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In the programme tonight: Ignoring rural businesses.
Allegations that parts of Fenland are being overlooked
Police describe the behaviour of Helen Bailey's fiance
Pioneering new treatment for teenagers who self-harm finds
And Peaky the robot takes a rocket ride into near space carrying
messages to the world from schoolchildren
First tonight there are claims tonight that businesses in Fenland
are missing out on tens of thousands of pounds of support because
the Local Enterprise Partnership is targetting more affluent
It's an allegation supported by the local MP Stephen Barclay
who says the partnership set up by the Government to promote
economic growth is actually failing some rural areas.
He says the LEP must be made more accountable and that
A Fenland company with a multi-million pound turnover.
These are destined to become high-tech MRI
One to help decommissioned Sellafield, but say lack of funding
from the Enterprise Partnership is hindering their expansion plans.
Much of what we do here ultimately results in money in the pockets of
our employees which goes into the local community.
All of the local shops, services, ultimately benefit
from the investment and the growth of this business.
We have got a terrific opportunity to turn this
into a very, very substantial business over the next two years.
And we have had very little support, sadly.
The enterprise partnership at the heart of all of this is based
Its aim is to bring inward investment of
Government funding to help businesses.
It works across eight different counties with the aim of
trying to bring in more jobs across the whole of the area.
One of the MPs for fenland claims that
companies and infrastructure projects are not being treated
There is concerns in terms of major projects such as with
Beach Rail, such as duelling the A47 which appear to be making no
progress whatsoever, when schemes with a weaker business case
elsewhere in the county are being request by the local enterprise
There is a lack of transparency as to how they are
reaching those investment decisions, why they are pushing schemes to the
south of the county and not those in fenland.
But the enterprise partnership like they were targeting
the more affluent parts of the region.
Infrastructure delivery, to whatever part of the county or
I think that is the reality, as well.
We understand that local people feel they need
it and need it now, that is
Can you understand why they feel they're
I can understand why they feel like they
are being forgotten, but other areas will feel the same.
Companies here feel they will continue to expand,
but say the rate at which they can grow and grasp opportunities is
Our political correspondent Andrew Sinclair joins us now.
The Government sets a lot of store by Local Enterprise
on this. It was the last month, the made up of local business people and
a handful of local councillors and their job is to champion local
growth to improve their local economy. The idea that local people
know best what the local economy means, so why don't they do the
lobbying? The Treasury does listen very carefully to them. The greater
Cambridgeshire MEP was very instrumental in getting the A4
upgraded. That has been important for the county. I think what
frustrates politicians in Fenland is that they look over the border at
the Norfolk and Suffolk areas, and they see that there is money there
and investment going into Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. I think
politicians in ten Pack three worried that they are being ignored.
Steven Barclay was complaining about the lack
This is a complaint from across the country. Maybe from Labour all
editions -- mainly. MEPs are becoming increasingly powerful. We
the public can't hold them to account and we can't vote them out
of office if we can't like them. I don't know how we get past this
accountability issue. There is another issue why this row matters,
Cambridgeshire is about to get devolution and critics of devolution
were worried that this one large authority with its one men would put
all the funding into Cambridge at the expense of the local county.
This incident will make them a bit nervous.
And Andrew will be joining us again later in the programme
The fiance of the murdered children's author Helen Bailey
was non-committal and "couldn't be bothered" when police
tried to interview him over her disappearance,
Ian Stewart is accused of sedating and killing Ms Bailey,
before dumping her body in a cesspit at their home in Royston.
Today police officers told the court that Stewart was reluctant to be
formally interviewed, but watched their every
move as they searched for his missing partner.
Kate Bradbrook is at St Albans Crown Court now.
Today we saw a police interview which was conducted with Ian Stewart
back in April. Also today police have released audio of a phone call
in which Ian Stuart reports is fiancee missing. We can hear extract
from that now. How can I help? My partner has been missing since
Monday and has not contacted anyone. Sergei was going away. Hasn't gone
where she said she was going. We just decided we should report it.
Yes. Has been reported already? No. And she has been missing since
Monday? Yes. Other evidence today focused on police searches of Helen
Bailey's home in Royston in the three months until her body was
discovered. Helen Bailey was last seen
on the 11th of April last year and reported missing to police
a few days later. Officers searched
Helen's home in Royston several times along
with the Today, the court heard
from one of the officers Special Sergeant
Nicole Goodier said... She said he was very inquisitive,
asking why we were doing things. He was watching our
every single move. Another officer, Sergeant
Stephen Oliphant, said at first Ian Stewart was very
accommodating, that of other times He said he appeared
to be in pain from his recent surgery, holding
his hand to his side. It was the job of DC Holly Deigns
to conduct a formal recorded She said he didn't want
to do the interview. She said he very rarely make eye
contact and on one occasion after a conversation
we had with him... He said Ian Stewart only started
to relax when officers had He agreed to be
interviewed on the 22nd The prosecution claim Ian Stuart
sedated his fiancee with sleeping pills before killing her
and putting her body Ian Stewart denies murder, fraud,
perverting the course of justice and preventing
a lawful burial. At that police interview was played,
Ian Stewart was deemed too weak in the dock. We also heard he told
police that she had left a note and that they had set a wedding date for
September 20 16. This case will continue on Monday.
It's often a hidden problem and notoriously hard to treat.
But teenagers who carry out self-harm are being offered
a new form of therapy in Milton Keynes and it's showing
It uses techniques like mindfulness to help young people
It's expensive, but should save the NHS money in the long term.
So, when I was about 12, I was in a psychologically-abusive
relationship which affected me quite badly
mentally and I started turning to self harm as a coping mechanism.
I started showing signs that I wanted to kill myself and I was
depressed and that I just didn't want to be alive all be here.
Hard stories to hear, but these teenagers
Over 3,000 referrals were made to the child and adolescent mental
health services in the past year and this number is growing.
But therapists here believe they have the tool
Over the past year, Milton Keynes CAMHS has rolled out a
new type of therapy called DBT which aims
to help young people who
frequently self harm, or have attempted suicide.
The treatment programme runs for up to a year and
works on a new way of addressing emotional crisis.
Using therapies such as distress tolerance and
we distress tolerance where we build skills and
the tips skills way you do things like temperature, so you have change
of temperature, so you can have like a really cold
bath or shower kind of
thing and it just brings a different sensation.
The treatment costs between ?70,000 and ?100,000 a year.
But the trust says it will save them money.
I think historically, these are the kinds of people who come to
CAMHS who end up coming to A E multiple times.
Who end up being admitted to in-patient units for
Who might end up being transferred to adult mental health
So, hopefully this is going to stop some
of those things happening and save money in the long run.
The trust says they are committed to using DBT
Prince William has officially announced that he is to leave his
job The palace says that it will mean
that he can spend more time on Royal duties. The prince as he has love
being part of a team that saves lives everyday. He stops in the
summer. Later, Julie has the weather
for the rest of the weekend, First back to Stewart
and Susie for the rest Stay with us for your
weekend weather forecast. We have an interview
with under-pressure And we go to an American diner
in Essex, to find out what they think
about President Trump. You would be forgiven for thinking
that MPs at Westminster have got just one thing on their minds
at the moment - Brexit - particularly after the
events of this week. None of them know where they will be
working in a few years' time. The Houses of Parliament
are in desperate need of repair and officials want to move everyone
out of the building for up to six years, while the
work takes place. Some of our MPs are
resigned to the idea, but others are kicking up a fuss.
Our political correspondent Andrew Sinclair has been listening
to both sides of the argument. Pretty much directly
under the Central Lobby. This is the bit of the Houses
of Parliament which the public Deep underground are corridors
stuffed with pipework and wiring, Physically, there is not enough room
to fit any more pipework. My guide is Andy Piper, who is
drawing up the renovation plans. He points out the crumbling
brickwork and some of We know what type of cables
they are, but what we don't know is where they run,
what they serve and what they do. This is the current
telephone system here. That is the current
telephone system?! That is the current telephone
system for Westminster. MPs say it is a problem which cannot
be ignored any longer. We are talking about
the possibility that, at any stage, we could have part
of the building, We know there has been
dozens of potential The building has really not
been properly maintained And when you get up on the roof,
the wear and tear is clear to see. Everyone is agreed that
extensive work is needed. The big question is,
how do you do it? Do you move everyone away from this
building for six years and do Or allow MPs and their staff
to stay here, but let And that option would
also be more expensive. The recommendation is to
move out altogether. The safest option,
as well as the cheapest option, is to get out of it and let
the workers get on with it. Then, we will have,
I think, the best result. At this time of Brexit,
I think it is crucial we make best use of this iconic building,
the Houses of Parliament. The alternative will be,
at a time when we are trying to make international friends and secure
favourable trade agreements, are we going to be operating
from the courtyard of the Department of Health?
What message does that send? The MP has become the unofficial
leader of the campaign A decision is needed soon,
because this work will not wait. And Shailesh Vara will be one
of the guests this week So, too, will Julian Huppert,
from the Liberal Democrats. We will be talking about
the problems facing Parliament and the latest funding
crisis to hit students. That is on Sunday
at 11am on BBC One. As you may have seen,
Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President
of the United States. Almost one million people
thronged Washington for Of course, the event
was followed across the world and it was the big talking point at
the Bungalow Diner in Colchester - a little corner of America in Essex.
Dawn Gerber was there. It is a slice of America,
but in the county of Essex. And it has got everything you would
want from an American diner. People come from far
and wide to visit, because they obviously like to
taste our American food. A good old-fashioned jukebox
and a range of classic burgers, And my breakfast favourite,
pancakes with maple syrup. Pancakes aside, today
is all about the man who is going to be in charge of the USA
for the next four years. American businessman
Donald Trump is the 45th He is a man that controversy seems
to follow and one who uses Twitter, instead of press conferences,
to speak to the public. Today at the Capitol Building
in Washington, he took the Oath of Office, where he promised
to protect America and its people and to be a good leader,
which his fans embrace. But that is something that
some of the US ex-pats I don't think he's going
to protect our daily lives, things like the cost
of healthcare, the cost of food. They are stocking the
government with people I think the idea of protecting the
American people is the one thing that he is committed to doing. He
will do it through the enhancement of national security and through
putting a lot of money into the defence sector. We all need to be
watching him. As global citizens and Americans. The president says he
wants to make America great again, create more jobs and be tough on
terrorism and immigration. As the billionaire takes office, supporters
will mark today is a great day. Those against them, they are more
likely to be anxiously watching his every move over the next four years.
Yes, and after a wretched week for Ipswich, Town boss Mick McCarthy
said he is in no mood to quit. Here is Tom.
He remains focused on tomorrow's trip to Huddersfield.
Mick McCarthy told me he has no intention of walking away.
He has been in charge at Ipswich for more than four years.
He saved them from relegation. Nearly took them up.
But this week, Town were knocked out of the Cup.
Humiliated by non-league Lincoln, live on television,
leading to some fans urging him to quit.
It was an awful result, it was an awful performance,
and all the things people said about it.
Embarrassing, humiliating, yeah, it is.
But I think we should give Lincoln credit,
I thought they were excellent in both games and deserved to win it.
I have been the giantslayer before and it's great
You bask in the glory and everyone is patting you on the back.
And, of course, whether we are giants or not, I guess we are,
in terms of the comparison, then, it's horrible.
It's dreadful. Yesterday was awful.
But do you know what, there's nothing I can do about that now.
The last three league performances have been good.
The last result was good, so that's what we want to get back to.
Sad as it may be, as humbling as it may be, and humiliating as it might
We've got to go to Huddersfield and gather our feathers
No doubt you have felt the brunt of fans' wrath on many occasions.
I've also felt the glory on a number of occasions, as well.
I've probably had more of that since being here
Pats on the back. It's been good.
This season has been different. Does it bother me?
I prefer to have nice things said about me and not to have people
giving me stick and the team stick, but you know, they come to watch
us win, they want to watch us play well.
And we didn't do that, so I accept it.
Would you ever walk away from Ipswich, Mick?
No, I've no intentions of doing that.
I don't know if I can be any more determined.
If I could, that suggests that I'm not being as determined
It's as far away from the truth as can be.
No, I remain as focused and as determined to be a success here.
As you said, a hugely-encouraging display in the league last week.
Huddersfield away. That's a tough one, though.
Of course it is. And so is Preston and so is Derby
when they come here. We've not had an easy one yet.
Mick McCarthy is the longest-serving manager in the Championship.
Appointed in November 2012. Simon Grayson at Preston is second.
Then, former Norwich boss, Chris Hughton.
Fourth on the list is the current Norwich manager Alex Neil,
whose under-pressure side play Wolves tomorrow,
who are now managed by another former City boss, Paul Lambert.
Everyone connected with Norwich is wanting Norwich to win the game,
so the best opportunity and the best chance for us to win the game
is if the fans support the players and, hopefully, be very vocal
in getting behind them. But I fully appreciate
and understand that we have to give them a performance to shout about.
At Northampton, it is Justin Edinburgh's
Tomorrow, that will mean a short trip down the M1 to play MK Dons.
The new Cobblers' manager has been promised money to spend
and has already made his first signing,
with Crystal Palace striker Keshi Anderson arriving on loan.
We are going to play off the front foot.
My teams have always been set up to do that.
And that is what this team will be set up to do.
So, we have got to raise the morale, the confidence,
but I saw very good signs this morning in training.
And as we are in the football transfer window, how about this?
Manchester City have forked out a staggering ?175,000, to buy
Southend's 13-year-old defender, Finley Burns.
Apparently, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal were all interested.
He had been playing for the under-16s.
Southend have said it is a huge compliment for their academy.
Rugby union now and England head coach Eddie Jones has named
four Northampton players in his Six Nations squad.
Courtney Lawes, Teimana Harrison, Dylan Hartley and Tom Wood
Next week, Jones will confirm whether Hartley will lead the side.
His team mates certainly think he should continue as captain.
He is working as hard as I have ever seen him work
He can only hope that Eddie gives him another shot
at skipping the side. I think he deserves it.
He has been fantastic for us in the last 12 months.
And European action for Northampton tonight at Montpellier.
Saints are bottom of the group and cannot qualify.
In the British Irish Cup tomorrow, Bedford's final group game
Finally, Huntingdon's Olympic gymnast Dan Keatings has
announced his retirement, at the of 27.
A former European Champion, Dan also won Commonwealth gold in Glasgow.
He says he has many great memories, "but now needs to kick back,
"drink some beers and spend time with the wife!"
Well done to Mick McCarthy for giving us that interview.
Most people will remember K-9 in Doctor Who or maybe
has become the latest robot in space.
It was helped on its way by 800 school children
and is programmed to speak messages from children across the world.
It was launched in Royston this morning.
Named Peakey, after astronaut Tim Peake,
this small blue robot is about to boldly go into near space.
His mission - to teach children all about space
There is a lot of excitement around robotics, interest
in robotics and a lot of talk about a robotic revolution.
This is really all about enabling children to explore
the difficulties of getting robots to do real-world jobs.
Over 800 children from around the globe entered a competition
to come up with messages for Peaky to relay back down to Earth.
12 have been selected and, as soon as the robot
reaches 20,000 metres, he should spring into action.
This is a tracker, so this senses height.
The GPS device there. Height and location.
But with the launch imminent, I'm not sure Peaky is convinced.
However, now is not the time for seconds thoughts.
Yes, cos if it is afraid of heights, it might be really scared!
You do not get to see that sort of thing every day and it was just
a very good opportunity for us to have that opportunity.
Back at mission control, there were concerns that Peaky might
be making a splash landing in the sea.
The other robot left behind just glad it wasn't him!
I wanted to go myself, but did not make it through robot
astronaut training. The truth is, heights make me dizzy.
The good news is that Peaky landed safely on land in Lincolnshire,
allowing a giant leap in understanding for his fans here.
Now, we can catch up on the weather forecast
Lastly, it was fairly cold. Many places below freezing. A beautiful
winter day today. Thank you very much for this wonderful photograph.
This was a beautiful sunset near Great Yarmouth a little while ago.
Norfolk did see some sunshine today. Some areas of cloud the South
Dublin. Moreover the feeding during the next few hours. But overnight,
clear sky and that could mean along a sharp frost. Again, temperatures
could drop down to minus 5-6 C. High pressure in charge tomorrow, but it
shifts position slightly, so it means we could have a bit more in
the way of cloud. The frost will eventually disappear and that will
be helped by the increase in cloud expected from the North Sea. For
most of us, a dry day and the further south you are, the more
likely you are to enjoy some sunshine. Temperatures tomorrow,
like today, a rise of around 5-6 C. Moderate wind. We finished the be
fine and dry. Sunday, high-pressure steam in charge. Most and fog to
clear first thing, but I better chance of all those getting some
sunshine during the day. For the start of the working week, much the
same pattern, but mist and fog could linger in many products. It could
actually Steve Withers wrote the day in some parts. Thank you very much.
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