29/08/2012 Look East - West


29/08/2012

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In Look East tonight: Getting set for the first sell-out

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Paralympics in history. Hello and welcome to the programme.

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Also tonight: England expects. Alistair Cook,

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from Essex, becomes England's test captain.

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A final push as campaigners step up the fight to save two care homes

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from closure. And remembering when there really

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was a lion on the loose in East Good evening.

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Campaigners fighting to save Peterborough's two last local-

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authority-run care homes have been meeting with the city's council

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leaders to discuss their future. Greenwood House and Welland House

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homes are earmarked for closure but the plan is out for consultation.

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Arriving at the meeting this morning after a protest outside the

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town hall over a month ago. Their relatives and staff at showed anger

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at possible closures. Updated people are cared for at Greenwood

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House and Welland House in residential, day and respite care.

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Campaigners are looking at ways to keep them council run.

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A campaigners have said that this house at Green what is not fit for

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purpose because the rooms are not big enough and are not on sweet.

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Campaigners say they may not be level to save it but are calling

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for a new home to cater for both residents.

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The council say they cannot speak publicly about the closure but have

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the interests of residence at heart. What we have here our staff that

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stay with the residents. For many residents the staff are all the

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family they have. If you go to private homes you see a massive

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turnover of staff and often you do not see the same place twice in a

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week. The council denies that staff

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cannot speak out but says no decision has been made about the

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closures. Absolutely not. This is what

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consultations are about. The staff may come forward with another

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solution now we have not thought about. We will listen to them and

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takes seriously whatever they come forward with.

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Now campaigners may call for I referendum in the city on the

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future of the homes. A man has been charged with

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attempted rape after an incident in Newmarket early on Monday morning.

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A woman reported being attacked in an alleyway off the High Street.

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27-year-old Jakir Hussain will appear before magistrates in Bury

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St Edmunds today. None of the CCTV cameras in

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Cambridge were working properly over the bank holiday weekend after

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torrential rain left the control room flooded. The city as 139

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cameras. The council apologised but businesses said they felt

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vulnerable. The system was not fixed until Monday.

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Children with severe burns are taking part in a summer camp at

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Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire. Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire.

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Around 50 young people are doing watersports. It is the camp's 16th

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year. Out on the water, plenty of

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It is a time for new experiences and building understand it.

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Many of these children feel isolated and do not have many

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friends. At the end of the visits they grow in confidence and self-

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esteem and have a big circle of friends.

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11 under-fives go to hospital with burns every day. Hot water and fire

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are two of the most common causes. But the survivors, the camp is a

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chance to share what they had been through.

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I first came here when I was seven. I did not have much confidence

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after my birth. It has developed my confidence over the years.

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Eight gives younger children a chance to interact with other

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people who have the same problems and disabilities. They understand

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more and open up more. This camp is not all about the

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water. For some it takes adventure to new heights.

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And we have made really good friends here. We any siege and was

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here but we get on so well. It is really important because

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everyone knows who you are and how you got burnt.

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The can be is in its 16th year. Many here say they will definitely

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be back next year. A children's water park in

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Peterborough which was closed for five weeks is to reopen tomorrow.

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Bretton Water Park was closed after a number of children fell ill

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following a visit. Further tests carried out at the site over the

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In football, three of our teams were in action in the Capital One

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Cup last night. There was victory for MK Dons but defeats for both

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Peterborough and Stevenage in the second round of the competition.

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It was a valiant effort by Stevenage. 0-0 at half-time with

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this good attempt at a free-kick. After the break Southampton showed

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their Premier League glass, netting four goals in a few minutes. The

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referee ruled this was a deliberate back-pass, much to the dismay of

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the hosts. Baste often a hotly disputed free-kick. The hosts

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restored some pride in injury time but the final score was 4-1.

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Peterborough also up against a Premier League team, newly-promoted

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Reading. They went ahead but the home team's soon into -- soon

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equalised with a frantic period of scoring. Reading level the match to

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2-2. Moments later it was a third goal for Reading to give them the

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victory. At MK Dons midfielder Luke Chadwick

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scored just after half-time. He tapped in another after Daniel

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Powell's shot was spilled by the goalkeeper. It was a lease they

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never looked like throwing away even when Championship side

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Blackburn scored with a few minutes remaining.

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