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from bbc news. i'm gavin grey. king carl gustav has praised the strength and resilience of swedish society following the attack in stockholm which killed four people. police said they are increasingly certain the uzbek man they have arrested is the one who drove a stolen lorry into a crowd and rendered into a department store. police in oslo have carried out a controlled explosion after finding a bomb like device in the city centre. the area has been sealed off while investigations continue. they suspect has been detained. police in norway began carrying guns in response to the lorry attack in sweden. and the russian forest minute —— the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov has warned that us missile strikes on a syrian air base has played into the hands of extremist. he reaffirmed that russia's sense that accusations that russia's sense that accusations that the syrian regime had launched a chemical weapons attack on tuesday did not aligned with reality. two people have died, after a fire at a residential care home in hertfordshire.
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it happened in the early hours of saturday morning. more than thirty other people also had to be rescued, at the new grange care home in cheshunt. from there, andy moore reports. this was home to more than 30 elderly and infirm residents. many of them used wheelchairs. the fire started as they slept. they were unable to make their own way to safety. when firefighters arrived early this morning, they found a fierce fire raging in the roof space, which was spreading to the first floor. as you can see, the roof has since collapsed. a neighbourfilmed the blaze, stretching from end to end of the building and occasionally flaring up. firefighters had to go into the flames to carry people to safety. this being a residential care home, there were over 30 people, some of which were unable to escape themselves. and we ended up carrying out a number of rescues, over 30, to remove people both with crews wearing breathing apparatus and via ladders. the care home residents
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were brought onto the street, where local people did their best to look after them. the emergency services were praised for their fantastic response. theyjust kept going in and in. just to get the people. and with no concern for themselves. two people died at the scene, three others were taken to hospital, suffering from minor burns and the effects of breathing in smoke. the cause of the fire is under investigation. andy moore, bbc news, cheshunt. now it's time for the travel show.. coming up on this week's travel show. i meet the people who are cleaning up the canals of bangkok. you've got so much rubbish. we are searching for a secret side to new york city. this view is incredible. and heading to italy to taste some of turin's finest chocolates. wow.
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hello and welcome to the travel show. coming to you this week from the capital of thailand, bangkok. it's a vibrant city packed with sparkling temples, skyscrapers and night markets, but it's also home to some of the most congested roads in the world, and getting across the city through the tuk tuks in the traffic is a bit of a nightmare — but i'm here to find out what is being done to take the people off the frantic streets and on to the city's waterways. first built over 200 years ago, bangkok's huge network of canals crisscross the city.
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this is thailand, bangkok, the venice of the east where water is then everyone's way of life. over the years, some of the canals, or klongs, as they're called here, were filled in, but an extensive system still exists today. saen saep canal is an important artery in the network, and 100,000 people travel on it every day. but hopping onto one of the boats as a tourist looks daunting, to say the least. take a look at this. these commuter boats quite literally wait for not a single person. you'll see as soon as the docks, everybody leaps for their lives off it. and we're going to be right in the melee here. of course people get splashed, maybe even fall into the river itself, the canal, and you do not want to go in there, the water is dark, dingy and very, very smelly.
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here comes another one. the pollution is caused by waste from houses, stalls and restaurants that line the side of the canal. but now work is underway to clean up the klongs and improve boat services. by doing that, it is hoped more people and tourists will use bangkok's waterways, and that congestion on the city roads will be reduced. doctor pathan manages the clean—up teams that manage the canals. so we've been travelling along this canal for quite a while now, going through all the skyscrapers, all the way through the middle of bangkok, and this isjust one of the many boats that are cleaning by hand these canals. you can see the amount of rubbish and plastic and leaves that could clog up this place. hard work. and they do this every single day. you have to clean the canal, of course, but how to clean it? you have to prohibit people to throw
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away what they don't need into the canal. do you think it's about educating the local thai people on not polluting, throwing their rubbish? of course. that is important, education is important, especially the younger generation. further down the canal, i see just how much of a challenge is facing the cleaning crews here. what they have here is the bamboo booms, which is where they are actually collecting all the rubbish, and they're craning it out of the water literally with a huge machine here. you can just have a look at what actually floats up. insane. so much polystyrene, there's old teddy bears, mattresses, have a look at that. so how often do they actually have to take all of this out? twice a day.
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twice a day? you've got so much just rubbish. what are at the types of things that wash down? anything and everything? yes. even... you know, furniture. something like that. so people just throw couches, refrigerators... whatever they don't want they throw into the river? yes, yes. got to say, the smell coming off the water itself is very rancid. very sort of seweresque. not very pleasant. time now to get away from the smell and had to one of several canals that has already been cleaned up. new boat services are already running. it looks nice from afar. look at that, seats, not too packed. that's always good.
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i've got to say, this is so much more of a calmer way of seeing the city. i don't know if it's the time of evening when it's golden lighted but it's smooth, there's no sort of smell of nasty water. and the plus for tourists, there's wi—fi. because we can't live without wi—fi these days. look at that, straight to a beautiful temple. that's the benefit of travelling by these waterways, no traffic, no fuss. it's hoped cleaning up the klongs won'tjust help to ease traffic on bangkok's congested roads but will need more tourists go and explore the floating markets and the canalside communities, they are a big part
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of the city's heritage. this is our boat for the day. yes, this is our long—tail boat. james bond boat. yok runs long book tours to an area where some of the traditional wooden houses have been restored. so where are we heading now? we're heading into a klong that is for the old —fashioned market, we are going to see the artists house. how long has it been there for? a long time ago, before 1782, before bangkok city was built. on the 18th century, hundreds of stilted houses like this would have lined the canal. that's how they get across the canals themselves,
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these motorbikes have to come over these very steep bridges. people still live here. yes. amazing, isn't it? kind of slanting at all sorts of weird angles because of how old this place is. look at these old, thai puppets. they open this place to be an artist house for any artists coming to enjoy making their masterpiece. the last thing i expected while coming here was seeing this rather eccentric place. you know, the artists need some feeling and emotion to create their masterpiece or their things, so this is a very beautiful area to get their stuff. the clean—up has already gone a long
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way in restoring the canals to theirformer glory but for the project to be a lasting success, the community here also has a big part to play in protecting the amazing system of waterways that help make bangkok so special. time now for this week's global gourmet. coming to you from the rolling countryside of lancashire in the northwest of england, where they are cooking up a new twist on a traditional dish. the first thing about using all the food from the local area is that everybody helps each other. the other fact is that the bowland beef and mutton is just so good. because of the rain, we get lots of grass and that's what they eat and it makes fantastic produce. you want to encourage people to eat what's from within the region because we think there's
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enough of it around. plenty to go around and to populate the menu, yes. why would you order a lancashire hot pot? first, why not? because you are in lancashire. it's a nice traditional dish from the industrial revolution. the hotpot is a one pot dish that is normally cooked in an urbanware part. it is slow cooked in an oven for quite a while. it is delicious, it's hearty, it's robust. it warms your cockles on a winter's day. and when you're eating it, you really feel you are having a flash of the countryside in yourdish. and then we've got this lovely onion, you want quite a lot of the onion, it's very important this onion. it adds a lot of sweetness. not only do we have a hotpot, we have a beautiful, light, very sort of sexy, modern dish that you can eat, that you're not going to feel heavy and stodgy, oh, we're up north, it's really heavy, it's full of fat, that is so removed from what we do with our hotpot. there we are. this is the lancashire hotpot.
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you have got beautiful, gorgeous, melting lamb underneath, fragrant, clean, clear light broth, gorgeous, crispy, crunchy topping. lancashire hotpot, what a lovely dish. stay with us because, coming up, with easter on the way, rajan heads to italy to take a tour around the world —famous chocolate shops of turin. the travel show, your essential guide, wherever you're headed. next it's secret city, this week coming from new york. it's a place be seen so often in the movies that many people feel like they know it already, even if they've never been. we have sentjoe worley to find a hidden side to the big apple. to kick off, she's heading to times square to meet travel bloggerjesse festa, who's put together a list of things for her to uncover,
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starting with an audible artwork that underneath the city's streets. here we are. do you hear anything down there? humming i can hear like a... she hums it's actually an art installation from the ‘70s, the sky max newhouse installed it. no sign. he wanted you to be able to find it on your own. if you put your ear right to it, you can hear it clearly. yeah! which most people aren't... crawling on the ground but it's pretty cool. next i'm off to find some lunch. new york is famous for its diners and delis butjesse has sent me to find the rest and that it's a bit different because it operates out of a loading bay. i think this must be it. ifeel like i'm walking into a factory. i know you were coming, i make a nice piece of pork for you. that is impressive pork! yes. tony moved here from ecuador a0 years ago and serves
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traditional south american food from this unusual location. this is a special sauce that we make here. this smells absolutely amazing. it's so moist, the meat. the food is delicious. i work near here and i'm also from ecuador. so is this a bit like a taste of home? it is, that's why i keep coming back. now i'm off to try a new tour that goes behind the scenes at one of new york's must iconic hotels. historianjoe takes me down to an abandoned tunnel that was used until the late ‘60s as a private route for vips. we're underneath the intersection of 8th ave and 34th st right now. we're heading south towards penn station. what famous people came here? john f kennedy and robert kennedy were here. of course, there are many legends aboutjohn f kennedy. and this would take you out to the platform to pennsylvania station.
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but the most exciting bit is the roof. this view is incredible! besides the chrysler building and the empire state building and if you look down there you can see the statue of liberty. let's go and see the roof sign. you can see it all over the city, can't you? i can see it from where i live in newjersey. the letters are enormous when you get up close. the letters are about 20 feet tall and they are eliminated by leds. how many people have touched the sign, joe? you're in a group of less than one dozen people, i'm sure. thank you for bringing me up here. oh, you're welcome. sojesse said to come here to see an orchestra but the address just seems to be a normal block of flats. who is it? hello, it is joe. hello. hi. are you sam?
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iam. what's happening here? so this groupmuse, which is a classical music house party. 0k. come with me. we arrive in the middle of a recital. this is really special. groupmuse is a classical music house party that connects classical musicians in is a classical music house the area in living rooms or rooftops in the area. it is every night in new york and anyone can host and anyone can attend. the idea is that people make a $10 donation to the musicians, which makes this a much cheaper at night out than an evening at the orchestra. applause to end my hectic day in new york, jesse's fixed me up with a bed for the night. hello, jo. hello.
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are you the guy that is sorting me somewhere to stay? absolutely, follow me. 0k. it is a cab. oh, it's a luxury liner taxi cab. wait until you see the inside, you will love it. that is lovely. here's some complimentary water for you and here is your official taxi hat. how much does it cost to stay here? $39 a night, that's it. monday through friday, $39, and then on weekends just $49. and so you are allowed to be parked here? yes, nothing i'm doing is illegal. the only thing i have to do is make sure i follow the parking regulations. i always pick a place that has a beautiful view of the skyline. right then, better get in. it's actually quite comfortable. but very strange. good night. jo whally discovering the secret side to new york. to end this week, we're off to turin in northern italy. this historic city is known as the country's chocolate capital.
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we sent rajan datar to find out what the chocolatiers are cooking up in time for easter. when you think about the home of chocolate in europe, you probably think about belgium or switzerland, which isjust over the alps over there, but you probably don't think of italy and certainly not turin. well, think again. so celebrated is turin's sweet tooth, there are even organised tours of the city's chocolate shops. and we can try the hot chocolate. this hot chocolate layered with an espresso and cream is a local speciality. it's like a feast, it's like a desert, it's not like a normal coffee. and how many of these could people drink in in one day? one. just one? only one. only in the morning! and to really grasp the story of how this region's chocolate speciality, you have to take a journey into the countryside.
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it all really began thousands of miles away with a trade blockade in latin america in the late 18th century imposed by napoleon which restricted supplies of the crucial ingredient of chocolate. the signature chocolate of this region came about really through necessity. because of the higher price of cocoa beans, they decided to mix it with local hazelnuts. and it proved to be a magic recipe. in fact, it was in this region in the 19605 when the first everjar of what was to become the world's most famous spread was made. but local tastes are far more refined than that. this factory claims to be where the iconic chocolate was first produced in the mid—19th century. now! million of the signature
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ingots are produced in a day. the beauty about this factory is that a lot of process steps are still very artisan. we are producing chocolate more or less as we have done in the past but of course we combine this with top technology and quality is notjust top ingredient and all this, it is also about the story of the product. who does produce this product? i refer to the soul of the product. to realise how seriously people here take their trade, you have to go behind the scenes to the self—styled university of chocolate. we clean the cocoa beans and we cut it. we can check the health of the cocoa beans. here in the lab, it's all about meeting the exact needs of the chocolate connoisseur.
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all my chocolate are very small sized because i think that people like to eat some different flavours and a lot of chocolate. but you can't stand stood in this world. the trick is to find new varieties that attract an ever—changing market. guido should know, the award—winning don of chocolate in turin, a real—life willy wonka and the son of a chocolate artisan. we have this, which is fantastic, because it is not too strong and is very aromatic. this is a very elegant flavour. we cover it with white chocolate, it was a fantastic result. balsamic, fresh grass, tomatoes. it's a labour of love and far more intricate then you may imagine. guido showed me his sensorial map of chocolate.
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mushroom. yes. it's interesting, huh? do you think this is art or science? i think it is art and fantasy that needs science to be perfect. the price of seeing chocolate being made first—hand is that you look a little bit silly because you have to put these hats on. i'll pay that price, it's worth it. look at this stuff! that's nice. and you end up with chocolate. is it important to test these, do you think? yeah. yeah? you need outside opinion. what do you think? wow, the texture is really nice!
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that's it for this week but coming up next week... i'll be continuing myjourney here in thailand and heading north to visit the world's first ever elephant hospital. brea kfast. i'll be meeting some of the amazing animals. and don't forget you can join us on the road by following any of our social media feeds. the details are on your screen now. from me and the rest of the travel show team, here in bangkok, thailand, it's goodbye. hello there, good morning.
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sunny weather at the masters, sunny weather here too, and believe it or not the temperatures are very similar as well. now, yesterday we had highs widely 20, 21 for england and wales. lovely day at aberystwyth and once again in aylesbury, with the blue skies. and more of that sunshine to come today too. we are going to see some changes come into the northwest, though. this cloud has been close by over the past day or two, and it will start to move into the uk over the next 2a hours, and bring with it a significant change in the weather. well, clear skies ahead of that means it is quite chilly first thing this morning, and maybe one or two mist and fog patches across southern parts of england and into east anglia, but those won't last long at all. but once the sun comes up we're going to find the pollen levels rising, high again across england and wales, probably for the last day in a while. the sunshine will be there in the morning, lifting that mist and fog across england and wales.
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sunshine to start with across southern and eastern scotland, but more cloud moves down from the northwest, with some rain, and we could see cloud filling in across the irish sea too. so a different look to the weather in scotland and northern ireland on sunday. in the afternoon we have this cloud, the rain becoming light and patchy as it moves across scotland. not much rain either but temperatures will be lower. later in the afternoon, we'll see this rain across northwest england, so too west wales. it may arrive a little sooner across cornwall, but you can see in exeter it's still sunny into the afternoon, and for many central and eastern parts of england, lots of sunshine. very warm as well. 2a or 25 degrees in eastern england, just like augusta. a warm day in sunderland for the football in the premier league, but that changes as the cloud arrives in merseyside. and this is the last of the warm air, on sunday, for quite awhile, i suspect, as colder air comes behind that weatherfront, on a north—westerly wind, once again that weather front
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producing little or no rain. again, it is dry across the south—east, as it has been for a long time now, and most places will be dry on monday. there will be more cloud developing than we've seen over the weekend, a few showers here and there. those showers in northern scotland could be heavy enough to give some wintriness, particularly over the hills. it will be that cold, struggling to make single figures in northern scotland, and a drop of eight, nine degrees across parts of england and wales, a much chillierfeel to the day on monday, and quite a shock to the system too. that chilly north—westerly airflow gets cut off by high pressure building on from the atlantic. and around the top of that we get a westerly wind, which will blow in more cloud across scotland and northern ireland, quite gusty winds too. some heavy rain for northern scotland. england and wales, though, should have lighter winds. it should be dry, and once again we will see some sunshine. welcome to bbc news. broadcasting at home and around the globe. i'm gavin grey. our top stories: home and around the globe. i'm gavin grey. ourtop stories: more home and around the globe. i'm gavin grey. our top stories: more details emerge about the main suspect in the
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