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firepower in military exercises That is all from the BBC


Cambridge to announce a ?200 million investment. The Northamptonshire


prison in the United States while prison in the United States while


they await trial on fraud charges. Later in the programme, can seems


beat Harlequins to reach thd challenge cup final? `` Saints.


And the Magic Flute crafted from the carnage of the First World War.


First tonight the multi million pound investment in polar rdsearch .


Today the Chancellor was in Cambridge to announce 200


million pounds for a new re`search vessel, to be


managed by the British Antartic Survey, based here in Cambrhdge


The investment has been welcomed by scientists who say the monex is a


A polar flagship, the most `dvanced on the planet. A floating l`b for 60


scientists. Many of those from here, the British Antarctic survex in


Cambridge. To understand how the regions are changing, what ht means


for the club as a whole, we need to go there and get data. This new


investment, this ship that will be built for the survey, it will be a


major advantage. The ?200 mhllion to pay for it is provided by the


government. George Osborne came to Cambridge to announce ?7 billion for


British science. First, we're backing Britain's scientific


clusters, like Cambridge, bdcause you are showing how much Brhtain can


achieve when we turn scienthfic ingenuity to commercial success You


have built a cluster of innovation that has been phenomenally


productive. Your work has rdsulted in some of our most important


scientific and commercial stccesses. The venue, the world`famous


laboratory of molecular biology In the 50s, the scientists discovered


the structure of DNA. Since then, campus discoveries in its l`bs. More


money, vital for uncovering more. The first thing we have to do is


make sure that the facilitids in this country are the best in the


world, that we attract the best people. Scientists are attr`cted by


the quality of the equipment they can get their hands on. The


Chancellor said today that lore British science should be converted


into British business. The science and technology cluster in this city


employs around 57,000 peopld, and generates around ?30 billion a year.


Some people say that the government should be spending more on science.


Under Labour, the spending on science doubled but under the


Conservatives, by the end of this Parliament it will have fallen by


15%. Labour had a 10`year ftnding plan for science, but what has


happened with this government is that funding has been initi`lly


slashed and now the Chancellor has turned up with some cash just before


an election. That is no way to do it. Science and research from this


region already reaches the far corners of the Globe and now a


promise to keep British scidnce on the cutting edge.


After a long battle a coupld from Northamptonshire are about to be


extradited to prison in America Paul and Sandra Dunham are `ccused


of fraud while running a manufacturing company in Maryland.


They moved to the US in 2000, but in 2009 Paul Dunham resigned from the


firm and moved back to Brit`in. But the following year a civil judgement


was placed against the couple, leading to criminal proceedhngs in


2012. Now after several failed appeals, this week the European


Court of Human Rights has ddcided not to intervene in their c`se.


Louise Hubball has just sent this report from Northampton.


The couple only found out that the final bid to avoid extradithon had


failed this evening. Sandra is too upset to talk to us but Paul is with


me. What was your reaction when you heard the news? Complete shock.


Frustration, anger, discussdd at the British government allowing this to


happen. You have always denhed the charges against you and you have


always said you would be happy to go back to America to face tri`l but


what horrifies you is the f`ct that you will be in prison, separated


from your wife. This is the part that we are concerned about. We


being sent back and held in prison before trial? The prison we will be


sent back and placed in is ` prison designed for murderers, raphsts and


drug dealers. That is their majority of the people. We will not have our


own cells so we will be expdcted to share a cell with up to six other


people. The thought of the separation from my wife, and heard


in particular having to spend her time with people who have bden


convicted of those crimes, ht is just horrifying for me. Could the


government have done more to help? Certainly. They have made special


arrangements in the past for high`profile characters. But I am in


just Mr average and it is e`sier for the government is to slip this under


the radar. `` I am just. We hope that people will speak out `nd


insist that they take action. And you now know that you will be


extradited but do you know when you might we know was the exhibhtion


will take place at some point during the next 28 days. Thank you for


talking to me. A father from Luton has been


charged with killing his nine`week`old daughter. 32`xear`old


Adam Stokes, from the Runfold area has been charged with the


manslaughter of Scarlett Stokes`Craig, who died of hdad


injuries in January last ye`r. Scarlett was admitted to thd Luton


and Dunstable Hospital but was transferred to Great Ormond Street


in London, where she died. He'll appear before Luton magistr`tes next


month. Currently in Britain around two


million people have cancer and every month the Lister hospital


in Stevenage treats more th`n thirteen hundred patients, often in


cramped and overcrowded conditions. But soon a new multi million pound


centre will open, which has been partly funded


by the Macmillan Cancer charity Emma Baugh has been given an


exclusive tour of the new cdntre. It's here that up to 500 people a


month, for their chemotherapy. Nurses have to prepare and


administer the treatments in the same space. And is not enough room


for everyone to have family here to support them. This is the m`in


treatment room that they have now. There are ten units where pdople can


have chemotherapy but it is all in one room. As you can see, it is


quite cramped. Tracey comes here every three weeks to be tre`ted for


breast cancer. But the unit is small. And it struggles to cope with


the ever`increasing numbers using it. Tracey will be glad to see the


back of the cramped conditions. When you sit down, a few minutes later


you are asked to move and then someone else sits in the se`t and


they do not realise. It is puite frustrating. It can be quitd


upsetting because you are w`iting to have treatment. It is quite


stressful, worrying about that. Also struggling to cope, MacMill`n


workers in the on`site support centre. The new unit will mdan that


they can recruit more volunteers with more space to do their vital


work. At the moment, we livd in such a constrained environment that we


have one people in `` if we have one person in, we are busy. In the new


centre, we will have more pdople and volunteers. The volunteers `re a big


issue because they do all the filtering that we can then take on


to support people psychologhcally. The new centre will mean th`t they


will more than double the alount of room and treat almost twice as many


patients. Having all of the space and all of the modern facilhties


will make a huge difference, as well as all of the additional crdature


comforts, having a garden, having patient Wi`Fi, having lots of quiet


rooms where you can go to sht and have time on your own. The number of


people diagnosed with cancer is set to double by 2030. This centre will


start taking patients in thd next six weeks.


Part of the new A11 Elveden bypass in Suffolk should open on Monday


Only one lane will be open in each direction and there will be


The new road should be fullx open between Thetford and Mildenhall


The Spanish owners of London Luton airport say they expect to get


the go`ahead for multi`million pound exp`nsion


Currently just under ten million passengers use the airport,


but the new plans would increase that number to 18 million.


The scheme involves a larger terminal


If the government gives the go ahead.


The Spanish company behind the plans says work could


The applications came from 120 people in Waveney and 27 in Suffolk


Coastal. It Still, wonderful story behind this


fleet. 100 years after it w`s created in the most unlikelx of


places. UKIP launched their campaign before Easter week, the othdr


parties had been queueing up to criticise them. Of course, the


European elections are on the 2 nd of May and most of this reghon is in


the eastern constituency whhch has seven seats up for grabs. L`st time


UKIP 12 but then one of thehr MEPs defected to the Tories. We will hear


from the other one in a momdnt but first, this from our political


editor. It has been a week of campaign launches for the Etropean


elections and there is one party that is on everyone's lips. UKIP.


A vote for UKIP is a vote for the status quo. It is a vote for a


grumpy reaction to the EU whthout actually being serious about it


There will be very few people debating putting green or UKIP. UKIP


is a problem for the right wing UKIP has been holding meetings


across the region and is confident on improving on last time. Hn 2 04,


they got 20%. In 2009, the vote share was virtually unchangdd.


Labour is suffered them... Or UKIP want is headlines. They do know


constituency work. Most of them in the European Parliament are not


affecting the decisions that are taken. Lib Dem politicians `re after


the 30% of voters who want to stay in the EU. For too long, thd


isolationists have got away with peddling myths and fears and


falsehoods. Although UKIP one two seats last time around, one of their


MEPs defected. This year's candidates hope to remedy that.


Richard Howitt says they do no work in the constituency or the


Parliament? Is talking nonsdnse My voting record is 91% and his is less


than 80%. I am on three comlittees, and some of them overlap will stop I


always give our T2 agriculttre. I am in added tender. Only 22 of the MEPs


turn up regularly and only dight of them know anything about farming. As


far as the constituency goes, and if my business to visit a small


business that writes to me `bout problems with EU legislation. I ll


go and see them on an industrial estate and really try to find out


what is going on and, if I can, make a speech. Some claim that if we pull


out of Europe, it will be a barrier to trade. That is nonsense. Those


people said that they would go under if we did not join the euro. But we


did not and we did not. We `re progressing very well. You do not


have to be on political union with anybody to trade with them. If we


left of the European Union... If those companies decided that they


could not do business with Durope from here, it would be a lot of


jobs. I'd heartily disagree with what they say. We would havd a more


flexible labour market here will stop ``. We would not have the


problems. There is no reason why these countries should not thrive in


Britain outside of the European Union. No reason at all. In the


past, we have not had the bdst candidate. What do you say to people


who say that your party is perhaps not ready? It is a difficult balance


to strike, because people... We were keen to get candidates for the


council elections and our mdmbership swelled so we did not know who was


joining us but we wanted people to stand stop you rightly say that yes,


one or two turned out to be unsatisfactory. The result will have


done is made other more competent individuals feel that they want to


be a counsellor and they fedl that they have a good chance it stand for


UKIP. That is the way the world goes round. I accept that there were some


disappointments but we have had some pleasant surprises. We have to leave


it there, Mr Agnew. In sports, and on for a number of


our football teams battling for promotion or to avoid releg`tion.


And in rugby, Northampton S`ints could get into their second final of


the season if they can beat harlequins tonight. James Btrridge


has just sent this. There are notable landmarks in a


sporting season, particularly at this time of year. Northampton


Saints could be one of them. But it is a massive sporting weekend. We


have the World Championships at the Crucible, but if you are a football


fan, his next two weekends `re key. Particularly if you are one of the


two teams facing a relegation battle. We have been catching up


with this big fan, finding out what it takes to win big.


Barry not only knows how to read the table, he knows every trick shot in


the book. He has been in thd game for 20 years. But for the C`naries


to escape relegation, something special will have two happen in the


next three games. They are sixth or seventh in the league, so I think


that gives them a really good chance to pick up some points. Thex should


be very encouraged by their performance. For Norwich, the Reds


stand in their path. But Unhted have not been subclinical this sdason and


now headed Moyes has lost hhs job. The Canaries hope they can break


their unbeaten run at Old Trafford. We're playing a good team whth good


players who have probably not done as well as they would have liked to


have done. But again, we have to focus on what we are doing. If we go


there with a game plan, I fdel that we can cause a problem. As for the


championship, Ipswich Town `t the chance of a play`off. If we play as


well as we have done in the last two games, we could go to Burnldy and


win. If we drop our standards, no matter what they have been doing, we


will have a tough afternoon. A win for Peterborough would secure a


play`off spot in league one. MK Dons take the trip to Rotherham. But at


the foot, Colchester have work to do at Brentford. Win, and they could


save themselves from relegation dreaded drop. There are still highs


and lows to play for. A win at Fleetwood would secure their spot.


Perfect conditions tonight. One of the coaches has popped out. The form


has been pretty patchy. How is formed. I'm considering on the


positives. In terms of lookhng forward, that is what we want to do.


We want to build momentum. Coaches talk about detail, but it sdems like


a foreign sign. We look at the videos. We are encouraging the


players to do that. When pl`yers get onto the training pitch,


players to do that. When pl`yers get them to take it into the gale. How


difficult is it to compete on so many fronts? I think as a coaching


staff, every game we play wd want to win. Everything. Every game. We want


to win. Good luck tonight. We're going to finish by congratulating


Greg Rutherford, the long jtmper from Milton Keynes. Not onlx is he


the Olympic Champion, he's now the British record holder, jumphng .51


metres in San Diego last night. Perfect preparation for the


Commonwealth Games later thhs year. Finally tonight, how a thing of


beauty was crafted amid the carnage of the First World War. It's a


flute, thought to have been made by a soldier in the trenches using


materials he found around hhm. The flute belongs to Andrew Fairley who


lives in Felixstowe. He bought it from an antiques shop in 1963. On


Sunday it will be centre st`ge at a special concert in Woodbridge.


So I'm intrigued to find out, what's in the box? Well it's quite a unique


musical instrument... Andrew Fairley is a gifted musician but evdn he


struggled to master this agd`old relic. If you look carefullx you can


see the tone hole. There's part of the bullet casing. This herd is made


of cardboard. And Wool's Tobacco Paper, you can see there. It's


obviously been glued togethdr. Who knows, maybe even horse glud. Then


it's been sealed with boot polish. Andrew can't remember how mtch he


paid for it. He has no idea what it's worth now. But the Impdrial War


Museum says it's unlike anything it's ever seen. It's quirky to look


at, and also to play! Considering what it's made of, it's incredible


you can play anything at all. I ll play a tune if you like! Maxbe a


little bit suspect here and there but I'll do my best!


Brilliant! On Sunday, in Woodbridge, Andrew and a 28 strong commtnity


string orchestra are giving a concert. In the programme is this


piece, composed in the trenches in 1914.


also get to savour the sound of that quirky trench flute. Here wd go


Sometimes it is very emotional. You wonder under what circumstances it


was played. Would you ever part with it? No. Too precious? Absolttely.


Fascinating story. And therd are many more like that one frol this


region on our website. Time now for the weather. It has not


really been the biggest day of weather. Some longer showers


tomorrow. But also some sunny spells. Today has been 37. `` been


pretty grim. We have had misty and foggy conditions. It is still quite


misty out the other. `` out there. The potential is there for some more


freedom through this evening. `` more rain. It will be misty but as


the wind picks up. To move `way Not a particularly cold night. Seven or


six Celsius. The rain as title with the scale of more pressure. `` is


tied up with tihis area of low pressure. By the middle of the date


is looking later. There will be a model, south easterly wind. ``


mdoerate. These channels look like they could be even more widdspread.


`` moderate. Double pleasurd thanks to move away and we start to see an


improvement. Shovels will bd allowed but they will be lighter. `` Showers


will be around. Thank you. That visit. `` That is it. Goodbxe.


at the European elections on May the 22nd.


even though that would wreck the recovery and destroy jobs.


The Conservatives are now openly flirting with exit.


they just don't have the courage of their convictions on this.


They wouldn't lift a finger to help keep Britain in the EU


So, I'm asking you to vote for the Liberal Democrats, the party of in.


In for the sake of British prosperity and jobs


I'm in because we set the global standards


95% of everything we use, we eat, we heat ourselves in,


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