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In Look East tonight: a dis`ster for Cambridge and the country.

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The latest warning about five's takeover of AstraZeneca. Caught

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The latest warning about five's takeover of AstraZeneca. Catght on

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camera ` Bedfordshire Police takeover of AstraZeneca. Caught on

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camera ` Bedfordshire Policd begin camera ` Bedfordshire Police begin

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trials of controversial new body cams.

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Tributes to Colin Pillinger, whose space exploration went from Milton

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Keynes to Mars. And behind the scenes with the

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Women's Tour as the race continues to cross the region.

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It will mean significant job losses and the loss of leading world

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research in Cambridge. That's the view of a Cambridge businesswoman

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about the proposed takeover of Astra Zeneca by the American drug giant

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Pfizer. Harriet Fear runs an international organisation which

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represents life science and health care companies. She says thd

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represents life science and health care companies. She says the multi

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care companies. She says thd multi million pound takeover will mean a

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reduction in the amount of world leading research carried out in

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Cambridge. And will ultimately leading research carried out in

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Cambridge. And will ultimatdly mean Cambridge. And will ultimately mean

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job losses. We'll hear from her in just a moment, but first this report

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from Mike Cartwright. AstraZeneca has committed to a new

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HQ, a research centre and 2000 jobs. What guarantees have come from

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Pfizer? The Pfizer bid is driven by tax

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advantages. Has the Prime Mhnister advantages. Has the Prime Minister

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's spoken to the US governmdnt advantages. Has the Prime Mhnister

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's spoken to the US governmdnt to ask whether they propose any

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's spoken to the US government to ask whether they propose anx changes

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ask whether they propose any changes to their tax system? It's an

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advantage that Britain is a low tax system.

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We used to complain about the fact that companies were leaving because

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of our high taxes will stop I agree ` that is not enough. We want the

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investment, jobs and research that comes with that competitive tax

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system. AstraZeneca will move here in 2016.

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AstraZeneca will move here hn 2 16. It will form the heart of a new

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biomedical campus. We have a certain commitment from

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AstraZeneca for a major new scientific ace here in Cambridge.

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Pfizer is promising to keep the jobs here, but they did the same in

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Sweden and broke their promise. Sweden and broke their promhse.

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Pfizer has already shut down its operations in Kent. If we w`nt these

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operations in Kent. If we want these jobs to be firmly based in

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Cambridge, this takeover must be resisted.

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AstraZeneca is seen as a crtcial AstraZeneca is seen as a crucial

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part of that. Questions are being asked that, if Pfizer comes here,

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will it be as committed? If Pfizer does take over

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AstraZeneca, what would be the worst case scenario?

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I'm sorry, we are having some technical problems.

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It's a new way to crack down on crime. Police officers across our

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region are being asked to wear crime. Police officers across our

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region are being asked to wdar body region are being asked to wear body

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cameras which can record Big brother gone mad, or a way to safeguard the

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gone mad, or a way to safegtard the public? The controversial body

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cameras which are being rolled out to police officers across the

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region. Today Bedfordshire Police showed off

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their new cameras and explained Today Bedfordshire Police showed off

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their new cameras and explahned to their new cameras and explahned to

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our Home Affairs Correspondent their new cameras and explained to

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our Home Affairs Corresponddnt Sally our Home Affairs Correspondent Sally

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Chidzoy how they intend to tse them. Chidzoy how they intend to use them.

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Images of domestic violence incident.

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All right, all right. Let's talk to you. Let's go in there.

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Get away from me. Captured on a police camera, this

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harrowing scene could later be shown in court as evidence. Bedfordshire

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Police for the latest force to get the body worn cameras. They will

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become another part of their routine issue. 60 front line police officers

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across Bedfordshire are now using this camera, and the hope is that

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eventually all will get one, but of course that will depend on funding.

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The cameras are seen as an `blution in policing. They're certainly a

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powerful piece of kit, seen as being of benefits to both police `nd

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powerful piece of kit, seen as being of benefits to both police and the

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of benefits to both police `nd the public.

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It's like having an independent witness going out with a police

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officer, capturing what thex're doing and their interactions with

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the public. The benefits around it are for the public, the comlunity

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and for the police themselves. It will assist us in capturing the best

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evidence, it will reassure the community that the conduct of the

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officers is professional and proportionate.

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Police body worn videos werd proportionate.

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Police body worn videos were first Police body worn videos were first

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trialled in the US, in Rialto near Los Angeles. They resulted in

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Los Angeles. They resulted hn complaints against the police

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dropping by 88%. Incidences of uses of force by officers felt bx more

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of force by officers felt by more than half. `` fell by.

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But the use of these cameras is still being rolled out by police

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forces here, and there are concerns. No one is saying that there are

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scenarios in which, limited scenarios, in which this could

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scenarios in which, limited scenarios, in which this cotld be

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useful as a way of preventing abuse towards members of the public, as a

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way of protecting both police and the public from false alleg`tions.

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the public from false allegations. But we really need proper s`feguards

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But we really need proper safeguards in place and real, consistent

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guidance presented across`the`board and made clear to the public.

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People we questioned supported the introduction of the cameras.

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It works both ways. They'll have to be very good to the public and it

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will show the public are trte will show the public are trte

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colours of the good ones and bad ones.

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Maybe it's an intrusion of xour Maybe it's an intrusion of your

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privacy but I think, as far as finding someone guilty or not

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guilty, I think it's quite a good guilty, I think it's quite ` good

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idea. This might just calm the public down

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a bit when they're doing the things they're not supposed to do.

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Police say camera footage not required for evidence will be

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deleted after 31 days, and some people who object to being filmed

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can say so. When we are in people's houses, if

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we are dealing with victims, we will be listening to their views. We will

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be explaining why we would like to carry on filming, but it will be

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guarded by them as a victim. When they're in their own homes, the last

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thing we want to do is alienate the victims from the police.

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From now on, every front line officer in Bedfordshire leaving

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their station to attend to an incident will reach for the camera.

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We can return to Harriet Fe`r. incident will reach for the camera.

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We can return to Harriet Fear. She We can return to Harriet Fe`r. She

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has real concern is that if Pfizer take over AstraZeneca, it would not

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be a good situation. What is the worst case scenario?

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I can't hear you particularly well but I will try to answer. This is a

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sensitive issue. I would like to concentrate on the positives. Both

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of these companies are brilliant and internationally renowned. For

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AstraZeneca to be a company that has the gravitas and the brilliance to

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attract such interest is a fantastic thing, not just for AstraZeneca but

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for UK life sciences. I can hear a but coming.

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Again, I think I have misheard but coming.

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Again, I think I have mishe`rd you. Again, I think I have misheard you.

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There is a but bear. The qudstion There is a but bear. The question

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have to be, what is the long`term commitment? I'm talking ten or 20

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commitment? I'm talking ten or 0 years down the line. If Pfizer can

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assure us that there will not be job losses, and that they will be

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committed to the UK, and importantly committed to a better patient

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outcome, then I think it is potentially a good thing. You talk

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about assurances. We have had assurances from

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Westminster that jobs must stay in this country. Do you think that is

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an empty promise? I'm not sure it should necessarily

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be a government matter. It hs a commercial matter between these two

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organisations. If you look `t organisations. If you look `t

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AstraZeneca's commitments to the UK, I was privy to meeting the CEO

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last year, Hugh committed to the global headquarters for AstraZeneca

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being in Cambridge, 2000 jobs by 2016 and billions being spent on a

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new site out at Addenbrooke's. He assured me that the work is

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continuing in spite of recent issues.

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AstraZeneca has a long`term commitment to Cambridge. It also

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owns another research body. There is a presence here in Cambridgd, as

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a presence here in Cambridge, as many will be aware, but we `re not

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hearing anything more than a five`year commitment from Pfizer. In

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drug discovery and development, the drug discovery and developmdnt, the

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commitment needs to be much longer. A man from Northamptonshirel

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commitment needs to be much longer. A man from Northamptonshirem who was

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A man from Northamptonshirel who was jailed after infecting his

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girlfriend with herpes, has lost an appeal against his conviction, but

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he has had his jail term reduced. Today, Lord Justice Treacy at the

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Court of Appeal, reduced David Golding's sentence from 14 lonths `

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Golding's sentence from 14 months ` to three. The 31`year`old traffic

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warden from Braunston near Daventry pleaded guilty in July 2011 to

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grievous bodily harm. Two weeks today. You'll have

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grievous bodily harm. Two weeks today. You'll havd your

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Two weeks today. You'll have your chance to vote in the Europdan

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chance to vote in the European elections. And there'll also be

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voting taking place on some of our local councils. Anywhere coloured

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red for labour, blue for conservative or grey for no overall

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control will be holding loc`l elections on May 22nd. One of the

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fiercest battles to be fought is in Cambridge. The Liberal democrats

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have run the council for thd last 14 years, but it's now in no overall

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control. Labour only needs three seats in order to take it. This

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report is from our political correspondent. Andrew Sincl`ir.

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correspondent. Andrew Sinclair. Cambridge is booming ` it's become

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the powerhouse of the region's economy, with new development, new

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jobs and hardly any unemploxment. For the liberal democrats it's a

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record to be proud of. We have removed the tight

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straitjacket on growth, which would have caused a lot of these local

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companies to fly away. We have allowed them to stay. It results in

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us having one of the highest average levels of burning in the cotntry. We

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levels of burning in the country. We have been able to weather the

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recession might few other places in the UK.

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Labour is making a big push to take over this council ` it believes

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Labour is making a big push to take over this council ` it belidves its

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over this council ` it believes its message about the cost of lhving

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will play well here ` it argues that parts of the city have missdd out

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parts of the city have missed out and it's time to re`think

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priorities. The conservatives and it's time to re`think

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priorities. The conservativds accept priorities. The conservatives accept

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that the lib dems have done some good things in Cambridge but say if

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it hadn't been for the conservative run County Council ` there would

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have been very little movement on the big issue that faces thd

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have been very little movemdnt on the big issue that faces the city.

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We are a prosperous city but we also have areas that have been affected

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by the Lib Dems in the last few years. Some people have not been

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able to see the growth of the city has been experiencing.

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We have transport issues. Wd need to We have transport issues. Wd need to

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look harder at the private rented sector. We need to look at the

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investment that needs to take place. Do voters reward is the party that

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has given them growth and prosperity?

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The conservatives accept th`t prosperity?

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The conservatives accept that the The conservatives accept th`t the

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lib dems have done some good things in Cambridge but say if it hadn t

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in Cambridge but say if it hadn't been for the conservative rtn County

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Council ` there would have been very little movement on the big hssue

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little movement on the big issue that faces the city.

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I don't think they have gripped the transportation issues in a strategic

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way. The Conservatives have spotted and promoted the rebuilding of the

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A14. The Greens used to have a presence

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on the City Council but thex The Greens used to have a presence

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on the City Council but they were on the City Council but thex were

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hit by internal divisions. Like Labour they're talking a lot about

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high rents and low wages ` they also question if the inftratsuctre can

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cope with so many people wanting to come and work in Cambridge.

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Is this the right thing to do or should we be taking the jobs from a

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place like this? `` and spreading them more equally around thd

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country? I don't think that people should be pressured to move for

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work. It's no accident that all the big

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names have been coming here to campaign. This is an important

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council in a very successful city. Whoever controls it after M`y 2 nd

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will have a lot to feel pleased will have a lot to feel ple`sed

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about. Those are your top stories tonight.

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Now it's over to David and Susie for the rest of the programme.

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Still to come. Taking the play out of the theatre. Performers in

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Peterborough prepare for opdning night in an empty theatre.

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And we are behind`the`scenes as the women's tour comes to Bedford.

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More now on the space scientist Professor Colin Pillinger who has

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died in hospital after suffering a died in hospital after suffdring a

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brain haemorrhage at his home near brain haemorrhage at his hole near

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Cambridge. Tributes have been paid to the

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pioneering professor, who was just pioneering professor, who w`s just

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70 years old. He was discussing new projects right up until his death.

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He was the scientist who got us all interested in space. Friends say his

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distinctive side burns and West Country accent masked a true genius.

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Country accent masked a trud genius. It was Beagle two that endeared

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Country accent masked a true genius. It was Beagle two that ende`red him

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It was Beagle two that endeared him to the public ` even after ht

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spectacularly failed. He designed and built the probe looking for life

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on Mars but it vanished without trace. Professor Pillinger remained

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undeterred and later on Look East said the search would continue. We

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went to Mars to look for life and this is the question that everybody

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is asking all the time. Are we alone in the universe was to mark when

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will space exploration answer that question? Dave Moore, from Stevenage

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based firm Astrium, worked `longside Professor Pillenger on the Beagle

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two project. He says it was a success in so many ways. Colin again

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with his charisma and drive that space on the map for the Brhtish

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space on the map for the British public. He got the generations of

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youngsters to get more involved and be passionate and interested.

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Professor Pillinger began hhs career analysing moon rocks for NASA. He

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became Professor of Interplanetory Science at the Open Univershty

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became Professor of Interpl`netory Science at the Open University and

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Science at the Open Univershty and earned a host of awards. In 2005, he

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was diagnosed with MS. Yestdrday, aged 70, he suffered a fatal brain

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haemorrhage at his home near Cambridge. Colleagues at thd Open

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University say they will always be inspired by his passion and drive.

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He was often argumentative but always, always inspirational and

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able to bring people round to his way of thinking. Professor Pillinger

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was a pioneer and always said he had unfinished business with Mars. He

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may not have realised all his dreams but his vision remains an

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inspiration for scientists hn the future.

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David Braben works in the science and technology industry in

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Cambridge. He featured in a book alongside Colin Pillinger and met

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him through that. Earlier, H asked him through that. Earlier, H asked

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him how he would best describe Colin Pillinger's life's work. I think he

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was a wonderful charismatic guy. He was a wonderful charismatic guy He

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had a sort of magnetism and enthusiasm for science which was

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infectious. It was great. Hd infectious. It was great. He

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appeared loads of times on television. I was lucky enotgh to

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television. I was lucky enough to meet him a couple of times. It was

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infectious, the enthusiasm he had. He managed to do something that

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other people hadn't done before him. Of course many people know him for

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that attempt to land a spacecraft Of course many people know him for

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that attempt to land a spacdcraft on that attempt to land a spacdcraft on

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Mars in 2003. Sadly it didn't happen and he did wish to continue making

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it happen. Do you think he would have gone back and made it happen if

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he hadn't been ill? The problem is because it failed, which was a real

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shame, people were wary to do it again because it was expenshve.

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shame, people were wary to do it again because it was expensive. It

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was one out of one that failed and that was blocked to him getting

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funding. It would have been wonderful if he had have done. What

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I was hoping for, and I think he was hoping for at the time prior to his

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2003 mission as well, was that this would be the first of many very,

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very cheap mission is to explore our solar system, to put machinds,

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solar system, to put machines, Rovers or whatever on distant

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worlds. Such an enthusiastic person. Do you think that is why other

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scientist 's were drawn to him, to get on`board on projects? Hd

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scientist 's were drawn to him, to get on`board on projects? He is an

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get on`board on projects? Hd is an explorer is another way of looking

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at it. He brought things forward. He started exploring the solar system

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as an individual, not as Nasser, started exploring the solar system

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as an individual, not as Nasser but as Colin Perch `` Colin Pillinger

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working to achieve things. We need people like him to inspire the next

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generation or they will go into different things. It would be

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great, the more people who are kids great, the more people who are kids

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today, who are doing sciencd in the today, who are doing science in the

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next ten years, it will be better for all of us. Thank you very much.

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Thank you. Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire

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played host to the women's tour today and the rain did not put

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people off. Preparing for an event of this scale takes a real

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preparation, as we have been finding out.

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How is that? Same setup, different location. For five days, thd women's

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location. For five days, the women's cycle tour is put up, rolled out and

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spruced up. Here we are on the embankment in Bedford. The

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organisers were here at 5am, getting everything setup. All we need now

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are the crowds, the riders `nd everything setup. All we nedd now

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are the crowds, the riders and a bit of action. Basically, my job is to

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get the crowds ready and tell them what is going on, because they

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cannot see the race as it is happening. Hopefully get them

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cannot see the race as it is happening. Hopefully get thdm that

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excited and then we bring in the race weekend. Alas, it would be a

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soggy race. The best place to be, inside where the timing teal

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operates. This system is obviously very reliable. It has to be. It can

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take 10,000 pictures per second so take 10,000 pictures per second so

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we can have ten thousandths of a second. We don't need that much for

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second. We don't need that luch for cycling but it is really accurate.

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The women's tour has started from Hinckley but these riders are the

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support race from Bedford, Milton support race from Bedford, Lilton

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Keynes, Luton and they are getting a taste of what is to come in the main

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event. We tend to take it all for granted but we move 180 vehhcles,

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180 tonnes of equipment, hotels for 400 or 500 people every night but

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that is what we do and we gdt on that is what we do and we gdt on

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with it. The crowds were deep, despite the weather. We werd racing

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on the circuit around here this morning. It was a great expdrience.

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morning. It was a great experience. For the organisers, stage two is

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nearly done and dusted and for the rice `` for the riders, 72 miles

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done. It was Italian that one in Bedford. As for the organisdrs, time

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Bedford. As for the organisers, time to get the show on the road. `` it

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was an Italian. Tomorrow, the tour moves to Suffolk

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and Essex, starting in Felixstowe and finishing in Clacton.

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Some say theatre needs to bd and finishing in Clacton.

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Some say theatre needs to be edgy. Well, in little over 30 minttes in

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Well, in little over 30 minutes in Peterborough, it is opening night

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for a new play which its crdators admit is the one of scariest things

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they've ever done. What's m`de it they've ever done. What's m`de it

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scary is that they didn't even have a venue until the very last minute.

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That venue is an empty retahl unit in a shopping centre. Kevin Burch

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has more. You could say this is a tale of the heart in the he`rt of

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tale of the heart in the heart of retail. In unit 23 of the sdrpentine

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Green shopping Centre in Hampton, it is almost time for the audidnce to

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is almost time for the audience to arrive. It is called River Lane and

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professionally produced, but beyond that, it is entirely the work of the

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community. Around 70 local volunteers, aged 11 to 76, recruited

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to handle every aspect of the show from the performance and props to

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stage management and sound. It's set in the Swinging Sixties and written

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by local playright, Tony Ramsay, using his memories of life `s a

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using his memories of life as a teenage boy in the River Lane area

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of the city. We have only h`d evenings and weekends, meaning the

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number of hours to get rings down are cut down. To know that it

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number of hours to get rings down are cut down. To know that ht is

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are cut down. To know that it is tonight is really exciting. It feels

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like we have made it. Don't do that estimation mark you made me jump. It

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is my first time in a shopping is my first time in a shopphng

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centre but I worked on a touring Macbeth that worked in all sorts of

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buildings, so this kind of work is the sort that excites me. I have

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lived in Peterborough pretty much the sort that excites me. I have

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lived in Peterborough pretty much my whole life and yet I didn't know all

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about the story from the 60s. I have learnt a lot about fishing `s well

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learnt a lot about fishing as well for top if I kept walking this way,

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I'd end up in London. And you'd be in... Manchester as Commissioner

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in... Manchester as Commisshoner Mark tell me about your singing.

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in... Manchester as Commissioner Mark tell me about your singing Oh,

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it's great. No, we get through it. it's great. No, we get through it.

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It's taken a year to producd. It's a It's taken a year to producd. It's a

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story rich in local characters, story rich in local charactdrs,

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legends and landmarks. It opens tonight and runs for ten days.

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Desmond back! It is pretty damp out there, isn't

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it? It is. More wet weather this afternoon and

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this evening, with heavy rain around this evening, with heavy rain around

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and we cannot rule out thunder. It should ease away into the early

:23:41.:23:44.

should ease away into the e`rly hours, but we do expect showers to

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feeding from the west later on. Temperatures down to ten or 11

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Celsius, perhaps cooler unddr clear Celsius, perhaps cooler under clear

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skies. The winds are mainly moderate westerly. A fresh westerly wind

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tomorrow though and this system moves towards us bringing wet

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moves towards us bringing wdt weather for Saturday. More on that

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in a moment but for tomorrow, showers around from the word go.

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Some could be heavy and thundery, but a much better chance of seeing

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some sunshine and a fair amount of dry weather, although showers will

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be around. Temperatures, near be around. Temperatures, ne`r

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average. Perhaps a degree or so higher than appears in the sunshine,

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but a blustery day as well. That will blow the showers through

:24:33.:24:36.

quickly. On Saturday, I think it will be a wet and windy start to the

:24:37.:24:41.

day, but by the afternoon, we should see brighter conditions. Sthll

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pretty windy with heavy showers. see brighter conditions. Still

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pretty windy with heavy showers. It all depends on how quickly that

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morning rain clears. Sunday and Monday, to showery days. Some of

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Monday, to showery days. Sole of those showers could be on the happy

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side. They will be on the call side. The difference between the two

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days, hopefully on Monday, slightly lighter winds. Overnight lows, as we

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head into the new working wdek, we head into the new working wdek, we

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will see some chilly nights but we should stay frost free. At the

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moment, pressure is falling, so not a great night

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that is all from us. Have a good evening.

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No-one would have believed, in the first years of the 21st century,

:25:53.:25:57.

that Britain's affairs were being watched and scrutinised

:25:58.:26:00.

With the help of our three political parties

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who lie to the British public about their intentions,

:26:06.:26:08.

minds immeasurably more bureaucratic than ours

:26:09.:26:11.

slowly and surely drew their plans against us.

:26:12.:26:17.

smashing our democracy and destroying our laws...

:26:18.:26:30.

..plotting to annihilate our currency

:26:31.:26:32.

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