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Welcome to Thursday's Look East Spotlight on the quality of care in

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our hospitals. The wealth `` health watchdogs ranks each one before the

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inspections begin. Clearly, issues like the loss of

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nurses from our hospitals is having a big impact on patient care.

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One of our most iconic footwear brands is sold in a deal worth 300

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million. Why the launch of this year's poppy

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appeal means so much to one of our soldiers.

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And, the lifeblood of our soil ` how the humble worm needs a little TLC.

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Good evening. First tonight. How good is your

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hospital when it comes to quality of care? The health watchdog the Care

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Quality Commission has today given each hospital in the country a score

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based on the risk it poses to patients. One is the worst, six is

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the best. Why? Well, to help it prioritise which hospitals to

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inspect first. Northamptonshire has fared the worst in this region.

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We'll hear from the health watch group there, after this report from

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Mike Cartwright: the health care we receive is under scrutiny.

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Northampton general rank among the highest risk hospitals. Criticised

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heavily in past inspections for how it dispense medicines and for having

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too few staff to keep patients say. We have two treat more people in the

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community, that is why Urgent Care Centres are great.

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But we also need to address some of the issues about poor equipment and

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about lack of resources in our hospitals. Issues like the loss of

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nurses from our hospitals is having a big impact on patient care.

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Northampton general told us, we know there are areas where we need to

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take action. The Care Quality Commission, careful

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to stress these bands `` bands are for their guidance, and are not the

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hospital. Final rating. We have a screening tool that brings

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together a whole lot of different information, and gives us the

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impression of what the level of risk is in different hospitals.

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That lets us prioritise which hospitals we will go to first. But

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we will never make our judgement about an individual hospital before

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we have done a full inspection. The QE2 in Kings Lynn rated at `` as

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a high risk hospital. Kettering general is in the second worst band.

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Six of our trusts are ranked in bands three to four.

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For Peterborough city Hospital, good news is rare. It has been criticised

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for on the use and spiralling debts. We continue to look at the issues we

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know are challenging within our environment. So we are particularly

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focusing on urgent care, patients coming in as emergency amid ``

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admissions, and the impact that has on our patients coming in for the

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elective surgery where we have to cancel patients. It is good news for

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Peterborough and for the local people. My dad has been here a

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couple of times and the care he got was amazing. The better band at

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hospitals will be in `` inspected at a later date. The high risk

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hospitals will be inspected among the first.

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All trusts will be rated between inadequate and outstanding by the

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end of 2015. We want an NHS that is caring,

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efficient and responsive, and the more robust inspection approach that

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the CQC has announced is very welcome. HealthWatch Northants wants

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to work with the hospital and the CQC to make sure that the inspection

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is a success, is robust, and really moves towards service improvement.

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We will talk about how you do that in a second, but of course that

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Hampton show has two main hospitals, and they are in the worst two

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categories. Our people in the county being Phil

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Bennion HS? There is clearly a lot to do, there has been a lot of focus

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on Kettering General Hospital, it is in the band two category so it ``

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its inspection will come after the set of inspections in Northampton.

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HealthWatch Northants is a new organisation, we are here to

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champion the rights and needs of patients and people who use health

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and social care in the county, and we have been flagging up with the

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NHS in Northamptonshire are concerns about the quality of health care. We

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know that Kettering General has told us that after care for her patience

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is no better, that operations were only cancelled at short notice

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because of a busy spell last year, so they feel they are improving but

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what do you think they need to do to live their ratings? There is

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obviously a big issue around waiting times at both hospitals in accident

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and emergency. Both hospitals are not meeting the Government's

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standards for four our weight. The key for patients is knowing that

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when they go into a hospital, they are going to get a quality

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experience, they are going to be well looked after, that their

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clinical outcomes are good to be improved, and that their care is

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going to be safe. Those have to be the bottom line, and those are the

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issues that we are concerned with. Police investigating the murder of a

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man in Luton earlier this week have revealed he died from a stab wound

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to the heart. Leonard Flower ` a retired computer analyst ` was

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attacked while working in the garage of his home in Carnegie Gardens on

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Tuesday afternoon. Detectives from the major Crime Unit have arrested a

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35`year`old man who is currently receiving medical treatment in

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hospital for a hand injury. A man has been arrested in

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connection with a road collision last night in which a woman died.

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The three`vehicle crash happened on the A10 between Little Thetford and

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Stretham just before eight o'clock. The victim has been named as

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25`year`old Tania Macedo from Ely. A man and a three`year`old girl were

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also injured. A 43`year`old man is being held on suspicion of driving

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while unfit through either drink or drugs.

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One of the region's most iconic footwear brands, Doc Martens, has

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been sold in a deal worth ?300 million. The Northamptonshire firm's

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parent company, R Griggs Group, has been bought by Permira which owns

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New Look and Hugo Boss. Our reporter Neil Bradford is outside the factory

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in Wollaston for us now ` Neil, what more do we know about this deal

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The deal brings to an end more than half a century of family ownership.

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Doc Martens was founded in 1960 but they have been making shoes in

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Northamptonshire since 1901. As part of this ?300 million deal, Permira

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now owned that family firm, and the perpetual rights to Doc Martens

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This deal will take several months to complete, we understand it will

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not be complete until January next year, and the family will retain a

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20% stake in the company. Have we got any indication of how this

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takeover might affect jobs? The company is in a good financial

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position. Last year it posted pre`tax profits of around ?15

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million. It is one of the leading exporters from our region and its

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products are now sold in more than 63 countries. It employs around 700

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people globally, 350 of them in the UK, and the chief executive has

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today promised that this deal will not mean any job losses. To have

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paid such a big price for a company based in Northamptonshire is a big

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vote of confidence. The family, who were the previous owners, are

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keeping a 20% stake in the business so there is some continuity, and

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there is absolutely no reason nor desire to change the strategy of the

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company, nor its value is not its culture.

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What more do we know about this company that has taken over? It is

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one of your's biggest private equity firms, with ?22 billion worth of

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investments including the designer Brand Hugo Boss and the high street

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fashion brand New Look. It is likely to want to expand. `` Doc Martens'

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presence online and in stores, particularly in the far east. They

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have clearly spotted an opportunity, that is why they have paid such a

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high price. But there will be mindful that no matter how iconic

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Doc Martens is, fashions do change from time to time.

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A karting company in Peterborough has been found guilty of health and

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safety breaches, almost four years after an accident in which a

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teenager died. The company Peterborough Raceway Ltd pleaded

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guilty today at Peterborough Crown Court. Council investigators found

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there had been a lack of health and safety risk assessments. The company

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will be sentenced next month. An independent report says Norfolk

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County Council could face a bill of ?25 million if it doesn't go ahead

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with an incinerator in King's Lynn. It comes after the Government

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withdrew its grant of ?169 million last week.

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Those are altogether until the entity `` until

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they educate their fans. Although the cloud still hangs over football,

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it is time for action. Still to come tonight: We're live on

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the red carpet at the Sir Bobby Breakthrough Ball. We'll be talking

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to the Norwich City majority shareholder Delia Smith.

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Do we need another runway in the South East of England. And where

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should it go? Two questions being discussed by MPs at Westminster

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today. Final decisions won't be made until after the next election. Our

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political correspondent Andrew Sinclair has been monitoring the

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debate. There one Particular Place that some

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MPs quite keen on? That place is Boris Island. Many say that the

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scheme is said to be impractical and very expensive. It could cost as

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much as ?70 billion. But in the debate on whether Heathrow should be

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allowed to expand, there was quite a lot of support for building a hub

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airport of the tens `` off the coast of Essex on the Thames. There has

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not been a single objection raised. Not cost, not sea`level, there is

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not a single objection that is a show stopper. I do not believe the

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most is mystic forecast for the time it would take, the expense it would

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take and so on. We lack imagination in this country. We struggled over

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the Channel Tunnel, we struggled over the real link to the Channel

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Tunnel. Why cant we realise that London deserves a good airport.

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There were some MPs who thought Boris Island was a good idea.

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Stansted Harvey got a mention. The chairman of the Select Committee

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said that they had looked very carefully at the idea of expanding

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Stansted but had decided that new runways on their own will not

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provide a long`term solution to the specific problem of hub capacity. It

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is a sign that the debate is ever so slightly shifting away from

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Stansted. The demand now is to build a hub airport, not just new runways,

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and it seems that Heathrow and Boris Island either main contenders.

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A former solider who was badly injured in Afghanistan has been

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helping to launch the Poppy Appeal in this region today. Sam Jack, who

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lives in Stansted, was not expected to survive when he was hit by a

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bullet. He says the Royal British Legion helped him to get through it.

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This report from Gareth George. Sam Jack's former commanding officer

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pins a poppy on his chest. He helped to launch the Poppy Appeal today and

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is lucky to still be with us. During the two are in Afghanistan he was

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hit by a ricocheted bullet fired from comrades's gun. The next thing

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I remember is waking up in Birmingham hospital. I took of a

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cushy to the head, it went into my eye. It stops just a millimetre away

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from my brain. I am very lucky to be alive. The British Legion helps all

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sorts of soldiers, old, still serving, the help that they gave is

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second to none. It is really encouraging. Sam was in a

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particularly grave condition when he left at the Ghana standard was

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packaged up and put onto a plane. The percentage of him surviving was

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actually pretty low `` when he left Afghanistan. Dizzy and confident,

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smiling and happy as a real result for us. He has received a lot of

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support from the Royal British Legion. He is one of our key

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fundraisers and helps us to go round and generate some of the funds for

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them. As well as remembering some people who died in past conflicts,

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they are now helping service men and women injured in Afghanistan and

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Iraq. They are young soldiers who are predominantly involved in the

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actor will like to look forwards to. The British Legion has a remit to

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book after not only the family but also the dependents, the wife,

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children, but sometimes even the parents, right the way through long

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time. It is hoped that stories like Sam Jack's will help more people

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than ever before through this year's Poppy Appeal.

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The widow of the former Ipswich Town manager Sir Bobby Robson has been in

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Bury St Edmunds today opening new cancer facilities at the St

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Edmundsbury Hospital. The Lady Elsie Robson Unit is designed to provide

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better care for patients who might be suffering from breast cancer.

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Tonight Lady Elsie will go to a fundraising ball. More on that in a

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moment. But first Kevin Burch has this report.

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Lady LCC is that she still has a soft spot for Suffolk. `` Lady Elsie

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Roberts on. Last year she performed the official opening after an

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upgrade in screening. Now things have improved even more, the

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?250,000 cost covered through a legacy left to the friends of the

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hospital. What is different is that it is especially built round the

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problems of patients with breast problems. What we have done is

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integrated to facilities to allow our patients to be seen seamlessly

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whilst all the time preserving their dignity and privacy. Cancer seems to

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be touching so many people nowadays but one thing that the trustees felt

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was that it was such a large amount of money that we wanted to be able

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to fund something that we would not necessarily normally be able to do.

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Sir Bobby Robson fought cancer five times, but in 2009, 17 years after

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his first diagnosis, the long and courageous battle finally ended. The

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legend was gone, but the legacy lives on. Through moments like this.

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When I was asked if my name could be attached to the special unit I was

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humbled. They are so dedicated, it is wonderful. So much work goes on.

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Dedication and love, I think. Have to put that in. I bet you thought

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you were not going to get emotional, what happened? I know. I

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just saw it and thought, that's main. I'm so happy to be associated

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with what they do here. It is not just about bricks and mortar, they

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say, it is about the people who work within the bricks and mortar, people

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who lead the `` who Lady Elsie Roberts and described as wonderful.

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And Delia Smith is at the Apex Theatre tonight. This is an example

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of football doing good, isn't it? Indeed it is. It is great to see

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people arriving and giving support to it. How well did you know Sir

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Bobby Robson? We have been living in Suffolk for 42 years, so he and his

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brother owned our local newspaper shop and his nephew played cricket

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with Michael at the local cricket club. But also Sir Bobby Robson was

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very kind to Michael and me when we became board members and give us a

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lot of help and guidance. He was a great guy. Have you had a chance to

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speak to his widow today? I have not. I have only just wait to her.

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We have kept in touch, we are very good friends. This is very

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important, this work with screening for breast cancer. It is incredibly

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important, and what this is about tonight is that everybody can help,

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everybody can get something, because the Serb be Auction and Ball is

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online `` Sir Bobby Robson option and ball is online. What we are

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trying to do is to get everybody to help out and come online and spend

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some money and raise more money for the fund, which is doing such a good

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job. If I can drop the ball for a second, you have been at Norwich

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City now for ten years or more as a majority shareholder. How would you

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enjoying life? About 20 actually! I was being nice! No, we are having

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lots of fun, we love it. Michael and I are very passionate, as you well

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know, and we love every minute of it. It is on a night like this and

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every body comes together that you realise that whatever... On the

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surface, we're competitive, but all football supporters support each

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other and it is nice to be here tonight and to be doing that. Your

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chief executive said the other day that he was embarrassed by how you

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the league. How do you feel about it? I'm here tonight, Stewart, to

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talk about the Sir Bobby Robson fundraising, not how I feel about

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the football. So, shall we talk about that? Very good. You'll be

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spending lots of money bidding on things tonight, will you? I'm sure

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we will, and I'm sure everybody well. We are going to get a record

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amount of money. Because everybody in this country, whoever they are,

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once together `` wants to give a hand and help to fight cancer. Thank

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you for being with us. Goodbye. Now a few fascinating facts about

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earthworms. They are blind, they have a brain, and up to five hearts.

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And, of course, they are vital for healthy soil and healthy crops. Now

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a project is underway to find out more about worm welfare, because the

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worm needs your help. Anna Todd has been digging with a group of

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schoolchildren from Peterborough. Churning and twirling the soil,

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earthworms are like little tractors, miniature plays the underground. But

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because they are so busy working day and, it's hard to keep tabs on how

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they are doing. Which is why the Big Worm Dig is so important.

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We need you to gather around a little bit. See if you can find any

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worms. The names are all a bit Harry Potter. The soil eater, the water

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dwellers. And the kids love them. There are different to other

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animals, they have no legs. Remind you know that they are all

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earthworms, but you do not know what type of earthworms they are, so I

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like the surprise of it. Why are you washing the worm? To see what they

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are like without the soil. It is a soil litre. What does it do? Judging

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from its name I think it eats soil. We have the worm camera ready,

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hopefully they will come to the surface. So far we wait, and wait.

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Let's get down and dirty with some worms of wisdom. They have no

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lungs, they breathe through their skin. They are hermaphrodites, when

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they mate both worms have babies. Without worms, truly greedy? ``

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we'll really be? We would be nowhere for oils dumber `` we would be

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nowhere. It's worms that really helped to break things down. I have

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to say, I'm not too keen, and I know I'm not the only one, but we should

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all love worms, they bring life to the land in more ways than one.

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I can hardly believe that, 2.5 metres, for a worm! You can find out

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more about the project at riverford.co.uk/bigwormdig. People

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will be sending me photographs of worms that 2.5 metres long! I do not

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want them, but if anybody has seen one we would love to hear from you.

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I do not mind creepy crawlies, but a two metre long worm, they do not

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know. We have had light winds and sunny skies, does not get better

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than that. But there are changes on the way.

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You can see this area of cloud moving and across the West Country.

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It will bring some windy conditions and some rain across the region

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overnight tonight, but at the moment we finish the day with clear skies

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and light winds. But those winds will freshen overnight into the

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early hours of tomorrow morning. There is not going to be a great

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deal of rain on that front, mainly light and patchy. It will not really

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get here until the early hours of tomorrow morning. Increasing amounts

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of cloud, this rain coming through into the early hours, to or three

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o'clock. Tracking eastwards overnight. Most of it will be late

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and patchy, but there may still be the ought patchy burst. `` ought

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heavy burst. Moderate to fresh breeze, it will be windy through

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tomorrow. First thing tomorrow morning, some wet weather to clear,

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but it should get away quite quickly. By mid to late morning most

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places will be dry. There will be a bit of a legacy of cloud left

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behind, but quite a warm ear mass. Temperatures may well claim to

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around 17 or 18 degrees. Still quite breezy, but some sunny spells

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developing into the afternoon. Looking ahead, Monday is a bit of a

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concern. A deepening area of low pressure moving and off the

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Atlantic. What does that mean for us? That had been some strong,

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possibly damaging winds. At the moment there is some uncertainty

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about the tract and strength of the low. This looks like the most

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certain track. We are to the southern half of that and that could

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mean some strong winds are part of the region. But we are quite a few

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days out, it still late Thursday. Keep your eye on the forecast as the

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story unfolds. What about the weekend? There is certainly an early

:26:33.:26:38.

warning for the wind. That is for Sunday evening into Monday morning.

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It will continue to strengthen, it certainly looks quite blustery by

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Sunday. For Saturday, quite a lot of dry weather around. A strong

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south`westerly breeze with some strong gust is. Some strong showers

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around for Sunday and some of those could be on the heavy side. Keep

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your eye on the forecast for Monday, because no doubt things will change,

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but it does look like we will `` likely that we will see some wet and

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windy weather. Thanks for your company. We'll see

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you tomorrow night. This is Malcolm, who owns Iceland.

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He's the one that's going to present us with

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the ten grand. When we win it.

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