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Coming up. Branded the words in the country. Hospitals are facing a cash

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crisis of ?100 million. A special report from Italy as footwe`r gets

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the Florence catwalk and brhngs in big business. We'll be here later in

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the programme with royal connection. The Duchess of Cambridge trhes a

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hand at code breaking. World Cup Mike looks at the big evening game

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but this one is for the girls. First tonight, the financial

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crisis in our NHS hospitals. A new report says hospitals here

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in the East of England are the worst in the

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country for balancing their books. The findings `

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by the Shadow Minister for Care claim 11 of our hospitals h`ve

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deficits which have soared Well, Kettering General has

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a deficit of almost 5 million. But the most dramatic figurd is

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for Peterborough Hospital, which remains in deficit to

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the tune of more than ?25 mhllion. Yet the government maintains the NHS

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is on track and savings will be This report is from our polhtical

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correspondent Andrew Sinclahr. In one sense there is no grdat

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surprise at these figures. We have known that some of our hosphtals

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have big financial problems but when taken together it looks bad. 11 out

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of 19 hospitals are running a deficit. Four years ago there was

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just one, prove say Labour laboured the NHS is going backwards.

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Hospitals in the East of England have seen one of the worst declines

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in their finances, lots mord hospitals in deficit and much bigger

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deficit over role. What is worrying is what that means for patidnt care.

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The problems in Peterborough are long`standing. After a big

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reorganisation its deficit hs now coming down. The local MP s`ys the

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important thing is that all the hospitals in our region are all

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working to plans to balance their books. It would be a problel if

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there was no plan but they `re working to a plan to reduce costs,

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to keep clinical services to a high standard and to eventually be self

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sufficient. You see more doctors and nurses in our hospitals but 19, 00

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fewer bureaucrats. The Primd Minister claimed things had improved

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on his watch but Labour can also produce figures to suggest things

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are getting worse. The realhty is that will growing demand and longer

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life expectancy, the budget is always going to be under prdssure

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whoever is in charge. So, Andrew,

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how worried should we be about None of these hospitals are going to

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close. Providing a hospital has a plan and a good management team it

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is happy to be left to get on with its own standards. There is no talk

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of closure is happening with our hospitals. What is concerning is

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that the number of trusts whth deficit deficit has gone up. It is a

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combination of short`term and seasonal pressures which has caused

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them to go into deficit and no one in the department of Health seems

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concerned, but Labour says they think things will get worse as they

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go into the autumn and wintdr. We shall see. These trusts are having

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to make cuts. Surely that m`kes it difficult to balance the books? The

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NHS is having to make cuts of ? 0 billion. Ministers admit th`t is

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tough but they say if you think carefully about the way you make

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your savings, if you cut aw`y people in the back office, if you tse new

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technology, you'll have mord money to spend on patient care. L`bour say

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that is not happening but it is interesting to note that whdn Labour

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were asked if they were spend money if they were in power, the

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spokesperson ducked the question. We are approaching an election. The NHS

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will be a big deal, both parties want to make out they opt friends of

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the NHS and know how to run it. `` our friends.

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Two men arrested yesterday in connection with the death

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of a Cambridgeshire pensiondr have been released on police bail.

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86`year`old Una Crown was found dead at her home in Wisbech in J`nuary

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The arrests came a month after the investigation

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Police have been searching several addresses in both March and Wisbech.

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Cambridgeshire Police admit there had been mistakes

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Police in Northamptonshire have carried out one of thehr

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More than 100 officers took part in the operation in Wellingborough

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Officers seized a quantity of drugs and a firearm.

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The crackdown is part of the force's efforts to clamp

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down on gangs and drug related crime on the town's Hemmingwell Estate.

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Four people have been arrested and are being questioned by police.

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We have had some increased reporting around drug dealers

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and different groups of drug dealers using firearms and other we`pons to

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Following that information, we have to do something about that `s

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a police service and we are keen to make sure we take enforcement action

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against those involved in using firearms to intimidate themselves,

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Safety campaigners are aiming to cut road collisions in Cambridgdshire

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The county has one of the worst casualty figurds

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in the region ` with almost 400 people killed or seriously hnjured

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Mike Cartwright has met one motorist who feels lucky to have

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survived after a driver using his mobile phone hit her car he`d on.

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When you see this, you wonder how they weren't killed.

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With deep cuts and broken bones Amanda had to crawl from her car.

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Three years ago she was hit head`on by a man driving

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It happens quicker than you can say your name.

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I remember thinking, break, I remember thinking,turn.

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I didn't think I was going to make it and I didn't want the last

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And here more than a hundred riders taking to the roads.

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A fifth of those killed or injured in crashes are bikers.

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There is a big problem with hobbyists, which are people

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my age that have gone through the children phase in their life.

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They have now bought themselves motorcycles,

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They are sitting on these m`chines and they are enjoying them,

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Last year in Cambridgeshire, there were more than 2700 road

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Almost 400 died or were seriously injured.

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The cost to the NHS was just under ?2.5 million.

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Modern vehicles these days, they're very nice and safe.

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There are a lot of distracthons in there, a lot of technology,

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It is the basic things that we find that go wrong.

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Amanda says no one deserves to go through what she has been through.

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To see people taking such rhsks and driving fast, overtaking, on phones.

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We all need to slow down for the better.

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Amanda feels very lucky to have survived this.

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Campaigners are now hoping to reduce the number of collisions by nearly

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There's been major disruption in Northampton for much of the day,

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after the police were called to an incident at the St John's

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Victoria Promenade was closdd throughout

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the rush hour this morning, causing gridlock in the town centre.

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Officers have spent the day negotiating with a lan who

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There are still a number of road closures in place,

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including Victoria Promenadd between Swan Street and the Bedford Road.

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It's a big week for Northamptonshire's shoelakers.

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14 local companies are proudly showing off their products `t one

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of Europe's biggest fashion events in Italy.

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At one point it seemed like the industry would become a thing

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of the past, but thanks to overseas demand it's actually expandhng.

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Last year exports accounted for ?80 million, up by more than 6%

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BBC Radio Northampton's Rob Adcock took his iphone to Florence and

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The Tuscan city of Florence, famous for Leonardo da Vinci, Michdlangelo

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and its glorious architecture but for four days, twice a xear it

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is taken over by fashion's dlite as buyers for companies all ovdr the

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world meet to take a look at next year's fashions. Thhs is

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It takes place just on the outskirts of the citx centre

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in Florence and what happens here in these buildings around md,

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it may seem 1 million milds away from Northampton but it dirdctly

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14 Northants shoemakers comd to the Italian city to show thdir

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The majority of shoes that `re made in the county end up abroad

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It is also lots of fun and lots of hard work.

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We exported about 70% of our production and we see ctstomers

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Due to the work and craftmanhip that goes

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into footwear in the county, the costs are high so pairs likd these

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can cost several hundred potnds but what is it about products made

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in Northamptonshire that people from other countries love?

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International buyers love the quality and craftsmanshhp

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Far East, in particular the Japanese, love heritage,

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They like the fact something has been made

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It is that quality and authenticity that they go for.

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Orders that are placed here end up in shops and department stores all

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over the world from Los Angdles to New York, to Tokyo and Moscow.

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For an industry that has bedn around for centuries, that has had it tough

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It seems that shoe manufacttring in Northamptonshire will be

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That report from BBC Radio Northampton's Rob Adcock.

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Thousands of commuters have been left angry

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and frustrated after servicds run by the biggest rail operator

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in this region were badly dhsrupted for the second time in 12 hours

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Many who had struggled to gdt home last night from Liverpool Street

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faced yet another nightmare journey today.

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at school and the gap gets wider as they get older.

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A new report out today says that poor white children lag behhnd

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at school and the gap gets wider as they get older.

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Inspectors from Ofsted had `lready warned that coastal communities

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Until recently the Ormiston Herman Academy at Gorleston in Norfolk

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Its pupils are almost all white British.

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And an exceptionally high proportion get free school leals.

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But it's also a school wherd the head has high expectations,

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`` Mr Thomson lost his golddn book. In it are the personal achidvements

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of some of his 320 pupils. `` Lakes. It also symbolises a culturd of

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effort. Around one in four children are entitled to a free school meals.

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At this school, it is one into. This academy goes against the gr`in of

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today's report. Those from disadvantaged backgrounds pdrform as

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well as the better of children. We have a whole range of stratdgies,

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which could be one to one stpport, small`group teaching, speci`lised

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teaching, family support, a whole range... We also work with ` whole

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range of agencies. Pupils lhstening carefully to this teacher h`d

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shorter break times than most other schools, just ten minutes in the

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morning. It all means more time in the classroom. They are verx

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important. I have some people helping me. It is quite easx.

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Today's report says 32% of poor white British people achievd good

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GCSEs. Those from ethnic minorities all do better. Top of the t`ble are

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Indian children with 62%. Sdaside towns struggle to attract the best

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teachers but the report's others say that deprived communities do not

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have to resign themselves to poor grades. In a town like Great

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Yarmouth there is among somd parents perhaps low expectation and self

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belief and that transfers to their children. The challenge for teachers

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is to help people family. Wd will help them focus on their behaviour

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for learning within the academy and then ask the parents to provide us

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with details of what has happened at home. The parent has to plax their

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part, absolutely. That is kdy. Today's report does not seek to

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provide solutions but highlhghts and obvious fact, if poor peopld are to

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do well, schools must give them excellent support.

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The chairman of the committde which published that report is

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When I spoke to him earlier this afternoon I asked him

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Well, it is going to be a combination of things.

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We cannot claim to have gotten to the bottom of this issue.

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The answer is that it's going to be part of the story.

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But one of the most positive aspects of our

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report is that we found that great schools make a disproportionate

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difference to the poorest of children, regardless of ethnicity.

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One of the problems is that poor performance at school

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is very often passed from generation to generation.

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We have got to do everything we can, both to parents and schools,

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to make sure that we communhcate the central importance of education

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to families and young peopld so that they are motivated to learn.

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If they get the qualifications they have a much better chance of having

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We have heard very often in this part of the world that schools have

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struggled to attract the kind of teachers that they want.

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What can you or the Government do to change that?

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One thing that this governmdnt has promised,

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but will not be delivered until the next Parliament, is a new n`tional

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The truth is that the distrhbution of money in education is not fair.

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London gets disproportionatdly more than other areas and also has

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We need to have the funding and also need to have more flexible systems

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within schools, which the Government has brought in around

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performance`related pay and issues like that.

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What you are saying is that if you go to an area like some of our

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coastal communities you shotld be paid more if you are a good teacher?

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I would like to see flexibld pay systems that allow higher p`y

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in the most challenging schools for outstanding teachers.

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And we know that if we can get those outstanding teachers into those

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schools, in front of the chhldren from poor homes, they have `

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Some teachers will say that they tried to involve parents

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in schooling, try to persuade them to help their children and frankly

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That is an issue but we also know that outstanding schools

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get twice the results of inadequate schools, regardless

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It is not an excuse to say that the children are poor

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and have unsupportive familhes, "What can you expect us to do?"

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The truth is, great schools and great teachers

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make an enormous difference and if we can work at the parent end as

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well then we have the opportunity to improve education across`thd`board.

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The fixtures for the new football season have been released today

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Even in the middle of a World Cup it's always a big moment

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We now have ten league clubs in this region, after Luton

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And then there's the return of the East Anglian derby.

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Glorious scenes. It is what promotion and Lee football leans to

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fans of religion and Cambridge. Back amongst the elite 92 clubs that make

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up the country's top four dhvisions. Luton went up as champions, ending a

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five`year absence from the lead Their reward? A 550 mile rotnd trip

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to Carlisle. Lots of local derbies against Stevenage, Oxford,

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Southend... It is a good opportunity for alluding to test themselves

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against league clubs. Have not been able to do that for a long time

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Cambridge are making prepar`tions for their returns after mord than a

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decade. Fantastic, is it not? What a week to start off with. Plylouth at

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home and then Birmingham aw`y in the cup and then Portsmouth awax. We are

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all fans of Cambridge United and are back with a bang. Elsewhere, last's

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play`off semifinalists Southend travel to Accrington.

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The East Anglia in Derby returns for the first time since April 2011

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Norwich where winners last time Ipswich in the 13 successivd

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championship season host 31st on the 23rd of August, before they return

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as Carrow Road in February. Everybody have missed it. It has

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been three years. Ipswich h`ve a score to settle. Hopefully Hpswich

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can get some revenge. All of the fans want to stay in the Prdmier

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League but if there is one good side it is playing our local derbies

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again and I am looking forw`rd and hope it is as good as last time

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The Duchess of Cambridge has been at Bletchley Park today,

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opening up a new visitor centre at the once top secret HQ of the

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During the Second World War, the code breakers deciphered

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hundreds of enemy messages, providing vital intelligencd.

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And just a warning, there is some flash photogr`phy

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In stark contrast to the secrecy that once surrounded this place

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Bletchley Park was today on show to the world.

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The focus was on the Duchess of Cambridge

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After meeting the designers of the ?8 million project, she spent

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Many of whom deciphered enely codes during the Second World War.

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She obviously was very interested in the subject and I think she had

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She knew what questions to `sk and she was, in my view,

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The Duchess's grandmother and great aunt both worked here

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The identical twins were civilian employees of the Foreign Office

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managing the interception of signals.

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Today, the Duchess met one of their colleagues.

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The Duchess may not have le`rned much about her grandmother's

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her personnel records were destroyed after the war.

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But it is thought that along with her twin sister she was

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He came in and said he thought the war was over

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because a signal had been intercepted from Tokyo to Gdneva.

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The Japanese appeared to be about to surrender.

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Funded by the Heritage Lottdry Fund, the new visitor centre has taken

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The Duchess of Cambridge is one of the first to try it out.

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What we have done is use thhs Heritage Lottery funded project

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to transform this back to its former glory.

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It is hoped 250,000 visitors per year will be following in the

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Duchess's footsteps, sharing the story of the codebreakers which were

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England's big match in the World Cup is little more than 24 hours away,

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when England play Uruguay in Sao Paulo.

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Also tomorrow, England's women play a World Cup

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Today the FA Girls festival found its way to Norwich and

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347 girls from 17 schools at Norfolk County FA's headquarters in Norwich.

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Not much Brazilian sunshine but plenty of world`class football.

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Today is about growing parthcipation and raising the profile

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Trying to encourage more girls and women to play football

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and get behind, particularlx with the boys in Brazil,

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The FA Girls' Football Festhval is travelling around the country.

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It was in Suffolk last month and will be in Saint Ives in September.

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Today, all of the girls had faces painted with the flags of World Cup

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countries and yes, some of them are enjoying the football in Br`zil

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You stayed up? I did.

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What do you think of some of the players?

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They are very good at tacklhng and quite fast.

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As you know, I am pretty good at the old freestyle skills

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This is Charlotte from Hertfordshire.

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Show us a few tricks. OK.

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A minimum of an hour and a half of practice.

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If you are doing anything special tomorrow night

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for the England`Uruguay gamd then let me know.

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Perhaps you're having a party or a barbecue.

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All you have to do is e`mail me or contact me through Twittdr.

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So the training bibs looked more like dresses

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and some of the faces are going to need

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but the future of the women's game in this country

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What a good call that was! Let's have a look at the weather.

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Good evening. It is a fairlx settled weather pattern. The problel is the

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position has meant we have had a northerly wind that has brotght

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mixed fortunes today. Some people just for cloud all day and there was

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some light rain and drizzle first thing this morning. Particularly

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counties like Norfolk and Stffolk. This cloud is showing signs of

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shifting focus some of us ended the day with some brightness and

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sunshine. It will stay dry overnight. There will be ardas of

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cloud still drifting in and of the North Sea. Further west, sole clear

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spell. `` clear spell. The temperatures could get down in those

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clear spells into single figures but for many of us they will hover

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around 10 Celsius. Into a cloudy start, particularly in the dast It

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is looking brighter later and the West will be best for sunshhne. The

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thickest of the cloud to produce some light rain and drizzle. Then it

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looks largely dry for much of the day and as though that cloud has a

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better chance of breaking up through the model. Once more, the stnshine

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across the West. That is thd highest temperatures will be. Look `t that

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northerly wind. The effect ht has on the temperatures. Hopefully by the

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afternoon the stubborn cloud will break up and everybody should see

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some brightness to end the day. This is pretty much where it states. High

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pressure, mixed fortunes with cloud. A better prospect of somethhng

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brighter as the wind turns `round. As we get into the end of the week

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and entered the weekend, whdre there is any sunshine, temperaturds will

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be a little higher. It will be a mixture of sunny spells but looks as

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though it will stay mostly dry. Thank you very much. Lots of people

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have been treating us. Yes, a lot of news on Twittdr with

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rain passengers. A points t`lly in Essex is causing big delays.

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At effort from us. Good night. `` that is it from us.

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