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Events across the region to mark the beginning of the First World War:

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It still means a lot. It is important for us to respect it.

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Here in Colchester, we recall the role

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They couldn't get them all on the wards, they put them in the gym and

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on the school floor. The region's ambulance chief is

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under fire tonight for what one minister calls

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his "obscene" pay package. And drivers are being warned of

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diversions on the A11 as engineers Colchester has strong links with the

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military, but during the First World War the population was 2000, but

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while the soldiers came herd to train the population doubled by

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20,000. We will hear about the history of Colchester Garrison and

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looking at the vigil. There is, let's have a look at what h`s been

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happening across the region. At the memorial in Huntington,

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they lined up to lay flowers. More than 200 gathered here,

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all ages. I am a childminder so for md

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bringing all the children I have, it is important for them to relember

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and find out history as well. I think it still means a lot and it

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is something we learn about and it is important for us to respdct

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the people who lost their lhves It is a very good turnout

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for Huntington. I thought there would be half a

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dozen people here and the alount of Dozens of flowers laid to m`rk

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the outbreak of World War I. And for the 120 people

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from Huntington lost their lives Respectfully remembering those

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who went to war a century ago. Doctor Marsh is the chief Executive

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It is a part of our history. of two ambulance trusts.

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It is part of what makes us who we are today.

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The three days a week and the West Midlands for

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The past as part of our present our own identity, so remembering our two

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days. He identity as human beings together,

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but then as fellow citizens. earns that's more than the head and

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?90,000 more Yesterday, pipers paraded through

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Bedford, passed than the Prhme Minister. One local health linister

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the final resting place of the 42, killed fighting in the Great War.

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At Stadium MK, 100 balloons were released, one for every year since.

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It is incredibly important that we remember the sacrifice made it's at

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the same time even though hd's doing half

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by quite literally millions of people 100 years ago tod`y.

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It was the most horrific war that mankind has seen, a job.

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and it must never happen ag`in. Over ?9,000 travel costs, ?17,000 a

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In Norwich, messages posted for the men and women who didn't cole home.

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year to take him by taxi A chance

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for people to tell their falily from and even when he is here, hhs hotel

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bill story in a city that saw sacrifice.

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amounts to We lost over 3000 men in total

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from the city, so this is street more for the East of England

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Ambulance Service since he `rrived he saved over ?8 million in back

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after street, areas of the city like King Street. office and BBC

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look East last week he defended look East last week he defended his

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pay. We had a real sense of commtnity. My

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salary is not set by me, These are men who marched toward

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together it is set by others. and often they fell together. I m

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absolutely focused and determined... In Cromer, and amongst the flowers,

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a group read the names You could turn it down. I'm absolutelx

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determined and of those who didn't come hole.

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focused to turn this organisation around into being one of

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Who fought and died in a war meant to end all w`rs.

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focused to turn this organisation around into being one of thd

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Who fought and died in a war meant to end all w`rs. best

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Ambulance Services being drhven from his home to his base here in the

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East of England his home to his base here in the

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East of England means Charles Humphrey. that we gdt at

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least an extra seven hours ` week out of him and he can deal with a

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number of issues around correspondence, e`mails,

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Ernest Baxter. wouldn't be `ble to do

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George Beck. that if he to his base here in the East of England the

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matter is now being I am delighted to say the local MP

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is here, Bob Rossall. Part of this vigil here. Tell us about what we

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have got here. The whole thhng was We'll be back a little bit later on

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looking at the history of the garrison but

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Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter has described the pay of the region s

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The Suffolk MP and Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter has

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described the pay of the region s ambulance boss as "obscene".

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It comes after details emerged about the expenses paid to Dr

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It comes after details emerged about the expenses paid to Dr Anthony

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Anthony Marsh, the chief exdcutive of the East of England Ambulance

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Marsh, the chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Sdrvice.

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Dr Marsh is the Chief Executive of two ambulance trusts.

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The East of England three days a week

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Doctor Marsh is the Chief Executive of two ambulance trusts.

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Doctor Marsh is the Chief Executive of two ambulance trusts. Thd East of

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England three days a week and the West Midlands had two days. He ends

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?230,000 a year. That is Dr Marsh is the Chief Executive

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of two ambulance trusts. The East

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of England three days a week That's more than the head

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of the whole of the NHS and ?90 000 One local health minister

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is not impressed. It's sending

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a very bad message out to albulance staff whose issue is he is being

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paid to salaries at the samd time even though he's doing half

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the job for each ambulance service. His expenses are also

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causing concern. Over ?9000 a year for his r`nge

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Rover travel costs, ?17,000 a year to take him by taxi from

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Shropshire to Cambridgeshird and even when he is here, his hotel bill

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amounts to more than ?7000 ` year. For the East of England ambtlance

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service, it says since he arrived he saved over ?8 million in back

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office and management costs. Speaking on BBC look East l`st

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week he defended his pay. My salary is not set by me,

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it is set by others. I'm absolutely focused

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and determined... I'm absolutely determined and

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focused to turn this organisation around into being one of thd best

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ambulance services in our country. Being driven from his home to his

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base here in the East of England means that we get at least `n extra

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seven hours a week out of hhm and he can deal with a number of issues

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around correspondence, e`mahls, meetings,

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telephone calls and he wouldn't be able to do that if he was driving

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himself across to his base here in the East of England.

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The matter is now being looked A man has been jailed

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for three years after the Peterborough theatre companx he was

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running lost ?1 million while he was Paul Coxwell's company reopdned

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the Broadway Theatre in 2010 after a huge fire at the venue but it

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closed just five months latdr after Louise Hubball was in court

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for today's hearing. when he spoke in court, it hs barely

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more than a whisper and he had from our TV cameras when he arrived. The

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timings of this relate to the massive fire at the Broadwax Theatre

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in 2009. He had just finishdd a prison sentence for fraud and was

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disqualified from being a company director. But he changed his name

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and went on to set up three more companies, essentially with the aim

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of reopening the theatre. That finally happened in 2011, btt with a

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financial disaster and it closed a few months later. Sentencing him,

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the judge told him, you havd no effective financial control over

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money. The immediate impact of the closure was that 30 people lost

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their jobs, the public were left out of pocket and queueing on the

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streets outside the theatre. There were government lawyers in court

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today and they told me that this is an important case.

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A lot of people lost a conshderable amount of money, over ?1 million.

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The local council and the t`xpayer who lost a considerable amotnt of

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Paul Coxwell will begin at that prison sentence of more than three

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years tonight. Louise, thank you very much indeed.

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A young woman pulled from a lake in Milton Keynes last week has died.

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The emergency services were called to the Blue Lagoon in

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The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was airlifted to

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It's the second death at thd site in a fortnight.

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Two teenage boys have also drowned in separate incidents near Luton and

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Peterborough is already the fastest`growing city in England

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but it's predicted to still be in that top spot in ten years time.

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Its population is growing bx around 1.6% a year,

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The city has had the second highest rise in private sector jobs

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and employment, house`buildhng and house prices are all up more

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So how is the city managing to thrive

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A bird's eye view of Peterborough's latest multi`million pound

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A new stand for Peterborough United ground

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and a new skill centre to hdlp train people for the years `head.

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We, as a city, have got to give everybody the opportunity, perfectly

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those people who are young or are unemployed, to retrain into a more

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modern world using a more modern technology and to be in a dhfferent

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sector, so the skills centrd will help some people do th`t.

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But it's not the only development. On the outskirts Gateway

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is becoming home to a number of businesses using the citx's

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At 240 acres, the logistics part here is one

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It's got its own electricitx substation, enough to power

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a small town, because they think a lot of the businesses here will be

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to do with chilled food production, food produced in the Fens, `nd

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The parcel delivery company had taken another five acres.

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It is those market leading companies making that investment,

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those are the kinds of people we are speaking to and the bushnesses

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we are expecting to take th`t proactive step in to this location.

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But while there is developmdnt in the city, more needs to be done.

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What we need to do is develop the businesses even more strongly and

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attract new companies in and we re getting interest, not just national

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companies, but from international companies, so that really bodes well

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for Peterborough's economy and the prosperity

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The council hopes the skills centre will be fhnished

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by the end of the year to hdlp train a workforce for the city's future.

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Chris and Gabby Adcock, the first husband and wife badminton pair to

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win a Commonwealth gold med`l, returned to Milton Keynes today

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Gabby Adcock finished as the tournament's most successful

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player, adding to her silver in the team event and bronzd

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But we continue now with our commemorations

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Welcome back. We have come hnto the castle gardens. Until 1934 there was

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an old tank year, before it was taken away. They have made for this

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year a tank hours of flowers. 1 ,000 flowers. This was a tank whhch was

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using the First World War. They bought that would help to end the

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war quickly. `` thought. Let's continue our coverage now

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of the centenary of the outbreak The story of the English at war has

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involved the garrison town And on 4th August 1914 the town was

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galvanised into action to mdet They still enjoy a game of tennis

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at the Colchester officers club but 100 summers ago, a dist`nt

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bugle call heralded a sudden end to the officers' afternoon tea party

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and a prelude to the Great War. In a weeks to come where chhldren

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play in Abbeyfield, tens of thousands of men will be tr`ined to

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join the kitcheners voluntedr army. They may never have seen a gun

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in their lives. They certainly never

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learned to drill. Andrew Phillips brings

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history to life. Colchester, he says,

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wasn't just another garrison town. Its role

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in the Great War was critic`l. It was a head of the Eastern

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command. It had good rail links with London,

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with the East Coast. It was close to the continent,

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so that not only could you ship troops out but you brought loads

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of wounded in. First in ones and twos, eventually

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a train load of wounded soldiers. And train loads more recruits will

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arrive to be fed into the Great War In the end, Colchester was handling

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tens of thousands of wounded over this period. The artillery were

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based year, the cavalry werd based here. Small businesses are based in

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converted army barracks. We are keen to keep the feel of the arthllery

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barracks as it was, and you can see these columns. Each one indhcating a

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large horse. Do you still gdt a sense of the feel of the buhlding?

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Everyday. You feel what it lust have been like the war. Colchestdr is now

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home to 16 brigades. 3000 troops, compared up to 40,100 years ago The

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town is a focus to show respect for the fallen. `` 40,000, 100 xears

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ago. They burst through the police cordon and rushed towards us

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memorial. They need closure. They needed to touch that war melorial

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because we know the gravestones lined Flanders but they don't line

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Colchester. There is a visu`l starting here at 7pm to mark the

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centenary of the great War `nd there are lots of people here alrdady

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waiting to come. Lots of people coming with photographs. Let's talk

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to the commander of the Colchester Garrison. What does this me`n to you

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as a modern soldier? It is hmportant to mark what was a no significant

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commitment by men, women and children in Colchester for the great

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War. To be part of that as ` commemoration is special. W`rfare

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was different then but from time to time men from Colchester wotld be in

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similar situations, hiding hn dangerous positions. That is right.

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Despite the changes since the First World War, technological ch`nges,

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there are engineering qualities for example Basic soldering, cotrage and

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commitment in the face of the enemy are no difference. Operations in

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Iraq and Afghanistan are thd same as 100 years ago. We heard the

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reference the fact that the soldiers who died in the First World War are

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not buried here. How import`nt is that two soldiers? The scald of the

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First World War was clearly why that had to happen. You will see in

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modern complex men and women being flown back. It is important today

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that fact is accepted. To m`rk the occasion today, what does it mean

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for them? A significant amotnt. We are all comrades in arms, whether

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you are in the Army in 2014, whether you were in the Army in 1914.

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There's a common bond betwedn soldiers because despite thd

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technology, warfare is an a business which involves warfare. Colchester

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has made a significant contribution to all of them. The people have

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turned out to support you. @nother engineering quality is not only the

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nature of warfare, but also the importance of the home front. They

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played a significant role dtring World War II one. It also played an

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important role recently `` World War I. Thank you for being with us this

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evening. We hope your men s`ve where they are. This isn't the only place

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where there are events this evening. Ben Bland is indeed beta brdath

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There has been a whole day of events. `` is in Peterborough. There

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is a converted fish and chip van as part of the occasion. One of the

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highlights is a big meal whhch will happen in the tent behind md. People

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whose relatives died in the war had been invited to attend. One is

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Janet. Tell me who you are remembering. I am commemorating my

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uncle Harry he was killed in the Somme in 1916. He was aged 27 and

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this is his memory card. Thhs is one of the beautiful postcards he sent

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his sister, my grandmother, saying happy Christmas. They are precious

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mementos and have been admired by my grandson who is learning about the

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First World War. Have a really enjoyable evening. Everyone who has

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attended has been asked to bring photos of their relatives. One of

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the other big highlights will be the big lights out events here hn Peter

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breath. The cathedral will be marking that. `` Peterborough.

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I'm delighted to say Stephen Cotterell is here. Across your

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dioceses yet had ceremonies to mark the 100 years? I don't think there

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is a church in Essex where there is not something like this happening.

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It has been moving to see how many people want to see how many people

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wanted him, just to stop and remember. People will say what does

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the church have to do with war. What does it have to do with war?

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Nothing. It has a lot to do with peace. The reason we are relembering

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is the horrors of war. If you look at any memorial there are htndreds

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of names etched into it. We are remembering the sacrifice of those

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young men who were cut down in their prime. Our intentions are primarily

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pastoral. We provide a spacd where people can bring their sorrows and

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Hertz, their confusions and anger at all of this. `` hurt. Do yot ever

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wonder why this happens? Thd God I believe in doesn't start thdse

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things. I'm afraid warfare begins in the human heart and it is God who

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ministers that. The role of the Church in all of this is to support

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those who are caught up in war and witness to a better way, thdir way

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up please. There would have been before the war all of those young

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men going after two war frightened and the church would have bden

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praying over them. The same thing when I been happening on thd other

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side. Its word. The church hs not on any side. Our role is pastoral. It

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is to speak out against the injustices of the world, to speak

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out against the horrors of war, but to support those caught up hn it. We

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have heard in recent months of clerics in this region who went off

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to war and killed in war. Yds. The church does believe there is such

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thing as a just war and just cause. There are sometimes last resort

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where we have to fight. Thex should be a last resort. It is hard with

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the retrospect of 100 years. It is hard to see how the First World

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War... When the war ended wd were still on the same patch of ground it

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happened on. It was a tragedy. The war to end all wars didn't. People

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bought, believing what they were doing was right, fighting for their

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country `` fought. Sometimes religion is at the heart of wars.

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How does that make you feel? Religion is a use for banner. War

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starts in the human hearts. People use all sorts of things as `

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rallying cry to gather people to their cause. But the role of

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religion has always been to bring peace. And the turnout is a

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phenomenal tonight? It is. Today is not a date to discuss the politics.

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It is a day to remember those lives are lost and is a really important

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instinct to say, let's remelber Bishop, thank you. Let's catch up

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with the weather. We have changes this week. Lots of sunshine across

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the region this morning. Yot can see the cloud developing through the

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day. One to isolated showers but most places end on a drying out Any

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showers will quickly fade away and we are with a lot of dry we`ther and

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after midnight it will be l`rgely dry. One or two showers and mist

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patches, and the winds light tonight. Quite a chilly night, 0

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degrees. Comfortable sleeping. Lots of sunshine tomorrow. Like today, we

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will get some patches of cloud developing. I can't rule out one or

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two showers. The east should stay dry and in the sunshine, fedling

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warm, 25 degrees. That south`westerly breeze will tend to

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pick up as we head through the afternoon. Changes will happen on

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Wednesday. Some heavy rain spreading northwards. It could be quite a wet

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morning. That should clear northwards, so by Wednesday

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afternoon something a bit brighter. The risk of a shower but a breezy

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day as well. By Thursday all this bad weather has pulled away. So

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Thursday will be a much better day. Many places staying dry, but the

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risk of one or two showers. As we go into Friday and the weekend, a lot

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of uncertainty but a risk of wet weather. Some rain showers `t time,

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not all the time. There will be some sunshine in the week but do prepare

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for wet weather. So the outlook is heavy rain on Wednesday, showers in

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the afternoon. Thursday is lainly dry with one or two showers. An

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increasing risk of wet weather on Friday and Friday night. Sttart

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Dan, thank you. There is a very dark cloud of others. A World War I

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producer, Sean Peel, is herd. This is not the end, is it? Know,

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everybody is being invited to switch off their lights and burn one candle

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countdown to the declaration of war countdown to the declaration of war

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by Sir Edward Grey, the Fordign Secretary, who said in his private

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moments that the lambs are going out across Europe and will never be let

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again. `` lamps. We are being asked to light a candle and switch the

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lights of. There are also lots of events across the region. I will be

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at the Norwich War Memorial. They are also switching off stredtlights?

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Yes. That is it from us in Colchester. The vigil is about to

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begin, but from us, good night.

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