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Living in fear. children. That's all from the

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Police in Luton are given extra powers to crack down

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Campaigners win their fight to save a mental health centre in C`mbridge.

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We're counting down to the Tour de France.

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It's a week to go, so is everything ready?

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And found in a cabbage patch in Kettering.

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First tonight, police in Luton have been granted extra powers to tackle

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a wave of anti`social behavhour which is forcing residents to stay

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It's happening in an area to the east of the town

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and has escalated in the last few months, with reports of aggression,

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intimidation and criminal d`mage by gangs of men and youths.

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Residents have told police they feel like prisoners in their own homes.

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Let's go live to Luton and Neil Bradford.

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Yes, police need the approv`l of the local authority to implement a

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dispersal order and tonight, Luton borough councillors backed their

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request for one in the east of the town centre, in an area known as

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round green, and area where residents say they have had enough

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of anti`social behaviour. By day, it is not the kind of place

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normally associated with trouble. Residents say by night, it hs a

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different story. In the past four months, incidents of anti`social

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behaviour in this part of Ltton have increased. The police have `sked the

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local authority for more powers We have had significant and persistent

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reports of anti`social behaviour. That is a range of issues. Ht

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includes just general intimhdating and threatening behaviour,

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littering, and the distribution and misuse in public places. I think

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that is the sort of situation where we want to try and nip things in the

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bud early. The Crime Commissioner says it is right is officers take a

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tough approach. An issue like this where people are on the recdiving

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end of this where the policd think a dispersal order is the way to go,

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that'll be a priority for the peace. This gives the police a number of

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additional powers. They can ask people to leave the area if they

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believe they are ruins of bding wrong or if they believe thdy could

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cause a nuisance. They can `sk someone to stay away from the area

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for up to 24 hours. And aftdr 9pm, anyone under the age of 16 not

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supervised by an adult can be taken home by police. We have been unable

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to persuade any of those residents affected to talk to us on c`mera,

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even the police say they ard frightened to contact them for fear

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of replies all. It is clear there is a very frustrating situation here.

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`` reprisals. The order rem`ins in place for six months. Residdnts hope

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it will bring dramatic results. The police say it is just the start of

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the solution. How common ard these dispersal orders in this region In

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Luton and indeed elsewhere hn the region, they have only been used a

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handful of times. This is not a method police use lightly. To be

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effective, they have to be well policed and of course, that means a

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significant drain on resources at a time when the service is already

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overstretched. But police s`y they do work and do in results. But it is

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not a magic wand and does not solve the problem overnight. Therd are a

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lot of residents in the are` pinning a lot of hope on this to make.

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A 24 hour sit in every day for four months has ended with campahgners

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winning their fight to save a mental health centre in Cambridge.

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Today the NHS agreed to keep the drop in centre open

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Protestors say it's a victory for some of the most vulner`ble

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For the protesters, this is a big moment. Today the boss of the NHS

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Trust signed, confirming thhs drop`in clinic is safe for `nother

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five years. In return, the group using the service must end their

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round the clock occupation of this NHS building. It started fotr months

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ago. The signature on the p`ge gives us more five `` five more ydars

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Everyone will tell you which keeps them alive. It is our safetx net. We

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are determined not to let it go The group invited media when thdy

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started their protest back hn March. Members barricaded themselvds in and

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gathered provisions for the fight. Some are shocked they have one. I

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can hardly believe it. People.. It is a shock to the system. Btt yes,

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it is great. The NHS Trust has to save more than ?6 million this

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financial year. It seems it has changed its mind about closhng this

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centre. I think this is the best answer for everyone concerndd. We

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are really pleased that we have been able to bring the protest to an end.

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We are looking forward to working with people on future service

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developments. One County Cotncil recognises the significance of today

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but says other parts of the service are at risk. It is a stunning

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success in terms of patients' voices being heard that there is an ongoing

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consultation on the service. It is still very much up in the ahr as to

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whether the centre is kept. The protesters are now preparing to

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leave the building on Fridax. They have been victorious. It is a

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victory at a time when experts are warning that mental health services

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Well, earlier I spoke to Patl Farmer, Chief Executive of the

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Mental Health charity MIND. He said today was a vital victory.

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Well, at a time when we know that people with mental health problems

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are really desperate to find the right kind of help and support, it

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is important that as many sdrvices as possible are open for people to

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be able to get that help and support. It is a good news day for

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those people who do use the service. Were you surprised that the strength

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of the reaction in Cambridgd to the news back in March that the centre

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was going to close? Overall funding to mental health has dropped over

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the last couple of years. Commissioners have to make some

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difficult choices. We know ht is really important in those

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circumstances to spend as mtch time as possible with the local

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community, with people with mental health problems and their f`milies,

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so when services are threatdned with closure, it is not surprising that

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people feel very concerned `bout it. In Cambridgeshire, they havd to make

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?6 million worth of savings. How worried are you generally across the

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east that more people like this are going to suffer with potenthal

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threats to their services? We do know that at the moment mental

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health services are under considerable threat, partly as a

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combination of more people wanting to seek help for their ment`l health

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but also as a result of tight budgets across clinical

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commissioning groups and those cuts are being faced by many services. We

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really want to see both at ` national and a local level this kind

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of approach towards mental health being given the same priority as

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physical health being implelented. How confident are you that lessage

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is being heard? Well, I think a band down the country, we are certainly

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hearing of some real pressure on mental health services. And we are

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continuing to encourage commissioners and politicians to

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give mental health the priority that is needed and we are also sdeing the

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stronger voice of people with their own experience of mental he`lth

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problems saying that really enough is enough now, it is time to put

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mental health at the priority position that it really needs to be

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if we are going to give people the chance they need to live kind of

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Hertfordshire Police has apologised for tweeting about fraud

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and drug dealing during Nigdria and Columbia's World Cup cl`shes.

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Columbia face Uruguay in thd FIFA World Cup,

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to report drug dealing visit, followed by a website address.

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They also tweeted an anti`fraud message during a Nigeria gale.

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Following complaints the force deleted the tweets and

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A driver has been jailed for speeding along the A1

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near Peterborough at 150mph with four young children

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When Cambridgeshire Police stopped the car on the A14,

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they found six`month old twhns in unsecured car seats, a one`xear`old

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girl asleep on the back seat and a two`year`old boy in the footwell.

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The driver from Berwick`upon`Tweed admitted dangerous driving

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He and was jailed for 20 wedks at Peterborough Crown Court.

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He was also banned from driving for three years.

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Coming up, we're counting down to the Tour de France. Plus thd rusty

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motorbike found in a field turns out to be a classic.

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Essex are hosting the world's biggest annual sporting event ` the

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Tour de France. The cavalcade of riders, back`up vehicles and media

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convoy will cover a distancd of around 100 miles.

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It's stage three of the event from Cambridge to London and inevitably,

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there is bound to be disruption to people's lives next Monday. We are

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going to bring you special reports on the Tour all week. We ard going

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to start with Mike Cartwright, looking at the Impact the event will

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have. Simon Lillistone was an Olylpic

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They have the bunting out rhght now in the street for a sporting

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spectacle. It is becoming p`rt of the world's most recognisable

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landmark. The competitors whll fly past year but the race will begin a

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short distance away. That m`y remind you of the route from there. They

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will hand out through the chty to saffron Walden and then it hs on out

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into the Essex countryside. Around Braintree, I ran Chelmsford and then

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it is the final like down through Epping Forest and into the capital.

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The finish line is outside Buckingham Palace. The tour has been

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months in preparation. Now ht is just days away. In sports, there is

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not much bigger. Giants of the cycling world, a huge entourage It

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is heading our way. We did today, it all gets under right here. The

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biggest bike race in the world. Mornings of huge crowds, public

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transport pushed to the limht and road closures. Monitored right here

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at this control centre, the first closures in the early hours of

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Sunday morning. All roads whll reopen by 6pm on Monday night. Some

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people are concerned. Some businesses. We do fully unddrstand

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that. There will be some disruption but we try to plan and make sure the

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information is out there so people can make choices. We do accdpt that

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that this is such a fantasthc event and such a high`profile event for

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Cambridge that it is going to be a wonderful day. The much reported

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pothole problem. The town is ready and waiting for the tour.

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On the day there could be tdn or 20,000 people here who are `fter ``

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will want to eat and maybe shop It is a great opportunity.

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This primary school along the routes in Essex is having to close.

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It would have been lovely to all view the events as a school.

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Children, families, staff. However, I am told that we are expecting

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about 5,000 people just in our tiny village alone. That would m`ke me

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quite worried for the safetx of our children if we were to join them.

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Just seven days until the 7th of July. Thousands expected along the

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route in Cambridge and beyond. A region bracing itself for the

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biggest bike race on earth. This is Cambridge on a normal Mondax, with

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crowds of tourists. Organisdrs say wait till next Monday. The city

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won't have seen anything like it. The biggest issue they had to

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contend with what Stansted @irport. The area around a major

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international airport is about ten miles in every direction whdre the

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law does not allow us to opdrate helicopters. An event such `s the

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Tour de France has about six or eight helicopters and two planes

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circling above it is to provide TV coverage. That was our biggdst

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factor. The first thought is actually what

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is going on in the air not on the ground. When it comes to thd actual

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roads, how much do you have to think about the scenery, what places it

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will go through? That is a critical part of it.

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The things we look for on the grounds sure we have iconic shots

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for TV, great viewing areas. We are starting in the city centre of

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Cambridge with all of the alazing scenery and architecture. H`ving

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down through what is quintessential British countryside with th`tched

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cottages. Then we enter central London, passed through the Olympic

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Park. If you were to list the attributes at this stage it is

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absolutely sensational. Excitement is building in this

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region has of the two are coming, but there are some concerns from

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some people. People are concerned that it may cause disruption.

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It will be fairly significant in terms of disruption. However, in the

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planning we have tried to mhnimise that where we can. The key thing is

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that this is an absolutely tnique opportunity. The Tour de Fr`nce is

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the world's largest annual sporting events. It is a fantastic d`y out

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for family, for everyone to come and see. My advice would be to plan

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around it if you need to. That might mean checking out the variots

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council websites about diversion routes. Find a way to work `round

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it. You might need to start or finish work a little earlier relate.

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I personally would take a d`y off. I would go out there and enjox it

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Make the most of it. You won't be taking the day off

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because you will be part of the tour.

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How excited are you? It is sensational. To have hts

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riverfront in the UK for thd third or fourth visit in history, a

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cycling is such a sensation`l success, is fantastic. I thhnk the

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three stages in the UK will be fantastic.

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Thank you. On tomorrow's programme, we will

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reveal the results of an exclusive poll carried out.

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Norwich City midfielder Robdrt Snodgrass has completed his transfer

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to Premier League side Hull City. The fee is believed to be around six

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million pounds. Meanwhile, `t Ipswich Town, manager Mick LcCarthy

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has signed a new three year contract which will keep him at the club till

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2017. He spoke to our sports reporter Tom Williams.

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Keynes has set out on a coastal tour of the UK on an old bike fotnd

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I am delighted and looking forward to it. We will be here for `nother

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three years, hopefully. A three`year contract for you and your

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assistance. If a testament to the progress you have made here in your

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time? I want to continue making progress. I love the players there.

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They are all better than last year. I think they are looking forward to

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it. We want another good se`son Fans this year can look forward to

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Derby in August. The first four games...

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It will be moved from Saturday at 3pm. Is that a shame?

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I think it is dictated by other forces. Generally, the police force!

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Not me and not the clubs. I would like to see it on a Saturdax.

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Wherever we have been in Derby, they're all big games. Unfortunately

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they do sometimes provoke a bit of bother. We just want to plax

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football. Your back for the pre`season already

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but the World Cup still continues. What have you made of it so far

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What I have watched has been disappointing. I am not a r`bid

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England fan because I play for Ireland, but the interest cdrtainly

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went when they were coming home England's worst World Cup for over

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50 years. What you put it down to? They just didn't play well dnough.

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The others play better. I think Roy got it right taking the young

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fellows because at some stage you have to change. I did it with

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Ireland's. We had a team of kids and gradually they blossomed and got

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experience. When we did qualify we did ourselves justice. I thhnk Roy

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has the right idea and unless he gets players with experiencd you

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will Keynes has set out on a coastal tour

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of the UK on an old bike fotnd rusting in a field. The machine

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I am delighted and looking forward to it. We will be here for `nother

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three years, hopefully. A three`year progress you have made here in your

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time? I want to continue making the bike was found in a rotting

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cabbage patch in Kettering. After restoration, the owner is t`king it

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on the trip of a lifetime. It wasn't `` is was and may still be

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the Rolls`Royce of motorcycles. Only the rich could afford it. L`wrence

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of Arabia and eights and he died after crashing one. In the 0920s,

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they cost more than a house. John Wallace's dad bought this one for

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just ten shillings. He found it in a cabbage patch in Kettering hn 1 61.

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Pay the equivalent of ?50 for it. Dad dug it up. When he got home my

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mother said what on earth dhd you buy that for? Not surprising,

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because it was not a complete bike, all in bits. He restored it over the

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next two years. In 1972, he gave it to me. He has cared for it dver

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since. This is John and his father 's

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side`by`side back in the dax. John is 65 now and the bike is 90. To

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celebrate he's taking it for thousands miles around the coast of

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Britain to raise cash for comic relief.

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They were always the bike to have. Not many could afford it because

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they were ?185. The trip takes him from Milton

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Keynes to the Essex coast and he will be working his way arotnd the

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UK. It was taken around thrde and a half weeks.

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Writing something that is 90 years old and still running is fantastic.

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Can you imagine any modern bike doing that?

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It was built in the year at Stanley Baldwin was prime minister, when the

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first shipping forecast was broadcast.

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It was clearly built to last. Superior to the last.

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I can think of worse ways to spend three and a half weeks. Will the

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start of his Over the weekend, we had sole

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torrential downpour but also some sunshine too. That resulted in this

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use of the rainbow over Kings's College in Cambridge. Captured and

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kindly sent to us by Adrian. Thank you for that. Today, I will show you

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the satellite and radar seqtence through the afternoon. Some good

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breaks in the cloud and then blue and green splodges showing tp. Some

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showers but not too many. Still some heavy downpour at down in the south

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and south`west. They could love a little further north in the next few

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hours will stop they will tdnd to die away leaving us with a dry

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night. Some long, clear spells and also perhaps a bit patchy mhst.

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These are the expected lows in the towns and cities. Between nhne and

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13 Celsius in some rural spots could drop down to 56. Light and variable

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winds. Tomorrow high pressure in charge and it stays with us,

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dominating the weather over the next few days. Tomorrow is largely fine

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and dry with some decent spdlls and sunshine. Have your moments and the

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thickest of the cloud could produce an isolated showers but for most of

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us it will be a dry day. Thd best of the sunshine airlines in

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temperatures up to 20 or 21 degrees. Cooler on the coast with onshore

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wind. It will be on the light side in a north to north`easterlx

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direction. Finishing the dax fine and dry with some decent bells and

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sunshine. We look ahead for the next few days and Wednesday looks like it

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will be warmer still. Dry and with the wind round to the south`west,

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noticeably warmer on the co`st. Thursday is looking the warlest day

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of the week. Highs of 24 degrees. Is a bit more of a south`westerly

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breeze. Wednesday and Thursday both looking dry. There is a lot of

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uncertainty about the end of the week when the weather breaks down.

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At the moment, Friday is thd best day. Turning increasingly cloudy

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from the north`west, perhaps introducing some showers. A chilly

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night on Tuesday and then it starts to warm up overnight.

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If you were there, you'll all get done for murder

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We don't have to prove who used a knife any more.

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He's only gone and stabbed someone, hasn't he?

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If you were there, you'll all get done for murder

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I thought they were going for a pizza!

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I'm pleading guilty to nothing, Mum. They can do what they want.

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Our son's innocent, Mrs Ward. Please, go.

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I've done nothing! He's done nothing! And he's done even less!

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