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week. Great, Peter, thanks very much. It

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This time 16 people ` including children ` are found

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They don't have x`ray machines or monitors. All they have is their

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eyes and ears. It comes in the week more pressure

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is piled on our hauliers, a shortage of drivers and a new EU directive

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that could keep some off the road. The choices facing our teenagers,

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as new laws mean they must stay We'll have the last in our special

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reports into racing in Newmarket. How has the industry recovered

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after the Godolphin scandal? And meet the bongo babies `

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the little girls keeping hopes We begin tonight with

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the lorry load of men, women and children discovered

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in Peterborough this morning. It's the second time

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in less than two weeks that illegal immigrants have been found

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on vehicles in this region. This morning police were called to

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Frank Perkins Parkway and discovered 16 stowaways who'd

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travelled from Africa. It was less than a fortnight ago

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that 35 people in our region were in a container. By the time they were

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found one had died and not all was seriously ill. A similar discovery

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today. 16 suspected illegal immigrants found hidden in a lorry

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stopped all of them alive but it is another case in which people have

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risked their lives because of their desperation to come to this country.

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This was the moment when police swooped on a lorry

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in Peterborough, after reports that 16 people were hidden inside.

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It has now been confirmed that all 16 were from the North African

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and it is thought they were trying to enter the UK illegally.

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The lorry had just arrived here in Peterborough to deliver parts

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The people inside were discovered at around 9:30am

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The security team at the site called police after the driver said he

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Cambridge police arrested the ten men and six women

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and alerted the Home Office immigration enforcement team.

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The suspected illegal immigrants were to be interviewed

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by enforcement officers before going into police custody.

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A Home Office spokesperson said, we work closely with the police to

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Where someone is found to have no legal right to remain in the UK,

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Thousands of lorries make their way through our region every single day.

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Many of them begin their journeys on the continent, arriving at

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They then make their way along A14 across Northamptonshire,

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It is the responsibility of the lorry drivers and

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their companies to make sure no`one is hidden inside the vehicle.

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If that happens and they haven't taken adequate

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steps to prevent it, they can be fined ?2000 for each person entering

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Yet less than two weeks ago in the south of our region, 35 people,

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including some children, were rescued from a container in Essex.

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They were Sikhs from Afghanistan and one man died during the crossing.

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The others were found after being heard shouting for help and banging

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A reminder of how dangerous such journeys can be and equally how

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A new figure out today shows an increase in the number of people

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migrating to the UK. Up until the year ending March it went up by

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70,000. Of course, that only covers people arriving here legitimately.

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Those who arrive in containers and lorries are not included within

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those figures, and with those thousands of lorries that travel

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through the region every day it is impossible to say how many people

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are attending and succeeding in entering the country illegally.

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Lorry drivers themselves, and the companies they work for,

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are both fined hundreds of pounds for each illegal immigrant

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It could be one of the issues contributing to a

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Haulage firms across the East say they're struggling to recruit

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and a new European qualification is making the problem worse.

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There are warnings we'll all feel the effect

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Rocky Chambers from Northampton got his lorry licence back in the '70s.

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In his mid 50s, he's the average age for an HGV driver.

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It's an industry which is failing to attract young people.

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Rocky says everyone's not cut out for the job.

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You have two be a certain person nowadays. There are so many rules

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and regulations. It seems every five minutes the government changes

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everything and moves the goalposts on what you're been doing for years.

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Recruiting younger drivers isn't the only problem.

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In two weeks time a new European competency qualification comes in,

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which involves 35 extra hours of training.

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At one of the region's training centres ` for the past six weeks `

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they've been full, with drivers trying to meet the deadline.

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Come the tenth of September if they don't compete their training they

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can incur ?1000 in fines. If they have completed the 35 hours but are

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not carrying the qualification card, that is another fine. If you want to

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drive a truck like this it will take you more than three years to qualify

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and cost you between ?3000 and ?4000.

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At one of the oldest family run hauliers in the country they

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have had to turn to agencies to bolster their workforce.

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The agencies are saying they are struggling getting people in. There

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are more older drivers approaching their 50s, even in their 70s. The

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young people are not coming into the industry.

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Back in the cab, Rocky says he welcomes the new training being

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brought in, but there are fears it might put others off and have

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knock on effects on our ability to deliver goods around the country.

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Earlier I met up with Pete Butler ` Employment Services Manager with

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the Road Haulage Association ` to ask what could be done to make

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A lot of places are now offering apprenticeships for logistics.

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That is one way of getting into it because there is no money

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It will cost you a minimum of ?200,000 to get the licence

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which is what is required by the lorry driver today.

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Could they not contribute to the cost?

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But the problem you have with companies, they say,

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I'll train you up, how long are you going to stay with me for?

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Are you going to move down the road for an extra 5p an hour?

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If lifestyle is a factor, surely better pay might make them

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Wouldn't it be better if, like on the continent,

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they have better roadside facilities, supplied by government?

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We have better roadside facilities, truck parts,

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They are secure and it keeps everybody in one place.

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That will cut down on what people call the lifestyle,

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but in fact some people like working in a job Monday to Friday.

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If it is an ageing industry and all the drivers are not going to

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take this qualification, what kind of situation will we be

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A lot of the drivers, who drive your farmers, are temporary drivers.

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They may be retired and the farmers were calling them during harvest

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If they haven't done the driving licence,

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When the Christmas rush starts in October,

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the drivers aren't going to be there to be called in for holiday relief.

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Eventually, when we haven't got enough drivers, goods in the

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When you go to do your weekly shopping at the major

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97% of everything we use in this country goes by road.

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Obviously the country needs to keep on functioning and we need

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We have got to be able to recruit younger people in the industry.

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It is not just the fact that you start

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in the industry at 18 as a driver and that is that until you are 65.

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There is a career path, a progression if they want to do it.

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They go from driving to office staff, to management,

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I want to ask you about our main story tonight,

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the fact that 16 people have been found in a lorry in Peterborough.

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How much of an issue is that for lorry drivers?

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They don't have monitors to check for CO2 emissions.

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All they have is their eyes and their ears.

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If the vehicle is secure, all the flaps down and secured, if it is a

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box van, if the rear door is locked and secured, as far as they are

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If they carry out these checks that is the best they can do.

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Can people really get inside and lock the doors?

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No, what will happen is there will be a team of them.

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It'll be your turn to go tonight and I will stay

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Of course, this might be something else putting

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It could be but security at the ports

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An investigation is underway after a young man was sexually

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It happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning

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in this alleyway next to the mosque between Mawson Road and Mill Road.

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The victim ` in his 20s ` said his attacker was

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of Mediterranean appearance and was wearing a dark hooded top.

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Detectives are scouring CCTV footage from the area.

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Fresh talks are to be held between union leaders and the

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government in a bid to avert further industrial action by firefighters.

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Members of the Fire Brigades Union in England and Wales have staged

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a series of walkouts in protest at plans to change their pensions

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They'll meet the Fire Minister, Penny Mordaunt, next week.

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Work to stop worms destroying an historic site in Hertfordshire

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The chalk cave beneath the streets of Royston dates back to

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But the carvings on the walls were crumbling.

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The vibrations from traffic overhead still pose a threat to the site but

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conservators from English Heritage have managed to control the pests.

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The work took three years to complete.

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I am absolutely over the moon about the work that was done.

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It has made such a difference to the cave.

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It has secured its future for, goodness knows, how many years.

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It is cleaner, it is brighter and we know for sure

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The cost of living for people who live in country areas is now so high

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that some have to choose between buying food or heating their homes.

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Across the East, Luton has the highest proportion of people

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Now one charity is calling on households

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which use heating oil to buy their supplies early, to avoid potential

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Filling up with fuel in the summer may be the last thing on your mind

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but consider this. Right now it would cost ?600. This winter it

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could be ?200 more. It helps if you buy in bulk. Sylvia and others in

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this village have signed up to a syndicate scheme which has 3000

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vendors across Norfolk. What makes this syndicate different it is not

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just placing an order for us, it goes into a county syndicate. We get

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the benefits from that. How much have you saved? About ?100. The team

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negotiate on Sylvia's Behar. Each month it buys 150,000 litres of oil

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`` Sylvia's but `` behalf. How much cheaper than the market price? 2p

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cheaper which makes a big difference over the year. The charity says the

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cost of living is the biggest issue for many in these areas. It is the

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difference between putting food on your table. We are seen is getting

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worse over the last few years. But oil price over the last jerk of a

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template for a roller`coaster, so why the distributors give us an

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easier ride? `` last year could be a template. We have to follow the

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market trends. While many top of their towns, those in the

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countryside can top up their tanks. The new academic year is fast

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approaching, and just two weeks after the GCSE

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results, many teenagers are still From this year, the Government's

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raising the participation age. That means that everyone is now

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expected to either study full time, work or volunteer, while still

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doing some form of training, But what does it mean

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for the students at the centre It's an anxious time

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for these students. They've just had their GCSE results,

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but many of them are still There's only one thing for sure,

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a change in the law means they have to continue in education or

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training until they're 18. Leaving school to do nothing

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is no longer an option. Having nothing is no good to anyone.

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It doesn't help their self`esteem or their confidence. We want a

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confident young workforce who are ready for employment.

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10,000 youngsters study here at Northampton College.

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Today, prospective students were given a chance to see

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Opening`day gives people a chance to think what they want to do. I wasn't

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sure what I wanted to do. It is helpful because I didn't know what I

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wanted to do, but to date has held me.

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But not all teenagers want to be a full`time student.

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Andy Parsons turned down a university place to do

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an engineering apprenticeship with Siemens.

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After three years he's just been taken on as a qualified technician.

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I chose an apprenticeship over university because I could in and I

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had some support beyond my education. I was guaranteed a job

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which I am now in. There are more career progression choices.

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And that's one clear advantage over university, where students gain a

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useful qualification, but afterwards often struggle to find work.

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When he finished university you go into a big pool of people with the

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same qualifications. In an apprenticeship it relates to what

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you want to do. You also have the experience. Apprenticeships are

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growing in popularity, especially with students being put off by the

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fees. There are young people who don't want to be left with death and

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want to learn skills earlier in their career. That is why we are

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putting emphasis in reinvigorating apprenticeships. Not all options

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suit all teenagers, but with the choice of college or apprenticeships

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or volunteering, it is hoped everyone can work towards a future

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career. Last year, the Godolphin racing

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stables in Newmarket was the centre of a major doping scandal,

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with the revelation that trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni had injected

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horses with illegal steroids. A second Newmarket trainer was then

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caught doing the same thing, and the two were banned

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for a total of 13 years. In the final part

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of our special series on horse racing, Louise Hubball asks, has

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Newmarket's reputation recovered? In Newmarket,

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reputation is everything. But this was the scandal that

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sent shock waves through racing. Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni

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banned for eight years Another Newmarket trainer,

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Gerard Butler, banned for five, More than 12 months on,

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a day at the races, like here at And with the best view in the house,

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this voice of the sport welcomes the British Horse

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Racing Authority's new guidelines in response to the scandal, including

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drugs testing without warning. They have brought out a new format

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which will go over the world, which no drugs will be allowed to use to

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help horses run faster. Has a reputation recovered? Yes. We have

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got rid of bad apples. And here you don't have to look far

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for an expert opinion It is typical of any environment in

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which you have big money. There is always somebody trying to get an

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edge. In this case, the culprits were caught. They were punished and

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they are no longer in the game. It hasn't had any effect on

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attendances. It hasn't affected betting turnover. Is there any

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lasting damage? It is a reputation long established and is a world wide

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reputation, which hasn't been damaged.

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Godolphin politely declined my request for an interview.

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And certainly here on Newmarket's gallops it's very much business

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And that's a bonus for the regions economy.

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The reality is the trainers bring an ?80 million of the local area and

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employ more than 2000 people. And there is more investment

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proposed, a new, ?5 million gallops here on the racecourse side to

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reduce horses having to cross town. There are a lot of countries across

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the world that all ready race. There is China which has been talked

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about. We manage the biggest gallops in the world. We are training over

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there. We are also providing horses. A lot of brooding goes on here and

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any industry setting up will require significant numbers of horses.

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The National Horse Racing Museum is also being completely revamped

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and enhanced ` and hopes to pull in 50,000 visitors to the town a year.

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One of the things we have is the opportunity to refocus on the

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reputation internationally as the historic home of horse racing. This

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is where it started and where the historic home of horse racing. This

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is where it started and weather `` where the world comes to see horse

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racing. But this whole complex industry

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revolves around the health An outbreak of equine flu would cost

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racing millions of pounds and research is ongoing in Newmarket

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to improve vaccines. If it breaks down, the horses aren't

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protected. This is a world steeped in heritage

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and bloodlines ` but as the past year has proved, reputation can be

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robust and ensure future success. After their victory against

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Manchester United, MK dons will play Bradford. The manager admits he will

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face a battle to keep some of his best players. He says the club

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doesn't need or have to sell but admits interest has grown.

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New arrivals at Woburn Safari Park could play a key role

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in the conservation of a rare species of antelope.

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There are thought to be only around 100 East African mountain

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Now their number has been boosted by the birth of twins

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Their keeper Lindsey Banks has been telling Look East

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They were born on the 3rd of August and are about three weeks old so

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we're keeping a close eye on them, but they seem to be doing well,

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It is really amazing for keepers here to have these babies.

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The bongo is a species which is endangered

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and they're twins, so it is rare to have twins of this species.

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Historically, there's only been recorded 50 sets

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of bongo twins in captivity, two of which have only survived

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These guys grow real fast so they are cute at the minute but they will

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By the time they are one they will be adults.

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One seems a little bolder than the other.

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As an antelope species, they are stunning.

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It is a real shame that it is the one animal people don't know

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They are a mountain antelope so they are classed

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These populations are fragmented so the conservationists are trying to

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get the populations together as they can increase the gene diversity,

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so it is why it is important we are breeding this species so potentially

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in the future these animals, genetically, can contribute to

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We wait until they are a few weeks old to give them a name, and this

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section we name according to the year so we will have to start

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Gorgeous little things. Let's take a look at what the weather has in

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store for us. Hallo, the end of August is looking mix but a sneak

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preview for September `` hello. We will see some fine and dry weather.

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Haemorrhages respectable for the beginning of September and also some

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sunshine `` temperatures. We have a weak weather front moving in. It has

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produced rain across Wales and eastern England. It will weaken when

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it gets to us. There's a lot of cloud so it will be a cloudy

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evening. Some cloud breaks the rain giving spit and spot for this

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evening. The rain arriving across Cambridgeshire as well as western

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part of Norfolk. Some places remaining dry. The rain is very

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patchy but this evening you may find a bit of dampness in places.

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Overnight it will remain dry weather a lot of cloud, some clear skies

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with the breeze is strong. It'll blow that cloud crosses and in the

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morning it could rain. With that rain and cloud the temperatures are

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holding up into double figures, around 12 or 13 Celsius. Tomorrow

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morning start and a bit of a cloudy note and a breezy one. We are likely

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to see that dampness again and that is because an area of high pressure

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up towards Scotland. You may find a bit of rain coming in from time to

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time, but many areas remaining dry, and the breeze will blow the cloud

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quickly across East Anglia alone some blue sky and sunshine. In any

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sunshine, temperatures holding around 19 or 20 Celsius. If you are

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stepping out tomorrow night, it could be damp in places again but it

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will be a mild night. Temperatures holding up in double figures, around

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12 or 13 Celsius. As I said, high pressure slowly moving in from the

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south. This is a hurricane in possession of two words, but not

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bothering us. The good news is that there will be a light breeze. Let's

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have a look at the sorry. Cloudy on Friday and Saturday, Sunday writer

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then come Monday, some good sunny spells `` brighter. That is all from

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now. I will be back with the late update at 10pm. Have a good evening.

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Go away if you don't me to speak to you like that!

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Most schools exclude disruptive pupils.

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I ain't putting up with this any more.

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But one school takes them in and promises five GCSEs.

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