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to be lower than average. Make sure you pack your jumpers if you are

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going away. And why Luton has the worst cancer

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survival rates in this region. We'll be here later

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in the programme, meeting the private postman who's

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delivering letters for half And we're

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in Milton Keynes with badminton's golden couple, the Adcocks,

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back from the Commonwealth Games, Harry Connolly was just

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three`years`old when he was taken to Northampton

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General Hospital suffering After assessment by Dr Tasnim Arif,

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he was sent home, Today a medical tribunal ruled that

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Dr Arif had failed to record the toddler's symptoms properly

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and should have "taken more care". The hearing, in Manchester,

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is to decide whether Dr Tasnim Arif Ben Bland was there and joins us

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now from the BBC's Salford studio. This case is about a 19`month`old

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baby who died. The process is not about finding anyone guilty of

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blaming anyone. It's about whether a doctor fell short of the standards

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expected of her. A number of allegations of misconduct were made

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against Dr Tasnim Arif from Northampton. Today, the tribunal

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found that some of those allegations were proved to be true based on

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evidence heard over the last two weeks.

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Pictures like this, and memories, are all that Harry Connolly's

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parents now have to remember their baby boy.

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In April 2011, they took him twice to Northampton General Hospital.

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The 19`month`old had been having severe vomiting and diarrhoea

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But twice they were sent home and told by doctors it was just a virus.

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Three days later Harry died at home from dehydration and kidney failure.

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This is basic bread and butter paediatrics. We are not talking

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about a chronicle the disease or underlying health conditions. It is

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Today, one of the doctors who saw Harry at

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Northampton General before he died, appeared at a misconduct tribunal.

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Dr Tasnim Arif admitted she had failed to check

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if his weight had changed and record how often and how much Harry had

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The panel found there had been further failures.

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Among them, that Dr Arif had failed to adequately assess Harry

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She failed to record if he was "well hydrated" or not.

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And, she failed to record that he was "lethargic",

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a red flag symptom of dehydration according to medical guidelines.

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The panel sitting here in Manchester told Dr Arif

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"you ought to have taken more care when assessing Harry",

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given that he was brought back to the ward and taking into account

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The tribunal will meet again in January to decide

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if all this affects Dr Arif's fitness to practise.

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After Harry's death, Northampton General Hospital carried

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It found key procedures had not been followed.

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It says it has since made changes and has also

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This summer, they should have been getting him ready to start school

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Instead, they're still seeking answers as to why their little

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To day was the first stage in the process looking at whether the

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allegations were true or not. When the panel meets again in January,

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they moved to the second stage and they will decide whether this calls

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into question Dr Tasnim Arif's fitness to practice. Only after that

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will they consider sanctions, which could, if any, range from needing

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further training to being struck off permanently. However this end, it

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will not bring that back the boy he was so dearly missed.

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A man has been seriously injured after being stabbed in Peterborough.

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The incident happened in Cobden Avenue in Millfield.

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Officers say the victim, who is in his 30s, has suffered

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A 32`year`old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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He has also been taken to Peterborough City Hospital,

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Four pedestrians have been injured after being hit by a car

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in Cambridge, which had earlier failed to stop for police.

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Officers had tried to stop the car in Hills Road just before midnight

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yesterday, but it made off and later mounted the pavement near Station

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Police say the car wasn't being pursued at the time.

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A 43`year`old man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

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The jury has gone out to consider its verdicts in the case of a Luton

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accountant who was gunned down after being caught in the middle

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Atif Ali, then 27, was shot at close range

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He needed a seven`hour operation at Addenbrooke's hospital

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This is a complicated case. There are six defendants all accused of

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conspiracy to commit murder. The master man `` mastermind has said he

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wanted a relationship with Atif Ali's Beyonce. The man who was ``

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who allegedly supplied the weapon. Two other men are also accused of

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being involved. Today, the judge summed up the case to the jury. On

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May 20 last year, Atif Ali with driving to work when he was rammed

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from behind by another vehicle. As he got out, he was blasted in the

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leg with a Sean Belloc saw off a shot gun. The man admits carrying

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out the shooting but said he had no intention of carrying out a

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shooting. If not, he would've shot him in the head to kill him. Both

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men have admitted conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. The

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court also heard about the car, a Ford Mondeo. On the day of the

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shooting, it was caught on CCTV, following Atif Ali's Audi. It had

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been brought the ?300 in cash and left overnight nearby. The keys were

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on the rear wheel arch. They were later collected and used in the

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shooting. There was also evidence about a series of phone calls

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between the three men. The defence says these conversations about

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prying proteins `` buying protein shakes. The judge has told the jury

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they must decide about this. Today, they failed to determine any

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verdicts. They will return on Monday.

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Luton has the worst survival rates for cancer in the region according

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Macmillan says there's an "inexcusable"

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These figures show the percentage of patients who died just one year

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As you can see, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have

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The rest of the region is ranked at 33%, but Luton has

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Earlier I spoke to Dr Nina Pearson from Luton's Clinical Commissioning

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group and asked why more people seem to be dying in Luton?

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This is a complicated picture. In use today is no surprise because we

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do know that our one year survival rates of the cancers are not as good

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in Luton as they are in the rest of the country. We are similar to many

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other deprived areas in the country. There are a number of factors. One

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is the general healthy population, another is the fact that when people

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are having stressed lives because of the level of deprivation, they do

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not necessarily deal with their health as a high priority, because

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there are lots of other things happening. Sometimes they put off

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resenting symptoms to doctors, `` presenting, when they should come

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earlier. What can be done to educate them? We have been doing a lot. We

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have enthusiastically embraced local programmes promoting health advice,

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there have been problems `` programmes on what to do if you have

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a cough or more than three weeks, to go to your doctor. Also, what to do

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if you see blood in your European. Another innovative thing `` your

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ring `` we have been training people to understand more about the

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symptoms of cancer and how to talk to their neighbours and their work

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colleagues about symptoms and to encourage them to go and get any

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symptoms checked out. How far is it a problem that ethnic minorities not

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accessing health care? I think there are a number of factors there. If

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your first language is not English, then locks of the promotional

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materials are in English so it is not English, then locks of the

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promotional materials are in English so it's a bit difficult `` lot.

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Also, you need the confidence to go and talk about the symptoms you are

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having. I can understand why people might find these difficult. You say

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the symptoms are no surprise, but how worried should we be? I think it

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is a really important factor for the population to get behind. Do

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encourage each other. Do look after your health. Don't start smoking in

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the first place. If you are a smoker, we have lots of services to

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help you to stop and we would encourage you to access them. That

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is the best thing you can do to cut your cancer risks. Stop smoking.

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Questions are being asked about how effective the flood defence systems

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in March are, after last week's torrential storms and flooding.

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The network of rivers and drains in the Fens are controlled

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They say under normal conditions, flood water would flow

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But last week, that water remained on the streets.

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The Commissioners say drainage systems in March town centre haven't

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been properly maintained and new housing has made drainage worse.

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Fenland District Council hasn't commented on the allegations.

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Later Alex has the weather and more rain ahead.

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First, back to Susie and David for the rest of the news.

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Still to come. On court with a married couple who won gold at the

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Commonwealth Games. Plus 5000 guides and scouts from all over the world.

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If someone offered to deliver your letters the next day, for less

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than half the price of a first class stamp, would you be tempted?

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If you are, then you wouldn't be alone because that's what's

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Brian Webb, who runs a newspaper delivery business, spotted a gap

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in the market and started postal deliveries in the spring.

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He covers 20 villages around Wisbech and already he's delivering 1,000

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He collects the mail, sorts the mail, delivers it.

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This is Brian Webb, newsagent and now private postman.

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A new career all because of the cost of a stamp.

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I was collecting the money and my customer said to me,

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what ever would your mum say, paying money for posting a letter.

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She said, it goes up next week to 62p.

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Less than half the price of first class.

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His round is growing on foot and by van.

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20 villages, more than 1500 customers.

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Among them, businesses like Linda Pepper's hairdressers.

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Moving away from Royal Mail is quite a big jump, isn't it?

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It is, but at 30p it is a jump worth taking for our local mail.

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Customers buy the sheets for ?3 each.

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When they use a stamp they are marked just like the Royal Mail.

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Stamped, Webb's Postal Service, it is delivered the next day.

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They told us that if a local delivery company can guarantee the

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same level of service under the same requirements, we wish them well.

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And when it comes to deliveries, there are bigger fish to worry about

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I don't believe Brian himself is a threat, but what he's doing could

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be on a larger scale with some of the bigger companies.

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He can't compete when people move to the southern

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hemisphere, but business closer to home, he says, is booming.

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It has just gone from doctors to solicitors,

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He's delivered morning papers all his life,

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An independent mailman who is hoping to take on more staff and the

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People in Frinton on the Essex coast are very proud

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It's very neat, very tidy and very traditional.

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And over the years, they've fought a lot of battles to

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They've opposed bookmakers, ice cream parlours and pubs.

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But now they're taking on the supermarket giant Sainsbury's, and

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This is a town which stands defiantly behind it's white gates,

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determined to keep the traditional feel to its high street.

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Anything that causes a problem comes under close scrutiny.

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Frinton isn't a place that likes change.

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The pub, the fish and chip shop, even the railway gates caused

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controversy when they were replaced with automatic ones.

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Now the town council has asked Sainsbury's to reconsider

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its plans for a new store, saying it's signs are too orange.

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What we don't want to see is this great orange mass at the front.

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I think people will know that Sainsbury's is there,

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and I'm sure they will use it, and I don't think you need to paint

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You could perhaps do something that was more in keeping with the area.

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It is the latest in a list of battles.

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The man who sold ice cream on the seafront was stopped,

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the town resisted having a pub until 2000 and when

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the much disputed fish and chip shop first opened, it had to be nice.

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The council says it welcomes the supermarket but abides

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A spokesperson for Sainsbury's said some concern was raised about

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the signage, but they are always careful to ensure that their stores

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are in keeping with the local areas and they will consider any comments

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made from Frinton residents as they take their plans forward.

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I don't think it matters, to be honest.

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Sainsbury's is Sainsbury's at the end of the day.

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But councillors asked Sainsbury's if it will consider reverting to

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its original black and gold signage, which it considers to be

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Sport now, and the golden couple of the Commonwealth Games, Chris and

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Gabby Adcock, have told Look East they're now hoping for more success

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The pair from Milton Keynes won gold in the badminton mixed doubles,

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the first married couple in their event to do so.

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Barely time to draw breath, English badminton's golden couple

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back home preparing for next week's World Championships.

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They train five times a week, morning and afternoon.

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Two weeks ago at the Commonwealth Games their dedication

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Without sounding too cliched, it is a dream come true.

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You dream about being on top of that podium and with all

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Do you always wander around wearing your medals?

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Yes, we like to look at them now and again and get them out

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of the box, but we are really proud of what we have done and happy we

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Your friends and colleagues around you must hear you coming.

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They sound a bit like a wind chime, moving about.

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The Adcocks are ranked fifth in the world.

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They were the outstanding couple at the Commonwealth, winning

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With the real Olympics just two years away, every second counts

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You're married to each other, do you get bored of each other?

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We are very used to it since we were 16.

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We used to live at the lodge together

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It is really important the partnership, especially as you work

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together and you both have imput, because that is how you progress.

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We are very lucky to do what we love together and

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when we achieve something it makes it all that more special.

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I think it is same at home, because at work we are so much

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It transfers into our home life quite well.

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Commonwealth celebrations have been put on hold

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but with the holiday booked and a first wedding anniversary to come,

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they should buy some quality time together off the court, particularly

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I love that bit where their hated it. If it was that easy, I would do

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In athletics, some of the region's athletes have

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got their sights on medals at the European Championships in Zurich.

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Will Sharman from Corby won Silver last night in the hurdles,

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and this evening there could be more glory in the track and field.

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Until this year his biggest hurdle has been injury and inconsistency,

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but last night all that stood between Will Sharman and a gold

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medal with ten potential stumbling blocks. He was out faster than the

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human eye, but human frailty kicked in and he clattered the gates, lost

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his stride and lost his golden opportunity, silver for him. Mixed

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emotions because I knew I was in the lead. I studied my opposition. I

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know what I am strongest. I didn't expect to be in the lead in the

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middle section, but I dominated it. That is why I was gutted, because I

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could have done more. In the javelin, either through 70 metres,

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an amazing achievement at the surgery and 18 months of heartache.

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58 was not another to be near the podium, and the captain finished

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eighth. On the track tonight, Jill Williams runs in the final of the

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tour in metres. As a junior, she was fated to be a major force, while

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some night it is her chance to win their first grown`up championship.

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If her semifinal stroll over is anything to go by, she has nothing

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to fear. I just did as much as I needed to do. I can as much energy

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as I could. I want to win just as much as anyone else. Also denied is

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Chris Baker in the high jump. `` tonight. Greg Williams is looking to

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add European gold to his Commonwealth title. Good luck to all

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of them. And of course there's a full

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programme of football this weekend. There are previews

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of all the games on the BBC Sport website and coverage of every game

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on your BBC Local radio station. We'll have the goals on Look East

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on Sunday teatime. For the past week,

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Norfolk has had a new town. Population 6000,

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most residents under 15 and It's called Norjam and it's one

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of the biggest scout And as Jenny Kirk reports, children

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from all over the world have come to From as far as field as New Zealand,

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5000 Scouts and guides from 21 countries are here for a week of

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activities, team`building, personal challenges, new friends and of

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chanting. And it is character building stuff. What is in there?

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Irritating. Scary and squashing. This is the size of a small town.

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They have pretty much everything here to keep ten to 18`year`olds

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entertained and cared for. Even on a daily newspaper, a hospital and

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their own radio station. Good morning. What do you think Norjam?

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It is a real chance to do something great. It is a good opportunity to

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do something new, so I decided I would go for it. It is hard to

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resist getting stuck in. Hello, I am Jenny. It is the last afternoon here

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at Norjam and excitement is building. Watch and learn, watch and

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learn. The bottle was spotted by E`coli fans. Moving on. As well as

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barrel loads of fun and a week away from home, there is a deeper message

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to all of this. The highlight is that we have Arabs sitting next to

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Jewish people. It is world peace here in Norfolk. Maybe we should

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have a few scouts helping out the United Nations. The gill scouts

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agreed. We have made new friends `` girl. It is all a long way off from

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campfires. Archery. Everything has been fun. Even the weather? Not

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ready. It finishes tonight. Plan the next ten to `` girl begins next

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week. They will be glad it is finishing tonight, because the

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weather is getting cooler. What a great thing to do. The weather has

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been on and off. great thing to do. The weather has

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been on and off. We have seen some decent spells of sunshine today. We

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have some fine traditions, but some areas of cloud and it has felt

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cooler through the day. This is our satellite image for the last few

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hours. The eastern half is doing well sunshine, but we should see

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some sunny spells at the end of the day. There is a risk of one or two

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showers, certainly for this evening. After we get to about

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midnight and beyond, it should be largely dry with some clear spells

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developing. Quite cool temperatures for tonight. These are our towns and

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cities. Out in the countryside it could get down to single figures in

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one or two spots. The wind coming from the west. So, we start tomorrow

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with good sunshine. It will tend to turn cloudy into the afternoon.

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There is a chance of an isolated shower. Those places at risk are

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those North Eastern corners. A brisk breeze coming from the west.

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Temperatures anywhere between 19 and 20 degrees, so they stayed quiet on

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the cooler side. Where the cloud is, there should be some decent breaks

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to allow for sunshine. It is not a bad start to our weekend. Then it

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changes somewhat for Sunday, because this is our pressure pattern. We

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have a week pressure pattern come in. It looks like a windy forecast

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for Sunday, and that could be some gusts of up to 40 mph. Quite a windy

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forecasts. Let's summarise our weekend. Largely dry, but there

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could be some spot of rain, and some sunny spells around for tomorrow

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morning, but it will be quite windy through Sunday. Let's go back over

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Saturday as it is the best of the two days. A bit more cloud to stop

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the day on Sunday but it will brighten up, perhaps some spots of

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rain. We started Monday with some showers, but look at our

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temperatures, they're going down. A lot more cloud, highs of 16 degrees

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and overnight temperatures into single figures. Summer is still

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here. Clinging on, we are. Have a great

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