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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Beating teenage depression — the Peterborough student offering a


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Fitzpatrick came to Cambridge and suggested the party supported the


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


could be Transport Secretary in message coming from the person who


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


particular the Port of Felixstowe. That will be facing competition


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


the scheme like the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce and suddenly,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


scheme altogether. Andrew Sinclair at the Labour Party conference.


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


the strategy working? Neil Bradford intensive operation to clean up


the strategy working? Neil Bradford Tackling curb crawlers and street


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


slow and they question whether the Shopkeeper Shahzad Khadam, who


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


development near Wellingborough including 3000 new homes, schools,


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


outline planning permission three years ago but could not go ahead


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


out that Wellingborough is open sustainable building plan. It spells


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


offering a new lifeline to teenagers Peterborough. Cydney Beagley says


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


teenage depression, something which Cydney Beagley feels is not done


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


depression. She said tell—tale symptoms including being lethargic


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


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


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


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


sharing her story will help others Northamptonshire are having problems


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


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


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


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


resurrected. Still to come, we are in Frinton


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


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


Last week we reported on the problems facing our councils


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


was asked to come up with the answers in Essex.


Among the ideas from Sir Tom Hughes—Hallett: Recruiting


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


a private provider in preparation for its ageing population. Others


say an ageing population creates economic and social benefits. Many


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


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


Meanwhile, this report says people should take more responsibility for


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


and that communities could support some people.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


important is the pathways and connections between different cells


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


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


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


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


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


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


I'll probably need to eat something soon.


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


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


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


country to talk about brain injuries. I have been enormously


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


injury. I hope your recovery continues to go well.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


come and have a look at her tomorrow evening.


What did they call her? Strapping.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


fairly well scattered. Those are your overnight loans.


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