Castleford man Samuel Smith remanded over child sex offences

A man accused of sex offences against children has been remanded into custody by magistrates.

Samuel Smith, 29, of Greek Street in Castleford, West Yorkshire, is charged with six offences of sexual assault on a girl under the age of 13.

He has also been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children.

On Saturday Mr Smith was told by magistrates in Leeds he would next appear at crown court on 20 June.

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    Good evening 18:00: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    That's all today from BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire.

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    A dry and clear night 17:50: Paul Hudson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight will be dry with clear periods developing at first, but with increasing amounts of cloud later and a low temperature of about 10C (50F).

    Weather outlook

    Tomorrow, it'll be rather cloudy at first, turning brighter with sunny spells developing in most areas later.

    The top temperature will be about 20C (68F).

     
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    Coming up on BBC One 17:40: Amy Garcia Presenter

    Join me and Phil Bodmer from 18:30 on BBC Look North as we hear about several developments in the Rotherham sexual abuse case, including an apology to MPs by South Yorkshire's chief constable.

    Also, we'll be getting the latest on the missing Huddersfield boy Isaac Nash, whose school has held a special assembly for pupils today as the search for the 12-year-old continues.

     
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    Row over circus animal welfare 17:33: Telegraph & Argus

    A circus coming to a site in Thornton has defended itself against claims made by a Bradford animal rights group over the welfare of its animals.

    Circus animals
     
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    'We didn't work hard enough' 17:29: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    More on Huddersfield Labour MP Barry Sheerman, who has told the Commons that as chair of the Children's Committee he and other MPs were aware girls in care were being sexually abused.

    Mr Sheerman said: "I had a debate in Westminster Hall in January 2009 on this child prostitution and on the gangs up and down our country that were taking girls away, trafficking them across the country. A lot of us knew, we didn't work hard enough."

     
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    Women force burglars to flee 17:19: Telegraph & Argus

    Two women forced three burglars to flee empty-handed during a night-time raid at a house in Bradford in the early hours of this morning.

     
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    Missing Isaac 'very intelligent' 17:17: Grace Parnell BBC Local Live

    As the search for missing Huddersfield schoolboy Isaac Nash continues off the coast of Anglesey, people who know him have continued to pay tribute.

    Nick Bentley

    Isaac was on holiday with his family when he was swept out to sea near Aberffraw on Friday.

    Nick Bentley (pictured), Isaac's Taekwondo coach, told BBC Look North the 12-year-old was a "very intelligent and active child, always wanting to improve himself and find new things to do."

     
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    Rolling mist over Leeds-Liverpool canal 17:13: Grace Parnell BBC Local Live

    Iain Atkinson sent in this beautiful shot of mist rolling over the Leeds-Liverpool canal at Farnhill near Keighley, taken early this morning from his bedroom window.

    Leeds-Liverpool Canal at Farnhill, Keighley

    Send your photos of West Yorkshire to leeds.locallive@bbc.co.uk.

     
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    Huddersfield £100m regeneration remains reality 17:06: Huddersfield Examiner

    Major regeneration around the John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield remains a reality as modified plans are submitted to Kirklees Council amending the location of a snow slope on Kilner Bank, which forms part of the £100m HD One plans.

    Artist's impression of Huddersfield's proposed HD One complex
     
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    News on the hour 16:58: Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A Huddersfield school is trying to get back to normal today following the disappearance of one of its pupils who's feared drowned off the coast of Anglesey.

    Searches are continuing for 12-year-old Isaac Nash who got into difficulty while paddling with his younger brother on Friday.

    Listen live to the 17:00 bulletin for more.

     
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    Coolest August for 21 years 16:40: Paul Hudson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Provisional figures released by the Met Office show August was the coolest since 1993.

    This brings an abrupt end to a run of warmer than average months which began in December last year.

    It was also a wet month, with about 142% of average rainfall across the UK.

     
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    Powell among Huddersfield candidates 16:30: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    BBC Sport Online has more details on Huddersfield Town's search for a new manager following Mark Robins' departure in August.

    Chris Powell

    Ex-Charlton boss Chris Powell (pictured) is one of three people being considered for the Huddersfield Town manager's job.

    BBC Radio Leeds understands that Powell, and two unknown candidates, have had second interviews for the post in the past few days.

     
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    MPs 'knew about sex abuse' 16:20: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    The MP for Huddersfield has told the Commons that while he was chair of the Children's Committee he knew child sex exploitation of the sort taking place in Rotherham was going on, but didn't do enough to stop it.

    Barry Sheerman

    Labour's Barry Sheerman (pictured) said during an inquiry into looked-after children, it was discovered gangs "up and down the country were systematically preying on young girls in care".

    "We knew about that, we didn't do enough about it. Members of this house, many of us, knew what was going on," he said.

     
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    Community united in sorrow 16:07: Huddersfield Examiner

    A community united in sorrow last night in tribute to Isaac Nash, the 12-year-old from Huddersfield who was swept away in the sea off the coast of Anglesey on Friday afternoon.

    Tribute to Isaac Nash
     
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    News on the hour 15:59: Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    A West Yorkshire MP says he feels "guilty" about the child sex abuse scandal in Rotherham - because he knew that type of exploitation was going on, but didn't do enough to stop it.

    Huddersfield's Labour member Barry Sheerman told the Commons he regretted not taking more action when he was chair of the Commons Committee on Children.

    Listen live to the 16:00 bulletin for more.

     
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    Police box completes journey 15:50: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Here's a further picture update on the journey of a genuine Doctor Who-style police box through Wakefield on its way to a new home.

    Police box on lorry

    West Yorkshire Police has tweeted this picture of the box, which is believed to date from the 1920s, finally at its destination.

    As the police say: "After travelling through time and space, the box has materialised at its new home - Carr Gate."

     
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    On air now 15:39: Andrew Edwards Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Join me until 18:00 on BBC Radio Leeds as I get the latest from the head teacher of the school where missing Huddersfield boy Isaac Nash is a pupil.

    Also, I'll be finding out more about the historic blue Tardis-style police phone box which has travelled across time and space in Wakefield.

     
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    Match-fixing court case 15:30:

    A former Premier League footballer has appeared in court charged with involvement in a match-fixing conspiracy.

    Delroy Facey

    Delroy Facey, 34, of Huddersfield, is accused of conspiring with four other men to commit fraud by way of bribery in November last year.

     
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    Ambulance workers begin strike 15:20: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Hundreds of Yorkshire ambulance service workers have begun another six-hour strike over concerns about patient and staff safety.

    Ambulance

    Members of the Unite union walked out at 15:00 in a row about meal breaks and the introduction of new emergency care assistants.

    The ambulance service says contingency plans are in place.

     
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    Payout ordered after dog attack 15:11: Huddersfield Examiner

    A woman has been ordered to pay compensation after her bull mastiff attacked a Jack Russell, before turning on its owner.

     
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    News on the hour 14:55: Davinia Ramos Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    West Yorkshire Police has named a female pedestrian who died following a collision in Thongsbridge on Friday as 18-year-old Grace Dyson.

    Officers are still appealing for witnesses who saw the incident at about 18:15.

    Listen live to the 15:00 bulletin for more.

     
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    Dead 18-year-old named 14:44: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    A woman who died after being hit by a van in Thongsbridge on Friday has been named as 18-year-old Grace Dyson, from Holmfirth.

    She was walking along Springwood Road with a male friend at about 18:15 when she is believed to have come off the pavement and into the road before colliding with the van. She died at the scene.

    Police are asking for anyone who saw the incident to get in touch.

     
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    RFL investigates homophobia claim 14:33: BBC Sport

    The RFL is to look into claims Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker (pictured, left) allegedly used homophobic language in his side's defeat by St Helens on Friday, BBC Look North understands.

    Zak Hardaker

    The 22-year-old England international was banned for five matches earlier this season after being found guilty of homophobic abuse.

     
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    Appeal after serious assault 14:20: Grace Parnell BBC Local Live

    West Yorkshire Police is appealing for information after a man suffered serious injuries during an assault on Cemetery Road in Beeston, Leeds, at about 22:00 last night.

    Det Insp John Dexter said: "A 41-year-old man was admitted to Leeds General Infirmary with head injuries. He remains in a serious but stable condition."

    A 34-year-old man and two women, aged 27 and 28, have been arrested in connection with the incident.

     
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    Outdated trains to stay until 2019 14:06: Halifax Courier
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    News on the hour 13:56: Julie Langford News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    A Huddersfield school is trying to get back to normal today following the disappearance of one of its pupils who is feared drowned off the coast of Anglesey in north-west Wales.

    Searches are continuing for 12-year-old Isaac Nash who got into difficulty while paddling with his younger brother on Friday. Listen live to the 14:00 bulletin for more.

     
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    Search goes on for missing Isaac 13:44:

    BBC News Online reports the search for missing Huddersfield boy Isaac Nash is continuing off the coast of Anglesey after he disappeared on Friday.

    Isaac Nash, 12, was in the water at Aberffraw on Friday during a family holiday when he got into difficulty.

    North Wales Police said the force helicopter was assisting coastguards on the west coast of Anglesey on Tuesday. Police divers are also involved.

     
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    Fine spells this afternoon 13:29: Paul Hudson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    This afternoon will be fine with spells of sunshine.

    However, there'll also be generally more cloud around than this morning.

    The top temperature will be about 20C (68F).

     
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    Travellers leave playing fields 13:18: Huddersfield Examiner

    Up to 20 travellers' caravans left playing fields in Salendine Nook just minutes before bailiffs were due to evict them.

    Rubbish at Salendine Nook playing fields
     
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    Three in running for Terriers job 13:05: BBC Radio Leeds

    We can confirm three candidates are still being considered for the Huddersfield Town manager's job after a second round of interviews.

    One is the former Charlton manager Chris Powell, but Owen Coyle and Billy Davies are not in the running.

    We understand the Town board have not yet made a decision, but we still expect an announcement in the next 48 hours.

     
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    News on the hour 12:58: Julie Langford News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    A Huddersfield school is remembering one of its most popular pupils as the search continues for him in the sea off Anglesey.

    Isaac Nash, who's 12, got into trouble while paddling in the sea with his younger brother Xander, who was brought to safety by his father.

    Listen live to the 13:00 bulletin for more.

     
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    Sunday school teacher denies assaults 12:52: Telegraph & Argus

    A Sunday School teacher subjected a young churchgoer to repeated sexual assaults as he read stories to a room of children, a Bradford jury was told.

    John Laister leaves Bradford Crown Court
     
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    School supports missing boy's brother 12:39: Grace Parnell BBC Local Live

    Students and staff at Kirkburton Middle School in Huddersfield have held a special assembly for 12-year-old pupil Isaac Nash who disappeared in the sea off the coast of Anglesey on Friday.

    Gary Johnson, headteacher of Kirkburton Middle School

    Head teacher Gary Johnson said pupils were being helped to support Xander Nash, Isaac's younger brother.

    "We've spoken to the children about how they can support Xander by not asking questions - asking him and his friends to play football and make the day as normal as possible," Mr Johnson said.

     
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    Watch: Daryl Clark's winning try 12:27: BBC Sport

    Watch Daryl Clark's opportunist try for Castleford in their 32-18 defeat of relegated Bradford Bulls.

    Warrington-bound Clark scored from long range to seal the win for the Tigers, going some way towards easing their pain of losing the Challenge Cup final to Leeds.

     
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    Smith's 'best memories' of Leeds 12:18: Adam Pope Leeds United Commentator

    I've spoken to Matt Smith, who was sold by Leeds United yesterday for £500,000, and he says he has the best memories from his time at the club.

    Matt Smith

    He says he can't thank fans and the club enough for helping him kick-on last year and is clearly shocked the club was willing to sell him so swiftly after signing a new deal which he wanted to honour.

    He's a genuine bloke who loved Leeds United.

     
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    Tardis-style police box on the move 12:09: Grace Parnell BBC Local Live

    More on the grade II listed police box which is being moved from Bishopgarth police station in Wakefield to its new home at Carr Gate today.

    Police box

    Supt Dave Lunn, of West Yorkshire Police, said it was unclear where the box, which dates from 1929, was used before it turned up at Bishopgarth in 1982.

    "Police boxes were used by officers on the beat to report to headquarters, and by the public to call for assistance in times of emergency," he said.

     
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    News on the hour 11:55: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A special assembly has been held at the school of a 12-year-old boy from Huddersfield who is feared drowned off the coast of Anglesey.

    Gary Johnson, head teacher at Kirkburton Middle, says the whole school is working to come to terms with the tragedy.

    Listen live to the midday bulletin for more.

     
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    New home for police box 11:42: Grace Parnell BBC Local Live

    A grade II listed police box is moving from Bishopgarth police station in Wakefield to its new home today.

    Police box

    The box, which isn't dissimilar from Doctor Who's Tardis, will be rehoused at Carr Gate - the brand new HQ for West Yorkshire Police which opened in March.

    Supt Dave Lunn said it's thought to be a 1929 Mackenzie Trench police box made of timber, with a small door to a telephone cupboard on the inside and a bell on the top.

     
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    Tributes paid to former pupil 11:26: Huddersfield Examiner

    Poignant tributes have been paid to a popular young woman who died following a freak accident in Thongsbridge.

    Floral tributes in Thongsbridge
     
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    Your views 11:19: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

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    City roadworks warning 11:08:

    BBC Travel News reports the A650 Manningham Lane in Bradford is closed at the A6181 Manor Row junction because of roadworks during off-peak periods.

    Drivers are being warned to expect delays in the area.

     
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    News on the hour 10:54: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A Huddersfield school is remembering one of its most popular pupils as the search for him continues, five days after he was swept out to sea off the Welsh coast.

    Isaac Nash, 12, got into trouble while paddling in the sea at Anglesey with his younger brother Xander, who was brought to safety by his father.

    Listen live to the 11:00 bulletin for more.

     
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    On air now 10:48: Wes Butters Presenter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Join me until midday on BBC Radio Leeds as I ask if the parents of Ashya King were wrong to take their son out of hospital. Email or tweet me with your views.

    Also, I'll be meeting Vicky Croft, from Liversedge, who was left with a stammer after she suffered a stroke at the age of 23.

     
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    Living it up at Leeds Festival 10:37:

    Music fan Eileen Hutchinson has rheumatoid arthritis but she was determined - with a bit of help, planning and the correct facilities - to live it up at this year's Leeds Festival.

    Eileen Hutchinson

    She's written a diary looking back at a very special weekend which she hopes she'll be able to repeat next year.

     
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    Special assembly for missing boy 10:12: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Pupils and staff at Kirkburton Middle School, in Huddersfield, are holding a special assembly this morning for 12-year-old Isaac Nash - as the search continues for him in the sea off Anglesey.

    Isaac Nash

    Isaac (pictured) got into trouble while paddling in the sea off Anglesey on Friday with his younger brother Xander, who was brought to safety by his father.

    Classmate Millie says he is "really kind and funny, just perfect and sweet".

     
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    News on the hour 10:00: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A special assembly is being held for the school friends of Isaac Nash, the 12-year-old from Huddersfield who went missing in the sea off Anglesey on Friday.

    The search for Isaac has entered its fifth day.

    Listen live to the 10:00 bulletin for more.

     
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    Free health checks on offer 09:46: Keighley News

    Free health checks are available this Thursday during a special event at Central Hall in Keighley where tests for blood pressure, height, weight and BMI will be carried out.

     
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    Man suffers serious injuries in assault 09:36: Julie Langford News Editor, BBC Radio Leeds

    A 41-year-old man is being treated for serious head injuries after an assault in the Beeston area of Leeds.

    Police closed several roads in the area earlier this morning to investigate what happened.

    Three people have been arrested, according to West Yorkshire Police.

     
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    Vigil for missing Isaac 09:16: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    A vigil was held last night for a 12-year-old boy from Huddersfield who is still missing after being swept out to sea while on holiday in Anglesey, north Wales.

    Children letting off Chinese lantern

    Hundreds of people gathered in Kirkburton, Huddersfield, to remember Isaac Nash by letting off balloons and Chinese lanterns.

    Isaac was paddling with his younger brother Xander when they got into difficulties at Aberffraw on Friday. Xander was rescued but Isaac has not been seen since.

     
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    Busy transfer day for Leeds 09:05: Jake Katborg Sports Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    It was one in, two out at Leeds United on transfer deadline day.

    Brian Montenegro

    Paraguayan striker Brian Montenegro (pictured) joined on a season-long loan, while Matt Smith and Dominic Poleon have moved to Fulham and Oldham respectively.

    Meanwhile, Souleymane Doukara converted his loan into a permanent deal.

     
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    News on the hour 08:55: Clive Settle Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A special school assembly's being held as friends remember a Huddersfield boy missing in the sea off Anglesey.

    The search for 12-year-old Isaac Nash has entered its fifth day and his younger brother, who was saved from the water, has to start term at Kirkburton Middle school without his older sibling. Listen live to the 09:00 bulletin for more.

     
  53.  
    Sinfield retires from internationals 08:47: BBC Sport

    In case you missed the news yesterday evening, Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield has announced his retirement from international rugby league.

    Kevin Sinfield

    The 33-year-old half-back played 26 times for England and led his country on home soil at the 2013 World Cup.

    His last appearance for the national team was the narrow World Cup semi-final defeat by New Zealand at Wembley last November.

     
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    Bugg bound for Leeds 08:38: Yorkshire Evening Post

    Indie-sensation Jake Bugg is heading to Leeds for a one-off show at the city's arena in October.

    Jake Bugg
     
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    Ex-footballer faces bribery plot charge 08:28:

    Former Premier League footballer Delroy Facey has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery.

    Delroy Facey

    Mr Facey, 34, of Huddersfield, made 10 top flight appearances for Bolton Wanderers between 2002 and 2004.

     
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    Incident closes road 08:13:

    Leeds Travel Info tweets: Junction of Beeston Rd, Cemetery Rd and Tempest Rd in Beeston currently closed due to ongoing incident.

     
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    Dry with sunny spells 08:06: Lisa Gallagher Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Patchy mist, fog and low cloud will clear this morning and it'll be dry with sunny spells.

    Weather forecast

    This afternoon will stay dry for most with variable cloud and sunny spells.

    The top temperature will be about 19C (66F).

     
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    Good morning 08:00: Martin Coldrick BBC Local Live

    Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live for Leeds and West Yorkshire.

    I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the county until 18:00.

     

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