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Hello and welcome to That's

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Hello and welcome to Tuesday's Look East.

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Still Inadequate ` children's services in Northamptonshird admit

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they're struggling to improve a year on from a damning Ofsted report

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Dying on the waiting list ` the dilemma faced by patients

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For five years, and I could end up more Ilban though, I don't think it

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is worth it. `` more ill. I'll be here later in

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tapping into the region's bhotech expertise.

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With superbugs becoming mord resistant than ever, we're

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at the Cambridge company le`ding the way in antibiotics rese`rch

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And after a day to remember with Le Tour, we examine the imp`ct.

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Children's services in Northamptonshire have had more

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than 12 months to improve, but today the service admits it s

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It's been a year since Ofstdd?s damning verdict

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which found the service "consistently poor" with st`ff at

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"tipping point" and "systemhc failures" across the board.

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The council insists improvelents are under way,

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but the most difficult challenge is simply finding enough peopld who

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So the county has now set up its own academy to recruit and retahn staff.

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Northamptonshire's children's services, one of just 20

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The worst possible rating Ofsted can give.

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I think it was a shock to some people, the degree

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I think it was known, but the depth was a bit

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In March last year, Ofsted said Northamptonshire was Inadeqtate in

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Then just five months later, a second Inadequate report for

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Then on the 9th of October, the results of a special case rdview

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into the death of a four`wedk`old Northamptonshire girl, saying social

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The announcement of ?12 million to try and improve services.

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But the real problem here at County Hall is not the shortage of cash, it

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Up to half of the authority's social workers are temporary agencx staff,

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so the authority is desperate to recruit and retain more perlanent

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It's very own social worker training programme.

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When we recruit newly qualified social workers, they have gone to

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university and got their degree we are putting in an academy where they

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will be supported in their first year, so that they have a hhghly

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supportive environment in which to learn their profession

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Northamptonshire currently has 82 social workers,

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but needs to recruit around 85 to reduce its reliance on agency staff,

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Well, we are carrying out a recruhtment

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campaign, but the problem is, so all of our neighbouring counties.

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We are all searching for good quality social workers

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To give an indication of thd scale of the recruitment problem,

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Ofsted is due to carry out `nother inspection here later this xear and

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the council says that if it manages to move from an Inadequate rating to

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a Requires Improvement rating, then even that would be considered

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But the key question is despite these obvious probldms,

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I am happy that we are making progress and that I feel quhte

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confident that children in Northamptonshire are safd.

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Stewart joins us now. Why are they finding it so difficult to hmprove?

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Northamptonshire finds itself in a vicious circle, it needs more social

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workers to help improve its service, but while it is branded as

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Inadequate, it is difficult to get staff in, so until it can do that,

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it is relying on temporary `gency staff, but that in itself c`n cause

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problems. They are more expdnsive than permanent staff and it can lead

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to the risk of a lack of consistency in that service. For exampld, a

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different caseworkers over ` period of time and

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things are improving and thd training Academy will help, but

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authority gets a Good rating. Thanks very much.

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19`year`old Mark Lewis ` who has already pleaded guilty to

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robbery and murder ` told police he "flipped", that he'd

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Jamie McMahon was found dead in St Giles' churchyard last October.

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Jamie McMahon, someone alwaxs cheerful, the court was told,

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who made people feel better when they were around him.

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After a night out, these were his last moments alive.

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Soon after, in this churchy`rd, he was robbed, punched

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and repeatedly kicked and left for dead.

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By two men on a criminal venture, the court was told.

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Mark Lewis, aged 19, who has pleaded guilty to mtrder

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and robbery, and Michael Fr`ncis, aged 33, now on trial.

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The defence team for Michael Francis said that Mark Lewis had adlitted he

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carried out the killings during interviews at this prison

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He told officers, "I flipped. I'd never felt that angry bdfore."

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"I kicked him so hard, I felt my toe shatter."

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When the anger comes, he told officers, he couldn't control it.

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"I couldn't stop it," he sahd, "it was like a blackout."

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But the prosecution say, no, both men are guilty

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On the night Jamie McMahon lost his life, Michael Francis phcked up

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his wallet and put it in his pocket, the prosecution said.

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The two men then swapped co`ts to put police off their trahl.

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They didn't need to run, the jury was told, because

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Jamie McMahon was unconsciots and on his way to being dead.

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They were in it together, prosecutors said.

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Minutes after the murder, together, they dumped Jamie McMahon's wallet.

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The next day, together, selling his iPhone to

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a drug dealer for ?10 and four days later, the two men together

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dumping the clothes they wore that night.

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CCTV after Jamie McMahon's lurder placed Michael Francis

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Two men spending their spoils, the money they'd stolen,

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In court, Michael Francis h`s denied murder, manslaughter and robbery.

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Jamie McMahon, the jury was told, was a man in the wrong placd

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The planned east`west rail line linking Oxford to Milton Kexnes and

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Bedford, could boost the regional economy by over ?70 million a year.

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This latest figure ` arrived at by independent experts `

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Our reporter Waseem Mirza is at Swanbourne station just south

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Well, Amelia, I am standing near what used to be a fully working

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railway station, believe it or not. Welcome to a very wet swan born It

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sits on the disused Vista to Bletchley line and it was closed in

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the late 1960s but plans ard afoot to reopen it in

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years. Today, a brand`new assessment of this east`west rail projdct says

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the area could be in line to `` for boost the economy of around

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?70 million and today, the LP for Milton Keynes welcomed the news

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We have always had good rail connections running north to south,

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but east`west has never been quite as good and this project will really

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put us at a crossroads on the national rail network and be

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incredibly helpful for economic growth, for relieving congestion

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So it is a very welcome and worthwhile project.

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Well, disused sections of track like this one here could be repl`ced with

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new electrified lines, which open up the roots to passengers and

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freight has been confirmed already `s a

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major priority for out today further strengthens the

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business case. in the south`west and in thd south

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of England, like Winchester, Southampton and Bournemouth, and it

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just reinforces the argument that was actually put forward by, of all

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people, Dr Richard Beeching, back in the '60s, because he saw this

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route as having enormous potential. Well, building that so`calldd

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"missing link" between Bedford and Cambridge will be expensive and a

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very long process, possibly years and even a decade before tr`ins are

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up and running on that parthcular route. But now, politicians here are

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adamant that this stretch of the first trains operating here in five

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years. Thank you.

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It's been revealed that mord than 100 people in the eastern rdgion

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died last year because of a shortage of organ donors and more th`n 1 500

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The latest figures have been released to mark National Transplant

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Week and they show that in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire,

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43 people died last year because of a shortage of organs ` and 2 1

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In Northamptonshire, 10 people died, 148 are on the waiting list.

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And in Cambridgeshire, there were 12 deaths

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Anna Todd has been to meet one woman who's been living with a kidney

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When Glyn Huskisson went on the transplant register for

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a kidney six years ago, a m`tch was quickly found in her cotsin

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But her diagnosis of hepatitis C means the new kidney may only last

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five years and Glyn could become more hll.

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I try to stay optimistic, I try not to think about it, but it is always

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there, you know, niggling away, or if you can't sleep at night.

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I just hope I can get the drugs and then go on

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The wait for a transplant c`n be a roller`coaster ride.

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Three people in the UK die dach day waiting for a new organ.

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Even if a match is found for the patient, it is not a done deal.

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We know that we get false alarms were often the organ doesn't turn

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We know that we get false alarms where often the organ doesn't turn

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out to be suitable for donation and with an unfortunately h`d to

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out to be suitable for donation and we unfortunately have to

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tell the patient they are not going to go through the surgery

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I think the impact of that is absolutely tremendous.

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Death rates are highest for those on the waiting list for a new heart.

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Although more donors are coling forward, record numbers last year,

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with 40 heart transplant opdrations at Papworth Hospital.

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Maggie got a new heart here 12 years ago, and fitter than ever, she now

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I didn't have a quality`of`life before my transplant.

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I couldn't walk up the road or anything like that, so I

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So having my transplant has given me a completely new life

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and such a quality of life `nd I have grabbed it with both h`nds

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More lives could be saved if families agreed to donatd their

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People are urged to spell ott their wishes early on beford

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Today, protesters spoke out about plans to outsource services all

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people. It may happen in September and campaigners say it could be a

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mistake. The younger people coming through today will not get the

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and attention that has led ts to the age that we are, which we are

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there are fundamental flaws and there has been a

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have had during the public consultation.

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The unit has a total of 62 inpatient beds on two floors.

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It's part of a major redevelopment by the West Herts Trust.

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now it is over to steward for the rest of the programme.

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There is more to come on thd east, including an end of term report from

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Britain's newest Hotel training school.

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And we can expect changeabld weather conditions through the week. I am

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here at the end of the programme with all of the details.

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I am sure you know that hospital superbugs like MRSA are a

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threat, not just in this cotntry but all over the world.

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them. It could be that the `nswer will be

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fight back. Superbugs are a growing

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lives. In some countries around the world key antibiotics no longer work

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25,000 people die every year from drug infections.

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They are developing antibiotic technology

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?1.6 million grant. The technology will fight hospital

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looking at those that affect patients in intensive care tnits.

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There are many multidrug resistant organisms in intensive care units

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and hospitals which badly nded new antibiotics. The set of

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antimicrobial resistance is a big concern. The Prime Minister

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launched a global review of the crisis. We are in danger of going

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back to the dark ages of to see infections that were

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treatable not be treatable. The pharmaceutical industry has not been

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developing new classes antibiotics so we need to fhx that

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market failure and create some incentive. A new global report says

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people in every part of the world antibiotics. It means that when

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people have on chemotherapy and become

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immunocompromised they are `t much higher risk for competitions ``

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complications from infections. Antibiotics where a litigiots

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discovery and the cost of ddveloping new ones is so high that colpanies

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are pulling out of research. ones with lower overheads could

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provide the answer. breakthrough the future of xou

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manage it could be bleak. return to the 1930s, a time when if

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you got pneumonia, for example, would undergo a crisis and xou would

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either survive or die to carry out trials on humans in a

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couple are being asked to bring it back to

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Britain soon. It's reckoned a million people turned out to watch

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it when it started in Cambrhdge and passed through Essex yesterday. The

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big question now will there be a Yesterday 200 cyclists left

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Cambridge for London. Today, just two riders prepare for the same

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journey, but Palace is not the final destination. We will recreate the

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Tour de France stages that happened yesterday, making from Cambridge to

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London. That is going to be the start of our longer trip, C`mbridge

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to Hong Kong. Best is a nind`month trip to the far east is perhaps not

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typical. Tour de France prove that cxcling is

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no box office. For riders to inspire. It is good to see

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British felt like you had to be French or

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German to do well. Demerger is hopes to attract more major events

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to the county with a surge of are seeing an increase in wdbsite

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traffic. It is 24 only remainder that thousands of

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people turned out yesterday. difficult to do, many econolists

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have tried footing the bill for the totr

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Cambridge in spend more than we do on cycling

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infrastructure. it will take some time before the

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long`term benefits are known. for cyclists, participation

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continues to grow which is what closer to 100,000 so certainly

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cycling back to Britain after the rdaction

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yesterday. How likely is Cambridge had a fantastic d`y,

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unlike a junior section. A new cycling club

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has opened in Cambridge. the edge Hotel School. It operates

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as a normal Hotel 365 functions and conferences and the

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like. But this would help is very second day .Mac student Emily is

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leading the briefing today, it is conference with 100 delegatds to

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look after. The students ard doing right the paying guests shotld not

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conference and events, you can be doing an event one day,

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came here with no experiencd and hospitality. You have

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started in September and I will be one of the graduates for a hotel

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and look after celebrity gudsts including hospitality,

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concert organised by the sttdents. For a

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low level service job and in this country for all sorts of social and

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learning by doing. The studdnts want to manage at the world

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developing the future leaders of the industry. Those with the

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the best rooms in the world all under one roof. There is a

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bed they are making an exact my bed. It

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south eastwards in the team will be frantically away

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with the risk of rain developing later. The further north`east

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like Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire may exclude some of

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This is the first example we know of of infrared communication.

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Imagine if you could talk to the animals.

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Zoologist Lucy Cooke is going to show us how.

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