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Hello and welcome to Thursday's Look East.

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Too risky and too expensive ` will plans for Europe's biggest dnergy

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park in Peterborough be pulled? The schoolboy who came into contact with

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asbestos is now a father with cancer. And he's sued a council for

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Eye have managed to make sole security for my wife and chhldren.

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`` I have. And I'll be here later

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in the programme with a wriggly The creatures that gave Ely

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its name are returning in record numbers to the Fens,

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thanks to their very own bypass And, the ping`pong prince

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batting for Commonwealth glory. First tonight, could plans for

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Europe's biggest renewable dnergy A group set up to look

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at the project have concluddd the risks outweigh the benefits

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and the sums just don't add up. This is what we're talking `bout `

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half a million glass solar panels across 900 acres of farmland

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at Newborough and Thorney. To give you an idea, that's about

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the size of 700 football pitches. But now it's future is far from

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clear and today's findings could A solar farm that would look like

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this but 25 times ago. That is what the `` is being proposed. The

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project has produced strong feelings. A group of councillors has

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looked in detail at the cost and potential profit. By a majority they

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are saying it should not go ahead. All of the figures we were given

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were termed as indicative. That to me is guesswork. There was nothing

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concrete, saying this will be the return, the actual estimated costs

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of the installation was nevdr rob the leader find. The estimated cost

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was ``... The three documents together make for interesting

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reading `` reading. The working group's report describes thd scheme

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as having returns that are not viable and risks that are

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unacceptable e`e`mails betwden the council and the government obtained

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by BBC Look East, in which the council says it does not know if it

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can go ahead for certain until after the general election. And the

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overall cost is nearly ?2.9 million. There needs to be an enquirx into

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why the council has spent ndarly ?3 million in the proposals without

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planning permission, subject to subsidies that might change. Frankly

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this will be kicked into thd long grass for a year or so. The working

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report will be discussed at a meeting tonight and then passed to

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senior councillors, who will decide whether to proceed.

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Well we did ask the leader of Peterborough City Council,

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who's been a strong advocatd of the solar park, for an interview, but

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But someone who was happy to talk was Aled Jones.

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He's an expert on sustainable energy at the Anglia Ruskin University

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A short while ago I asked hhm how significant this proposdd solar

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It is a very significant project. The size of the megawatts you would

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get out of it would make it one of Europe's largest solar parks. In

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terms of solar installations, there are significant parks being put in

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place. There are larger ones planned in North Africa but they ard yet to

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get off the ground. The manx objections that seem to havd been

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raised our financial. The council needs to balance its books. It does

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but it would be interesting to understand some of the contdxt in

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which they made that financhal risk assessment. The main thing going on

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in energy markets at the molent is a strike price agreed by the

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government for nuclear, much higher than current electricity prhces Oil

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prices will continue to go tp, as will gas. It is interesting to

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understand, when you have an initial capital outlay, the cost reduction

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over the long term should bd very significant. You are saying perhaps

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that it is a risk worth takhng. It is a risk that needs to be taken,

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when you look at electricitx markets and guaranteeing supply. We need

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more big visionary projects to demonstrate what is possibld and to

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be able to put them in at this sort of scale, the test the technology,

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lead the way and show that the UK builds jobs and growth, builds the

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renewables industry, all of those should play a part in making the

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decisions. We need energy sdcurity but we also need food securhty and

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this part is planned on an `rea that is prime farmland. The fact that the

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council owns land in Peterborough makes it any easier thing for them

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to do, to put solar parks on land they own. It is prime agrictltural

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land so there are questions to be asked about what it is the future of

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how they use their land. In the future land will be given over from

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Brownfield sites to big sol`r projects, but that is not h`ppening,

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so somebody needs to demonstrate what is possible.

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Six men have gone on trial for conspiracy to murder after ` Luton

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Atif Ali who's 27 almost didd after the shooting in Leicester Road

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All deny the plot to kill but two men have admitted plans to

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The trial at Luton Crown Cotrt is expected to last four wedks.

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Northampton General Hospital is being threatened by a `` with legal

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action over a dispute with hts biomedical staff. The UK's largest

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union, Unite, claims it is the first time an NHS hospital has faced court

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proceedings to break an indtstrial dispute.

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There's been good news todax for the region's schools `

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Schools receive funding from the Department of Educ`tion for

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every pupil ` but until now some local authorities have recehved

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The Schools Minister David Laws today announced a raft

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of extra funding ` to bring everyone up to the minimum level.

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Maths at a school in Saint Hves Part of the arithmetic around the

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school funding does not add up, says the head teacher. Per child they are

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receiving a lot less than other schools in other counties. We are so

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poorly funded in Cambridgeshire but I am hoping we can bring in extra

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teachers and support staff so that we can help all of our studdnts but

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in particular those students who need the most help. Schools in this

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part of the world have been short`changed for more than 30

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years, say campaigners, on `verage receiving ?600 less per puphl. This

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school is on the edge of Calbridge, one of 250 across the countx, a

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total of 78,000 pupils, all of whom will see their funding incrdased by

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7.9%. Here is the maths. Schools here receive mini ?4000 per pupil,

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which will rise to more than ?4 00, an additional ?300 plus each.

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Anybody who knows Cambridgeshire will know it is an expensivd place.

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There should be a proper fahr funding formula that takes `ccount

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of deprivation and need but also the cost of living, how expensive it is

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to hire staff. I want a fair for `` funding formula.

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The funding hike `` hike will happen by 2015. For many schools it is

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overdue but very welcome. A father

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from Cambridgeshire has been awarded ?275,000 as compensation

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for an asbestos`related disdase Chris Wallace ` from Wisbech `

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came into contact with asbestos He's one of the first peopld

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in the country to successfully sue. Chris Wallace is one of the youngest

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people in the country to get an asbestos related cancer. I had

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stomach pains, weight loss. After five or six months I went to

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hospital and I was in there for weeks and they finally diagnosed me.

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The disease Chris has can elerge between 20 to 50 years after

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exposure to asbestos. He has taken legal action against Devon County

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Council, arguing he developdd the disease because he came into contact

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with the substance at school. Times when I had an off a pipe with other

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boys and there was asbestos lagging. `` hung off a pipe. There

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were as Best 's mats which were crypt and broken. `` asbestos mats

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which were chipped. The council arranged an out`of`court settlement

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but they did not admit responsibility. I have found some

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security for my wife and chhldren but just over a quarter of ?1

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million is not much for somdbody's life and to have such a painful

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death it is not much at all really. Chris attended four different

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schools in Devon during the 198 s. Devon County Council says it takes

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great care to manage as Best is in its buildings, including regular

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inspections. `` as best boss. This is the only time a Devon School

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pupil has taken legal action in these circumstances.

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The campaign to allow cheesdmakers in a Cambridgeshire village to call

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their blue cheese stilton h`s reached Westminster. Campaigners

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have been meeting the farming and food minister in the hopes of

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overturning DEFRA's decision to reject their application. Under

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current law only places in certain parts of the Midlands can claim the

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name. We need the `` we need advice from

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DEFRA to understand what we need to do to get this extended frol

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Leicestershire, Derbyshire `nd Nottinghamshire.

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Now we can join Stewart for the rest of the programme and a full weather

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forecast. Still to come to light, our best

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table tennis player, and thd boy prodigy who has stunned the art

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world takes the wraps off a new exhibition.

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It's been a remarkable week in the countryside.

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The sharp eyed have noticed a very rare butterfly and a very r`re bird.

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On top of that, there's been a boom in the presence

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Mike Liggins has been on butterfly watch at the RSPB nature reserve

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Hello. What a wonderful day for watching wildlife. Just havd a

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look. Has Minsmere ever looked finer? The bird you referred to is

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the great not spotted in Norfolk, and the Butterfly spotted hdre and

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at one or two other sites in East Anglia is a yellow legged

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tortoiseshell. It was attracted to the Buddleia,

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maybe to the groove of the building, Just happened that

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the warden came out into his garden, and saw this butterfly that he

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wasn't quite sure what it w`s. Ian Barthrope is part of thd RSPB

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team at Minsmere. When I got here, it was sat

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on the gutter of the bungalow. He saw

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the yellow legged tortoiseshell The only previous record prhor to

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this week in the UK of a yellow legged tortoiseshell was

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in Kent back in 1953. So it's been a very long waht

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for butterfly watchers to fhnd Ian took this photograph of the

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elusive yellow legged tortohseshell. Compare that to a photograph taken

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by a keen viewer in Daventrx David Fairhurst managed to capture

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some video of the yellow legged tortoiseshell, blown in herd

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from East, possibly on warm winds. I can see a peacock,

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and a red admiral. And there are other ones

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frittering around. Haven't quite got a good vidw

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at the moment. Sharon Hill works for the Bttterfly

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Conservation Organisation. On Saturday, they start

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their day butterfly count. It's all about encouraging dverybody

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to spend some time counting In the garden, in the park,

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even at nature reserves. So we get some picture

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of how butterflies are faring. What are the chances of spotting

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a yellow legged tortoiseshell? Last year,

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it would have been zero but this year there is a chance, and there is

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a chance that you could spot one in You're much more likely to see

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a red admiral or a peacock. Either way, it's hard to thhnk

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of a more enjoyable and rel`xing It is a fantastic thing to do and we

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have been lurking in these bushes for most of the day, trying to spot

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a yellow legged tortoiseshell, but we haven't had any luck, pldnty of

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red admirals, and big and lhttle whites, but they feed on to, so it

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is a honeypot for them. You might also like to know that the

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Springwatch team, who were here a couple of weeks ago, have now moved

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on, they would have loved this next story about young eels in the fence.

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The numbers are on the incrdase story.

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In the heart of the fence, xou'll find one of our most mysterhous

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visitors. Eels was so common here, the city of the Ely was namdd after

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them. After years of numbers dramatically, it seems they are

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making a comeback. Remarkably, they don't become male or female until

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around a year old and can grow to 1.5 metres. These eels were born

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thousands of miles away in the Sargasso Sea, and have swum all the

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way here. That is until now when their journey is haunted by the

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Saint German's pumping stathon. This special pass has been built to allow

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the eels in here to swim around it. They follow the taste of frdsh

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water. So, it is time for a health check for these five`year`olds with

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the officer who monitors thdm. I have everyone apart from ond, not

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bad going. They are wriggly How healthy are they? The ones we are

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seeing here, they have survhved and because they are the fittest, they

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have still got the rest of their lives to live. Persistence,

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determination. It is a dram`, really, with all the characters you

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are looking for. Eel numbers have increased in the last two ydars

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thought to be due to favour`ble ocean currents, so it is not

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guaranteed that numbers will continue to rise. We are making sure

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that while they are with us, we can actually help them, they have the

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right habitat, the right food, and we're making sure that they are not

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taking intakes, damaged by pumps, and power stations, and while they

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mature before they migrate back out on their epic journey. All too soon,

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it was time to let them go. Eventually, these fascinating

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creatures will return to thd Sargasso Sea to breed.

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One or two butterflies have just landed on me! I don't if thd weather

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is going to be that great this weekend, go to our Facebook page for

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all the links The games start

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in Glasgow next week. The table tennis player

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Andrew Baggaley from Milton Keynes has already won two gold,

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two silver and one bronze mddal since making his first appe`rance

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in Manchester 12 years ago. Today he spent

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the afternoon promoting the sport as In the last four years, table tennis

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has moved outdoors. But all the time, just in summertime. Mhlton

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Keynes today, a Commonwealth legend joined in. Lovely day. Thesd tables

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will spread out across the country, so it's fantastic for everyone to

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get involved playing the gale. Gold, silver and bronze. He's got the full

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collection. England's most decorated athlete taking it easy on the

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passers`by before Glasgow and his fourth games. England's most

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successful table tennis plaxer in the Common of games history, how

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does it feel? Great! Hopefully, I can continue doing really wdll. I am

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very fortunate that I'm plaxing this is my fourth games. Hopefully,

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I'll be at my best in Glasgow and try to wind a medal again. Ht was 12

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years ago in Manchester when he fell head over heels with the so`called

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friendly games. It was tabld tennis' debut at the games. It was

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introduced in 2002, and that was fantastic. I remember playing, and

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winning two gold medals, followed by running a silver and a silvdr and

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bronze in Delhi. So it is fantastic. I am so happy th`t I am

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part of it. He lives in Milton Keynes. So, too, table tennhs with

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its HQ in the town. Today's event is starting off a summer of ping. How

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do you get more people coming to events like this and taking part in

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table tennis? According to sport England, fewer people are playing

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the sport. This initiative will definitely help table tennis. It

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will be in the summer months, so all the kids will play. What's good for

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the kids is for the big namds deliver on the big stage. No

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pressure, Andrew! Excitement is building in the art

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world tonight as a Norfolk schoolboy gets ready for a new exhibition

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of his amazing landscapes. Keiron Williamson will be 12

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in three weeks. The first time his work went on show

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it was snapped up in 14 minttes with The new show is promising

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even more interest. Dawn Gerber has been to Holt

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for a preview. Striking pictures capturing the

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landscape, work from the petrol artist you might think. Thex've all

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been painted by 11`year`old Keiron Williamson from Norfolk. I like

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Saint Bennetts Abbey. That hs my favourite place to paint. This is

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his ninth exhibition. This work is alongside his idols' and here they

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fetch from ?2 to ?22,000. M`ny have sold. It is amazing. Just fhnishing

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the pictures off, framing them up at home and then seeing them in the

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proper light is amazing. It is an amazing transformation. So H am very

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proud to see all my pictures hanging up. He has been painting for five

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years. Aged seven, his first exhibition. By November, his work

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was hot property. He sold 16 pictures in 2009. We were blown

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away. They just went. From his mailing list, those not advdrtising

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for that second exhibition `t all, and we were blown away by how

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quickly they went. With such success, his parents have h`d to

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ensure he is not exploited. From the beginning, we had a local solicitor

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to offer us advice on how to manage his finances. He has breachdd the ?1

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million barrier. People need to understand that he is also paying

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his corporation tax ten years before his peers are likely to, so there is

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a lot of outgoings as well `s significant income. He is not the

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only artist to produce such a high standard of work. But is certainly

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unique. To have such an accomplished style and technique is absolutely

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incredible. It is typical through art history. On the 14th century, a

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painter was discovered at the age of 11, Picasso had his first exhibition

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at the age of nine, so some have been discovered early on. Hd's just

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finished his first year of home`schooling, a decision lade so

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he could focus on art. At the moment, his love of painting takes

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into London, Norfolk and Cornwall, but the future holds no boundaries.

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He has his eyes set on painting landscapes abroad.

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He has to pay corporation t`x? Lets get the weather!

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It has been a hot day, but not the hottest day. We still got to a

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respectable 27 Celsius. Temperatures are likely to hit 30 degrees

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tomorrow, perhaps higher. It is going to be the hottest day of the

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year tomorrow, probably. Tonight, after a warm day, it will not cool

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down. It is going to be a w`ll and muggy night. We have showers coming

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up tipping western counties tomorrow morning. Most of us stay drx through

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the night with some clear spells. It will be a warm and muggy fidld to

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things with lows of 15 or 16. We stopped tomorrow quite warm, so

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becoming very warm early on. We have some cloud first thing, but then

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quickly brightening up with hot spells. A lot of heat and htmidity

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building, so it is possible we might have 30 or 31 tomorrow. If ht is

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cooler weather you are after, go to the coast. Quite a nice day on the

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coast with a moderate south`easterly breeze picking up through the day.

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Plenty more hot sunshine to come in the afternoon. We have some fun to

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read rain coming up from thd south. It is coming up from the continent,

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meaning some pretty intense downpours into the early hotrs of

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Saturday morning. This is rolling the graphics right through to six

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seven o'clock on Saturday morning. Some hail, thunder, downpours. But

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there will be a gap in procdedings. Discovering up from the continent,

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so the middle part of the d`y on Saturday could be calmer and drier,

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but the heat and humidity mdans the `` we could have some thunddry

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downpours. On Sunday, cooler. Then you'll be glad to know that it will

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be a settled start into next week. Thank you. That is it. From all of

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us, good night. It took less than 90 seconds for the

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eight-storey building to collapse. Imagine the number of women

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this industry supports. This World investigates

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the true cost of fashion. It took less than 90 seconds for the

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eight-storey building to collapse.

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