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As the funerals take place in America, a vigil in Northampton

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Give us back our cardiac unit. We will be later in the programme

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with the rest of the news including how much is the racing industry

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worth to new markets? A new report shows it brings in millions of

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pounds every week. The mighty machines helping farmers

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to boost their crops. Good evening. As we begin tonight,

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in Utah in the United States, the funerals are taking place of the

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Northampton woman, her daughter and two grandchildren killed in a

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shooting last weekend. Marie King, Kelly Boren and the children were

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apparently shot by Kelly's husband. This evening a vigil is taking place

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in Wootton in Northampton where the family lived before moving to

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America. Neil Bradford is there now. Yes, the family would like to be in

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Utah right now at their relatives funerals. But for them including

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four of Marie King's brothers and three of her sisters, it is

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impossible. The rate the family but a close family and they have come

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here to remember and to mourn. About half an hour ago they released

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balloons and let candles to coincide with the relatives funerals across

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the pond. They are separated by the Atlantic

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but united in their grief. Tonight in Northampton and in Utah, two

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communities are saying farewell to an entire family. Last week,

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32`year`old Kelly Boren was shot dead by her husband. He also killed

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their two children along with Kelly Boren's mother, Marie King.

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Man`mac, a police officer, then took his own life. Speaking to a US news

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channel, Kelly Boren's father spoke of his distress. I can't even

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question it. I can't even strike out at him. He took that away from me.

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As a father, there is nothing he would not do to protect your kids.

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We thought he felt that way too Too brutally killed them. I don't know

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what to say. 55`year`old Marie King, now separated from her husband, grew

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up in Northampton. She had moved to be closer to her daughter and

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grandchildren. The family had plans to visit the UK this autumn. Late

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last Thursday, their bodies were discovered in the family home in the

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towns of `` 50 miles south of Salt Lake City. Police say Kelly Boren

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and her husband were experiencing marital problems. There were many

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tears and much emotion at the video half an hour ago. What is this ``

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what is making this difficult for the family is the distance between

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sheer and the United States. Almost 5000 miles. They can't make sense of

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the sentence. A loving family, in English and

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American family. The word a solid unit. He lived for each other. They

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were just so loving. They supported each other. They live together. It

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is just a typical family. How hard has this news been to take? We are

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all heartbroken, all of us. We can't understand why it has happened, we

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never will. It is devastating. It is clear by talking to the family day

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at taking great strength from coming together this evening. What also is

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striking, speaking to Marie King, family is they bear no... They

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simply cannot understand why he did what he did.

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Campaigners in Daventry say they are determined to get the town's cardiac

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unit reopened. It's nine months since the Nene Commissioning Group

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ended heart services at Danetre Hospital forcing patients to move to

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Northampton or Kettering instead. Many are meeting tonight to discuss

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how they can reverse the decision. This woman managed the

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rehabilitation centre for all those five years. Services have been moved

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and she says patients are receiving a substandard service and ultimately

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she fears that for some the chances of a full recovery could be damaged.

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They will get put the service, possibly, because of the distance

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and also are they prepared to make that journey to go for cardiac

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rehabilitation? Are they being seen quickly enough after the event? You

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do need to see someone just literally, not soon after

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discharge. I am very, very upset for people who have lost a fantastic

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service. Now the service has gone, campaigners say the journey to

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either Kettering or Northampton is not tactical. Especially as some

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cardiac patients are banned from driving for a period of time after

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their attack. When you do get there, and pain are saved over hospital

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struggled to cope. `` and when they get there. There is facilities here

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available for the cardiac unit to be used here. The fact we have free car

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parking, we have plenty of car parking, easy access, all the things

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Kettering and Northampton find a struggle. The Nene Commissioning

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Group told us that the decision was made to bring the county 's cardiac

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services in line with the national justification. That means the

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services are being provided at acute hospitals both at Kettering and

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Northampton. They said here in Daventry, a further 20 GPs are being

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credited to offer enhanced cardiology services. But those

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reassurances have failed to convince campaigners who say they hope to

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nice public meeting will further increase the pressure for a rethink.

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`` tonight 's public meeting. The demolition of Bedford town hall

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will start next week, part of a ?45 million investment in the time

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centre. The new multiscreen cinema, restaurants and a bus station. But

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shopkeepers on the edges of town say they feel abandoned and desperately

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need investment too. For 50 years it has dwarfed Bedford

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phosphoric buildings. But not for much longer. This is the view from

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the top. Block by block, the Townhall will be taken down. Taking

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his place, Newtown Square. Bedford is a towns centre and its proximity

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to London, it has tremendous potential. It has not lived up to

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the potential for some time. Schemes like this are starting the step

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change to make a much more pleasant place to visit. The new cinema,

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restaurants, hotels and bars. The crosstown, building will start at

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the same time on Auden bus station. `` on a new bus station. In the

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distance, the building covered in plastic is the site of the new

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station. Here, the old Townhall That is the site of the Riverside

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development. ?45 million will be spent here. Just a stones throw

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away, shopkeepers are crying out for investment. This florist feel they

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are forgotten. We feel a bit abandoned appear. We have not had

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the investment. Shops are empty and have been for quite awhile. Shots

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are vandalised. Sometimes the windows gone in the morning. More

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and more businesses are beginning to disappear. We feel isolated. We are

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managing an investment and bringing people in. We have to continue that

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investment and get money in. We have got to find many to invest and do

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that. Bedford 's new face live should be `` finished in 18 months.

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Many businesses are hoping further investments will follow.

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And tomorrow, BBC Three Counties Radio will be broadcasting for one

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last time from the shell of the old town hall office block. Roberto

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Perrone will be there from 3.00pm to 7.00pm.

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A gang which carried out a ram raid on a Cambridgeshire bank has been

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ordered to repay ?109,000. Ivan Hutchinson, Ebby Hall and Kevin

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Smith were jailed in July. The men used a stolen JCB to smash through

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the wall of Barclays in Kimbolton in September 2012. They stole almost

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?35,000 from the ATM but the court has added the cost of the stolen

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vehicles to the amount they must repay. They have six months to

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settle the debt or face a further six months in jail.

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A Cambridgeshire woman who was attacked by a stag whilst on holiday

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in Scotland is now walking again. Dr Kate Stone was gored through the

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neck by the animal and spent a week in an induced coma. She is still

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receiving intensive physiotherapy in hospital but is now able to walk

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short distances. It will be quicker, cheaper and

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should not distract drivers. What Anglican Water says about its new

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technique repairing sewers. Last year people faced weeks of problems

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in Cambridge when the sewer collapsed in the city centre. But

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now instead of tackling the problem from above they're digging a tunnel

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from below. These sewers in this city are old,

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dating back to the 1890s and they had deep underground, around ten

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metres which is the depth of two double`decker buses. That causes

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problems when one of them collapses which happened here last July. Since

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then, temporary measures have been put in place but now the real work

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is starting and you won't see any road closed signs. It is all

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happening down here. This is what they are doing. They have the

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capacity five eaters down and are tunnelling ten metres along in the

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Pembroke Street to join up with the old sewer. That has been blocked and

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a new sewer pipe is connected which runs along the tunnel and up to

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Pembroke College. The road out there is a busy road, especially now they

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are back in college with students and the amount of cars running

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through there. It would be mayhem out there. This is just the way

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forward. The turnout was dug by hand, it is tough work but it

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would've taken five months of the road had closed. It will now take

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two, making it quicker, a lot less disruptive and cheaper. We're

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talking about an excavation that would have been three times the

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value of what we're doing here now. We are talking about ?600,000. That

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is all on customers bills so that is not something we want to push

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especially if it will disrupt their life as well. This is going to cost

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200,000? Yes, a two and `` a ?200,000 solution. It is likely this

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will be the last time this will happen. 150 jobs could be a

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Barclaycard in Northampton. The company has entered into

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consultation with the Unite union. The union hope it `` they will not

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be any compulsory redundancies. Police in Leighton Buzzard say they

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are leaving no stone unturned in the search for a man who disappeared

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three weeks ago tonight. Neil Devlin, who has mild learning

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difficulties, was last seen leaving a friend's house in Falcon Mews at

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11:30pm. Officers will be in the area tonight asking members of the

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public if they remember seeing him. .

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Those are tonight's top stories Let's join Stewart

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patients themselves. The donation will pave the three support workers

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for the next five years. `` will pay for three support

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workers. Still to come: 21st`century

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tractors. Plus, they call it the sport of

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kings, but what about everybody else? A special report from

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Newmarket coming up. New figures out today show the

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number of people out of work in this region has fallen to its lowest

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level for five years. The regional unemployment total now stands at

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178,000. It makes the East one of the best

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places in the UK to find a new job. So, where are they being created?

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Our business correspondent Richard Bond has been finding out.

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What with booms and busts, we've had our ups and downs over the years

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when it comes to jobs. In the early '90s, unemployment in this region

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hit a peak of 253,000. Then came a long period of growth which brought

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the total down to 93,000 in 2003. The last recession took it back up

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to 221,000. That was in 2011. However, in the last year, there's

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been an appreciable drop. There are now 56,000 more jobs in the region's

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economy than there were a year ago. So, where are those jobs coming

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from? Well, interestingly, given the constraints on public spending,

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quite a lot of them are in the public sector. Employment in health

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and social work across the East is up 40,000. Suffolk County Council

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employs 220 social workers at several offices, including this one

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in Bury St Edmunds. We had a very successful year in 2013 and we are

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able to recruit 45 vacant social work posts. Our service remains very

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busy and there will be further recruitment that we are needing to

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do in 2014. Moving on to other sectors, there are 32,000 more jobs

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in professional, scientific and technical roles and 29,000 more in

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administrative and support roles. The insurance broker Hastings Direct

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employs 250 people at its call centre in Newmarket. It wants to

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take on 100 new staff this year and is currently recruiting about half

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that number. We have 250 people here in Newmarket. We are looking to grow

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by 44 new roles in various departments, customer service,

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sales, back office. We need to do that in the near future. One other

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trend ` women in the region have benefited more from the drop in

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unemployment over the past year than men.

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Well, one place where there has been plenty of employment over the years

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has been Newmarket. Today, economic experts worked out what the racing

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industry generates in terms of cash and jobs for the town. Here are the

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numbers: Racing turns over ?208 million a year, an average of ?4

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million every week. And it employs 8,500 workers. The independent

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report published today says the money benefits the whole local

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economy. It is the sport of kings and this is

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its factory. From farriers and that's to the sales and scientific

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laboratories, not to mention two world`class racecourses, the equine

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sector in and around Newmarket is enormous. What we have had here in

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the last 15 years is an incredible influx in investment from the Middle

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East, the Far East and into the Newmarket area, into the stud farms,

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the stallions, as well as the horse racing industry. You market has now

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become number one in the northern hemisphere. Today we find out the

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financial importance of the equine world. It generates ?208 million a

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year and is responsible for 8500 jobs, with trainers and stud farms

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the leading contributors. This that is living proof of how the sport has

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expanded in the town. `` this vet. We have been trying to build a big

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cost little for years. `` a big hospital. We moved out in 2009 from

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our old premises to a large 15 acre site on the edge of town. This

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report emphasises how important the horse racing industry is to this

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part of the region. Its image and reputation is crucial to its

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existence will stop of all the money invested, how much is spent here? ``

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crucial to its existence. Some businesses benefit. The subtle red

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shops, things like that. And probably some of the town centre

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eateries and pubs. But retail as a whole, we do not see the benefit.

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The racing industry and the yards and trainers and studs have a moral

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obligation to support their town and I feel as far as retail is concerned

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they do not support their town. Until now, Newmarket's status as an

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equestrian powerhouse was assumed. Now it has hard facts. Its financial

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value to those not associated with the support is `` with the sport is

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still difficult to judge. William Gittus is from the Newmarket

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Horseman's group which together with the district council commissioned

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the report... He's in Cambridge now There's been heavy traffic round the

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East of England Showground near Peterborough today.

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How evenly is the money being shared around? The claim that it is not

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contributing to the high street is rather strange. The industry as you

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said earlier supports 8500 jobs. Only about 3500 of those are direct

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employment. The rest of those at indirect lament from expenditure

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from those people employed within the industry and non`industry

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businesses `` indirect employment. Whatever is generated by the

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industry stays within the industry, that is the accusation. Where do

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people think those people paid in the industry by their food,

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clothing? It is a wealthy industry. You have got wealthy people at the

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top and it is supported by people who are not played so well at the

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bottom, the stable hands. `` not paid so well. That is an obvious

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point to make. But I think the wealthy people at the top, as you

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call them, I would rather plan them as benefactors. These people poured

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huge amounts of money into the industry and the local economy.

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Newmarket would be a very different place without the industry. I think

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without it Newmarket would become a fairly boring unknown market town.

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Whereas as it is today, it is unique, very special and has a

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fantastic environment and is known worldwide for being a world leader

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in the sport. Thank you very much indeed. There has been heavy traffic

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around the trade show today. Visitors from around the world have

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descended on the venue to see the latest in agricultural technology.

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The star exhibits include hi`tech tractors and flying drones. Claire

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Marshall has been for a look round. Farming does not get more glamorous

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than this. This show is the giant sweet shop for tens of thousands of

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farmers from all over the world is full of first up, designed and made

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in the UK. `` all over the world. All I've our products utilise

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digital video cameras that look down at the crop in front of the

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machine. The images are analysed by a computer that finds at exactly the

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position of the plants. This is a weedy field of brassicas. The camera

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comes down and if there are weeds... It will cut the weeds

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between the rows of plants and between the individual plants. Take

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a look at this crop sprayer. It will set you back quite a lot. Its

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computer can tell you if you have missed a bit. Its designers based in

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Lincolnshire. Do you think Britain is leading the way? If people see

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that, they will buy it because it goes a long way around the world.

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Everything we export we put a union Jack on. Here is the latest machine

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to help the farmers, and amazing tractor, so simple to drive, it is

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easy enough for an eight`year`old boy...

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How things have changed. Now farmers are even taking to the

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skies. This drone can get you any information you need. We turn up to

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the farm and they tell us where they want to fly, what information they

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want. Do they want to know where the weeds are in their fields? We send

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these into the air and they have specialist sensors on`board. We

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capture the imagery, extract the formation and turn it back to them

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as data they can use to target their application and improve their

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yields. Yield is what it is all about. These machines have evolved

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from one thing, wanting to get more and better from the land.

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Some lovely things there! Letters take a look at the weather.

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A mixture of weather today. For this evening, a few showers. Tracking

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east. For most of us, are largely dry night. Clear spells developing.

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Mist and fog. Cold enough that the `` that the touch of frost. It will

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stay quite cold. A band of early rain will move across the region.

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Later on, it looks as though it will get a bit brighter. This weather

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front quickly rattles across the country. If you are up early, it

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might well be dry and bright first thing. Quite quickly turning cloudy.

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A band of showery rain. There could be heavy bursts. It clears quickly.

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A brisk north`westerly wind making it feel cold. The sunshine is likely

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to come out, maybe making it feel a little better. Certainly feeling

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colder than it did today. It looks largely dry and bright in the

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afternoon. The skies will be responsible for quite a sharp frost

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tomorrow night. The pressure pattern is staying pretty unsettled. This is

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the pattern for Friday. The next weather front bringing us a band of

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rain. Brisk westerly winds. Behind me on the chart, that is the low

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coming Sunday. We are certainly not having any respite from the rain.

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For Friday, looking like it has sped up slightly. It might just be dry to

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start with. Quite quickly cloudy with rain spreading in. Much of it

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out the way on Saturday. Saturday looks like a better day. Gradually

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improving. A lot of cloud around but not quite so cold. The sharp frost

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follows on Saturday. The next weather front coming on Sunday.

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Whether staying very unsettled. Thank you very much.

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We think. We will see you tomorrow night.

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We all have hopes and fears for the future

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