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re-open its embassy in eye rarnings following a breakthrough in

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relations. -- in Iran. A 'do not resuscitate' notice

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was placed on her records. We are pleased to the outcole and

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hopefully it'll help other people to get that little bit more care.

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A man with a history of violence is convicted of murdering his

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Left without a bank ` the march of new technology makes

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And a Commonwealth games intern`tional

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recall as Strictly winner Louis Smith gets back on thd horse.

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First tonight, High Court jtdges have ruled that staff at

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Addenbrookes hospital in Calbridge acted unlawfully while caring

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Janet Tracey was not consulted before a 'do not resuscitatd' order

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and started a three`year legal battle.

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In a moment we'll hear from the family of Janet Tracey, but first

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There's been no criticism of the clinical care given

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That is right. Janet Tracey was admitted here at a serious car

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accident. She had advanced lung cancer. What happened has bden the

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subject of a landmark legal judgment.

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Janet Tracey was 63 when shd died at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

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There is no suggestion resuscitation was needed when she died.

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But her family had complaindd earlier in her care

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when a 'do not resuscitate' order was placed in her records whthout

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They took their challenger here to the Court of Appeal.

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And today three judges ruled that Janet Tracey's rights had bden

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breached because the duty to consult is integral to

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The court holds that Articld 8 of the European Convention on Human

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Rights is engaged by such ddcisions, because they concern how an

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individual chooses how to spend the closing days and moments of their

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Today's judgment has implic`tions far beyond the Tracey familx.

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It means that all NHS trusts have a legal duty to consult and inform

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patients or families about decisions on whether to resuscitate,

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unless it is likely to causd physical or psychological h`rm.

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This brings clarity to an area where there has been mixed

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Each NHS trust has its own policy, but the court has said

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in this judgment that all NHS trusts must take note

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Addenbrooke's Hospital say today's ruling hinges on a specific point

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There was no criticism of our clinical care

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and the most important thing is that these patients are treated with

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Today the Court of Appeal also found that no new national guidelhnes in

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I was in court to hear the ruling and afterwards I spoke to J`net

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Tracey's husband and her two daughters to get their reaction

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And hopefully it'll help other people who go into hospital to get

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that little bit more care and communication , which is vital.

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And it has been a very long road to get here, three years.

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It is always there, it is always on your mind.

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It has been a long three ye`rs and there was no question

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in the light of losing my mtm that if we had the opportunity,

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we would do everything we could to try and change things for others.

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The court today decided that no new national guidelines were necessary.

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A little disappointing , but hopefully the decision alond that

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my mum's rights were breachdd will be enough for doctors to re`lise

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that just because a discusshon is distressing , it is not enotgh not

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What do you think would havd been her reaction to what happendd

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I think mum would have been horrified if anything happened to

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her residence, like what happened to her in hospital,

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and I think she would be absolutely delighted with the outcome today.

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She would be very proud of ly dad and he has done a great thing.

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A very dignified family and they told me that today will help them

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with the healing process so they can begin to look to the future.

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Professor Gurch Randhawa from the University of Bedfordshire

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has just completed a four`ydar study into end of life care.

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In this country we are not tsed to talking about death or end of life,

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so we have to talk openly about the fact we have to plan the end of life

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care. We have to think about our treatment options so when that staff

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are trained to talk about it, patients and their families don t

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becomes surprise or defensive. Has there been a lack of training for

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staff? In this country therd has been a lack of attention to end of

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life care and part and parcdl of that is about training staff and

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about also educating the public and planning for end of life care and

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that is important. What happened in this case? Is that going on in

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hospitals around the countrx or is it isolated? There is variation

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across the country, so in some parts of the NHS there are open, `ctive

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unification with family, with patient and NHS staff. In other

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parts, that doesn't take pl`ce and what we want is consistency.

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Actually today the judges stepped back from saying what we should have

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is a national guidance on that. Do you think that was the wrong thing?

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I think the difficulty with national guidelines is that sometimes they

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become too rigid. Flexibility is key, so we need communication and

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approaches that are tailored to each individual family. What we `lso need

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at the same time is for sochety as a whole to be talking about ddath and

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planning for end of life so they are prepared for those conversations

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when the time is appropriatd. Thank you very much.

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A man has been found guilty of killing two`year`old Amina @gboola,

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kicking her so hard the little girl's liver was split in two.

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Today her mother's boyfriend, 19`year`old Dean Harris,

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Sarah Racqueman from Yaxley in Peterborough was cleared of causing

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Amina Agboola, the little ghrl whose life was cut short with a shngle

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cake from her mother's boyfriend, Dean Harris. `` kick. When she was

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found dying they described her as resembling a ripe Dahl. Inshde the

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house, Dean Harris lost his temper after the little girl soiled herself

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and wet the sober. He admitted manslaughter but denied murder. His

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defence was rejected. He kicked with such force she flew six feet across

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the room. Her injuries were described by the pathologist as some

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of the worst he has ever sedn. Dean Harris intended to hurt her and she

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died as a result. Her mother was found not guilty of causing or

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allowing the death of her d`ughter. The court heard social workdrs had

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warned her not to leave her alone with her boyfriend. His previous

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partner had complained of domestic violence. Prosecutors said he was in

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such a rage when Amina Agboola. Dean Harris showed no emotion as he the

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jurors found him guilty of lurdering Amina Agboola. A short time later he

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was led away. He'll be sentdnced at a later date. Amina Agboola live was

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cut into junior tackle. Dean Harris lied to the police saying she had

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fallen off the toilet. He s`id he only wished he could take all this

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back. Social services say they will comment at a serious case rdview of

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the death. Plans for a new junction on the A14

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at Kettering have been given a But they've stopped short

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of pledging immediate cash. The town's MP believes the new

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juntion would unlock investlent worth more than ?1 billion, allowing

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a 5000 home development to go ahead. The government has rejected calls to

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provide cash for a new junction to If we're going to build the houses

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the country needs, you need to help us build that infrastrtcture

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that the county needs. That was Philip Hollobone's

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message to government. At the moment it is a blob on the

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map, but it is a junction that the people of capturing need in the town

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isn't going to grind to a h`lt. And that fear

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of gridlock is a real one. 5500 homes will be built here to

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the east of Kettering. And those plans

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for self sufficiency also include a solar farm and a biomas gendrator,

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and then here is the small latter All of which will generate dven more

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traffic, adding weight to It is the right thing to do. It will

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move the traffic further along A14, which will be good. I think that

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links the Kettering will be fine. The government has agreed to

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a new junction in principle, Any proposals need to be able to

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demonstrate a strong business case and secure third`party contributions

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until government can take p`rt. But it's claimed this juncthon

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does have a strong business case. For just ?39 million, the local

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council claims it would delhver over The fight

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for the Junction 10a goes on. Well,

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joining me now is our Polithcal Andrew, I guess the questions

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are will the government stulp These debates aren't really about

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big announcements. They are a chance of MPs raise issues which are close

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to their hearts and hope th`t the Minister and his civil serv`nts will

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remember it. These debates `re very important because they give us a

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chance to get an idea of wh`t the Minister is thinking, and hd said a

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lot of positive things on this junction. He said he apprechated the

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importance of this scheme. He talked about building good roads for the

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economy. He said he wanted to build roads which would unlock hotsing

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schemes, so this junction t`kes all those boxes. I came away with the

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impression this scheme is vdry slowly moving up the less. Ht

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wouldn't surprise me if we see the scheme mentioned in the Auttmn

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Statement which the Chancellor delivers later this year. There is

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an election next year as evdrything could change, and where budget

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already allocated it to be 45 before anything happens.

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A teenager is recovering in hospital after a gang of youths

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The 16`year`old was walking with his father in the Marsh Farl area

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of Luton on Friday night when they were approached.

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The boy's mother is appealing for help in finding the offdnders.

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On their way back from buying sweets.

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CCTV footage shows the teen`ger and his father being approached

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One brutally attacks the box with a sword, before they all run off.

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But the teenager's mother, who lives nearby and rushed to help,

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I saw 15 people come running. My son said they had come back, do

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something. I said leave my son alone. They ran off into thd night.

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The attack happened near Hickman Court in Waulads Bank Drive

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The boy needed surgery on his leg but is recovering.

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This is a concern for the police. Are you worried this could happen

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again? Of course we are. Thdy could do it again. Let's catch thdse

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people and put them where they deserved to be, in prison.

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The offenders were a mixturd of black and mixed race men wearing

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Police says it's likely thex will have bragged about the attack

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and are appealing for anyond with information to come forward.

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Two men have been arrested this morning on suspicion

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of murdering Una Crown, a month after the investigation

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The 86`year`old was stabbed and set on fire at her home

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will help give these toddlers are genuinely lucky break. We rdport on

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the region's disappearing b`nks And medal winner Louis Smith tells

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us why he is over the moon. It's been predicted today that

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more of the region's smaller It's not just down to econolics

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in our smaller towns, it's down to the march of online

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banking and the convenience of 25 years ago there were just under

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14,000 branches of High Strdet By last year that figure had fallen

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to 7,500 a fall of nearly h`lf. One pressure group believes 25%

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of those that remain will dhsappear Last week the only bank in Sawston

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near Cambridge closed. Barclays is pulling out of

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Stansted Village. On Friday, Brightlingsea is about to

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lose both the NatWest and B`rclays, and the last bank in Needhal Market

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will disappear in September. Barclays has a long history

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in the Suffolk market town. In the flourishing high`strdet

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behind the post office is the original site of one

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of the earliest country banks. Run by Quakers, it grew to become

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part of the Barclays Empire. more than 200 years

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on there is a lot of anger that there is lots and lots of pdople,

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a strong feeling of people being It is an asset to the village,

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but if it goes, I think a lot of people will change

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their banks to somewhere else. It is regrettable that

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it is going to shut. It is a great little bank,

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great staff that provides a service to the community, and I don't know

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what the town will now do if it has Toni Digby, who has muscular

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dystrophy, runs her own company She was shocked when I told her

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the bank is to close. Getting around is not that dasy

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for you? I rely on my mobility scootdr to go

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round the village, and The cashpoint will also be removed

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when the bank shuts its doors Behind the closure programmd is the

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rise of mobile and Internet banking. latest figures show something

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like 40 million separate Some people have very littld need

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to call in their local branch. Nine years ago Paul Hughes switched

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banks, took up online banking Your wages get paid electronically,

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everything comes out direct debit, you use your card with chip

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and pin at the shops, Not everybody has got the Internet,

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have they? I think in relation to banks

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closing, it is important to people that they can deal with

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their own money and pay thehr own bills, and this is important

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in terms of staying independent Barclays says customer numbdrs

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here have been declining. It hopes those not tempted

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by digital banking will be `ble to carry out everyday transacthons

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at the nearby post office. The Olympics gymnast Louis Smith

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will be back in internation`l competition next month

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after being named in the England Despite winning bronze and silver

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at London 2012 his place was not Yes, Louis has been fighting to

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regain his fitness since taking I will be speaking to him

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in a moment, And good sign, and today he had

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every reason be cheerful. , well call after he announced he was

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making a comeback. Where yot ever in doubt you would make the te`m?

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I was a little sceptical whdn he announces comeback, but Louhs Smith

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is unique, and he made it b`ck to the main stage.

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He's one of the world's best operators on the pommel horse. First

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things first, return to Comlonwealth competition after winning gold in

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Melbourne. I have been training to 12 xears,

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and to come away with the gold medal on the pommel horse is a grdat

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achievement. His achievements in the gym and on

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the dance floor made me household name. But he has told his agent to

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cancel the bookings. It is `ll systems go for Glasgow. Yaz competed

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alongside Dan Keating is for Britain, but one of the most

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intriguing battles at the Commonwealth Games is England versus

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Scotland, Lewis against Dan. You guys are very supportive, does that

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change, Commonwealth Games? We want to see everyone do well but

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obviously there is a little bit of banter starting. Scotland h`s never

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got a team medal before, so hopefully we can go there and get a

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medal. Louis Smith will have to do it

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without his long`term coach in his corner. He's going all out for gold

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in Glasgow. I managed to speak to Louis earlier

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during a break in training. And,

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given the uncertainty surrotnding his selection, I asked him hf he was

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relieved, or just raring to go. I've got a lot of feelings. I'm

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relieved, anxious. I am verx happy with myself, because it was a very

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hard task to get from where I was in December last year to where I am

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now. It has been a tough jotrney, a lot of hours and a lot of sweat and

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training in the gym. But I'l very relieved to be where I am rhght

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now. Back in December, what was ht that

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made you decide to go back hnto competition? And you miss

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competing? I miss being able to do somd of the

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skills I could do. I felt I was slowly not being an athlete any

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more. I felt I was turning normal. If you have been athlete for so

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long, that feels alien. But I was commentating at the championships

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couple of months beforehand and seeing my friends and other people

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competing, people I felt I could still beat, and it gave me ` kick to

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think, don't waste what you have got. In ten years when you look

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back, what if you are seeing what is?

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I know you are disappointed not to be selected for the European

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Championships, and he said `t the time you thought it was a political

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decision. How do you feel about that now?

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I have still offering the s`me for the team as I was for the Etropean

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team, who knows why I was not picked? But I'm here, I havd

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qualified for the Commonwealth Games, I have had great support from

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physiotherapists coming in free of charge, my coach dedicating a lot of

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time, and it is starting to pay off, so I am very pleased.

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Focus was always the Commonwealth Games, and you have been selected.

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You did say that would be your last hurrah. Make you change your mind on

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that? I'm not sure. I'm not sure now.

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Ya got the bug again? I have got the bug again. It has

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opened my eyes to see that H still have a lot more in the tank. 20 5, I

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will be pushing for European Championships, the world

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Championships which is a qu`lifier for real. But I would be an old man

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in Rio de Janeiro. The young kids coming up, so it is going to be

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tough. How is your form, foreign old man?

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My form is not bad. I'm still four or five weeks away from being in the

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addition, but I'm going through my hard routine. It is one of the best

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routines in the world at thd moment. Training is going vdry

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well. I have a few aches and pains, which is normal. And they are

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getting a little bit worse `s you get older, but I am hanging in

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there. It is great to talk to you `s

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always, and we wish you all the best for the training and further, love

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games will be rooting for you. Thanks very much.

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It must be dreadful to get old! All those aches and pains!

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Now the weather: if you livd on the coast you will have noticed that

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northerly wind has made things feel a little cooler.

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high`pressure keeping things fairly settled. Things will change

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overnight tonight, but we h`ve a fine end of the day. Increasing

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amounts of cloud through thd night will bring some spots of light rain,

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some drizzle and showery rahn into the early hours of tomorrow

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morning. A lot of cloud covdr so that will mean a mild night.

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Temperatures 12 or 13 Celsits. It will continue to be windy from a

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northerly direction through tomorrow. This weather front will

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get away quite quickly, so lany of us may wake up with quite a lot of

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cloud around. Some spots of rain to clear first thing. If you lhve in

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eastern counties, places like Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, it could

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stay cloudy throughout the day. The further west, the better ch`nce of

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seeing some brightness and sunshine. Across the West, 09 or 20

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Celsius. In the East it will be slightly cooler temperatures on the

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course itself. Through the afternoon, a chance the clotd will

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break up. Not a lot changes. The high pressure is still fairly

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established. It is starting to move west and that will shift thd wind to

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south`westerly. That is good news for us because it means temperatures

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will climb. They go up towards the end of the week. Thursday mhght be

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cloudy with spots of rain fhrst thing but it will get brighter

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through the day. Temperaturds into the low twenties. It may get higher

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by Friday as that south`westerly wind continues to bring in some

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warmer air and it is looking like a largely fine day for Friday with

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some sunny spells. A little more closely on Saturday and getting back

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to a northerly wind direction. That's all from us, have a very good

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evening.

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