31/12/2013 Look East - West


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on the BBC News Channel. I'm back with the News at Ten. Now it's

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Good evening. And we start tonight with the New Year's Honours List in

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this region. A former head teacher who now runs an education trust in

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Norfolk is among those to be recognised. Rachel de Souza becomes

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a Dame of the British Empire. The new boss of the East of England

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Ambulance Service is also honoured. Simon Newton has this report.

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From Norfolk to Bedfordshire, she has turned around failing schools,

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and today Rachel de Souza becomes a Dame for services to education.

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I really wasn't expecting it, I know everyone says that but it was a real

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shock and then it just felt great, like ten Christmases had just come

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at once! As an able Seaman, Edward Slater

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from Colchester served on D`day. Chairman of the Normandy Veterans

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Association, he is made an MBE. This is an honour to every man who

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went to Normandy on six June 1944. This is their honour as well as

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mine. Betty Baines from Diss in Norfolk

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also gets a gong after 56 years of campanology, she is made an MBE for

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services to bell`ringing. I'm over the moon, I'm so thrilled

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and I can't believe it's happened for me, really.

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Also honoured as Doctor Anthony Marsh, the new head of the East of

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England Ambulance Service. He gets a Queen's Ambulance Medal.

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And Professor David Neill, a cancer specialist at Addenbrooke's Hospital

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receives a CBE. Gillian Wood, from Henlow in

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Bedfordshire, has been involved in scouting for 40 years and is still

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going strong. Her effort rewarded with the British Empire Medal.

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I was just an ordinary person and I got this wonderful award and I just

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still cannot believe it. From chief executives to charity

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workers, more than 100 people from the East were named in today's New

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Year's Honours List, recognition of their service to their communities

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and the nation. A woman from Cambridge has been left

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seriously injured after being attacked by a stag in the highlands

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of Scotland. Kate Stone was airlifted to the Southern General

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Hospital in Glasgow. She's understood to be in intensive care.

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The incident happened in a village near Fort William in the early hours

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of yesterday morning. Members of the Fire Brigades' Union

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began their latest walk`out 15 minutes ago. The latest strike runs

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from 6.30pm until half past midnight. In Essex those who take

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part have been told they won't be paid for the rest of the shift.

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Thousands of tonnes of sand is finally being cleared from the

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seafront at Felixstowe ` more than three weeks after a massive tidal

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surge hit the East Coast. The clean`up operation started almost

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immediately, but work has been hampered by a new wave of storms.

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Unlike other parts of our coastline, the title source left

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thousands of pounds of sand on Felixstowe promenade, and is in the

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process of being cleaned up. Is a problem we did not have on

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Felixstowe before, prior to the sea defence work that was put in place,

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we had a prayer. `` we had a predominantly single beach.

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This is either promenade looked afterwards. The plants and seating

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have also been covered. The clean`up operation has been constantly

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hampered by the Guild force winds, blowing the sands back on the

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promenade. We are trying to make the access to

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the promenade safer. When there are projected high tides and severe

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winds, we will carry on. They will discuss moving the sands

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next week. A couple from Norfolk who went

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without food in order to pay for Christmas are warning others about

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the dangers of falling into debt. Donna and John Smith turned to the

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charity 'Christians Against Poverty' for help. Two years ago, this

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couple's lives were consumed by debt. When he lost his job, they

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turned to credit cards for money. They found themselves ?45,000 in

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debt and had to file for bankruptcy, not helped by the stress

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of paying for Christmas. You feel obligated to buy your children and

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relatives and everybody something nice, but she cannot afford. It is a

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big worry. We have gone without a couple of meals to try to get some

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money together. The couple turned to this charity

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for financial advice and assistance. The charity says that its client in

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the east are nearly ?12,000 in the East on average. The majority of

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money owed on credit cards and loans, all things that mount up at

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this time of year. This is generally our busiest time

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of year because people do not want to think about it, they want to

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provide an ace Christmas for their family, particularly if they have

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children. They may use credit cards or other short`term borrowing to

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provide Christmas. The couple are now managing their

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money and get free `` get free debt free.

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It is looking promising that you will welcome in the New Year under a

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clear sky. The cloud has still not quite cleared from the eastern half

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of the region. It should soon be out into the North Sea, leaving us with

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a largely dry night. Some patchy cloud, with the chance of showers,

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but they might just get into the Western Power so for most of us it

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will probably be dry at midnight. Relatively mild until midnight, but

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temperatures will drop after that. Perhaps a touch of ground frost in

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places. Some further showers after midnight across the region. Then it

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looks like a dry start to New Year's Day. Not for long. A wet and windy

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day to come for New Year's Day. Mild array will raise temperatures, but

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the rain and cloud and the strength of the wind will not make it feel

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great. This will be a very persistent and heavy spell offering.

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Thank you very much that is all from us this evening. Happy New Year.

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Goodbye. us this evening. Happy New Year.

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team, have a happy New Year. Good evening. It looks like mother

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nature may provide her own pyrotechnics in the run-up to bid

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night tonight. We have some heavy showers in western parts, starting

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to ease a bit across Scotland and Northern Ireland. But the showers

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further south are heavier, with some flashes of lightning as they move

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eastwards. They do get a bit more hit and miss as we head towards

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midnight, but a greater chance of getting wet in the south as we move

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into 2014. Cardiff and London could see heavy downpours. Further north,

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you could be greeting the New Year on a dry note. A touch of frost in

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northern and eastern areas going into New Year's Day. A few

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