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dual fuel customers will go up by more than 9%. That is all

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

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Protecting our teenagers from the pressures of posting images online

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and the support network that can help remove them. Some people are

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paying to see these images. After a series of raids tackling the

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exploitation of workers in the Fens. One of the alleged gang`masters

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appears in court. On the verge of another double. Red

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Bull answers its critics as the team are poised for the Formula One

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podium. And the flashmob proposal. But did

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she say yes? Good evening. First tonight,

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protecting our teenagers from the pressures of posting explicit images

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online. The children's charity Childline is teaming up with the

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Cambridgeshire`based Internet Watch Foundation to support young users `

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especially when dealing with strangers online. The aim is to be

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able to help young people remove images swiftly and safely.

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They call it Sexting ` teenagers taken sexual images of themselves `

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and then texting them on. But often the pictures find their way onto

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internet ` sometimes falling into sinister hands. In Cambridge ` at

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the Internet`watch foundation ` they track child pornography now helping

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youngsters delete explicit pictures. If someone is distressed about the

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image, they must call ChildLine They will get in touch with us and

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let us know about the image and verification that they are 17 years

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old or younger. Then we will work to remove that image. These teenagers

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at the Nene Park Academy in Peterborough have heard horror

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stories around Sexting. I know a few people who have done it. Then random

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people have asked her to send photographs. One photograph can be

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sent all over the social networking site. As soon as that is done, I

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don't think you realise how bad that his. He will send it to his mates,

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then they pass it on. Nothing can be done as everyone has got it.

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Children have to tell somebody. We have not had any major incidents of

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this, but we have heard of other schools where there have been these

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sorts of problems. According to Childline 60% of the children they

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spoke to had been asked to send sexual images. 40% had taken

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explicit pictures of themselves 15% said they'd sent images to a total

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stranger. The consequences can be huge. This cause he's upset,

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depression and in extreme cases can lead to suicide. Youngsters are be

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warned of the dangers Sexting. The hope images lost online will be

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removed. And Childline exists to help

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children and young people with free and confidential advice 24 hours a

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day. Next tonight, a man has been charged

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by police. In connection with an operation to tackle exploitation of

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workers in the Fens. It follows a series of early morning raids

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earlier this week. Ivars Mezals appeared before magistrates in

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Peterborough this morning. Eight other people remain on police bail.

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Land has been charged and is due to attend court.

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He is accused of three offences Acting as an illegal gang master,

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blackmail and committing fraud by illegal representation. He will

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appear again at Cambridge Crown Court in one week. Eight other

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people arrested have been arrested and are on police bail.

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Police in Bletchley are treating a violent attack on a woman. As

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attempted murder. The 29`year`old was found at a house in Stoke Road

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yesterday. She suffered head and leg injuries ` and is in a serious

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condition in Milton Keynes Hospital. A 28`year`old man ` thought to be

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known to the victim ` is being questioned by police.

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We still have a lot to improve but the future is bright for patients.

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The message from the new chair of Milton Keynes General Hospital.

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Chris Mellor has a background in finance and has spent years working

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at Monitor ` the regulator of hospital management. He takes over

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at the end of a year of improvement at the site. In 2012 the situation

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was worrying. The hospital failed in all five standards of care for the

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elderly. Waiting times at A were some of the worst in the country.

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And children's services were told to improve after the death of a

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toddler. This year, emergency waiting times had drastically

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improved. 100 extra nursing staff had been recruited and took on extra

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children's services from Bedford Hospital.

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Performance is still fragile. We are concerned. Concerned about what will

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hit us this winter in terms of activity. We have already seen

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levels of activity in the last few weeks that frankly we were not

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expecting until December at the earliest. That is a bit of a

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concern. Quality, safety and quality, they will be the first item

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on the agenda before every meeting. We will not compromise on that. We

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have financial problems, as I'm sure you know. We made a loss of ?9

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million last year. Because of the money we are having to pretend to

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improve patient safety, the loss will be even bigger this year. That

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is something we have to address in the long run. Your background is in

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business. What is your plan for saving money? Well, there is no

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question we can improve the efficiency of the trust. Frankly,

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they have not had a good track record. I think we can do better. It

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is fair to say that even if we were operating at the best levels of

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efficiency in the NHS, we would struggle. We would struggle to break

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even and the cash positive. I think the solution in the longer run may

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involve working in partnership with other trusts in the region. Might it

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also involve losing some services? I don't think so. The thing about

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Milton Keynes is it is a growing region. It will need first rate

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local hospitals. Many people are uncomfortable about the notion of

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running a hospital as a business. Do you think that is the only way to

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keep them going? What we have to do is make quality the first item on

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our agenda. That is exactly what I have done. The reason I have done it

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is because I happen to believe that should be the priority of the

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trust. Secondly, all my experience in business is if you get quality

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right, then in the long run the finances take care of themselves. We

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will continue to focus on improving the quality and safety of what we

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do. Also, in future we will spend more listening to patients.

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Schools in Milton Keynes were closed today as teachers belonging to two

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unions went on strike. 26 schools were closed completely. 18 were

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partially closed. The government has condemned the action. Saying it will

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disrupt learning. It's in a dispute over pay, workload and pensions

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We sympathise with parents. We don't take this action lightly. At the

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fact is the Education Secretary want top to professional unions over the

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`` these three issues. Hopefully they will now be noticed.

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People who have been caught speeding in parts of Hertfordshire could be

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entitled to their money back. It's because the legal paperwork drawn up

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for the speed limits could contain errors ` and in some cases it could

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date back 30 years. One village has tonight been given the all`clear,

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but others are still being reviewed. It doesn't get more rural than

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Barley in the heart of Hertfordshire's countryside. But the

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fact it's so rural could be why it's been at the centre of a speeding

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storm. Normally when you drive through a village and see a speed

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limit, you assume everything is in place. But now it turns out that in

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some rural parts of the county, enforcement could be legally

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challenged. In towns, the 30 mph speed limit is automatically linked

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to how far apart street lights are. In villages, they often don't have

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them. The council should get a separate order. If they have not,

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can you claim that it is not legal and not pay your fine? Hertfordshire

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County Council won't say which roads are affected, or for how long, but

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it could date back 30 years ` and they won't say what the problem

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might be. This suggests that it is significant and penalties will be

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quashed. There could be civil damages associated because of

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consequential effects of people losing their driving licences. But

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villagers aren't sympathetic to speeding drivers. I think it is

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wrong. If you break the speed, you should be fined. If you have been

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speeding, you have been speeding. Obviously if you have not got the

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correct information, someone will look for a way out these days. The

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council now says Barley's speed limit is legal and the rest the

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review is just routine. Drivers shouldn't assume they can't be

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enforced. In football, Milton Keynes Dons say

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there has been no official approach from Sheffield United to speak to

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manager Karl Robinson. The Dons boss has been strongly linked today with

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the vacancy at Bramall Lane. Robinson was linked with Sheffield

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United in the summer before David Weir took the position. He has since

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been sacked. Now it

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film Machete. The tweet read: Now that's how you deal with immigration

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issues. Still to come, drawings from one of

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the world's finest cartoonists, Giles, in great demand.

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And a flashmob proposal at the Queensgate shopping centre.

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Life for people who are undergoing treatment for cancer can be tough

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enough. But new research suggests employers here in the East aren't as

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helpful as they could be when their own staff are affected.

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Around half a million people in this country are working despite having

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had a diagnosis of cancer. But a further 63,000 patients would like

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to work if only they had the right support from their employers. And it

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seems that, in the East, one in six working people who have cancer

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believe they don't get the kind of understanding they need.

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Six weeks after quitting her job, Sarah was diagnosed with breast

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cancer. One day, she will look for a new job, but she is worried about

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how the gap will look on her CV. Should I be upfront about it and say

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that I had cancer? Do I ignore it and hope that nobody notices? How do

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I raise the subject? If I put it on my CV, would it go straight in the

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waste paper basket. This man, who as not to be identified, went back to

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work after his first time of bone cancer, to find his boss

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unsympathetic. I was saying that I was tired, and my boss said that he

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was tired because his wife had just had a new baby. I was horrified that

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he thought it was the same thing. Sometimes, I cannot get out of bed.

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Sometimes, the chemo is that aggressive. Research shows that too

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many employers are not giving employees the rich `` confidence

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they need. It is an ongoing talking point at this drop`in centre.

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People look recovered, their hair has grown back. Everyone says that

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they looked great, but because they might still be experiencing

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fatigue, and going, long`term side`effects, they aren't actually

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as well as they look. `` and going. So they cannot match the

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expectations of their employer. Despite government policies in

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place, problems arise in organisations of all sizes, although

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smaller ones may have less time and manpower to provide extra help.

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It is not just small businesses, but they will have a ticket issues with

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a small team and trying to `` particular issues with a small team

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and they need to give that assistance.

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This lady once her future employer to have confidence in her as a

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professional, not just the person who had cancer.

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It wasn't too long ago that Red Bull were just making up the numbers in

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Formula 1. The team from Milton Keynes were known as the party team.

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Now they are the sport's dominant force, closing in on their fourth

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consecutive drivers and constructors titles. It's led to some claims that

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they are making F1 boring to watch. Our Sports Editor Jonathan Park

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reports. Another victory for the team and no

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one in Formula 1 can catch, let alone pass. This one to in Japan

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means that Red Bull are on the verge of a double, but some people think

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this is boring. It is not our responsibility for the other teams

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competitiveness. It happens in sport, whether that is in football

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or tennis or any other form of sport. Sometimes some teams end up

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having a run of success. Thankfully, that has been Red Bull racing in

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Formula 1. Over the years, Formula 1 have seen different teams dominate.

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37 wins in total for Red Bull, but not as many race wins as when the

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Harare was winning many wins. `` Harare. The first part of the season

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has been dominated by Red Bull, but it is still brilliant to watch them

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go about their task. It isn't that we can be proud. I think we can

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enjoy the success. But yes, I agree, it would be nice to see teams win as

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well. So what help for the team's rivals?

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It is not good, because Red Bull have been able to divert resources.

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So the car likely to win next year will also be Red Bull.

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It is a massive regulation change, going into next year. We have had

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people back in UK, focusing on the developer and of our new car.

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Hopefully, the solutions that we will come up with to the regulations

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will help us. The boss says that Red Bull cannot

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go on winning for ever, but they will try.

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He's still regarded as the world's finest cartoonist, and Carl Giles'

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work is in demand more than ever before. Giles, who died in 1995,

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lived and worked in Suffolk most of his life. Today a number of his

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prized drawings came up for auction. And with interest from overseas,

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they fetched way more than expected. Kevin Burch was at the sale: in the

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viewing room, the buyers browse. Most items are these cartoons in the

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corner, and bids are expected from all corners.

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There is interest from overseas. We have many phone lines hooked. We

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hope that collectors will be interested in our sale. He became a

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national treasure. The daily mail sold many copies. People wanted to

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see his cartoons. The office where he worked

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overlooked this spot, now called Giles Circus. This is the grandma

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and her family statue. Back in the auction room, the sales

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were warming up. This is where one of the star lots was being

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announced. It fetched ?1000. But this was ?1200.

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Did you come in thinking I have got to have this?

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Quite possibly, but I still think it went for a good price. I don't think

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it is inflated. What you think the cartoonists would

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have made of this and the huge sums of money being paid?

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I think he would be annoyed that he was not getting that money. I think

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he would have been not surprised. He was proud of his work. You would

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have been pleased. Do believe the best cartoonists

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there ever was, and today, there is a lot of interest in his work still

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continuing. As with all Giles work, you need to

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take time to take it in. Delightful reminders of how life used to be,

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reminding us of the cartoonist's brilliance.

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Some say it with flowers, a nice meal, maybe get down on one knee.

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There are many ways to pop the big question. Police Constable Martin

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George decided to propose to his long term girlfriend at the

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Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough. Sounds quite ordinary,

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but he booked the day off to do it and had a helping hand from dancers

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at Peterborough Regional College. It was like any other day at the

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shopping centre, until this happens. Mandy, seen on the left of the

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screen, in pink, was oblivious to the flashmob being in her honour.

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I was explaining to my mum what it is. She was acting stupid, because

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she already knew. That was it. I was watching it until the end, until I

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saw Martin. The police arrived, Martin off duty, but with special

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permission to wear his uniform. I was OK until the music started

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playing. I was confident that she would say

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yes. There were a lot of people there, and I wanted to make sure I

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wasn't going to man `` mess up the dancers routine.

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I said to my mum that there was something going on. I did not

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realise until the walked towards me. Then he asked a very non`police

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constable type question. Will you marry me? Yes.

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The bright's face was so funny. It was a great experience. `` the

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bride. It was good that she said yes. I was

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nervous. She now hopes that her fiance will

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plan their wedding. Well, a short while ago we spoke to

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the happy couple at their home. And I wanted to know just where Martin

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had got the idea from. She has been dropping the hints over

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the last few years and I had always had a joke that I was never going to

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ask the question, so I needed to do something that she would believe. So

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I got a few people involved. It was more than a few people,

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wasn't it? What did you think when this happened?

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I was really shocked. I thought I was just going for a shopping trip

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with my mum for my birthday tomorrow, and then that happens. I

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was really surprised. How did you plan it all, knowing

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that she would be where she was and that everything would work out OK?

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With a lots of stress. A lot of phone calls and a lots of secret

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meetings with lots of people. But with the shopping trip, obviously

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she loves her shopping, so I did not think she would turn down that

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suggestion. I knew that was safe. You must have been pretty confident

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that you were going to say yes? Yes, I think he knew. I don't think

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he would have gone to the extent that he went to if there was any

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doubt that there would be a no. Martin, ITU had a speech planned but

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it did not go according to plan. `` you had a speech plans.

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Yes, the excitement is took over. I just ask her to marry me and through

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the ring at her. How will the wedding improve upon

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the proposal? Who will be responsible for that?

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That'll be the responsibility. I hope just to nod and agree.

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I think that he did such a great job, I should just give all the

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responsible is he to him. What has been the reaction amongst

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your colleagues? I think everyone is amazed. I have

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had fantastic feedback from everyone about how well it went. I think

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everyone is surprised by the social media.

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It has been really good. My friends and parents are really happy. It has

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been great. I know it is your birthday, this

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must be a great birthday present. Yes, definitely. He did well.

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Congratulations to both of you. I hope the wedding plans go very well.

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Thank you very much. Now we will look at the weather.

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The low`pressure is not far away, but today there has been high

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pressure. There have been clouds, but it has been quite dry. It should

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be quite dry overnight. It will turn quite misty and foggy. The winds

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will continue all night, we have clear skies. The mist and fog will

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become widespread. It will be quite dense by tomorrow morning. The

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temperatures might drop further than they did last night, so it is

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possible that out in the countryside we could have six or seven degrees

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temperatures. His ability may not be great first thing tomorrow morning,

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but we have got an approaching weather friends. `` visibility. ``

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approaching weather friends. The winds will break up the mist and

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fog. The visibility may not be great. It will get thinner in the

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middle of the day, but it will also be brighter. There may be some

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sunshine in Suffolk. The West will be quite cloudy. Temperatures will

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be quite mild. A light to moderate southeasterly winds. Into the

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afternoon, the weather front will move in. Overnight, it will be more

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persistent, so it could be a wet start to the day on Saturday. The

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rain should clear out of the way quite quickly. It will be brighter

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in the middle of the day. There could be some more showers later on.

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The forecast on Sunday looks quite showery. There will be some heavy

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showers between the other weather system. There will be more wet

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weather on Monday. Overnight, not too cold. Temperature is will be in

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double figures. That is all from us. We hope you

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have a good evening. Goodbye.

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