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It's make or break time for the Liberal Democrat le`der
Nick Clegg tonight, according to his party in Cambridge.
More than 100 members held an extraordinary meeting in the
past three hours to decide whether to support or try to oust hhm as
It follows the party's poor performancd in
The meeting was organised two weeks ago when an invitation was sent to
The party has been reeling since it lost power in Cambridge
It was a fantastic debate. We have members of the Liberal Democrats who
could express their opinions. It is rare that people get a chance to do
that. You don't see that at Labour or Conservative Party conferences.
The meeting tonight was org`nised three weeks ago.
These are the cheers that h`ve probably been haunting Liberal
The moment Labour ousted thdm from power and took over control
In the days that followed some openly called for Nick Clegg to
stand down, feeling their ldader had become more of a liabilhty.
He can be an eloquent advoc`te of causes, but he is so unpopular with
some people now that he acttally damages those causes.
The Lib Dems' performance in the European elections was even worse.
Their only MEP in the Eastern region lost his seat.
And some fear the Cambridge MP, a Liberal Democrat,
could also lose his seat next year if Nick Clegg remains party leader.
But does it affect the way people vote? They try and put a
good`looking sky they're hoping they will get votes. If you have a
rapport with the lead and then you are halfway there, aren't you?
It's just 24 hours until England's first World Cup match against Italy
an police forces in this region are drafting in extra officers.
It follows the violence that broke out in Bedford during the Etropean
In Wisbech in Cambridgeshird the local council has hired
Italian joy igniting English filings. It was sparked aftdr
victory for Italy in the European cup. But now they are asking for
calm in the town when the two teams face each other tomorrow. It is a
national game. Anyone want their country to win. It is big in Bedford
because there are semi`Italhans so many English. We are friends for the
rest of the year. `` so manx Italians. We have a major lhnk
between us and if we evict people for causing trouble or anything like
that, we informed the closest pub. The authorities say they ard not
expecting violence, but if ht does break out, they will break ht up.
The message is don't spoil ht for yourselves or others. If yot are
banned from one pub, you will be banned from all. There will be a
visible police presence when you are watching the game. Just act
responsibly. In Wisbech private security officers will be p`trolling
the streets. I do think we will have any trouble. The perception of crime
is high. We are making sure everyone can come out, enjoy what thdy are
doing and enjoy the games and enjoy going out for a drink as well.
Football violence has been described as the ugly side of the beattiful
game. It is hoped that our towns and cities won't see it a game.
A pilot and passenger walked away unharmed after their light
It happened last night in the village of Maidwell
Neil Bradford was at the scdne of a rather unusual plane crash
The first emergency teams to arrive were expecting to be confronted by a
major incident. Instead, thdy found an empty plane. At the local pub
manager was preparing for the annual cider Festival went to customers
came in with an unusual story. A lady came into the path and wanted a
soft drink. She explained to me she had then involved in a pland crash.
What state was she in? She was OK, but she said that she had bden shot
up. Her husband, the pilot, was out side. She had a cult on her hand and
she said her neck was solved. `` she had a cut on her hand. The couple
made their plane safe beford setting off for the pub. The paramedics
picked up and were OK. Todax the pilot told the BBC the engine had
failed. He described the incident as a non`events, but it is the talk of
the village. A scheme to transform a forler
engineering works in Northalpton A new creative industries htb is
planned for the Vulcan Iron Works, which is Grade II listed and used
to serve the shoe industry. It's a ?6.5 million revamp
which has just been approved The site will provide workshop,
office and studio units. for small
and medium`sized businesses. The council hopes to get
funding from Europe. Work could start
in December next year. Time now for the weather.
There could be some thunderx showers and heavy downpours. Temper`tures
remaining mild with lows of 13 Alpheus. The day does look
predominantly dry, although there will be showers first thing. `` 13
Celsius. It will be noticeably cooler. Temperatures no higher than
19 or 20 degrees. The National forecast in a moment, but hdre is
our outlook. next couple of days, looking good,
temperatures in the 20s. Now the West -- now the National forecast.
Good evening. Over the last two days in the south of England there has
been a lot of sunshine and temperatures up to 26 degrees. Don't
expect temperatures that high this weekend, cooler for many. A lot of
dry weather even if it is a little bit on the cloudy side at times We
see the cloud increasing this afternoon and through the evening.
The cloud has been drifting south. Over the last few hours we started
to see thunderstorms. Over the next few hours, further thunderstorms to
be found across parts of northern England, the Midlands, the eastern
side of Wales. They are drifting south overnight. Every bursts of
rain with that. Most will clear into the English Channel. A lot of cloud
out there, temperatures 14 or 1 degrees. Around the North Sea
coastal areas, temperatures not rising far because there is a cool
breeze from the North. Inland, the cloud -- the cloud breaks up in the
afternoon. Sunny spells developing. One or two showers. On the western
side of Scotland, doing well in the