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Hello and welcome to Look East. In the programme tonight:

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A care home worker secretly filmed sleeping on the job is convicted of

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wilfully neglecting an 83-year-old man. That and the rest of today's

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top stories with Janine Machin. He wasn't found to have held the

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gun but was jailed for firearm and rioting offences. Now the family of

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Wayne Collins fight against his 18 year sentence. Yes, he was there,

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there is no denying that, we have never denied that but Wayne did

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nothing and to be sentenced to 18 years for doing nothing other than

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being on the streets, is outrageous. Banned for biting and bad behaviour,

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but now he's back to skipper the Saints. But is the club's faith in

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Dylan Hartley sending out the wrong message?

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And, forget the ferry, we meet the Cambridge man swimming from

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Good evening. We begin tonight with the news that

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a care home worker accused of wilful neglect has been found

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guilty in court this afternoon. Jackie Ndoro failed to help an 83-

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year-old man who had collapsed at the Limes in Henlow. Her bosses had

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become suspicious of her work and secretly filmed her. Anna Todd

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reports. Care home managers Joan Wilkinson

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and her son, Kevin, happy leaving court today. Mr Wilkinson doubted

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the care he was getting from Jackie Ndoro so much that he installed

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cameras. The court heard that there was no urgency and a man was

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eventually manhandled into a wheelchair after he was lying on

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the floor. We have suspicions so I took the chance to put a CCTV

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camera up and we caught her. So, it is one more gone. This sense that

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issued message across the whole care community across the whole of

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the UK, that we should treat vulnerable people with respect.

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Jackie Ndoro was also filmed asleep on the job and she strenuously

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denied wilful neglect throughout the trial. Now she could face up to

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five years in prison. Two due care about him? Yes, that

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is where I picked him up. I picked him up within two minutes and 23

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seconds and I used a wheelchair which was the only thing available

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to me at the time. Unfortunately people choose to do whatever they

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want to choose and I do not think this judgment is fair. There were

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shrieks and sobs of joy from the public gallery as the guilty

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verdict was read out. Jackie Ndoro's colleague who was filled

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with her on that night is still at large. Police have about to find

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her and bring her to trial. -- police have fouled the to find her

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and bring her to trial. A Luton man serving an 18 year jail

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sentence for a crime he claims he didn't commit is fighting to clear

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his name. Wayne Collins says he was innocently caught up in the

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Birmingham riots two years ago when the pub he was drinking in was

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petrol bombed. Now his aunt has gathered 8,000 signatures on a

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petition to clear his name and she's hoping for a Luton MP to

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support her as Ben Bland reports. August 2011 and in Birmingham men

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attacked this park and when police arrived shots were fired at police

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officers. Oh aren't they are people there, Wayne Collins, who is now

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serving a in 18 year sentence for his part in the riots. He did not

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do anything. He is aunt is leading a campaign to get his conviction

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and sentence overturned and. Yes, he was there and there is no

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denying it and we have never denied it but he did nothing. To be

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sentenced to 18 years for doing nothing other than being on the

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streets is outrageous. A reason he was given an 18 year sentences

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because he was part of a group in which someone else had a gun and

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shot at police. We are appealing against that conviction and

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sentence. The basis of the appeal against the conviction is that when

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the firearm was being discharged he was no way near and he was running

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away from it and there is no evidence he knew the man with a

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firearm and there is no participation in a shooting. He has

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been convicted under the law of joint enterprise so he was not

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accused of starting the fires of shooting at the police themselves.

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If you have a group of people who have all participated in some way

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towards an outcome that the law participate -- classified as a

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crime, there is a part of the law that once the more to be

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responsible but the question is what they are responsible for.

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Joint enterprise allows you to accommodate almost the entire group

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for the most serious crime that takes place among step. In a state

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than the Ministry of Justice defended the law on joint

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enterprise, saying it has enabled some of the most serious offenders

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to be brought to justice. Meanwhile Wayne Collins will find out in the

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autumn whether the court will give him permission to appeal.

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On the day the Government announced the biggest population boom for 40

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years, from villages in south Cambridgeshire have expressed fury

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over plans to build 5,000 new homes. The council is inviting the public

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to have its say on the proposals which include a new village in

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Bourn, a new town at Waterbeach and a major expansion of Cambourne.

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This is in addition to the 14,000 already agreed in the current local

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plan including the new town at Northstowe. All of the homes would

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be built by 2031. The council is also consulting on a draft

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transport strategy for the developments.

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More homes needed it to serve a booming population, but nobody

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wants them near them. These are the plans for the public to discuss.

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What is the story behind the fight? 3,500 new houses could be built

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here at this airfield. Behind me is the new town of Cambourne growing

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ever closer and just come along here with me because on the other

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side of the road is the proposed site for where the new development

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would be. Those living in the nearby village of furious. We do

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not wanted here because there are no jobs in this part of the count

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tree and the infrastructure cannot cope and we already have Cambourne

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and Cambourne and the airfield will coalesce into a huge new town and

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that is a huge new town by stealth and is not fair. If the development

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goes ahead it would mean the end to the airfield which lost over 100

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Bomber Command an aircraft during the Second World War. Today key

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decision-makers were answering questions in Cambourne on whether

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roads and essential services that are struggling now would be able to

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cope with even more homes. We know as a district we have to find

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additional homes, not only for the people will are looking for homes

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locally and the demand in the villages already but as new jobs

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are right. Just look at the companies that are planning to come

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here to the south of Cambridge in three years' time. The birth rate

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hearing Cambourne have been higher than expected. A school that is

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still being built has already becomes fully subscribe. We have

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learned from the past and we are absolutely clear that as these new

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developments like Northstowe come forward, it is critical to get the

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infrastructure like the schools in place before the people move in.

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Talk to people here and everyone has a different view. There was a

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lot of fuss about Campbell when it was done but all the people in the

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villages that made all the fuss other one that now use all the

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amenities up here. We need a larger medical practice. They cannot cope.

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God knows what will happen if we get it more houses. Only a few

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months ago that we came here and it is brilliant for the children.

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of the housing would be affordable and now with the chance to have

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your say. Well, earlier I asked Councillor

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Pippa Corney, who has responsibility for planning in

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South Cambridgeshire if the problem was not the lack of housing but

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that people simply couldn't afford to buy them. There are a number of

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problems. But with a lot of new development we can bring forward

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more affordable housing so we should be up to 40% on some of the

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big developments and that will hopefully be a bit more affordable

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to people. Let us look at the sighting of the new homes. A P

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Billing Cambourne say that Campbell is big enough. They say they have

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had enough and more she places should be found. -- people in a

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Cambourne. We design and landscaping we can overcome a lot

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of the concerns. Can you overcome the transport concerns? We are

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working closely with their county but we think we have a solution. It

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is early days but the good thing is that by having these developments

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close together we can put a reasonable amount of money in to

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get the infrastructure we need. 19,500 homes, will it be enough?

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hope so. That is what we have worked out but as I say, we cannot

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predict economic upturns and downturns but looking at what we

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have done in the past and the figures in the future, we are

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fairly confident we have got it right. 2031 is when you are looking

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at having become -- of these houses complete, that looks like a long

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way off. Is it too late? It is not too late. In five years' time we

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will update our plan and we could take into account the things that

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have gone on in the next five years. We have to plan for something I

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Waterbeach, if you look at Northstowe, it has been in the

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pipeline for 13 years and we have not laid to break so it takes a

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long time to bring forward big towns. The messages that these

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homes are needed and they will go somewhere. Absolutely. The problem

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is that we are listening but we cannot always agree with everybody.

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I have the unenviable job of the fact that I will upset somebody

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whatever we do and whatever decision we make. We will always

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put something somewhere that someone does not like a matter of

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fact and we cannot get away from it. It was far from the perfect end to

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last season for Northampton Saints Skipper Dylan Hartley. He was sent

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off for swearing at the referee. He missed the Lions tour because of an

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11 week ban and is no stranger to bad behaviour, having previously

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bitten a player. But today it was announced that he'll remain as

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Captain for the club. But some are questioning whether that sends out

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the wrong message. James Burridge is at Franklins Gardens now. James,

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what's the club had to say about this?

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They are behind it. I have spoken to the director of rugby and since

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his sending off in the Premiership final in May, they were defending

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and then and they spoke to him of sight and supported him and this is

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what they said earlier. It is always a big decision, getting your

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captain right. We are confident that we have got the right man. He

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has been our captain now for five seasons and we know what he is

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capable of. The lad's love him and respect him and he does a brilliant

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job on and off the field at Northampton Saints. He has made

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some mistakes in the past as we all have but it is all about sticking

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together, working hard and learning from those mistakes and move

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forwards. Whatever reaction been from others in at Northampton?

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has been mixed across the town. We have spoken to many about it and I

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think they will be split regardless. It was a black or white decision

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what people think about what he did. The list is not great if you look

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at it but in here, behind these walls, he has put a lot of blood

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and sweat and tears into the success of this club and he is very

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much the reason why they have performed so well in recent years.

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He was skippering the side and he has the public backing of Stuart

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Lancaster but in the past hour he has given an interview to Radio

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Northampton that you can hear on the Breakfast Programme tomorrow

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morning at 6am. Thank you very much. A mass open-air prayer service has

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been held today in Northampton. It's the Muslim festival of Eid

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which is traditionally celebrated with a morning prayer and marks the

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end of Ramadan. Northampton's Muslim communities held the service

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on the Racecourse. It was then followed by a fun day for families.

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