09/01/2017 Look East (West)


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Hello, welcome to a new week on Look East.

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On Monday's programme: Sacked after eight months in charge -

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the Cobblers manager gets the boot after a run of defeats

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Forced to share her ambulance with a dog.

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Paramedics apologise to an 86-year-old after picking up

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And will we see snow? I'll have all the details in the weather.

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The hunt for a new manager for Northampton Town is on.

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Rob Page was sacked today after the team's 5-0 drubbing

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at Bristol Rovers at the weekend - which he controversially described

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It was, though, the Cobblers' eighth loss in ten games,

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Another seat needs filling at Sixfields -

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this time it's the manager's, Rob Page lasting just eight months.

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The Cobblers, who are 16th in League 1, were humiliated

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at Bristol on Saturday - 4-0 down after 25 minutes,

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The pressure telling in this post-match interview.

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Actions speak louder than words, and I thought it was men

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Not boys - it was men against girls and that - that is -

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His comments didn't cause his sacking,

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He was very angry about the way the players had let him down

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and he tried to find the appropriate way to describe that particular

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disappointment and he came up with completely the wrong kind

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of comparison - the wrong kind of versus, if you like.

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I don't think it was a reason why he lost his job -

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that's to do with the form of the team.

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It's all sad to see someone lose their job but I think

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it was inevitable with the way the performances have been

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It's been going downhill, and Saturday was...well, woeful.

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The writing's been on the wall for Rob Page these last few weeks,

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and chairman Kelvin Thomas pretty much alluded to that

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The pressure to be manager in this dugout has been intense -

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particularly when you consider the success of last season

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It was always going to be hard for Page to follow

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Had he had more time, he might have achieved it.

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He was too quick, maybe, to dismantle the side from last

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This club has, frankly, had enough drama to last a lifetime.

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The club aren't in a relegation battle just yet.

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This sacking is supposed to stop the rot.

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Rob Page was supposed to offer consolidation, not another

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Staying with football, and Cambridge United are out

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of the FA Cup after a 2-1 home loss to Leeds United.

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Tom, a big disappointment for fans who braved the rain there tonight?

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Yes, they did. An entertaining cup tie. 45 minutes looked like a giant

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killing was on. You barely would have known there were two divisions

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between the two sides. Cambridge United from League 2 dominated early

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on and took a deserved lead. Uche Ikpeazu with a goal. The ball came

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to him after a free kick. He blasted it in at the near post and great

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celebrations. For all Cambridge's determination, they didn't get the

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second goal. The championship side punished them early in the

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second-half. Stuart Dallas meet 1-1 and a decisive second full squad.

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2-1 to Leeds, but the rich fans enjoyed it. The first 20, 30

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minutes, it will all Cambridge, brilliant. Did you think the upset

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was on? It could have been. Definitely a game of two halves.

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Uche held up really well. A totally different game. Lead study to them

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in the second half and Cambridge couldn't stay with it. With me this

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the chief executive of Cambridge. You pushed them so close. A

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disappointing night tonight the club disappointing night tonight the club

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can be proud of. The first half, the players were outstanding, the cloud

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with outstanding, a full house. We pushed them and we needed the second

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goal and were disappointed with their goals, but it is an act the

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club can be proud of. We now have to attack the second half of the season

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and try to get into the top positions. Thanks very much. Their

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FA Cup adventure is over. Attention FA Cup adventure is over. Attention

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now back to the leak and those now back to the leak and those

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play-off positions. Leeds tonight in the cup proved to be a step too far.

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In other news, a man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder

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Police say they were called to property on Houghton Road

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following reports of violence just after midday yesterday.

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A man was found dead, while a woman was also injured.

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The death is being treated as "suspicious".

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Next tonight, the great-great-grandmother forced

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to share her ambulance with a stray dog.

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Brenda Wilding was being taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital

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in Cambridge when, to her amazement, the ambulance crew stopped to pick

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For Brenda Wilding, taking heavy medication has

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Recovering from chemotherapy, the 86-year-old developed serious

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stomach pains in November and called an ambulance.

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Minutes after leaving her Littleport home, paramedics pulled over

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on the A10 and got out of the ambulance to

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All this time this is happening, the paramedics go

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After stopping for a second time minutes later, paramedics then took

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the decision to bring the dog into the ambulance.

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All the while, Brenda was vomiting violently.

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It was like living through a nightmare.

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The whole experience was very, very bad.

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In a statement, the Ambulance Service apologised to

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But it was a letter sent to Brenda's granddaughter that has

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enraged the family - paramedics insisting Brenda

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was happy to share an ambulance with a dog because of ornaments seen

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I mean, I've got ornaments of horses in my house but you wouldn't expect

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The Ambulance Service has yet to contact Brenda directly.

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Her daughter Linda says she deserves better.

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My daughter was the one who's fought her grandmother's corner.

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There's been no apology whatsoever from anybody to Mum.

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In remission from bladder cancer, Brenda will be back in hospital

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in the coming weeks but says she'll now think twice before

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A woman's dream to create a centre for disabled

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people in Hertfordshire - is now a reality.

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In five years, the number of people using the workshops run

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by Jackie Nealon has grown from three to 300 -

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so today she opened new premises in Letchworth.

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Thanks for being patient and waiting.

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Today is the first time the people who love Jackie's Drop-in got

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to see the new centre, welcomed by Billy Byrne

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This has been a mammoth DIY project in itself -

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from derelict building to a haven for people who can feel isolated.

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We've got loads of new good rooms here.

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Crochet, making tea and coffees, being on the counter sometimes.

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Every day you come here, there's always different people here,

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there's always something different going on.

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Started by support worker Jackie with ?1 five years ago,

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it flourished after her daughter Zoe put an appeal on Facebook.

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Also helped by her two sons, the realisation that 300 people

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will use this brand-new centre only just beginning to sink in.

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It just doesn't seem real that this happened

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and it's quite emotional, really, to be honest with you.

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Staffed by volunteers, it relies entirely on donations.

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After it outgrew its old premises, Jackie's Drop-in received a ?10,000

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grant from the local heritage foundation to secure this site.

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When you meet the guys, they've got so much energy,

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so much enthusiasm and they care so much for all the people

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Those visiting here can feel part of the community and part of one

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That's all from me - but there's a lot of weather

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coming our way this week, so here's Julie with the details.

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Well, over tonight, we're going to have a little bit

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of patchy rain feeding down from the northwest, but some

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The strength of the winds should prevent a frost for many of us,

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but under those clear skies, temperatures actually could drop

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a degree or so lower than these values -

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down to around 1 Celsius - so we can't rule out

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And then tomorrow, there may be a bit of patchy

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rain around first thing, but for many of us, a fine and dry

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start to the day with some brightness and sunshine.

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As we head into the afternoon, cloud thickening from the west

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and eventually some rain starting to move in.

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Temperatures tomorrow reaching highs of around 8 Celsius,

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And we finish the day largely cloudy with this mainly light and patchy

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Then on Wednesday, we've got a cold front moving through.

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Once it's gone, we're going to have much colder air feeding

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down from the northwest, so it'll be a mild, cloudy start

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with perhaps some patchy rain, then becoming brighter

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Temperatures initially around 9 or 10 Celsius,

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but as that colder air feeds down from the northwest, I think we'll

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actually see the temperatures falling away closer to 7 Celsius.

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And then on Thursday, tightly packed isobars,

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which means it's going to be a windy day and bitterly cold.

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Some spells of sunshine, a scattering of showers

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which could turn a bit wintry, perhaps a little bit of snow mixed

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in, but at the moment it shouldn't cause any problems.

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And it's really the same for Friday - after a very

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cold and frosty start, sunshine and showers and, again,

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In a minute, Jay has the national forecast,

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but I'll leave you with the outlook for next weekend.

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precipitation we get will be of a wintry nation and Thursday is one we

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have

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