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connection with a murdering Belfast back in the 1970s. That is all from

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the Good evening and welcome to Look

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East on the day that Cambridge, Northampton and Luton get news of

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big investment. Money that will affect patients, power and

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passengers. We'll bring you all the details and analysis.

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And we'll be here later in the programme as the Labour Party launch

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their election campaign in Cambridge. What does Ed Miliband

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have to say about Europe and the East?

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And 106 years' young ` the Land Girls providing the some of the last

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living memories of the Great War. Well, it's been a day of major

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investment for the region with three big business announcements. First,

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Papworth Hospital WILL be relocating to the Addenbrooke's site in

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Cambridge ` a move that secures its future at the heart of medical

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science. In engineering, work has started today on a brand new factory

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for Cosworth boosting the already significant motor industry in

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Northamptonshire. And Luton Airport has been given the Government green

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light to expand with 5,000 more jobs, an improved terminal and road

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system all delivering increased capacity. We'll have special reports

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on all three stories for you tonight. But let's start with Luton

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where our reporter, Neil Bradford, is now. Neil.

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Yes, Luton airport is in its 76th year. It began as a base for

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aircraft manufacturing and is now the UK's fifth largest airport. Last

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month was its busiest in its history. The expansion plans hope to

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double the number of passengers over the next ten years and the airport

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says it is a much`needed boost to the local upon a `` economy. Those

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opposed state will bring more noise and congestion.

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9 million extra passengers and 45,000 extra flights with 5000 new

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jobs. The promise of Luton airport expansion. The vision moved a step

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closer to reality today after the government gave its approval. We

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will be able to increase the size of infrastructure and we think it will

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take ten years. It also means we will improve the quality of the

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passenger experience. We will have an airport we can really be proud

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of. Campaign groups feel they have been ignored. Those living close to

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the flight path say they will bear the brunt of increased noise. We won

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a problem tree of Beds `` promontory. They land coming in over

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towns and villages in Hertfordshire so Luton is owned by Hertfordshire

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but Beds gets the pain. The chief executive of Beds chamber of

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commerce says those opposed are being short`sighted. There have been

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lots of objectives `` objections and all that was taken into

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consideration. The government have made the right decision in my view.

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The creation of jobs and the investment to help the local economy

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can only be very, very good news. We are delighted with the outcome.

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Construction is expected to take place in three stages. Airport

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managers hoped the first will start by the end of the year.

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It does seem like Master of the reaction today `` much of the

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reaction today has been positive. But those opposed should not be

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underestimated. I have been speaking to a lot of schools today who are

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underneath the flight path and they are concerned an increase in flights

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will mean more disruption for them. As it is, they sometimes have to

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stop lessons and they have to keep windows shut during the summer.

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Campaigners say they will continue the fight because these plans have

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not been given planning permission just yet.

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Thanks Neil. Now, after a long`running campaign and much

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speculation over its future, Papworth Hospital is on the move. By

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2017 it will be based at the Biomedical Campus in Cambridge next

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to Addenbrooke's, creating a hub of medical expertise. The Government

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has pledged ?165 million for the move. In a moment, we'll hear from

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the hospital's chairman, Professor John Wallwork, about what it means

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for patients. First this report from Ben Bland.

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This is the sort of hospital you get for ?165 million. A far cry from

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Papworth humble beginnings as a colony for two by killer doses

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patients. They carried out the first successful heart transplant in the

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UK in 1979 but now it is time to look for the future. It wasn't

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designed for 21st`century medicine and whilst this sat `` staff are

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fantastic, one needs to be closer to other hospital facilities so

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patients get full back`up 24 hours a day.

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There was a mixed response in the village. Very sad because it is a

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wonderful, therapeutic place. It is not a concrete jungle. In a way

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there will be less cars that the main road and more room for traffic

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to come through the village. I work out there so mixed feelings as to

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whether our jobs will go. When built, this site will be Papworth 's

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future home near Addenbrooke's Hospital. For patients, it means

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single rooms, been close to specialist services and more

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capacity to treat more patients. There was talk of Papworth moving to

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Peterborough to help the City Hospital that is struggling to meet

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payments on its new building. But money is also being borrowed to

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build the new Papworth and borrowed `` paid back over 30 years. A lot of

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changes had taken place in the way that PFI works to make sure it is

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value for money and it is value for money because of the world leading

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facility it will create in Cambridge. This move has been talked

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about for over ten years. Building work could begin next year with the

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hospital in its new home by 2017. Professor John Wallwork is Papworth

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Hospital's chairman and joins me now. We had some of the benefits. ``

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heard about. What will this mean for patients? Essentially, our patients

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will get tomorrow's medicine today. There are incredible research and

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education facilities alongside the hospital. There will be new

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inventions that there aren't elsewhere and there will be an

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opportunity to have diseases treated. When I started, we operate

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on younger people but now we operate on people in their 90s. We need to

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continue to have closeness to all these other specialties. What about

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the staff? You are a former surgeon so what would it have meant to you

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if you had the opportunity to work in an environment like this? That is

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complex because a hospital or any organisation is the people in it and

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not just the shell. But you now need to be close to other forms of

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medicine, basic science and engineering and it gives you the

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opportunity to develop new ideas and do things faster. The problem with

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the hospital is you have to be careful it doesn't become a factory.

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It is important to have a place that is both serving patients but also

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doing innovation. It will be a busy campus on the edge of a busy city.

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Patients might think, am I going to get `` have a nightmare getting

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there and parking. That is not my world, although I remember where ``

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when I was director of transportation, we all found that.

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That is something the city and county have to deal with but I am

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not in that world. In the 1980s, you performed Britain's first heart/

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lung transplant. I am wondering what you think maybe the next first from

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the site? If I knew what it was in terms of care I would probably be

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doing it. Many people don't know that within Europe there is no

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cardiovascular research centre that is the top ten in the world and we

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have an opportunity in Cambridge to be in the top ten in the world for

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the whole of Europe and the whole of the UK. Thank you. From medicine to

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the motor industry. Work has begun today on a new ?20

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million factory for Cosworth Engineering in Northamptonshire. It

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will create 70 new jobs as well as 200 more in the supply chain. The

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plant will make and assemble engine parts for high performance cars.

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Mike Cartwright has this report. In Northampton, building work has

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begun on the site of cost worth's new engine factory. Once finished,

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the company say it will treble their output and they say the investment

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is a commitment to sell `` stay in the town. We have 50 years here and

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the local talent pool is part of our history and our DNA. We want to

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build a long`standing foundation and this dramatically improves our

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ability to do so. Engines for car racing and Formula one and rallying

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and high`performance cars... Nearly 300 employed here. Many are

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apprentices. You get an earning and an education at the same time. It is

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important we have this new factory because it brings in more people and

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it keeps the company moving forward. More than half the engines built in

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the factory will be for export and within four years they could be

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powering cars like this. They already do the electrics and now

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they could provide the engine also. Cosworth Engineering say they will

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make tens of thousands car components extra every year. With

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the emergence of the Formula one team and Silverstone and it puts a

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focal point here for being a centre in the world for all of that. The

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supply chain that feeds of that is immense. The industry is worth over

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?2 billion to the local economy. This year is their 50th. The company

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is great and Ed Miliband has been in Cambridge

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today to launch his party's European Election campaign. We'll be hearing

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from the Labour leader in just a moment. We go to the polls in two

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weeks, and most of the region is in the eastern constituency. There are

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seven seats up for grabs. As you can see, last time round Labour came

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joint bottom of the poll. Our political correspondent Andrew

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Sinclair was at today's launch. Hello! The Labour leader is enjoying

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himself at the moment. This afternoon, a leisurely walkabout in

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the city of Cambridge. Plenty of people wanted to meet him. All the

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comments were friendly, if a little insensitive! I've met your brother!

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And there were plenty of photo opportunities. Earlier, in someone's

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home, a chance to talk about his new policy to crack down on landlords

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who charge high rents. Critics point out that Labour is talking a lot

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about the cost of living, even though it isn't a European issue.

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But Labour is a pro`European party. Its one MEP for the east of England

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has been on the doorsteps, talking about the benefits of European

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membership. I'm proud of the investment. Many millions. Money for

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disabled people, women going back to work, others to improve their job

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prospects. That doesn't get talked about but it's what I do as a Labour

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MEP. The last Euro elections were in 2009. Labour was very unpopular. But

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since then Labour has rebuilt its base in towns like Great Yarmouth,

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Norwich and Cambridge. But could its success be dented by this lot? UKIP

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has, on the whole, been taking supporters from the Conservatives.

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But increasingly, Labour campaigners are telling me they're noticing the

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anti`immigration and establishment message is playing well in poor,

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working class areas. That's probably why Mr Miliband has started to talk

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tough about immigration. He needs to do well in the east and he doesn't

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want his success derailed by another party.

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I spoke to Ed Miliband in the last hour. I put that point to him that

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the party's thunder was being stolen by UKIP. We are fighting a very

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positive campaign about what I think is the biggest issue a country

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faces, the cost of living crisis. We are talking about freezing energy

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bills and making a difference about what I think is a massive issue. We

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are seeing something very important to date which is that if you are a

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tenant in the private sector, we are going after agents for charging new

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fees. `` you fees. I think that shows that Labour is the one party

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in these elections talking about the biggest issues. You do talk about

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the cost of living, it is important, but these are the European

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elections. We are not hearing much about Europe. Is that because you

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know that your view on Europe is not very popular? I think it is very

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relevant to the cost of living crisis. For example, people have to

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make sure that when they come to Britain, we do not find that migrant

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workers here are exploited. That is why we have clear proposals on

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agency work and were we enforce the minimum wage. `` that we enforce. We

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want to tackle the living crisis here at home but also in the

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European Union. Europe, the local elections, it is central to our

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campaign. UKIP is speaking about Europe. At the top of the agenda. At

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the top of the voters agenda as well. 56,000 people came from Europe

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here since 2010. There are deep concerns about the infrastructure

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not being able to cope. We are not hearing about that. I have talked

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about that a lot since I became the leader of the Labour Party. I have

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said that I want to set a clear proposals. Many people are concerned

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that when people come here and they find that the wages are undercut, we

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are doing everything we can to stop that happening. I do not propose

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withdrawing from the European Union. The muscle many companies in this

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region who rely on it. It would cost jobs. This is a key region for

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Labour. You should be doing better in the polls at the moment if you

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are going to secure the seat you need? Norwich North for example. You

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are not actually addressing the issues that are resonating with the

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public. I do not agree but we will see what happens on me the 22nd and

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the general election. `` May the 22nd. Childcare is a massive issue

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and Labour is saying that 25 hours of free no silly education is

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important. `` free education. That is a clear proposal. Zero hours

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contract is another massive issue. It is labour that is saying if you

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are doing regular hours you should get a regular contract. But members

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of your own party are saying that you are not resonating with the

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voters. I don't agree with that. When I was in Cambridge today I have

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had lots of people coming up to me and saying the key with the agenda

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we are putting forward. `` they agree with the agenda. These are so

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important to the country. Thank you. And on tomorrow night's programme,

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Stewart will be talking to the UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

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Let me take you back to 1908. The Penny Post began, Henry Ford

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produced the first Model T and Hoover started making the vacuum

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cleaner. It was also the year that Cynthia Cook and Eileen Knevett were

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born. They're in the same nursing home in Essex and are among the last

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remaining people in the country to have lived through two World Wars.

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Today they celebrated their 106th birthdays.

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Two people from the same care home celebrating 106 years is remarkable.

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So are they. They have seen at all, from the First World War to the

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World Wide Web. Happy birthday. As a child, Eileen witnessed Zetland is

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on fire over London as the crew led to the crew led to their deaths.

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Moon landings, coronations of the Queen, John F. Kennedy. She likes

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bread and drippings. You used to have ten food that was out of date!

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`` tinned food. How she has reached 106 is beyond all of us. They are

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looked after by this care company in Clapton. Cynthia did not come here

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until she was 100. She has got four children, 12 grandchildren, 16

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great`grandchildren and to keep great`grandchildren. One more on the

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way. Her and her friend were going out with two men and the other one

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was going out with my father. They just happen to swap over! ``

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happened. People like Eileen and Cynthia are asked how the public so

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long. For Cynthia it is Guinness, Cherie and young men! For Eileen,

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all dancing and the occasional glass of champagne. `` ball dancing. ``

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sherry. I wonder whether the Fire Brigade

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was on stand`by! 212 candles! Time now for the weather. We have

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seen a lot of cloud around today. Also some showers. Were they have

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fallen, the showers, they merged together. The has been some heavy

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rain in Western counties. Still a few dotted around. Dry weather in

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between. They are gradually going to move southwards. A lot of the night

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is looking dry. Coming mistake with some cloud around. `` Turning misty.

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Temperatures are not expected to drop below seven or eight IDs. ``

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degrees. We have got high pressure building from the North. Luton model

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you will notice the difference. It will feel cooler. `` Through

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tomorrow you will notice. We start tomorrow with quite a lot of cloud

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around. Counties like Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. You can start to

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see the cloud shifting and baking. `` breaking. 11 or 12 Celsius. The

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afternoon looks largely dry. We should see some sunshine. This is

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the pressure pattern for the bank holiday. It means a dry forecast.

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That is good news. There will be some sunny spells, a bit of cloud

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around at times but also the other great thing is that it will start to

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warm up. Saturday, Sunday and beyond. On Monday temperatures

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claiming to 17. `` climbing. Tomorrow will be a cold night. Cold

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enough for a touch of ground frost. That will do. That is out. Have a

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great evening. Goodbye. `` That is it.

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