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there are major concerns about the spread of disease. That is all from

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us. Hello and welcome to Look East. In

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the programme tonight: It was revenge and it was murder.

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The prosecution opens its case against a man accused of killing a

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family of four. But that the rest of today's top now.

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Angry scenes in Luton as a family confronts a Chief Constable over a

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death in police custody. Surviving the typhoon ` the tourists

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back from a trip to the Philippines. I'm at the port of Shanghai, the

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busiest container port in the world. It is the biggest container port in

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the UK at Felixstowe but they move ten times as many containers here

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every year as they do at Felixstowe. We will have the details

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later in the programme. Good evening. First tonight, it was

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cold`blooded murder and revenge for a business deal gone bad. This is

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what a jury was told today about the death of a family from Northampton.

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Anxiang Du is accused of stabbing a couple and their children to death

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almost three years ago. Today his trial began and Neil Bradford was in

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court. The prosecution says Anxiang Du was

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a man on a mission. A man seeking revenge. His victims, the big`name

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family, described in court today as hard`working, decent people. They

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were stabbed to death in their own home as the nation celebrated the

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marriage of William and Kate. The husband and his wife Helen were

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found in the kitchen. Their daughters were found in a bedroom.

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For more than a decade, the family were involved in a bitter financial

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dispute with Anxiang Du, a former business partner. The jury heard

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that less than 24 hours before the murders, Anxiang Du had learned that

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the court had ruled against him By now, he had exhausted all legal

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options and was facing financial ruin. It is the prosecution's case

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that he travelled from his home in Coventry to the Ding family home

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here in Northampton to exact revenge. The Crown Court heard there

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was no doubt from Ernests was the man responsible for the prosecution

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do not accept this was anything less than murder. `` no doubt that

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Anxiang Du was the man responsible. They say the killing was carried out

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with ruthless efficiency. He planned to kill, he intended to kill, he did

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kill, four times. This is murder, nothing less. The jury also heard

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how he had travelled with his passport and fled to Morocco

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directly after the killings, where he remained for more than a year.

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The 54`year`old is this man from Coventry denies four counts of

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murder. The trial has begun of two men

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accused of endangering the safety of an aircraft which had to be diverted

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to Stansted Airport. The plane was on its way from Pakistan to

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Manchester when RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled to escort it. The

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court's been told Tayyab Subbhani and Mohammed Safdar, who are both

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from Lancashire, threatened to blow up the plane. They deny the charges.

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"If there was any wrongdoing, I d make sure I'd deal with it". The

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words of the Bedfordshire Chief Constable following the death of a

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man in custody. Last night in Luton, she was heckled at a community

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meeting after the death of Leon Briggs, who had been detained under

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the Mental Health Act, as Louise Hubball reports.

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I'd do not know why he died! We do not know anything! I need to know!

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This was the moment Leon Briggs s partner confronted the Chief

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Constable over his death in custody. Chief Constable Colette Paul was

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wooed last night as she appeared at a heated community meeting. ``

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booed. This was her response today. We know it would be hostile but I'm

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not judging any outcome of this investigation. We have suspended the

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officers and staff involved. If there was any wrongdoing done, I

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would make sure I've dealt with it and that is my standards. Today

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there were concerns in Luton that tensions over the death may

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escalate. We don't want any more trouble. There has been enough. I

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would be very concerned because my son has a mental health illness so I

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would worry if he were taken into custody. If we don't get answers, if

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the family doesn't get answers fast, it will get worse, really. The death

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is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints

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Commission. But a campaign group is questioning how effective that will

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be. The IPCC has been described as wholly inadequately resourced, so

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people don't have any confidence or faith that it will do a proper

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investigation. Also at the meeting was a pastor who is now appealing

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for calm. People are really in shock about what happened and some people

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are apprehensive about it, but it has happened already and so we just

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need to come together and console the people who have lost their loved

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one. People are worried violence could escalate. Sticky yellow I

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don't think it is the way forward but there is or was that fear that

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it can happen and I think there s a probability it happen if answers are

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not brought forward. Tonight, Leon Briggs's family field he has been

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let down by the authorities at a time when he should have been

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provided with specialist care. `` family feel.

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The Wellingborough MP Peter bone has hit out at the decision by the

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Ministry of Justice to sell the town's former prison. The Government

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says it does not form part of a long`term plan for prison capacity

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but the MP disagreed. He is completely and utterly wrong and

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Wellingborough prison is on a brown field site and has massive room for

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expansion. People want to expand the prison there. Millions of pounds

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have been invested in the prison. Would the Minister meet with me to

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look at this again before finally making a disastrous mistake?

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Meanwhile, Bedfordshire Police today launched a new campaign to recruit

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80 new full`time officers. The force says that although budgets are

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tight, the front line is spread too thinly, as Mike Cartwright reports.

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Responding to a call for back`up. This PC searching for a man who fled

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on foot from officers. Moments later, he is found and arrested

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suspected of supplying drugs. Several officers are here but there

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are not enough on the force, says this PC. I've been in the police for

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five years and eye think, especially this year, because of numbers, I do

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feel vulnerable at times. Because of the numbers. At the University of

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Bedford today, a police recruitment drive. For a force that will have

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had to share more than 24 million `` shed more than ?24 million from its

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budget and lose hundreds of officers. In recent years, Bedford

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police had more than 1200 lease officers but now they number just

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over 1000. Those in charge say it is a big shortfall. We have been

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seriously overstretched at the front line. The officers going out was

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funding to calls and so on have been run ragged and so this is about

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Ulster in that part of the organisation. `` this is about

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Ulster ring. My dad was on the force and hear a lot of stories. It sounds

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like he really got a lot of it. I am 36 so I feel I'm in that age group

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where I can bring something to the force. Too dangerous. It is the

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first recruitment drive for three years. Those in charge say the

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public have no idea how thin the front. Are asked a lady how many

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officers she thought were covering Bedford and she said, 100. I said,

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you would be surprised if there were ten of us covering this area. Many

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say recruits are long overdue. Bedfordshire police is now hoping

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for hundreds of applicants. Plans to sell off centre used by

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young people in Corby have been approved today by the council. The

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council says repairing the centre would cost up to ?700,000. It is

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promising the proceeds of the sale will be used to provide new services

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in the town. He illustrated classics such as A

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Christmas Carol, Wind In The Willows and Gulliver's Travels. Today the

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work of 20th`century artist Arthur Rackham has been auctioned in

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Stansted Mountfichet. The collection of first`edition books are all

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signed and inscribed with drawings by the artist. He was widely

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considered as one of the leading illustrators of the early 1900s The

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books were given as presents to his wife's sister and her husband, who

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lived on the Essex`Hertfordshire border.

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Those are tonight's top stories Now we can

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43,000, Testament to the enduring polarity of one of the century's

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finest illustrators. Still to come on Look East this

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evening, high domestic violence affects children, we hear one

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girl's story, and Alex will have the weather. It will be a cold night, so

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wrapped up warm and wrap up your plants, because there is a risk of

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Frost, but the weather is looking fine for tomorrow. Join me at the

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end of the programme for all the details.

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This week, Stewart is in Shanghai, reporting on the growing trade links

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between our region and China. Last night, we saw how Chinese tourists

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were boosting trade in Cambridge. For tonight's report, Stewart has

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been to the dockside area of Shanghai which has become the

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busiest container port in the world. We are on the East China Sea, just a

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part of the Port of Shanghai, and it is massive. At the 2 million

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containers coming through here every year, making it the busiest

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container port. Seven of the top ten container port southern China,

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Felixstowe is number 36. But there are strong links with Felixstowe.

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Richard Daniel has been to see a brand`new container ship about to

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leave Suffolk on its maiden voyage. China's largest container ship. A

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statement of intent by china's largest shipping line. This ship is

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3.5 football pitches in length, it can carry 13,000 containers, but the

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astonishing thing is the company have built three vessels like this

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and plan five more and those will be in service by the end of next year.

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We need to keep the fleet to be one of the best choice for customers

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between the UK and China and we do have so many customers, not only in

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China but the UK, to require weekly services. This is home for months on

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end for the 26th globe trotting crew. Down below, a huge galley for

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the ship's chef and accrue recreation room. Near the stem, the

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cavernous engine room, the ship running up to 160 tonnes of you will

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every day. It can cover nearly 20,000 nautical miles before

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refuelling. `` 160 tonnes of fuel. It gives me leisure for myself, my

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wife, embassy staff, to attend this celebration. The Chinese ambassador

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was guest of honour for the maiden voyage from Felixstowe. The UK has a

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huge trade imbalance with China, but little by little, that is changing.

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What is significant is increasing UK exports to China, increased by 15%,

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so a large increase, so China now becomes the fastest growing export

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market for the UK. The UK exports more products like aviation

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equipment, medical equipment, cars, China now is their number one

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importer of cards. The trend for larger and larger ships continues.

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`` of cars. In Felixstowe, that will mean more and more investment to

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accommodate them. We continue investment in Felixstowe, East

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Anglia, and trade between the UK and China has grown, probably about 50%

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of all containers nowadays relating to Chinese and UK trade. Early

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evening and it slips out of Felixstowe. It will take three weeks

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for the ship to arrive in the Far East.

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Just before it left Suffolk, we put a tiny time`lapse camera on board.

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Since then, it has called at Hamburg, and work, and Suez, docking

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at Hong Kong just over a week ago. `` Antwerp. It is due to .co after

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many Chinese ports on Sunday. It will head back to Britain back with

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the kind of goods and many others will find under Christmas trees in a

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few weeks time. Tomorrow night, business and education, those of

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students coming to study in the Easter thing than from China.

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Tonight, young man from Norwich who come to Shanghai to carve out a new

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life. `` coming to study in the East from China.

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When he was 11, this man came to Shanghai with his family and stayed

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for two years. Last year, he moved back to Shanghai after finishing a

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make up art course in Britain. His parents now work in Beijing and

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Shanghai and he says this time one of his mage is `` major tasks is to

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learn the language and adapt better to local life. When I last lived

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here, and was at school here, we would learn how to save hen, ruler,

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what was in your pencil case, pointless things. Things she would

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never need to stay in the future, but now learning things about how to

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get around the Metro, speak to taxi drivers, going shopping, important

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things. As a make up artist, it is not easy to start a career in the

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city, one thing finding potential clients. He said one Chinese

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customer asked him to make her look more like a foreigner. It is kind of

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a mixture between the two, you want to tell them that you do not have to

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look, you know, foreign, Western, to be beautiful. But what I can do is

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make their eyes look slightly bigger. Even though he has only had

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two clients per week so far, he is still looking forward to his job

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development. He says Shanghai is a large modern city with more

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opportunities. I like that people are not afraid to be themselves, I

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think it is, when you walk down the street, you see the older

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generation, they just sing or randomly start to dans, or

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something. He says he plans to stay in Shanghai for at least four years

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and will try to develop his career as a professional make`up artist

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working for shows in China. Tomorrow night, Look East is live

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from the studios of international channel Shanghai, we will hear from

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Weetabix, a company based in Northamptonshire, but recently taken

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over by a company in China. And from three British companies doing very

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well over here. That is Look East tomorrow night at fixed 30p.m.,

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2:30am Shanghai town. `` tomorrow night at the 30p.m.. ``6:30pm.

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Now, it's Children in Need this Friday. Last year, the Look East

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region raised ?2 million. Some of the money went to a charity called

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Leeway, which helps children affected by domestic violence. I've

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been to meet one them, Ellie. To hear her story. We have disguised

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the identities of those involved. She saw her father abuse her mother

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since she was very small and, since her mother died, she has lived with

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another family member, but struggled emotionally. My dad would beat her

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up, and I would be in the other room, but I would hear her crying

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and he would call her names. Because of his anger, I would start to

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become angry. Choose a feeling and tell me when you felt that way.

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Through the charity Leeway, she has dealt with a care worker and been

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able to talk about her feelings, making a huge difference. We had

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huge difficulties, my family at breaking point many times, and I was

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at a loss how to help Ellie. It was beyond my experience how to deal

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with it, so I am grateful. I would urge anyone to deal with that help,

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if they can, it has done wonders for our family. Leeway supports nearly

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10,000 adults and children every year across Norfolk and Suffolk,

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with three refugees and `` refuges. Children in need support their

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outreach programme. It can take several times before someone seeks

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advice. We need to get it right and have trained professionals within

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the community who can help these people. And actually seek the right

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path for them to help them out of that abusive the duration. What

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would you say to someone else who may be suffering this kind of thing,

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as a child? I would say, always try to find someone nearby that you

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can't opt to and you are comfortable with, `` you can talk to. That can

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help a lot. It can help you understand how you are feeling and

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get through your life when you get older.

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Ellie. Just one of the many children who've been helped by Children in

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Need. This year's appeal is on Friday. And on Look East, our live

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broadcast event is coming from Wicksteed Park in Kettering. Do join

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us there if you can. The details are on our Facebook page.

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As we've seen, the national news continues to be dominated with the

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impact of typhoon in the Phillipines. Earlier today, two

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friends from Norfolk returned from a diving holiday in the Philippines.

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Nigel Walters is from Garvestone. Mark Evans is from Horsford. Welcome

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to you both. Let us look at the map and explain where you were. You were

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staying on the small island of Malapascua at a diving resort. This

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is west of the island which bore the brunt of the devastation. But you

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are in the eye of the storm? We were near Malapascua, but took a direct

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hit. Let us look at some of your pictures, how it looked when you

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arrived, which looks beautiful. Talk us through the kind of place you

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were staying? It was the perfect, the delegation. Trees and palm

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trees. `` it was a perfect location. A tropical place, and you

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can see in the photographs, is somewhere outstanding for a holiday.

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Mark, were you aware the storm was coming? We were told earlier that

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there was some typhoon coming in, but the locals get hit by these

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about five times per year, and no one knew what was coming until later

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in the week. We can see you filming during the storm, so Nigel, you are

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at the resort just filming from your balcony? Yeah, the storm was

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staged, really, in terms of how it came, slowly kicking in bit by bit,

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starting to eat away at the trees, smaller ones asked, bigger ones

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next, and I was able to stay on the balcony for some time, filming some

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of this. That was the dining room? Yeah. Obviously devastating to see

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this happening, the before and after? Totally, as Nigel said, it

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was paradise before. Crazy what weather can do. And this footage is

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driving to the airport? This was one of the areas most badly hit, no aid

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getting up there yet. Everyone is hungry. Small children with signs

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looking for food and water. We did not see any aid getting to them. We

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were isolated for a couple of days, no information coming through. It

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was a total shock when we were on the way there, which is when the

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news came about the amount of death going on. What about the local

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people, what was their reaction? On the island itself, they were very

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upbeat, a lot of teamwork and morale boosting, dragging boats ashore,

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creating pathways. The general belief they could get back to normal

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quickly. The holiday`makers were getting stuck in as well, helping

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out wherever possible. Mark, you only arrived back this morning, as

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it sunk in? Not really, straight off the plane, just seeing the news what

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has happened in other places such as Leyte. Lovely people, and a

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beautiful place, just really devastated? Absolutely. It is not

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just the islands, it is going straight up the airport, and spread

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across that part of the island. Thank you very much for coming in,

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we are grateful. The Disasters Emergency Committee

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launches its appeal campaign this evening. You can ring them on 0370

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60 60 900. Or visit their website ` dec.org.uk. Now for the weather.

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High pressure is our friend during the day, but becomes our enemy

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overnight, which is what will happen tonight. High pressure has been

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building, introducing light wind and clear skies, sunshine this

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afternoon, but overnight, any heat being lost, meaning a cold night

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with the risk of frost. Temperatures just three Celsius in the last hour

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near Thetford, and many places, particularly in the countryside,

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expected to drop below freezing, so expect some ground frost. We start

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tomorrow really quite chilly, but it will be a fine day, and the next

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weather system approaching from the north`west, not spoiling things in

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the East, but will mean a strengthening wind overnight and the

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introduction of cloud and rain, Andrew tomorrow, despite a chilly

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start, it will be glorious. `` through tomorrow. Good spells of

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sunshine through the morning. Temperatures not high, but the

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sunshine making the difference, and a light south`westerly wind, so not

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a bad autumn day. The western half of the region developing more cloud

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in the afternoon, but staying dry, and cloud developing across the

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region overnight which could bring outbreaks of rain. This rain looks

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mainly light and patchy, but gradually tracking eastwards

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overnight. We should be done with most of it by Thursday morning, but

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quite different conditions or Thursday morning and Friday, so you

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might look at those days being similar, but factor in the strength

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of the wind, particularly on Thursday, feeling quite cold with

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temperatures at nine Celsius. Largely dry, sunny spells, but the

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chance of blustery showers. Most places dry on Thursday. As well as

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Friday, with decent spells of sunshine, but the wind still

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north`westerly, so quite cold. By the weekend, some drier weather

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around, but overnight, more chilly nights, temperatures lower than

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this. Clear skies, light wind, meaning the introduction of mist and

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fog. That could linger through the day on Saturday. Back to you.

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That is all from us this evening, thank you very much for your

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company. Have a good evening, goodbye.

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