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The headlines tonight: news teams where you are.

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Controversy after a man disrupts Morris dancers with painted faces,

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Even in the 21st-century, can't we all dance together?

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Can't we all get on together and respect everybody's traditions?

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An ancient tradition that needs explaining,

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An inquest finds a 10-year-old boy from Hereford hung

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200 rare posters from the Golden Age of cinema -

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up for auction right here in the Midlands.

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So close, and yet so far - Non-league Stourbridge head out

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of the FA-Cup after defeat to Wycombe Wanderers

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Proud of the way the boys played, and, as you have seen,

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And it's a week of two halves - mild to begin with but cold

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and windy from midweek onwards, bringing the chance of some snow,

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I'll have full details in the forecast later.

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A group of Morris dancers were forced to abandon a performance

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in the centre of Birmingham this weekend after being

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Several of the troop from Worcestershire,

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had blackened their faces, in line with some Morris dancing traditions.

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But a number of onlookers took exception and disrupted the dance.

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One posted a video on the internet, but the Morris dancers say

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the practise dates back centuries, and is not linked to race.

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It was supposed to be thoroughly Haydn Leiva and dust dose Tesche

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traditional Morris dance to entertain shoppers and celebrate the

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start of the agricultural year. Is this not racist?

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No, it's not. That was the idea, anyway. But at

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the Birmingham Bullring, a young, dark skinned man interrupted the

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group. Some of them had blackened their faces. He angrily and

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repeatedly called them racist. This is a form of racism.

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According to one account, hats were not from heads, and abuse was

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Harold. Do not think you will not hurt

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someone's feelings! The dancers received such abuse,

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they decided to abandon their performance. I have spoken to the

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treasurer of the group, they are still deciding whether to comment

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publicly. I'm told one of the members were so upset by the

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experience coming he considered reporting it to the police. At the

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Bullring today, it is not hard to find others who agreed with the

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racism claim. Never seen a Morris dancers were

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black face before. And why now? I would think, if ice other now, why

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now? That is racist. It's nonsense. They're just having

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fun. It's our tradition. If people

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bothered to look into why they've got their faces blacked up, it's

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nothing to do with race. We're model control society, we don't do that.

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It's not something that should have have done, and I don't know who gave

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them license to do that in a cosmopolitan city like Birmingham.

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Shropshire-based Mike Rust has been a Morris dancer for nearly 30 years.

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He says the practice of backing up data on the 17th century, when they

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dance was banned, and the dancers sought to hide their identities.

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It come from the rural parts of the Midlands, Herefordshire, Shropshire

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and a bit of Worcester. Multicultural Birmingham seems to be

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in a little dome of itself, and what happens there is separate what

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happens out here. We have been unable to contact the

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young man who confronted the dancers. The police say they are

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aware of the incident and are reviewing information research, but

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have not started a formal investigation.

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The Health Secretary says he's more concerned

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about the Worcestershire Royal, than any other hospital

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Jeremy Hunt's comments come after the deaths of two patients,

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who were waiting in corridors in A and another who was found dead

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Speaking in the House of Commons this afternoon,

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the Health Secretary said the problem of patients waiting

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on trolleys was mainly down to two West Midlands hospitals.

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The most recent statistics show that nearly three quarters of trolley

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In Worcestershire in particular, there have been a number

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of unacceptably long trolley waits, and in the media, two reported

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We're also aware of ongoing problems in north Midlands,

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with extremely high numbers of 12-hour trolley waits.

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In response, the Shadow Health Secretary, Jonathan Ashworth,

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asked Mr Hunt if the Government would take action over the deaths.

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One of the most upsetting reports to come out of hospitals last week

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was the death of two patients at Worcestershire Royal who had

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Can I ask the Secretary of State if he will commit to personally lead

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Well, in our Westminster studio is the MP for Redditch,

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Karen Lumley, who earlier this afternoon held an urgent meeting

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with the Health Secretary to talk about the problems

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at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

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First of all, where you happy with what Mr Hunt had to say?

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We talked about the situation that has been ongoing in both the

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Worcester royal and Alexandra Hospital over the last few weeks.

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And what the Health Secretary could do to alleviate some of those

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problems. More importantly, what he could do to make sure this doesn't

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happen again. I'm very keen that we put a bit in the expanded capacity

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at both hospitals. I want him to look at that bid very seriously. I

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was in that debate this afternoon, and I specifically asked him about

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that. He said he would lick sympathetically on that bid.

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With the idea of expansion in mind at the moment is, the Alex in

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Redditch is looking at having its A downgraded, is this not an

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opportunity to say to the Health Secretary, we need that A

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apartment? We have a department...

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It's being downgraded? 85 % of people can go to that A I

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was there talking to the staff, making sure they were OK. We owe

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those staff a great deal of our gratitude. In that debate this

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afternoon, there was over 100 members of Parliament, across the

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country, who have stories to tell that -

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not as bad as ours - but tale of difficult times ahead.

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Staffer under very huge pressure, did he give you any assurances about

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additional staff, support, more funding?

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There were assurances that they are putting additional support in now.

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They are also opening another ward to alleviate some of these problems.

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As I said to you, in the short term, that is what is needed. In the

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longer term, we need to make sure that this doesn't happen again next

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year, and that we have these plans in place that make sure our

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hospitals are equipped to deliver what we should be delivering for our

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residents. I don't want to have to be looking at that again. My

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condolences go out to those families today who have lost relatives.

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Thank you very much. In a statement, the trust told us as they are

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currently holding internal reviews into all three of those deaths, and

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how they are completed, they cannot comment borough. They say they are

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working hard to reduce the times that patients are waiting on

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trolleys, but they accept that some are waiting longer than the like,

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and they apologise for that. A coroner has recorded

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a verdict of accidental death after a 10-year-old boy

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from Hereford was found hanged It had been suggested that

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Alfie Hyett had been taking part But the police told today's

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inquest they could find no Alfie Hyett, described

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by his teacher at today's inquest as a very

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happy ten-year-old. Yet, last March his mother Louise

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found him hanged by a school scarf on his

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bedroom door handle. He could not be revived

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and was pronounced dead at hospital. This is Alfie's room,

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as you can tell, very, very tidy. In the summer, Alfie's mum

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Louise told Midlands Today she was convinced her son had been

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taking part in a web craze, a so-called choking game -

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starving the brain of oxygen cause Detective Sergeant Mark

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Jinks from West Mercia Police told the inquest that he had

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investigated suggestions that Alfie might have been taking part in some

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sort of choking game when he died. The youngster's Xbox and laptop

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were examined but there was no evidence to suggest he had been

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researching the game. Several classmates were

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also interviewed but there was no suggestion

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that the choking game had been a talking point before

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Alfie's death. Alfie's family did not

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want to talk to camera convinced her son

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was playing a game. The coroner said he was satisfied

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Alfie had tied the scarf around his neck but not satisfied

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he intended to take his life. Recording of verdict of accidental

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death, he said he believed this was an accident of childish

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curiosity or experimentation. Two people died in a burning car

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after a crash that shut part of the M6 in Warwickshire

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in the early hours of this morning. Their vehicle hit a barrier

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on the motorway near Corley Services A man and a woman were

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confirmed dead at the scene. The road was closed for several

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hours causing lengthy hold-ups on many surrounding roads

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during the morning rush hour. Rail passengers in Gloucestershire

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faced long delays today after a boulder fell onto a railway

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line during a landslip. The mass of rock tumbled

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onto the line near Chalford. Engineers have spent the day

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breaking it up into smaller pieces, but Network Rail says the line may

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not reopen before the morning. This is an area of known

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disturbance, and we have had some minor falls from time to time,

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which is why netting is there, to help the cutting

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wall stay in place. It was not designed

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to cope with anything of the size that we saw fall

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onto the track today. So that's one of the questions

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were going to have to ask ourselves about the geological knowledge

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we have that particular cutting - do we urgently need to update that

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and put some resilient The Reverend Georgina Byrne,

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a Canon at Worcester Cathedral, has been appointed to serve

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as a chaplain to the Queen. She'll become one of just 34 members

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of the clergy to take up Chaplains to the Queen preach

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occasionally in the Chapel Royal A planned trial using a former

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London Underground train, to run between Nuneaton

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and Coventry, has been scrapped. It follows a fire on board

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the Vivarail two weeks ago. The train was to have

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stopped at the Ricoh Arena Our transport correspondent

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Peter Plisner is at Coventry Peter, how much of blow

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is this decision? The biggest blow is for passengers,

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because this train was due to relieve overcrowding on that line.

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This is the trainer currently runs on it, pretty noisy as well. There

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is a national shortage in the UK of diesel trains at the moment. It's a

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blow to Vivarail, the Warwickshire-based company. Their

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test train caught fire on December 30. They had been due to start a

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trial in February. A partnership of councils, including the West

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Midlands Combined Authority and London Midland have effectively

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pulled the plug. With me from London Midland is Francis Thomas, why have

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they made that decision? Vivarail tell as their programme

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goes back three months, that means we do not have time to run the

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programme before the change of franchise in the summer.

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Regrettably, we have had to stop the programme now.

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How much difference with the strains have made?

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There is a national shortage of diesel trains. Nobody else is

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building them. We are seeing demand growing all the time for trains in

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the West Midlands. On this line, we only have one carriage per hour on a

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route that has seen two new stations open in the last 18 months.

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My kind you find any other diesel trains?

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Every train company in the country is playing the same game, chasing

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those diesel trains as they become available. We're already looking for

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one to run from here to Leamington, there is big demand for diesel

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trains, and affords a no-one is making them. So they class 230 could

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be the solution in the future. Vivarail told us night they are

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investigating the cause of the fire, but their London Underground trains

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are still being converted. Thanks for joining us

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on Midlands Today, this Controversy after a troop of Morris

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dancers with painted faces Your detailed weather

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forecast to come shortly. Ashley Giles back at Edgbaston,

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but this time it's not Don't get mad, get even -

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The mystery woman from Warwick who paid for posters to get back

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at her cheating partner. A rare collection of more

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than 200 classic Hollywood film posters is being auctioned

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in the the Midlands this week. The collection, which is expected

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to raise thousands of pounds, was amassed by a man from Dudley

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when he worked in RAF Cinema. The 1950s and 60s were

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a golden age in cinema. Promotional posters

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capturing the classics. Now, more than 200 collected

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by Dudley man Brian O'Connor Brian was in the RAF,

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and worked in their cinemas, saving each poster from the skip

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and consolidating a shildhood Saturday morning

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pictures, loved them. I have his pass from

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when he was small. And his love continued

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right until he died. The auction's being held

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in Dudley on Friday, and they could fetch up to tens

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of thousands with this War Of The World poster thought

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to be the most valuable. We saw one sell in America, a film

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poster for The War Of The Worlds, This particular film

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poster, this British one, Not only are there posters

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about the classics, but also some of the B-movies,

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like here The Blob, this film was about a huge lump of slime

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they kept growing and engulfing neighbourhoods

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somewhere in the states. In fact, you could say

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it was so bad it was good. And, to be honest, if I think

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about it too much, I want to cry. Brian's family now live in Kent,

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but they're keeping his four most favoured posters,

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along with hundreds of photos It's time for the sport, and Dan is

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here. It was a case of close but not quite. Rich?

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Yes, if only Tom Tonks' late strike hadn't bounced off the crossbar,

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then Stourbridge could have been looking forward to a replay,

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and a place in tonight's fourth round draw.

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Instead, they bowed out of the FA Cup with their heads held high.

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More than 2000 fans made the trip from the Black Country,

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and Ian Winter travelled with the Stourbridge team to Wycombe.

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They've never made a journey like this since the club

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They were determined to enjoy every minute.

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Overnight stay in a four-star hotel, a luxury coach, and a moment

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of quiet reflection on their way to the biggest game of their lives.

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Clearly, this Stourbridge lads weren't suffering

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We know it's going to be very tough, we know it'll be one of the shocks

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But we have prepared as well as we can.

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As I say, if we get beat by a better side on the day, so be it.

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Just before we get there, I want to wish all the lads good luck!

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It's 40 years now since a team from the Northern Premier League

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last reached the fourth round of the FA Cup,

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so now is the moment for Stourbridge to make FA Cup history.

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And waiting for them outside the Wycombe ground,

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Lucky hats, silly suits, and optimistic betting slips.

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More than 2000 had made the trip from the Black Country.

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# We are Stourbridge, we are Stourbridge!#

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Stourbridge fell behind soon after the break,

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Dan Scarr, man of the match, levelled the score at 1-1,

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It might even had been a victory, if only Tom Tonks' effort had

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But seven minutes from time, the unmistakable figure of Akinfenwa

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popped in the winner to break Stourbridge hearts.

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I am so disappointed that it's ended in the way it has.

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But as I said, I'm proud of the way the boys played.

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And as you have seen, the support today was breathtaking.

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Very fine margins in football, and unfortunately, we've lost

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Well done, Gary, you've done the Black Country proud.

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It's certainly been an FA Cup journey the Glass Boys

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Such a shame for a stammer rage. But not a great weekend for any of our

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teams? A great result for will steam from the championship, they beat

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Stoke City 2-0. The only other team from her area still involved in the

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FA Cup is Birmingham city, they drew 1-1, Lukas Jutkiewicz with the

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equaliser. We have another cup draw taking

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place today? The women's FA Cup draw took place

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at Perry Barr, two pupils did the draw, Sana Kazi and Leya Hussain.

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Aston Villa, commentary are all at home in round three.

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In rugby, Wasps at the top, but oh, Wester!

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Almost 28,000 people at the Ricoh Arena, they are now three points

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clear at the top of the Premiership. On Saturday, Gloucester beat

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Worcester, they scored seven tries, there are now eight, Worcester are

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bottom but one. Cricket and Ashley Giles

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says his new role at Warwickshire means he's taking a step back

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from frontline coaching. Giles has won the County

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Championship as both But he says that Jim Troughton will

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be in charge of the first team. Ashley Giles has spent almost all

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of his working life at Edgbaston, but he stressed this time

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he is in a new role, The Academy, sports

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science, recruitment. It's a lot of areas that

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I have really not had It keeps me more in a suit than

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a tracksuit for most of the year. A very different role,

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but one I'm looking forward to. The team were back in training today

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for the first time since Christmas, and now the direct

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responsibility of Jim Troughton, It's going to be an organic process

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in the first couple of weeks, we need to figure out whose

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responsibilities are where. But I'm focusing on the cricket,

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making sure I get in that indoor school and get the guys as prepared

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as possible for our For Giles, this

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is a real homecoming. He spent 14 seasons as a first-class

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cricketer at Warwickshire, He was lured away by England before

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a two-year spell at Lancashire, and the 43-year-old says a big

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plus about the new job will be living at home

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with his family in Worcestershire. That was a crucial

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part of the decision. I was spending too many

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days in a hotel room. It's an important time

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in my children's development, none of us are getting any younger,

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and before I know it, But he's been hired

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to bring success. The Bears last won the County

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Championship in 2012, with Giles as coach

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and Troughton as captain. The pair are now reunited,

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and they'll be hoping for Feels a long way away from sunshine

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and champagne today. Certainly does at the moment!

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If you live in Warwickshire then you may have spotted some of these

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They were apparently paid for by a woman

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revenge against her cheating partner "Graham".

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Well, mystery continues to surround the identity of the couple,

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with some claiming it could be a publicity stunt.

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It was a simple but powerful sign - is scorned woman trying to publicly

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shame her ex-by advertising his alleged in fidelity on lamp posts.

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Around 50 of the signs appeared in Warwick, and have the town talking.

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I think she feels humiliated by Graham, so she has he related him. I

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don't think it's revenge. It's very boldly.

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Do you think it is my it mean? No.

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Yes. She's properly hanging him out to

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dry. If he has been paying away from

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home, he has only himself to blame. I think Linda should come in and

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have a chat and a copy about Graham! With the images going viral on

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social media, the poster company are refusing to comments, but had told

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friends that Linda is a genuine customer, and this is not a PR

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stunt. But hasn't it gone too far? Just be very careful what you say, I

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don't think Linda made for it to be shared in America and be on the BBC,

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but it's out there now for everyone to see. It's and anti-love story,

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but it is so intriguing, who is she, why has he done this? Can we help

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out? I think it's great. Through this entries, Warwick Castle

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has seen a few acts of revenge, and this is nothing new to this town. On

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the 14th century, prisoners will be held in a cell where sewage would be

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poured upon them, and they would be left to die. Today, there's no sign

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of grain here. The identities of both Graham and Linda remain a

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mystery, although this bar owner claims he knows Linda's true

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identity, and has even offered her a bottle of champagne.

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All I know is who Linda is, I am not quick to say any more. If she wants

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to lay low, I'm not going to change that.

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There could be a final twist in this sad love story, flyposting is

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illegal, and guilty parties could be fined.

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Oh, Graham! There are rumours of snow, search Farley is here to give

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us the forecast. Our cameraman, Joe, over there has confirmed some big

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fat flakes of snow at Edgbaston earlier today. There could be more

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substantial snow later this week, but lets concentrate on the

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miserable conditions today. But this picture looks quite nice. We should

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title this, And Then The Heavens Opened. This was the reality of this

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situation once the rain got going, it was miserable, very wet. Just

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three hours ago, this was the situation across Staffordshire,

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things drying up with some breaks in the cloud. This is how the rest of

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the week is shaping up. At the moment, it has been wet and cloudy,

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by the time we get to midweek, the colder hair and windier conditions

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start to move in. Those will be with us right until the end of the week.

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At this stage, for the Midlands, just wintry showers, nothing to

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substantial. This is what is bringing in the colder air, and

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northwesterly breeze from the Arctic, that is what's going to

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cover the entire country. That is going to bring in some substantial

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snow to parts of the north of the country, Wales as well, and also the

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East Midlands. That's weather warnings are. For us, it looks like

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we have no snow at all for most areas, certainly at lower levels.

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Actor this evening, write out there as a result of the rain earlier.

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That is clearing to the southeast, and we're left with a few showery at

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pix of rain, some drizzle and rain towards the north and north west. A

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lot of that give Mr averages above freezing, Aranda four Celsius.

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Tomorrow will be cloudy to begin with. Miles of tomorrow.

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Mild! That was the Panorama investigates

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the deadly terrorist attack and should British tourists

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have been warned about the risks? but it's not always

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the right thing for one person. we've run at almost

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completely 100% capacity. We've got lots of patients

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now competing. There's no beds. I do the right thing

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all the time in this job, but it's not always

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the right thing for one person. I do the right thing

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for the hospital. Sometimes I stop

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things happening, yeah.

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