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Welcome to Look East: Jailed for 25 shopkeeper who had given him a job

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That and the rest of the top stories CCTV shows the final moments of

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That and the rest of the top stories 26—year—old killed in a churchyard.

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Fresh hope for the million people who suffer traumatic brain injury

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each year as Addenbrooke begins who suffer traumatic brain injury

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Rich pickings as bargain hunters contents of this country house owned

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Good evening. A man from Luton has been sentenced to a minimum of

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Good evening. A man from Luton has years in prison or the murder of a

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shopkeeper. Thilak Mohan—Raj beat his employer to death after being

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confronted about stealing the days Walking through his draft —— shop in

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Bedford, Vairamuthu Thiyagarajah, seen on CCTV just moments before or

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he was beaten to death. He went upstairs and confronted Thilak

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Mohan—Raj, a man he employed days earlier, who then stole £2500 from

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the shop. Thilak Mohan—Raj reacted with a ferocious attack. In the

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bottom right of the screen you can see another employee reacting to the

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noise he heard. He quickly goes see another employee reacting to the

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Vairamuthu Thiyagarajah's body, see another employee reacting to the

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calls for help. Running out behind him is Thilak Mohan—Raj, the man who

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has been convicted. The family was in court to hear him being sentenced

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to life imprisonment with a minimum term of life imprisonment before he

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is considered for relief. They are a bit numb with what has been going

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on. They have listened to all of the evidence. Today has closed a chapter

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in their life. The judge praised the dignity and restraint the family had

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shown throughout the trial. As soon as they left the court room, that

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emotion came out. There were crying and hugging each other. Sad but

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relieved that the man who kills there be spend at least 25 years in

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A church in Northampton where a there be spend at least 25 years in

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was found murdered in the graveyard Jamie Mackie Marne was discovered at

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Saint Giles Church a week ago. Police released new CCTV as part of

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murdered in the church's grounds. Today at the snooker club where

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murdered in the church's grounds. worked, they talked of a deeply

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missed colleague and friend. He worked, they talked of a deeply

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a very happy, go lucky guy. We miss him dreadfully and it is an awful

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thing to happen to anybody. Jamie was such a soft, nice guy that

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everybody is finding it hard to understand why. Jamie was found

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murdered outside Saint Giles Church on October the 2nd. Today police

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released new seat —— CCTV showing him at a takeaway minutes before he

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was murdered. It is believed he him at a takeaway minutes before he

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a short cut through this churchyard. Back at the church today, people lit

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candles and made tributes to support his family. On a situation might

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this that is so tragic, there is always a sense of community and

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this that is so tragic, there is deep sense of loss. As a church

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this that is so tragic, there is wanted to respond in some way and

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opportunity for people to come and sit quietly and to have someone

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there with them, is something we tomorrow to help people have some

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comfort. But friends said today tomorrow to help people have some

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only true comfort would be the Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge

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is taking part in a £25 million injury. Every year more than 1

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million people suffer traumatic injury. Every year more than 1

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injuries, which often leads to physical disability, psychiatric

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problems or often both. As part physical disability, psychiatric

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patients across Europe will be analysed to see how treatment can be

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In this critical care unit at Adam Brookes, is a major trauma centre.

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patients. A centre of excellence research programme into traumatic

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rain injuries. Working on a farm is Derek Russell, his six years ago was

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in the units, his life hanging by a thread. He was loading up his lorry

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tarmac. He was taken to the unit by nothing. I don't remember 12 weeks

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before the accident and somewhere memory started to come back to me

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very sporadic. It takes a long time for your brain to heal. It is like

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thousands of chains in your head and each has thousands of links. When a

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link becomes broken it has to be mended, and your mind can only mend

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one link at a time. Derek's wife, Christine has written a book. It

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fills in the blank bits in his memory. When you first saw him,

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fills in the blank bits in his did you feel? I had lost him. Really

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lifeless body laying there and I scientists, Derek's fight against

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the odds produced lessons. Now the hospital is playing a key role in

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gathering data from 5000 patients. I getting on with this research. It is

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part of the reason we exist, try to improve patient outcome after a

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traumatic rain injury. And to try to study it across Europe and use it as

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a clinical tool. You are proud to work here? I am extremely proud

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a clinical tool. You are proud to Derek is back as Elvis in shows

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a clinical tool. You are proud to have raised thousands of pounds

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a clinical tool. You are proud to charity. Christine describes him as

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her miracle. He is thankful for charity. Christine describes him as

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of those who brought him back to The BBC has discovered a school

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of those who brought him back to Milton Keynes, which is being sued

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by Harvard University in America is also being investigated by police

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and trading standards here. The Havard school of management and

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investigation by BBC Three counties website cannot be substantiated

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investigation by BBC Three counties the founders of the school are being

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In the court room they are taking on one of the world 's most prestigious

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school's website. An investigation has revealed the school's founders

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are the subject of investigations by the police and trading standards.

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Why are you being investigated by trading standards? You should ask

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them. The Reverend told me she believes she is the victim of a

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smear campaign and the News of the investigation is a surprise. I have

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not had any one of them coming to say, I am investigating you. It

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not had any one of them coming to shock and surprise to me to say

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not had any one of them coming to police is investigating me. For

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what? ! For what? ! You cannot think of any reason? I cannot think of any

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reason. If I am being investigated, thank God because this is a Nelson

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Mandela kind of story or Martin Luther King kind of story, when

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Mandela kind of story or Martin school says it has a campus in

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operates from rented rooms in this What it describes as its admin

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headquarters is this block of flats. Its website said it is accredited by

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the Institute of management and Its website said it is accredited by

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London centre of marketing. But Its website said it is accredited by

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say they have never heard of the school and there are no applications

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pending. The website also claims to universities including Teeside.

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pending. The website also claims to say they have never heard of Havard.

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accreditation from the Department of education or the Home Office, which

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it would need to educate foreign students. The principal insists

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it would need to educate foreign are seeking accreditation and there

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is no attempt to deceive. Is this a genuine school? 100% genuine. It is

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genuine. The school will not say how many students it teaches, but says

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it will not make any changes to many students it teaches, but says

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website and will continue to fight legal action from America's Harvard

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A 5500 signature petition has been handed in to bed Chichester —— Beds

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police. Campaigners are complaining against the possible closure of

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it does close, police will remain in the town, but campaigners want more

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details about where officers will be based. We want to know it will be in

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confidential conversation. We also want to know it will be properly

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manned. We don't want an officer in Tesco. We want officers based within

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Cosworth engineering will set up a new Centre of excellence to build

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high—performance car engines in state—of—the—art manufacturing and

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it is worth millions of pounds to crashed at a race track in Cambridge

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has been found dead in a hotel room in Spain. Maria lost her right eye

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in the accident and it is understood she was on a tour promoting her

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The 811 northbound carriageway going into Norfolk this weekend will be

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closed. It will be shut from the five ways round about to read large

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who will next win week's boat. Could it be possible that we have an

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eastern MP in that famous chair? —— vote. Still to come, what you can

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expect from the weekend weather, do not miss the forecast. Plus,

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interest from around the world in these art treasures which go on sale

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in Essex next week. Tonight we're going to introduce you

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to one of the most influential people in education. There is a very

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good chance you have never heard of him but he has a lot to say about

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education and what he says is heard at the very highest level.

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He is Theodore Agnew a man who has been instrumental in driving forward

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the change—over of hundreds of our schools into academies. And just

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look at the pace of change. The first academy opened in Northampton

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in 2004. We reckon a total of 550 schools in the region have converted

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to academy status since then. Today, a primary school in Lowestoft became

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our newest academy. Ray holders could not have faced a

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tougher challenge in his first post as headteacher . The only realistic

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option was to become an academy and one year on, the official opening.

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We have 180 children at the school, aged from nursery up to year six,

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and it is an amazing place to be with great teachers, rates parents

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and great children. We aren't excited about the future. It used to

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be a primary school but now there is a new name, a new uniform and a new

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teaching team. It is part of the active learning trust, based in

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Cambridge, and they already sponsor for schools. It does not matter what

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you call the school. It is what happens within the classroom that

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matters. If you as a headteacher are not completely in touch with what is

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happening in every classroom then you are not doing your job properly.

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They make it fun, it is not boring. They go, we are going to do some

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writing today. My teacher is quite fun. Lots more people are behaving

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in lessons now. They believed that stabilised teaching in new Morrissey

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is important. —— new Morrissey. How hard has it been? It has been a hard

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process. But what is great is that we are working with the Trust and

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they have wrought assistant to our school that is tailored to our

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needs. Ofsted is yet to give its verdict on progress but the team

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here are determined to sustain this progress. That was the picture in

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Lowestoft today. So let's find out a bit more about this education expert

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who is having such a big impact on our schools? Theodore Agnew is a

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wealthy man who has tried his hand at everything from sheep farming to

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insurance. These days he is a familiar figure in the corridors of

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Whitehall. I'll be speaking to him after this, from Mike Liggins.

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I was considered too thick to do the sciences as individual subjects.

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Theodore Agnew was talking to students at this new academy in

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Norwich. In truth, the students want sure who he was, but why would they

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be? Theodore Agnew is a private man and much more comfortable staying

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out of the limelight. He is the son of a Norfolk farmer and at age 18 he

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travelled to Australia for work. A year later he bought his first sheep

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farm. He always wanted to work for himself but he did once have an

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interview with computer giant IBM. At the end they said to me that they

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did not think I would be a good person for IBM. Thank God. They

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wanted someone to be an homogenised drone. In 1989, he started an

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insurance business. He could not find enough staff to expand so we

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moved part of his business to India. They were all maths and science

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graduates and they were being paid is $1800 a month. I realise in a

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globalised world that if we do not lift the whole game of our

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educational system, the living standards for the next generation

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are going to be dramatically low because they are competing with

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people in India. Today he is a family man, a multimillionaire and

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spends three days a week at the Department for Education for

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government adviser. He is not beyond having a chat in the kitchen but he

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is clearly driven. Failure at the Trust on which has seven academies

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in Norfolk, is not an option. He brings the best business practice

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and is very loyal and hard—working. He makes phone calls at seven

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o'clock in the morning, he really works hard. There was a lot of work

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to be done. Academies remain controversial. A spokesman for the

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Nu Teed told me that they are the beginning of privatisation. —— N U

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T. He said the break—up of the authority system is preventing any

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strategic planning. How are you going? I am enjoying it. Theodore

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Agnew is chatting to A—level chemistry students and he is

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impressed by them. He is passionate about driving up standards in

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education and believes that academies are the way forward.

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Theodore Agnew is here now. The National union of teachers is that

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the beginning of privatisation. We should remember that Ofsted carried

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out an inspection of schools in Norfolk and told us that half were

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less than good or outstanding. This is about raising standards. Is it

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about breaking up the education system? No, absolutely not. There is

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no prospect of it becoming privatised. I cannot understand

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where they got that from. People say somebody is making a big buck out of

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it. Are you making a big buck? I wish I was. I made a commitment to

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our first school in extending the school day but there is no way I'm

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taking a penny out of it, quite the opposite. What is the most important

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thing in a successful school? Good teaching and learning and good

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leadership. That is the main priority. Are you able to find those

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people? That is the challenge but what the Academy does is take an

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outstanding head and put them in charge of several schools. Rachel,

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who was in the clip a moment ago, was outstanding in a school in

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Norwich, and she can take that knowledge and put it into several

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other schools. Why can they not do that in the state system? They have

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not done it. One of the first things we are doing is identifying future

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leaders. Does that mean you are cherry picking them from state

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schools? No, all of these teachers are all existing teachers in the

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schools that we took over a month ago. Why can they not do that in the

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state system? One problem is that they cannot attract headteachers.

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Academies are state schools. You will have two direct that question

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to the local authorities. That goes to the heart of the problems. Good

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leadership is what turns schools around and that is what I am focused

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on in our trust. That is what will lift the standards. Is there too

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much politics in education? That is the other advantage of academies. It

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strips out politicians. I'm here to where my cap as the head of an

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academy chain and not as the face as director in Whitehall. I can speak

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with some passion about my trust. We want to get bureaucrats out. Those

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bureaucrats would say that what you can do, if you keep all the schools

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together, is how strategic planning. If you take some out and

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give them priority treatment, they cannot do that. As a businessman, I

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look at outputs, and the standards in schools is not good enough. They

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have had plenty of time to do all these things and they have not done

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it. Academies still have to work closely with their local authority

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on pupil placed planning because at the moment we have the largest surge

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in infant population since records began. We have to work with local

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authorities on that. Will there be any local authority schools in five

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years' time? I cannot look into the future and I think it is important

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to remember that two thirds of schools they become academies do so

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of their own volition. It is only struggling schools that are pushed

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towards becoming an Academy. So, our sister programme Sunday Politics is

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covering the subject of Academy schools this weekend. That's with

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Amelia Reynolds at 11.15 on Sunday, here on BBC One.

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Buyers from across the world are expected in Essex next week for a

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remarkable auction. The entire contents of a country home owned by

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one of our most important architects the man who designed New Scotland

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Yard. The interest has been sparked by

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works of art, collected over a lifetime, by Bobby and Virginia

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Chapman. The treasures are being exhibited in an auction room which

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has been designed to look like their original home. Richard Daniel has

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been for a preview. Debord and manner Debdon Manor. His

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commissions included new Scotland Yard and the refurbishment of London

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St Pancras station. Now the contents of Debdon Manor have been

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reassembled for sale a few miles down the road. It is an eclectic mix

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and we have works here that Mr Chapman commission. Other items are

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also here and what I love about this collection is that it is 40 years of

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the Chapman is 40 years of the Chapmans building this. We get to

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the Lowry 's. They stick figures from the 1970s. I was always naive I

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am quite struck by it. It is almost a Halloween typeface. There was

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quite a skull like, slim, scary person. Every piece has a tail. Take

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this seat, made of mahogany. No upholstery. It was designed for

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servants visiting stately homes and they didn't want them passing on any

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illnesses. The main reason for us doing the sale was to keep it all

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together as a house, at the home, as the collection. It shows what they

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enjoyed. Various items like the sardine dishes. The collection of

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over 1000 lots is being sold after the family moved to a smaller home.

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Some estimates exceed £30,000. A lifetime 's collection goes under

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the hammer next week. Amazing. Let's get the weather. I do

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not think it is looking too great, is it? We have had better weather

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around. It will be unsettled in places. It has been wet and windy in

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many regions. That is thanks to this front which is moving across the

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country. You can see the blue on this map where the rain was. That is

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where the heaviest rain was and in fact we had 15.2 millimetres

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reported, that is about a quarter of a month's rain in one hour. We could

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have problems on the roads, particularly in Essex. A windy day

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in the region with gusts up to 43 mph. Many places reaching 40 miles

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an hour. The Met office does have a yellow weather warning out

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indicating 20 millimetres more rain in parts of Essex. That is where the

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heaviest rain will be. Temperature is will be around 11 or 12 Celsius.

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Not too cold but with that fresh north—easterly winds, it will be

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chilly. There will be unsettled weather in places tomorrow but the

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rain will become more confined to the north as we go through the

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afternoon. In fact, down in the south, we may see the sun break out.

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Tomorrow's temperature is raising from 11 or 12 Celsius. We could see

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14 Celsius in places. The other thing to notice is lighter winds so

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we will have a light and variable breeze. It will be a bit warmer

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tomorrow then. You can see the rain in the north of the region and it

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spreads into other parts of the region overnight. We start Sunday on

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a wet picture. This area of low pressure still with us at the end of

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the week and it will bring us rain through the day on Sunday. Rain

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mainly in the north of the area on Saturday, spreading across most of

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the region on Sunday. The low begins to weaken and things improve on

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Monday. A drier day on Tuesday. Temperature around 12 or 13 Celsius

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on Tuesday. No frost to worry about yet. Thank you. Saturday night,

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Monday morning looks a real gem! Have a great weekend, goodbye.

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Bye—bye.

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