and northern Scotland, then Monday morning in the South East of

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England.

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