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First tonight the huge business deal centred on this region: Tesco has
agreed to buy Wellingborough based wholesaler the Booker Group for
Booker supplies food to seven hundred thousand businesses
including independent High Street names like Budgens and Londis.
Tonight the Wellingborough MP Peter Bone told Look East he hoped
it would mean more jobs at the HQ and warehouses in his
Today, they gained a whole lot of weight.
Taken over by Tesco in a deal worth ?3.7 billion.
the two together the leading food business.
From the distribution centre, Booker supplied 200 cash and carry,
more buying 5000 convenience stores, pubs, restaurants, cafes.
bY buying into this business, Tesco are taken on a whole new market.
Londis and Budgens are part of Booker.
This man owns this shop, along with a pub and a coffee shop here,
He calls them the backbone of his business.
It'll be a stronger supplied chain, we will get more stock
and hopefully that prices will be good for the consumers
I'm looking to open new stores with Tesco's and Booker to help
We are told workers have welcomed the news.
The company employing 1300 people, it has 1.3 million customers
and suppliers 700,000 small businesses.
It is exceptionally good news and it will hopefully lead to more
jobs and more growth for the combined group.
A company built on supplying small independent shops, now swallowed up
by the biggest. People predicted the demise of retail businesses
overtaken by Tesco and now, 2017, Tesco is buying the right to supply
the retailers. Booker, part of the shop steel, now
being budgeted by the food industry. The deal is still to get the
go-ahead. Police in Cambridgeshire have today
arrested a man as part of their investigation
into historical allegations The BBC's Jozef Hall has been
following this story. We know that the man arrested today
by Cambridgeshire Police in their ongoing investigation
into abuse in football is Michael Sean Carson,
better known as 'kit'. 74-year-old Mr Carson is well known
in footballing circles both here in Cambridgeshire and indeed
internationally - for what has at times been
described as his 'pioneering' He joined Norwich City
as Youth Manager in 1983, leaving ten years later to take up
the post of Academy Director Following eight years at London Rd,
Carson moved to Cambridge United becoming Head of Talent Development
between 2001 and 2006. Following a spell with
Histon Football Club, Carson began coaching youth teams
in Finland from 2012 - it's unclear whether he's still
actively involved coaching there. relate to his work at
Cambridge United and Peterborough United -
police confirming they arrested a man in his 70s at his Cambridge
home and took him into custody on suspicion of indecency
with children, and indecent assault. He's currently being questioned
at a police station in the county. Police saying that anyone with
concerns should call them on 101. This week we've been
celebrating the 50th birthday of Milton Keynes but being one
of Europe's fastest growing towns Currently Milton Keynes
Hospital has 526 beds were delivered there last year
and more than eighty-four thousand Stuart Ratcliffe has
been to the hospital 2pm on a Friday afternoon, what is a
situation like today? Three empty beds which will be filled shortly,
an additional 20 or so definite discharges and a further ten
potentials. I have 50 patients in ANA, ten of which definitely need
beds. With pressures building, it is the obvious first port of call.
Still on red. We flipping a bay to create capacity for the male
patients. She manages 526 beds in this hospital and it is a constant
juggling act. A new ward with 20 beds is due to open next month. It
is part of a multi-million rebuild but with Milton Keynes population
booming, will it be enough? We believe the building programmes we
have here, the significant investments we are making will allow
us to cope with demand. As it stands, do you think the NHS model
is sustainable in the future? I absolutely believe it is. The values
that drive the NHS, the staff that work here, the level of care, the
quality of care is still without question one of the best if not the
best in the world. The chief executive also admits the winter
pressures means this hospital and the wider NHS are coping but only
just. Back on the wards, that means the search for beds and the juggling
of resources continues. Events have been taking place
across the world today to remember the millions of victims
of the Holocaust. In Cambridge, an exhibition
at Newnham College tells the story of the children who managed
to escape the Nazis to make Among the 10,000 Jewish refugees,
around 100 came to live Hello, overnight some clear spells
but cloud, too. Further outbreaks of light and patchy rain. Not as cold
as last night, temperatures no lower than two or three Celsius. Tomorrow,
we start cloudy, further outbreaks of rain at times but not as cold as
the last couple of days. Temperatures up to seven or 8
degrees. We may see the cloud break before the day is done in parts to
allow late sunshine and brightness but the most diverse it would be a
cloudy day from start to finish. In a moment, Helen with the national
forecast. Sunday, another cloudy day, uncertainty as to how far north
the rain will spread, Monday is try with drizzle and more rain on
Tuesday. Good evening. Not many would argue
that January hasn't been dry, but today, many of us had our first
significant rain for some time, because the transition is on from
cold, Continental dry air to milder Atlantic air, but the transition is
a slow one. So we have had ice today, and freezing fog, in northern
England. We had a little sunshine as well in Norfolk, but we still have
the cold air around and about in the north. All this rain you can see,
which is giving is a wet day in some areas, 10-15 millimetres of rain has
fallen, as it comes north there could be some winter it issues. Snow
already falling over Scotland, possibly over northern England,
possibly some sleet over lower areas and fog. Not particularly nice, and
some icy conditions to contend with late in the night across Northern
Ireland, as the rain clears away. Again, a word of warning there could
be some ice around in the morning if you are heading out, in fact this
evening and overnight.