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forces and protestors. That is all from BBC News. It is goodbye from

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A Peterborough Garage sentence for a total of 54 years for sexually

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abusing, grooming and pimping young girls. Their victims were just 3

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and 14 years old. What is really important is that these girls have

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been believed. That is important to the road to recovery.

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Beating prostate cancer, the medical trials in Bedford that are making a

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difference and attracting international attention.

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Later in the programme we will talk to join her about the power of

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cinema and how it can help people with dementia.

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Bigger and better than ever, the all`new Huntington Jim after a 1

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million face`lift. Good evening.

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Hello and welcome to Thursday's Look East.

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Good evening. Two men and three teenage boys have been sentenced for

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what prosecutors describe as one the "worst cases" of child abuse they've

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seen. Five girls from Peterborough, aged just 13 and 14, underwent

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horrific sexual abuse. These are the faces of the gang responsible for

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grooming, abusing and pimping them. The ringleader, Zdeno Mirga was

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sentenced to 16 and a half years in a young offender's institute. Hassan

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Abdulla was jailed for 20. Renato Balog will serve 12, Jan Kandrac

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five and a half. We can't show you the face of the youngest gang member

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because he's just 14. Today he was given a six month rehabilitation

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order. Louise Hubball has been following the case, and joins us now

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live from the Old Bailey. The judge told the men he has ``

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they had viewed the girls as easy meat. They showed little emotion as

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they were sentence, two of them were rosaries and around their necks The

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judge described the oldest as a depraved predatory paedophile and

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one of the 18`year`olds as a bullying with an ungovernable sexual

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appetite. The Crown Prosecution Service

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described it as one of the worst cases of child sex abuse it had ever

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seen. It happened here in Peterborough were five vulnerable

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young girls were groomed and abused. This is one of the rapists,

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18`year`old Mr Abdullah. He claimed here that he was still a virgin But

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in the Atlantic, murder was the boss of the gang. `` Zdeno Mirga was the

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leader of the gang. He sold a girl with learning difficulties for 20.

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In this part she was tied to a bench and abused by groups of men and

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boys. 32`year`old Hassan Abdulla was the oldest member of the gang.

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During police questioning and speaking through a translator he

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denied everything. And there were other members. For

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the first time we can name 18`year`old Renato Balog and

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17`year`old Jan Kandrac, the fat boy is only 14 years old. The police

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praised the bravery of the jungles that came forward. To protect her

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identity, this 13`year`old was mac are spoken by an actor. After I left

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court I thought that the boys would come out and get me. I am scared

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that they will kill me when they get out. And the future if I ever have a

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boyfriend or a child it would be hard to live with someone because

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this will always be in my heart and head. The things that happens to me,

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I will not be able to forget when I am older. Another of the victims

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also describes what happened to her. Again it is displayed by an actor. I

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am trying to move on but I cannot forget what happened. I wanted them

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to pay for what they did. My prime concern is to support these girls

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and make sure they get all the best report for the future. They will ``

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we will be with them on their journey to recovery step`by`step and

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we will ensure that we do all that we can to help them. We are with

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them and they deserve the best. The Judge Bevan told four of the men

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that they had brought discredit to their fellow roommates and to Hassan

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Abdulla, an Iraqi Kurd who sought asylum here and has a UK passport,

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he said he had betrayed his debts to this country. Louise Hubball, BBC

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Look East, at the Old Bailey. All along the police have described

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the investigation as being "victim led". Earlier I spoke to Detective

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Superintendent Gary Ridgway and asked him how it started.

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Back at the beginning of 2013, we worked with our police officers and

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social workers and we ask them to give us a list of young people that

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they thought might be vulnerable to exploitation and Atlas group and we

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then talk to young people and said to them you may want to speak to us

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today or in a few weeks time, but what we want to do is for you to

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share your experiences, but you have heard and let us take that.

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As this process ongoing and are still looking and asking for people

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to come forward? There is an inquiry being conducted by ourselves and the

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local children's protection services. We have unrelated

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investigation is ongoing as well at the moment where we have engaged

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with a large number of people and we are seeking to start other

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investigations and get them through to a successful conclusion. It is

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not just about the criminal Justice act, it is about doing the best for

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the young people concerned. It is difficult for young girls to

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talk about what they went through but it face multiple questioning in

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court, do you think that process could be improved? I believe the

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Criminal Justice System does all it can in terms of allowing young

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people to give evidence through videolink and they have been struck

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in terms of the nature of questions the girls can be asked. But at the

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end of the day there is one said trying to prove one has done

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something and the other proving that they did not. It is a challenge for

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young people and I do not underestimate the difficulties they

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have in giving evidence. This case has been centred around

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Peterborough, is there a particular problem with this kind of abuse and

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this location? I believe this affects all of our communities and

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cities, the only difference with Peterborough is that we have chosen

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to be proactive and start to look into this to say what we can find.

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Heathrow is no difference to any other city in the UK. Today must

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mark something of conclusion for you in this case and in the words of two

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of those victims, " I cannot forget, I won't be able to forget. " For

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them it still goes on. Absolutely, however people feel about the

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outcome of this investigation and the convictions and the sentencing,

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we must never forget that the real victims in this are the young people

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who have had such a polite on their lives and I hope that they can draw

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some strength from this and use it Detective Superintendent Gary

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Ridgway talking to me earlier. As part of the healing process. And

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on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's Breakfast Show they'll be asking

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should we regard sex offenders themselves as victims? That's

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tomorrow morning from 6am. In other news, medical trials to

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treat prostate cancer at Bedford Hospital are attracting

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international recognition. The trials focus on diet and food

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supplements. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer for men

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with more than 40,000 diagnosed every year in the UK. Just over 80%

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survive for five years or more, but more than 10,000 men die of the

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disease every year. Stuart Ratcliffe reports.

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We all know that healthy eating is important and that a good diet can

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reduce and even prevent some diseases.

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The research carried out at Bedford Hospital suggest that concentrated

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solutions of things such as broccoli or even green tea could help in the

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fight against prostate cancer. This is an MRI image of the prostate

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gland. You can see the tumour within it.

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In particular, doctors have been looking at the effect these foods

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have on a patient's PSA ` the prostate`specific antigen. The

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higher this reading, the more likely it is that a man has prostate

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cancer. Laboratory studies have already shown that they have

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anti`cancer properties either by reducing the `` growth rate of

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cancer cells or stopping them spreading on making them die when

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they ought to. The basic science is already there but what hadn't been

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proven is that if you could combine them with their be a clinical effect

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on humans and that is what we are trying to achieve in this study To

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be clear, this is not a cure? No, but prostate cancer is a very

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unusual disease. For some men it is a disease that grows slowly so if we

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could slow the rate down even further, it would mean that they

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could live with this disease for many years without needing surgical

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intervention or radiotherapy. Ray Cheesbrough was diagnosed with

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prostate cancer over three years ago and is one of the patients who's

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taken part in this trial. He's seen his PSA reading drop by 40%.

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Initially I was having unique tract problems and bladder problems. Now I

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do not have any of those problems. I do not have to get up during the

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night and those with large prostate will know what I'm talking about. I

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can go out and have a few pints of beer and not worry that I will be up

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during the next two or three times. It's early days for this research,

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but its findings are attracting worldwide attention. And for Ray, he

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says the treatment is now allowing him to get on with his life.

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Four teenagers have gone on trial today accused of murdering a

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pensioner. Luton Crown Court heard how 65`year`old Sharif Demirsay was

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held down and stabbed 11 times while his home in Kempston was burgled

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last May. Neil Bradford was in court. The prosecution say the

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attack lasted three minutes. Enough time to stab grandfathered Sharif

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Demirsay 11 times. He died shortly afterwards. A jury at Luton Crown

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Court today heard how his partner was also stabbed during the

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Bergoglio last May. The prosecution allege that Travis Dixon and his

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accomplice and two other teenagers aged 16 and 17 went to the home of

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the couple in Kinston to steal cash and gold. The safety of them entered

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the house and the fourth estate outside. The jury heard how inside

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the house Sharif Demirsay was held to the ground and stabbed in the

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front and back of his body. He was kicked and jurors were told that all

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three teenagers shouted, " kill him!" And jumping around like an

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animal. CCTV captured three teenagers walking towards the house.

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Only two of them are visible here and minutes later the same group are

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seeing `` seen running away. No DNA or fingerprints have been

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recovered, neither have any murder weapons. The prosecution told the

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jury they will present enough evidence to prove that the teenagers

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were responsible. Opening for the prosecution, Jane Bickerstaffe told

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the jury that it did not matter what individual role each of them took,

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they were all in it together. By law that makes them all equally

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responsible, she said. The four teenagers denied murder and the

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trial is expected to last for six weeks.

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Police are to exam CCTV footage after a bus crashed on the Luton to

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Dunstable busway and hit the perimeter fence. It happened near

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the Sainsbury's store in Dunstable yesterday afternoon. Two people were

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treated in hospital for minor injuries. Police are now

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investigating the cause of the accident. The incident closed the

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busway, but it later reopened. A former pigsty in Wisbech, which

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local people say has been used as living accommodation. Is to be

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demolished. Residents living near the site in Newbridge Lane say it's

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been used by Eastern European migrants sleeping rough.When our

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cameraman visited yesterday, there was clear evidence that the sty has

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been lived in. It's built on land owned by Fenland District Council.

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They are now preparing to remove it. to set up an action group to put in

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place a proper plan for the future. Still to come: Elite facilities for

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the gymnasts. Plus find out if Stuart was lost for

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words when he won another award! The actor John Hurt launched a

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?50,000 appeal today to help create a screen heritage centre in Norwich.

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Mr Hurt is patron of the film education charity behind the

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?660,000 project. It is hoped that people with a disability and others

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living with dementia will particularly benefit. Cinema City in

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the centre of Norwich was founded in the late 1970s ` the first regional

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film theatre in the country. Seven years ago, after a major rebuild, it

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re`opened as a state of the art, three screen cinema. Alongside its

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commercial operations, there's the film education charity Cinema Plus.

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Currently, these rickety stairs are the only way to get to the top of

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the building, where they have big plans! We want to turn this floor

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into what we'll call the Screen Heritage Centre. They have planning

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permission, listed buildings consent ` now they must raise ?50,000 to

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unlock support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The first thing we

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want to do is make sure this space is accessible to every member of the

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public. At the moment the disabled can't come to this first floor. The

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plan is to make sure it's completely accessible, and attract more

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audiences to this floor, and the activity of Cinema City. A new

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entrance, via the courtyard, and a lift to the first floor will open up

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the space to all. Pictures of old cinemas and theatres ` like the

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Norwich Hippodrome, demolished in the 60s to make way for a

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multistorey car park ` can trigger memories in those who live with

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dementia. People have all sorts of memories of going to the pictures.

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It's powerful. Being able to work with people with dementia, and using

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film, is great. 22`year`old Ruth loves cinema. I don't have a

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disability but I need support with other things. What excites you about

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cinema and the images you see? I get really excited. I've got an

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interactive brain so I can dream of anything I want. It takes me to a

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different world. Early next month they'll hear whether they're to

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receive a ?500,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. If all goes

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well, the new centre could open its doors this time next year. I spoke

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to John Hurt, who is supporting the campaign. It's opening up an

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understanding of the language of film. It's a very specific language

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and it's still quite young ` only 100 years old. It's inextricably

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part of our lives now. I don't think we could survive without cinema of

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some sort. It's such an evocative art form. I know they want to help

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people with dementia because it can evoke such memories? This is true.

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It's hugely helpful. Do you look back at your childhood and remember

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getting interested in film? Did it inspire you to become an actor? It

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did! I go back to comedies... Alec Guinness. I said that to somebody

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the other day and they asked who he was! Help, I thought! It's those

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things that are so evocative. You never lose them. You see film from a

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different perspective. When you watch, do you watch differently? I

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have a more critical eye. Sometimes I wish I didn't know this or that,

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and could just sit and enjoy. On the other hand, it's also what I'm

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arguing. One should have a critical faculty. The same way you do with

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literature. You can read a book and nobody finds it difficult to

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describe why they like a certain writer. We should talk about film

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that way. Everyone can be a film`maker now. We all have our own

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gadgets. People look at things in different ways ` through their

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phone... All the more reason for education. You don't want to have a

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flood of not very good films. It worries me. We had a very strong

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voice before the First World War. That's when film was young. We

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became kind of second to America. Their voice is different from ours.

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It's taken us a long time to get back to an appreciation of our own

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society. I'm supporting this because any support you can give that helps

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that voice to be heard properly again is essential. John Hurt

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talking to me earlier. Huntingdon Gymnastic Club is

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celebrating the opening of its new extension today. It's cost almost

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?1.5 million. The Gymnastics Club launched the careers of Olympic

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medallists Louis Smith and Daniel Keatings and it's hoped this new

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extension will increase our chances of producing more elite athletes.

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Our reporter Ben Bland is there now. We often hear about the Olympic

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legacy. This is what it looks like. It is a brand`new hall at Huntingdon

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Gymnastic Club. They are training young gymnasts. We may well see them

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performing sometime in the future. An impressive display. They were

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performing under pressure. In the audience were two world`class

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gymnast. `` gymnasts. I remember coming into the building one day. It

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was finally happening. It is great to see this. Louis Smith performed

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his Olympic routine. He still trains here. He has been since he was six

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years old. Sir John Major was also there and he did the official

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honours. I remember opening the official gymnasium 23 years ago. All

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that has happened in between, with Louis Smith and so one... It is a

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fantastic sport. `` so on... The refurbishment has cost almost ?1.5

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million. This young boy slept in a tent in his garden for almost a year

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to respond just shut. It is worth it. `` raise sponsorship. It is fun

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to use it. He hopes that one day he will perform at the level of people

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like Dan Keatings. We had the gym and it showed what level we could

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get it. With this one then you don't know what level anybody could get

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to. The more talent that comes through, they could reach even

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better levels. The club now has 900 members. Up from 500 before the

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London Olympics. They know that space for even more to join. We can

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be more easily. We have more space. Louis Smith was having to do his

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routines with toddlers running around. We can now have a good

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programme will not shrink elite talent. `` while nurturing our elite

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talent. We even spotted a possible future champion taking her first

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steps! They are back at work now. The classes have started. Let's

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speak to one of the cultures. `` the coaches. These guys have now got

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more space to push themselves. We are now able to push them on. We are

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able to see their potential. In times gone by, we have been clamped

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into one whole but no longer. `` cramped. `` hall. Some people have

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asked me to take a go myself but I have the excuse... I don't have my

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gym kit! Harry looks like a star of the future.

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Now for the weather. It has been the wettest winter on record. Over the

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next week, we will be seeing more rain. There was a lot of cloud and

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drizzle this morning. The satellite picture shows this huge bank of

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cloud. Here is a photograph. This was sent in by Pete. We don't have

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your surname! It shows the cloud. We are seeing some showers tonight.

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There are some around Norfolk. They are likely to be on the light side

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and over the second half of the night they should clear away. There

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is cooler air coming and as well. `` coming in. Temperatures may get down

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to close to freezing. Two to three Celsius in some parts. Restart

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tomorrow quite chilly. It is not a bad day. It will feel a bit cooler

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and fresher. We will see plenty of sunshine. A mortal bright and sunny

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weather to come. But for many the temperatures will be in single

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figures. You will notice the difference. Eight or nine degrees. A

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moderate wind. There is a risk of showers for the afternoon and that

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continues to the evening. We may well see some showers developing

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through the evening. This is the price chart for the weekend. There

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are a few fronts out there. For the most part it looks like there will

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be very dry weather. Saturday looks a better day of the two. It will be

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windy on both days. Increasing amounts of cloud by the end of the

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day on Saturday. Some drizzle around. On Sunday, it will be cloudy

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with some drizzle. Temperatures will go motor again. Some showers are

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arriving on Monday. Here is the barometer check. Thank you.

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Finally, before we go, huge congratulations to Stewart who

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scooped the Royal Television Society's Regional Presenter of the

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Year award at a ceremony in London last night. It's the second year in

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a row he's won the accolade! Thank you very much indeed. I'm astonished

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nobody's mentioned my appearance in the Alan Partridge film. I'm very

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lucky that I work with people who are very talented and put a lot of

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trust in me. Three of them are here tonight ` Shaun, Tony and Matt. They

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are director, technical manager and cameraman. Nicky O'Donnell is always

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the most supportive you could wish for. Most of all, my wife Jane is

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here. Thank you to the judges and thanks to the Royal Society. It

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means a lot. Well done! Hail need a bigger cabinet! Goodbye.

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