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20 degrees. We need to keep a close eye on development is over the next
couple of days. The Prime Minister tells Look East
any deal has to work for Calbridge. We are making sure that whatever the
outcome, Britain is a winner. Promotion hands the U?s a place
in league football The Chelsea garden to
ease combat stress. And the Look East World Cup
countdown begins with the Norfolk The Prime Minister has told
Look East today that the Government will ensure Cambridge does continue
as a super hub for science. It comes on the day
a multi`billion pound bid to take The company is in the process
of moving its global headqu`rters A fourth and final offer
by the American drugs giant Pfizer And there's growing hope that
around 2000 jobs In a moment we'll get
the reaction locally with But first this, from our political
correspondent Andrew Sinclahr. The Prime Minister is on the
campaign trail, talking up the opportunity and the opportunities
for jobs. He joked with students on the car mechanics course. I'm
standing here wasting my tile? But standing here wasting my tile? But
people haven't always been nothing in Harlow. The empty Glaxo Smith
Kline building down the road is the reminder of another merger between
two drugs companies which resulted two drugs companies which resulted
in 380 job losses. As he totred two drugs companies which rdsulted
in 380 job losses. As he toured the college, there were suggesthons
in 380 job losses. As he totred the college, there were suggestions that
this latest merger may be running into problems. Nevertheless, the
Prime Minister told me he would do all he could to ensure Cambridge
doesn't lose out. The role for the government is not to stand back as
government is not to stand back, as some have suggested, but to engage
with both companies and makd sure that whatever the outcome, we
protect British science, research and develop mint, that we make sure
and develop mint, that we m`ke sure all companies are committed to the
very important work of making Cambridge such a super hub for these
industries in our country. Ht Pfizer industries in our country. Ht Pfizer
are about to walk away, it will have something to do with ride the
company received from MPs l`st something to do with ride the
company received from MPs last week. company received from MPs l`st week.
They attacked the company over its track record and asked for firm
assurances about jobs and investment in Cambridge, which the company
couldn't give. I'm cautiously optimistic now that we will see
AstraZeneca staying here, moving their local headquarters and
research Centre here in Cambridge and also to have Pfizer as `
separate company. I've been saying all the way along that I thought the
best thing for Cambridge, the East of England and Britain was have both
companies here as separate companies. It looks like th`t's what
we've got. If this proposed merger is off, the Government will be very
relieved because it would probably have been impossible to tie Pfizer
to a binding deal. But on this occasion, making a lot of noise
seems to have worked. Let's go live now to the new
AstraZeneca site in Cambridge Mike, with this latest offer
from Pfizer rejected, is there a feeling tonight that
a takeover is now off the c`rds I don't think people really do think
it is completely off the cards. If they do, we certainly haven't seen
anybody celebrating. Remember, anybody celebrating. Remembdr,
Pfizer could launch a hostile takeover bid, they have until Monday
takeover bid, they have unthl Monday to do that. Then there's a six`month
cooling off period and this all could happen all over again. But for
now, yes, it's AstraZeneca who will be building their HQ here.
A face`off between two colossal pharmaceutical companies.
It's made headlines across the globe, but what do they
AstraZeneca's headquarters will go here, across the road from
New neighbours who have just announced 9 million
We've been looking forward dver since they announced they were
coming to building relationships and arranging interactions,
because I think that's good for us, for them and for the country.
The board have said no to Pfizer, but the company's shareholddrs
People in the science community here say this takeover bid has
They want it finally over so they can get back to bushness.
An industry here where some are surprised Pfizer have pulled out.
I'm delighted but surprised this morning.
Perhaps the negotiating tactics yesterday afternoon,
after the conference call they had with the board of AstraZeneca,
But certainly in the short term it's over the March
Whether Pfizer will lick their wounds, regroup and come back
with a different strategy l`ter in the year, we don't know.
Drug company Horizon Discovery is Cambridge's second`largest
Pfizer, they say, may not have gone for good.
I honestly don't believe if Pfizer had come here it would have impact
They have a track record of aligning with the big technology
I think Cambridge would have fitted that strategy.
But for the broader, long`term plc benefits, I think the
benefit of AstraZeneca staying as sole contained company is greater.
Pfizer has a week to seduce shareholders.
If not, all advances for AstraZeneca are off for at least six months
The takeover talk has caused a lot of unrest amongst the science
community. If it doesn't happen now, it could happen in November. But it
Pfizer do walk away, then all the pressure will turn to AstraZeneca.
It will be up to them to deliver all they have promised.
It's two months now since 900 workers in Corby were told
they no longer had jobs, with the closure of Solway Foods.
But early indications suggest that people are finding new work
Latest figures show the number claiming job seekers
allowance has remained constant at 3.5%, and a number of businesses
A new production line making a new range of crisps, offering new hope
range of crisps, offering ndw hope for some of the 900 workers made
redundant from Solway. We are And was this recruitment fahr,
held in March, which helped direct And so for the job losses at Solway
don't seem to have led to a significant rise in the number
of people claiming jobseeker's allowance, meaning there's ` growing
optimism that Corby's economy has been absorbing the worst effects
of Solway's closure. As to date very few of those individuals have
made a claim. So the good news is we've got lots
of people finding employment. 138 people applied
for jobs. Those applications are still being
processed, so we are very hopeful that a good number will get some
of those 60 to 70 jobs. But however welcome today's news,
there's no escaping the fact that Corby's unemployment
rate is above the national `verage, We are working really hard with the
local council, the job centre and local businesses
to make sure that the people leaving Solway, with
those great skills and the food industry, can find new employment
and opportunities. There's just been I've been speaking to some
of the workers leaving the site. They told me that the majorhty
of people who now work here our They told me that the majorhty
of people who now work here are agency workers, there are perhaps
fewer than 100 people left on site. Those that do remain here whll
continue to work until August, when they will clock off
for the final time. And only then will we get
a true idea of the impact But as one worker told me, this town
survived the loss of its steelworks Now, after nine years in the
non`league wilderness, Cambridge Not only did they win
their play`off yesterday and gain promotion, the victory is worth
around ?1 million in extra revenue. Money the club desperately needs
if it's to fund its ambitions. Our sports editor Jonathan
Park was at Wembley. Twice this season Cambridge United
fans have been asked to walk down Wembley Way. Twice they've been loud
and proud. Winning the FA Trophy was a bonus and victory in the
conference play`off final was a bonus and victory in the
conference play`off final was really all that mattered. We are not really
worried about the quality of the game. We are more worried about the
result. This is what both sides game. We are more worried about the
result. This is what both shdes are result. This is what both shdes are
playing for today, the conference playing for today, the conference
play`off trophy. For Cambridge, it's been nine years since they were in
the Football League. Gateshdad, the Football League. Gateshead,
much, but one way or the other this is going to go to Gateshead or
Cambridge. 24 hours after an epic Cup Final, Cambridge and Gateshead
were out to prove the conference final group match the drama.
Cambridge have spent 45 of the 6 Cambridge have spent 45 of the 46
weeks in a regular`season inside the top two, and they had the bdst of
top two, and they had the best of the early exchanges. After that,
Gateshead were on top until just after half`time, when Cambrhdge fans
after half`time, when Cambridge fans were rewarded with a Wemblex goal
were rewarded with a Wembley goal and a Wembley celebration. Tnited
and a Wembley celebration. United have the lead. Man of the m`tch
and a Wembley celebration. Tnited have the lead. Man of the match and
have the lead. Man of the m`tch and Ryan Donaldson had crossed. He was
given the opportunity to become a hero himself. He saved his best for
when it really mattered. Thdre was later drama when Gateshead scored
and heartbreak for Cambridgd skipper and heartbreak for Cambridgd skipper
Ian Miller, who ruptured his Achilles tendon. But his te`m had
Achilles tendon. But his team had done it. Finally, nine years after
they were relegated. What does this mean for all those fans over there?
The third time in the final... We've done it for them. Is it possible you
could mount a challenge next season? Let's see what the summer brings.
It's all about recruitment. If we can bring the right players and add
to what we've got then maybe, yes. We are in a good position
financially now, we can go from strength to strength. Promotion is
worth around ?1 million. After a well earned summer break, Rhchard
Money will plan for a new chapter in the club's history, going up in the
Late this afternoon the Cambridge United chairman and lifelong fan
Dave Doggett came into the studio, after a night of celebrating.
We had a fantastic time. All season the players have been very
disciplined, but they came back to the club at last night we did
disciplined, but they came back to the club at last night we dhd party
quite hard. What time did you get in? I got in at four a.m.. Talk us
through what is what. The one at the front is the FA Trophy. This one is
for being runners`up in the premier conference. This one was aw`rded
for being runners`up in the premier conference. This one was awarded to
conference. This one was aw`rded to us at Craven Cottage last week,
conference. This one was awarded to us at Craven Cottage last wdek, the
national game awards for the us at Craven Cottage last week, the
national game awards for thd team us at Craven Cottage last wdek, the
national game awards for the team of the year. At the end of 100 minutes
yesterday, this was raised tp in front of me, we got promoted back
into the Football League. Incredible. All this has big
financial implications for the club. This year, we should be posting the
best financial results for 25 to 30 years. We will be in the black.
best financial results for 25 to 30 years. We will be in the bl`ck. So
the million pound additional funding is on top of expenditure of about
just under 2 million. We ard is on top of expenditure of about
just under 2 million. We are getting just under 2 million. We are getting
?1 million for that match ydsterday. ?1 million for that match ydsterday.
Next year, what does that hold? We've seen lots of clubs do very
well off the back of promotion. We've seen lots of clubs do very
well off the back of promothon. High well off the back of promotion. High
hopes? I think what is so pleasing to me is the squad is young and
hungry. With Richard at the helm, with the support staff we'vd got, we
with the support staff we've got, we could go up another league hn a year
could go up another league in a year or two. Congratulations and thank
you for joining us. And you can hear more about
the success of Cambridge United on a special programme being broadcast
now on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Now it's over to Stewart
for the rest of the programle. Still to come, just 23 days to go
and the World Cup countdown begins. And hope on the horizon, a garden in
celebration of the soldiers in Colchester.
The issue of whether we should stay in or get out of Europe has been
centre stage during this eldction campaign. But what do business
leaders want to do? Our business correspondent Richard Bond has been
They wage war on unwanted saplings. Wood chipper is are in demand all
over the world. This factorx in Stowmarket makes 600 machines
over the world. This factory in Stowmarket makes 600 machinds every
year. Europe is the main foreign market. This machine is for France.
But some people want Britain to leave the EU.
I think it is too expensive for us to be in. We can trade on otr
I think it is too expensive for us to be in. We can trade on our own
merits. We want to buy other nation's prof `` products.
Supporters of the European Union say Supporters of the European Union say
that it would put jobs at rhsk Supporters of the European Tnion say
that it would put jobs at rhsk to leave the EU. With the proximity
that it would put jobs at risk to leave the EU. With the proxhmity to
leave the EU. With the proximity to the port, this region should do well
trading with Europe. Last year, the port, this region should do well
trading with Europe. Last ydar, we trading with Europe. Last year, we
sold ?15 billion worth of goods and services to the EU. But the trade
has been stagnating. Six ye`rs services to the EU. But the trade
has been stagnating. Six years ago, has been stagnating. Six years ago,
more of our exports went to the EU, only 30% of the rest of the world.
Now it is 60% the EU, 40% of the rest of the world.
Stephen runs a logistics firm dealing with goods flowing through
Felixstowe. He wants to be remain part of the EU, but with less red
tape. We need to look at the tape. We need to look at the
International trade regulations, International trade regulations,
International trade regulathons particularly with the European
particularly with the Europdan Union, to see how they could be
relaxed so that the UK could do more trade with the rest of the world.
Most business people I meet in the region say that the European Union
is not perfect, but they are region say that the European Union
is not perfect, but they ard not region say that the European Union
is not perfect, but they are not in is not perfect, but they ard not in
favour of leaving, they want a better deal. Whether we get one will
affect trade with sports like this. And, in case you missed it,
the Sunday Politics yesterday hosted a live debate on the Euro elections
from the University of Bedfordshire Labour, the Lib Dems,
the Conservatives, UKIP and You can find the programme on BBC
iPlayer. Go to the website and search
for Sunday Politics East. A garden designed to help pdople who
have been scarred by war has been Hope on the Horizon symbolises the
long road to recovery for those who After the show, it will be
replanted at the Help For Hdroes The inspiration was easy, the
planning meticulous. The final result, small but perfectly formed.
This is a garden designed to help those who have been scarred by war.
As you enter the garden, yot are faced with a view that goes through
the centre. That focuses all attention on the sculpture `t
the centre. That focuses all attention on the sculpture at the
attention on the sculpture `t the back of the garden, which reflects
the title of the garden, Hope on the Horizon. It is the horizon line. As
Horizon. It is the horizon line As you move through the space, all the
soldiers move through recovdry, it soldiers move through recovery, it
becomes more refined. It is designed for men like Rory
Mackenzie who lost his leg. It was three years of withdrawal and
embarrassment, but now it is part of who I am. I do not care. The
embarrassment, but now it is part of who I am. I do not care. Thd garden
echoes that. It is very peaceful and tranquil.
The walk through this garden takes just a fewer seconds, but it
symbolises that the road to recovery can be long for those who have come
can be long for those who h`ve come back from the battlefield.
I think it is important to remember that, for many people, the war in
Afghanistan is coming to a close, but for other people it will carry
on. This is a great place where people who have been affectdd by the
people who have been affected by the war who need a bit of peace and
quiet, they can sit here and have a few moments to themselves.
He was not the only famous face at Chelsea, they were all out to admire
the displays. Amongst the many Chelsea, they were all out to admire
the displays. Amongst the many show gardens was another that reflected
on the war. No man's land, ` on the war. No man's land, `
landscaped carved by years of conflict. The Chelsea judges have
come to inspect Matthew's garden. We are not allowed to film the
judges, what are they looking at? They are looking at everything
judges, what are they looking at? They are looking at everythhng that
They are looking at everything that you have done wrong and everything
you have done right. They whll pull you have done right. They will pull
it to bits. Hope on the Horizon will be
dismantled in a few days, btt Hope on the Horizon will be
dismantled in a few days, but will be replanted at the recoverx
dismantled in a few days, btt will be replanted at the recovery centre
in Colchester. Tonight in look East, it is a big
night, it is our countdown to the World Cup. Darren will be seeing the
World Cup. Darren will be sdeing the action.
Norwich City's Stadium and some Brazilian sunshine. It is the
Norfolk cup final and a big night for fans and players at Wroxham, a
for fans and players at Wroxham a big night to for the assistant
referee Darren Cann. It is his last game before he flies to the World
Cup. The referees have had to qu`lify
like the players. We have had The referees have had to qualify
like the players. We have h`d World like the players. We have h`d World
Cup qualifying games. It is to that selection process that they have
chosen 25 trio is going to Brazil. Darren is part of a trio that
includes people who were in charge of the World Cup final four years
ago. It is a high`pressure business, he once felt be warmth of Alex
Ferguson's hairdryer for aw`rding a Ferguson's hairdryer for aw`rding a
penalty against Manchester Tnited. How did he concentrate?
He talks to himself. I did used How did he concentrate?
He talks to himself. I did tsed to He talks to himself. I did used to
talk out loud, but I have to temper that now, because the referde
talk out loud, but I have to temper that now, because the referee and
the other official can hear everything that I say. So I have two
talk in my head. Watch him in action, and Darren is a
study in concentration. He hs Watch him in action, and Darren is a
study in concentration. He hs always on the move, dancing around the
touchline, samba style. Gorleston win the game and the
referees don't have any difficult decisions to make. Now 45, Brazil
will be Darren's last tourn`ment for will be Darren's last tournament for
fever. `` FIFA.
I am a passionate football fan and an England fan. We want them to do
well, hopefully if they get out of the tough group, they might
progress. I would like to hear from you if you
have a World Cup story or are organising an event. Please get in
contact via Twitter or you can e`mail me.
Darren has been there and done that in football. He has the medals
Darren has been there and done that in football. He has the med`ls and
souvenirs to prove it. A second appearance is unlikely. But he would
be happy to see England there instead.
He is quite a mover. Just to remind you, you can contact Mike on his
e`mail. If you want to get him on Twitter, there is the address. He is
always on Twitter, so you will reach always on Twitter, so you whll reach
him very easily. I saw you dancing earlier, I
him very easily. I saw you dancing earlier, H will
I saw you dancing earlier, I will not do that right now.
We had some beautiful sunshhne at this weekend, temperatures at 25
Celsius. Many places reached that temperature again today. What are
shown in Suffolk not that far behind, making it warmer th`n
behind, making it warmer than Lanzarote and other places that you
might think of going on holiday Lanzarote and other places that you
might think of going on holhday to. Maybe you should stay at home,
because we have had impresshve because we have had impressive
temperatures. Not too bad tomorrow. It has been a bit cold at the coast
because of a breeze. For many others tonight, it will stay dry. Summer
showers around, and some of those could be heavy and Hungary.
Temperatures after a warm day, for many of us about 13 or 14 Cdlsius.
many of us about 13 or 14 Celsius. Perhaps 11 Celsius in the
countryside. Wind using. `` getting less strong. The weather is wet to
the west, we will see some further showers tomorrow. If you do is see
one tomorrow, there could bd showers tomorrow. If you do is see
one tomorrow, there could be some one tomorrow, there could be some
thunder and lightning. Although we will have more cloud around, there
should be some sunshine. Thd temperatures will be 72 Fahrenheit.
Colder on the East Coast, because temperatures will be 72 Fahrenheit.
Colder on the East Coast, bdcause we Colder on the East Coast, bdcause we
will have that wind. Tomorrow, a moderate south wind. So, today,
there will be some cloud around, moderate south wind. So, today,
there will be some cloud around, but some dry weather for most of us A
risk of thunder and lightning for others.
At the weekend, there is a slight change. On Wednesday, there will be
a chance to see more showers. There could be some longer spells of rain.
We should see some dry weather in between with the sunshine.
Temperatures at 16 or 17 Celsius. , the weather could be a few degrees
higher. We will be in double the weather could be a few degrees
higher. We will be in doubld figures for a few nights and then slightly
colder on Friday. If you are going to Lanzarote, it's
looks better in Lanzarote than here. See you tomorrow. Good night.
'The last two generations have been robbed of an opportunity
'And yet it has greater impact on our everyday lives than anything
'We need to put this issue to bed now,
'and not leave it for another generation.'
I want a Britain that is free to control its own destiny.
'another three million people in Britain by 2020.
'Our public services are already stretched.
'The pressure on schools, housing, hospitals in huge.'
While we stay in the EU, we cannot control who comes into our county.