16/06/2014 Look East - West


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Good evening. look at the papers

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There's a warning tonight from community leaders

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in Luton that a new law, introduced against forced marriage, cotld drive

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From today, anyone guilty of organising

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a forced marriage could be sent to prison for up to seven years.

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In a moment we'll hear from a campaigner against the pr`ctice.

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But first this report from Neil Bradford.

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It is a problem largely hidden from society.

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Last year in the East, just 45 cases of forced marriage were reported.

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The true figure could be closer to 300.

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Rashid now works with a charity and the police to raise awareness.

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She describes herself as a survivor, not a victim.

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She was taken to Pakistan a week before her 18th birthday

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I got hit and I got beaten `nd I still refused.

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I honestly believed, you know, that I was going to die there.

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The Home Office estimates 8,000 women a year are forced

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In 2008 prevention orders wdre introduced under civil law.

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From today anyone found guilty of organising a forced marriagd could

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A forced marriage leads to domestic violence, serial r`pe and

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So the law being here today will make a big difference.

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But Luton family lawyer, Kuljit Lally,

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says it could make it even lore difficult for victims to sedk help.

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The thought of being ostrachsed from your family

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and the community is a great deal of pressure for someone to deal with.

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Criminalising forced marriage protection orders at this stage

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would add to that pressure, simply because it may deter them from

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coming forward in the first place if it means criminalising the family.

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Rashid says the new law can only be poshtive.

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Everybody says it will prevdnt victims coming forward,

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it will push further underground, all of those issues,

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Prosecuting those who arrange forced marriages is likely to be

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The bigger challenge will bd ensuring victims have

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the courage to I spoke to a long`time campaigner who has worked

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Dr Nazia Khanum is a campaigner in Luton against forced marriage.

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I asked her whether the new law would encourage

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It is very difficult, extremely difficult.

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I personally spoke to many xoung people

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when the government was carrying out consultation one and a half years

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ago about this legislation, or potential legislation.

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None of them actually wanted to see their parents prosecuted ag`inst.

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What more do you think could be done to encourage these

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I think probably educational institutions and various yotth

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services can do a hell of a lot more but my personal view is that even

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if young people would like to come forward, they are not sure how much

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support they will have when they come forward and they are

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also not sure whether their parents will be prosecuted against `nd

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if that happens, they will lose their opportunities in the future to

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I understand you are saying this legislation needs to bd

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Surely it is a step in the right direction?

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I think this is a protectivd framework for people who ard victims

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of violence but my issue is that at the same time prevention, or

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preventative work, should bd carried out so the attitude changes towards

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forced marriage and a culture of condemnation would rise

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A public consultation into plans to change the route for some ahrcraft

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taking off from Stansted has been put forward today by the air traffic

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It could mean that thousands more planes will fly east out

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of the airport, instead of south towards London

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This is what living near St`nsted airport sounds like.

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In the background, day in day out for home owndrs

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And now the company that manages UK air traffic is suggesting not

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expanding, but changing the number of planes on certain routes.

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Planes flying south are on what is known as a Dover route.

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Because of congestion from Heathrow they have to keep below 7000 feet

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Under the proposals, flights to the south would stop during the daytime.

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Instead, the number of plands flying along the less congested east route

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They would be able to climb continuously, reducing CO2

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But I went along the east route and people here aren't happx.

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We have made progress to reduce noise impact.

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1250 people are affected and if you come to Heathrow that is

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The air traffic company makhng the proposals say they are

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necessary because London is the world's busiest air space.

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It will only be a small are` close to the airport that would fdel

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A public consultation into the proposals has now started.

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A vote has been taking placd this evening to decide leadership

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Councillors voted in favour of keeping Marco Cereste who will

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He originally took charge fhve years ago but at the recent electhons

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the Conservatives lost over`ll control of the council.

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Meanwhile, a new Mayor has also been elected.

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David Over has been a city councillor for 17 ye`rs

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And hear more on that on thd radio show tomorrow morning. It is time

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for the weather. Perhaps if few spots of light rain

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and drizzle but with of all this rain it won't be cold, most

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of us staying in double figtres Tomorrow morning get

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off to a cloudy start but drier air feeling in, eventually the cloud

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will break up and we should see some That should help

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the temperatures up to around 2 Through tomorrow evening I think we

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will see thicker cloud pushhng down from the north and eventually

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during tomorrow night some outbreaks of rain moving through,

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but it looks now as if most of this In a moment, John will have

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your national forecast, but I'll On Wednesday

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and Thursday we are expecting more in the way of cloud and a fdw

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scattered showers but hopeftlly some one or two showers around and with

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more across the UK, here is John Hammond.

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A lot of dry weather this week. Some important variations from day-to-day

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and place to place. The cloud will come and go and the warmth will

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Take today, we were shivering under the cloud in eastern England. . In

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stark contrast here, 25 Celsius here. The warmest day of the year so

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far. On Tuesday, the map turns orange. That shows higher

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temperatures for many of us tomorrow. Not exactly cold

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overnight. Under the clearest of the skies, in rural spots, will get down

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to six or seven Celsius. For larger towns and cities, will get to double

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figures. Dampness in Scotland. It is a cloudy start where you are across

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the south and the east of the UK, hang on in there. The sun should

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come out and it will be a dazzling day. Good news if

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