06/02/2012 Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire


06/02/2012

An internet expert reveals how much one family's children are revealing about themselves online, and how vulnerable this makes them.


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A welcome to Inside Out. This week, how safe are your

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children on the Internet. 18 age girl tells how online

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Billy's made her life hell. Also, the rise of the bug. Could we

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all be getting that itchy feeling as the bed but sees a huge rise in

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the North. Prof will play the worst I have

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seen so far. There were thousands of them. Probably the worst.

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For most of us, the internet and technology like smart phones have

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revolutionised the way we live our lives, from catching a bus to

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arranging the night's entertainment. But when we see headlines about

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online grooming and arrests of paedophiles for downloading

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pornographic images, we must question how safe is this window on

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the world particularly when it It was pure hell, I dreaded turning

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on the computer. I would have a bad day at school and I would come home

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and I would think, oh my goodness. If the internet is an integral part

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of our lives but does it dictates how we live?

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Technology is a part of people's lives. They are more savvy. It puts

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you in the dark. There will be people I'm and two are not to they

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said they are. In most ways, this 15-year-old is

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typical when it comes to her use of the Internet and social networking.

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When I meet up with her after school she has already spent

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several hours online. Today it is harmless but for a while, life on

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the Internet made her question if she wanted to live in the real

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world. People would give me abuse and they

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would not get to know me for who I am. After about one hour of having

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an account I had about 10 messages from the same person, saying, kill

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yourself and everybody hates you. So people were telling you descend

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you actually thought about it? It is all well and good people

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saying you will get over it, it cannot be that bad. You just think,

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it is that bad, you do not know how I feel. So why did you not just go

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outside? It is not a possibility. We are the

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generation of the Internet. We are so dependent on it for everything.

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The number of homes with an intimate collection has increased a

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lot. How can we enjoy the benefits of technology without falling

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victim to the pet falls? I will talk to you about being on line and

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out to be safe. With 40% of children admitting they

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have been bullied on line, schools are getting proactive. This man's

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job is to educate children and teachers.

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Hands up if you have a fear spake profile?

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I like playing games and ban on Facebook a lot. My mum and dad were

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the first person to be my friend. do not have the pass word I can

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only go on with my parents's permission.

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Unlike those 10 year-olds I am not particularly upon technology.

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Tim has invited me for a lesson. We are seeing a big move towards

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official recognition so you could be using a certain application and

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you could be walking down the street and actually gathered

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information from someone else. Literally by taking a picture of

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somebody? That is what things are moving too.

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This application finds photographs from 10's kitchen table, we get

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just two maquettes. But in a town or city a could be hundreds. There

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could be images of young children. 10 will show may have a simple

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photo could be a map to a potential victim.

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You can see the picture is applauded and through the map

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system, it can see exactly where that photo was taken and exactly

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how. We have had cases in the past where young people have been

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followed or stalked by others because of the fact they have used

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applications like this. The evidence is perversely all over

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the internet and there are many sites which off for help and advice.

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How can adults make a difference when they have less knowledge?

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This family all go on line in different ways at different times

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for different reasons. There are parental controls set up and

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internet safety packages are used. They try to supervise most Web

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activities. Now they have allowed their girls to have Facebook pace -

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- pages, they are worried it is not enough.

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If their friends have it, they are like, my friends have it, and you

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are letting me down. I asked ten to come with us to

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check out their network and to point out any potential dangers.

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Show me, using your Facebook page, how many friends have you got.

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Did you know she had that many friends? No, I was unaware of that.

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Do you know of these people? Yes. Sometimes people might be somebody

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different to who they say they are. The privacy settings are high but

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all of those friends can access everything she posts. He asks them

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to check of the friends and turns of his DPS. -- DPS.

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If this finds another Nintendo, data could be exchanged between

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them. So somebody could be in the garden chatting to her without...?

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Yes, it will send information. You can restrict the photo data that

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can be exchanged. Is all of this just scaremongering?

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Not if you consider the amount of investigations carried out by

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police. In the three years since this unit

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was set up, the team's caseload has steadily increased with social

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networking site say right hunting ground.

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I would not expect my child to walk down the street and hand-out

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photographs of themselves in a real environment, however, in the safety

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of your own, that is what is happening. Children are meeting

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people on line and not knowing who they are.

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Even read the headlines and warnings, will this new generation

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alter their habits or do they even recognise the dangers?

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A out for coffee with friends, these teams will not ignore their

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virtual palace. Although they get the risks, they admit they feel the

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danger does not apply to them. I used friends on Facebook with

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people you are not friends with? I do not think I know 500 people.

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would not at somebody I did not know of.

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You have the option to not let people see what you do not want

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them to. I think mine is still open so anyone could type in my user

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name and see all of my profile. Doesn't that worry you? I should

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probably change that actually. They obviously have plenty of of

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first-hand knowledge of the benefits and for Edgbaston -- the

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benefits and pitfalls. I would never meet somebody who I

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did not know who it was. There are meet up slots through this website,

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but you meet people just because you like what they posted.

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I would not just made to some random, but I would meet people at

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a meet up. You know the precautions and the

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issues but you kind of presume it will not happen to you.

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I do not have of many concerns for this group but strangely, if they

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need help, the person who will be on hand is this woman. She is

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channelling her power -- her past experiences into new areas. She

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gives much of her free time to helping other victims of internet

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bullying. If you have concerns about your

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children's security on social media sites, we have some expert advice

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for you. Coming up: quieter than the grave. Decipher in a medieval

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message that might shed light on the country's bloodiest ever battle.

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They are supposed to be a thing of the past but bedbugs are back and

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they are coming to a room near you. Figures seen by us suggest a 50%

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rise in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and it is predicted to get worse.

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Our correspondent has been to see one of the worst infestations the

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pest controller has seen for years. In a terraced house in Leeds Ryan

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Bedingfield is on the hunt for some very unwelcome visitors. And

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they've found them. These tiny pests hiding from the light are bed

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bugs. Once almost eliminated from our homes, numbers are now soaring

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again. And this house is crawling with them. There is one, sitting

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there. Another one in here, look. He has fed fairly recently. There

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was another one here, crawling down the piping. You actually have a

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five just in this small location. These bed bugs have been feeding on

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the students in this house, sucking their blood and leaving them with

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nasty swollen bitemarks. My eye was Wallen and you can see some marks

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here. And here. And my back and my neck and my legs.

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This is a serious infestation but this case is not unusual. Bed bugs

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are back and with a vengeance. are very tricky to get rid of. They

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are very flat and they can hide in very small places which makes it

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very hard to find where they are This is the culprit in close-up.

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Meet Cimex Lectularius, the common bed bug. One bug can lay 500 eggs

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in a lifetime and they can live for months without feeding. At night

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they pick up on the carbon dioxide breathed out by us during sleep and

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crawl out to suck our blood. They are in here. This is a fantastic

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hidings place. Here are the blood spots right in the corner of the

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hinge. In you can see that. That is quite big. The bottom is riddled in

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blood spots. It just shows the importance of doing a good

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investigation. They hide in all sorts of places. Why are they in

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the wardrobe? It is dark and out of the way. They could be hiding

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anywhere in his wardrobe. Within these clothes, all within the bags.

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If you take this back to a hotel, you will be taking them with you.

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Cities are the bed bugs' favourite home. Here they can hitch a lift on

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clothing, luggage and public transport into cafes, hotels,

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workplaces and ultimately into your home. I have just found out there

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is a bed but infestation here... It's five years since Inside Out

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first revealed that bed bugs were back. Our research shows that since

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then bed bug cases in the North are up by as much as 40%. That's a

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conservative estimate. Pinpointing a precise figure is tricky because

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official records don't have to be kept. Night to find out more about

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them. Sheffield University is a leading bed bugs Research Centre.

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They have been keeping thousands of them here for years. We have 10 to

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20,000 here. We have a few different methods of feeding them.

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They feed quite a lot on me. how many of these things are you

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feeding a week? 5,000 to 10,000. Richard is the human equivalent of

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a mobile bed bug burger van. Here's how he does it. I drop them on the

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back of my hand and they do not miss an opportunity. That has not

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taken long at all. Does that hurt? It does not hurt. They have to be

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able to feed on you and get away with it without you realising. They

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also have an anaesthetic in their saliva which helps to non-U. They

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are all getting a little bit fatter. So this well up? There you go.

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you do not mind doing this? I am just used to it.

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There's a very serious point to all this. Their work here shows bed

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bugs are developing an alarming resistance to pesticides. We keep

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some strains that have been in culture for 40 years, so we know

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what I'm on resistant bed bugs is. We can compare these cultures to

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one's collected recently in London. These may be thousands of times

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more resistant to the kinds of insects the sides people use today.

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-- insecticides. None of this bodes well. I've come

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to London to try to find out how widespread the UK bed bug problem

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really is. David Cain is a bed bug specialist.

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While estimates suggest an increase of 40 to 50% in the North, he says

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the problem countrywide is a lot worse than that and it is our

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modern well-travelled lifestyle that's to blame. From the data we

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have seen, in certain cities there seems to be a 300% to 500% increase,

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you on you. That is not an unreasonable figure. It is a

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multiple cities around the UK. We are certainly seeing that if not

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greater increases in most of the global cities as well.

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David used the Freedom of Information Act to request London

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Borough bed bug records. The result is a map showing corridors of

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infestation running through the capital from international airports

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and public transport thoroughfares. He's about to map the whole of the

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UK in a similar fashion but his predictions beyond 2012 are gloomy.

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One year's worth of tourism in a nine-week period brings one year's

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worth of bedbugs. You super charge the population of bed bugs in the

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host cities. At the end of the Games, 98% of all hotels in Sydney

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had at least one infected room. Within nine months, 75% of all the

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rentable accommodation in the whole of Australia had at least one

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infected room. It spreads that quickly.

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Back at this student house in Leeds, it is time to chuck out the

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infested sofa and let the students meet their unwelcome housemates

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face to face. These are some of the bedbugs that were collected from

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your room. The ones that are very dark brown, that is the colour of

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your blood. They're the ones that have been feasting on news. You

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were attacked. Your room was infested. It was horrible. After

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doing an inspection on the whole house, I would say it was one of

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the worst I have seen. There was thousands of them. They were all

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over the place. This house will probably need

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repeat treatments to catch all the bugs. Cases like this for now are

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reasonably easily dealt with by professional pest controllers. But

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for how long? It is a long way off before we see

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new classes of insecticides that are effective against bedbugs. They

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are good at all evolving resistance as well. How long do you have

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before they find the mutation that gets round whatever insecticide you

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are using? It is a gloomy outlook. And now more than ever the advice

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for a good night is to sleep tight and after checking every corner and

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crevice in your house hope the bed bugs don't bite.

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One of the most important battles ever fought on British soil took

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place write here in North Yorkshire. On that brittle day in 1461, an

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influential nobleman was killed and buried in a churchyard nearby. Now,

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a team of archaeologists from the University of York were using new

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techniques to decipher a puzzling inscription on his medieval tombs.

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In a chilly winter 550 years ago, the Wars of the Roses tore through

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the Yorkshire countryside. On Towton fields near Tadcaster they

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lined up for what would become the bloodiest battle ever fought on

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English soil. Archer against archer, cousin against cousin, steel

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against steel. The battle lasted from dawn until

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dusk in freezing blizzards. 28,000 men died here, and some slowly.

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Countless foot soldiers were lost and many noblemen, too, were to

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perish on that Palm Sunday. One of them, the Lancastrian Lord Dacre,

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would fall in the thick of the action. Fighting in full armour

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would have been extremely hard work. Hot and thirsty, he removed his

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helmet and drank what could be his last drink.

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Some accounts tell of a boy with a crossbow hiding in a burr tree.

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Others say it was a lucky archer who spotted the vulnerable

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commander. Either way, the end was the same. He fell dead, an arrow

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lodged in his neck. The unlucky Lord ended up buried close to where

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he fell. In the nearby village of Saxton, the churchyard is the last

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resting place for the bones of both Lancastrians and Yorkists. They're

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all equal now. The ground under my feet will be heaving with the dead

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from courage here. Most of them did not have their names in the history

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books, but this final resting place is his. Legend has he was buried

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upright and on his horse. The tomb dates from the 15th

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century and the years have been far from kind. The ancient inscription

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has all but worn away and the last time the words were legible enough

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to transcribe was probably in the Victorian era. No-one can be sure

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how accurate the previous interpretations of the complicated

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Latin actually were, and in recent times, archaeologists have never

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attempted to record exactly what remains of the inscription. Until

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now. A team from the University of York,

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led by archaeologist Tim Sutherland, are hoping to make a definitive

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record of the tomb's Latin inscription and confirm what was

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actually chiselled into the stone 500 years ago. It basically says,

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here lies Lords Baker, the Lancastrian night he thought for

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Henry the sixth. And although it is the Latin text, it is an

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abbreviated Latin text, so what is not just a simple case of reading

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it often that is not just what it says. There are sizable chunks

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missing as well. Record in this with millimetre precision for the

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very first time will give us new information. The person that

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originally transcribe this did at several hundred years ago and so,

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do we believe them? As with everything else connected with the

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battles, we actually think we know a lot more than we actually do know.

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The team set up their equipment and prepare to take hundreds of

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photographs of the top of the tomb. Before they can begin, though,

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they'll need darkness and a lot of patience on a chilly night. We are

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breaking a light over the surface to try and bring out the shadows

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and taking photographs and multiple directions to then stitch it back

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together and try and see as much detail as possible. You are using

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shadows to try and see what is there? Yes. By holding a low light,

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it is remarkable how much detail can come out. We are going to

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combine all those photographs into one photograph and that will allow

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us to record the inscriptions left on the tomb.

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It is a real jigsaw of light but immediately the photographs offer a

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tantalising glimpse of abbreviated Latin text. We can already see it

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has probably lost two or three mm of depth on the surface over the

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past hundred years or so. That will accelerate. The more it wears, the

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more water will freeze. It is very important to do it now. Look at

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that! You can see the really faint but in the middle. We are already

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finding things on it and that we did not know were there. There

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appears to be some graffiti. Probably 200 years old! And you can

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really see the effect of it now. is almost impossible to think you

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cannot see this in daylight! It is showing up so nicely.

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The team work through the night, managing to faithfully record every

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It is just over a month since they photographed the tomb, and here at

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the University of York, they are starting to piece together some of

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the date of. And initial analysis quickly shows that the weathering

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of the tomb's lettering is far worse than anyone thought. It is

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pretty obvious that a lot of the stone has gone and it is extremely

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difficult to read whole words or reconstruct the entire inscription

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as it once was. That is just because it has just whether the way.

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You are talking about losing a significant amount of the surface?

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Exactly. Presumably, when this was fresh, when it was right from the

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Maze and's hands. It would have been as smooth as this table top.

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This is just the start. We have been in the field and collected the

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data and put the data in a computer. Now we have to spend a long time

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manipulating all the images and interpreting every single line and

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crack on the surface of that tomb and what that will mean is, we will

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come out with the most likely interpretation. That is all we can

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do after 550 years of wear. I am not sure if we will be able to

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reconstruct word for word the entire inscription, but we will be

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able to identify key words, hopefully names, the date we can

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probably polite. We need to just spend time comparing what we can

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see with what the antiquarians 200 years ago thought they could see

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and find out, going letter by letter, or in some cases, stroked

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by stroke, to see the differences between them and try and puzzle out

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what it says. Once the letters are pieced together, Latin experts will

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have their say on the exact meaning of the words they make. A slow and

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laborious process, but Tim's convinced it's worth all the effort.

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This monument will only exist in this manner for a certain amount of

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time before it crumbles into dust. It is exposed to all the elements.

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We have just caught best in the nick of time so we can capture this

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moment and the text. That is important.

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For the moment, the exact inscription on Lord Dacre's tomb

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may remain a perplexing puzzle but the archaeologists have managed, at

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the very least, to cast light on a medieval message that was once lost

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