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very much. That's all from the BBC News at Six. Goodbye from me.

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New figures show that one in five of our children are now classed

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We'll be here later with thd scientists who developed our

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medicines, how they are leading the way across the world.

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And cheers, the Cambridgeshire Vineyard that's

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First tonight, the man who plotted to kill his unborn baby is

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Jamie Smith from Peterborough didn't want to be a father.

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He tried to arrange for Jessica Santos to be attackdd with

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a crowbar, so that she would lose the child.

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Smith recruited his friend Steven Blades to carry out the att`ck.

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They were both in relationships they met and became friends. In

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2013, Jessica Santos became pregnant, she told Smith shd was

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keeping it and that he would not appear on the birth certificate He

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decided the baby would not be born at all.

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Jessica Santos, 18, an expectant mother who became the target

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in a sinister plot, to kill the baby she will give birth to soon.

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The man behind it, Jamie Smhth, aged 23.

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The unborn child's father, who, with his friend Stephen Blades, was

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willing to use extreme violdnce to get rid of a child he didn't want.

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What are your feelings toward him now?

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I am hurt, I feel he betrayed me in a way.

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I can't say I am angry with him but that is how I feel.

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This is the car park in Hampton where Smith, Blades and another man

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A bogus robbery, to happen here at a beauty spot

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A rowing lake close to Peterborough city centre.

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Jessica lured here on the pretence of talking about the pregnancy.

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First, they would be threatdned by knives, then the expectant

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Smith too was to be attacked and injured to make

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None of this gruesome plot took place.

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She was saved from these weapons after ond of the

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His identity is now protectdd by police.

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I have never investigated a incident like this.

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The nature, viciousness of this it is incomprehensible.

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Jessica's family fear she still has feelings for him.

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I will now just raise the child if he wants to have contact with

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his father in the future, I will allow it.

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She said she used to be a confident girl, but now constantly sc`red

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Given a big reason never to trust anyone again.

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The judge told Smith he had a good upbringing and had every advantage.

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He was the primary instigator in this, he wanted his life to continue

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as a normal. 's family said they found it difficult to see hhm in

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court and this was out of character. He begins a seven`year tonight.

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Bin collections, road repairs and social care are all comhng under

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The Borough Council needs to cut spending by more than ?30 mhllion

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That's on top of the ?72 million they've already saved.

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And now they're asking residents for ideas.

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Clooney Street less fun? Shtt the library 's earlier? Or cut back on

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home help `` clean the stredts. Like all councils, Luton need to save

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money. It is now asking for ideas on how to make savings while protecting

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essential services. One suggestion that often comes up is cutthng down

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on managers. That has been like that, we have put a lot of staff,

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lost a lot of managers, people at every level. The basic councillor's

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allowance is ?7,000 a year, if we were to cut bows down to zero, it'd

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be such a small amount, it would not have a big impact `` to cut those

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down. Last year, the council was spending 167 million a year, that

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needs to reduce to 126 millhon by 2017. They need to cut by a further

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33 million in the next two xears to meet that target. One option is to

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look at ways of making monex. Like using this council vehicle depot to

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do an 's. That helps plug the gap, but not completely. Where would

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people make savings, if thex were in charge? But a cross by the ones

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where you would make savings. It is a difficult choice, they ard all

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equally important. Transport. Street cleaning? Street cleaning, traffic.

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Where else would you make s`vings? You have chosen children services

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and counsel. Adult care perhaps All these are valid, I can't sax

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anything. Pick one more than they will leave you in peace. Chhldren's

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services. The least worrying for me would be the libraries and leisure.

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This survey was completely unscientific. What it does show is

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that different services are important to different people. The

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one thing they all agree on is that making cuts and savings is no easy

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task. The man in charge of policing

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Milton Keynes has today condemned an apparent shooting at a house

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in Bletchley. A shot was fired at the door

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of a home on St Helena Avente last Officers are appealing

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for witnesses to come forward. Rising levels

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of childhood obesity have bden And as more children become obese,

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conditions such as diabetes and Across England,

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nearly 19% of 11`year`olds `re described as clinically obese,

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that's almost one in five. But in our region, as you c`n see,

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three areas are Luton is the worst with just over

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23% central Bedfordshire and But in Peterborough,

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the battle has begun, with the council organising fitness classes

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for children who are overwehght Daily life turned into exercise

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This is the first ever holiday camp for overweight children in

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Peterborough. Everyone is hdre by choice. I would just be sitting

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around eating at home. I want to be healthier. Here you can be really

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active, it is really fun and you can meet new kids. I came here because I

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heard it told you about healthy stuff. I really wanted to bd healthy

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and lose weight. I would be spending my holiday sitting at home gaining

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weight. Sitting down playing video games. I used to get bullied, I came

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here and I love it. Three hours a day, they run and jump. Thex shout

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and sweat. Food becomes a ftel, not a mindless compulsion. Slowly but

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surely they learn to love lhfe and respect their bodies. They say they

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feel bad, they don't feel good, they may say that they don't feel good

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all look good. If they are lazy they may have no confidence or self

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esteem. Unhappiness is a word that comes up a lot. This club is part of

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the City Council's effort to tackle childhood obesity. We have had

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children, not on this progr`mme but others. Where if we ask thel by

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removing your fingers when xou play on your computer, is that physical

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activity cop? They say yes ht is, that is quite sad. That is not

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physical activity. The kids will leave here full of energy, not full

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of sugar. A free summer camp that could be life`saving.

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The summer camp is for 10`14`year`olds, but at what age

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should we begin to really focus on a child's nutrition?

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I asked Dr Marie Ann Ha this afternoon.

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You need to start early, thd risk develop throughout life. It is from

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conception to aged two years. During that time, you lay down risk for

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diabetes, heart disease and stroke. That depends on how well notrished

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the mother is. How the mothdr eats during pregnancy, what you `re

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afterwards. `` what you are fed You will not definitely get these

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things, but it will increasd your risk. What is it about children s

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diets now that is causing the obesity problem? It is fizzx

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drinks, soft drinks, bodies don t recognise the added sugar. They will

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drink that then go have a normal mail, which may be a healthx meal,

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but because they have had this extra energy from drinks, they max not

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exercise it. Some do, some don't. It is very difficult to exercise the

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amount of sugar there is in a standard can of cola. What can we do

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to tackle the problem? We c`n swap these beverages for water. Ht

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doesn't taste as good though. Well, your tastes change, if you get used

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to it, you accept it as norlal. It doesn't taste as sweet, but you will

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get used to it over time. It is about persevering and getting used

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to it. Look at the sort of things you snack on, instead of gohng for a

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cake, you go for an apple. What happens if you don't tackle it?

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Degeneration will not have the same life expectancy as their parents. ``

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that generation. Those more diabetes and strokes. There will be ` greater

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number of diabetics, mothers not exercising enough in their teenage

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years up to pregnancy time, that means that both the mother `nd the

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child is at increased risk of type two diabetes later on. Therd needs

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to be major lifestyle changds. The NHS cannot afford the cost of what

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is going to happen. As a society, we cannot afford to support thhs. We

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have some major economic problems. Homes and businesses affectdd

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by this weekend's floods are being urged to contact

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their local councils. People are being asked to provide

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videos and photographs of the flooding, to help cotncils

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and emergency services learn where flood protection

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can be improved. The worst rainfall was on Friday

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afternoon around Bar Hill Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

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said in just over 24 hours they Those are tonight's top stories now

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we join Stewart and Amelia for the rest of the programme.

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Also coming up: We are at Stadium MK where the new

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dawns played the old Dons in the capital cup.

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And beating the UK's best. @ seven medal haul for a vineyard from

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temperature. `` Cambridgeshhre. It's an industry

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which employs 15,000 people in this region in 750 companies and

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does some of the most important work We're talking about life schences,

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which is all about turning cutting`edge

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scientific research into medicines. In this region,

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it's based mainly around Calbridge. It's worth up to ?10 billion

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a year to the local economy and Look East has been told it could

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become five times bigger. In the first of three speci`l

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reports this week, here's otr This research campus is homd to

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many biomedical companies and is one of the jewels in the crown

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of the life sciences cluster that has grown up around Cambridge over

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the last 30 years. The Government has put

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in ?50 million over three ydars Doctor Andy Richards is a dhrector

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here. He was one of a handful

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of young entrepreneurs who got I had been working in West Coast

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biotech companies and I love the band of brothers,

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us against the world, let's change And then the opportunity cale to do

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it here and to do a start`up and I guess,

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in a sense, the rest is history That start`up became

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a big success and the clustdr grew The question is

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why did it keep growing herd? I guess that is about the ctlture,

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environment and world`class science. One of the things that is great to

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see is how people who have succeeded have decided not to go away

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and do something else but to stay here and do their second, third

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fourth, fifth companies People like Andy found ways to turn

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scientific research Today, at least one third

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of life sciences organisations in That is 750 companies

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employing 15,000 people. And there are several research

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sites spread across the reghon. They employ thousands of schentists

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doing cutting`edge research. The main areas

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of expertise include... What it is all about

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in the end is finding better One of the 50 start`ups is this

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company using an antibody discovered in C`mbridge

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to develop a drug to prevent The need

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for anticoagulation is growhng all Our drug is an antibody

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which we seek to ultimately replace warfarin in clinical practice, if it

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works the way we hope it will. How big it could this

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cluster become? I think it could become thrde, four,

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five times the size it is now Certainly the opportunity

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market`wise is there. That kind of expansion would mean

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tens of thousands of new jobs. Whether growth of that scald

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could be accommodated Harriet Fear is the chief executive

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of One Nucleus, which represents I asked her whether it's

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possible that the industry I think it is a realistic ahm, to be

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honest. If you look at what has happened in the sector and region in

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the last 18 months, we have seen a real explosion in life sciences

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with companies listing on the public markets and following the claims

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from the US. On the face of it, growth is exciting and potentially

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good for jobs but do you thhnk we can cope with that kind of

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expansion? I am thinking about housing and infrastructure. If you

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look at the moves by AstraZdneca to move its global headquarters here,

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which will happen by 2017, there are already concerns about houshng and

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accommodating 1500 people so it is a big issue. That said, I think we

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have got the right people in place in certain councils and loc`l

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enterprise partnerships and within the sector who can help makd it

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happen. What about staffing? That is something the industry is already

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struggling with, trying to find enough skilled, qualified pdople.

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That is true. What we find with a lot of our members is that they

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employ individuals from the UK but also internationally. There are some

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real benefits of bringing in international talent. I see more of

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that happening to fill potential gaps. Surely won't run talent would

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be even better. `` home grown talent. Absolutely and various

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colleges in the area are dohng good things. Europe organisation

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represents hundreds of diffdrent companies. I am wondering if you

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could sum up the mood in those companies at the moment. Is that

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excitement? It is difficult to generalise but generally spdaking

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huge excitement, particularly the AstraZeneca news. Companies are

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thinking it might be time to think much better and I sends a bhgger

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appetite to remain a UK company rather than seeking to exit by

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merger with another company. Thank you very much.

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There is a full night of football in the Capital Cup tonight.

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Perhaps the pick of the bunch is at Stadium MK, where the MK Dons

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That's the club that was formed after the

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old Wimbledon moved from London to Milton Keynes and became thd Dons.

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James Burridge is at Stadiul MK and has just sent this report.

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It is not everyday you get to inside a changing before kick`off. This is

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the home changing room. MK Dons are taking on AFC Wimbledon tonhght and

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all of the kit is in place. The boots is always a fascinating part

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of the modern game. Some of them have shocking colours! 20 of pitches

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taken place in their capital one cup tonight. Let's speak with one of the

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coaches here at MK Dons. As any team to be in here. What is the

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atmosphere like before kick`off Pretty relaxed. Once we havd given

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them the information about one hour before kick`off we leave thdm to it

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and let them prepare in thehr own way. There is a science to ht. You

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can see food supplements, t`ctics boards, it is a different g`me than

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two years ago. Haters. The players have got to be bitter about taking

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information on board. All of the preparation has already been done.

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The sports science lab have done their work and the analysis has been

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done so there is nothing we can change one hour before. Tell me

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about tonight. There is alw`ys a bit of tension when you take into

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account the history between these sides. How do the staff tre`t a game

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like tonight? The same like any other. It sounds like a cliche but

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it is the first round of thd cup and we are looking forward to gdtting

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into the second round if we win the game. Everybody is aware of what the

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history is but... Do you fedl the tension from the crowd? I think

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there will be some but we h`ve got to go out and win the game. It is

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important that we do it for the right reasons and the rest of it

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will take care of itself. Ldts hope he win tonight and all of these

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games kicking off at 7:45pm. At the European Athletics

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Championships Goldie Sayers from Cambridgeshire has qualified

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for the Javelin final. She did it with her first throw

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of just over 58 metres. Goldie is captain of the Brhtish

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team in Zurich. The final takes place on Thtrsday

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evening. The days when English wine was

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thought of as a bit of a joke These days, the experts will swill

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it, sniff it, suck over it, spit it out and then agree it's right up

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there with the best in the world. Chilford Hall Vineyard

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in Cambridgeshire is one And what's more, it's just won seven

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medals at the English and Wdlsh Wine With 7000 vines and nine different

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varieties of great, this is one of the oldest vineyards in the

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country, producing thousands of bottles of wine each year and now

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some of those have won a medal. These are the award`winning wines.

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Seven in total. These three got silver and these four got bronze.

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They won the award at a top national competition. It puts their linds up

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there with some of the best in the world. Of the award`winning wines,

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five are white. We had a sp`rkling ros? and also a read. It tells the

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public that the product we `re reducing is as good as what the big

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boys are making. We are a rdlatively small vineyard in that sensd but we

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are able to sit on the same platform as them. It was a good year last

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year and with what we do, they are looking forward to a bumper harvest.

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It means that we have a larger crop than last year. Last year, we

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brought in about 30 tonnes `nd produced 20,000 bottles. Thhs year,

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we estimate more bottles and looking at the level of sunshine is means

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better quality. But even with all this good news, there are still

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having to rebuild the busindss after an arson attack by former mdmbers of

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staff two years ago which rdduced their historic buildings to rubble.

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Now, they are looking to rehnstate the old site, and events venue as

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well as making good wine. We had some pictures of thehr

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sparkling wine are there and it looked wonderful.

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I am not for the! `` I am not fussy!

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We have got low pressure to the north and that has brought hn some

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showers from the West and over the last few hours there have bden one

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or two sharp ones around. They have been spreading in across thd western

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half of the region, hitting gradually eastward. We are not quite

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done with them, still a few around. A lot of places of see a drx

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evening. `` will see. Much of the night looks dry as they fadd, there

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will be clear spells around. A little bit of patchy cloud coming

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and going and quite a for tonight. `` quite a cool night. Tomorrow

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there is a pretty good start today. This low pressure is still lingering

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to North but it will be a bright start with some sunshine at their

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first then. There is the risk of some showers but they should be

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lighter. We start with some sunshine. There will be somd clouds

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building for the afternoon `nd some might just produce an isolated

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shower. Not where the computer project but anywhere across the

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region. In the sunshine, and temperatures climb in most places.

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That breeze will make it fedl cooler at times in the breeze. As for the

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afternoon, mostly dry for m`ny places but the risk of a few showers

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around. As we get to the end of the week, Thursday is looking a bit

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unsettled but as we get to Friday, you can see a front are starting to

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build from the south`west so it will be a transient pressure and you can

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see our next weather systems coming in. Some dry weather for thd end of

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the week and the start of the weekend. Before that we havd

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Thursday, which looks like ht will bring us some more widespre`d

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showers. They could be heavx and sundry and with light winds could be

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slow`moving and that could bring quite a downpour in places. As for

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Friday, it might start out with a shower but through the day, as that

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pressure builds, we should see more dry weather across the region and a

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dry night following. We start our weekend with quite a lot of dry

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weather arrives. Saturday is looking pretty good. Highs of 19 degrees.

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Those weather systems coming in for the end of the weekend and starting

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next week so it will turn unsettled once more.

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Thank you very much. We will see you tomorrow night.

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Have a

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