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

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The Labour Party says they could scrap plans to toll part of the

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road, if they win the next election. What they've come up with this not

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at all convincing. We would want to have a look at whether or not what

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they are proposing is the right have a look at whether or not what

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forward. That and the rest of the top stories now with James Burridge.

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warnings. The new plan to control prostitution in Luton — but is it

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Beating teenage depression — the Peterborough student offering a

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And a return to the glory days of Lister Cars, now back in production

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Hello, first tonight, the future of the a 14 has been thrown into doubt

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by the Labour Party. Two weeks ago, the government announced it wanted

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to replace a busy stretch of road with a toll road. Now Labour says it

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could scrap the plan if they win the next election. This report from

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could scrap the plan if they win the political correspondent, Andrew

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Sinclair. Everyone is agreed that this road is in desperate need of

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improvement, but with a price tag of £1.5 billion, how would you afford

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Here at the Labour Party, the issue keeps coming up with debates about

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transport. The effects of putting on this toll have not been thought

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through. The evidence from tolls elsewhere and the M6 toll road is

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actually there is a lot of diversion and people go a long way not to

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actually there is a lot of diversion Our concern is the road macro —— A14

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will not solve the problem is that it may make things worse over a

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will not solve the problem is that wider area. In the summer, Labour's

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Fitzpatrick came to Cambridge and suggested the party supported the

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plans but now there is a different message coming from the person who

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could be Transport Secretary in message coming from the person who

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years time. What they have come message coming from the person who

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with is not at all convincing. We would want to have a look about

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with is not at all convincing. We they are proposing and whether it is

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the right way forward. I do not think they will have got very far

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with it. It gives us a chance to see what the right way forward is. But

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of the Iurii Tsaruk is not the right way forward, how would you improve

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the road —— is a toll is not the right way forward, how would you

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improve the road? We would have right way forward, how would you

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have a discussion about it. There are concerns that drivers would

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have a discussion about it. There congestion on other roads. What

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have a discussion about it. There government is proposing is a tax on

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particular the Port of Felixstowe. That will be facing competition

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particular the Port of Felixstowe. the London Gateway and this will

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make things worse. We can hear more from Andrew Sinclair at the Labour

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Party conference. I asked a short planned to upgrade the A14, even if

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they did not agree with toll on planned to upgrade the A14, even if

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Maria Eagle said that Labour Party would take a close look at the

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project. But also she said she was argument. She also told me that

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project. But also she said she was next Labour manifesto will not be

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proposing any toll roads anywhere. Also there is a lot of opposition to

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the scheme like the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce and suddenly,

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you wonder whether the scheme has a big question mark hanging over it.

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The government says the only way they can improve the road is by

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The government says the only way on it. Maria Eagle disagrees. She

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says you should put the whole of the public purse behind it, not use

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says you should put the whole of the toll road. And I understand there

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lines, the East Coast Mainline and HS2? Yes, they are being talked

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lines, the East Coast Mainline and lot about down here. Maria Eagle

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made it clear she wanted to keep the ownership. The government were

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hoping to put it back in the private sector. She said if she is Transport

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Secretary and it has not happened yet, she will make sure it stays in

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the public sector. HS2, there is an interesting row developing tonight.

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Maria Eagle says it is a good idea because it will ease congestion

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Maria Eagle says it is a good idea other rail lines. But Rachel Reeves,

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the shadow secretary to the Treasury expensive, Labour might pull the

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scheme altogether. Andrew Sinclair at the Labour Party conference.

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scheme altogether. Andrew Sinclair is two months since the launch of a

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the strategy working? Neil Bradford intensive operation to clean up

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the strategy working? Neil Bradford Tackling curb crawlers and street

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walkers, it was a tactic that seemed to bring instant results. They are

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just making things harder for us girls. We are putting ourselves

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just making things harder for us more danger because we are having to

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take what we can. It is now two months since that operation and

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take what we can. It is now two start of a new strategy by police

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and the local council. There are some early signs that are starting

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to have an impact but it is clear that prostitution is still a problem

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in this area. Many residents say there has been an improvement since

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the strategy was introduced, but others say progress has been too

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slow and they question whether the Shopkeeper Shahzad Khadam, who

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started campaigning for action, feels momentum has been lost. It'll

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take a lot longer than five. We feels momentum has been lost. It'll

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be lucky if we get anything in ten years. They made so many promises,

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but they are not doing enough. Those behind the strategy say they are

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doing all they can. Both the police Commissioner have given a commitment

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that we are working with partners to tackle this issue. Some residents

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feel the progress is too slow. The experience from Ipswich and other

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places is this is not a quick fix. straightaway. In Ipswich it took 18

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months. Residence in Hightown will Talks are back on track for a major

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development near Wellingborough including 3000 new homes, schools,

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offices and shops. The project to the north of the town was given

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outline planning permission three years ago but could not go ahead

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until the council agreed to sell some of its land. The council says

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it is now ready to sell the 66 acre site. Stuart Ratcliffe is there

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it is now ready to sell the 66 acre us now. Good evening. If you look

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behind me, as far as the eye can see, this could be a brand—new

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housing estate. Planning permission was granted in 2010. Now the council

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is willing to sell this land and they say there are no shortage of

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developers willing to buy. This they say there are no shortage of

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£400 million filament. The people of yards in that direction see the

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local roads simply will not be able to cope. Wellingborough council

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local roads simply will not be able this scheme is vital. They say just

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keep pace with demand, they will need to build 1000 new homes every

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single year. Completes a jigsaw which the council has been working

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identified as part of the growth. We sustainable building plan. It spells

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out that Wellingborough is open sustainable building plan. It spells

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business. This is part of £1 billion investment into the borough. This

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area is not the only one being singled out. What is the bigger

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picture? Northamptonshire claims to be the fastest—growing county, not

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just in our region, but in the whole development underway now, which

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just in our region, but in the whole even larger than this one. There

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will be 3500 new homes. Around the county in Corby they are planning

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5000 homes, 5000 homes in Kettering Northampton, Daventry and South

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Northamptonshire, they are planning to build 22,000 homes in the next

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An 18—year—old from Peter Brett to build 22,000 homes in the next

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offering a new lifeline to teenagers Peterborough. Cydney Beagley says

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there is not enough support for Hello, I'm Sydney. Talking about

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teenage depression, something which Cydney Beagley feels is not done

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enough. She is training to be a Cydney Beagley feels is not done

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up artist but four years ago she was diagnosed with depression after

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finding out her mum had cancer. I was aching, a lot of it was physical

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and I was stuck in bed a lot of was aching, a lot of it was physical

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usually would but I did not know where to turn because obviously

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usually would but I did not know mum was ill and I did not want to

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put pressure on anybody else. I mum was ill and I did not want to

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myself. Now her depression is under control. She says changing her diet

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has made a difference but she is keen to help other teenagers who

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themselves. She has launched a website to do just that. It is an

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issue a lot of hoopla experiencing. We got a group of Sydney's friends

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together and nearly all had some experience. It is one of those

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issues that when you talk about experience. It is one of those

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is easier to deal with. Mandy is a councillor who deals with teenage

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depression. She said tell—tale symptoms including being lethargic

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and very tired which can be confused with normal teenage symptoms. There

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are many triggers, parents arguing, parents splitting up, rivalry, the

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trauma of some kind. It can even be stress of exams and worrying about

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doing their best. An estimated 80,000 children in Britain suffer

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sharing her story will help others Northamptonshire are having problems

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accessing the Internet after a major The blaze at the JBJ Business Park

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in Blisworth was next to an exchange used by O2. The company says they

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stable countries like Russia. It is open to debate but what can't be

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disputed is that local jobs were lost on a development unlikely to be

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resurrected. Still to come, we are in Frinton

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MIDI Champion Sand sculptor. It has been warm and humid but what

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does the rest of the week have in store? All the details later.

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Last week we reported on the problems facing our councils

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becasuse of our ageing population. Tonight, we hear from the man who

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was asked to come up with the answers in Essex.

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Among the ideas from Sir Tom Hughes—Hallett: Recruiting

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volunteers who will offer to help the sick and elderly who live

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nearby. Encouraging people to use their pharmacists more. We'll hear

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from Sir Tom in a moment but first Debbie Tubby on a challenge facing

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every council in this region. Milton Keynes is said to have become

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Britain's pensioner capital. By 2030, the government predicts a 110%

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rise in over 65 is. In the next decade, the number of people aged 18

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or over will double. This will put pressure on services. Norfolk County

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Council already has 22% of its population 65 or over. We have about

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13,000 people diagnosed with dementia. That figure will bubble in

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the next 15 years. To describe it as an explosion is possibly an

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understatement. Cambridge is said to be the fastest—growing county in the

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country in terms of population. The County Council says it is taking

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that into account in all of its planning. Meanwhile, Suffolk County

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Council has transferred the running of its care homes into the hands of

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a private provider in preparation for its ageing population. Others

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say an ageing population creates economic and social benefits. Many

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old people choose to work as a matter of choice or out of financial

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necessity. The idea that old people are burden is not accurate at all.

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Meanwhile, this report says people should take more responsibility for

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their own health. They should be prepared to pay for some services

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and that communities could support some people.

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Earlier today, I spoke to Sir Tom Hughes—Hallett, the man behind that

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report, and I started by asking about what he has learned and what

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he hopes will happen now. My findings were targeted at trying to

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just come up with a few bold ideals to solve a very big problem. The

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first key idea was to hand back to the people of Essex the

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responsibility for their own health care. From the evidence I took, it

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was quite clear that the ball were up for that and, indeed, almost

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wanted to do it. People were prepared to look after their car, so

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they were prepared to look after their body as long as the state is

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there to fix it when there is a problem. What should happen to those

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people who don't look after themselves very well? Well, I think

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there will always be cars that breakdown on motorways at 2am

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without insurance. There is not a lot you can do about that but the

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reality is people are changing already. 40% of the people I

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interviewed in Braintree now regard their first point of call for health

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care being their pharmacy or Google. A lot of the people were talking

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about getting into their 60s or 70s or 80s are people who have paid in

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from cradle to grave health care and now you're saying we can't afford

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it. That is not the case. What people paid in for, they should get.

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If you break your head when you're 75 then of course you should expect

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a hospital to be available to you to provide you with urgent care. What

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I'm saying is that we need to make sure, as communities, that we know

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who is really vulnerable and take the time to look out for people in

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our street who are likely to trip or fall or who need support to get

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drugs from their pharmacy, rather than standing by and letting them

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crash and burn. If we don't adopt these measures, what will happen to

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health care? I may be wrong but I don't think I am. I had a fantastic

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team working with me and we interviewed hundreds of people. What

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I do know is if we don't take action now, in 15 years' time, our children

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and people in their 30s and 40s are going to face problems that make the

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problem is that I will face look like a picnic. What are those

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problems? There won't be enough people to care. That is why I called

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this commission who will care? Anyone familiar with the history of

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motor racing knows names like Maserati and Ferrari. But back in

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the 1950s and 1960s there was another big name.

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Lister of Cambridge doesn't have quite the same ring about it, but 60

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years ago they were taking on the big boys and beating them. And now

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Lister is making a comeback. Racing green and its yellow stripe.

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The Lister Jaguar. In the late 50s, it on pretty much everything. It was

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built on a shoestring budget in Cambridge. This car was the first of

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the new generation Lister. ALL the Lister cars were great. He won 11 of

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his 14 races. On his right, the man who built the first Lister. Not many

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were made. Now, a new investor has relaunched the Lister, once again to

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in Cambridge. We will build four and next year we hope to build six. We

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build them very slowly. It is a craftsmanship product, not mass

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produced. When we see them on the road? The bodywork is sent in pieces

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and assembled here. Eventually, when put together it will look like that.

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Just like the original. They won't be cheap, costing in the hundreds of

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thousands, but they will produce jobs. It is a fantastic thing for UK

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manufacturing. We have already employed a number of people to start

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working at the factory and this is the start of the UK manufacturing

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recovery. It is a car from Cambridge that led the way in motor sport. 60

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years on, the Lister is back. For every second of every day, our

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brains are working, controlling everything we do and say. But what

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happens when the brain is damaged because of a serious head injury?

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James Piercy was involved in a serious road accident. His wife

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died, his children were injured and he was left battling with damage to

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his brain. James is with us now. How are you and what has happened to

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the brain in that time? I'm well, thanks. Over the last two and a half

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years, my brain has been rewiring itself and learning new ways to do

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things. I still have some problems and struggle a bit but mostly I am

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much better. I suffered some other damage in the accident which left

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one of the muscles which controls my eyeball not functioning some it

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doesn't move quite right and I get double vision. On the +8, I get to

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wear a cool patch. What did your brain need to retrain? What is

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important is the pathways and connections between different cells

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in your brain. There are something like a million pathways for every

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second you are alive. If they are disrupted, the connections break and

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your brain finds it harder to work and has to find new ways to do that.

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I just want to show a clip of what can happen to you when the brain

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isn't going as well as you like it. Getting a little bit tired... And

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sometimes I get a twitch... And my words won't come out quite right.

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I'll probably need to eat something soon.

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Food and arrest, is it? After that clip was filmed, I had a meal and

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rested for an hour and I was fine. You are giving talks to people to

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educate them about brain injuries. That's right, I am going round the

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country to talk about brain injuries. I have been enormously

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lucky. There are millions living with the aftermath of a serious head

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injury. I hope your recovery continues to go well.

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You can see David Whiteley's film about James in Inside Out East at

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7:30pm on BBC One. Most of us struggle to make a good

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sand castle, let alone a sand sculpture. But for a talented few,

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it's an artform, complete with its own world championship.

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Nicola Wood is a two—time world champion and today she's been busy

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on the sea front at Frinton in Essex today. Alex Dolan has been watching.

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Yes, Nicola is still hard at work. It has taken her two days to create

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this voluptuous lady. She has not finished yet but has come a long way

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since lunchtime. You have to work from the top down because after a

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certain stage, I can't walk back a bit. Nicola loves working with sand.

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Today she is working with tonnes of the stuff. I'm working on her arms

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at the moment. She will just be relaxing in the sun. Nicholl has

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created sand sculptures all over the world. Her latest takes inspiration

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from traditional seaside postcards. When you're carving something of

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this scale, the kind of SanDisk ritual. The sand here is very old.

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It has been washed back and forth with the tide and the greens are

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very round. A young sand is... It is not brilliant to work with but that

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is the fun of it. It is challenging to work with. What is it like to

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work for days on something that gets washed away? I like the whole circle

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of it. Nicholl has just stopped work to join us now. I am in awe of what

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you have achieved. However you feeling about where you have got to?

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I think we are on target to finish tomorrow. I'm happy so far. Are

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getting there. What about whether? What happens if it rains? Not a

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great deal, hopefully. The sand is very absorbent. Hopefully if it

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rains, it will just the surface damage that we can repair. You can

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come and have a look at her tomorrow evening.

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What did they call her? Strapping.

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Is it going to rain? No, not as it stands.

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You can see that the best of the sunshine was in eastern and southern

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parts, taking the temperatures up to 21 Celsius. Even where we had

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thicker cloud, it didn't feel too bad because we had warm and humid

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air feeding across the country. Overnight, good news for sand

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sculptures. It is set to stay dry. The combination of clear spells and

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light winds means we will see some mist and dense fog patches

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developments. It is not a cold night anywhere. Tomorrow, this is actually

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a ridge of high pressure which keeps this system at bay for the time

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being and keeps this front away, too. Tomorrow, a dry start to the

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day. It may take a while for the mist and fork to clear but once it

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has gone a dry day with some of us seeing some brightness and sunshine.

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There will be some areas of thicker cloud which will remain for much of

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the day. Temperatures will be up to around 22 or 23 Celsius in the

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sunshine. In the cloud, it will be a little cooler and temperatures not

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so high around the coast. On the whole, very light winds mainly from

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the south—east. Some evening brightness and sunshine. This is the

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five—day forecast. I have said it is cloudy tomorrow but there will be

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some sunshine. Almost a repeat performance on Wednesday. Quite a

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lot of cloud around. Staying relatively warm and humid. Some of

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us will see some sunshine. Thursday, again, almost a repeat

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performance. A subtle change, we are expecting some showers for the

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south—west. That is the same for Friday. But, again, the showers

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fairly well scattered. Those are your overnight loans.

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