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Up In The programme tonight: Three party goers are left fighting for

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their lives after an event at a Bedfordshire farm turns violent

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Shot on the way to work. Tonight in his first TV interview victim Atif

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Ali talks of the moment that almost cost him his life. I was told by a

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doctor `lost something like 18 bags of blood.

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East to east. The local companies working hard to build export links

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to China. And the village that's been going

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bonkers for conkers. Good evening. First tonight: It

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began as a party and ended with three people fighting for their

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lives. A major police investigation is

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under way this evening after a series of stabbings which detectives

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are treating as attempted murder. It happened in the early hours of

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Sunday morning after hundreds of people turned up at a party in a

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rural barn in Begwary, a village near St Neots on the

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Bedfordshire`Cambridgeshire border. Neil Bradford is there for us this

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evening. Behind the police cordon, the aftermath of a party that has

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come to an abrupt end is clear to see. The ground is strewn with beer

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cans and beer bottles, deflated balloons. This marquee is partially

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collapsed. Things turned sour around 2:30am in Sunday morning. Four young

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men were stabbed. In their dozens, they came here to

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party. Hours after arriving, many found themselves at the centre of a

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crime scene. Four men in their 0s were stabbed in the early hours of

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Sunday morning. Police were only alerted more than an hour after the

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attacks. Three of the young men are fighting for their lives in

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hospital. The organised event was advertised on social media sites. It

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is not the farmer was not aware it was taking place. Over 200 people

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turned up to the isolated location. Detectives want all partygoers to

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come forward. We want to speak to anybody who was there. If you were

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at that event, please talk to us. We don't mind the reason you whether

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what you were doing, but if you have any information, please get in

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touch. Tonight, police remain at the scene as they continue their

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investigation into why this apparent celebration turned so violent.

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, but

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police believe there may be three offenders, all in their late 20s.

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They are keen to trace a blue Vauxhall Vectra car that was seen

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here at the party and later at Bedford Hospital. There were more

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than 200 people at this party on Saturday night into Sunday morning.

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Police say they are not interested in whether the people should have

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been here why they were here, they just need them to come forward. They

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can do so ominously through the number.

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` ` through the Crimestoppers number.

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A man seriously injured in a shooting as he travelled to work has

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given his first television interview for the BBC Crimewatch programme.

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27``year`old Atif Ali from Luton needed seven operations after he was

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shot in the leg in May. It's still not clear why he was targeted, but

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detectives hope a reconstruction broadcast tonight will give them new

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leads. Jo Black reports. It began M any other morning

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commute, but for Atif Ali, it nearly cost him his life. Five months ago,

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the trainee accountant was shot in his leg. In his first television

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interview on Crimewatch tonight the 27`year`old recalls the events of

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that day. I just went to rob the bumper to save there was any damage.

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As I was getting back to my car I heard a bang. A CCTV camera records

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the silver Audi. He is being followed by a black Audi and the

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silver Mondeo. Police are yet to trace the car or a man seen leaving

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the area. They have released these images in the hope of tracing them.

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Atif Ali is at a loss as to why his journey to work ended in such a

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dramatic fashion. He hence family have offered a ?15,000 reward for

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information. I am confident that there are people out there who know

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who has done this, and why. I would ask those people to come forward and

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contact the police. Detectives say Atif is lucky to be alive, but he is

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left with life changing injuries. I was told I lost something

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approximately around 18 bags of blood. Atif is making good progress

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in his recovery. He hopes detectives can soon say the same about their

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hunt for those responsible. Officers investigating the murder of

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Micah Urqhart from Luton have launched a new appeal for

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information. The 19`year`old was found with fatal injuries on

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Hastings St on Friday September 13th. He died at the scene.

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Bedfordshire Police are trying to discover where the teenager was in

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the hours leading up to his death. He was last captured on CCTV at a

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corner shop on Chapel Street, close to where his body was found.

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Opponents of a big new housing development in Cambridgeshire handed

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in their official objections today. They're against plans for 3,500 new

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homes on Bourn Airfield, homes that South Cambridgeshire district

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council says are needed. In the next 20 years, up to 40,000 new homes

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could be built across Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire. In addition to

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the 3,500 homes planned at Bourn Airfield, 9,000 houses could be

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built at Waterbeach. And there's already a plan in place to create

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Northstowe, a whole new town, with up to 10,000 homes there. Behind the

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smiles, serious concerns. Objections to the plans for a new development

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of homes. The counsellor in charge of planning that some of the

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protesters today. If this is ` ` is this a familiar cry of not in my

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backyard. That is unfair. We are saying, draw the line somewhere

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10,000 houses is effectively in Newtown, in a row. Much of the

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opposition is from people in the surrounding villages. There is a

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shortage of homes in Cambridgeshire, and with thousands

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of new jobs being created, there will be an even greater demand in

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future. That is the site all the fuss is about. People opposed to say

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look up close cities hear. They fear that the two will expand and

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eventually merge, and effectively create a new town. The other

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proposal is to create a new town of 9000 homes on disused barracks. Many

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people are opposed to that. Their opinions are important to was, but

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we have to get the balance. We need houses. They have got to go

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somewhere. We are going to upset some people, we know that, but we

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are listening. The public consultation has now closed. The

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council says it will consider all the responses and make any changes

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to it plans over the next year. They've spent decades fighting to

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protect services and tonight campaigners in Royston say they ve

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finally saved their local hospital. Last summer, wards at the site on

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London Road were closed and a question mark hung over the future

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of outpatient facilities. But after a meeting with MPs on Friday, the

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NHS has said it's drafting new plans for the site. It's likely that it

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will include clinics, NHS beds, a care home and a GP surgery. This is

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good news. It is a step forward in the right direction. There is a good

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way to go yet. We have had meetings with the NHS. There have been very

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good. They have listened to what we said and reconsidered the original

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plan. They are willing to change. They could mean the difference

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between life and death. Every year 60,000 people in the UK have a heart

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attack while going about their daily business. For many, a defibrillator

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is used to revive them. Now Bedfordshire Fire Service has become

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the first in the country to install the life`saving equipment in public

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buildings across the county. In Bedfordshire, every firefighter is

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shown how to use defibrillators An automated voice takes them through

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it step`by`step. Now the service is helping the public at their hands on

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the machines as well. Placed in boxes outside village halls, fire

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stations and even inside their old telephone box. If people needed it

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for heart conditions, it could definitely be helpful. There

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reconstructions with it and people to ring, so yes, you would give it a

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go. In these times, I am sure there are other things it would be

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worthwhile for the money to be spent on. Once you dial 999, the operator

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will give you the location of the nearest box. The Fire Service is

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doing this because we have focused for the last decade on saving lives.

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Why would we not want to do something about our nation's biggest

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killer? The Fire Service and Borough Council have spent ?80,000

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installing them. You have around 5% chance of surviving a cardiac arrest

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without a defibrillator. Chest compression is raised up to 12%

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With a defibrillator, it is raised to 50%.

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Will people use it? I think so. Nearly 13 have been installed. The

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yellow boxes will appear in more public places soon.

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The Olympic javelin thrower Goldie Sayers from Cambridgeshire is one of

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a number of high`profile GB athletes to lose their lottery funding for

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next season. Sayers came fourth at the Beijing Games in 2008 but

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struggled with injury at London 2012. UK Sport, the body which

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distributes the funding, has narrowed its criteria. That means

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only athletes considered medal contenders for the Rio 2016 Olympics

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are eligible. Previously, the emphasis had been on the likelihood

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of making a final. summing up the case tomorrow

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morning. There is a lot more to come on Look

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East tonight. We will have all the action from the world conker

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Championships. As you may have seen, the Chancellor

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George Osborne is leading a delegation of political and trade

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figures to China. The visit is designed to encourage more trade

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between the UK and the world's second biggest economy. Here in the

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east, we're the main route for Chinese goods into the UK through

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the port of Felixstowe. But as our business correspondent Richard Bond

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reports, the challenge now is to sell British products back to China.

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We think of China as a source of cheap imports, it is and they flow

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into the UK through Felixstowe on their way to our shops, but China

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also buys from Britain. Ransomes Jacobson in Ipswich makes commercial

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mowers for golf courses. The growth of the sport in China has opened up

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a whole new market for this long established business. We already

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sell millions of pounds worth of machines into China. It is predicted

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to be a growth market with over 1000 courses in the next ten years,

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potentially. We think we are well positioned to capitalise on that so

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China could become one of our largest markets. Exports to China

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from the Eastern region are growing fast, up 9% in the last year.

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China's new rich want to buy cars like Jaguars and land Rovers, good

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news for staff in this factory who make suspension units. They have

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just introduced a night shift to keep up with demand. I think in the

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Western countries we have heard for a long time there was a growing

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middle class in China and that market would be opened up and the

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middle class would be able to afford some of the products we have enjoyed

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in the west for quite a while. I think that is driving sales growth

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now. It is not just suspension units that end up in Jaguars and land

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Rovers bought by prosperous consumers in China. This British

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factory in Linton is owned by the Chinese as well. Chinese investors

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owned quite a few of our regional assets. UK power networks which

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distribute electricity to our homes, the port of Felixstowe, Essex

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and Suffolk water. In trading terms, China holds the advantage

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over us, they sell a lot more to us than we sell to them. This mower is

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going to Felixstowe to be shipped to China.

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Just to let you know, Look East is planning its own broadcast from

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China to report on that growing trade link. If you are currently

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doing business with China and you'd like to tell us about it, do get in

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touch. You can phone, send an email or contact us through social media.

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We look forward to hearing from you. Churches in Essex are to help

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villagers get better access to the Internet by having transmitters put

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on their steeples. Up to 100 churches in the Diocese of

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Chelmsford could be used to boost broadband speeds. For hundreds of

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years, village churches have given solace and sanctuary. Now some are

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about to provide something thoroughly modern as well. This is a

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village near Colchester and the Internet connection here is

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painfully slow but the church could be about to bring the village

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superfast broadband. The Government aims to get superfast broadband to

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90% of us, but more raw rural areas might miss out. This company aims to

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put transmitters on the steeples of churches making it available to

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everyone. The equipment we use is about the size of a child's pencil

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case. It should not have any impact on the church and in some instances

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we even pop facades around the equipment so it will blend. I think

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this is a case of the church keeping in step with modern times. The

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church warden here says the village's broadband signal does need

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to be improved. I always call it narrowband and that is what we have

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got. A lot of people in the village are running businesses, very often

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small businesses from home. There is also the farmers and these people

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desperately need broadband. Up to 106 churches could eventually have a

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transmitter on the steeple. Next tonight: Food. And, more to the

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point, just how safe are the products we buy from the

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supermarkets? It's a subject being covered on tonight's Inside Out

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programme. Simon Newton's been looking at the findings.

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Thanks David. The recent horse meat scandal focused attention on where

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our food comes from. Tonight, Inside Out looks at the growth of so`called

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food fraud. The team look at how it's on the rise and the East

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Anglian scientists at the forefront of combating it. We talk to Tesco

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about the horse meat scandal and the chances of it ever happening again

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and we discover how even humble honey can be tampered with. There

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are three different ways you can fraudulently sell horny. One is

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using imported honey and selling it labelled as British when it is

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clearly not. You can also mix honey with corn syrup. There have been

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reports of honey detected with corn syrup and on each so it is actually

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a mixture. The third way is actually just feeding these sugar syrup,

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which creates a kind of honey like substance but it has no pollen in

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it. Well the programme also examines how Trading Standards officers like

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the one I met today are under increasing pressure to test the

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provenance of food at the same time as their budgets are being slashed.

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We have to be intelligence led to make sure we can do more with less

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resources and that means looking at the intelligence in the

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marketplace, the history and the trends that we have dealt with. We

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have liaised with the food standards agency to identify areas where food

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fraud is likely to be occurring. Commodities markets where there is a

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big incentive for food fraud to take place and we need to be more

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effective in making sure the samples are more likely to identify

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problems. So find out how confident you can be in your food in Inside

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Out at 7.30. Gareth Southgate, the manager of

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England's Under 21 side, has today urged clubs in the Championship to

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reduce their reliance on foreign players. In effect, he would like to

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see clubs like Ipswich Town introduce a cap on overseas stars.

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Gareth Southgate was speaking in Colchester where the young England

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side are training ahead of tomorrow night's international against

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Lithuania. The match is being played at Portman Road, the home of

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Ipswich. Our sports editor Jonathan Park reports. This is the future of

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English football, the under 21s being put through their paces.

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Tomorrow they face Lithuania in a European championship qualifier at

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Portman Road followed by the senior team's make or break clash with

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Poland at Wembley. The impact of qualifying or not qualifying is

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enormous to every aspect of our society really. I was discussing

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this with Roy last week. You get a feel of exactly what it means and

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feel of the pressure the team are under and maybe when I was playing I

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didn't quite realise that so much, which was a good thing! There is a

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lot of talk over the new chairman's commission, examining the state of

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the national game. He has been criticised for lacking punch.

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Southgate has called for a cap on foreign players in the championship

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where many are turning to cheap imports at the expense of young

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British talent being given a chance. We are reviewing how the Academy is

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wrong, we are reviewing grass roots football, but if at the end of that

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path there is no game at the weekend and no game under pressure, then

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that is an experience that 17`23 `year`olds are missing out on. Many

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of these players are in and out of their prospective club teams,

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including Redmond who started his career with a flourish. There is a

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lot of talk recently about how we don't have players from the future

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and if you look at the under 21 teams, as the list goes down to the

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under 16`year`olds, this shows he has faith in the players and it is

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therefore us if we work hard. Nathan Redmond has already been a

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matchwinner for Norwich this season, and with his England colours

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on, should get a warm reception tomorrow night at Portman Road. It

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is said to be an exciting night, starting in Ipswich, ending in

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Brazil, hopefully. Now as you know we have some world

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class sporting venues in our region. Silverstone for motor racing,

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Newmarket for horse racing, and Stadium MK, soon to host World Cup

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rugby of course. But what about the village of Southwick in

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Northamptonshire? For the first time yesterday the village played host to

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the world conker championships. Mike Liggins has been watching the

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action. Some people even came from Venezuela to take part. Each

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competitor gets three strikes, and after that it goes to sudden death.

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This year it was Southwark for the first time. We were at the beautiful

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village green of Ashton but it got a bit small and we were even turning

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people away from the car park. The way to another venue but it was too

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windy. Fancy dress plays a big part, here we had the pink Panther.

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It was decided on this mishit, or quarter snacks for the conquer

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initiate our `` conquer experts. As the new king of conkers Simon got a

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crown, he didn't seem all that pleased to be world champion. I am a

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bit overwhelmed really. I was having a quiet Sunday afternoon and this

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happens, a very strange feeling. It is quite tense, but as soon as it

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cracked I went for the kill. There was no practice involved, it was

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pure luck. Since it started in 1965, the World Conker Championships has

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raised ?400,000 for charity and much fun had by all. Congratulations to

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this all conquering Duro. `` duo. I love that, I was having a quiet

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weekend and this happened! I think next year they should all wear

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onesies! We have had everything today, a real

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mixture of cloud but some sunshine as well for some people.

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Around the centre of this low pressure we have had showers

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rotating around and they have been pushing into our part of the world.

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We have a fair few out there as we speak, they will tend to pull away

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to the east, some of them on the sharp side, and the rest of the

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night after midnight should be largely dry. If we get any breaks in

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the cloud, we are likely to see some patchy fog developing and quite a

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lot of mist and low cloud out there during the second part of the night.

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In moral sports we could be down to around five degrees, which is really

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chilly. Tomorrow, and misty, murky start of the day, some of the fog

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will be slow to clear. We cannot rule out a few showers but it is

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looking largely dry. Temperatures looking around 13 Celsius at best,

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and we are looking at mainly light west to north`westerly winds

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throughout the day. We finished the day with a few showers, but largely

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dry skies. As we head into the rest of the week, is what ahead?

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Wednesday will probably have a dry start but then we are expecting some

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rain to push in from the south`west. On Thursday, probably

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largely fine and dry, I think. We cannot rule out some showers but

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hopefully some brightness coming through as well. On Friday, as it

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stands, it is looking a similar day. A fair bit of fine, dry weather with

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some showers likely in the afternoon. It looks like most of the

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rain should stay to the west of us but that is subject to change. On

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Thursday and Friday, you will notice much milder days. We could see 17

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Celsius in the sunshine so very mild, and these are your overnight

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lows.

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