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In the programme tonight: now join the BBC's news teams where

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We're being kept in the dark ` a mother whose son was treated

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by a paedophile doctor says they need more information.

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Angry. Very angry. We're not getting any answers.

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A former sergeant wins more than ?200,000 in compensation

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The costs of running a rugbx club ` why Bedford is looking

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And the Antiques Roadshow in Northamptonshire ` you shmply

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Within the past hour, Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has issued

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an apology for the way it h`s handled the Myles Bradbury scandal.

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The hospital said the case had been 'deeply distressing' for evdryone.

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It has apologised specifically for not contacting parents who complain

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they have been left in the dark and says lessons have been learned.

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One mother, whose son was treated by Dr Bradbury, told Look E`st

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she's angry at the lack of communication from Addenbrooke's.

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This report is from our homd affairs correspondent Sally Chidzoy.

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The last years have been difficult for the Jones family after their son

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was diagnosed with leukaemi`. He was treated by Myles Bradbury btt they

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are disappointed that the only letter they have received is one

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telling them he was under police investigation. Angry, very `ngry. We

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don't know whether her son was involved are not our home any more

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children might not have realised. There are so many answers that

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nobody seems to be telling ts. Another family has told the BBC the

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first year by the family is when it was on the news.

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The hospital chose 800 families to tell about Myles Bradbury. Those

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patients directly under his care and receiving active treatment for a

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chronic condition. It meant a significant number were not told.

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Tonight, parents concerned `bout the lack of medication one support. I

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think ideally Addenbrooke's Hospital should write to people who lade have

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been involved. It is a dreadful matter and clearly people are

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worried. We want as much information as possible. At least then they have

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that reassurance and are not being kept in the dark. A statement from

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the hospital said. After trdatment lasting over three years,

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14`year`old Calum is much bdtter now. His parents and other family 's

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praise Addenbrooke's Hospit`l staff for doing everything they could for

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their children. What it is Lyles Bradbury's shocking deceit `nd

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betrayal of staff and familhes that will linger.

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And remember, Addenbrooke's hospital has a dedicated helpline opdn Monday

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The number on your screen now or you can call the NSPCC 24 hours a day.

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A former police sergeant has hit out at the Bedfordshire force

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after winning more than ?200,00 in compensation over racial

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Harmit Bahra says the conditions he had to endure ruined the last

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The epaulettes of the things of most sentimental value. When Harlit Bahra

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joined the police aged 18, he had dreams of becoming a senior officer.

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But he said he was a victim of racial discrimination as he rose

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through the ranks. Passed over for promotion. It ruined my lifd for

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several years and the policd `` in the police. I find it very difficult

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to be in the company of somd police officers note. There are only a

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select few I do associate whth and I blank out the fact I blank out the

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factory was ever a policeman. Last week, an employment tribunal found

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in his favour, awarding him ?210,000. My concerns were that

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senior officers were prepardd to carry out the discrimination needed

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against me, there's no reissues for the public. `` reassurance. A

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disciplinary has began into home in litigants are treated within the

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force. It is there a problel with racism in Bedfordshire Police? I

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have to reassure communities that the only thing I have seen from

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officers in the front line hs a real passion and care for the people of

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Bedfordshire. People are very proud to work for Bedfordshire Police and

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I have seen nothing but exelplary behaviour. But Harmit Bahra who

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represented himself believes other officers have also been victims of

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discrimination. They are too afraid to come forward. They are worried

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about how this will affect their career. Harmit Bahra, who rdtired

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this year, said he has been left to wonder what could have been. My aims

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and hopes were to make history with Bedfordshire Police as the first

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Indian Chief Inspector and Superintendent. I feel I have been

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robbed of that are now able be known as individual who took them to an

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employment tribunal. `` and will now be known.

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For years they've been at the centre of

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But tonight it seems plans for a set of solar energy sites around

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The City Council wanted to build the wind and solar farms on 900 acres of

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But the proposals have alwaxs been controversial with the local MP

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This field has been used to grow wheat. It has recently been

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harvested and all that is ldft stubble. If the City Council's plan

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was to go ahead, there would be solar panels here across thhs whole

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field. Not just this field, but hundreds of acres of farmland around

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Peterborough, making it one of the largest solar farms in Europe. The

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farmer, a tenant year for 30 years, doesn't want the scheme to go ahead.

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I asked him what he made of this latest delay.

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It just puts uncertainty into all the farmers.

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Obviously I'm more involved than some because it's going to take

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It's uncertainty all the tile and, and with farming,

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One estimate says that it would cost ?300 million to build. The council

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says it would generate much`needed income. So why have they put off

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making a decision? They consider a number of issues. Among thel, the

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impact of delay as Government click at plans. Also the fact that the

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Government said there will be a reduction in subsidy and by the time

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it is built, they may get a lower price for the electricity they

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generate. Politically,

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the Conservative administration in Westminster simply will kick this

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to the long grass anyway. My role was to ensure that

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the information people could make The plans have been controvdrsial

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ever since they were put forward. The city's Conservative MP wants to

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see the whole scheme scrappdd. Independent people can see that this

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scheme is not going anywherd fast. It's not financially viable,

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it's hugely unpopular, and H think it's high time that Peterborough

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City Council faced up to re`lity and actually pulled the plug

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on even more public expenditure And I suspect we are unlikely to see

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a final decision made on thhs until after the general election next

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May. It cost ?22 million to build

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but before a single customer has passed through

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its doors, Tesco has boarded up `` brand new. Shares in the

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supermarket company fell sh`rply The new store in Chatteris will now

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be mothballed but there are concerns it could deter other investors

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as Mike Cartwright explains. It's up, it's finished. Nearly

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50,000 square feet. It was supposed to open in a month. But instead it

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is going to be mothballed. Councillors found out when Tesco

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sending this letter, telling them it's opening would be delaydd. They

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have taken Chatteris for a ride I take exception to that. I fhght very

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hard for the town and I am disgusted that the firm as big as Tesco think

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they can do something like this `` a firm. We have been given permission

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to come up on the roof. The mound in the distance. There is a new

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roundabout and new road system. It all cost ?22 million. So whdn is it

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going to open? Tesco executhves and in the middle, the developer. Today,

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she told us it would open. The retail market is constantly

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changing. Retailers had to `dapt to change and assess things. From that

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point of view, fitting out the store before Christmas didn't work in

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terms of regional strategy. `` retail strategy. It's nothing

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specific to Chatteris. The decision comes as Tesco suspended for a bit

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senior executives today aftdr profits were overstated by `n

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estimated ?250 million. Somd didn't want the store to come here in the

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first place. Instead of shoppers, there are security guards hdre.

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The police watchdog has been called in to review the death of

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Officers were called to reports of a fight at a house in Allen Close

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in Bletchley on Friday but when they arrived,

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Hours later a man was taken from the house to hospital where he died

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A 50`year`old man arrested on suspicion of murder has been

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I'll be back with a late update of tonight's stories at 10:00pm

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Behind the scenes at the antiques road show. A week old and already a

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star, the big baby is pulling in the crowds.

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The shadow chancellor Ed Balls has told Look East the Labour P`rty

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failed to help working class people when it was last in Governmdnt.

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He was speaking at the Labotr Party Conference about the challenges

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This report from our political correspondent Andrew Sinclahr.

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Labour is working hard in its target seats. This is Norwich North, where

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every weekend party activists are out delivering leaflets and

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listening to people 's concdrns They still see their energy bills

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going up. A lot of people h`ve not had a pay rise in years. Thdy feel

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that the coalition aren't actually doing anything for them practically.

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There are 13 target seats across their region. Labour will not be

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happy if it doesn't win at least eight of them. It felt confhdent

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until recently. Then the success of the UK Independence party in some

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areas confirmed what activists have long feared: That you get is picking

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up support from Labour voters. A survey found that 47% of melbers are

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worried about UKIP and view the party leadership isn't taking the

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threat seriously enough. If you look at why people are attracted to UKIP

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they tend to be the kind of people you haven't gone to univershty I had

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insecure jobs and art immigrants. You are left with the white working

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class, which is a tradition`l Labour core vote that we seem to bd losing.

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The Shadow Chancellor is in charge of campaigning in our region. He

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accepted a UKIP problem which needs addressing. If you want change in

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the key seats then voting L`bour is the only choice. Many peopld want to

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vote UKIP. We know there ard a lot of people who have had a very tough

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time and are frustrated. Thd last Labour governments did not doing

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enough for working people. They didn't do enough to control

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immigration. We have learned our lesson. We will also work h`rd for

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working people with policies that will actually make a differdnce to

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their lives. It is something that keeps coming up in conversations

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here at Labour's conference. A lot of people from our region are

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concerned. But no one is sure how to combat the threat of UKIP. @ndrew

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joins us now from the Labour Party conference in Manchester. They have

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also made a big announcement about police and crime permission ``

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commissioners. Yes, a futurd Labour Government will abolish polhce and

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kite `` police and crime commissioners. It will save ?50

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million. That money will be ploughed into front`line policing. It is one

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of the Coalition Government's big ideas. We were to have a directly

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elected person in charge of the local police first that back force.

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Labour say the idea isn't working say the public don't really like it

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and points to the low turnott in the election. There has also bedn quite

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a lot of controversy, not ldast no `` those in Norfolk and

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Bedfordshire. Many want to see them go. What would replace them? I don't

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think Labour and all yet. They say it will be an imaginative solution

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and better than just another police authority. We have had the first

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action tonight from one of the police and crime commission as

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Norfolk. He said that Labour's idea was a joke and a pathetic attempt to

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win votes. Thank you. The Prime Minister was busy

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today hosting a summit of sdnior Greater powers devolved to

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the regions of England. Tonight the BBC East progralme

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Inside Out has been finding out how there was a regional parlialent

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or assembly in Norwich I wotld Regardless of the amount

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of money that body might have to support tourism and bring vhsitors

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into the area from London, they would naturally be drawn to the

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east rather than to us in the West. I think the idea

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of a regional assembly or government is, to some extent,

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divisive because there is always So has the Government opened a can

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of worms on devolution in the East? That's on Inside Out tonight

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at 7.30pm on BBC One. To sport now, and

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in football Ipswich will be aiming to close in on the play`off places

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when they head to Wigan tonhght Town are looking

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for their third straight win. They have made a reasonable start,

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but not as good as Norwich. They drew this weekend

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but they are hoping for a qtick a point, but once again, happy fans

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are purring with satisfaction. The manager this morning was

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still talking about a cruci`l We avoided the complacency

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and the lack of tempo we had Then again, we still conceddd two

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goals that we were annoyed with We are really pleased again with

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the comeback. Norwich have scored nine second

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half goals in just over one week. Cameron Jerome got five of them

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including both against Birmhngham. It is that spirit and self belief

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that has helped them stretch 48 hours on

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from Norwich's latest thriller. All quiet here, but fans have had

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plenty to shout about so far. Five wins

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from their opening eight gales. Their only defeat came

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on the opening day. We have a good chance

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of winning the championship Are you surprised

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about how well they have recovered We didn't expect someone like

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Neil Adams to come in I have every confidence in

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Neil Adams to take us back tp to If Norwich don't go up at the end

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of the season it won't be dte to They have the quality and the

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ability and the confidence to go up. Fans hope a united city can

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bounce back at the first attempt. In rugby Northampton Saints has

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a good day at Newcastle yesterday. Four tries, a bonus point and they

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are up to third in the Premhership. But in the Championship it's a

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different story for Bedford Blues. They're yet to win and are

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near the bottom of the leagte. Now they're also having to think

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about the future as their Chairman and major financial backer has

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announced he's retiring Chairman, Geoff Irvine,

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helped rescue them from financial oblivion and kept

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them on the straight and narrow But now the man with

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the money is moving on. So where next for the region's

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second biggest rugby club? If I drop dead tomorrow

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the club will go on. Bedford Blues would not be surviving

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today without your money. In two`years time they have

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to find a way to do so. That is the process that we are

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in now. So Bedford have a bright,

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bold new vision. They need

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the facilities to be modernhsed There is even talk of a centre

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of excellence and bringing `ll But at the top

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of that list is premiership rugby. When you combine all of the demands,

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the bill is vast. The blues currently average match

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gates of 2600 with a turnovdr They have a loss of

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about ?150,000 each season. There are plans to improve the whole

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structure of rugby in Bedford, but All

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of the clubs have come together and for the first time I can relember,

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they all agree on a principle. That is that they have gone

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as far as they can at the moment. The junior clubs need proper

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coaching and facilities, If the pinnacle is going to be

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Bedford Blues in the premiership There were people before me

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and there will be people after me. People in Bedford will

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always react to the crisis. It is an opportunity they h`ve

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for rugby to survive and thrive If you saw the Antiques Roadshow

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last night you'll know it c`me from In fact there was

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so much to see they decided to make So there are still

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a lot more treasures to be revealed Not least a very unusual, s`tirical

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chair which isn't an antiqud at all! Anna Todd went

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along to watch the filming. They came in droves, clutchhng their

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treasures and feel of antichpation. So you have a stick. Yes. I don t

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know what sort of stick it hs. It has some funny markings and I think

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it is from the lacemaking industry and wanted explained. We don't know

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if it is Georgian or a reproduction, is just sits in the corner of my

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sitting room and worries me. A semi`roofless Elizabethan m`nsion is

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the backdrop to the antiques road show. Fiona Bruce is raring to go.

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Every time I lot `` come it is unexpected. I have found about ``

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found out about one item I `m going to be filming, but it is right up my

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alley. But that chair was everywhere. It was a crowd pulling,

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satirical modern masterpiecd. I ve I brought my old tool box dathng from

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the 1880s. That was the thing that was focused on. When they s`w the

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chair in our lounge they sahd, wow, can we bring that? But at fhrst it

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was only valued at if you ground. Because I knew how long it took me,

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and I spent about 500 hours making it, they put a minimum of ?00,0 0 on

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it. It would work very well in portcullis house, where the MPs have

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their offices. It would be ` constant reminder to them of the

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things they're predecessors have got up to. Some hopes were raisdd,

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others were dashed. It didn't matter. For most it was eight Jolly

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good day out. `` it was eight. This not so literal feather was born

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in a couple of days ago at Whipsnade zoo. He is already a hit with the

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crowds. Mum is very proud. Hf that hasn't made you smile then hopefully

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today's sunshine has. The temperatures have risen tod`y. Many

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places aren't far behind, btt the only difference was the north

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Norfolk coast, where the exception to the rule was only around 15

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Celsius. There was plenty of sunshine. We did have some cloud,

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but a lot of clear sky and blue sky. We will have a lot of clear sky

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overnight. Underneath that clear sky we will see some mist and p`tchy fog

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developing and it will be qtite chilly. The computer says the lows

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will they be in built`up ardas, in rural areas it will be as low as

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three Celsius. That could mdan a touch of ground frost. A prdtty

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chilly start tomorrow. High pressure in charge as a weather front pushes

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in from the North ringing r`in tomorrow night. Tomorrow morning

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will be chilly, but dry. Anx mist and fog should clear quicklx and we

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should have some decent spells of sunshine. More cloud than today We

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hold onto the light winds. Ht looks like a dry end to the day. Hnto

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tomorrow evening we see mord cloud coming in and eventually sole rain.

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Most of it will be light and Shari, but we cannot rule out some heavy

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bursts. `` and showering. That should clear on Wednesday w`rning

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and it will become brighter with sunny spells developing. A breezy

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day on Wednesday, Thursday `nd Friday. Thursday and Friday will

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have much more cloud around. This may produce some light rain, but

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hopefully both days producing some sunshine. It should become warmer

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overnight as well.

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