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The appeal from Luton's Muslim community as police launch `

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campaign to stop potential fighters heading to Syria. The policd have to

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have the support of the comlunity, and there has got to be a

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multi`agency approach. An elderly patient is locked in the loo for

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more than an hour. The hosphtal says sorry. We Preparing for 26 larathons

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in 26 days to raise money to help troubled families through football.

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`` And make, do and mend, the largely forgotten skill of sewing is

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making a comeback. The challenge to stop young Muslim

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men living in our region from going to Syria to fight. Today as part of

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the national campaign, membdrs of the police and community gathered to

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hear about the risks facing those who may be planning to go to war.

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Tonight, community leaders `re very clear that if the campaign hs to

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succeed locally, the police have to work with them.

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This food Parcell will help keep a family in Syria ally for a lonth. It

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is one of thousands being donated by generous members of the public. This

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is the way to have the people of Syria, say UK authorities who are

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trying to stop men going ovdr to join in the fighting against the

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regime. These harrowing images are fuelling a big rise in the number of

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men doing just that. This charity agrees. What they are doing is

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wrong. They are saying that they do not need men to fight. What they

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need is food to feed their families. By doing this work, you

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are for filling the religiots obligation and helping people where

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they need help. Luton was the focus of the national counter terrorism

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campaign to encourage Muslil women to be more involved in deterring

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their husbands and sons frol going to war. These men see their children

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far more than many of the f`milies, said they will see this mord

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effectively than their fathdrs. The conflict in Syria is becoming an

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increasingly complex and worrying situation. Increasingly, yotng man

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from here are going there and running the risk of death, kidnap

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and returning here radicalised, which in turn is eight thre`ts to

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homeland security. In recent weeks, two and from Luton were arrdsted on

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their return from Syria. It is an issue not restricted to Luton. It

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can affect families from across the region. Luton has the highest

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Islamic community. Fund raising for Syria permeates across the whole of

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the Eastern region and the whole of the UK. The women in the colmunity,

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we want them to come forward and talk to the police and their

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partners if they have any concerns about family members. Authorities

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say the most effective way to help the people in Syria is by

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contributing to registered charities.

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Earlier I spoke to a chairpdrson and the Luton Council of faith, and they

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asked him if he thinks therd are young Muslim men in the town who are

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prepared to go out to Syria to fight. I do not think there is

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evidence as far as we are concerned. But we have to bd

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careful. Do you think this campaign that has been launched todax has the

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potential to do more harm than good, because it is being fronted by

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the police, and that has thd potential to send out the wrong

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message. I think you have a point. We need to be careful, we nded to be

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sensitive. Obviously, we nedd to ensure that there is peace `nd

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harmony in our communities, but I think the idea of engaging directly

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with the community is a good idea, and Muslim families need to be

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empowered and supported. Wh`t do you think about the approach I've

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specifically asking Muslim women to inform or give information to the

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police about family members? Is that a constructive and positive

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approach? No mother or wife would want their loved one to get in

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harm's way, and if approachdd appropriately and properly, there is

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something in it, and it is ` question of sensitivity and being

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appropriate in terms of eng`gement. I think that is necessary. Do you

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think the police can make that appropriate approach? Should it come

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much more from the communitx and perhaps people like yourself? I

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think the golf that a potentially exists or does exist generally, the

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police and communities, it somehow has to be narrowed, the gap, and

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there is a great deal of work to be done by all concerned, and the

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police need to work proactively with communities and community

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organisations. Three people have been arrested following the death of

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a man in Peterborough. Officers were called to a flat this morning.

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From the heart of Peterborotgh, there has been a cordon herd. One

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witness said an ambulance arrived here at 6:30am in the morning and he

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then saw a man let away in handcuffs. Three men have bden

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arrested, and they lived in that flat there. That is where the dead

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man was found and it is belheved he lived there too. Shopkeepers here

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say that the men were Polish and lived here for some time. Forensics

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have been there all day and have been out on the street, and across

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the street to the cash point at the bank across the road. They have done

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swabs of DNA to see if it w`s that about it is believed to be was

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beaten to death. A porous modem will be done `` a parsed modem whll be

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done that and we will know lore then.

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And investigation is being done to find out how I'd utterly patient got

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locked into a hospital laboratory for over an hour. She says she is

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still haunted by her recent stay in hospital. The 87`year`old from

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Northampton is back at home being cared for by her family. Whhle being

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treated at a general hospit`l for a fractured pelvis, she was

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accidentally locked in the toilet. It took staff more than an hour to

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realise she was his thing. H was scared. I've thought, I am never

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going to get out of here. I was ever so nervous. Yeah. Unable to walk,

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she pulled the emergency cord. But it was not working. She had to crawl

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to open the door. I'm managdd to crawl to the door and unlocked the

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door and open it and they crawled and crawled and crawled. No`one

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answered. Northampton Gener`l Hospital says it is sorry for her

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ordeal, and it has apologisdd for the distress caused. It has a full

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investigation is" read out to ensure it doesn't happen again. Her

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daughter once the hospital to take urgent action. In a hospital, you

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expect the patience to be s`fe all stopped the whole point of people

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eating admitted to hospital is for 24`hour care, not to be takdn to the

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bathroom and to be left werd misplaced. Her family say hdr ordeal

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has not hurt confidence. Thdy are now determined to give her the best

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care they can at home. Tanks called anaerobic digester 's,

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with plans to be built, and our reporter has been to a farm which

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already has one to see how ht works. Traditional farming. Or is ht? Seeds

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are being sewn on this farm, but when they are harvested, many will

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be used for energy rather than food. This is last year's crop, which we

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have harvested back in October. Instead of buying electricity, they

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are using this to create thdir own. This is the chopped up corn from

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last year's crop, and it has quite a sweet smell from it. It gets

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transported into these tanks, where the digestion takes place, `nd after

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60 days, it becomes gas, fertilizer, and ultimately,

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electricity. It is sent to 3000 houses and little port. We `lso use

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the electricity ourselves to run the plant and as a by`product wd use it

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to heat the 24 tunnels for the mushrooms. A plant like this costs

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around ?10 million to set up. Supporters say it is a greener

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source of energy. It also mdans that mushrooms can be grown locally

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rather than relying on imports, and they say it helps farmers kdep costs

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down. Instead of buying electricity comic they can even sell sole back

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to the grade. The owners of this farmland want to build their own

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digester, it's similar to the one I have seen, but it has left people

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here locally worried about how imposing the tanks would look in the

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potential for extra noise and smells, and some people are worried

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about the loss of good agricultural land being used to grow crops for

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energy rather than food. It is a debate that is only just beginning.

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It was announced today that a civic reception is going to be held for

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the Luton football team on Sunday, May the 4th. It follows to blend

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scenes last weekend as fans supported the return of the football

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after a rogue return to the Football League after five years. Thdre will

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be an open top bus parade that will end in St. George's swear. Those are

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your top stories tonight. like Colchester or smaller places.

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So getting that right is important. Still to come, a marathon challenge

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by one club director to bring forward all into the communhty. And

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tips from the best, now that sowing is back in fashion.

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It is often said that this hs the most Eurosceptic region in the

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country. So it is perhaps strprising to learn that the Liberal Ddmocrats,

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the most Euro`friendly partx, chose this region for the launch of their

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national Euro election camp`ign The European elections are on M`y 2 nd

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and most of the region is in the Eastern constituency. There are

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seven seats up for grabs and currently the Conservatives hold the

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most. But the UK Independence Party is putting everyone under pressure

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and there have been predicthons that the Lib Dems won't hold thehr seat

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this time around. Andrew Sinclair was at the party's launch in Essex.

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They hope it is not an omen. The national campaign launched delayed

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by 35 minutes because the Ddputy Prime Minister's train was held up

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by an accident. Whilst they waited a car with dispatch to pick hhm up and

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bring him to Colchester. Nick Clegg has decided to be unashamedly

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pro`European. Britain is stronger, safer and richer because of Europe,

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he said. In these elections there is a lot at stake. Later at thd local

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football club he told reporters why even in this region it is worth

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putting the positive case for Europe. When millions of jobs depend

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on our continued existence hn the European union it is worth fighting

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for. If you look at the recdnt election results for your p`rty

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around here, people are not listening to your message. The

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message may be controversial with some but that does not mean we

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should stop saying you do not win an argument unless you're prep`red to

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have it. Andrew Duff has bedn the MEP for the region for many years.

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He is a committed federalist. It is true I will not get everyond to

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support me but there is a solid minority of around 30% of the

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British electorate who insist that Britain is a European place. But the

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party has lost a lot of traditional supporters, something evident during

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a question and answer session. How can you justify being in government

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whilst you have almost conthnually lied to the electorate regarding

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University tuition fees. It is losing us a lot of money. This is

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why the Lib Dems may struggle in these elections. With his p`rty

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barely polling double figurds there have been dire predictions that Nick

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Clegg could lose all his MEPs in this election. But the Lib Dems

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believe there is a strong pro`European audience even hn this

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region and they are now tryhng to win them over.

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Cambridge United's director of football Jez George is about to

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embark on the challenge of ` lifetime. He's going to walk 26

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marathons in 26 days, taking in every single Premier League ground.

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It's to raise money for the Community Trust, which helps local

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young people. In a moment wd will speak to Jez. But first a look at

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where the money goes. Are you ready? Once a week they meet to fine

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tune their skills, catch up with friends and enjoy a run. Thhs is one

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disability session laid on by the community trust. There is enjoyment

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and team bonding and the socialising side of it is massive as well. It

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gets them out of their day centres and doing something they re`lly

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enjoy. Every professional foot will team in the country runs sole

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community programme. But Calbridge United do not receive funding to

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help pay for things like pictures or coaches. Have you had fun today ?

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We were together as a team. We are out in the fresh air and with

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friends. To help people jealous George will zigzag across the

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country to try to raise ?200,00 . `` Jeff George. We can go out `nd do

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more projects in the communhty and I think everyone will see the

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benefits. Jez George is in Cambridge now. You did not think of rtnning

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them then? ! Just a gentle stroll! I thought football clubs put loney

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into the community, why do xou need to raise this money? I think a club

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of eyelevel, we have worked hard to develop our youth structure and we

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do not get funding for the @cademy or scholarship system but wd punch

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well above our weight compared to the size of the club. We want to do

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something similar with the community scheme and we have a huge l`ck of

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funding. We want to be proactive making an impact on the comlunity.

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And projects such as the ond that you showed, it is really hulbling to

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see that. It is the vision that the club has, to play a big part in the

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community, but to do that it needs funding. You were starting hn the

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North East? Starting at Newcastle. The team play at Gateshead on

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Saturday and then Peter Beardsley is going to kick us off at Newcastle

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United on Sunday. Then we h`ve a big gala fundraising dinner in

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Cambridge. And I will visit all 18 in the league clubs in Engl`nd in

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the meantime. The weekend bdfore that Cambridge United could actually

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be promoted. By the time yot go to knowledge, Norwich may have been

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relegated. Well I hope that they stay up and I hope we are promoted

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because with the status of being in the football league, it does help us

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in terms of funding with our youth development programme. We h`ve

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struggled outside of it. We have done some fundraising efforts in the

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past and now this is somethhng positive that we can do to benefit

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the whole of the community hn Cambridge. And what training have

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you done? Just as many miles as I can around fundraising and visiting

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a lot of people. I have got in a few miles and I just have the whll to

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succeed and to finish. Knowhng so many people are behind us and so

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many local companies have stpported us. I will get through thosd 26 days

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and make a big difference, hopefully.

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Experts believe that by 2050, some of the key tasks in farming could be

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carried out by robots. Anything from checking crops in the field, to

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pruning plants in a vineyard. "Farmbots" may be the futurd, but at

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the moment the industry needs people. The average age of ` farm

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worker is 55, so it needs to recruit. It reckons it will need to

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find 60,000 people in this country over the next ten years. So a

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special event in Suffolk today is very important.

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They come by the coachload to Trinity Park near Ipswich. 4000

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youngsters aged seven to nine years old. Their desks give way to

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discovery zones in this anntal Farmer country fair. Everything from

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the majestic and captivating two men dressed as cows. Surveys show that

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one in five of us think that a parsnip rose on trees. But this is

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about engaging with youngstdrs to get them to think about farling and

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food production as a possible career. The reality is this industry

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desperately needs new recruhts. This is the first step on the ro`d and we

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can interact with them and `s it do what to live and work in thd

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countryside. We can show thdm what a lovely place it is to work. I love

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it and would not go back to anything else. I spoke to one school teacher

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a few years ago and she was impressed. Agriculture has `lways

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been at the heart of the economy in East Anglia. The combined f`rming,

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and food sector is worth solething like ?400 million in Suffolk. It is

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surprising what they do not know. They need to learn and we hope some

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of them will become involved in agriculture. It is fun to sde how

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they use stuff. I learnt about the combined harvester. At their age it

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is probably too early to know what career they fancy but the organisers

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will be helping that perhaps they have helped to sell a few sdeds for

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the future. We all know that a big TV sdries can

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make a lot of difference to almost anything. Strictly did it for

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dancing. Mary Berry did it for cakes. And now the Great Brhtish

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Sewing Bee is doing it for sewing. Today in Essex a new sewing school

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opened, hoping to capitalisd on those re`discovering the skhll or

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taking it up for the first time A finalist from the TV progralme has

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joined the team as a tutor. Her name is Chinelo Barry. She is

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selling superstar. Today Chhnelo opened the sewing school run by two

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sisters who hope to capitalhse on the new craze to make do and mend.

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It has sparked a new interest in selling and with fantastic

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programmes like the Great British Sewing Bee, people just want to get

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back to selling their own clothes and having the satisfaction of

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making something to wear th`t no one else will be walking around in.

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Chinelo Ridge the final of the hit television series the Great British

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Sewing Bee. You should be proud of yourself. It is a lot of work in a

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short space of time. She has not looked back since and is now the

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setting up own clothing range. We are doing mainly the spoke `t the

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moment and eventually will grow into supplying two boutiques and

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hopefully the bigger shops. One thing I could not help noticing at

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the launch today, the sewers were all women. I am feeling a lhttle

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uncomfortable. There are not many blokes here. But apparently there is

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no reason why men should not join in. We have some men joining one of

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the classes next week. We are doing a course on cushions and already

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have a couple of men coming. Despite having some obvious talent, I cannot

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see me ever selling cushions, quite frankly. But if you fancy it then

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Chinelo will be one of the children at the new sewing school. `` one of

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the tutors. I did a little bit when I w`s at

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school. I lived in fear of needlework!

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Good evening. There will be some showers around over the next few

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days. Today we had some isolated showers that they were quitd slow

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moving. They should fade aw`y this evening but it will turn quhte

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misty. A lot of mist and low cloud moving in from the North Se` later

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in the night and also the rhsk of some showers running up the coast by

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the end of the night. So misty start to the day and quite in places. Then

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the risk of these showers rtnning north quite swiftly through the

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morning. We should be done with them quite quickly though they m`y be

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heavy in places. Quite a variation in temperatures tomorrow. In the

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north of the coast it stayed cloudy and misty holding temperatures back

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at around 12 degrees. Elsewhere in the sunshine, 17 degrees or perhaps

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even higher. And that could spark of some thunderstorms come the

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evening. So looking ahead, the forecast remained an unsettled with

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low pressure on the scene. So if you are inking about weekend pl`ns, do

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be aware that you may see some showers and longer spells of rain.

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But there will always be sole sunshine. Looking at the outlook,

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for Saturday and will be a band of rain crossing the region whhch is

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likely to linger in some pl`ces The load does pull away so for Sunday

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and Monday both showers shotld be fewer and larger.

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`` lighter. That is all frol us Have a very good evening.

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All across the country, millions of families are waking up

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to a Britain in which they find it harder to get on.

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Whilst the Government keeps telling people everything is fixed,

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no longer stops the pound in their pocket getting smaller

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