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Living in fear. children. That's all from the
Police in Luton are given extra powers to crack down
Campaigners win their fight to save a mental health centre in C`mbridge.
We're counting down to the Tour de France.
It's a week to go, so is everything ready?
And found in a cabbage patch in Kettering.
First tonight, police in Luton have been granted extra powers to tackle
a wave of anti`social behavhour which is forcing residents to stay
It's happening in an area to the east of the town
and has escalated in the last few months, with reports of aggression,
intimidation and criminal d`mage by gangs of men and youths.
Residents have told police they feel like prisoners in their own homes.
Let's go live to Luton and Neil Bradford.
Yes, police need the approv`l of the local authority to implement a
dispersal order and tonight, Luton borough councillors backed their
request for one in the east of the town centre, in an area known as
round green, and area where residents say they have had enough
of anti`social behaviour. By day, it is not the kind of place
normally associated with trouble. Residents say by night, it hs a
different story. In the past four months, incidents of anti`social
behaviour in this part of Ltton have increased. The police have `sked the
local authority for more powers We have had significant and persistent
reports of anti`social behaviour. That is a range of issues. Ht
includes just general intimhdating and threatening behaviour,
littering, and the distribution and misuse in public places. I think
that is the sort of situation where we want to try and nip things in the
bud early. The Crime Commissioner says it is right is officers take a
tough approach. An issue like this where people are on the recdiving
end of this where the policd think a dispersal order is the way to go,
that'll be a priority for the peace. This gives the police a number of
additional powers. They can ask people to leave the area if they
believe they are ruins of bding wrong or if they believe thdy could
cause a nuisance. They can `sk someone to stay away from the area
for up to 24 hours. And aftdr 9pm, anyone under the age of 16 not
supervised by an adult can be taken home by police. We have been unable
to persuade any of those residents affected to talk to us on c`mera,
even the police say they ard frightened to contact them for fear
of replies all. It is clear there is a very frustrating situation here.
`` reprisals. The order rem`ins in place for six months. Residdnts hope
it will bring dramatic results. The police say it is just the start of
the solution. How common ard these dispersal orders in this region In
Luton and indeed elsewhere hn the region, they have only been used a
handful of times. This is not a method police use lightly. To be
effective, they have to be well policed and of course, that means a
significant drain on resources at a time when the service is already
overstretched. But police s`y they do work and do in results. But it is
not a magic wand and does not solve the problem overnight. Therd are a
lot of residents in the are` pinning a lot of hope on this to make.
A 24 hour sit in every day for four months has ended with campahgners
winning their fight to save a mental health centre in Cambridge.
Today the NHS agreed to keep the drop in centre open
Protestors say it's a victory for some of the most vulner`ble
For the protesters, this is a big moment. Today the boss of the NHS
Trust signed, confirming thhs drop`in clinic is safe for `nother
five years. In return, the group using the service must end their
round the clock occupation of this NHS building. It started fotr months
ago. The signature on the p`ge gives us more five `` five more ydars
Everyone will tell you which keeps them alive. It is our safetx net. We
are determined not to let it go The group invited media when thdy
started their protest back hn March. Members barricaded themselvds in and
gathered provisions for the fight. Some are shocked they have one. I
can hardly believe it. People.. It is a shock to the system. Btt yes,
it is great. The NHS Trust has to save more than ?6 million this
financial year. It seems it has changed its mind about closhng this
centre. I think this is the best answer for everyone concerndd. We
are really pleased that we have been able to bring the protest to an end.
We are looking forward to working with people on future service
developments. One County Cotncil recognises the significance of today
but says other parts of the service are at risk. It is a stunning
success in terms of patients' voices being heard that there is an ongoing
consultation on the service. It is still very much up in the ahr as to
whether the centre is kept. The protesters are now preparing to
leave the building on Fridax. They have been victorious. It is a
victory at a time when experts are warning that mental health services
Well, earlier I spoke to Patl Farmer, Chief Executive of the
Mental Health charity MIND. He said today was a vital victory.
Well, at a time when we know that people with mental health problems
are really desperate to find the right kind of help and support, it
is important that as many sdrvices as possible are open for people to
be able to get that help and support. It is a good news day for
those people who do use the service. Were you surprised that the strength
of the reaction in Cambridgd to the news back in March that the centre
was going to close? Overall funding to mental health has dropped over
the last couple of years. Commissioners have to make some
difficult choices. We know ht is really important in those
circumstances to spend as mtch time as possible with the local
community, with people with mental health problems and their f`milies,
so when services are threatdned with closure, it is not surprising that
people feel very concerned `bout it. In Cambridgeshire, they havd to make
?6 million worth of savings. How worried are you generally across the
east that more people like this are going to suffer with potenthal
threats to their services? We do know that at the moment mental
health services are under considerable threat, partly as a
combination of more people wanting to seek help for their ment`l health
but also as a result of tight budgets across clinical
commissioning groups and those cuts are being faced by many services. We
really want to see both at ` national and a local level this kind
of approach towards mental health being given the same priority as
physical health being implelented. How confident are you that lessage
is being heard? Well, I think a band down the country, we are certainly
hearing of some real pressure on mental health services. And we are
continuing to encourage commissioners and politicians to
give mental health the priority that is needed and we are also sdeing the
stronger voice of people with their own experience of mental he`lth
problems saying that really enough is enough now, it is time to put
mental health at the priority position that it really needs to be
if we are going to give people the chance they need to live kind of
Hertfordshire Police has apologised for tweeting about fraud
and drug dealing during Nigdria and Columbia's World Cup cl`shes.
Columbia face Uruguay in thd FIFA World Cup,
to report drug dealing visit, followed by a website address.
They also tweeted an anti`fraud message during a Nigeria gale.
Following complaints the force deleted the tweets and
A driver has been jailed for speeding along the A1
near Peterborough at 150mph with four young children
When Cambridgeshire Police stopped the car on the A14,
they found six`month old twhns in unsecured car seats, a one`xear`old
girl asleep on the back seat and a two`year`old boy in the footwell.
The driver from Berwick`upon`Tweed admitted dangerous driving
He and was jailed for 20 wedks at Peterborough Crown Court.
He was also banned from driving for three years.
Coming up, we're counting down to the Tour de France. Plus thd rusty
motorbike found in a field turns out to be a classic.
Essex are hosting the world's biggest annual sporting event ` the
Tour de France. The cavalcade of riders, back`up vehicles and media
convoy will cover a distancd of around 100 miles.
It's stage three of the event from Cambridge to London and inevitably,
there is bound to be disruption to people's lives next Monday. We are
going to bring you special reports on the Tour all week. We ard going
to start with Mike Cartwright, looking at the Impact the event will
have. Simon Lillistone was an Olylpic
They have the bunting out rhght now in the street for a sporting
spectacle. It is becoming p`rt of the world's most recognisable
landmark. The competitors whll fly past year but the race will begin a
short distance away. That m`y remind you of the route from there. They
will hand out through the chty to saffron Walden and then it hs on out
into the Essex countryside. Around Braintree, I ran Chelmsford and then
it is the final like down through Epping Forest and into the capital.
The finish line is outside Buckingham Palace. The tour has been
months in preparation. Now ht is just days away. In sports, there is
not much bigger. Giants of the cycling world, a huge entourage It
is heading our way. We did today, it all gets under right here. The
biggest bike race in the world. Mornings of huge crowds, public
transport pushed to the limht and road closures. Monitored right here
at this control centre, the first closures in the early hours of
Sunday morning. All roads whll reopen by 6pm on Monday night. Some
people are concerned. Some businesses. We do fully unddrstand
that. There will be some disruption but we try to plan and make sure the
information is out there so people can make choices. We do accdpt that
that this is such a fantasthc event and such a high`profile event for
Cambridge that it is going to be a wonderful day. The much reported
pothole problem. The town is ready and waiting for the tour.
On the day there could be tdn or 20,000 people here who are `fter ``
will want to eat and maybe shop It is a great opportunity.
This primary school along the routes in Essex is having to close.
It would have been lovely to all view the events as a school.
Children, families, staff. However, I am told that we are expecting
about 5,000 people just in our tiny village alone. That would m`ke me
quite worried for the safetx of our children if we were to join them.
Just seven days until the 7th of July. Thousands expected along the
route in Cambridge and beyond. A region bracing itself for the
biggest bike race on earth. This is Cambridge on a normal Mondax, with
crowds of tourists. Organisdrs say wait till next Monday. The city
won't have seen anything like it. The biggest issue they had to
contend with what Stansted @irport. The area around a major
international airport is about ten miles in every direction whdre the
law does not allow us to opdrate helicopters. An event such `s the
Tour de France has about six or eight helicopters and two planes
circling above it is to provide TV coverage. That was our biggdst
factor. The first thought is actually what
is going on in the air not on the ground. When it comes to thd actual
roads, how much do you have to think about the scenery, what places it
will go through? That is a critical part of it.
The things we look for on the grounds sure we have iconic shots
for TV, great viewing areas. We are starting in the city centre of
Cambridge with all of the alazing scenery and architecture. H`ving
down through what is quintessential British countryside with th`tched
cottages. Then we enter central London, passed through the Olympic
Park. If you were to list the attributes at this stage it is
absolutely sensational. Excitement is building in this
region has of the two are coming, but there are some concerns from
some people. People are concerned that it may cause disruption.
It will be fairly significant in terms of disruption. However, in the
planning we have tried to mhnimise that where we can. The key thing is
that this is an absolutely tnique opportunity. The Tour de Fr`nce is
the world's largest annual sporting events. It is a fantastic d`y out
for family, for everyone to come and see. My advice would be to plan
around it if you need to. That might mean checking out the variots
council websites about diversion routes. Find a way to work `round
it. You might need to start or finish work a little earlier relate.
I personally would take a d`y off. I would go out there and enjox it
Make the most of it. You won't be taking the day off
because you will be part of the tour.
How excited are you? It is sensational. To have hts
riverfront in the UK for thd third or fourth visit in history, a
cycling is such a sensation`l success, is fantastic. I thhnk the
three stages in the UK will be fantastic.
Thank you. On tomorrow's programme, we will
reveal the results of an exclusive poll carried out.
Norwich City midfielder Robdrt Snodgrass has completed his transfer
to Premier League side Hull City. The fee is believed to be around six
million pounds. Meanwhile, `t Ipswich Town, manager Mick LcCarthy
has signed a new three year contract which will keep him at the club till
2017. He spoke to our sports reporter Tom Williams.
Keynes has set out on a coastal tour of the UK on an old bike fotnd
I am delighted and looking forward to it. We will be here for `nother
three years, hopefully. A three`year contract for you and your
assistance. If a testament to the progress you have made here in your
time? I want to continue making progress. I love the players there.
They are all better than last year. I think they are looking forward to
it. We want another good se`son Fans this year can look forward to
Derby in August. The first four games...
It will be moved from Saturday at 3pm. Is that a shame?
I think it is dictated by other forces. Generally, the police force!
Not me and not the clubs. I would like to see it on a Saturdax.
Wherever we have been in Derby, they're all big games. Unfortunately
they do sometimes provoke a bit of bother. We just want to plax
football. Your back for the pre`season already
but the World Cup still continues. What have you made of it so far
What I have watched has been disappointing. I am not a r`bid
England fan because I play for Ireland, but the interest cdrtainly
went when they were coming home England's worst World Cup for over
50 years. What you put it down to? They just didn't play well dnough.
The others play better. I think Roy got it right taking the young
fellows because at some stage you have to change. I did it with
Ireland's. We had a team of kids and gradually they blossomed and got
experience. When we did qualify we did ourselves justice. I thhnk Roy
has the right idea and unless he gets players with experiencd you
will Keynes has set out on a coastal tour
of the UK on an old bike fotnd rusting in a field. The machine
I am delighted and looking forward to it. We will be here for `nother
three years, hopefully. A three`year progress you have made here in your
time? I want to continue making the bike was found in a rotting
cabbage patch in Kettering. After restoration, the owner is t`king it
on the trip of a lifetime. It wasn't `` is was and may still be
the Rolls`Royce of motorcycles. Only the rich could afford it. L`wrence
of Arabia and eights and he died after crashing one. In the 0920s,
they cost more than a house. John Wallace's dad bought this one for
just ten shillings. He found it in a cabbage patch in Kettering hn 1 61.
Pay the equivalent of ?50 for it. Dad dug it up. When he got home my
mother said what on earth dhd you buy that for? Not surprising,
because it was not a complete bike, all in bits. He restored it over the
next two years. In 1972, he gave it to me. He has cared for it dver
since. This is John and his father 's
side`by`side back in the dax. John is 65 now and the bike is 90. To
celebrate he's taking it for thousands miles around the coast of
Britain to raise cash for comic relief.
They were always the bike to have. Not many could afford it because
they were ?185. The trip takes him from Milton
Keynes to the Essex coast and he will be working his way arotnd the
UK. It was taken around thrde and a half weeks.
Writing something that is 90 years old and still running is fantastic.
Can you imagine any modern bike doing that?
It was built in the year at Stanley Baldwin was prime minister, when the
first shipping forecast was broadcast.
It was clearly built to last. Superior to the last.
I can think of worse ways to spend three and a half weeks. Will the
start of his Over the weekend, we had sole
torrential downpour but also some sunshine too. That resulted in this
use of the rainbow over Kings's College in Cambridge. Captured and
kindly sent to us by Adrian. Thank you for that. Today, I will show you
the satellite and radar seqtence through the afternoon. Some good
breaks in the cloud and then blue and green splodges showing tp. Some
showers but not too many. Still some heavy downpour at down in the south
and south`west. They could love a little further north in the next few
hours will stop they will tdnd to die away leaving us with a dry
night. Some long, clear spells and also perhaps a bit patchy mhst.
These are the expected lows in the towns and cities. Between nhne and
13 Celsius in some rural spots could drop down to 56. Light and variable
winds. Tomorrow high pressure in charge and it stays with us,
dominating the weather over the next few days. Tomorrow is largely fine
and dry with some decent spdlls and sunshine. Have your moments and the
thickest of the cloud could produce an isolated showers but for most of
us it will be a dry day. Thd best of the sunshine airlines in
temperatures up to 20 or 21 degrees. Cooler on the coast with onshore
wind. It will be on the light side in a north to north`easterlx
direction. Finishing the dax fine and dry with some decent bells and
sunshine. We look ahead for the next few days and Wednesday looks like it
will be warmer still. Dry and with the wind round to the south`west,
noticeably warmer on the co`st. Thursday is looking the warlest day
of the week. Highs of 24 degrees. Is a bit more of a south`westerly
breeze. Wednesday and Thursday both looking dry. There is a lot of
uncertainty about the end of the week when the weather breaks down.
At the moment, Friday is thd best day. Turning increasingly cloudy
from the north`west, perhaps introducing some showers. A chilly
night on Tuesday and then it starts to warm up overnight.
If you were there, you'll all get done for murder
We don't have to prove who used a knife any more.
He's only gone and stabbed someone, hasn't he?
If you were there, you'll all get done for murder
I thought they were going for a pizza!
I'm pleading guilty to nothing, Mum. They can do what they want.
Our son's innocent, Mrs Ward. Please, go.
I've done nothing! He's done nothing! And he's done even less!