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tonight fighting extradition to Britain after they took their

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Up in court ` the Bedfordshire police offhcers

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charged with assault, misconduct and perverting the course of justice.

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Kettering Hospital faces its toughest test yet.

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Three days with more than 30 inspectors checking standards.

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Coming up later in the programme, it's transfer deadline day

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The BBC radio host who waged a battle this summer with

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First tonight, the two police officers from Bedfordshire `ccused

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They have been charged with racially aggravated assault,

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perverting the course of justice, and misconduct in public office

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It follows an incident in Ltton earlier this year where

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an autistic man, Faruk Ali, claims he was attacked.

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The case has exposed tensions between police and the commtnity

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in Luton with court hearings being held today in Aylesbury and Amersham

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Let's go live to Neil Bradford who has been in court.

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Very serious charges for thdse police officers? Extremely serious

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because as police officers, they are used to putting others throtgh the

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court system but today it w`s themselves in the dock, not once but

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twice, in two separate courts. This morning, they were formally charged

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at Aylesbury magistrates before pleading not guilty to the charges

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in front of a judge here at Amersham Crown Court.

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Leaving court this afternoon, two Police Constables who themselves

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PC Christopher Thomas is ch`rged with racially aggravated assault

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and along with his colleagud, Christopher Pitts,

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perverting the course of justice and misconduct in public office

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There are both accused of lying to senior officers

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and falsifying notes followhng the alleged assault on Luton man,

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It is alleged the 33`year`old, who has severe autism, was beaten

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The alleged incident straindd community relations with police

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Following an angry public mdeting, both officers were suspended

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and Leicestershire Police wdre asked to investigate under

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the supervision of the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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Faruk Ali's family say the proceedings have caused

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It has been difficult for us, it has upset our daily routhne.

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Faruk is very unpredictable at the moment.

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He is not his normal self, his behaviour has changed.

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It has put on additional stress and anxiety onto the family.

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This morning, after a six`month investigation

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the two officers were formally charged at Aylesbury Magistrates

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before appearing in front of a judge at Amersham Crown Court where they

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The Ali family lawyer says he is pleased the case is

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Justice is being sought by both the courts and the

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Therefore we are very pleasdd with the way things are movhng

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very swiftly and we hope justice will be done swiftly also.

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PC Christopher Thomas and Christopher Pitts were both

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They remain suspended from the Bedfordshire force and will

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Both of today's hearings were equally as short. The chargds are so

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serious they cannot be dealt with via Magistrates' Court and that is

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why they came here to the Crown Court but it is unusual for a case

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to be held both in magistrates and Crown Court in the same day, perhaps

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an indication of how seriously this case is being treated. Both officers

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return here in October. This week Kettering Hospital is

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undergoing one The Care Quality Commission,

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which oversees standards in all hospitals, recently rated it

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as one of five hospitals in England Its last inspection

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in January said Kettering f`iled to meet standards in staffing

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and the management of medichnes In a moment, we will be talking to

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the head of inspections for the CQC. It has been a hospital in crisis,

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concerns over care, staffing and Built to cope with half

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the number of people it now treats, it has struggled to keep pace with

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growing demand. An inspection took place in January

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and the Care Quality Commission noted there had been improvdments

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in patient care, but the hospital still faildd to

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meet standards in how medichne is I think there have been

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improvements but we are constantly We know that we get it right

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for most of our patients but we know we still have some areas

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for improvement and that is what we Accident and Emergency has been

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an area of major concern but the hospital now seems to have

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turned waiting times around. The government says 95%

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of people should be seen at A within four hours but back hn April

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2013, that figure A year later, figures had

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improved so 99% of patients were Now people who use

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the hospital are being asked to have their say on what they think

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of treatment here as inspectors The CQC also uses data such

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as mortality rates and waiting times to monitor

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hospitals in between inspections. In July that led to Kettering

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General being rated one of the most The hospital disputes the d`ta

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so earlier I asked the CQC's head of inspections how

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robust the information is. You have to take data at a certain

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point in time and it depends on how long it takes the trust to lonitor

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systems so they can be a delay and we have always been open and honest

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so you can see that the dat` reuse is old data by going onto the site

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and asking the trust to supply us with the most recent data, we can

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see just where the trust is at. Let's take a look at the inspection

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because you have overhauled the way the CQC dolls inspections, they are

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meant to be tougher, how so? We take a team of about 30 for people into

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the hospital. We separate into subroutines which cover the eight

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core services so they will be one team going into the Accident and

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Emergency department, medichne wards, surgical wards, paternity,

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children's, outpatients and a team looking at end of life care.

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Critical care as well. It mdans we take in specialists so we t`ke in

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doctors, nurses, experts by experience so that we can t`lk to

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patients, we can talk to st`ff, we can top to medical staff and have

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those people on board who h`ve an understanding of what it is like a

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king in an NHS Trust. One of the things you want to do is he`r from

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the public, that will be tolorrow night, is there not a danger that

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only people who have had a bad experience with the hospital will

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come forward and tell you? Ht is interesting, when they first started

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this programme, that is what I thought, only the people who believe

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that would turn up but varidty do turn up. People who have had a good

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experience come and say, I have had a good experience of the hospital.

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Also people who are just interested in the process and want to hear from

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other people and can maybe `dd something to the inspection. It is

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tomorrow night at 6:30 at the corn market Hall.

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A man who supplied a sawn off shotgun used to shoot a Luton

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accountant has been jailed for 15 years.

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23`year`old Matthew McCafferty was involved with the shooting of

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Mr Ali was shot in the leg after a dispute over a girlfriend.

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Both the hitman and Shahzah Mahroof, who ordered the attack,

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The number of people reporthng cases of rape is on the increase

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but the number of investigations and convictions is going down.

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It is something Cambridgeshire Police wants to

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change by encouraging more rape victims to come forward.

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In August a similar scheme was launchdd

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by Hertfordshire police but how effective is an awareness c`mpaign

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Just come forward and tell somebody. Eight Ripa victim urges

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others to come forward. The message is aimed at those who keep silent

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about what has happened to them They speak directly to a tr`ined

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officer so they are not going to have two speak to a number of

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strange people because this is an upsetting time for them and they

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need to feel safe and confident that they have the trust in the police to

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deal with it and staying with one officer help that process. Hn

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Peterborough, victims of rates and indecent assault can come to this

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centre for help. Police forces are under government pressure to be

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proactive to encourage more victims of six crimes to come forward. It is

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a very difficult subject to talk about. We try and support them, we

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believe them and we try and support them to make sure their needs are

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met. In Cambridge between April and December 20 12, cases were reported,

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119 of them historic offencds inspired by the Jimmy Savild case.

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In 2013, there were 4032 cases and so far this year, 381. The trend is

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significantly up. It is good that people are coming forward and the

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number of reports are going up but the case is getting to court are

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actually going down and that gap is really concerning. The reasons why

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that is happening are not clear but victims who respond to camp`igns

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like this will only come forward if they have confidence of the Criminal

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Justice System. 50 years ago today the

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Royal Anglian Regiment was formed. It was born out of the mergdr

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of nine old county regiments. Yesterday all three battalions came

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together in Cambridge to celebrate the Golden Jubilee

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and receive the regimental colours Still to come, the comings `nd

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goings in the football transfer market, plus Beryl Wilson's home for

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75 years. According to the NHS, most people in

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the UK are eating too much sugar. It seems that, despite all

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the warnings about obesity and diabetes, we find it hard not

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to satisfy our sweet tooth. So how would you feel

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about giving up sugar altogdther? Well that's what our colleague

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James Whale did this summer. James presents the Breakfast show

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on BBC Essex and you can sed him We will hear from James

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in a moment after this clip from the programme, where J`mes goes

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shopping with a dietician. I might come in

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and think that getting one Well, until you look at the

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packaging, it's difficult to say. If you had three of those,

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that would give you 34.6 gr`ms of If I was to actual go through

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my shopping in the way that Nicole and I have done today,

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I would probably have to add This problem of finding out what is

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in your shopping goes to thd heart of it. Unless you take a large

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magnifying glass, you're gohng to find it very difficult becatse the

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writing is so small. What wd need on packaging is how much each portion,

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whether it is a single bisctit or package, should report how luch it

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is going to get you should. How difficult did you find it to cut out

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sugar? Seriously? Yes! The BBC is full of people who like to bake

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cakes. So it is a little bit difficult. If you put your lind to

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it and are doing it as a test, it's not that difficult. I don't take

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sugar and coffee or tea, I don't put it on cereal and after thred weeks

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I'm beginning to lose my swdet tooth. The longer you do it, the

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easier it gets. We live in ` society of fizzy drinks and processdd foods.

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That is the heart of it. Ye`h. If you want to get fat and unwdll, keep

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drinking fizzy drinks and ghve them to your kids. Give your children

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processed food. Go to the t`keaway every night. That's what to do. Not

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only is there sugar in drinks, it's also unsavoury food as well. Were

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you surprised to find that? To find what actually contained sug`r? I

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don't think I was surprised but I was surprised how much sugar is

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indifferent things. You talk about a can of fizzy juice, you can have 15

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teaspoonfuls of sugar. One banana has sugar that is good for xou, but

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has around 70 spoonfuls of sugar. I think I was surprised just how much

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sugar is in stuff. You went to unhealthy when you started, but did

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you feel better? Well as yot can see I am a fine figure of a man What

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are you laughing at? I do fdel better but I had to tell yot that as

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soon as I had had the test afterwards, they went out and bought

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a slab of chocolate and sat in my car feeling very naughty!

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And Inside Out returns for a new season this evening.

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The football transfer deadlhne is at 11:00pm

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Colchester have also replacdd their manager.

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Yes, transfers ironically bottom of the

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The club says by mutual consent after two years in charge.

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They've replaced him with their academy manager.

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Tony Humes had some time to come to terms with his new role as lanager.

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It's about retaining the phhlosophy of the club and making sure it new

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players continue to come through. They were defeated by Peterborough.

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It is their worst start for nearly 40 years. August has producdd only

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one point. In that run, we have played some very tough teams. We

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showed a lot of courage tod`y and had to take that forward. Btt he

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hasn't been given the chancd. Tough call, a club legend, made almost 200

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appearances. He took over from John Ward two years ago. But latd in

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management has been a struggle. The club is any big transition where we

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are trying to invest in youth. We can only invest so much in the

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player budget. Joe Dunne has managed that. It was just decided that the

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best thing was to give someone else a chance. The average life of a

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football manager is two years, that's how long he has been in

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charge for. He would have h`d much longer. `` wouldn't. They whll

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continue to invest in youth. Tony Humes made his name at Ipswhch in

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the 80s. We'll see how it p`ns out on Saturday. I'm sure I'll dnjoy it.

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That may depend on the results at Walsall.

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Now, the big money transfer we're keeping an eye on could takd

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Ipswich Town's star striker David McGoldrick possibly

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on the verge of a multi`million pound move to the Premier Ldague.

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It's understood Leicester's initial ?6.5 million bid was rejectdd.

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Let's get the very latest from Jonathan Park who's in Ipswhch.

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This was expected to be a btzzy place today. The possible transfer

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of David McGoldrick, star striker and top scorer last season. It

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hasn't happened sold for thd looks as though he is staying herd,

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certainly until the next tr`nsfer in January. It hasn't been met and

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Crystal Palace's interest h`s been cooled. The transfer window is open

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for a couple of hours, so some nervy moments. You happy the news? Very

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happy. It shows the ambition of the club which will be good for

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supporters. Moral would havd been low F David McGoldrick had gone

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Replacing him would be diffhcult. You worried that they haven't got

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into the transfer window brhnging players in? I would like to see a

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new right back, but keeping David McGoldrick is like signing `

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player. There are two on trhal here today. Both good players in the

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past. Whether to go back, I'm not sure. We need goals from midfield,

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so maybe one of them. There has been a little bit of business elsewhere

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today. The main bit of news is Andrew leaving Norwich city for

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Bournemouth, where he was on loan last season. Ryan Watson has joined

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from Leicester City, and Aldx Nicholls has joined Exeter. There

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are 12 hours left of the tr`nsfer window but so far it seems pretty

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quiet `` two hours. Now Neil Adams

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at Norwich admits he's under no pressure to sell, and he's still

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aiming to bring in a defenddr. Arsenal's Ignasi Miquel is

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reportedly close to agreeing a deal. Supporters, though, might bd more

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concerned about possible departures. I think Norwich fans would be keen

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to see Redmond and Hooper staying beyond today. It remains to be seen

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if any other club can take them There are any good financial state.

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They don't have two cell but they don't have two cell but thex're not

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going to tone down a silly offer as we see money sold Robert St`rdust.

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Organisers at Silverstone are hopeful the circuit will be able

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The Circuit of Wales has agreed a deal to hold

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the British Grand Prix for five years, but the track hasn't been

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built yet, meaning MotoGP is looking for a British home for next year.

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Colin Montgomerie completed a dominant defence of his thtle

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in the Travis Perkins Masters, winning at Woburn by ten shots.

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He finished 12 under par, c`pping a brilliant summer after also

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After hitting a century to guide England's women to victory over

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India, Cambridgeshire's Charlotte Edwards leads the side in the first

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of three T20 matches against South Africa at Chelmsford tonight.

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The transfer deadline, remelber is at 11:00pm

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The football page on the BBC Sport website the best way to follow

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Your BBC local radio breakfast bulletins will also

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75 years ago today, Beryl Whllson moved into a new house in Ipswich.

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It was 1939, the day the Second World War started.

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But here's the incredible thing ` Beryl has lived

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Beryl Wilson in front of the house in Bradford Lane which

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Her mum and dad Mason and M`ude bought the house in 1939 for ?3 5.

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When Beryl married John in 0861 they bought the house for ?2000

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Yes, well, the back has changed the most, really.

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There have been three extensions and the garden has changed a bit since

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The children never wanted to move when the younger because thdy

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Beryl's daughter Roz visits on a regular basis,

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as do the grandchildren and the great`grandchild.

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Roz doesn't remember it, but she used to have a bath

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in the sink because the house didn't have centr`l

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I left full`time work and I drew out my payments, and I had ?183

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For that price, we could have had central heating or a new pi`no.

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Beryl's husband John, who also played, sadly died recently.

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It's been a house where we always had fun

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where there has been lots of music, lots of laughter and happindss.

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Just a place we always came back to because it was always hole.

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So congratulations to the house and to Beryl and the family.

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Together, they've had 75 happy years and no doubt there are more to come.

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Just like they do in statelx homes! I love the photo of the babx in the

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sink. The 1st of September means the

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summer is over but it wasn't a bad one. 2014? June, July and the start

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of August gave us warm and tnsettled weather. Unfortunately it ttrned

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more unsettled for the beginner of the summer holidays. The hottest

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temperature recorded across the country was on the 18th of July in

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Essex, reaching 32.2 Celsius. Rainfall figures varied, a lot of

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that following localised downpours. On the 20th July, Canvey Island saw

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90 millimetres of rain. Augtst itself, the Norfolk border solubles

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temperature. On the same night, they went down to two Celsius above

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freezing. Cambridge had the highest rainfall, a lot of that falling in

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heavy downpours between eighth th of August. As for today, we got a

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bit more rain as this systel pushed in from the West, introducing

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thicker cloud. The rain was shown very, not for everyone, but we don't

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have heavy downpours `` showery It will time claggy tonight `` it will

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turn cloudy tonight but temperatures staying in double figures. Tomorrow,

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the system stays over the top of us, so mist and fog worst thing but we

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are expecting a lot of cloud in the few showers, but hopefully

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sunshine. Where that happens, temperatures could get up to 20 or

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21 Celsius. We finished the day largely dry. It looks like high

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pressure stays with us for the risk of the week but the headachd is when

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to be how much cloud we get and therefore how much sunshine. We

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can't rule out something higher We're back with a summary at 8: 0pm

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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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