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First tonight: We could see bigger class sizes

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in our schools if a shortage of teachers is not sorted out.

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That's the warning from some headteachers

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as they start a recruitment drive to try and fill increasing

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There are over 300 teacher vacancies in our region,

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84 of which are in Northamptonshire where a predicted rise in the number

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First tonight: We could see bigger class sizes

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in our schools if a shortage of teachers is not sorted out.

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That's the warning from some headteachers

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as they start a recruitment drive to try and fill increasing

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There are over 300 teacher vacancies in our region,

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84 of which are in Northamptonshire where a predicted rise in the number

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I'm going to give you a fraction sum on the board, and I want you to

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Emma Aldridge is a trainee, teaching others but learning herself.

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But not enough other people want to do what

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I think it is probably one of the most rewarding and

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challenging professions that there is.

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If you're willing to commit and give a lot

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love, then it definitely is something you should consider.

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But head teachers say they are struggling to recruit.

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That is causing some to worry about the future.

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You may not have a teacher for a class of

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students, and you might have to think very carefully

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It might mean having to have larger class sizes, or the

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head teachers teaching for part of that.

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To try and stop it happening, today, Northamptonshire County Council have

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released a new promotional video and website to attract more people

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There are currently 84 teacher vacancies in

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Northamptonshire, for classrooms like this.

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The county council says, because of the growing population,

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through the next five years, several new schools will be needed,

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We're working very hard to promote the

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very best of what we have got here in Northamptonshire.

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We have got good quality housing, at relatively low

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We've got a fantastic culture on offer.

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They have been working really hard to

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At this school in Wellingborough, they had

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previously advertised one teaching job and nobody applied.

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If I am being very honest, I think that the

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I see my young teachers, particularly, working long hours.

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But there isn't an appreciation amongst a lot of the public of how

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You do have to be prepared to work late nights and on

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Sundays, you have to be prepared to do lots of different

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things for the school, and if you have got that

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and especially if you have the passion for the subject, then you

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More people will now have to love teaching if the

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growing number of classrooms are going to be filled.

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Well, the National Union of Teachers campaigns for better working

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The Union spokesman for this region, Des Hart, joined me to explain how

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those issues impact on teacher recruitment and retention.

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Primarily, for those who are in the classroom,

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in the workplace, we've got to increase pay, we've got to

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reduce the amount of bureaucracy, we've got to get rid of this very

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oppressive testing regime which means that schools aren't pleasant

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for teachers and not pleasant for students.

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There has always been testing exams in school, and

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teaching from the outside looks like quite a good gig.

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There is a career and salary progression, good holidays.

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It may have been a job for life in the

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past, but figures have been published that state that those

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who went into the profession in 2010,

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If a third of your teaching force leave in the

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first five years of service, you can see that it is no longer a job

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What we get from our members, primarily, it is pressures in the

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classroom, 55 hours or so in secondary school, most of which is

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It is to do with pressure and bureaucracy and

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If you were coming out of college now, would you be a teacher?

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You think it is an attractive career path?

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I thoroughly enjoyed my 20 years in teaching, I'd probably

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be less keen to go in now, having seen the effect

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that it is having on our members, the ones that ideal

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with in my role, on a day-to-day basis.

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It is one of the most stressful occupations in the

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workforce, and quite clearly people point at the six-week summer

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holiday, for example, but we find most of our members spend the first

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two weeks of the summer holiday clearing up and finishing off after

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the last academic year, and then about ten days prior to the

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September !st start, preparing for the next academic year.

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The holidays that people get is not much better

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Next tonight,the surge in Cybercrime.

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It's costing the UK economy billions of pounds

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and catching more and more of us out.

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Police forces in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire have reported

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So, a conference is taking place in Cambridge tonight to work out

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On the comedy contest is going on behind me. It has been organised by

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the police and crime commission and it came three key safety

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partnership. It is about the growing threat of cybercrime which is

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criminal activity using the internet computers. It affects everyone. This

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is how to protect yourself because criminals are making millions every

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day. The internet has helped this small

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company go from strength to strength, but it has also had

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a more sinister impact. Cybercriminals sent

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an e-mail purporting to be from the MD, asking an employee

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to make a bank transfer. And she said to me, I have

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done the transaction you have asked me to do, but they

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asked for a long reference number and I couldn't fit it

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all in, so I condensed the reference number

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and it was that point, I said,

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what are you talking about? At that point, obviously,

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she went white and I did the same, we called

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the bank straightaway. In Bedfordshire in 2015,

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almost 1200 were reported. They were 370 reports

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the following year. If this king is the World Wide Web,

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he came to power in 1995, and very quickly his followers, the

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businesses, the consumers, started to realise his importance and began

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to put their money and trust But where there is money,

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the criminals are sure to follow. The experts predicted

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it would happen, and the problem is getting

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worse all the time. They target both randomly

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and specifically. One method is ransomware,

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where victims believe they have to pay a fine,

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perhaps to a seemingly legitimate It is possible that big

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organisations are now treating this type of ransomware as the cost

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of doing business, and if you consider that the average

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amount they are paying out is around ?13,000,

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for big organisations it could be ?25,000, this is

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clearly a big problem. Police nationwide say this

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is a modern-day crime. We have recently held

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a conference with a crime unit who have got departments

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specifically dedicated to But some of their stats

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are really worrying. They said they had seen over

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2000 hacks on Eastern region companies this month, and

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that is probably not all of them, because a lot of them

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will not have been reported. This Cambridgeshire

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company was lucky. But they say that the criminals

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continue to try their luck With me now is it in when Coles who

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is a senior lecturer in cyber security. Hello Adrian. Presumably

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criminals are turning to this because it is easy to get away with?

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The internet offers anonymity and that icon a massive scale of attack

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and cybercriminals can be located anywhere in the world. It is an

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issue of scale and anonymity. How successful are the police are

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catching these people? They are always behind, but what we need is

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more people to report the crimes, things like action fraud, the more

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crimes are reported the more they can be correlated and the more

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resources can be allocated to investigators. We will see more

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prosecutions that way. We encourage victims are proud to come forward

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and report and not be afraid. There is no embarrassment about this.

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Anyone can suffer it. How do we protect ourselves? Cyber hygiene,

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make sure your antivirus, your antispam tools are up-to-date, your

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operating system is up-to-date. It is all about being a doubting

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Thomas. If you receive an unknown e-mail, don't click on the

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attachment. Don't respond to it. Think about who said it, if you

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don't know the person, if you are in doubt, ask someone else. Evidence

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from your bank for example, phone the bank go into the bag. In

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messages to be suspicious will stop. An HGV driver from will

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Peterborough has been convicted of using his mobile

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Magistrates heard how he was spotted driving erratically.

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The conviction comes during a campaign to get motorists

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This professional HGV driver from Peterborough arriving at court.

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Magistrates heard how he was pulled over on the A14 near Bury St

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Edmunds in June last year after a police officer

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spotted his lorry swerving across the lanes.

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Sergeant Barry Abbott said he had seen a

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driver with a mobile phone in his hand and the phone screen was on,

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The defendant addressed of the court through a

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Polish interpreter, and told the magistrate he was innocent.

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He said the reason that he was between lanes

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was not because he was using a mobile phone, but because there

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where ruts worn into the road that he was having to follow.

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He said it would have been impossible for the

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Sergeant to have seen it in the cab of his lorry from a police car,

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that he hadn't been using his phone at the time.

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But the magistrate accepted the Sergeant's evidence,

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and found the defendant guilty of driving while using his phone.

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They fined him ?350, ordered him to pay

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?620 costs and a victim's surcharge of ?35.

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He was also given three penalty points.

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After the hearing. the police issued another

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They should be aware of the risks of driving, and no doubt

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this gentleman would have seen other people

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using their mobile phones and would have understood

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the consequences of this during his professional career,

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What would you say to drivers, what message would you give to them?

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This latest conviction coincides with a

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national police phone safety campaign.

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Later this year, the minimum penalties double

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The A6 in Northamptonshire will remain closed between Rothwell

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and Desborough until the end of February.

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The road was shut last week following the discovery

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That's all from me for now, let's join Stewart and Susie

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following the suicide of a man who was mentally ill.

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An inquest jury found that Dean Saunders had been 'let down'

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The Prison Ombudsman says staff "did too little to protect" him.

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You're watching Look East with Stewart and me.

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Coming up next, the Duchess of Cambridge on a fund-raising drive

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The regional weather is staying very cold -

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And, the starring role played by pupils at a school in Suffolk

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The Duchess of Cambridge was in Norfolk today.

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Supporting a charity which provides hospice care for chidlren with life

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The East Anglia Children's Hospice looks after 750 young

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And is spear-heading a fund-raising appeal to build

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Today, she met children and their families at the charity's

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Four year old Nell Cork presents the Duchess of Cambridge with a posy

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Her family one of the many who have received care

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This was Nell's five year old brother Finnbar in November 2015.

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Four months later he'd been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

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He was a lovely five-year-old boy. He loved riding his bike, Star Wars,

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friends and going to school. It was only really this time last year when

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he was in hospital that we knew he wasn't well. It progressed very

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quickly. It was difficult to get out of bed some mornings. You have too,

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especially when we have other children to look after.

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The Duchess of Cambridge was at Quidenham as a

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But for the families she was also here as a mother.

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Listening to their stories. But she also shared the fun side of life. My

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daughter asked her what it was like to be a princess. She said she got

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looked after very well by her husband. She said her children like

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to run off in different directions, so it must be very hard work to have

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four. You can see she genuinely cared. Two years ago, an appeal was

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launched. This site is limited in size and accessibility and they

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cannot expand to cope with increased demand. There is no hydro pool here,

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which is something which has benefited her. But travelling to

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Cambridge is too long journey. With the new hospice, that is something

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they will have. The quality of care here is first-class. But that is in

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spite of the building, not because of that. We will be able to provide

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much more planning new hospice is built. The fundraising is now

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halfway. In the meantime, the care and support and giggles will go on.

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The Chelsea Flower Show is used to staging all sorts of weird

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Well, this year, they are planning an eye-catching attraction.

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To draw attention to the plight of neglected horses.

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So how do you tell the story of the work of a charity?

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The Norfolk based World Horse Welfare organisation?

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It started with Clippy who was left abandoned outside

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His suffering unnoticed until he was rescued.

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Clippy's story has been transferred to the drawing board and will soon

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take pride of place at the world's most prestigious flower show.

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The idea for this is to show how animals can be rescued and re-homed.

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This is the area that shows where animals are forgotten about. Then we

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move into an area which is open to the sky and the sun.

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It's all thanks to a donation from a supporter of Snetterton based

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The charity, which is celebrating its 90th birthday,

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Hopefully this will attract more people to come and find out about

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the work of the charity. Increasingly, charities are teaming

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up with sponsors and garden designers to promote their cause at

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the Chelsea flower show. It is an international stage.

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With a host of gold medals from Chelsea behind them,

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Jonathan and Adam have a special affection for their latest garden,

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almost all of its 800 plants sourced from a nursery in Norfolk.

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This is about getting people to reflect on the importance of

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charities. And helping animals. If they can get more supporters to

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enable them to do so, that has got to be a good thing.

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While Clippy is nursed back to health,

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the hope is this garden should ensure that will horses like him,

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This week, the town of Milton Keynes is celebrating its 50th birthday.

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What started off as a group of villages in rural Buckinghamshire

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is now one of our fastest growing towns.

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It also takes its art very seriously.

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And it's hoping to become a European Capital of Culture.

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Louise Hubball has been on a cultural tour of Milton Keynes.

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Around the many corners of Milton Keynes

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you will find public statues fluid sculptures.

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like this horse standing outside a bank with the same logo.

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This shopping centre installation celebrates this accessible art that

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has always been at the heart of the town.

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the idea is for you to go out and find the originals yourself.

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I think art is always about thinking about what will come next. How can

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you construct a space which will work 50 years from now or 100 years?

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It makes sense to integrate art into the urban fabric. Over the years,

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there has been far more going on in the art scene than just these

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brutalist beasts. In 1988 roads were closed

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when Michael Jackson performed here. MK Bowl bathing in the heyday

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of stadium tours. Sir John Dankworth and

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Dame Cleo Laine founded A melting pot for

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all types of music. But they had no idea Milton Keynes

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was about to be developed My father really grew to love Milton

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Keynes. It has been very supportive of the stables. Now it is touring

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venue. Stadium MK is also developing

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as a concert venue, theatre is thriving,

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and MK Gallery is undergoing They have decided to bid for

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European capital of culture in 2023. No-one would have expected that of

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Milton Keynes years ago. But I think it demonstrates the energy and

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activities that you see today. So the concrete cows may be living

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out their retirement But the success and vitality

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of the arts scene here A glance at the download

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charts this afternoon will tell you that Ed Sheeran

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is number one and two And his video of the song Castle

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on the Hill is the number one is described as Ed's love letter

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to his home county of Suffolk. and features children

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from a local school. # When I was six years

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old, I broke my leg. # Now I'm running from my

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brother and his friends. # You can taste the sweet

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perfume of the mountain. The video has been viewed more

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than 7 million times Meet the stars of

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Castle on the Hill. All of them sixth formers

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at Ed Sheeran's old school. We were told to act natural,

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act like young people. Are looking normal and

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doing what normally do. It was just what he did when he was

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younger with his friends. Hugo is descended from the Hollywood

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legend Douglas Fairbanks Junior. And there is a big resemblance

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to a certain Ed Sheeran. I think my dad had a bit of fun

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a couple of years after I was born Because we do look

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quite similar, really. Castle on the Hill

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is all about Suffolk. The directors needed actors

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who would just jell naturally. Because we are all such

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a close group of friends, there were no points

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where it was awkward or anything. We went to the banger

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racing and I hadn't been And a house party seems really

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good and the bonfire. # 15 years old and smoking

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hand-rolled cigarettes. It takes a while to work out that

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7 million people will be watching Walking around school

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and people recognised us But it is quite a cool

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thing to think about. Gives us something

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awesome to look back on. Castle on the Hill will put

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Framlingham on the map It's a love song for Suffolk,

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going out to an audience worldwide. A lot of proud parents watching

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this. Also seeing, I didn't know you smoked! Just on film, I hope!

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Here are some photographs. Another taken in Grantchester in Cambridge.

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Lots of bright blue sky today once the fog lifted. We start to get more

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widespread fog again this evening. Likely to cause some travel

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disruption. Freezing fog patches will become more widespread as we go

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through the night. A risk of ice on untreated surfaces. We start the

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evening on a dry zero. The fog will become a problem as we go through

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the evening. Quite extensive by the end of the night. Temperatures below

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freezing. Down to around -2 in many places. This is likely to lift into

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low-level cloud tomorrow. High-pressure keeping are relatively

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settled. Tomorrow is likely to be more cloudy than today. Fog patches

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are a problem through the morning rush-hour. Some brighter spells

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possible, but a fairly cloudy picture for many of us. Similar

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temperatures to today. Looking ahead, a bit of a shift with

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high-pressure. Starting to move eastwards. We start to develop this

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south-easterly wind. That brings a lot of cold air from the continent

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towards us. It will feel even colder on Thursday. If it feels cold

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tomorrow, wait till Thursday. That wind strengthening will make it feel

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raw. A lot of cloud around. Feeling very cold indeed. We get to the end

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of the week and slightly less cold. Looking largely dry if cloudy, but

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temperatures recovering slightly. By Saturday and into Sunday, we're back

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up to around 8 degrees by day. You might get the impression

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that history is just a record

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