06/06/2014 Look East - West


06/06/2014

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First tonight, a historic d`y of commemoration has seen young and

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old come together to remembdr what history hopes we will never forget.

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Choristers from Cambridge s`ng for Prince Charles and world le`ders

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While closer to home, children learned the skills

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of war their forebears had to master to head off foreign invaders

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veterans at Bayeux Cathedral today, those who could only imagind the

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sacrifice stood alongside those who were remembering those who would

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fall in. Among them, the choristers from St John's School in Calbridge.

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And across the Channel near Kettering, youngsters were being

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given a taste of wartime drhlls American troops were stationed here

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in the days running up to D`Day And these recruits realise the

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significance of the Day that changed the war. It is why great wrhtten is

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a free country, because if we didn't win this, then Germany would be ..

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Just doing the activities they have set out for us is hard, but they

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would have to do it with he`vier guns and more equipment. Ond of

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those veterans was born in Northampton. James Peake lidd about

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his age to enlist, and landdd at Normandy. But he couldn't travel to

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today's commemorations becatse his son`in`law misspelt his namd on his

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passport. But today, veterans on both sides of the Channel wdre

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united by memories history will never forget.

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A protest has taken place in Milton Keynes calling

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for changes to council tax and the so`called bedroom t`x.

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It's more than a year since new rules on benefits were brought in.

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But with a change in power at the local council, protestors

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are calling for a better de`l for low income families, worried

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A reduction in the number of prison officers at a jail

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in Milton Keynes may have ldd to the death of an inmate.

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21`year`old Sean Brock commhtted suicide in his cell at

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Today the prison governor told the coroner cuts in staff

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in the past five years have had a negative impact on inmates.

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The coroner will now write to the Secretary of State.

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It's promising 1,500 jobs and a ?20 million

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A new Center Parcs holiday resort opened in Bedfordshire todax,

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but will it give the county the tourist boost it needs?

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Our business correspondent Richard Bond reports.

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An even bigger splash for Center Parcs.

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The swimming complex alone cost ?20 million, the whole of Woburn Forest,

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Plenty for the first paying guests to get stuck into today.

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Including the Aycock family from Tamworth.

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We've been coming to Center Parcs since the early 90s,

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so we have been to them all, and we just wanted to come `nd try

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There are 625 lodges, a 75`bedroom hotel and a full range

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Center Parcs already has fotr holiday villages in England,

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It is been ?250 million, two years in construction.

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It is going to inject about ?20 million per annum to

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As you will know, we have generated 150 jobs 0500

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jobs, permanent jobs, and a great news is that 90% of these pdople

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Among the workers, Rosemary Oakton, who's just had her second child

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I do ten hours a week, within the hours that I need to pick

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up my children from nursery, Monday and Friday only.

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The hope is Woburn Forest whll beef up tourism in Bedfordshire

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The fact is, Bedfordshire h`s an underdeveloped tourist industry.

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It has just 7% of the staying visitor market in the East.

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That compares with 26% for Norfolk, 21% for Essex.

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Well, Bedfordshire does reasonably well from the tourism perspdctive,

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but of course, a lot of people pass through the county,

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and we need to create reasons for them to stay in the county,

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And the Center Parcs development is exactly the right thing

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Woburn Forest is expected to draw most of its visitors from

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London and the south`east, `nd with that part of the world boomhng,

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today's's launch of a major new tourist attraction could be very

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Let's look at how much monex our region makes through totrism.

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Out in front, no surprise, is Cambridgeshire with ?1.2 billion

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a year, boosted by huge numbers of overseas visitors to Cambridge.

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Hertfordshire makes ?773 million a year followed by Northamptonshire

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Bedfordshire has a much smaller share, making ?317 million.

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So will the county be able to catch up with the opening

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Earlier I asked Sally Everett, a tourism expert.

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There has been some research in the past, and I've reallx looked

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at it, looking at, OK, how many times does someone go out

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Once, probably about 20 or so percent, twice is quite rare

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I think there is real importance to making sure that the visitors and

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the tourists who to go to Cdnter Parcs do go out, and I hope that

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there will be a lot of job creation, using local suppliers and local food

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and the things that they bux in different resources

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Villagers have been giving their views about plans for a new

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The site at Rookery Pit had been earlarked

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for a giant incinerator, but those plans have now been shelved.

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Instead a gas`fired power station is planned near the villages of

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Marston Moretaine, Stewartbx, Millbrook and Lidlington.

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Before we go on this special day of remembrance,

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let's go to the weather centre and Dan Holley with the fordcast.

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Good evening. Some very heavy downpours in places, but

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temperatures not dropping too far. The Met Office do have a yellow

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weather warning out for the rain tomorrow. We will have some storms

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during the morning on Saturday, and then it comes prior. The risk of

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further thunderstorms through the afternoon working their way

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northwards, possibly with h`il and gusty winds. It will feel r`ther

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humid. Your national forecast coming up, but your outlook back hdre:

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improve to some extent. The showers move away and a fresh appeal to

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things. Good evening. The good news is,

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there will be some decent dry on a sunny moment to come through the

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weekend. But over the next 24 hours, the threat of thunderstorms

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looms large. The ingredients have been coming together today - warm

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air pushing northwards out of Iberia, cooler air from the Atlantic

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trying to pushed away. In between the cloud has been building with a

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lot of energy in the atmosphere sparking off some nasty

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thunderstorms across parts of northern Spain and south-west

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France. They will produce most of the rainfall tomorrow. Ahead of it,

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the cloud is starting to produce thunderstorms itself. We've seen in

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Cornwall. A few sporadic thunderstorms across central and

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southern areas and towards Northern Ireland through the

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