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MK is already one of Europe's fastest growing cities.

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But now, there are plans whhch would see it bigger than Cardiff!

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Buy 'em cheap, sell them on for millions.

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The secret of success for Peterborough United,

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And, taking to the track, in a truck.

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Why would anyone want to race in an HGV?

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the Rugby World Cup is on its way to Milton Keynes.

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Tickets went on sale today for the matches, including the three

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games which will take place at Stadium MK in October next year.

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Prices range from ?15 for the cheapest seats when Fiji

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face Uruguay or Russia, up to ?150 for the most expdnsive

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There have been concerns expressed that cyber criminals will try

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and buy up tickets to sell on the so`called secondary larket,

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but organisers say they're working hard to make sure genuine f`ns are

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In a moment, we speak to thd chief executive of the Rugby World Cup.

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But, first, this report frol Mike Cartwright in Milton Kdynes.

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Sporting giants have come to Stadium MK before.

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Man United defeated by the Dons here only only last month.

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In this scrum today, Dylan Hartley of England

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Stadium MK hosted his team in the Rugby Heineken Cup.

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A great atmosphere, a cauldron, everyone is right on top

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Stadium MK, the venue for three World Ctp

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the first in October next ydar, the French take on the Canadians.

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On the sixth, Fiji versus Uruguay or Russha.

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At the corporate level, there are boxes available and food and drink,

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The cheapest price for an adult is ?15 for one

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If you want more, you can always pay.

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25% of the stadium will be for those at the cheapest prices.

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At a Dons game, the average crowd is 9,000.

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The capacity of this stadiul is more than 30,000.

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Come the Rugby World Cup, can they fill the seats?

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The Rugby World Cup is coming, do you know about it?

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Part of the stadium, this hotel where Fiji and Samoa will bd based.

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Their presence here and the World Cup, good for MK.

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I want to be sure everyone hn Milton Keynes can get a ticket,

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The real legacy will be about young people, sport,

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It will be about the spotlight on Milton Keynes,

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Today, at Twickenham, the great and good lined up to

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Come October, the rugby elite will be competing here.

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Well, earlier we spoke to the chief executive of Engl`nd Rugby

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2015, and first asked her why they had chosen Stadium MK as a venue.

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We chose Stadium MK as a great venue.

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Secondly, we have had fantastic support from the city

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They are really excited about the event.

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Aligned to that, it is accessible, easy for spectators to get there,

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If you put that package togdther, it wasn't a difficult decishon.

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People talk about the Rugby World Cup coming to England but it is

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the regions it will affect, particularly around Milton Keynes.

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What impact do you hope rugby can have?

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To raise the profile of the regions within the country,

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We have team bases there, a way to take rugby to the regions

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We are looking for ideas whdre they can engage with the community.

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We have the venues and teams going there so we can

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Tickets, how worried are yot about the ticket prices?

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They start as low as ?7, but go up to ?150. Are you worried

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people who want to go may bd put off by the prices?

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I've always said we have to be realistic.

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I was passionate about keephng prices at the lower end

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and ?7 is a good entry pricd for the under`16, ?15 for adults.

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We had to align accessibility with the economics of raising

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There are a lot of tickets that have fair prices.

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It is an even spread for each of those categories.

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When people look at the prices and the matches on offer, it is fair.

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There has been talk about ticket touts, fears pdople

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What I want to happen, we haven't got legislation,

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we have put in place as many things as we can to ensure

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those fans do get the opportunity to get to the games at face value.

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In big events, not just sporting events, the touts will come in

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and two minutes later they will be on ticket sites for a lot more.

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That is why it is a fair ballot a maximum of four tickets per person.

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A resell platform is through our own site.

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The other thing I would say is the only way to be sure that ticket is

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genuine, and valid for entrx, is if you buy through an official site.

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The World Cup is certainly putting Milton Keynes on thd map.

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Now, new plans are being considered which would see it grow to

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The proposals are for another 38,000 houses.

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and is looking at how the new town should dxpand

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It's the latest stage in the town's remarkable development.

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In 1967, Milton Keynes had a population of just 60,000.

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At the last census in 2011, that figure had more than qtadrupled

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In 12 years' time, it's set to grow again by another 5,000.

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And, by 2031, the population could have reached 350,000.

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Wherever you look, it is obvious this town is experiencing ydt

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It is the biggest successes in the South East,

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From someone who's lived all their life here, what was once

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an expanse of green fields, now houses and factories, fantastic

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MK has already identified several sites for more houshng.

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If it wants to avoid development in the wrong areas, it has to have

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We would be subject to hosthle developers who could proposd

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building in the open countrxside and sensitive areas.

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If you don't have the plan hn place, you do have hostile developlent

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then you are obliged to givd consent to those.

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38,000 houses are planned in the next 16 years.

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The people who will live in these homes will also nedd jobs.

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MK has never had a problem attracting companhes.

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What makes Milton Keynes so attractive to businesses is

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It is halfway between London and Birmingham, halfway

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That means, within a 90`mintte drive, they can

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In the last ten years, despite the recession, MK h`s

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The challenge now is to continue that growth in business

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PlanMK consultation runs until December.

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A ?6 million pound state`of`the`art secondary school has been

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The new Technical School is geared towards pupils who have

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a strong interest in subjects such as engineering, electronics

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It aims to build close links with local companies to offdr

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It is the fifth secondary school to be

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opened in Corby which is a fantastic town.

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We hope we get great educathon throughout the town,

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We recently achieved an outstanding in our Ofsted grading

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in April this year, we are pleased to put ourselves officially

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A campaign's begun to raise three quarters

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of a million pounds to try to save a community garden in Peterborough.

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The Green Backyard, near London Road, is used by people across the

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The council owns the land, but wants to sell it to devdlopers

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A real grassroots charity, that it how the Green Backy`rd

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It has been running for five years but, now,

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The input from the community has been huge.

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We are now used by schools across the city, people frol outside

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Volunteers, hundreds and thousands of pdople

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throughout the year benefithng from this space in so many ways

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The loss of people's hope and pride in what they invested is

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Campaigners trying to save the gardens say the Governmdnt is

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now also recognising the value that urban gardens can give.

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There have been a number of reports looking at urban green spacds.

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One from the Federation of Community Gardens which believes

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they are so important they should be built in to city plans.

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The council which owns the land says it had little choice whth

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Funding from the Government to support these schemes is dwhndling.

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We are having to look at assets in the council which are not

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The ?24 million over five ydars we need to deliver,

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The Green Backyard has six lonths to come up with the money,

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otherwise it will be leaving here by next summer.

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The number of prison officers at one of our maximum securhty

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prisons is falling, despite a rise in the number of inm`tes

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The figures from the Howard League for Penal Reform show the ntmber

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of officers at HMP Woodhill near Milton Keynes has fallen to 290

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The Government insists staffing levels are safe for the number

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But the charity believes safety could be compromised.

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Cambridge University has succeeded in raising more than ?1 million to

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The Codex Zacynthius is a Ndw Testament manuscript which features

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It's been in the Cambridge University Library since 1984, and

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it was offered first refusal when the manuscript owner wanted to sell.

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Later, Alex is here with the weathdr.

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Let's join Stewart and Susid now, for more from the region.

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Still to come, Alex will be here with the weather. And what happens

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when HCB vehicles take to the race track.

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New figures released this wdek showed the growing number of people

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It's often seen as a condithon which affects the elderly.

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But Phil Barker got in touch to tell us about his wife Lisa, who was

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diagnosed with early onset dementia two years ago at the age of 45.

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Phil, who's from Norfolk, wanted us to tell Lisa's story.

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That is Mike and Jane's swilming pool. Phil and Lisa Barker looking

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at photographs of a summer holiday in America. Sadly, Lisa can't

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remember nothing about it. @ll of us went to see Jane and Mike in Texas.

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The holiday was two weeks ago. Lisa asks me what we're having to eat in

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the evening and I will tell and then she will ask me again and again And

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if I have to answer you 20 times, then I will answer you 20 thmes so

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that short`term memory is the biggest indication of what hs going

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on. Originally from Liverpool, Lisa was a nurse. She was diagnosed with

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early onset Alzheimer's two years ago at the age of 45. Lisa `nd

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Phil, the chief engineer in the car industry, have two sons aged 15 and

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11. We get by with the support of our fantastic friends. Both other

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families are up in Liverpool and the visit when they can, but certainly

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with the friends we have got around us, in the immediate vicinity, we

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have got many, many friends we can count on, we can call up anx time of

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day or night. Surely lives opposite and she's a great help. I asked to

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see some photographs and Lisa's Mum finds a wedding photo. Can xou

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remember your wedding day? No. Lisa's eyes fill with tears, as they

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often do. She is trying to remember something, anything, but shd can't.

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Lisa's dad also had Alzheimdr's so it is particularly hard for her mum.

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Well, I had noticed for somd time, but you hope against hope that it is

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not happening. You can't believe it's happening again, and it's

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heartbreaking. The thing th`t upsets me most is the boys, they h`ve lost

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a loving mum. Because she w`s so good and cared so much. Now it has

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all gone, really. She knows them and give them hugs, but something has

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gone. We like laughing and joking, so that's still there. We'rd doing

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better in some ways. Lisa c`n do very little now. She likes to watch

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television, but even that appears to be a struggle. It is the kindness of

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friends, families and health care professionals which keep Phhl and

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Lisa going. Hugo de Waal is from Norfolk

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Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. He's one of the leading figtres

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in dementia care. Particularly aggressive in xounger

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people, dementia? It is. If someone gets it at 85 years old or hn their

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40s, while there are many similarities in those situations,

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the younger person will go ` far more destructive course of the older

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son someone who is 85. We are seeing the figures are going up, I'll be

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any closer to identifying what causes it or are we spotting it

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earlier? There has been trelendous progress over the past 15 ydars We

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now more about gene involvelent and all that sort of stuff, but what we

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don't know yet quite is how the cascade of things that go wrong

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leads to the illness in the end and we know it is not just one hllness,

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it is many different forms. While there is a lot of progress, that is

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still a lot to be done. I know you are looking at different waxs of

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helping people through it. Tell me about some of those. In the absence

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of a cure, what we're trying to do is maximise the sort of support we

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can give to people who are living with the illness, and that leans we

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try to put people in a position where they can to some degrde live

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well with dementia. The main problem is after diagnosis, when people are

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talking up the illness, then things go quiet, because specialist

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services, health or social care then to spring into action when

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things are really quite critical. But for many years, people will post

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along as best as they can, trying to make the best of it, but without the

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support and that is what we are looking to achieve. And you are

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trying to find out a lot about their lives before dementia to help them

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when they get it quite badlx. Precisely, because when people are

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further into the illness, they can communicate about themselves as

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easily as they did before, so we have a development called Mx Brain

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Look, which tries to capturd essential information about a person

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after diagnosis in a very friendly way. Music, personally history, the

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things you don't want, the things you do want. That travels in the

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system we are designing with the person as the illness progrdsses and

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is accessible to carers, who might not be able to get to know xou as

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well, but have this precise record of what makes you tick.

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Life has rarely been dull for fans of Peterborough Unhted

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They've enjoyed and endured three promotions and two

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And at the moment they're top of the league.

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So now is the time to build for the future.

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The ground is being redeveloped and they are one

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of the best clubs in the cotntry at finding and developing t`lent.

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When it comes to recruiting talented young players, there is nobody

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better. Darren Ferguson has become the master, finding rough dhamonds

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in non`league, polishing thdm up to become a little gems in the football

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league. You are not buying them to sell them immediately, you `re

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buying them to have success. The players fully understand thdy get

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the opportunity here and we don t stand on their way. Obviously, with

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international weekend just gone we had about 23 scouts at our game so

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that just choose people know we do well without younger players. Few

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had heard of Aaron Maclean, George Boyd. Over 200 goals later, they

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were sold for millions. It hs a policy that appears flawless. These

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players cost less than ?3 mhllion. Beta brewers sold them on for around

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?17 million. Their latest b`rgains scored five goals already this year.

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What they are doing is brilliant and people like me are getting ` chance.

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I don't want to rest on my laurels and settle here, I want to go on as

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they are far can go, but for the time being, this is where I

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differently want to be. Off the pitch, the finishing touches to the

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newsstand. Seats will be installed soon and it should be open by the

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end of September. With the team on the up, these reporters: Wh`t is a

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mortal cup `` they need supporters to come and see their local club.

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Peter Brewer needs championship football. They encompass will help

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them become sustainable long`term. Right now, it is down to hil to get

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them promoted. home tomorrow. In fact, all

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of our league sides are in `ction. We'll have the goals

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in our teatime bulletin on Sunday. Here's a sport we don't havd on Look

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East very often ` truck rachng. When the sport started in the 1 80s,

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they used just normal road`going But now the racers have

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something more purpose` built. We're talking 1000 horsepowdr `

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capable of reaching 100mph. Jonathan Park has been to Snetterton

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to see them in action. Trucks will never match sports cars

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in the glamour stakes, but when it comes to sheer horsepower, there's a

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lorry load here. What is thd secret to driving something as big as this

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round a track? It is all about momentum. It is five and a half

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tonnes of wheat, you have jtst over 1000 horsepower, but once you have

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slowed that either as an most of the racers are hauliers during the week.

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These trucks might have been the ugly ducklings of motor sport, but

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I'm told they can fly. Stew`rt didn't waste any time showing me

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what his machine could be c`pable of, which is quite impressive. A

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normal truck has around 500 horsepower. These are doubld. Zero

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`60 quicker than a portion. `` Porsche. I wanted to try racing

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and I choose truck racing. H really took to it. Ryan was throwing his

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wife in around with plenty of enthusiasm today's practice

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session. Those watching the racing this weekend can expect thrhlls and

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spills, but least because the grid is decided by reversing the results

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of the previous threes. The quickest start at the back. Generallx, when

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somebody comes with an eagld, they're not here very long. The

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trucks race five times over the weekend and the British

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Championships, when friendship in the paddock gets put on hold for

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some no holds barred racing. It looks like fun. But then solebody

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would ask me to have a go and I don't want to do.

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Let's get the weather. And going to start the beautiful

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photograph showing the Northern lights across Norfolk. Therd is a

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very small chance we could see them tonight. If you do get out, look

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North and make sure you are away from any light pollution and let us

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know if you get lucky, parthcularly if you get any photographs. The

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cloud cloud is a benefit today. We have recorded pleasant tempdratures

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for September, a lovely sunny afternoon. We ended a fine with

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breaking cloud. Around 1am hs the best time to catch a glance of the

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Northern lights if they are there. But then it starts to get cloudy and

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there could be missed and folk actions. If there are clouds, it

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could go a few degrees lower. Restart the weekend on a cloudy

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note. But then it looks likd it will shift and it doesn't look that the

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bad forecast. Cooler temper`tures might be recorded at the co`st, but

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it is looking like a reason`ble day, if a little cloudy at times. Looking

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ahead to Sunday, a slight shift with the weather pattern. You'll notice

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the breeze more on Sunday, but it does look like it'll stay l`rgely

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dry and bright. There are shgns it could turn quite unsettled by

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Monday. But Sunday looks re`sonable. The risk of showers as we gdt to the

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start of next week and by mhd week, Edwards is all it will turn quite

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unsettled, but before then, we have reasonable September sunshine and

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temperatures. Sunday Politics returns this weekend

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at 11 a.m.. Have a good weekend.

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