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as the region's main train service into London descends

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into chaos because of technical problems.

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It is an absolute disgrace that there is no possible transport route

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by rail or bus into London. This woman's family say she was

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denied her wish to die at home because there was no-one

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to care for her. I promised her she would never be

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put in a home. There's a colourful reception

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for the Queen in Norfolk as she pays a visit

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to an art exhibition. And a masterclass in the growing

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sport of ping pong Thousands of rail commuters

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were caught up in rush-hour chaos today as the region's main line

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into London was hit when overhead power

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cables at Chelmsford But by the start of the peak

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service this morning there were no replacement

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bus services in place. Greater Anglia asked

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passengers not to travel. Twitter was full of commuters

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who were angry and frustrated. tweeted, "Greater Anglia has serious

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questions to answer". Disruption, delays and

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cancellations. Greater Anglia issued a do not travel notice. Commuters

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vented their frustration on social media.

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Rather than coming to stations, waiting in the freezing cold, the

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advice was, make alternative arrangements. The company were not

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able to provide alternative travel for the volume of commuters during

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rush hour. Just a small number of replacement buses. I understand that

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they cannot possibly get 15,000, 20,000 people into London in peak

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rush hour, but to have no contingency, some people can see

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they can take the day off, a lot of people cannot, they have to get into

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London. The problem started last night at around ten o'clock.

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It was damage to the overhead electric power line between

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Shenfield and Witham that caused the disruption.

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The damage initially was at Ingatestone and it carried

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on all the way through to Chelmsford so obviously that affects

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the whole line in the sense that because we need to switch the power

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off to do the repairs for guys to safely do that,

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that means the whole line has to shut for a short period.

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The problem was fixed at eight o'clock this morning and a complete

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service was expected this afternoon. Back then there was a second problem

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on a part of the line near Chelmsford. I thought they had been

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fixed. They needed more repairs. The train I was put on was cancelled, 40

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minutes delay on this one. The train drivers were not fully informed of

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what was going on and were doing their best to help us. Greater

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Anglia see engineers have completed the repairs but commuters still

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faced delays well into the evening as services resume.

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Jonathan Denby is here from Greater Anglia.

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Quite where not buses? There were a lot of long chains which carry

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between 20,000, 25,000 people die in that corridor, to carry that same

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number of people with coach and buses with deep in the region of

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around 400 coaches or buses and there are not that amount of

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cultures or bus is available to hire, and particularly not at that

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short notice. What we did instead was at bicycle that was the case and

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we advise people not to travel if they could avoid doing so. --

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instead was to advise people. We put on some buses between Witham and

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Stansted. There were a number of cultures, about 12, that helped some

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people to get onto the West Anglia route which was operating normally.

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As many courses as we could deploy we did. But there is not the

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capacity to run the number of buses that would cover the number of genes

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we run, so we avoided people not to travel, but that was the best

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advice. Was it your fault? At this stage we do not know. We know that

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wires were brought down and that blocks the line and required that

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appears that were taking place. At this stage that is an investigation

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going on. Network Rail are undertaking that and we shall

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hopefully know before long what the underlying cause was, whether it was

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to do with the train, vandalism, equipments. He started to get the

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service back to normal and then you are going to one line again. What

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was that about? There was concern is that we were going to suffer even

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more damage to the overhead lines again. Network Rail thought it was

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more prudent to close that line again, but additional appears, to

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enable us to make sure we did not have more serious disruption. He

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completed dose of beers, wines are now open, we are no running again,

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but there are are still delays and disruption. Anybody thinking of

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travelling this weekend, what is the prognosis? The expectation is we

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will be back to normal service later this evening, overnight Network Rail

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will do more repairs to make absolutely sure that that wires are

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fully operational, and we would expect to have a complete service

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over the weekend, and we are extremely sorry for the problems.

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Thank you. Well, let's stay with the trains

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for a moment, because some of the region's MPs got together

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today to find out what's happening The upgrade of the Ely

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junction has been promised But the message today was that

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passengers will have It is probably the most

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strategically important junction in the region. It certainly the most

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congested. When will it be improved? This is a priority. Today, and other

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real summit. Local politicians and business leaders pushing for the

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work to start as soon as possible. This is hugely frustrating. It has a

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lengthy process to it. We have got some money available and we would

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like to see, get on with it. We allocate the money. There is this

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big long process. The ?200 million junction improvement would make it

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possible to run more trains from Kings Ltd Cambridge, on to London,

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and from Felixstowe and that switched to the Midlands. Their hope

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is that the work could begin in 2019 in the new Network Rail budget cakes

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and that officials told us to day that the project was complex and

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they would not be ready to start by then. Although they insisted that

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the junction remains a priority. This would generate ?500 million for

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the local area. It has to be done because we need to open up the line

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to King 's Lynn to have good services, Norwich City Bridge, get

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the lorries off our roads, get those onto freight trains. There is a huge

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benefit to local people in doing this but it is a tortuous process.

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There was some positive news today. Trains running through Ely will have

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more characters after the summer which should ease congestion. Local

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businesses have come at ?8 million to pay for a scoping study in the

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hope that it will speed up the design and planning process.

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There is a determination to see this junction upgraded but that decision

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will be taken by Network Rail when it has that money and the plans in

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place. The reality is that it is still likely to be several years

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before we even have a start date for the work.

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of the serious problems in our hospitals.

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The Queen Elizabeth in King's Lynn has declared

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because so many beds are occupied by people who are medically fit

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a family got in touch to say an elderly woman

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was denied her wish to die at home

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Our chief reporter Kim Riley has just sent this.

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The hospital today has been on the second-highest alert stage. All 408

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beds occupied. Extra medical and nursing

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support has been brought in as the hospital opened

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a number of stand-by beds. Up to a dozen extra beds

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are available to help ease pressures brought

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on by the cold spell. This is on a background

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of an increasing number of patients coming to the department week upon

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week, and a large number of patients in the hospital at the moment who

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are medically fit for discharge but with very limited social care

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capacity to go into. Large number of patients are

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occupying beds. The so-called bed blocking

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issue is central to the Meanwhile this man has

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submitted a formal complaint The problem, getting it

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to release his mother so she could come back

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to She was about to celebrate her 60th

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wedding anniversary. The family say they rejected

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suggestions she should not They made it very clear

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that she wanted to die at home. In December they were told

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she was dying and a All day we were there. Every day. I

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went with her in the ambulance. You went every afternoon. Every

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afternoon. I promised her she would

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never be put in a home. I wanted to be a family

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and I wanted my mum, when she came to the end of her life, to be

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with us and the hospital just made it so difficult for us

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to bring my mum home. The family say they arranged

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for a local care company to When I phoned the hospital

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back and said, I can find carers, they are happy to give

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us the number we want, this is the price, they said, they

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cannot deal with them because they are not

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on And if you use them yourself

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you won't be funded. The Norfolk and Norwich

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told us its teams worked tirelessly to help

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patients return home. Due to the shortage of suitable

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carers in certain areas like North Norfolk it can

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at times take longer than it would wish,

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it The family want an apology

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from the hospital, devastated they could not deliver on Phyllis's

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last Back here at the Queen Elizabeth

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Hospital the critical incident was stood

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down this afternoon. I'm told the hospital remains under

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intense pressure and it appeals to people with minor

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ailments to consider other options A woman has died in a fire

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at a bungalow in Ipswich. Police and firefighters

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were called to Reid Close just Two people had to be treated

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for smoke inhalation after trying Investigators are working

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to establish the cause of the fire. It is understood to have been

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at the rear of the property. You're watching Look East

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with Susie and me. Coming up next, the Queen is greeted

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by Fiji warriors in Norfolk. Julie is here with your

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weekend weather forecast. And a masterclass in ping pong -

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from the world champion. The Queen received a warm welcome

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today from crowds and Fijian warriors when she toured a museum

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exhibition in Norwich. It was the Queen's first official

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engagement since a heavy cold kept out of the spotlight since

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Christmas. This was showcasing art from Fiji.

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A traditional Fijian welcome. The crowd delighted to see Her Majesty

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looking fit and well after her health problems over Christmas. I

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like seeing the Queen because her clothes are pretty. And I love your

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crown, did you make that yourself? Yes. You look royal. Well done. Will

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you remember it for a long time? Yes, because we are allowed to keep

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these flags. That is fantastic. One of the Fijian

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warriors was a professional rugby player in a different guise.

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Different from the day job. This is made from the bark of a tree. This

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is an important symbol... When the Queen visited Fiji in 1953 she was

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presented with a whale tooth, one of the artefacts now on display in the

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exhibition. There is also a canoe which featured in celebrations last

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year. There is a wedding dress which was

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worn by the daughter of a high chief who married a relative of one of her

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ladies in waiting. This is a Fijian who was part of the choir who sang

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to the Queen. I am gobsmacked. Speaking to Her Majesty was an

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honour. This is the largest exhibition about Fiji ever

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assembled. Before she left the Queen met staff and students. Her

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enthusiasm for the exhibition and her affection for the Commonwealth

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country clear to all. Something a bit different now

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because across the region today people have been marking

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Holocaust Memorial Day. the BBC has been telling the story

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of one survivor of the death camps. and this is his account

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of what happened You could see the squat chimneys

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belching fire and smoke, sort of a sweet smelling smoke

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of human bodies. The SS asked very politely,

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no dogs or whips or anything, they said, if you feel you aren't

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quite fit, we can take Of course, some people did,

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the old and the disabled Of course they put them straight

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into the gas chamber. I was extremely confused and not

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terribly happy for the simple reason that for the first time,

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we were separated. I was separated from my

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parents and the parents My mother spotted me,

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broke ranks, came over to me, I saw her then go along

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this ramp and at the end Those who survived realised

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that was into a gas chamber. Yes, the deadline's next

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Tuesday at 11 o'clock. Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy

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is certainly working hard He's agreed a loan deal with former

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Newcastle defender Steven Taylor but not in time to play

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at Preston tomorrow. Toumani Diagouraga could make

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his debut after signing Preston meanwhile have turned down

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a second bid for a reported ?2 million from Ipswich

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for their striker Jordan Hugill. nothing concrete in terms

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of transfer activity. Alex Neil will bring up his 100th

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game in charge against Birmingham. The manager also confirmed

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Louis Thompson's out Elsewhere, a couple of local

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derbies to look forward to. In League One,

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Peterborough host MK Dons. The Posh boss Grant McCann has

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revealed he slept at the club's training ground after Tuesday's

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defeat to Oldham. He said it was their worst

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performance since he took charge. He'll be hoping for

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better against MK. Derivate games are always great. We

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have been good in their big games this season. We need to make sure we

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do it again this Saturday. Looking forward to getting back in front of

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our home supporters. The U's have been in good form

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but are looking to bounce back It is massive. They are big games,

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big games that everyone looks forward to. We have been involved in

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to know. Their game against Luton earlier this season did not go our

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way and we are disappointed about that and we want to go there and do

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ourselves justice. Now, do you know the difference

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between ping-pong and table tennis? Andrew Baggaley from

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Milton Keynes is an expert. After a decade as England's most

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successful table tennis player And this weekend, he's looking

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to make it a hat-trick. Welcome to the fast and furious

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world of ping pong. In a corner of a sports hall

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in Milton Keynes you will find the world champion who kindly agreed

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to slow it down for me. The sound for one is a lot hollower

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and then there is the kit. Explain the differences between ping

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pong and table tennis. The main difference

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is the equipment. A table tennis bat is with sponge

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rubber as you can see there and the ping pong

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bat is with sandpaper. How does that affect

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the way you play? Table tennis is a very fast sport,

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you get a lot of spin on the ball with the rubber and sandpaper

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is a bit slower and also more A two-time Commonwealth

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table tennis champion, Andrew Baggaley has won the last two

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world ping pong titles The brainchild of

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promoter Barry Hearn. A tournament still in its infancy

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but watched by millions worldwide. It is just a phenomenal feeling

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to win two world titles in a row and looking to try and see if I can

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do it again. If you had to choose,

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ping pong or table tennis? At the moment there is only one ping

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pong tournament in a year so... My heart is with table tennis,

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my heart is with ping pong so I love both of them,

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I can't choose. This weekend the blue bat is boss

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once again at Ally Pally. He'll be hoping it's best too

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for a third time in a row. Norfolk's Alfie Hewett

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missed out in the final He lost to his British

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teammate Gordon Reid There's coverage of all

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the sport on your local Diana Moore is one of the country's

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leading operatic singers and has Now she has come home to East Anglia

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to give a special one-off She will be exploring

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the history of female singers Alex Dunlop is at the Norwich

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Central Baptist Church. You can see behind the Diana Moore

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warming up with members of knowledge Barack. She has travelled the world

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but she is a Suffolk girl. -- Norwich Baroque.

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Trouser roles, this is woman dressing as men on stage playing

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Baroque roles. It is exploring the lives of people who did this as a

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living. For a woman to break into that world in the 18th century, they

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must have had to be strong willed. Yes, they were characters. This lady

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here, she was a famous actress and singer in the 18th century. But her

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career was destroyed through a sex scandal. Handel wrote the part in

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Messiah for her and she never looked back. Why come here? It is home.

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Last summer we had a fantastic time. They invited me to choose a

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programme of my own. This is what I wanted to do. Good luck. You are

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going to sing as a part from a Handel's Opera, another close rule.

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Thank you very much. What a wonderful voice. Here is the

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weather. Some parts of the region last night

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fell as low as minus six. That meant fantastic weather watchers pictures.

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It still has not thawed out at three o'clock this afternoon.

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Plenty of blue sky on the Norfolk - Suffolk border.

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The thickest of the cloud will continue to feed up through tonight

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and it is producing outbreaks of rain in places but most of the rain

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to the night will be liked and patchy but we cannot rule out the

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odd heavy airburst here and there. Not as calls tonight. Nothing more

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than two Celsius. Light to moderate sized to south-easterly winds.

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Tomorrow's weather dependent on how quickly this weather front clears

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out to the north Sea. Still uncertainty about how quickly it

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will do that. At the modem looks like a cloudy start to the day.

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Further outbreaks of rain, most of it light and patchy. We are

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expecting to hold onto a lot of cloud. Temperatures could be double

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compared to today, seven or eight Celsius, closer to average. The

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winds change to south to south-westerly. Sunshine in the

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extreme West late on. For most of us it will be a cloudy day from start

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to finish. On Sunday the weather dependent on how far north this

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system spreads. We are not sure how fire officers going to get. The

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further south you are in the region on Sunday the likelihood is you will

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have a cloudy day with outbreaks of rain. Further north, may just stay

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dry. Monday and Tuesday is a lot of cloud around. Monday perhaps light

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rain and drizzle, largely dry. Tuesday more persistent rain late on

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in the day. And check your barometer in the West, it should be 29.82

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inches of mercury, in the East, 29.88 inches of mercury.

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That has flummoxed us. We know you understand the risks

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associated with your pregnancy.

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