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scattered showers but the driest day of the weekend.

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Eyewitnesses say it's unbelievable no`one was killed.

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And experience. How anyone was not injured I do not know.

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The shocking pictures of a violent hit and run.

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Police in Luton are treating this attack as attempted murder

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We'll be here later in the programme counting down to the Tour Dd France.

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As the region prepares for the fastest race on two wheels

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we meet the schoolchildren creating artwork fit for a king.

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And the crowd`watching bobby happy to

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There was disbelief and panic this morning as

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a gas explosion ripped throtgh a quiet cul de sac in Milton Keynes.

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Four homes were damaged in the blast and the fire service says it's

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A number of families were evacuated from their homes

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and a garage containing gas cylinders was completely destroyed.

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An investigation is now unddrway, as Neil Bradford reports.

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Taken in the minutes that followed the explosion, this video bdlies the

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Just before 5am, residents were woken by an enormous bang.

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How anyone wasn't injured I just don't know.

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Debris has been strewn across a large area but it hs not

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until you get to the back of the property that you re`lise

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Believe it or not, that used to be a garage and two garddns.

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No`one was seriously hurt in this morning's explosion.

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Firefighters say it may havd been caused by a gas barbecte.

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We believe it exploded inside the garage and blew `ll the

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walls of the garage out and caused blast damage quite some considerable

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The owners of four homes now face extensive insurance claims.

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Salvatore Scana is just thankful he and his family escaped unharmed

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Up until two months ago I w`s living in the house and my room was

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I think I am definitely verx lucky that I came out unharled.

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Structural engineers have bden working with firefighters to make

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the buildings secure but it is likely to be many more weeks

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before this quiet cul`de`sac returns to any sense of normality.

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The British Horseracing Authority has announced a zero`tolerance

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approach to the use of anabolic steroids in the industry.

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It's in response to horse r`cing's biggest ever doping scandal

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involving Godolphin Stables in Newmarket a year ago.

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Our reporter Ian Barmer joins us live from Newmarket now.

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Cast your mind back to April the 22nd last year. The home of British

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racing was hit by a bombshell. A doping scandal at the Godolphin

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stables. Owned by the Royal family in the bag, it is the biggest horse

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racing operation in Dubai. `` in the world. Today, the rules but I didn't

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even further. This was a controversy that

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shook racing to the core. Godolphin, a global brand ilmersed

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in the biggest doping scand`l Today, in response, more th`n one

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year later, British Horse R`cing Authority announced its toughest

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policy yet on illegal sterohds. It presented an opportunity for us

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to build on regulations and we have We have committed more resotrces to

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it. We have conducted

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an independent study. Now we have got one

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of the strongest anti`doping and So I think people should have

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confidence in British racing. They have introduced a complete ban

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on steroids, with no excepthons Testing can be carried out

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at any time and if steroids are given to horse there will bd

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a 12 month ban from training Two Newmarket trainers paying

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the price for illegal doping. Mohammed al Zarooni was

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the first banned, for eight years. And then Gerard Butler,

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banned for five years. Jon has trained horses

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in Newmarket since 1995. He welcomes

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today's ruling with open arls. It is very important that r`cing

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is seen to have a zero tolerance We have seen in athletics, cycling,

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that a sport which allows that to happen shoots itself in the foot

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with public opinion, It means that the testers c`n

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knock on your door any time, day or night, and say they want to

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test your horses. There are 65 trainers here `nd

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stacks around the country. There are lots of horses

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and this is absolutely superb. The British Horse Racing Authority,

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well done. These rules come into force

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on the 1st of January next xear They are designed to make British

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racing the cleanest in the world. With so many people getting so much

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money on raising it public confidence. Today's rule ch`nges

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seem to have gone down pretty well. Next the shocking CCTV foot`ge

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which shows the moment a man was injured in a violdnt hit

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and run attack in Luton. The police are treating it

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as attempted murder and linking it to another attack last month in

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which a man was shot in the back. You may find the pictures in

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Fae Southwell's report upsetting. A car hits a pedestrian,

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carrying him on the bonnet before Stunned, he crawls towards

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the kerb and tries to stand up. The driver pauses for a momdnt,

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then turns and speeds off. This is a hit and run that police

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are treating as attempted mtrder. It follows another offence `lmost

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three weeks earlier In that attack a man was shot

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in Addington Way He'd been leaving a party

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when he was ambushed by two masked men who blastdd him

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in the back with pellets. The information we have got is that

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both of these were targeted attacks and

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that they were attempted murders. It is a miracle that both of them

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have got such minor injuries. Anyone else may have died

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from these injuries. Being hit in the back with

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a shotgun, it is very lucky. Also the car incident,

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with the way the victim has fallen, it has been fortunate he has not

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landed on his head and been killed. In all, police are

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investigating three incidents. The first, on May 25th,

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is the shooting in Addington Way. This was followed on June 12th

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by the hit and run near Radnor Road Then later that same night

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a car crashed in Raven Hill. Detectives want to trace

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a blonde man seen running away. These people probably have

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a reputation. People may be frightened

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of speaking to the police But these are such serious latters

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that I would urge them to come forward and talk to us

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in confidence. Police believe

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the same people are responshble Anyone with information is `sked to

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contact Crimestoppers or Detectives investigating

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the death of a man in Luton have 50`year`old Polish national Ziggy

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Pawelec was found with head injuries in a public car park in George

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Street West on June the 14th. 25`year`old Carl Stockwell `nd

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19`year`old Daniel McRedmond, both A third man has been releasdd

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on bail. The police say they're still

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keen for anyone with Two men are facing deportathon to

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Lithuania after being jailed Mantas Pronckus, 27,

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and Marius Siurkus, 32, havd been jailed for a number of burglaries in

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the city over the last two xears. Both have consistently re`offended,

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despite early release. MPs have accused the Environment

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Department of leaving taxpaxers in the lurch after it changed hts mind

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about funding a waste incindrator. The incinerator was set to

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be built near King's Lynn. But terminating

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the deal cost local council tax The head of DEFRA faced angry

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questioning as she revealed there had been concerns about the scheme

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long before the contract was signed. Experts in drug addiction s`y

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there's been an unprecedentdd Today, big hitters from the police,

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trading standards, the health service and a nulber

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of charities met in Northampton The aim `

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to formulate a report that will be sent to Westminster in the hope that

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Government will take action. Legal highs use ingredients often

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found in plant food, that c`n be They mimic the affects

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of illegal drugs like cannabis, To get round the law they are often

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sold as plant food, According to the Kettering`based

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charity Solve It, Last year,

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it's estimated nearly 6,500 people were treated in hospital

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and there've been dozens of deaths. Louise Hubball was at today's

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conference in Northampton, the Legal highs, products often so new

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there are dangers are not ydt known. In glossy packaging, and not allowed

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to be sold for human consumption, people take them anyway. Today, the

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first national conference w`s held in Northampton to bring togdther

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people concerned to devise ` strategy to tackle them. It is

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organised by a local charitx. The reason we wanted it in

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Northamptonshire is because working with the County Council and others,

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we want this county to be at the forefront of dealing with these

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issues and not the backside. Had he seen an increase here? Therd has

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been an increase in the county, without doubt, but no different to

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any other parts of the country. Here, they are referred to `s new

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psychoactive substances bec`use it is not the terror legal highs makes

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them sound safe. We do not know what is in them have the time. Some can

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be tested and found to cont`in controlled substances, class a

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drugs. Others might be completely inert. There is not enough

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information about what is in them and how to use them safely. We just

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do not know that they are bding manufactured in a consistent manner.

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This warning film will be played at Glastonbury this weekend and an idea

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discussed today was abusing the awareness of GPs to spot thd

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side`effects. I think the idea is that there are a lot of thel and the

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growing number. However, we probably have a limited number of effects on

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the body. I think GPs do not need to be overwhelmed by all the dhfferent

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ones but had a good underst`nding about how the general classds might

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affect the body. The number of 5`24 `year`old in the UK who havd taken

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illegal highs that lack leg`l highs is thought to be 670,000. That is

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the highest rate in Europe. `` who have taken legal highs. Leg`l highs

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are worse than a lot of stuff. The messenger. People I know have had

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really bad trips. There seels to be that of a problem in Northalpton,

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just for what has been in the press. They do not know what they `re

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messing with. What others wdre worried about the prevalencd of

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legal highs. Meanwhile, the conference will report back to the

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Prime Minister in two weeks. One ward and two hospital b`ys

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remain closed at Addenbrooke's Hospital in

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Cambridge tonight, Visiting hours have been he`vily

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restricted at the hospital over The hospital has been limithng

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visitors to two per patient. But now we can join David and Susie

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for the rest of the programle. heavy rain is on the way.

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And the man who found himself policing the 1966 World Cup final

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because he said that he hatdd the beautiful game.

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Now, in just ten days? time, the world's greatest cycle race hits

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Stage three of the Tour de France starts in Cambridge a week

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From there, the race winds hts way through Essex on its way to a finish

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The region's economy is expdcting a boost, but it's not just local

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businesses on the tour routd who are getting excited.

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Hours of work, every attenthon to detail. Artwork fit for a khng. But

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certainly the king of the Mountains. Pupils at the school in Cambridge

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are leading the way to welcome the world's top cyclists. I am dxcited,

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it is not everyday that you get an opportunity to do something like

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this. We are painting all of the different jerseys that are hn the

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Tour de France. It is very cool and I'm sure that no one else whll be

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doing anything like this. Masterpiece finally finished, time

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for it to take centre stage. The centrepiece of the school's art

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exhibition at the front gatds, right on the true root itself. It is a

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prestigious world events, hd would not want it on their doorstdp? I

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will be there to see everything happening. We have a few boxs and

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girls who live close enough to the school to say: They do not. We would

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like more of them to do that. Hopefully one of the legacids of the

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tour will be actually getting on the bike. This picturesque markdt town

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in Essex will hardly know what has hit it. We have still got to make

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the effort and make it look fantastic for when they are coming

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through. This was my husband's bicycle and it has been sitting in

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the garage for the last 20 xears so we thought we would get it out and

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put it in the window. We have got mugs, tea towels, artwork bx local

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artists is. What are your f`vourite? Probably the mugs and the tda table.

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It picked the route. The rooted in red and the surrounding villages are

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in blue. They are anticipathng a memorable, hopefully profit`ble day.

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The Red Arrows have now been delighting crates for decadds. They

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have become famous the world over. But what is not so well`known is the

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story of their mascot, a golden retriever called Dusty.

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This loyal labrador, the Red Arrows's first`ever mascot, was

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loved by pilots and ground staff alike. But in May 1965, Dusty was

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killed. He dashed out onto the runway and was struck by a plane is

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it took off. He was buried near this spot and for half a century his

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grave had been forgotten until now. Local schoolchildren Howard Dusty's

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story and decided that it mtst have a happy ending. So they havd

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scrubbed, painted and plantdd and after two weeks Dusty has a fitting

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green. Today, his owner, former Flight Lieutenant Henry Prince, I

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hear. I cannot thank you enough it is wonderful. If I said a more array

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would burst into tears. What did you think of the story? We were sad but

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when we started to get to know the story a bit, we were not th`t sad.

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When we got told that we were cleaning it and meeting Henry we

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were all quite excited. On the storm, you could not read mtch of

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the writing. To begin with we thought it said 1901. Now it is much

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brighter and it looks properly like a grave now, which is reallx lovely

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and the children have thorotghly enjoyed it. It is almost as bad as

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losing a member of the family. It is as bad. He was just a wonderful dog.

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Finally, to end this. 's story, Dusty's very own red arrow, complete

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with a poor print. `` paw print Now, do you remember a time

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when England was good at football? 1966 and that World Cup win is

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a long time ago. England beat West Germany 4`2

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in the final at Wembley, of course. Ken German from Cambridgeshhre was

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22 at the time and saw the latch. And that would have been grdat,

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only that Ken didn't like football. He got

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in touch to tell us his story. No previous international, no cup

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final matched this event, the final of the World Cup.

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It was July the 30th, 1966, a day that Ken German remembers wdll. All

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we've had been cancelled. They said, all of those who like footb`ll, take

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one step forward. Two of us were left on the line. Ken German loved

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cars and bikes, he hated football, so being picked for crowd control at

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Wembley was a blow. You werd picked because you did not like football?

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Absolutely. I could face thd crowd and look at them and find mtch more

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interest than that and in the food bowl. If you look at the old films

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today, you can see some hubbub around the pitch. But can you

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remember any of the goals actually going on? I can, yes, but they did

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not mean as much to me as they would to some other people. Do yot know

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who the players were? Yes, H did know Bobby Miller, and Sir Geoff

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Hurst, because another of mx colleagues were West Ham fans ``

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Bobby Moore. Ken German joined the celebrations that night and woke up

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with a hangover the next dax. Some years later he met a Brazilhan

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footballer in the pub. He dhd not know his name, but it turned out

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that it was Pele. We loved Ken German's story, if you have a story

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about the World Cup, it is not too late to let me know. Ken has not

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seen another football game since, I believe, but I suppose if you only

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had to see one game of football in your life, the World Cup final of

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1966 would not be a bad chohce. We can feed off that a little bit

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now, country? `` can't we? Low`pressure moving in, a b`nd of

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rain moving in this evening and overnight. Some rain moving into

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southern and western countids. Through this evening it will start

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to head northwards, places like Norfolk make not seasoned thll after

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midnight. As it goes northw`rds it will become more broken and patchy.

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For the northern half of thd region, not a great deal left. Tempdrature

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wise we are not as chilly as last night because we have a gre`t deal

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of closed around. We will h`ve mixed fortunes tomorrow, it could be a dry

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start for many of us but thdre will be some thundery downpours `round.

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The Met office have decided to issue a warning for this, yellow warning

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for rain. Some heavy rain around. Heavy downpours that could cause

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surface spray and localised flooding in places. Tomorrow morning there

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may even be something bright. You can see all of this rain, it is

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really showers that are merging together. Bringing us these

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torrential downpours, there could be some thunderstorms as well. Not good

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conditions at all through the majority of the day. Quite ` range

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of temperatures, 16 to 18 Cdlsius. It heads northwards slowly. Because

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it will be slow`moving we whll get a lot of rain and a short space of

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time. The cat the southern part of the map. `` look at. There could be

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some sunshine at the end of the day. Then that low`pressure moves away.

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High`pressure starting to move them, the northerly wind will freshen

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things up a bit. I dry start to Saturday but some pretty he`vy

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downpours for the afternoon, looking predominantly drive for Sunday.

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Essentially unsettled start to next week. `` a settled start.

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That is all from us. Good evening.

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