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


the Good evening and welcome to Look


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


big investment. Money that will affect patients, power and


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


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


their election campaign in Cambridge. What does Ed Miliband


have to say about Europe and the East?


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


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


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


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


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


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


for Cosworth boosting the already significant motor industry in


Northamptonshire. And Luton Airport has been given the Government green


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


opposed state will bring more noise and congestion.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


towns and villages in Hertfordshire so Luton is owned by Hertfordshire


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


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


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


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


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


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


Construction is expected to take place in three stages. Airport


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Campaigners say they will continue the fight because these plans have


not been given planning permission just yet.


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


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


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


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


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


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


for patients. First this report from Ben Bland.


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


Papworth humble beginnings as a colony for two by killer doses


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


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


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


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


patients get full back`up 24 hours a day.


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


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


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


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


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


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


single rooms, been close to specialist services and more


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


Peterborough to help the City Hospital that is struggling to meet


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


education facilities alongside the hospital. There will be new


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


medicine, basic science and engineering and it gives you the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


million factory for Cosworth Engineering in Northamptonshire. It


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


build a long`standing foundation and this dramatically improves our


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


make tens of thousands car components extra every year. With


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


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


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


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


is great and Ed Miliband has been in Cambridge


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


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


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


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


joint bottom of the poll. Our political correspondent Andrew


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


want his success derailed by another party.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


here since 2010. There are deep concerns about the infrastructure


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


are not actually addressing the issues that are resonating with the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Stewart will be talking to the UKIP leader Nigel Farage.


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


produced the first Model T and Hoover started making the vacuum


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


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


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


Today they celebrated their 106th birthdays.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


sherry. I wonder whether the Fire Brigade


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


great evening. Goodbye. `` That is it.


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