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That is all from the BBC News at That is all from the BBC News at

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six. On Hello and welcome to Look East. In

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the programme tonight: Flights missed passengers on the central

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reservation and a motorway at a standstill for hours after a lorry

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sheds its load. Murder charges are dropped against a

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Northamptonshire couple accused of killing their baby, but the case

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continues. Demolition starts on one of the most

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recognizable buildings in Northampton.

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And I am here at Wicksteed Park for this year's BBC Children in Need and

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I am not alone. Say, hello. Hello! Good evening.

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We start tonight with early morning chaos on the M11. Some people on

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their way to catch flights at Stansted got out of their cars and

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dragged suitcases along the central reservation. Their patience simply

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ran out after a lorry shed its load blocking an entire carriageway in

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Essex. The accident happened just before six o'clock this morning on

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the northbound stretch between junction seven and eight, causing

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long tailbacks. The road finally re`opened at 1pm. Our reporter

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Felicity Simper spent the day on the M11.

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The traffic here this evening on the M11 is moving freely. As you can see

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behind me, all three lanes have now reopened but it was a very different

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story earlier on today. An accident which happened just before six

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o'clock this morning led to seven hours of delays, tailbacks and

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frustration for motorist is. This was the problem, bundles of 50 foot

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steel cables lying in the carriageway just down the road from

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Stansted Airport. What should have been rush hour was anything but

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With the motorway closed, there were miles of tailbacks. The recovery was

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a lengthy progress. Hazel was one of those stuck, going from Harlow to

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work in her cafe in Braintree. She said she moved just four yards in

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two hours. People walking up and down with suitcases, in between the

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southbound northbound on the M1 . Also on the hard shoulder. It was so

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dangerous. You cannot really go and say anything to the people. It was

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horrendous. It was like a nightmare. This photo posted on Twitter showed

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the extent of the frustration. Desperate to catch flights, some

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abandoning cars and dragging suitcases up the central reservation

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to the airport. Hundreds missed their flights but today, the budget

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airlines appear to have got it right. One woman tweeted to thank

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Ryanair for rebooking them onto another airline at no extra cost.

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EasyJet says it opened up extra death and brought in additional

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staff to get its passengers on the next available flights. Back on the

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M11 the recovery took several hours leading to a very long Friday

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morning for commuters and holiday`makers alike.

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A challenging day really for both the police and the highways agency,

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dealing with people walking up and down the motorway as well as people

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trying to recover the vehicles involved. The road finally reopened

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just before one o'clock this art name. Since then, there have not

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been any other problems. This evening's rush`hour is much smoother

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than this morning's. Back to you. Thank you.

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Well, earlier I spoke to Simon Calder who's a travel journalist. I

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asked him if you miss your flight through unavoidable circumstances

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what rights do you have? One reason why it is so stressful if you are

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stuck in a traffic jam is legally you do not have any rights at all.

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You have a contract with the airline which says, I promise to get to

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Stansted 40 minutes before the flight, that is in the case of

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easyJet and Ryanair, if you do not, they say, the flight was here, you

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were not, it is your problem. It does not matter if it was not your

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fault. What have they done to help passengers? Both airlines have been

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generous. They say they understand there is a problem so they will not

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enforce your normal rules. We will try and rebook you. Some people will

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say this is prising because we do not expect this attitude from budget

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airlines. That have been previous examples where snow has stopped

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people getting to the edge port and staff shortages has meant long

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security queues and thousands of people affected, but that was before

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Ryanair went all cuddly and said, we are nicer than you thought we were.

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They have been very generous which I am delighted to see. It is a lot

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more dignified than it normally is. So this is a good thing, is it and

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not just a cynical PR exercise? I do not really care as long as people

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have got a bit of help in getting where they need to be. EasyJet have

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always tried to be the nice low`cost airline and say, we are a lot better

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than that other not. But Ryanair, after a couple of profits warnings

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has decided that being nice to your customers might be a really good

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plan. Meanwhile, there's disruption on the

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railway, after a freight train derailed near King's Lynn. 14 wagons

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carrying sand jumped the tracks earlier this afternoon. First

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Capital Connect has cancelled trains between King's Lynn and Downham

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Market, replacing them with buses. After more than two weeks of a

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trial, murder charges against a mother and father accused of killing

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their baby have been dropped. Jackie Parker and Adam Kightley now face

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charges of causing or allowing the death of a child. Jamie Kightley

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died at seven weeks old from multiple injuries in March last

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year. Our reporter Mike Cartwright was in court.

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It was a massive moment in court today. This is no longer a murder

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trial. The judge said there was insufficient evidence that Jackie

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Parker or Adam Kightley killed Jamie Kightley. It was not enough to say

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that one of them might have done it, but we're not sure which one. The

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Council of causing or allowing the death of a child remain. This is the

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child. Jamie Kightley, shaken to death, the court was told, left with

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multiple injuries, bruises and fractures from two assaults,

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12`macro hours before he died, the other one to two weeks before he

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died. The prosecution said there was no doubt his parents, Jackie Parker

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or Adam Kightley caused his death. These are the images of them

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arriving in court. The court heard one caused it and the other allowed

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it to happen. They have said nothing will stop they have hidden behind a

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wall of silence protecting themselves, protecting each other.

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What was said in a parents' defence? Both parents say they'd you

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not know how the injuries happened. This is the flat where paramedics

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were called to Jamie's lifeless body in March 2012. Both parents agreed

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that they put Jamie to bed at six o'clock in the evening. At 145 AM,

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he was woken, fed and Bathurst. Jackie says she went to bed leaving

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her partner alone with her son. There is evidence that Jackie Parker

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was awake that night and complaining of a screaming baby. Her defence is

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that she was eight devoted mother. Detectives are hunting a gang of

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robbers who assaulted, bound and gagged an elderly man in Luton. It

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happened at around 2.30am in the morning yesterday when three men

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forced their way into the man's home in Putteridge Road. The men forced

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him to hand over bank cards and a quantity of cash while his wife

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slept. A 19`year`old man from Luton has

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been jailed for seven and half years for the manslaughter of another

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teenager. Mark Hannell of Trent Road, Luton stabbed Ryan Burke at a

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flat in Milliners Court. The court heard there had been a confrontation

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between several men after Hannell's girlfriend finished the

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relationship. But the prosecution accepted that Hannell had not

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intended to kill. He was also convicted of harassing a woman.

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Two Northampton landmarks are about to disappear forever. Demolition

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work began today on the first of two gas holders of St Peter's Way. The

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historic structures are being demolished to make way for a new

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office development. An icon of another age, a remnant of

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the revolution of our industrial past and what goes up, now must come

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down. Because the structure is quite high we have to work out the

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demolition. It is not a traditional demolition. It is more delicate than

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that. We use structural engineers to determine what that sequences. It is

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all being pulled down as part of a 50 minim pound project to regenerate

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the waterfront. The old gasworks is a legacy of when we used to burn

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coal to create the town's fuel for its burgeoning industry. Over the

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last 150 years, Northampton has had five of these massive gasometer is

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and virtually every town and city in the country would have had one. With

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them no longer needed to store gas, they could become a major player in

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the development of brownfield sites. This site will become St Peter's

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Waterside. Specialists are coming in to make it safe for the major

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redevelopment. We have had very significant developer and investor

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interest in this site. There will be offices here and that could be

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anything between 1500 and 2500 jobs. But are the gas holders just an

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eyesore or are seen as iconic as Matt it is another landmark bomb

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from Northampton but you cannot stop progress, can you? It is a good

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thing. It is about time something happened in Northampton instead of

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Milton Keynes Dons change! While the towers are linked to the industrial

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past, planners say they serve no purpose now and bringing them down

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could help the economic future. A postmortem examination of a Luton

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man who died in police custody has proved inconclusive. Leon Brooks,

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who was 39, died after being held at Luton police station. The

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Independent Police Complaints Commission is conducting an

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investigation. It had a meeting with members of Mr Briggs' family today.

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Five police officers are currently suspended.

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Later, Alex has the weather. in Leiston until the end of the

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month, and then it's heading off to Stowmarket.

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Still to come this evening, the weekend weather, plus what you have

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been up to for Children In Need. Look East can reveal tonight that

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the region's booming space industry is in line for a major financial

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boost. The money is coming from a billion pound pot in Europe. It will

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benefit scientific research, including companies in the UK space

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belt in Essex and Hertfordshire. Our political correspondent Andrew

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Sinclair has tonight's special report.

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There are thousands of satellites orbiting the earth, and a small but

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growing number of them have been made in the East. At this company in

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Stevenage they build them. Here in Chelmsford, they make the ?100,000

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sensors and the imaging equipment to go inside them. So the news that the

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European Union will keep supporting space research is welcoming places

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like these. It is reassuring, particularly as we are doubling the

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number of people we had in this facility associated with space

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imaging, having just recruited 60 people of the last four months. To

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know that our customer base is continuing to receive funding

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clearly help support the decision we have just made. Today one for MEPs

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visited the companies, encouraging them to bid for this new money. This

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is very competitive. It is the new space race. China, India, Brazil,

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they are developing. This Chelmsford companies selling to them but it

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would not be doing so if it did not have the foundation stone of

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research and innovation from Europe. The announcement next week will be

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about more than just space. The EU will approve ?60 billion of funding

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for science, research and technology across Europe. And the region's Euro

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MPs who have helped negotiate this five`year package expect us to do

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well out of it. 20% of all research working Cambridge is already funded

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Ivy EU. MEPs say that many other companies and people across the East

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should benefit. It is significant for businesses and universities. It

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is an area where we get back more than we put into the EU budget. They

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will have to bid for the money, but the feeling among MEPs is that for

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those at the cutting edge of technology, the potential is out of

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this world. And there's more news and debate

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from the region's politicians in this weekend's edition of Sunday

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Politics. Etholle George presents the programme live, this Sunday at

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11 o'clock, on BBC One. Sport now, and one of the biggest

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sporting upsets this time last year was England beating the All Blacks

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at Twickenham. Tomorrow it's the rematch. More than a third of the

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England squad come from this region, including five players from

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Northampton Saints. They have dominated the Premiership season so

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far. James Burridge has been to the England camp.

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The match is over. It is a record victory for England. This was not

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supposed to end this way for New Zealand. It was magnificent and

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memorable, but when you beat the All Blacks, do better beware of the

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backlash. The result was a big statement last year, but on its own,

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it will quickly the forgotten about. We need to take it on to another

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level and to be decided is not only the best in the world, but they have

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all the experience and are going for unbeaten year. They are highly

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motivated to beat us. Dylan Hartley knows what to expect. The Kiwi

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turned Englishman celebrates his 50th cap tomorrow. He remembers all

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too well his friends from high school. It will give meeting Ulster

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in the back of my neck. That emotional energy will probably give

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me a boost. It is quite nice. 50 seems insignificant. `` give me a

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tingle. It is a massive honour for me. This region makes up one third

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of the England squad. Dylan Hartley and Tom Youngs, Hartley was injured

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last year. Tom Young stick his chance and he was surprised how well

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he did, playing for the British Lions. Tom Ince very dynamic. They

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are slightly contrasting hookers, but England are lucky to have both

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of them. Where do you think you can hurt England the most this weekend?

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Set pieces are good for us. The scrum will be difficult. The game is

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generally one lost on the efficiency of the break down. We got that right

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last year. For the eight layers of the region staying here this week,

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this is the acid test. New Zealand do not like losing. Can England

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produce a performance of such consistency that will give the whole

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country something to shout about? You can see highlights of that

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England`All Blacks match on BBC Three tomorrow night, starting at

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seven o'clock. It's BBC Children In Need Day and

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across the region people have been raising money for the annual appeal.

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Tonight, the regional live broadcast comes from Kettering in

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Northamptonshire. Let's go there now and say hello to Janine Machin.

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The gates have only been open for half an hour, but people have

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already flooded into the park. This is the oldest theme park in the

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country. Tonight it is playing host to Children In Need. We have the

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pirate ship setting off and the carousel. People are bringing their

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cheques and they have been raising money all day. It is freezing. I am

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going to grab this rabbit to keep warm. Let's look at the things you

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have in doing to raise money. We are going to try this busking song.

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Song`mac, here comes Pudsey been again.

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`` THEY SING. I just want to busk the day away. With young Pudsey who

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can sway. Please support Children In Need.

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Thank you, everybody, in Northampton. # If you can help us,

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it's all in aid of Children In Need. # I just want to busk the day away.

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# With young Pudsey who can sway. # We're live in Cambridge here. # For

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BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. As you can see, I have come inside for a little

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bit of a warm up. Take a look at all of these people. We have a 200

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strong choir. This is one of the main focus points of BBC Children In

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Need. They will be singing with lots of other choirs around the country

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to a Gary Barlow tune. Alice, what are you looking forward to the

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most? Just getting the vibe of the everybody singing. Have you done

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anything like this before? No. It is the first time. What has been the

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hardest bit about rehearsing? Just learning all the words and all the

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moves and putting it all together. It is a Gary Barlow tune, the ones

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he wrote for the Golden Jubilee? Yes. I have heard you guys sing and

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you absolutely amazing. `` you are. Let's see what has been going on.

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These men have been hard at work for over four hours. We will need to

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play a CD. Is that OK? The BBC producer arrives late 90s already

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fretting about the night's big moment. Children's wires from all

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over the UK will come together to sing a Gary Barlow song. This is

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network television, going out across the country. Possibly 10 million

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people watching. So when they say, Kettering, you are wrong, we need to

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be on. The theme park started life in nine 1043. Since then, it has

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been a firm favourite for generations. At 1:30pm, the children

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arrived. It is going to be a long and tiring day. How are you

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feeling? Excited. What do you think of the song? Good. You're like Gary

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Barlow? Yes. They are really excited, really happy to be here.

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And you have rehearsed them well? Yes, we have two quire masters. One

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for the boys and one for the girls. `` choir masters. By two o'clock,

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the BBC's finest on in place and very busy. Outside broadcasts can be

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complicated and much can go wrong, but hopefully not in the hands of

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this in junior. I'm testing this out. It sends the pictures from our

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cameras back to the satellite van. We have ordered this equates and, so

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I have got to if it does not work, Pudsey will be very upset. Trying to

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organise 200 excited children is not easy. The conductor has a real job

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on her hands. THEY SING. Outside, Janine is chatting to BBC radio

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Northampton. There will be lots of running around. I have got my flat

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shoes on, so that is a real first for me. The joy if it is that you

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get into all of it. The BBC producer is trying to keep the children

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quiet. He is failing miserably. THEY SING. But the rehearsals go well.

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Nothing can possibly go wrong, or can it?

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You will never guess who I have want into. It is Pudsey bear. We are

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going to be here at the theme park all evening. You will be able to

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keep up`to`date with what we're doing on BBC One the evening. If

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you're in the area, come and Sears. Some of the rides are open. We are

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here and we hope to see you here as well. Thank you for all the

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fundraising. Thank you.

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It is quite chilly, isn't it? Thank you.

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It is quite chilly, isn't Yes, and temperatures will drop further this

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evening. Hype `` has meant light winds and clear skies. That will

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mean a cold night. There will be a risk of widespread frost. The risk,

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as we go through the night, is of mist and fog patches forming,

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particularly across the West and the south of the region. It may get very

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close to freezing in towns and cities, and polite in the

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countryside. We could get as low as `1, and perhaps minus two degrees.

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The weather looks try for tomorrow. There is a lot of cloud around and

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the reason for that is this weather front. It is over Scotland and it

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will push site. It will introduce more cloud as it gets here. `` it

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will push south. The South might start with brighter skies, but we

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can see this blanket of cloud. It will feel cold underneath the cloud.

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Nine degrees will be the best temperature tomorrow. The winds will

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be light and westerly. The cloud will spread everywhere by the end of

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the day. That means it will not be as cold tomorrow night. We are not

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expecting a frost tomorrow night for Sunday night. This weather front

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isn't reducing career. `` is introducing cold array. Expect the

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spell of rain from Monday. The significance of it is the Calder are

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it introduces. `` the colder air. It will flood across the British Isles

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by the end of next week. By Monday and Tuesday, much cooler

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temperatures. The thickest of the cloud on Sunday might produce light

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rain and drizzle. On Monday, we will get this weather front. It will

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bring steady rain in the middle of the day. Look at the temperature for

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Tuesday and the overnight low temperatures. We are below freezing.

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Expect a much colder week. Thank you very much, and thank you to all of

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you have in raising money for BBC Children In Need. Have a great

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weekend.

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