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Commons has been cleared of rape and other sex charges. Goodbye.

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Hello. In the programme ` gtilty of murdering this grandfather. These

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teenagers actions are descrhbed as merciless. An NHS report handed to

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us by a whistle`blower. Latdr in the programme, the latest weapon in the

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fight against landmines devdloped in the Cambridgeshire countryshde. And

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tributes in the world of racing to an inspirational woman. First

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tonight, the teenagers guilty of stabbing a grandfather to ddath on

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his own doorstep. Sharif Delirsay was attacked at his Bedfordshire

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home one night last May. Three teenagers had gone there intent on

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stealing gold and cash. Thex knocked on his door. An hour later Lr

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Demirsay was dead. Let's go live to Luton and Mike Cartwright, who was

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in court today. Officers were having to turn people

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away from the courtroom tod`y. It was packed for family and friends of

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the big Tim and the accused. When the verdict was read out thdre were

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costs. `` the victim. Outside the courtroom there was a scuffle. It

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was very tense here. Today, three teenagers were found guilty of

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murder. The youngest is just 16 years old. Escaping into thd night `

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teenagers who had just moments before carried out an horrific

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murder. As they ran, a penshoner lay dying. Rob and breeding. Thd three

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teenagers carried out the mtrder together. It is hard to makd sense

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of this crime. It is shocking. For young people to commit such a vile

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crime, it is unbelievable. Sharif Demirsay answered his front door and

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was attacked. They were likd animals, the court was told. The

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65`year`old was stabbed 11 times and left bleeding on the floor. His

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partner, who tried to help him, was stabbed through her arm and left

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traumatised. A police officdr spoke for the family today with Mr

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Demirsay was my granddaughtdr by his side. Ever since the 14th of May

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last year our lives have not been the same. This incident has had a

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devastating effect on so many lives. This was an unprovoked attack on an

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elderly couple who should h`ve been safe in their own home. An hnnocent

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man's life was taken. Our mother and grandmother is still traumatised.

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They went there looking for money and gold. An hour later Sharif

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Demirsay was dead. There were no forensically use. We had very little

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to go on in the early stages apart from the CCTV footage. It w`s

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old`fashioned detective work that cracked the work in the end. They

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escaped with values worth ?0000 after the brutal murder of `n

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innocent man. A fourth accused was found not guilty on all counts.

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After the verdict the judge praised the jury for their patients.

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Tomorrow morning at 10:30am the three teenagers found guiltx will be

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back here for sentence ring. `` sentencing.

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A whistle`blower has revealdd controversial plans by the NHS to

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cut dementia services in Northamptonshire. A report was sent

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anonymously to BBC Radio Northampton which outlines a number of leasures,

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including cutting the number of specialist nurses. The plans come

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just four months after the Prime Minister called dementia a national

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crisis and pledged to tackld it Anna Todd has been looking `t the

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story, and you've got the rdport there.

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This is the consultation document the public wasn't meant to see. It

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talks about new ways of working merging, and skill mixing. But what

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it boils down to really is loney. The service needs to save

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?350,000.So a raft of cost`cutting measures for dementia services in

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Northamptonshire are now on the table. Including the possible

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closure of four memory clinhcs, reducing specialist psychiatric

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nursing, axing over 30 jobs, cutting pay and downgrading posts. The list

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goes on. Michael French doctmented his wife Betty's gradual

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deterioration before her de`th a year ago.He says these cuts will

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mean an uphill struggle for patients and carers. I would imagine that it

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would be devastating. As far as psychiatric nursing is concdrned and

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care, if they are not going to be there, I dread to think what the

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outcome will be. In the anonymous letter to the BBC

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the writer, a senior NHS clhnician, says this impacts on vulner`ble

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people who have no voice. Thoughts echoed by the nurses union. Not

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everyone has the luxury of relatives who can speak up for them. Obviously

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be nurses we have are more skilled and experienced in this are` and

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deliver exceptional quality service to the community which should be in

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harms, not cut to meet a financial target.

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Sally Keeble, the labour parliamentary candidate for

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Northampton, has campaigned on this issue. She says the county's

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dementia service is already below par. These cuts will further burden

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families in managing very long term illness. And major changes for

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nursing staff will ultimately mean a less safe service all round. If they

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are redeployed, they will t`ke Asus than shall pay cut. That is not

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about doing proper communitx care and proper service. It will be care

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on the cheap and it will be risky care as well.

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In a statement the NHS Trust said they are "continually working

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together to ensure efficiencies can be made while improving quality and

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productivity." But they went on to say "staff are at risk of

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redundancy." This is a staff consultation. Those we've spoken to

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say it should be public. After all, dementia can affect anyone of us at

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any time. We didn't react quickly enotgh to

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the TB outbreak in the Fens. That was the admission today frol Public

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Health England. It came as they began a screening programme for

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workers at a packing plant hn Cambridgeshire. 17 people h`ve been

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diagnosed with tuberculosis in the Chatteris area since 2012.

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From the managing director to workers on the factory floor. All

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500 staff at this vegetable packing factory of being scanned for two but

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Ulysses. It is after two cases of the disease were confirmed. The fact

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we are the first on the field, I hope it works in our favour. Since

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2012 they have been 17 cases of TB detect did in factory workers. There

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have `` they have been at a number of sites in Cambridgeshire. One of

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those people has already didd, but the authorities insist they have

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other health issues. TB infdcts the lungs. When symptoms appeardd they

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can include fever, night swdats persistent cough, unexplaindd weight

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loss and blood in the frame or spit. So could this have been avohded

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Yes, one or two people have become ill and they should have done, but

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they do come from countries with a high prevalence of TB.

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The authorities are not sayhng whether cases came from. It is

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Eastern European migrant workers who have bought it in and spread it

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amongst themselves and posshbly the local population. How do yot know

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that for certain? It does not surprise me that public health are

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not disclosing where it has come from. It is full political reasons.

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People cannot catch TB and dating vegetables packed in factorhes like

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this, but it is hoped the screening will bring it under control.

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As we heard in Ben's report, there's no confirmation about whethdr those

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diagnosed with TB were migr`nt workers, but politicians have been

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talking a lot about this issue today. The Prime Minister promised

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to crackdown on what he calls modern day slavery. While the Labotr Party

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has outlined a plan to send gang masters to prison if they exploit

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migrant workers. Our political correspondent Andrew Sinclahr joins

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me now. Is this about immigration or about protecting workers? It is a

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bit of both. If you can discourage people from employing illeg`l

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workers, it you will discourage illegal immigrants. Most imligrants

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are looked after, but some `re taken advantage of. The Prime Minhster has

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announced that the gang master licensing agency will now bd fined

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if they take advantage of ilmigrant workers. I think it is a sc`ndal

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that in Britain you have gang masters behaving in this wax. It is

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appalling to have this sort of modern`day slavery and I want to

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make sure the government acts as effectively as possible. He also

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plans to stop recruitment agencies from advertising jobs abroad only.

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And labour toughening its stance as well? Yes. The Shadow Home Secretary

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talking about stricter borddrs. She said that the GLA had no cloud and

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the rules need tightening. Businesses need to know where they

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stand and responsible emploxers should not be undercut. In prior to

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use pressure or forced to X `` take advantage of people will be fined.

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UKIP are saying these measures are all well and good, but they do not

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go far enough. Thank you. Detectives in Kettering.. H`ve

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released CCTV footage of a woman repeatedly being punched in the face

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after confronting burglars who broke into her home. The woman, who hasn't

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been named, can be seen chasing the burglars out of her home. The men

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had taken the keys to two f`mily cars and when one man was

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challenged, he hit the woman six times before running away elpty

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handed. Both men ran off into Hallwood Road. Those other top

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stories tonight. standards say the find all sorts of

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Bailey ingredients in the cigarettes. Today, three people

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Still to come, the racing world celebrates the life of Sharon, who

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was paralysed 20 years ago. And women running in the London Marathon

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who will be keeping a promise to her dying father. It is estimatdd that

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more than 100 million land lines across the world. Over the last 15

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years, the Cambridgeshire company has been making a machine which will

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help clear them. It hopes the machine will ease the job of

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cleaning them. It has already been used by countries in South @merica

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and Africa. This is the remote`controlled robot. It took 12

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months to develop, is driven by a 40 horsepower diesel engine and is

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highly effective. It can detect antipersonnel mines. A lot of these

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names do not have metal in them which makes them very hard to

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dictate otherwise. We simply don't know. Could be

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terrorism? They do not want you to go into the minefield. They probably

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want you to do this by hand. It could take alike of all kill you

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completely. On till now, it specialised in bigger vehicles. At

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the workshop, they take a ndw tractor, take it apart and `rm the

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painting. How come the vehicle and the driver survived? What h`ppens is

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that the flail is designed so that the explosion is given plenty to

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room and air to escape. It does not come back towards the track itself.

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It costs ?150,000 to buy and has already been sold into South America

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and Africa. There is hope that it will be sold elsewhere to hdlp the

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battle to rid the world of landmines. Earlier, I spoke to Paul

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Hyslop from the UN mine acthon service. He took Princess Dhana to

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the minefield in Angola. It resulted in those iconic shots. The hmportant

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thing about Diana's involvelent is that it was the time when the mine

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treaty was being discussed, and it was booked for ratification. Once

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Diana got involved, and with her untimely death guaranteeing the

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legislation would pass, it raised the awareness definitely. How

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widespread is it a problem today? People are still being injured and

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killed by mines every day. The war against minds is definitely being

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one. `` the war against landmines. There are still too many de`ths and

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the only way began stop people being killed is to get rid of thel. I have

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had demo here of a mine. We are in a situation where we clear mines one

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leg at a time, or we can put these machines and dogs, and clear the

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minds and use the lands productively. There must be a

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dramatic change to a communhty when they have had their area cldared. It

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is amazing. I was in Afghanhstan in 1997, and the entire city w`s

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littered with mines. Everything was rubble. There were hundreds of

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thousands `` there were hundreds of people being killed. I went back and

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80 months ago, and the whold area has been cleared of mines. H know

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though that funding from government has dropped in recent years. Why do

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you think that is? It is prdssure on all budgets. Our core funding has

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dropped in the last two years, and I think there are other issues, and

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there are other issues that have come to the fore. The treatx was

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signed, and we are close to doing it. We hope to see a landmine free

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world by 2025. In Afghanist`n, five or six years ago, they were talking

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about 40 years to clear it. Now they are talking about ten years. But it

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needs large funding. People from the world of racing came togethdr in new

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cop `` Newmarket today to cdlebrate the life of Sharon Murgatroxd. They

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ascribe to as inspirational. She died last month. Eightfold during a

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race 20 years ago it left hdr paralysed, but she was determined to

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make the most of her life, writing books and raising thousands for

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charity. Sharon died a fortnight ago. She had a suspected he`rt

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attack. Convocation is that the coroner could have said to that full

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all those years ago. It was a tragic moment, but her legacy is ilmense.

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This is the sport of kings, but this is also one big sporting falily

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Today, it celebrated the life of someone who showed grit and guts in

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the cruellest adversity. Shd had a real spirit, wasn't remotelx

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demeaned `` dimmed by breakhng her neck. Sharon was hooked on horses

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from an early age. She went on to ride winners. In 1991 in a split

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second, everything changed. I thought I was quite capable of it.

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If I made a mistake. It was down to meet. When it turned out to be a bad

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fall, it gives them just a little extra shot. Knowing always that it

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could've you. Sharon's race `` life after the fall was lived to the

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full. Some of Sharon's poems have been read at the service. One of

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them said, give me the time to feel some pride. Upon his back on power

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once more. Feel his compasshon, She made sure that every day, she did

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something different and special That was the most special thing

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That is her through and through The weird thing is, she spoke `` she

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e`mailed me on the Tuesday she had the heart attack. She e`mailed. I

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played it on Radio 2, but bx then she had died. She seemed

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indestructible, and she had such a strength. In the face of thd

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greatest adversity, she would make sure that she never complained. She

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smiled. She got the most out of life. She was a great woman, and she

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embodied awful lot of what hs great about racing. She was helped by the

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jockeys fund, and racing dods look after its own, but she never lost

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her love for racing. She told about the sadness in her life, and she

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said that her balances to skewed. Everyone in racing is very well

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aware that you can have an `ccident at any moment. You're very lucky.

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You should be thankful. We want to live your life like she did. I will

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think of her making sure th`t you treasure the moments that should

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treasure. Yes. Clare balding. Sharon had hoped and dreams, and she will

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be sadly missed. Ken! Now a story from another of you running the

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London Marathon to her he died in the care of the Saint

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Nicholas Hospice in Bury Sahnt Edmunds. It brings tears to my eyes,

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but I try and focus on the positive. I made the promise to him bdfore he

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passed. When it gets a bit tough on the run, I remember that promise.

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That is what I am running towards. Keeping that promise for my dad

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Briony is inspirational. Since she was offered her place in thd London

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Marathon, she has been a drhving force. She was back in the lemorial

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garden today looking for inspiration. She is making

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sacrifices, but there is a big treat in store on Sunday afternoon.

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Waffles and ice cream. Coca`Cola with the site `` slice of ldmon Egg

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mayonnaise sandwich with salt. Believe me, it will happen! It is

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not a race. She just was to finish to keep the promise to make

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everybody proud. Especially him Another great story from thd

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marathon. What a feast! Her eyes lit up. Now time for the weather. Good

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evening. It is clear at the moment, and high pressure continues to

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dominate. We had this week whether front so it has turned our skies

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quite cloudy across the reghon. It will really have an impact on how

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cold it gets tonight. Temperatures hovering around seven or eight.

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Tomorrow morning, this whether front gets away quite quickly. It could be

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cloudy across Essex and Suffolk first thing, but it looks as if it

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will gradually improve. Sunny spells developing, a bad afternoon, but you

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will notice that it will be a northerly wind, so tempters will

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clone to 12 or 13. Further spells of sunshine. The pressure pattdrn

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stays. Good news if you're running the London Marathon. Here is that

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Outlook. We start trying right. South`westerly wind. Temper`tures

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climbing to 16 Celsius. A good day for the London Marathon, because it

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will be a cool start. But then it will turn to warm up. It will get 15

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Celsius. 17 degrees in London. If you're running the marathon, get ran

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quickly, because it could bd quite warm into the afternoon! We start

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working week with some cloud around and temperatures a little bht

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cooler. I'm sure everyone whll go as fast as they can! Great advhce! That

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is all from us. Goodbye.

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