25/02/2013 Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire


25/02/2013

Investigating malnutrition in Yorkshire's biggest city. Does the North need a super mayor? Jan Leeming uncovers the story of a Battle of Britain hero.


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Good evening. Welcome to inside it Good evening. Welcome to inside it

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Good evening. Welcome to inside it where tonight we have a bird's-eye

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where tonight we have a bird's-eye where tonight we have a bird's-eye

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where tonight we have a bird's-eye view of Leeds. Some weeks I have to

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view of Leeds. Some weeks I have to view of Leeds. Some weeks I have to

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skip meals. We investigate the skip meals. We investigate the

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growing problem of malnutrition growing problem of malnutrition

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growing problem of malnutrition which is putting the health of

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which is putting the health of which is putting the health of

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thousands at least -- at risk. thousands at least -- at risk.

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thousands at least -- at risk. thousands at least -- at risk.

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There is great wealth in some areas There is great wealth in some areas

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There is great wealth in some areas and great poverty and others.

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and great poverty and others. and great poverty and others.

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Johnson has boosted London. Is it Johnson has boosted London. Is it

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Johnson has boosted London. Is it Johnson has boosted London. Is it

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time for the North to get its own time for the North to get its own

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time for the North to get its own time for the North to get its own

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mayor? Give us the kind of powers mayor? Give us the kind of powers

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mayor? Give us the kind of powers that Scotland and London already

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that Scotland and London already that Scotland and London already

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that Scotland and London already have and what has goal. Up we

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have and what has goal. Up we have and what has goal. Up we

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followed Jan Leeming as she followed Jan Leeming as she

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followed Jan Leeming as she searches for the war hero behind

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searches for the war hero behind searches for the war hero behind

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searches for the war hero behind the name. I asked to sponsor a

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the name. I asked to sponsor a the name. I asked to sponsor a

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the name. I asked to sponsor a French pilot and this is the name I

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French pilot and this is the name I French pilot and this is the name I

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was given false up given. was given false up given.

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was given false up given. was given false up given.

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We often here we are eating too We often here we are eating too

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We often here we are eating too much but tens of thousands are

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much but tens of thousands are much but tens of thousands are

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pitting their health at risk pitting their health at risk

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pitting their health at risk because they are not getting enough

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because they are not getting enough because they are not getting enough

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out. We investigated the growing out. We investigated the growing

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problem of malnutrition. problem of malnutrition.

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problem of malnutrition. problem of malnutrition.

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Leeds is one of the richest cities Leeds is one of the richest cities

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Leeds is one of the richest cities Leeds is one of the richest cities

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in the country. But it has a hidden in the country. But it has a hidden

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in the country. But it has a hidden problem. A problem more associated

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problem. A problem more associated problem. A problem more associated

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with the developing world than with the developing world than

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with the developing world than modern Britain. And that problem is

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malnutrition. malnutrition.

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malnutrition. Thousands of people in Leeds and

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Thousands of people in Leeds and Thousands of people in Leeds and

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West Yorkshire are not getting West Yorkshire are not getting

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West Yorkshire are not getting West Yorkshire are not getting

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enough to eat. It's a problem that enough to eat. It's a problem that

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enough to eat. It's a problem that affects some of the most vulnerable

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affects some of the most vulnerable affects some of the most vulnerable

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people in our society the elderly, people in our society the elderly,

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children and struggling families. children and struggling families.

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children and struggling families. children and struggling families.

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Angela Taylor is a single mum with Angela Taylor is a single mum with

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Angela Taylor is a single mum with three children. She's always worked

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three children. She's always worked three children. She's always worked

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three children. She's always worked or volunteered but had to give up

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or volunteered but had to give up or volunteered but had to give up

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her job because of problems with her job because of problems with

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her job because of problems with child care. Things are so tight

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child care. Things are so tight child care. Things are so tight

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she's been doing without her own she's been doing without her own

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she's been doing without her own she's been doing without her own

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meals to make sure her children get meals to make sure her children get

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meals to make sure her children get meals to make sure her children get

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enough to eat. Some weeks I have to enough to eat. Some weeks I have to

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enough to eat. Some weeks I have to enough to eat. Some weeks I have to

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skip meals, I have to go without skip meals, I have to go without

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skip meals, I have to go without skip meals, I have to go without

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eating so my children can eat. eating so my children can eat.

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eating so my children can eat. eating so my children can eat.

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much do you think you have a week much do you think you have a week

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much do you think you have a week much do you think you have a week

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much do you think you have a week to spend on food? On my bad week it

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to spend on food? On my bad week it to spend on food? On my bad week it

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to spend on food? On my bad week it to spend on food? On my bad week it

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can be as little as �10. I can do can be as little as �10. I can do

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can be as little as �10. I can do can be as little as �10. I can do

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it on �10, it's like, but it's it on �10, it's like, but it's

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chips, fish fingers, chicken chips, fish fingers, chicken

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chips, fish fingers, chicken nuggets, beans, and Weetabix.

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nuggets, beans, and Weetabix. nuggets, beans, and Weetabix.

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nuggets, beans, and Weetabix. skipping meals Angela is at risk of

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skipping meals Angela is at risk of becoming malnourished herself.

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becoming malnourished herself. becoming malnourished herself.

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becoming malnourished herself. if my gas say goes on Thursday we

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if my gas say goes on Thursday we if my gas say goes on Thursday we

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don't have gas until Saturday, don't have gas until Saturday,

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don't have gas until Saturday, don't have gas until Saturday,

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unless I borrow money which is what unless I borrow money which is what

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unless I borrow money which is what I usually do. Sometimes you're left

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I usually do. Sometimes you're left I usually do. Sometimes you're left

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with the very stark choice between with the very stark choice between

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with the very stark choice between heating the house or feeding the

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heating the house or feeding the heating the house or feeding the

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children? Yeah, yeah, I have to children? Yeah, yeah, I have to

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children? Yeah, yeah, I have to children? Yeah, yeah, I have to

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heat the house for the kids. I need heat the house for the kids. I need

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heat the house for the kids. I need heat the house for the kids. I need

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them to be warm and that will them to be warm and that will

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them to be warm and that will probably be when I'll be skipping

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probably be when I'll be skipping probably be when I'll be skipping

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more meals but obviously the kids, more meals but obviously the kids,

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more meals but obviously the kids, they will get everything I can

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they will get everything I can they will get everything I can

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possibly get for them. But there's possibly get for them. But there's

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possibly get for them. But there's another reason Angela is struggling.

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another reason Angela is struggling. another reason Angela is struggling.

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Her youngest daughter Emelia is Her youngest daughter Emelia is

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Her youngest daughter Emelia is lactose intolerant. She has a

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lactose intolerant. She has a lactose intolerant. She has a

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serious allergy to milk and milk serious allergy to milk and milk

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serious allergy to milk and milk serious allergy to milk and milk

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products. So I've had to cut all products. So I've had to cut all

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products. So I've had to cut all dairy out of her food completely

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dairy out of her food completely dairy out of her food completely

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dairy out of her food completely now. And what does that do to the

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now. And what does that do to the now. And what does that do to the

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bills? It's shocking cos the dairy bills? It's shocking cos the dairy

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bills? It's shocking cos the dairy free products are really really

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free products are really really free products are really really

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expensive. These were a pound. expensive. These were a pound.

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expensive. These were a pound. Tonight she's cooking two cheap

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Tonight she's cooking two cheap Tonight she's cooking two cheap

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Tonight she's cooking two cheap pies and a tin of mushy peas for

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pies and a tin of mushy peas for pies and a tin of mushy peas for

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pies and a tin of mushy peas for the four of them. I don't even know

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the four of them. I don't even know the four of them. I don't even know

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the four of them. I don't even know if the kids'll like them but they

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if the kids'll like them but they if the kids'll like them but they

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if the kids'll like them but they were a pound, but my baby can't eat

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were a pound, but my baby can't eat were a pound, but my baby can't eat

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them. She has special bread and them. She has special bread and

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them. She has special bread and special cheese with a bit for

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special cheese with a bit for special cheese with a bit for

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special cheese with a bit for Emelia. Do you ever waste food?No,

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Emelia. Do you ever waste food?No, Emelia. Do you ever waste food?No,

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Emelia. Do you ever waste food?No, Emelia. Do you ever waste food?No,

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I always, if I open a tin and some I always, if I open a tin and some

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I always, if I open a tin and some I always, if I open a tin and some

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left, I'll put the rest in a box left, I'll put the rest in a box

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left, I'll put the rest in a box left, I'll put the rest in a box

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and save it for tomorrow. And if and save it for tomorrow. And if

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and save it for tomorrow. And if and save it for tomorrow. And if

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the kids leave any tea, then I'll the kids leave any tea, then I'll

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the kids leave any tea, then I'll probably eat it. Angela is not

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probably eat it. Angela is not probably eat it. Angela is not

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alone. Food poverty in Leeds is alone. Food poverty in Leeds is

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alone. Food poverty in Leeds is becoming so serious that this year

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becoming so serious that this year becoming so serious that this year

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alone four new foodbanks are being alone four new foodbanks are being

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alone four new foodbanks are being established right across the city.

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established right across the city. established right across the city.

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established right across the city. The first one is in Armley and is

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The first one is in Armley and is The first one is in Armley and is

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The first one is in Armley and is being set up by St George's Crypt

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being set up by St George's Crypt being set up by St George's Crypt

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with the Trussell Trust. Leeds is with the Trussell Trust. Leeds is

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with the Trussell Trust. Leeds is very much a patchwork city where

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very much a patchwork city where very much a patchwork city where

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there's a great wealth in certain there's a great wealth in certain

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there's a great wealth in certain areas, and great poverty in others

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areas, and great poverty in others areas, and great poverty in others

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and it's not just necessarily and it's not just necessarily

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and it's not just necessarily poverty, it's hard times, people

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poverty, it's hard times, people poverty, it's hard times, people

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find themselves suddenly on hard find themselves suddenly on hard

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find themselves suddenly on hard times, so we decided to do

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times, so we decided to do times, so we decided to do

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something about it. We're expecting something about it. We're expecting

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something about it. We're expecting something about it. We're expecting

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a massive take up. At the moment a massive take up. At the moment

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a massive take up. At the moment I'm actually fending off e-mails

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I'm actually fending off e-mails I'm actually fending off e-mails

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and phone calls at the moment and phone calls at the moment

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and phone calls at the moment asking for food but we are

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asking for food but we are asking for food but we are

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expecting a huge influx of people expecting a huge influx of people

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expecting a huge influx of people wanting the foodbank from West

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wanting the foodbank from West wanting the foodbank from West

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Leeds. If the experience of Leeds. If the experience of

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Leeds. If the experience of Leeds. If the experience of

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Bradford is anything to go by, the Bradford is anything to go by, the

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Bradford is anything to go by, the Bradford is anything to go by, the

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four new food banks in Leeds are four new food banks in Leeds are

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four new food banks in Leeds are four new food banks in Leeds are

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going to be very busy. Bradford has going to be very busy. Bradford has

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going to be very busy. Bradford has the longest running and most well

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the longest running and most well established foodban kin West

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established foodban kin West established foodban kin West

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Yorkshire. We help all sorts of Yorkshire. We help all sorts of

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Yorkshire. We help all sorts of people, people can get into crisis

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people, people can get into crisis people, people can get into crisis

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people, people can get into crisis for all sorts of reasons be it debt

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for all sorts of reasons be it debt for all sorts of reasons be it debt

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for all sorts of reasons be it debt or benefit delays and all of them

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or benefit delays and all of them or benefit delays and all of them

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or benefit delays and all of them need a little helping hand. I think

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need a little helping hand. I think need a little helping hand. I think

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it's a much bigger problem than it's a much bigger problem than

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it's a much bigger problem than it's a much bigger problem than

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people realise. A lot of people out people realise. A lot of people out

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there are struggling silently, there are struggling silently,

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there are struggling silently, people that you'd otherwise think

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people that you'd otherwise think people that you'd otherwise think

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were healthy and happy, but were healthy and happy, but

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underneath they're really underneath they're really

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struggling. Families that can't struggling. Families that can't

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struggling. Families that can't support their children or parents

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support their children or parents support their children or parents

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support their children or parents that give up their food so that

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that give up their food so that that give up their food so that

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that give up their food so that their children can eat. How big is

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their children can eat. How big is their children can eat. How big is

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the operation here? Last year we the operation here? Last year we

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the operation here? Last year we the operation here? Last year we

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gave out almost 12 tons of food. gave out almost 12 tons of food.

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gave out almost 12 tons of food. gave out almost 12 tons of food.

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This is a couple of parcels here. This is a couple of parcels here.

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This is a couple of parcels here. This is a couple of parcels here.

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It's almost 13 kilos of food, and It's almost 13 kilos of food, and

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It's almost 13 kilos of food, and It's almost 13 kilos of food, and

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this would last them for three days, this would last them for three days,

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this would last them for three days, all their meals, breakfast, lunch

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all their meals, breakfast, lunch all their meals, breakfast, lunch

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and dinner. Breakfast, lunch and and dinner. Breakfast, lunch and

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and dinner. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. One of the volunteers here

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dinner. One of the volunteers here dinner. One of the volunteers here

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dinner. One of the volunteers here is Mark Kay. He came to the

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is Mark Kay. He came to the is Mark Kay. He came to the

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foodbank originally as he didn't foodbank originally as he didn't

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foodbank originally as he didn't have enough money to feed his

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have enough money to feed his have enough money to feed his

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have enough money to feed his family I first came here as a

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family I first came here as a family I first came here as a

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family I first came here as a family I first came here as a

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client cos I was in a lot of debt. client cos I was in a lot of debt.

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client cos I was in a lot of debt. client cos I was in a lot of debt.

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I were working, and as you do when I were working, and as you do when

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I were working, and as you do when you're working you get loans and

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you're working you get loans and you're working you get loans and

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you're working you get loans and stuff and then I lost my job. It

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stuff and then I lost my job. It stuff and then I lost my job. It

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were horrendous. We'd rather pay us were horrendous. We'd rather pay us

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were horrendous. We'd rather pay us were horrendous. We'd rather pay us

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debts off than buy food. To start debts off than buy food. To start

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debts off than buy food. To start debts off than buy food. To start

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with I was really ashamed that it with I was really ashamed that it

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with I was really ashamed that it with I was really ashamed that it

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had got that far. But once I come had got that far. But once I come

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had got that far. But once I come here, you know everybody. Really

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here, you know everybody. Really friendly, really helpful, and

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friendly, really helpful, and friendly, really helpful, and

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friendly, really helpful, and helped me get back on my feet.

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helped me get back on my feet. helped me get back on my feet.

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it is the elderly who are it is the elderly who are

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particularly vulnerable to particularly vulnerable to

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malnutrition. Hannah Diskin works malnutrition. Hannah Diskin works

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malnutrition. Hannah Diskin works for the NHS as a community

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for the NHS as a community for the NHS as a community

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dietician for the Leeds Eating and dietician for the Leeds Eating and

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dietician for the Leeds Eating and Drinking team. Malnutrition is a

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Drinking team. Malnutrition is a Drinking team. Malnutrition is a

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growing problem and it often goes growing problem and it often goes

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unrecognised, undiagnosed and isn't unrecognised, undiagnosed and isn't

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unrecognised, undiagnosed and isn't often talked about. We estimate

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often talked about. We estimate often talked about. We estimate

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often talked about. We estimate that about 3% of the population in

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that about 3% of the population in that about 3% of the population in

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the UK are living with malnutrition the UK are living with malnutrition

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the UK are living with malnutrition and in Leeds that means about

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and in Leeds that means about and in Leeds that means about

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23,000 people are malnourished and 23,000 people are malnourished and

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23,000 people are malnourished and 23,000 people are malnourished and

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a further 36,000 people are at risk a further 36,000 people are at risk

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of malnutrition. Someone with of malnutrition. Someone with

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of malnutrition. Someone with malnutrition will be more likely to

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malnutrition will be more likely to malnutrition will be more likely to

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pick up infections, more likely to pick up infections, more likely to

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pick up infections, more likely to have illnesses, they'll be more

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have illnesses, they'll be more have illnesses, they'll be more

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likely to visit their doctor, and likely to visit their doctor, and

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likely to visit their doctor, and likely to visit their doctor, and

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have stays in hospital and are more have stays in hospital and are more

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have stays in hospital and are more have stays in hospital and are more

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likely to have a longer stay in likely to have a longer stay in

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likely to have a longer stay in hospital compared to someone who's

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hospital compared to someone who's well nourished. Hannah's first

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well nourished. Hannah's first well nourished. Hannah's first

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appointment is with Tony and Pat appointment is with Tony and Pat

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appointment is with Tony and Pat Sheridan. Hi Pat, it's Hannah.

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Sheridan. Hi Pat, it's Hannah. Sheridan. Hi Pat, it's Hannah.

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to see you. Tony has Multiple to see you. Tony has Multiple

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Sclerosis and has difficulty Sclerosis and has difficulty

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Sclerosis and has difficulty swallowing. He's recently lost a

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swallowing. He's recently lost a swallowing. He's recently lost a

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swallowing. He's recently lost a lot of weight. How's the eating and

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lot of weight. How's the eating and lot of weight. How's the eating and

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drinking going since I was last drinking going since I was last

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drinking going since I was last drinking going since I was last

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here? I might be eating a bit less here? I might be eating a bit less

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here? I might be eating a bit less but I'm still holding me own.

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but I'm still holding me own. but I'm still holding me own.

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You're still holding your own. And You're still holding your own. And

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You're still holding your own. And You're still holding your own. And

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Tony, last time I was here we were Tony, last time I was here we were

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Tony, last time I was here we were talking about how important it is

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talking about how important it is talking about how important it is

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talking about how important it is to eat little and often because you

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to eat little and often because you to eat little and often because you

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to eat little and often because you haven't got a very good appetite so

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haven't got a very good appetite so haven't got a very good appetite so

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haven't got a very good appetite so you struggle to eat a large amount

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you struggle to eat a large amount you struggle to eat a large amount

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at any one time. Yeah. Sometimes at any one time. Yeah. Sometimes

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at any one time. Yeah. Sometimes you have porridge for breakfast.

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you have porridge for breakfast. you have porridge for breakfast.

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Sometimes you have some porridge? Sometimes you have some porridge?

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Sometimes you have some porridge? Sometimes you have some porridge?

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Stir it all round nicely to a nice Stir it all round nicely to a nice

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Stir it all round nicely to a nice soft consistency so he can swallow

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soft consistency so he can swallow soft consistency so he can swallow

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it down because he has awful it down because he has awful

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it down because he has awful problems as you know. Are you

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problems as you know. Are you problems as you know. Are you

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adding the cream and milk powder? adding the cream and milk powder?

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adding the cream and milk powder? Cream and milk powder and sugar.

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Cream and milk powder and sugar. Cream and milk powder and sugar.

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Cream and milk powder and sugar. Full fat milk and cream are really

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Full fat milk and cream are really Full fat milk and cream are really

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important. You need to make sure important. You need to make sure

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important. You need to make sure it's as nourishing as possible to

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it's as nourishing as possible to it's as nourishing as possible to

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stop you losing any more weight. stop you losing any more weight.

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stop you losing any more weight. Sadly Tony died unexpectedly a week

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Sadly Tony died unexpectedly a week Sadly Tony died unexpectedly a week

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after we filmed with him. His after we filmed with him. His

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after we filmed with him. His family wanted his contribution to

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family wanted his contribution to family wanted his contribution to

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family wanted his contribution to be included in this film. It's not

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be included in this film. It's not be included in this film. It's not

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just the elderly who have problems just the elderly who have problems

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just the elderly who have problems getting enough food. It's a problem

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getting enough food. It's a problem getting enough food. It's a problem

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that also affects children. And that also affects children. And

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that also affects children. And that also affects children. And

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making sure kids get enough to eat making sure kids get enough to eat

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has some surprising benefits. has some surprising benefits.

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has some surprising benefits. has some surprising benefits.

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At the David Young Academy in Leeds, At the David Young Academy in Leeds,

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At the David Young Academy in Leeds, which serves an area where more

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which serves an area where more which serves an area where more

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which serves an area where more than a third of all children live

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than a third of all children live than a third of all children live

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in poverty, breakfast is free and in poverty, breakfast is free and

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in poverty, breakfast is free and compulsory for all pupils. The head

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compulsory for all pupils. The head compulsory for all pupils. The head

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teacher is Ros McMullen. Well, I teacher is Ros McMullen. Well, I

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teacher is Ros McMullen. Well, I think it's quite clear that if

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think it's quite clear that if think it's quite clear that if

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people haven't eaten a breakfast it people haven't eaten a breakfast it

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affects their performance. Results affects their performance. Results

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affects their performance. Results in the academy have risen

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in the academy have risen exponentially and attendance has

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exponentially and attendance has exponentially and attendance has

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improved year on year, behaviour improved year on year, behaviour

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improved year on year, behaviour has improved year on year, academic

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has improved year on year, academic has improved year on year, academic

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achievement has improved year on achievement has improved year on

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achievement has improved year on achievement has improved year on

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year, and we think that one of the year, and we think that one of the

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year, and we think that one of the year, and we think that one of the

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key elements to that has been the key elements to that has been the

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key elements to that has been the key elements to that has been the

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way that we feed the children. way that we feed the children.

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way that we feed the children. you didn't provide this breakfast

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you didn't provide this breakfast you didn't provide this breakfast

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are there some children coming to are there some children coming to

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are there some children coming to school with nothing to eat? Yes.

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school with nothing to eat? Yes. school with nothing to eat? Yes.

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school with nothing to eat? Yes. And why is that? With some children

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And why is that? With some children And why is that? With some children

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And why is that? With some children it will be because they do not get

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it will be because they do not get it will be because they do not get

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it will be because they do not get out of bed early enough to eat

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out of bed early enough to eat out of bed early enough to eat

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before they leave the home, with before they leave the home, with

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before they leave the home, with some children it will be because

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some children it will be because some children it will be because

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some children it will be because it's not part of the family routine

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it's not part of the family routine it's not part of the family routine

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it's not part of the family routine to eat a breakfast. I think it's

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to eat a breakfast. I think it's to eat a breakfast. I think it's

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to eat a breakfast. I think it's also down to the fact that it is

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also down to the fact that it is actually increasingly difficult for

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actually increasingly difficult for actually increasingly difficult for

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families to cope in these families to cope in these

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increasingly tough economic times. increasingly tough economic times.

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increasingly tough economic times. increasingly tough economic times.

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Poverty and the poor will always be Poverty and the poor will always be

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with us. People's circumstances with us. People's circumstances

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with us. People's circumstances change everyday, and you never know

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change everyday, and you never know change everyday, and you never know

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change everyday, and you never know what's round the corner if you are

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what's round the corner if you are what's round the corner if you are

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in full time employment. We're in full time employment. We're

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in full time employment. We're in full time employment. We're

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seeing an increase in demand so we seeing an increase in demand so we

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seeing an increase in demand so we expect that to continue over the

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expect that to continue over the expect that to continue over the

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coming year. It's a huge problem coming year. It's a huge problem

:09:54.:09:55.

coming year. It's a huge problem and it's growing. We haven't seen

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and it's growing. We haven't seen and it's growing. We haven't seen

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all the impact of the benefits all the impact of the benefits

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all the impact of the benefits changes. All that's going to come

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changes. All that's going to come changes. All that's going to come

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changes. All that's going to come in within at least a year so we

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in within at least a year so we in within at least a year so we

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in within at least a year so we have to see what the tidal wave

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have to see what the tidal wave have to see what the tidal wave

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brings. While there are some brings. While there are some

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brings. While there are some initiatives to offer much needed

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initiatives to offer much needed initiatives to offer much needed

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help, it seems malnutrition in help, it seems malnutrition in

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help, it seems malnutrition in help, it seems malnutrition in

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Yorkshire is a problem that is not Yorkshire is a problem that is not

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 50 seconds

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Yorkshire is a problem that is not Is there a political figure or a

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Is there a political figure or a Is there a political figure or a

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maybe an entrepreneur who's up to maybe an entrepreneur who's up to

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maybe an entrepreneur who's up to maybe an entrepreneur who's up to

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the task here? What image does the the task here? What image does the

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North project? Lacking jobs. North project? Lacking jobs.

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Lacking investment. Lacking someone Lacking investment. Lacking someone

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Lacking investment. Lacking someone Lacking investment. Lacking someone

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like this. I'm taking a journey. In like this. I'm taking a journey. In

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like this. I'm taking a journey. In like this. I'm taking a journey. In

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search of a Boris for the North. Do search of a Boris for the North. Do

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search of a Boris for the North. Do search of a Boris for the North. Do

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we need one? Would we be wealthier? we need one? Would we be wealthier?

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we need one? Would we be wealthier? we need one? Would we be wealthier?

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More to the point, who would want More to the point, who would want

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More to the point, who would want More to the point, who would want

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the job? The debate has reared its the job? The debate has reared its

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the job? The debate has reared its the job? The debate has reared its

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head because of the think tank IPPR head because of the think tank IPPR

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head because of the think tank IPPR North. They say the North needs

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North. They say the North needs North. They say the North needs

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more powers. A leader like Boris, more powers. A leader like Boris,

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more powers. A leader like Boris, more powers. A leader like Boris,

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who's not afraid to wield them. who's not afraid to wield them.

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who's not afraid to wield them. Mayor of London has powers over

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Mayor of London has powers over transport, police economic

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transport, police economic transport, police economic

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development. He can get a meeting development. He can get a meeting

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development. He can get a meeting development. He can get a meeting

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with a bank, he can knock on the with a bank, he can knock on the

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with a bank, he can knock on the with a bank, he can knock on the

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door of Number 10 he can get door of Number 10 he can get

:11:48.:11:49.

door of Number 10 he can get himself on the front of any

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himself on the front of any himself on the front of any

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newspaper. So, would a Northern newspaper. So, would a Northern

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newspaper. So, would a Northern newspaper. So, would a Northern

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Boris put us on the map? I'm going Boris put us on the map? I'm going

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Boris put us on the map? I'm going Boris put us on the map? I'm going

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to start with a man who's a Mayor, to start with a man who's a Mayor,

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to start with a man who's a Mayor, too, and he's already been dubbed

:12:02.:12:03.

too, and he's already been dubbed too, and he's already been dubbed

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the Boris of the North. Boris the Boris of the North. Boris

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the Boris of the North. Boris doesn't have much control over

:12:05.:12:06.

doesn't have much control over doesn't have much control over

:12:06.:12:07.

London. I have total control over London. I have total control over

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London. I have total control over Doncaster, so maybe they should

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Doncaster, so maybe they should Doncaster, so maybe they should

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Doncaster, so maybe they should call him the Pete of the South.

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call him the Pete of the South. call him the Pete of the South.

:12:15.:12:16.

call him the Pete of the South. might not know the way around his

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might not know the way around his might not know the way around his

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new building, but Peter Davies new building, but Peter Davies

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new building, but Peter Davies certainly knows his own mind. He's

:12:19.:12:20.

certainly knows his own mind. He's certainly knows his own mind. He's

:12:20.:12:21.

controversial he overruled his own controversial he overruled his own

:12:21.:12:26.

controversial he overruled his own council to close the libraries.

:12:26.:12:27.

council to close the libraries. council to close the libraries.

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This morning, he's discussing anti- This morning, he's discussing anti-

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This morning, he's discussing anti- social behaviour. Peter is in the

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social behaviour. Peter is in the social behaviour. Peter is in the

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social behaviour. Peter is in the middle of a power meeting. They are

:12:40.:12:41.

middle of a power meeting. They are middle of a power meeting. They are

:12:41.:12:41.

discussing new powers to deal with discussing new powers to deal with

:12:41.:12:45.

discussing new powers to deal with alcohol on the street. When you're

:12:45.:12:46.

alcohol on the street. When you're alcohol on the street. When you're

:12:46.:12:49.

Mayor it's all about power. It Mayor it's all about power. It

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Mayor it's all about power. It Mayor it's all about power. It

:12:50.:12:51.

works when you're a small fish in a works when you're a small fish in a

:12:51.:12:52.

works when you're a small fish in a works when you're a small fish in a

:12:52.:12:54.

big pond, but can it work on a big pond, but can it work on a

:12:54.:12:55.

big pond, but can it work on a big pond, but can it work on a

:12:55.:12:56.

regional level? So, if I was to ask regional level? So, if I was to ask

:12:56.:12:57.

regional level? So, if I was to ask regional level? So, if I was to ask

:12:57.:12:58.

you a direct question, would you be you a direct question, would you be

:12:58.:12:59.

you a direct question, would you be you a direct question, would you be

:12:59.:12:59.

the Boris of the whole North? the Boris of the whole North?

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the Boris of the whole North? The idea is ludicrous.

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The idea is ludicrous. The idea is ludicrous.

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The idea is ludicrous. Why doesn't he want the job? Well,

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Why doesn't he want the job? Well, Why doesn't he want the job? Well,

:13:08.:13:08.

Why doesn't he want the job? Well, he thinks there are too many local

:13:08.:13:09.

he thinks there are too many local rivalries between northern towns

:13:09.:13:10.

rivalries between northern towns rivalries between northern towns

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rivalries between northern towns and cities to ever join forces. So,

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and cities to ever join forces. So, and cities to ever join forces. So,

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and cities to ever join forces. So, the best way to make the North more

:13:19.:13:20.

the best way to make the North more the best way to make the North more

:13:20.:13:21.

prosperous, is to use your power prosperous, is to use your power

:13:21.:13:22.

prosperous, is to use your power prosperous, is to use your power

:13:22.:13:22.

only to improve your own town. only to improve your own town.

:13:23.:13:24.

only to improve your own town. only to improve your own town.

:13:24.:13:24.

think each area has to lift itself think each area has to lift itself

:13:24.:13:25.

think each area has to lift itself and encourage the people in each

:13:25.:13:35.

and encourage the people in each and encourage the people in each

:13:35.:13:36.

area to lift themselves. I'm trying area to lift themselves. I'm trying

:13:36.:13:37.

area to lift themselves. I'm trying area to lift themselves. I'm trying

:13:37.:13:38.

area to lift themselves. I'm trying to get a sense of what we need to

:13:38.:13:39.

to get a sense of what we need to to get a sense of what we need to

:13:39.:13:40.

to get a sense of what we need to do to get the best out of it.

:13:40.:13:41.

do to get the best out of it. do to get the best out of it.

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There's almost the sense that in There's almost the sense that in

:13:42.:13:43.

There's almost the sense that in the North we're divided. Well, we

:13:43.:13:44.

the North we're divided. Well, we the North we're divided. Well, we

:13:44.:13:45.

are! So, we shouldn't unite?Well, are! So, we shouldn't unite?Well,

:13:45.:13:46.

are! So, we shouldn't unite?Well, are! So, we shouldn't unite?Well,

:13:46.:13:47.

you can't unite. So, what do we do you can't unite. So, what do we do

:13:47.:13:48.

you can't unite. So, what do we do you can't unite. So, what do we do

:13:48.:13:49.

to get the best out of the North? to get the best out of the North?

:13:49.:13:50.

to get the best out of the North? to get the best out of the North?

:13:50.:13:51.

People look at what I'm doing in People look at what I'm doing in

:13:51.:13:52.

People look at what I'm doing in Doncaster and that'll get them

:13:52.:13:52.

Doncaster and that'll get them Doncaster and that'll get them

:13:52.:13:53.

somewhere along the line! So, it's somewhere along the line! So, it's

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somewhere along the line! So, it's the Peter masterplan? The Peter

:13:54.:13:55.

the Peter masterplan? The Peter masterplan will work everywhere.

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masterplan will work everywhere. masterplan will work everywhere.

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masterplan will work everywhere. But you don't want to lead it?

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But you don't want to lead it? But you don't want to lead it?

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I'm committed to the people of I'm committed to the people of

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I'm committed to the people of Doncaster and I'm not committed to

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Doncaster and I'm not committed to Doncaster and I'm not committed to

:14:01.:14:02.

the people of anywhere else. the people of anywhere else.

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masterplan is about selling masterplan is about selling

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masterplan is about selling Doncaster to the world, but ruling

:14:05.:14:05.

Doncaster to the world, but ruling Doncaster to the world, but ruling

:14:05.:14:08.

Doncaster to the world, but ruling it with a rod of iron. He thinks

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it with a rod of iron. He thinks it with a rod of iron. He thinks

:14:09.:14:10.

the Northern economy could bloom if the Northern economy could bloom if

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the Northern economy could bloom if you focus on your own patch.

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you focus on your own patch. you focus on your own patch.

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Doncaster has got everything. Doncaster has got everything.

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Doncaster has got everything. Doncaster has got everything.

:14:19.:14:20.

you're such a good salesman for the you're such a good salesman for the

:14:20.:14:20.

you're such a good salesman for the you're such a good salesman for the

:14:20.:14:21.

area, don't we need that for the area, don't we need that for the

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area, don't we need that for the area, don't we need that for the

:14:23.:14:24.

whole of the North? I don't want to whole of the North? I don't want to

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whole of the North? I don't want to whole of the North? I don't want to

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sell the rest, but if they want to sell the rest, but if they want to

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sell the rest, but if they want to come around for some ideas.

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come around for some ideas. come around for some ideas.

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Peter's not up for it. But Peter's not up for it. But

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Peter's not up for it. But campaigners say a united North is

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campaigners say a united North is campaigners say a united North is

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campaigners say a united North is the only way forward. We've got a

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the only way forward. We've got a the only way forward. We've got a

:14:35.:14:36.

very divided England, where all the very divided England, where all the

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very divided England, where all the power and economic growth that

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power and economic growth that power and economic growth that

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there is is concentrated in London there is is concentrated in London

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there is is concentrated in London there is is concentrated in London

:14:41.:14:42.

and the South East. Give the North and the South East. Give the North

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and the South East. Give the North power and control over its own

:14:43.:14:44.

power and control over its own power and control over its own

:14:44.:14:45.

destiny. We're not talking about destiny. We're not talking about

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destiny. We're not talking about independence or a Northern People's

:14:46.:14:47.

independence or a Northern People's independence or a Northern People's

:14:47.:14:47.

independence or a Northern People's Republic. We are saying give us the

:14:47.:14:48.

Republic. We are saying give us the Republic. We are saying give us the

:14:48.:14:49.

sort of powers that Wales and sort of powers that Wales and

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sort of powers that Wales and sort of powers that Wales and

:14:50.:14:51.

Scotland has got and watch us go. Scotland has got and watch us go.

:14:51.:14:52.

Scotland has got and watch us go. Scotland has got and watch us go.

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So, maybe our Boris of the North So, maybe our Boris of the North

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So, maybe our Boris of the North So, maybe our Boris of the North

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should be a business brain? This is should be a business brain? This is

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should be a business brain? This is should be a business brain? This is

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what I call The Castle! Started out what I call The Castle! Started out

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what I call The Castle! Started out what I call The Castle! Started out

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with 200 quid and a Ford Capri. with 200 quid and a Ford Capri.

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with 200 quid and a Ford Capri. Built it into biggest minibus

:15:06.:15:09.

Built it into biggest minibus Built it into biggest minibus

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company in UK. Dave Fishwick is company in UK. Dave Fishwick is

:15:10.:15:12.

company in UK. Dave Fishwick is another prospective Boris. A self-

:15:12.:15:13.

another prospective Boris. A self- another prospective Boris. A self-

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made man from Burnley, passionate made man from Burnley, passionate

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made man from Burnley, passionate about revitalising the economy of

:15:15.:15:22.

about revitalising the economy of about revitalising the economy of

:15:22.:15:23.

the North. The biggest problem is the North. The biggest problem is

:15:23.:15:24.

the North. The biggest problem is the North. The biggest problem is

:15:24.:15:25.

it's very hard to start up a it's very hard to start up a

:15:25.:15:26.

it's very hard to start up a it's very hard to start up a

:15:26.:15:27.

business in the North. You go to business in the North. You go to

:15:27.:15:28.

business in the North. You go to business in the North. You go to

:15:28.:15:29.

the bank and the bank just says no. the bank and the bank just says no.

:15:29.:15:30.

the bank and the bank just says no. So, to change that, Dave Fishwick

:15:30.:15:30.

So, to change that, Dave Fishwick So, to change that, Dave Fishwick

:15:31.:15:31.

So, to change that, Dave Fishwick took on the banks in London by

:15:31.:15:32.

took on the banks in London by took on the banks in London by

:15:32.:15:34.

setting up his own in Burnley. setting up his own in Burnley.

:15:34.:15:37.

setting up his own in Burnley. setting up his own in Burnley.

:15:37.:15:38.

Welcome to the Bank of Dave!! We Welcome to the Bank of Dave!! We

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Welcome to the Bank of Dave!! We help people achieve 5% on savings,

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help people achieve 5% on savings, help people achieve 5% on savings,

:15:40.:15:41.

help people achieve 5% on savings, then lend that money out to local

:15:41.:15:42.

then lend that money out to local then lend that money out to local

:15:42.:15:42.

businesses that can't borrow from businesses that can't borrow from

:15:42.:15:48.

businesses that can't borrow from High Street banks. I actually

:15:48.:15:49.

High Street banks. I actually High Street banks. I actually

:15:49.:15:50.

High Street banks. I actually applied to run the Bank of England!

:15:50.:15:50.

applied to run the Bank of England! applied to run the Bank of England!

:15:50.:15:59.

applied to run the Bank of England! applied to run the Bank of England!

:15:59.:15:59.

Can I do a worse job? If Dave were Can I do a worse job? If Dave were

:16:00.:16:00.

Can I do a worse job? If Dave were Can I do a worse job? If Dave were

:16:01.:16:01.

Boris, he'd use banks like his to Boris, he'd use banks like his to

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Boris, he'd use banks like his to get the economy moving by investing

:16:02.:16:03.

get the economy moving by investing get the economy moving by investing

:16:03.:16:04.

in local businesses. How are we in local businesses. How are we

:16:04.:16:05.

in local businesses. How are we doing? It's like a fairytale! This

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doing? It's like a fairytale! This doing? It's like a fairytale! This

:16:07.:16:08.

is Michelle's shop. That were a is Michelle's shop. That were a

:16:08.:16:09.

is Michelle's shop. That were a derelict building a few months ago

:16:09.:16:10.

derelict building a few months ago derelict building a few months ago

:16:10.:16:11.

derelict building a few months ago and we've lent her money to open

:16:11.:16:12.

and we've lent her money to open and we've lent her money to open

:16:12.:16:12.

her own wedding business. There's her own wedding business. There's

:16:12.:16:13.

her own wedding business. There's Qatoo, he runs the carpark. He

:16:13.:16:14.

Qatoo, he runs the carpark. He Qatoo, he runs the carpark. He

:16:14.:16:19.

borrowed money to move house. And borrowed money to move house. And

:16:19.:16:20.

borrowed money to move house. And there's Roy the Jewellers. He lends

:16:20.:16:21.

there's Roy the Jewellers. He lends there's Roy the Jewellers. He lends

:16:21.:16:22.

there's Roy the Jewellers. He lends money off me to buy gold and

:16:22.:16:23.

money off me to buy gold and money off me to buy gold and

:16:23.:16:24.

diamonds. This whole street is diamonds. This whole street is

:16:24.:16:31.

diamonds. This whole street is connected to you! It's all about

:16:31.:16:32.

connected to you! It's all about connected to you! It's all about

:16:32.:16:33.

lending money out, getting the lending money out, getting the

:16:33.:16:34.

lending money out, getting the economy going again. So, could a

:16:34.:16:35.

economy going again. So, could a economy going again. So, could a

:16:35.:16:36.

charismatic Boris be good for charismatic Boris be good for

:16:36.:16:37.

charismatic Boris be good for business? I think someone to stand

:16:37.:16:38.

business? I think someone to stand business? I think someone to stand

:16:38.:16:39.

business? I think someone to stand up and say look the North's a

:16:39.:16:40.

up and say look the North's a up and say look the North's a

:16:40.:16:41.

up and say look the North's a bloody good place to live, it's a

:16:41.:16:41.

bloody good place to live, it's a bloody good place to live, it's a

:16:42.:16:42.

really good place for the economy, really good place for the economy,

:16:43.:16:43.

really good place for the economy, really good place for the economy,

:16:43.:16:44.

it's a really good place to work it's a really good place to work

:16:44.:16:46.

it's a really good place to work it's a really good place to work

:16:46.:16:48.

then it'd work out. If I could help, then it'd work out. If I could help,

:16:48.:16:49.

then it'd work out. If I could help, then it'd work out. If I could help,

:16:49.:16:50.

I would. Never mind help, why don't I would. Never mind help, why don't

:16:50.:16:51.

I would. Never mind help, why don't I would. Never mind help, why don't

:16:51.:16:52.

you do that job? I'm sure there are you do that job? I'm sure there are

:16:52.:16:53.

you do that job? I'm sure there are many capable people who could do

:16:53.:16:54.

many capable people who could do many capable people who could do

:16:54.:16:55.

many capable people who could do that job. If I was asked to help,

:16:55.:16:56.

that job. If I was asked to help, that job. If I was asked to help,

:16:56.:16:58.

that job. If I was asked to help, then of course I would help. When

:16:58.:16:59.

then of course I would help. When then of course I would help. When

:16:59.:17:00.

then of course I would help. When you drive round a town like Burnley,

:17:00.:17:01.

you drive round a town like Burnley, you drive round a town like Burnley,

:17:01.:17:02.

you see the industrial heritage, you see the industrial heritage,

:17:02.:17:03.

you see the industrial heritage, you're reminded of the sheer power

:17:03.:17:04.

you're reminded of the sheer power you're reminded of the sheer power

:17:04.:17:08.

of the North in driving the of the North in driving the

:17:08.:17:09.

of the North in driving the industrial revolution. But now it's

:17:09.:17:10.

industrial revolution. But now it's industrial revolution. But now it's

:17:10.:17:15.

as if the North is downtrodden. as if the North is downtrodden.

:17:15.:17:16.

as if the North is downtrodden. Much greater unemployement. All the

:17:16.:17:17.

Much greater unemployement. All the Much greater unemployement. All the

:17:17.:17:18.

indices of deprivation are much indices of deprivation are much

:17:18.:17:21.

indices of deprivation are much indices of deprivation are much

:17:21.:17:22.

greater in the north of England. So, greater in the north of England. So,

:17:22.:17:23.

greater in the north of England. So, greater in the north of England. So,

:17:23.:17:26.

in a way, we're united in adversity. in a way, we're united in adversity.

:17:26.:17:27.

in a way, we're united in adversity. in a way, we're united in adversity.

:17:27.:17:28.

The most deprived region is the one The most deprived region is the one

:17:28.:17:29.

The most deprived region is the one The most deprived region is the one

:17:29.:17:35.

where I was born and live. The where I was born and live. The

:17:35.:17:36.

where I was born and live. The North-East. Could a Boris of the

:17:36.:17:37.

North-East. Could a Boris of the North-East. Could a Boris of the

:17:37.:17:38.

North come from a charity North come from a charity

:17:38.:17:39.

North come from a charity background, and understand some of

:17:39.:17:40.

background, and understand some of background, and understand some of

:17:40.:17:40.

background, and understand some of these problems? So, 10 years ago I

:17:40.:17:41.

these problems? So, 10 years ago I these problems? So, 10 years ago I

:17:41.:17:42.

these problems? So, 10 years ago I started a charity called A Way Out,

:17:42.:17:43.

started a charity called A Way Out, started a charity called A Way Out,

:17:43.:17:44.

which deals with women who are which deals with women who are

:17:44.:17:45.

which deals with women who are trapped in addiction, poverty and

:17:45.:17:52.

trapped in addiction, poverty and abuse. In Westminster, who's

:17:52.:17:53.

abuse. In Westminster, who's abuse. In Westminster, who's

:17:53.:17:54.

fighting on behalf of the North- fighting on behalf of the North-

:17:54.:17:55.

fighting on behalf of the North- East saying what about investing in

:17:55.:17:56.

East saying what about investing in infrastructure, transport?

:17:56.:17:57.

infrastructure, transport? infrastructure, transport?

:17:57.:17:58.

Jessie were Boris, she'd make Jessie were Boris, she'd make

:17:58.:17:58.

Jessie were Boris, she'd make transport her priority. I'm taking

:17:58.:17:59.

transport her priority. I'm taking transport her priority. I'm taking

:18:00.:18:00.

the train from Newcastle to the train from Newcastle to

:18:00.:18:01.

the train from Newcastle to Middlesbrough. It's just under 40

:18:01.:18:02.

Middlesbrough. It's just under 40 Middlesbrough. It's just under 40

:18:02.:18:11.

Middlesbrough. It's just under 40 miles by road. I might be some time.

:18:11.:18:12.

miles by road. I might be some time. miles by road. I might be some time.

:18:12.:18:13.

miles by road. I might be some time. HST is a great example. We are

:18:13.:18:14.

HST is a great example. We are HST is a great example. We are

:18:14.:18:15.

improving links from London to improving links from London to

:18:15.:18:17.

improving links from London to Leeds and Manchester. What about

:18:17.:18:19.

Leeds and Manchester. What about improving the transport links

:18:19.:18:21.

improving the transport links improving the transport links

:18:21.:18:22.

across the region? That's where across the region? That's where

:18:22.:18:23.

across the region? That's where campaigners say a Boris for the

:18:23.:18:24.

campaigners say a Boris for the campaigners say a Boris for the

:18:24.:18:25.

North could step in. We should North could step in. We should

:18:25.:18:25.

North could step in. We should create something like Transport for

:18:26.:18:26.

create something like Transport for create something like Transport for

:18:26.:18:27.

the North, similar to Transport for the North, similar to Transport for

:18:27.:18:28.

the North, similar to Transport for London. It would allow us the

:18:29.:18:29.

London. It would allow us the London. It would allow us the

:18:29.:18:39.
:18:39.:18:42.

powers and spending that TfL has. powers and spending that TfL has.

:18:42.:18:43.

powers and spending that TfL has. We are about to arrive in

:18:43.:18:45.

We are about to arrive in We are about to arrive in

:18:45.:18:47.

Middlesbrough. We are run time. If Middlesbrough. We are run time. If

:18:47.:18:48.

Middlesbrough. We are run time. If Middlesbrough. We are run time. If

:18:48.:18:49.

I was heading to London, in the I was heading to London, in the

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I was heading to London, in the same time, I would be almost

:18:50.:18:52.

same time, I would be almost same time, I would be almost

:18:52.:18:52.

halfway there. The point is, halfway there. The point is,

:18:52.:18:53.

halfway there. The point is, according to Jessie, poor roads and

:18:53.:18:54.

according to Jessie, poor roads and according to Jessie, poor roads and

:18:54.:19:00.

railways stop people getting jobs. railways stop people getting jobs.

:19:00.:19:02.

railways stop people getting jobs. railways stop people getting jobs.

:19:02.:19:02.

If we can get to places, we're If we can get to places, we're

:19:03.:19:09.

If we can get to places, we're If we can get to places, we're

:19:09.:19:10.

totally cut off. Do we need a Boris totally cut off. Do we need a Boris

:19:10.:19:11.

totally cut off. Do we need a Boris totally cut off. Do we need a Boris

:19:11.:19:12.

of the North? Would you be up for of the North? Would you be up for

:19:12.:19:13.

of the North? Would you be up for of the North? Would you be up for

:19:13.:19:14.

of the North? Would you be up for it? To be a voice that would make a

:19:14.:19:15.

it? To be a voice that would make a it? To be a voice that would make a

:19:15.:19:16.

difference in the north, I would difference in the north, I would

:19:16.:19:19.

difference in the north, I would definitely do it. Journey's end.

:19:19.:19:20.

definitely do it. Journey's end. definitely do it. Journey's end.

:19:20.:19:21.

I've met three leaders with three I've met three leaders with three

:19:21.:19:22.

I've met three leaders with three different visions of how to create

:19:22.:19:24.

different visions of how to create different visions of how to create

:19:25.:19:25.

different visions of how to create a stronger North. Do we need a

:19:25.:19:26.

a stronger North. Do we need a a stronger North. Do we need a

:19:26.:19:27.

a stronger North. Do we need a Boris to build bridges? Or do we

:19:27.:19:28.

Boris to build bridges? Or do we Boris to build bridges? Or do we

:19:28.:19:29.

just concentrate on our own corner just concentrate on our own corner

:19:29.:19:39.
:19:39.:19:44.

When Jan Leeming decided to sponsor When Jan Leeming decided to sponsor

:19:44.:19:45.

When Jan Leeming decided to sponsor a Battle of Britain Memorial, she

:19:45.:19:46.

a Battle of Britain Memorial, she a Battle of Britain Memorial, she

:19:46.:19:47.

a Battle of Britain Memorial, she had no idea what it would lead to.

:19:47.:19:49.

had no idea what it would lead to. had no idea what it would lead to.

:19:49.:19:50.

had no idea what it would lead to. She froze -- she chose the name of

:19:50.:19:51.

She froze -- she chose the name of She froze -- she chose the name of

:19:51.:19:53.

a French pilot the sponsor. That a French pilot the sponsor. That

:19:53.:19:55.

a French pilot the sponsor. That started a five-year journey to find

:19:55.:19:56.

started a five-year journey to find started a five-year journey to find

:19:56.:19:58.

it more about him. She uncovered it more about him. She uncovered

:19:58.:20:02.

it more about him. She uncovered the story of a remarkable hero.

:20:02.:20:03.

the story of a remarkable hero. the story of a remarkable hero.

:20:03.:20:04.

the story of a remarkable hero. On the South Coast, near to where I

:20:04.:20:05.

On the South Coast, near to where I On the South Coast, near to where I

:20:05.:20:06.

On the South Coast, near to where I live, there is a wall covered in

:20:06.:20:07.

live, there is a wall covered in live, there is a wall covered in

:20:07.:20:08.

names. These were the brave airmen names. These were the brave airmen

:20:08.:20:09.

names. These were the brave airmen who fought the Battle of Britain,

:20:09.:20:10.

who fought the Battle of Britain, who fought the Battle of Britain,

:20:10.:20:11.

saving us from invasion against saving us from invasion against

:20:11.:20:12.

saving us from invasion against overwhelming odds. Never in the

:20:12.:20:13.

overwhelming odds. Never in the overwhelming odds. Never in the

:20:13.:20:14.

overwhelming odds. Never in the field of human conflict was so much

:20:14.:20:15.

field of human conflict was so much field of human conflict was so much

:20:15.:20:19.

field of human conflict was so much been owed by so many to so few.

:20:19.:20:20.

been owed by so many to so few. been owed by so many to so few.

:20:20.:20:21.

been owed by so many to so few. Five years ago I decided to sponsor

:20:21.:20:22.

Five years ago I decided to sponsor Five years ago I decided to sponsor

:20:22.:20:27.

one of the inscriptions on this one of the inscriptions on this

:20:27.:20:28.

one of the inscriptions on this memorial. There are 13 French names

:20:28.:20:29.

memorial. There are 13 French names memorial. There are 13 French names

:20:29.:20:30.

on this Wall of Remembrance and, on this Wall of Remembrance and,

:20:30.:20:31.

on this Wall of Remembrance and, because of my French ancestry, I

:20:31.:20:32.

because of my French ancestry, I because of my French ancestry, I

:20:32.:20:34.

because of my French ancestry, I asked to sponsor a French pilot. I

:20:34.:20:35.

asked to sponsor a French pilot. I asked to sponsor a French pilot. I

:20:35.:20:38.

was given the name Rene Mouchotte. was given the name Rene Mouchotte.

:20:38.:20:39.

was given the name Rene Mouchotte. was given the name Rene Mouchotte.

:20:39.:20:40.

I knew nothing about this man, so I I knew nothing about this man, so I

:20:40.:20:43.

I knew nothing about this man, so I decided I would research his story.

:20:43.:20:44.

decided I would research his story. decided I would research his story.

:20:44.:20:45.

It's been a long and challenging It's been a long and challenging

:20:45.:20:46.

It's been a long and challenging project, but along the way I've

:20:46.:20:47.

project, but along the way I've project, but along the way I've

:20:47.:20:48.

been helped by many new friends, been helped by many new friends,

:20:48.:20:49.

been helped by many new friends, been helped by many new friends,

:20:49.:20:50.

taking me to places as far apart as taking me to places as far apart as

:20:50.:20:55.

taking me to places as far apart as Paris and York. You did something

:20:55.:20:56.

Paris and York. You did something Paris and York. You did something

:20:56.:20:57.

many official researchers didn't do, many official researchers didn't do,

:20:57.:21:01.

many official researchers didn't do, you made this story passionate.

:21:01.:21:02.

you made this story passionate. you made this story passionate.

:21:02.:21:03.

you made this story passionate. started my quest by looking up Rene

:21:03.:21:05.

started my quest by looking up Rene started my quest by looking up Rene

:21:05.:21:05.

Mouchotte's war records. They show Mouchotte's war records. They show

:21:05.:21:06.

Mouchotte's war records. They show Mouchotte's war records. They show

:21:06.:21:07.

him to be a Spitfire ace, killed in him to be a Spitfire ace, killed in

:21:07.:21:08.

him to be a Spitfire ace, killed in him to be a Spitfire ace, killed in

:21:08.:21:09.

him to be a Spitfire ace, killed in battle at the age of 29 - one of

:21:09.:21:10.

battle at the age of 29 - one of battle at the age of 29 - one of

:21:10.:21:11.

only 13 Free French pilots who only 13 Free French pilots who

:21:11.:21:12.

only 13 Free French pilots who escaped to Britain rather than live

:21:12.:21:16.

escaped to Britain rather than live escaped to Britain rather than live

:21:16.:21:17.

under Nazi rule. He became the under Nazi rule. He became the

:21:17.:21:18.

under Nazi rule. He became the first Frenchman to lead an RAF

:21:18.:21:19.

first Frenchman to lead an RAF first Frenchman to lead an RAF

:21:19.:21:20.

Squadron, was a Battle of Britain Squadron, was a Battle of Britain

:21:20.:21:21.

Squadron, was a Battle of Britain fighter ace and after over 300

:21:21.:21:22.

fighter ace and after over 300 fighter ace and after over 300

:21:22.:21:28.

sorties was killed in action in sorties was killed in action in

:21:28.:21:29.

sorties was killed in action in 1943. I also discovered that

:21:29.:21:30.

1943. I also discovered that 1943. I also discovered that

:21:30.:21:31.

Mouchotte is a name still familiar Mouchotte is a name still familiar

:21:31.:21:32.

Mouchotte is a name still familiar to servicemen, thanks to the

:21:32.:21:38.

to servicemen, thanks to the to servicemen, thanks to the

:21:38.:21:39.

to servicemen, thanks to the diaries he kept. We all know of the

:21:39.:21:40.

diaries he kept. We all know of the significance of Mouchotte and,

:21:40.:21:41.

significance of Mouchotte and, significance of Mouchotte and,

:21:41.:21:42.

indeed, other famous airmen whose indeed, other famous airmen whose

:21:42.:21:43.

indeed, other famous airmen whose indeed, other famous airmen whose

:21:43.:21:47.

roads here at Biggin Hill Patch are roads here at Biggin Hill Patch are

:21:47.:21:48.

roads here at Biggin Hill Patch are named after. But Mouchotte in

:21:48.:21:49.

named after. But Mouchotte in named after. But Mouchotte in

:21:49.:21:49.

particular because it's the biggest particular because it's the biggest

:21:49.:21:50.

particular because it's the biggest road on the patch. The significance

:21:51.:21:51.

road on the patch. The significance road on the patch. The significance

:21:52.:21:52.

road on the patch. The significance of him is not lost on the residents

:21:52.:21:54.

of him is not lost on the residents of him is not lost on the residents

:21:54.:21:54.

here. There's a book that goes here. There's a book that goes

:21:54.:21:56.

here. There's a book that goes round the Patch and everybody who's

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round the Patch and everybody who's round the Patch and everybody who's

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round the Patch and everybody who's read it signs it and passes it on

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read it signs it and passes it on read it signs it and passes it on

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read it signs it and passes it on to the next guy. The book is a

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to the next guy. The book is a to the next guy. The book is a

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collection of Rene's war diaries. collection of Rene's war diaries.

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collection of Rene's war diaries. His first-hand account of life as

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His first-hand account of life as His first-hand account of life as

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His first-hand account of life as an RAF pilot, much more than just a

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an RAF pilot, much more than just a an RAF pilot, much more than just a

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description of missions and sorties. description of missions and sorties.

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description of missions and sorties. There are personal notes here about

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There are personal notes here about There are personal notes here about

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fear, fatigue, anger at bureaucracy fear, fatigue, anger at bureaucracy

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fear, fatigue, anger at bureaucracy and, very sadly, descriptions of

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and, very sadly, descriptions of and, very sadly, descriptions of

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watching his friends die in battle. watching his friends die in battle.

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watching his friends die in battle. watching his friends die in battle.

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We had been flying for over an hour We had been flying for over an hour

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We had been flying for over an hour We had been flying for over an hour

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when I suddenly saw the fatal white when I suddenly saw the fatal white

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when I suddenly saw the fatal white when I suddenly saw the fatal white

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cloud. As they made for the coast, cloud. As they made for the coast,

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cloud. As they made for the coast, cloud. As they made for the coast,

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my poor Charles, if only he had my poor Charles, if only he had

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my poor Charles, if only he had my poor Charles, if only he had

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listened to me. I wanted to know listened to me. I wanted to know

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listened to me. I wanted to know more about this man's background. I

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more about this man's background. I more about this man's background. I

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started with an address in Paris, started with an address in Paris,

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started with an address in Paris, started with an address in Paris,

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the villa where he was born. It's the villa where he was born. It's

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the villa where he was born. It's now apartments, with no trace of

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now apartments, with no trace of now apartments, with no trace of

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his family here anymore. I knew his family here anymore. I knew

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his family here anymore. I knew his family here anymore. I knew

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from his diaries he'd had a sister, from his diaries he'd had a sister,

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from his diaries he'd had a sister, from his diaries he'd had a sister,

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but was she still alive? One thing but was she still alive? One thing

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but was she still alive? One thing but was she still alive? One thing

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gave me a glimmer of hope - Rene's gave me a glimmer of hope - Rene's

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gave me a glimmer of hope - Rene's family tomb at Pere Lachaise

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family tomb at Pere Lachaise family tomb at Pere Lachaise

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family tomb at Pere Lachaise cemetery was well cared for. I left

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cemetery was well cared for. I left cemetery was well cared for. I left

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cemetery was well cared for. I left a letter there, in the hope someone

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a letter there, in the hope someone a letter there, in the hope someone

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a letter there, in the hope someone who cared about Rene would pick it

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Rene has been well researched. Rene has been well researched.

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Rene has been well researched. Nobody had found his sister. It's

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Nobody had found his sister. It's Nobody had found his sister. It's

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Nobody had found his sister. It's around this point of the story that

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around this point of the story that around this point of the story that

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I first discovered Elvington. The I first discovered Elvington. The

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My friend lives near York and she'd My friend lives near York and she'd

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My friend lives near York and she'd My friend lives near York and she'd

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seen an item on the local news seen an item on the local news

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seen an item on the local news about the French airforce at

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about the French airforce at about the French airforce at

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Elvington. She thought I should get Elvington. She thought I should get

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Elvington. She thought I should get Elvington. She thought I should get

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in touch. We get a lot of requests in touch. We get a lot of requests

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in touch. We get a lot of requests for research. Actually visiting the

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for research. Actually visiting the for research. Actually visiting the

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for research. Actually visiting the tomb, that struck me as being such

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tomb, that struck me as being such tomb, that struck me as being such

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a passion that you deserve this a passion that you deserve this

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a passion that you deserve this a passion that you deserve this

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much support as you could get. much support as you could get.

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much support as you could get. and I began to correspond, but

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and I began to correspond, but and I began to correspond, but

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didn't meet straight away. In the didn't meet straight away. In the

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didn't meet straight away. In the meantime, I'd received an email

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meantime, I'd received an email meantime, I'd received an email

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from Paris. My mother-in-law found from Paris. My mother-in-law found

:24:07.:24:08.

from Paris. My mother-in-law found the letter in late October,

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the letter in late October, the letter in late October,

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beginning of November, when she beginning of November, when she

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beginning of November, when she beginning of November, when she

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went every year to put flowers on went every year to put flowers on

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went every year to put flowers on went every year to put flowers on

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the tomb. She called me. She said, the tomb. She called me. She said,

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there's this letter... Hubert's there's this letter... Hubert's

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mother-in-law was Jacqueline mother-in-law was Jacqueline

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mother-in-law was Jacqueline Contain, the sister of Rene

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Contain, the sister of Rene Contain, the sister of Rene

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Mouchotte, and she was still alive. Mouchotte, and she was still alive.

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Mouchotte, and she was still alive. Mouchotte, and she was still alive.

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I went to meet her on her birthday I went to meet her on her birthday

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I went to meet her on her birthday I went to meet her on her birthday

:24:37.:24:38.

I went to meet her on her birthday 101 years old! He was a boy he was

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101 years old! He was a boy he was 101 years old! He was a boy he was

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always happy, smiling, full of joy. always happy, smiling, full of joy.

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always happy, smiling, full of joy. always happy, smiling, full of joy.

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I had almost given up. When I got I had almost given up. When I got

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I had almost given up. When I got the email, I cried. You did

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the email, I cried. You did something official researchers

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something official researchers something official researchers

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didn't do, you'd found a living didn't do, you'd found a living

:24:53.:24:54.

didn't do, you'd found a living didn't do, you'd found a living

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link. It was on that same trip to link. It was on that same trip to

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link. It was on that same trip to link. It was on that same trip to

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Paris that Ian and I finally met. Paris that Ian and I finally met.

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Paris that Ian and I finally met. Paris that Ian and I finally met.

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We met at gates of Les Invalides, We met at gates of Les Invalides,

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We met at gates of Les Invalides, We met at gates of Les Invalides,

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at Henri Lafont's funeral. I got an at Henri Lafont's funeral. I got an

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at Henri Lafont's funeral. I got an at Henri Lafont's funeral. I got an

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email, you were in Paris, I said email, you were in Paris, I said

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email, you were in Paris, I said come to funeral with me. Henri

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come to funeral with me. Henri come to funeral with me. Henri

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Lafont was the last surviving Lafont was the last surviving

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Lafont was the last surviving French Battle of Britain pilot. He

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French Battle of Britain pilot. He French Battle of Britain pilot. He

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French Battle of Britain pilot. He was one of the men who fled Vichy

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was one of the men who fled Vichy was one of the men who fled Vichy

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France with Rene when, with five France with Rene when, with five

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France with Rene when, with five friends, they stole a plane, flew

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friends, they stole a plane, flew friends, they stole a plane, flew

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from Oran to Gibraltar and escaped from Oran to Gibraltar and escaped

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from Oran to Gibraltar and escaped from Oran to Gibraltar and escaped

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to fly with the RAF. After the to fly with the RAF. After the

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to fly with the RAF. After the funeral someone noticed he had no

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funeral someone noticed he had no We all talked, we should do

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We all talked, we should do We all talked, we should do

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something about this. I decided to something about this. I decided to

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something about this. I decided to something about this. I decided to

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pick up the challenge. At the same pick up the challenge. At the same

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pick up the challenge. At the same pick up the challenge. At the same

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time, Ian and the air museum were time, Ian and the air museum were

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time, Ian and the air museum were time, Ian and the air museum were

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able to help with my research. They able to help with my research. They

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discovered some remarkable newsreel discovered some remarkable newsreel

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discovered some remarkable newsreel footage of Rene. NEWSREEL: The

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footage of Rene. NEWSREEL: The footage of Rene. NEWSREEL: The

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question is, he shut down the question is, he shut down the

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question is, he shut down the thousandth plane? How on Earth did

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thousandth plane? How on Earth did thousandth plane? How on Earth did

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you find that film? He'd written you find that film? He'd written

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you find that film? He'd written you find that film? He'd written

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about it in diaries. It was hard to about it in diaries. It was hard to

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about it in diaries. It was hard to about it in diaries. It was hard to

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find him because not ID'd as Rene find him because not ID'd as Rene

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Mouchotte. I couldn't cross- Mouchotte. I couldn't cross-

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Mouchotte. I couldn't cross- reference. He'd pretended to be

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reference. He'd pretended to be reference. He'd pretended to be

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Canadian. As French airman, if Canadian. As French airman, if

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Canadian. As French airman, if A few months later I was able to

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A few months later I was able to A few months later I was able to

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return to Paris. We held an return to Paris. We held an

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return to Paris. We held an official medal presentation at the

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official medal presentation at the British Ambassador's Residence.

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British Ambassador's Residence. British Ambassador's Residence.

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Sadly, Jacqueline was in failing Sadly, Jacqueline was in failing

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Sadly, Jacqueline was in failing Sadly, Jacqueline was in failing

:27:06.:27:07.

health and so couldn't be there, so health and so couldn't be there, so

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health and so couldn't be there, so health and so couldn't be there, so

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we took Rene's medals to her. We we took Rene's medals to her. We

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we took Rene's medals to her. We we took Rene's medals to her. We

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not only took medals, we took the not only took medals, we took the

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not only took medals, we took the not only took medals, we took the

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film. She was just so emotional at film. She was just so emotional at

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film. She was just so emotional at seeing her brother. It was only

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seeing her brother. It was only seeing her brother. It was only

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three weeks later that Jacqueline three weeks later that Jacqueline

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three weeks later that Jacqueline died. She's now buried with her

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died. She's now buried with her died. She's now buried with her

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brother in the Mouchotte family brother in the Mouchotte family

:27:35.:27:36.

brother in the Mouchotte family brother in the Mouchotte family

:27:36.:27:37.

tomb. My search for Rene and his tomb. My search for Rene and his

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tomb. My search for Rene and his tomb. My search for Rene and his

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family has taken up much of my life family has taken up much of my life

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family has taken up much of my life family has taken up much of my life

:27:40.:27:41.

since 2007. With the help of a since 2007. With the help of a

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since 2007. With the help of a great many people, I've finally

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great many people, I've finally great many people, I've finally

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been able to complete his story, been able to complete his story,

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been able to complete his story, been able to complete his story,

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and found myself a new role. I'm and found myself a new role. I'm

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and found myself a new role. I'm very honoured to be a Vice-

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very honoured to be a Vice- very honoured to be a Vice-

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President of the Allied Air Forces President of the Allied Air Forces

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President of the Allied Air Forces Memorial. Rene served as a fighter

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Memorial. Rene served as a fighter pilot. His fellow countrymen

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pilot. His fellow countrymen pilot. His fellow countrymen

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stationed here flew bombers, but stationed here flew bombers, but

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stationed here flew bombers, but they shared a common cause, and

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they shared a common cause, and they shared a common cause, and

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they are all remembered here at they are all remembered here at

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they are all remembered here at Elvington. Rene's is just one among

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Elvington. Rene's is just one among Elvington. Rene's is just one among

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many stories of sacrifice and many stories of sacrifice and

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many stories of sacrifice and bravery. So, my journey has ended

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bravery. So, my journey has ended bravery. So, my journey has ended

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where it began and, after five where it began and, after five

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where it began and, after five years of searching, Rene Mouchotte

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years of searching, Rene Mouchotte years of searching, Rene Mouchotte

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years of searching, Rene Mouchotte is no longer just a name engraved

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is no longer just a name engraved on a wall.

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on a wall. on a wall.

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on a wall. That is it for tonight, and this

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That is it for tonight, and this That is it for tonight, and this

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series. We're still looking for series. We're still looking for

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series. We're still looking for stories that you think are

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stories that you think are stories that you think are

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stories that you think are important, so get in touch. We will

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important, so get in touch. We will important, so get in touch. We will

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Jamie Coulson investigates malnutrition in Yorkshire's biggest city and discovers that tens of thousands of people are risking their health through poor food. Also Chris Jackson asks whether the North needs a Boris Johnson-type figure to fight our corner. And with the help of a Yorkshire Air Museum, Jan Leeming uncovers the story of a Battle of Britain hero.


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