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Vauxhall's life`saver, the new van is launched that saved 1200 jobs in

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Luton. We will be here later in thd the

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millions of pounds being potred into potholes in the region.

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And World Cup Michael takes a look at the highs and lows of an England

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fan. First tonight, the two Peterborough

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men who've been sentenced to a total of 32 years in jail for

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trafficking underage girls for sex. In May this year, Yasir Ali and

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Daim Ashraf were convicted of 24 offences against vulndrable

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girls, some were as young as 13 Louise Hubball is at

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Cambridge Crown Court now. Daim Ashraf laughed in the dock as

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he was sentenced. Yasir Ali showed no emotion as he was given 20 years

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in prison and described as `` by the judge as dangerous.

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Yasir Ali and Daim Ashraf , men who groomed vulnerable girls as young

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as 13, trafficking them frol their homes into Peterborough for sex

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This is a story of the ordeal their victims went

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through and what is being done to prevent it happening again.

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28`year`old Yasir Ali raped four girls,

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He denied everything when rdpeatedly challenged by an officer.

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Picking young girls up, driving them around, giving them alcohol and

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taking them to dead`end roads and going to hotels with young girls.

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You are not, you are a sexual predator.

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Yasir Ali abused one teenagdr in a car in this park in Peterborough.

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He changed from being seemingly caring and attentive to a r`pist.

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She has been brave enough to tell her story.

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He told me I was beautiful and then he turned horrible.

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I did feel like he was just using me for sex, but I was in love with him.

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The girl planned a holiday with Yasir Ali and gave him hundreds

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Then she found he had gone without her and got married to someone else.

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I can't trust anyone any more, because he told me

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if I was good`looking, he would have stayed with md.

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It has made me feel that no one will ever want

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Just come forward and tell someone about it before they take control .

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Today, Yasir Ali and Daim Ashraf wdre

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Outside court, the officer in charge gave his reaction.

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I think it is telling that the judge described Ali as dangdrous.

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These are dangerous individtals and they are off the street.

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Other victims that may be ott there can draw strength frol that.

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These are dangerous people and they are

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This has been a victim`led investigation.

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The focus in Peterborough is to make sure it does not happen agahn .

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We are trying to get more people to identify there max

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We?re working with taxi drivers doormen, schools.

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This case was brought to cotrt simply because girls were

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I was given access to the work the police are doing in schools in

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Peterborough to try to help teenagers spot the signs of sexual

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abuse. It is part of a national scheme and officers say it works.

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We will be talking about exploitation today.

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Police in Peterborough have taken the battle

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For these 13 and 14`year`olds, it is time for a frank disctssion.

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I want you to write down wh`t exploitation means to you.

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If you don't know, just write, "I don't know."

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They were shown a film depicting grooming and abusive relationships.

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This is a tool to identify who in the gang holds the power.

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In a scenario where older boys ply younger girls with drink

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This work has been going on for nearly five years.

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All are aware that the city has now seen two high`profile

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I think safeguarding students has always been at the centre

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of our work, but these cases have highlighted concerns and as a school

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There is an issue with Peterborough, a few cases.

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We get children coming to us after, if they're not happy to spe`k to

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They can come to the schools and talk to their teachers and head

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teachers. Obviously,

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that gets referred to us if there is I found today quite useful,

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because I didn't know there were websites that you can go to if those

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sorts of things happen to you. Were you surprised to learn

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what exploitation meant? Yeah, I didn't have a clue

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about what it meant, but now I do. Yasir Ali and Daaim Ashraf Dxploited

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vulnerable girls by making them feel Many victims didn't realise they

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were being abused and hope this trial prevent others

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from falling into the same trap The judge said the jury had seen

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through the men's' lies. Thd challenge now for the policd and the

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city council is to ensure that all teenagers are equipped to bd able to

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identify exploitation in re`l life. A doctor working at Bedford Hospital

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has told an inquest she would have fdlt more

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comfortable if she'd receivdd more Dr Surabhi Choudhary was giving

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evidence at the inquest into the death of 10`month`old

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Luca Downie from Bedford. He died from a heart condithon

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at the hospital in April last year. Some children's services were

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suspended at the hospital Vauxhall in Luton has offichally

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launched its new van today. The latest Vivaro marks

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a turning point for the factory which only a few years

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ago was threatened with closure In 2010, 365 people lost thdir jobs

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and the parent company GM w`rned the factory would close if it w`sn't

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selected to build the new v`n. But after months of lobbying by the

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Government and trade unions, Luton 1,200 jobs were secured

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for the next decade. Our business correspondent

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Richard Bond reports. It's what every factory worker wants

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` a new product which guarantees The new Vivaro van is coming

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off the Luton production line. Morale was low

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and people had their heads down and now we have a new contr`ct

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and things are looking good. Better than what it

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was 12 months ago. People have seen the new vehicle

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coming down the line, hopeftlly we Winning the new contract

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hasn't been pain`free. Hundreds of jobs were lost to

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the recession as demand Vauxhall has increased the TK

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content of the new van There's a lot of benefit

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in having the suppliers close to the manufacturing plants `

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logistics costs a lot of money and we cannot afford to movd things

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around so much, it is important to More local suppliers have

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been given contracts. The seats are made by a company

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in Dunstable. We employee 53 currently,

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going forward with the new lodel we should go and increase

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our employee headcount, as well It is very important,

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we are the only seat supplidr and GM UK suppliers will get ?600 lillion

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worth of new business over the next But the factory still has plenty

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of challenges. The UK market for vans is

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recovering, which is good ndws. But half of the vans go

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for exports to Europe and mtch of Some European economies

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have been slow. There are signs that that is

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turning a bit of a corner. But actually the example in Austria

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where they have sold out of the current van, so there is a good

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sign that Europe is coming back Britain used to have

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three van factories. Three people, including two

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teenagers, have been arrestdd after a 16`year`old boy was stabbed

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near a school in Milton Keynes. Police said there was a fight

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in Phoenix Drive in Leadenh`ll, near St Paul's Catholic School,

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yesterday afternoon. The victim was taken to hospital,

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but the injuries aren't thotght to Investigations are underway tonight

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into what caused a serious fire Crews were called to

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Harvey Reeves Road Residents living nearby werd told

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to keep their windows and doors The fire was described by

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firefighters at a very tensd. At its height, smoke can be seen from

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miles. Fire crews were calldd to the scrap yard late last night. Modern

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technology was used to help bring the blaze under control. We have a

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robot that we can use remotdly. We sent it to an area and use ht to

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great success and got into the fire and used Appliances to make

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successful attacks on the fhre. It was a very aggressive tactic, on our

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part. Throughout the night, residents were 22 keep Windows ``

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told to keep windows closed. A local fun run was cancelled.

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The couple from Northampton who were extradited to the US

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There is still delays on thd Mon after it was closed southbotnd. It

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took emergency services to ours to clear the scene. The road rdopened

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after five o'clock, four people had to be taken to the Luton and

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Dunstable Hospital. The couple from Northampton who were

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extradited to the US Paul and Sandra Dunham fought

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extradition, but were remanded Today, the Prime Minister s`id

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the government did examine The couple had tried to takd

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their own lives. Now a court

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in Maryland will release thdm. They'll be together for the first

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time since they were sent to the US. They should be released early next

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week. First, back to Stewart and Susie

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for the rest of the news, Still to come, worries that we are

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running out of GPs. And thex look back on a good night for England

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fans. Now if you are fed up with

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dodging potholes in the road there is some good news tonhght

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Councils across the region have managed to

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get a big share of government money to repair damaged roads.

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Today local councils learned they're to get an extra ?22 million

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of government money to mend potholes in our region.

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Norfolk, Essex and Northamptonshire will be the biggest winners,

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followed by Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

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It costs around ?61 to repair a pothole.

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The government says the money will pay for more than

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It is today with the pothold gang. Essex received one of the bhggest

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government hand`outs in England ?4.4 million. The cash cannot come

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soon enough. In recent years we have had a lot of damage on the roads and

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we are playing constant catch up. We will try to do these repairs

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properly so we may not appe`r as many potholes but what we'll do the

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repair will be done properlx. This pothole almost cost this man his

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life, fracturing his skull `fter swerving to avoid it. At thd High

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Court he was awarded nearly ?70 000. I have suffered permanent injuries

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and they are life changing `nd I do think somebody had to be held to

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account. Today's announcement of an extra ?22 million is welcomd news

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for councils who are faced with compensation claims from ro`d users.

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We potholes which are stopphng people getting to work and

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endangering people, you need now is done immediately. That is what this

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will provide. A welcome sight for people, councils like North`mpton

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sure that do more with dedicated repair teams and equipment will get

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more government cash. The epuipment you see today is used as thd most

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up`to`date technology. It mdans we can do a whole lot of potholes very

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close together with minimum disruption. We keep trialling

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different bits of kept incltding best machine, ideal for small rural

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roads. Trying to get the best value we can out of what money we have

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got. The local government Association says decades of

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underfunding have trapped local councils in an endless cycld but the

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question is will this money be enough to smooth the way?

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Senior doctors are warning that some of

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the region's GP surgeries are facing their gravest crisis for decades.

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It's to do with recruitment and a lack of trained medics to

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It's a subject that will evdn be discussed

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The worry is that unless young doctors can be

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persuaded to go into general practice, thousands of patidnts

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The pressure is rising and the statistics tell a stark story. The

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man for medical services is going up and there are not enough GPs to go

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around. This is probably thd worst workforce crisis in 30 years. We are

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getting reports from a lovely way of real difficulties recruiting GPs. If

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you have been to the doctor lately you will have seen some changes

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Surgeries have been high`tech places wearing a lot of care now t`kes

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place. The increased worklo`d has led many established doctors to

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retire early and with fewer graduates opting for general

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practice be and is a signifhcant shortage. It is a practice with

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16,000 patients and we are short of six doctors. They will be down to

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two GPs within a few months. They do not think they can provide ` safe

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service any more. Despite the drop, the take`up of training places are

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still relatively high but wd have been told by local medical

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committees that GP training courses attached to hospitals like West

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Suffolk are only half will. This woman is training as a doctor in

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London but is spending four months in Stowmarket. Suffolk is a great

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place to work and I have re`lly enjoyed it with a great range of

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things to do outside of work and it is great to have diversity. Do you

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think you might come back? H would not say no. Whether she comds back

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or not the failure to solve the crisis could have far reachhng

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consequences. I worry that we are seeing the privatisation of health

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care. Then we will lose that personal care that the population

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has grown to appreciate. Many general practices are small

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businesses in their own right and that is the funding model. There is

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an opportunity for general practices to offer additional salary for new

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GPs coming in and packages for new GPs to attract people. With less

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than a year to the general dlection the political pressure to solve the

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crisis is on the rise. At least we were concentrathng!

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And you can see the health linister and Suffolk MP Dan Poulter

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interviewed about that storx in this weekend's Sunday Politics.

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It's at 11 o'clock on BBC One on Sunday.

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Some people in the seaside town of Southwold say they are strprised

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a food bank is needed. It's being launched tomorrow.

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It's backed by local churchds and they say there are needx people

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who will benefit. Southwold is a picture postcard town

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in an area where beach huts can sell for ?145,000 and 82 bed terrace for

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more than 300,000, and you light think they'd is not any for food

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banks. Organisers say the owners head and poverty. One of thd gaps

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has been revered and is delhvery service or dropping where pdople can

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collect parcels. The food b`nk warehouse will deliver packdd

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parcels for individuals and couples and families and then we will store

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them locally. They will be delivered out to wherever they are nedded

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This church like many relies on the generosity of the community. Every

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week around 20 bags of food are donated locally helping 70 families.

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Wherever you are and that c`n be in a wealthy part of the country you

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can be the person on low income who is self`employed and has run into

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difficulty with ill`health `nd is not getting enough money, and it is

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wonderful when we see local communities getting together and

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rallying roads to make sure people in situations like that get

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emergency food. Nearly 3400 people in east Suffolk were given food

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parcels last year and demand is increasing. Having this new facility

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means local people can get hmmediate help and will not have to spend

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money travelling miles to gdt it. who will benefit.

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So we now know, England are out of the World Cup.

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Italy lost to Costa Rica thhs afternoon which means Roy Hodgson's

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Last night, we watched as Uruguay's Luis Suarez scored twice to break

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As World Cup Mike reports, it was a night of ups and downs

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The pub in Cambridge packed out for a game England dare not lose.

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As always, watching England is a nail`biting affair

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In from Steven Gerrard and off the bar!

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Around the region, the Wilson family,

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San the dog cannot take his eyes off and in Wellingborough, staying

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The first goal was always going to be important and guess who scored?

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The goal was greeted by the odd shake of the head

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All of them corners, Wayne Rooney needs to pull it together.

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In Norwich, they are on the edge of their seats.

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And when Wayne Rooney scores, there is great excitement.

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Luis Suarez scores again and this face pretty much stms up

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They had world`class players, we were average at best.

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England are coming home and the only option now is to become

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That was a great face! Hope for good weather. I have to check thd weather

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for Sunday because I am doing a skydive on Sunday. It is looking

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good! I think you are going to be

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jumping, good luck, you are brave woman. More sunshine than ydsterday.

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Temperatures have been up to 22 Celsius. Many other parts of the

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region are not far behind. That is about average for this time of year.

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Several degrees cooler around the course because we had an onshore

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breeze but through the afternoon the thicker cloud cleared so most of us

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enjoyed long spells of sunshine Overnight, staying dry for lost of

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us with further spills of clearness with mist and fog but for most of

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us, not a cold night. We max just see rural spots dropping into single

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figures. The summer spoils this `` solstice, looking very summdrlike

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with high pressure in chargd. Lots of sunshine meaning areas of

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sunshine but temperatures in up to around 23 Celsius and then the best

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of the sunshine it could get higher. A few degrees colder run thd course

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with an onshore breeze and finishing the day went further spills of

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sunshine. The sun setting at around 25 past nine. Sunday, a simhlar day

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what long sunny spells and warm and into the working week, Mond`y and

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Tuesday, probably more clouds around. Some sunshine is well with

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the chance some of us could see some showers and the showers could be on

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the Sharp said and with the wind becoming more north`easterlx it

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could be a cooler day as well. Looking like the real breakdown in

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the weather later Looking like the real breakdown in

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the weather later in the working week. Thank you. That is th`t from

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all of us, have a good weekdnd. Goodbye.

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I wish that love could come into my life.

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You were with someone! Who was it? Who were you with?

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