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Yard's handling of the case. That's all from the BBC News

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Good evening. The view from the inside. One patient gives hhs view

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of the pressure on at North`mpton general. Also tonight, it is

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revealed that thousands of tonnes of rubble where sent to landfill after

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a state`of`the`art recycling plant broke down. And heading for half a

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century, sketches by Constable have had bidders in a frenzy.

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And victory for the widow fhghting to keep her late

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Good evening. A shortage of nurses at Northampton General is pttting

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lives at risk. That is the view of a patient on the hospital's acute

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ward. In fact, Darren Dale feels so strongly he has called for the Prime

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Minister to come and see thd situation for himself. The hospital

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had to cancel all non`emergdncy operations this week becausd of a

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spike in the number of people using A Earlier today, in the few hours

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he had between treatments, Darren Dale spoke exclusively to otr

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reporter, Stuart Ratcliffe. We now have more nurses than we did in

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2010. This is more than we have had back in the 1940s. It is a record we

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can be proud of. It was this reply which saw infuriated the patient at

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Northampton general. If he spent some time an award with the nurses,

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see how stretched they are. They are due to have four people on dach

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shift and they are regularlx down by one. He raised concerns abott the

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number of nurses on duty. In an e`mail, the hospital admittdd that

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on a number of occasions, the number fell below what they wanted, but

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risk assessments were always carried out and they would never opdrate

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without that being passed. This week, nonemergency operations at the

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hospital where cancelled. Hdre at Northampton is at breaking point. A

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radical solution is required. We need to know that people know what

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the alternatives are. The problem is have also been brought to the

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attention of the health minhster. We are working with the local services

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and local trust to get things up and running better. The hospital said

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they are now seeing an unprdcedented number of patients, which h`s meant

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staff having to move from one area to another to help support they

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need. They are also investing millions in new staff. All xou are

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seeing is a reduction in st`ff and the nurses working so hard that

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mistakes will happen. And we heard about that story

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because Darren Dale got in touch. If you have got a story you thhnk we

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should cover, you can call or e`mail or contact us via the Look Dast

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Facebook page or Twitter. The US Air force has confirled that

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it is sending fighter jets from RAF Lakenheath to the Baltic. The F`15

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aircraft are to be sent to `n airbase in Lithuania, as a display

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of support for NATO countrids in eastern Europe. It is a doubling of

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the American presence in thd Baltic. We can go live now to our rdporter

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Kevin Burch, who is at RAF Lakenheath. This is the biggest

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American airbase in the United Kingdom and the only one in Europe

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which is home to these F`15. Because of what has happened in the Ukraine,

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we have seen this scenario unfolding. F`15 The allows @merica

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to flex its muscle. That is precisely what the Defence Secretary

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says the role will be in thd Baltic. We will put measures to

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support allies. We want to `ugment our participation in the NATO

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mission in the Baltic countries That means countries taking

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responsibility to man the ahr space and making sure there are no

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violations. This is why thex have taken the decision to embark six

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more of them from the base `t RAF Lakenheath. We have great stpport

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staff and we do this as a tdam. America says it is offering support

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to its Baltic allies. The b`se will go to is only 300 males frol

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Ukraine. We will monitor wh`t their aeroplanes are doing on the radar

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screen. The American jets whll basically be the doing what the

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Natal ones do all the time. The planes have faced rapid deployment

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in the recent few years, most recently three years ago, in an

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action which triggered the downfall of Colonel Gaddafi in Libya. Talking

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to one of these pilots todax, they always have an overnight bank ready,

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because they may be called on to go anywhere any time. Obviouslx, people

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are very determined to resolve what is a very difficult situation in

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Ukraine. Northampton has been named `s the

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best place in the country for doing business. Outstanding communication

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links and the town's university have been singled out as big plus points.

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Louise Hubball has been looking at the research in a little more

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detail. These are the top ten performing

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areas. In at number one is Northampton. Cambridge, as xou can

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see, not far behind, at number six. The positions are based on which

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towns and cities provide thd best environment for business success. So

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what made Northampton stand out Well, it scored top marks in

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turnover growth, start`up r`te and insolvency rate. It also rated

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highly on financial strength. So what is the secret behind the

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success? Its central location, central location and university all

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help. The cluster of high`performance technologids around

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the Silverstone race circuit are also crucial, attracting top calibre

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graduates and engineers. Th`t is a fatal factor for this North`mpton

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`based engine company, which is enjoying booming global bushness. We

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have taken on about 20 new dngineers in the last couple of years. We have

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got vacancies for more people at the moment. Investment wise, we are

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starting investment to upgr`de the new test equipment in our f`cility

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here. Some believe the succdss as a result of simply putting thd time

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in. I think the people here have realised that you have to work

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harder for your own business, use I have to put in the extra tile and

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the survey showed that. With an enviable reputation, Northalpton 's

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confidence is going from strength to strength.

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And this is the second year running the county has wowed with its

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business performance, being named by the government last year as The Most

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Enterprising Place in Britahn. All eyes will now be on whether

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Northampton can maintain its success during this year.

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A man arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal fire in

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Wellingborough has been reldased on police bail. The 36`year`old was

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detained on Tuesday by detectives investigating the death of `

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48`year`old man at a disused hotel in Midland Road. The police are

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still appealing for witnessds to come forward.

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A waiting times could be dramatically cut at Addenbrooke s

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thanks to a new fast`track blood testing lab. The unit, which is

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based in the emergency department, will be able to process restlts in

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30 to 45 minutes, meaning blood samples do not need to be sdnt

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elsewhere. Doctors say quicker results will mean faster di`gnosis

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for patients. The earlier wd know about any problems the bettdr. We

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can identify problems earlidr with the likes of the kidney or the

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liver. It allows us to insthgate quicker treatment.

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It has emerged that thousands of tonnes of rubbish were disposed of

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in landfill because of a problem with a waste treatment plant in

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Cambridgeshire. The plant at Waterbeach was closed in September

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2012, due to a mechanical f`ilure. It remained closed for more than a

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year, not opening fully unthl November last year. And durhng that

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time, an extra 47,000 tonnes of waste was sent to landfill. The

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company running the plant h`s allowed our cameras in to fhlm for

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the first time since the brdakdown. 400 tonnes of rubbish a day come

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here from black bin bags across Cambridgeshire. It is a waste which

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cannot be recycled. It is still sorted. Some goes to landfill by the

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rest is compost down. But that composting machine broke and it

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meant a lot more had to go hnto a hall Figaro. Heart of the m`chinery

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was out of action for more than one year. Normally, the sent 71,000

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tonnes to landfill, but this meant they sent 118,000 tonnes, an extra

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47,000 tonnes of rubbish. Environmental campaigners h`ve

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criticised the time it took for the plan to get back up and running but

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the company said the act did as quickly as they could. The

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investigation took place imlediately after the incident. The phone the

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reasons for the failure. It was a fairly lengthy design process,

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because the items of equipmdnt where a bespoke to this site. The company

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says it has made wholesale changes after the failure, including a major

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redesign of the control rool. It has been estimated that the extra cost

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of sending to landfill could have totalled ?3 million, a cost borne by

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the company. The council is now confident the plant is up to the

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job. The last thing we wantdd was it for to be broken again and be shut

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for a long length of time. Ht was important was done properly and we

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are confident that they havd done that and that it is up and running

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again. The company insists the plant is fit to run for the next 20 years

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and can cope with the counchls rubbish from a growing population.

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The Grand Depart trophy, ond of the symbols of the Tour the France has

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been on display in Ely todax. The trophy is being taken on a tour of

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Cambridgeshire, ahead of thd county hosting the start of the thhrd stage

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of this year's race in July. Pupils at Witchford Village Collegd were

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able to see the trophy closd up I think it is a great opportunity for

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it to come to our school because the school gates very little because it

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is just a small village. It is unique and it is extravagant and

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very beautiful. It makes me want to get an update and rate around.

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Eggers a great opportunity for people to see the trophy and maybe

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think, I want to get on a break . Those are your top stories tonight.

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Now, over to Stewart and Susie for the rest of the programme.

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Baby Mason Cox was born as Julia Macklin was driving her daughter

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Chelsea, to hospital in Norwich When it became clear they wouldn't

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make it, she pulled into thd garage at Alby near Cromer and rang for an

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ambulance. Still to come, ndws of a positively balmy weekend. And John

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Constable causing a commotion in the sale room. Next tonight, thd widow,

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who's won her legal fight to keep her late husband's sperm. Bdth

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Warren, who's from Newport Pagnell, lost her husband to a brain tumour

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when he was just 32. Samples of his sperm were stored before he died.

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But they were due to be destroyed next year.

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Beth Warren wanted to keep the sperm for longer, so that she doesn't have

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to rush into a decision. Today a judge ruled in her favour, but late

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this afternoon the Human Fertilisation and Embryologx

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Authority was given permisshon to appeal. Beth is in London now.

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You were elated, and then downhearted, presumably. Wh`t a

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change of emotions! From such a high to such a low. It is diffictlt. How

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long have they got before they launch wrote an appeal? Thrde weeks

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wrote. Had they told you why they want to

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appeal? No. They want to carry on fighting and overturned the

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declaration of the court. What is going through your mind this

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evening? We have spoken to xou before and you seem upbeat. Now you

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seem very down! My cheeks wdre hurting from smiling so much. I

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didn't let myself believe that I would win, and the more I spoke

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about it, I thought this is it. I can move on, this is over. To be

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called back two hours later and find it is not, it is heartbreakhng. I

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have got to keep on fighting now, that is it. You came out of court,

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that was it, and how long bdfore that? Two hours. What are you going

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to do next? I thought it is real, I have done this. And this is the end

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of the fighting, and I can love forward. To then be told th`t the HF

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eight were appealing, I just hope they don't. `` HFDA I have fought

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this. I thought it was the right decision. Just remind us, bdcause I

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have heard this story beford, but many people have, why it is that you

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want longer. The situation was that it was a month to the date that my

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husband died, which was, and I was told that I had three months to

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become pregnant. It was all down to the paperwork, which was tile

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limited. It is all down to paperwork, and HFEA legislation

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What my husband wanted cannot be disputed, but that is not what is an

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argument, but it is the [email protected] legislation, and it is about getting

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consent, and honestly my husband cannot give consent. Or you can do

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is sit on your arms and white. Yes, it is a tough fight, and I thought

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it was over, but now I just had to wait. But you are a fighter, and I

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think this has helped you through what has been a difficult thme, this

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fight for your rights. You `re going to go on fighting? Any cancdr

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sufferer, survive or lose, xou learn how to fight. My husband tatght me

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how to stay positive, and fhght for what you believe in, and yot should

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continue to fight for it. The lawyers all will get around a table

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and talk about this, and prdsumably they are doing this at the

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embryology authority, but you can just wait and see if you get a phone

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call? That is it. My legal team will be looking through the statdment in

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full as it is. I have not h`d a chance to do that. That is what we

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are looking at. It is just waiting for the Beth Warren to make the

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right decision. `` HFEA to lake the right decision. I know it mtst be

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very difficult to come on hdre after that decision. Thank you for coming

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on. Thank you. ?80 million hs being spent at Stansted Airport to improve

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the passenger terminal, and today the Aviation Minister offichally

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opened a new security area. It's the first major project since M`nchester

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Airports Group bought Stansted a year ago. It comes just a fdw months

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after the airport was left off a short list for the preferred

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location for an extra runwax. Despite that, the owners, and the

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minister, believe Stansted could still grow.

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A flight climbs skies above the back on the ground in the termin`l, the

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usual frustrations over Leeds delays over getting through security

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checks. I just drive on and drive off. I have missed my flight. It is

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since 8:30am. I have been trying to cross the security. The avi`tion

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Minister, flanked by an MD `nd an MP opened a new security zone. It is a

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definite improvement. In thd security search area, we have added

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in some extra x`ray equipment. These are artists impressions of the new

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departure area. It is part of the upgrade of the terminal by

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Manchester Road Manchester `irport group. That is part of a ?240

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million package. That is part of what we plan to invest. In the

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meantime, they will have two make the most of this building. @n export

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commission, looking at wherd a new runway could be built, short listed

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Heathrow and Gatwick, not Stansted. But the aviation Minister s`ys that

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Stansted can still get biggdr even without a new runway. We ard seeing

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carriers come into this airport and in the short to medium term, they

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can carry on growing. It is hoped that queues at security will be

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shorter. There are very few painters who have a part of the region named

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after them. But John Constable does. His paintings of what becamd known

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as Constable Country, the area around East Bergholt, on thd border

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between Suffolk and Essex, sell for millions of pounds. But tod`y was

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the chance for a bargain. A collection of Constable's sketches,

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which had never been seen bdfore, went up for auction in Cambridge.

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The top valuation was just ?12, 00, but the bidders had other ideas

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Fresh, pristine and almost two centuries old. These are thd

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never`before`seen pocket book sketches of John Constable. This

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little drawing is special, rather romantic. Constable had fin`lly

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married his beloved Maria after years of opposition from her family.

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He sketched this on the way back from their honeymoon in 1816. It

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looks like it was done yestdrday. At ?42,000 here... And today in

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Cambridge, this tiny pencil sketch sold for seven times more than

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expected. The bidding for ehght pictures went crazy. ?44,000. I

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absolutely love a good aucthon, and that was a really good aucthon. The

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estimated top price was ?62,000 for the collection, but the reality was

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three times that, at ?187,000. Most sold to faceless buyers, except

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this. To a lady actually in the room for ?18,000. `` ?16,000. Thdre was a

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lady who has loved Constabld since she was 21 years old, and she bid on

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three or four drawings before succeeding. It is a lovely story.

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She beat some of the big collectors, if you like. She fulfilled her

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dream. Hidden away in a Norfolk manor for years, these sketches were

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bought from a dealer in 1952 for just ?500. They are a discovery

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they are new to the market. People have just loved them. They `re in

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cracking condition. When yot think that they are 200 years old. Today,

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these charming pictures soaked up the public's love for the fhrst and

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possibly last time. Isn't that exciting? !

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Temperatures hit 14 Celsius today. They could hit 16 degrees in Essex

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by the weekend. We have clotd coming in from the North West. There will

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be a few spots of rain in places. As the cloud continues to move south

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and east, it may turn a little bit damp. Certainly, the potenthal for a

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bit of light rain and drizzle. Eight moderate south`westerly, so these

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are the sorts of low temper`tures we can expect. No more than six or

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seven Celsius. The cloud will take awhile clear it, so it looks like it

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is going to be a cloudy start, damp in some places as well, I do not

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despair, though, as we may get some cloudy spells before the dax is out.

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The thickest of the cloud could bring some light spots of r`in and

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drizzle on Road on Friday. We may get winds from a westerly dhrection.

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It is an afternoon where we should start to get that cloud broken up,

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and we should get increasing amounts of sunshine. A clear sky ovdrnight

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will mean that tempters will fall lower overnight, and then m`ybe a

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touch of Frost. `` temperattres will fall lower overnight. The hhgh

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pressure will stretch right across the UK, and that promises are good

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weather pattern into next wdek, which will mean lots of dry weather

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around, and lots of bright `nd sunny weather, but also the risk of some

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frost and light winds. Therd is a risk of Frost tonight, with

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increasing amounts of cloud later. There will be quite a bit of cloud

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around, but it should break up quite a bit quicker than tomorrow, so we

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will see some Road height temperatures.

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A little bit cooler for Monday, but it is still dry and settled into

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next week. We are looking forward to that! Have a

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