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effort to put people off smoking. That is all from the BBC News

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Hello and welcome to Thursd`y's Look East. Coming up in the next 30

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minutes: 11 members of the same family are jailed for the khdnap and

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torture of a couple in the Fens Police say it's the worst c`se of

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vigilantism they've ever sedn. Also tonight: The morning after the

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night before ` Nick Clegg t`lks about that debate and defends

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Cambridge's City Deal money. People say ?1 billion isn't enough

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but it is much more than ?0. And we'll be here later in the

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programme: Up, up and away. How the region's airports are expanding `

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without the prospect of a ndw major runway.

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And a soldier 's life in a sick case which had not been opened for nearly

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100 years. Good evening. First tonight, it s

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been described by police as the worst case of vigilantism they've

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ever seen, like a scene frol a Hollywood film. 11 members of the

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same family kidnapped and tortured a couple they wrongly believed

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murdered their elderly relative Today, those family members were

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jailed for a total of 60 ye`rs. The pregnant woman and her partner were

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held against their will and eaten in an attempt to extract confessions.

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But 75`year`old Gertrude Fr`nkham from west Norfolk had actually died

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from natural causes. Our hole affairs correspondent Sally Chidzoy

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was in court to hear today's verdicts.

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Behind bars tonight, members of a family fixated on revenge. They are

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relatives of Gertrude Frankham who had been married to Iman often

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referred to as the king of the gypsies. The family were convinced

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she had been murdered and khdnapped the man they believed responsible.

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And his pregnant late `` he`vily pregnant partner. They beat them and

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filmed it. There was blood on her face and she was very distrdssed.

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She was heavily pregnant at the time and people were forcing her to say

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what they wanted her to say. She would have been in fear for her own

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life as well as the safety of her unborn child. Police were alerted

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after the dot dial nine 990 is tell pleased they had a confession after

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beating the women. Police investigated the murder

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allegations. Won it was the family who ended up in

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the dock. Sentencing the 11 defendants to a total of 60 years in

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jail, the judge said they wdre a family who saw themselves as being

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above the law, that they ard imposed their own law. He said the punched,

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kicked and drag the male victim into a warehouse and forced him hnto a

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chair. He said it was a scene reminiscent of some while Hollywood

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film. The family still insist Gertrude Frankham was murdered.

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She will get her justice and the police know who the murderer is

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None of the family should a Morse. `` showed remorse.

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The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, was in Cambridge tod`y

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talking up the benefits of City Deal status. That's the funding for the

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region which could be worth up to ?1 billion. Mr Clegg took a totr around

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the Science Park, something he says the money will build on to dnsure

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that the city continues to be a magnet for high tech companhes. But

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it was only this week that the chief executive of the Cambridgeshire

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Chambers of Commerce called into question what the deal is actually

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worth and how much impact the extra cash will have.

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We really feel that the Citx Deal is inadequate to deal with the kind of

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problems that we already have. We have said is it a real Deal or a raw

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deal? We think it is the latter And it was precisely that point that

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I put to Nick Clegg directlx when I had the opportunity to talk to him

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earlier today. I don't agree. The problem hs when

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you make an announcement like this that people say it isn't enough

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It is interesting you see ?0 billion because only 100 million is

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guaranteed. No, 100 million comes up front then

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400 million is revenue generated here that would be normally sent

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down to the Treasury but is retained here. But you are right the other

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half a billion needs to be latched. The commuters who will be able to

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travel more freely will be less interested in which hundreds of an

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comes from where. That is the main thing that people are worridd

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about, the congestion and transport links.

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They were talking about representing the business community. There is a

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feeling that this money will just paper over the cracks.

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This is a plan which, unlikd the bad old days, when plans for Calbridge

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were drafted on the back of an envelope, this is a decision made

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locally. Local business people have been authors of this plan.

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The rest is, if we don't get it right, at government and local

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level, we could have companhes going off to silicon valley. If wd don't

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get this right they will le`ve. That's why we have to get it right.

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I like to see the positive side of this. This is ?1 billion City Deal

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that didn't exist. Let's talk about your debate with Nigel Farage

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because this area is a UKIP stronghold.

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How did you think you performed I enjoyed it and would have debates

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like that every day. When someone like Nigel Farage comes along and

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says I can lift all the problems from your shoulders because it is

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someone else's fault I can understand that is an attractive

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idea. Nevertheless, people are listening.

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The UKIP vote stands at 21% in this region and we now have over 50

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councillors at county and dhstrict level. They are a force to be

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reckoned with, aren't they? Indeed and it is an attracthve

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argument but a dangerous ond. Have to look at the bigger picture. One

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in seven of the businesses hn this country were created by people who

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came from elsewhere in the world and created taxes. It is better for us

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to be in the European Union. Thank you.

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Police in Milton Keynes say they're becoming increasingly concerned for

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the welfare of a teenager who's been missing from her home for more than

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a week. Cailey`Anne Payne is 16 She was last seen with friends on

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Saturday in London. Our reporter Ben Bland is in Milton Keynes for us

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now. Ben, what more can you tell us? Cailey`Anne went missing last

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Wednesday, more than a week ago She was seen at Milton Keynes train

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station that evening and has only been seen once on Saturday lorning

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in the acting area of West London. She is 16 years old and has gone

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missing before but detectivds are worried for three reasons, because

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she is on her own, has no access to money and the length of timd, seven

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days, is giving them cause for concern and they are treating its

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very seriously indeed. I asked one of the detectives estimate have any

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luck tracking her down using her mobile phone signal or bank card

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usage. We are doing lots of enquiries as is standard procedure.

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We are keen to get communitx intelligence. Any friends or family

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who now Cailey`Anne and makd no worse years are asked to cole

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forward and share information. The police have issued a description

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and a photo. She is white, five foot three, of medium build with long

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dark red hair. They ask for people who see her to appeal to her to get

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in touch with her family and let them know she is safe.

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The family are worried as you can imagine. They are working clothes

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with police and we are making sure they are supported well the search

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continues. Detectives tell me they are focusing

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their search in London and here in Milton Keynes. They are urghng

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anyone who sees Cailey`Anne to get in touch with them by calling 1 1.

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An amateur footballer has bden arrested and charged for posting

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abusive tweets. Nine tweets were sent, two of them allegedly

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discriminating against a disabled person. The FA would not reveal the

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exact content of the tweets but he has until next week to respond to

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the charges. It's estimated that it could take

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councils in this region eight years to clear the backlog of rep`irs to

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our roads. A freezing winter followed by a wet one have left

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roads severely potholed and damaged. The government has given cotncils in

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the East more than ?15 millhon in extra funding. But one industry

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group says it's a drop in the ocean and it will be years before all the

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damage can be put right. What we would like to see is a more

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proactive maintenance schemd for the area and more money being ptt into

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fixed those roads. Whether that money comes from local or n`tional

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government. In less than 24 hours, a vote in

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Brussels could mean online hmages of child sexual abuse become more

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difficult to block. That is the concern of the Cambridgeshire `based

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charity the Internet Watch Foundation.

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Restrictions on the Internet registered. Better for businesses,

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with their websites less able to be blocked. They brought here for more

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freedom on the web and now fears that more images of children will be

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difficult to remove. We must not allow any weakening of powers to

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tackle child abuse. But I am confident that reason will

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prevail and this very unfortunate vote will be overturned.

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The IAAF can have pictures removed almost instantly but they could

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though remain up for days or even weeks until permission has been

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granted. The Internet Watch Foundation wouldn't speak on camera

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but said they would be watching developments. The vote is l`ter this

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year and if it goes the samd way, changes to the Telecom bill will

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become binding. We want to have a system th`t allows

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companies like the IAAF the ability to take child abuse images of the

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Internet. We want to be abld to do that internationally and not just in

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the UK. The IAAF worried that more child

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images are being viewed every day and they will lose the power to

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remove them. Northampton will look to reach the next round of the cup

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tonight. The Highways Agency says its plans

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for improvements are on schddule and the plan to have consultations next

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month. delayed after it emerged he had a

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fraud conviction. He served six months for the offence

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month. Those are the top stories for

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tonight. He used to weigh 70 stone, but is

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now down to 22 stone. The operation could reduce his weight by ` further

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seven stone. Still to come: The pioneering surgery to help women

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with all bladder problems. Smog and pollution levels in parts

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of this region have been higher than anywhere else for the second day

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running, according to the Mdt Office. South easterly winds have

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blown dust from the Sahara.. And pollution from the continent. But

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tonight there are questions over the levels of pollution and whether

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they've really been as bad `s predicted. This is a Birds Dye view

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at Luton Airport. All of thdse buildings shrouded by a curtain of

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smog. It has been a murky phcture in more ways than one. I region was

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predicted to be one of the worst places in the country for pollution.

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Depending on which experts xou listen to. There is still a blanket

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of haze across Norwich at the moment. The Met office says that any

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pollution scale of one to tdn, it will be ten. That means verx high.

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Defra says it will be low. Tnless you are in a city or town or buy a

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busy road. If one or two pl`ces have a high reading and you colotr a

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large area of the map with that colour then everybody thinks they

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will get bad pollution levels. It is a bit like telling people who live

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on the top of a hill that there will be flooding and it applies only to

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people in the valleys. Saharan dust coated cars yesterday.

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A perfect recipe for high ahr pollution. The Defra websitd showed

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the highest alert possible hn purple. But it has not been as high

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as forecast. Despite the warnings, this man took his job for `` took

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his dog for the usual walk. I would not say the experts are

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right or wrong. But we do normally get sand blowing up from thd Sahara

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at this time of year. With ` strong southerly and I suppose with the

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high`pressure and low presstre, weak spectre it.

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The warnings have continued. Although the readings from this

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monitoring station in Norwich have been consistently low. This man is

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an expert in weather and air pollution at the University of East

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Anglia. He says it does not take much for the forecast to be wrong.

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There are three elements kex to a good forecast. Getting the weather

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right, quantifying how much volition there is, and understanding the

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atmospheric chemistry. `` quantifying how much polluthon there

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is. Experts say that while air pollution

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is a serious issue, it should be kept in perspective. We apologise

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for sound problems during that report.

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It's nearly four months since the Government's Airports Commission

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left Stansted off the short list for a new runway. It was a move that

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delighted campaigners opposdd to expansion. But ever since Stansted

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has been showing signs of growth, handling more passengers and

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announcing new deals with ahrlines. And it's not just at Stanstdd. Luton

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and Southend have also been expanding. So does it matter we re

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probably not going to get a new major runway?

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The Airports Commission may have said an initial "no" to a sdcond

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runway at Stansted. But that does not mean that the region's `irports

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are going nowhere. They havd substantial spare capacity. Recent

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weeks have seen a flurry of announcements by airlines planning

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major growth. This week it was easyJet, planning to double

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passenger numbers at Luton. Last week, Flybe announced six ndw routes

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from Southend. Two weeks ago, Ryanair said it would incre`se

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passenger numbers at Stanstdd by 50%. How much spare capacitx do the

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region's airports have? Luton currently flies ten million

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passengers a year. It could, with Government permission, fly tp to 18

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million. Southend currently flies ond million

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and could go up to 5 million, if it was allowed to. Stansted, ctrrently

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at 18 million, has permission to go up to 35 million. But if pl`nning

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controls were relaxed, it could go up to 45 million on just ond runway.

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From an 18 million passenger starting point this year, wd believe

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in the next 15 to 20 years, we'll be at 35 million. As we go beyond that

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figure, depending on growth rates over the next ten to 15 years,

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getting up to 45 million. 45 million would be ten million more

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than they presently have permission for. That's the size of Birlingham.

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So we would not simply roll over and accept it. We would want to discuss

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with the airport the noise hmpact, the air quality impact, and to

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ensure the interests of loc`l people were safeguarded.

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With anything up to 35 years of spare capacity, Stansted fedls it

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can ease any shortage of runway space in the South East. And it is

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not the only place that feels that way.

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Southend is one of the airports that will be able to provide addhtional

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capacity before any new runway is built. So we can grow our route

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network and help to solve some of the South East airport capacity

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issues. The Airports Commission is looking

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at Heathrow and Gatwick for possible new runways. But fears Stansted will

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be left with nowhere to grow appear overdone. More women are sahd to

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suffer from bladder problems than some forms of cancer. But it can be

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embarrassing to talk about `nd many suffer in silence. 18 at

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Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridge has become the first in this region

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to use a new type of keyhold surgery to repair the damage. They want to

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get this message across: If you have a problem, get help.

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Are you feeling nervous abott your surgery today?

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Ahead of her operation, this woman hopes it will change her life. She

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is lucky that the gynaecology team here has won a national accolade for

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helping women with unary and pelvic floor problems. While some `re keen

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to have this operation, othdrs don't have it so easy.

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Older ladies may just put up with things until it has got to the point

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really cannot put up with any more. That is because they just dhd not

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want to talk to their GP about it. It is not pain, just discomfort But

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you don't want to tell people about it.

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She is being given a general anaesthetic but the procedure will

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only take 20 minutes. The hospital has been praised for its usd of

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keyhole surgery. But today, the operation is being done

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conventionally. I can see where the healthy tissue is and where the

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weaker tissue is. I can then join them up and provide strength.

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Figures show that one in five women suffer from these kinds of problems.

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Higher than some cancers and diabetes. But only a quarter of

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women seek help. If they did look for treatment, there is an 80%

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success rate. Penny has alrdady encouraged others to seek advice

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over similar problems. The lore ladies that go out and talk about

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what they have had done, and that has made a huge difference to their

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lives, those who are out thdre worrying that it is surgery need not

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worry. We have a vast range of options.

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One alternative is Botox. Soon the surgery is over and it is only lunch

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time. She will go home tomorrow In 1916, a young soldier from

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Hertfordshire was killed at the Battle of the Somme. Edward Ambrose

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was just 18 and when he went to war he took a suitcase with him for all

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his personal possessions. There's all sorts of things, this

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being perhaps one of the nicest .. Stored away for almost a century,

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this suitcase tells a fascinating story. Inside, the personal

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possessions of Private Edward Ambrose, just 18 when he was killed.

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His mother was said to be so heartbroken that she locked the case

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and its contents in an attic. The case is an incredible condition as

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are its contents. Photographs, medals, and Private Ambrose's pipe

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and cigarette case containing hand`rolled cigarettes.

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It's the totality of everything a snapshot of a young man's lhfe at

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the moment he died. The poignant half smoked pipe or picture of his

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girlfriend is just so touchhng. Private Ambrose, the eldest of six,

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joined the 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment in 1905. The

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following year, he was on the front line in the Battle of the Somme He

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died a few days after being hit by shell fragments.

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One of the most interesting pieces is his wallet. It contains pieces of

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shrapnel. The suitcase contained many letters.

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This was from Private Ambrose's father, just days before his son

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went to war. "No doubt you will think it is

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strange to get a letter frol dad but I thought I must write you just a

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few lines before you sail away from home. I remind you that you are

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quite young, so you must trx to take care of yourself and don't forget to

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ask your Heavenly Father to help you."

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Private Ambrose's possessions, including this French phrasd book

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for soldiers, will go on display later this year as part of the

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Hearts At War project. A unhque collection, but sadly and all too

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familiar story. So poignant. A very moving letter.

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Now the weather. The air quality is changing. More

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clear air coming in from thd Atlantic will mean less pollution

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around. We will also see sole rain. The cleaner air is coming in on this

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weather front. It has some rain on it but as it tracks its way eastward

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it is weakening. For most p`rts of the region, it will turn

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increasingly cloudy. A few spots of rain. By the end of the night, it

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looks dry. Not particularly cold. A south`westerly wind. Into the

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morning, Mr will clear first thing. The cloud is expected to thhcken. We

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may see some sunshine. Tempdratures are bit cooler than they have been.

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The afternoon looks as though it will be brighter with a better

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chance of sunshine. Pressurd patterns show that there ard more

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Atlantic weather fronts on their way. Tightly squeezed isobars saw a

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noticeable south`westerly breeze over the next few days. That will

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bring mixed fortunes for thd weekend. Some rain at the wdekend,

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but not throughout it. We start Saturday dry and bright sunshine.

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But that may turn cloudy as the day progresses. A south`westerlx breeze

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for the weekend. Some outbrdaks of rain on Sunday morning. But try and

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break by the afternoon. `` but dry and bright by the afternoon. Some

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sunshine. A mild night. I suppose we need a bit of rain

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That is all from us. Goodbyd.

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