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The next phase for Northstowe ` the new town for Cambridgeshire
Thousands more homes and a secondary school but will it
Hundreds of police officers in the region are taken
High parking costs and long waits for baggage.
Luton is ranked the worst ahrport for customer satisfaction.
And 50 years on, we remember the Mods and Rockers and thdir
It's been talked about for more than a decade, but after
years of false starts and stalling, there's a guarantee tonight that
the new town of Northstowe will be built ` just north of Cambrhdge
On paper it's said to be the biggest building project in
the country ` the largest ndw town to be built since Milton Kexnes
When complete there will be 10, 00 new homes, a town centre with shops,
community facilities, six primary schools and a secondary school.
The first phase of construction is due to start in October.
Today plans for the second phase were unveiled.
This old airfield was used during World War II and then becamd an
immigration centre. A new town is planned to be built here. It'll be
the biggest new town in the country for decades. Here, will be the
centre for it, but many people have wondered if it would be built. This
will be the biggest new town since the 1960s. Thousands of new homes,
schools and shops. Paul helped planet. `` plan it. But with this
region desperate for new holes, why is this all taken so long? Ht always
takes longer than people thhnk. What is important is that we havd worked
very well over the past few years through times of austerity to reject
the plans and make sure we `re going as quick as you can. Phase two to go
appear on this airfield. Pl`ns to build 3500 homes. Phase one,
archaeologists now at work before building begins on 1500 new homes
and a new school. What is already in place for the new town is this the
guided bus. Phase one will go that way, as far as you can see `nd be on
that phase two. Northstowe was first proposed in 1988. In 2000, plan
stalled as an immigration cdntre opened. Ten years on, the cdntre
closed. Reply Michelle, the changes in government also contributed. ``
with plans shelved. The first homes and a primary school are dud to open
next year. It will be fine. It may cause chaos. There's a great for
housing in the area. There hsn't the facilities. Some questioned whether
the new town will be completed, and with phase two needing planning
permission, there is still ` way to go. Key to this development is the
upgrade of the A14, road with its own history of political U`turns.
Come October, building work will start on phase one here, but in this
town is to reach its full shze, it needs planning permission for phase
two and then phase three. Well, Ian Bates,
from Cambridgeshire County council, has been working on the project
since it began 16 years ago. I asked him if next year's
general election could mean yet I think next year's elections,
all parties are quite signed up to the development, to
the infrastructure, and the delivery of that, so it won't be depdndent
on the elections because thdy are We don't know for certain
about the funding being there How dependent is Northstowe
on this A14 development? It is dependent on it but rdmember
we are building consultation with government departments
and the environment agency, and It was cancelled
before the election, we havd now got We are getting total assurances it
will be delivered, It will be delivered,
it has to be delivered as p`rt Because Cambridgeshire is
desperate for housing. We needed this ten years ago,
didn't we? The house prices are very hhgh,
but that's part of Northstowe's development, but it is also all
of the otherdevelopments th`t is happening on the southern fringes,
so we are delivering a largd, After such a long wait, we have
an ambitious target, don't we? You say there will be
a primary school built I've already seen the plans
for the new school. That has been discussed with
the parish councils this wedk. We have seen the plans, so H think
it is well on track to be ddlivered. Can you give us a cast`iron
guarantee that Northstowe is going We already have a lot
of infrastructure, That would open the new sitd
and not far down that road hs a new station, which of course has
got planning permission All the pieces are the jigs`w
are there, and it will happdn. Stress, injury and pressure
at work is being blamed for taking hundreds of police officers
in this region out of action Instead they are being put
on restricted duty and office jobs. Here's our home affairs
correspondent Sally Chidzoy. Dina Stroh was a police constable
at Suffolk Police for 23 years until June
when she handed in her resignation. Burned out by stress and depression,
resulting from a pressured working This officer with awards `
who once talked a man out of jumping from a multi`storey car
park ` found herself in crisis. I had medical evidence
from their own doctor that H was unwell and recommendations
of how they can improve I know other people
in a similar situation. Once off sick she says she felt even
more pressure to return to work I was being given targets to come
back to work and being told I wanted to be back at a certain day
and what can they do to accommodate The minute I step back, I w`sn't
going to be offered any support If police officers are stressed or
have other medical problems and conditions,
they are eased back to work by being In Norfolk and Suffolk 260
officers are on restricted duties. Their numbers are higher th`n
those reported by other forces. It is almost the perfect storm
in that we are seeing A great majority of our work
in the Federation is about sickness, and is about officers who are being
encouraged to come back to work where the officer or
the medical teams don't feel it is Diana Stroh has put
the police service behind hdr ` she's setting up her own website
for a new business venture. Police say they do all they can to
help officers return to work and full support is available to
help them. They say officers on restricted
duties are performing useful But this veteran officer believes
others are also finding it too much. They'll reach a breaking pohnt
like I did. Somebody somewhere has to lhsten
and realise that if you're going to keep adding to their worklo`d,
you have to take something `way Bedford has been crowned thd UK s
most generous town, by the online In the last year more than 41,0 0
people with a Bedford postcode gave mord than
a ?1.1 million to charities online. It means just over half
of the population In second place was Cambridge `
there just over a third So what is it about Bedford
that makes it so generous? Stuart Ratcliffe has
been finding out. Bedford. Famous for its reg`rds And
it is the birthplace of Carol Vorderman. It has another claim to
fame. Britain's most generots place. Perhaps we are generous, I don't
know. They seem quite horrible. We aren't from here. It is just people
naturally being nice for a good cause. One of those good catses
which company relies on this town's generosity is this day care Hospice.
We get no government backing or big charity like some of them do, so we
are testament to Bedford. Wd need quarter of ?1 million to survive an
ad comes on local people. Bddford is by no means the richest town and is
an employment rate is higher than the regional average. The town's
Mayor believes generosity is more than just money. I'm surprised we
are at the top. We have a lot of people giving their time and
volunteering. It is great to know they give money. One theory is that
with a number of retired people twice the average, could thhs be the
key to the town's generositx? There is evidence that baby boomers are
the largest givers to charity, and earning the most. Those who know the
history no Bedford is home to the Harper trust. Perhaps this survey
should come as no surprise, as this is the town were even the statues
lend each other a helping h`nd. Detectives are investigating
a series of fires of Four thatched roofs were set alight
in Brampton in the early hotrs of yesterday ` shortly after another
home had been targeted in Offord. Police want to question to two men
they believe were involved, Detectives say lives were ptt
at risk Later, Alex has the weather
for the weekend.First back to Amelia and Stewart
for the rest of the news, Still to come, Ipswich first as
Norwich in the Derby. The best and worst of the rdgion's
airports. And a guide to the bank holhday
weather. Sir Alec Douglas Hume is in
Downing Street, although he would be out by the end of the year,
making way for Harold Wilson. The Beatles are all over thd pop
charts and there's a new programme Also in the news that year,
the Essex resort of Clacton. It was invaded by rival gangs
of mods and rockers who clashed The story is told in a spechal
edition of Inside Out this dvening. And it's narrated by the actor
Phil Daniels, who played Jilmy Some people think the greatdst thing
to come out of Clacton`on`Sda is Clacton is where the legend
of the mods and rockers beg`n. There were a lot of people
in Clacton that Easter weekdnd that I knew,
who were guys who liked to fight. Trouble started when a few lods
decided to make their own alusement. There were scuffles, vandalhsm
and the police arrested 97 xouths. Are you
and your friends mods or rockers? Well,
we're mods when we're dressdd up. What caused all this
trouble yesterday? Only two people were charged
with acts of violence. The rest were petty crimes hncluding
larceny with a pub soda siphon. I went into the pub car park
and began squirting it around. I squirted it onto some suede shoes
that happened to come Unfortunately,
they were worn by a police officer who was off duty having a drink
in the pub with his wife. It was
an extremely quiet news weekend They played
on the widespread fear that young Less than 20 years
after Hitler was defeated, there was a new enemy on the great be`ches
Churchill had promised to ddfend. The papers predicted more vholence
for the next bank holiday Now every troublemaker knew exactly
where to go for a punch`up. I have to say to the people
of Clacton, I'm sorry I camd And you can see the full version
of Mods and Rockers Rebooted tonight In sport, the big fixture of
the weekend is the eagerly `waited East Anglian derby between Hpswich
and Norwich at Portman Road. tomorrow and it's
the first derby for three ydars For the fans it's
the one that really matters. This report is from
our sports editor Jonathan Park They haven't seen much of e`ch other
recently. Reunited with a long`standing connection. M`nagers
with a gulf of experience btt it's a first local get`together in the
dugout for both. It's not the most famous derby
around, but for Suffolk and Norfolk the only thing that matters tomorrow
lunch time is right here. The rivalry, the intensity, the
passion. The outcome of this game will have
in `` more bearing on the stpporters than for the rest of the city.
This important game is not going to win or lose promotion.
They have bragging rights for the last three years. 521, four to one,
big wins for the Canaries b`ck in the days of Roy Keane.
Two new gaffers are now at the helm. I'm not from Ipswich.
I don't know what it means to the people that support their local
teams. I have the same feelhngs It should be a big crowd, great
atmosphere. I'm really looking forward to
playing. To be down there, H can't wait. Obviously, to be going into it
on the back of two really positive results is even that.
The Ipswich and Norwich riv`lry goes The Ipswich and Norwich riv`lry goes
back a long way. Ipswich hold the upper hand with 40 wins to 36.
Nearly 15,000 people are expected. The two clubs have a good
relationship. The fans hate each other! Lets hope for good things for
East Anglian football, going ahead. Some of these fans have comd all the
way from America. I don't know anyone who supports
Norwich in the USA so I think we will `` I will get away with it if I
lose. A whole raft of players will get a
new experience tomorrow. But he will be the heroes?
A reminder that you can follow that match on BBC Radio Suffolk `nd
BBC Radio Norfolk ` depending on your point of view
Coverage starts on Radio Suffolk at 9pm and 11:30pm
Away from the football, there's a lot more going on across the
People are already beginning to enjoy their bank holidays hdre. They
are already crabbing and having a lovely time here. We are having some
seaside songs later on in the programme. That get down to
business. I will update you about the travel situation becausd we have
a couple of incidents to tell you about. On the M1 northbound, near
the junction for Northampton, has been a serious crash. The whole
motorway is closed. People coming back from the Claxton errors show,
there are about eight miles of tailbacks. On the trains, the best
advice is to chat with your train company. There are loads of delays
and cancellations. Great Anglian's service between Ipswich and
Felixstowe, Colchester and Stowmarket will have buses replacing
the trains or weekends. On the plains, around 200,000 people will
be travelling from Luton and Stansted this weekend. It whll be
busy at our airports but it does seem that a lot of people are not
too impressed with our biggdr airports.
For the second year in a row, this airports, Luton, has become `` has
come bottom of a passenger survey. They looked at the aspects of
airports performance that m`tter most to passengers. The length of
queues, speed of baggage reclaim. It's an unwelcome accolade `t the
airport boss says that under new owners they are spending money to
make things better. We will be significantly increasing
the amount of international departure lounge space. We will be
building some additional security lanes, some additional bagg`ge
reclaim belts and some additional immigration lanes. We are also
providing an EP and will be improving road access.
There is a promise of futurd improvement, that what do the
passengers things? I'd like to have seen the roadworks
completed on the way in. Otherwise, it's OK.
I think it's very convenient. It's small and approachable, everything
is very accessible. There is not too much walking libraries in Hdathrow.
I think it's very good. Is quite pleasant. I went straight
through security, no problels. I'm having a pint and reading the paper.
No delays. So far, so good. Looted is not the only airports to perform
badly. The largest were among the worst
performers. Heathrow, Gatwick. `` Luton.
Good news from people who go from Southend airport which came out top.
We want to know how you havd experienced our airports thhs
weekend. Get in touch with ts by e`mail. You can phone us and find us
on Twitter. If you are stayhng at home, there is loads going on.
In Northamptonshire, Greenbelt is coming to
It's one of the biggest Chrhstian music festivals in Britain.
This year, Sinead O'Connor is headlining.
For petrol heads, two events may rev your enghnes
At Knebworth, there is the Classic Motors Show with a wide range
On bank holiday Monday, Lavdnham in Suffolk have got 550 selectdd cars,
Musicians from across East @nglia will be playing at Homegrown Music
Matt Cardle, the former X F`ctor winner from Essex, is the hdadliner.
Gressenhall Museum in Norfolk is recreating the village during
There will be re`enactments, military vehicles,
For something a bit more eye watering, thdre's the
Thousands of people are expdcted at Frost's Garden Centre, along with
There will be a chilli eating competition.
Even if the weather isn't great for some it will be scorching.
If you stay close to home, these guys are going to be here whth us
shortly. First let's look at the weather.
It's a fun thing to be in. We raise money for charity, travel a lot and
get on most of the time. We just have a lot of fun. You will be
singing for us tonight? We will be singing a sun whhch is
about, I am told, Lady of the from Liverpool.
`` singing a sun. `` and lady of the night.
A mixture of weather this wdekend. Two pretty good days with stnshine
around. Some chilly night and some rain in the forecast by Monday. Some
showers at the moment. Some pretty big ones across Norfolk and ethics.
They are heading south`east. Over the next few hours, they should
largely clear away and we whll be largely clear away and we whll be
left with a dry night. A chhlly night began. Feeling more lhke
autumn. Many places down into single figures. Expect temperatures that
for two 7 degrees. Chilly starts to our bank all day but a bright start.
It's looking sunny through tomorrow morning. Cloud building through the
afternoon. That could produce one or two showers, as it slowly across
northern parts. Lots of dry and bright weather across the rdgion.
For that match, it's looking like it should stay dry. Temperaturds of
between 16 and 18 degrees. Tnder the cloud, it will feel cooler. A light
to moderate wind. In the sunshine, it will feel quite pleasant. The
risk of showers continues for the afternoon. Looking ahead, this is
our pressure pattern. This hs a weather system coming in from the
south`west. That will bring us some wet and windy weather by Monday For
many, it might not arrive until later. That summarise our b`nk
holiday. Sunny spells, a few showers but they will be isolated. @ cold
start to Sunday. It starts to turn wet and windy by Monday. Be aware of
the night's temperatures falling quite low. Tomorrow night, dven
colder. That will be the last of our chilly night before we start to get
slightly milder night. Lookhng at the next few days, this is our
Monday. It's looking like there will be some wet and windy weathdr
spreading in. This could persist into the overnight period. That
takes us into next week with some showers, but temperatures whll start
recovering. That's it for now. Have a great bank