01/04/2014 Look East - West


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Good evening. One of That's all from us.

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Good evening. One of Cambridgeshire's most outspoken

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business leaders says the l`test investment for Cambridge is nowhere

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near enough. Unveiled in thd budget, City Deal status could be worth ?1

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billion to the county. A government grant of ?500 million with local

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authorities expected to match it. But only the first ?100 million of

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Government money is guarantded. The last two chunks are due in 2019 and

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2024 and subject to agreement. The money would be spent on roads,

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public transport and cycling links. But John Bridge, chief execttive of

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the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce, says it will 'bardly

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touch' the region's infrastructure needs. This city deal for C`mbridge

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was deemed so important that the Chancellor announced it in his

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budget speech. But now they Cambridge area Chambers of commerce

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says it is inadequate. Is it a real Deal or a raw deal. We think it is

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the latter. We think it is totally inadequate. Surprise becausd his

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views do not accord with wh`t I ve heard in the business community We

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have negotiated this deal whth many business leaders in Cambridge. I

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think it is enough. It is developments like this that

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highlight how quickly the chty is growing. Eventually 17,000 people

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will work here. The populathon of Cambridge is expected to rise by 20%

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`` 30% in the next 20 years. Companies like this are part of this

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growth. They interpret x`raxs and scans for vets. Already it hs the

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biggest company of its kind in Europe. They could have set up

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anywhere. We picked Cambridge because there was a vibe about this

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area. There is a great infrastructure here for growing

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businesses. But the growth of Cambridge has brought big problems.

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Not enough affordable housing. It is this that the City Deal Status is

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supposed to address. It guarantees ?109 up to a possible billion. Every

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possible `` every pound will be welcome.

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They've been nearly two years in the planning and have already cost more

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than ?2 million. But today plans for three controversial solar f`rms in

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Peterborough are back under review. Tonight the local MP branded the

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project a shambles. Emma Batgh reports. A way to make cash strapped

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council 's make millions. In the farmland around Peterborough, lands

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of one of the biggest sites in Europe but so far not one p`nel has

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been laid. It is planned to elder one of the farms here. Many people

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living locally have thought it would have been else by now. As you can

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see, this is not the case. Plans for the solar farms were first tnveiled

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in September 2012. In June last year, hundreds protested about the

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plans and in November archadologists were brought in to check thd sites.

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Now a working party has been set up to look again at the impact of the

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plan. This man's family has farmed here for almost a century and he has

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openers the plants in the bdginning. He will lose some land if it goes

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ahead and welcomes the revidw. You can say that the battle is one but

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not the war. I think it is nice that everybody has got behind us. We are

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just showing what people power can do. The council says the solar park

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will generate huge amounts of electricity and income. Eddhe says

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it is a major decision and they want to make sure people are givdn a fool

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opportunity to have their s`y. Council workers in Milton Kdynes

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have been protesting over a one per cent pay offer which they s`y isn't

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enough. Unions say some workers are

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struggling to make ends meet. And that the chief executive's salary,

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of more than ?150,000, is disproportionately high. Few in

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number but a protest for many. Local council workers struggling to make

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ends meet. This lady says EPA frees forced her to sell her home.

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Property races here are so high Many of their members are cleaners

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and caterers. Many earning less than the living wage, compare th`t with

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the salary of the Chief Executive. David Hill Emms ?154,000 can you

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understand what some of thel are complaining about? I can understand

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that but in a complex organhsation like this you have to have seen your

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managers who are capable of taking complex decisions. I agree ht is a

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big job but lots of our members are also doing a difficult jobs. The

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people at the lowest end of the pay scale also deserve a decent pay

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award. With pressure on budgets the government would argue it would be

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difficult to offer more. In football, Just one of our teams

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was in action tonight. In Ldague One, relegation threatened Stevenage

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drew 0`0 at home to leaders Wolves to close the gap to safety to a

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single point. That's all from the late te`m. Let's

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get the weather now with Aldx Dolan. Temperatures are not expectdd to

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fall to more tonight but thdre be increasing amounts of cloud. There

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could be isolated showers btt for many of us it looks dry. We start

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tomorrow at a reasonable telperature and it should soon warm up `s the

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sunshine breaks through. It will feel warm with sunny spells,

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temperatures up to 18 or 19 Celsius. It looks largely dry into the

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afternoon. Here is our outlook. A little cooler for Thursday `nd the

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chance of some showers by Friday. the afternoon. The outlook, rather

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cloudy with some rain on Thursday. Good evening. Before we get to the

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weather details, little bit about the pollution which we have been

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talking about in the weather reports over the last couple of days. The

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pollution levels actually during the course of Wednesday, tomorrow, will

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be very high across a large swathe of the country. A couple of reasons

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why this is happening. During today, high levels of pollution across

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parts of East Anglia but you can see how extensive it becomes tomorrow.

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One of the reasons this is happening is because of a light wind dragging

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pollution from here in our direction and on top of that, our own

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pollution from industry, industrial pollution, but by Thursday, the

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weather pattern will change so we think the pollution levels will tend

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to go down a little bit. Certainly by Thursday. On top of that, we also

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have the dust which has been driven in from the

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